• 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. 

  • Statik Selektah – The Imperial (Feat. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9, & Black Thought)

    Statik Selektah – The Imperial (Feat. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9, & Black Thought)

    By admin on July 2, 2014

    Statik Selektah is a genius. On his last project, which was one of my favorite of last year, he managed to get together the perfect combinations of the hottest rappers in the underground together for each track. Now, it looks like he’s set to do that again. Shortly after a Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs joint, Statik gathers Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9 and Black Thought together for a record that might just be one of the best of the year.

    The track, titled ‘The Imperial’, is pretty imperial in terms of production. It’s a fast moving jazzy piece, that only gets more majestic as the background vocals cut in, then the symphonic section, and finally the three emcees laying down their rhymes. Action Bronson and Royce lay down some pretty good verses, but the focus on this track it Black Thought. He spits for at least half the track, and damn, you can’t touch what he lays down. Each line is harder than the prior line, and even Statik’s instrumentals mellow out to put more shine on the verses. You just have to listen for yourself.

    ‘What Goes Around’ drops on August 19th, but hopefully we won’t have to wait that long for another taste off the album.