Tag Archives: Ill Adrenaline Records

New Joint – KVBeats / Pacewon

KVBeats ft. Pacewon – “Jump Up Quick” (IllAdrenalineRecords.Com / 2021)

Veteran New Jersey emcee Pacewon delivers punchline-heavy rhymes in this new video from Copenhagen-based producer KVBeats’ 2018 album “The Breadwinner”.

New Joint – Beneficence & Confidence / El Da Sensei / DJ Kaos

Beneficence & Confidence ft. El Da Sensei & DJ Kaos – “Jerz To The Jugular ” (IllAdrenalineRecords.Com / 2021)

Beneficence teams-up with fellow New Jersey representatives El Da Sensei and DJ Kaos (RIP) for this tight head-nodder from the Confidence-produced album “Stellar Mind”.

New Joint – Beneficence & Confidence / Keith Murray

Beneficence & Confidence ft. Keith Murray – “Illest Mic Pros” (IllAdrenalineRecords.Com / 2021)

More true-school boom-bap goodness from the East Coast duo’s new collabo album “Stellar Mind”.

New Joint – Dragon Fli Empire

Dragon Fli Empire – “Fli Beat Patrol” (@IllAdrenaline / 2020)

Djar One-produced funk bomb from Canada’s Teekay and DJ Cosm paying homage to musical greats such as Isaac Hayes, Melle Mel, Large Professor and more.

New Joint – Rashad & Confidence

Rashad & Confidence – “Desires” (@IllAdrenaline / 2019)

The East Coast emcee / producer duo revisit the true-school chemistry heard on their brilliant 2011 album “The Element Of Surprise” with this limited-edition seven-inch vinyl release.

New Joint – Beneficence / AG

Beneficence ft. AG – “Smooth Hardcore” (@IllAdrenaline / 2017)

Jazz Spastiks-produced dopeness from the New Jersey-raised emcee’s “Basement Chemistry” album.

100 Best Albums & EPs Of 2016 (Part Five) – Westside Gunn / De La Soul / Booda French etc.

Fifth and final part of Old To The New’s overview of 2016  – check Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four.

Westside Gunn – “FLYGOD” (Griselda Records) – Having spent recent years steadily building a reputation as one of the underground Hip-Hop scene’s most promising talents, 2016 saw Buffalo, NY emcee Westside Gunn solidify his position as a go-to-artist for that gritty-yet-understated street ish, packing the heavily-anticipated “FLYGOD” with densely-woven verses of verbal violence delivered in his signature vocal tone.


Jigmastas – “Resurgence” (BBE Records) – Revisiting the creative chemistry that made their string of 90s singles immediate underground classics, Brooklyn duo DJ Spinna and Kriminul effectively showcased their trademartrue-school sound on this solid collection of beats and rhymes.


Enlish – “Slumdog Hundredaire” (Enlish.BandCamp.Com) – Packed with cocky bravado, politically-incorrect punchlines and moments of personal honesty, this thoroughly-entertaining album found UK emcee Enlish stomping all over the competition in his own inimitable fashion.


De La Soul – “and the Anonymous Nobody…” (A.O.I. Records) – Following a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, Strong Island legends Plugs One, Two and Three returned with this highly-anticipated album, a project which masterfully balanced the group’s ambitious creativity with their golden-era roots.


DJ Rude One – “ONEderful” (Closed Sessions) – Chicago-raised, NY-based producer Rude One tapped the likes of Conway, Your Old Droog and Roc Marciano to lace his moody, atmospheric lo-fi beats with their respective brands of street-savvy wordplay, resulting in an album that was undeniably raw to the core.


Da Flyy Hooligan – “Ray Winstone” (Gourmet Deluxxx) – Formerly known as Iron Braydz, London’s Da Flyy Hooligan served up a hefty helping of “gourmet rap” in the form of this nine-track release, displaying razor-sharp microphone techniques and a strong sense of individuality over production from Micall Parknsun, Beat Butcha, Ded Tebiase and more.


Jakk Frost – “The Beard Awakens” (BeardGangClikk.Com) – Whilst technically a ‘mixtape’, this project from Philly’s Jakk Frost was so dope it had to be included here. Featuring the Illadelph emcee getting busy over self-produced loops of classic material from the likes of Donald Byrd, Keni Burke and Ronnie Laws, “The Beard Awakens” was a captivating blend of street smarts, raw humour and genuine lyrical skill. The beard is still in the building!


Benny Diction & Blue Buttonz – “Button Up” (BoomBapPro.Com) – Backed by the soulful boom-bap of South African producer Blue Buttonz, Benny Diction one again proved himself to be one of UK Hip-Hop’s most consistent emcees throughout this album, delivering relatable rhymes in his usual down-to-earth style with memorable results.


Agallah – “Bo: The Legend Of The Water Dragon” (Propain Campaign) – The Rotten Apple-raised producer-on-the-mic was joined by the likes of Hus Kingpin, Planet Asia and the late Sean Price on this expertly-executed collection of hardcore jewels.


Classic Material – “Classic Material” (ClassicMat.BandCamp.Com) – Meticulously-crafted, sample-driven true-school flavour from UK producer Ill Treats alongside Soundsci members Oxygen and Audessey (with the project also featuring liner notes from yours truly).


Booda French – “Awesome Is Everyday” (BoodaFrench.BandCamp.Com) – Produced by Brown Bag Allstars member J57, Jimmy Green and Apatight, this EP from UK emcee Booda French was arguably the artist’s best work-to-date, with his unique delivery and likeable, somewhat world-weary personality meshing effortlessly with the quality beats on offer here.


Apathy – “Handshakes With Snakes” (Dirty Version Records) – A strong addition to an already rock-solid discography, the latest long-player from Connecticut’s Apathy found the Demigodz member delivering his usual high-standard of rhymes over polished self-produced beats, with the likes of Ras Kass, O.C. and Spit Gemz offering worthwhile lyrical assistance along the way.


Babylon Warchild – “War Journals” (BabylonWarchild.Com) – Known for their politically-charged, uncompromising Hip-Hop, Canada’s Babylon Warchild crew offered more of the same on their latest effort, crafting a fitting soundtrack for the everyday struggle faced by many in an increasingly volatile world.


MindsOne & DJ Iron – “Phaseology” (IllAdrenaline.Com) – New Jersey’s Ill Adrenaline Records added to the label’s ever-growing catalogue of quality releases with the brilliant “Phaseology”, a sublime, understated blend of intelligent, personal lyricism from Tronic and KON Sci with top-notch production courtesy of Belgium’s DJ Iron.


AG Da Coroner – “Sip The Nectar” (Man Bites Dog Records) – Personifying the term ‘New York straight talk’, Rotten Apple emcee AG Da Coroner’s long-awaited debut album didn’t disappoint, with its gruff rhymes and drama-fuelled beats carrying on tradition and proudly flying the flag for East Coast Hip-Hop.


Kyza Sayso – “Miverione: Vol. 1” (KyzaSayso.BandCamp.Com) – London lyricist and former Terra Firma member Kyza made a welcome return to the mic with a potent mix of vivid street-related rhymes and competition-crushing barbs, proving once again why he’s long been considered one of the nicest emcees to have emerged from the UK Hip-Hop scene.


Airklipz – “Single Speed” (Airklipz.BandCamp.Com) – The UK emcee delivered vivid, captivating verses over a varied selection of soundscapes from producers such as Session 600, Jimmy Screech and Illternal Beats on this project, mixing both traditional and contemporary Hip-Hop flavours throughout.


SmooVth – “SS96J” (Fat Beats) – The Strong Island representative definitely lived up to his name on this impressive release, which found the talented emcee weaving intricate narratives around mellow, melodic production, accompanied by the likes of Hus Kingpin, Milano Constantine and Sage Infinite.


Big Toast & Sofa King – “Save Yourself Kill Them All” (RevorgRecords.BandCamp.Com) – UK flavour from the always-reliable Revorg Records camp, which featured producer Sofa King and emcee Big Toast delivering seven tracks of rough, rugged and raw homegrown Hip-Hop with a socially-aware edge.


Estee Nack & al.divino – “Triple Black Diamonds” (TragicAllies.Com) – Dropping just before the end of the year, Tragic Allies member Estee Nack and fellow Massachusetts microphone fiend al.divino joined forces for this ice-cold collection of winter mood music, with the pair proving to be a formidable partnership as they spat rewind-worthy darts over laidback, and at times melancholy, production.



New Joint – Phantasm & Soulbrotha

Phantasm & Soulbrotha – “Louder Than Ever” (@IllAdrenaline / 2016)

Cella Dwellas member Phantasm teams-up with German producers 12 Finger Dan and B-Base for a limited edition vinyl release on Ill Adrenaline.

Phaseology Album Stream – MindsOne & DJ Iron

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New Jersey’s Ill Adrenaline Records add to the label’s ever-growing catalogue of quality releases with the expertly-crafted “Phaseology”, a sublime, understated blend of intelligent, personal lyricism and top-notch production.


New Joint – MindsOne & DJ Iron

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MindsOne & DJ Iron – “What’s Next?!?” (@IllAdrenaline / 2016)

Crisp, clean boom-bap from the forthcoming “Phaseology” album.

New Joint – Truth

Truth – “Time For Love & Tears” (@IllAdrenaline / 2016)

Taken from the Queens, NY emcee’s “From Ashes To Kingdom Come” album.

New Joint – MindsOne & DJ Iron

MindsOne & DJ Iron ft. DJ Slim Deluxe – “Follow The Light” (@IllAdrenaline / 2016)

Taken from Tronic and KON Sci’s forthcoming “Phaseology” album produced entirely by Belgium’s DJ Iron.

New Joint – Truth / Sean Price

Truth ft. Sean Price – “New Type Of Something” (@IllAdrenaline / 2016)

Produced by JK1 The Supernova.

New Joint – Truth / O.C.

Truth ft. O.C. – “Genuine Article” (@IllAdrenaline / 2016)

Dark, moody PF Cuttin-produced head-nodder off the Queens, NY emcee’s forthcoming album “From Ashes To Kingdom Come”.

New Joint – Soulbrotha / Craig G

Soulbrotha ft. Craig G – “The Hood Ain’t Changed Much” (@IllAdrenaline / 2016)

Taken from German production duo 12 Finger Dan and B-Base’s recent EP “The Golden Era Isn’t Finished”.

New Joint – Truth / O.C.

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Truth ft. O.C. – “Genuine Article” (@IllAdrenaline / 2016)

PF Cuttin-produced rawness from the Queens, NY emcee’s album “From Ashes To Kingdom Come” featuring Psycho Les, Da Beatminerz, Sean Price and more.

New Joint – Beneficence / The Legion / Dres

Beneficence ft. The Legion & Dres – “Make It Hot (Jingle Jangle 2.0)” (@IllAdrenaline / 2016)

Quality posse cut flavour from New Jersey emcee Beneficence’s new “Basement Chemistry” album.

Basement Chemistry Album Stream – Beneficence

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Following 2011’s “Sidewalk Science” and 2012’s “Concrete Soul”, New Jersey’s Beneficence drops his third album for Ill Adrenaline Records, with “Basement Chemistry” being another solid slice of quality Hip-Hop featuring input from the likes of Inspectah Deck, DJ Spinna, Dres and more.

New Joint – Truth / Sean Price

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Truth ft. Sean Price – “New Type Of Something” (@IllAdrenaline / 2016)

Lead single off the Queens, NY emcee’s forthcoming “From Ashes To Kingdom Come” album, featuring PF Cuttin, OC, Psycho Les and more.

New Joint – Beneficence / Masta Ace

Beneficence ft. Masta Ace – “When The Sun Comes” (@IllAdrenaline / 2016)

Uplifting boom-bap flavour produced by KON Sci and taken from the New Jersey emcee’s forthcoming “Basement Chemistry” album.