Tag Archives: Soundsci

The Fix Album Stream – Jack Jones

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Long-awaited solo album from Soundsci member Audessey, featuring the Atlanta wordsmith delivering accomplished rhymes over stellar production from the UK’s Jonny Cuba and Ollie Teeba, with microphone assistance from Prince Po, Supastition, Oxygen and more.

New Joint – Son Of Sam / Soundsci

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Son Of Sam ft. Soundsci & Mr. Thing- “Put It On Ya” (@SonOfSam_UK / 2017)

Oxygen, Audessey and UGeorge of the mighty Soundsci crew bless some party-rocking beats for this lively cut off UK band Son Of Sam’s forthcoming “Cinder Hill” album.

New Joint – Cut Beetlez / Soundsci

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Cut Beetlez ft. Soundsci – “Droppin’ Needles” (@AEProductionsUK / 2017)

Finnish DJ / producer partnership HP Lovescratch and J-Man team-up with the mighty Soundsci crew for this sample-driven slice of true-school flavour.

100 Best Albums & EPs Of 2016 (Part Two) – Vinnie Paz / REKS / Ras Beats etc.

Check Part One here.

LEX – “Necessary” (LEXNYRE.BandCamp.Com) – This project from Queens, NY wordsmith LEX was an album rooted in the proud heritage of true-school Rotten Apple rap which effectively showcased the talented emcee’s dedication to both his craft and the culture of Hip-Hop.


Ray Vendetta  & Calvert – “Calculated Vendettaz” (RayOfLight.BandCamp.Com) – Triple Darkness member Ray Vendetta joined forces with talented London-based producer Calvert for this brilliantly-executed example of intelligent, hardcore Hip-Hop. Packed with potent lyricism that ranged from the gritty to the humorous to the inspirational, “Calculated Vendettaz” captured the natural chemistry between Ray’s accomplished wordplay and Calvert’s sample-based beats, with features from UK heavyweights such as Iron Braydz, Tesla’s Ghost and Skriblah DanGogh.


ChrisJay – “The Day She Ran Away” (ChrisJayOnline.BandCamp.Com) – Canada’s ChrisJay delivered personal, heartfelt rhymes with a captivating blend of strength and vulnerability on this thoroughly engaging  EP produced by Die-Rek and Cream Of Beats.


Vinnie Paz – “The Cornerstone Of The Corner Store” (Enemy Soil) – The third solo album from Jedi Mind Tricks front-man Vinnie Paz offered more gritty half-righteous, half-foul anthems from the Philly emcee,  with production supplied by the likes of Buckwild, C-Lance and Psycho Les providing the project with an uncompromisingly hardcore sonic backbone.


Cryptic One – “The World According To…” (CrypticOne.BandCamp.Com) – The former Atoms Family member showcased his razor-sharp wordplay and worldly wit over a dope selection of self-produced beats on this succinct effort.


Killer Ben & Twiz The Beat Pro – “Invincible Ben” (DrumsetMusicWorks.BandCamp.Com) – This project from Durag Dynasty’s Killer Ben was one of the finest examples of quality lyricism you were likely to hear this year, as the West Coast-based wordsmith pounded Twiz’s impressive production with a non-stop barrage of high-velocity verbals.


Shay D – “A Figure Of Speech” (ShayD.BandCamp.Com) – Inbetween co-hosting a radio show on London’s Itch FM, running youth workshops and organizing live events, UK emcee Shay D found time to release this well-crafted project, powerfully combining social commentary, personal experience and artistic passion with striking results.


Common – “Black America Again” (Def Jam / ARTium) – Sounding determined, defiant and, perhaps most importantly, more focussed creatively than he has done in recent years, Chicago vet Common dropped this timely album inspired by the racial, political and social turmoil which dominated the US throughout 2016. Striking a balance between realism and optimism, this was music with a message which proved in no uncertain terms that the Windy City emcee still loves H.E.R.


REKS – “The Greatest X” (Brick Records) – With nothing on this epic 35-track project that could honestly be described as “throwaway”, Massachusetts microphone fiend REKS largely succeeded in conquering the double-album format which even icons such as 2Pac and Biggie struggled with. An endless stream of passionately-delivered verses paired with well-chosen production (Large Professor, Statik Selektah, Nottz etc) ensured the listener’s attention was maintained at all times. Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme, indeed.


OC From NC – “The Second Renaissance” (OCFromNC.BandCamp.Com) – Following-up 2015’s impressive “Higher Learning” project, North Carolina’s OC once again called on the services of production partner B Squared for “The Second Renaissance”, a quality combination of intelligent lyricism and soul-drenched boom-bap.


Ras Beats – “Control Your Own” (Worldwyde Recordings) – Featuring appearances from the likes of A.G., Roc Marciano and Sadat X, this project from NYC’s Ras Beats  was a strong outing from a gifted producer who clearly wanted to add on to the legacy of traditional New York boom-bap rather than simply try to recreate what had come before him.


Soundsci – “Walk The Earth” (Global Expo) – The mighty Soundsci crew went global on their third full-length release, with the transatlantic troop once again delivering a fine selection of funky, intelligent Hip-Hop grounded in a genuine shared desire to help push the culture forward to a better place.


Beneficence – “Basement Chemistry” (Ill Adrenaline Records) – New Jersey representative and Ill Adrenaline co-founder Beneficence took it back to the golden-era with this solid boom-bap-driven album featuring appearances and production from the likes of Masta Ace, Chubb Rock, Da Beatminerz and more.


Ron Jon Bovi – “Neaux Mursi” (Elevation Nation) – Satisfying the appetite of lyric lovers everywhere across Planet Rock, this Unjust-produced collabo album from Hieroglyphics member Casual and Detroit’s Phat Kat found the pair sharing a chemistry that suggested the two lyricists had been rhyming together for years instead of merely the time it took to put this release together.


Loopwhole Beats – “Newyorkism II” (LoopwholeBeats.BandCamp.Com) – Atmospheric, 90s-influenced boom-bap from the NY producer featuring appearances from Brainsick Mob, Roc Marciano and Eastkoast.


The Cornel West Theory – “The T.A.B.L.E.” (TheCornelWestTheory.BandCamp.Com) – The Washington D.C. crew quickly followed-up their impressive 2015 opus “Coming From The Bottom” with an equally rewarding and intense listening experience in the form of “The T.A.B.L.E.”. Powered by a revolutionary spirit and anti-establishment attitude, this album went against the grain both sonically and lyrically, with the end product sounding all the better for it.


Libretto – “Gangsta Jazz Volume Two” (Liquid Beat) – As its title suggested, this long-player from Liquid Beat Records found the Watts, Los Angeles-raised Libretto mixing street-related rhymes with melodic loops, resulting in a project which boasted a throwback feel without getting lost in nostalgia.


King Draft – “Live Forever” (TheKingdomMusic.BandCamp.Com) – Effortlessly blending classic influences with contemporary flavours, North Carolina-based emcee King Draft delivered clever wordplay and verses of substance over the accomplished production of fellow Kingdom member Jerm Scorsese throughout this solo project.


Mr. Kinetik – “The Colors” (MrKinetik.BandCamp.Com) – Indianapolis-based artist Mr. Kinetik dropped dusty jazz vibes and intricate rhymes on this short-yet-impressive self-produced EP.


DSOTM – “The Echo Chamber” (DSOTM.BandCamp.Com) – Menace Mendoza, FlowTecs, Joey Menza and the rest of seven-man crew Dark Side Of The Moon spat raw rhymes over atmospheric production from the likes of Beat Butcha and Ringz Ov Saturn on this uncompromisingly hardcore UK opus.


Part Three coming soon.


New Joint – Soundsci

Soundsci – “The Art Of Smoke & Mirrors” (@Soundsci / 2016)

Intelligent lyricism from the transatlantic crew’s new album “Walk The Earth”.

Walk The Earth Album Stream – Soundsci

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The mighty Soundsci crew go global on their third full-length release, with the transatlantic troop once again delivering a fine selection of funky, intelligent Hip-Hop grounded in a genuine shared desire to help push the culture forward to a better place.

Walk The Earth Album Sampler – Soundsci

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Transatlantic crew Soundsci’s new album “Walk The Earth” arrives July 4th, with Ollie Teeba, Jonny Cuba, Oxygen, Audessey, UGeorge and recent recruit Supastition dropping an expert lesson in timeless, true-school beats and rhymes.

Classic Material Album Stream – Classic Material

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Brilliantly-executed true-school flavour from UK producer Ill Treats alongside Soundsci members Oxygen and Audessey (with the project also featuring liner notes from yours truly).

New Joint – Soundsci

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Soundsci – “Ronin” (@Soundsci / 2016)

Ollie Teeba-produced single from the transatlantic crew’s soon-to-be-released “Walk The Earth” album.

The Many Faces Of UGeorge Album Stream – UGeorge

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The Atlanta-based Soundsci member unleashes his potent solo project “The Many Faces Of…”, featuring UGeorge defining the term ‘grown-man rap’ as he invites listeners into his world, tackling a number of topics with a true-school attitude over impeccable production from Ollie Teeba, Jonny Cuba, SilentSomeone and more.

New Joint – UGeorge

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UGeorge – “Interview With A Vampire” (@UGeorgeEMcee / 2015)

The Soundsci member gets in the Halloween mood with this humorous Dracula-inspired cut produced by Jonny Cuba and Ollie Teeba.

The Many Faces Of UGeorge Album Sampler – UGeorge

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Atlanta-based Soundsci member UGeorge drops his solo project “The Many Faces Of…” on November 9th, blending true-school tradition and thoughtful, sincere lyricism with quality production from the likes of Ollie Teeba, Jonny Cuba and Silent Someone.

New Joint – aCatCalledFRITZ / Audessey

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aCatCalledFRITZ ft. Audessey – “Contact” (@aCatCalledFRITZ / 2015)

French producer FRITZ reunites with Soundsci’s Audessey for this mellow, piano-laced track off his forthcoming album “Tribulations And Life Of”.

New Joint – DJ Ollie Teeba / Audessey

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DJ Ollie Teeba ft. Audessey – “Know” (@OllieTeeba / 2015)

Talented UK producer Ollie Teeba enlists the microphone assistance of his Soundsci crew cohort Audessey for this horn-laced head-nodder off his new album “Short Order”.

Short Order Album Sampler – DJ Ollie Teeba

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The UK’s very own Ollie Teeba of The Herbaliser / Soundsci fame drops his solo project “Short Order” later this month, featuring the likes of Oxygen, Ghettosocks and Jean Grae getting busy over funky, sample-laced production.

New Joint – MG Gost / Jack Jones (aka Audessey)

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MG Gost ft. Jack Jones (aka Audessey) – “Dream Chaser” (MGGost.BandCamp.Com / 2015)

Serbian producer Gost matches the Soundsci member’s contemplative verses with smooth, jazz-influenced production for the first single off his forthcoming “Waking Walk” album due for release on the UK’s Dusty Platter label.

Get Right / We Got The Hype Sounds Single Snippets – Oxygen / MC Just Divine / Hype Sound Productions

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Strong Island’s Oxygen of Soundsci fame has dusted off a couple of his late-80s / early-90s demos to be released as a limited edition single in early 2015 on Jamille Records.

New Joint – Jack Jones (Audessey)

Jack Jones (Audessey) – “Motivate & Move” (MrJackJones.BandCamp.Com / 2014)

Undeniably funky Tris ‘Ol English’ Browne-produced flavour from the Atlanta-based Soundsci member’s recent three-track solo single.


New Joint – DJ Ollie Teeba / Soundsci

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DJ Ollie Teeba ft. Soundsci – “S.O.S.” (World Expo Records / 2014)

Taken from the UK-based producer’s forthcoming album “Short Order” and also available on the “Expo 2014” sampler.

New Joint – UGeorge / Soundsci / Silent Someone

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UGeorge ft. Soundsci – “Blowing Up – Silent Someone Remix” (WorldExpo / 2014)

Bronx producer Silent Someone blesses the Atlanta-based emcee with a piano-laced head-nodder.