Single You Out: King Magnetic – Our War (prod. by Marco Polo)

In light of Ferguson and a multitude of injustices that have been contrived by law enforcement and the legal system, King Magnetic licks off some shots over some Marco Polo production.   You can only stay on the sidelines for so long, and the art of hip hop can surely provide a venue for the rage and anger people feel.

Look out for more from King Magnetic very soon.

Single You Out: Al’Tarba & DJ Nix’On – Funny Games (ft. Dirt Platoon, King Magnetic, and Bonnie Li)

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If you haven’t been able to figure this out from my other posts and features:  I LOVE the production that is coming out of France.  There is so much talent coming from our European brethren and a lot of it is incorporated in the name, Sick Digger Crew.  The group is compromised of beatsmiths, Al’Tarba, DJ Nix’on, Junior Makhno, Ugly Tony, Fonka, Mistamaff, Ganjak, and I.N.C.H.   Three of those aforementioned names have been featured on HHD numerous times before.   They are crafting a FREE project for us to enjoy entitled Overlords.  As soon as I have a release date for that I will be sure to pass it on, meanwhile enjoy this banger featuring King Magnetic, Dirt Platoon, and Bonnie Li.  This music is serious!

 

Single You Out: DJ Tray – Fire Power (ft. Saigon, Blaq Poet & GQ Nothin’ Pretty)

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Fire Power is an appropriate name for this song.  The beat, samples, and scratches all add the appropriate level of intensity for these gritty emcees.   Saigon, Blaq Poet, and GQ Nothin’ Pretty all bring their unique styles and voices to the track and leave an indelible imprint.   There is an updated version of the track that adds a verse from King Magnetic and that will appear on DJ Tray’s forthcoming album, BWTG.

King Magnetic – WTF Happened (ft. GQ Nothin’ Pretty & DJ Revolution)

The Soulslicers released Slice Of Life about a month ago which might have had something to do with the release of this video.  WTF Happened is featured on that mixtape, as well as being featured on the 2012 release from King Magnetic, Everything’s A Gamble Vol. 3.

Magnetic is one of the most consistent artists out right now.   He’s got three albums and a slew of mixtapes under his belt and they all knock.

Definitely check the aforementioned projects when you get a chance.

Grim Reaperz – Blood Leg Vol. 1 & 2

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I don’t have time for a full review of these EPs but I really find it necessary to showcase the material in these two pieces.  I think they have gone largely unnoticed and they are too dope not to give a fair listen.

The Grim Reaperz are a production team out of France. (Yes, I know…France is killin’ it right now when it comes to production.)  Too rock over their heavy hitting productions they have enlisted the likes of RA The Rugged Man, Bekay, Shaz Illyork, Reks, Diabolic, King Magnetic, and a slew of other dope artists.

So if you are a fan of any or all these artists, I am sure that you will dig these EPs.  Vol. 1 dates back to July 2012 while Vol. 2 just dropped within the last month or so.  Enjoy…and cop if you like what you hear.

Red Eye – St. Fatrick’s Day (2012)

Artist: Red Eye

Album: St Fatrick’s Day

Source: Artist

Tracklisting:

1.J-Love Intro
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)

Note:

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.

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Ugly Tony – At Nightfall (2011)

Artist: Ugly Tony

Album: At Nightfall

Source: Ugly Tony Himself

Tracklisting:

01. Rep Thoroughly (Feat. Bambino TTT)
02. Get High (Feat. Jahi)
03. Who I Am (Feat. Wes Restless & Robust)
04. I Need U (Feat. Don K.Sen, Kwote1, IDE & Dj Spicher)
05. Alone (Feat. Fallen Angelz & L.E.G.A.C.Y.)
06. The Tower Of Babel (Feat. King Magnetic, Alucard, Respect Tha God & L.I.F.E. Long)
07. Father N Sun (Feat. The AbSouljah)
08. Polo Opuesto (Feat. Don K.Sen)
09. Ah Some (Feat. Tame One)
10. Dragon Punchlines (Feat. El Nucleo)
11. No One Can Save You (Feat. I Am Many, Pumpkinhead & HalfaBrick)
12. The Good, The Bad & The Angry (Feat. The AbSouljah, Spicco & Angry Man)
13. Untouchables (Feat. Copywrite, Rhyme Asylum & Dj Nix On)
14. At Nightfall (Feat. Tragic Allies, HalfaBrick & Bambino TTT)
15. In Between The Lines (Feat. The AbSouljah)
16. Watch It (Feat. Respect Tha God & Dj Nix On)
17. Real Shit (Feat. HalfaBrick)
18. Apply Pressure (Feat. Angry Man & The AbSouljah)
19. A Million Clocks Tickin’ (Feat. Ciph Barker)
20. Misunderstood (Feat. Tragic Allies)
21. Use Your Mind (Feat. Termanology, Don K.Sen & IDE)
22. Soul Quest (Feat. The AbSouljah)
23. U Didn’t Know (Feat. Kwote1 & Dj Nix On)

Note:

The AbSouljah hit me up one day a few weeks ago and mentioned that his friend, and producer, Ugly Tony, was going to have an album dropping in the next few weeks and invited me to check it out. For those that do not know, Ugly Tony, is a producer that is coming out of France. When learning this, whether intending to or not, when listening to the album, I began to compare him to his European contemporaries. Specifically coming to mind was another French producer, Al’Tarba, and the beatsmith’s from Germany, the Snowgoons and The Hitfarmers. What I first noticed was a bit of divergence from those contemporaries. At Nightfall is a bit more eclectic and less orchestral. He doesn’t rely on one particular type of production technique, but rather uses different sounds to establish  that boom bap appeal.

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