"Pre Magnum Opus" is the latest project from legendary Queensbridge rapper Tragedy Khadafi. The album features guest appearances from Lil Fame, Meyhem Lauren, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Illa Ghee and others and was released on December 16, 2014 via 25 To Life Aura. Read more » Read entire story.
"Back To The Essence" is the followup to The Savage and J-Heat's "The Essence" EP that dropped back in 2013. The album features some additional vocals from Wicked Chimpanzee and is fully produced by The Savage himself (with a few co-production credits from J-Heat). It was released on December 25, 2014 over on the duo's Bandcamp page. Read more » Read entire story.
"Voices From Planet Cattele" is the latest album from London based rapper Onoe Caponoe. The album features a guest verse from Jehst and is fully produced by hip-hop producer Chemo. It is set to be released on January 28, 2015 via High Focus Records.Read more » Read entire story.
"Remineded: A Collection of New and Old Remixes" is the latest album from Brooklyn based hip-hop label Coalmine Records. The album is a remix compilation project that consists the labels favorite remixes (new and old) from artists such as Heltah Skeltah, El Da Sensei, Skyzoo, Blu and others and featuring production from Large Professor, Audible Doctor, Diamond D, Cookin' Soul and others. It was released on January 20, 2015 via Coalmine Records.Read more » Read entire story.
"Tetsuo & Youth" is the latest album from Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco. The album features guest appearances from Ab-Soul, Nikki Jean, Troi, Trae tha Truth and many others as well as production from DJ Dahi, MoeZ'art, S1, M-Phazez and others. It was released on January 20, 2015 via Atlantic Records.Read more » Read entire story.
"Natural Order" is the second album from UK hip-hop group The Four Owls (consisting of emcees Fliptrix, Leaf Dog, Verb T and BVA). The album features guest appearances from Smellington Piff, Dirty Dike and Jam Bazter as well as production from DJ Premier, but mostly every track is produced by Leaf Dog himself. It is set to be released on February 12, 2015 via High Focus Records.Read more » Read entire story.
"When the Moon Shines…" is the latest album from Queens, NY hip-hop artist The AbSoulJah. The album features no guest appearances, but does feature production from Profound, B-Sun and I.N.C.H. It was released on January 23, 2015 via Team Thoro Music and comes limited bonus disc with the purchase of AbSoulJah's "Dim The Light" album, which was one of my top albums of 2014.Read more » Read entire story.
“Peace Kehd” is the fourth studio album from New York hip-hop duo The Doppelgangaz (consisting of emcees/producers Matter Ov Fact and EP). The album features a guest appearance from Big Josh and is fully produced by The Doppelgangaz themselves. It was released on February 18, 2014 via Groggy Pack Entertainment.1) Peace In – Instrumental intro.2) Holla x2 – The album begins with the song that was released as the first single from the project and its dope as hell. The beat has that signature Doppelgangaz sound to it, with a dreary backing sample incorporating a vocal loop that gives the song its title as well as… Read entire story.
“The Living Daylights” is a collaborative album between Michigan emcee Willie the Kid and Wu-Tang affiliate Bronze Nazareth. The album features guest appearances from Roc Marciano, Sean Price, Boldy James, LA the Darkman and others and is fully produced by Bronze Nazareth himself. It was released on February 11, 2014 via Embassy Ent. / Black Day In July Productions. 1) Overture – Intro.2) Avalon (featuring Roc Marciano) – The first track on the album has pretty much the exact same instrumental as “Good Morning” off of Bronze Nazareth’s “The Great Migration” album and features an airy horn sample layered over minimal drums. This was always one of my favorite beats off Bronze’s album, so I can’t be mad about the fact … Read entire story.
“Righteous Fury” is the second album from Kansas emcee Matt Maddox. The album features guest appearances from Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, Reef The Lost Cauze and others as well as production from C-Lance, Skammadix, Sicknature and others. It is set to be released on February 25, 2014 via Red Phone Records and Seven 13 Music.1) No Country For Old Men – The album begins with a hard-hitting Engineer instrumental full of merciless horns and synths that give the beat a militant feel. The instrumental has a ton of energy which compliments Matt Maddox’s animated delivery nicely, as the Kansas based emcee spits some thought-provoking rhymes about the state of hip-hop nowadays and how about it’s fallen off in… Read entire story.