AWKWORD – World View

It’s finally here. The first “global 100% for charity hip-hop project”. And besides that, a compilation of 19 dope tracks by the recording artist, AWKWORD, and a league of other talent. It’s definitely been a long time coming. I told ya’ll we’re going to flip the game upside down. No more of that corporate oppression, we’re going to expose all that.

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OXYxMORON – The Woods | Music Video

This is a music video for a song that I’ve been listening to consistently since I’ve heard it. The Woods mixtape is an incredible musical effort  that easily is one of the most impressive releases of recent times.  Oxy creates this video to commemorate the year anniversary of that tape. Watch and enjoy:

And the rest of their music is fantastic as well. I’ve rarely heard this consistently high quality of music from any artist or group lately. Check out The Woods mixtape, and Sail Fast Live Slow by Omar Bunyan.

Sir MiLo – Corner Stores and Iron Horses

Excellent. The last of my August Anticipation albums has been released, Corner Stores and Iron Horses by Sir MiLo. Young rapper from Queens dropping his debut as well. If you haven’t heard of MiLo, you should now. His technical skills are amazing, he effortlessly raps varying flows in double-time as well as normal tempo. He has a unique sort of robotic voice/delivery that’s reminiscent of Kendrick Lamar (think Cartoon & Cereal), but still specific to him. His songs range from sweet love jams, to fun anthems about music, to serious conscious stories. This dude is an excellent addition to Hip-hop, give him his proper welcome:

CJ the Genesis – Aloha Mahalo

CJ comes out of nowhere with these 10 cheery and upbeat-sounding songs defined by the man himself as “Trapical”.  I’ve kept up with CJ for a while and he never disappoints, and from listening to this, it’s no exception. Close your eyes and vibe out:

Oh yeah and also check out this other awesome music he released earlier this year.

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Omar Bunyan – Sail Fast Live Slow

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It’s part one of my August Anticipation series of releases. Sail Fast Live Slow is Omar’s solo debut, he belongs to a group that goes by the name of OXYxMORON. On their latest well-acclaimed mixtape, “The Woods”, dude showed up impressively, showing a strong amount of potential. This tape is a really smooth, jazzy, introspective look at Omar’s life and self-concept. Sail Fast Live Slow effectively describes the overall vibe of the tape. You guys get to download it for free at oxyxmoron’s bandcamp. Stream below:

Also, check out the lyrics to this joint on Rapgenius

New EPs (5/29)

Today marks the release of the long looong loooooong awaited 90s Nostalgia EP of the Shinobi of the 12 Tribes. This EP is filled with allusions to huge parts of the culture of 90s babies’ childhoods, like animes and video games on the N64 among other things. It also has a great smooth sound and classic vibe to it. In this EP the group honestly reminds me of a young Outkast. Blast from the past.

Also Brotherhood artist, Express dropped his EP called Influential Thoughts not too long ago. Make sure ya’ll check that out.  It’s some real mellow stuff, I’m heard it a few times and I mess with it. Can’t really detail the sound otherwise.