What do you get when you combine Canadian Hip Hop producer BigBob Pattison and Duck Down’s very own Ruste Juxx? You get the collaborative project, “The Ruste Juxx Collection”. Juxx pulls a Darth Vadar move and invites listeners to the dark side with ten tracks of pure, unadulterated Boom Bap sure to get your heart beating and adrenaline pumping. An album years in the making, BigBob and Ruste inject their blood, sweat and tears all throughout the presentation.
There’s a fair share of previous tracks as well as unreleased material as with the intro cut, “Broken Wings”. The pair get straight up militant as Juxx goes in raw over the heavy horn arrangement. This project puts Pottersfield at the forefront and ensures that true Hip Hop lives on. The duo are joined by legendary emcees like AG & Pacewon and BigBob proteges Tony Gore & Metric Man. DJ Madhandz and DJ Fastcut work their magic on the wheels of steel behind this definitive Juxx collection.
Los Angeles veteran artist Quiz has been on an epic campaign leading up to the release of his latest album and this week, he has premiered “You’re Not Alone”. With fan favorites like “Need In Ya Life”, the album furthers those vibes with “Walls Down” featuring Jake & Papa. He also switches moods with lyrical sessions with fellow veteran Bad Lucc in “Lights Out”. Other guest features include Ill Camille, Big Pooh, Thurz and was exclusively produced by The Teamsterz. Listen and purchase “You’re Not Alone” below.
New York recording artist Danté Lennon premieres her latest musical offerings to the world in the form of an EP titled “Party at a Funeral” and paired along with an interesting visual for “One Thing”. With an uncompromising sound, the album takes you directly inside the mind of an artist, without the smoke and mirrors. Her colorful rhymes are intended to convey a rich truth to the audience, while set to a dope beat. Inspired by artists such as Jay Z, Dante takes her storytelling to another level by releasing a debut project that is an intimate look into the artists mind.
Dropping the mask that most artists continue to hide behind, “Party at a Funeral” is a project that subtlety changes the nuance of hip hop by being barefaced in it’s honesty. With eight new tracks, PaaF is a testimony to the real journey of an artist from start to finish. Taking you on a passage, Dante‘s EP is an aural diary that isn’t pretentious in what it sets out to do, which is allow you the listener to step into her zone and appreciate not only the music, but the artist who truly creates and allows you to step into her creation.
Back this with an impressive optical treatment for one of the album’s standout cuts, “One Thing”, and you have enough material to tide your ears over for weeks to come. We present to you, Brooklyn’s own, Dante.
Smokey, Donavon and Chiefy combine forces as the Portland Rap group Cloud9Krew and just recently released a rock solid EP entitled “A Flight On Cloud9”. The Krew focused on selecting strong songs that offer both variety and substance and contain standout cuts such as “They Already Know”, “Let’s Go Get It” and “Pain From The Struggle”. These young men have been very determined in pushing their new project, even releasing a very entertaining documentary showcasing a BTS look at the making of the album [link]. Roll up and celebrate with the Krew by pressing play below.
On his sophomore album, Queens emcee Eff Yoo lays it all on the table as he welcomes listeners into his life through a clever combination of innate technical skills and brilliantly weaved narratives. On “The Eff Word”, those elements help shape the entirety of the album, a fully realized and engaging listening experience produced by rising Chicago producer, Rediculus. Full of intricate, story telling themes, the LP boasts features from artists such as Big Noyd, The Audible Doctor, Airon Azure, G.S. Advance, Skanks and Spit Gemz.