West London rapper and songwriter TE DNESS returns with his brand new single titled ‘Long Time’, and its accompanying visuals. This new record follows his previous singles ‘Me & My Crew’ and ‘7am Out Of Town’
Directed by Danny Wonders, the visuals for the lyrically potent and braggadocios ‘Long Time’ allow TE dness to showcase his tenacious and explosive performance prowess, which fans and critics alike, can certainly attest to. From supporting Stormzy, Section Boyz, Wretch 32 and Future on tour, to his sold out headline concert last year, TE dness has proven himself to be one of the best live performers in the UK rap music landscape.
Speaking about how the ‘Long Time’ record came about, TE dness says, “I got sent the beat from Michael and I recorded it at my home studio. The production influenced my flow and the way I attacked the vocals. The beat is drill, which in the UK is usually aligned with violent lyrics, so I wanted to display something different on that sound. The visuals really came out how I first envisioned it, high energy and cinematic. For me it’s a statement of intent and a good display of my lyrical ability”.
With his unique way with words, introspective street tales, and ability to paint vivid stories through his music, TE dness is known and loved, equally for his thought-provoking rap lyrics, and his bashment inspired sounds, which are both underpinned by his incredible penmanship and songwriting dexterity. There’s really no wonder that the Jamaican born rapper already has two critically acclaimed records, April Showers 2 and Trap Nominated, firmly under his belt, with more underway.
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Fast-rising Houston rapper, and OG Maco affiliate, John Ibe is back with his brand new single titled ‘F.O.M’,. The single is released via Next Records (Stalley, Willie The Kid, Harry Fraud) and produced by EZM (A$AP Ant, Pro Era, Zaytoven), ‘F.O.M’ is a hard-hitting rap track from John Ibe, backed by daunting grand piano arrangements, and highlighted by the Houston native’s trademark assured cadence, vivid wordplay and infectious rap flow.
Speaking about the inspiration behind his new single ‘F.O.M’, John Ibe says, “the song came from being around supposed friends who claim they have your back, but turn on you in time of need. ‘F.O.M’ is a defiant song to listen to, when you feel like you have been betrayed, or people are against you”.
‘F.O.M’ is taken from his long-awaited forthcoming EP JIBE, which is scheduled for release in the summer, and acts as a follow up to his 2016 mixtape Obstructed Environments.
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Apathy is back on his bad-guy shit with his latest single, “The Order,” which is a feast of battle raps and wild wordplay produced by living Hip-Hop legend DJ Premier.
“The Order” is another banger off Apathy’s forthcoming sixth studio LP, The Widow’s Son, which also includes the Pharoahe Monch-featuring, Pete Rock-produced “I Keep On” and the Nottz-produced “Alien Weaponry.” And while those tracks featured plenty of unhinged bars from the Demigodz emcee, he’s especially on one over the neck-snapping drums and piano-laced production, courtesy of Preem.
This joint features quotable after quotable from Apathy, whose writing somehow gets even sharper with each subsequent release. We’re talking lines like, “Won’t go on Flex, he can’t handle me flowin’/ F*ck a bomb, get the sound of a planet explodin’,” and “I move like a ninja do, especially in Pumas/ Sittin’ next to Jesus, starin’ skeptically at Judas.” And of course, it’s all delivered with his trademark, unmistakable flow.
“The Order” is the 3rd instant grat track available for download off the iTunes’ pre-order for, The Widow’s Son. In addition to Premo, Pete Rock, Nottz and Pharoahe Monch, the 14 track LP also includes features and production from the likes of M.O.P., Celph Titled, Diabolic, Buckwild, and Stu Bangas, as well as Ap himself who handles a chunk of the album’s production. The Widow’s Son becomes available for stream and download, as well as all physical formats (CD, vinyl and cassette) on March 2nd, via Dirty Version. Head over to the Demigodz online store for various pre-order options, and bundle packages.
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Boogey takes on Drake’s “Diplomatic Immunity” instrumental and uses it to vent his mind on a myriad of issues.
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Apatrhy returns with another verbal blitz after dropping the opener “Alien Weaponry” a while back. The song in question is titled “I keep On” and features slapping bars from Pharoahe Monch with soulful, neck-snapping production supplied by The Chocolate Boy Wonder, Pete Rock. The laid back cut is another notch on the Connecticut emcee’s belt as he preps to drop his full length project, “The Widow’s son”
“I Keep On” is the first instant grat track available for download off the iTunes’ pre-order for, The Widow’s Son. In addition to Pharoahe Monch, Pete Rock and Nottz, the 14 track LP also includes features and production from the likes of M.O.P., Celph Titled, Diabolic, Buckwild, and Stu Bangas, as well as Ap himself who handles a chunk of the album’s production. The Widow’s Son, which is now available for pre-order, becomes available for stream and download, as well as all physical formats (CD, vinyl and cassette) on March 2nd, via Dirty Version. Head over to the Demigodz online store for various pre-order options, and bundle packages.
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01. The Spellbook (prod. by Apathy)
02. CHAOS (prod. by Stu Bangas)
03. Never Fall Off (feat. AG & DJ Mekalek) [prod. by Apathy]
04. The Widow’s Son (feat. Ryu) [prod. by Chumzilla] *Additional drums by J-Zone
05. The Order (prod. by DJ Premier)
06. Alien Weaponry (prod. by Nottz)
07. Hypnosis (feat. Brevi) [prod. by Messiah Musik] *Keys by Vertygo
08. I Keep On (feat. Pharoahe Monch) [prod. by Pete Rock]
09. A View of Hell (Hell Of A View) (feat. DJ Eloheem) [prod. by Buckwild]
10. Fist of the North Star (feat. Diabolic & DJ Eloheem) [prod. by Stu Bangas]
11. STOMP RAPPERS (feat. M.O.P., Celph Titled & Chumzilla) [prod. by Apathy]
12. Legend Of The 3rd Degree (feat. Tone Spliff) [prod. by Stu Bangas]
13. Rise and Shine (feat. Locksmith & DJ Mekalek) [prod. by Apathy]
14. Obi Wan (prod. by Smoke The World)
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Following last year’s innovative Perverse Ramblings LP, Kyle Rapps returns with searing stream-of-conscious raps about the issues plaguing our nation on his self-produced new single, “Dark Hour.”
The track borrows its hook and overarching message from Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1967 speech at the National Conference for New Politics. Among other points, he makes it clear that the U.S. is distinctly divided in two; a statement that still rings true more than 50 years later. Rapps is obviously aware of this, choosing not just to include the speech sample in the chorus, but to also drive home MLK’s points in his own words.
However, “Dark Hour” isn’t only an indictment of our times, though it does feature a particularly potent lyrical shot at 45. Rapps also uses his hypnotizing production to bring to light another struggle—the desire for sex and perhaps not knowing the best time to ask for it. Without giving away too much of the borderline-hysterical second verse, the Mexico-based artist’s bars about getting flipped off by a female are particularly rewind-worthy.
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As Cut Chemist gets ready for the March 2nd release his official sophomore LP, Die Cut, the veteran producer/turntablist hits us with the visuals for “Metalstorm,” featuring both Edan and Mr. Lif. Throughout the self-directed visual, Cut deftly puts a host of stop motion effects to use while projecting his guest features on various surfaces as he splices in different textures and old record covers.
“It’s the extension of a project I did in art school at UCLA 20 years ago,” say Cut Chemist. “The biggest challenge was the ‘arts and craft’ elements like cutting up their faces into pieces and using a can of air to blow them apart perfectly for the end of the verse. I only had one shot at it, so it had to be perfect.
“The other was projecting on actual smoke,” he adds. “That was probably the hardest thing to do since the smoke had to be thick enough to project on. I think that took an entire night to get right.”
“Metalstorm” serves as the sequel to “Storm” which was featured on Cut’s 2006 LP, The Audience’s Listening. This is the second leak off Die Cut, following the debut leak, “Work My Mind,” featuring Hymnal and his J-5 cohort, Chali 2na. Stay tuned for the March 2nd release of Die Cut, which is now available for pre-order via iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. The 17 track which also includes guest features from the likes of Biz Markie, Myka 9, Laura Darlington and more is also available for pre-order on CD and vinyl (2XLP) via Fat Beats.
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Coming off the Release of Dreaming In High Definition, Holstar sent out an open call for Remixes to the song “Cold World” and Canis Major responded with this Trap, Dance fusion that gives it a different feel. Check it out