Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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 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
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
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
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
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
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
After getting into a heated conversation about how most of the dope female Emcees would eat Nikki alive. Because of artist like Narubi Selah, I 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
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
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
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 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
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
Just off the heels of his EP, The 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
Friday, February 9, 2018
When was the last time you've ever seen this many Emcees come together on some REal conscious HipHop sh$!? Exactly.....maybe Public Enemy some might even say Wu-Tang Clan, oh I remember KRS-One and the Self Destruction Movement, far too long if you ask me. It appears the new Mecca of HipHop (Atlanta) has truly taken the lead in all genres of HipHop. Nevertheless, more Emcees need to take notes and stop buck dancin' for the major corporations.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Back in the 90's HipHop was simple, either you can spit or you can't spit. That determined if you would get signed to a record deal. One of my favorite groups from the Golden Era Heltah Skeltah until 2015 was still putting out dope Underground HipHop. REal HipHop is timeless only the dope lyricist like Sean P. and Ruck will have music that last the test of time. R.I.P. Sean Price!!
Thursday, February 1, 2018
In recent years I've notice the offspring of the offsprings of Bob Marley has picked up the baton and carrying on the family legacy. Jo Mersa is Stephen Marley's eldest son and I must say he doesn't sound to bad. All the essence of Bob Marley with a modern twist on Reggae music. Before HipHop we had Reggae the origin of spittin' Hot Fire over a bass beat.