It’s late I need to be asleep. Check it out.
London producer and blog regular, Moteleola teams up with Kentucky emcee and another blog regular, Allen Poe for this collaborative 3-track EP. Check it out.
Symmetry & Shade is a 3 track concept EP, capturing the upside hope a man feels at the start of a relationship, followed by the collapse of a failed relationship (Symmetry). The final track is the grim (Shade) reality of being alone and giving up on love altogether, writing his experiences with love off, and being a misunderstood man.
Diggin this joint from Phillie and Lord Jessiah Allah. That gritty shit. Check it out.
Black Day In July Productions is proud to announce their latest endeavour in classical hip hop: “Crimeline Chronicles” a collaboration between Wisemen member Phillie and producer Lord Jessiah!
The album combines the dynamic and visual wordplay of Detroit’s Finest, Phillie with the new golden era and gritty city soundscapes of Black Day’s most recent ally, Lord Jessiah Allah. Once you get a taste of this sound, the music speaks for itself.
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On the heels of the very boom bap oriented “Masters of Ceremony” EP, Zion I drops “Libations” the reflective 2nd installment of their 3 part series. “This project was heavily influenced by one of my best friends passing away suddenly”, states Zumbi, “His death put me in a mood to really analyze my life and how short this existence really can be. It opened my eyes and heart to both the ugliness and beauty of what we experience while alive.” Hence, “Libations” broods with reflection and deep emotion. “To me, libation is when you honor someone by pouring out your brew before you sip, its a sort of prayer. On this EP, I poured out some liquor for my homie, as well as my family, and myself” shares Zumbi. The EP features production from AmpLive, Headnodic, and newcomer Featherload. It also has veteran MC’s Mr Lif, Sadat X, and Opio featured prominently amongst others. Now ease back, and sip some of this heady wine from the Zion I cup.
New album from Mad Dukes and Fresh Kils. That “Sookie Sookie” joint dope. Check it out.
Step into the lyrically smashing time warp created by Mad Dukez and star-Canadian producer Fresh Kils with their epic debut collaboration, Gettin’ Gatsby. A fusion of 1920s glitz and glamour with 2020s MPC genius, this ten-tracker will have you digging for your spats on your way to the dancefloor.
Always dig seeing an email from Apollo Brown in the inbox. Check it out.
Two weeks from today Detroit producer Apollo Brown will be releasing his newest instrumental soundtrack Thirty Eight. The sound falls somewhere between the end of 70s heroin and the beginning of 80s crack, with all the cigarette burns and scratches intact. The technicolor journey begins today with a three track collection of instrumentals from the project that Apollo has titled Cigarette Burns EP.