Monthly Archives: August 2014

New Joint – Aslan

Aslan – “Paradox” (@AslanHipHop / 2014)

Intense lyrical food for thought from the UK producer-on-the-mic’s album “The Epitaph”.

New Joint – Tracey Lee

Tracey Lee – “My Thoughts (Freestyle)” (@TrayLee / 2014)

Sounding like he hasn’t missed a beat since dropping his 1997 debut album “Many Facez”, the Philly-raised lyricist injects some substance into his rhymes for this brief freestyle.

New Joint – Chaundon

Chaundon – “I’ve Arrived” (@Chaundon / 2014)

The Bronx-raised, North Carolina-based emcee drops celebratory rhymes over a soulful Gemstone-produced backdrop from the album “Stars Earn Stripes”.

Animal Planet Mixtape Stream – Animal Pak

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DJ Evil Dee-hosted project from the nine-man East Coast collective consisting of Senica Da Misfit, Dready Kruger, Don Streat etc who drop a relentless barrage of rugged wordplay over production from Cool FD, Macabeats, Ozee and more.

New Joint – Chairman Maf

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Chairman Maf – “Mind Games” (@ChairmanMaf / 2014)

Subtle, haunting instrumental vibes from the talented UK producer who will be dropping a new album later this year.

New Joint – The Myk And Tony Show

The Myk And Tony Show – “Double Dare You” (MykillMiers.BandCamp.Com / 2014)

West Coast duo Mykill Miers and Tone Clifton take some inspiration from a “Pulp Fiction”-era Samuel L. Jackson on this thunderous track from their collaboration album “Sick Cinema”.

New Joint – C-Rayz Walz

C-Rayz Walz – “Mechanical Royalties” (@C_Rayz_Walz / 2014)

The Bronx emcee digs deep into the Matrix on this track from his forthcoming Sallam Said-produced album “Feel Me”.

New Joint – Abbott & Brown

Abbott & Brown – “Vital Organ” (@Abbott_Brown / 2014)

Brooding beats and rhymes from the Orlando, Florida duo’s forthcoming album project.

New Joint – e.d.g.e

e.d.g.e. – “Savant Flow” (@EdgarPenWork / 2014)

Two-part visuals from the Canadian emcee’s recent mixtape “PENWORK14”.

New Joint – Timeless Truth

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Timeless Truth – “Strange Fruit Freestyle” (@TimelessTruth / 2014)

The Queens, NY duo drop certified street science over a vintage instrumental from Pete Rock’s 1998 album “Soul Survivor”.

New Joint – Murdoc

Murdoc – “Free Hostage” (@187Documents / 2014)

Produced by Doc Heller.

New Joint – ADaD

ADaD – “Get It Together” (@MCADaD / 2014)

The Chicago lyricist laces a dope head-nodder from the Abstract himself Q-Tip for this track off his recent release “Gumbo – The Stolen Arts EP”.

New Joint – Sonnie Carson / Styles P

Sonnie Carson ft. Styles P – “Never Ran Never Will” (@SonnieCarson / 2014)

Buckwild-produced track from the Brooklyn emcee’s mixtape “Most Likely To Succeed”.

Legendary Status – RIP Gemini Of Hardnoise

RIP Gemini of UK crews Hardnoise and Bushkiller who passed away this week after a lengthy battle with cancer.

The emcee’s gruff, thunderous verses had a massive impact on the golden-era British rap scene when heard on Music Of Life tracks like 1990’s storming classic “Untitled” and 1991’s equally uncompromising “Serve Tea, Then Murder”.

A true homegrown legend whose contribution to UK Hip-Hop should never be forgotten – condolences to Gemini’s family and friends.

2013 Gemini Interview

New Joint – Gibbo

Gibbo – “Green Tea” (DeFactoEnt.BandCamp.Com / 2014)

Laidback dopeness from the UK emcee’s Stealf-produced new release “The Fresh Brew EP”.

New Joint – Planet Asia

Planet Asia – “Sparkling Beverages” (@PlanetAsia / 2014)

Produced by Dirty Diggs.

New Joint – Raekwon

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Raekwon – “Got To Be There” / “The Girl Is Mine” (@Raekwon / 2014)

The Chef blesses a couple of back-to-back MJ classics for this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday.

New Joint – Fredro Starr

Fredro Starr – “That New York” (@Fredro_Starr / 2014)

The Onyx member reps for the Rotten Apple on this track from his Audible Doctor-produced album “Made In The Streets”.

Unreleased Joints, Demos & B-Sides Album Stream – Crown City Rockers

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Celebrating ten years since the release of their timeless album “Earthtones”, Bay Area-based crew Crown City Rockers (Raashan Ahmad, Kat 010, Max MacVeety, Headnodic and Woodstock) have delved into the vaults for this collection of previously-unreleased gems showcasing the group’s trademark brand of jazzy, organic true-school Hip-Hop.

New Joint – Hey!zeus.i / Strange U / Jehst

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Hey!zeus.i ft. Strange U & Jehst – “Holy Cow” (@HeyZeusManuva / 2014)

Any track described as being “built on layers of Chinese sword flutes, traditional Czech and Slovakian wind instruments, live bass fingering and sample chops from a story of elves and dwarfs” just can’t be ignored and this mystical UK collaboration doesn’t disappoint.