Artist: Loose Logic
Album: The Vault – Cypher Sessions
- Don’t Talk About Me
- Cold Blooded
- Spartans & Greek Gods
- UOT Cypher
- 10 Man Cypher
- A Moment of Clarity
- Blood Brothers
- C.P. Cypher
- Us vs. Everybody
- Not Expendable
- Suicide Squad
I am not sure what’s going on with The Fraternity at the moment but Loose Logic fired this off on his Bandcamp page and it’s loaded with that Fraternity business. Every cut is a posse cut filled with nothing but bars. There are too many artists to list and link on here so forgive me. There are no hooks…just ill lyricism. You have a diversity of styles from the crew that range from the gritty to the crisp. I really enjoyed every cut. As each joint is a posse cut, some of them are pretty long, heading past the seven minute mark, but it’s also something you rarely notice as the lyricism is so good.
Check it out. It’s free, however, I would suggest dropping a few duckets to contribute to the cause! Below are my two favorite joints.
It looks like the Kue The Vandal and Dope Antelope are back in the lab and working on a new project entitled, Me And The Devil. When these two link up there’s always a diabolical concoction to be found. Kue’s mindset really intertwines with Dope Antelope’s haunting productions as you can hear with their single, Died In 87′.
New banger from The Fraternity camp entitled 3 Corners. The Dope Antelope brings that boom-bap front and center while Sleep, Kue, and Chris warn that ‘you either with us or against us’. Rest assured brethren, The Dependency is with you. Pay close attention to Chris’ wordplay, he has some really nice gems woven in there.
The Fraternity stays the course and could do no wrong in 2014 and this track, I Shot Lincoln, proves that fact. Sleep and Kue The Vandal go off on Dope Antelope’s sinister production. Antelope is hands down my producer of the year if this pace continues. I can’t hide that fact. No one puts darkness to music like Antelope. And if you like lines, these emcees have got lines….
Most wanted like Hitler in a room full of Zionists…. (Kue The Vandal)
Artist: Kue The Vandal
Album: The Snuff Tape
1. Eye For An Eye
2. My Brother’s Keeper
5. Affiliated (Ft. Cain & Sleep)
7. Black Mask
Kue The Vandal released his latest EP, The Snuff Tape, a couple of weeks ago and I have given it multiple listens not only for the purposes of this review, but also for my own personal enjoyment. Kue The Vandal has that grimy delivery and he brings a certain tone of despair and depravity that is on display for all to see on this release. But there’s also this sense that Kue, when his back is against the wall, is not going to just disappear quietly into the sunset. He is more likely to come out with his guns blazing.
Kue The Vandal drops a tough pill to swallow (literally) with his new track, American Degenerate produced by Dope Antelope. Man, this single gives me some angst. Depressingly dope. I can’t wait to hear the complete project.
This interview has been a long time in coming. When I heard the 2-Man Cypher (Sleep and Cain) album, Queen City Bastards, I was made into an instant fan. The realism of that album, enhanced by the sheer skill of the emcees was nothing short of amazing. I am of the frame of mind that 2-Man Cypher is going to the top. How can they not? They have all the intangibles. Make sure you pass this interview along and cop that album at all costs. Also, check for their future music projects. It’s all next level material.
Kue The Vandal and Dope Antelope are kicking the music into a high gear. When you hear this song do you feel the Apocalypse coming on? It sounds like it was made at death’s door it is so ominous. This emcee and producer combination is really working well. The two feed off of each other very well creatively. The new EP should hopefully be here very soon. Also be on the lookout for the HHD feature on Dope Antelope coming soon.
Oh the sound…the sound is amazing. Dope Antelope opens Pandora’s Box to concoct a beat like this. The sample of Big Pun used is simply awesome but the track also has this mysterious quality. Kue the Vandal has no problem dropping the irreverence on the track. This track is coming off the duo’s forthcoming project, The Snuff Project EP.
The Fraternity is 10 emcees scattered across North America who are all very dope with unique styles. I have never heard all the members on one track before and at almost ten minutes I get to hear the complete camp over a scintillating Dope Antelope production. I usually don’t post singles in YouTube format but I like how you are able to get a visual of each emcee and learn more about where you can hear more music from each artist. You are bound to hear an emcee you like in this cypher, if not all of them. Stay tuned for more material as HHD is going to be a prime supporter in 2014. Bet!
Here are the members if you want to check them out individually: Jus Ra, Loose Logic, J-Scriptz, Speciez, Xavier Medina, Kue the Vandal, Frank Knight, Annex, Cocaine Chris, and Sleep.