Artist: Astro Vandalist
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
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 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 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.
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!
Artist: Endemic Emerald x Skanks The Rap Martyr
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]
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.
Here’s a track from Local-MU12’s collective effort, Everyday People. The track features bars from Shabaam Sahdeeq and Punchline, underscored with production from The Manorail. Together they take on the Instagram era and those looking for instant fame in the game.
Artist: Venomous2000 & Trilian
Album: Sounds Of The Great Ones
- Know Things (ft. DJ TMB)
- Hot Damn (ft. The Artifacts, Tiye Phoenix, and DJ Trickalone
- Rock The Bells (ft. Reks, C-Rayz Walz, and DJ TMB)
- My Grandma Used To Say
- Products Of The Environment (ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq and Cella Dwellas)
- Marvelous (Planet-ill)
- Make Ya Speakers Pop (ft. 9th Prince, Inspectah Deck, NLZ, and DJ TMB)
- Psalms 76
- It’s Over (ft. DJ TMB)
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.
Venomous2000 and Trilian just released a new album entitled The Great Ones, and let me tell you…it’s impressive! This is easily my favorite project from Venomous. His style over Trillion’s production seems so seamless. Enjoy this track!
Shabaam Sahdeeq is back with another single, this time produced by DJ Doom. And what other than complete dope you would you expect from Sahdeeq? He rides the piano infused boom bap from Doom to the fullest extent, setting us up for his next project, Tmeless: of the collection. That’s set to drop early next year.
Album: Fouls and Free Throws
- Ice Cold (ft. Juxx Diamondz)
- Gun Talk (ft. Masai Bey)
- Still Stuck
- Between The Lines (ft. Mic Handz and Shabaam Sahdeeq)
- Heavy Reign (ft. Napoleon Legend x VVS Verbal)
- No Seeds (Venom Remix)
It’s really good to hear some new sounds from the man Skeezo. And to compliment the fact that the man drops dope music, he is releasing these six songs for free. If you are not familiar with this man’s talent, now is the opportune time to study up. Skeezo’s always dropping those tough bars and his choice of production continues to be impeccable.
There are lots of great guest shots on this project as well, but no one is going to outdue the host, bet on that. Check out the tracks below: