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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
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 Bars....you 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Era, Beneficence 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.