Weekly Recommendation: NapsNdreds x Nottz – Trouble & a Pair of Dice (2018)

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Artist: NapsNdreds x Nottz

Album: Trouble & a Pair of Dice

Tracklisting:

1. Trouble! (skit)
2. Black Spiders
3. Blind Folds (ft. Neenah)
4. They Wanna Know (ft. Vinnie Paz)
5. Spilled Milk
6. Sauce 4 Da Floss (ft. Fred the Godson)
7. Highly Rated (ft. Cormega)
8. Black Suns (ft. Andi-Ites)
9. Thats Him! (Skit)
10.Waitin’ (ft. Murdoc)
11.Pair of Dice
12.Indicisiveness (Skit)
13.Hornets

Notes:

Quite a few dope projects made their way to digital shelves last week but I can’t let this one slide by, so out of all the projects, this is the one that I feel deserved the feature.

Nottz has crafted brilliance at least FOUR times this year providing the soundscape for albums from Blu, Bad Seed, Bumpy Knuckles and now NapsNdreds.   He just has an incredible ear and gift for what he does.

And I have a few other projects from NapsNdreds but none as complete as Trouble & a Pair of Dice.   His flow, wordplay, and content all shine impeccable on this project.  There are a few dope features on this album, but none of them take the limelight off of NapsNdreds.  He holds it down on all levels.

This is another must-have for your listening pleasure in 2018.  Don’t let it pass you by!  Here are my two favorite tracks from the project:

 

IMAKEMADBEATS ft. MidaZ The Beast – The Nightlight EP (2010)

Artist: Imakemadbeats x MidaZ The Beast

Album: The Nighlight EP

Source: Bandcamp

Tracklisting:

  1. Nighlight Sunset
  2. Flyers
  3. Freedom (ft. TzariZM)
  4. Subliminal Diss
  5. Word Of Mouth (ft. TzariZM and MURDOC)
  6. The Response
  7. 7 Years
  8. Nighlight Sunset

Note:

This project was released in conjunction with the sister project, The Daylight EP, that featured Butta Verses.   Both of the projects are a prelude to IMAKEMADBEATS’ self-titled album which is dropping, next week on January 18th.   I didn’t comment on the Daylight project mostly because I was involved in the end of the year business but I also must say that I prefer the darker side of things.

The beats on this project are grimey and MidaZ is the perfect emcee to rip over these tracks.    He has the voice, flow, and delivery to turn these dope instrumentals into hip hop gold.

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