J-Live - I Am A Man (American Justice) (Single)


Veteran New York emcee J-Live is back again, this time with his latest single "I Am A Man (American Justice)". The song finds J-Live rapping about the "consistent tragedies and travesties of justice concerning Black men, women, children and the police" over an ill self-produced instrumental. Peep it below.



Apollo Brown and Ras Kass - Blasphemy (Review)

Apollo Brown and Ras Kass - Blasphemy (Review)

"Blasphemy" is a collaborative album between Detroit hip-hop producer Apollo Brown and California native/legendary emcee Ras Kass. The album features guest appearances from Pharoahe Monch, Rakaa Iriscience, Sean Price, Royce The 5'9" and others and is fully produced by Apollo Brown himself. It was released on October 22, 2014 via Mellow Music Group.

Army of the Pharoahs - Heavy Lies The Crown (Review)


"Heavy Lies The Crown" is the latest album from hip-hop supergroup Army of the Pharoahs. The album features verses from almost everyone that is currently in AOTP as well as production from C-Lance, Stu Bangas, 7L, Frank Dukes and others. It was released on October 21, 2014 via Pazmanian Devil Music, LLC.

Allen Poe - How Gardens Grow (Album)

Allen Poe - How Gardens Grow (Album)

Kentucky rapper Allen Poe just dropped his latest album, "How Gardens Grow", over on his Bandcamp page and it's real dope. The project features rhymes from Denmark Vessey (on the track "Lookin For Sumthin") as well as production from Cookin Soul, Amerigo Gazaway, Nemo Achida and others. According to Allen Poe himself, the album "plays a lot on nature metaphors to illustrate the growth we go through as people from the different experiences we typically encounter between our 20's through our early 30's". I gave it a good listen earlier and it's real ill, so don't sleep.



Stoneface - Calico Audio (feat. Freeway) (Single)

Stoneface - Calico Audio (feat. Freeway) (Single)

Stoneface (who was featured on a few cuts from William Cooper's banging "Beware of the Pale Horse" album) comes through with the first single from his upcoming solo album "The Stone Age". The song is called "Calico Audio" and finds the Gemstarr Regime Records emcee linking up with Philly legend Freeway over a cinematic production by BP (who has produced a ton of tracks for Killarmy emcee 9th Prince, among others). Very dope. Peep it below.



Gadget - Nightfall (Instrumental Album)

Gadget - Nightfall (Instrumental Album)

"Nightfall" is the latest solo drop from Jazz Jouster member Gadget. The album gets it's name from the fact that it was produced entirely in the late/early hours of the day and features thirteen instrumental tracks that should definitely get you nodding your head. Be sure to give it a listen if you are a fan of jazzy hip-hop instrumentals. Peep it below.



C.Shreve the Professor - Be True (feat. Ill Will) (Single)

C.Shreve the Professor - Be True (feat. Ill Will) (Single)

C.Shreve The Professor comes through with his latest track "Be True", which features the North Carolina emcee linking up with Ill Will over a soulful Handbook production. The beat is real dope and the rhymes are just as strong, with both emcees being "largely influenced by the police militarization we continue to see in Ferguson and elsewhere." Peep it below.



Diamond District - March on Washington (Review)

Diamond District - March on Washington (Review)

"March on Washington" is the latest album from D.C. based hip-hop trio Diamond District (consisting of Oddisee, yU and X.O.). The album features no guest appearances (outside of Asheru on the intro track) and is fully produced by Oddisee himself. It was released on November 11, 2014 via Mello Music Group.

Kev Brown and Hassaan Mackey - Hassaan Be Rappin (Single)

Kev Brown and Hassaan Mackey - Hassaan Be Rappin (Single)

Rochester, NY rapper Hassaan Mackey and Washington D.C. based hip-hop producer/emcee Kev Brown return, this time with the dirty version of their latest single "Hassann Be Rappin". The song is actually the first drop from the duos upcoming "That Grit" EP, which is set to drop November 4th on Ill Adrenaline Records, and even had a video released for it a few weeks back. Peep it below.



EK - Mean Ol' Town (Single)


Boston rapper Daniel "EK" Ibeh is back yet again, this time with his latest track "Mean Ol Town". The song finds EK kicking some vivid rhymes about violence in the streets and is part of a bi-weekly song release schedule leading up to his upcoming "Hands of Time" EP. In addition, the song is also being featured in the movie "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" (which stars Jennifer Hudson) and is actually the first song you hear in the movie. Dope shit. Peep it below.



Diamond D - The Diam Piece (Review)

Diamond D - The Diam Piece (Review)

"The Diam Piece" is the latest album from hip-hop legend and D.I.T.C. member Diamond D. The album features guest appearances from Pharoahe Monch, A.G., Pete Rock, Masta Ace, Talib Kweli and many others and is fully produced by Diamond D himself (except the bonus track, which is produced by DJ Scratch). It was released on September 30, 2014 via Dymond Mine Records.

uMaNg - Accomplices (prod. by B.B.Z. Darney) (Video)

uMaNg - Accomplices (prod. by B.B.Z. Darney) (Video)

New Jersey rapper uMaNg and Swedish hip-hop producer B.B.Z. Darney return, this time with some visuals for the first single from their upcoming "The Black Rose Certificate" album. The song is called "Accomplices" and its a banger, with uMaNg absolutely bodying an ill B.B.Z. Darney instrumental. "The Black Rose Certificate" is due out November 25th via Ill Adrenaline Records and will feature guest appearances from Beneficence, Purpose (of Tragic Allies), HexOne and Tek-nition (Epidemic) and Hashfinger and will be fully produced by B.B.Z. Darney himself.



Awon and Phoniks - Natural High (Single)

Awon and Phoniks - Natural High (Single)

Newport News, VA rapper Awon and Portland hip-hop producer Phoniks come through with the first single off of their upcoming "Matte Black" EP and it's fire. The song is called "Natural High" and finds Awon kicking some ill rhymes over a beautiful Phoniks production. The "Matte Black" EP is set to be released this winter and will be followed up by the duo's next collaborative LP, which is set to drop sometime in the Summer of 2015. Also, if you haven't peep it yet, make sure you check out Awon and Phonik's banging album "Return to the Golden Era", which dropped last year.