King Ulysses dropped in my opinion one of the more unique projects last year in “Grimeball”. Ulysses brings together a lot of the facets of hip-hop culture to create a full and intelligent product. Today I have “To Whom It May Concern” which combines a banger of a beat with societal awareness and Spoken Word. Ulysses has never been one to hold back words and rather uses them to paint a vivid picture to convey his frustrations with society, hip-hop and this life in general. Peep the single below and prep yourself for King Ulysses tape.
Jean P the MC and Mydus dropped their EP “FLS GLD” early in January. Consisting of seven strong joints, the duo put out a consistent and cohesive project. Today I have visuals from the duo for the song “Watching Me”. Touching on the idea of mental health and conquering our demons, this video came out dark, but it fits the video to perfection. If you enjoy, make sure to peep the EP HERE and if you need more convincing you can read my review HERE.
Ok so again I thought I was done posting music for the day and out of nowhere I see Elzhi has dropped visuals for “February” a joint for his album “Lead Poison”. I was going to post this tomorrow but the visuals for this are so on point and Elzhi bares his soul to no end in it. The Detroit emcee has caught a lot of heat as of late for the delay of “Lead Poison”. This joint goes into what Elzhi has been going through, I personally believe he’s 2 for 2 so far and I’m excited to hear what “Lead Poison” has to offer. Let me know what you think of Elzhi’s joint below and keep it locked here for updates on “Lead Poison”.
I thought I was done posting music for the day, but then I saw Royce Da 5’9 dropped a freestyle. With that freestyle comes the announcement that Royce’s 6th LP is entitled “Layers” and is dropping April 15th. Be on the lookout for updates right here at Dead End Hip Hop.
I had Koncept and J57’s EP “The Fuel” made my top releases of last year with Koncept giving us stories of struggle, celebration and everything in between and J57 giving us positive sample-free production. Their campaign isn’t over yet though with the video for “Crazy is Beautiful” dropping last week. A creative video whose visuals tap into more of the dark side of things, I strongly suggest watching this. If you feel it, you can cop Kon57’s EP “The Fuel” HERE.
Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo” has been met with mixed reviews, but one song that’s been getting a lot of play is “I Love Kanye”. One thing I didn’t even think about though was the opportunities to remix this joint. I’ve heard some good ones, my favorite has to be the legend DJ Premier’s remix. Always harkening the golden age of hip-hop with heavy piano loops and even scratches, Premo adds his own flavor and then some to this remix. Stream the remix below!
New York emcee Moe Waveyy has been catching fire the last couple of years, his trek continues with the “No Love” EP slated to come out earlier this year. To get fans ready for this he released a bonus track called “Honor”. Produced by Noah Yisra’el, Waveyy doesn’t leave any stone left unturned and is calling out everyone from sucka rappers to those just not doing what it takes to make it. Noah’s sampled beat with a trap vibe fits Waveyy like a glove. Stream the joint below and if you like it’s a free download. Be on the lookout for Moe Waveyy’s “No Love” EP dropping soon.
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Kno (of Cunninlynguists) and DJ Flip Flop are Dirty Decibels who offer production and engineering services. Over the weekend the duo dropped a remix for Waka Flocka’s “Pray For ‘Em”. I honestly can’t say I’ve heard the original (with very little motivation to do so) but this remix keeps the high energetic vibe while also giving the track its own spin. The duo have released a couple other remixes as well with 2chainz and Jason Derulo, make sure to peep those too.
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Today I have new music out of the label Producers I Know, Newstalgia is a Detroit producer who has an album on the way called “The Formula”. At midnight last night Dart Adams, dropped the first video called “Day One”. “Day One” features Has-Lo and Red Pill (of Ugly Heroes). With a news broadcast being sampled in the beginning and with Has and Pill going in with bars that put society under the microscope, my ears are ready to hear more. Newstalgia is clearly inspired by the old school sound and it shines in this track. We don’t know too much about this album but my ears are perked and my eyes are open. Keep it locked here for details.
On February, 11th 2016, P.A.T. Junior shared a 30 second visual written letter to his followers via social media:
“What’s Up Everybody? I’ve been fairly quiet about my music as of late because I’ve been hard at work. Well, I need you to ‘test’ some new material…“
The artist went on to say that starting February 19th, he’ll be sharing 4 singles from a his upcoming project over the course of a few months (plus a little something extra). Keeping his word, P.A.T. Junior dropped two singles today. One from his upcoming project, that will remain online for 24 ours only and a loose single that will remain indefinitely.
Blackest Bird (this will only be up for 24 hours) is a single featuring singer Greg Cox and rapper Benny Star, the two rappers share their experiences of being role models/mentors to at risk youth in their community. In the face of adversity, the writers continue to remind themselves that “every sentence has to be a feather, added to his wings so he’s blind to the heavy weather”.
I Don’t Know, But I Know is a single featuring singer/rapper Eons D, where P.A.T. Junior discusses the questioning of his personal faith in God, His desire but failure to do right and his determination to find sureness despite his unsureness.