One Dae – Debut b/w No Daze Off (Video)

One Dae is dropping some new music and I have rocking with him since the Fire For Hire Mixtapes.  He’s always had a great flow and you can hear that in his new music as well.  He hit us with a combo deal video single featuring songs Debut and No Daze Off.

These are off his new project Words As Weapons dropping later this year.  As soon as I have a solid release date I will surely post it.

Single You Out: One Dae – John Mackenflow (ft. Sean Price)

One Dae is out to follow up his phenomenal album from 2013, Daes & Times.  If you didn’t check that album, you need to go and recap with that now, and then check this song.   When you get done with that, now you can hear how hard this song bangs!  Sean Price joins One Dae for an assortment of bars over a banger that comes from Freestyla.

I am not sure this track is a part of the project, but The Philosopher’s Stoned is his new full length with no said date.

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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Top 10 Albums (2013)

More than any year previous, I have toiled and contemplated this list.  In particular, deciding on a pecking order proved to be most difficult but this is what I have come up with.  Feel free to disagree.  The list was assembled based upon the usual criteria of production, lyricism, flow, song arrangement, and the ever popular, but lost ingredient…CREATIVITY.

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1. Tenacity x Fratello BeatzABnormal Deciding on the number one album of the year was really difficult but ABnormal kept on coming up in the discussion and I could not diminish it’s value.  This album oozes creativity and is loaded with great tracks.  Tenacity’s lyricism and songwriting ability prove to be impeccable, while Fratello Beatz creates the perfect soundscape. Review.

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2. Stryfe x Marc ByrdThe Last Resorts Producer Marc Byrd really outdid himself on this album.  The rock infused production made this album knock.  Stryfe continues to make a name for himself with his sharp lyricism and witty wordplay.   There are a grip of tracks that absolutely bang.  The fact that I didn’t give this a full review was a big mistake.  Awesome album.

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3. Jermiside x Danny DiggsQuiet As Kept Jermiside and Diggs personify smooth introspection with this release.  It is simultaneously laid back and engaging.  Review.

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4. The AztextFour The Aztext keep a record of making great music and they consistently make these end of the year lists.  Four is a remarkable album for it’s creative concepts and flavor.  These guys just get it.  And if you give this album a listen, you too may here it. Review.

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5. DemigodzKiLLmatic  This is the one album on the list that made it for it’s pure ‘knockability’.   When I first heard this album, I was blown away with Apathy’s production.  I think it’s one of the best produced albums of the year.  There are too many dope tracks on this album to ignore. Review.

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6. One DaeDaes & Times This was just released last month  but I have given it enough listens to consider it one of this year’s best releases. One Dae has a lost of microphone charisma and the production on the album is vastly superior to a far number of albums released this year. Review.

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7. MaydayBelievers Many people have a hard time categorizing (or pigeon holing) Mayday.  Sometimes they wear that ominous tag of ‘alternative hip hop’.  Bull shit.   This album is hip hop heavy that is layered in soul and funk elements with a dash of rock.  But it’s still hip hop to me and really good hip hop.  I wore out the front half of this album it was so good (not to detract from the latter half).

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8.  NattiStill Motion Here’s another album that I never gave it’s due.  Natti’s Still Motion is comprised of some really good music.  It is heavily produced by Deacon The Villain and KNO of Cunninlynguists and those guys know how to make albums.   After I heard track #2, Another Galaxy, I was sold.  Great album!

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9. Swollen MembersBeautiful Death Machine Go ahead and remain incredulous, but this is the best Swollen Members’ album since Balance.   And nobody can turn a phrase like Previal and Madchild.  They are on their own shit.   The production is on point and unlike many of their previous albums, there is a certain level of focus in the tracks and arrangement.  There was no deviation.  I appreciated that. Review.

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10. Jus Daze – Walk Twice As Hard Jus Daze is the most introspective artist on the list.  Walk Twice As Hard is a not only a musical journey, but also an extremely personal one.  You can really appreciate the care that Daze took in creating the album.  Review.

One Dae – Daes & Times (2013)

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Artist: One Dae

Album: Daes & Times

Tracklisting:

1. Welcome Sinners
2. Bang This
3. Style
4. Play By Play (ft. Evidence)
5. It’s Everywhere
6. A Long Way (ft. Statik Selektah)
7. Daes & Times (ft. C-Rayz Walz)
8. BK All Dae
9. Walk In My Shoes (ft. Dana Diaz-Tutaan)
10. Abu Ghraib (ft. Sean Price)
11. Earth Child (ft. Tsi La Brev)
12. Take A Look Around
13. End of the World

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I really want to close out 2013, but I can not do so without cranking out one more review for a very dope album.  The first thing heads will notice about the album Daes & Times is the production credits.  There are some heavyweight names creating beats for One Dae.  When listeners see names like Statik Selektah, Marco Polo, Analogic, Domingo, and M-Phazes, they are bound to pay attention.  But as the man, Mike Zoot once said “a wack rhymer can kill a raw beat”.  In this case the opposite is true: One Dae accentuates what these beatsmiths provide making this album memorable.

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Single You Out: One Dae – Bang This (prod. by Marco Polo)

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The fire for hire is back!  One Dae is set to drop his album, Daes and Times later this month and he makes a great impression with this Marco Polo produced head knocker.  And please don’t think that One Dae is a new jack making his first move in the game.  He’s been putting in work for years, this is just the first you have probably have heard of him.  But if you didn’t know before, now you know.