Meyhem Lauren and Buckwild - Silk Pyramids (Review)

Meyhem Lauren - Silk Pyramids (Review) (Real hip-hop)

"Silk Pyramids" is a collaborative project between Queens hip-hop artist Meyhem Lauren and Buckwild (of D.I.T.C). The album features guest appearances from Action Bronson, AG Da Coroner, Troy Ave, P.F. Cuttin and others and is fully produced by Buckwild himself. It was released on May 27, 2014 via Thrice Great Records.

Es-K - Serenity (ft. A.G. and General Steele)

Es-K - Serenity (ft. A.G. and General Steele) (real hip-hop)

Es-K (Essential Knowledge) comes through with the latest single from his debut solo album "Serenity" in the form of the albums title track. The song is real dope and features hip-hop legends A.G. (of D.I.T.C.) and General Steele (of Smif-N-Wessun) kicking some introspective and heartfelt bars over Es-K's smooth instrumental. "Serenity" will feature appearances from A.G., General Steele, MC Dialect, C-Rayz Walz, Charmingly Ghetto, DJ Grazzhoppa and others and is set to drop on June 17, 2014.

N'cho - The Heat Goes On



N'cho (produced Nacho) is an up-and-coming emcee/singer/producer who dropped a video for her track "The Heat Goes On" earlier this month. The song features the Baltimore by way of Portland hip-hop artist spitting fire over an extremely energetic instrumental by J Classic. N'cho's debut project is set to drop later this year.

AKD and Deepstar - Familiar Names



AKD and Deepstar recently released some visuals for the second single off of their upcoming "Universal Language" LP in the form of the song "Familiar Names." The track is real nice and is the follow up to the first single, "No Mercy", which features A.G. (of D.I.T.C). "Universal Language" is set to feature guest appearances from Masta Ace, Tragedy Khadafi, A.G. (of D.I.T.C.) and many others and is due out in September of 2014.

Jason Anthony and C.O.N - That Work

Jason Anthony and C.O.N - That Work (Real Hip-hop)

Jason Anthony (formerly Jay Sinificance) comes through with his latest project, this time teaming up with his brother C.O.N. as both emcees spit over classic instrumentals from J Dilla, DJ Premier, Fredro Starr and others. The project is called "That Work" and it's real nice. Peep it below.

The Legion - The Lost Tapes (Review)

The Legion - The Lost Tapes (Review) (Real Hip-Hop)

"The Lost Tapes" is the latest album from Bronx hip-hop trio The Legion (consisting of Chucky Smash, Molecules and Cee-Low). The album features guest appearances from Dres of Black Sheep, E-Dub, Ralo Square, Droopy Dog and Beneficence as well as production from Buckwild, Showbiz, Confidence and The Legion themselves. It was released on May 20, 2014 via Ill Adrenaline Records.

Londn Blue - Let It Rain

Londn Blue - Let It Rain (Real hip-hop)

Alabama emcee Londn Blue returns, this time with the second single from his upcoming debut album "False Hope". The track is titled called "Let It Rain" and it's incredibly dope, featuring Londn spitting some personal rhymes over a mellow instrumental by Londn Blue and Andre Bishop. "False Hope" is set to drop later this summer.

The AbSoulJah - Get Well Soon



Queens emcee The AbSoulJah just dropped some visuals for his track "Get Well Soon", which is a select cut from his "Dim the Light" album that dropped back in January. The video is real dope and compliments the ill rhymes and somewhat somber instrumental by Ugly Tony very nicely. If you like what you hear, make sure to peep the full "Dim the Light" LP below as well.

The Horror Show - Essentials



The Horror Show is a hip-hop duo consisting of emcees/producers Decibel Grand and JonCozy who recently dropped some visuals for their track "Essentials" a few days ago. The track is produced by TSRK and is the first single off of the Honolulu-based groups upcoming EP "shorts", which is set to drop on August 2, 2014.

Dali Darko - The Romantic Egotist

Dali Darko - The Romantic Egotist (Real Hip-Hop)

Pittsburgh emcee Dali Darko is back again, this time with his debut mixtape "The Romantic Egotist." The project is ill and features the 21-year old emcee spitting rhymes over production from Art Vandelay, Starvmentz, Melodic, Tony Mahoney and others. Check it out below.


Allen Poe - Know What I Got



Basement Up emcee Allen Poe comes through with some visuals for his track "Know What I Got", which is a cut off of his "Pocket Full Of Ohms" album that dropped back in January over on DJBooth.Net. The track feature the Kentucky based hip-hop artist doing his thing over a J57 vocal loop that should get your head nodding a bit. Peep the video above and then check out the full album below.

Daryl Donald - Kept

Daryl Donald - Kept (Real Hip-Hop)

Daryl Donald is a 21 year old hip-hop producer coming out of Edinburgh, Scotland who dropped his debut EP, "Kept", back on May 21st. The EP is full of "mellow, emotive hip-hop instrumentals" and it's real nice. "Kept" is available as a free download over on Daryl's Bandcamp site or via the link below, but also make sure to hit up his Soundcloud page if you like what you hear.

Raw Product - Supplying The Demand (Review)

Raw Product - Supplying The Demand (Review) (Real Hip-Hop)

"Supplying The Demand" is the debut project from UK hip-hop group Raw Product (consisting of emcee Mista Flix and producer Stealf). The EP features guest appearances from Micall Parknsun, Cappo, Jehst and Twizzy while all production is handled by Stealf himself. It is set to be released on May 30, 2014 via De Facto Entertainment.

Tough Junkie - Tron


Tough Junkie is an unsigned hip-hop artist coming out of Jacksonville, FL who dropped a video for his track "Tron" a few months back. The song is a cut off of his "Tron: Early Pillow" project, which features the FFJB emcee rapping over a variety of experimental hip-hop instrumentals. Peep the video as well as the full album below. Also hit up the FFBJMusic website to check out more material from Tough Junkie as well as follow FFBJMusic on Instagram and Facebook @ffjbmusicteam.


TRON - Tough Junkie from Tough Junkie on Vimeo.


Defizit - Fresh Produce

Defizit - Fresh Produce (real hip-hop)

Defizit is a hip-hop producer coming out of Northern Cali who just dropped his debut album, "Fresh Produce", on May 20th and it's quite dope. The album features guest appearances from Opio (of Hieroglyphics / Souls of Mischief), Blame One, Moka Only, Otayo Dubb, Chuuwee and others with all production handled by Defizit himself. Peep it below.

Trag Tha God - Year One EP

Trag Tha God - Year One EP (real hip-hop)

Trag Tha God just released a five track EP, entitled "Year One EP", a few days back with the goal of  helping to hold his fans over until he can release his "Know Thy Name" project. The EP is ill and features the Connecticut based hip-hop artist spitting fire over instrumentals from Allen Mikal, Don Scott, Jordeaux and Steeven. Peep the EP, as well as the first single from "Know Thy Name", below.



Jazz Spastiks - Move (ft. Apani B Fly)



Jazz Spastiks just put out some visuals for their track "Move", which features the always great Apani B Fly spitting over a smooth instrumental that has a real laid-back, summery vibe to it. The song is a cut off of the hip-hop production duo's album "The Product", which dropped back in April and is available to stream below.

Buckshot and P-Money - Flute (ft. Joey Badass and CJ Fly)



Buckshot (of the legendary Boot Camp Clik) and New Zealand based hip-hop producer P-Money just dropped some visuals for their song "Flute", which features Pro Era's Joey Badass and CJ Fly. The song is a cut off of Buckshot and P-Money's upcoming album "BackPack Travels", which is due out on July 24th via Dawn Raid / Dirty Records / Duck Down Music.

El Da Sensei - Try Again


El Da Sensei (from the legendary hip-hop group The Artifacts) is gearing up to drop a new 10" EP on Redefinition Records and decided to release the title track from the EP a few days back. The song is real ill and features the New Jeruz emcee spitting over a dope piano instrumental that had my head nodding the whole time. "Try Again" will feature three new vocal tracks as well as the instrumental versions of each and is set to drop on June 10, 2014. For now, peep the single and tracklisting below.
    
1) Try Again
2) Smoke To Me  
3) Last Round
4) Try Again (Instrumental)
5) Smoke To Me (Instrumental)
6) Last Round (Instrumental)

The Flan - Say This

The Flan - Say This (Real Hip-Hop)

The Flan is back yet again, this time with the track "Say This" which features the Brampton based hip-hop artist linking up with Boi-1da productions' producer @SevnThomas. The Flan's debut project is currently set for release sometime this summer.

Jurassic 5 - The Way We Do It



Jurassic 5 (consisting of emcees Chali 2na, Akil, Zaakir and Marc 7 as well as hip-hop producers DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist) just dropped a video for their first new track since they reunited a few months back. The song is called "The Way We Do It" and features the hip-hop collective doing their thing over a funky instrumental by the late Heavy D that similar in vibe to J5's older material. Dope shit.

Armond - Snooze Button III

Armond - Snooze Button III (Real Hip-Hop)

Ohio based hip-hop artist Armond comes through with his latest mixtape, "Snooze Button III", which features guest appearances from KamBINO, Selah the Corner, Taelor Gray and others. The mixtape is the first release of "Kairos Week", which celebrates the one year anniversary of when Armond dropped his album "Kairos." Peep the full tape below.

The Legion - For You



D.I.T.C. affiliates The Legion (consisting of Chucky Smash, Molecules and Cee-Low) are back yet again, this time with some visuals for their track "For You". The song is a cut from the hip-hop trio's "The Lost Tapes" album, which dropped today on Ill Adrenaline Records and features production from Buckwild, Showbiz, Confidence (of Rashad & Confidence) as well as The Legion themselves. Dope shit.

Skanks (of Bankai Fam) - The Shinigami Flowfessional

 Skanks (of Bankai Fam) - The Shinigami Flowfessional (Real Hip-Hop)

Skanks (5th Espada of the hip-hop collective Bankai Fam) just released his debut album, "The Shinigami Flowfessional", on Shinigamie Records yesterday and it's real dope. The project features guest appearances from Ruste Juxx, John Robinson, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Bankai Fam and others, production from Kyo Itachi, Azaia, Venom and Astronote as well as scratches from Venom, DJ Modesty and DJ Fastcut. I gave the album a good listen through today and can honestly say the whole thing is banging. Don't sleep on this one folks. Peep the full album below.

The Roots - ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (Review)

The Roots - And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (Review) (Real Hip-Hop)

"...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin" is the eleventh studio album by legendary hip-hop group The Roots. The album features guest appearances from Greg Porn, Dice Raw, Raheem DeVaughn and others with all production being handled by The Roots themselves. It was released on May 19, 2014 by Def Jam Recordings.

Cormega - Industry (prod. By Large Professor)

Cormega - Industry (prod. By Large Professor) (Real hip-hop)

Queensbridge emcee Cormega just dropped the first official single from his upcoming album "Mega Philosophy", which will be fully produced by legendary hip-hop producer Large Professor. The song is called "Industry" and finds Mega sharing his thoughts about the rap industry over an ill piano instrumental. "Mega Philosophy" is set to drop this July on Aura/Slimstyle Records and Red Line Music Distribution.

SkyBlew x Backdraft - Journeys In 1st Person

SkyBlew x Backdraft - Journeys In 1st Person (Real Hip-Hop)

Chapel Hill, NC hip-hop artist SkyBlew returns, this time with his collaborative album with upcoming producer Backdraft. The project is called "Journeys In 1st Person" and is full of positive rhymes and breezy instrumentals. Very dope album. Peep the lyric video for the single "The Green Ballons" as well as the full album below.



J. Rawls - Bills (ft. Masta Ace)

J Rawls - Bills (ft. Masta Ace) (Real Hip-Hop)

Veteran hip-hop producer J. Rawls comes through with the latest single from his upcoming album "The Legacy." The song is called "Bills" and features the Columbus, Ohio bred producer teaming up with hip-hop legend Masta Ace as both emcees rap about grinding for that paper to pay the bills over a jazzy Bombeardo instrumental. "The Legacy" is set to drop on June 10 and will feature appearances from Illa J, Oddisee, Wordsworth, Nottz Raw, Blueprint, JG the Juggernaut, P Blackk, Jean P, Driskill, Ms Sara D, Rashad, John Robinson, Ceezar, Lea Anderson and Keisha Soleil as well as production from Kev Brown, RASHAD, The Mighty DR, Rob Riley, Lakim and DJ O Sharp.

Jazz Spastiks - Move (ft. Apani B Fly) / Frequency (ft. Moka Only)

Jazz Spastiks - Move (ft. Apani B Fly) / Frequency (ft. Moka Only) (Real Hip-Hop)
Edinburgh, Scotland based production duo Jazz Spastiks come through with their latest 7'' Vinyl offering, which is comprised of two separate songs as well as a short instrumental bonus track on Side B. The first song, "Move", features legendary hip-hop artist Apani B Fly spitting over a smooth instrumental that should get you nodding your head right out of the gate. Side B delivers 2 tracks, with the first being "Frequency" and featuring Moka Only rhyming over an energetic beat while the second is a short bonus instrumental called "Tapedeck". The vinyl is limited to only 300 copies and is set to ship around June 23rd, 2014. Head on over to www.dustyplatter.bigcartel.com to preorder while it's still available.

Londn Blue - City Lights

Londn Blue - City Lights (Real Hip-Hop)

Londn Blue recently released the first single from his upcoming debut album "False Hope", which is set to drop some time later this summer. The song is called "City Lights" and features the Alabama based hip-hop artist kicking some introspective rhymes over a soulful instrumental. Very dope track. Peep it below.

Ruste Juxx - Off The Hinges (feat. Rock of Heltah Skeltah)



Crown Heights hip-hop artist Ruste Juxx comes through with some visuals for his track "Off The Hinges", which features the Boot Camp Clik emcee teaming up with Rockness Monsta (of Heltah Skeltah) over a crazy instrumental by VStheBEST. The song is a cut off of Ruste Juxx's sixth studio album "Ready to Juxx", which was fully produced by VStheBEST and features guest appearances from Chip Fu, Brother J, Rockness Monstah, Nutso, One Click Bang and Skanks The Rap Martyr (of Bankai Fam).

Awon and Dephlow - Dephacation



Virginia-based emcees Awon and Dephlow are back again, this time with a video for the title track from their recently released album "Dephacation". The song is produced by Portland, ME based hip-hop producer Phoniks and it's real nice. Peep the video above and then check out the full album below.

Raw Product - Now You Know (ft. Twizzy)



UK hip-hop duo Raw Product just dropped some visuals for the bonus track from their upcoming "Supplying The Demand" EP, which is set to drop on May 30th. The video is for the song "Now You Know" and features Mista Flix and guest emcee Twizzy rapping over a head nodding Stealf instrumental that has a strong boom-bap vibe to it. Dope shit.

The Cypher Effect (New Videos)



The Cypher Effect comes through with two new videos today, both of which are real nice. The first is for the track "Off The Meds", which is by EQ and features the Los Angeles based hip-hop artist spitting rhymes over a dope Al'Tarba instrumental. The second video for a track called "Flighted", which is also by an emcee coming out of Los Angeles, Spliff Hemingway. The song is ill and features Spliff teaming up with hip-hop vet Agallah Don Bishop over a head nodding Duke Westlake instrumental. Dope shit.

Tyrone - He Saves (produced by Croup)

Tyrone - He Saves (produced by Croup) (Real Hip-Hop)

Tyrone Moore comes through with his latest track "He Saves", which features the Gallery Drive emcee examining his relationship with Jesus Christ over a banger by German hip-hop producer Croup. The song is the first of many upcoming tracks from Tyrone, who plans on dropping an EP in August that will feature production from TallBlackGuy, Astronote, Wizard, The Futuristics, and S1.

G-Side - Gz II Godz (Album Review)

G-Side - Gz II Godz (Album Review) (Real Hip-Hop)

"Gz II Godz" is the latest album from Huntsville, AL hip-hop duo G-Side. The album features guest appearances from Mic Strange, Joi Tiffany, Kristmas and others and is produced entirely by The BlockBeattaz (with co-production on a few tracks from StackTrace and Blaque). It was released digitally on May 15, 2014 via the groups website at GSideMusic.com.

Talib Kweli - Violations (ft. Raekwon)

Talib Kweli - Violations (ft. Raekwon) (Real Hip-Hop)

 Talib Kweli comes through with some visuals for his track "Violations", which is one of my favorite cuts off of his stellar "Gravitas" album that dropped late last year. The song features Talib and Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon spitting fire over a head nodding Thaddeus Dixon instrumental. Doesn't get much better than this. Peep the video below.

Raekwon - Gamble (ft. Bodega Bamz and SpankJusBizness)

Raekwon - Gamble (ft. Bodega Bamz and SpankJusBizness) (Real Hip-Hop)

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon just posted up another track on the Ice H20 Records Soundcloud page, this time with the title "Gamble." The song features Raekwon sharing the mic with NY hip-hop artists Bodega Bamz and SpankJusBizness as all three emcees spit over an ill Scram Jones instrumental. Not sure if this will end up on "F.I.L.A." or somewhere else, but it's a dope track either way.

Awon and Dephlow - Real Hip Hop (Prod. by Phoniks)



Virginia-based emcees Awon and Dephlow come through with some visuals for their track "Real Hip-Hop", which is produced by Portland, ME producer Phoniks. The song is a cut off of the hip-hop trio's recently released album "Dephacation", which you can stream in full below.

Coalmine Records Presents: Unearthed (Mixed by DJ Revolution)

Coalmine Records Presents: Unearthed (Mixed by DJ Revolution)

Coalmine Record's is an indie hip-hop label out of Brooklyn, NY that just released a crazy compilation album to celebrate their ten years of independence. The album is called "Unearthed" and features contributions from both veteran and up-and-coming hip-hop artists such as Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, Large Professor, The Artifacts, Sean Price, Billy Danze (of M.O.P.) and many others as well as production from M-Phazes, Marco Polo, Ayatollah, Diamond D and others. The project was released yesterday (May 13th) as a double disc set which contains both a mixed version (arranged by DJ Revolution of The World Famous Wake Up Show) as well as an "Untagged Deluxe Edition." The "Untagged Deluxe Edition" will include three bonus cuts and will become available for digital download (along with the iTunes Deluxe Edition) on May 27th. Peep the tracklisting and full album stream below.

1) DJ Revolution - Unearthed (Intro)
2) Pharoahe Monch - Get Down (prod. by M-Phazes)
3) DJ Revolution - Bang This (Interlude)
4) One Dae - Bang This (prod. by Marco Polo)
5) DJ Revolution - Revolution's House (Interlude)
6) Big Noyd, Large Professor, Kool G Rap - Naturally Born (prod. by Ayatollah)
7) Blu (feat. MeLa Machinko) - Kiss the Sky (prod. by M-Phazes)
8) Royce da 5'9", Skillz & Diamond D - One for the Money (prod. by G-Squared)
9) El Da Sensei - Show Stoppa (prod. by DJ Devastate)
10) Apathy & Celph Titled - School for Scoundrels (prod. by Ayatollah)
11) Guilty Simpson & Small Pro (feat. DJ Revolution) - On the Run
12) DJ Revolution - Drop 'Em (Interlude)
13) The Rockness Monstah - Drop 'Em (prod. by BeanOne)
14) Rah Digga (feat. Fashawn & REKS) - Never Back Down (prod. by M-Phazes)
15) Torae - Real Talk (prod. by Young Cee)
16) Guilty Simpson & Small Pro (feat. Boldy James & Statik Selektah) - I'm the City
17) The Artifacts - Easter (prod. by Khrysis)
18) DJ Revolution - Land of the Crooks (Interlude)
19) Sean Price, Billy Danze & Maffew Ragazino (feat. DJ Babu) - Land of the Crooks (prod. by M-Phazes)
20) Blu & Nottz (feat. Nitty Scott, MC) - Boyz II Men
21) Most Confident (Interlude)
22) Create & Devastate (feat. Wildchild & MED) - Most Confident



9th Prince - California Dreaming (ft Ras Kass)



Wu-Tang Clan affiliate and founding member of Killarmy 9th Prince just released some visuals for the latest single from his upcoming album "Shaolin Prince". The song is called "California Dreaming" and features 9th Prince sharing the mic with West Coast hip-hop veteran Ras Kass as both emcees spit fire over a head nodding BP instrumental. Dope shit. "Shaolin Prince" is due out sometime in 2014.

Grindhouse Gang - Isolation (Prod. by Stoupe)



Grindhouse Gang (consisting of Mark Deez, Powder aka Casey Jones and Dr. iLL) dropped their second album, "3 Assassins", last month and if you haven't checked it out yet, make sure you do. Earlier today the group released some visuals for one of my favorite cuts off the album, "Isolation", which features the hip-hop trio spitting over a head nodding instrumental from legendary hip-hop producer Stoupe The Enemy of Mankind (formerly of Jedi Mind Tricks) as well as additional instruments from Badtape Music with cuts by The White Shadow of Norway. Peep the video above and then make sure to check out the full album below.

The Legion - Stereo (Confidence Remix)

The Legion - Stereo (Confidence Remix) (Real Hip-Hop)

D.I.T.C. affiliates The Legion (consisting of Chucky Smash, Molecules and Cee-Low) just released a remix of their track "Stereo", which was the first single from the Bronx hip-hop trio's upcoming "The Lost Tapes" album. The track is produced by Confidence (of Rashad & Confidence) and its just as dope as the original Buckwild produced track. "The Lost Tapes" is set to drop on May 20th via Ill Adrenaline Records.

E.R.A. - The Breeze Card Chronicles

E.R.A. - The Breeze Card Chronicles (Real Hip-Hop)

E.R.A. is back again, this time with his full "The Breeze Card Chronicles" EP. The project is dope and features the Atlanta based hip-hop artist doing this thing over a variety of instrumentals. Peep it below or head on over to his website to check out the rest of his discography.

Coops - Blessings (ft. Rexx)



UK rapper Coops delivers some visuals for the second single from his upcoming "Lost Souls" mixtape, following up the first single, "Chillin'", which dropped last month. The song is called "Blessings" and features the London based hip-hop artist sharing the mic with Rexx over a gritty instrumental with a strong 'golden era' feel to it. "Lost Souls" is set to be released on June 2, 2014.

Gospel Lee - Beautiful

Gospel Lee - Beautiful (Real Hip-Hop)

Oklahoma hip-hop artist Gospel Lee comes through with the first single from his upcoming "Beautiful Not Broken" album in the form of the track "Beautiful." The track is produced by German producer Zpu Zilla and it's real nice, with Gospel Lee kicking some meaningful rhymes over the soaring strings, horns and pianos of the instrumental. "Beautiful Not Broken" is set to drop on May 13th, with proceeds going to The American Cancer Society.

Granddad Woolly - The Vanilla Tape

Granddad Woolly - The Vanilla Tape (Real Hip-Hop)

Granddad Woolly is a 26 year old hip-hop artist coming out of Atlanta who dropped a project titled "The Vanilla Tape" back in late April. The production on the album is handled entirely by UK producer Vanilla and has a real nice 'golden era' vibe to it, complimenting the skillful rhymes and smooth flow of Granddad Woolly nicely. Peep it below.

Redman - Dunfiato



Redman comes through with some visuals for a quick freestyle titled "Dunfiato." The track is nice and showcases the hip-hop legends lyrical prowess over an ill instrumental that I know I've heard before, but can't place for some reason. The shits dope though and has definitely got me looking forward to both the upcoming "Muddy Waters Mixtape" as well as "Muddy Waters 2." Peep it above.

Big K.R.I.T. - Mt. Olympus (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. - Mt. Olympus (Video) (Real Hip-Hop)




Big K.R.I.T. just dropped some visuals for his track "Mt. Olympus", which is the first official single off of his upcoming sophomore album "Cadillactica." The song is absolute fire and features the Mississippi hip-hop artist ripping a cinematic instrumental that should definitely get you nodding your head. "Cadillactica" is set to be released this fall via Def Jam Recordings.

Shabaam Sahdeeq - Keepers of the Lost Art (Review)

Shabaam Sahdeeq - Keepers of the Lost Art (Review) (Real Hip-Hop)

"Keepers of the Lost Art" is the latest album from Brooklyn emcee Shabaam Sahdeeq. The album features guest appearances from Reks, Tragedy Khadafi, Skyzoo, Wais P, Sha Stimuli and others as well as production from Lewis Parker, Harry Fraud, DJ Skizz, DJ Dister and others. It was released on April 29, 2014 via Below System.

Merc Versus - Crispus Attucks (prod. by Falling Down)



Indiana hip-hop artist Merc Versus is back again, this time with some visuals for his recently released track "Crispus Attucks". The song features Merc Verses teaming up with Killarmy producer Falling Down and is a cut from their forthcoming project "Falling Down Presents Merc Verses - Entering Heaven Alive." Dope shit.

Babylon Warchild - Blind Swordsmen (ft. Solomon Childs and Starang Wondah)



Babylon Warchild (consisting of emcees Unknown Mizery, Fresco P, and K.D.B., emcee/producer Legitimate and cellist/producer Rumplestiltz) just dropped some visuals for their track "Blind Swordsmen." The song features the five man hip-hop crew teaming up with Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Solomon Childs and O.G.C. / B.C.C. emcee Starang Wondah over a head nodding Stiltz For BWC instrumental. Dope shit. Peep it above.

Awon and Dephlow - Dephacation (Produced by Phoniks)

Awon and Dephlow - Dephacation (Produced by Phoniks) (Real Hip-Hop)

Virginia-based emcees Awon and Dephlow team up with Portland, Maine producer Phoniks and deliver a real dope collaborative album titled "Dephacation." The project finds the hip-hop trio bringing back that vintage hip-hop feel over the course of ten bangers, with both emcees ripping every track and Phoniks holding down the production duties on all songs except one. Just like Awon and Phoniks' previous released "Return to the Golden Era", I'm pretty sure this project will end up in my upcoming Top Albums of 2014 list (just like the previously mentioned project ended up on my Top Albums of 2013 list). Don't sleep on this one folks. Peep it below.

Endemic Emerald - Calisthenics (ft. Tragedy Khadafi, Sav Killz and Bugsy da God)



UK hip-hop producer Endemic Emerald (formerly just Endemic) recently dropped some visuals for his track "Calisthenics", which features the legendary Tragedy Khadafi, All Elements emcee Sav Killz and Bugsy da God. The track is fire and is a cut off of his "Terminal Illness 2" project, which I listed as one of my top albums of 2013. "Terminal Illness 2" dropped back in December and featured guest appearances from Masta Killa, Roc Marciano, Cappadonna, Planet Asia, Hell Razah and a ton of other emcees. As far as Endemic Emerald himself goes, he was given the "Emerald" part of his name from hip-hop veteran Hell Razah and is now living in Brookyn NYC, where he is putting the finishing touches on a new EP entitled "Crown Royale." Check out the video above and also make sure to check out my full review of "Terminal Illness 2" before heading over to iTunes and copping the album.

Token - FreeVerseFridays #60

Token - FreeVerseFridays #60 (Real Hip-Hop)

Boston hip-hop artist Token returns, this time with the 60th entry in the FreeVerseFriday series by Lethal People One Day (which you can subscribe to here). The track is ill and features the 15-year-old emcee questioning himself and his dreams of becoming a rapper over a classic instrumental that should be recognized by most hip-hop fans. Peep the track below and then make sure to check out his remix to Eminem's "Rap God" as well.

C.M.J. - Hit 'Em With The Rap



Christopher Michael Jensen is a 27 year old hip-hop artist who recently dropped some visuals for his track "Hit 'Em With The Rap." The song is a cut off of his upcoming album, "CM Cool J", and features the Minneapolis emcee speed rapping over a bouncy MC Harv instrumental. "CM Cool J" is set to drop on May 22nd.

Juga-Naut - Time and Place



UK based hip-hop artist Juga-Naut comes through with the lead single from his upcoming debut album "Time & Place." The song is actually the title track from the album and features Juga-Naut doing his thing over a dope self-produced instrumental. "Time & Place" is set to be released sometime in either June or July of 2014. Peep the video above or you can download the track via the Soundcloud link below.

Iron Mic - The Mic Check


Iron Mic is an emcee/producer coming out of Buffalo, NY who recently dropped a dope EP titled "The Mic Check." The project is fully produced by Iron Mic himself, with features from DJ Optimus Prime, Marc Mostro and Steve0bvious, and with each track having an ill golden era of hip-hop vibe to it. Check it below.

Rock Mecca - One Man Gang

Rock Mecca - One Man Gang (Real Hip-hop)

Rock Mecca comes through with the second single from his upcoming sophomore release "Ironworld". The song is called "One Man Gang" and features the Queens, NY hip-hop artist kicking rhymes over an aggressive Jake Palumbo instrumental. "Ironworld" is set to be released sometime in 2014.

Blacktop Megaphone - Tall Tale Medicine Machine

Blacktop Megaphone - Tall Tale Medicine Machine (Real hip-hop)

Blacktop Megaphone returns, this time with his debut album "Tall Tale Medicine Machine." The album is a collaborative hip-hop project bringing together 20 instrumentalists as well as 5 vocalists/lyricists (including Denmark Vessey, Kami de Chukwu, Rico Sisney & Tyler Berg as well as Chicago soul vocalist Angele Anise), and puts them over "an orchestrally infused multi-genre chamber ensemble." The project also features vocalist Joie Rainbeau, who is featured on a few tracks and helps to tie the whole thing together, while Blacktop Megaphone acts as composer, producer and curator. Peep it below

Abstract Rude - Kan Of Whoop Ass



Rhymesayers emcee Abstract Rude comes through with some visuals for the first single from his upcoming LP, "Keep The Feel: A Legacy Of Hip Hop Soul." The video is for the track "Kan Of Whoop Ass" and is produced by Kenny Segal with cuts by DJ Drez. Dope shit.

Substance Abuse - Three Sheets to the Wind (feat. Sadat X)



Substance Abuse (consisting of emcees Eso Tre and Subz) just dropped some new visuals for their track "Three Sheets to the Wind", which features the Los Angeles hip-hop duo teaming up with the legendary Sadat X. The song is ill and is a cut from their "Background Music" LP that came out back in late 2012, which you can cop below.

Napoleon (of Wu-Syndicate) - All Seeing Eye



Wu-Tang affiliate Napoleon follows up the release of his "Hate" video a few weeks back with some visuals for another track, "All Seeing Eye." The song is real ill and features the Wu-Syndicate emcee rhyming over an smooth instrumental that's definitely got my nodding my head. I'm not sure if "All Seeing Eye" is going to end up on his upcoming "Ring of Power" project or if it will end up somewhere else. Either way, the track is real dope. "Ring of Power" will feature Jim Jones, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Pusha T and others and is set to drop later this year.