Since the 1980's, Rhode Island has been part of the ever growing Hip Hop community like the two well-known states of New York and New Jersey. Names like DJ Eclipse (Providence, R.I.)(Non-Phixion, Fat Beats Records, Rap Is Outta Control, Halftime Radio (WNYU), etc.) and J-Depina (Pawtucket, R.I.)(Diceman (Of The Legion), Hus Kingpin, Jay Ef, etc.) should come to mind. As the northeastern state continues being another hub of talent, we have Lord Willin and Redd Rebel inscribin
One of the hardest working gifted emcees for well over two decades and an absolute lyrical monster to devour your whole being while dropping jewels is none other than Gold Chain Music's own Planet Asia. Can you recall a time when he wasn't releasing a project or blazing guest features? A prime example from last year alone are some standouts like the feature on "F.R.E.S.H." by London, U.K. (by-way-of Montreal, Canada via Lagos, Nigeria) Producer_DJ_Owner of Str8 Buttah Product
Brooklyn is where he is from, Philly is his home as he continues to make waves while generating respect for his skills and grind through collaborations, guest appearances, project series such as Leatherface, Beautiful Payne, If Cocaine Could Talk and more. I could only be talking about the lyrical terror known as RJ Payne (formerly known as Reign Man in the battle scene). His new Asethic (Brooklyn, N.Y.) produced horned fanfare titled "Hellz Fury" is finally here with lyrical
Portsmouth, New Hampshire Producer, DBegun aka David Begun has done it again! Presenting his third and final installment of the Nasimoto (Nas and Quasimoto aka Madlib) series. Released August 21, 2021, utilizing Nas lyrics from albums that come after the release of Street's Disciple and Madlib production spanned from his Beat Konducta series. Listen, share and support below. All of DBegun's projects (except volume 1 & 2 of Nasimoto due to cease and desist) shown below can be
Two of the hottest emcees in recent years coming out of their respective areas of Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn, N.Y. are Ankhlejohn (Emcee/Producer/Audio Engineer/Label Owner of Shaap Records) and Rome Streetz (The Walkers_Bad Influenyce). One of their past collaborations to incite the exuberant thoughts "They need to make a project together!" is the 2019 track "Paul Janssen" off
Ankhlejohn's August 2019 album Reign Supreme. (Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Ankhlejohn_dedic
The Coney Island, Brooklyn Emcee/Producer, Your Old Droog (YOD) and the late great villain MF Doom link up with the triple threat known as Edan (Rockville, MD Emcee_Producer_DJ) for the track "Dropout Boogie". Need I say more other than press play and also enjoy the artwork by legendary graffiti artist/writer KEO aka SCOTCH79th aka LORD SCOTCH (Brookyln, N.Y._Metalface Records Art Director). YOD said "Dropout Boogie" was his first time recording with MF Doom. Listen, share an
Detroit and Chicago have a rich history in music and joint collaborations. Enter to this list are The Bowling League, consisting of Detroit Emcee, Calcei (Sacramento, CA residing) and Chicago's DJ/Turntablist, DJ Archives. Calcei has a smooth monotone voice with a flow equally matched to the style of Jazz influenced production he has a very good ear of selecting. Being consistent with music shows from the December 2020 album Denny's, the October 2019 album What Starts Today a
NYC's DJ Davito (Executive Producer/DJ/ B-Boy) has created some relevant not often spoken about topics in the past for emcees to elaborate on. His 2021 track "Child Abuse" is a serious subject that plagues children and has left adults mentally scarred. Artists The Bad Seed (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Leaf Erikson (Detroit, MI), Gutta Mouf (South Jamaica, Queens, N.Y.) and Paula Perry (Fort Greene, Brooklyn, N.Y.) served up excellent real life scenarios and questioning to address a wor
New Jersey DJ and Producer, Mr. Green has a sound deeply rooted in Boom Bap. Just take a listen to some of his albums like FLYGOD is good... all the time with Westside Gunn, Unpredictable with Malik B. or even his Live From The Streets are true testaments to the statement. On February 26, 2021 he released "Supreme Ninja Training Montage" featuring Yonkers own, Ruff Ryders emcee DMX. Cuts by Mr. Green. Listen, share and purchase below. Three vinyl versions (black, Fat Beats Ex
Well known DJ's have become great producers in Hip Hop and still showoff their routines, cutting, scratching, transitions, flares in their music or mixes. Rochester, N.Y. DJ and Producer, Mr.Mumblz is no newcomer to all mentioned as he has been in many DJ battles (ITF, Guitar Center, etc.) to show what those hours a day of practice was meant for. Calling home for production is his SP-404 for well over a decade. Mr.Mumblz new opus Saboteur displays his production skills with a
Last month we showed what Al Skratch (Brooklyn-born Washington Heights/Harlem, N.Y. raised_member of Basquiat Brothers with Carlos (Classic Material NY)) has been up to in 2021 with all his latest tracks via music videos. The Harlemite is making a weekly regiment to have visuals for his new music and you shouldn't be complaining as three more have been released. The Basquiat Brother is not easing up any time soon, as he has much more for the fans. In the meantime, watch and s
In just over two weeks Portsmouth, New Hampshire Producer, DBegun aka David Begun has released his new blend/mashup titled NuMatic (Nujabes (Jun Seba)(R.I.P.) and Nas) on March 30, 2021. Beast The Jewels (Beastie Boys (MCA, Ad-Rock & Mike D) and Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P)) was released on March 15, 2021. His first project may still be his most notable in Nasimoto (Nas and Quasimoto aka Madlib). On NuMatic, DBegun placed the mesmerizing production of the late worldwid
New England Hip Hop is at it again! There are times in life when people who always build off their similar skills are at their best when together. EMS member Rev aka Revalation (New Bedford, MA by-way-of Bronx, N.Y.) and GoD iLLa (Clinton, MA by-way-of Philly, PA) are prime examples when they joined forces once again. It's like they didn't miss a step since the Mic Murderers days. Their first single "Wu Wednesday" in true Wu-Tang Clan fashion displays the influence and apprec
2021continues to prove that creativity will flourish over the countless amount of negativity the world projects. New Brunswick, N.J. Emcee, Eloh Kush (Angelz Inc.) has maintained a positive and spiritual vibe in all of his music while keeping listeners in the now of current events, Black history/excellence and Hip Hop culture. In recent years fans have been given jewels with such projects as Ebony Ronin (2019) with Scienz of Life member, John Robinson, Clark Connoisseurs (201
"Brothers want to know can Al get busy?" Yes he can! You remember the name and the songs. Beginning 2021, Al Skratch (Brooklyn-born Washington Heights/Harlem, N.Y. raised_member of Basquiat Brothers with Carlos (Classic Material NY)) began his resurrection with an onslaught of new music each accompanied by visuals. Some are original music while others are known instrumentals with Al showing off that his lyrical ability has not deteriorated. The Buckshot-inducing sample on the
Birmingham, U.K. Producer, DJ and Teacher, Hobgoblin has made his name known in a mere few years. Upon listening to his sound you will know quite well why. Take a look at his history...
He has fully produced multiple albums for Jamil Honesty aka Macabeats (Baltimore, MD by-way-of Staten Island, N.Y.) (Martyr Musik 1 & 2), MAV aka Maverick Montana (Rochester, N.Y._member of Da Cloth) (Angelz & Demonz 1, 2 & 3). Hobgoblin also has two fully produced EP's, one from Wilmington,
SPODA (Bay Shore, Long Island Emcee) continues his grind and proves no album or EP he has released should be slept on. Truth Be Told is his new album released February 19, 2021 with all production by sought after Birmingham, U.K. producer/DJ, Hobgoblin. Bed-Stuy Brooklyn's Eddie Kaine makes a guest feature and should be recognized for his frequent work with SPODA. The other feature is by ValidGang GunSmoke (Virginia by-way-of NYC) and DJ Jon Doe (of Southern Vangard) provides
Orlando, FL.-based DJ_Producer, DJ Dolo76 aka Dolo,Seven.Six provides his respect to Private Vasquez of the film Aliens on the instrumental turntablist style The Vasquez EP. Released February 19, 2021 with all production, mixing and mastering by DJ Dolo76. Listen, share amd support below. Artwork by Pablo Thunder "Although Dolo was in a group called Caveman Theory in the mid-2000s, his solo output has been limited to a string of mixtapes...until now. After being introduced to
Toronto, Canada and Santa Cruz/Los Angeles, CA unite once again as Lord Juco and Cousin Feo's Death At The Derby series continues with season two. Starting off the season is the new track "English Emissaries". Crate Divizion member, Giallo Point (London, U.K.) handles production with cuts by frequent collaborator DJ Dubplates (Los Angeles, CA) once again. Mixed and mastered by Corey Gibson (South Carolina). Artwork by Ricky Zepeda. ""English Emissaries” focuses the spotlight
Heem (Buffalo, N.Y. Emcee/member of Black Soprano Family (BSF)) and DJ Green Lantern's new video "The Realest" featuring fellow BSF and Griselda member Benny The Butcher.
Produced by Icerocks (Queens, N.Y.). Directed by OFFJIMMER "The Realest" can be found on Heem and DJ Green Lantern's new album Long Story Short released December 11, 2020.
Benny The Butcher is also featured on the album track "It Could Happen". #HEEM #DJGREENLANTERN #BENNYTHEBUTCHER #ICEROCKS #THEREALEST #