With it being Black History Month we’ve celebrated the Legacy of J Dilla, we’ve seen Kanye West bring his dreams to fruition with “The Life of Pablo”. Michigan emcees James Gardin and JahShua Smith have come together to release “Black Excellence”. With everything that’s been going on with shootings and the portrayal of African Americans in the media, the two emcees are calling African Americans to be unequivocally Black. In the lue of Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce and so many other artists Gardin and Smith give us life over a beat by The Sound Addict. Peep it below! Happy Black History Month!!!
Believe it or not Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” is not the album I’ve been waiting for today, its been Jakarta Records release of Ivan Ave and Mndsgn’s record “Helping Hands”. After dropping “The Circle” and “Obedience” we finally get to hear the full creation of these two geniuses. Driven by soul and angelic sounds Mndsgn brings life to the lyrical acrobatics of Ivan Ave. I’m going to leave the album stream below, I know we’re all waiting for Kanye, but there is a ton of other dope music out today and “Helping Hands” is part of it. Look for my personal review here on Dead End Hip Hop soon.
**Special Music Announcement**
— P.A.T. Junior (@iampatjunior) February 11, 2016
P.A.T Junior has exploded out of the gate this year coming off the release of his mixtape “Just Because I Wanted To Give You A Short Mixtape To Listen” and the inception of his new group BLCKCNVS, 2016 is primed to be a solid year for North Carolina Hip-Hop artist. That being said P.A.T Junior has a message for fans, detailing what’s coming next. I won’t spoil anything just peep the video above and keep it locked here for updates.
Amor Jones is back and ready to take over, today I have a premiere of his new joint “Sushi Shop Stuntin”. Jones hits us with a pretty personal song, telling a story of a date he had with a woman after both had experienced a breakup . With telling his side and her side, Jones gives us a full plate of thoughts to eat off of. A catchy wavy non-album tune produced by Amor Jones himself has us wondering what’s to come on his new project “Kobe Year” due out in the future. Download this joint for free and keep it locked at Dead End Hip Hop for updates on Amor Jones and everything hip-hop.
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Now I’ve been trying to tell you guys about NASA8 for but for some reason y’all continue to sleep. The group decided to release a tape every month and has already released four volumes. Featuring sounds from Tek.Lun, Ale, From Summerclub, JAHSHOOTA, Fonlon, Sur-Q, AYOteo, Grey Sky and more. Peep all of it and stay tuned, I’m sure the camp will be releasing more goodies soon.
While this came out a couple months ago JAHSHOOTA (fka Jiro) has been putting in work on the beats lately. His latest instrumental album covers a plethora of sounds and has a collab with fellow NASA8 member Tek.Lun. Peep the album, which is available with a “name your price” tag and let me know what you think in the comments section below.
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