Marco Polo and Masta Ace bring you a tribute to the ‘boro that has brought us so much in the way of not only great music but simply hip-hop lore. Along for the nostalgic ride they bring along icons in their own right, Smif-N-Wessun, to assist on the chorus. Polo laces the piano-driven rhythm, while Ace narrates the history.
The collaborative album, A Breukelen Story, drops on November 9th.
Video single featuring Masta Ace from Koss’ new album, Born To Live. I have to show this album so love because it really typifies everything we are about it. It’s those fresh beats, slick scratches, and dope rhymes. We really couldn’t ask for more. Make sure you check this one out.
By the way…those scratches…come courtesy of none other than DJ Grazzhoppa.
This joint from Point Nine is legit! The production from Taymak had me instantly nodding my head. It’s got that ‘Indian Snake Charmer’ vibe to it combining a Bollywood headliner with hardcore boom bap. Masta Ace then imparts words of wisdom from NYC with the knowledge of a mentor while Point Nine executes the vision in the streets of Gotham.
The Return of the Point drops sometime in the fall. Don’t even suggest you’re not the least bit curious after hearing this joint.
Project: Before The Enemy Compilation
- Shine (ft. Method Man, Dominique Larue, and Katy Gunn)
- True Lies (Remix) (ft. Camp Lo and Tribeca)
- The Rea & The Raw (ft. Jaysaun)
- 123 Flow
- You Don’t Know About (ft. Masta Ace)
While we all eagerly anticipate M-Dot’s album, Ego and The Enemy, he has released a teaser project once again showing the assortment and diversity of talent. This is old hat for us here at Hip Hop Dependency, but I am sure there are more than just a few of you who will appreciate these dope eight tracks.
You can see the company he keeps on some of these tracks and let me assure you, he was never out shined on any of these cuts. I hope you all can appreciate that talent as much as we do.
Stay tuned for more information on the album!
Here’s a dope track from EMC’s latest album, The Tonite Show. Remarkable things happen when you combine these lyrical talents with a Diamond D production. The video was filmed in Brazil and the album can be found in stores now. Get on that.
I have already talked about the song itself. The video is pretty straight forward. It’s four incredibly talented emcees rocking over the boom bap version of Three Blind Mice. It get’s no realer!
“…you don’t really want to get into a place, where you learn what the five fingers said to the face…” – Masta Ace
The Turning Point drops on May 20th. You know that you are feeling it!
Reef The Lost Cauze collabs with Masta Ace and Jaysaun for the banger Power Moves. I am not sure what project this joint is destined for but it certainly bangs. Any time I see Jaysaun providing guest bars, I know the joint is about to get bodied. The man has no soft verses. Psych Major on the beat. Enjoy!
Album: Me, Myself & Akai
01. Talib Kweli – The Proud
02. Sean Price – Spliff-n-Wessun (feat. Rustee Juxx)
03. eMC – Four Brothers
04. eMC – Borrow U
05. Black Star – Bright As the Stars
06. Wordsworth – Evol (feat. Justin Time & Masta Ace)
07. Rakim – A Cold Feeling
08. Talib Kweli – Joy (feat. Mos Def)
09. Inspectah Deck – The Movement
10. P Dap, Matt Fingaz & Nature – The Big Hurt
11. Saigon – Do You Know
12. Cormega – Rap’s a Hustle
13. Wordsworth – Right Now
14. Mos Def – Know That (feat. Talib Kweli)
15. Ghostface Killah & Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty 2
16. Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty
17. Masta Ace – Hold U (feat. Jean Grae)
18. Ghostface Killah – Odd Couple (feat. Cappadonna)
19. eMC – The Grudge
20. Ilacoin, Labba & Black Rob – By a Stranger
21. Silent Knight – Verbal Assault (feat. Tiffany Paige)
22. Okai – No Question (feat. Vinia Mojica)
23. R.A. the Rugged Man – Chains (feat. Masta Killa & Killah Priest)
24. Inspectah Deck – Vendetta
25. B-1 – Put Yo’ Self In My Place (feat. Large Professor)
26. Tek (of Smif-n-Wessun) – All Massive
27. Styles P & Pharoahe Monch – The Life
28. DJ K.O. – 3 In the Chamber (feat. O.C., Torae & Kaze)
29. The Dwellas – Game of Death
30. Royce da 5’9″ – Life (feat. Amerie)
31. Corgema – Bring It Back
32. Sean Price – Jesus Price
33. Masta Ace – 2’s and 3’s
34. Tragedy Khadafi – Lift Ya Glass
This release serves to wet the listener’s appetite and get you ready for Ayatollah’s forthcoming album Avant Garde which is going to drop on March 5th. As you can see from the track listing, Ayatollah has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names.
Elementality has released this collection of songs in a continuous 40 minute mix to showcase some of the highlights from his body of the work. My hope is that you will DL, throw it in the iPod (or like device) and get familiar or re-familiar, whichever is the case.