Detroit Ambassador House Shoes is reissuing Danny Brown’s Hot Soup via his label Street Corner Music this Saturday for Record Store Day (April 19th for those who need a number style date). The first of 5 bonus cuts from the re-issue is this Nick Speed produced gem “Streets Of Detroit”. This is a must have! Before he was the Hybrid or XXX he was tearing up the mixtape scene in Detroit, come see what made him say “they want that Old Danny Brown”.
DJ Premier has launched his new website (www.premierwuzhere) and has also launched a new campaign that he’s calling “Bars In The Booth”. A series where he will invite capable emcees to the studio to get in the booth and spit over a track provided by himself. The first release from the project featured Papoose and was subsequently not featured on here due to my strict “NO PAPOOSE, EVER” policy. Sorry people, rules is rules. However, for the second release from the series Preemo called in the one and only, Dres from Black Sheep to rock the mic. Prem brings the best out of emcees.
“When the King has no clothes/you peep the fallacy/If they are great big stars/I’m a tiny galaxy” – Dres!
Lawrence MA native Reks reps his city to the fullest and is another in a long line of capable rappers from the city known as Lawtown. He hooked up with Hazardis Soundz on his newest offering, All Eyes On Reks and together they crafted an incredible album that won’t cost you a dime to listen to. Click below and get the project for free dollars and zero cents. You can thank me later, or don’t I do not care, just support real hip-hop music and let the artist know you got their back. Cause if I have to start hunting people down who did not support Reks and forced him to give up rapping for some unforeseeable reason I will, I promise you.
Imperial is not only an incredible producer and enthusiastic personal trainer, he can also put it down on the wheels of steel. Check out his HolyTape 5 mix for Holy Chill’s Youtube channel. The mix features the likes of Mr J Medeiros (The Procussions), Sareem Poems (L.A. Symphony), J-Live, Wes Pendleton, K.I.N.E.T.I.K., and other very dope selections. Can we get some more of the Sareem Poems project homie? Shout out to Illect Recordings for noticing the talent and introducing me to Imperial’s music.
1: Imperial – Everday
2: Sourface – Good Terms
3: Vanilla – Still Love You
4: Moods – Rain Showers
5: Mr J Medeiros – Forenoon (prod. Beatsofreen)
6: J-Live – Brand Nu Live (Imperial Remix)
7: Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – Relax
8: Wes Pendleton – Don’t Make Me Wait
9: Handbook – The Way I Do
10: Sareem Poems & Imperial – God Bless The Child
11: Hawk House – Tidal Tendencies
Visuals for, Minneapolis emcee, Mally’s track “City of Fear” from his new album The Colors Of Black. The album is Mally’s second full length and is produced entirely by Last Word. The video fits the track perfectly, the beat has an post apocalyptic industrial feel to it, while MaLLy’s lyrics match the tone. This translates to the video perfectly. Stream the album below and purchase it at one of the two provided links. This album is getting a lot of spin in my daily rotation right now. It’s got a raw/polished feel to it, if that makes sense I recommend giving it a listen and judging for yourself, but I know you’ll dig it.
There is no telling how many times I’ve probably made this my “TOTD”, but it’s that important to me. I does not matter where I am, what I am doing, or who I am with, when this song drops I blank out. I can remember the first time I heard it and I get that exact same feeling to this day when I hear it. I am fortunate enough to have seen them perform it live before Fatlip and Tre decided to take breaks. I also ALWAYS have to rap along with Fatlip on his part of the track, I had a former love interest who always asked me to recite that verse to her. Ironically she also ended up “Passin’ Me By”, maybe it was some sick game? Hmmm…..
For an artist to hold his own with a veteran like Guilty Simpson on a track is impressive to say the least. When that artist shines on the same track with a vet like Guilty, that’s something else. Hus Kingpin has been making some noise the last couple years, starting overseas and then back in the states with some support from Mello Music Group. “Time is Runnin’ Out” is the latest track from Hus and follows up the release of his Hus Kingpin Meets Pro Era, with producer Chuck Strangers. You can pick up the project below. “Time Is Runnin’ Out” follows the classic hip hop formula, a couple of dope emcees over some boom bap production, provided by M.W.P., and a simple hook. Enjoy.