One of the standout tracks from G&D’s “The Lighthouse” album gets the visual treatment. You can peep the video above and pick up the album through SomeOthaship Connect. This dynamic couple reminds me of a HipHop version of Kindred The Family Soul very talented and soulful couple. Check out their video below.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
The debut LP of the then totally unknown Emcee/Producer duo was originally released in November 2011. During that time, Ill Adrenaline Records dropped underground smash albums and singles by Beneficence, Purpose & Confidence, Tragic Allies & Tragedy Khadafi, Da Beatminerz, Neek The Exotic, The Regiment & Confidence, The Legion, and The Purist & Roc Marciano. In the meantime, "The Element of Surprise" by Rashad & Confidence became an internationally critically acclaimed LP, considered by many as an instant classic by HipHop heads worldwide. Push the play button and listen closely to the deep and soulful, but still hard hitting boom-bap beats of "The Element of Surprise", and get taken back to a time when hip-hop only produced classics.
Ill Adrenaline Records is now proud to announce the long awaited instrumental version of the already classic "The Element of Surprise" album by Rashad & Confidence! Available now on limited CD/LP, and digitally.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
West Coast mic monster Trek Life and his beatmaking partner in crime Duke Westlake are back with a summer time jam everyone can relate to - We Good (feat.Oddisee, Belvi, Funklogik).
To get everyone in on things, Trek included the clean version, the instrumental, and the acapella for all the DJs out there.
The B-side of this summer digital single is "Rhyme Harder" featuring MicWriter (prod. Duke Westlake).
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The wait is over, almost 3 years ago Joey Bada$$ dropped his highly acclaimed mixtape 1999 . Since then he has a few scattered singles and features but this week his official debut LP B4DA$$ has arrived. Let me be the first to tell y'all it was well worth the wait, this album is dope. Checkout bonus track "Run Up On Ya" featuring underground veteran Action Bronson and Elle Varner on vocals. Statik Selektah did his thing on production as always. Make sure you support REal HipHop..!
Friday, January 23, 2015
For week 2 of #ILLClintonTuesdays, The ILL gets back to the basics with another classic Blake Belair instrumental, accompanied by Brennan's increasingly lyrical and abstract flow. "Y'all gon be here for the moment. Nigga, this is timeless," Brennan chants on the record, vowing the duo will be around for years to come. Unlike those one trick ponies artists that have plagued HipHop with garbage.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
No matter how many times we feature Rav.P he never disappoint us with his lyrical skills. Rav has released 3 videos in less than a month kicking off his #20videos2015 Campaign. This video is just one of them, a freestyle to his favorite Freddie Gibbs beat off of Pinata.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Are we really living Dr. Martin Lurther King's dream? I mean yes black people have made some progress since his death but, how much? We have more black men in jail or killed every year by other black men. I've always wonder if Dr King was alive today what would he say about the state of black people. We used take a stance for equality and justice but now it seems every man for themselves. What happen? Besides the fact that every "Real" black leader of the past always seem to get assassinated or jailed for some trumped up charge. What can we do to rid ourselves of the curse placed upon black people? This now self inflicted ignorance that continues to destroy Black American families most certainly force us into extinction.We are now our own Worst Enemy, so until we learn to get over our petty differences and work together by freeing ourselves from Mental Slavery, we will continue to experience the residual affects of Slavery. Ask yourself this: What are you doing to help the unification, survival, and the education of black people? We spend a lot of time trying to Get Rich instead working together and being Wealthy. You see being rich is Shaquille O'Neal, but being wealthy is the guy the pays him. I believe if your not a part of the solution, then you are a part of the problem. Watch the video below, if Dr King was alive this is how he would feel. "Who You Wit"? - Bernie Mac
(Art work Courtesy Of Marcus Kwame)
Courtesy Of The Boondocks
Saturday, January 17, 2015
According Rav.P he's making some moves for the New Year. "There comes a point in life where you must separate yourself from what you have known. Comfort is the cousin of failure. In order to have new results you must do something different. The journey is dark....a little intimidating, but it's a necessary journey to reach fulfillment." - Rav.P His new video for "FOH" from the IMMACUALTE EP pretty much sums it up. I had to do this several times myself.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Young Noble best known for being a part of Tupac Shakur's rap group The Outlawz, is now doing his solo thing. With his new single Eazy Come Eazy Go featuring King Malachi he's destine to cause some damage in the game. Checkout his video below and tell us what you think.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Fresh off of winning his very first Grammy with Tedeschi Trucks Band for Best Blues Album of the year in 2012 (Maurice was the horn arranger for the 11-piece ensemble), Maurice “Mobetta” Brown has also appeared on LP’s from Santigold, Ski Beatz, Prodigy, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, Diddy, Musiq Soulchild and countless others.
Maurice album, Maurice vs Mobetta, or, rather, Maurice’s Jazz side versus his Hip-Hop persona. Maurice vs Mobetta features appearances from Talib Kweli, Consequence, Prodigy, Jean Grae and production from Fyre Dept, DJ Scratch. Don't forget to go out and support real music.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
We decided to do a tribute to all the dope music that was released before UnsungHipHop.Com was created. We are coming up on our 4th year and there are many artist that need spotlight shined on them so we came up with this old school tribute. If you are not familiar with
is successful GRAMMY-winning album Black Radio. Flaunting a diverse array of featured guests including Common,Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli Sandé, Lalah Hathaway, andMalcolm-Jamal Warner, Black Radio 2 is certain to surprise and delight critics and fans alike. With a unique fusion of R&B, Jazz, and HipHop that brazenly traverses the boundaries of all three genres,Black Radio 2 finds Glasper and his musical cohorts creating in a vibrant new chasm, brilliantly contrasting its predecessor in the process.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Devine Carama, has recently worked with Thee Tom Hardy, Nemo Achida, Nappy Roots, Canibus, & CunningLynguists. He just released visuals for "Classic Material", off his album Believing In Forever.
After dropping 4 projects (The Dream Walker, Something More EP, Believing In Forever, & The Lost Jewels) in 2014. He has decided to take the entire 2015 year off and focus on his nonprofit organization Believing In Forever Inc.
I'm just happy he gave us so much material last year before trading in his microphone for some house slippers. This track was produced by France's Cool FD Beats & the vintage HipHop visuals was directed by Unsung Hero Media.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Anyone who truly knows HipHop knows that it is a reflection of all of the Soul Music that has come before it. Soul Music's roots are firmly planted in the Black Experience in America. It tells a story of joy and pain, sorrow and accomplishment. Accented by catchy rhythms, tense vocals, and a keen awareness of the blues, this Soul Music is Hip Hop. This young kid is apart of that new generation bringing HipHop back to its "Golden Years". Check him out below and tell us what you think.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Everywhere you go and everywhere we look nowadays, somebody is either Twerking, talking about Twerking or talking about somebody Twerking etc.
Add to that it’s official inclusion to the Oxford dictionary (“dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance”) following the recent global popularity drawn to it by a certain celebrity whose second name rhymes with virus, it has now become the current pop word/craze and Rah Digga has decided to speak out against the effect this might have on the younger, impressionable and more vulnerable audience.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
From my hometown of Baltimore we have some of the illest Emcees you never heard of. This is what REal HipHop is suppose to sound like, unique, lyrical, and with a strong message. I met Femi and Native back in 2002, when I was a up and coming producer for the local group called The Zen Collective. Since then I have taken a different path to success, but I'm glad to see they are still putting out good music.