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Interview with DUS and Eloh Kush

DUS and Eloh Kush

So I'm going to post up something a little different than the norm for "The Essence of Rap and Hip-Hop" in the form of an interview I conducted with two New Jersey based hip-hop artists, DUS and Eloh Kush. As you all know, I mainly focus on writing reviews and such on this site, but the opportunity presented itself to get the word out about these two artists and I just couldn't pass that up. So, without further ado, check out the interview below.

DUS - Casino (feat. Roc Marciano)

Hip-hop producer DUS comes through with some visuals for his track "Casino", which features Hempstead emcee Roc Marciano. The song is one of my favorite cuts off of the New Jersey based producers latest album, "Ambassadors", which you can pick up on over to

DUS featuring ROC MARCIANO - 'CASINO' from dallas penn on Vimeo.

DUS - "The Fifth Element" and "Lazarus" (Singles)

New Jersey hip-hop producer DUS recently released two new singles from his first studio album, "Ambassadors", which happened to make its way onto my "Best Rap Albums of 2013" list. The first song is called "The Fifth Element" and features Shabaam Sahdeeq, Pryme Prolifik and Eloh Kush kicking some dope bars over a somewhat repetitive instrumental. In my review I stated that this song was pretty good, but that there were much better on the album and I still stand by that.

The second single is an Eloh Kush solo track called "Lazarus", which was one of the standout tracks on the album for me. The beat is ominous and Eloh Kush destroys it. Very dope.

Napoleon Da Legend - Knees of Atlas (produced by DUS)

Here is a dope new video for the track "Knees of Atlas" which features Napoleon Da Legend spitting fire over a banging DUS instrumental. The two dropped their albums earlier this year, respectively - Napoleon with "Awakening" (Earth Spinz) on April 2nd and DUS' "Ambassadors" (Brothers Grimm) on June 25th. "Knees of Atlas" is featured on both LP's. Check out the video below and then peep my full review of DUS' album "Ambassadors."

DUS - Ambassadors (Review)

DUS - Ambassadors (Review)

"Ambassadors" is the first studio album from New Jersey hip-hop producer DUS. The album features guest appearances from Tragedy Khadafi, Roc Marciano, Killah Priest, Spit Gemz and others with all production being handled by DUS himself. It was released on June 25, 2013.

DUS - Full Moon (featuring JoJo Pellegrino)

New Jersey hip-hop producer DUS just released his latest single, "Full Moon", right on time to coincide with the astrological full moon that begins this evening. The song features Shaolin's own JoJo Pelligrino spitting bars over a head-nodding DUS instrumental. Also make sure you check out his previous singles, "Casino" (featuring Roc Marciano and DJ Kwestion) and "Ambassadors" (featuring Tragedy Khadafi) and then head on over to to pick up the full album.

Check out my full review of DUS's album, "Ambassadors".

DUS - Casino (featuring Roc Marciano and DJ Kwestion) / Ambassadors (featuring Tragedy Khadafi)

DUS is a producer hailing from New Jersey who is gearing up to drop his first full length LP "Ambassadors" on June 25th. He recently released two dope singles in preparation for the albums release. The first track is called "Casino" and features Roc Marciano spitting fire over a dark, boom-bap banger while DJ Kwestion provides some ill scratching on the chorus.

The second single is called "Ambassadors" and features Queensbridge legend Tragedy Khadafi. The beat is a hypnotical jazz horn sample and Tragedy just bodies it, as always.

This is some dope new underground hip-hop music right here. Hopefully the rest of the album is this good. According to his website,, the album
"includes an onslaught of raw East Coast talent & lyricism. Confirmed features on the album include Killah Priest, Eloh Kush, Pryme Prolifik, Shabaam Sahdeeq, DJ Kwestion, Spit Gemz, Napoleon Da Legend, Ceazar, JoJo Pellegrino, Roc Marciano and Tragedy Khadafi."
Sounds dope. The full album drops tomorrow.