DJ Concept crafts a soulful version of the super collab between MED, Oh No, Blu & Madlib titled “The Turn Up”. He takes it back with a mellow, nostalgic filled canvass which totally fits the distinct styles of all the emcees involved. This remix is set to be featured on third instalment of Audiomack’s Basement Bangers playlist, set to drop on Monday, December 11th—stay tuned!
“The Turn UP” is off MED, Blu & Madlib’s follow-up EP to their 2015 released Bad Neighbor LP.
Cambridge, MA’s own N.B.S. (Natural Born Spitters) provide a stark look at the harsh realities of street life in their new video for “The Evils,” which is produced by acclaimed Swiss producer DJ Tray (Joell Ortiz, Saigon, Tragedy Khadafi), and serves as the debut single off their SwissVets2 LP, which is set to drop early ’18.
The JakeBeatz Films production is guided by the raw rhymes of Nux and Flash, two emcees who take pride in their ability to blend personal and political topics in their verses. While you can hear those qualities throughout their discography, they’re particularly evident on “The Evils.” That goes for its video, as well, because it displays both the rappers’ passion for their craft.
In addition to seeing the two recording in the booth, there’s flashes of footage that serves to follow the narratives within Nux and Flash’s rhymes. This includes the “money and guns, drugs and women”—aka “The Evils”—and the sad story of one young man whose life fell apart at the hands of the track’s namesake.
Check out the visuals, and if you’d like to support, head over to the digital outlet of your choice to support the single, which is now available via Empire Music / PW Records / Big Bang Records. Keep your eyes and ears open for more leaks and visuals taken from SwissVets2!
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Psalmurai’s latest project “BLTN the EP” (better late than never) is a collection of 7 songs in collaboration with the Nigerian hiphop producer MHP based in South Africa.
The EP features singer Maka, Ben Hilly, Terapy, Rheymophoebus, Chizzy Tha Don and additional vocals by Renni.
Psalmurai aka Pseven was born in Kaduna but has lived most his life in lagos. A member of the group The Kalifate now Known as the Brand is known for his story telling raps and yearly Rap Ups.
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To mark Record Store Day 2017, the good folks up at Coalmine Records gift us with the ultimate head banger boogie in the form of “Refrigerator P,” a bruiser of a track from Philly producer Small Professor and the late, legendary Sean Price.
From the moment the strings drop, you already know there’s no other emcee that could do this beat justice like P. The cinematic banger is co hosted by Rock with scratches by DJ Revolution to complete the proverbial cypher. Ruck and Rock prove once again why they’re regarded as such an incredible force, as Rock’s no nonsense hook complements P’s bully bars in a way that could very well make this track one of the toughest tracks in P’s catalog.
The record is now available as a 10-Inch maxi-single which comes loaded with the instrumental and a special bonus beat selection called “P’s Theme.” Rounding out the release is the smoothed out “Peaky Blinders” remix of “Refrigerator P” featuring the Emerald Isle-born emcee, Rob Kelly. Listeners will no doubt attest that he holds his weight alongside P.
To make this RSD title even more of a collector’s item is the illustrated artwork designed by FRKO, perhaps best known for being Action Bronson’s in-house artist. These won’t last long, so order your copy today! “Refrigerator P” is also available for stream and download through the digital outlet of your choice.
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• 10-Inch Vinyl (Fat Beats): HERE
“Refrigerator P (feat. The Rockness Monstah & DJ Revolution)”
“Refrigerator P” (Instrumental)
“Refrigerator P (feat. Rob Kelly) [Peaky Blinders Remix]”
“P’s Theme” (Bonus Beat)
It’s a Brooklyn thing as Frank B teams up with Rock (of Heltah Skeltah fame) for the grimy “Brooklyn Vs. All”
The video is directed by Mike D Visuals and centers on shots that capture the grit and rawness of the Brooklynite’s verses. Sure, there’s footage of the famed Brooklyn Bridge and surrounding areas, but it’s all seen through a stark and almost noir-ish lens, all set to the backdrop of GIT Beats’ ominous production, who’s previously worked with the other half of the Heltah, Sean Price (RIP), as well Cormega, Prince Po, and the late Prodigy, among others. Both sonically and visually, “Brooklyn Vs. All” is a fitting portrayal of the New York City borough, particularly as it’s described by these two emcees.
Amidst their tough-talk related to their hometown, there’s plenty of sharp wordplay and intricate rhymes, too. Like in Frank’s verse when he spits “Keep a cannoli stuffed with the broccoli/ And then I light it up until I can’t speak properly/ I speak prophecy/ I dare ya try to speaker-box with me.”
The track itself stems from Frank’s forthcoming album, Let Me B Frank, that’s set to also feature Nyck Caution (of Pro Era) and Sticky Fingaz (of Onyx), among others. And if his name looks familiar but you’re having trouble placing it, here’s a hint: he was a featured contender on Missy Elliott’s The Road to Stardom series on UPN. He even landed a deal with her imprint, Gold Mine Records. But now, Frank’s doing his thing with his own imprint, Nobel House, and ready to enter the New Year in a major way.
Check out the visuals, and head over to the digital retailer of your choice if you’d like to support. Let Me B Frank is set to drop in early 2018 through Frank’s Nobel House imprint via EMPIRE Distribution.
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Lawyer by day, producer/beatmaker by night is the life the man known as Bionic lives. The Nigerian producer who fondly calls himself the Naija Soul King comes through with his new batch of hard, gritty instrumentals.
The body of work titled “Wild Nights & Grimy days” is the second instalment in the Shadows of a Dusty Crate series; composed of mostly beats whose data is mostly lost and archived. This album is reflective of Bionic’s growing up in the wild and grimy streets of Shogunle, Lagos. It incorporates dark themes with hip hop sensibilities.
Kyle Rapps delivers a body of work that is filled with love, pain, heartbreak, and more sex than you could possibly imagine on his latest album titled “Perverse Ramblings”. The 14 track project boasts layers of not just over-the-top sexuality, but bits and pieces of humanity, from singles such as “Fiction” to “Eulogy,”which displayed hints of what to expect from the full project both lyrically and sonically. This is also actually Rapps’ first time producing his own entire effort, and he’s got some serious chops. Not only is his production style perfectly tailored for his eccentric vocals, but he brings a cohesive vision fuelled by noisy synthetics and hard-hitting percussion.
Also, on those aforementioned tracks, Rapps displayed his ability to blend sexed-up bravado with real-life pain, something he really brings to light on “Touch.” Take these lines, for instance: “My mother died of cancer but I’m not looking for no pity/ I’m just movin’ through the city lookin’ for somethin’ real pretty/ When it comes to bein’ a boyfriend, I’m real shitty/ ‘cuz I cheat and act real pissy.”
It’s not all doom and gloom for Rapps, however, because he’s equally as deft at providing levity. That goes for when he turns classic rock songs upside down on “Hallelujah,” “Dust,” and “Horse,” in addition to this fantastic bit from the single “Fiction”: “Woke up to my neighbors playing 36 Chambers/ Then my ex bust through the door like Kramer/ Danger.”
Perverse Ramblings is now available through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms via Rapps’ own imprint, courtesy of EMPIRE Distribution.
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Holstar’s Fourth LP “Dreaming In High Definition” brings Full circle what has been 10 years of plying his craft. The album has an array of Producers and Artists who Holstar has worked with in the past and in recent times. Dreaming in High Definition is a culmination of his Dreams and aspirations