Verbal Kent (of Ugly Heroes) and !llMind (platinum producer) have teamed up to give fans a free album the day after 4/20. The new LP is loaded with 13 new !llMind slaps and verses from Verbal Kent as raw as any he's penned before. This is raw battle rap mixed with off-the-wall levity, bizarre metaphors, and trip inducing storylines. Enjoy!
Producer-on-the-mic J57 drops off his debut full-length solo album "I'm The J57". The 13-track effort features the likes of Sean Boog, Tiffany Topol, Thom Seveer, his Brown Bag AllStars brothers Akie Bermiss, Koncept, The Audible Doctor, DeeJay Element and several others.
RATKING's Wiki drops off a new solo project titled "Lil Me". Stream or download below.
Download: Wiki (of RATKING) - Lil Me
Aside from both working w/each other in the past and being fans of one another, the MCs are both Sagittarius'. The idea was to come together for a Sagittarius themed project w/many Sagittarius references, while delivering a new sound for fans. The two, along w/some of their new favorite producers, have created a universal sound that old and new fans can appreciate.
Featuring production from J.Hard, M¥K, and Orko Eloheim, as well as the vocal contributions of Proper-T (of Zulu Zuluu and Solflower Collective) and Lady Midnight (of Vandaam), 9th House is the outcome of diverse sonic influences, both timeless and fresh by Hip Hop standards. I Self and Muja masterfully drift through a variety of deep topics, flowing between cutting social commentary, honest self-reflection, and time-tested wisdom to help bring this unique project to life.
El-P and Killer Mike's hit us with their "Meow The Jewels" remix project that reimagines their music with sampled cat sounds. Stream and download the 12-track effort below.
Download: Run The Jewels – Meow The Jewels
A compilation album produced by WLPWR and his Protege' MykeStallone. "Free Game" featuring Big K.R.I.T., Trinidad James, Bubba Sparkxxx, Jarren Benton, Yelawolf, and more is 16 tracks of riding music loaded with live musicianship and good vibes. Brought to by SupaHotBeats.
"Memoirs of Dayne Jordan" chronicles Dayne Jordan's personal and musical path. "In Progress", the opening chapter of this autobiographical project, sets things up by touching on working at Foot Locker while developing his lyrical skills to launching on the scene with a co-sign from and tour with Lupe Fiasco when using the moniker Dosage.
“Prior to this album, there was a lot of confusion in reference to who I am, where I come from, and what I am about,” states Dayne. “Jeff provided the perfect sonic canvas for me to paint on.”
DJ Jazzy Jeff is an integral part of his career and the album’s producer, his first full-length project since 2007's The Return of the Magnificent. Jordan also tours the globe acting as Jeff’s MC. Jeff states, “It's rare when you work with someone who is as pure and focused as Dayne... this was hands down the most enjoyable project I've ever done.”
The remainder of the album covers his childhood in North Philly, his early experience with women, eventually becoming a father, tapping into his creative potential and more. It is supported by Jeff’s production that ranges from gentle to hard driving depending on the topic at hand, much like the score for a movie. He dips into classic sounds while remaining modern throughout.
It’s an ambitious project: an intimate introduction to an artist that reveals his journey, the good and the bad.
In Progress- 0:00
Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood- 9:05
Don't Forget- 13:04
Shadows, Mirrors, & Memories- 16:27
Open up- 20:12
Circle of Life (pt. 1 & pt. 2) 31:47-35:58
Family Man- 39:47
Download: Dayne Jordan - Memoirs Of Dayne Jordan
Milwaukee-born, Chicago-bred beat maker Odd Couple drops off his new full length album, "Chatterbox". Stream/download the 12-track project below.
"Chatterbox" is the culmination of two years worth of hard work cooking up with other emerging talents such as Joey Purp, Pell, Saba, Michael Christmas, Allan Kingdom, Alex Wiley, WebsterX and more. "Working with all these amazing artists and picking up their vibes and bouncing inspiration back and forth is easily the best part about making an album like this," says Odd Couple. Also known as Zach Henderson, has produced for some of the nation’s top artists like Freeway, Lucki Eck$, Chance The Rapper, and Lil Durk, among others.
"It also coincided with life a lot. I’m a completely different person than I was when I started it. It damn near came from a place of really having nothing to lose, and now as I finish it up, I’m looking back at the growth I went through as producer and person throughout the process and am just astounded." - Odd Couple told Pigeons&Planes