Old School 76 “Stop the Violence” Volume 1

Label executive and producer Andrew Woods links with Old School 76 for remastered “Stop the Violence” Volume 1. Aim High, Lil Mecca, Lady Loe, Nuwajah Sankola, and Miss Saigon the Rapper make up the all-female collective representing different states and communities, with one mission in mind; an end to violence.

The group comes together for a lyrical deliverance brimming with compelling wordplay and storytelling. They invite masses of all nations, rich and poor to walk and march in unification. It’s time to heal broken families, put an end to rape, robbery, and murder, and find our lost, confused children. It’s time to let them be the future.

Woods’ use of bass pulsates through veins and gets the heart pumping, while the riveting tones wake up the soul and provoke change. Stream “Stop the Violence” and connect with Old School 76 members below.

Lil Mecca on Facebook | Twitter

Miss Saigon the Rapper on Instagram

Lady Loe on Facebook

Aim High on Facebook

Nuwajah Sankola on Facebook

D Prime 215 x Has-Lo “Reasons Why”

D Prime 215 is back with the 2nd release of his “Sacred Mantra” EP. “Reasons Why” produced by Has-Lo, is a tell-all into Prime’s world of emceeing, dating back to 93’.

D Prime 215 “Sacred Mantra” EP on Spotify

The Philly native utilizes his mastered skillset of storytelling to embody the world around him, ongoing societal issues, as well as what he represents. In “Reasons Why” Prime vividly describes his reasons for putting his life into the pen and being a voice for those on the other side of the fence.  Bar for bar he breaks down gentrification, tainted school systems, inner-city crime hidden behind Philly’s tourist attractions, and other community distresses.

Has-Lo’s intense piano keys blended with soulful bass and drums invite listeners to feel the emotion and vibrations from Prime’s polished and compelling storytelling. Stream “Reasons Why” and connect with D Prime 215 and Has-Lo below.

D Prime 215 on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Has-Lo on Facebook | Twitter

ButterKnife Haircuts “James Casazza” EP

Seasoned producer ButterKnife Haircuts releases his latest EP titled “James Casazza.”

ButterKnife enlists Hip Hop’s most elite emcees and artists to flow over his impeccable production including Solomon Childs, Kid Sleepy, Royal Flush, VVS Verbal, Azel la Inyeccion, Ruste Juxx, Napoleon Da Legend, Coke, Comet MadMen, and Kinetic 9.

The 10-track EP delivers thorough gritty beats and alarming soundscapes with intermittent periods of suspenseful and chilling tones. The knocking blends of bass and dramatic drums are the soul of the project.

Butterknife’s kaleidoscope of production along with top-notch lyricism is set to have Hip Hop enthusiasts chasing repeated doses of ear milk.

Stream “James Casazza” and connect with ButterKnife Haircuts on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

ButterKnife Haircuts “James Casazza” EP on Bandcamp

ButterKnife Haircuts “James Casazza” EP on Apple Music

Phlow & MC Bravado – “Hip-Hop” [Prod. Teck-Zilla]

“Hip-Hop” is a one-off single that showcases the love of the art from three different perspectives.

The trio made up of Phlow and MC Bravado and Teck-Zilla each share what the culture means to them on this bombastic boom-bap infused cut. Over the solemn pounding beat, the Baltimore, US emcee speaks on how the music served as the perfect getaway for him while Phlow shares her how the music revolved around her childhood growing up in Lagos, Nigeria.

The record is finally solidified together with cuts by producer/DJ Teck-Zilla who take classic lines from legends such as Nas, AZ, Notorious B.I.G, MC Shan and even Skyzoo to bring it back home.

Stream “Hip Hop” Now.

Rockwelz “Mxnxpxly MOBB” Video ft. John Jigg$ x Prodigy @forbesliving

Rockwelz releases visuals for “Mxnxpxly MOBB” , the third video off his latest album “Rock Stories by Aesop.” 

Rockwelz links with John Jigg$ for back to back slick, clever punchlines and superior storytelling that features a verse from the late Prodigy to valorize the track. The NY artist utilizes the video to depict a time when emcees got together to vibe out and shared rhyme schemes about downfalls and come ups. Rockwelz and Jigg$ embody growth from a rough past in lieu of vivid and gimmick free storytelling.

“Mxnxpxly MOBB” is affluent with boom bap cadences and enraptured tones set to revive the essence of Hip-Hop, while Rockwelz and John Jigg$ awaken the dissipated authenticity of lyricism. Watch “Mxnxpxly MOBB” above.

The Good People, Saint x Emskee, Release New LP “Good For Nuthin”

Saint and Emskee, the duo that makes up The Good People, announce the release of their fourth album “Good For Nuthin.” The highly anticipated album features an elite group of Hip-Hop pioneers and legends including DJ Red Alert, Cella Dwellas, Sadat X, Lil Fame, Large Professor, Napoleon Da Legend, and more!  The album carries boom-bap and the core of Hip-Hop back to the forefront of the music scene.

The seasoned duo is highly reputable in the boroughs of New York for their soulful classic Hip-Hop, and some even refer to their music as ‘throwback’ or ‘grown folk’ Hip-Hop. Simply put, the duo delivers a sense of epic that’s been missing in Hip-Hop and the culture.  “Good For Nuthin” is no exception to their acclaimed and prosperous music catalog.

With less than a month into the release, “Good For Nuthin” has taken over FM and internet radio domestically and internationally, as well as an overwhelming buzz from major media and press outlets. The unparalleled MC’s set the bar lyrically over an incomparable, exclusive production that exudes and earful of boom-bap bliss, mastered scratches, and classic head bopping beats.  It can be said “Good For Nuthin” will reign in longevity with Hip-Hop enthusiasts and purists.

Watch “Headphones” below and purchase “Good For Nuthin” album here.

Follow The Good People @ TheGoodPeople.com

 

MC Lyte “Is Still Not Having It” With Positive K (Video)

30 years later and BK’s illest female MC is ‘still not having it’ from 90’s  charismatic MC… Positive K and MC Lyte revisit their first collaboration “I’m Not Having It”, which ranked #16 on Billboard charts.

“This is the kind of song that can get nominated for a Grammy Award, a duet album would be phenomenal. I find it incredible that after 30 years MC Lyte and I haven’t skipped a beat. We have so much chemistry now as we did then.” -Positive K

The duo re-creates the classic and presents “I’m Still Not having It.” The animated visuals capture the unparalleled star quality between the two. K, who pulls out all the stops from flowers, diamonds, and smooth tongue talk to his irresistible lips just can’t seem to win over the no bullsh*t having Lyte.  The Brooklyn MC, acclaimed for her straight up ego crushing bars, knocks K down in every smooth-talking attempt he corners her with.

The back and forth lyrical flow are intact with quick-witted punchlines that will leave the ‘Wild’n Out” crew speechless and Hip-Hop eccentrics playing the record on repeat.

“A return to the ‘feel food’ days. I’ve always loved working with Positive K because that’s what he is, Positive. Working with him is easy and effortlessly, the music from “Still Not Having It” is one of my favorite songs from Bill Withers.” -MC Lyte

Watch the video above and stream “I’m Still Not Having It” here

 

Dj Iceman Releases Boom Bap Vol 1

Dj Iceman, the producer behind Big Boss Beatz Coming off of a track placement on Wu-Tang affiliate Hell Raza’s “Equilibrium”album,  just released part 1 of his four part series of beat EPs one to be released every Saturday in August.  Boom Bap is the name of the series its broken down in 4 beat tapes with 5 beats each. “Its just something i wanted to throw out there for the people.”
This series can be found on his website

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Tribeca-Grand Announces The Release of “Sport of the Gods” Album @SportOfTheGods

Tribeca-Grand, lyrically mastered and iconic Hip Hop duo, present their latest album titled “Sport of the Gods”.  The ten track line-up is available now on all digital streaming platforms and CD.

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“Sport of the Gods” represents the true essence of Hip Hop notably the lyricism and storytelling in Boom Bap’s truest form.  The first track off the album “NY-PHI” can be coined as the next arena size chanted anthem on the East Coast.  The record is also symbolic as Tribeca and Grand represent two different boroughs and two different states, but are bonded in a lyrical brotherhood.

Although the album only dropped a couple of weeks ago, one of the records is already being celebrated in France, Italy, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Poland.  “Let’s All Get Funky” is a let loose, fun record that all walks of life can kick back and vibe along with.  It is also going down in the history books for uniting those countries that some leaders have diligently been trying to divide.

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Tribeca-Grand have claimed their stance in Hip Hop and hold the highest respect from other major artists, peers, and fans.  “Suicide Rhymer”, another record off the album, bar for bar tells that story with no skits or cockiness, just three and a half minutes of bodied punchlines!

“I put my life on the line, don’t go no patience nor the time, recline lazy boys get left behind”

“Sport of the Gods” undeniably will be another notch for the duo to add to their countless accolades including college and FM radio chart toppers, international tours, and collaborations with other Hip Hop iconic pioneers.

Listen and stream “Sport of the Gods” below.

“Sport of the Gods” Streaming Platform Links

Tribeca-Grand Release Party Performance at Ardmore Music Hall

“Let’s All Get Funky” EU Remixes

Follow Tribeca-Grand 

@SportOfTheGods

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