Stream Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s Abstract & The Dragon, the tape that introduced us to “Thank You” and the still-bubbling potential of the long-standing duo’s collabs.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the conscientious dope-boy Starlito drops this album “Fried Turkey” with enough hollowed out Gothic horror-core ambient tones and drug price quotes to get you through the family holiday.
A sleepy banger, if that makes sense. He never slacks on the lyrics but I never remember them, either.
Always have to do the Asher Roth procedure and put Marshall Mathers aside when listening to Hopsin. He appropriates a style that will inevitably be popular for a while. This, his album, is available for download now. Internet rap at its finest.
MoRuf punches his rhythmic flow into this minimal space-soul ambience.
The great Denmark Vessey, of Detroit fame and mixtape brilliance, has a new joint called Cult Classic you need to hear. It’s available for purchase and download tomorrow. Produced by Scud One.
Quelle Chris, reppin’ all that’s good with rap, blesses us with his new tape in a year when he seems to appear on almost every noteworthy project. Click the stream and enjoy. Hat tip to Mello Music Group.
Detroit is releasing amazing hip-hop music. Crown Nation, Quelle Chris, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Danny Brown and a whole roster of gritty, rocky, sooty rhymers are giving “homegrown” a place in rap music again. This socially-relevant and wholly irreverent tape by Denmark Vessey titled Don’t Drink The Kool Aid will be in the rotation regularly through the fall (courtesy DJ House Shoes and Dirty Science). Do yourself a favor, and play.
Black Milk might be the most complete producer/rapper in hip-hop. Still, he remains chronically slept-on. This album, No Poison No Paradise, will probably cement him as a critical favorite. Stream at the link.
Still one of the best emcees ever. Without a doubt. Gotham Down gives us an insight into the fragmented mine of Jean Grae, who seems like a comic-tragic figure on every public forum and album. It’s the stuff love is made of.