Read our review of Def Dee's latest full length project, the "Deja Vu" LP.
Listen as the band The Hurt Project blend classic and contemporary blues with their newly released "The Shady Bear Sessions" single/EP.
A brand new set of dope beats and razor sharp rhymes from Chi-town wordsmith ADaD on the recently released In Search of the UNSEEN... project.
Listen to producer/beatmaker D.A.C Beats' newly released instrumental project, the Beach Mu$ic EP.
Soulful new single from Hezekiah's upcoming album Dreams Don't Chase Themselves
Check out the new Day Out instrumental project from producer/beatmaker Ju-Ar.
Enjoy this brand new bluesy soul single from Qwill & The Soul Review
Download a free copy of the new single "Nights of Pleasure" from duo's upcoming EP Odyssey
This summer, a reunited Jurassic 5 will embark on a worldwide tour, with special appearances by Dilated Peoples, Ugly Duckling, Lyrics Born, Blackalicious, DJ Shadow, & The World Famous Beat Junkies!
Lyric Jones tackles issues of love, lust, infatuation and everything in between on her latest project, "The Love's Trail Mix (EP)"
The Sons of the Sweet Potato beatmaking collective brings tons of jazzy, sample-heavy hip hop on their newest LP, "Awakening Exp.02".
Producer/beatmaker Jewbei releases the latest offering in his " Jewbei Does..." remix series with the newly released Jewbei Does Sean Price. I'll readily admit that I'm only just now discovering this series but I'm giving this isht two big thumbs up. Hell, the remix of the Roc Marciano/Sean Price track "Snow" is worth the price of admission alone. Dope stuff yall. Dig the sounds.
Brand new project from emcee ADaD and producer Khaibeat. The Chicago-based wordsmith teams up with a talented young beatmaker out of Spain to give the people a dope 4 track project entitled Apollo. You can stream 3 of the 4 tracks, right now, over on Soundcloud (here). Or you can purchase all 4 tracks for the low, low price of $1 over on Bandcamp (here). Come on son!....show love and buy the album ASAP.
Incredible sounds from one of my favorite hip hop artists! On this new "Never Burning Out" single, Diamond District representer yU connects with producer Drew Dave (who you may also know as Soulful! from his Mumbo Sauce & Drumbreaks album from a few years back) to create a beautifully soulful, high concept track that imagines a thoughtful conversation between the earnest emcee and "...the brightest, most seasoned & experienced star in our realm...the Sun". As usual, yU slays it with the rhymes, and even hums a few bars for the tracks super catchy chorus. But don't let me give you the impression that yU is the only reason to check out this track because Drew Dave put together an amazing beat for the rhymes to shine on. Dope work from everyone involved with this. Check it out for yourself below, then head over to Mello Music Group's Bandcamp page to download a free copy.
Critically acclaimed emcee and producer Black Milk will be touring this August for the first time since his "No Poison, No Paradise Tour". His "Loops Don't Lie Tour", which will feature the Detroit native performing live beat sets, stops in five U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, and Tampa. Soon after, the multi-talented artist will be heading to Europe with his four-person live band for the "Black Milk Live With Nat Turner Tour". This segment of the tour includes dates in major cities such as London and Amsterdam, and three dates in Germany, before returning back to the U.S. for a final show in his home state of Michigan. Speaking on his previous tour, LA Weekly shares praises, saying "Master of Ceremonies Black Milk was expertly both directing and starring in this show."