Single You Out: Rome Cee – The Foundation (ft Ellis & Pascal) (prod. illMEASURED)

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Rome Cee’s Earthside album is real.  It may even top my previous favorite in his discography, Grey Area.  illMeasured (good to hear from you my man) hit me with this gem and trust me when I tell you that this joint is indicative of the effort of the entire album.  Really superb material.  The beat and the verses meld into a pot of greatness…enjoy.

Single You Out: Rome Cee x Greenspan – The Harvest

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The Harvest is the first song off of Rome Cee and Greenspan’s collaborative project, entitled CEE-SPAN which should drop next month.   This is my first listen to Greenspan and I am already a huge fan of Rome Cee’s after listening to his previous albums.   Both of them hold down the mic duties quite nicely while August Flight Gordon locks down the production with a very soulful vibe. I also like that the two voices contrast against each other.

Rome Cee – Grey Area (2012)

Artist: Rome Cee

Album: Grey Area

Source: Artist

Tracklisting:

1. The Dual
2. Nightfall (ft. Jay Mastermind)
3. For The People
4. Black Ring
5. Double Think (ft. R.A.H.)
6. Illusion Love (ft. Wisdom and R.A.H.)
7. Bout To Blow (ft. Rickie Jacobs and Scarlette)
8. Makes Me High (ft. 810)
9. Moment To Sine (ft. Boy Blesst)
10. Virtue
11. Cold World
12. Something Beyond
13. Koole (ft. Pascal and Jay Mastermind)

Note:

Sometimes you just happen to wander into a gem.  And that’s really how I came across Rome Cee…by musically wandering.  I first caught wind of him on UllNevaNo’s project, The Color Brown Part II.  Then after that, I would see these videos pop up, after that I knew this artist was making the music that I like.  He is an intelligent lyricist, with a good turn of phrase, and he surrounded himself with some other very talented individuals.

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Single You Out: Rome Cee – Makes Me High (ft. 810)

Rome Cee is an artist that has recently come to my attention, we recently featured his video, Something Beyond.  I think the man is impressive behind the mic, so I am going to keep pushing his music in hopes of you getting the picture.  This beat is also really well done.  We owe that to a producer who goes by the name of illMeasured (update your Twitter pic man, haha).

Rome Cee’s album, The Grey Area, is dropping next week.  Ready or not…

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UllNevaNo – The Color Brown Part II (2012)

Artist: UllNevaNo

Album: The Color Brown Part II

Source:  Artist

Tracklisting:

1.Part 2
2.Comes Natural
3.Morning
4.Hand Movements
5.Who You Know
6.Writers Workshop
7.Outer Regions feat. Ahhzel(Late Bloomers)
8.Accepted
9.Substance feat.Tay Black, Logic Marselis and Stephen Hicks
10.Horror Flick
11.I Cant Take It
12.Quick Strike feat. Matth Damon
13.Importance feat. Rome Cee
14.Yesterday feat. E-Major
15.Just Listen

Note:

The first notable release of 2012 belongs to Baltimore’s own, UllNevaNo.  He releases The Color Brown Part II mixtape where he flows over Apollo Brown instrumentals.  Ordinarily I wouldn’t mention a project where it’s an emcee flowing over another artist’s instrumentals but the quality of the project is incredible.  Also, Apollo Brown hasn’t gotten the credit he deserves as a dope producer and these beats really continue to showcase his talents, as UllNevaNo puts his own lyrical twist to them.

UllNevaNo sounds so comfortable and dope  over this collection of beats.  It’s hard to pick favorites but I really like Who You Know, Importance, and Just Listen.  Just Listen features one of my favorite Apollo Brown beats.  It’s just so beautiful, soulful, and boom bap all at the same time.

There are two things that I hope happen with this project.  1) I hope you download this project immediately, and get familiar with both Apollo Brown and UllNevaNo.  2)  I hope Apollo Brown hears this and he decides they need to do an original project together.   It just sounds like it needs to be done.