Monthly Archives: December 2019

New Joint – 1520

1520 – “Rakim Tradition” (@1520HipHop / 2019)

London-based emcee Nomadic Poet offers a lyrical nod of respect to the great Rakim Allah on this latest single to be lifted from the Drematic XL-produced album “Mosquito Fly & Starships”.


New Joint – Jafet

Jafet – “Water” (Stanton Capitol Recordings / 2019)

Produced by DNA Beatz.

New Joint – Fan Ran

Fan Ran – “Wild Orchid” (@FanRanFilms / 2019)

Smooth production and raw lyricism from the Virginia artist representing the Gritty City Records camp.

New Joint – Recognize Ali

Recognize Ali – “Liftin Me Higher” (@RecognizeAli / 2019)

D.Mar-produced gem from Ali’s 2018 album “I Self Lord And Master”.

New Joint – Mad Skillz

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Mad Skillz – “Rap Up 2019” (@SkillzVA / 2019)

The always-entertaining Virginia rhyme vet delivers his annual recap of the last twelve months with his usual blend of lyrical wit and observational humour.

New Joint – Nems / Spit Gemz

Nems ft. Spit Gemz – “200” (@Nems_FYL / 2019)

Ill lyrical back-and-forth flavour from the NY emcee’s brilliant Jazzsoon-produced album “Gorilla Monsoon”.

New Joint – Johnny Ciggs & Profound79

Johnny Ciggs & Profound79 – “Keith Sweat” (@GrittyCityRecs / 2019)

Smooth arrogance taken from the Virginia emcee / producer duo’s new album “Cadillac Jean Jacket”

New Joint – Agallah Don Bishop / Vice Verses / Big Ox

Agallah Don Bishop ft. Vice Verses & Big Ox – “Genius Thoughts” (@AgallahTheDon / 2019)

The mighty Agallah proves that chopping up Bob James’ classic “Nautilus” never gets old with this first track to be taken from his forthcoming 2020 project “Aggravated”.

New Joint – Phyba x Giallo Point

Phyba x Giallo Point – “Rubberband” (@PhybaCDVZ / @GialloPoint / 2019)

Mellow mood music and cinematic visuals from the Crate Divizion camp.

New Joint – Rigz & Mooch

Rigz & Mooch – “Re-Up” (@Rigz585 / @DaClothM / 2019)

Taken from the NY duo’s Big Ghost Ltd-produced album “The Only Way Out”.

New Joint – Wais P

Wais P – “Time Is Money” (@WaisTheP / 2019)

Smooth-but-rugged BK flavour off the Ranjahz emcee’s forthcoming Statik Selektah-produced album “Chinchilla” due to drop in January.

Sunset Resonance EP Stream – BlacKeys & Sus Bully

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Milton Keynes-based producer BlacKeys teams-up with London wordsmith Sus Bully for this soulfully smooth EP full of contemplative rhymes and poignant life lessons.

New Joint – Vado / Benny The Butcher

Vado ft. Benny The Butcher – “Gotta Wait” (@Vado_MH / 2019)

The Harlem emcee links with Griselda’s Benny The Butcher for this GP BeatBangerz-produced slice of lyrically-driven street music.

New Joint – Kropz

Kropz – “Data Brokers” (@KropzMusic / 2019)

The London emcee drops a warning about the consequences of leaving a trail of personal info online.

New Joint – Sparkplug

Sparkplug – “Fiend” (@ColdCaseRecords / 2019)

Taken from the UK emcee’s recent album “The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth”.

New Joint – Prime Sinister

Prime Sinister – “Out For Me” (@PrimeSinister24 / 2019)

Unsettling, off-kilter Baileys Brown-produced cut off the UK emcee’s “Patient Zero” album.

Verse Murder – Shark Bait (The RnB Soul Chamber) Mixtape Stream – Ray Vendetta

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London lyricist Ray Vendetta drops the fourth instalment of his “Verse Murder” series, which this time around finds the ever-impressive emcee delivering raw rhymes over R&B / soul favourites from the likes of H-Town (“Knockin’ Da Boots”), Michael Jackson (“Off The Wall”), Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name”) and many more.

New Joint – YNX716

YNX716 – “97 Nas” (@YNX716 / 2019)

The Buffalo emcee attempts to get into the mindstate of a late-90s Nas whilst paying homage to the Queensbridge icon on this Level 13-produced track.

New Joint – God Goldin

God Goldin – “V-ICE Precise” (@GodGoldin / 2019)

The NY-born, Virginia-based emcee visits the Rotten Apple for this dedication to 80s Harlem figure Vaughn Drew off his new Five Percent-influenced album “Peace God”.

New Joint – Your Old Droog

Your Old Droog – “BDE” (@YourOldDroog / 2019)

Preservation-produced cut from the NY emcee’s third album release of 2019 “Jewelry” (Mach-Hommy and MF Doom will appear on the version of this track included on the finished project).