Tag Archives: Independent Hip-Hop

New Joint – Starvin B

DJ Enyoutee Presents Starvin B – “Something Like This” (AlphaFaktion.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

Screwaholic-produced track from the always dope Queens, NY emcee’s forthcoming EP “Code Of Ethics”.

New Joint – Verbz & Mr Slipz

Verbz & Mr Slipz – “For My Peeps” (@HighFocusUK / 2020)

London’s Verbz shows some crew love over hazy, melodic Mr Slipz production for this latest gem out of the High Focus camp.

Solace Of Knowledge EP Stream – Xidus Pain

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Delivering his sixth project of the year so far, UK emcee Xidus Pain offers more personal and thoughtful lyricism throughout this seven-track EP.

 

New Joint – The Audible Doctor

The Audible Doctor – “HeavyBag” (TheAudibleDoctor.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

Taken from the Brown Bag Allstars member’s new EP “rx0.005”.

New Joint – Helsinki Booze Merchants

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Helsinki Booze Merchants – “Tokyo Drift” (BrokeRecords.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

With alter-egos in full effect, UK wordsmiths Luca Brazi (Lasagna Baghdad), Benny Diction (Paolo Pumpernickel) and MNSR Frites (Bald Daniels) offer a dope preview of their forthcoming collabo release “Film Poster Whips”, a concept-based project aiming to deliver “an introspective take on getting older in rap and an appreciation for the finer things” in the trio’s own unique style.

Summer Daze Vol. 1 EP Stream – Spittzwell x Boog Brown

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Refreshing like a cool breeze, Detroit-raised, Atlanta-based emcee Boog Brown glides over the sublime, jazz-influenced production of fellow ATL resident Spittzwell on this quality addition to her already impressive catalogue – personal, sincere, inspiring.

True Grit Beat Tape Stream – ILLCosby

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Eclectic selection of sample-based beats from the NY producer underpinned by a smooth, soulful swagger.

New Joint – Kinetik & Micall Parknsun / El Ay

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Kinetik & Micall Parknsun ft. El Ay – “Wishful Thinking” (IAmKinetik.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

London lyricist Kinetik paints a detailed picture of his ideal world on this lead track off his forthcoming Micall Parknsun-produced EP “Spin Cycle”.

Best Of The Flood Mixtape Stream – DJ Akiin / Nowaah The Flood

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Extensive 39-track mixtape showcasing the undeniable rhyme skills of Dallas emcee Nowaah The Flood, featuring cuts produced by DirtyDiggs, Agallah, Farma Beats and more.

New Joint – Manage

Manage – “Talk On It” (RevorgRecords.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

UK artist Manage makes a welcome return with the lead single off his forthcoming self-produced album “The Scrap Book” which drops July 13th on Revorg Records.

60 Raw Ones – Straight Out The SP! Beat Tape Stream – Mac McRaw

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Crate-digger extraordinaire Mac McRaw (of Vinyl Veterans fame) delivers a flawless lesson in beat science with this dope instrumental project rooted in the sonic crunch and grit of the iconic SP1200.

Featuring beats recorded between 1993 and 2020, the fact that it’s impossible to determine from which period each individual track comes from is a testament to the timeless quality of the music that can be crafted with an SP when the machine is in the hands of a true master.

Nod ya head to this!

Straight From The Crate Cave – Rawkus Edition Mix Stream – Donnie Propa

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Heavy Links member and talented deejay Donnie Propa celebrates the catalogue of NYC’s Rawkus Records with this extensive mixtape project, featuring over sixty underground favourites from the likes of Mos Def, Sir Menelik and L-Fudge that were released via the label that helped define Hip-Hop’s mid-to-late 90s independent era.

New Joint – Ray Vendetta

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Ray Vendetta – “Siegfried” (@Ray_Vendetta / 2020)

The London-based emcee hits the lyrical target as always on this atmospheric Hiarahki Beats-produced track.

Ray Vendetta · SIEGFRIED PROD BY HIARAHKI BEATS

New Joint – K9 / Gee Bag / Micall Parknsun / Si Phili / J The Exodus / Artcha / Psykhomantus

K9 ft. Gee Bag, Micall Parknsun, Si Phili, J The Exodus, Artcha & Psykhomantus – “Blak.” (@K9London / 2020)

Powerful posse cut featuring a selection of talented emcees providing commentary on their experiences as Black men in the UK.

New Joint – Big Daddy Kane / Chuck D / Loren Oden

Big Daddy Kane ft. Chuck D & Loren Oden – “Enough!” (@BigDaddyKane / 2020)

The Juice Crew legend tackles police brutality, racism and social injustice on this soulful cut.

Archives From Planet Poetry Album Stream – Dart Amulets

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If you’re someone who really likes to study lyrics, then consider this latest project from London’s Silas Zephania essential listening. Packed with verses full of multi-layered meaning, “Archives From…” contains rhymes that demand to be decoded, interpreted, rewound and reinterpreted. Backed by the accomplished beats of producer Ashem, Zephania delivers music to sharpen your third-eye vision throughout this release.

New Joint – Moka Only

Moka Only – “Elevated Microphone” (@URBNET / 2020)

The prolific Canadian artist delivers a mellow, melodic head-nodder off his new album “It Can Do”.

New Joint – Him Lo

Him Lo – “Barack Lo Bama” (MarQSpekt.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

Uncut Illadelph attitude from the Buze Bruvaz representative’s recent solo album “SLAPYAGODDAMNFACEOFF”.

 

New Joint – Blak Madeen / Sadat X

Blak Madeen ft. Sadat X – “Teachin On” (BlakMadeen.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

East Coast duo Al-J and Yusuf Abdul Mateen build with Brand Nubian’s Sadat X on this C-Doc-produced track.

New Joint – Cloaq x Dagger / Aztech / Paranom

Cloaq x Dagger ft. Aztech & Paranom – “Razorface” (CloaqxDagger.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

Raw, hardcore flavour from Boston production duo Mathias and Crack Sizzlack’s forthcoming album “A Working Title”.