Skanks The Rap Martyr – Speak Soft (ft. RIM) (Video)

Skanks can go toe to toe with ANY emcee in the game currently! His bars are tough as nails but have this intricate quality that sounds anything but basic. I mean, the way he launches and finishes that Covid line is verified proof of lyrical talent. This is also an artist that I feel just keeps getting better and better. He invites another verified wordsmith in RIM to share the limelight and he too knows how to spit some viciousness. The Last Composer does a beautiful job re-working a sample a last heard Marco Polo use many years ago. The cascading piano and the drums with that sample sound like perfection.

Definitely check out out the full length, Out Of Nowhere, now. Every song bangs just as hard as this one. You don’t want to miss out.

RIM – Slumble Pie (Video)

New video from RIM of Da Villins new album, D.O.A. which is super dope! I felt his EP, Ugandan Lunch Meat, which dropped earlier this year, considerably, but this abum is on another level. The production has a dark and grimy vibe from producer Stainless Art and RIM just delivers rhymes that bend around street corners to give you his perspective. You can see and hear what I am talking about in this new video single, Slumble Pie.

Sleep not. Cop this album.

Single You Out: Endemic Emerald & Skanks – Straight out da NYC (ft. Rim and Shatike)

This is another single from Endemic Emerald and Skanks’ forthcoming album, Rapsploitation. I love the static and pop in the production with that lingering piano loop from Endemic. Skanks adds the perfect verbal punch needed to the track. And of course dopeness loves company, so Rim and Shatike, also show capable of serving up some certified illness.

The album is due out on May 30th.