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.
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.
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!
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.
Soulful yet sharp joint from Recognize Ali’s latest album, I Self Lord And Master. You know how we feel about Ali on the site so I am not about to beat a dead horse when referring to the man’s talent. The music speaks volumes. Make sure you are checking this man’s discography. And there’s only more dope in store as 2019 has begun.
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.
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!!
It’s been five years since we actually did and end of the year segment where we lauded particular artists and albums for their efforts. 2018 has felt like the right time and place to bring that back our Artist Of The Year accolade. Recognize Aliembodies the dope movement we saw this past year. He put out five albums, all of which are dope, none of which are identical. They are distinctive in sound and all offer something great to hip-hop fans of all walks. He was also probably featured more times than anyone else this year on projects from others. In short, his immense talent matched an unrelenting work ethic that was matched by few others this year.
It is when talent and work ethic reach such high levels that we feel compelled to do something special to share that unique gift with our audience. So please listen to the man’s music…pass the word along to others and read this interview he so graciously granted us. It’s a great read! We’ve also included a few of our favorite Recognize Ali cutz for your listening pleasure at the end. Enjoy!
Eff Yoo and producer The Kurse release the single, Saturn’s Rings for their recently dropped album, Spicaso Deluxe, which is out now! Everything is great about this track. The haunting production, the bars from both Eff Yoo and Recognize Ali both ring bells, and then you get the scratches from DJ TMB which takes the track to next level in my opinion.
If you love this joint, you really should obligate yourself to check out the album.
No artist has created more dopeness in 2018 than this man right here. Recognize Ali has bodied song after song and album after album. The Inauguration is off his latest album I Self Lord And Master, and is just one of many dope cuts from the album, and an impeccable discography to date. Jakk Wonders on the super tight production.
Make sure yo show appreciation for great art by purchasing the album!