L.I.F.E. LONG & Bunty Beats – Foulness (Crazy Eights) (Video)

L.I.F.E. LONG and Bunty Beats are back at it again and they have a new album dropping on February 27th entitled, Bat Out The Cave. The track features eight emcees from across the globe with unique styles but all dope. Beats lays down some production that any emcee would be happy to flip on. Always worth checking when these guy are involved in the music. Don’t sleep on the forthcoming album!

L.i.f.e. Long & Bunty Beats – Climbing Up (ft. Paro (Split Prophets) & King RA) (Video)

I am always in the mood for some new music from L.I.F.E. Long, especially when it’s coupled with some vintage, soulful production from Bunty Beats. I have been following Bunty’s work over the course of the last couple of years and he’s someone who should be on every hip hop head’s radar. This joint is just oozing soul and blues.

L.I.F.E. Long and Paro each spit about different angles about the distortion of the truth in society and difficult problems the average man faces in a system designed to work against them. King RA on the chorus.

The cut is from Bat Out The Cave. Watch out for that!

C-Rayz Walz – STIMULI (I’m Ready) (ft. L.I.F.E.Long, John Robinson & Jasiri X)

C-Rayz Walz has been making GREAT music for a LONG time.   I think his music has been going under the radar though lately, and it’s up to us fans to spread the word.  Stimuli reunites two founding members of the Stronghold family, Walz and L.I.F.E. Long.  Their spittery is incredibly polished.   John Robinson then adds his laid back approach to the mic while Jasiri X plays the anchor and ends the rhyme salvo with a furious sixteen.

If you are not in the know, Walz has released a new project entitled: ALMIGHTY: The Solar Facts  There are so many ill bars on the project that you can just set aside your abacus and forget the count.   Enjoy!

Single You Out: Red Eye – Til I Owe Nada b/w Drawn-N-Quartered

Red Eye’s album, St. Fatrick’s Day drops tomorrow and I think you should all be hyped up on this project. It’s going to be dope.  I have heard three tracks from the album and each of them are excellent.  Here are two more singles from the project for you to listen to.

DJ Modesty – Kings From Queens 2 (2012)

Artist: DJ Modesty

Album: Kings From Queens 2

Source: Bandcamp

Tracklisting:

1. Kings From Queens Intro 2 (ft. J-Love)
2. Kings From Queens (ft. Lord Roc x L.I.F.E. Long x Musik G)
3. Bang On Em’ (ft. Nutso x YB x Logic x Koron)
4. Grand Central Parkway (ft. Junclassic x K-Sise)
5. Something Wonderful (ft. Willie Maze x Thruway)
6. Ty Nitty Drop
7. Hip Hop Alive (ft. Ty Nitty x Scape)
8. Killa Sha Drop
9. To My Nigghuhz On Tha Corner (ft. Easily Crippled x Cognac)
10. Gettin My Weight Up (ft. Satchel Page x Neek The Exotic)
11. Rafeese Drop
12. The Chosen (ft. Rafeese)
13. The Chills (ft. Camiliano)
14. Willie Stubz Drop
15. Narrow Path (ft. Willie Stubz)
16. Murder In The 16 Degree (ft. Reka The Saint)
17. Fill In The Blanks (ft. Verbal Harassment)
18. Starvin’ B Drop
19. Legal Ass Whoopin’ (Starvin’ B x Nutso)
20. Queens Get The Money (ft. Ray Mora)
21. Easily Crippled Drop
22. What I Do To Rhymes (ft. Easily Crippled, Hoffa, and Foul Monday)
23. Taste The Love (ft. Dox Boogie)
24. They Don’t Care About Us (ft. Ruc Da Jackel)

Note:

Unfortunately I am not going to have a chance to review this mixtape, but I did want to pass it on as something dope and noteworthy.  It’s a pretty quick listen as there are few drops and freestyles but well worth your time.  I am familiar with DJ Modesty from his previous work with Nutso, so I knew this mixtape was going to be worthwhile.  My favorite tracks are Narrow Path, Murder In The 16 Degree, and What I Do To Rhymes.

Critical – Clinical Studies (2012)

Wow. What a nice surprise this was!  I own most of these jawns from Critical, but to see them all in once place is impressive.  The man has put in work, and this project puts that into perspective.  Critical is a very talented emcee on the Creative Juices roster and has an album dropping later this year entitled, Electrical Tape.  My favorite joints are his collaborations with Little Vic which are done under the monniker, Hidden Agenda.

Check this mixtape out.  You are bound to find some interesting gems.

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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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