While a lot of people were introduced to Locksmith last night at the BET Awards, I’ve been up on homie. He has dropped several really good projects since 2010 and one of the most honest tracks he’s put out comes from 2014’s A Thousand Cuts. “The Hardest Song” speaks for itself, just listen. A brutally honest and compelling song with an equally powerful video. Check it out and get familiar with Richmond, California’s resident emcee.
Pusha brother nice too. You can’t be mad at dude wanting to better himself as a person.
But just so you don’t forget, check it…….
Do you own Mr. Hood from K.M.D.? You should.
Tragic Hero is releasing a series of tracks title #InTheMeanTime they can be downloaded for free. The latest is a neck breaking little ditty called “It’s Real”. A sinister beat featuring Tragic’s signature flow, check it out, follow him on the twitter, and download his music on the iTunes/Bandcamp/Soundcloud. These tracks will be the lead up to a new album and accompanying tour. Stay tuned.
Common has added Jay Electronica to his tour the winter, coming to a city near you. You will not want to miss this, I assure you. Meanwhile, check out the remix to Common’s “Kingdom” featuring Vince Staples and Jay Electronica. Nobody’s Smiling is in stores now and you should own it….seriously…..you should….
It’s safe to say that on a certain level 7even:Thirty and Gensu Dean represent Jackson, Mississippi in the Hip-Hop community just as well if not better than anyone else. All due respect to all the talented artists in and from The Jack, but these two are indubitable professionals. Both have been mastering their craft for years and even at the highest skill levels continue to sharpen their weapons of choice. We have heard them work together in the past on unquestionable classic tracks. Now Mello Music Group is bringing us a project featuring the two exclusively, save an unforgettable cameo by the Supreme Sean P. The third release from the album, which is aptly titled The Problem, is “Filthy Rich” an ode to the boom bap days of rap music. This is both artists at the very apex of their game. This is Hip-Hop. This is undeniable. (Kicks whack rapper in the chest). THIS IS JACKSON!!
PRE-ORDER: 7EVEN:THIRTY – THE PROBLEM (CLEAR VINYL)
PRE-ORDER: 7EVEN:THIRTY – THE PROBLEM (CD)
Stanley Ipkuss and Ewonee Thee Beatnik combine forces to give us a track one part jazz and one part rap. Taken from .Indefinite, dropping on May 12th, “Wrapps” sounds like it’s from somewhere in the late 90s when there was classic and timeless music being made. Ipkuss’ laid back and melodic style mixes with Ewonee’s lo-fi sound.
Two-Thirds of the L.O.X. get together on Styles P latest release from his album Phantom & The Ghost which dropped today. Sheek and Styles verbally convey their street resumes for those who dare question their gangster. This is like a snack before the L.O.X. drop We Are The Streets 2.
PURCHASE: STYLES P – PHANTOM & THE GHOST
It’s Black Friday EVERY Friday. With production from Black Spade (who else could it be) from Hawthorne Headhunters, this track will certainly take you back to those grimy hip-hop days.