L’Orange released Orchid Days not too long ago. A mostly instrumental album crafted in the fashion of the musical styling of the days of speakeasies and prohibition. Now, he’s recruited poet/emcee Boog Brown to drop some words over “Will Wait”, and retitled the track “Until The Fall”. Boog does a great job of matching the tone of the song and fashioning a long lost love story out of it. The result is a beautiful rendition of an already beautiful piece of music. If you have not already, click the link below and purchase L’Orange’s Orchid Days.
I do not know much about Nova Scotia, except it’s in Canada, it looks like an island, and it’s near Maine. I can now add another nugget to my extensive knowledge of all things Nova Scotian, is that a word? Hip-Hop exists there. Kenny Guye is a self proclaimed lover of the culture. He takes his talent and craft serious. “The Villain’s Back” is a track from his album Rhyme Book Chapter 2, which drops on May 30th, just a couple days from now. The video for the track does not look like the Canada I know, I’ve only been to Toronto..once…and it was clean, like really clean, like strangely clean…like there was some sort of magic spell cast on the city which prevented trash or litter or graffiti from being seen. I have a lot of traffic from north of the border and I probably offended someone, I apologize, I wish I could come visit more often, but I got detained at the border when I went to Toronto because of a traffic ticket….so yeah….apparently they do not want me there. Someone smuggle me in and show me around the country, maybe find me a job herding yaks or building igloos or whatever it is they do. There I go again, what do you want me to do, I’m sawwy? In my Jay-Z voice. Love you guys, listen to Kenny Guye and download his album when it drops. I’m out.
Cas Metah of the Scribbling Idiots crew throws up his W in the air and calls upon Shabazz The Disciple and Hell Razah known now as Heaven Razah on his newest track “A Stone’s Throw” out now via Illect Recordings. Shabazz and Razah are known as 2/3’s of the group T.H.U.G. Angelz, with Ayatollah. The nod factor on this one is a 17 on a scale of 1-10. Produced by Theory Hazit with cuts from EF Cuttin and Mista Sinista (X-ecutioners). Cas Metah has been making some really solid contributions in the hip-hop realm for a while now. I dig this collaboration and Theory Hazit is really developing as a producer. He is adding a lot of polish and variety to his tracks. The difference between a beat maker and a producer is world’s apart sonically.
“A Sinner’s death is a stone’s throw away”.
Skyzoo and Torae have recorded plenty of music together over the years, now they have come together to bring the world The Barrel Brothers. An album of non-stop hip-hop bangers only the way the duo can provide. The album dropped on May 27th, and the newest leak from the project, “All In Together” features another rap conglomerate, Random Axe, Sean Price and Guilty Simpson add vocal assistance over a beat provided by Black Milk. The track sounds like some Reasonable Doubt era Ski production, with the quadruplet of emcees drop bars upon bars. If you support hip-hop music on a whole then put your money where your mouth is and pick up The Barrel Brothers, below at the link.