Just two weeks after the release of the first “Consortium Dreams” instalment, North London’s Ric Branson returns with a worthy sequel, delivering rhymes from the perspective of an individual with plenty of experience under his belt (both in the rap game and the street life) who has learned lessons and is keen to impart some wisdom to those who need to hear it.
Production comes from A.H. Fly, Sonnyjim, Juice, Karnate and Relense.
NY’s O The Great swings a heavy lyrical sword throughout this project, which bristles with a true passion for the art and culture of Hip-Hop.
Mixing contemplative rhymes and observational jewels with raw bravado, the skilled emcee (who also produced the majority of this release) holds the listener’s attention with ease here via his sharp delivery and down-to-earth attitude.
The album also features appearances from Supreme Cerebral, BanishHabitual, Supreme Magnetic and more.
Lloyd Luther – “Drugs On Tap” (@LloydLuther1 / 2019)
Originally released in 2012, this poignant, thought-provoking track from talented Leicester emcee Lloyd Luther has gained a huge amount of attention recently after being used in the new series of UK drama “Top Boy”.
Determined to make the most of this long overdue recognition, Luther drops some gripping new visuals to accompany his sparse, unsettling slice of social commentary.
If this track has been your introduction to Lloyd Luther, the man has an impressive catalogue, so make sure you dig in as there’s plenty more where this came from.
Motman & Micall Parknsun – “Never Slackin” (@MotmanOfficial / @MicallParknsun / 2019)
Brooding beats and rhymes from the UK duo’s recent collaboration album “Everyday Craft”.
A short-but-satisfying blend of moody East Coast boom-bap and soulful downtempo mellowness from the NY producer.
DJ Criminal & Illogic – “A Change In Mantra” (DJCriminal412.BandCamp.Com / 2019)
Thought-provoking, motivational rhymes from Ohio’s Illogic on this title track from his collaboration album with producer DJ Criminal.
New Jersey emcee P.Genz delivers sharp, punchy rhymes over Freshley Made’s smooth, melodic loops on this engaging five-track EP.