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New Joint – Ray Vendetta

Ray Vendetta – “Arrogance” (PrestigiousRecordings1.BandCamp.Com / 2022)

Lead single from heavyweight London lyricist Ray Vendetta’s new Soulbrother Juice / Evil Ed-produced album “Sharon’s 1st Born”.

New Joint – New Guardz

New Guardz – “Everything Is Never Enough” (NewGuardzOnline.BandCamp.Com / 2022)

One of the many standout tracks from the London collective’s new album “TRIBE”, this quality dose of UK Hip-Hop finds New Guardz members Allstar Stacks, Tommy Biz and Ray Vendetta showcasing their undeniable skills over sweeping production supplied by Calvert.

New Joint – New Guardz

New Guardz – “Lady Day” (NewGuardz.Com / 2021)

New Guardz members Motion Hyrule, Ray Vendetta and K Zorro spit darts on this mellow piano-laced head-nodder off the London collective’s forthcoming album “TRIBE”.

New Joint – Ray Vendetta

Ray Vendetta – “Pile On Pressure” (@Ray_Vendetta / 2021)

The UK’s Ray Vendetta once again swings his lyrical sword with precision on this self-produced track.

New Joint – Ray Vendetta

Ray Vendetta – “Pathways Of The Prolific” (PrestigiousRecordings1.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

The London lyricist drops gems over soulful boom-bap on this quality track lifted from his Falling Down-produced release “GMBMEE (Give My Babies My Entire Earnings)”.

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Ray Vendetta – “Style Plates” (PrestigiousRecordings1. BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Understated verbal dominance from the London-based lyricist.

New Joint – Ray Vendetta

Ray Vendetta – “Symphony Of The Fallen (PrestigiousRecordings1.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

London’s Ray Vendetta offers vivid street sermons over sombre Illternal Beats production from his recent project “Son Of Floyd”.

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Ray Vendetta – “No Future” (PrestigiousRecordings1.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Heavyweight bars and right-hook rhymes from the London-based lyricist’s Tony Mahoney-produced release “Devastating Knockouts”.

New Joint – Ray Vendetta / Java P

Ray Vendetta ft. Java P – “Blessings For The Gifted (Shinobi Sharp)” (PrestigiousRecordings1.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Taken from the London-based lyricist’s “Son Of Floyd” release.

VerseMurder Vol. 4 – Duppy Dem All (The Versatility Chamber) Mixtape Stream – Ray Vendetta

The latest instalment of Ray Vendetta’s “VerseMurder” mixtape series finds the skilful London-based lyricist verbally pummelling familiar production work from the likes of Daz Dillinger, Black Milk, 9th Wonder and more.

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New Joint – Ray Vendetta / Jaydar / Bad FX etc.

Ray Vendetta ft. Jaydar, Panther, HMZ V1, Bad FX & Java P – “HANZOMON” (PrestigiousRecordings1.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

Tony Mahoney-produced posse cut from London lyricist Ray Vendetta’s latest project “Devastating Knockouts”.

New Joint – Ray Vendetta

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

Triple Darkness / New Guardz member Ray Vendetta slices through the smooth, laidback production of Australia’s Morskode with his usual brand of razor-sharp rhymes on this new collabo single.

New Joint – Ray Vendetta

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Ray Vendetta – “Lanky B*stard”  (@Ray_Vendetta / 2020)

The London lyricist drops typically punchy bars over MF Doom’s “Rhymes Like Dimes” instrumental off the forthcoming “Verse Murder Vol. 4” mixtape.

Ray Vendetta · LANKY B*STARD (PROD. MF DOOM)

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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 – Ray Vendetta / Bad FX

Ray Vendetta ft. Bad FX – “Live From The Beast Pt. 2” (PrestigiousRecordings1.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

Rugged London lyricism from Vendetta’s Java P-produced project “Speak Ov D’Devil” release earlier this year.

New Joint – Ray Vendetta x Java P

Ray Vendetta x Java P – “Paper Caskets” (PrestigiousRecordings1.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

Taken from the London-based lyricist’s Java P-produced EP “Speak Ov D’Devil”.

New Joint – Ray Vendetta / Ca$ablanca

Ray Vendetta ft. Ca$ablanca – “Counter Assault” (@Ray_Vendetta / 2020)

Transatlantic collabo flavour from talented UK emcee Ray Vendetta’s RealSkitso-produced release “The Billion Bar Mind EP”.

100 Best Albums & EPs Of 2019 (Part Three) – KingDem / Apollo Brown / Ray Vendetta etc.

Check Part One and Part Two.

Fly Anakin & Big Kahuna OG – “Holly Water” (MutantAcademyRVA.BandCamp.Com) – Raekwon and Ghostface. Erick and Parrish. Run and DMC. There are some emcees who were simply meant to rhyme together. Mutant Academy’s Fly Anakin and Big Kahuna OG can also be added to that list. Following up their four-part “Big Fly” EP series, the Richmond, Virginia duo delivered arguably their finest work to date in the form of this album, blending their undeniable skills with smooth, intoxicating production.

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Phyba & Giallo Point – “René Mesrine” (CDVZ.BandCamp.Com) – 2019 was an extremely busy year for producer Giallo Point, with this project alongside fellow UK resident Phyba just one of a handful of collabo releases helmed by the talented music man. Revisiting the cinematic undercover spy-themed flavour of their previous work together, the combination of Phyba’s laidback, nonchalant delivery and Giallo’s atmospheric sonic drama once again made for a uniquely captivating listening experience.

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People Under The Stairs – “Sincerely, The P” (PL70.Net) – Bringing their twenty year musical journey to a suitably impressive end, Thes One and Double K’s final album was another finely-tuned selection of funky beats, spontaneous energy and proud West Coast attitude, held together by the duo’s seasoned wisdom and genuine gratitude to fans for sticking with the PUTS brand over the last two decades.

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Rick Hyde – “Plates” (RickHyde.BandCamp.Com) – Buffalo, NY emcee-slash-producer Rick Hyde delivered personal, emotionally-charged street-level rhymes on his debut album, executive produced by Griselda’s Benny The Butcher and featuring beats from DJ Shay, IceRocks, Chup and more.

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Motman & Micall Parknsun – “Everyday Craft” (Motman1.BandCamp.Com) – Bristol emcee Motman dropped honest, down-to-earth rhymes over quality production from the ever-impressive Micall Parknsun on this long-player, with lyrical assistance from Flowtecs, Gee Bag and Ray Vendetta.

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Westside Gunn – “Flygod Is An Awesome God” (GrisdeldaXFR.Com) – The Griselda juggernaut continued to steam-roll its way through the rap scene with this summer release from WSG, a worthy addition to the crew’s collective catalogue, featuring the Buffalo emcee showcasing sharp, street-related verses over elegantly raw production from the likes of The Alchemist, Evidence and DJ Muggs.

Rashad ThaPoet x The BeatHead – “Jefferson Street Blues” (RashadThaPoet.BandCamp.Com) – Nashville, Tennessee emcee / spoken word artist Rashad ThaPoet balanced the promise of the American Dream with the reality of the Amerikkkan Nightmare throughout this impressive BeatHead-produced EP, offering poignant, thoughtful observations on politics, race and the shortcomings of society.

Hubbs – “Tony Peña” (Hubbs.BandCamp.Com) – The Pittsburgh-based lyricist flexed his conversational-yet-authoritative flow to good effect on this quality, baseball-influenced project, backed by smooth, laidback production from the likes of Nysceworkk, Billy Hoyle, JR Swiftz and more.

Louis Cypher – “Cypher Sore Eyes” (BoomBap.BandCamp.Com) – Having been a consistently reliable outlet for quality Hip-Hop over the last fifteen years. UK label Boom Bap Professionals presented this free EP from Punning Clan member Louis Cypher, featuring the Nottingham-based emcee putting a nice selection of beats from DJ Severe, Kastanza and Pete 1st Blood to good use.

Chris Skillz & Storm Watkins – “Creer” (ChrisSkillz.BandCamp.Com) – A  naturally gifted emcee, Delaware’s Chris Skillz lived up to his name on this five track EP, blessing the dope, sample-heavy production of Baltimore’s Storm Watkins with a stream of captivating, well-crafted verses, accompanied by Left Lane Didon, All Hail Y.T. and Ronnie Alpha.

Leaf Erikson – “A Canvas Of Hope” (LeafErikson1.BandCamp.Com) – The first of three planned projects dedicated to his Detroit stomping grounds, emcee Leaf Erikson used this project to weave together Motor City stories grounded in “tragedy, triumph and the journey people experience along the way” accompanied by the subtle production expertise of Meftah.

Supreme Cerebral & Eloh Kush – “Clark Connoisseurs” (BugzyNino17.BandCamp.Com) – Showcasing a shared passion for Clarks footwear that even Ghostface would be proud of, LA’s Supreme Cerebral and New Jersey’s Eloh Kush combined forces on this Wallabee-influenced collection of punchy wordplay and suede-smooth production from Clypto and Juelz White. As Tony Starks said himself on the Purple Tape, this how you freak ’em!

KingDem – “The KingDem EP” (Tru-Thoughts.BandCamp.Com) – Coming to the table with timeless skills, unmistakable character and a whole heap of personal Hip-Hop history under their respective belts, legends Ty, Rodney P and Blak Twang spoke with experience and authority on this four-track release, offering some tough love to the UK scene they helped shape whilst looking forever forward. Vibes, substance and longevity in abundance.

Jay NiCE & Farma Beats – “POMPEii” (FarmaBeats.BandCamp.Com) – Delaware’s Jay NiCE spat hot lava over an impeccable production selection from the UK’s Farma Beats throughout his fourth release of 2019, a project which succeeded in elevating itself above most of the competition thanks to a satisfying combination of lyrical urgency and genuine creative chemistry.

Apollo Brown – “Sincerely, Detroit” (MelloMusicGroup.BandCamp,Com) – Motor City producer Apollo Brown celebrated the Hip-Hop legacy of the city that shaped his sound on this ambitious project, featuring a huge list of over fifty Detroit artists (including Black Milk, Slum Village and Phat Kat) all rising to the challenge of justifying their inclusion on this epic release, blessing a satisfying batch of stripped-down-but-soulful beats with accomplished lyricism.

Ray Vendetta – “The Billion Bar Mind EP” (PrestigiousRecordings1.BandCamp.Com) – Produced by Buffalo, NY’s TheRealSkitso, London lyricist Ray Vendetta let his mind spray in all directions on the third instalment of his 5 Star Saga series, showcasing the formidable street-savvy verbal science that’s kept the Triple Darkness / New Guardz member on the radar of underground heads both in the UK and overseas.

Clever 1 & Giallo Point – “Kiss Da Converse” (MarQSpekt.BandCamp.Com) – The second 2019 release to drop from the Buze Bruvaz camp, Philly emcee Clever 1 followed the example set by this rhyming partner Him Lo by also calling on the production talent of the UK’s Giallo Point for this solo release, pounding the understated loops and samples heard here with his always entertaining brand of brass-knuckle rap.

1520 – “Mosquito Fly & Starships” (1520.BandCamp.Com) – Veteran London emcee Nomadic Poet (of The Planets fame) teamed-up with gifted producer Drematic XL to celebrate the pair’s shared passion for the culture of Hip-Hop on this well-executed collection of true-school anthems, packed with lively rhymes and blistering beats.

Oxygen – “Age Appropriate” (Ox-The-Architect.BandCamp.Com) – Strong Island legend and Soundsci member Oxygen celebrated his 50th birthday with the release of this heavily-anticipated album, a project pairing the NY emcee’s unquestionable skills with top-shelf production from the UK’s Tom Caruana.

Supastition – “Sacrifice EP” (Supastition.BandCamp.Com) – Since his debut album dropped in 2002, North Carolina’s Supastition has deservedly earned himself a reputation as one of the rap game’s most consistent emcees. This release signalled the return of the always impressive lyricist, with four years having passed since his last project. A self-produced effort, this EP offered further proof as to why Supastition is held in such high regard by fans, with the rapper offering listeners a strong combination of personal opinions, life experiences and microphone techniques.

Part Four coming soon.

Verse Murder – Shark Bait (The RnB Soul Chamber) Mixtape Stream – Ray Vendetta

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London lyricist Ray Vendetta drops the fourth instalment of his “Verse Murder” series, which this time around finds the ever-impressive emcee delivering raw rhymes over R&B / soul favourites from the likes of H-Town (“Knockin’ Da Boots”), Michael Jackson (“Off The Wall”), Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name”) and many more.

New Joint – Ca$ablanca / Ray Vendetta

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Ca$ablanca ft. Ray Vendetta – “Welcome II The Punch” (@Casablanca92fs / 2019)

Dope US / UK collaboration produced by The Pad Scientist and packed with potent poetic precision.