Category Archives: Downloads

t w e l v e Album Stream – Storm Watkins

This aptly-titled release from Storm Watkins is the Baltimore producer’s twelfth instrumental project of 2021, another fine collection of crunchy, speaker-pounding beats and soulful samples.

Smart Moves EP Stream – DJ Mastamove

Netherlands-based deejay / producer Mastamove drops a fast-paced showcase of funky, upbeat turntable excellence.

Abstract 2 EP Stream – B. Parker

Strong collection of soulful head-nodders from New Hampshire’s B. Parker.

The Loose Diamonds Project Stream – King Kong Gotcha

King Kong Gotcha of Virginia’s Opioid Era blends raw wit with street-savvy wordplay on this sharply executed solo release.

Quietude Album Stream – Five Steez & SonoTWS

Produced by Brazil’s SonoTWS, this latest album from Jamaica’s Five Steez is a creative triumph on all levels, with the talented wordsmith delivering engaging rhymes full of personal experience, social commentary and emcee bravado over superbly crafted beats.

Xtreme Xcellence Album Stream – Ca$ablanca x The Mali Empire

Dallas, Texas-based emcee Ca$ablanca has been releasing quality music for a number of years now, but this new Mali Empire-produced album may just be his finest moment yet. Featuring the likes of Ray Vendetta, YNX716 and Nowaah The Flood, “Xtreme Xcellence” is packed with hard-hitting, laser-precise lyricism delivered over a sublime selection of sample-driven tracks.

N.R.F.S. Album Stream – N.R.F.S.

Chicago’s Neak, Rashid Hadee, F.A.B.L.E. and Since9ine6ix join forces on this impressive collabo album, a soulful showcase of true-school Windy City talent.

New Joint – Ca$ablanca / Nowaah The Flood

Ca$ablanca ft. Nowaah The Flood – “Mali Theme” (Casablanca92fs.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Dallas emcee Ca$ablanca joins forces with fellow Texas-based rhyme assassin Nowaah The Flood for this Mali Empire-produced display of sharp, on-point lyricism.

Soul System EP Stream – 3940 Sound

Atlanta-based production duo DJ Guzl and Quantez serve up a satisfying selection of smoothed-out beats on this instrumental release.

Modern Day Album Stream – Jay Holly & Prime

The two Queens, NY emcees deliver a steady flow of self-assured street knowledge on this sharp, succinct collaborative release.

Rotations Album Stream – Tarik Robinson

Canada’s Tarik Robinson (aka Teekay of Dragon Fli Empire) delivers a vibrant, life-affirming selection of soulful, self-produced cuts on his superb new solo album.

New Joint – Shortie No Mass

Shortie No Mass – “Sunday In October” (ShortieNoMass.Com / 2021)

Having first made a name for herself in the 90s working with the likes of De La Soul and The Roots, Boston-born, Philly-based emcee Shortie No Mass makes a welcome return to the mic with this brief-but-dope track off her forthcoming album “here goes nothing.” (which features production from Da Beatminerz, J-Zone and her son Jay Law).

Nomadic Wizardry EP Stream – Freedom Black & Wizzsonn

South Carolina’s Freedom Black showcases his true-school brand of microphone mastery over quality production from Wizzsonn on this dope six-track EP.

Essential Knowledge Vol. 1 Beat Tape Stream – Es-K

Vermont-based producer Es-K has been quietly building up an impressive discography over recent years, with this eclectic instrumental release providing listeners with an insight into the man behind the music.

The Quiet Life 2 Album Stream – Fresh Daily

Raised in Brooklyn, now residing in Oakland, Fresh Daily comes correct on his long-awaited album “The Quiet Life 2”, an absolutely brilliant release which finds the talented artist matching his observational rhymes and conversational flow with warm, melodic production from the likes of Chris Keys, Lakim, Suff Daddy and more.

New Joint – Funky DL / Cicero

Funky DL ft. Cicero – “Thankful For Everything” (FunkyDL.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Veteran artist Funky DL uses this lead single from his forthcoming album “Beautiful Soul” to deliver a bold message of positivity to the world, with his personal, inspirational rhymes propelled by the track’s rolling drums and live instrumentation, all of which is complimented by an uplifting hook from vocalist Cicero.

Frequency Of Perception Album Stream – Lewis Parker

Producer-on-the-mic Lewis Parker once again lives up to his title of The Man With The Golden Sound on this latest long-player, with the UK artist delivering another heavy dose of refined, dusty-fingered boom-bap, as the likes of John Robinson, Planet Asia and Ric Branson pass through to bless the meticulously crafted beats on offer.

New Joint – Joell Ortiz

Joell Ortiz – “OG” (JoellOrtiz.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Brooklyn’s Joell Ortiz navigates his elder statesman status throughout this track lifted from his forthcoming album “Autograph”.

New Joint – Arrested Development / Big Daddy Kane

Arrested Development ft. Big Daddy Kane – “Vibe” (@ADtheBand / 2021)

Produced by the UK’s Configa, Atlanta’s Arrested Development team-up with golden-era icon Big Daddy Kane for this lively, uplifting slice of soulful Hip-Hop from the collective’s forthcoming album “For The FKN Love”.

Mending What’s Broken: Odes For Stalwart Days & Fearless Nights Album Stream – Prox Centauri

Flint, Michigan’s Prox Centauri showcases his talent for penning sincere, thoughtful, life-affirming rhymes on this thoroughly engaging and expertly-executed album release.