By  |  11.14.2013  |  Reviews  | tweet  |  share  |  tumblr
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.

 

By  |  11.08.2013  |  Audio Video  | tweet  |  share  |  tumblr
CasOne

Indiana spit kicker Cas One has been out for a while since his 2005 debut Liberation. From working with the likes of Brother Ali, Sadistik and the late Eyedea, to evolving his craft, Cas unveils his most profound effort to date with The Monster and the Wishing Well, which became available on October 29th. We encourage you to hit the jump to give this promising artist’s new album a spin, and while you’re at it, be sure to check out the visuals for the album cut “Long Walk.”

 

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By  |  11.07.2013  |  Interviews  | tweet  |  share  |  tumblr
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Last Thursday, we met up with YC The Cynic for a Red Bull Sound Select event at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. The show debuted three artists newly signed to Sound Select: YC The Cynic, Kiah Victoria and CharlieRed. Each artist explored a different genre. YC showed off his skills on the mic by merging a few of his hit songs and acapellas. Wanna learn more about the MC? Check out our exclusive interview after the jump…

 

By  |  10.31.2013  |  Reviews  | tweet  |  share  |  tumblr
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.

 

By  |  10.28.2013  |  Audio  | tweet  |  share  |  tumblr
ActionBronson

Can Action Bronson make a bad track? As Blue Chips 2 is right around the corner, Bam Bam has decided to drop the Allen Iverson inspired “Practice” and let us know what to expect with the project.

 

 

By  |  10.24.2013  |  Video  | tweet  |  share  |  tumblr
Koncept

Koncept recently dropped the visuals for “Not For Nothing,” a track from his Live On project. The visuals show Koncept skating through the streets of Brooklyn before coming home to some pretty bad news. It’s sharp, simple and tightly put together. Peep after the jump…

 

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By  |  10.23.2013  |  Audio  | tweet  |  share  |  tumblr
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Roc Marciano and Pete Rock blindside the blog world with the previously unreleased “The Specialist”, which you can check out in detail after the jump…

 

 

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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