11:11 – BYO

Toronto R&B singer 11:11  has releases ‘BYO [Break You Off]’ from his self-titled debut EP.  The track clearly shows influence from Toronto natives Drake and The Weeknd, while demonstrating his own atmospheric, Trap-inspired sound, coupled with the perfect Mariah Carey sample.  11:11 effortlessly glides over the production by Matthew Burnett, Mike DZL and himself; his voice blending…

PELL – QUESO

One of New Orleans’ most eccentric artists, Pell, has released a second single from his upcoming album ‘LIMBO’.  On the groovy track, Pell displays a creativity comparable to the likes of Chance the rapper, displaying the same kind of off-the-wall style as on previous single ‘Cafe du Monde‘.  TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek [whose label, Federal Prism, will release the…

JU – SCHOOL

Premiered on Hip Hop blog 1833.fm, Ju’s new single ‘School’ finds a perfect blend between psychedelic Rock and Hip Hop.  Although the influence of the man on the moon himself, Kid Cudi, is clear, Ju exploits a gap in today’s scene with great originality.  His aggressive vocals over the psychedelic yet heavy instrumental makes for…

ANDERSON .PAAK & BLENDED BABIES – THE ANDERSON .PAAK EP

2015 has been a great year for Anderson .Paak, his presence on Dr Dre’s ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ opening door after door.  His new EP is executively produced by production duo Blended Babies, and sees the Cali vocalist bring big names to the table such as Asher Roth, King Chip and Donnie Trumpet.  This project begins with funky first single ‘So Slow’,…

TAELOR GRAY – VOGUE

Taelor Gray, made familiar to us with his single “Freshment“, has released ‘Vogue’, the first single from a new, upcoming album. Differing from previous singles in terms of both production and delivery, the track’s rattling snares and subtle bassline create a mellow atmosphere tinged with darkness while Gray’s approach on the mic is more aggressive…

D’VO – VOL.4

South London producer D’Vo recently drops the latest installment of his ‘2+2=22’ series.  The EP shows a more experimental, left-field type of production demonstrates his diversity as a producer with a decidedly darker style of production.  The Yum Records artist recruits a few artists from his collective ‘The Factory’, as well as Benny Mails [Nihilismus] for the project.  With a…

RAGEOUZ – ETHOS

After garnering attention from the likes of GRM daily, SBTV, Channel AKA and the MOBOs, East London rapper Rageouz has released arguably his strongest record to date in ‘Ethos’.  Rageouz brings a Roots Manuva- esque flow with well-thought-out rhyme schemes and an array of beats from more soulful production to old school Grime [producers include…

TCHEEP – NO BUDGET [VOLUME 1]

Tcheep is a French producer who has certainly won us over with previous release ‘Oasis Mechanic’ [featuring singles ch as ‘Opium Song’ and ‘Ethnic Fury’] in 2014 and is back with a brand new beat tape.  Tcheep continues his exceptional streak with the ‘No Budget [Volume 1]’.  While this album is Hip Hop at the core, there’s an ambient vibe…

OZAY MOORE – THE BETWEEN TIME EP

Seattle Hip Hop veteran Ozay Moore’s career spans 20 years thus far. The most recent singing to Illect Recordings  has shared the stage with legends such as De La Soul, Ludacris, Binary Star and countless others.  Ozay has been progressing as an artist since he began and continues to innovate to keep fans guessing.  His…

JEDI MIND TRICKS – THE THIEF AND THE FALLEN

Jedi Mind Tricks made up of Stoupe, DJ Kwestion Vinnie Paz have released their 8th studio album to the pleasure of many underground hip hop fans. Known for numerous classic albums namely The Psycho Social album and Violent by Design, the group have come together once again to create an artistic and aggressive album showing…