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SKAM2? – Definition feat. M1 & DJ Immortal prod. Infamous
SKAM2? takes us back to the basics on this hard-hitting jam produced by Infamous. The Miami artist may be unfamiliar to most but you need to explore his back catalogue to understand how long he has been in this rap game. Presently he’s prepping his latest body of work The Skronik: Flying Monkey Murder Cirkus from which the first single is ‘Definition’ which features M1 and DJ Immortal.
No glossiness just bars on this one. Hit the play button and get with the program.
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,..
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..
@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.
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!
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).