Peace 586 is one of the pioneers of hip-hop and seeing his resurgence over these last couple years has been nothing short of amazing. He’s not done yet though, “The Honey Bee” is a project influenced by Peace’s wife Melissa Desiree Vasquez who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis over a decade ago. To raise money and support the cause of fighting this disease we have “The Honey Bee” LP. Today I have the first single which is “Al Bee Pt. 1” featuring none other than Tunnel Rat emcee Jurny Big who per usual rips the track. Peep it, let me know what you think and pre-order “The Honey Bee” below which drops in October.
Every so often super emcee Eternia peeks her head above ground to let us know she’s still one of the best to grab the mic. She’s back at it today with “Keep U” where she taps Apathy (Jedi Mind Tricks and Army of the Pharaohs) to provide a soundscape for her to wax poetic. Eternia reminiscences on a past love and all the stages accompanied with it. There’s no better way to start your morning than with Eternia’s “Keep U”. We can only pray that one day she comes back to rescue us.
I haven’t had time to dive into the album yet, but today history was made in that we finally get the return of legendary group De La Soul. “and the anonymous nobody” is the 9th full-length album and to accompany it the group has given us a 33 minute documentary detailing the album’s creative process. Check it out above and make sure you cop “and the anonymous nobody. HERE.
I’ve been promoting the album for a minute, but the time is finally here. Detroit hip-hop artist Red Pill has released his sophomore album “Instinctive Drowning”. Produced entirely by Ohio’s Ill Poetic, we get what I believe is one of the heaviest projects I’ve heard in a couple years. With themes of alcoholism, depression and grief, Red Pill opens up his life to us over trippy, moody production. To accompany the stream (which you can check below) I also have powerful visuals to the title track on the record. Check em out above and be on the lookout for a review from yours truly soon.
This is the official reinterpretation of Monday/Friday’s self-titled debut album (workingclassmusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/monday-friday). Released on the one year anniversary of the original project, The “Saturda¥/$unday” Remixes is a testament to the abilities of Yamin as an emcee and as a producer/dj who has musically reimagined what many have claimed to be his best work as a vocalist.
J57 of Brown Bag All-Stars is becoming one of the most consistent yet still diverse producers in the hip-hop game (and if you haven’t heard this man drop a verse yet, wake up). Today he dropped a surprise tape called “The Analog Tape 3”. Packed with 30 brand new beats, J57 made it clear to me that this tape will only be up for 2 weeks. You can cop the tape for $10 and if you do, you’ll get the first two volumes of the “Analog Tape” series for free.
We’re back again for the last week of “Five Week Heet” with Ilajide as he gets set to release his album “Heet Tape” this upcoming Friday. Of course the Clear Soul Forces artist had to bring the rest of his cohorts to kill the track. As usual this comes with one vocal track and two instrumental tracks for you AND it’s free. Lastly make sure you support “Heet Tape” when it drops on Friday.
With racial tensions in our country and all over the world world becoming more of a conversation we have a hip-hop artists speaking out about solutions. Enter Sundance who just came off a 2 year hiatus and has teamed up with an all-star lineup to bring this message via “Cycles”. Sundance taps Ozay Moore (of Lightheaded), Sojourn (of Future Shock and Tunnel Rats) Cardiac P (Boombox Titans) and Ocean Jade (Sundance’s daughter) to drop vocals on this track. It doesn’t stop there though, Stro Elliot (of The Procussions) is on the drums and Sivion (of DeepSpace5) is on saxophone. Stream this greatness below.
This week in music has what we’ve all waited for. However you aren’t exactly freaking out for Frank Ocean’s albums I’ve got something for your headphones. Kno of legendary hip-hop group Cunninlynguists released his instrumental project “Bones” a little over a week ago. This instrumental project features sounds from all of Kno’s recent projects. From “Strange Journey III’ with Cunninlynguists to the collab project “To Dust” and everything in between. This 37 track project flows with a cohesive sound despite having sounds picked up from other projects. You can stream the project below and if you mess with it throw Kno some bones to scoop it up.