Nothing like a little Dungeon styled mash-up to kick off the week. Some Big Boi mixed with Phantogram and some Sade sprinkled through out. Funky with a smooth aftertaste. Cop Sir Luscious L. Leftfoot’s Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors.
Mr J Medeiros, of The Procussions, is one of the hardest working artists in the industry. Fresh of The Procussions self titled third studio album last year, he releases a new solo track “Forenoon” produced by Beatsofreen of The Netherlands. The beat is dominated by the piano and drums, a live feeling that makes the work of The Procussions so appealing. The genius of Mr J’s work is how effortlessly he can rhyme over any beat. He glides on the track like it is second nature to him, which leaves one to believe that it is. No word on this being on his next solo project, though he’s been working on it. It’s going to be a busy year as The Procussions recently announced a European tour for this Spring and word is they are working on something state-side for the summer.
Tragic Hero is a emcee from New Jersey drops a new single from a forthcoming project. There are no details on the follow up to last year’s Resistance album, which saw the rapper collaborate with producer Wes Pendleton. “Heart of A Hustler” was produced by Joe Logic and Dilemma X and showcases Tragic’s unique vocal style. The beat is heavy and delicate in all the right places, allowing Tragic to speak his story of self reflection without interruption. If you like what you hear, click on the link below and check out the project he did with Wes Pendleton.
BlackCollar is KB iMean, Famous, and Rone Jeremy. KB iMean is 1/2 of the critically acclaimed Malcolm & Martin and Famous + Rone Jeremy are collectively known as NevaMind. In anticipation of BlackCollar’s full length album Half A Peace Sign, they will be releasing The Black Tape mixtape soon. “#Rappers” is their announcement to their peers that they are coming. While I am not familiar with the work of NevaMind, I am very familiar with KB iMean and the dude can spit. I’m not talking “Oh yeah my man can rap, spit” I’m talking “Melt the wax off your turntables, form that wax into bullets, clip em, load up the AK and murder your favorite rappers, SPIT”. Off that alone, this has immediately jumped up to the top of my most anticipated list.
Japanese producer Edo Lee releases something new for his fans. A sublimely beautiful track features vocals from Eri Nobuchika, a Japanese singer song writer and additional work from Kian Khiaban. If you like what you hear check out Edo Lee’s SleepWalker, you won’t be disappointed.
Ozay Moore, formerly known as Othello 1/3 of the Lightheaded (Ohmega Watts + Braille + Othello) crew, teams up with Stro Elliot of The Procussions for “Don’t Cry”. Boom bap + soulfulness x fresh bass line = this track. Ozay will be releasing Taking L’$ on Mellow Orange this year. You don’t have to wait to own this track though, it’s available for free download.
Japhia Life links up with Luke Witherspoon for the second track from TH$ PROFIT dropping in 2014 on Illect Recordings. Melodic production from Witherspoon compliment Japhia Life’s solid lyrical content to produce this introspective gem. TH$ PROFIT is shaping up to be a nice drop.