Tuesday 6 February 2024

Cuban Pete x Isis Aset - Codes prod Bigg Classic

Cuban Pete teams up with Isis Aset and Bigg Classic of the Rulerz Inc collective to drop the last collab single to be included on the first volume of the #C75Friday series.

Engineered by BoFaat, artwork by Cuban Pete

Stream/Download the single HERE


6th Man Entertainment - Everything Means Nothing Vol​.​1

 The Bad Seed been in the game for more than a minute dropping underground classics. Now, with some more recent additions to the roster, his crew 6th Man Entertainment release the first volume of 'Everything Means Nothing'.

6th Man Entertainment are The Bad Seed, Honey Dinero, Nam Nitty, Chuck Brown, and Mo Rukus.

Volume 1 of Everything Means Nothing drops February 6th and features Cella Dwellas , Amxxr, Bottemline, Weapon ESP, Napsndreds, Juxx Diamondz, Substance 810, Greezi Amiin, Innocent?, Xcel, Terror Van Poo, Skanks The Rap Martyr, Rasheed Chappell, Blitzkrieg, Debanaire, Kil Ripkin, Ethemadassasin ,Hellz Yea, Wordsworth, Crotona P, John Jigg$, Ruste Juxx.

Production is by Murda Megz, Nottz, JR Swiftz, Team Demo, Snowgoons, Freakshow, CJ Dove , s-tewe, Reck Real, and Takenotez.

The album will only be available via Bandcamp and not on streaming platforms in a bid to take back control from the platforms that don't properly renumerate artists.

 The album is only available from Bandcamp and not on streaming platforms in an effort to properly pay artists what they deserve.

Stream/Download the album HERE


Saturday 3 February 2024

TABLEEK - Goblin Theory

 Many unique stories start with "once upon a time"..and so check it, once upon a time a bunch untamed young brothers, bonded by the word and beats were determined to beat the streets and started jumping in the studio. Many a test and tribulation later these brothers now known as MASPYKE were fortunate enough to independently release a slew of very well received singles, EPs and albums. Joints like "Step", "54th Regiment", "Truth and Position" and "Gong Show" held resonance with DJs, publications, and promoters from across the world from Stretch and Bobbito (NYC), DJ Revolution (LA), URB Magazine (LA), and XXL Magazine (NYC), Lyricist Lounge (NYC), HipHop Connection (UK) to Blaze Magazine (Japan).

The founding members of Maspyke- after a decade of grinding- parted ways unofficially in the early 2010's, but have since collaborated on many occasions, including this new joint by TABLEEK and RODDY ROD entitled "Goblin Theory".

Conceived in light of what appears to be a resurgence of new joints from (and for) the more polished hiphop aficionados on the earth who haven't adjusted to "Pop-Rap" and who lean outside the box for what we would describe as progressive soulful street hiphop music. Earnest lyricism similar to artists like Homeboy Sandman, Oddisee, J-Live, John Robinson, or Humble Monarchs, where RODDY ROD holds down the day to day.

Speaking of RODDY ROD, "Goblin Theory" is a serious sound manipulation by the unsung producer of Maspyke, Cali Agents, and others. The music he constructs here repurposes the old into this dope blend of a horns, thumping bassline, 80s synth, and Roddy Rod's signature heavy drums, providing the perfect frenzy and incentive for TABLEEK to continue where he left off from recent releases "Future Knots" and "Juice with the Trophy Snatch" to get BUSY.

Perhaps...by chance, this is just the first of more things to come from these two members of the much beloved collective?

Stay tuned.  

Joey Majors - Mirrors to my Soul Book 2

Joey drops Book 2 of his Mirror To My Soul series featuring Un Kasa, Flash Is Hip hop, Grea8Gawd, J'Rell, Cheri Pye, Merc Beatz & Frankie Blanco.

Joey says "Shout out to J'Rell who never disappoints with his hooks his voice is one of a kind. Also shout out to 18 year producer JXSAMURAI on tracks 5 & 9 which features old school drug kingpin Frankie Blanco. But my stand out track on the project is "Triumph". VIP Life Music Group!"

Go get the project HERE



John Jigg$ Ft Rockwelz - Success - Prod. Nam Nitty - Official Music Video

John Higg$ drops the visuals for 'Success' with Nam Nitty and Rockwelz.

Go get the S.O.U.L. project HERE

Korey Buckets - CAKEANOMICS ep


Queens NY artist Korey Buckets drops his latest ep CAKEANOMICS

Korey is meticulous about every letter he writes and how he says everything, wanting everything to be impactful to people . He doesn’t chase singles, he writes life music.

The only feature Juxx Diamondz jumps in for 'Clout Chase'. You can peep the video below.

Korey says "I’m a rap about money until they put in me in the ground that’s the main thing that I’ve seen shows who people really are . Not LOVE, Not Jealously, Not Hate, M-O-N-E-Y will show you exactly who 9/10 people are and the last one is just a willd card."

Go get the album HERE and on all DSPs


Wednesday 31 January 2024

Snook Da Crook - Thieves Code 2


"Thieves Code 2" is the second installment of the series by Baltimore legend Snook Da Crook. With features from Planet Asia, ILL Conscious, Wais P and more, this album is an instant underground classic.

You can get the album HERE and on all DSPs.

Check out the single 'Skin Of Your Teeth' below



Tuesday 30 January 2024

Dro Pesci - Crash Course - Official Video

Dro drops the first visual off his new EP titled "The Top Chef In Hells Kitchen". 

This one is called "Crash Course"  produced by New Jersey producer, Grungy Boguez.  

Dro goes all bars on this one without any hook/chorus. The beat is lively and Dro completes it with a dope flow for all real hip hop fans to enjoy! Shot and directed by Mo Stafford.


John Jigg$ - S​.​O​.​U​.​L (Something Our Underground Lost)

John Jigg$ comes back with something for our S.O.U.L.

Jigg$ has been turning up loud and strong with his support for the culture through dope music that feeds something thats been missing lately. You can hear his love for the music shine through on each track with as he rides the beat with lyrical dexterity.

The release is only available through his Bandcamp HERE

Cuban Pete x BoFaat - The Domino Effect

Cuban Pete takes aim at businessmen polluting the musical landscape

Millionaire businessmen and lower level hustlers are now selling big name feature verses from known Hip Hop artists along with their beat packs, saying they are helping out smaller artists who can't afford exclusives or have means to acquire them. The same few verses sold to thousands of rappers with the sales pitch claiming it will give customers a chance to be noticed and make their 'career blow'.

They make a lot of false promises about what is needed to make it in the industry and bank on lesser talented artists wanting to cut corners.

In reality, with no real money for promotion, even the good ones just end up with a few extra clicks and streaming pennies based on the strength of the featured artist's name. Plus of course there's a million wack rappers willing to pretend they have worked with these artists in person and front for social media, normally buying streams to reflect their fake success.

The result is a bunch of, in essence, remixes as a lot of their customers aren't really artists but fans or opportunists who simply add their vocals to the remaining beat. These tracks then flood an already oversaturated streaming market where millions of songs are never streamed even once.

As the legendary Pete Rock claimed recently in a viral post on social media 'getting the bag' has ruined the art form. These packs are nothing to do with art or culture and are merely a way for lower level rappers to monetise and make change off real artists' coattails.

Check out the single HERE and watch the video below