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By   |  14 November 2013 22:55 pm  |   Reviews
GhostAtTheFinishLine

Hot on the heels off of giving Boldy James’ October 15th release, My 1st Chemistry Set, a hard listen, another Motor City rapper, Quelle Chris dropped a nugget for our perusal, October 29th’s Ghost at the Finish Line. The rapper’s third full length album further perpetuates the much beleaguered bankrupt city’s hypnotic hold on the craft. Hit the jump to read the review in its entirety – Spotify album stream included.

 

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By   |  31 October 2013 10:30 am  |   Reviews
My1stChemistrySet

If you read any interview with Boldy James, you’ll learn he didn’t pay school much mind because he was smart as shit. He’d gathered most of what he needed to know by the 7th grade. Mostly when people tell you that sort of story, they’re full of shit. Boldy’s confidence is warranted, though, and his swagger doesn’t seem to come at the expense of others. It’s not really even swagger; he tells it matter of fact, and backs up any assertions he makes about himself with his work on My 1st Chemistry Set. Now hit the jump to check out the review in its entirety – Spotify album stream included.

 

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By   |  8 October 2013 9:06 am  |   Featured Posts, Reviews
Zenith

 

If you ask me to review an album by Grayskul, I am going to say, “Yes,” especially if that album features Aesop Rock, Raekwon, DJ Spark and other fairly awesome contributors. Especially also if it is called Zenith and arrived September 17th to relieve a relative drought of exceptional releases. That said, g’head and hit the jump to check out the review for Zenith in its entirety – Spotify album stream included.

 

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By   |  22 September 2013 17:11 pm  |   Featured Posts, Reviews
WorldsFair

For someone that still holds a candle for the listenability of mid 90s Hip-Hop while loving the New York talent that’s emerged in the last couple years, World’s Fair‘s Bastards Of The Party will warm your heart. Hit the jump the check out you my review in it’s entirely.. album stream/download included.

 

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By   |  26 August 2013 17:39 pm  |   Reviews
HappyBirthdayThomas

After a long, hot summer, this month saw Rapper Big Pooh drop his sixth solo album Fat Boy Fresh, Vol. 3: Happy Birthday Thomas, the third in his Fat Boy Fresh franchise. The Virginia native and Little Brother member chases 2012’s Fat Boy Fresh 2: Est. 1980, with a sonically distinct 13-track joint, establishing Pooh as a prolific and current contributor to the scene. Hit the jump for the full review – Spotify album stream included.

 

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Greg Grease – “Forward”

 

 

If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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