Various Artists – Entangled Light and Shadow
Dirt Platoon & Kyo Itachi – War Face
MC Dirt Platoon Music and French producer Kyo Itachi released their new album “War Face”. I have been waiting this for a long time. A two disc album, disc 1 features Ruste Juxx,Dro Pesci, Skanks (Of Bankai Fam), Shabaam Sahdeeq And Milez Grimez. The second disc contains remix tracks.
Kyo Itachi is a producer from Blanc Mesnil in France. For his production he uses the Akai MPC 2000 XL and is influenced by the likes of: RZA, Madlib, Pete Rock and Oh No.
Mogz – Tao of LA
Mogz is an LA based wordsmith come through on this mellow cinematic, word play driven cut off his upcoming project 23. Verbally Mogz doesn’t mince his words as he utilizes an extensive array of top shelf vocabulary, similes, alliterations and then some. The production doesn’t fall short but rather plays a secondary role to Mogz verbal gymnastics as he proclaims
Noah Vinson – Y.G.A
Noah Vinson paints a picture most can relate to, built on the foundation of pure honesty and conviction plus a refined delivery(reminds me of Spectac) to match. On this effort called Y.G.A( Young, Gifted and Authentic) he connects with producer Surplus who affords him a mellow, soul infused soundscape to rhyme over and the pairing is impeccable.
Ads Antalik – Gloria Clemente
Pittsburg native Ads Antalik manages to breath life into a not so new subject matter. Utilizing a rapid fire delivery and uncaged flow which keeps the listener engaged, plus his short narrative regarding an unknown female counterpart his the spot musically. The beat produced by Zbylu Beatz is pretty mellow, grim and cinematic which suits the story telling of the emcee in question. This is just a taste of what to come from Ads as he is currently prepping for a late 2013 release under the label R.A.R.E Nation.
Get With The Program!!
Atmosphere – Ain’t Nobody
The duo Atmosphere return to the forefront with their brand of off-kilter, neurotic hip-hop. The song in question is off their latest project The Family Sign.
The visual narrative is pretty engaging and clever, subtle to be exact, which leaves the video opened to different meanings depending on your perspective.
Tune in and trip out.