Souls of Mischief - There Is Only Now (Review)

 Souls of Mischief - There Is Only Now (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"There is Only Now" is the sixth album from legendary West Coast hip-hop group Souls of Mischief (consisting of emcees/producers Opio, A-Plus, Tajai and Phesto). The album features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Scarub, Ali Shaheed Muhammed and William Hart and is produced entirely by prolific hip-hop producer Adrian Younge. It was released on August 26, 2014 via Linear Labs LLC.

Allen Poe - Sundazed (ft. Jalin Roze) (Video)

Kentucky rapper Allen Poe is back, this time with some visuals for the first single from his upcoming "How Gardens Grow" LP. The song is called "Sundazed" and features Allen Poe and Louisville emcee Jalin Roze spitting tales of summer love over a breezy Manifests Beats production with cuts by DJ Calcutta. "How Gardens Grow" is set to be released later this fall.

Allen Poe - Sundazed feat. Jalin Roze from Kogan Dumb on Vimeo.

Fame Labs - Hate (ft. Venge Millz) (Single)

Fame Labs - Hate (ft. Venge Millz) (Single)

Fame Labs Music comes through with their latest banger "Hate", which features Venge Millz spitting over a head nodding Darkim Be AllahChrist production. Dope shit. Peep it below.

Also make sure you check out some of the other tracks on the Fame Labs Soundcloud Page such as "In The Dojo", "Projects Birthed", "Still Fresh" and "Student Enrolled" as well as the newest joint "Breath of Life" (which I embedded below).

G-Unit - The Beauty of Independence (Review)

G-Unit - The Beauty of Independance (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"The Beauty of Independence" is the latest EP from hip-hop group G-Unit (currently consisting of rappers 50 Cent, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Kidd Kidd). The EP features no guest appearances but does feature production from Havoc, Lord Quest, Ryan "Ryu" Alexy and others. It was released on August 25, 2014 via G-Unit Records, Inc.

Dali Darko - Sleeping Dragon (Single)

Dali Darko - Sleeping Dragon (Essence of Hip-Hop)

Pittsburgh emcee Dali Darko is back yet again, this time with his latest track "Sleeping Dragon". The song is banging and features the 21-year old rapper spitting some hard ass rhymes over a beautiful B.eastcode production. This one is fire. Check it out below.

Darnell Little - XX (Album)

Darnell Little - XX (Essence of hip-hop)

Darnell Little just dropped a new project, titled "XX", back on August 19th and it's really nice. The project finds the 20 year old emcee spitting over a variety of instrumentals, from the experimental sounds of Flying Lotus to more boom-bap orientated productions from Pete Rock and Madlib. The beats are really dope and Darnell sounds great over them, alternating between straight up braggadocios bars to more personal and reflective rhymes on a few tracks. Overall, I'm really feelin' the project and highly recommend it. Peep it below.

Ugly Heroes - Ugly Heroes EP (Review)

Ugly Heroes - Ugly Heroes EP (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Ugly Heroes EP" is the latest EP from hip-hop trio Ugly Heroes (which consists of hip-hop producer Apollo Brown and emcees Verbal Kent and Red Pill). The EP features guest appearances from Murs and DJ Eclipse as well as production from Oddisee, but mostly the entire project is produced by Apollo Brown himself. It was released on August 19, 2014 via Mellow Music Group.