Recognize Ali – Why (Video)

Recognize Ali let’s the mind spray with an assortment of questions with his single, Why. Produced by DJ Malefactor, this song has a soulful vibe, but also hit’s hard, much to do with Ali striking on a lot of key points and offering thoughtful inquiries. This artist is a beast on the mic, and this is one of his best if you ask me. He keeps on impressing. This song is a major win.

You can hear this and more when his new album, Recognize Tha Light, drops on July 30th.

Bronze Nazareth & Recognize Ali – God Aura (Video)

Bronze Nazareth and Recognize Ali have this new album out that you need to get familiar with, Season of the Se7en. Both of these artists have established themselves as ‘elite’ in their own craft and they unite to bring you something rather spectacular. As you can hear on the track, God Aura, both artists are bringing that energy to the craft as Nazareth laces a banger with horns orchestrating the way, while Ali fires gritty line after gritty line at you. You certainly need to peep.

Single You Out: Dueling Experts – Revolve Around Sciences

Dueling Experts (Verbal Kent and Recognize Ali) are back for another round of dopeness with the impending release of their sophomore project, DE2: Sand The Floor. These artists sound really good together with commanding voices and flows. Very complimentary skill sets. And this beat by Lord Beatjitzu is incredibly strong and anchors the duo well.

Make sure you check the album when it drops on December 11th.

Snowgoons – Wardance b/w Bad Generals (ft Recognize Ali, Lord Goat. DJ TMB, Ren Thomas) (Video)

This is a video combo single from the Snowgoons’  recent album, Snowgoons Infantry.   It’s two dope tracks mashed together to showcase some of the talent that’s contained on their many highly regarded projects.    The first track features (once again) Recognize Ali, Lord Goat, and DJ TMB.   The second cut features bars from Ren Thomas who is just vicious with his sixteens these days.

Single You Out: Kut One – The Chosen One (ft. Recognize Ali)

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This track from Kut One’s new project, Live Wires, is sheer and unadulterated fire.   The strings and symphonic sound build such an amazing intensity and it features one of my favorite emcees in Recognize Ali.   It’s a fire starter to be sure.

It’s my favorite track from the project but certainly not the only dope one.  The whole thing is insanely good.   It was honestly tough to pick a joint to feature so do yourself a favor and cop the whole thing!

Single You Out: Recognize Ali x C-Lance – God Of Doom

Recognize Ali and C-Lance join forces for this illness entitled God Of Doom.  And Ali sounds so good over this Lance production.  The track has a certain intensity to it which leads to a very aggressive flow from our emcee.   I really like the viciousness we have here.  And the cuts from Tone Spliff only accentuate that.

Lance and Ali have a project coming out that will undoubtedly be a must-cop for this year.

And if you haven’t done so, make sure you check out our 2018 Artist Of The Year Interview with Recognize Ali.  It’s must reading!

Single You Out: Recognize Ali x Ren Thomas x Ruste Juxx – Style

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This track is a couple of weeks old, but I am going to share it anyway because it’s just too good to not be included on the site.  Tone Spliff laces our emcees with a high paced banger and chops it up proper while the trio of Recognize Ali, Ren Thomas, and Ruste Juxx all contribute their distinctive verbals to track…each with a different but dope ‘style’.

It’s a sureshot that’s dropping on a project due out later this year called, Renaissance.

Hip Hop Dependency: Best Albums Of 2018

Well, here we are!   Our Top 10 albums from 2018.   I literally listened to hundreds of projects this year so giving you a top ten was no easy task considering not only the number of albums but also the quality.  And these lists are always prone to spark debate and conversation, but that’s part of the fun, isn’t it?  I simply wanted to shine a light on my favorite joints this year and in part give my definitive salute as a fan to these artists and their body of work.   Here we go…Enjoy!!

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