Single You Out: Stryfe – Bucket (prod. by Illingsworth)

I missed this single from Stryfe when it dropped a few weeks ago.  I have always been a fan of his music and bump his last project on the regular.   He’s back at it with producer Illingsworth again and concocting the magic again.   Bucket is a dedication to all things vehicular and also the lead single to his forthcoming project,  Rare Form Vol. 1.  The funk is evident on this joint!

Single You Out: The 17th – God’s Away on Business (Feat Elise 5000)



I am honored to be the first to bring to you The 17th’s new single, God’s Away On Business.  I interviewed The 17th last year because the man’s writing skills are of the next level variety.   He also does his own production and his beats are on par with some of the best names in the business.   So when something new drops from the man, I want HHD to be at least a small part of it.

God’s Away On Business is bound to turn more than just a few heads.   While not necessarily refuting personal belief systems, The 17th does make an interesting and well made case to turn those systems on their head. He provides a number of different analogies to make his points, controversial though they may be.  He addresses the difficulties in believing in someone he has never seen just because society feels compelled.   Check this small snippet of the song:

Oh God, dear God, I hope that you exist. So i can live my life with purpose and with happiness. And when I put my hands together and I pray to you, please dont have something else to do. To you, from me, to you. 

This song is the first single from The 17th’s forthcoming project, Inside Jokes With Complete Strangers.  Stay tuned.

Top 50 Songs (2013)

Disclaimer:  It is hard and challenging to pick 50 tracks from the thousands upon thousands that dropped this year.  It is merely an attempt to list my favorite cuts of 2012.  Click the links to listen to the song!  I think it’s a great list.  There were a lot of great songs crafted this year and I know I left off some good ones.  I listened to 5,000+ tracks from 2012 alone this year, so as an artist, if you made this list you know you are on the forefront of my iTunes!

1. Said BeforeGoldini Bagwell

2. Rhyme Of The YearNino Bless

3. BelieversMayday

4. Outlive, Outshine Theo3

5.  WarStryfe and Marc Byrd

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Single You Out: RP x Stryfe x The 17th – Great Lyrical Shape

This is the camp right now!  Local Mu-12 is killing from every angle right now.  They are dropping at least one dope joint a week.  This joint is no less dope than all of the others.   All three of the emcees hit their mark with their verses over a rock/hiphop fused production from Real McKoy.

This is a single from their Labor Day album that has yet to be released.