Archive for the Rap/Hip-Hop Category
Now, this shapeshifting emcee returns with a brand new collection of songs titled A Girl Cried Red, a self-described “emo mixtape” which will undoubtedly cement her place in the Alternative underground as well as the Hip-Hop world. “Black people created punk — the band Death was way before The Ramones,” […]
Mobb Deep got on their job once again with the punishing release of Murda Muzik. The duo, well-known for their lethal realism both in their infinitely dark yet moving beats and their stark and ruthless crime-rhyme lyrics, continued their grim odyssey with this, their fourth effort. Released amid so much […]
Mobb Deep finally soften up a bit on Infamy. The album is a turning point for Prodigy and Havoc — and a timely one indeed. The Queensbridge duo went about their business and released Infamy, their most accessible album yet — the sort of album many fans never would have […]
This compilation celebrate the legacy of the best rapper that ever did it. Notorious B.I.G. wasn’t just a rapper, he was a storyteller, a prolific poet, and through his words, persona, life and music he opened doors and opportunies for Hip-Hop as a whole. The release of Greatest Hitsdenotes the […]
Black Milk’s sixth solo rap album, and his first since 2014’s If There’s a Hell Below, FEVER combines pointed and topical lyrics and brilliant musicianship, including percussion from all-star musicians Chris “Daddy” Dave (D’Angelo, Adele, Justin Bieber) and Daru Jones (Jack White), bass by long-time collaborator Malik Hunter, and keys […]
For the uninitiated, Moosebumps should be considered the true follow up to the critically acclaimed 1996 Dr Octagon album Dr. Octagonecologyst, the strange and beautiful fruit of an inspired musical collaboration between legendary artists / producers Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, MC Kool Keith (Keith Thornton) and turntablist DJ Q-Bert (Richard […]
Rising from the wreckage of a war torn planet, Czarface joins forces with MF DOOM in the epic Czarface Meets Metal Face! Blending DOOM’s trademark abstractions and CZARFACE’s in-your-face lyrical attack, this album is ripe with cartoon violence, societal observations and pop culture musings. Over banging beats provided by The […]
The Streets’ second album, A Grand Don’t Come For Free, was instantly hailed as another masterpiece to equal Original Pirate Material. Unavailable on vinyl for the best part of the intervening decade, we mark our second release by issuing Mike Skinner’s electronic soap opera on this format.
Meyhem Lauren’s Gems From The Equinox is the crown jewel of modern NY rap. A future classic soundtracked by legendary producer DJ Muggs who has redefined dusty hip-hop production into a polished and dark, psychedelic world. The equinox is the one day of the year where day and night are […]
A member of the Likwit Crew alongside King T, Tha Alkaholiks, and Xzibit, rapper Defari was bornin Santa Monica, CA. He began DJing in 1982, moving on to MCing five years later. Music remained only a hobby, however, and after earning a sociology degree at the University of California at […]
EXPEDITion is the name of our new Instrumental Hip-Hop / Beat Art series that will feature the country’s most talented beatmakers – no matter if they are unknown or already on everyone’s mind! The Expedition series describes the journey into the musical world of a new, creative producer generation. This […]
Big Daddy Kane’s debut LP Long Live The Kane dropped during the height of what is now regarded as the golden age of hip hop. Combining simplistic beats, drawing on elements of funk, and Kane’s sharp wordplay, the album cemented both Kane & the Juice Crew’s place in Hip Hop […]
Ty Dolla $ign raises the bar for the third instalment of Beach House, a mixtape series that old fans hold in very high esteem. The album carries no shortage of the smirk-inducing, club-ready sex talk he broke with, but also ruminates on fame and its pressures, as well as the […]
The fifth studio album from The Doppelgangaz. A statement piece solidifying their unique sound and brand through the lens of the Black Cloak Lifestyle. Raw and rugged, yet refined.
On 2Pac‘s debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, the rapper showed himself to be a supremely passionate man, brimming over with ideas and anger and ready to voice his political and social opinions, call things like he saw them. This same kind of energy and lyrical acumen is found on his sophomore release, Strictly 4 […]
The Mississippi MC’s ambitious third album is split between his stage persona and private life—the first half opens with “Big K.R.I.T.”; the second, “Justin Scott.” Fittingly, K.R.I.T.’s Southern rap purism is at its most personal here: “Price of Fame” explores the disconnect between success and true happiness. But the mood […]
Snow Dog Records present a reissue of South Central Cartel’s debut album “South Central Madness”, originally released in 1991. Los Angeles’s South Central Cartel were pioneers in the West Coast gangsta rap genre, in the same league as Dr. Dre, NWA, Eazy E, Ice Cube, Compton’s Most Wanted, Above the […]
Stranger is the third studio album by Swedish rapper Yung Lean. It was released on November 10, 2017, by the record label Year0001, and was executively produced by Gud, along with additional production from Yung Sherman and Whitearmor
The third installment in Action Bronson’s “Blue Chips” series and his first release in two years, Blue Chips 7000 has finally debuted. In an interview with Complex magazine on August 23, Action described the album’s title, saying, “It just sounds better…The ‘7000’ is just because it’s beyond. It’s not part three, it’s part 7000.”
milo is a sharp-tongued rapper whose wordplay rewards close listening. On his third and best LP, the Maine emcee carries the flag for the underground rap scene that birthed him.
After a hefty while, Brooklyn native Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire has returned with his Brainiac EP. This is his first project since 2015’s Live Forever. The six track EP finds eXquire spitting tight flows and heavy bars over underground production from the likes of The Alchemist, Parallel Thought, Canya Reial and CONSTROBUZ.
Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde proved Daisy Age philosophy akin to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest wasn’t purely an East Coast phenomenon. Skits and interludes with live backing (usually just drums and piano) only enhance the freeform nature of the proceedings, and the group even succeeds when […]
Wiki’s debut solo album is a love letter to New York and features beats and rhymes from Ghostface Killah, Kaytranada, Lakutis, Your Old Droog and many others.