Tag Archives: Emskee

New Joint – The Good People

The Good People – “The Fat Lacing” (TheGoodPeople.BandCamp.Com / 2022)

NY’s Saint and Emskee deliver a speaker-crunching Brutal Caeser-produced track off their forthcoming album “A Good Year”.

New Joint – The Good People / Dinco D / Charlie Brown

The Good People ft. Dinco D & Charlie Brown – “Bad Ones” (TheGoodPeople.BandCamp.Com / 2022)

Saint and Emskee of NY’s Good People team-up with Leaders Of The New School’s Dinco D and Charlie Brown for this lively single off the forthcoming album “A Good Year”.

New Joint – The Good People

The Good People – “Makin Moves” (TheGoodPeople.BandCamp.Com / 2022)

NY’s Saint and Emskee return with a horn-laced head-nodder from their forthcoming album “A Good Year”.

New Joint – The Good People / Lords Of The Underground / DJ C-Reality

The Good People ft. Lords Of The Underground & DJ C-Reality – “Good Lord” (TheGoodPeople.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

NY’s Saint and Emskee team-up with New Jersey’s mighty LOTUG for this drum-heavy head-nodder off their new album “The Greater Good”, which also features Craig G, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Rasheed Chappell and more.

New Joint – The Good People & Shar The Analog Bastard / Masta Ace

The Good People & Shar The Analog Bastard ft. Masta Ace – “The Feel” (TheGoodPeople.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

NY’s Saint and Emskee join forces with the legendary Masta Ace for this quality dose of vibrant, true-school flavour off their new Shar The Analog Bastard-produced EP “The Fall Back”.

New Joint – The Good People

The Good People – “Hear Me Out” (TheGoodPeople.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

Thoughtful, timely rhymes and soulful beats from NY’s Saint and Emskee.

New Joint – The Good People

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The Good People – “A Good Christmas Pt. 2” (TheGoodPeople.BandCamp.Com / 2019)

Seasonal vibes from NY’s Saint and Emskee off their forthcoming release “The Winter EP”.

New Joint – The Good People / MXNXPXLY Family

The Good People ft. MXNXPXLY Family – “A Summer Night At The Symphony” (@BelowSystem / 2019)

Having started the year off with the January release of their impressive album “Good For Nuthin'”, longstanding NY duo Emskee and Saint return with a dope posse cut off their new release “The Summer EP”, featuring John Jigg$’ MXNXPXLY crew assisting on mic duties.

New Joint – The Good People

The Good People – “Headphones” (TheGoodPeople.BandCamp.Com / 2019)

Warm, melodic flavour taken from NY duo Saint and Emskee’s forthcoming album “Good For Nuthin”.

New Joint – The Good People

The Good People – “Down Here” (@FreshPressings / 2017)

Solid, speaker-thumping underground flavour from the ever-impressive East Coast duo of Emskee and Saint.

New Joint – Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra

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Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra ft. Emskee, Audessey & Oxygen – “With An Attitude” (AfroLatinVintageOrchestraUbiq.BandCamp.Com / 2016)

The three veteran underground emcees get busy over the loose live funk of France’s ALVO outfit.

New Joint – Boca 45 / The Good People

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Boca 45 ft. The Good People – “People Are You Ready?” (DiggaPlease.BandCamp.Com / 2015)

Having already featured on his recently released “Dig Eat Beats Repeat” album, Bristol producer Boca 45 gives this funky true-school collaboration with NYC’s Emskee and Saint the seven-inch vinyl treatment (complete with a Soundsci remix).

New Joint – Emskee / Mac McRaw / Nick Wiz

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Emskee / Mac McRaw / Nick Wiz – “It’s About Time” (ColdRockStuff.Com / 2015)

New vinyl action from the Cold Rock Stuff crew featuring NYC’s Emskee revisiting a vintage 90s track, included on the single in both its original Nick Wiz-produced demo version and a fresh 2015 Mac McRaw-crafted reinterpretation complete with new rhymes.

Two For One Album Sampler – Easy Mo Bee & Emskee

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Having produced timeless classics for the likes of Big Daddy Kane, Lost Boyz and Biggie, veteran NY music man Easy Mo Bee has joined forces with Good People member Emskee to craft an album packed with thumping, sample-heavy beats and accomplished lyricism.

New Joint – Danny Spice / Emskee / Sadat X / Finsta / Cappo

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Danny Spice ft. Emskee, Sadat X, Finsta & Cappo – “Art Of War” (@DannySpice_COG / 2014)

The UK producer leaks a dope posse cut from his “Live At The Throwdown” EP which drops as a vinyl and digital release this coming Monday.

The Marc Smith LP Album Sampler – Emskee & E The 5th

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Emskee of The Good People teams-up with Brooklyn’s E The 5th for the rough, rugged and raw album “The Marc Smith LP” dropping next month on UK imprint Diggers With Gratitude – check the flavour here.

New Joint – Jorun Bombay / The Rampagers

Jorun Bombay Presents The Rampagers (Emskee, Oxygen & Phill Most Chill) – “DWG Rampage” (Diggers With Gratitude / 2013)

Dope reworking of an EPMD classic taken from the limited vinyl-only compilation “DWG Sampler One (A Journey Through The Crates)”.

Album Review – The Good People

Gone For Good

The Good People

“Gone For Good”

(Diggers With Gratitude)

With a slew of projects already under their respective belts, both collaborative and solo, it should come as no surprise to anyone already familiar with NY’s Emskee and Saint to hear that the duo’s latest release is another accomplished collection of quality true-school Hip-Hop.

With the DWG crew having already released a limited edition eight-track “Gone For Good” vinyl EP last year, this full-length effort almost doubles the track-listing, expanding what was already a satisfying listening experience into what is sure to be one of 2013’s stand-out albums.

Rooted in the sample-based, drum-heavy sound of golden-era East Coast Hip-Hop, Emskee and Saint’s shared love of the boom-bap is obvious throughout “Gone For Good”, but, as always, the duo look to build on their musical influences rather than simply emulate them.

The Phife-sampling “How I Represent” boasts a breezy Saint beat reminiscent of something a Lord Finesse might have given an AK Skills back in the mid-90s, all knocking drums, melodic chimes and echoing horns, with Emskee dropping forthright verses about a present-day rap game in which “everybody wants to rhyme and shine instant” without studying their craft.

A well-placed CL Smooth vocal hook is a nice addition to the hypnotic keys heard on the Spectac-assisted “Make Believe”, whilst the upbeat “Work Release” seeks to offer some light relief from the daily nine-to-five grind, as the duo juggle the relative security and guaranteed monotony of a regular day job with their creative aspirations.

The jazz-infused “The Theory” finds Emskee and Saint challenging music fans who follow trends to think for themselves, whilst also highlighting the situation the duo find themselves in regarding the large amount of support they receive overseas compared to back home in the States (“They know me out in Japan, Better than they do in New York…Long-story short, While you’re stuck in this kangaroo court and holding fort, We’re overseas doing imports…”).

Nick Wiz of Cella Dwellas / Rakim fame lends his production talents to the soulfully smoothed-out “Let Me Be The One”, with the Good People taking the opportunity to drop something sincere and heartfelt for the fairer sex.

Full of rewind-worthy beats and rhymes from beginning to end, hopefully this album’s title “Gone For Good” is simply a play on words rather than a statement of fact, as the Hip-Hop world is definitely a better place for having talented individuals like Emskee and Saint contributing to it.

Ryan Proctor

The Good People – “How I Represent” (Diggers With Gratitude / 2013)

New Joint – Oxygen / Dr. Becket / Emskee

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Oxygen ft. Dr. Becket & Emskee – “The Process” b/w “Guillotine 16’s” (Boro Records / 2013)

Snippets of Strong Island emcee Oxygen’s forthcoming seven-inch vinyl release produced by NYC’s Freqnik & WDRE.