Synik and Rod McCoy - Price of Success (Single)

Synik and Rod McCoy - Price of Success (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Price of Success" is the latest track from Mississippi emcee Synik and Alabama native Rod McCoy. The song is a cut off of the duos upcoming album "Selah" and finds the Audible Hustle Entertainment emcees contemplating the price of fame (as well as touching on other topics) over a smooth instrumental from 12AM's ManHe. "Selah" is set to drop on September 5, 2014 via the Audible Hustle Entertainment label.




C.Shreve the Professor ft. Woven Hatchets and Jrusalam - The Feast (Video)



C.Shreve the Professor just dropped some visuals for the second single from his upcoming "Summer Ransom" project in the form of the song "The Feast." The song features C.Shreve linking up with North Carolina emcees Woven Hatchets and Jrusalam as all four rappers spit fire over a head nodding instrumental by NC hip-hop producer Whokairs? The beat is hard as hell and everyone sounds real hungry on here (hence the title of the track). Very dope. "Summer Ransom" is set to drop on July 31st over on C.Shreve's Bandcamp page.

C-Hawk and SamSullivanBeats - Only The Beginning (Album)

C-Hawk and SamSullivanBeats - Only The Beginning (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Only The Beginning" is the debut album from 18 year old best friends C-Hawk and SamSullilvanBeats of ProU. I gave the project a good listen today and its real dope, showcasing both C-Hawk's great rhyming ability and energetic flow as well as the hard-hitting production style of SamSullivanBeats. Peep the full album below.



Common - Nobody's Smiling (Review)

Common - Nobody's Smiling (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Nobody's Smiling" is the latest album from Chicago emcee Common. The album features guest appearances from Vince Staples, Lil Herb, Jhené Aiko, Cocaine 80s and others and is fully produced by veteran hip-hop producer No I.D. It is set to be released on July 22, 2014 via Def Jam Recordings and ARTium Records.

Illa Ghee - Social Graffiti (Review)

Illa Ghee - Social Graffiti (Essence of hip-hop)

"Social Graffiti" is the latest album from veteran hip-hop artist Illa Ghee. The album features guest appearances from Lil Fame, Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, O.C., JuJu and others as well as production from Ayatollah, Large Professor, DJ Skizz, Crummie Beats and others. It was released on July 8, 2014 via IMOR Entertainment.

June Marx - Eve of Victory (Review)

June Marx - Eve of Victory (Essence of Hip-Hop)

 "Eve of Victory" is the latest album from Brooklyn hip-hop artist June Marx. The album features guest appearances from Godilla, Juncalssic, Resolute and Lone Ninja and is fully produced by June Marx himself. It was released on June 8th, 2014 via TorchBearer Records.

Darkim Be AllahChrist and Big D - Reach Out (prod. Statik Selektah)

Darkim Be AllahChrist and Big D - Reach Out (prod. Statik Selektah)

Fame Labs and Big D come through with the first single from their collaboration project "8 Million Stories." The song is called "Reach Out" and features Big D and Darkim Be AllahChrist rhyming over an original Statik Selektah production. If you are feelin' the track, make sure you also check out their "Fame Labs: Live At The Lab; Take II (Training Camp)" project that dropped last year.




G.O.D. Father PtIII (Infamous Mobb) and DJ Science - Godz & Kingz (Mixtape)


Godfather Pt III (of Infamous Mobb) and DJ Science come through with their latest mixtape, "Godz & Kingz", which just dropped yesterday over on DatPiff.com. The tape features 41 tracks (to symbolize the 41st Side) from Queensbridge legends Mobb Deep, Infamous Mobb, Kool G Rap, Tragedy Khadafi, Blaq Poet and many others. There is a lot of material on here and some of it I've heard before, but the majority was actually new to me (which is always a good thing). Peep it below.



Epidemic - Dreamers (ft. Fashawn) (Video)



South Florida based hip-hop duo Epidemic (consisting of emcees Hex One and Tek-nition) return with some visuals for their latest single "Dreamers". The song is produced by Dutch hip-hop producer Tantu and features Hex One, Tek-nition and West Coast emcee Fashawn all rapping about pursuing their dreams over the head nodding instrumental. "Dreamers" is a cut off of the groups "The Solution EP", which is set to drop August 5th. If you like what you hear, make sure to check out Epidemic's really dope "Something For Tha Listeners" album that dropped last year.

John Robinson and PVD - Modern Vintage (Review)

John Robinson and PVD - Modern Vintage (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Modern Vintage" is a collaborative album between veteran New York emcee John Robinson and drummer, composer, hip-hop producer Pat Van Dyke (PVD). The album features guest appearances from El Da Sensei, Sadat X, Shabaam Sahdeeq, ID 4 Windz and others and is fully produced by PVD himself. It was released on June 17, 2014 via Brick Records.

MKV and Adamatic - Letting Go (Single)

MKV and Adamatic - Letting Go (Essence of Hip-Hop)

Essenchill Records keeps coming with that fire and drops the latest single from Chicago born emcee MKV and DC/Baltimore hip-hop producer Adamatic. The song is called "Letting Go" and finds MKV rapping about moving on from the pain of the past over a jazzy Adamatic instrumental. I believe this track is the first offering from the duo since last years "Changes" album, which was really good and can be peeped here. No idea when their latest project is dropping, but this joint should hold us over nicely until then.




Es - Aspire to Inspire

Es - Aspire to Inspire (Essence of Hip-Hop)

Es is a hip-hop artist hailing from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada who just released his sophomore album, "Aspire to Inspire", a few days back. The LP is really dope and is a great follow-up to his "Feud For Thought" album that dropped back in 2012. As on that project, the album features Es kicking rhymes full of positives messages over head nodding boom-bap instrumentals from Concept, NRJ, ICUE, Euphonic and others. Pretty much every track on here is a banger and has definitely got me looking forward to what else Es has in store for us in the future. Peep the full album below then head on over to Essenchill Records homepage for more of that dope shit.