First and foremost, Dirt Disciples consists of the raw and gritty duo, Rome Clientel and DJ Concept and they are about to hit you with a new project, The Ambition, which is dropping on October 9th. This single features a very recognizable beat as well as guest rhymer in, Torae. In the joint, Panormic, you find no shortage of boom bap, that is sure to ensnare hip hop fans off all walks of life.
Artist: El Gant
Album: Beast Academy
2. Truth Hurts (feat. Torae)
3. Three Amigos (feat. Chris Webby & Ill Bill)
4. Bases Loaded (feat. Infinity Gauntlet)
5. JOAT Interlude
6. Energy (feat. J. Blanc)
7. Goldie Hawn (feat. El Da Sensei)
8. Five One Eight (feat. GGDT)
9. Mr. Miyagi
10. Three Amigos (Remix)
I first heard about El Gant when I saw him in the super group, Infinity Gauntlet. I hears his verse on the track Anti-Angelz and wrote his name down on a piece of paper so as not to forget. I then caught him in the group KAMALA and those songs were incredible. He released a mixtape, and now we have arrived at the time he drops his album, Beast Academy.
This video for The Business, is mad creative in addition to being a dope song. I mean, you can’t lose when you have Torae, M-Dot, and Tribeca represent but the quality of this video takes it next level. The cut itself is off of Reckonize Real’s new album, Dopamine, That album has a slew of bangers on it so I would not hesitate to pick that up.
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!
No…it’s not King Just (if you don’t get this reference then we are not from the same era), it’s Hannibal Stax and Marco Polo dropping that hardcore alongside a ope guest in the form of one Torae. This is a sick beat with dope lines galore. I just finished listening to Hannibal and Marco’s album, Seize the Day, and lets just say that it’s worth the dolo. Marco Polo is never to be associated with the weak shit!
Let start off by saying I love this beat. It’s unique and offers a different sound than I am used to hearing. Add to the fact, that producer Reckonize Real accesses the services of Torae, M-Dot, and Tribeca, you have nothing short of a winner. This is a true gem to those of us who like our hip hop raw and uncut with a touch of flair. I can’t wait to hear more. The producer’s album, Dopamine, should be dropping in June.
Poland’s favorite sons are making new music and I have to say it’s knocking hard. This production might put a crimp in your neck you’ll be nodding so hard. And what do you do with a hard beat? You put too of the rawest spitters available to spit heavy bars and that’s exactly what Torae and Ruste Juxx do. Body the beat…
I have looked for some information on an album from The Returners and have come up with goose egg. If someone knows about a project they have in store, can you let a brother know? Appreciated.
Disclaimer: It is hard and challenging to pick 50 tracks from the thousands upon thousands that dropped this year. It is merely an attempt to list my favorite cuts of 2012. Click the links to listen to the song! I think it’s a great list. There were a lot of great songs crafted this year and I know I left off some good ones. I listened to 5,000+ tracks from 2012 alone this year, so as an artist, if you made this list you know you are on the forefront of my iTunes!
1. Megatron Mindstate – Spit Gemz, Shaz Illyork, and DJ Brans brought the banger of the year early on in 2012. For me this track just set a standard that could not be surpassed. The beat was epic and the rhymes intermingled the streets with theology to provide a brief but concentrated delivery of dope.
2. Tragedy Text – RP from the Loyalty Digital game me the chills literally with this track about texting and driving and anyone who can provoke that type of response deserves to be acknowledged. One of the great conceptual songs in the last five years.
5. Lo Siento Amigo – Dub Sonata x Double AB brought a lot of flavor and context to this joint. Dub Sonata conjures a little latin boom bap and Double AB continues to be one of the best story telling emcees in the game, narrating a tale of romance, deception, and karma.
6. Local Artist – I could have honestly used any on the cuts off of The 17ths FREE EP. It’s a damn great EP and you can listen to it through and through. But this cut puts the listener in the shoes of your “local artist” and his life.
8. Heaven – While this is not on any particular album, Mike Beatz provides an amazing banger for the fans and the visuals from the video give you that serial killer feel. I can’t wait to hear more from this man in 2013.
34. Terminate On Site – CF drops another tough joint. Last year he brought ‘that fire’, and this year he ‘terminates on site’.
39. Rabbit Season – Craig G is an OG. He deosn’t care about end of the year accolades but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve them. He once again shows these youngsters how it is done…proper. Kids….go get your shine box!
42. Unlearn – Reks and Numonics kill the game with this track. These are two of my favorites in their selected fields. You can’t listen to this without stopping what you are doing and paying attention to the music,.