I don’t know how I managed to completely miss 4th Quarter from JusThoughtz, but that was a terrible shame. Oh well. I suppose late is better than never. This entire album is entirely unexpected. The beats chosen for 4th Quarter at times give me the feel good vibe of Native Tongues meets 9th Wonder. You add in Jus’ distinct voice and delivery and you get an incredible mix that SHOULD NOT be overlooked.
Usually when an album comes out that really hits me, I do an album review (or what I would like to call an album review), but I think this time around I will do something a little different. You see I’ve noticed what I have done more often recently is not so much an album review, but more of a listening session and although if you’re reading this, you have at least a moderate level of interest in what I’m saying, I don’t think it would be profitable.
You might be wondering why that is, well here is my reasoning. I don’t think I can vocalize the emotions, thoughts and concerns over my own doctrinal comfort zones to succinctly and accurately reflect this album in a way that communicates my heart honestly. I will try to elaborate on some areas where this album exceeded even my deepest expectations for an album, but in short, this album is (properly named) Excellent.
Shadow of the Locust is staying true to realizing dope hip-hop tracks for their fans for free and here’s the latest installment. AND it has every member on the track. I’ll let them explain. DOWNLOAD THE TRACK HERE!!!
Over at the Locust camp, we are staying true to our underground roots and are excited to drop another free song for all our devoted fans and new listeners! This track is bit more epic because we were able to get each Locust mc on the track. The Y.O.T.L (Year Of The Locust) song is our title track for our campaign to get you dope, free music each month from Shadow Of The Locust!
The song starts with a heavenly tongue and is interpreted by Dirt. It’s a call to true repentance and returning back to The Lord. From the gate, the raw rhymes are bold faced and point straight to the most important issue.
” Wondering why you can’t find God, might be the same reason a robber can’t find a cop, the same reason a rasta can’t find a barbershop, the exact same reason there’s so much pride in Hip Hop ” – Dirt
Every Locust mc brings it to the table on this! But another special moment is when Wut Metaphysical makes his first appearance in the campaign and drops that science the only way he can!
Dope quotes like:
” So how should we deal with the dangers? Jesus never skated but tray flipped money changers! ” – Wut Metaphysical
Hope ya’ll enjoy this new song and spread the word about our free music coming from this years #YearOfTheLocust campaign. We also just recently filmed a new music video for Dirt and his new upcoming 4th album. So alot of fresh stuff is on its way, were even hoping to get a guy by the name of 7lock back on a track and in the mix, ya’ll heard of him? lol. JAH Bless!
Check out all our new #YearOfTheLocust releases at www.locustfist.com
Coming off of last year’s album “Art Ambidextrous” Propaganda is at it again with his new album coming out called “Excellent”. The album will be produced by Beautiful Eulogy (Braille, Odd Thomas and Courtland Urbano), but yesterday the lead single “I Ain’t Got An Answer” was released. The joint features Sho Baraka and already has me excited for the album. The track is a look at bad parenting and Sho’s verse bares all. “Excellent” will drop on 9/25.
Follow Propaganda: @Prophiphop
I’m extremely late to posting this (blame the lame internet I had over the summer) but DJ Aktual dropped a fresh single over the single called “Shoulder Bliss” and it features J Givens on the rhymes with Dave Santos on the beat. You can peep the music video up above and below you can download the single and a remix by Freddie Joachim. Get learned!
The homey Conquest dropped some new heat last week in anticipation of his new album “Radical Departure” this time in honor of someone who inspired his artistry and more. I’ll let Conquest fill you in.
On August 24th 2012. Tri-state based MC/songwriter/producer CONQUEST (Born Jason Andre Roberts) releases “BRYANT’S THEME: CODE OF ETHICS II”, his latest street single off his forthcoming FALL 2012 album “RADICAL DEPARTURE. August 24th 2012 will also mark the one year anniversary of the passing of BROOKLYN N.Y. based DJ & NEW YORK CHH vanguard DJ BRYANT SMITH, who Conquest’s latest single is named after & inspired by as a tribute to him. In a startling case of tragic irony, SMITH died due to heart complications while on an wedding anniversary cruise with his wife at the young age of 45. Inspired by Bryant’s most popular song “JESUS CHRIST HAS ENTERED THE BUILDING” & a conversation revealing that an earlier Conquest song “CODE OF ETHICS” was one of Bryant’s all time favorites. ‘Quest proceed to re-write parts of the original, add 28 brand new bars & re-work the chorus of Bryant’s most famed song into the new hook, hence completing the song we know today. It’s a song that celebrates staying true to the forgotten codes of ethics in hip hop and the gospel while ushering in JESUS CHRIST as the center of it all. “BRYANT’S THEME: CODE OF ETHICS II” was produced and mixed by D. STEELE: twitter.com/DSteeleMusic &soundcloud.com/dsteelemusic
Praverb the Wyse released his album “The Professional Hobbyist” and since then producers have been remixing tracks to it, enter Motel Eola who has released a 5 track EP full of remixes from the Praverb project. He’s a real talented producer that I think a lot of people need to get hip to. Here’s what Motel had to say about the project.
“Professional Hobbyist: Motel Eola Remix” is the 5 track younger brother of it’s Predecessor “Professional Hobbyist EP”. Being a 19 year old producer Coming out of South East London, UK my production lays the canvas with raw soulful beats, of which Virginian mc Praverb the Wyse paints over with lyrical imagery. The concept simply to make a short, sharp and sweet remix project that still upholds the feel and cohesiveness of a great hip hop album. All tracks produced by Motel Eola, all track vocals courtesy of Praverb the Wyse with inclusion of a Don Streat feature, all Dj scratches by DJ GrazzhoppaProduction Influences vary from Oddisee’s experimental drum patterns and breaks to 9th Wonders amazing sample knowledge to Just Blaze’s epic style to J Cole & Dreamville’s variety and incorporation of different genres to sample. I simply love the genius of an instrumental. Peace.
Follow Motel Eola: @MotelEola1st
Dysfunktional Family are veterans in hip-hop releasing a couple albums and this year they’re back getting set to release a new album. Early last night the duo (of Emcee Schawrtz and Hil) released the intro to their album. The album is set to release soon, in the meantime bump the intro!
from the Peace To All Mankind Digi 12″
“Examination of the lies that we bought, there we go, overgrown primates with egos. Adrenaline surges. Control your urges.”