Baltimore and NYC link up when Malik Ferraud and Emilio Rojas connect for the track, Nothing Comes Easy. The message is simple: success is not easy and you have to plow through the nastiness in order to feel the victory. I like what Rojas says in his verse:
…don’t got a team, got a congregation, they all believers!
Here’s another artist I know nothing about: Evan Black. But this joint sounds good to me. Of course you got the vet, Emilio Rojas contributing a verse, and King I Divine on the boards so that’s always going to help. Apparently he has a project dropping on September 10th entitled, The Arrival. That seems appropriately.
When Emilio Rojas spits about that real life shit you just have to pay attention. Here he speaks on the hypocritical thoughts he is faced with as he contemplates the day when tomorrow never comes. This is just something we can all relate to, or maybe it’s just me. Also, the visuals especially towards the end seal the deal. His album, No Shame, No Regrets, drops on June 11th.
Artist: Jesse Abraham
Album: I Am Water
2. I Ain’t Sh!t – I’m The Sh!t
3. Back Off
4. Parallels ft. Emilio Rojas & TreZure EmpirE
5. You’re Not A Ghost Anymore
6. 1der 2der
7. Never Felt High Til Now ft. Nitty Scott, MC
8. The Scene
9. I’ve Tried ft. Chino XL
10. Brush Your Teeth
11. Gottdamn Superhero Penguin
13. Hi, Heaven
14. Die Holding Hands
Jesse Abraham is a model of convention. Ok. I hate to start off with a blatant lie but I felt the need to check to see if you really know who Abraham is. If you had checked our previous review of Abrhams’ Bars & NoBull, you would understand that he is the anti-thesis of conventions. Think of the most standard rhyme schemes and ideas and then toss those ideas from your mind as you begin to partake in I Am Water.
Emilio Rojas and Court Dunn team up once again for a video of a cut off of Rojas’ forthcoming album, No Shame…No Regrets. I love the twisted macabre of this song.
I had my reservations based upon the track’s title, but I was once again wrong. Never judge a book by it’s cover. 14KT is on the production which puts that new school, hip hop twist on a childhood favorite. Calliko can also spit some bars. Definitely somebody you should put on your radar. He’s supposed to put out an album entitled Terminal Dos this summer.
Tight cover for this single. I really wish Breaking Point would drop or had a concrete release date. Emilio just keeps bringing gem after gem to the table. In terms of intensity and emotion, I don’t think anyone puts more behind his bars than Emilio Rojas.
Well, if this song didn’t make the Breaking Point, then I know we are in for an excellent album, because this song is damn good. Emilio Rojas has a lot of intensity and fire which, as a fan, I love to see.
Emilio Rojas is a favorite at my house. He always spits from the heart and his flows are so intense the listener can’t help but feel what he feels to some degree. With that being said, Breaking Point just is a building of that emotional intensity. I hope his new EP is just as ill because this where he is at his best. For instance this is the one of the illest and real bars I have ever heard:
…my daddy learned she was pregnant and he was so angered / He tried to end it, I’m no stranger to coat hangers
It gets no realer!