Artist: Astro Vandalist
1. DV alias Khryst – Astroduction
2. D-Strong – The reaper
3. Declaime feat Georgia Muldrow – Helicopters
4. Rasco – Live & learn
5. Blaq Poet feat Born Unique – In the danger zone
6. Ruste Juxx – Viking verses
7. Dro Pesci – Keep it street
8. Sadat X feat Nine – Nomical
9. Dirt Platoon – Bellyache
10. Born Unique – Dirt naps
11. El Gant feat Shabaam Shadeeq – Vandetta
12. FT feat Godsunz – Astro beast
13. Akbar – Off the grid (OTG)
14. Beneficence – Up in ya era
15. El Da Sensei – Bars & boastin’
16. John Robinson – Music never ends
17. Maylay Sparks feat DJ Too Tuff – Tally up
I am going to start featuring one album from the previous week every Monday because there is so much good music that I believe is going unheard. And this album from French producer, Astro Vandalist, is something that you guys need to be made aware of. It’s 17 tracks of unadulterated and potent hip hop. The beats really hit hard and you can see by this lineup of emcees that there are some heavy hitters on here.
Check out and cop the whole thing as it is worth every penny, but here are my favorite tracks if you want a sampling!
Shabaam Sahdeeq drops another video single from his album, Timeless: of the collection. This time the subject is the art of graffiti and who better to share the mic duties on a track such as this, than El Da Sensei? The two flip lines discussing their love for the art form over a high energy production from Jake Palumbo (who has been killing it lately).
Of note: Sahdeeq directed the video himself.
German producer, Klaus Layer crafts a certain head knocker with this single, Force, featuring The Artifacts and Blu. It’s an interesting combination when these artists collaborate but it blends extremely well. Layer really hits those drums hard, and the track just has lots of flavor indeed.
This track will be featured on Layer’s upcoming project, Lost Track.
Artist: El Gant
Album: Beast Academy
2. Truth Hurts (feat. Torae)
3. Three Amigos (feat. Chris Webby & Ill Bill)
4. Bases Loaded (feat. Infinity Gauntlet)
5. JOAT Interlude
6. Energy (feat. J. Blanc)
7. Goldie Hawn (feat. El Da Sensei)
8. Five One Eight (feat. GGDT)
9. Mr. Miyagi
10. Three Amigos (Remix)
I first heard about El Gant when I saw him in the super group, Infinity Gauntlet. I hears his verse on the track Anti-Angelz and wrote his name down on a piece of paper so as not to forget. I then caught him in the group KAMALA and those songs were incredible. He released a mixtape, and now we have arrived at the time he drops his album, Beast Academy.
Geez. Who better typifies a Microphone Professional that, El Da Sensei? Here’s an emcee that has done it all and is known worldwide but certainly not a guy who rest on his God-given talent. This man works and is always putting out projects. His next project is with Belgian producer Chillow who demonstrates that has total command of the head not effect with this production. This production actually sounds like it was destined for an old Artifact album. It has a nice nostalgic effect.
As soon as we have more information on the album, we will pass it on.
This is a release that has crept up on me because I don’t even know who Silent Someone is. But now I have a better idea after checking out this tight production. The somber vocal sample combined with those drums is a nice twist. I also like how the beat alternates every so often giving it a different sound and an appeal. Lyrically, Shaz Illyork, El Da Sensei, and Oktober Zero pay homage to the art of graffiti and do so properly.
Silent Someone’s new album, I Have Company is due any day so just keep your eyes peeled.
My man Praverb hooked us up when he sent over this joint. First off I enjoy any production from DJ Spinna. He doesn’t seem to produce much hip hop anymore but does not disappoint when he does. For me this track is a blending of old and new. Mike Zoot, El Da Sensei, and DJ Spinna have been around for a while and I am new to the styles of Cashus Flow. But the latter actually drops the best verse in my mind. I am looking forward to hearing more from this artist. His new album, Lamplighter’s Delight drops this month.
Artist: Red Eye
Album: St Fatrick’s Day
2.Fuck B’n Polite (prod by DJ Qvali)
3.Drawn-n-Quartered (ft. Cella Dwellas x L.I.F.E. Long) (prod by Skammadix)
4.Step Aside (prod by DJ Qvali)
5.FigYa4LegLoc (ft. Critical Madness x Bezerk x Amiam x Illustrate x Shinobi Stalin x Tzarizm)
6.Til I Owe Nada (ft. Born Unique x Godilla) (prod by DJ Qvali)
7.7th Inning Stretch (ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq x Punchline x FT aka Fuc That x El Da Sensei x Phantasm x Nine)
8.Oh Baby Now (ft. Blaq Poet) (prod by Nickel Plated)
9.Definition of Apeshit (ft. Infinity Gauntlet x Dov) (prod by Snowgoons)
10.You Ain’t Ready (Remix) (ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq x King Magnetic) (prod by Res Nullius)
11.Never Relate (prod by DJ Qvali)
12.Click Clack (ft. Streets x Ruff) (prod by Thorotracks)
13.Hardcore (ft. Meyhem Lauren x Blaq Poet) (prod by Nickel Plated)
14.One By One (ft. Born Unique) (prod by DJ Qvali)
15.Unfukwitable (ft. Ruste Juxx x Reks x Reef the Lost Cauze x Shabaam Sahdeeq x Sha Stimuli x Nutso x M-Dot x Midaz)
It gets to a point where I could share every song off this mixtape as a single, but why not offer you guys the full picture of what it’s all about? And at this point I am just going to say it: This mixtape is top notch. If you want fifteen tracks that knock speakers with no filler of fru-fru material, St. Fatrick’s Day is the joint you are going to want to own.
I really enjoy where !llmind took this beat. It was very creative to use that chopped vocal sample as the basis for the remix. The Nu World Remix EP drops next week. Definitely check for that. Meanwhile…
Artist: One Be Lo
Album: Laborhood Vol. 2
01. Laborhood 2 Intro
04. Panthers feat. JYoung The General, Mae Day & J.A.E.
05. Combat feat. Verbal Kent
06. E.T. Remix
07. Lettin’ Go feat. So Realistic
09. The Medicine feat. The Planets
11. Weapons feat. Apokalypse, Proof, Ron Dada & Miz Korona
13. Thoughts Take Flight feat. Senim Silla
& O Type Star
15. Wash Away feat. Lon Won
16. Up All Nite feat. Phatboy Chef
We are only about three days away from One Be Lo’s next official release, L.A.B.O.R. I already detailed Vol. 1 a couple of weeks ago and this grouping of One Be Lo’s previous works is equally as dope. When you hear both of these volumes, it gives the listener a true appreciation of how gifted One Be Lo really is. I really dig the whole thing but I remember when I first heard the joint Chemistry that he did with Grynch and Combat with Verbal Kent. Those tracks really resonate with me and both outstanding examples of lyricism.
Again, Laborhood Vol. 2 is only $3 and it would be a damn shame if you didn’t own both volumes. You are getting a grip of dope tracks for less than the cost of one album. I could do a whole write up on the tracks you hear on this release but I am going to hold off until L.A.B.O.R. drops this coming Tuesday, September 6th. Be sure you pick that up when the time comes!
Update: The Laborhood releases are free! Free up until Sept. 6th and his other releases are only $1.00! Pick them all up!