The AbSoulJah - Dim The Light (Review)

The AbSoulJah - Dim The Light (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Dim The Light" is the latest album from Queens, NY hip-hop artist The AbSoulJah. The album features guest appearances from Streets Good, HalfaBrick, Spicco and Angry Man as well as production from JFX Productions, Ugly Tony, Keko Beats, DJ Simsima and many others. It was released on January 8, 2014 via Team Thoro Music.

Fel Sweetenberg and DJ Brans - The Invisible Garden (Review)

Fel Sweetenberg and DJ Brans - The Invisible Garden (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"The Invisible Garden" is the latest album from Dirt Platoon's unofficial third member, Fel Sweetenberg. The album features guest appearances from Almighty and Dirt Platoon and is fully produced by French hip-hop producer DJ Brans. It was released on April 21, 2014 via Effiscienz.

The Cypher Effect (S3/E6) and Mic Check



The Cypher Effect comes through with the latest installation of its freestyle sessions, this time featuring verses from Shaxe Oriah, Babydownn, R-Cade, Slo Mo, Mush Mouf, Fatcat, Kahlee and Uptown Swuite spitting over an Off-Balance instrumental. The second video is a Mic Check session for NoEarth, who performs his track "Lift Me Up" off of his upcoming "Hunter Erf Thompson" album.




EK - Nightmares Of The Kennedys (Single)

Ek - Nightmares Of The Kennedys (Essence of Hip-Hop)

Boston hip-hop artist Daniel "EK" Ibeh comes through with his latest track "Nightmares of the Kennedys", which is a promo track for his upcoming "Hands Of Time" EP. The song is described as an "abstract walk through African American reality" and is produced by Bueffard Mallary. Dope shit. Peep it below.




Brother Beatbox - Vol. III (Review)

Brother Beatbox - Vol. III (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Vol. III" is the latest album from UK hip-hop producer Brother Beatbox. The album features guest appearances from Deeflux, Rebels To The Grain, Joker Starr, Lakai and many others and is fully produced by Brother Beatbox himself. It is set to be released on June 30, 2014 via De Facto Entertainment.

Londn Blue - Stars (Single)

Londn Blue - Stars (Essence of Hip-Hop)

Alabama emcee Londn Blue is back yet again, this time with a laid back cut named "Stars". The song is real nice and features Londn spitting some honest and personal rhymes over an atmospheric self-produced instrumental. The verse on this was song originally going to end up on the "Intro" to his upcoming "False Hope" album, but it ended up not making the final cut. "False Hope" is set to drop later this summer.



Buckshot and P-Money - BackPack Travels (Review)

Buckshot and P-Money - Backpack Travels (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Backpack Travels" is a collaborative album between Boot Camp Clik / Black Moon emcee Buckshot and New Zealand based hip-hop producer P-Money. The album features guest appearances from Steele (of Smif-N-Wessun), Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Raz Fresco and others and is fully produced by P-Money himself. It was released on June 24, 2014 via Dirty Records / Dawn Raid Records / Duck Down Music.

Awon and Dephlow - Dephacation (Review)

Awon and Dephlow - Dephacation (Review) (Real Hip-Hop)

"Dephacation" is a collaborative album between Newport News, VA emcees Awon and Dephlow and Portland hip-hop producer Phoniks. The album features a guest appearance from Tiff The Gift as well as production from F Draper, but mostly the entire project is produced by Phoniks himself. It was released on May 6, 2014 via Sergent Records.

Merc Versus - This World Don't Love Me


Indiana hip-hop artist Merc Versus returns with the latest single from his upcoming "Magnetic" album. The song is called "This World Don't Love Me" and features Merc teaming up with T.J. Hooks over a dope instrumental by Trilian. "This World Don't Love Me" is the third release from "Magnetic", following up the Blue Sky Black Death produced  "The Program" that dropped a few weeks back.

C.Shreve the Professor - Summer Random (Video)



C.Shreve the Professor is gearing up to release his "Summer Ransom" album on July 7th and recently dropped a new video for the title track off of the project. The song is produced by UK hip-hop producer Handbook and it has a nice laidback feel to it, with C.Shreve trying to have the summer on lock while flowing smoothly over the beat. Dope shit. Check it out above.

7th Chakra - Free Me (ft. Supastition)

7th Chakra - Free Me (ft. Supastition) (Essence of Hip-Hop)

Fredericksburg, VA emcee 7th Chakra just dropped his latest track, "Free Me", and its real dope. The song features the 18 year old hip-hop artist teaming up with North Carolina spitter Supastition as both emcees kick some inspirational rhymes over a beautiful instrumental that should definitely get you nodding your head. Peep it below.



Ab-Soul - These Days... (Album Review)

Ab-Soul - These Days... (Essence of hip-hop)

"These Days..." is third studio album from TDE hip-hop artist Ab-Soul. The album features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, SZA , Lupe Fiasco and others as well as production from Purity Ring, Tae Beast, Sounwave, J. Cole and others. It was released on June 24, 2014 via Top Dawg Entertainment.

Azaia - Re-Animations (Album Review)


"Re-Animations" is the debut album from French hip-hop producer Azaia. The album features guest appearances from Dirt Platoon, John Robinson, Blu, Reks, Nine, Skanks and many others and is fully produced by Azaia himself. It was released on April 28, 2014 via Marvel Records.

Injury Reserve - "Cooler Colors"

Injury Reserve - "Cooler Colors" (Essence of Hip-Hop)

Hip-hop trio Injury Reserve (consisting of emcees Ritchie with a T and Stepa J Groggs along with producer Parker Corey) come through with their debut EP, "Cooler Colors." I gave the project a good listen today and it's really dope, with Ritchie with a T and Stepa J Groggs rapping about a variety of topics over a handful of relatively mellow instrumentals. Peep it below.




El Gant - Beast Academy (Album Review)

El Gant - Beast Academy (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Beast Academy" is the latest full length album from NYC hip-hop artist El Gant. The album features guest appearances from Torae, El Da Sensei, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Ill Bill and others and is fully produced by JOAT (Jack Of All Trades). It was released on June 10, 2014 via Diamond Media 360 / Rule By Secrecy.

Ka and Preservation - 1200 B.C. (Review)

Ka and Preservation - 1200 B.C. (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"1200 B.C." is a collaborative EP between Brownsville emcee Ka and hip-hop producer Preservation. The album features a guest appearance from Roc Marciano and is fully produced by Preservation himself. I'm not sure on the exact release date, but I know it was made available for order over on Ka's website just a few days back.

Skyzoo and Torae - Barrel Brothers (Album Review)

Skyzoo and Torae - Barrel Brothers (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Barrel Brothers" is the first collaborative album between Brooklyn hip-hop artists Skyzoo and Torae. The album features guest appearances from Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, Sha Stimuli, Blu and others as well as production from Illmind, Black Milk, DJ Premier, Oh No and others. It was released on May 27, 2014 via First Generation Rich Inc / Internal Affairs Ent / Loyalty Digital Corp / EMPIRE Recordings.

Paranormal - Vendetta Doctrine



Queens emcee Paranormal just dropped some visuals for the first single and title track from his album "Vendetta Doctrine", which dropped back in 2013. The song is real dope and features Paranormal spitting some politically charged rhymes (similar in style to NY hip-hop artist Immortal Technique or UK wordsmith Apex Zero) over a hard ass instrumental. Peep the video and then cop the album on iTunes if you like what you hear.

DJ Tekwun - Pay Attention (ft Pudgee tha Phat Bastard)



DJ Tekwun teams up with Pudgee tha Phat Bastard and ERox (of Gravity Movement) for the first single from his upcoming album "Cassette Music." The song is called "Pay Attention" and it's banging, with everyone on here just ripping a head nodding boom-bap instrumental. "Cassette Music" is set to feature hip-hop legends Sadat X and Ed O.G. as well as others and should be dropping in the near future. For now, peep the video above.

Swollen Members - Brand New Day (Album Review)

Swollen Members - Brand New Day (Album Review) (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Brand New Day" is the latest album from Vancouver based hip-hop group Swollen Members. The album features no guest appearances and is produced entirely by Rob the Viking (with a few co-production credits from C-Lance). It is set to be released on June 17, 2014 via Battle Axe Records.

El Da Sensei - Try Again EP (Review)

 El Da Sensei - Try Again EP (Review) (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Try Again" is the latest EP from New Jersey emcee El Da Sensei (who is one half of the legendary hip-hop crew The Artifacts for those that don't know). El holds the entire EP down solo vocally, but the project does feature production from Joc Max, D Smooth and House Shoes as well as some scratches by Damu The Fudgemunk. It was released on June 10, 2014 via Redefinition Records.

Raf Almighty and DJ Brans - G.T.F.O.M.Y. (Review)

Raf Almighty and DJ Brans - G.T.F.O.M.Y. (Review) (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"G.T.F.O.M.Y." is the debut solo album from Dirt Platoon emcee and Baltimore hip-hop artist Raf Almighty. The album features guest appearances from Snook Da Crook, Wyld Bunch, Skanks, Fel Sweetenberg and others as well as production from Mil, Sir Williams (from Union Blak) and Fel Sweetenberg, but mostly all production is handled by DJ Brans (who is a hip-hop producer out of France). "G.T.F.O.M.Y." was released on June 9, 2014 via the Effiscienz label.
 

Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog EP

Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog EP (Essence of Hip-Hop)

So this is kind of interesting. There is an EP currently circulating around the internet by an artist named Your Old Droog that sound suspiciously like hip-hop legend Nas. No really. Listen for yourself. The EP features Your Old Droog rapping over some dope instrumentals by El RTNC, DJ Skizz and Droog himself, but its the vocals that are the real star of the show here. There is discussion on a few hip-hop forums (such as /r/hiphopheads over on Reddit as well as on TheColi) debating if this is actually Nas or not. My thoughts? If he isn't Nas, then he is really good at impersonating him. Post your thoughts below.




The Horror Show - The Ludovico Treatment



Hip-hop duo The Horror Show (consisting of emcees/producers Decibel Grand and JonCozy) is back, this time with some visuals for their track "The Ludovico Treatment." The song is dope and features both Decibel and JonCozy rapping about their feelings on society over a real dark JonCozy production. "The Ludovico Treament" is a track off of The Horror Show's debut album, "Viddy The Horror Show", which you can cop now over on iTunes.

Sim-E - Sole Progression (ft. Roc Marciano)

Sim-E - Sole Progression (ft. Roc Marciano) (Essence of Hip-Hop)

Brooklyn hip-hop artist Sim-E comes through with the first single from his upcoming "Sim-City" project, which is his second release and his first solo LP. The track is called "Sole Progression" and it's fire, featuring Sim-E sharing the mic with hip-hop veteran Roc Marciano over a crazy instrumental thats definitely got me nodding my head. "Sim-City" is set to drop in July of 2014 and will feature guest appearances from Roc Marciano, Smif-N-Wessun, Prince Po, Planet Asia, Chance Infinite, Strong Arm Steady, and others. Peep the single and the tracklisting below.

Tracklist:
01. Intro Feat Shabaam Sahdeeq
02. Sole Progression Feat Roc Marciano
03. Paramedixxx (Keep It Goin Remix) Feat Smif-N-Wessun
04. Bang^2 Feat Planet Asia, Chace Infinite, MeccaGodzilla, & Prince Po
05. Heatstroke Feat Strong Arm Steady
06. Yo Mama (Snap Break)
07. Believin’
08. Alright Feat Sean Price
09. Tired Feat Sadat X
10. Hazin’ (Smoke Break) Feat Olu
11. Str8 Outta...Feat Rahsaan (aka DJ Fly Guy) & Ruste Juxx
12. Cry Feat Rock (Of Heltah Skeltah), Torae, & Quelle Chris
13. Outro (WAR Break) Feat W.A.R Media



The Cypher Effect - Abstract Rude (Mic Check)



Abstract Rude stopped by The Cypher Effect and performed a mix of songs as part of his Mic Check session. The first song is called "World With No Music", which is a cut off of Infinite Wizdom's "Herb & Legendz" album. Next up is "Just Do It", which is actually a Namek song that features Abstract Rude and is off of his "Desiny" LP. The final song is "Optical Conclusions", which is a cut by The Cloaks (Awol One and Gel Roc) that features Abstract and is off of their "The Cloaks" project. Peep the video above and make sure to keep an eye out for Abstract Rude's upcoming "Keep The Feel: A Legacy Of Hip Hop Soul" LP, which should be dropping later this year.

Kid Vishis - Timing is Everything (Album Review)

Kid Vishis - Timing is Everything (Album Review) (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Timing is Everything" is the debut album from Detroit hip-hop artist Kid Vishis. The album features a guest appearance from Royce da 5'9'' (who is Kid Vishis' older brother) as well as production from Mr Porter, Chase Moore, Nick Zervos and Nemisis. It is set to be released on July 22, 2014 via Seven 13 Entertainment.

Canibus - Fait Accompli (Album Review)

Canibus - Fait Accompli (Album Review) (Essence of Hip-Hop)

"Fait Accompli" is the latest album from veteran hip-hop artist Canibus. The album features guest appearances from Tragedy Khadafi, Killah Priest, Kurupt, Ras Kass, Crooked I and others and is fully produced by JP Beats. It was released on June 10, 2014 via RBC Records.

Fab Soares - Nostalgia

Fab Soares - Nostalgia (Real Hip-Hop)

Fab Soares returns with another hot track, this time featuring the London based hip-hop artist spitting some reflective rhymes over a crazy Canis Major production. The track is called "Nostalgia" and it's real ill, with Fab Soares flowing effortlessly over the dreamy flute instrumental. I'm not exactly sure where this one is going to end up, but it's real nice so don't sleep. Peep it below.




Taiyamo Denku and Dcypha - Ice Cold (ft. Kool G Rap and Vinnie Paz)

DCypha - Ice Cold (ft. Kool G Rap, Vinnie Paz and Taiyamo Denku) (Real Hip-Hop)

"Ice Cold" is the lead single from an upcoming collaboration album between Wisconsin emcee Taiyamo Denku and Australian hip-hop producer Dcypha titled "SUPERNATURAL". The single is real nice and features Taiyamo sharing the mic with legendary Queens emcee Kool G Rap and Jedi Mind Tricks / Army of the Pharoahs rapper Vinnie Paz over a darker Dcypha instrumental. "SUPERNATURAL" is set to drop on June 25, 2014 and will feature appearances from hip-hop veterans such as KRS One, Sadat X, Tragedy Khadafi and many others. In the meantime, peep the single below.



Real Life Click - Keep It Live (ft. Add-2)

Real Life Click - Keep It Live (ft. Add-2) (Real Hip-Hop)

"Keep It Live" is the first single from the upcoming collaborative EP between The Real Life Click (Ang P and MIZ) and hip-hop producer Know Life. The song is definitely a banger and has Ang P and MIZ teaming up with JAMLA emcee Add-2 as all three rappers spit fire over a head nodding instrumental by Know Life. Top it all off with DJ Absurd's ill scratching on the hook and you've got a winner. "Keep It Live" will appear on Real Life Click's "SANGVIS REGVM: Blood of Kings" EP, which hopefully drops sometime soon. Peep the track below.



Tayyib Ali - Do It (High School Dropout)



Philadelphia based hip-hop artist Tayyib Ali recently signed with All Def Music and decided to drop some visuals for his track "Do It (High School Dropout)" just a few days back. The song is real dope and features Tayyib rhyming about his career in the rap industry leading up to this point as well as about what he has planned for the future over a soulful Teddy Roxpin instrumental. Peep the video above and then check out his last project, "Keystone State of Mind", below.



Apani B Fly - Number 1 Sound (prod by DJ Spinna)

Apani B Fly - Number 1 Sound (prod by DJ Spinna) (Real Hip-Hop)

Queens emcee Apani B Fly comes through with her latest banger, "Number 1 Sound", which is produced by legendary hip-hop producer DJ Spinna. The song is definitely dope and follows up the video Apani recently released with the Jazz Spastiks for their track "Move". Check back later this month when the video for "Number 1 Sound" drops. Until then, enjoy the stream below.




The Jazz Jousters - Digging Deep (Instrumental Album)

The Jazz Jousters - Digging Deep (Instrumental Album) (Real Hip-Hop)

The Jazz Jousters is a hip-hop production collective who came together and dropped an instrumental album, titled "Diggin Deep", just last month. The album is a tribute to the legendary pianist John Hicks (of the Jazz Messengers) and it's fire the whole way through, with the project featuring a variety of head nodding boom-bap instrumentals centered around the works of John Hicks. "Diggin Deep" features production from Oldy Clap Recordz, Es-K, B3NBi and many others. Peep it below.



Abstract Rude - I Lived In A Time



Abstract Rude comes through with the second single from his upcoming "Keep The Feel: A Legacy Of Hip Hop Soul" LP, following up last months "Kan Of Whoop Ass". The single is called "I Lived In A Time" and features the Rhymesayers emcee rapping about being a veteran in this hip-hop shit over a crazy DJ Remode instrumental that flips the same sample that Dan the Automator used in Deltron's "Turbulence" track. Very dope song.

Cappadonna - Vegan (ft. Turnpike Ike and Amar Divine)



Wu-Tang Clan's Cappadonna dropped a video a few days back for the second single off of his upcoming "Hook Off" album and it's pretty dope. The song is called "Vegan" and features Cappa sharing the mic with Turnkpike Ike and Amar Divine over an instrumental by Virginia based hip-hop producer J Clyde. I'm not really feelin' the beat too much (maybe it will grow on me), but the rhymes sound pretty good over it.

Costin Thampikutty - Rough Draft

Costin Thampikutty - Rough Draft (Real Hip-Hop)

Costin Thampikutty is a hip-hop artist coming out of The Bronx who just dropped his mixtape, "Rough Draft", a few days back. The project is pretty ill and features Costin spitting some introspective rhymes over a variety of instrumentals. If you are interested you can check out more in-depth information about the project (mission, notes, lyrics, credits) on Costin's website.



Kid Vishis - Talk Behind My Back



Royce da 5'9"s little brother Kid Vishis just dropped some visuals for his track "Talk Behind My Back", which is the first official video from his upcoming debut album "Timing is Everything." The song is pretty dope and features the Detroit based hip-hop artist addressing the haters over a very energetic Chase Moore instrumental. "Timing is Everything" will feature production from Shady's Mr. Porter, Australia's Chase Moore of the Californian production duo Hippie Sabotage, New Jersey's Nemisis as well as Canadian Nick Zervos and is set to drop on July 22nd through Seven 13 Entertainment.

Bars in the Booth (Session 4) - A.G.



DJ Premier comes through with the fourth session of his "Bars In The Booth" web series and it's just as dope as the others. This session features hip-hop legend A.G. (of D.I.T.C. and 'Showbiz & A.G.') ripping a head nodding Primo production. Hit up Premier's Youtube channel if you are interested in the other sessions, which include freestyles from Papoose, Dres (of Black Sheep) and Jakk Frost.

Spok Beats - Lions9 (Instrumental Album)

Spok Beats - Lions9 (Instrumental Album) (Real Hip-Hop)

Spok Beats is a hip-hop producer coming out of Southern Cali who recently released his instrumental album, "Lions9", back on May 24th and it's real dope. The album features a variety of instrumentals, from gritty boom-bap bangers to more jazzy productions and everything in between. In fact, Spok Beats describes the project as an "album that ranges from hip hop to dub and a lot of live instruments." If you are looking for some ill hip-hop production with some experimental sounds thrown in, make sure you peep the album below.



Injury Reserve - How Bout You



Hip-hop trio Injury Reserve (consisting of emcees Ritchie with a T and Stepa J Groggs along with producer Parker Corey) are back yet again, this time with the a satirical piece in the form of the track "How Bout You." The song features Ritchie with a T and Stepa J Groggs kicking some tongue-in-cheek rhymes about the negative aspects of hip-hop culture over a dope self-produced instrumental. "How Bout You" will appear on the groups "The Cooler Colors EP", which is set to drop on June 18.

Willie The Kid - Azure Ambitions (ft. S-Class Sonny and Boldy James)

Willie The Kid - Azure Ambitions (ft. S-Class Sonny and Boldy James) (Real hip-hop)

Willie the Kid links up with S-Class Sonny and Boldy James over a breezy Rax Beatz instrumental that sounds similar in vibe to some of the tracks off of the Michigan based hip-hop artists stellar "Aquamarine" project. I'm not sure where this one is going to end up, but the track is real dope and has me hoping he will be announcing a new project soon. In the meantime, make sure to check out some of Willie's other recent projects ("Aquamarine" and "The Living Daylights), both of which are straight fire.



YC the Cynic - Night Thoughts



Bronx, NY hip-hop artist YC the Cynic comes through with some visuals for his track "Night Thoughts", which is a cut that was originally set to be featured on his "Good Morning, Midnight" project that dropped back in 2012. The video is pretty crazy, with YC spitting rhymes over a darker Yuri Beats instrumental while a girl is stalked in her home by demons. Peep the visuals above and then check out the full "Good Morning, Midnight" project below.

Canibus - Historic (ft Kurupt, Ras Kass, Killah Priest and Tragedy Khadafi)

Canibus - Historic

Canibus just dropped the latest single from his upcoming "Fait Accompli" album in the form of the track "Historic." The song is notable as being the first new Four Horsemen single in quite a while, with Canibus teaming up with West Coast hip-hop veterans Kurupt and Rass Kass as well as one of my favorite Wu-Tang affiliates Killah Priest. Bis also takes it a step further and adds QB legend Tragedy Khadafi into the mix as all five emcees spit fire over a softer instrumental than I was expecting, but it's still dope. "Fait Accompli" is set to drop on June 10, 2014 and is currently available for preorder over on Amazon and iTunes.



Blu and Nottz - Boyz II Men (feat. Nitty Scott, MC) (Diamond D Remix)

Blu and Nottz - Boyz II Men (feat. Nitty Scott, MC) (Diamond D Remix) (Real Hip-Hop)

D.I.T.C. member and legendary hip-hop producer Diamond D comes through with a remix of Blu & Nottz' 2013 banger "Boyz II Men", which features Nitty Scott, MC. The track is featured on the iTunes Deluxe Edition of Coalmine Records' ten year anniversary compilation "Unearthed" in addition to the CD and vinyl edition of Blu & Nottz' "Gods in the Spirit" EP, which dropped back in 2013.

Coops - So Cold (ft Benny Banks and Sophie Faith)



23-year old UK hip-hop artist Coops just dropped his heavily anticipated "Lost Souls" mixtape yesterday and follows it up today with some visuals for the cut "So Cold." The song showcases the darker sound of the mixtape nicely, with Coops teaming up with North London emcee Benny Banks and vocalist Sophie Faith over a gritty hip-hop banger that is one of my favorites on the album. If you are feelin' the video, make sure you check out the full "Lost Souls" project as well.

P.A.T. Junior - Just Because (Deux) (feat. ABIV)

P.A.T. Junior - Just Because (Deux) (feat. ABIV) (Real Hip-Hop)

P.A.T. Junior is a hip-hop artist hailing from Raleigh, NC that just came through with the second installment from his "Just Because" single series, this one being titled "Just Because (Deux)." The track is real nice and features P.A.T. spitting some honest rhymes over a smooth Metronomiks instrumental while Oceanside, CA singer ABIV provides the hook. Check it below.

Fel Sweetenberg - The End of the Book (ft. Dirt Platoon)



Fel Sweetenberg just dropped some visuals for his track "The End Of The Book" a few days ago, with the track being one of my favorites off of his "The Invisible Garden" album. The song features Fel teaming up with Baltimore hip-hop duo Dirt Platoon over an ill DJ Brans instrumental with cuts by Dj Djaz. "The Invisible Garden" dropped back in April and is available for stream below. Make sure you check it out if you get a chance.

50 Cent - Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win (Review)

50 Cent - Animal Ambition (Review) (Real Hip-Hop)

"Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win" is the fifth studio album by Queens hip-hop artist 50 Cent. The album features guest appearances from Jadakiss, Prodigy, Styles P, Trey Songz and others as well as production from Dr. Dre, Jake One, Frank Dukes and others. It was released on June 3, 2014 via G-Unit Records, Caroline Records and Capitol Records.

JusTalu - In My Mind EP

JusTalu - In My Mind EP (Real Hip-Hop)

JusTalu is a hip-hop artist coming out of Germantown, MD that dropped a dope EP entitled "In My Mind" just a few days ago. The EP features guest appearances from Dtektt and El Ay as well as production from Dtektt, Kelly Portis, 3point and others. I gave it a good listen today and its real nice, with JusTalu spitting fire over a variety of head nodding instrumentals with a sort of modernized boom-bap feel. Peep it below.

Jason Anthony - WusGood/Curious (Remix)

Jason Anthony - WusGood/Curious (Jason Anthony Remix) (Real Hip-Hop)

Jason Anthony (formerly Jay Sinificance) just dropped the first single from a remix series that he is beginning in preparation for his upcoming mixtape, "#StuffedPapayas." The song is a reworking of PartyNextDoor's track "Wus Good / Curious" and sets the tone of the project, which will be a mix of hip-hop, EDM and experimental music. Check it out below.

Dee Gunnz - Autograph (ft. Cee the Scholar)



R.E.A.L Music hip-hop artist Dee Gunnz comes through with some visuals for his track "Autograph", which features Dee sharing the mic with Cee the Scholar over a head nodding instrumental. The track is a cut off of the Virginia based emcees "December Black Illusion" album, which you can stream below if you are diggin' the video.

Coops - Lost Soul

Coops - Lost Soul (Real Hip-Hop)

UK hip-hop artist Coops just dropped his heavily anticipated "Lost Souls" mixtape and it's definitely a banger. The project is 17 tracks of straight spittin' over gritty boom-bap instrumentals and features guest appearances from Black The Ripper, Benny Banks, Rexx, Sophie Faith and others. If you were feeling the videos for "Chillin" and "Blessings", then you are going to love this. Peep it below. Don't sleep!

A June and J Beat - No Brochures (ft. SkyBlew and Faith Langley)


South Korea/Colombia hip-hop producers A June and J Beat come through with a single off of their "Spring Love" album and its real dope. The song is called "No Brochures" and features North Carolina emcee SkyBlew and Pop/R&B singer Faith Langley doing their thing over a jazzy instrumental that is perfect for a summer day. "Spring Love" features guest verses from SkyBlew, Faith Langley, Substantial, Richard Raw, Landon Wordswell and Jeff Bernat and is available for stream below.

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C.Shreve the Professor - My Hemisphere

C.Shreve the Professor - My Hemisphere (Real Hip-Hop)

C.Shreve the Professor returns, this time with the latest single form his upcoming album "Summer Ransom." The song is called "My Hemisphere" and is produced by UK hip-hop producer iLe Flottante. If you like what you hear, make sure you also check out the first single and title track from the project, which I linked below. "Summer Ransom" is set to drop July 7, 2014.




Doc Verbz - Forgive Me

Doc Verbz - Forgive Me (Real Hip-Hop)

Doc Verbz is a hip-hop artist coming out of North Carolina who dropped the first single from his upcoming album "The God Honest Truth" a few days back. The song is called "Forgive Me" and it's real nice, with Doc Verbz kicking some introspective rhymes over a smooth Fearless Young instrumental. Peep it below.

The Cypher Effect - MIC Check and New Music Video



The Cypher Effect comes through with two new videos for the week, with the first being a MIC Check and the other being a new music video from JP The Diesel. First up is the MIC Check for Tha Ynoe, who performs his track "Alkahol Abuse" which features the LA based hip-hop artist spitting about (you guessed it) alcohol abuse over a head nodding instrumental. Next up is some visuals for JP The Diesel's track "I Am Warhol", which features the Cali-based emcee sharing the mic with Kennedy Ward over an energetic Michael Guzman instrumental.