Blu Joins DJ Manipulator on “ARP Revisited”

Massachusetts producer/turntablist DJ Manipulator flips synth sounds and crazy percussion on his latest single, “ARP Revisited,” which features hard-hitting guest verses from Blu and Louie Gonz. These two gifted emcees from opposite coasts—Blu hails from L.A., and Gonz from Worcester, MA—previously collaborated in a similar setting, though with a darker and grittier sound. It was […]

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Rome Streetz Delivers Another Dose of ‘Noise Kandy’

Capping off an impressive year, Brooklyn’s Rome Streetz drops the 2nd installment of his Noise Kandy series today. The six track offering is a straight Colombian brick for fiends of that lyrical 90’s New York raw. This includes a collabo track with grimy spitters, Illa Ghee and Agallah as well as Production from Vinyl Villain, Illah Dutch, The Historian, Loman, NCL-TM and Wavy Da Ghawd. Though […]

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K.A.A.N. Delivers High Octane Bars Over Vintage Beats on ‘Subtle Meditation’ Project

Following 2016’s Uncommon Knowledge and 2017’s Abstractions, K.A.A.N.strikes again with his latest full length effort, Subtle Meditation. The 13 track LP marks the third collaborative effort with his label partners, Redefinition Records. The seasoned emcee explores a myriad of thought provoking subjects which include America’s social climate, the pursuit of success, colonialism, mental health, creativity, […]

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Detroit’s Clear Soul Forces Return with “They Shootin” Video

After announcing their return earlier this year, acclaimed Detroit group Clear Soul Forces are officially back with their new single/video, “They Shootin,” off their much anticipated upcoming LP, Still.   Directed by the crew at Xerox Vision, the visuals serve as a reintroduction of sorts. It follows a period where the group members—Ilajide, E-Fav, LAZ, […]

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‘Top Shelf 1988’ Features Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, MC Lyte, Grand Puba & Biz Markie Among Others

1988 was a transformative year in Hip-Hop, both commercially and culturally.  It was a year marked by the emergence of now legendary artists such as N.W.A., Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Ultramagnetic MCs, EPMD & MC Lyte (to name only a few) and their classic debut projects.  Similarly, groups such as Public Enemy, Boogie Down […]

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