Thursday, August 31, 2017

SoulBrotha - "The Hood Ain't Changed Much" (Ft. Craig G) - {Video}

12 Finger Dan & B-Base aka Soulbrotha have carved a niche for themselves as a dope production and turntablist duo from Hamburg, Germany. As close protégés of producer icon DJ Premier, the veteran beatsmiths drop the Boom Bap filled EP "The Golden Era Isn't Finished", exclusively using the classic SP1200 beat machine. The EP comes "Special Delivery" courtesy of Ill Adrenaline Records along with first class guest appearances from Beneficence, Kazi, QNC, Craig G, Afu-Ra, Big Shug, Blaq Poet, and an intro from legendary producer and Juice Crew founder Marley Marl

Produced, mixed, mastered, and arranged by the Soulbrotha duo, the 38-track strong 2CD-set entitled "2009-2015" features guest appearances from DJ Premier, Large Professor, Craig G, Kev Brown, Krumb Snatcha, Blaq Poet, Big Shug, Finsta, Afu-Ra, Marley Marl, Nutso, QNC, Kazi, Freestyle Professors, Beneficence, Sadat X, Reks, NYG'z, and many more. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Jamila Woods - "HEAVN" LP - {Audio}

This sistas vocals is a much needed breath of fresh air, being old school myself I can hear a bit Erykah Badu influence, but hey that's me. Her long awaited solo LP entitled "HEAVN" is album you can just play without skipping tracks, so refreshing. Make sure you take advantage of this FREE download while it last and don't forget to support REal music and REal artist like Jamila.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Killa Kyleon - "Coco" - {Official Video}

One of Killa Kyleon's #30Days30Deaths freestyles "Coco", goes hard representing Houston with madd bars, produced by OT Genasis. Not only is Killa bodying rappers track after track, it's Purge Season and he's killin' their songs, this one was directed by David Stunts.  There are not too many street rappers I listen to unless their rhymes are as lyrical as Killa's.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Bad Daughter Kane - "Got The FREE" - {Official Video}

R&B songstress Erica Kane aka Bad Daughter Kane, has been on her grind for some years now.  Erica is taking us back to the 90's when so called Neo-Soul brought us artist like Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Lauryn Hill.  Like most REal artist Erica's notoriety is not where it should be but that hasn't slowed her down.  She continues to hone her craft with each LP release.  If you want to support REal music checkout my sista below she is the TRuth.  Make sure ya'll support artist like Erica and let's keep REal music alive.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Diamond District (Oddisee, XO, yU) - "A Part Of It All" - {Official Video}

One of the dopest groups on the east coast, but most of y'all never heard of them.  One of the great lyricist once said " Ni**as with knowledge is more dangerous than Ni**as with guns, they make the guns easier to get and try to keep Ni**as dumb" - Talib Kweli.  So now you no exactly why your may not have heard about this dynamic trio, their lyrics make you think.  Diamond District was once the last of a dying breed of woke HipHop Emcees, but thanks to rappers like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Joey Bada$$ REal HipHop has chance of overcoming our obvious low standards of today.  A lot of us say we want change but don't support our local HipHop artist who's raps are filled with inspirational lyrics that represents the community.  Okay enough of the soapbox rant, make sure you checkout the video below.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Arima Ederra - "Earth To Arima" - {Audio}

 Here’s a project from a sister who considers herself a poet who sings. Her name is Arima Ederra. Check out the jazzy/soulfuness of her new project which features artists like Blu, Sham, and Gibby. Visit Arima’s site here. I love to hear soulful singers you can hear the passion and her love for the art of music. No line dancing required or recommended, music for the soul. Check her out for yourself below.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Action Bronson - "Compliments To The Chef" - {Audio}

Action Bronson is always on the grind, this feature in Jared Even‘s new video for “Pro Create” goes H.A.M., “Compliments To The Chef” is now a cult classic.  He got Peter Rosenberg and Ecko Unlimited featured on The New York Renaissance mixtapeBronson does what he does best; name checks various foods with sexual innuendos sprinkled over the top of it Two in the pink/ Two in the stink.” Playing two different songs mixed in to one, the chorus on the Harry Fraud produced joint stands out as the track’s strongest point – Lauriana Mae drops some beautiful vocals.  This is an oldie (by today's standards) but still relevant in underground HipHop

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Horseshoe Gang - "Half A Meal" (Hopsin & Funk Volume Diss) - {Audio}

Not too long ago Funk Volume (HopsinDizzy Wright & Jarren Benton) took to the airwaves of Sway In The Morning to challenge ANY label to a $500,000 battle. During the interview segment, industry veteran Mike Trampe called in to the show. Once on the line, Sway asked him what he thought about the challenge and Mike immediately mentioned Horseshoe Gang and KXNG CROOKEDJarren Benton was quick to say "Horseshoe Gang Hella dope," but Hopsin felt differently and replied "They (FV) would demolish anybody", referring to Horseshoe Gang & KXNG CROOKED.  After hearing the radio segment, Horseshoe Gang swiftly recorded "Half A Meal," produced by Grammy Award winning producer, DJ Khalil.  I some folks don't like beef in HipHop, but I feel it's the competition that keeps the culture moving forward not all that holding hands Sh#%!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Freeway - “Jungle” - Official Video}

Fourth studio album, Diamond In The Ruff, former Roc-A-Fella signee and Philly native Freeway is still doing his thing. “Jungle" which was produced by Incredible Stro, Freeway firing his battle rap-refined flow over the frenzy of a street banger, whilst the Jimmy Giambrone-directed clip features Philly Freezer stunting with a couple Bentleys around the city. Which was released via Babygrande Records, features collaborations with Wale, Musiq Soulchild, Vivian Green, Marsha Ambrosius and production from Just Blaze and more. [Order]

Monday, August 21, 2017

Rest In Power Dick Gregory: A Tribute To A Black Legend - {Video}

We lost a great legend over the weekend, here is my tribute to late Dick Gregory.  Even though I've never met him in person, he was like my grandfather.  His ideologies were so close to mines I felt his blood running through my veins.  There isn't much I can say about Mr Gregory that hasn't already been said.  But what I can say is how he impacted my life back in 2007.  I wasn't too familiar with his past prior to then but once I did my research I was floored.  

He did the unthinkable by most people standards, he literally gave up a lucrative career in comedy to fight for the rights of black people.  And this was back in the 60's, yet nowadays you barely hear a peep out of any celebrities who are in fear of losing their "Butter Biscuits".  Now don't get me wrong I understand having to take care of your family, but if we stuck together it would soften the impact.  

Imagine all of the black NBA players and all of the NFL players just quit the league?  It would shut those industries down, we would  have the leverage to truly help black people.  I've learned a lot from Mr. Gregory and his weekly lessons and observations will be missed by myself and many others.  He can finally rest, he's been fighting the good fight for far too long.  Peace Baba..., I found a excellent preview into Mr Gregory's life below please watch.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Chelsea Reject - "47" (Ft. Kirk Knight & Tnah Apex) - {Audio}

Chelsea Reject is a 23-year old female Emcee coming out of Brooklyn, NY by way of St. Lucia. She just recently partnered with one of the dopest indie labels formerly ran by the late great Sean Price (R.I.P),Duck Down Music.  Her latest project, CMPLX is still gettin' heavy rotation in my whip.  Not too many female Emcees catch my attention these days since most of them want to sell sex instead possessing real talent. Listen to her below if you are a REal HipHop Head you will appreciate her skills on the mic just as much as we do.
Not one to be afraid of being weird, different, or complex, The REJECT is contagious! Chelsea Reject

Friday, August 18, 2017

JaH-Monte FKA (King Callis) - "KWAHERI UPENDO" - {Audio}

Ohio native JaH-Monte fka (King Callis) started writing music at the age of 10 however it wasn't until his teenage years that he started actually recording.  His sound mirrors that of the late 90's Common Sense with a twist of Slum Village mixed with his own unique flow.  The essence of REal HipHop is slowly but surely making a comeback thanks to artist like Jah-Monte.  Remember without support this genre of HipHop wouldn't exist, support your local underground artist.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Killa Kyleon - "2 Legited 2 Quit It" - {Official Video}

Killa Kyleon does his thing on this MC Hammer inspired track, David Stunts directed video for "2 Legited 2 Quit It," another dope freestyle off his 30 Days 30 Deaths project.  Killa is one of the few hood dudes I f#@k's with and he always goes hard in the paint, and the bars are madd complex with dope metaphors.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Chron - "Blue" (Prod by Dixiehype) - {Audio}

Chron is a 23yr old Florida based HipHop artist.  Her talent was recognized after the release of her first official project, an EP titled "Maniac" where her trademark sound was first noticed.  
In Florida, Chron found a thriving alternative art community that was developing outside of the industry system; with production from Miami producer Poshgod amongst others.

Urban street culture has become a defining influence on music, art, and fashion of the present generation.  Chron one of the few young musicians, artists, filmmakers, and performers whose not afraid to express themselves despite what the mainstream considers  to be"art".

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jay-Z - "The Story Of O.J." - {Official Video}

Now I know I'm about a month late on this one but I was in the hospital for 22 days so forgive me but I wanted to make a important point about Jay-Z.  First this is monumental because I have never featured a Jay-Z song or album on this site ever. 

Second folks been raggin' on Jay because they think he switched up and he is being hypercritical I happen to disagree.  Jay-Z subconsciously has always been a conscience person just not in his rhymes.  Back in 2003 Jay released his 8th cd The Black Album, there is a track on the that album called Moment of Clarity.  
He basically reveals himself and his scheme to get money fast in HipHop.  Here is a piece of that track "I dumb down for my audience and double my dollars They criticize me for it yet they all yell "Holla" If skills sold truth be told I'd probably be lyrically Talib Kweli Truthfully I want to rhyme like Common Sense (But I did five Mil)I ain't been rhyming like Common since..."  
You see now that Jay-Z is in a different tax bracket he can truly be an Emcee with meaning and purpose because he no longer makes a living as a artist.  Even 2 Chains admitted the same during interviews with The Breakfast Club, and we know Lil Wayne is a very intelligent individual but unfortunately that's not where the REal money in HipHop is, isn't in the mainstream where the Mumble Rap is winning.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sean Price - "Imperius Rex" - {Official Video}

Thanks to Bernadette Price the wife of the late Sean Price, his legacy will live on forever.  Sean only finished 4 tracks before he passed but like Tupac, Sean had mad hours of rhymes he recorded that was never released.  Bernadette spent a couple months going through all of her husbands material picking out the perfect rhymes for the additional 12 tracks added.  With the help of producer Dru Ha, Sean's right hand man they put together one of the dopest Sean Price album of all time.  Even Jay-Z paid homage to the late great Emcee calling Sean Price one of his top 5.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Oddisee - "You Know Who You Are" (Ft. Olivier Daysoul) - {Video}

What else can I say about Oddisee that already hasn't been said, not much but he is the last of a dying breed A REal Emcee.  What can I say about Olivier Daysoul, one of the best guitarist/vocalist in HipHop and beyond.  This is one of a few joints they do together, they literally can form their own duo, the chemistry between them is that great.  Oddisee has been representing the DMV for a long time now, it's about time the world gets the privilege of being blessed with the talent of Oddisee and Olivier. Don't believe me just watch....below.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Josiah The Gift - “Legend” - {Official Video}

  Rising the depths of New York City Emcee, Josiah The Gift teams up with producer Sassoon for his “Legend" track to celebrate the release of their collaborative mixtape entitled The Mandelbrot Set.  

I'm glad to see the east is coming back on the scene with some REal Emcees spittin' that Real Sh#@!.  Be on the look out for Josiah he is one of the reasons why Whack Emcees will not last.  Checkout his video below it's quick and to the point NO skinny jeans or autotune this that real Hardcore Sh#!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Freddc. - "Falseones" (Ft. Devine Carama) - {Audio}

Freddc. teams up with one another one of my favorite underground Emcees Devine Carama for this dope classic.  Devine don't team up with many rappers so for him to be on this calab with Freddc. lets you know that he's the truth.  This is what real HipHop sounds like my people, listen and learn.