Weekly Recommendation: NapsNdreds x Nottz – Trouble & a Pair of Dice (2018)

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Artist: NapsNdreds x Nottz

Album: Trouble & a Pair of Dice

Tracklisting:

1. Trouble! (skit)
2. Black Spiders
3. Blind Folds (ft. Neenah)
4. They Wanna Know (ft. Vinnie Paz)
5. Spilled Milk
6. Sauce 4 Da Floss (ft. Fred the Godson)
7. Highly Rated (ft. Cormega)
8. Black Suns (ft. Andi-Ites)
9. Thats Him! (Skit)
10.Waitin’ (ft. Murdoc)
11.Pair of Dice
12.Indicisiveness (Skit)
13.Hornets

Notes:

Quite a few dope projects made their way to digital shelves last week but I can’t let this one slide by, so out of all the projects, this is the one that I feel deserved the feature.

Nottz has crafted brilliance at least FOUR times this year providing the soundscape for albums from Blu, Bad Seed, Bumpy Knuckles and now NapsNdreds.   He just has an incredible ear and gift for what he does.

And I have a few other projects from NapsNdreds but none as complete as Trouble & a Pair of Dice.   His flow, wordplay, and content all shine impeccable on this project.  There are a few dope features on this album, but none of them take the limelight off of NapsNdreds.  He holds it down on all levels.

This is another must-have for your listening pleasure in 2018.  Don’t let it pass you by!  Here are my two favorite tracks from the project:

 

Single You Out: Recognize Ali – Holy War (ft. Vinnie Paz)

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Recognize Ali links up with Vinnie Paz to exchange sixteens over a banger from B-Sun.  I really enjoy the guitar sample used by B-Sun on this track, and DJ TMB really adds some excellent scratching to the joint.  And let’s face it, Ali has become one of the preeminent names in hip-hop, while Paz just shows he’s only getting better with his now legendary grind.  Excellent hip-hop.

New project, Recognition, is coming…when…I know not.

Single You Out: Jedi Mind Tricks – You Have One Devil But Five Angels

The latest single from Jedi Mind Tricks’ forthcoming release, The Bridge & The Abyss could be their best yet.   Stoupe’s piano laced rhythm provides that dark landscape for Vinnie Paz to lace tailor-made hard bars for the occasion.

This album is shaping up to be among the hardest of the year.  Every track has been hella tough.

Jedi Mind Tricks – San La Muerte (Video)

New Jedi Mind Tricks album is coming our way on June 22nd and best believe it will be one of the most anticipated albums of 2018.   No one in independent hip hop has quite the following as does Vinnie Paz and Stoupe.  They’ve been rocking it for two (or nearly two) decades…delivering lauded production and hard -hitting lyricism.  The recipe hasn’t changed as you can tell from their single here, San La Muerte.  Vinnie is keeping funeral homes filled over a Stoupe banger.

Vinnie Paz – The Ghost I Used To Be (ft. Eamon) (Video)

Vinnie Paz lets loose another video from his solo project from last year, The Cornerstone Of The Corner Store. Vinnie is narrating on the evil than men do for the sake of the dollar and the control it has over people. The track also features a gritty hook from Eamon and production from C-Lance.

Hopefully you have already checked the album, if not, go check it out now.