Killah Priest - P.W.O.W.R.: The Lost Tracks (Review)

"P.W.O.W.R.: The Lost Tracks" is the latest official EP from Brooklyn emcee and Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Killah Priest. The EP was released as part of Priest's "The Psychic World of Walter Reed: Illuminated Lyrics" kickstarter project and has recently been made available to those who pledged certain amounts. The project is made up of lost tracks from Killah Priest's most recent album, "The Psychic World of Walter Reed".

Bub Styles - School Zone (prod. by Hannibal King) (Video)

Bub Styles - School Zone (prod. by Hannibal King) (Essence of Hip-Hop)

Brooklyn, NY rapper Bub Styles recently dropped a video for his first solo single "School Zone", which is produced by Queens-based hip-hop producer Hannibal King (who has produced for Mac Miller, Joey Badass, Casey Veggies and others). The song is banging and finds Bub Styles spitting fire over a head-nodding instrumental centered around the same sample used on Big Punisher's classic track "Boomerang". I've always wanted to hear someone flip that sample differently so it's really nice to hear Hannibal King's take on it. Anyways, the track is a cut off of Bub Styles' upcoming "Fatboy Sessions" mixtape, which should be out before the end of the year via Hannibal's Villains imprint.

Chin and Peezy - 90's Babies (Video)

Chin and Peezy - 90's Babies (Essence of Hip-Hop)

 Fountain Of Youth artists Chin and Peezy just dropped some visuals for the latest release off of their "The Minds Eye" project that dropped last year. The video is for one of my favorite tracks on the album, "90's Babies", and finds the duo coming correct over a head-nodding Kixnare instrumental with a great "Golden Era" vibe to it. Peep the video, as well as the full album, below.

EK - Lost Boys Of Sudan (Single)

EK - Lost Boys Of Sudan (Essence of Hip-Hop)

Boston rapper Daniel "EK" Ibeh is back, this time with his latest track "Lost Boys of Sudan". The song finds EK touching on his African roots and rapping about the child soldiers that are fighting in Darfur/Sudan over a Bueffard Mallary production. The lyrics are vivid and poignant and hopefully will bring more awareness to this tragedy. Peep it below.

Mike L!Ve - It's Alive and Free Yourself (Videos)

North Carolina rapper Mike L!VE is a part of the hip-hop duo Woven Hatchets (out of Tuscon), a member of the Raleigh-based rap collective 1100 Hunters and is now the latest official member of Free the Optimus (of which member C.Shreve just dropped his crazy "Summer Ransom" project). Mike (who has three tracks on "Summer Ransom") just dropped some visuals for his back to back singles "It's Alive" and "Free Yourself" and both are nice. Peep them below.

Aslan - Paradox (Video)

Aslan - Paradox (Essence of Hip-Hop)

 UK based rapper/producer Aslan comes through with some visuals for the final installment in his "Paradox" trilogy, which is taken from a three track 12 inch that is available via his website. The song is actually the title track off of the project and is a joint production by Snake vs Crane and Aslan himself. As on the other two tracks, the production is dark and Aslan rips it. Check out the video for "Paradox" below (along with the previously released visuals for "Epitaph" and "Rise Up", which make up the full EP when combined). Very dope.

Souls of Mischief - There Is Only Now (Review)

 Souls of Mischief - There Is Only Now (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"There is Only Now" is the sixth album from legendary West Coast hip-hop group Souls of Mischief (consisting of emcees/producers Opio, A-Plus, Tajai and Phesto). The album features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Scarub, Ali Shaheed Muhammed and William Hart and is produced entirely by prolific hip-hop producer Adrian Younge. It was released on August 26, 2014 via Linear Labs LLC.

Allen Poe - Sundazed (ft. Jalin Roze) (Video)

Kentucky rapper Allen Poe is back, this time with some visuals for the first single from his upcoming "How Gardens Grow" LP. The song is called "Sundazed" and features Allen Poe and Louisville emcee Jalin Roze spitting tales of summer love over a breezy Manifests Beats production with cuts by DJ Calcutta. "How Gardens Grow" is set to be released later this fall.

Allen Poe - Sundazed feat. Jalin Roze from Kogan Dumb on Vimeo.

Fame Labs - Hate (ft. Venge Millz) (Single)

Fame Labs - Hate (ft. Venge Millz) (Single)

Fame Labs Music comes through with their latest banger "Hate", which features Venge Millz spitting over a head nodding Darkim Be AllahChrist production. Dope shit. Peep it below.

Also make sure you check out some of the other tracks on the Fame Labs Soundcloud Page such as "In The Dojo", "Projects Birthed", "Still Fresh" and "Student Enrolled" as well as the newest joint "Breath of Life" (which I embedded below).

G-Unit - The Beauty of Independence (Review)

G-Unit - The Beauty of Independance (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"The Beauty of Independence" is the latest EP from hip-hop group G-Unit (currently consisting of rappers 50 Cent, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Kidd Kidd). The EP features no guest appearances but does feature production from Havoc, Lord Quest, Ryan "Ryu" Alexy and others. It was released on August 25, 2014 via G-Unit Records, Inc.