Uptown XO, Oddisee, and yU always with the promises, promises, promises. Well, they came through! Brand new Diamond District album entitled "March On Washington"... officially delivered! Stream it FREE above. Link to cop below.
The Game's new album, Blood Moon: Year of the World, is out today. The album has features from 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, French Montana, Bobby Shmurda, Too $hort, T.I., and more. You can listen to it via the Spotify stream below and buy it on iTunes.
Oddisee, yU and Uptown XO get back together for a new project for the first time in five years. Mellow Music Group is known for putting out quality releases and Diamond District's In The Ruff LP is one that all hip hop fans should hear. Their new project, March On Washington, is produced entirely by Oddisee and can be streamed below.
Busdriver releases his latest project via Hellfyre Club. Perfect Hair has features from Open Mike Eagle, Aesop Rock, Kenny Segal, VerBS, and Danny Brown. You can cop the album on iTunes of NinjaTune. Check out the album stream below and cop the album!
Open Mike Eagle's Dark Comedy was on Myke C-Town and Kinge's Top 5 list for the 2014 mid-year.
As rap takes new forms with its various players and influencers, it's important to pay dues to those who've paved the way. While some will disregard this rule in favor of ignorant ideals, those who make it aware that they stand on the shoulders of giants will more often than not last longer than the one hit wonders and trend followers. If you rep the East Coast and can relate to the hustle and struggle of cats like Diabolic, then allow Fightin Words to be the soundtrack to get you to where you're headed. Part razor sharp rhymes and part sinister sounding beats, this album will speak volumes to underground heads both old and new, as Diabolic speaks his story, even if the Long Island emcee has to make some enemies in the process.
Released through his own War Horse Records label, Fightin Words is Diabolic's attempt to claim the throne. With a history of battle rapping against underground favorites such as Immortal Technique and Rhymefest, Diabolic concocts a lethal dose of Hip-Hop on an LP that finds the LI native joined by Sean Price, R.A. The Rugged Man, Vinnie Paz, Apathy, Celph Titled, Locksmith, Nino Bless, Coast, amongst others, with production credits from the likes of DJ Premier, The Snowgoons, Brooklyn's 5th Seal, and more. Fans of Wu Tang Clan's Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers) will appreciate the well-placed opening samples which are akin to The RZA's method of production. Fightin Words is now available through iTunes via digital download, or through Fat Beats, on either CD or 2xLP. Listen/Buy: Diabolic-Fightin Words
Brett Klassen is an artist I've seen grow for years now and a while back he sent me his album "Hopes Hotel" which he describes as post hip-hop where he's not limited to the narrow view of the genre. "Hopes Hotel" is what Klassen calls the building that he lives in and this project is a reflective piece on himself and the environment in which he lives through spoken word, rap and instrumentals. Stream the album below and let me know what you think in the comments section.
One of 2014's most-anticipated albums is Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge's There Is Only Now. The Oakland foursome's first LP in four years is their first with Adrian, who has garnered fame working with Ghostface Killah, The Dramatics, and others.
With a strong response already to the group's star-studded lyrics and smooth visual presentations, the clique offers up the the whole album a day early, for free, full stream.