Monthly Archives: January 2016

New Joint – Split Prophets

Split Prophets – “Delta Bravo Kilo” (@SplitProphets / 2016)

Pounding, drum-heavy title track from the Bristol crew’s new album.

Calculated Vendettaz Album Stream – Ray Vendetta & Calvert

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Triple Darkness member Ray Vendetta joins forces with talented London-based producer Calvert for this brilliantly-executed example of intelligent, hardcore Hip-Hop.

Packed with vivid lyricism that ranges from the gritty to the humorous to the inspirational, “Calculated Vendettaz” effectively captures the natural chemistry between Ray’s accomplished wordplay and Calvert’s sample-based beats, with features from UK heavyweights such as Iron Braydz, Tesla’s Ghost and Skriblah DanGogh.

New Joint – Jay Holly

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Jay Holly – “Now Or Never” (@JayHolly247 / 2016)

The Queens, NY emcee drops hard-knock rhymes on this piano-laced head-nodder.

90’s Nickelodeon EP Stream – MidnitePurp

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Massachusetts music man MidnitePurp delivers a well-crafted collection of instrumental flavours, ranging from the rough to the smooth.

New Joint – Agallah The Don & DirtyDiggs

Agallah The Don & DirtyDiggs – “Wildstyle” (@AgallahFaro / @DirtDiggs / 2016)

Taken from the duo’s “Flight Of The Cranes” EP.

New Joint – Bruse Wane

Bruse Wane – “Yuu” (@BruseWane / 2016)

The New York artist rejects the politics of the industry in no uncertain terms with this track from his “Earl Manigault Of Rap” album.

New Joint – Dot Demo

Dot Demo – “Sinister” (@DotDemoMusic / 2016)

Taken from the Bronx emcee’s forthcoming “S.I.N. (Somewhere In Nirvana)” project.

New Joint – Castor Pollux & J.Dankworth

Castor Pollux & J. Dankworth – “Here And There” (@CastorPollux_ / 2016)

Jazzy, upbeat flavour from the West Coast duo’s “Family & Music 2” album.

The Dope Compilation Mixtape Vol. 4 Stream – KrisRapsBetter

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Queens, NY’s KrisRapsBetter lives up to his name on the latest edition of his “Dope Compilation” mixtape series, dropping intelligent, insightful verses throughout that are grounded in street knowledge.

New Joint – CM Jones

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CM Jones – “BLACKMAN” (CMJones.BandCamp.Com / 2016)

French producer DJ Creestal and US lyricist MoShadee join forces once again for this quality combination of jazzy production and personal, poignant rhymes.

New Joint – Rozewood

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Rozewood – “On My Own” (@Rozewood_ / 2016)

Rozewood of #TheWinners delivers deep, soul-searching wordplay over exquisite production from DJ Skizz.

The Unpredictable Gemini Album Stream – K-Def

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Veteran producer K-Def channels his many years of musical experience into this impressive showcase of sample-driven excellence.

Basement Chemistry Album Stream – Beneficence

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Following 2011’s “Sidewalk Science” and 2012’s “Concrete Soul”, New Jersey’s Beneficence drops his third album for Ill Adrenaline Records, with “Basement Chemistry” being another solid slice of quality Hip-Hop featuring input from the likes of Inspectah Deck, DJ Spinna, Dres and more.

Hear To Heal Album Stream – Ear Dr. Umz The MetroGnome

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The Seattle producer is joined by the likes of El Da Sensei, Moka Only and Myka 9 on his new full-length project.

New Joint – Demograffics / Sean Price

Demograffics ft. Sean Price – “Bavarias Most Blunted” (@Demograffics.BandCamp.Com / 2016)

Taken from the German duo’s 2015 album “GLUE”.

Beat Tape Vol. 3 Stream – Koncise

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Jazzy, boom-bap flavour from the London-based producer.

Loop Files Vol. 2 Beat Tape Stream – ++Ding++

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The UK producer plunders his crates for this six-track collection of quality head-nodders.

The Vegetable & The Bandidos Album Stream – White Mic & Deuce Eclipse

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New concept-based project from Bored Stiff’s White Mic and fellow West Coast rhyme vet Deuce Eclipse, featuring 2Mex, Mr. Lif, One Be Lo and more.

New Joint – C-Rayz Walz / L.I.F.E. Long / Elohem Star etc.

C-Rayz Walz ft. Apaulo Treed, L.I.F.E. Long, Young Sik The Gifted & Elohem Star – “MLK: Dream Freedom” (@C_Rayz_Walz / 2016)

Martin Luther King tribute from the Bronx-raised emcee’s forthcoming album “Shark By Death Attack”.


New Joint – D-Wiz & Tahaj The First

D-Wiz & Tahaj The First – “Know One Self” (@DrumDealerSound / 2016)

Taken from the West Coast emcee’s Tahaj-produced album “Me And The Wiz”.