Sunday, October 11, 2015

Azariel Levvi - Bout Time

I discovered Azariel Levvi a year or two ago and was blown away with what this kid was doing.  His sound was a mix of updated boom bap with current rap flavors sprinkled throughout.  He would drop something here and there and then be quite for a long minute.  Maybe he was focusing on his projects or maybe life was just being life. Either way, he'd return with something and I'd tap the brakes to peep whatever he'd drop.

Here we are now as Az came out of left field and released the "Bout Time" LP/mixtape and well... it's "bout damn time".  This is no doubt a solid release from Az and a worthy of more than just a soundcloud drop.  Hoping this cat keeps it moving because his ish is worth a level up.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Inst. Versions of Vdope and "Basement Sessions"

Now available!!! Strictly for the DJs!!!  These are inst. tracks from Vintage DOPE and my solo debut, "Basement Sessions".  I usually keep these type of joints for doing shows, but as a DJ I loved getting my hands on the non vocal versions so I could cut up the tracks or do blends.

So... here they are.  Enjoy!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sonny Paradise - Morning Sunrise (prod by Joe Harvey)

Sonny Paradise is on a roll.  After dropping a solid instrumental LP he almost immediately followed it up with releasing tracks of him on the mic.  1st the ying... than the yang... and shit's dope.  Really dope.

On "Morning Sunrise" we're hit with a Joe Harvey instrumental and Sonny dropping reflective bars.  There may not be a video for this joint, but it paints a picture.  I imagine Sonny rhyming while looking out the window of his place early in the morning... the world waking up... getting ready for the world.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

John Crown - The First Ride EP

A little over two years ago I was an extra in a video for Fleeta Party with John Crown. On that cold morning in SoDo when we were waiting for the rest of the extras and crew to show up, I sat in John Crown's car as he played me a rough version of this EP.  It was seriously dope and as time passed I wondered what happened with the project and if it was just going to be one of those projects that fades into oblivion.

Then a week or two ago I got an email with a video for "The Intro" and I was brought back to that morning sitting in his Suzuki.  I was geeked... and now... BOOM...

MIZ - Downtown '81 MIZtape (Real Life Click)

Less than a year from the release of RLC's damn near perfect "Blood of Kings", MIZ drops a solo "MIZtape" titled "Downtown '81." In the same vein as the group project, MIZ' solo effort fits nicely as an extension from RLC like how Wutang and Boot Camp would put out individual LPs that would still sonically fall under the same umbrella.

From the Basquiat inspired cover art and nonstop headnodders, "Downtown '81" is another solid release from the Real Live Click that wets the appetite for their next project.