It’s freeness, it’s nice, and it’s his last album(?). Veekay has decided to pursue other endeavours but Fades Out (geddit?) with a bang. Wordsmith, Dr. Syntax & The Delusionists are among those joining in the fond farewell. Grab it now people. Enjoy!
Kashmere is back with another alter ego of sorts. Kingdom Of Fear is the tale of the ‘epic(?)’ adventures of Rango & Dr. Gonzilla. Kashmere is at his ‘out of here’ best when he spins these otherworldly tales and the tradition is continued…. and then some. Peep the evidence and click the link. Enjoy!
Soundweight Records has presented us with a double impact of pure heavy throwback rawness in good faith of the most traditional aesthetics of hip hop, two veterans have teamed up, with Kista producing a very slick anthem for Cappo to deliver delectable rhymes over with pure ease of flow and timing, the way the rhymes flow and the way the bass runs with the drums is pure funken (its funky, see?) brilliance, while listening I just decided to stand up and boogie, that bass was just too much.
On the flip Lowtide is a treat for the head nodders, finger snapping, neck breaking, a whole jumble of layers mixed to perfection taking it back to when everything was pure and raw, simply dope.
I honestly dont know where to start with this because if this is selling out then I hope everyone sells out everyday of the week for the rest of my life. Maybe I should mention the fact that its just pure brilliant, that you should just buy it and download it and record it to a TDK or Scotch cassette and pop it in a walkman and bump it on some of those cheap pioneer headphones with the metal headband that always got caught on your hair while walking to the bus stop to catch a ride to the ferry terminal, buy a ferry ticket, get on the ferry and hope that the waves arent as rough and raw as Lee's rhymes.
But It Here
One of my all time fav MCs is back! Skuff’s Smash Anything serves as the prelude to the album ‘Destroy Everything’. Unreleased material and scene stealing guest spots provide the bulk of this mixtape but it is still superb stuff. Enjoy!
name your price but support, support!
I first encountered skyzoo via my love of all things (music related) 9th wonder. Cloud 9: The 3 day high was on constant repeat for months and that album is still on regular rotation to this day. The guy puts the work in and has grown from a gifted MC into a skilled manipulator of the modern Hip Hop word. Evidenced on tracks like Spike Lee Was My Hero & How To Male It Through Hysteria, Sky demonstrates a maturity in his rhymes that is lost on approximately 95% of today's MCs. That, along with a canny knack of showing his emotions without sounding emotional, his nods to heroes past and present, plus his superb ear for a beat puts Skyzoo on a platform above the vast majority of his peers.
I could say that it's a shame that he doesn't garner the shine that many of his inferior contemporaries receive. But I could then counter my own argument with the rationale that the extra shine may see a change in direction that I for one would not welcome. A Dream Deferred is a superb effort that doesn't see the need to shout about itself. Understated in tone but precise in execution. Another Skyzoo release that I will probably have on regular rotation until his next effort.
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Not strictly Hip Hop, Turntablism, Funk, RnB, Soul, Nu Jazz, Latin or Dub Step, but an amalgam of all of these and more besides. Inventive, Original and very well executed. These guys have been DMC World Team Champions so that alone should grant them an audience with with most Headphone sockets. Don't sleep!
Typical Cats. Their debut was an instant classic, timeless, the follow up changed many things for the crew in regards to their sound and approach to music. With the new offering, its as if they combined everything they have learnt the past 8 years with that quality work ethic to produce something really special.
Denizen, Qwel and Qwazaar have all done some stellar work as solo artists, each aspiring to, and attaining, great heights. Each member has been garnering plenty of acknowledgement and attention in their own rights for a while now, and I think all of us have been fiending for a new TC full length for some time too.
Its with this new offering they appear, so seamlessly, to top off everything, they have been doing for the past 8 years since they released their last LP, Civil Service.
Coming back together for their third album, aptly titled "3", its a if nothing changed, they still spit it, still make the head nod, the neck snap and the mind spiral.
Wordplay wizardry, heavy heavy production, cohesion, its all here and its back once again to appreciate in its entirety.