Saturday, August 11, 2018

Homeboy Sandman - "Mine All Mine" - {Official Video}

One of my favorite underground artists, Homeboy Sandman goes out of his way to make sure all of his music sound different from the last.  Now that's what you call a true artist to the core.  This is one of his earlier songs that didn't get much mainstream action but it's still dope.  Lyrically Homeboy Sandman would eat most Emcees alive and still not be full.

Friday, August 10, 2018

International Maverick - "Cubs Fitted" - {Official Video}

International Maverick(Emcee/producer) is back again with visual after releasing #4PMInChicago which was received.   Well, he returns this time with self-produced gem entitled ''Cubs fitted'' shot by Work Nowitzki and fellow Chicago Emcee none other than Philmore Greene.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Madd Skillz - "In A Minute" - {Official Video}

I love when legendary HipHop artist reinvents themselves but still staying true to their core fans.  Madd Skillz is another famous ghostwriter in the game who probably would have had a lot more billboard hits if he didn't sell them.  But hey like I've said before HipHop is a fickled beast sometimes your words are meant for someone else to say.  I didn't think I would like this but he made me smile and reminisce about my youth.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Busta Rhymes - "Girlfriend" (Ft. Vybz Kartel & Tory Lanez) - {Official Video}

I bring Y'all today another underrated legend in HipHop, lyrically one of the most talented.  Busta Rhymes has been consistent most of his career with mega-hits and memorable features.  In fact, most of the material I love don't even have any visuals to back them up.  I wish I knew who was in charge of this dept because I feel they dropped the ball of a slew of album bangers.  That being said I love when Busta shows his versatility adapting to any genre of music.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Bas - "Live For" - {Official Video}

Bas is one of those artists that have superstar talents but hovers just below the mainstream success.  If he remains consistent eventually his barsmanship will be appreciated on a larger scale.  Bas one of my favorite artists because his bars makes you re-listen over and over just to get a full understanding.  

Bas doesn't act a fool in order to get likes or increase sales he allows his music to speak for itself.  Artist of his caliber will last the test of time, just think Black Thought (lead vocalist for The Roots) has been in the game for a while.  But it wasn't until recent years the masses were able to appreciate he can do on the Mic as a stand-alone artist.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

CyHi The Prynce - "Legend" - {Official Video}

Now I know most rappers brag and boast about being the greatest and using exaggerated lyrics to big themselves up but, CyHi The Prynce doesn't have to lie about his legacy.  Unlike Jay-Z who has a personal catalog, most rappers would kill for.  CyHi's is known for writing dope content for numerous famous Emcees who mostly will remain nameless.  

But just to give you an idea of the caliber of stars he writes for, Kanye is one of those elites who utilize the talents of Prynce.  It would be nice if he kept them for himself but the business of HipHop isn't that simple.  He's probably one of the few underground millionaires in HipHop, which is cool because these days it's best to be lowkey with your wealth.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sean Price - "Peep My Words & Monkey Barz" - {Official Video}

Just couple tracks down memory lane to remind the youngsters what REal HipHop sound like.  Sean Price, another HipHop legend gone before his time will always be in my top five dopest lyricist.  From all the fallen soldiers in HipHop Sean P. is by far the one that hits close to my heart.  This could have been my brethren in life and in business I will see you in the afterlife bro peace. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Roots - Tiny Desk Concert - (Ft. Bilal) - {Video}

When these mega artist grace the stage you are definitely in for a show of a lifetime.  The Roots is HipHop grown up, they bring the Jazz and the Poetry into one arena with style and class.  Bilal is pretty much our underground version of Prince, his voice makes any song legendary and he can perform any genre of music.  This matchup was bound to happen when the earth and stars are aligned with one another.  That being said check out the video below if you are a REal fan of HipHop/Soul music. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Madvillain - "All CAPS" - {Official Video}

Hands down MF Doom aka Madvillain is definitely one of my top 5 Emcees of all time.  It's a shame it took a tragedy to create the persona we see today but as a fan that's one hell of a comeback.  From being an okay rapper to one of the dopest underground Emcees is one hell of a "Rags to Riches" story.  I wished he would have created more videos for his dope azz classics.  But thanks to his massive following we have at least a few visuals to gaze upon.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

ONYX & Wu-Tang Clan - "The Worst" - {Official Video}

I just had to show some love to two of the most iconic HipHop groups that basically ruled the 90's.  Once upon a time, HipHop artists were allowed to be Alpha men on mainstream media those days are gone.  ONYX was a force to be reckoned with along with Wu-Tang Clan.  

These days you notice there are hardly any more HipHop groups especially ones that display masculinity on camera in the mainstream.  I'm not against people being whomever they want to be I'm just saying black men being soft or feminine is being forced into our veins like crack.  I'm sure the men who can relate will understand, in the meantime, let us take a look back when HipHop was great!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

9th Wonder & Buckshot - "Shorty Left" (Ft. Rapsody) - {Official Video}

Watching this three together on one track takes me back to the Golden Era of HipHop.  Only the REal HipHop Heads will be able to appreciate this collaboration by 9th Wonder, Buckshot, and Rapsody on this "Shorty Left" joint off "The Solution" LP.  
Directed by Kenneth Price
I wish I could have been at New York Tri-State concert with 9th Wonder & Buckshot, Murs and my guy Sean Price.  

Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Roots And Jimmy Fallon Perform "We Can't Stop" (Acapella) - {Video}

Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus, and The Roots perform an a Capella version of "We Can't Stop."  I know I'm late with this post so it's a good thing time is not an ending factor for our site.  HipHop is probably the most influential genre of music ever created by man.  Artist from every genre of music borrows and are influence by HipHop in one way or another this is just proof how versatile HipHop truly is. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A Tribe Called Quest - "The Space Program" - {Official Video}

Believe it or not, it's been 2 years since Phife Dawg has transcended.  And ever since the ora of the group has not been the same.  This hurts me to the core because I grew up on A Tribe Called Quest.  They along with De La Soul were the only groups speaking for Nerd/Thugs like myself who didn't quite fit into the status quo.  Sad to see this chapter end as a group but I'm sure individually they will still strive.  And oh yeah this song is dope R.I.Power Phife.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Isaiah Rashad - "Ronnie Drake" (Ft. SZA) - {Official Video}

Top Dog Entertainment’s Isaiah Rashad and SZA join forces for “Ronnie Drake”.   A few years back, the Chattanooga, Tennessee native dropped the audio for infectiously smooth “Ronnie Drake” featuring the New Jersey raised singing sensation and we get the visual accompaniment to The Antydote produced track.  Even though he's not one of the most popular TE artists next to Kendrick Lamar he is my favorite.  His style is so gritty and raw reminds me of a young O.D.B. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Fountain Of Youth (Chin x Peezy) - "The Follow-Up" - {Official Video}

Fountain of Youth is Boston based HipHop group composed of Jeffrey iLL, Phacade, Peezy, and Chin. They have gained a following with their singles "HipHop Ambien" (34K views) and Chin x Peezy's "The Follow Up" (17K views). One of their classic releases "The Follow-Up" is still a fan favorite.

Set in the back allies and hoods, 'The Follow-Up' provides a different perspective into the realm of Fountain of Youth. Wordplay, along with dope rhymes and cinematic videography provide the tone needed to remind rappers abroad to feel their presence and respect their craft.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Leeb Burton - "Camp Reality" - {Official Video}

Leeb Burton dropped a single "Camp Reality" off his debut mixtape, Reality's Revenge a few years ago.  I just had to show some love to Leeb for this dope tribute to Camp Lo instrumental beat Uptown Saturday Night.  And I'm trying to show more fun tracks like this so sit back for some old Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince more groups like that, especially for the weekends.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Soul Pros - "Peace In The Mile High" - {Official Video}

The Soul Pros classic release off their first EP called $OUL'D OUT.  The Soul Pros is a true school HipHop collective made up of Pavlo Kee, Mike Wird, and DJ A-L.  Check'em out, it's on some smoothed out ill s#@!, really dope stuff.   This group sounds like they are a part of the Native Tongue movement.  And if you don't know what that is then you really are not a fan of REal  HipHop.     

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

AZ - "Save Them" (Ft. Raekwon + Prodigy) - {Official Video}

First off R.I.P. to my mans Prodigy he is definitely missed as one of the top lyricists in the game.  As usual Raekwon always brings the heat to whatever track he lace.  Last but not least AZ, I'm glad he decided to pick up the pen again after a long hiatus.  It's obvious REal Emcees get better with time I can't think of any of these new lames being able to compete with the Gods.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Phonte - "So Help Me God" - {Official Video}

Today we bring y'all another example of a successful HipHop artist who is also independent.  For those who don't know Phonte was 1/3 of the mega underground phenom group Little Brother.  The other two members Fat Boy Fresh and 9th Wonder went on to have successful solo careers after they broke up as well.  

9th Wonder (the Beat Master) went on to produce damn near the entire underground roster and starting an independent record label. Fat Boy Fresh still dropping LP's and touring around the world with his music.  Fans (myself included) are still hoping for a Little Brother reunion though.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Jedi Mind Tricks - "Marciano's Reign" (Ft. Scott Stallone) - {Official Video}

HipHop underground legends Jedi Mind Tricks has been dropping classics for over 20 years without a major record deal.  They are living proof that you can create rap music without selling your soul for butter biscuits.  The integrity of this group is unheard of on the mainstream side of HipHop, most rappers will buck dance and give up their first born for a corporate paycheck.

Friday, June 22, 2018

J. Cole - "Kevin's Heart" - {Official Video}

I'm sure most men have been in a similar situation, but I couldn't even imagine my infidelities playing out in the public like that.  This seems to be a common problem with most men worldwide no matter race, religion or culture.  Has anyone ever ask, "Why most men have to be taught to be faithful?"  Either way, Kevin Heart proved he has huge King Kong balls for even shooting this video, but like Jay Z if she is worth it, you'll do anything to save your marriage.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pharoahe Monch - "Still Standing" - (Ft. Jill Scott) - {Official Video}

If you asked me you can't mention Underground HipHop Legend without mentioning Pharoahe Monch.  He is a true veteran in the game of independent artist who is making a living in HipHop without a major record deal.  A smart artist knows there is power and profit in owning your own masters and writing your own material.  While most of your favorite "rap stars" are only flash in the pan rappers, an artist like Pharoahe Monch lyrics will last the test of time.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sadat X - "This Is Our Thing"(Ft.Pharoahe Monch & Phil G) - {Official Video}

 On this classic collaboration, Sadat X joins forces with Pharoahe Monch and Phil G for the "This Is Our Thing" single from his Love, Hell or Right LP.  I know Brand Nubian is back together and touring right now, but I would love for them to drop some new music.  Especially with all the fuckery going on in social media and politics.  There are plenty of folks out there that needs to be chin-checked.  

Friday, June 15, 2018

JJ DOOM (MF DOOM/ Jneiro Jarel) - Guv'nor - {Official Video}

Originally one of the dopest groups alongside De La Soul and the Native Tongue crew, tragedy took away one KMD forcing the other member to go M.I.A. for several years.  After years of hibernation, MF DOOM arrived from depths and a legend was born. This time, he's spittin' over eerie HipHop instrumentals similar to the Jneiro Jarel collaboration.  MF DOOM's rap style is way before our time, you'll have to listen to his rhymes a few times in order to pick up on the many subliminal messages. Check out this classic single below it's one of my favorites. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Saigon - "Plant The Seed" - {Official Video}

Saigon is doing what he normally does pokin' fun at fake Emcees on his Plant The Seed (What U Paid For) single.  With a career 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. I feel we should bring back the Temple of HipHop a place where you need to qualify in order to participate. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Rapper Big Pooh - "Friends" - {Official Video}

Rapper Big Pooh delivers on his classic single “Friends”, taken from his Fat Boy Fresh Vol 2 LP.  He muses, “they don’t love you, they know how to pretend, and these are the people that call themselves friends.” Producer Astronote provides a slow, expressive instrumental that adds emphasis to Pooh’s heartfelt words.  

Originally a member of Little Brother, alongside Phonte and 9th Wonder, back when HipHop was dope and originality a requirement, not an option.  Y'all feel me "The Golden Era", I"m hoping Little Brother will one day reunite.  Individually they are a force to be reckoned with but together they are like Wu-Tang Clan

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Blimes - "Hot Damn" - (Ft. Method Man) - {Official Video}

Blimes is one of those young dope Emcees who be spittin' hot fire, Method Man is one of those OG legends who know how to stay relevant in the game without wearing blackface.  I love when veterans embrace new talent because skill factor not because of a paycheck.  I did my homework Blimes got bars, and with further investigation Method Man only makes an appearance with REal artist NOT auto-tone lollipop hair wearing clowns.  And if you are offended sorry this is not the website for you. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jeff Bradshaw - "Got Til It's Gone" (Ft. Marsha Ambrosius & TWyse) - {Official Video}

It never ceases to amaze me how much HipHop meshes with all genre's of music.  In this Jeff Bradshaw classic, he shows one of the many examples.  It's the reason why HipHop is copied and imitated in all walks of life, music, art, and film.  This weekend we celebrate by featuring HipHop influenced music. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

R.A. the Rugged Man - "The Dangerous Three" (Ft. Brother Ali, Masta Ace) - {Official Video}

 Never have I witnessed a band of lyrical misfits come together in such a poetic way. R.A. the Rugged Man, Brother Ali, and Masta Ace are just three of the dopest Emcees in HipHop according to our sources.  Just another example how you don't need a "Record Deal" to be successful in HipHop.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Killa Kyleon - "Killing Over Jays" - {Official Video}

Now I don't know about y'all but I love hardcore HipHop we need DMX to make a comeback.  But in the meantime, Killa Kyleon fills my hardcore rap cravings.  So when a hardcore artist starts rapping about conscious subjects, BooM, you can't go wrong.  I have my own reasons why I will NEVER own another pair of Jordans besides the obvious.  And if you are on welfare and you own a pair of these popular status symbols your priorities are off balance.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Bankai Fam - "Neva Run Away" - {Official Video}

If you are a fan of the Wu-Tang Clan, then Bankai Fam and their band of misfits right up your alley.  Their gritty, grimy, and belligerent style of lyrics takes me back to the Golden Era of HipHop.  You remember if anyone was caught NOT being original they would get a beatdown and ran up out of the industry?  Fast-forward 30 years to a time where being a non-talented copycat can when you a grammy.  Wow, no matter what they say all change is not good.  

Sunday, June 3, 2018

CyHi The Prynce - "Nu Africa" (Ft. Ernestine Johnson) - {Official Video}

Today we bring y'all another underrated Emcee, CyHi The Prynce who is well known if you are a fan of REal HipHop.  If not, it's not your fault the industry was designed to keep REal artist broke and dependent on a record deal.  Nevertheless, CyHi if you listen to all of his name droppin' references is a close acquaintance of Kanye West and the G.O.O.D. Music movement.  If it wasn't for the internet these behind the scenes Emcees wouldn't be able to eat.  So remember to purchase DO NOT stream your favorite artist music.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Fred The Godson - "Talkin' Bout Money" - {Official Video}

Underground phenom Fred The Godson has been on his grind for some years now.  This is just one of the classics from his City Of God Mixtape which is still in heavy rotation in my whip.  He has a B.I.G. feel to his music with the hardcore lyrics over a Nas beat.  Just another hidden gem we keep in our vault of Dope Emcees

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Apollo Brown & Planet Asia - "The Aura" - {Official Video}

Hands down I don't think I've heard of a doper duo between artist and beatmaker since Eric B & Rakim.  I'm talkin' about that gritty hardcore HipHop not the pop music in HipHop clothing.  Apollo Brown & Planet Asia while well respected in the underground world they don't get the credit they deserve.  It's a good thing our site doesn't have any major sponsors because we will always promote REal artist no matter how "controversial" they are.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Sean Price - "Bar-Barian" - {Official Video}

Real talk every time I think of an artist gone too soon my first thought is Sean Price and then O.D.B. not to mention the other half of Mobb DeepSean is definitely on my top 5 list if I was to create one.  We need to show appreciation for our Heroes while they are alive, it's a sad tradition we have only celebrating people after they have crossed over.  

Nevertheless, his music will last 2 lifetimes, yes he has that much music already recorded.  Make sure you support if you are a real fan, his family still eats off his music.  So purchase, don't stream, it's not the same profit margin ask any artist on any of those platforms.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Bas - "Penthouse" - {Official Video}

Dreamville signed artist Bas might not have the commercial success of its founder (J. Cole) but he is blazin' in these underground streets.  A perfect example of how most artists don't get the same push as the "Trap Music" artist.  

I feel those folks behind the curtain only want to promote the dumbest genre of HipHop.  Those artists get the accolades and the richest while the REal artist have to work 10 times as hard to make 1/4 of the money.  The moral of the story is support REal HipHop, that means purchase your music don't scream it.

Friday, May 25, 2018

U-God - "Epicenter" (Ft. Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Jackpot Scotty Wotty) - {Official Video}

I just finished reading U-God's book "RAW", and it was awesome.  The book answered a lot of my questions while leaving a few unmentioned.  I was hoping this book would energize U-God's career and he would finally get the recognition he deserves.  

I love his latest project but I wish Wu-Tang would get their business and personal issues in order so we can get some new Wu classics and not that lackluster fluff released lately.  It's bad enough we lost ODB, but we still have 9 other members left, put those egos aside and make it happen HipHop really needs Y'all.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Krondon - "Hang On" - {Official Video}

Now I would be lying if I told Y'all I've been following Krondon's career since the beginning.  Let's just say I had to do some homework after seeing his interview on Sway In The Morning.  Then I was like did I miss this, nevertheless better late than never.  Needless to say, if we are featuring him today it means he must have some serious Bars no doubt.  Check out one of his classic joints below and tell me what y'all think.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

CzarFace & MF Doom - "Boom Thrown" - {Official Video}

If you ask me you can't get any more underground than CzarFace and MF Doom.  So I knew this LP was going to be legendary in the arena of HipHop.  While some rappers choose to pay homage to Prince & The Revolution in style and dress.  I'm rolling with the Emcees who shoes still lean to the side and has razor-sharp lyrics. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Maximum Capacity - "Rampage" (Ft. Dlemmuh) - {Official Video}

In this day and age, you don't see many artists brave enough to be themselves (except for Kanye).  Maximum Capacity is not one of those groups, while everyone is chasing the delusion of being original, M.C. achieves this by simply being themselves.  Not since The Fat Boys, have I heard a group of big men who can rap, I love it.  These guys are a perfect example when skill meets underground HipHop

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

EarthGang - "Momma Told Me" (Ft. J.I.D.) - {Official Video}

One of my favorite groups from the south, EarthGang, if you ask me, has been keeping up that traditional HipHop.  You know the one that involves lyrics and storytelling, yeah that one.  These Atlanta natives remind me of OutKast on so many levels, and they have been on their grind since 2009.  EarthGang has an unbelievable catalog, meaning you can't believe they are NOT bigger than most of these clowns on airwaves.  But enough of my ranting make sure you support REal HipHop starting with this video below. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

ROCK (Heltah Skeltah) - "GW BaG" - {Official Video}

ROCK (Heltah Skeltah) his emerged back from him glory days since the passing of his other half Sean Price.  Sometimes when dealing with writers' block tragedy can spark new life into all of us.  Seeing ROCK without Sean brings sadness to my heart he was truly a Legend and I feel he had much more work to do.  ROCK's latest LP is basically a tribute to Sean's life and a resurrection for ROCK who has been out of the limelight for a while.  It feels good to hear his classic baritone voice back on the mic again spittin' that REal HipHop.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Jedi Mind Tricks "Design in Malice" (Ft.Young Zee & Pacewon) - {Official Video}

During a time where being a celebrity is valued over being a person of worth and integrity.  Jedi Mind Tricks have passed the test of time with numerous lyrical content that will be relevant 100 years from now.  It's a disgrace that most of humanity rarely act as such (human), that's why its' important our music consists of messages that are made to heal not to break down.  Unless its the system which has been holding people back globally for quite some time now.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Childish Gambino - "This Is America" - {Official Video}

Childish Gambino has just pulled off one of the most profound videos in HipHop history.  Truth be told most people won't even get the real message behind the dozens of imagery displayed unless they watch it more than once and/or have an interpreter.  Gambino is the new face of black consciousness along with J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. Lately, some of our elite artists are living in the sunken place after reaching great success.  Despite that fact, the revolution of supporting REal artist must go on.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Large Professor - "Key To The City" - {Official Video}

Classic video "Key to the City" from Large Professor, one of the last few pioneers of the Boom Bap era. Video Production by Donald Robinson Cole III in association with Olise Forel for Moving Silence and John McFadden for McFantasy Entertainment. From the full length "Professor @ Large" out on Fat Beats Records.  We always have to pay homage to the ones who made it possible for some of our greats.  For those who don't know Nas is the protege of Large Professor, it takes a diamond to create a diamond.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Lute - "Still Slummin'" - {Official Video}

Lute coming out of the Dreamville Camp is proof that J. Cole is serious about signing REal Emcees.  With the all the B$#@! out today we definitely need a rest from the "Crap Music" genre of HipHop.  And with one of our favorite college dropouts supporting the "Make America Great Again" movement we need some real ones like Lute to keep the HipHop culture alive.  Even though it's never good to take advice from celebrities and their political views, it's still Not a good look.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

OSHUN - "Stay Woke" - {Official Video}

During a time where most new artist is on that Bu$#@! and a plethora of Trap Music.  Sistas Niambi Sala & Thandiwe have taken the path less traveled showing real talent and dignity in their art form.  They kinda remind me of a younger version of Floetry which is alright by me.  These New York natives have been on their grind for a minute now only finding true support underground, it vexes me how REal talent take a backseat to the fuckery of artist with record deals.  Let's support REal artist by checking out these ladies below and supporting their movement.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Lady Wu-Tang - "Protect Ya Neck" (Wu-Tang Tribute) - {Official Video}

This is one of the best tributes to this day, I remember when they first came I wasn't sure what to expect.  But after I realize they weren't trying to exploit the most dominant group in HipHop they were just paying homage.  I'm cool with it even though at the time they received a lot of hate, but come'on how can you hate on 9 of some of the dopest female emcees? Check them out below and tell us what ya'll think.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Homeboy Sandman - "Dag, Philly Too" - {Official Video}

 While Homeboy Sandman was in London, England as part of his European tour, prolific Queens, New York the hailing rhymesmith dropped into the Shoreditch based SC:HQ for a catch-up. His Subject: Matter and Chimera EP just dropped along with Stones Throw LP First of a Living Breed not too far after.  He then took the cameras out into the trendy East London streets for an exclusive performance of an unreleased track titled "Dag, Philly Too" produced by rthentic RTNC.  This was a freestyle video shot in one take, now that's f@$! talent! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Apollo The Great - "Scattered Thoughts" - {Official Video}

Apollo The Great wastes no time on this classic joint talking about the streets of  New Jersey.  This was just one of the bangers off his Apollo 21 LP which has features like Wale, Joell Ortiz, Freeway, Sean Price and Jon Connor just to name a few.  It's been awhile since we've heard any new music from Apollo but his classics are timeless nevertheless.