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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

Nametag – The Tag Alexander EP (Listen)

Nametag got involved in Detroit’s hip-hop history early, and in a big way, his first placement was on Slum Village compilation ‘Dirty District Vol. 1.’ From there, he continued to body other appearances on Motor City classics such as ‘Dirty District Vol. 1 & 2′ and Black Milk ‘Popular Demand.’ But while contributing to others’ projects, he continued to build his own footing with a collection of critically acclaimed mixtapes, EPs and full length albums such as ‘The Name Is Tag’ and ‘For Namesake.’ He has earned the respect of indie rap heavyweights and publications such as XXL, 2DopeBoyz, Detroit Free Press and more.

His latest project ‘The Tag Alexander EP’ initially sparked from what was temporarily a name change from ‘Nametag to Tag Alexander’ at the time early in 2014. This time around, the project is very limited on artist features with only Ty Farris appearing on ‘The Muscle’ but is layered with production that gives it a very cohesive sound. Its lead single ‘Reward’ produced by A. Will Traxx is the proper representation for how Nametag has grown throughout his solo career.

01.) eNTRO (Produced by DJ DDT)
02.) Break The Rules (Produced by Black Bethoven)
03.) The Muscle (feat. Ty Farris) (Produced by Chef K Dot)
04.) You Are (Produced by JR Swiftz & Soop)
05.) Play To Win (Produced by Black Bethoven)
06.) Reward (Produced by A. Will Traxx)

Listen: https://leadandbelegendary.bandcamp.com/album/the-tag-alexander-ep

May 29, 2014 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , | Leave a comment

Stumik (Icewater) x Nam Nitty x Dox Boogie – Showtime (Single)

Off the upcoming ‘Reinvention of the Wheel(s) of Steel’ a compilation from Brain Kave Music Group’s The Kavemen. This single entitled ‘Showtime’ is a Dox Boogie produced banger, featuring Stumik (of Raekwon’s ‘Icewater’ crew), alongside new artist Nam Nitty (LI Music Awards Hip-Hop Artist of the Year 2013), and Dox Boogie (The Kavemen & Brain Kave CEO). ‘Reinvention of the Wheel(s) of Steel’ drops later this year with features from Bronze Nazareth, Planet Asia, Doc Ahk, Verbal Kent, and more.

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/song/brain-kave-music-group-llc/showtime

May 15, 2014 Posted by | Audio | , , , , , | Leave a comment

ASN x Da Beatminerz x Tokyo Cigar – Everybody Got It / Calling Out (Single)

In preparation of ASN’s (MA) forthcoming album/mixtape series ‘The Music Man (Vol. 1, 2 & 3)’ comes the A/B singles ‘Everybody Got It’ and ‘Calling Out (And The List Goes On),’ as featured on last months ‘The Uprising’ compilation. With an unconventional flow, ASN is setting out his stall with an unfiltered conscious, lyrical dexterity, showcased in each of these cuts. The A-side ‘Everybody Got It’ highlights his disassociation with the mainstream, calling out some noteworthy rappers you might be familiar with, produced by the legendary duo Da Beatminerz.

As a bonus, the B-side single ‘Calling Out (And The List Goes On)’ features a dark, soulful track by Tokyo Cigar, where ASN speaks on broken dreams, innocent lives lost (like the Connecticut school shootings, the Boston Marathon bombings, etc.) and losing faith in the value of good karma. All in all, people who like some intellectual content in their music are likely to love what the Boston emcee is bringing to the table, assisted by the ideal musical backdrops to allow the bars to shine.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/asn-themusic-man/sets/everybody-got-itcalling-out-and-the-list-goes-on

May 1, 2014 Posted by | Audio | , , , , | Leave a comment

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