Mello Music Group’s triumph in this era of hip-hop continues, my personal favorite group from MMG has returned…Ugly Heroes. Made up of Red Pill, Verbal Kent on the rhymes and Apollo Brown on the beats, after two fantastic releases we’re getting LP #2 from the group. “This World” is the lead single from the group’s new album entitled “Everything in Between”. You can hear the growth in Pill’s and Kent’s music (both dropped multiple solo projects in between the two Ugly Heroes LPs) and in this joint they come right everything that is plaguing our country. Themes of racism, sexual assault, ultraviolence and more are covered in this joint that asks “What is this world coming to?” “Everything in Between” drops June 24th on Mello Music Group.
Mello Music Group has been making it a habit to re-release good hip-hop records that have stood the test of time. The latest in these endeavors is Analog Brothers which is made up of Kool Keith, Ice-T, Pimp Rex, Marc Live and Black Silver. Now I’m not even going to front and pretend I knew about this group before receiving the joint but with the names involved I’m curious. Today I have the first single “We Sleep Days” which features Jacky Jasper. The production is just as weird as to what we’ve become accustomed to from Kool Keith, but hearing these other emcees jump on with him is just nostalgic (seeing as how hip-hop groups is a lost art). Anyway peep the single below, “Pimp to Eat” comes out June 10th.
UK producer Imperial and UK emcee K.I.N.E.T.I.K have come together once again to bring us their sophomore effort “Adventures in Technicolour”. This time the duo has upped the ante, with a more vibrant and colorful soundscape K.I.N.E.T.I.K brings even more life to these songs. Today however I have a single “Travel the Map” which features Mello Music and Diamond District hip-hop artist Oddisee. Imperial made a beat that fits both emcees like a glove. Naturally this is about traveling the world and it’ll put you in a good mood as your Tuesday comes to a close.
North Carolina emcee Thee Tom Hardy has worked with greats like 9th Wonder, Cunninlyguists, and many others. After taking a couple years to regroup and refocus Tom Hardy jumped on The Blind Box Podcast to talk about his time with Jamla, his time off and what’s coming next. Thee Tom Hardy should have new music dropping this month so make sure you keep it locked here on Dead End Hip Hop for updates.
Moe Waveyy has been teasing us slowly but surely into the release of his new EP “NO LOVE”. Produced entirely by Noah Yisra’el , the concept of this EP is Love and Moe tackles this heavy subject matter in a multitude of ways over a multitude of sounds. We get a peek into Moe Waveyy’s relationship past and how it’s shaped his views on Love and everything that goes into the word, the feeling and expression. With no features Moe Waveyy is making this an intimate experience for the listener, stream the project below and let me know what you think in the comments section.
Minnesota emcee BlaccOut Garrison has returned after dropping his debut EP “Hungry Soulful” with his sophomore effort “Cranberry Apple Juice”. Garrison gives us 16 mins of diverse hip-hop featuring production that taps into the old school and also tapping into a catchier sound. However despite production Garrison stays focused and gives us real lyrics. Stories of love, struggle, hunger pains and more make this short EP something to keep playing. We have no idea what’s coming next from the Minnesota emcee, but make sure to keep it locked here for updates.
Columbus, Ohio hip-hop artist MC Freeman coming off his work on the third installment of “The Twisted Kids Stole Christmas” series, the singer, producer and emcee is getting set to drop a new mixtape called “PayPal Hydro”. Today I have the title track from the tape and we notice that Freeman is headed in a bit of a different direction sonically. Produced by Freeman himself and Tyler Starks, this joint is perfect as we are in the beginning periods of Spring. A catchy beat that Freeman flows effortlessly on, will you have playing this one back. Stream the song below and if you like it, you can download the joint for free. Keep it locked here for updates on MC Freeman and “Paypal Hydro” coming soon.
On Friday (3/25), Open Mike Eagle and Paul White will release their collaborative effort “Hella Personal Film Festival”. “I Went Outside Today” is the last single we’ll get before the LP drops. A more upbeat and positive tune OME explains the joint “It’s from the perspective of being able to be excited about little things after not having had the strength to be around people. It’s the feeling of emerging from solitude.” Paul White gives this track a nostalgic feel that will have you in a positive mindset as we close out this Monday. The tracks also features vocals from Aesop Rock. Let me know what you think below and remember “Hella Personal Film Festival” drops Friday. Look for a review from yours truly soon.
Brown Bag All-Stars member Audible Doctor is continuing with his seasonal tape series, this time around we’re getting #TheFallTape. “Incarcerated Stargazers” is the first single from the tape. The joint features Davenport Grimes and Audible Doctor pushes us to chase our dreams and to make moves. The beat channels sounds to give the beat a darker feel and with Grimes on the hook the two fit together like a glove. Stream the jonit below and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Kansas emcee Stik Figa, has returned with an EP entitled “Shame the Devil” entirely produced by Arkutec. Today I have visuals for their track “Prey”, directed and filmed by CULT. Stik and Ark came together to put together just a serving of good music for us. Giving us an uncensored look at their homeland of Topeka, Kansas, a vivid picture is painted of their environment. We don’t know if we’ll get more from this duo, but for now enjoy the music video for “Prey” and if you like you can stream their album below. One step further if you like the EP you can support it on Itunes HERE.