Skyzoo & Torae :: Barrel Brothers Mixtape by E-Holla

05-24-2014 § Leave a comment

DJ E-Holla presents “Pre-Loaded” Barrel Brothers

With the Barrel Brothers album coming soon, this Tuesday to be exact – this may help serve as a precursor to what is shaping up to be a CLASSIC NY Hip Hop release. I’m real excited about this album, I’ve been a fan of Skyzoo for a while now and usually grab everything he drops on release date – and Torae is no slouch just not in my element all the time. This one won’t disappoint! Check out the mixtape, and a few streams from the upcoming album (iTunes)below


Some Dope New music from Jakarta Records (Blu, Blitz The Ambassador, Dynasty, Skyzoo, Shuko, JR&PH7)

09-17-2013 § Leave a comment

I’m familiar with a few of these artists, but wasn’t with the label itself. Out of Germany, they just released Blitz The Ambassador’s free-to-download Warm Up EP in August. His 2009 album Stereotype was one of the biggest surprises that year for me, in terms of underground releases I didn’t see coming.

In October Jakarta Records are dropping Dynasty’s album A Star In Life’s Clothing, and based of the three all-fucking-fire singles released so far it will definitely be a recommended listen from me.

Other underground favorites like Blu, and producer Shuko are listed as being on the roster although Blu only has collaborations on their site so far (check for a few of those below too). One of my favorite production teams, JR&PH7 are also affiliated with the label and I definitely suggest checking them out.

Listen first, to these dope records from the last year I found scouring Bandcamp & then follow up on their site.

New Music :: Skewby ‘Wishful Thinking’ & Nickelus F ‘PTPT’

08-13-2013 § Leave a comment

Happy 40th Birthday Hip Hop!

A day late posting this, and a few days after Hip Hop celebrates it’s unofficial 40th Birthday (without a lot of releases, actually) – I think these two tapes would serve as a good present to the fans. I’ve been looking forward to both projects for a while, but haven’t heard much off them just yet. I’m streaming a few tracks while I type this, but won’t really get a chance to digest them until tomorrow.

First up, Memphis’ own Skewby drops an eight track EP / Mixtape, I’m not sure what he’s calling it but fans are awaiting this as the follow-up to his “More or Less” album in 2011, although he released an EP last year as well titled “Humble Pie.” Stream the project below, or download it on Bandcamp. You can also sign up for Skewby’s email list on his site and get pretty dope emails a few times a year from him, a very personal touch and certainly always humble.

Next, The always-reliable Nickelus F (or Sweet Petey, if he’s still going by that alias?) drops his #PTPT project. Featuring familiar production from both Michael Millions and Ohbliv, plus a few tracks done by the artist himself. He churns out music pretty quickly, already dropping ‘Vices‘ earlier this year and even joking (I guess?) on Twitter today about dropping another tape in the aftermath of Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse getting everyone talking. There is a small wait at Live Mixtapes to download the tape, but it is free. Stream a few tracks below, and check out my other posts on Nickelus F.

Now Playing :: The Bullitts, Jay Electronica, Yasiin Bey, Lucy Liu :: They Die By Dawn

07-15-2013 § Leave a comment

The Bullitts, They Die By Dawn soundtrack caught most heads attention for the THREE rare Jay Electronica verses contained therein. The video posted, is the music video (trailer) for the movie with the track as an overlay featuring both Jay Elec and Mos Def (now Yasiin Bey) alongside Lucy Liu. The embedded players below are the other tracks featuring Jay, just in audio format – already available on iTunes. All three are actually REALLY good tracks, aside from just the guest spots I’ve contained here, you may want to check out the album!

New Music :: ScienZe :: Ella [Free EP]

07-15-2013 § Leave a comment

After the super dope (& free!) album Divine ScienZe (with King I Divine), I felt the need to post up this new project from ScienZe called Ella: The Prologue. It’s free, so you should already be downloading off the strength of my recommendation and features guest spots from Blu, King I Divine and Lord Quest. Just real good, and coincidentally free Hip Hop to start your week right!


Now Playing :: Rapsody & Wale :: Dark Knight

07-15-2013 § Leave a comment

Click for Rapsody’s DJBooth page

Yes, it’s Batman themed and Rapsody quietly kills the erie track with her references to the movie. Always nice to hear a Wale verse too, he has some good guest spots on records.

I’m the 5’3″ Morgan Free flow jeans, underground killer like Bane whole team …

Now Playing :: De La Soul :: Get Away [Spirit of the Wu]

07-15-2013 § Leave a comment

Holy shit this is dope, off their forthcoming album You’re Welcome scheduled this fall.

‪”I’ve always loved the ‘Intro’ on Disc Two of Wu-Tang Forever – this erie sample with no beat, that they only talked over,” De La Soul’s Posdnuos said.”I stumbled on the original sample while crate digging one day, took it straight to the lab and added drums. The feel is definitely gritty, hard and sounds like a Wu record, so out of inspirational respect, we included featuring ‘The Spirit of the Wu’ in the song title.”