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"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.
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.
"Polyhymnia" is the latest album from London emcee Fliptrix. The album features guest appearances from Rag N Bone Man, Chester P and The Four Owls and is fully produced by UK hip-hop producer Molotov. It was released on October 8, 2014 via High Focus Records.
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.
"Trapdoors and Secret Passageways" is the third solo project from Twin Peril's rapper Lone Ninja. The album features no guest appearances and is fully produced by 5th Element Ninja (who has produced for both 9th Prince and Dom Pachino of Killarmy). It was released on November 26, 2013 via Holographic Pagoda Recordings.
Joe "Angel" Sauseda comes through with his track "Originator", which is a cut off of his upcoming mixtape and finds the Texas rapper spitting fire over a beautiful Moises "Moe" Ramirez production. The song is really dope and has me anticipating his upcoming mixtape, which is set to be released sometime around the new year. Peep the track below. Don't sleep.
"Earth Cry" is the lead single from the upcoming group effort between Atlanta emcee Ed Rowe, Nebraska rapper Sleep Sinatra and New Zealand based hip-hop producer Concept. The song is real nice and finds Ed Rowe and Sleep Sinatra rhyming about "black consciousness and survival in the urban mindset" over a head nodding Concept instrumental. "Earth Cry" will be released on the trios "Concentrated Forces" EP, which is set to drop in November of 2014.
Hip-hop production crew The Jazz Jousters are back yet again, this time with the first entry into their "Locations" compilations in the form of the "Japan" edition. The concept is really dope, with the Jazz Jousters stepping away from their tribute albums and instead sampling Jazz from other countries and attempting to blend it into their own instrumentals. Very nice. Peep it below.
UK hip-hop group Too Many T's (consisting of members Leon Rhymes and Standaloft) is gearing up to release their "Running Wild" EP on October 9th and recently dropped another single via their Soundcloud page. The song is called "Butter Rug" and has a real positive vibe to it, with all of the featured emcees rapping about their love of hip-hop over a lively horn instrumental. The full "Running Wild" EP will be released for free over on www.toomanyts.com.
"Cassette Music" is the latest album from Westchester County, NY producer/emcee DJ Tek-Wun. The album features guest appearances from Edo G, Sadat X, Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard, Erox and others as well as production from Erox and Ty Bless, but mostly all tracks are produced by DJ Tek-Wun himself. It was released on September 17, 2014 over on DJ Tek-Wun's Bandcamp page.
Bronx rapper Godz Chyld returns, this time with his newest single "Godz Chyld". The song is produced by St. Peter (who produced some of my favorite cuts on Killah Priest's "Psychic World of Walter Reed" album) and it's real dope. I'm not sure where this one is going to end up, but I'm definitely feelin' it. If you like what you hear, make sure you also check out God Chyld's "Forever" EP, which dropped last year and was produced by Godz Wrath producer Jordan River Banks.
Rochester, NY rapper Hassaan Mackey and Washington D.C. based hip-hop producer/emcee Kev Brown come through with the first drop from their upcoming "That Grit" EP in the form of a split video for the tracks "Dope" and "Hassaan Be Rappin". Both songs are banging and full of that gritty, boom-bap sound that both of these guys are known for. "That Grit" is set to drop November 4th on Ill Adrenaline Records and will feature guest appearances from Kaimbr, Toine, yU, Kenn Starr, Eye-Q, Asheru (of Unspoken Heard) as well as the Younger Soul Brother Grap Luva. The EP/mini-album will consist of an intro, eight full-length tracks and six instrumentals and is the first full project together from Kev Brown and Hassaan Mackey, despite both of them being members of the Low Budget Crew. Peep the video below.
Kentucky rapper Allen Poe is back again, this time with the third single from his upcoming "How Gardens Grow" album. The song is called "Shrines From Dust" and finds Allen Poe doing his thing over a head nodding Amerigo Gazaway production that puts a new spin on a sample I've heard a few times before. Dope shit. "How Gardens Grow" is set to be released mid October.
"After All These Years" is the eleventh album from veteran Boston rapper Ed O.G. The album features guest appearances from Guilty Simpson, Chuck D, King Magnetic, Camp Lo and others as well as production from Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, Marco Polo and others. It was released on September 9, 2014 via 5th & Union.
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 up...
"Hell Can Wait" is the first official EP from Long Beach, CA rapper Vince Staples. The EP features a guest appearance from Tey...
"The Diam Piece" is the latest album from hip-hop legend and D.I.T.C. member Diamond D. The album features guest appearances f...
So 2014 is already half way over and I just wanted to take the time to share some of my favorite hip-hop albums that have dropped so fa...
Well 2013 is already halfway over and I just wanted to take some time to reflect on some of the albums I reviewed and see if I still agre...
- Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait EP (Review)
- Diamond D - The Diam Piece (Review)
- uMaNg - Accomplices (prod. by B.B.Z. Darney) (Vide...
- Fliptrix - Polyhymnia (Review)
- Awon and Phoniks - Natural High (Single)
- Lone Ninja - Trapdoors and Secret Passageways (Rev...
- Joe Sauseda - Originator (Single)
- Concentrated Forces (Ed Rowe x Sleep Sinatra x Con...
- The Jazz Jousters - Locations: Japan (Instrumental...
- Too Many T's - Butter Rug (ft. Abdominal MC, Jeste...
- DJ Tek-Wun - Cassette Music (Review)
- Godz Chyld - Godz Chyld (Single)
- Kev Brown and Hassaan Mackey - Dope / Hassaan Be R...
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