R.A. The Rugged Man's "Legends Never Die" with the "Learn Truth"single, is the first ever collaboration between him and his former lengendary Rawkus labelmate Talib Kweli. This LP never gets old to me REal HipHop never gets old. One day the world will look back at these archives and realize how much they missed out on, just like Picasso.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
After hiding in the underground for years, Styles of Beyond's 3rd album "Reseda Beach" is now available on iTunes and CD at demigodzstore - And what better way to celebrate with an Aqua-produced track from the album featuring fellow Demigodz brother Celph Titled. The LP is executive produced by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and also features Apathy, Scoop Deville, Somaya Reece, Bishop Lamont and Shinoda himself.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Uptown XO has teamed up with the Creative Junkfood team to create his newest visual piece - an animated video for the standout track "Everyday" (produced by and featuring AB The Pro). One of the most creative HipHop videos I've seen in awhile I hope you guys enjoy it as well.
"Did it when they thought that we couldn't / Look how we fought for the puddin' / for the cosby bills..."
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Atlanta HipHop duo, ILLClinton, releases a new cut from their upcoming 2016 project, ILLClinton Era. The hard-hitting effort, entitled "Oh Foreal" is a perfect introduction to the highly dynamic duo. With Blake Belair behind the jazzy, 808-driven production and Brennan rocking the mic with a lyrical prowess unmatched to most, this is a very good listen. HipHop in the south is alive and well.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Wax is probably one of the most "slepted" on Emcees who for the most part spits nothing but Hot Fire. Along with his partner EOM they are practically unstoppable. In the underground these guys are at the top of their game. This is still one of my favorite joints that I still bump in the truck today.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Up and coming Producer/Beatmaker and sometimes Emcee eLiMenCe has just released a collab project with Colorado's “Best Hip Hop Artist” award winner, StoneyBertz. “Say Anything” is a professional album, not a mixtape, but an official project. The album was inspired by the cult classic movie "Say Anything" released in 1989 starring John Cusack. It appears that the Boom Bap / Golden Era of HipHop is alive and well in the streets of Colorado.
Friday, December 18, 2015
After dropping subterranean classics with Sidewalk Science and Concrete Soul, Brick City veteran Beneficence is back with a new album, Basement Chemistry which is set to drop on Jan. via Ill Adrenaline Records.
Armed with the true sounds of the golden era, Benef drops rejuvenated flows and shares mics with HipHop's elite lyricists on Basement Chemistry, including Inspectah Deck, Masta Ace, MC Eiht, El Da Sensei, AG, Dres of Black Sheep and Chubb Rock and many more.
Once again the Artifacts affiliate traps the listener into slick, thought provoking rhymes backed by hard hitting yet soulful production from DJ Spinna, Da Beatminerz, Jazz Spastiks, Confidence and L'Orange.
The album's formula stays true to the game, official BoomBap, with obscure samples and intricate cuts; which the album's second leak, "When The Sun Comes" featuring Masta Ace proves it.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Following on from the lyrical onslaught on steroids that was “Bars Simzson”, the 20 yr old North London rapper/musician Little Simz shifts gears drastically delivers a soulful and vibrant tale of love. This tune from Simz confirms that artist are born not created and pain is the #1 source of great material.
“Sometimes, things change for the best. “Quest Luv” was the easiest song for me to write on the E.D.G.E EP, because of it’s personal nature which allowed me to delve into a more vulnerable side of myself, drawing out the substance and content.
OTG brought the right vibe, Tilla brought the right emotion to the record, which is why it works so well.” – Little Simz
Monday, December 14, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Twenty-one year old HipHop artist Mickey Ba$tard is definitely making a statement spittin' over Kendrick Lamar's The Heart instrumental and I'm not gonna lie it goes H.A.M. I was really impress with the South Central LA rappers passion and the content of his lyrics are on point. If we support more artist like him, mainstream HipHop wouldn't be the Garbage it is today.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Martin $ky has been doing his thing in the Underground HipHop scene for a minute now. Just like those fanatics follow college players all the way to the pros, I am the same way with dope Emcees. I've been waiting for the day when Martin will be a household name hoping he don't change too much and stay focused of beind different. So far he has been on a path for greatness.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Mélan hailing all the way from the Bronx, NY presents a raw introduction of herself on one of her influences, Queen Latifah’s "U.N.I.T.Y" beat, creating the acronym "M.I.L.L¡Y" meaning Music Is Literally Living in You. With the massive search for free downloadable beats, she expresses her story and experience through a 90’s flow on various of genres.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
This is one of favorite joints from a few years ago, Steph Jones is a very talented singer now turned fitness guru and life coach. Some may think he was crazy for leaving the music business behind, but in life you have to do what makes you happy. Almost sounding like a young Maxwell on this joint right here, this is a great song.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
I stumbled upon Murkdaddyflex a couple years ago while looking for some new instrumentals. So for the low price of FREE.99 you can spit over some of the most professionally put together beats. Murk gets very creative with the use of smooth jazz undertones that reminds me of the Neptunes. Or if you're like me, someone who enjoys dope HipHop instrumentals, then this is the Cd for you.
Friday, December 4, 2015
Lee Bannon, Chuck Strangers and Kwame3000 who make up the group Super Helpful hooks up with Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight and CJ Fly. Now you know this Sh#@! is seriously Dope to the Tenth Power..!! When you are as talented as these guys are you don't have to try too hard. This sounds like a cypher they recorded playing around, real skills are being displayed here take notes rookies....!!
Thursday, December 3, 2015
One of my favorite joints by Slum Village off their “Dirty Slums 2″ Mixtape from SV and Mick Boogie. This is another classic featuring artist such as T3, Young RJ & Guilty Simpspn just to name a few. Now this is HipHop in its purest form. You see boys and girls REAL Emcees always last the test of time. I love when veteran Emcees show us time after time what lyrical skills mean.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
F.Y.I. releases a video for the Blaptastic track, "One Thang" featured on his new project Age/Sex/Location. The video is shows F.Y.I.'s acting chops as he plays various characters from a hood cult classic like Belly or one of the '90s all-time greatest sitcoms Fresh Prince. Only one word can describe this video - entertaining! Make sure to support dope shxt and download F.Y.I.'s latest music at www.fyipsalms.com
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
From Uganda to Houston we bring you 23yr old artist Harold Kalibala "Eros" who is embarking on a very unique style of HipHop. A brutal tackle (while playing Football)left him strapped to a hospital bed in Cincinnati. Eros had to find his way in the hospital, he began to play with words, bending them to create lyrical stories that illustrated his global journey. His sound lies somewhere between East Africa and the American South – an earnest, cutting flow set against original captivating beats. To my knowledge there is no rapper out there like him. Big up to beatmaster Iamnobodi who did this thing of this track.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Around the turn of the century, Kensee (based in Linz/Austria) made his first experiences with producing Beats. In 2005, he started to devote himself to it more passionately. After several solo tracks, productions for polish artists and participations in numerous remix contests, the time had come to make larger projects.
Kensee his also done shows performing as just a DJ. After 2012 appeared "Twenty Track Therapy" and in 2014 with London-based rapper Cobane, published "Target Reached", the new solo album "Mind Sex" which drops January 2016. Since Kensee is also active as a filmmaker, he also takes on the role of the Creative Director for his upcoming album in which he plans to release at least seven music videos.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Los Angeles group Horseshoe Gang, the younger brothers of Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), are set to release their new album "Anti Trap Music" in early Spring 2016 on Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.
With a host of previous EP's, mixtapes and albums under their belt. the four Emcees have been prolific over the past 6 years with additional launches such as their Horseshoe Weekly series and C.O.B. cyphers. As part of the Southwest Kings Tour, they hit the road with their elder brother and Rittz earlier this year, following up with the release of their "Knockin on Rap's Door" EP. Most recently they hit the headlines for taking up Funk Volume's $500,000 rap battle challenge with their track "Half a Meal" produced by DJ Khalil.
They'll be appearing at the SXSW Festival in March next year
"Poverty Slogans" is the first single taken from their new album now on iTunes produced by Denmark's Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H.
Friday, November 27, 2015
When I first heard this song by Adele I was blown away by her vocals. But when JOE decided to cover this song I was truly floored by his version. Just when you thought the song couldn't sound more surreal, JOE takes it to the next level by bringing a more grittier tone to the popular single and his version has more soul and charisma.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
"Shake Her Hand" is off of the Mister Nice Guy album Directed by Spectrum LDN 123. Eric Roberson is probably one of the last true Soul Singers. He definitely has made his mark in the Neo-Soul genre despite not having the same exposure as Maxwell or D'angleo. I've witnessed him on several occasions freestyle original songs using words from the audience, he's definitely a talented brotha. Checkout one of his singles below, I'm sure there are men out there (myself included) who can relate to this type of situation at least once in their lifetime.
Monday, November 23, 2015
While on the west coast, Apollo did remix to Drake's "5AM in Toronto". After a few listens Apollo decided to take the people to the Eastern Time zone where at 5AM it’s colder then other places. Normally I don't like when Emcees do joints like this but Apollo The Great is one of those few exceptions.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
An 18 yr old HipHop artist from the UK, by the name of Reps Reppatwa is makin' his mark in the arena we call HipHop. His style ranges from 90's Boom Bap, some Hardcore, with a twist of the smooth Jazz stuff. He's debut album is a Free download, "In The Name Of Rep". He also released another free EP, entitled ''Reppalations 21:2’’. This is the intro track taken from the EP, produced by Massology. Checkout his single below and tell us what you think.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Gone Wallacehas has a old school style mixed with a future sound. His distinguished sound has earned him comparisons to the styles of Childish Gambino, Curren$y, and Ab-Soul. With his use of soulful samples and fan boy rhetoric, Gone discusses current world issues and future dreams. Gone Wallace takes listeners back to HipHop's "Golden Era" with his 90's style of rap. Real is the first single from Gone's untitled debut album, it has a nostalgia-inducing resurgence of the Boom Bap. With a smooth, vintage soundscape provided by CMR Beatz. This is also the first official track from Gone Wallace since his short-lived hiatus. Checkout him out below, support REal HipHop.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Here is 3oNe3 visuals to "Guide Me Home", off their mixtape Entourage, and even though it's a little "Drake'ish" for my taste, I decided to post it because like the concept of this single. 3oNe3 call themselves a Hip-Pop group, coming out of The University of Missouri with main vocalist Flexy and female Bitsy who makes a appearance in this song but not all of their projects. Flexy does pretty much all the music you hear from the recording to the engineering. So in other words he's a younger version of myself, but better looking...lol. Flexy and I have had a brief conversation and he knows I'm a Hardcore HipHop fan. So I must admit I don't post all the things this talented Emcee sends me but I do love his drive and dedication to being himself in his music. Checkout the video below and then click one of the links below to hear some of his other stuff. Let us know what you think.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Probably one of hardest workers in HipHop, Ghostface Killah has always been one of my top ten Emcees. I just had to share this joint off of his album "Twelve Reasons To Die". Too many veterans in the game don't stay true to themselves in a attempt to be relevant. Most rappers lose their way trying to keep up with the younglings of mainstream HipHop. Not Ghost, he always keeps it REal straight up and down.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Hemi, one half of ATLien Workshop, just released a music video for his single titled “Who Dat?!” off of his first solo project, “MotorMouth Mixtape Volume 1”. This video takes me back to a time when you needed Bars....to even be recognized as a Emcee.
I'm glad to see we are getting back to the lyrics with the new generation.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
They say it’s different across the bridge, and there is something definitely different about GQ. In the words of 9th Wonder, simply put, “he’s a star”. GQ, who Grammy Award winning producer, 9th Wonder, coins his “secret weapon” is not only a former NCAA basketball champion, but in fact Oakland’s next HipHop hero.
Born and raised in Oakland, California, GQ (also known as Quentin Thomas) found his passion for music at an early age; nine to be exact. Influenced by a wide array of music genres and artist, the young GQ became a fan of lyrics and started to pen his first rhymes; all while training to be a college hoops star. In 2004 he was recruited by Roy Williams to play for the University of North Carolina’s storied basketball program; and was a member of the 2005 National Championship team his freshman year. Some years later, and already a champion of one passion, he was well on his way to being a champion of his other - rhyming.
GQ signed with 9th Wonder in 2009, one of the last artists to join the budding Jamla roster, which has grown to be one of the most buzzed about indie labels today. Of the multi-talented emcee, 9th Wonder says, “he isn’t a basketball player that can rhyme; he is a rapper that can ball.” His style is passionate, controlled, lyrical and he is a master of telling the gritty, dark tales of the place we know as “OakTown”.
In 2010, GQ was featured on EA Sports’ NBA Live 10 video game, alongside Mississippi’s own, David Banner. The following year, the Oakland emcee released a few singles, and a three-part mixtape series, entitled “Blended”, before unleashing his first project under the Jamla imprint “Trouble Man.”
Friday, November 13, 2015
Slum Village release as 6 part series answering fans questions about the group. This is a great video for old and new fans of SV checkout the Part 1 below.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
More music from Thundercat off his album “Apocalypse” which dropped on the Brainfeeder label. This is what I call a true musician which is a dying breed nowadays.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Ok REal HipHop fans here is your chance to put some Real HipHop on the mainstream circuit. Skipp Whitman is a HipHop artist from Brookline, Massachusetts. He has released three self-produced albums, the first “Free Agent” in 2007, “Skipp City” in 2011 and his most recent “5am” in September 2012. Skipp City is his most successful album to date, with its lead single “Famous” single reaching #2 on the college radio charts. Checkout the video below which is in the top 5 of MTv's "The Freshmen" series. Then go vote HERE for Skipp Whitman. You can vote as many times as you like. Let's keep REal HipHop Alive..!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Baltimore’s own Weche releases this smooth track “Someone Else’s Lover.” Backed by production from Samo, Weche takes his playa flow and spits some smooth rhymes about having an affair with another man's woman. This is reality I'm sure we all had apart in a situation that wasn't morally right. Check out Weche below and tell us what you think.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Visuals from Homeboy Sandman off his Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent EP. If you ask me Sandman is one of the many underrated Emcees in the game. I mean when it comes to lyrics his Bars has Bars....you feel me? Sandman is one of the dopest original Emcees in HipHop today, hands down and did I forget to mention he's from New York.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
FowL recently linked up with fellow Michigan native Tay Rhodes in East Lansing to record this track and you can tell a competitive spirit was in the air because both artists brought the heat on "7th Letter G". These guys need to look to make a entire album because this joint is off the hook. Check them out below.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Every now and then you get an Emcee who comes out of nowhere with a sound so unique yet familiar, you can't ignore them. Breeze is one of those Emcees, if you close your eyes you can hear the Jay-Z influence in his rhymes, but with his own flavor. I'm cool with that it's HipHop, where the music was originally created spittin' over R&B classics. James Brown's estate should be worth a billion dollars as much as his voice and music have been sampled.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Texas native singer and songwriter, Siobhan Heard, began singing in her father’s church at 12 years old. Ever since then she has embodied her love of music by attending Santa Monica and Occidental College through adulthood. You can hear Siobhan's Classical & Jazz training, in every track on her debut Cd.
Siobhan’s introduction to the creative mecca of Leimert Park was the watershed experience that catalyzed relationships with collaborators for her debut project, Love In All Aspects (LIAA). LIAA is basically Siobhan's life story told with a Classical, Jazzy, and HipHop undertone featuring her beautiful sultry vocals.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Washington D.C.-bred, California-based rapper/producer Fong-Sai-U presents "Last Words"dissin' Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill. This track comes on the heels of "Enough", featuring Wu-Tang affiliate Prodigal Sunn, which will appearred on The Last Ronin, his forthcoming album. Fong's last album was Ballads Of A Massacre, featuring the late Guru of Gang Starr, Dice Raw and Buddha Monk. Fong has collaborated with Black Thought (of the The Roots) who also was his mentor and the guy who took Fong on tour. In 2011 Soulspazm Records released Fong’s album A Soldier’s Story, which featured Raheem DeVaughn and Res.
"For some reason people act like Wale is the only rapper in DC. He can speak for himself but I did feel some type of way about it. I'm not going to let any man talk reckless about anyone In our city. I be in Philly. Hell, Black Thought was my mentor. "I had to do this because the nigga his mouth too much."- Fong-Sai-U
Saturday, October 31, 2015
My man Ab (Of Black Milk’s Band) always brings us dope music to vibe to. If you’re a fan of artists like D’Angelo , Bilal, or Dwele, than Ab is they artist for you. His style is so similar to an artist that I will not name I almost thought it was him. This is R&B at it's best, like HipHop music R&B has gone underground where most of the REal artist live. Make sure you checkout Ab's FREE download below.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Elaine "Lil'Bit" Shepherd is a Canadian artist/musician who has definitely been doing her thing since high school. Lil’Bit received The Most Promising New Artist Award at the RMAA’s. This award is just a milestone in itself ultimately foreshadowed her acceptance of the most prestigious award in the Canadian Music Industry: In 2011, Lil’ Bit received a Juno for Reggae Recording of the Year. She also received two awards at the 2011 WCRMA’s for Best Female Vocalist, and Single of The Year, and was nominated for Best Female Vocalist, Best Reggae Single, and Artist of the Year at the 2011 RMAA’s. She has the kind of voice that could captivate any audience. Watch her live performance below you will see what I mean.
Here is a little bonus video featuring Elaine "Lil Bit" Shepherd by these Bestie Boys style Canadian rap group Called Rushden & Diamonds. For some reason I really like this song even though it's a bit corny. Its a cool fun loving groovy song with a catchy hook. Check it out below you will see what I'm saying.