Onaje Jordan & Tone Beatz drop double-premiere with “Big Boy” & “PowerGun”

It’s a double-blast of cinematic sound this morning. South Side Chicago beat-scion Onaje Jordan and Atlanta production don, Tone Beatz have leaked a track each from their forthcoming joint production LP, Alpha.   “Big Boy” is Onaje’s contribution and features verbal heat from his Hometeam brethren Charlie Chan and Southside Jonesy as well as turntable cuts courtesy of Joe Mack. “Powergun” is a Tone Beatz jawn featuring a […]

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Interview: Kidd Called Quest

Regular visitors to our site will already be acquainted with the work of this Rochester, NY beat-smith. A purist with a preference for the MPC and Maschine Kidd Called Quest has production credits on releases stretching back over a decade. These include his two producer LP’s Put Your Headphones On (which featured such WRG notables […]

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Psych Major, Raf Almighty & Therealskitso re-animate with “Its Live!”

The long hibernating Psych Major has come out of retirement blasting! New single “It’s Live!” is another dip into the rugged ’94 beat-bag for ruff-neck emcees Raf Almighty and Therealskitso to lyrically shred apart. Last week Psych dropped another single as a re-introduction to the game entitled “Peace Bridge” featuring Jamal Gasol, Wyze Wonda, DNTE […]

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Kidd Called Quest releases BXRocstrumentals

ochester NY’s man-of-many-beats Kidd Called Quest has just dropped a new EP for digital purchase. BXROCstrumentals is nine instrumental tracks of soulful, drum-laden boom-bap soundscapes. This is the instrumental version of his 2019 collaborative release BXROC with Bronx wordsmith G Fisher. However with a slight sonic variation, the original album was mixed by Parks (of […]

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Jamal Gasol, DNTE, Toneyboi & Wyze Wonda connect via the “Peace Bridge”

The “Peace Bridge” is an international structure that links upstate NY to Canada. In the newly released track of the same name, Producer Psych Major (Dagha, Reef The Lost Cauze) uses a xylophone and dusty drum soundscape to link up upstate NY spitters Jamal Gasol (pictured above) and Toneyboi with TO wordsmiths Wyze Wonda and […]

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Y.N.X.716 hits us with two-fer visuals “History / Solid Gold Soul”

Buffalo emcee Y.N.X.716 has dropped a new two-fer video combining tracks “History” with “Solid Gold Soul.” For the “History” portion the street-scholar drives through his city dropping deep jewels to a vintage sounding 90’s soundscape. Fading into the “Solid Gold Soul” portion it’s straight soul-loop instrumental as Y.N.X shows us the opulent side of his personality. Speaking […]

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Lucky Tatt & Endemic “Sit Back” on new single

Brooklyn emcee Lucky Tatt has dropped a new single this morning. “Sit Back” is that street-soul laced banger (Production courtesy of Endemic Emerald) with the additional sultry hook courtesy of Swedish singer Josy. The track is leaked from the forthcoming LP/CD from Lucky and Endemic entitled Provenance set to drop via No Cure Records (with distribution from Fat Beats) on 9/24 (pre-order at link […]

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Eto & Sharp. are “Siamese”

Florida based beatmaker SHARP.  and Rochester’s own ETO have combined to drop “Siamese” this morning.  Ominous n gritty, the track features ETO in deep internal combat with his shadow twin (reminiscent of DMX’s Damien tales) “Siamese” is taken from the forthcoming 3-song Maxi-Single dropping digitally this Friday 9/3 (with other tracks “Efforts” and “Colors”).  Cover […]

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3Kingz (M Doc Diego, Crotona P & Manzu Beatz) Show Their “Family Tree”

“Family Tree” a new video featuring the debut of the 3Kingz has dropped. Combining the flows of Rochester, NY natives Crotona P and M Doc Diego with the cinematic beats of Italian producer DBTZ (of ManZu BeatZ) this is funky boom-bap for the hard-rocks and head-nodders. Directed by Cartel Films the visuals show P and Doc getting down with their crew in their hometown […]

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Premiere: Jehovah Nissi & Che Noir “Crack the Sky” In New Video

Rochester, NY emcee/producer/engineer Jehovah Nissi has released new visuals for single “Crack The Sky” (premiering via Weekly Rap Gods). The track / video features Buffalo, NY’s Che Noir and was filmed by Zach Warren Films. A devout Hebrew Israelite, Nissi says the track touches on the two emcees respective faiths saying “we’re basically realizing who […]

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