Killah Priest - Planet of the Gods (Review)

Killah Priest - Planet of the Gods

"Planet of the Gods" is the latest album from Wu-Tang Clan affiliate and Sunz of Man member Killah Priest. The album is fully produced by Dutch production crew Godz Wrath (Jordan River Banks, Black Marvel and Ciph Barker) with co-production from Kombo, Def Buurmen and Basrabas. It is set to be released on June 15, 2015 via Proverb Records.

Ghostface Killah and BadBadNotGood - Sour Soul (Review)

Ghostface Killah and BadBadNotGood - Sour Soul (Review)

"Sour Soul" is a collaborative album between Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah and Canadian hip-hop band BadBadNotGood. The album features guest appearances from Danny Brown, Elzhi, MF DOOM and Tree, with all songs being produced by Frank Dukes and BadBadNotGood themselves. It is set to be released on February 24, 2015 via Lex Records.

Flip - Reflections (Album)

Flip - Reflections (Album)

Austrian hip-hop producer Flip just released his album "Reflections" on February 17th and it's really good. The album features guest appearances from AG (of DITC), EDO. G, Killah Priest, Guilty Simpson, Kev Brown, LMNO, Tragic Allies and many others with all production (and some of the scratching as well) being handled by Flip himself. I'm not quite sure what my favorite track is just yet, but "Dreaming" with AG is definitely getting a lot of play and has been since the video dropped. Anyways, make sure you peep the album stream below then head on over iTunes and cop the full album if you are feelin' it.





J-Live - Red & The Kid (Single)

J-Live - Red & The Kid (Single)

Hot on the heels of his last single "I Just Don't", New York veteran emcee J-Live returns with the third single from his upcoming album "His Own Self", which is set to drop on March 17, 2015 and is currently available for preorder over on his Bandcamp site. The song is called "Red & The Kid" and it's a banger, with J-Live rapping about how he learned to DJ as well as about the DJ's that inspired him over an old school instrumental that has my head nodding like crazy. "His Own Self" is shaping up to be crazy. Peep the single below.



The Jazz Jousters - Locations: Germany (Instrumental Album)

The Jazz Jousters - Locations: Germany (Instrumental Album)

Hip-hop production crew The Jazz Jousters return with the latest entry in their "Locations" compilation series, this time with all of the instrumentals using German jazz samples. As usual, the production is really dope and kept me nodding my head the entire time. After peeping the project, make sure to check out their Italy, Japan and Brazil tribute albums as well, all of which dropped last year and are just as nice as this entry. Next up: Nigeria.



Injury Reserve - Whatever Dude (Video)

Injury Reserve - Whatever Dude (Video)

Hip-hop trio Injury Reserve (consisting of emcees Ritchie with a T and Stepa J Groggs along with producer Parker Corey) are back yet again, this time with some visuals for their track "Whatever Dude". The song is the first single from their upcoming full length project, "Live From The Dentist Office" and it's real dope. Make sure to also check out the groups debut EP "Cooler Colors" if you are diggin the video below.



The AbSoulJah - When the Moon Shines... (Review)

The AbSoulJah - When the Moon Shines... (Review)

"When the Moon Shines..." is the latest album from Queens, NY hip-hop artist The AbSoulJah. The album features no guest appearances, but does feature production from Profound, B-Sun and I.N.C.H. It was released on January 23, 2015 via Team Thoro Music and comes limited bonus disc with the purchase of AbSoulJah's "Dim The Light" album, which was one of my top albums of 2014.

J-Live - I Just Don't (Single)

J-Live - I Just Don't (Single)

J-Live comes through with his latest single "I Just Don't", which finds the veteran New York rapper letting us know that he just "doesn't give a fuck" over a hypnotic self-produced instrumental. The beat is dope, but its the rhymes and delivery from J-Live that really stand out to me about this song. Anyways, this cut is the second release from J-Live's upcoming album "His Own Self", which is set to drop on March 17, 2015 and is currently available for preorder over on his Bandcamp site.



Stoneface ft. Freeway - Calico Audio (Video)

Stoneface ft. Freeway - Calico Audio (Video)

Philly-based rapper Stoneface just released a video for his track "Calico Audio", which is the first single from his upcoming solo album "The Stone Age". The song was released a few weeks back and got a lot of play from me back when it dropped, but now we've got some visuals to go along with the music. As far as the song goes, the track features the Gemstarr Regime Records emcee linking up with Philly's own Freeway over a dope instrumental from BP. Peep it below and make sure to check out "The Stone Age" when it drops later this year.



The Four Owls - Natural Order (Review)

The Four Owls - Natural Order (Review)

"Natural Order" is the second album from UK hip-hop group The Four Owls (consisting of emcees Fliptrix, Leaf Dog, Verb T and BVA). The album features guest appearances from Smellington Piff, Dirty Dike and Jam Bazter as well as production from DJ Premier, but mostly every track is produced by Leaf Dog himself. It is set to be released on February 12, 2015 via High Focus Records.

Lifetime & S.I. - From The Hart (Album)

Lifetime & S.I. - From The Hart (Album)

"From The Hart" is the debut album from Long Island, NY duo L.I.F.E.T.I.M.E. & S.I. The album features guest appearances from Blaq Poet, Cyrus Malachi, Sha Stimuli, Phoenix Da Icefire and D Fabs and is produced entirely by UK hip-hop producer Endemic Emerald. Endemic never disappoints on the production tip and he surely doesn't here, coming through with a ton of head nodding instrumentals centered around that "golden era" sound. As far as the rhymes go, the album is just as nice as the production, with L.I.F.E.T.I.M.E. and S.I. both kicking some heartfelt and personal rhymes while touching on a variety of topics throughout the projects 12 tracks. Peep the album below.



Merc Versus - Magnetic (Mixtape)

Merc Versus - Magnetic (Mixtape)

Merc Versus just released his free 21-track "Magnetic" mixtape over on DatPiff a few days ago after months of dropping singles as part of his #MonthlyMagnetic series. The mixtape is really nice and features guest appearances from Chief Kamachi, Sleep Sinatra, Verbal Godz and others as well as production from Lord Chain, Blue Sky Black Death, Ayatollah, Large Professor and many others. Check it out below.



ChillxWill feat. BriskInThehouse - "911 (Platoon Remix)

ChillxWill feat. BriskInThehouse - "911 (Platoon Remix)

ChillxWill is an emcee hailing from Tacoma, Washington who just dropped his crazy third solo album, "Almighty", earlier today on Ill Adrenaline Records. The album is banging and finds ChillxWill rhyming about a variety of topics over head-nodding boom-bap instrumentals that sound like they came straight out of the 90's. In order to celebrate the albums release, Ill Adrenaline decided to drop an exclusive CD/cassette bonus track from the album in the form of a remix for the song "911". The original version is one of my favorite songs on the entire album , but this remix by BreakerHUS is pretty nice as well. Check out the remix (in addition to the video for the original) below and then head on over to iTunes to cop the full album.





MindsOne x DJ Iron - A Day In The Life (Single)

MindsOne x DJ Iron - A Day In The Life (Single)

KON Sci and Tronic (better known as MindsOne) come through with the first single from their collaborative EP with Belgian hip-hop producer DJ Iron. The song is called "A Day In The Life" and it's real dope, with MindsOne doing their thing over a head-nodding DJ Iron production. Be on the lookout for the full EP, "Phaseology", which is set to drop sometime this spring. For now, however, you can preorder the limited edition vinyl of "A Day In The Life" over on the groups Bandcamp site.



Allen Poe x Jay Elly - Rap Related (Album)

Allen Poe x Jay Elly - Rap Related (Album)

"Rap Related" is a collaborative EP from Kentucky rapper Allen Poe and Lexington emcee Jay Elly that just dropped yesterday over on the groups Soundcloud page. The project is dope and features Allen Poe and Jay Elly rhyming over production from The Audible Doctor, DJ Wellblended and Balloonz. Peep it below.