Thursday, October 31, 2013

Onyx-----We Get Live

Onyx featuring Myster DL-----We Get Live
Fredo Starr and Sticky Fingas of the legendary South Suicide Queens returns with a dark and eerie track featuring Myster DL titled "We Get Live" produced by Statik Selektah. This track will be featured on their forthcoming album "Cuzo" slated for next year.

Endemic-----High Society

Endemic featuring Tragedy Khadafi, Afu Ra and Ruste Juxx-----High Society
UK producer Endemic puts out the visuals to the video "High Society" featuring Queens rapper Tragedy Khadafi and Brooklyn emcees Afu Ra and Ruste Juxx off Endemic's album Terminal Illness Part 2

Krivers----Prima Donnas

Krivers----Prima Donnas
West coast group Krivers speak the truth about role reversals of women thinking like men and men behaving like women on the track titled "Prima Donnas" from their mixtape "Westside Storiez Vol. 1"

Maino-----Be That

Maino featuring Raekwon-----Be That
Maino joins forces with Shaolin's Raekwon on the piano infused track "Be That" production inspired by the RZA produced classic "Incarcerated Scarfaces".

Ransom and Statik Selektah------Dollars and Sense

Ransom and Statik Selektah------Dollars and Sense
Ransom and Statik Selektah releases a bonus track "Dollars and Sense" from their project The Proposal.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Emilio Rojas-----Ziggy

Emilio Rojas-----Ziggy
I'm definitely feeling this beat provided by Sickness Beats. The jingles are crazy on this new Emilio Rojas joint "Ziggy". Ziggy is the first single from Emilio Rojas mixtape Opportunity Knox 2.

Curtessy and The Militia-----Expectations

Curtessy and The Militia-Expectations--(2013)
Artist: Curtessy and The Militia
Album: Expectations
Label: Independent           
Producers: The Militia  
South Central LA emcee Curtessy teams up with Johannesburg producer The Militia and cooks up some good music. The tag team duo has hit the masses with their debut project Look What The Streets Made Me EP craved by many hip hop blogs and websites. The raspy voice of Curtessy blends well with the soulful production of The Militia. With their impressive EP under their belt, they are back with their full length LP Expectations.  
            This album starts off in the right direction. The production skills are straight off the hook from The Militia that complements Curtessy flow. One thing about this project is Curtessy will take you into his world. The soulful production on tracks like “A New Day” and “What It Seems” are examples of painting a mental picture after a few listens. Curtessy lyrics shine like a gem on “A New Day”: over this boom bap, make your soul clap over this soul track/swing like a battle axe out in combat/back without further ado/me and Militia presents Expectations track number two. The album rises up the temperature really quick as the Militia throws that boom bap golden era influences on the boards on tracks like “One” featuring Khrysis and “Emcee” where Curtessy pays homage to where lyrics really matter in the 90’s. The standout track is where Curtessy brings the listeners to the life of California in the nostalgic “South Central” where the storytelling is brought to another level: born in san diego, raised in south central/this place the intro, where I learn my info/use to play Nintendo, smoke my first indo/backflip off the roof, back when I liked school.
            Overall, this project is definitely a banger with boom bap and soulful production with the cool lyrical delivery from Curtessy and the Militia.  Expectations have a well-balanced theme towards it like a storytelling book that has a beginning, middle and end. The guest appearances from Khyrsis, Pro Logik, Midaz the Beast, Wally Left and Rome Clientel brings added flavor to the project. This is a strong underground album which will unfortunately be overlooked because of the fluff from the music world that supersedes talent. Otherwise, if you’re looking for some hard head nodding beats with storytelling spitting lyrical venom, look no further from this gem project “Expectations”.
            Strong Tracks: “A New Day”, “What It Seems”, “One”, “Emcee”, “Expectations”, "South Central", "End Of The Day"
            Rating:out of   
Go peep the LP from Curtessy and The Militia Expectations