Sai-Giddy is gearing up to release a brand new LP, Greatest Story Never Told 3: The Troubled Times of Brian Carenard on Sept. 30th and will feature Just Blaze, Papoose and more. To help promote the project, which can be pre-ordered on iTunes now, the YardFather drops off some visuals for the DJ Premier-laced "Nunya." He is on his grind!! This joint is a banger!!! Peep the story up top!!!
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Detroit rapper/producer Ramo DaJaneiro (“Running All Muthaf–kas Over”) presents the Frost Is Rad-directed music video for “Rock With Me”, the self-produced new single from his new album Laugh Now Laugh Later!!! Not that familiar with dude but he has heat and bars for boys!!! Peep the story up top!!!
Singapore Kane is back with heat!!! He has been dropping nice joints lately!!! Peep the stream up top!!!
Earlier this week, the nation’s largest weekly newspaper, The Village Voice, premiered Diamond District’s second single “Lost Cause” from the group’s upcoming album March On Washington. The track is produced by rising star Oddisee and features the trio (yU, Oddisee, Uptown XO) rhyming some of their most impassioned bars to date!!! If you had the last album you already know the deal! Peep the stream up top!!!
Our big homie Locksmith recently headed to Hollywood to provide our old stomping grounds with a new freeverse. Peep it above and be sure to cop his new album A Thousand Cuts, available on iTunes now!!! This cal Lock is probably one of the top lyricist in the game right now!!! Peep the situation up top!!!
With his new video for "Chemical Romance." Produced by DJ Agile, the song breaks down the inner-workings of a pimp and his "employee."
"I've seen this type of relationship over and over again, not only between a pimp and his property. I always wondered how homie was able to pull it off and why the woman would put up with it so long. Then I got older and realized that one of the reasons this was able to go down was through the help of some sort of drug." - Reign"Chemical Romance" is taken off Reign's latest album, Sincere, which you can listen to in it's entirely below. If you dig what you hear, cop the LP on Bandcamp!!!! We all know about this this game but he breaks it down further!! He is one to watch folks!!! Peep the story up top!!!!
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Detroit Hip Hop duo The Regiment team up with Arizona emcee/producer/game enthusiast Random AKA MegaRan for this year’s ode to video gamers worldwide, the aptly titled A Gamer’s Anthem EP!!! The first single is really dope!! Peep the stream up top!!!
Toronto’s TRIPSIXX let’s loose the visuals to his Tay Lewis produced single, ‘Built Like That.’ You ever wonder what it truly means to hit a lick? The single will appear on both Trip’s upcoming project and SmashMouth Entertainment’s ‘SmashMouth Mentality’ Volume 2 compilation tape!!! Not very familiar with this cat but this joint is real sick and vid is tripped out!!! Peep the story up top!!!!
After a major uproar on the internet the past week, the time has finally come. Top Dawg Entertainment’s Kendrick Lamar – as promised has released the first single off his album due out this year. TDE said six albums, and they followed through. Taking a look at the cover art, you can interpret many different meaning to what the song would be about, though I don’t think anyone expected this!!! The Golden Child is back and he is bearing gifts!!! Peep the stream up top!!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Focus The Truth delivers visuals for his single “Murderer // Never Change” off of his critically acclaimed street album “Berwick Road.” The track was produced by producer Smoking Indoors and it features King Soyah. The video was filmed in the heart of Jamaica, West Indies!!! this ione is suoer dope folks and the scenery is exquisite!!! Peep the story up top!!!
For their third cypher run, our favorite paper company RAW enlists the talents of Smoke DZA, Nitty Scott MC, Chris Webby and Pro Era's CJ Fly!!! Roll up one and enjoy some of the brightest stars in the game!!!
The final chapter in Asher's RetroHash journey (following "Parties At The Disco" and "Last Of The Flohicans") deals with the one emotion that everyone experiences: heartbreak.
"The all consuming, everlasting feeling of a broken heart. Is there anything worse? The emptiness. The loneliness. The hands-on demonstration that defines 'gut wrenching.' Naturally, I started by fighting back. I cried. Multiple times. I missed everything about her. I wanted it to 'go back to the way it use to be.' I could hardly sleep. My head had taken over. Scouring scenarios and saying 'If I had only done this...' or 'if she had only done that...' It was no use. I was holding onto something that no longer existed. I had to let go.This RetroHash is a really dope project and has some really unique viewpoints!!! Peep the story up top!!!
Love may be the only thing that can transform us. It's important to allow yourself to feel the pain that comes with it. It hurts. So much. But it's better than going through your life feeling nothing at all. Embrace it. Explore it. This pain will ultimately transform you and with strength and support it will help you grow to become the person you were meant to be."
To help celebrate his birthday, KY emcee/producer Nemo Achida drops off an experimental music video for his single "Come Alive" from his Side B EP release. Produced by Pinky Liberachi!!! He is really slept on folks!!! Peep the story up top!!!
At the AAHH! Fest) - the trio officially unveil their "Three Kings" remix of the Nobody's Smiling single. These are some lyrical masters on this one!!! Peep the stream up top!!!
Monday, September 22, 2014
I'd like to take a moment here to congratulate my brother Confidence in his recent signing to HiPNOTT Records, founded by Kevin Nottingham. For years, I've been riding with the brother who has crafted some amazing joints for everyone from Rashad, to The Regiment, The Legion, Edo G, G Dot & Born, Cormega and so much more. As a thank you to his fans, Confidence has let go of this little loosie titled "Can It Be" featuring Detroit outfit The Regiment!!! This is a dope joint folks!!!
Smooth stylings of Phonte, Nicolay and The Foreign Exchange (with special guest, the severely underrated Carlitta Durand) on the latest set of visuals from Love In Flying Colors, which is out now!!! They are very underrated but this one is smoother than cashmere!!! Peep the story up top!!!!
Los Angeles-bred producer introduces us to Choosey, another So. Cal emcee worthy of your earholes. For his debut audio drop, we're hit with "Fly Me To The Moon", the Exile-produced first single off his forthcoming Left Field project, dropping October 14th via Dirty Science!!! Exile always chooses dope emcees to work and this is no different!!! Peep the story up top!!!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Texas emcee CientifiQ’s single “The Science” produced by Tony Emeraldz. The track appears on Tony Emeraldz’s recently released Gem Brown album, which you can cop now via Bandcamp!!!! There is a variety of talent in the Great State of Texas!!! Peep the story up top!!!
“Rain,” produced by Kaytranada, which was a joint left off The Water[s]. Mick’s flooding of the streets continues!!! Honestly, mick is one of the dopest emcee out right now!!! Peep the stream up top and check out "The Waters"!!!
Illi takes on King Louie’s “Till I Meet Selena” for “Till I Meet Fatima”. Illi’s not playing around here. Hit the jump and listen for yourself. Illi’s new project, Pointe: New Age Colonialism, is due out later this year. Keep your eyes and ears open!!! Everthing this dude drops is on point!!! Peep the stream up top!!!
Goldini Bagwell is back with a brand new video for “Say Anything” – a single from his recently released Secondhand Smoke (The Extended Cut) LP. Directed by Sam Naiman for Chromafilms, the video finds Goldini reflecting on a past relationship that was haunted by ghosts of an uncertain future!!! Not very familiar with this cat but he's got a really dope joint on his hands!!! Peep the story up top!!!
If your a fan of subliminal messages, conspiracies, and esoteric knowledge you’ll love this video from TORCH UP / TUFF CITY STYLES own NIGHT. Its entitled “TEARS OF BLOOD” and is off of NIGHTs “BODY BAG BARS 2.5″ (coming soon)!!! This visual is very sick!!! Peep the story up top!!!
With their highly-anticipated NehruvianDOOM project dropping September 23, Bishop Nehru and DOOM unleash their latest track!!! They have some gems ready to be reveal!!! Peep the stream up top!!!!
With their collaborative album Blasphemy dropping October 28th via Mello Music Group, Ras Kass and Apollo Brown made their way to BET to take part in their weekly freestyle segment, The Backroom. With Apollo on the 1s and 2s!!! This will be one of the dopest project of he decade folks!!!
Shad, one Canada's best-kept-secrets, comes through with a visual interpretation for "Progress (Part 1: American Pie, Part 2: The Future is Here)", one of the stand-outs off his Flying Colours LP.
Says director Justin Broadbent:
"The death of music is similar to the death of visual art. The online, numb, browsing experience has (naturally) started to effect the current state of art. We’ve become a Tumblr’d culture, over Google'd, educated and bored in 4 seconds or shorter. I made a non-music video for Shad’s “Progress”. It’s a website. It’s a comment on the state of art and also maybe the only video that could attach to such an intensely accurate and poignant song for our generation. It is like the movie credits to now. Tumblr on."
Plz don't sleep on this cat!!! Toronto has a lot of untapped talent!!! Peep the story up top!!!
Backed by some filthy, blaxploitation-laden soul provided by DirtyDiggs, TriState, Planet Asia & Mitchy Slick challenge wack rappers and reenforce the notion that West Coast rap is still bubbling nicely. You can cop the single from TriState's Digital Documents EP available now!!! These are some of the dopest and most underrated spittaz in the game!!! Peep the story up top!!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Apparently, CyHi The Prynce is a lover, not a fighter. In the latest visual release from his Black Hystori Project, the G.O.O.D. Music representative offers up an ode to all women with a "body of a Goddess" on the official video for "Guitar Melody"!!! Cyhi always comes correct!!!! Peep the flesh up top!!! Lol
The Black Opera deliver some razor sharp lyrics over a menacing beat provided by Diamond District's own yU on "Behold The Opera", the latest single from their forthcoming album, The Great Year, dropping September 30th via Mello Music Group!!! Their last project was dope and this shouldn't be any different!!! Peep the stream up top!!!
Also featuring Maya Azucena, Cormega and Large Professor's collaborative album Mega Philosophy is out now!!!! They make a dope team and the output is impeccable!!! Peep the story up top!!!
Apollo Brown and Ras Kass deliver the first visual from their upcoming Blasphemy LP, dropping October 28th via Mello Music Group!!!! This is a Hip Hop dream come true!!! They bought it on this one folks!! This should be a treat!!! Peep the story up top!!!!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
MMG's Stalley continues his press junket, heading up to the studio of Power 105/The Breakfast Club. Stalley talks, sports, repping his home state Ohio, working with Rick Ross and more!!!! Make sure you pick up his new album "Ohio"!!! Peep the situation up top!!!!
7evenThirty delivers a powerful new video for his Gensu Dean-produced title-track off his new album, The Problem!!!! They have a dope chemistry and they touching on some real topics!!! Peep the story up top!!!
Chicago's Mick Jenkins hit Shade45 last week to kick it with Statik Selektah on ShowOff Radio!!! if you haven't checked his new project The Waters you should!!! Its extremely dope and very well constructed!!! Peep his skills up top!!!
Shot at what appears to be PA's infamous old Eastern State Penitentiary, Dice Raw gives us a deep visual for his Jimmy's Back track, "Over."!!!! Dice show us the real side of life on this one folks!! Peep the story up top!!
Sunday, September 7, 2014
After delivering The Screwface mixtape, Duck Down Records' latest signee drops off a visual for track #2 off the tape!!! Toronto has a lot of untapped talent and he is one of the undiscovereded jewels soon to be unearthed!!! Peep the story up top!!!
Following a few warm up records, the "Nicest MCs You Never Heard" lets loose the first official single from his forthcoming album, Believing in Forever, out October 27th.
Read DC's thoughts and check out the S&G Beatz-produced "Satan Radio (66.6 FM)" below.
"I often wonder what comes first the chicken or the egg... Does radio simply play what the general public likes or does the radio bang us over the head again and again and again with the music until we start to like it. Back in the 80's & 90's urban radio had balance in its substance and sound. Today everything sounds the same for the most part and the majority of the music's themes seem to be self destructive."
He is exactly what we need right now folks!!! Peep the stream up top!!!
The Durag Dynasty General TriState and Cali Agent #1 return once again to deliver the official video for their DirtyDiggs produced banger "Never Change." Look out for Diggs' upcoming project, Gold Diggers!!!! Wes coast got that sound right now!!! Peep the story up top!!!
Don't sleep on Dynamic Equilibrium's 2Dope Post Crack Era available now! Real raps, no gimmicks.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Directed By: DJ Bless!!!! I am not very familiar with these cats but they have really dope sound!! Peep the story up top!!!
Up first, the Leon "SB" Sylvers IV-produced lead single, "Light It Up" featuring singer/songwriter Aja. Check out the song/music video below and be sure to pre-order Black Gold over at MarionWrite.com, starting September 11th!! He doesn't disappoint on this one!!! Peep the story up top!!!
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Well$ Week continues with the Charlotte emcee releasing a new video for "Black Swan." Over Shlohmo's remix of Jermih's "F*ck You All The Time," Well$ takes it to Foxy Gentlemen's Club in Brooklyn to share a story of a young stripper.
"It's about looking at things in a different way. People tend to look at a situation like a girl stripping and immediately assume it's her father's fault. It's not always what it seems, life's not always what it seems. We had the concept prior to me hearing the beat. And then when I heard the beat, I just started freestyling to it and the message started coming out. It's a cool oxymoron, because the chorus says 'f-ck you all the time' and I'm trying to convey a message that's not conducive to that part." [Billboard]
I have been really impressed by dude!! Peep the story up top!!!!
After months of speculation, thousands of outlandish conspiracy theories and a myriad of dope songs to his name, the man formerly known as Imaginary Droog made his formal introduction at Webster Hall in Manhattan!!! Droog is the truth and does he really sound like Nas? Peep the situation up top!!!
The Treacherous emcee's Exiled-produced single gets a matching set of visuals. Niqle's debut album, Imperial, will drop sometime this Fall!!!!The tracks I have heard from dude have been really fly and this is no exception!! Peep the story up top!!!
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Has-Lo and Castle who released their collab album “Live Like You’re Dead” about a month ago. Has-Lo produced the beat and Castle flows effortlessly with visuals that are bound to remind you that the fun days of summer are over!!! They have some great chemistry and music!!! Peep the story up!!!
Pro Era' CJ Fly revisits his Thee Way Eye See It with a visual for the Joey Bada$$-assisted "Sup Preme."!!!! These cats are running NYC right now!!! Peep the story up top!!!!
LA meets NYC as Beat Junkies spin master DJ Rhettmatic enlists Brown Bag AllStar's J57 and Koncept for the official video of his Adrian Younge-sampled single. They are going hard on this one and they are some of the dopest in the underground game!!!! Peep the story up top!!!
On October 28th, Ras Kass and Apollo Brown will release their joint album, Blasphemy. To kick the campaign off, the newly-formed duo are joined by Pharoahe Monch and Dilated Peoples' Rakaa
Iriscience on the LP's first single, "H20."!!! Two lehgends connect on this one folks!! This project should restore your faith in Hip Hop!!! Peep the stream up top!!!
ScienZe will return with a new EP - #BringBackElla - on October 7th. Check out the first offering!! My dude is very underrated but lyrically dangerous!!! Peep the stream up top!!!