Soule – Nostalgia

BAM it’s a blast from the past. Sike nah, this is a brand SPANKIN new first album from the boy Soule (MC) and Lion (producer). I could tell you about this album here, but… nah.

Click the link, fool.

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Itz My Single Picks 9/11

Twelve years ago today was a tragedy in American history, so I’ma briefly acknowledge that. RIP Bernard. RIP everyone else lost of dat day, hope the families of those lost are doing well today in spite of that.

 

Now, onto this music.

Kwes of the ST3 brought some friends along on this trudging journey through each of their respective minds. Hard, groovy, and introspective track, yet really general. Kinda puts you in that same cloud of thoughts as them as they go through various things they see in the world and in their lives. Lots of contrast from verse to verse, too.

AND ALL WE EVER DO IS COME UP… COME UP… WE COME DOWN… SO WASSUP!?? Aye, this is the jam yo. This joint popped up in my e-mail a while ago, and I’ve been enjoying the hell out of it. Real exciting and hype music. Flow on point, features Ciscero’s specific subject matter. Now ya’ll finally get to jam it. Kids Wear Crowns coming soon.

OWLKINGLORD goes in on this track using a fusion of Alchemist and Lex Luger instrumentation, spitting a lot harder than the dudes who originally rapped on those respective tracks. Dude finds some weird place between comedy, gothic darkness, and just…. spittin’.  Dudes technical ability is just

#*1* El-P Cancer 4 Cure + Honorable Mentions

 

Song is too long to type about, yet is enchanting enough to listen all the way through. Kinda scary when I think about it, but listen anyway.

eXquire without a doubt had, not only some of his greatest music this year, but some of THE greatest music this year. He seems to have found and embraced his sound with Kismet, or at least whatever went on in his life preceding the project. This song is great: passionate, soulful, deep, sensual, allat. Yuhfeelme? Plus da beat just fills me with youthful vigor. It reminds me of my days down in FL when I was a young buck leaping from logs like frogger and whatnot. Lemme not get carried away though…

Rickee Stylez – F.Y.V.E.

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Texan firespitter, Rickee Stylez, grants some audial goodness with his debut musical compilation. He comes right out the gate with a concept of social enlightenment along with some clever wordplay, and strong technical ability. This is the second of my August Anticipation projects I’ve been telling ya’ll to check out. I feel like this is a birth to a potentially legendary MC’s career. Enjoy this, and let me know how you’re liking his tunes.

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Also, check the lyrics to the tape 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.

Itz My Single Picks 4/27

 

What’s crackin ya’ll, I’m back with a couple of cold releases to finish off the month of April

First off I got this intense double-time track ripper known as Rickee Stylez. This guy spits like a machine gun over the “Bonfire” instrumental with incredible aggression and charismatic personality. SCR

Next up this track from Doughmars, who also made the instrumental. The result is a really mellow old-school sound with catchy lyrics sprinkled on top of it. The talking samples also add a nice vibe to this song. Overall it kinda puts you in this different zone with its overall sound.

Ab-soul does some trademark verbal origami with his wordplay on this “The End is Near” song. Mac Miller also shows up impressively on the instrumental. Just another little teaser from Ab to give his fans before his next project, shows he still has bars.

Also got some euphoric tunes from some other west coast cats. It’s off some “today’s gonna be a good day” type stuff. I’m loving the jazzy piano. Features my boy Prometheus Brown from the Blue Scholars.

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