Showing posts with label Album. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Album. Show all posts

Flip - Reflections (Album)

Flip - Reflections (Album)

Austrian hip-hop producer Flip just released his album "Reflections" on February 17th and it's really good. The album features guest appearances from AG (of DITC), EDO. G, Killah Priest, Guilty Simpson, Kev Brown, LMNO, Tragic Allies and many others with all production (and some of the scratching as well) being handled by Flip himself. I'm not quite sure what my favorite track is just yet, but "Dreaming" with AG is definitely getting a lot of play and has been since the video dropped. Anyways, make sure you peep the album stream below then head on over iTunes and cop the full album if you are feelin' it.



The Jazz Jousters - Locations: Germany (Instrumental Album)

The Jazz Jousters - Locations: Germany (Instrumental Album)

Hip-hop production crew The Jazz Jousters return with the latest entry in their "Locations" compilation series, this time with all of the instrumentals using German jazz samples. As usual, the production is really dope and kept me nodding my head the entire time. After peeping the project, make sure to check out their Italy, Japan and Brazil tribute albums as well, all of which dropped last year and are just as nice as this entry. Next up: Nigeria.



Lifetime & S.I. - From The Hart (Album)

Lifetime & S.I. - From The Hart (Album)

"From The Hart" is the debut album from Long Island, NY duo L.I.F.E.T.I.M.E. & S.I. The album features guest appearances from Blaq Poet, Cyrus Malachi, Sha Stimuli, Phoenix Da Icefire and D Fabs and is produced entirely by UK hip-hop producer Endemic Emerald. Endemic never disappoints on the production tip and he surely doesn't here, coming through with a ton of head nodding instrumentals centered around that "golden era" sound. As far as the rhymes go, the album is just as nice as the production, with L.I.F.E.T.I.M.E. and S.I. both kicking some heartfelt and personal rhymes while touching on a variety of topics throughout the projects 12 tracks. Peep the album below.



Allen Poe x Jay Elly - Rap Related (Album)

Allen Poe x Jay Elly - Rap Related (Album)

"Rap Related" is a collaborative EP from Kentucky rapper Allen Poe and Lexington emcee Jay Elly that just dropped yesterday over on the groups Soundcloud page. The project is dope and features Allen Poe and Jay Elly rhyming over production from The Audible Doctor, DJ Wellblended and Balloonz. Peep it below.



Fab Soares - Nothing But Rhymes (Album)

Fab Soares - Nothing But Rhymes (Album)

Fab Soares just dropped his "Nothing But Rhymes" EP back on January 12, 2015 and it's really dope. I gave the EP a good listen today and I'm feelin' every track on here, with the London rapper spitting fire over a variety of classic instrumentals that should definitely get you nodding your head. Don't sleep on this one folks.



I.Am.Tru.Starr - Eat.Pray.Dilla EP

I.Am.Tru.Starr - Eat.Pray.Dilla EP

I.Am.Tru.Starr is an independent hip-hop artist hailing from Rochester, NY who dropped a crazy EP, "Eat.Pray.Dilla", back in November of 2014. The EP is the first release from I.Am.Tru.Starr and his One.Nation.Under.Art collective and was inspired by the late, great J. Dilla himself. I gave the project a listen earlier today and was really liking what I heard, which is not surprising since the EP has earned support from Toney Smith, Ma Dukes and The J Dilla foundation. Peep it below and then make sure to send any donations via PayPayl to The J Dilla Foundation at yanceymaureen@yahoo.com.



The Jazz Jousters - Locations: Italy (Instrumental Album)


Hip-hop production crew The Jazz Jousters are back with the latest entry in their "Locations" compilation series, this time with the focus being on sampling the music of Italy and turning it into crazy hip-hop instrumentals. This edition dropped back on December 20, 2014 and is the third entry in the series, following their Japan and Brazil tribute albums that dropped earlier in 2014. As should be expected by now, the production is very smooth and jazzy and is sure to keep your head nodding the entire time. Peep it below.



Ed Rowe x Sleep Sinatra x Concept - Concentrated Forces (Album)

Ed Rowe x Sleep Sinatra x Concept - Concentrated Forces (Album)

"Concentrated Forces" is a collaborative EP between Atlanta word-smith Ed Rowe, Nebraska rapper Sleep Sinatra and New Zealand based hip-hop producer Concept that dropped back on December 20, 2014 via Essenchill Records. I gave the project a good listen earlier today and it's really nice, with both Ed Rowe and Sleep Sinatra touching on a variety of topics over beautiful, boom-bap inspired production from Concept. The beats are soulful and the rhymes are potent, with some tracks featuring socially conscious rhymes while others find Ed Rowe and Sleep Sinatra just straight spitting. The only bad thing about the EP is that it's just so short, featuring only five full tracks and a quick instrumental outro from Concept that just left me wanting more. Hopefully these guys collaborate more in the future since I think I've had "Celestial" on repeat all day. Anyways, count this as yet another strong release from Essenchill Records. Peep it below.



Rome Cee - Signs (Video) and Glimpse (EP)

Rome Cee - Glimpse EP

Baltimore rapper Rome Cee comes through with a video for his track "Signs", which is a cut off of his "Glimpse" EP that dropped back in December. Both the song and the full EP are really dope, with Rome Cee getting real personal and touching on some topics that are very relevant in the world today over some beautiful production. "Glimpse" features production from E. Hill, Infinite99 Beats, God Sense and others as well as a guest appearance from K. Matth on "Signs". Peep the video, as well as the full EP, below. Don't sleep.





Ethan Bence - Different Levels EP

Ethan Bence - Different Levels EP

Pittsburgh rapper Ethan Bence just dropped his debut EP "Different Levels" earlier today and it's real nice. The EP finds the 19 year old emcee providing his own take on current songs such as Kendrick Lamar's "The Recipe" and "Backseat Freestyle" as well as older classics like Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones" (which is probably my favorite remix on here). Lyrically the project is pretty good as well, with Ethan spitting some humorous bars and changing up his flow throughout each of the EP's eight tracks. According to the projects writeup -
"The title of the EP comes from the structure and the nature of the songs, and several other meanings come from the songs themselves. The subtle wordplay and metaphors will challenge the listener, making for an interactive experience, and the listener will be able to find a new meaning each time."
Dope shit. Peep the full EP below.



Stará Kazka - Brain Chain EP (Instrumental Album)



Ukrainian hip-hop producer Stará Kazka comes through with his debut release "Brain Chain EP", which was released a few days back on Millenium Jazz Music. The project is dope, featuring five head nodding instrumentals centered around funk and jazz that ended up getting a lot of play from me this holiday week. Peep it below.



Peezy - Head In The Clouds (Album)

Peezy - Head In The Clouds (Album)

Boston rapper Peezy returns with another dope release, this time with his latest project "Head In The Clouds". I gave the album a few listens this weekend and it's real nice, with Peezy kicking some personal rhymes about the ups and downs of his life over beautiful, boom-bap production. The album, which you can stream below, features guest appearances from Chin, Phacade and El Ay and is available over on Peezy's Bandcamp site as a free download.



Awon - Matte Black Soul (Album)

Awon - Matte Black Soul (Album)

Newport News, VA rapper Awon just dropped another album back on December 8, 2014 and it's a banger. The project is called "Matte Black Soul" and finds Awon touching on a variety of topics over smooth soul samples with production from Phoniks, Rashard, Ak, HDK as well as from Awon himself. The album was released as a "name your price" release over on Don't Sleep Records' bandcamp site and is available for stream/purchase via the link below. This shit is real dope and is yet another outstanding release from Awon.



Luke Bonds - Lazy Palms (Album)

Luke Bonds - Lazy Palms (Album)

Luke Bonds comes through with his latest album "Lazy Palms", which was released back in March of 2014. The album is real dope and finds Luke doing his thing over instrumentals from Spaceghostpurrp, Dont Azpiazu, Chris Ro$e of AMVRT PVRTY as well as Luke Bonds himself. Very nice. Peep it below.



MKV and Concept - Dreams & Reality (Album)

MKV and Concept - Dreams & Reality (Album)

"Dreams & Reality" is the latest collaborative EP from Chicago born emcee MKV and New Zealand producer Concept, following up last years extremely dope "When the Pieces Come Together". The EP is really nice, with MKV spitting a ton of personal and positive rhymes over some absolutely beautiful production from Concept that kept my head nodding the entire time. "Dreams & Reality" is out today via Essenchill Records and is available to stream/cop below. Don' sleep. I'm really feelin' this one.



Garcia's Grooves - Message In The Music (Instrumental Album)


Millennium Jazz Music (home of The Jazz Jousters) just released another instrumental project back in October and it's real smooth. The album is called "Message In The Music" and is from South Florida hip-hop producer Garcia's Grooves, who uses this project to push the idea of "Knowledge is Power". Dope shit. Peep it below.



Allen Poe - How Gardens Grow (Album)

Allen Poe - How Gardens Grow (Album)

Kentucky rapper Allen Poe just dropped his latest album, "How Gardens Grow", over on his Bandcamp page and it's real dope. The project features rhymes from Denmark Vessey (on the track "Lookin For Sumthin") as well as production from Cookin Soul, Amerigo Gazaway, Nemo Achida and others. According to Allen Poe himself, the album "plays a lot on nature metaphors to illustrate the growth we go through as people from the different experiences we typically encounter between our 20's through our early 30's". I gave it a good listen earlier and it's real ill, so don't sleep.



Gadget - Nightfall (Instrumental Album)

Gadget - Nightfall (Instrumental Album)

"Nightfall" is the latest solo drop from Jazz Jouster member Gadget. The album gets it's name from the fact that it was produced entirely in the late/early hours of the day and features thirteen instrumental tracks that should definitely get you nodding your head. Be sure to give it a listen if you are a fan of jazzy hip-hop instrumentals. Peep it below.



The Jazz Jousters - Locations: Japan (Instrumental Album)


Hip-hop production crew The Jazz Jousters are back yet again, this time with the first entry into their "Locations" compilations in the form of the "Japan" edition. The concept is really dope, with the Jazz Jousters stepping away from their tribute albums and instead sampling Jazz from other countries and attempting to blend it into their own instrumentals. Very nice. Peep it below.



Darnell Little - XX (Album)

Darnell Little - XX (Essence of hip-hop)

Darnell Little just dropped a new project, titled "XX", back on August 19th and it's really nice. The project finds the 20 year old emcee spitting over a variety of instrumentals, from the experimental sounds of Flying Lotus to more boom-bap orientated productions from Pete Rock and Madlib. The beats are really dope and Darnell sounds great over them, alternating between straight up braggadocios bars to more personal and reflective rhymes on a few tracks. Overall, I'm really feelin' the project and highly recommend it. Peep it below.