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New Joint – Durag Dynasty / Domo Genesis

Durag Dynasty ft. Domo Genesis – “Class Picture” (GoldChainMusic.BandCamp.Com / 2017)

The West Coast crew go back to school in the visuals for this Alchemist-produced single from last year.

New Joint – Durag Dynasty / Domo Genesis

Durag Dynasty ft. Domo Genesis – “Class Picture” (@DuragDynasty / 2016)

Produced by The Alchemist.

New Joint – Durag Dynasty / Domo Genesis

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Durag Dynasty ft. Domo Genesis – “Class Picture” (@DuragDynasty / 2016)

Alchemist-produced dopeness from the Planet Asia-led crew.

New Joint – Killer Ben & Twiz The Beatpro

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Killer Ben & Twiz The Beatpro – “Michael Jackson Summer Glove” (@KillerBen / 2016)

Word to MJ!

New Joint – Washeyi Choir / Durag Dynasty

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Washeyi Choir ft. Durag Dynasty – “Black Tux” (@GoldChainMusic / 2016)

Organ-driven dopeness from the West Coast emcee’s forthcoming DirtyDiggs-produced EP “Eyes Like Fire”.

New Joint – Durag Dynasty

Durag Dynasty – “Neighborhood Dope Dealers” (@DuragDynasty / 2015)

Planet Asia and TriState float effortlessly over Just Blaze’s “Moleskin Conclusion” instrumental as they prepare to release new material in the very near future.

New Joint – Killer Ben

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Killer Ben – “Anticipate Me” (@KillerBen / 2015)

Twiz The Beat Pro-produced freestyle from the Durag Dynasty member which packs more lyrical action into sixty seconds than some artists manage through an entire track.

New Joint – Durag Dynasty / Casual

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Durag Dynasty ft. Casual – “Baseball” (GoldChainMilitary.BandCamp.Com / 2014)

Planet Asia, Killer Ben and TriState hit lyrical home-runs with Smash Rockwell on this Bobby Oz-orchestrated track featuring co-production from Raphael Saadiq.

New Joint – TriState & Dirty Diggs / Washeyi Choir

TriState & Dirty Diggs ft. Washeyi Choir – “All I Had” (GoldChainMusic.BandCamp.Com / 2014)

Rasco-directed visuals for this soulful track off the Durag Dynasty emcee’s new EP “Digital Documents” which features Planet Asia, Mitchy Slick and Killa Kali.

New Joint – TriState / DirtyDiggs

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TriState ft. Washeyi Choir – “All I Had” (@IAmTriState / 2014)

Taken from the Durag Dynasty member’s forthcoming DirtyDiggs-produced EP “Digital Documents”.

52 Best Albums & EPs Of 2013 (Part Three) – Ill Bill / J-Zone / Dirt Platoon etc.

Ill Bill – “The Grimy Awards” (Uncle Howie) – The Brooklyn emcee kept one foot in the gritty past of NYC and the other striding towards an apocalyptic future as he shed light on both his influences and pivotal life moments throughout this extremely personal project. With production from the likes of Large Professor, DJ Muggs and DJ Premier, Bill dropped arguably his most impressive work to date (and an honorable mention has to go to Q-Unique for one of the year’s best verses on “L’Amour East”).

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Omniscence – “Sharp Objects EP” (Omniscence.BandCamp.Com) – Having made his name in the 90s with underground classics such as “Amazin'” and “Touch Y’all”, the North Carolina punchline king returned like he hadn’t missed a beat, displaying his agile lyricism on this EP built on the strong, jazzy head-nodding sonics of Australian producer Debonair P.

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Dam-Funk & Snoop Dogg – “7 Days Of Funk” (Stones Throw) – Getting back to his G-Funk roots, Snoopzilla got in touch with his inner Bootsy Collins by uniting with talented producer Dam-Funk for this synth-heavy blast of retro goodness that sounded like Tha Dogg Pound had gatecrashed a 1983 Bar-Kays jam session. Ooooweeee!!!


J-Zone – “Peter Pan Syndrome” (Old Maid Entertainment) – Providing theme music for thirty-something Hip-Hop heads everywhere faced with the cold realities of growing-up, Zone Loc’s latest opus found the Queens, NY producer-on-the-mic navigating the pressures of full-time employment, property ownership and relationships with his usual blend of sarcastic humour and musical inventiveness.


DJ Skizz – “B.Q.E. (The Brooklyn-Queens Experience)” (Gawd Of Math Music) – Amidst ongoing debates around the topic of New York rap losing its identity, producer DJ Skizz enlisted the likes of Masta Ace, Al’ Tariq and Rasheed Chappell for a hardcore shot to the dome that needed to be listened to whilst wearing a hoodie and Timberlands to be fully appreciated.

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Strange Neighbour – “The Heisenberg EP” (Revorg Records) – Taking his inspiration from the anti-hero of cult TV show “Breaking Bad”, UK producer Strange Neighbour got busy in the lab and cooked-up this drum-heavy batch of bangers featuring the varied lyrical styles of Phoenix Da Icefire, Oliver Sudden, Big Toast and more.


Durag Dynasty – “360 Waves” (Nature Sounds) – The Alchemist continued to spend the year churning out ridiculously dope beats with this full-length crew effort from Planet Asia, Tristate and Killer Ben. With the West Coast trio each spitting sharp lyrical darts, Alchemist’s stripped-down beats provided the right amount of thump to ensure said darts exploded on impact as intended.

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Chairman Maf – “1976” (ChairmanMaf.BandCamp.Com) – UK producer Maf’s debut full-length instrumental project was a masterclass in creating mood music. Ranging from ethereal boom-bap to intergalactic soul, “1976” took the listener on an unpredictable sonic journey which had a worthwhile destination around every corner.

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Skyzoo & Antman Wonder – “An Ode To Reasonable Doubt” (Loyalty Digital Corp) – The Brooklyn lyricist paid homage to Jigga’s classic debut respectfully and creatively on this Antman Wonder-produced EP. Retreading the musical steps of golden-era Hov definitely meant attempting to fill some big shoes, but this brilliant eight-track release found Skyzoo adding just as much to “Reasonable Doubt” as he was taking. No regrets here.

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Dirt Platoon – “War Face” (Shinigamie Records) – Straight off the streets of Baltimore, duo Raf Almighty and Snook Da Crook cracked the concrete beats provided here by French producer Kyo Itachi like a pair of lyrical jackhammers. Rough, rugged and raw, “War Face”  left your eardrums feeling like they’d just been pummelled by the neighbourhood bully.

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Tommy Tyler – “The Golden Section” (SonsPhonetic.BandCamp.Com) – The Irish emcee delivered a moody, hypnotic five-track EP that drew the listener into a sombre world further enhanced by the bass-heavy production of Mook. Music to listen to with the lights off.

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Check Part OnePart Two and Part Four.

New Joint – Durag Dynasty

Durag Dynasty – “360 Waves – Part II” (Nature Sounds / 2013)

Viral visuals for the second part of the title track from the West Coast crew’s recent Alchemist-produced album.

New Joint – Durag Dynasty / Prodigy

Durag Dynasty ft. Prodigy – “Fish Meat” (Nature Sounds Music / 2013)

Hardcore minimalism from the West Coast trio’s Alchemist-produced album “360 Waves”.

New Joint – Durag Dynasty

Durag Dynasty – “360 Waves” (Nature Sounds Music / 2013)

Title track from the West Coast crew’s new Alchemist-produced album.

New Joint – Blu / R.A. The Rugged Man / Tristate

Blu, R.A. The Rugged Man & Tristate – “Thelonius King” (Nature Sounds / 2013)

Bombay-produced posse cut from the three Nature Sounds artists which will be made available as a limited-edition seven-inch single to celebrate Record Store Day 2013.

New Joint – Durag Dynasty

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Durag Dynasty – “Durag Dynasty Theme” (Nature Sounds / 2013)

Alchemist-produced track from the forthcoming Planet Asia / Tristate / Killer Ben album “360 Waves”.

New Joint – Montage One / Killer Ben / Planet Asia

Montage One ft. Killer Ben & Planet Asia – “Chain Sinatra” (Stimulus One Music / 2012)

Uptempo head-nodder taken from the West Coast emcee’s forthcoming album “10.6.3.OGX” which also features Strong Arm Steady, Evidence, E-Swift and Jake One.

New Joint – Durag Dynasty

Durag Dynasty – “The World’s Most Dangerous” (Nature Sounds / 2012)

New track from Planet Asia, Killer Ben and Tristate’s forthcoming album “360 Waves” produced entirely by The Alchemist.