Most of ya'll probably missed out on this jewel when it originally debuted a couple of years ago. So I decided to bring it back to show ya'll, you don't have to have a hit single on the radio in order to be relevant HipHop. Chuck D teamed up with Eclectic Method for this joint, he drops a lot of jewels on this one scroll down and check'em out.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Philadelphia native, Gone Wallace, blesses Austrian artist, Soia's, 'Lost in Memory' in preparation for his 'Passion Project' EP and short film script. Gone's sultry wordplay and Soia's soulful vocals compliment each other perfectly over Mez's smooth soundscape. This is HipHop at it's finest, real dope stuff check him out below and go support REal HipHop.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Swerve is set to release his new official single "Sk! H!" featuring the LA HipHop artist Blu. The new project will be titled "Mixed Aromas" which drops on . It will be available for free download via Bandcamp, but if you would like to support what they are doing, there will also be physical copies available for purchase. Digital copies will also be available to purchase through most major online retailers. Make sure you go out and support REal HipHop people.
Abby Martin 0f Breaking The Set gives a exclusive to probably one of the most intelligent and intellectual historians in HipHop Immortal Technique. They discuss everything from his creative process in his politically charged lyrics to his views on capitalism and the two-party stronghold over American politics. In my opinion he is what every Emcee should strive to be like not Jay-Z. Checkout the interview below and be prepared to be taught...The Truth.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Brooklyn Emcee Scienze is always on his grind this joint "The Quest(ion)" is one of my favorites. He even collabed with producer Lord Quest and I must admit the beats are really dope. Be on the lookout for this guy in the mean time checkout his work below.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
After years of producing for artists such as Homeboy Sandman, Substantial, Tanya Morgan, Sadat X (Brand Nubian), yU, and Fresh Daily as well as releasing their music independently, DMV duo The Other Guys sign to HiPNOTT Records to release their official debut album, Seeds of Ambition.
Fully produced by The Other Guys, "Seeds of Ambition" includes features from yU (of Diamond District),Substantial, as well as Tanya Morgan on the lead single "Blow My Mind".
Seeds of Ambition is available now on HiPNOTT Records. Grab the album at iTunes (mp3) and UGHH(Compact Disc) and stream the album in its entirety on Bandcamp and DJBooth.
Mighty Joe & Isaiah “Insanate” Mensah are the alternative HipHop group The Other Guys, and yes before you ask, their name predates the Will Ferrell movie. The two musicians are both cousins and hail from the Washington, DC area. The Other Guys began producing together back in 2006. They have produced for and worked with artist such as Homeboy Sandman, Substantial,Tanya Morgan, Sadat X (Brand Nubian), yU, and Fresh Daily.
In 2012, The Other Guys walked away from panhandling beats to underground artist, and began releasing their own EPs independently. “The Other Album” which they released in 2012 was received with critical acclaim. Their Instrumental project “The Week EP” was rated as one of the Top 25 Instrumental Projects of 2013 by DEADENDHIPHOP.
Utilizing an eclectic assortment of samples, live drums, analog keyboards, and discussing “everyday man” issues, The Other Guys’ music is a testament to what hip-hop music used to be, as well as what it could be.
Monday, July 21, 2014
After a brief hiatus , Atlanta's potent duo, ILLClinton is returning with supremacy July 14.
"TRILLfluential" is only the beginning of their "trill" arrival.
Following up from their EP with Scion AV, the rapper and producer pair grew tremendously in terms of sound, audience and content.
The evolution ILL is here and will be coming to a site near you.
Who Is IllClinton?
ILLClinton has received praise from many popular music websites such as UnsungHipHop.com, Pigeons and Planes, Potholes In My Blog, Hypetrak, DJ Booth, and hundreds of other blogs across the internet. They have rocked out several venues, including the Noisey CMJ Rap Party and the Scion Open Mic in New York City, as well as a handful of shows in Atlanta and throughout the East coast. Pulling from a wide array of influences, ILLClinton is at the forefront of a southern renaissance happening in today's hip hop culture. In just one year, the duo has managed to create a lane of their own by combining intelligent, unorthodox lyricism with catchy melodies while always maintaining artistic integrity. Check out ILLClinton's two mixtapes, ILLANTA and ILLANTA II, and their EP, Scion AV Presents The ILL Experiment, atillanta.com.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
V. Nova releases his first single from his upcoming street album Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 3 called You Died featuring Uncle Murda. The record is produced by DJ Keal. When V. Nova teamed up with Uncle Murda on You Died, an East New York collaboration took place that was long awaited. You Died is a witty and sarcastic record in which both artists let it be known that some artists should think about what they ask for, because that artist might just get it. Damn I love when REal Emcees call out the wannabes as long as it stays on wax I'm good. Checkout single below and tell us what you think.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Substantial showed the world that Home Is Where The Art Is and for this particular MC the art is deep in PG County, Maryland. The Mello Music Group LP was a breath of fresh air in a stale climate.
Always on his grind, Substantial has been hitting the road in support of HIWTAI with his MMG and DMV brethren yU. The before ending his run he will be making pivotal stops in Brooklyn and Baltimore. In celebration of the live demonstration, and as a sneak peek of what you can expect from the two fierce rhymers, Substantial is leaking, “Movin’ Alright.” A bonus cut from the HIWTAI sessions, this Oddisee-produced, high-energy banger features Sub’s current road dog, yU.
Brooklyn, make sure to check out this fine brand of hip-hop at the Eye(Sol)ation Art Galley. The tour finale will be a hometown show in Baltimore, Peju’s Lounge to be exact. Home Is Where The Art Is is available everywhere now. Checkout the track below its what Real HipHop is made of.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
What's up Emcees...and wannabes....if you looking for a dope producer check out my man DESTRO M.A.R.S. He got that Boom Bap feel with a touch of new school hit him up below, peace...
DESTRO'S RETURN Promo Mix:
'At Ease' - DESTRO'S RETURN EP
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Today we have 22 yr old Emcee Phaze Jackson coming out of Cleveland with his new release "Pain". Not bad for a young blood he appears to have his head on tight and his flow is REal dope. Check him out below and tell us what do you think about this up and coming artist.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
What more can I say about Leon Martin, other than he's one of the few true artistic Emcees in HipHop today. Always putting out that REal cautious HipHop, make sure y'all go out and support this brotha he as truly out done himself on this one.
Angel M. - Good Morning, Problems, Make You Dance, Define
Ryan Harrison - The Ghetto
LeXx SmiTh - Right Back In It
Kola Rai - Right Back In It - @IAmKolaRai
Cover Art: GetKingGFX - @GetKingGFX
Engineering: Angel M. - @AngelMBeats
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Saigon, with his Plant The Seed (What U Paid For) is doing what he normally does poke fun at fake a$$ Emcees. With a career that has lasted over 10 years this Brooklyn native has always treated the Mic with integrity. His respect for the art of HipHop is a characteristic most rappers do not possess. It's more than just a way to get paid it's a lifestyle. Checkout the visuals below.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Truck North came with the big guns on his fourth album Our American Cousins. Just this single alone features Black Thought & Asher Roth for this Capital Crime joint. With producer The Wurxs at the helm Our American Cousin it surely will secure Truck North place as one of HipHop's dopest Emcees. Check out the track below tell us what you think.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Reek Da Villian uses Meek Mill's Use To Be beat to show off has skills on this new video. I'm always eager to hear new material from Reek since he is the protégé of HipHop veteran Busta Rhymes. He's had numerous features on BET Cypher and Busta Rhymes remixes. It finally looks like he is ready to spread his wings and find his voice in HipHop. Check him out below.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
" DJBooth unleashed this EP in a Re-Produced Series, based around Talib Kweli‘s Attack the Block single, Fly Away. Today, we are proud to present the world premiere of the first of three exclusive remixes off the project, courtesy of Mello Music Group‘s Apollo Brown. For his version of the cut, the Motown beatsmith trades Crada‘s piano-led production for an atmospheric, brass-laced boom-bap backdrop. For more on the making of the beat, check out Brown’s new, Booth-exclusive Re-Produced Profile. Watch their premiere re-productions from Shoeden1! and Willie B. it was dope. Previous Re-Produced projects from Tech N9ne, Torae and Freeway are still available in the Booth for free streaming and download. Additionally, Kweli fans is going to love this joint on the Brooklyn veteran’s album, Prisoner of Consciousness.
Courtesy Of DJBooth
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
AZ released From A To Z, before his Doe Or Die 2 Tour through Canada, Europe, and the States. It's been awhile since I've heard HipHop on that smooth cool S#@!. AZ is a Lyrical Beast for sure I'm looking forward to seeing him make a true comeback.
To celebrate that AZ will be performed with Juicy at "Blaa" in Oslo, Patski Love found an apology to mix and format all his AZ favorites "From A To Z"!
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
This single is straight off the EP #passportStamps, Rav P. always come out with the true to REal life lyrics we all can relate to. He's one of the best lyricist in the game hands down, he represents a few of the great underground phenoms in California. Make sure you checkout the video below and go support.
prod by Sal Dali
Directed by: Nimi Hendrix
Assisted by Ishell Vaughan
Styling assistant: Alisha Mayo
Girlfriend: Niazja Rios (Blessed)
Monday, July 7, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Space needle producer Def Dee is easy to catch pushin' the Lac, blowin' some trees, and bumpin' something fresh. He's like most young 20-somethings. The difference is, that what Dee's pushin' out the speakers is usually his own concoction. When Dee signed a producer development deal with MMG last year, there was no rush, just a desire to hear what the promising Beatsmith could do with a little time and skill this is what the young phenom came up with.
Def Dee's "Numb Again" (feat. yU & Hassaan Mackey) track off of his LP, 33 an'a third. The album is a remix compilation with a twist. Dee took unreleased verses from his MMG brethren, along with some classic verses, and started remixing. Then he called in the spittas to fill in the blanks with entirely new bars. The results speak for themselves. Numb Again features an unreleased yU verse that was originally for his group The 1978ers. After Dee remixed it, he called up the gravel voiced Rochester MC Hassaan Mackey to lay an all new verse down. Check it out, its pretty dope what he came up with.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Leon Marin wrote this song to express his experiences growing up in a neighborhood a lot of young black males are too familiar with. He wanted people to understand he grew up surrounded by a lifestyle that sucks in most of our black males, yet he was able to overcome it. Leon describes the term "ghetto" basically as a place we can't leave because it's a mental bondage not necessarily a physical one. Ghetto will be available for download upon the release of Leon Marin's mixtape, "Wish Me Success" on July 11th. Make sure you go out support REal HipHop, in the meantime checkout the video below.
Friday, July 4, 2014
One of New Jersey's dopest Emcees, Apollo The Great, his Apollo 21 project is one of my favorites. Hennessy Diaries is off the chain Apollo has always been on point with the lyrics. This was produced by non other than Willie B., "Above The Sky" is one of those hidden treasures be sure to check it out below.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
DJ Q-Fingaz is a busy man, on this project he joins forces with Masta Ace for "Progression" which is off of the album Qllection. I must say watching this video almost made me cry, it made me feel like " Wow HipHop used to be so Dope". I mean really it gave me that Golden Era of HipHop feeling. That feel good sensation but I'll still knock your block off your shoulders feeling. There is nothing like an artist being true themselves, instead of following industry gimmicks. "There is nothing worse than some jive sucka pushin' Smack to the Kids" - Black Dynamite. But that's my take you be the judge go check it out for yourself, or do whatever the F#@! you wanna do.....!!!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
If you ask me this dude and his is the next big thing out of NY, he's known as Brooklyns hailing Pro Era frontman, Joey Bada$$ drops off the visuals for “Fromdatomb$” a cut off the 17 year old’s critically acclaimed debut mixtape, 1999.
The David Helman directed video features Joey and Chuck Strangers backed by the Pro Era collective traversing the subways of NYC as well as a basketball court among other locations while spitting his classic New York style of rap. Joined by fellow Pro$, the ever vibrant around the middle point of the track, Joey’s latest visuals come with following announcement:
“Fromdatomb$ is the last video I wanted to drop off “1999″ because I felt like this closed out the tape perfectly. I’m locked in the studio with my pro$ putting in that twerk on this new PRO ERA tape set two drop December 21st.”