Gensu Dean and Guilty Simpson are linking up again for a new project entitled Ego, which is dropping on October 4th. Don’t Pull is the first single from the project, and truly enjoying the electronic and futuristic sound that Dean fused for this track which allows Simpson to play the lyrical Bladerunner. He has the voice that cuts through the synth layers, giving this joint the grittiness it deserves.
This is the lead single for C Keys and Kazi’s forthcoming album, Keys 2 Kazi, which is due out later this year. This is track has a high energy feel with the electric guitar riffs used as the backbone of the productions. And DJ Grazzhoppa only builds off of that momentum, with perfect scratching perfection. The contrasting styles from Guilty Simpson and C Keys plays well. Dope music!
Rob Viktum’s album, Shoot The Messenger, actually drops at midnight tonight on all the digital outlets and this is the title track from the album. You’ve got the grimiest of the grimy on this joint. It’s a tough lineup of emcees with Lil Fame, Skrewtape, and Guilty Simpson on the mic. The production almost has a TV Score feel. Really dope.
I can’t wait to peep the project.
Oh boy…this is 100% dope hip hop right here. Soul Pete (Poland) and Guilty Simpson (Detroit) come together for the first single off of Pete’s forthcoming album, Soul Raw. This joint screams banger from the first few bars and Simpson is in a zone over this production. And like I always say: A good DJ cutting up a track can make a good song great…so credit DJ Ace for the bump.
Alterbeats went out and got a couple of the most distinctive voices in the game for the lead single to their forthcoming project, Class Struggle. That is the follow up to their first and highly acclaimed album, The French Revolution. If you haven’t checked the latter, you should be ashamed! Anyways…Guilty Simpson and Rockness do this banger a service by blessing the mic. All heads recognize, the project drops on October 29th.
01. V.I.C. (Intro) (feat. Zash Chinhara)
03. Lava (feat. Termanology)
04. Can Only Be Me (feat. Genius)
05. The Life I Live (feat. Copywrite)
06. Jump Start (feat. DJ Slipwax, Jaysaun, Planet Asia & R.A. the Rugged Man)
07. Barbarian Bars (feat. Punchline)
08. Right There With Me (feat. XL, Sadat X & Skanks)
09. Rock to the Rhythm
10. She Get It In (feat. Genius)
11. The Walking Dead (feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Guilty Simpson & Ill Bill)
12. Where They Be At
13. That La La La (feat. Craig G & General Steele)
14. Stand Strong (feat. Sarah Miller)
15. Something Outta Hopeless (feat. Aisling Peartree)
16. Champion (feat. King Magnetic) (Bonus)
17. Summertime on the Ave (feat. KiKi, Promise & Skanks) (Bonus)
18. Give Em What They Want (feat. Genius & Illa Ghee) (Bonus)
19. That La La La (the WEEDmix) (feat. Viceversah & Cortez) (Bonus)
I can say, without hesitation, that Ruste Juxx has been on of the most prolific artists in the last few years. He has been featured donzens of times on other people’s projects. He has been on a a blistering pace of almost releasing two albums a year and V.I.C. is his second of 2012. His first project this year was with French producer Kyo Itachi, entitled Hardbodied Hip Hop. That album was outstanding and I thought Juxx had outdone himself with that effort but, V.I.C. expounds even further on that effort, making it one of the top notch albums of 2012. I believe one of the reasons this album shines so bright is the beat selection from producer, The Arcitype. He is able to fuse different sounds together for an album that I really hadn’t heard before and that only enables Ruste Juxx to showcase even more of what he can do with the microphone.
A tribute to Carlos Santana you say? Yeah. I can get behind that. OBX reps the great state of Texas and is one of the fresher artists coming from the Lonestar. This time he enlists some support on the mic device from Detroit’s own, Guilty Simpson. It’s a hip hop twist on some classic material. Be on the lookout!