Monthly Archives: January 2017

Doppelganger EP Stream – Denmark Vessey / DRXQUINNX / Azarias


Experimental, eclectic underground flavours from the Windy City-based collective.

New Joint – Daniel Son / PhybaOptikz / Giallo Point


Daniel Son & PhybaOptikz – “Bargaining Chips” (@DISSBBM / @PhybaOptikzCDVZ / 2017)

Mellow madness from the forthcoming album “Parisian Connections II: Chateaux Clan”.

(Very Extra) Ordinary People Album Stream – RTNC


Talented NY-based producer RTNC remixes cuts from Westside Gunn, Busta Rhymes, M.O.P. and more.

T.I.M. (The Invisible Man) EP Stream – Trademark Blud


The UK emcee delivers volatile verbals over neck-snapping production from Micall Parknsun on this quality six-track release.

Dollar Menu EP Stream – Mach-Hommy & Tha God Fahim


New Jersey-meets-Atlanta for this potent dose of street science.

New Joint – J Scienide


J Scienide – “NYFW (New York Fashion Week)” (@JScienide / 2017)

Self-produced second single from the Washington D.C.-based artist’s forthcoming project “The Actual Heat”.

New Joint – Open Optiks / Red Pill

Open Optiks ft. Red Pill – “Free Will” (@OpenOptiks / 2017)

Taken from DMV duo Ak iLL and DJ iLLogik’s forthcoming album “Optimism”.

New Joint – Sadat X / Jawz Of Life

Sadat X ft. Jawz Of Life – “The Devil Is Near” (@SadatX / 2017)

Produced by Diamond D.

New Joint – The Council / Tha God Fahim


The Council ft. Tha God Fahim – “Valhalla Doctrine” (@FiveSteez / 2017)

Kingston, Jamaica’s The Council (Five Steez, The Sickest Drama, Nomad Carlos, Inztinkz) join forces with Atlanta’s Tha God Fahim for this smooth-but-rugged cut off their forthcoming album “Nothing Else Matters”.

New Joint – Spit Gemz / Chino XL


Spit Gemz ft. Chino XL – “Heavens Dungeon” (@SpitGemz / 2017)

Stu Bangas-produced rawness from the NY emcee’s forthcoming album “The God Who Forgot Himself”.

Same Moon Same Sun (1st Phase) Album Sampler – O.C.


Diggin’ In The Crates’ mighty O.C. returns with a new collection of intelligent lyricism and timeless true-school flavour in the form of “Same Moon Same Sun (1st Phase)” – available for physical purchase and free digital download here.

New Joint – Venomous2000 & Trilian

Venomous2000 & Trilian – “Psalms 76” (@Venomous2000 / 2017)

Frenetic beats and rhymes from the album “Sounds Of The Great Ones”.

New Joint – Klashnekoff

Klashnekoff – “Hand On Heart” (@Klashnekoff / 2017)

Personal, sincere verses from the legendary London lyricist.

New Joint – Apollo Brown & Skyzoo

Apollo Brown & Skyzoo – “Nodding Off” (@MelloMusicGroup / 2017)

Taken from the Detroit / NY duo’s brilliant 2016 album “The Easy Truth”.

The Breaks Of 89 Mix Stream – Chris Read


Music Of Substance’s Chris Read pays homage to 1989 with this quality mix of memorable samples utilised that year on cuts from Chill Rob G, Low Profile, EPMD and more.


The Beginning Is Near Mixtape Stream – Jaydar


Well-crafted lyrical food for thought from the East London emcee.

New Joint – Bishop Nehru

Bishop Nehru – “Ridaya” (@BishopNehru / 2017)

The NY emcee delivers a relentless stream of potent wordplay over Pusha T’s “Numbers On The Boards” instrumental.

New Joint – Ray Vendetta


Ray Vendetta – “Doot Departures” (@Ray_Vendetta / 2017)

New digital dubplate vibes from the London-based Triple Darkness member.

New Joint – ManKind

ManKind – “My New Age” (ManKindBlackHistoryFuture.BandCamp.Com / 2017)

Impeccable lyricism from the Harlem, NY duo’s Deity Complex-produced album “Black History (2020-2070)”.

I Ain’t Takin No $horts EP Stream – Kincee aka BabyFace Pearlis


The Louisiana-raised artist delivers his unique brand of street knowledge over stripped-down production on this captivating release.