Kev Brown & Hassaan Mackey – Dope / Hassaan Be Rappin
Kev Brown and Hassaan Mackey team up for this dual video for their joints ‘Dope’ and ‘Hassaan Be Rappin’. It’s normally hard to make a claim like ‘dope’ in a song title and get away with it, but both tracks are genuinely top notch. Kev Brown has already certified himself as one of the nicest producers about, and the beats for these joints are hella fly, featuring those classic chops and tight drums, match with Hassaan’s fresh flow. Nice vibes, and you can pre-order their collaborative album That Grit – from which’Dope’ and ‘Hassaan Be Rappin’ are taken from – on iTunes here, out..
Charlie Scott – Hip Hop Sinatra
‘Hip Hop Sinatra’ is a track from Queens emcee Charlie Scott’s Lyrical Therapy 2 project. It shows Charlie Scott’s honesty and conviction from start to finish; far from being syrupy and sugar coated, the way Charlie projects himself here is thorough and straight to the point, and his tone reminds me a little of Skyzoo.
Tune in and get with the program.
Bruse Wane – Hercules
Bruse Wane from Wane Enterprises jumps over his obstacles and his nay-sayers with this hard-hitting head-nodder called ‘Hercules’. Bruse Wane as usual pulls no punches and cold crushes opponents with ease.
This is the first single off Bruse Wane’s upcoming album Earl Manigault of Rap due out early 2015. Stay connected with Bruse Wane.
Typ-iLL – 100 Dollar Bill prod. Sick Luke
Typ-iLL comes through the scaffold with this dark head-nodding tune called ‘100 Dollar Bill’. The joing has Type Ill envisioning his rise to the apex of the game, and he even drops hints about how he will be spending his days in retirement doing what he knows best.
Whenever he says, and I quote, “I’m a soldier for war and I’m a soldier that raps”, he’s not just using the term figuratively; the man actually did two tours in Iraq – but now he’s now back taking care of business on the mic.
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Reppatwa – Chapter 21 prod. The Deli (U.K.)
WIB Rap Radio – Jacking for Beats (Ice Cube’s Kill at Will 22nd Anniversary)
Ice Cube’s classic E.P. “Kill at Will” went platinum 22 years ago this week. Some say that it is his finest work in a lengthy discography. That is up for debate, but his contribution to hip-hop music and culture cannot be denied. I think he is one of the Top 20 MCs of all time.
“Kill at Will” featured an amazing song that was very unique at its time. In “Jacking for Beats,” we see Ice Cube rapping over a half dozen beats that we already had heard in other people’s songs. Prior to this..