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.