Showing posts with label 2014. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2014. Show all posts

Reverie - Reflections (ft. HideAndSeekZoo) (Video)


Reverie comes through with some visuals for her track "Reflections", which features the Los Angeles emcee linking up with HideAndSeekZoo over a head nodding Infameezy produced instrumental. The song is real dope and is a cut off of Reverie's "The Transition" mixtape, which you can cop here. Peep the video below.



Timbo King ft Killah Priest & William Cooper - Outside Intel/Realm #7 (Single)

Timbo King ft Killah Priest & William Cooper - Outside Intel/Realm #7 (Single)

Gemstarr Regime producer BP hits us with another unreleased exclusive in the form of the track "Outside Intel/Realm #7", which is from Black Market Militia/Wu-Tang affiliate Timbo King. The song features the Royal Fam emcee linking up with fellow Black Market Militia rappers Killah Priest and William Cooper over an epic BP production. This shit is fire. Peep it below.



Twizzy - FarmFoodz (Review)


"FarmFoodz" is the debut solo album from The Three Headed Beast emcee Twizzy. The album features guest appearances from M.A.B., Jinxsxta JX, Genesis Elijah, Verb T and Farma G and is fully produced by Farma G himself. It was released on November 28, 2014 via De Facto Entertainment.

J-Live - Around The Sun (Solstice) / 8 Minutes (Video)

J-Live - Around The Sun (Solstice) / 8 Minutes (Video)

Veteran New York wordsmith J-Live is back yet again, this time with some visuals for his tracks "Around The Sun (Solstice)" and "8 Minutes". Both of the songs are select cuts from his "Around The Sun" album that dropped back in April, with the first being produced by Korede and the second being produced by J-Live himself. Peep the video below and then head on over to iTunes and cop the album if you like what you hear.



Merc Versus - Hunger Games (Single)

Merc Versus - Hunger Games (Single)

Merc Versus comes through with the latest entry in his #MonthlyMagnetic series in the form of the track "Hunger Games". The song is dope and finds the Indiana-based rapper spitting food-infused rhymes over an ill Klinik production. "Hunger Games" is also the latest single from Merc's upcoming "Magnetic" album, following up "This World Don't Love Me" and  "The Program" (which was produced by Blue Sky Black Death). Peep it below.



Ghostface Killah - 36 Seasons (Review)

Ghostface Killah - 36 Seasons (Review)

"36 Seasons" is the latest album from hip-hop legend and Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. The album features guest appearances from Kool G Rap, AZ, Pharoahe Monch, Shawn Wigs and others as well as production from Fizzy Womack (aka Lil' Fame of M.O.P.), The 45 King and Malik Abdul-Rahmaan, but mostly all production is handled by Brooklyn production team/band The Revelations. It is set to be released on December 9, 2014 via Salvation Music, Inc./Tommy Boy Entertainment, LLC.

Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow (Review)

Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow (Review)

"A Better Tomorrow" is the sixth studio album from legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. The album features guest appearances from Streetlife and Nathaniel as well as production from 4th Disciple, Mathematics, Adrian Younge and Rick Rubin, but most of the tracks are produced by RZA himself. It is set to be released on December 2, 2014 via Warner Bros. Records.

Bronze Nazareth - Thought For Food Vol. 3 (Stream)

Bronze Nazareth - Thought For Food Vol. 3 (Stream)

Wu-Tang affiliate Bronze Nazareth comes through with the third release in his "Thought for Food" series of albums and it's quite dope. The album features guest appearances from Willie The Kid (who released a stellar collaboration album with Bronze earlier this year), Lord Jessiah as well as The Wisemen. The project is a first of what seems to be a flood of releases from Wu-Tang here in the later half of 2014, with Wu-Tang Clans "A Better Tomorrow" dropping on December 2nd and Ghostface Killah's "36 Seasons" dropping on December 9th. It's gonna be a good winter. Stream the full album below.



Telemachus - Locust (Video)

Telemachus - Locust (Video)

 London-based producer Telemachus is gearing up to release his latest album, "In Morocco", on December 8, 2014 and just dropped some visuals for his track "Locust". The instrumental is quite different than the norm, with Telemachus stepping away from his hip-hop roots and blending electronic sounds with the more earthy sounds of Morocco itself. The end result is very different than what I'm used to, but it actually works quite well. Peep it below.



uMaNg - Correct Techniques (prod. by B.B.Z. Darney) (Video)

uMaNg - Correct Techniques (prod. by B.B.Z. Darney) (Video)

New Jersey rapper uMaNg and Swedish hip-hop producer B.B.Z. Darney celebrate the release of their "The Black Rose Certificate" album with some visuals for the second single from the album. The song is called "Correct Techniques" are it's really dope, with uMaNg showing off his mic skills over a laid-back B.B.Z. Darney production. "The Black Rose Certificate" dropped today via Ill Adrenaline Records and features guest appearances from Beneficence, Purpose (of Tragic Allies), HexOne and Tek-nition (Epidemic) and Hashfinger and is fully produced by B.B.Z. Darney himself. Peep the video below then make sure to cop the album.





M.O.P. - Street Certified (Review)

M.O.P. - Street Certified (Review)

"Street Certified" is the latest EP from the legendary Brownsville duo M.O.P. (comprised of rapper/producers Billy Danze and Lil' Fame). The EP features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Mobb Deep and Maino as well as production from Beat Butcha, DJ Skizz, I Fresh and Lil' Fame himself. It was released on November 18, 2014 via Nature Sounds.

MKV and Concept - Dreams & Reality (Album)

MKV and Concept - Dreams & Reality (Album)

"Dreams & Reality" is the latest collaborative EP from Chicago born emcee MKV and New Zealand producer Concept, following up last years extremely dope "When the Pieces Come Together". The EP is really nice, with MKV spitting a ton of personal and positive rhymes over some absolutely beautiful production from Concept that kept my head nodding the entire time. "Dreams & Reality" is out today via Essenchill Records and is available to stream/cop below. Don' sleep. I'm really feelin' this one.



Cunninlynguists, The Grouch and Eligh - The WinterFire EP (Review)

Cunninlynguists, The Grouch and Eligh - The WinterFire EP (Review)

"The WinterFire EP" is a collaborative EP between hip-hop trio CunninLynguists (consisting of emcee/producers Deacon the Villain, Kno and Natti) and Living Legends rapper/producers The Grouch and Eligh. The EP features no guest appearances and is fully produced by Kno himself. It was released on November 18, 2014 over on Cunninlynguists bandcamp site.

June Marx - Veterans Day (Review)

June Marx - Veterans Day (Review)

"Veterans Day" is the latest release from Brooklyn rapper June Marx. The mini-EP features no guest appearances and is fully produced by June Marx himself. It was released on November 11, 2014 via Torchbearer Records, with all proceeds going towards the Wounded Warrior Program/Veterans Affairs (NY Branch).

OSHUN - Stuck (Video) and Window Pain (Single)

OSHUN - Window Pain

OSHUN (comprised of NYU vocalists Niambi Sala and Thandiwe) are back again, this time with a video for their song "Stuck". The song is real smooth and follows up the duo's latest release, "Window Pain", which dropped last week and can be streamed below. Both of the songs have a soulful/Native Tongues vibe to them remisicent of legendary artists like Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. Peep the video and single below. Don't sleep.





Peezy - Head In The Clouds Introduction (Video)

Peezy - Head In The Clouds Introduction (Video)

Boston emcee Peezy is back again, this time with an introduction video for his upcoming project "Head In The Clouds". The song is made up of two parts, with the first being produced by Oriental Phase and the second being produced by Constrobuz and with each part showing us a different side of Peezy himself. "Head In The Clouds" is set to drop on December 12, 2014 and will be released over on Peezy's Bandcamp site.




C.Shreve feat. Mike L!VE, DJ Jet, and Jrusalam - Crews’ Corpses (Video)


North Carolina rapper C.Shreve The Professor just dropped another video off of his dope "Summer Ransom" album that came out back in August. The visuals are for the track "Crews' Corpses", which is produced by Whokairs? and features guest appearances from Free The Optimus members Mike L!VE and DJ Jet in addition to Raleigh emcee Jrusalam. Peep the video, as well as the full album, below.





Marchitect - Everything (Video)

Marchitect - Everything (Video)

Marchitect (from the hip-hop group The 49ers) just released a video from his upcoming album "The Overnight People" in the form of the track "Everything". The song has a sort of playful vibe to it, with the Delaware rapper rhyming over a carefree self-produced instrumental. The video itself is also pretty dope, with the visuals being comprised of footage shot in the different cities Marchitect toured in this year. Nice.



Garcia's Grooves - Message In The Music (Instrumental Album)


Millennium Jazz Music (home of The Jazz Jousters) just released another instrumental project back in October and it's real smooth. The album is called "Message In The Music" and is from South Florida hip-hop producer Garcia's Grooves, who uses this project to push the idea of "Knowledge is Power". Dope shit. Peep it below.



Buggs tha Rocka - Angel of Death (ft. Piakhan) (Video)


Cincinnati rapper Buggs tha Rocka recently dropped some visuals for his track "Angel of Death", which is a cut off of his upcoming album "Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet". The song is real nice and features both Buggs tha Rocka and guest Piakhan doing their thing over a bouncy piano instrumental from Hop Trax. "Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet" is set to drop on December 10, 2014 and features production from Sal Dali, !llmind and Jake One as well as guest appearances from Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish and MOOD. Check back for my full review of the project in the near future. Until then, peep the track below.