U.KFranceGermanCanadaJapanHTML Map Filter by Country
Underground Hip Hop

DJ Premier In Japan Showcasing His 5-Piece Band!

@Peace – Gravity (New Zealand)

Kenn Starr – Square One

Oddisee – Clutch Shoot

Walker Wear Love Note Series # 5 – Jam Master Jay

Latest News
  • DJ Premier In Japan Showcasing His 5-Piece Band! Read more...
  • Someone Put Together A Video For The Entire Length Of Dilla’s Donuts Read more...
  • Wu-Tang Clan Releases ‘A Better Tomorrow’ Read more...
  • Word Is Bond Withdraws All Support For Digi Crates Records Read more...
  • Bandcamp To Introduce Artist Subscription Service Read more...

Katalyst – Stones Throw Podcast 90

Quakers, a ‘hip-hop collective boasting 30+ members’ (although I’m not sure about that just seems like a bunch of producers with features), released an astronomically good self-titled album on Stones Throw which we praised quite highly in our review 41 tracks deep back in 2012, and the fact that each one was absolutely flawless is testament to how good it was. Of trio of producers at the centre of Quakers two were born out of the legendary psychedelic British band Portishead (their producer Geoff Barrow and 7-Stu-7, their engineer) but it is the third, Katalyst, a celebrated Australian producer,..

Continue Reading

Leave a comment ()

DJ Premier In Japan Showcasing His 5-Piece Band!

Japan is going to get live and funky tonight, now that DJ Premier has entered the building.

Preemo is currently on tour in Japan for 3 days doing six shows in Tokyo and Osaka at Billboard Live, from the 28th, 30th (tonight in Japan), and the 31st! These shows are going to introduce his new 5-piece band that will be showcasing his classic beats through a live instrumentation. Besides him being on the tables, the band members include: Brady Watt – (Bass), Lenny “The Ox” Reece – (Drums), Takuya Kuroda – (Horns and Keys), and Corey King – (Trombone and Keys). In..

Continue Reading

Leave a comment ()

@Peace – Gravity (New Zealand)

@peace delivered a true hidden gem last year in the form of their album @Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony, which screams next level in terms of production and lyrical content.

I don’t know about you, but I like my hip-hop to blast me off into outer space and @peace deliver this with charm, subtly and gleeful ambition. ”Gravity” is the second video to be released and a perfect introduction to the New Zealand group, who should capture even the coldest man’s imagination with their visionary brand of melodic LSD-flavoured hip-hop.

Continue Reading

Leave a comment ()

Allen Poe x Jay Elly – Rap Related

Allen Poe and Jay Elly’s latest collaborative EP Rap Related is engaging from the jump. The varied soundscape is something to behold but while the topics are somewhat narrow it doesn’t detract from the potency of this project (I mean its just three tracks long anyway). The two emcees styles complement each other as Jay Elly comes on some high pitched animated approach against Allen Poe’s relaxe and focused delivery.

Another solid one for y’all. Hit that play button, support the project and keep tuning in!

Continue Reading

Leave a comment ()

Sam I Am Montolla – Made Her

Montreal-based vocalist Sam I Am Montolla hits us up with this brilliant 6 track project titled Made Her which was produced by DJ and producer Shash’U. You already know it’s gonna be dope from the jump as the 70s funk guitar vibes on the first track ‘Where is the top?’ creeps up on you and the dopeness doesn’t stop there. Shash’U’s production is sparkling, dreamy, thumping yet soulful enough for Sam I Am’s lush vocals. I’m pretty stumped trying to pick a favorite song on here (but Fabric and Show Ya Light are on top of my list).
This..

Continue Reading

Leave a comment ()

Kenn Starr – Square One

Kenn Starr releases Square One, his first album for eight years, and although it’s a rinsed cliche my word it was worth the wait. This album is one I’ve been anticipating literally since I first got in to hip-hop – Kenn Starr was one of the first MCs I heard and holds responsibility for my taste in music – and now it’s dropped… man… Some type of feeling.

The thing about Kenn Starr is that he holds five stars in every attribute you could want in an MC: silky flow, smooth voice, intelligent lyrics, wordplay, substance without an imposing degree..

Continue Reading

Leave a comment ()

Kidd Called Quest & King Righteous – Young Black And Restless

Producer Kidd Called Quest hits the forefront with the latest entry in his Young Black And…. Series. On this one he teams up with emcee  King Righteous and both deliver that gritty NY narrative we all grew up listening to. The beats here are dense, nostalgic and hard hitting while King Righteous’s energetic flow doesn’t fall behind Kidd’s soundscapes.

This is that NY sound through and through. Hit the play button and get with the program.

Continue Reading

Leave a comment ()

    Subscribe to our Newsletter to get all of the latest updates straight to your inbox!

    Podcast with Lyrical Mind & Ender-One

    Editor's Pick
    Facebok Activity

    Most Read Reviews