PRHYME [DJ PREMIER X ROYCE DA 5’9] – PRHYME [ADVANCE STREAM]

After releasing the title single a couple of weeks back, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9 stream their collaborative debut, ‘PRhyme’, on NPR ahead of its December 9 release.  The nine track album surpasses all expectations as far as we’re concerned; Premo’s beats and Nickel Nine’s bars go together so well you’d have thought they’d done this a million…

THE PROVINCE PLAYLIST – JULY 2014

Here at Province, we feature so much great music it’s easy to get left behind, but we got you.  Each month we compile all the tracks we’ve featured in one handy playlist on our SoundCloud page for your convenience.  Among the highlights this month are ‘Clang’ by Baauer, new drops from Bishop Nehru & DOOM’s ‘Nehruvian DOOM’,…

COMMON – NOBODY’S SMILING

The release of Common’s 10th studio album is finally upon us, and ‘Nobody’s Smiling’ is typically solid.  Common has long-since established himself as one of the game’s greatest and production, in the main, comes from No I.D., a tried and tested formula.  Despite the tried and tested formula, the album is far from staid: contributions…

COMMON – MADE IN BLACK AMERICA [FT. AB-SOUL]

Having recently revealed that he and No I.D. are soon to release an LP entitled ‘Nobody Smiling’, Common releases ‘Made In Black America’, which features Black Hippy/TDE’s Ab-Soul.  The beat is funky in an almost blaxploitation way, and it’s great to hear Ab-Soul up there with one of Hip Hop’s all-time greats.  With ‘War‘ sounding…

COMMON – WAR

Shortly after the announcement that he and No I.D would be releasing a collaborative LP entitled ‘Nobody Smiling’, Common releases ‘War’.  On the track, Common deplores the inner-city violents that takes place all across America and the world and laments the vast loss of life in his own city of Chicago, over a militant-sounding beat…

BIG SEAN X COMMON – SWITCH UP

On the second single from his upcoming album ‘Hall Of Fame’ Big Sean pays homage to his clique.  A veneration of solidarity, it is fitting that the track features GOOD Music’s Common, who’s verse is a real highlight.  The beat, courtesy of DJ Mano, No I.D and Rob Kilenski, is really in-keeping with the GOOD…

J PERIOD X KANYE WEST – G.O.O.D MUSIC REMIXED & UNRELEASED

When Yeezy gave producer J Period a load of unreleased material from G.O.OD Music, the result was never going to be terrible.  And it’s not, this is a classic-sounding and tasteful hip-hop collection.  Kanye West fans will delight at his previously unheard verses, and contributions from John Legend, Common, and Consequence are all enjoyable.  However, its…