Endemic - High Society (feat. Tragedy Khadafi, Ruste Juxx and Afu Ra) (Video)

UK producer Endemic comes through with video for his latest single, "High Society", which features Queens legend Tragedy Khadafi and Brooklyn emcees Afu Ra and Ruste Juxx. The song is the first single from his upcoming album, "Terminal Illness 2", which will also feature Masta Killa, Roc Marciano, Cappadonna, Planet Asia and others. Check out the full track list below.

1) Intro Ft. DJ Switch
2) King’s Indian Attack Ft. Masta Killa, Cappadonna, Bronze Nazareth & DJ Switch
3) High Society Ft. Tragedy Khadafi, Ruste Juxx & Afu Ra
4) Purple Hearts Ft. Bronze Nazareth, Kevlaar 7 & Salute da Kidd
5) Royal Flush Ft. Planet Asia, Ruste Juxx & DJ Switch
6) Capos Ft. Roc Marciano, P.R. Terrorist & Kevlaar 7
7) Outbreak [Interlude]
8) Babylon Reload Ft. Killah Priest, Hell Razah & Shabazz the Disciple
9) Political Criminals 2013 Ft. P.R. Terrorist, Bugsy da God & Cyrus Malachi
10) Circle Makerz Ft. Tesla’s Ghost & Ray Vendetta
11) Calisthenics Ft. Tragedy Khadafi, Sav Killz & Bugsy da God
12) Elite [Interlude]
13) Cardinal Ft. Supreme, Darkim be Allah & DJ Switch
14) 20/20 Vision Ft. Tragedy Khadafi, Skyzoo, Kevlaar 7 & Salute da Kidd
15) Diamond Knights Ft. Prodigal Sunn, William Cooper & M9

"Terminal Illness 2" drops December 10 on IDC / No Cure Records.

Step Brothers (Alchemist and Evidence) - Ron Carter

"Lord Steppington" is a collaborative album entirely produced by Alchemist and Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) that should be dropping sometime early next year. Guest appearances on the album will include Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Blu, Fashawn, Rakaa Iriscience, Oh No, Styles P, Domo Genesis & The Whooliganz. I've been looking forward to the album for quite some time, so I was quite pleased to find out that Ev and Al released a bonus track, "Ron Carter", yesterday that will not appear on the album. Check out the bonus track below and also look out for the official first single, video and album pre order, available 19th November 2013.

Phillip Myrick - "Ivory" and "Sailboats and EZ-Widers" (Videos)

New York/New Jersey emcee Phillip Myrick comes through with two videos off of his latest project "21 Candles", which dropped back in August. The first video is for the track "Ivory", which "takes us through an average morning in a day in the life of Phillip Myrick" and is produced by prolific hip-hop producer Apollo Brown.



The second video is for the track "Sailboats & EZ-Widers", which is also produced by Apollo Brown and has a laid-back, hazy feel similar to the previous track.



If you like what you hear, check out his full project, "21 Candles", below.

Token - Rap God (Eminem Remix)

Token is a 15 year old artist from Boston who recently released a remix of Eminem's latest single, "Rap God." This is my first time hearing any of Token's work, but it's clear that the kid can spit pretty well. Hopefully I'll get a chance to check out some more of his work in the future. For now, check out the video below.

O.B. and SaFE -- You and I (Video)

"You & I" is the first single from Paterson, NJ rapper and M.O.B. Stars leader O.B.'s upcoming album "Celestial Offerings." The song features fellow M.O.B. Stars member SaFE and is produced by Reese Jones.
"The song was inspired by a need to bring back that competitive edge in hip hop," says O.B. "Not a lot of rappers at the time of its conception were delivering a lot of wit and aggressiveness while still being lyrical. We sought out to do just that and remain extremely polished at the same time. The video deals with the concept of 'In A Perfect World'. In that world, people, particularly women, wouldn't stray from very lyrical, intellectual hip hop. In fact, it would be essential and a part of their daily lives just like a lot of the mainstream stuff is. We wanted to show people who were just as dedicated to our music and by doing so, breaking the taboos surrounding underground and indie artists." 
"Celestial Offerings" drops November 30 featuring J Nolan, Culture Kev, Dano B. Picasso, Bretagne, RaCharm, Arkutec, Bravestarr, QB Da Problem, Kingshon and Nu Vintage.

Art Morera - Answer Machines (featuring QuEST)

Miami, FL emcee Art Morera just released the official video for his single "Answer Machines", which is produced by Nixon and features QuESt. The song is a cut off of his "Morera EP", which is currently available for purchase on iTunes, Spotify and GooglePlay.
"This song depicts how artists feel their talent and craft is sometimes overlooked,
with confidence knowing listeners will enjoy the music and resonate with the message
once they "pick up the call" but until then, the message just stays in the "Answer Machines"."
Nice. Peep the video below.



gaVen heVy - Crab Legs

22 year old emcee gaVen heVy is back, this time with a video for his single "Crab Legs", which I posted the audio for back in June. The song is produced by Jake One while the video was produced and edited by gaVen himself. His EP, "... dedicated to her," is still on track for a January 1st, 2014 release as far as I know. Peep the video below.



Tanya Morgan - Eulogy (Video)

Tanya Morgan is a hip-hop duo hailing from both Brooklyn and Cincinnati and consists of members Donwill and Von Pea. The group recently dropped a video for the latest single from their album, "Rubber Souls." The song is called "Eulogy" and features both emcees kicking rhymes over a head-nodding 6th Sense instrumental. Dope shit.

Sean Armstrong - Took Control (featuring Tajai of Souls of Mischief and pHoenix Pagliacci)

DMV-area emcee/DJ/producer Sean Armstrong comes through with the E Major-directed video for his track "Took Control", which features guest appearances from Tajai (of Souls of Mischief) and singer pHoenix Pagliacci. The song is produced by !llmind and is the lead single from Sean Armstrong's upcoming mixtape "The Marble Cake Diaries", which features Khrysis, J. Ivy, Da Beatminerz, Roddy Rod, Dischoe, Marc Nfinit (True School) and J Soul and The Mowery Boys. "The Marble Cake Diaries" drops on November 19.

Jovie - Brand Name (Mixtape)

Detroit emcee Jovie released his second project, "Brand Name", back in early September, but I just recently had a chance to check it out. The mixtape is dope and presents a modern take on that old school, boom-bap sound that is reminiscent of the Golden Era of hip-hop. Check out the video for the single, "G-Thang", as well as the full mixtape below.



5kiem - Peter Pieces (Pete Rock Tribute)

I finally got a chance to sit down and listen to Paris beatmaker 5kiem's most recent project, "Peter Pieces", and I must say I'm impressed. The project was released over on his Bandcamp page back on October 14, 2013 and its a dope tribute to one of my favorite hip-hop producers, Pete Rock.
"Peter Pieces" is a vibrant tribute to the legendary New York producer Pete Rock, with as background a rethinking and a personal reinterpretation of PR’s Discography punctuated by accapellas and interviews from “soulbrotha#1".
If you are a fan of Pete Rock, you are gonna love this. Check it out below.

Black Milk - No Poison No Paradise (Review)

Black Milk - No Poison No Paradise

"No Poison No Paradise" is the fifth studio album by Detroit emcee/producer Black Milk. The album features guest appearances from Black Thought, Mel, Dwele and others as well as production from Will Sessions, although mostly all tracks are produced by Black Milk himself. It was released on October 15, 2013 via Fat Beats and Computer Ugly Records.

The Cypher Effect (S2E25) (Freestyle Session)

The Cypher Effect is back with their latest rap freestyle session, this time featuring freestyles from Kaus, PNut SD, Plain Sight, D.Dove and Steez76D. The cypher was lead by DJ Hevrock, features an instrumental by Burna Beats and was shot by JDS Films at Pokes Mexican Restaurant in San Diego, CA. Very nice. Check it out below.

Dom Kennedy - Get Home Safely (Review)

Dom Kennedy - Get Home Safely

"Get Home Safely" is the second studio album by Los Angeles emcee Dom Kennedy. The album features guest appearances from Skeme, Krondon, Teeflii and Nipsey Hussle as well as production from The Futuristiks, DJ Khalil, DrewByrd and others. It was released on October 15, 2013 via The Other Peoples Money Company.

S.A.S. - Better Than This

"Better Than This" is the latest single from London rap duo S.A.S., who were formerly affiliated with Harlem-based hip-hop collective Dip Set and Roc-a-Fella records.
"Having recently released 'Valley Of Kings' with Blue Sky Black Death (which features Cam'ron and N.O.R.E) the pair aim to mix things up a little with their latest release, adding some dubstep flavour to the mix. 'Better Than This' boasts tightly coiled production with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples and occasional vocals, that give the track a gritty feel with a universal appeal."

Deca - Gabriel Ratchet (Video)

New York city based emcee and producer Deca and his side kick Tibo return with a video for the track "Gabriel Ratchet," which is the sequel to his first video "Breadcrumbs."
"This time around the two are separated from each other after doing battle with an evil magician. Deca wakes up to find himself in an inner city maze in the real world, while Tibo try's to find his way out of a labyrinth in the imaginal plane. The story revolves around the two trying to find their way back to each other and ultimately pulling each other through a portal to a new dimension."
Check out both videos as well as Deca's full album, "The Ocean," below. Very dope.





Sensei 'n Chillow - "We Bring It Live" (featuring John Robinson and Jeffrey Jefferson)

For the 3rd album in his collaborative 'n Chillow series of albums, Belgium producer/DJ/beatmaker Chillow teams up with Artifacts emcee El Da Sensei to bring you Sensei 'n Chillow. The full album is currently in progress and set for release in early 2014, but for now you can check out the first single "We Bring It Live", which features John Robinson (Lil Sci of Scienz of Life) and Jeffrey Jefferson. This shit is fire. Check it out below.

O'Third Mafia and Friends - On Our Own (Mixtape)

"On Our Own" is the latest mixtape from O’Third Entertainment, which consists of members Zilla and Monster as well as new members Bama Starz and Eric Echoes. The project also includes other up and coming artists that are extended family to O’Third such as TC Gambino (Huntsville), Kingsley (Huntsville), Grilly (Huntsville) and Jay Dot Rain (Tuscaloosa). Check it out below.

Boldy James and Alchemist - My 1st Chemistry Set (Review)

Boldy James and Alchemist - My 1st Chemistry Set

"My 1st Chemistry Set" is the debut album from Detroit emcee Boldy James. The album features guest appearances from Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Freeway and others and is fully produced by prolific hip-hop producer Alchemist. It is set to be released on October 15, 2013 through Decon Records.

Natti (of CunninLynguists) - Architecture (featuring Sha Stimuli and Substantial) (Video)

Natti (of CunninLynguists) comes through with the first video from his debut solo album "Still Motion." The video is for the song "Architecture" and features guest appearances from Sha Stimuli and Substantial as well as production by Deacon the Villain. Check out the video below and then make sure to head on over and read my full review of "Still Motion". Don't sleep on this!

Guilty Simpson and Small Professor - Highway Robbery (Review)

Guilty Simpson and Small Professor - Highway Robbery

"Highway Robbery" is a collaboration album between Detroit emcee Guilty Simpson and Philadelphia producer Small Professor. The album features guest appearances from Boldy James, A.G. (of D.I.T.C), Castle and others as well as cuts by Statik Selektah and DJ Revolution. It was released on September 24,2013 via Coalmine Records.

Serial Killers (B Real of Cypress Hill, Xzibit and Demrick) - The First 48 (Video)

Serial Killers is a group consisting of Cypress Hill emcee B Real and Los Angeles emcees Xzibit and Demrick. The group is coming together to drop their first mixtape, "Serial Killers Volume 1", on October 31, 2013 and have just recently debuted the first video from the project, "The First 48". Sounds promising. Check it out below.

E.R.A. - Coltrane (Single)

Atlanta, GA emcee E.R.A. is back, this time with the first single from his upcoming EP, "The Breeze Card Chronicles". The song is called "Coltrane" and features E.R.A. kicking some rhymes over an energetic Glenn Gretzky instrumental. Peep the song below and also make sure to check out his debut project, "The Dream Act", if you like what you hear.

Molecules (of The Legion) and Showbiz (of D.I.T.C.) - Revenge (Video)

Now this is dope. Molecules of The Legion comes through with a rare track that was recorded back in the Spring of 1995 and has only appeared on a Japanese only D.I.T.C. CD album and a poorly pressed bootleg vinyl. The song is called "Revenge" and features Molecules spitting fire over a head-nodding Showbiz banger. It is taken off The Legion's "Lost Tapes" EP, which will be dropping in November on Ill Adrenaline Records. The EP will feature production from Buckwild, The Legion, Showbiz and Confidence and will be available on CD/LP and digitally. This shit is fire.

Eyezon - Rubies and Raindrops

South African native and Northern California resident Eyezon delivers his latest track, "Rubies & Raindrops", which is produced by Rubies himself as well as London producer Joshua DaMonoway. The song is from his forthcoming "Future Weapon Soul" album, which will be a mixture of synths and 808's mixed with live instrumentation and will be dropping in early 2014. Very dope.

CONFZ - Grinding (featuring Aalvin)

"Grinding" is the latest track from London emcee CONFZ, who is joined this time around by New York soul singer, Aalvin. The song is produced by Bill Skeng and has a laid-back, but slightly ominous, feel to it as CONFZ deals with the struggle of grinding, whether legally or otherwise, and how people view those who grind. Dope shit.

Mr. Fritz - Feelin You

Boston hip-hop artist/producer/engineer Mr. Fritz comes through with his latest single, "Feelin You". The song is produced by J1K and samples Alicia Keys’ “Feelin Me, Feelin You,” while Mr. Fritz delivers slick Biggie-esque rhymes to appeal to the ladies. Check it out below.

Willie The Kid and The Alchemist - Let The Money Stay (Video)

Willie the Kid and The Alchemist come through with the latest video off of their collaborative EP, "Masterpiece Theatre". The video is for the one of my favorite tracks from the project, "Let The Money Stay", which features Willie the Kid kicking rhymes over a darker Alchemist banger. Check out the video below.

Sha Prince - Bird on a Wire (Video)

Toronto emcee Sha Prince (one-half of The Antiheroes) is back with the visuals for his latest track "Bird on a Wire", which is a cut from his upcoming "Latex & Perfume" mixtape. The song features Sha freestyling over a smooth Harry Fraud instrumental (from Action Bronson and Riff Raffs track of the same name). "Latex & Perfume" will be available for free on October 31, 2013.

The Cypher Effect (S2E24) (Freestyle Session)

The Cypher Effect returns with their latest rap freestyle session, this time featuring freestyles from Noa James, King Lil G, Reverie, Ric Scales and Self Provoked. The cypher was lead by DJFM Of The Psycho Realm and was shot by JDS Films at The Basement 818 in Sherman Oaks, CA. Dope shit. Check it out below.

Pusha T - My Name Is My Name (Review)

Pusha T - My Name Is My Name

"My Name Is My Name" is the debut solo album from Clipse emcee Pusha T. The album features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and others as well as production from Kanye West, Joaquin Phoenix, The Neptunes and others. The album is set to be released on October 8, 2013 via GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings.