Tag Archives: L.I.F.E. Long

New Joint – L.I.F.E. Long & A-$harp

L.I.F.E. Long & A-$harp – “Watch Dem All Fall” (ASharp.BandCamp.Com / 2022)

Taken from the NY / NJ duo’s new collabo album “Gensu Blades”.

New Joint – Urban Sportsman

Urban Sportsman – “48 Winds” (@TheRealLIFELong / @FATCATHAYZE / 2021)

Relentless flows and stripped-down beats from the NY duo’s self-titled “Urban Sportsman” EP.

New Joint – Urban Sportsman / DJ Fred Ones

Urban Sportsman – “Recollect(CulturePower45.Com / 2021)

Brooklyn’s L.I.F.E. Long gets busy over the piano-laced, drum-heavy production of Fatcathayze 156 on this dope track from the pair’s self-titled collabo EP.

New Joint – The Manchester Descendants / El Da Sensei / Sadat X etc.

The Manchester Descendants ft. El Da Sensei, Sadat X, Thirstin Howl III, Loer & L.I.F.E. Long – “Same Damn Lo Sweater” (BUKAEnt.Com / 2020)

Put your Ls up! Polo-inspired posse cut produced by J. Sands of Lone Catalysts fame.

New Joint – Comet / Blaq Poet / L.I.F.E. Long

Comet ft. Blaq Poet & L.I.F.E. Long – “Echos” (@CometForever / 2019)

Supreme Da Almighty-produced ruggedness from the Rotten Apple rhymer’s “Cataclysm” project.

New Joint – L.I.F.E. Long & Bunty Beats

L.I.F.E. Long & Bunty Beats ft. Res One, King RA, Mistafire etc. – “Foulness (Crazy Eights)” (@TheRealLIFELong / @BuntyBeats / 2017)

Rugged transatlantic posse cut from the emcee / producer duo’s forthcoming project “Bat Out The Cave”.

New Joint – Syntax / L.I.F.E Long / Elohemstar

Syntax, L.I.F.E. Long & Elohemstar – “Dark” (@CocoonMovements / 2014)

Enjoy decoding the lyricism on this dope Fatra Beats-produced track from the NY-based label’s forthcoming compilation “Caterpillar Steps”.

New Joint – C-Rayz Walz / L.I.F.E. Long / John Robinson / Jasiri X

C-Rayz Walz ft. L.I.F.E. Long, John Robinson & Jasiri X – “STIMULI (I’m Ready)” (@C_Rayz_Walz / 2014)

Epic Kentron The Mastodon-produced posse cut from the veteran NY emcee’s recent project “ALMIGHTY: The Solar Facts”.

New Joint – L.I.F.E. Long & Bunty Beats

L.I.F.E. Long & Bunty Beats – “NYC” (MixKing.BandCamp.Com / 2013)

The veteran New York lyricist teams-up with Scottish producer Bunty Beats for this detailed dedication to the Rotten Apple.

New Joint – One Stream Mental / L.I.F.E. Long

One Stream Mental ft. L.I.F.E. Long & DJ Afar – “As The Moon Drops” (Avalon Zone Records / 2012)

Taken from the Swiss producer’s album “When The Night Falls” featuring LMNO, Chief Kamachi, Irealz and more.

New Joint – L.I.F.E. Long / Elohem Star

L.I.F.E. Long ft. Elohem Star – “Illy” (@LifeLong / 2012)

Shamalex-produced track from the NY lyricist’s forthcoming album “Visits With The Medicine Man”.

 

Kyomentary Cypher – L.I.F.E. Long / Finsta Bundy / Eloheem Star / Chingo Rock

Freestyle footage from French producer Kyo Itachi’s forthcoming DVD project “Kyomentary”.

New Joint – Auxiliary Arms / Akbar / Citizen Kane etc.

Auxiliary Arms ft. Yahzeed, Akbar, Citizen Kane, Nickel Killsmics & Mr. Cord – “A9” (ArmalitiaMusic.BandCamp.Com / 2012)

Visuals for the recently-leaked powerful posse cut from the forthcoming L.I.F.E. Long / Masei Bey album “Guardians Of The Gate Part 1”.

New Joint – Auxiliary Arms

Auxiliary Arms ft. Akbar, Yahzeed, Citizen Kane etc – “A9 (Armalitia Nine)” (ArmalitiaMusic.BandCamp.Com / 2012)

Adrenaline-pumping Tensho Takemori-produced posse cut featuring L.I.F.E Long, Masai Bey and a host of Armalitia affiliates dropping that “direct New York dialect” over pounding beats that will make you want to go out and start smashing car windows – dope!

 

New Joint – Undeniable / L.I.F.E. Long

Undeniable ft. L.I.F.E Long – “Can’t Believe That” (UndeniableMusic.Com / 2012)

OG flavour from Queens, NY duo Sinnagi and 07 dropping some words of wisdom for the younger generation on this track from their “5 Finger Discount” mixtape project.

New Joint – Irealz / C-Rayz Walz / L.I.F.E. Long / Elohem Star / DJ Afar

Irealz, C-Rayz Walz, L.I.F.E. Long, Elohem Star & DJ Afar – “Starz Of The Godz” (Belmont Records / 2012)

Produced by France’s Kyo Itachi.

Album Review – SciFi Stu

SciFi Stu

“Blood”

(Digi Crates Records)

Having busied himself in recent years deep within the depths of the global underground Hip-Hop scene, Scottish producer SciFi Stu’s second project for NY-based imprint Digi Crates is sure to be the release that ensures anyone who has a passion for dusty-fingered beats and melodic, atmospheric samples will be familiar with the talented Edinburgh-based music man by the end of 2012.

A brilliantly crafted album, “Blood” is the sound of an individual who clearly cares about his art and appears to be meticulous about the creative process. There are no throwaway beats or bland tracks to be found here, with the production on offer being warm, organic, cleverly layered and full of soul, mixing hardcore boom-bap sensibilities with subtle sonic touches. Luckily, the varied posse of featured emcees who provide the album’s lyrical clout are up to the challenge of matching Stu’s quality musicianship with quality verses.

The mellow thump of “Can’t Leave” opens the project, with Jersey’s Ill Poetix providing heartfelt lyrics concerning the current state of the game over soaring female vocal samples. The neck-snapping “Soldiers” finds North Carolina’s Veteran Assassins joining forces with East Coast emcee Mega Trife, with the trio stomping all over SciFi’s rugged beat with memorable one-liners (“I’ve been nice since Nas chipped off the tooth”) accompanied by Chinch 33’s deft turntable talents.

The breezy “Boom Bap” pairs Moldova’s Fresh Sly with NY’s Smoovth for a good-natured lyrical workout, with the duo dropping punchlines referencing 80s icons such as funk favourite Morris Day and Brooklyn’s Audio Two over a breakbeat-driven track splashed with sparkling keyboard flourishes. “Built To Last” is a triumphant-sounding blast of feel-good beats and rhymes featuring L.I.F.E. Long, Nena Blu and Elohem Star, whilst the sublime “One Dimensional” finds MindsOne and Lone Catalysts member J. Sands celebrating artistic diversity in Hip-Hop over solid drums and jazzy, spine-tingling piano samples.

With further input from the likes of Has-Lo, Aarophat, Wildelux and Internal Quest, “Blood” features a long list of talented individuals all vying for the listener’s attention. But the overall star of this show is definitely SciFi Stu and his masterful true-school soundscapes.

With further projects in the pipeline, the release of this album will hopefully see the Scottish producer begin to gain the wider recognition he so rightfully deserves.

Ryan Proctor

SciFi Stu ft. Supreme Sol, Venomous 2000, Fresh Sly & Chinch 33 – “Written In Blood” (Digi Crates Records / 2012)

New Joint – DJ Modesty / LordRoc / L.I.F.E. Long / Musik G

DJ Modesty ft. LordRoc, L.I.F.E. Long & Musik G – “Kings From Queens” (DJModesty.BandCamp.Com / 2012)

DJ Young C-produced title track from DJ Modesty’s new project “King From Queens 2”

New Joint – Godilla / June Marx / L.I.F.E. Long

Godilla ft. June Marx & L.I.F.E. Long – “Golden Era Faculty” (Redphone Records / 2012)

Taken from the East Coast emcee’s recent project “Battle Beast: A Prelude To Human Zoo”.

 

New Joint – Crazeology / Vast Aire / L.I.F.E. Long / DJ Connect

Crazeology ft. Vast Aire, L.I.F.E. Long & DJ Connect – “Trained Specialists” (Crazeology Productions / 2012)

Taken from the Italy-based production duo’s recently released self-titled album which also features appearances from Goretex, Smiley The Ghetto Child, Blaq Poet, Ruste Juxx and more.