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Syntax x Liggy (L.I.F.E. Long) x Elohemstar – Dark (Video)

New York City music imprint cocoonmovements presents “Dark,” the first leak off the “Caterpillar Steps” compilation album (slated to drop in 2015). The single features the Cocoon’s caterpillars Syntax, Liggy (L.I.F.E. Long) and Elohemstar on the vocals, along with French producer Fatra Beats on the boards.

Lookout for the compilation dropping in 2015 via cocoonmovements, along with the upcoming Elohemstar LP “LW2AC (Lone Wolf 2 Abandoned Cub).” Syntax’s debut solo album “Dialog’a’Rhythmic” is out now! Plus the FREE stream/download of the cocoonmovements presents… “Stages Of The Pupa” digi-tape.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDx2s4XKGv8

October 21, 2014 Posted by | Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

Animal PAK – Animal Planet (Hosted by DJ Evil Dee) (Mixtape)

T.H.E.M. Recordings have unleashed their Animal PAK on the world. “Animal Planet” is hosted/mixed by the legendary DJ Evil Dee (of Black Moon), featuring the godfather Kool G Rap. The supergroup consists of pure animalistic rage and hunger manifested in the form of lyrical feasting, under the leadership of Don Streat. The PAK terrorizes tracks and venues across the nation and overseas, with backdrops provided by an array of international craftsmen, led by Dichter2Productions (Germany), Cool FD, Alterbeats (France), These Handz (Belguim+UK), Hazernomical, Cayoz The Beast, Vanderslice (USA) and more.

“Animal PAK” consists of 10 powerful solo artists that span from California to Maine, and Baltimore to New York. The kennel of lycans include Dready Kruger, Don Streat, Unreal, Mic Handz, Cayoz The Beast, Senica Da Misfit, Macabeats, Jigsaw, O*Zee and Dichter2Productions. I pray the world is ready… and I beg of you… “DONT FEED THE ANIMALS!”

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/album/them-recordings-1/animal-planet-1

September 9, 2014 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , , | Leave a comment

Black Dynamite (C. Keys & Centric) – McFilthy (Video)

Centric has garnered the attention of a plethora of international DJs, blogs and the like with the success of several singles he produced for other members of his Free At Last Music family as well as two highly rated singles from the emcee/producer duo Grand Opus he crafted with fellow Cali native emcee Joc Scholar with singles “Forever” and “The Key.”

Music fans familiar with producer Oh No will recall “Skits and Pieces,” a classic underground album that showcased the lyrical onslaught of a then relatively unknown emcee, known as Infamous MC (aka C.Keys). Keys has appeared on the ‘Wake Up Show’ with Sway & Tech on several occasions and is known as the first artist to freestyle answers to Sway and Tech’s questions live on air. Together Centric and C.Keys have formed a dynamic hip-hop duo called Black Dynamite and “McFilthy” is their debut video/single release.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw_9AWlFm3c

September 1, 2014 Posted by | Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

LiKWUiD – Likwuidity: In Depth (EP)

New York (by way of South Carolina) based emcee, Likwuid, delivers potent lyrics over Nu Jazz riffs, Lo-Fi synths and hard Hip-Hop beats (provided entirely by the 2 Hungry Bros), with her latest EP offering “Likwuidity: In Depth” utilizing clever wordplay and metaphors to visit topics such as self-love, socio-economic struggles, day to day life experiences, hanging with friends, growing up in a single parent household, and female empowerment. This extended play features appearances by DJ Evil Dee(of Black Moon), Dylan Dili and Meredith Hansen. “Likwuidity: In Depth” 9 track EP is available now FREE via DJBooth.net, and for purchase via Bandcamp and iTunes.

01.) Herstory [Intro] (Cuts by DJ Evil Dee)
02.) Circle of Life
03.) Sip Slow (feat. Meredith Hansen)
04.) Monster’s Ball
05.) Iron Cobra
06.) Crowns
07.) #BTL ['Bout That Life]
08.) Drunk Words, Sober Thoughts
09.) de sangre [Bonus] (feat. Dylan Dili)

Listen: http://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/likwuid-in-depth-ep

August 25, 2014 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Centri – Headless Nobody (Album)

NYC-based Hip-Hop artist Centri is an anomaly and in many ways could be considered a model for the modern day renaissance rapper. After a career in the United States military, Centri returned home (Central Islip, Long Island) to an unfamiliar world, with a new mission: to create a career based around his true passion, music.

Centri’s newest work ‘Headless Nobody’ is his most ambitious, hunger-filled album to date, it captures the angst of today’s artists at a vital point where cultivated talent finally meets deserved recognition. It spoils the listener by orchestrating a sound that true hip hop connoisseurs has been waiting to hear but couldn’t put their finger on what it was suppose to sound like. His style is grimacing, honest and laced with a sound reminiscent of the golden era of Hip-Hop.

Packed with resolute, innovative lyrics and gut wrenching beats, the album features appearances by underground NYC hip-hop artists Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, Akir, Blaq Poet, Awkword, HipHop_Mike, and his group The Lenzmen, paired with production from Akir, Willie Green, Dynamics Plus, Dig Dug, Nickle Plated, P.R.O., and others.

01.) Tony Robbins (Produced by Pitus)
02.) M.O.M.M. (feat. Sha Stimuli, Akir & Dokta Strange) (Produced by P.R.O.)
03.) Powder Keg (Produced by Dig Dug)
04.) A&R (Produced by NEOREV)
05.) Boric Acid [Interlude] (Cuts by Fred Ones)
06.) Boric Acid (Produced by Dynamics Plus)
07.) r2s (Produced by 5th Sense)
08.) That’s Why I Rap Like This (feat. Supastar Straps & Blaq Poet) (Produced by Nickle Plated)
09.) We Write Killas (feat. Dokta Strange & Earthadox)
10.) RhymeGlue (feat. Skyzoo) (Produced by Dynamics Plus)
11.) Gutter Slums (Produced by Akir)
12.) Let Me Live (feat. Shea Doll) (Produced by Willie Green)
13.) Rot The Body (Produced by Dynamics Plus)
14.) Becoming (Produced by Dynamics Plus)
15.) Chronicles (feat. Awkword & HipHop_Mike) (Produced by Dynamics Plus)

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/album/centri-1/headless-nobody

August 21, 2014 Posted by | Mixtapes | , | Leave a comment

Maja7th & Dominique Larue – Attucks (Video)

Maja7th and Dominique Larue return with their third video, ‘Attucks,’ from their ‘GRAND’ album which was released in March, 2014. Shot and directed by Red August, the video captures the duo together in front of camera for the first time. Red August continues to provide visuals that are aesthetically pleasing, with a black/white contrast, blended with his signature red filter. ‘GRAND’ is still available online via iTunes, and Bandcamp. Stay tuned for ‘GRANDlive,’ which is a live instrumentation edition of the album.

Watch: http://vimeo.com/103694114

August 19, 2014 Posted by | Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

Grand Opus (Centric & Joc Scholar) – The Key (Single)

On the heels of the release of their highly rated debut single ‘Forever’ which dropped earlier this year, Hip-Hop duo Grand Opus drops their second track entitled ‘The Key.’ Grand Opus consists of Joc Scholar, Fresno based MC and Bay-Area producer Centric. Using the textbook Hip-Hop formula of one producer, one emcee, Grand Opus is raising the bar when it comes to beats and lyricism, redefining what you think of West Coast Hip-Hop.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/grand-opus/the-key

August 8, 2014 Posted by | Audio | , , , | Leave a comment

Centri – A&R (Produced by NEOREV) (Single)

How many times have you heard “I can get you a deal” from a so-called A&R? Playing the role of a label rep, Centri critiques and dismantles a struggle rapper, like he’s hired to weed out the game of illegitimate posers. This single is assisted by some cutting edge NEOREV production, where a haunting chant of “Anarchist and Revolutionaries” paints the backdrop. ‘A&R’ is follow up to the recently released ‘Boric Acid,’ from his forthcoming album ‘Headless Nobody.’ [July 30th]

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/song/centri-1/ar-prod-by-neorev

July 17, 2014 Posted by | Audio | , , , , | Leave a comment

Mic Lungz – Bar 4 Bar (Video)

Fresh from opening up for shows with Rick Ross, The Game, Dipset, and Juicy J. Maryland/D.C. native Mic Lungz returns with a brand new set of visuals for ‘Bar 4 Bar’ taken from his recent album release ‘Bully Beatdown.’ ‘Bar 4 Bar’ is produced by JUDAH and directed by Minista Millz. If you missed ‘Bully Beatdown’ give it a listen HERE.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYiGODRv2HU

July 9, 2014 Posted by | Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

Centri – Boric Acid (Produced by Dynamics Plus) (Single)

While staying in the cut and dropping audio bait, throughout the past couple of years, Centri is managing pest control with skill, science and precision. This is the first release, off his upcoming album ‘Headless Nobody’ [Pre-Order] (feat. Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, Akir, Blaq Poet, Awkword + more.), that doesn’t have an assisted feature and is a good test as any to establish himself as a go to for lethal, addictive, head trip, Hip-Hop music.

With this latest release titled ‘Boric Acid,’ it feels like another setup to plant his black flag once again, reinforcing his credibility for delivering his coined niche style of Hip-Hop, keeping his true fans intoxicated, and steady fumigating through the non-believers.

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/song/centri-1/boric-acid-produced-by-dynamics-plus

June 16, 2014 Posted by | Audio | , , , , | Leave a comment

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