Monthly Archives: January 2021

New Joint – Sons Phonetic

Sons Phonetic – “24 Hours” (@SonsPhonetic / 2021)

Ireland’s mighty Sons Phonetic crew make a welcome return with this quality, piano-laced track from their forthcoming album “Nakatomi”.

RIP Double K!

RIP Double K of People Under The Stairs – one of Hip-Hop’s funkiest duos. I was an instant fan of their early work and remember interviewing them during their first UK visit – humble dudes with genuine chemistry and huge talent. Always great to see live, with the pair able to masterfully translate the energy of their music from the studio to the stage. Backed by a brilliant discography which has demonstrated consistent artistic growth over the years whilst always remaining true to the original PUTS sound, with Double K’s contributions remaining golden every step of the way. A sad loss.


Soul Searching Beat Tape Stream – Craz Digga

Argentina’s Craz Digga supplies listeners with a smooth collection of cool-out beats, packed with lush, string-heavy samples and vintage loops.

New Joint – Kiki.D / Let The Dirt Say Amen

Kiki.D ft. Let The Dirt Say Amen – “Woke Walk” (@KikidotD / 2021)

Washington’s Kiki.D delivers nimble flows and lyrical substance with assistance from fellow DC representative Tim Hicks (The Cornel West Theory / Let The Dirt Say Amen) on this track from her “Solid” release.

New Joint – J Scienide

J Scienide – “Directions” (@JScienide / 2021)

New video for one of the many standout tracks from the multi-talented Washington DC-based artist’s 2017 album “The Actual Heat”.

New Joint – Jay Holly x Prime

Jay Holly x Prime – “Free Smoke” (@JayHolly247 / 2021)

Raw subway rap from the New York duo on this quality Vitto_Himself-produced track.

New Joint – Senica Da Misfit

Senica Da Misfit – “Church Offering” (SenicaDaMisfit.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Taken from the Baltimore-based emcee’s new EP “Masterpiece”.

New Joint – Indigo Phoenyx x Stu Bangas / Shabaam Sahdeeq / staHHr

Indigo Phoenyx x Stu Bangas ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq & staHHr – “Fire Alarm” (@IndigoPhoenyx / 2021)

Back-to-back bars on this Stu Bangas-produced posse cut.

New Joint – Maestro Fresh Wes / Tona

Maestro Fresh Wes ft. Tona – “Drama” (@MaestroFreshWes / 2021)

Pounding, LordQuest-produced beats and urgent rhymes from the Canadian legend’s “Champagne Campaign” album.

New Joint – Substance810 / DJ Grazzhoppa

Substance810 ft. DJ Grazzhoppa – “Fortified” (@Substance810 / 2021)

Raw, relentless rhymes from the Michigan-based microphone fiend’s new album “Makin Waves”.

New Joint – Rahiem Supreme x DJ Mastamind

Rahiem Supreme x DJ Mastamind – “Grateful” (RahiemSupreme.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Taken from the Washington D.C. artist’s new album “Fly Metaphysics”.

New Joint – Oblique Strategies

Oblique Strategies – “Numbers Up” (WeStayTrue.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Nottingham’s Cappo demonstrates yet again why he’s considered one of the nicest on the mic device with this track from his full-length “Raw Patsiche” collabo with producer Mr. Brown.

Baby Jordan Album Stream – UllNevaNo x MANHE

Virginia-based lyricist  UllNevaNo has once again teamed-up with producer MANHE to follow-up their 2018 “SHAMMGOD” release, with the pair coming off the bench to deliver an MVP-level collection of basketball-influenced beats and rhymes.

New Joint – Veteran Eye & Vann Go

Veteran Eye & Vann Go – “Mamba Mentality” (VeteranEye.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Los Angeles-based emcee Veteran Eye pays tribute to the late Kobe Bryant and others on this track from his Vann Go-produced album “Purple Hearts”.

New Joint – Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly – Soul Of A Man” (@FirstNameIan / 2021)

Oakland’s Ian Kelly spits sharp wordplay over typically top-shelf production from Jamla associate Eric G.

New Joint – Ramson Badbonez

Ramson Badbonez – “Supremacy” (@HighFocusUK / 2021)

The UK emcee delivers hard-hitting social commentary on this Mark Fear-produced track, tackling systemic racism, political corruption and cultural ignorance

New Joint – Soul King

Soul King – “Grateful” (SoulKingSK.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Definite Mass-produced track from the West Coast wordsmith’s recent EP “Broken French”.

New Joint – Raz Fresco & Futurewave

Raz Fresco & Futurewave – “Dead Planet” (BKRSCLB.Com / 2021)

Taken from the Canadian duo’s 2020 collabo album “Gorgeous Polo Sportsmen”.

St8 Of The Un!on Album Stream – Mankind x The Deity Complex

NY duo Sciryl and N8! have once again teamed-up with Chicago’s Deity Complex to deliver another quality project, providing a thought-provoking soundtrack to recent current events via a potent combination of well-crafted rhymes and stellar production.

Groove-It Album Stream – DJ Dos

Mellow, melodic, horn-laced instrumental flavour to zone out and nod your head to from Greece’s DJ Dos.