Single You Out: Shabaam Sahdeeq – Razor Sharp Vernacular (ft. Born Unique x Tristate) (prod. J57)

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Shabaam Sahdeeq and J57 have been cooking in the lab and this is the second single from their upcoming project which you know will be flames.    We have a veteran emcee who has been making contributions to hip hop at a phenomenal clip and getting better as the year go by, coupled with a producer who ONLY knows how to put out a premium product.    For this track, Razor Sharp Vernacular, they solicit both coasts by grabbing sixteens from Born Unique and TriState.

Weekly Recommendation: Astro Vandalist – Astroduction (2018)

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Artist:  Astro Vandalist

Album: Astroduction

Tracklisting:

1. DV alias Khryst – Astroduction
2. D-Strong – The reaper
3. Declaime feat Georgia Muldrow – Helicopters
4. Rasco – Live & learn
5. Blaq Poet feat Born Unique – In the danger zone
6. Ruste Juxx – Viking verses
7. Dro Pesci – Keep it street
8. Sadat X feat Nine – Nomical
9. Dirt Platoon – Bellyache
10. Born Unique – Dirt naps
11. El Gant feat Shabaam Shadeeq – Vandetta
12. FT feat Godsunz – Astro beast
13. Akbar – Off the grid (OTG)
14. Beneficence – Up in ya era
15. El Da Sensei – Bars & boastin’
16. John Robinson – Music never ends
17. Maylay Sparks feat DJ Too Tuff – Tally up

Notes:

I am going to start featuring one album from the previous week every Monday because there is so much good music that I believe is going unheard.   And this album from French producer, Astro Vandalist,  is something that you guys need to be made aware of.  It’s 17 tracks of unadulterated and potent hip hop.  The beats really hit hard and you can see by this lineup of emcees that there are some heavy hitters on here.

Check out and cop the whole thing as it is worth every penny, but here are my favorite tracks if you want a sampling!

Shabaam Sahdeeq – Graffiti The World (ft. El Da Sensei) (Video)

Shabaam Sahdeeq drops another video single from his album, Timeless: of the collection.    This time the subject is the art of graffiti and who better to share the mic duties on a track such as this, than El Da Sensei?  The two flip lines discussing their love for the art form over a high energy production from Jake Palumbo (who has been killing it lately).

Of note:  Sahdeeq directed the video himself.

Shabaam Sahdeeq – Bars (Video)

Shabaam Sahdeeq and producer Pete Twist take the hip hop masses to church on this new single, Bars.   The production packs some extra punch for Sahdeeq’s ‘timeless’ lyricism.  The man delivers lyrical punches consistent and in a fury.  Few have done it for longer and as consistently dope as he has.  Hence the title of his recently release project, Timeless of the Collection.

Single You Out: Shabaam Sahdeeq – It’s A Must (ft. Planet Asia & Milano Constantine)

Shabaam Sahdeeq links up with Planet Asia and Milano Constantine for this single off of DotGoIt.com’s forthcoming 10th Anniversary Mixtape. First off, this track is that fire that stalks you down a dark alley and then throttles your eardrums. The styles of each emcee are really complimentary over this DJ Ready Cee production.

Secondly, huge shout out to DotGotIt!. I think moreso than another blog, they have delivered rawness at an incredibly consistent pace. They haver personally put me on to many dope artists and projects that I may have never checked for. And truly that’s the purpose of what we should be doing. We are not necessarily taste makers, we are just making fans more aware of what’s out there. 10 Years in the game…congratulations!

Endemic Emerald x Skanks The Rap Martyr – Rapsploitation (2017)

Artist: Endemic Emerald x Skanks The Rap Martyr

Album: Rapsploitation

Tracklisting:

1.Rapsploitation [Intro]

2.You gone learn [Ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq & Kasim Allah]

3.Trouble [Ft. E Class Wright]

4.Make believe [Ft. Berry Boo, P General & Halie Ali]

5.Prison riot [Ft. Ruste Juxx & Kasim Allah]

6.Half baked [Ft. Haz Diggs]

7.The pain of life

8.Straight out da NYC [Ft. Shatike & Rim da Villain]

9.Mercy [Ft. E Class Wright]

10.Legends live forever [Ft. Daddie Notch]

11.Serious no Joke [Ft. Mic Handz]

12.Omnipotent [Ft. Tragedy Khadafi]

Note:

If I understand the story correctly, producer Endemic Emerald and emcee Skanks The Rap Martyr of Bankai Fam met each four years ago in NYC and there began a mutual respect for each other’s talents. This album, Rapsploitation, is culmination of that admiration and it is us, the fans that reap the benefit.

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Venomous2000 x Trilian – Sounds Of The Great Ones (2017)

Artist: Venomous2000 & Trilian

Album: Sounds Of The Great Ones

Tracklisting:

  1. Introduction
  2. Know Things (ft. DJ TMB)
  3. Hot Damn (ft. The Artifacts, Tiye Phoenix, and DJ Trickalone
  4. Homecoming
  5. Rock The Bells (ft. Reks, C-Rayz Walz, and DJ TMB)
  6. My Grandma Used To Say
  7. Products Of The Environment (ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq and Cella Dwellas)
  8. Marvelous (Planet-ill)
  9. Make Ya Speakers Pop (ft. 9th Prince, Inspectah Deck, NLZ, and DJ TMB)
  10. Psalms 76
  11. It’s Over (ft. DJ TMB)

Note:

I am not going to start off this review by telling you how much I have been a fan of Venomous2000 over the years. That would be disingenuous. As a matter of fact, you won’t see too much music from him posted on this site since it’s inception. Honesty being the best policy, while I respected the man’s talent, I was never really “wowed” by his previous bodies of work, and I had purchased more than just a couple of projects.

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