Beware of any secret underground viewing chambers for any hip hop videos. It may lead you to engage in some disturbing and violent acts as is the case with R.A. The Rugged Man’s video for Sam Peckinpah which features Vinnie Paz. This is very near to some Clockwork Orange shit. R.A.’s new album, Legends Never Die, has been out for some time so make sure you scoop it up.
Grim Reaperz – Blood Leg Vol. 1 & 2
I don’t have time for a full review of these EPs but I really find it necessary to showcase the material in these two pieces. I think they have gone largely unnoticed and they are too dope not to give a fair listen.
The Grim Reaperz are a production team out of France. (Yes, I know…France is killin’ it right now when it comes to production.) Too rock over their heavy hitting productions they have enlisted the likes of RA The Rugged Man, Bekay, Shaz Illyork, Reks, Diabolic, King Magnetic, and a slew of other dope artists.
So if you are a fan of any or all these artists, I am sure that you will dig these EPs. Vol. 1 dates back to July 2012 while Vol. 2 just dropped within the last month or so. Enjoy…and cop if you like what you hear.
Demigodz – KILLmatic (2013)
Source: I Knew This Was Coming!
1. Intro (Giants On The Earth) (produced by Apathy)
2. Demigodz Is Back (produced by Apathy)
3. Dumb High ft. Open Mic (produced by Apathy)
4. Never Take Me Out ft. Termanology (produced by Teddy Roxpin)
5. Just Can’t Quit ft. Scoop Deville (produced by Apathy)
6. Worst Nightmare (produced by DJ Premier)
7. Can’t Fool Me ft. Eternia (produced by Apathy)
8. DGZ x NYGz ft. Panchi of NYG’z & DJ Premier (produced by Chumzilla)
9. Dead In The Middle (produced by Apathy)
10. The Gospel According To… ft. Planetary of Outerspace (produced by Skammadix)
11. Raiders Cap (produced by Apathy)
12. The Fallen Angels (produced by Apathy)
13. The Summer Of Sam (produced by The Snowgoons)
14. Tomax & Xamot (produced by Will C.)
15. Captain Caveman ft. RA The Rugged Man (produced by Teddy Roxpin)
16. Audi 5000 (produced by Marco Polo)
I was modestly excited about this project. I say modestly because usually when a collective like this comes together for an album the expectations far exceed the product. With that being said, that is not the case with this album. This album is incredibly refined with proper production and scintillating rhyme schemes. KILLmatic is a complete project.
Ayatollah – Me, Myself & Akai (2013)
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.
Single You Out: CP – Stop Biting Us (ft. RA The Rugged Man)
PSALM ONE and R.A the RUGGED MAN – Open Relationship (Video)
Typically not my kind of joint. Typically…but this video was highly entertaining. Probably wouldn’t appreciate it as much without the visuals, but nonetheless I think it’s worth spreading the word. I am just now getting to know Psalm One. I like what I hear. Hearing RA’s flow also makes me anxious to listen to his project coming up.