The Triple Darkness member drops the first in his trilogy of 2014-scheduled projects in the form of the brilliantly-executed “Effortless” EP.
Produced entirely by the talented Greater Good, this release finds the London lyricist’s intricate and often-personal rhymes meshing seamlessly with smoky, lo-fi beats plus appearances from fellow UK mic fiends such as Tesla’s Ghost, Stinkin Slumrok and K. Zorro.
SmooVth Calhoun – “Free” (@CrateDivizion.Com / 2014)
New-school Hip-Hop with old-school soul taken from the Strong Island emcee’s forthcoming Giallo Point-produced album.
The debut collaborative release from Dragon Fli Empire’s DJ Cosm and fellow crate-digger AJV finds the Canada-based pair formulating eclectic soundscapes which blend together futuristic soul, retro electro funk and thick bass with the likes of Ghettosocks, Self The Bluest Eye and Azrael on-hand to assist on mic duties.
2 Dash Tone – “Deceptive Tone” (@2DashTone / 2014)
Introspective rhymes from the NY-raised, Paris-based wordsmith on this Nobody Famous-produced track.
Dubbul O – “Uptown” (ProPProducer.BandCamp.Com / 2014)
Raw vibes taken from the Manchester-based emcee’s Pro P-produced album “Omega”.
E&Daniels ft. Mr. 13, Josiah Matrix & Skirmish – “Grey Skies And Concrete” (@EAndDaniels / 2014)
Ominous 7th Dan-produced track from the multi-faceted UK collective.
AZ – “Red Magic” (@QuietAZMoney / 2014)
The Brooklyn representative proves yet again that he has one of the most effortless flows in the game on this new Baby Paul-produced single.
Virginia-based producer Logic Marselis has been busy in the lab putting together some lo-fi mood music for his latest project “AIRGLOW” which ranges from sweet chopped soul to eerie drum-heavy boom-bap – get ready to turn the lights down and zone out.
Cyclonious & Chairman Maf ft. Daniel Sam – “MMA Plus (Verbal MMA)” (Cyclonious.BandCamp.Com / 2014)
Full-contact sonic sparring from the UK emcee / producer combo’s new EP “Hostile Leadership”.
Granville Sessions / Moose Funk Squad emcee Archetype delivers his idea of a perfect world in the latest episode of Rethunk Records’ “If I Had It My Way” series.
Proving that there’s still so much more to Hip-Hop than the one-dimensional artists peddled via the mainstream, Canada’s Es drops an accomplished project in the form of “Aspire To Inspire” which balances positive, thoughtful lyricism with quality beats from the likes of NRJ, I.Khan and Concept.
As Es says himself:
“Aspire To Inspire” is my life’s motto. It is also a symbol of my journey… my growth…my progression. This record is a feel good inspirational and motivational collection of songs, intended to uplift anyone who has ever had to overcome adversity or odds stacked against them. It is an honest audio journal of my goals, dreams, successes, joys, failures and words of encouragement to all who can relate to my story…coming from a grown man’s perspective. The ability to inspire others to strive to be better is one life’s ultimate rewards. Let’s “Aspire To Inspire”. Peace.”
Dysfunkshunal Familee ft. Napoleon Da Legend – “Stop” (@Dysfunkshunal_F / 2014)
Crazy DJ Bazarro-produced track from the NY collective’s EP “The Purge”.
Funky DL – “Untitled” / “Fantastic” (FunkyDL.Com / 2014)
The multi-talented UK producer-on-the-mic drops the first leak from his forthcoming Dilla / Nujabes tribute project “February” in the form of this brilliant Slum Village reinterpretation.
The VisionBombing crew return with the first episode in the second season of their dope visual mixtape concept series featuring Skyzoo & Torae, Verbal Kent, Fel Sweetenberg and more.
Forthright East London emcee Cyclonious joins forces with talented UK producer Chairman Maf for this “Hostile Leadership” project which mixes thought-provoking rhymes and poignant track concepts with unique, soulful beats.
The London-based lyricist drops a nine-track sampler for his forthcoming concept-based album “The Re-Education Of King 9” featuring plenty of powerful, uplifting Hip-Hop reggae vibes – the project is released July 19th.
Enlish aka Big Dave – “Six Demon Bag” (@Enlish / 2014)
Taken from the UK emcee’s new mixtape project “Delicious Heat”.
Astronote ft. Blu – “Rhymes On Paper (Vivid)” (@TheAstronote / 2014)
Soulful space-age beats and cautionary rhymes from the French producer’s new album “Astroblacked” featuring Stacy Epps, Illa J, Mansool and more.
Rhymageddon & Venomous2000 – “Rock After Them” (AntiIndustry.Com / 2014)
Produced by Devi8tor IRS.
s.habIB – “Shakespears” (@haBibeaUx / 2014)
Hypnotic, laid-back vibes from the New Jersey emcee produced by The Custodian Of Records.