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Kansas City’s Scritchmatic Drops his Fast-Paced, Hard-Hitting New Single, “Pulp Fiction,” Produced by Fantom of the Beat

Up-and-coming rapper Scritchmatic connects with legendary producer Fantom Of The Beat (a/k/a Haas G) for a new banger, “Pulp Fiction,” that’s filled with the wit and aggression of the film of the same name. Scritch may be relatively new to the scene, but the Kansas City-based emcee is making a name for himself with a …

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Buffalo’s Y.N.X. 716 Connects With Long Island’s DJ Concept for Their Collab EP, Conceptual Thoughts

DJ Concept connects with Buffalo lyricist Y.N.X. 716 on their collaborative extended player, Conceptual Thoughts. Despite its concise 15-minute duration, the six track EP packs a powerful punch as YNX skillfully navigates the diverse musical landscape crafted entirely by DJ Concept.  The album takes its audience on a sonic journey, seamlessly transitioning from classic hip-hop vibes …

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“Connecticut Casual 2” Changes the Outlook of Apathy’s Career (Album Review)

Connecticut underground MC/producer Apathy releasing a sequel to Connecticut Casual as his 9th full-length solo LP. Emerging only 2 decades back as a member of the Demigodz & the Army of the Pharaohs collectives founded by Open Mic & Vinnie Paz respectively, he was also signed to Atlantic Records at one point even though he eventually left due to creative differences. Since then The Alien Tongue has …

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B.A.R.S. Murre’s 5th LP “Jewelry Store Shootouts” Refines Himself Artistically (Album Review)

New Jersey emcee B.A.R.S. Murre returning from a 4-year hiatus for the 5th full-length studio album in his discography. Signing to Black Soprano Family Records over a decade ago for his debut Chicken & Cake, he would continue to follow this up with Dead Nasty as well as Whimsical & Black Tanita respectively. However nearly 3 & a half years …

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Tek’s 4th Solo EP Prod. by Stu Bangas is For “MVP: MotiVational Purposes” (EP Review)

Tek is a 50 year old MC from Brooklyn, New York notable for being 1/2 of Smif-n-Wessun & a member of the Boot Camp Clik collective. He also has 3 solo mixtapes, 3 EPs & even a couple full-length LPs under his belt in 24KT Smoke & Pricele$$ respectively. That said: My expectations for MVP: MotiVational Purposes we’re considerably high once I learned that Stu Bangas coming fresh …

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South Central LA Rapper J.Outlaw Drops New Single “Committed To The Hustle Pt.3 Light Up The Room”

New single “Committed To The Hustle Pt.3 Light Up The Room” by J.Outlaw is making waves in the Los Angeles Hip Hop scene, solidifying the rapper’s position as a rising star. Hailing from South Central, J.Outlaw brings his raw talent and authentic storytelling to the forefront with this latest single. The track showcases J.Outlaw’s commitment …

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Marv Won Releases Soul-Baring Mello Music Group Debut “I’m Fine, Thanks for Asking. (Album Review)

Detroit emcee/producer Marv Won returning for his 5th full-length solo LP albeit the first after signing to Mello Music Group. Coming up as a part of the world famous Fat Killahz, he has gone on to become well respected in the battle circuit & has released his last 4 albums alongside a few EPs. It’s been over 2 years …

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“Super Shredder” Takes Everything That Made Mickey Diamond & Ral Duke’s “Oroku Saki” EP to New Levels (Album Review)

One of the illest Detroit emcees in the underground currently Mickey Diamond back with his 12th LP. Emerging at the beginning of 2020 off the strength of his debut EP Bangkok Dangerous, the dude has since gone on to turn quite a few heads in the underground by building up the impressive discography for himself with his previous …

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Stetsasonic Returns to Form on “Here We Go Again”, First New Album in Over 30 Years (Album Review)

Stetsasonic is the first ever hip hop band from Brooklyn, New York consisting of Daddy-O, MC Delite, Wise & Bobby Simmons. They would only put out 3 full-length albums together during the late 80s/early 90s, but remained inactive as a unit although what they did would eventually pave the way for The Roots. But after …

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