Wednesday, April 18, 2018

1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) - "Live It Up" (Ft. Lil Fame & Anjuli Stars) - {Video}

I had to dig in the crates for this classic, Termanology reminds me of Drake before he took over mainstream HipHop on this joint without the auto-tuneStatik is one of the old school DJ/Beatmaster who has always remain relevant over the years.  He truly has some major bangers on his resume but here were love to shine the light on the material that's dope but didn't get the proper respect.  This entire album was on some Big Daddy Kane smoothed out R&B sh#@!, check it out below and tell us what you think.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Childish Gambino Freestyles On TimWestWoodTv - {Classic Video}

Before Executive Producing Atlanta, starring in Star Wars movie Solo and a slew of other dope albums and TV appearances /movie features, Childish Gambino(aka Donald Glover) was on his HipHop grind.  Gambino reminds me of a young Kanye before he got rich and starting dealing with the Kardashian clan.  (Scratch that a young Mos Def because he has awesome acting chops as well) Just a young brotha with various talents, hungry to get his art out to the world.  

Friday, April 13, 2018

De La Soul - "Stake's Is High" (CLASSIC THROWBACK) - {Official Video}

De La Soul changed the game back in the late 80's with their style of rap and lyrical content. Even though they don't get much mainstream love nowadays they still doing their thing underground. How many rappers you know can support themselves and their families just off of HipHop?  They are one of the few 80's HipHop groups who are still touring and releasing new material for over 25 years now. F**k what you heard this is what Real HipHop artist are made of.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Rakim - "The Definition Of A Classic" - {Video}

 This is a 9-minute look at the icon known as Rakim, Reebok, and Complex presents The Definition of a Classic. The short film documents The God Emcee’s New York roots, his early partnership with Eric B. and their game-changing record “Eric B. Is President”, and explores his running influence and timeless legacy.  This was my all-time best Emcee coming up in Baltimore Maryland there wasn't another rapper on a higher scale at the time. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tanya Morgan - "Borrow That (Boogie's Revenge)" - {Official Video}

 Truly a couple of the dopest underground HipHop groups of all time, Tanya Morgan has lasted the test of time.  Borrow That (Boogie's Revenge) is a classic banger off You & What Army. This is just a tease but we will be featuring more tracks featuring this so underrated rap duo. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def), Dead Prez & Mikeflo - "Made You Die" (Trayvon Martin Tribute) - {Official Video}

Back during the height of police brutality, a group of Real HipHop artist got together for this Trayvon Martin Tribute called "Made You Die", featuring Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), Dead Prez, and Mikeflo.  This is a good example of when great minds come together we can do great things.  This should have been a classic the mainstream media wants you to forget this sort of stuff.  Whatever happened to the "Self Destruction" movement songs? 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Blu & Exile - "Maybe One Day" (Ft Black Spade) - {Official Video}

Blu and Ex are one of the many HipHop acts that fly under the mainstream radar.  I just knew these guys would have been the next big thing coming out of the west coast before Kendrick Lamar.  But for whatever reason, they failed to reach that mainstream audience.  Here is one of my favorite tracks off their "Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them" LP,you can pick up the album right here.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sean Price(R.I.P. Visits The World Famous Pawn Stars In Las Vegas - (Classic Video)

The late great Sean Price visits The World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, home of the History Channel's 'Pawn Stars.' At the shop, he attempts to pawn a historic potato that he values at six-figures. Sean P. it funny in the video clip check him out below.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bobby Capri- "Tunnel Vision" (Ft.Sean Price) - {Official Video}

Bobby Capri released FreEP #InstantGratification, which includes guest appearances from Sean Price, Troy Ave, Jon Connor, and Apollo The Great just to name a few Executive produced by Octavius "Doc-Ock" Crouch & Charles “Dean Page” Perez, the EP also includes production from DJ Stylez, True 2 Life Music, Linz Prag, J-Mac, & more.

“My thoughts behind the title are; I'm big on living in the moment. The past is gone and the future never exists. So all that's real is that exact moment in the present. #InstantGratification isn't so much in wanting what we want in that moment; it's more doing what we feel we should to make us happy in each moment we get” - Bobby Capri.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Kid Tsunami - "These Are The Facts" (Ft.KRS-One) - {Audio}
Classic LP from producer Kid Tsunami, The Chase, featuring an all-star cast including Sean Price, O.C., KRS-One, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Pharoahe Monch, Kool Keith and many more! The Chase is in-stores now, distributed by The Orchard, Fat Beats New York and Obese Records Australia courtesy of Headbop Music.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Rich Quick - "Travelin' Man" (Ft. Rakka Iriscience & Reef The Lost Cauze) - {Audio}

Born and raised in Woodbury New Jersey, in his high school years, Rich Quick was the co-founder of a hip-hop group appropriately named “Rag Tag” because of their diverse and disorderly composition.
In April 2012 Rich released, I'm With The DJ, and while touring for the project and after a show, Rich was approached by Jeff Davis aka Stress the White Boy. Stress and Chuck Treece, a powerhouse production duo referred to as STREECE (who have previously produced for Lil Wayne, The Roots, Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy, Tyga, Good Charlotte, Sting & Billy Joel among many others) and after hitting it off they dropped the Sad Songz EP.

The work on Sad Songz captured the attention of multi-Grammy award winning artist, Tim "Timebomb" Armstrong of Rancid & Transplants fame. Armstrong, a longtime friend of Stress, collaborated on a track with STREECE and Rich. The track entitled "Stay True" became part of the Tim Timebomb and Friends project and quickly became a fan favorite.

The diversity and authenticity of Rich Quick's Sad Songz EP has caught the attention of, UnsungHipHop.Com, Magnet Magazine,,,, & Philadelphia Weekly and with his release of "Travelin' Man,” from his fourth EP featuring 1/2 of Dilated Peoples & Reef The Lost Cauze and remixed by STREEZE.  Other notable collaborators on Sad Songz include Jakk Frost & Vinnie Paz.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Moka Only & Ayatollah - "Come Along" - {Official Video}

Shoutout to my homegirl Carrie of Rebel Vibez who put me down with this Emcee from Vancouver called Moka Only, and I'm telling you he got skills. On this particular track you have two of Canada's Underground Heroes joining forces to bring us a dope mixture of HipHop chemistry.  "Come Along" is the first music video from Moka Only & Ayatollah's album "Bridges". Don't forget to support REal HipHop.

Video Directed, Shot and Edited by Colby O'Neill

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

JIMMY BRiCKZ - "R.N.S" (Erykah Badu Mix) - {Video}

One of my favorite underground artist is Jimmy BRiCKZ, who's a Canadian Emcee and a raw talent that has yet to find a major audience.  But just because you haven't heard about him, it doesn't mean he's not dope.  This young phenom is looking to bring "Real Rap HipHop music alive.  Support our site and help us get these suckas off our block. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hannibal Stax & Marco Polo “46 Bars Of Death” - {Official Video}
Gang Starr Foundation member and rhymeslayer Hanibal Stax along with Brooklyn’s leading boom-bap purveyor Marco Polo teamed up for this project Seize The Day a few years ago (the duo’s mixtape/precursor, The Honorable) which dropped on Soulspazm Records.

Originally discovered by DJ Premier, Stax has been a staple on NYC’s underground scene for years and was featured on two Gang Starr LP’s and numerous tracks that were lost in major label recording vaults. Although Stax is undeniably a veteran, Seize The Day represents his long-overdue solo debut.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

KA - "Just" (Honor Killed The Samurai) LP - {Official Video}

KA, another Brownsville Emcee (R.I.P. Sean Price) who hasn't got received his proper recognition as one of the greatest lyricist ever in HipHop.  Don't get me wrong his music is not meant for everyone.  REal HipHop enthusiast like myself who loves to decipher lyrics will love his body of work.  He's on that same level as MF Doom with his rhymes and what he brings to the art.  Maybe in 50 years the world will catch up in the meantime make sure you take a listen below.  

Friday, March 23, 2018

Bigg K Freestyles For Team BackPack - {Video}

Bigg K is one of my favorite battle rappers, I just had to showcase his skills in this dope azz freestyle.  Most battle rappers are not able to cross over into rap outside of the arena but that's not the case with Big K, he's the truth.  I will be featuring more Battle Rappers in the future since this was the ground roots REal HipHop.  Peep out this classic Freestyle below!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Shane Romero - "The Gentlemen's Movement" - {Official Video}

Shane Romero and he's a worldwide touring artist/poet from Brooklyn, NY. With spoken word being the foundation of HipHop he's hoping to take HipHop back to its roots. His video “The Gentlemen’s Movement" was produced by Russell Simmons and used for his clothing line Argyleculture. With a smooth melodic HipHop/Jazz beat, strong pen game, and strong visuals this piece details the change of the “Urban Graduate” going from the streets to entrepreneurs. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Homeboy Sandman - "Men Are Mortal" - {Official Video}

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 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, which we all know was the original Mecca before Atlanta.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ab - "Call On Me" - {Audio}

 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.

Monday, March 19, 2018

R.E.A.L Tha Poet - "Black Like Me" - {Official Video}

R.E.A.L tha Poet is a Lexington, KY native Emcee with a sick flow and lyrics that. R.E.A.L's music covers a lot of ground rapping about black trails and tribulations, a topic most new Emcees avoid. "Black Like Me" is one of the features on his classic EP "The REAL World".  R.E.A.L has another dope EP called "Learn On The Fly" make sure Y'all go cop that.  This is what REal HipHop is made of.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Jairod - "Love Is Not Enough" - {Official Video}

Jairod L. Hardy (stage name Jairod), is a R&B singer, songwriter, and producer coming out of Huntsville Alabama.  His interest in music began around the age of seven, composing basic melodies on his grandmother’s antique piano, and his passion for music has thrived ever sense.  

He is often compared to the likes of R&B singers Brian and Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge, Tank, and John Legend.  I must say in a world where the Top R&B singers are NOT black which is another genre of music we created and seemed to abandoned,  Jairod was a breathe of fresh air.  We need more R&B singers without the influence of HipHop.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Chisom Uzosike - "This One Chick" - {Official Video}

Off the release of his eye-catching debut music video, @AfricanChisom delivers the self-produced "Africa Get Money" -- a lively, Rap-meets-Afrobeat anthem. The Detroit-based Emcee/producer shows off his Nigerian roots and the new wave of African culture in America

"Africa Get Money" is a call to celebration: an ode to prosperity and enjoyment, for anyone down to partake. "Yeah, they birthed me here, but I rep home / Plan to stunt hard next time I get home," Chisom raps. The newly-minted 25-year-old makes sure to show love to West Africa; he shouts out everything from Kente loafers & jollof rice, to stylish, Ankara print-clad ladies. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Devine Carama - "Only We Know" (Prod by Jet Taylor) - {Audio}

After Devine's month long 500 Bars to Glorious freestyle series, he started his journey towards "The Glorious BIG" EP by releasing this single "Only We Know". Lexington, KY beat maker Jet Taylor produced the entire project. The dark yet soulful backdrop plays perfectly behind my storytelling approach on the project. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Beneficence - " Digital Warfare" (Ft. Inspectah Deck) - {Video}

After dropping back to back classics with "Sidewalk Science" (2011) and "Concrete Soul" (2012), Brick City veteran and Ill Adrenaline Records co-founder Beneficence unleashes his 6th solo LP "Basement Chemistry". Armed with the true sounds of the Golden EraBeneficence drops rejuvenated flows and shares mics with HipHop's elite lyricists. The lineup includes Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan), Masta Ace, MC Eiht, El Da Sensei, AG (of D.I.T.C), Dres (of Black Sheep), The Legion, Chubb Rock, MindsOne, and Estee Nack (of Tragic Allies).  I mean he didn't pull no punches on this latest LP, check him out below with Inspectah Deck

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Ostyles (of iLL inDividuals) - "Juice" - AUDIO

Ostyles is one of the lyricist from the young and talented group called iLL inDividuals, coming out of Raleigh, NC.  They are one of Underground HipHop's new and up coming groups coming out from the south.  Checkout the latest release from Ostyles who reminds me of Erick Sermon from E.P.M.D., just listen and you will understand why I say that.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

DESTRO M.A.R.S. - "DESTRO'S RETURN" (Mixtape) - {Audio}

What's up Emcees...and wannabes....if you looking for a dope producer check out my man DESTRO M.A.R.S.  He got that Boom Bap sound with a touch of new school hit him up if you serious about getting your career off the ground.

Twitter: djdestro408

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Ab - "All This Love" (Ft. Phonte) - {Audio}

Classic music from singer, songwriter, producer Ab of Black Milk’s Band, off his EP “Prologue Volume 2”. This one features Phonte of Little Brother, there are too many artist brave enough to put out their own version of a classic Debarge track.  I was on the fence with this song at first but in a club, setting chilling with your lady it could be pretty dope.  Tell me what y'all think.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Gensu Dean - "Forever" (Ft. Large Professor) - {Official Video}

We all know Nas, but do you know the man responsible for Nas's career and his personal mentor still today?  Let me introduce you to Large Professor who's normally a lowkey guy that plays the background.  He's been a little more active these days this is just one of his classic Boom Bap style tracks.  WARNING..... there is no autotune on this track just real lyricism. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Rahim Samad - "Tainted Love" (Ft. Blu & Georgia Ann Muldrow) - {Video}

After releasing the visuals to his Blu & Georgia Anne Muldrow assisted Tainted Love video, Rahim Samad has released a lively new track from his Supreme 7 album called 'So Fresh', make sure you check that out as well.  But in the meantime check out the video below which show evidence REal HipHop is still alive.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Bo Dean - "All My" (Ft. Sal Calhoun) - {Audio}

The Midwest rapper Jeffrey Terrell Dean affectionately known as Bo Dean, hails from Hazelwood Mo. The St. Louis rapper is building and influential music industry insiders including, Crooked I from Slaughterhouse, Freeway from Roc-A-Fella and Project Pat of Three 6 Mafia are just of few who are sitting up and taking notice. Bo Dean is continuing on his road to success with his signature fro in tow,entering mainstream with his upcoming 2016 releases, Fromerica and Bo(eau) Squared.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Sa-Roc - "The Who?" (Ft. David Banner) - {Official Video}

This is a jewel that flew under the radar back in 2014.  Sa-Roc has been on her grind for years now, droppin' that REal HipHop with dope lyrics and deep messages.  Originally I wasn't a fan of David Banner, but like T-Pain he too has seen the dark side of the industry and wanted to make a change.  I'm glad this brotha decided to join the movement by helping us take back HipHop from the "Machine".  Please make sure you checkout Sa-Roc if you haven't already. And support the new David Banner for those he like that conscious HipHop like myself.  And shout out to Sol Messiah, with his production skills he helped Sa-Roc career reach another stratosphere.  

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dead Prez - "No Way As The Way" - {Official Video}
 Dead Prez outdid themselves with their single "No Way As The Way" off their “Information Age” LP available here.  If you haven't purchased this album yet you are not a true fan of HipHop.  Following in a tradition most Emcees never dare to tread,  Dead Prez  are one of the few Hardcore HipHop groups to make being smart in the Hood look cool.  Just about every last one of their tracks is about unity and empowerment.  There are only a hand full of Emcees today who has taken a similar path, Immortal Technique, KRS-One, SA-ROC and Jedi Mind Tricks just to name a few.  Check out the video below and then go purchase this album if you want to support REAL HIPHOP.  A Revolution might not be televised but it sure could use a Stimulus Package.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Planet Asia & Gensu Dean - "Bar MitzVah" - {Official Video}

Planet Asia teams up with Gensu Dean on this classic project "Abrasions" here is their next installment from the Lp. "Barmitzvah" Album Available on Mello Music Group. Video Shot and edited By Rasco for Swannworks Films. We need to support our soldiers of REal HipHop to help keep the culture alive. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) & The Alchemist - "Dough Pildin" - {Official Video}

Prodigy teams up with The Alchemist for this classic hardcore track not played on the mainstream airwaves.  Mobb Deep was one of the few 90's groups who kept that REal HipHop alive.  The visuals off Prodigy and ALC’s “Albert Einstein” LP, has a lot of hidden subliminal messages, like the shout out to Cam'ron.  This is one of my favorite tracks off the album, R.I.P. Prodigy.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

DJ Priority - "The Book Of Kris" (Feat. KRS-One) - {Audio}

DJ Priority releases his latest remix project honoring KRS-One called "The Book Of Kris"! This is Priority's second remix album release of the year. This album keeps right in tune with Boom Bap Beats and signature cuts and scratches on some tracks. The album has 23 remixed tracks by featuring KRS, Channel Live, Warren G and Das Efx among others. This album also includes the remixed instrumentals. The album can be streamed or purchased below through bandcamp for Only $3.00!  I mean com'on you can't beat that price any where for the amount of dope tracks on this joint.  I mean this is KRS what more can I say? I've got mines go download yours. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

$kinny - "Cookies & Swisher Sweets" - {Official Video}

With over 3.5 million cumulative views on YouTube/Vevo, $kinny returns with the lead video form his recently release debut EP 1999 Parachutes. The video released the other day, "Cookies & Swisher Sweets", is a cinematic pictorial premiered by HipHopDX-- $kinny embarks on a il-seeded trip after indulging in what appears to be one too many blunts (ask my son Bubby). 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Phantasm (of Cella Dwellas) "Louder Than Ever" (Ft. Soulbrotha) - {Video"

Some Emcees have preserved the gift of quality over time and Phantasm is one of these artist. In the 90's and early 2000 Phantasm and then partner UG were signed to almighty Loud Records as Cella Dwellas (later just The Dwellas) along with several heavyweight acts on the label's roster including Wu-Tang Clan, Big Pun, Xzibit, M.O.P, and Mobb Deep. Phantasm & UG's debut album "Realms 'N Reality" (1996) debuted at #160 on the Billboard 200 charts and was mainly produced by underground mainstay beatsmith Nick Wiz. The Flatbush duo was also featured on felhe Dwellas followed up with a dope second album ("The Last Shall Blow Brooklyn artist Masta Ace's classic album "Sittin' On Chrome". Te First") in 2000 which featured Large Professor, Cocoa Brovaz, Organized Konfusion, Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan), and many more.

Phantasm recently teamed up with Ill Adrenaline Records to release a timeless single ("Louder Than Ever") produced by Germany's own SP1200 maestros 12 Finger Dan and B-Base (aka Soulbrotha). Complete with a true school feel and a dope scratch hook, Phan executes with a sharp delivery with lines like "...had to pen them bars, got out the street life had to mend them scars. Praise God or Allah whoever sent us Nas." Tall Man Phan is back to basics on his latest release.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Born Unique & Jaysaun - "That's It" - {Audio}

Boston based and producer extraordinaire Confidence (Rashad & Confidence, Purpose & Confidence, EDO G., Beneficence, Neek The Exotic, Last Emperor, etc.) enlists Born Unique & Jaysaun (of Special Teamz) together to bring yet another certified banger to the masses. 

The critically acclaimed underground beatsmith got the idea to get these two lyrical heavyweights on a track because of the raw and grittiness they deliver on the Mic. With cuts by his brother, DJ Technic"That's It" is one of the tracks that will help us get back to when HipHop was dope.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sa-Roc - "True Mastery" - {Official Video}

One of the dopest Emcees in HipHop, yet you probably have never heard of her.  Sa-Roc is the perfect example of a poet-emcee, she lives what she spits.  She doesn't depend on her sexuality to sell records or to get recognition.  That right there is something most female artists don't seem to understand, you are only going to get so far in"The Game" and no one is going to take you serious.  In the long run it's all about integrity and respect for yourself and the Art of HipHop.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Rapsody - "Dark Knights" - {Official Video}

Ok here we go again another She-Ro in underground HipHop community, Rapsody.  She's actually not knew to the game, she has been paying her dues for quite some time now.  I think its about time for to her to get the accolades and the credit she deserves. 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Gone Wallace - "Sweet Chin Music" - {Audio}

Gone Wallace just released a new single, entitled "Sweet Chin Music". It's the second chapter of a project entitled "WYNCOTE." This is a dope lil "Love Jones" type track, produced by Japanese native, ΔKTR.  Check it out and comment below.

Friday, February 16, 2018

NARUBI SELAH - "Hookless 2" - {Official Video}

After getting into a heated conversation about how most of the dope female Emcees would eat Nikki alive. Because of artist like Narubi SelahI had to dedicate a week of the dopest' underground female artist I know.  HipHop wouldn't be nothing today without our female lyricist. This is my way of showing appreciation for all the female rappers who don't get the credit they deserve because they refused to sell their souls for "Likes" or money.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sa-Roc - "Code Of Hammurabi" - {Official Video}

Another dope gem from underground HipHop Sa-Roc, who can lyrically put to rest your favorite female Emcee.  We all know whom I'm talking about not going to mention any names.  She is another example that you can make a living for yourself spittin heart felt bars that teaches the masses, not bars that exploit us.  That was why HipHop was created to enlighten one another and unite.  Next to Lauryn Hill she's my all time favorite female Emcee.  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

staHHr - "Get Right" - {Official Video}

What ever happen to  the REal dope female Emcees, it's simple they are underground.  Nikki is claimed to be one the best but if she wasn't half naked and spittin' lyrics that advertise things only her husband should know, she would be a struggling artist.  "They" want to keep us ignorant, so Emcees like staHHr will always be just under the mainstream level, but she is loved in REal HipHop community. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Styles P - "Araab Styles" - {Official Video}

 While resisting some old school dope sh#@! I ran into Styles P  "Araab Styles" off his"The World’s Most Hardest MC"  LP and it’s clear that he's one of the most underrated Emcees. The first single off this album, “I Know,”  is a cold, grimy banger as well.
As you might have guessed from the title, "Araabmuzik" provides the eerie backing (mostly ominous keys and percussion) to this tale of terror in the streets. Cleverly book-ended with the image of Dilated Peoples, it’s an unforgiving, uncompromising clip, complete with buzz-saw. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

A-F-R-O & Marco Polo - "AFRO POLO" LP - {Audio}

A-F-R-O the underground lyrical phenom has hooked up with Marco Polo and made a classic HipHop masterpiece.  For those who don't know A-F-R-O was discovered by another lyrical beast in the game RA The Rugged Man.  Since then A-F-R-O has been touring while bringing back a more authentic style of HipHop.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Libretto - "Jesus Had'a Afro" - {Official Video}

Gangsta Jazz 2 is Libretto’s first release since being released from prison, and his first full album since his classic debut, Illoet on Dim Mak recordings. Written entirely while Libretto was in confinement, Gangsta Jazz 2 offers meditations on the mystique and first person realities of life in the projects. The album is the follow up to the popular Gangsta Jazz EP and continues the concept of making songs using strictly loops from old records. Paying tribute to the classic sound of 90s West Coast sample based HipHop Libretto grew up with in Watts, California, Gangsta Jazz 2 reminds us of the power, perspective, and poetry that Reality Rap has to offer.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Devine Carama - "God Said I'm the Nicest (interlude)" (Ft. D' Lee) - {Audio}

Just off the heels of his  EPThe Glorious BIG, and over a year since his last full length project, A Vintage Love Supreme. This time, he's back with the interlude to his forthcoming "Kingtucky" album. This lyrical onslaught features Lexington wordsmith D'Lee and is produced by Philly beat maker, Obvious.

"Kingtucky is a project where I really wanna push the pen. My last project (The Glorious BIG) tried some new things sonically & focused on the music. On the album I really put a focus back on the lyrics. "God Said I'm the Nicest was just me & D'Lee in the studio throwing didn't verses back & forth. The beat was really unorthodox so I had trouble crafting a song with a conventional structure so we chose it as the interlude and we just spazzed on. A lot of layers to this jawn lyrically." - Devine Carama