Monthly Archives: July 2014

New Joint – Apex Zero

Apex Zero – “Obtain Bearing” (@FirstAndLastUK / 2014)

The London wordsmith drops conscious lyricism as he takes a look back at his family heritage on this track from his album “Reality Provoking Liberation”.

New Joint – Von Poe VII

Von Poe VII – “Dame Dash” (@VonPoeVII / 2014)

The West Coast emcee takes inspiration from the Roc-A-Fella co-founder on this Rellim-produced track.

Vent Album Sampler – Kwote1 & Beatowski

Sampler for the forthcoming “Vent” album from Chicago emcee Kwote1 and UK producer Beatowski.

New Joint – Him-Lo

Him-Lo – “Lo Sama Him Laden (800lb Gorilla) (@Unkut / 2014)

The Illadelph Lo-Life representative spits rough, rugged and raw rhymes on this DJ Tee-produced track off Unkut.Com’s “Counterstrike 2” mixtape.

Tales Of Danger Album Stream – PhybaOptikz

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London emcee PhybaOptikz matches the drama-filled beats of Giallo Point and Vic Grimes with tales of undercover activities, getaway cars, betrayal and late-night heists on this dope James-Bond-meets-Hip-Hop concept project.

New Joint – Apollo Brown / Roc Marciano

Apollo Brown ft. Roc Marciano – “Lonely & Cold” (@ApolloBrown / 2014)

Bonus track from the Detroit producer’s recent soundtrack-style album “Thirty Eight”.

No Ideas Original Radio Stream – DJ Enyoutee / Joe Gibbs / Bey Battery / Lord Digga / Blacastan

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Latest edition of NY’s No Ideas Original radio show featuring music from Grand Puba, Wildelux and Ghostface Killah plus studio guests Lord Digga and AOTP-affiliate Blacastan – listen here.

The Breaks Vol. 1 Mix Stream – DJ Superstar

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Maryland’s DJ Superstar of Mystery Sound Recordings digs in the crates for this entertaining mix of dusty vinyl packed with funky, soulful rare grove flavours.

New Joint – 6 Cardinal

6 Cardinal – “Matter At Hand” (@6Cardinal / 2014)

The Florida resident delivers confident rhymes over smooth Ayce Boogie production.

Power Team Cypher – Eskay / Jon Doe / Dell-P etc.

Raw freestyle session from Philadelphia’s Power Team collective featuring seven microphone fiends all delivering potent rhymes.

A Classic Example Of A… Instrumentals Album Stream – Funky DL

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The talented UK producer-on-the-mic delivers the instrumental version of his 2010 album “A Classic Example Of A…” which once again showcases DL’s trademark brand of soulful boom-bap that’s been making heads nod since his debut 1996 single.

New Joint – Black Josh

Black Josh – “Paul Scholes” (@BlackJoshAPE / 2014)

The Manchester lyricist combines his passion for football and Hip-Hop on this track from his forthcoming mixtape “#BlahBlahBlackJosh”.

The Remix Report – 1994 Hip-Hop Remix Compilation Mix Stream – DJ BenHaMeen

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The Combat Jack Show’s turntable technician returns with another quality mix, this time taking a walk down memory lane to 1994, a year which gave us classic music from Biggie Smalls, Organized Konfusion, Nas, OC, Outkast and many, many more.

Pulling together a lengthy list of 94’s greatest remixes, BenHaMeen effortlessly blends together timeless favourites from the likes of Craig Mack, Common, The Beatnuts etc.

Guest Verses & Granola Breakfasts Vol. 2 Mixtape Stream – Sonnyjim

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Fresh from releasing the brilliant Leaf Dog-produced EP “How To Tame Lions” earlier this year, UK emcee Sonnyjim drops his second “Guest Verses…” compilation featuring previously released material, exclusive tracks and radio freestyles.

New Joint – The Other Guys

The Other Guys – “Turn The Lights Out” (@OtherGuysMusic / 2014)

The DMV duo offer mellow self-reflection on this sombre track from their new album “Seeds Of Ambition”.

Boiler Room DJ Set – 45 King

Flavor Unit maestro the 45 King digs in his crates and delivers an hour-long funk / soul vinyl mix for BoilerRoom.TV.

New Joint – Cormega

Cormega – “Industry” (@RealCormega / 2014)

The Queensbridge legend drops food for thought about the rap game on this dope track from his Large Professor-produced album “Mega Philosophy”.

New Joint – A-Alikes

A-Alikes – “Person Of Interest” (@AALikesRBG / 2014)

Politically-minded duo Ness and K tackle the problem of racial profiling on this track from their EP “Us Against Them”

New Joint – Edo.G

Edo.G – “16s” (@EdoGBoston / 2014)

Taken from the Boston veteran’s forthcoming album “After All These Years”.

New Joint – Raekwon

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Raekwon – “Give Me Your Love” (@Raekwon / 2014)

The Wu member adds some of his trademark Shaolin slanguage to the title track of Sylvia Striplin’s classic 1981 album for the latest addition to his Throwback Thursday series.