Wednesday, April 27, 2016

R-Juna - "The Inner Voice Part 2 EP"

Strongroots Records is a co-op boutique, but if there was an underboss, R-Juna would be the one you would "put some RESPEK" on.

The concept is simple... R-Juna on the rhymes, Iris on the beats and DJ Spoolz on the cuts. As simple as that is, it's also a complex project and with many layers.  This is a balancing act that many artists have to fight when working on a project tackling concepts like this.  Like a "spoonful of sugar" you need to find a way to get people to take their medicine and R-Juna has done that without coming across as too preachy.  Iris is in top form with the production providing a sugar laced head nodding backdrop for R-Juna to weave verses to.  And Spoolz wraps the bow on the package with precision cuts.  Guests are kept simple to Richard Cook and Ace One on "No Worries" allowing Juna to flex fully but allow what guests are on the project to shine like AZ did on Nas' debut.

This is probably the best I've heard from Juna and it easily makes me want another dose.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Blooded the Brave - "Not A Game" video

Blooded ain't playin'.  "Y'all wanna talk practice?  Not A Game..." John Reese with the ish!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

JO - Dues video

It was just a little over a month ago when JO dropped his Kurt Cobain video and here we are with the follow up, "Dues." Prepping for the release of his "Grown Man Business" LP in May, Nevi Moon drops the production with DJ Spoolz cutting up an Ace sample on the hook.

Dues paid indeed.

Amped to cop the full length project.  Cop the video and track on soundcloud.