Tag Archives: Nottz

New Joint – Cappadonna

Cappadonna – “Truth” (@RealCappadonna / 2023)

The Wu-Tang member combines that “old-school flow with the best attire” on this Nottz-produced track off his 2022 album “Da Illage”.

New Joint – The 6ixers

The 6ixers ft Tone Spliff – “6ix Shots” (6th Man Entertainment / 2022)

Brooklyn’s Bad Seed and LR Blitzkrieg come crashing through your speakers with the rowdy title track off their 2021 Nottz-produced EP.

New Joint – Phife Dawg

Phife Dawg – “Forever” (@PhifeForever / 2022)

Nottz, V.Rich and DJ Rasta Root combine their musical talents on this nostalgic, emotionally-charged title track from the late. great Phife’s triumphant posthumous album.

New Joint – Wildchild

Wildchild – “Reflections” (@JDaWildchild / 2022)

Veteran Cali emcee and Lootpack member Wildchild delivers captivating rhymes over dope, piano-laced Nottz production on this latest track from his new album “Omowale”.

New Joint – Big Shot Manceeni

Big Shot Manceeni – “One Life To Live” (@BigShotManceeni / 2022)

One of the many highlights from D.M.P. / The Proz member Big Shot Manceeni’s recent Nottz-produced album “Culinary Art”.

New Joint – NapsNdreds

NapsNdreds – “Touchdown” (@NapsNdreds / 2021)

The Florida-based lyricist gets busy over speaker-rattling Nottz production on this quality new single.

New Joint – Evidence

Evidence – “Lost In Time (Park Jams)” (@Evidence / 2021)

Produced by Nottz and taken from the West Coast artist’s brilliant new release “Unlearning Vol.1”.

New Joint – Lyric Jones

Lyric Jones – “Rock On” (@LyricJones / 2021)

Boston-raised, LA-based artist Lyric Jones vibrates both speakers and souls with this Nottz-produced gem from her brilliant 2020 album “Closer Than They Appear”.

New Joint – Little Brother / Darien Brockington

Little Brother ft. Darien Brockington – “Right On Time” (@LittleBrotherNC / 2020)

Soulful Nottz-produced feel-good flavour from Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh’s brilliant “May The Lord Watch” album.

New Joint – Joell Ortiz

Joell Ortiz – “Anxiety” (@MelloMusicGroup / 2019)

The Brooklyn emcee gets up-close-and-personal about his struggles with mental health on this Nottz-produced cut off his recent album “Monday”.

New Joint – AWAR / CyHi The Prynce

AWAR ft. CyHi The Prynce – “Rolex Time” (@AWAR / 2019)

Nottz-produced speaker-knocker from the NY emcee’s recent album “The Spoils Of War”.

100 Best Albums & EPs Of 2018 (Part Three) – Concept Of Thought / Roc Marciano / Kev Brown etc.

Check Part One and Part Two.

Concept Of Thought – “Misty Blue” (Yogocop.BandCamp.Com) – A truly life-affirming listening experience, emcees Awfew and Illiterate shone some light into the darkness on this beautifully crafted EP. Blessing the jazzy elegance of producer Joe Corfield with a steady flow of positive vibes, the pair delivered verses inspired by both their Brighton stomping grounds and the memory of a friend lost during their youth. Soothing, dream-like mood music.

Ankhlejohn & Big Ghost Ltd – “Van Ghost” (ShaapRecords.BandCamp.Com) – An undeniably good combination, the raspy rhymes of Washington’s Ankhlejohn sat perfectly atop the uncompromisingly raw production of Big Ghost throughout this satisfyingly sinister release. Eerie pianos, unsettling samples and solid drums provided a fittingly atmospheric backdrop for Ankhlejohn’s unique brand of verbal violence.

Fliptrix – “INEXHALE” (HighFocus.BandCamp.Com) –  There was something therapeutic about listening to Fliptrix’ seventh solo album.. The project resonated with a feeling, an energy, a vibration that did more than simply make your head-nod or inspire you to pick-out a few favourite quotables. Possessing a tone, flow and delivery which was as effective puncturing holes in the egos of his competition as it was delivering commentary on aspects of the human experience, all facets of Fliptrix’s artistry were brought together brilliantly on “INEXHALE”, with the project giving a sincere nod of respect to UK Hip-Hop’s past whilst boldly striding forward into its future.

Roc Marciano – “RR 2 – The Bitter Dose” (RocMarci.Com) – Largely self-produced, this sequel to last year’s “Rosebudd’s Revenge” album set off what was an extremely productive year for the Strong Island emcee. Roc’s trademark brand of slick New York pimp talk glided over smooth, old-school soul loops, resulting in an album that sounded like it could be the soundtrack to a yet-to-be-completed “Willie Dynamite” film remake.

Klaus Layer & Figub Brazlevic – “Slice Of Paradise” (FigubBrazlevic.Bandcamp.Com)Featuring an international line-up of collaborators from countries such as the UK, Russia and France, talented German producers Klaus Layer and Figub Brazlevic showcased their shared passion for dusty drums and soulful samples on this impressive long-player.

Skyzoo – “In Celebration Of Us” (First Generation Rich Inc) – Skyzoo’s catalogue is impeccable. Since 2005 the Brooklyn emcee has released project after project which have each seen his writing abilities reach new heights. It could be argued that “In Celebration…” stands as Skyzoo’s greatest piece of work to date. Boasting multi-layered rhymes which reveal new meaning with each listen, plus top-notch production from the likes of Apollo Brown, !llmind and Tuamie, this album found the gifted emcee capturing his life experiences growing-up in inner-city NY with an engrossing blend of subtle inflection and vivid descriptions.

Vinnie Paz – “The Pain Collector” (Enemy Soil / JMTHipHop.Com) – The Jedi Mind Tricks frontman delivered another heavy dose of his trademark righteous rawness on his fourth solo album, balancing punch-you-in-the-face aggression with moments of poignant reflection. This project definitely wasn’t made for the faint-hearted, but if you were expecting the Philly legend to drop anything other than uncompromising, hardcore Hip-Hop then you obviously haven’t been paying attention over the last twenty-plus years since JMT’s debut.

Bumpy Knuckles & Nottz – “Pop Duke Volume One” (BumpyKnuckles.BandCamp.Com) – Bumpy Knuckles (aka Freddie Foxxx) has made a career out of lyrically slapping wack emcees with absolutely no regrets. The man’s place in Hip-Hop’s history books is unshakeable. This collaborative project with producer Nottz found Bumpy fully embracing his OG status, showing the game some tough love in his usual gruff manner, dropping jewels in the process.

WateRR & DirtyDiggs – “Wizard Of The Crystal” (WateRR.BandCamp.Com) – Chicago emcee WateRR delivered slick, swaggering wordplay over the dusty loops of West Coast production outfit DirtyDiggs on this concise EP. Featuring the likes of Supreme Cerebral, Recognize Ali and Nowaah The Flood, this release was all about lyricism and genuine rhyme skills. Show and prove.

Kev Brown – “Homework” (KevBrown.BandCamp.Com) – Clocking in at an ambitious twenty-nine tracks, this welcome return from Maryland-based producer-on-the-mic Kev Brown captured the sound of a master at work. Blending  gritty sample chops with understated wordplay, the talented music man delivered an effective sonic lecture demonstrating how a student can become the teacher.

Parallax – “Auditory Vision” (ParallaxOfficialStore.BandCamp.Com) – Delivering on the potential displayed throughout his impressive 2014 EP “Depth Perception”, London lyricist Parallax dropped his official debut album “Auditory Vision”, an accomplished, well-executed project featuring personal, thought-provoking rhymes and quality production from the likes of Ded Tebiase, DJ Nappa and Wickstarr.

OC From NC – “It’s Not You, It’s Me” (OCFromNC.BandCamp.Com) – Having spent recent years proving himself to be an exceptionally consistent artist thanks to a string of quality projects, North Carolina’s OC added another release to his already impressive catalogue, with “It’s Not You, It’s Me” featuring the talented lyricist’s usual mix of boisterous bravado and thoughtful life observations.

Chairman Maf – “Ginger” (ChairmanMaf.BandCamp.Com) – This sixth instrumental album from UK producer Chairman Maf showcased the Sheffield music man’s ever-sharp ear for a soulful sample. Ranging from upbeat quirkiness and sophisticated smoothness to raw boom-bap, Maf proved himself to be a genuine chairman of the board with this masterful collection of dusty-fingered dopeness.

Funky DL – “Dennison Point” (FunkyDL.BandCamp.Com) – Having already dropped the impressive “Blackcurrent Jazz 3” earlier in the year (included in Part One of this list), multi-talented UK artist Funky DL looked back to his youth for the inspiration behind this brilliantly crafted concept album, with the longstanding Hip-Hop vet reminiscing on his time growing-up in East London over his trademark jazzy, true-school production.

Tragedy Khadafi & BP – “Immortal Titans” (FBDistribution.BandCamp) – Having influenced various Queensbridge legends such as Nas, Mobb Deep and Killa Sha, the Intelligent Hoodlum joined forces with producer BP to deliver his timeless brand of project poetry and pyramid wisdom over concrete-cracking beats. Aura check!

Summers Sons – “Undertones” (SummersSons2.BandCamp.Com) – London-raised, Bristol-based blood brothers Turt and Slim showcased their organic, jazz-influenced stylings on this quality collection of mellow head-nodders. The perfect soundtrack to warm, hazy July evenings, “Undertones” was a satisfyingly soothing listening experience. You gots to chill.

Nujericans – “A La Mala” (Nujericans.BandCamp.Com) – New Jersey representatives Sol Zalez and Joey Dynomite dropped their debut collection of raw-yet-funky beats and rhymes, with the pair offering a nod of respect to the 90s East Coast underground whilst maintaining their own flavour and sonic personality.

Shuko – “1996” (Shuko.BandCamp.Com) – German producer Shuko paid homage to the mid-90s with this brilliantly crafted collection of drum-heavy, sample-based instrumentals, respectfully offering a sonic nod to the likes of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest in the process.

Joe Corfield – “Patterns” (RadioJuicy.BandCamp.Com) – Having already blessed two of 2018’s finest releases with his trademark production sound (Fliptrix’s “Inexhale” and Concept Of Thought’s “Misty Blue”), UK music man Joe Corfield kept the momentum going with this sublime selection of hypnotic, jazz-influenced instrumentals via Germany’s Radio Juicy imprint.

Juga-Naut & Sonnyjim – “The Purple Door” (EatGoodRecords.BandCamp.Com) – Two of the UK’s finest joined forces for this brilliant collection of well-crafted verses and ill beats, with Nottingham’s Juga-Naut proving yet again why he deserves to be mentioned in any conversation regarding the dopest emcees currently gripping microphones, whilst Sonnyjim flexed his production muscle like a true master, flipping some quality samples throughout..

Part Four coming soon.

New Joint – Seed x Nottz

Seed x Nottz – “Bad Mood” (@NiggalisCage / @NottzRaw / 2018)

Taken from the album “No Way In Hell”.

New Joint – Seed & Nottz

Seed & Nottz – “The Devil’s In The White House” (Crisis Center Collective / 2018)

Outspoken protest music from the forthcoming Bad Seed / Nottz album “No Way In Hell”.


New Joint – Seed X Nottz / DJ Total Eclipse

Seed X Nottz ft. DJ Total Eclipse – “Sunday Morning” (SeedXNottz.BandCamp.Com / 2018)

Veteran Brooklyn lyricist Bad Seed puts wack rappers in their place on this speaker-knocking cut off the forthcoming Nottz-produced album “No Way In Hell”.

New Joint – Bumpy Knuckles & Nottz / Biz Markie

Bumpy Knuckles & Nottz ft. Biz Markie – “Check It Out Y’all” (@BumpyKnuckles / @NottzRaw / 2018)

The two Hip-Hop legends combine humour with hardcore flavour in this brilliant video from the Nottz-produced album “Pop Duke Vol. 1”.

New Joint – Evidence / Krondon

Evidence ft. Krondon – “Bad Publicity” (@Evidence / 2018)

Nottz-produced track from the West Coast emcee’s impressive “Weather Or Not” album.

New Joint – Bumpy Knuckles & Nottz

Bumpy Knuckles & Nottz – “Flow Temperament” (@BumpyKnuckles / 2018)

New York straight talk from the veteran emcee’s Nottz-produced album “Pop Duke”.

New Joint – Mickey Factz & Nottz

Mickey Factz & Nottz – “Get It” (@MickeyFactz / @NottzRaw / 2018)

The Bronx emcee attempts to avoid the potholes on the road to riches with this autobiographical cut off his Nottz-produced album “The Achievement”.

New Joint – Bumpy Knuckles & Nottz

Bumpy Knuckles & Nottz – “Grumpy Ol Man” (@BumpyKnuckles / 2018)

The legendary Freddie F-o-x-x-x celebrates his OG status on this dope cut off his forthcoming Nottz-produced album “PopDuke”.