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.
I don’t think Allen Poe ever sleeps because every time I turn around this man is releasing something. This time around Poe gives us introspective thoughts on “Memory” produced by Denmark Vessey. It looks like this is just a one-off single, but it’s definitely worth checking out. Stream the single below and let me know what you think in the comments.
Last week I gave you guys a freestyle video from Royce Da 5’9 who announced his new LP “Layers”. Here we are now and I have the first single “Tabernacle” and let me tell you, this joint is heavy. Royce holds nothing back and gives us a peek into his life and there’s no holding back. While there are pieces of the story missing, I’m sure it’ll be covered on the album. I’m real excited to see what Royce brings to the table on this project. For now step into Royce’s opus, “Layers” drops April 15th. You can stream the joint below and peep the tracklisting below that.
1) “Tabernacle” (produced by S1)
2) “Pray” (produced by Mr. Porter)
3) “Hard” (What Was I Thinking) (produced by Antman)
4) “Starter Coat” (produced by Mr. Porter)
5) “Wait” (produced by Jake One)
6) “Shine Your Light” (Skit)
7) “Shine” (produced by Nottz)
8) “Lincoln” (Skit)
9) “Real” (produced by DJ Khalil)
10) “Hello” (Skit)
11) “Misses” (On My Line) (produced by DJ Khalil)
12) “Dope!” (produced by Pain 1)
13) “America” (produced by S1)
14) “Layers” f/ Rick Ross and Pusha T (produced by Mr. Porter)
15) “Quiet” (produced by Mr. Porter)
16) “Gottaknow” (produced by Mr. Porter)
17) “Off” (produced by Mr. Porter)
Knxwledge and Anderson Paak teamed up last year to become the duo NxWorries and they put out an EP called “Link Up/Suede”. Today we have more visuals for the EP in the form of “Link Up”. Even if you’ve heard the joint before or seen the first video they did for this, I strongly suggest watching this as well. With cameos by Eric Andre and Earl Sweatshirt, this should cheer you up on this dreary Monday.
Texas hip-hop artist and DeepSpace5 member Playdough…is no longer going by said name. Now as Krum he’s teamed up with Rob Viktum and the duo are releasing some kind of project this year. To get you ready the duo dropped “Emily Morgan”. Despite the name change Krum is still the witty, clever, goofball flowing effortlessly over fresh production. I’ve been a fan of Rob Viktum for a while so to see these two come together is amazing. Stream the single below and keep it locked here for updates.
International Hip-Hop group Scribbling Idiots are back at it with their 3rd LP “Good Morning Mourning” and today I have the title track which serves as the lead single for the album. This album looks like it’s going to be on the more personal and introspective side of things. There are still a ton of questions to be answered, but for now enjoy the single which features (in order) Cas Metah, Elias, MotionPlus and JustMe with production by Theory Hazit. You can stream it below and if you like you can pre-order the album HERE set to be released in April.