Ramson Badbonez is a London base producer, and has an album dropping on August 27th entitled, Lead By Example. And here we have the title track featuring Recognize Ali, Skyzoo, and Juxx Diamondz. Heavy on the snare and horn, with this bevy of emcees, this joint is a sure thing. Definitely looking forward to the full length later this summer.
By now the word has fully gotten out that producer extraordinaire, Pete Rock is linking up with the illustrious wordsmith Skyzoo for the project, Retropolitan. I have already put my pre-order in because this is the music legends are made of. You can tell by this first single, It’s All Good, that the chemistry and vibe is there. That will undoubtedly carry through the entire project.
Can’t wait for the entire project!
His new album, Words Worth a Thousand Pictures, is dropping in a couple of weeks, and by all accounts, this will be a must have.
Artist: The 17th
1. Intro (Prod by the 17th)
2. Look Away (Ft. Rock of Heltah Skeltah)(Prod by the 17th)
3. I Wreak Havoc (Ft. Havoc of Mobb Deep)(Prod by the 17th)
4. Thirsty (Ft. Spoke In Wordz)(Prod by Fantom of the Beat)
5. Don’t Care (Ft. Joell Ortiz & HollaAtcha Gwalla)(Prod by Louie Rock)
6. Used to Love U (Ft. Skyzoo)(Prod by Relavant Beats)
7. God’s Away on Business (Ft. Elise 5000)(Prod by the 17th)
8. Bundle @f St!cks (Prod by the 17th)
9. In My Mind (Prod by Anonymous)
10. Chest Tube (Ft. Seven)(Prod by the 17th)
11. Push (Prod by the 17th & Josh Johnson)
12. Hold My Own (Ft. Cortez, Livin Proof, HollaAtcha Gwalla, Zay G)(Prod by Anonymous)
13. Neglect (Ft. Rich Alomar)(Prod by the 17th)
14. My Drug (Prod by the 17th & Josh Johnson)
15. I Am God (Prod by the 17th)
16. New World Order (Prod by the 17th)
The 17th released his album, Inside Jokes With Complete Strangers, around a couple of months or so ago and I have taken my sweet time reviewing but it certainly deserves notice and recognition. The 17th is lauded on this site for his unorthodox wordplay and topic selection. He has a tendency to take the craft to higher limits with his conversational style and dynamic wordplay.
One of the doper tracks from Ruste Juxx and VSthebest’s collaborative project, Ready To Juxx. The whole album knocks, but this joint right here, featuring Skyzoo, knocks the hardest. The trio takes heads to schools with lyricism that is rooted in the foundations of hip hop over a beat that was simply meant for some BK representatives to rock over. Nothing artificial found here!
I don’t post promotional material as a rule of thumb, but I have a special place in my heart for music made by the Local-Mu12 collective. I have actually been asking about the status of this release for a couple of months now as it was originally slated for a Labor Day release. It got pushed back with the ever popular TBD release. But now it’s hitting the interwebs on December 17th so write that date down. This is a quick sampler of the entire album and if this doesn’t wet your appetite, you MFers can simply stay malnourished!
Rome Clientel is back with another single from the The Empire 3: Coronation project that has a set date of October 14th (which isn’t that far now). The cut, entitled Champions, finds Rome trading bars with New York lyricists Realm Reality (Infamous) and Skyzoo over production from DJ Concept. When you have some many talented individuals involved in a cut, it’s impossible for it to be considered anything less than a win.
I think it needs to also be said here that DJ Concept is killing it as of late. He has had his hand in a number of different projects with a variety of artists and they all come out tight. Just trying to recognize a major contributor to hip hop when I see one…
Locl-MU12 once again drops a gem on us with the release of the single, Champion, featuring Skyzoo. Real McKoy laces a proper beat for Stryfe, Broadway Barrett, and Skyzoo to rock over. Everything sounds really good about this joint. That is a great indicator, because the collective is dropping it’s debut album, Labor Day on September 3rd.