• Diamond District (Oddisee, yU, Uptown XO) – First Step

    Diamond District (Oddisee, yU, Uptown XO) – First Step

    By Mason Strehl on August 29, 2014

    Diamond District consists of producer and emcee Oddisee, yU, and Uptown XO, all hailing from the DMV area. In 2009 they graced our ears with a critically acclaimed album, In The Ruff, and now, after half a decade, they’re back for more. The new album they have in the pipeline is titled March on Washington, and will be released on October 14th, but not before a few outstanding singles. 

    The first of these is titled “First Step”, and features all three emcees spitting “wisdom over rhyming” over the tough Oddisee production. It’s an aggressive cut with an emphasis on strong lyricism and style, of which Diamond District has in excess. Stream the track below and Be on the lookout for anything new before the album drops on October 14th. 

  • ADAD – Get It Together (Prod. Q-Tip)

    ADAD – Get It Together (Prod. Q-Tip)

    By Mason Strehl on August 27, 2014

    We’ve come across Chi-town emcee ADAD in the past, but never posted him. But that’s not from a lack of quality, and that’s proved by his latest track produced by none other than living-legend Q-tip. The new track, titled ‘Get it Together’ is a jazzy, fun track that flows with energy. The track has an insanely catchy chorus, and strong wordplay – it’s not a track you want to miss. Oh, and Q-Tip gives him one hell of a cosign.

  • Your Old Droog – Just Rhyming’ With Skizz

    Your Old Droog – Just Rhyming’ With Skizz

    By Mason Strehl on August 26, 2014

    This video is pretty exciting. Besides it featuring a dope beat courtesy of DJ Skizz and a rhyme from Your Old Droog, the most enigmatic emcee in the game lifts the veil on his identity. Well, not entirely, but enough to know he’s not Nas. People will say he’s lip synching and Nas is playing them, but to me thats a stretch. Just accept that Your Old Droog is the new kid on the block who rhymes better than you and most everyone else. This track is just another example of exquisite wordplay paired with a good sense of humor and knowledge. Check it out below and follow Droog’s advice to “buy shit when it drops”.

  • Statik Selektah – God Knows (Feat. Bun B, Jared Evan, & Posdnuos of De la Soul)

    Statik Selektah – God Knows (Feat. Bun B, Jared Evan, & Posdnuos of De la Soul)

    By admin on August 12, 2014

    With Statik Selektah’s What Goes Around releasing in about a week, he drops off a new single titled ‘God Knows’. The track features a loaded list of features as always. For this track, we have verses from Bun BJared Evan, & Posdnuos of De la Soul, combined to make one hell of a track. The instrumental really carries this track, being a slower tempo filled with vocals. so far were set to have one of the top albums of the year with What Goes Around, dropping August 19th. 

    Pre-order: Statik Selektah – What Goes Around

  • Your Old Droog – On The News (Tamron Hall)

    Your Old Droog – On The News (Tamron Hall)

    By admin on August 6, 2014

    The enigmatic Brooklyn emcee Your Old Droog is back with a new track titled ‘On The News’. Droog, who is most certainly not Nas, comes strong with his thick New York style, backed by a very barebones soul sample. The production is courtesy of EL RTNC and Droog. This track will live off the upcoming Your Old Droog LP, which will be released wen he wants to release it. Still not a lot of info about Mr. Droog, but hopefully we’ll hear more from him soon.