Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild Announce “Sinners & Saints” LP, Debut Visuals for “Black Owned”

Black Owned” is the stylish, gripping new video from the New York area duo of Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild, who are gearing up for the Nov 20 release of their collaborative effort, Sinners & Saints.

The full-length project arrives after the two worked together on the renowned producer’s stand out compilation LP, Fully Loaded which dropped this summer. And without giving too much away, S&S is absolutely packed with everything you’d want from this emcee and producer team. You can get a strong sense of that on “Black Owned,” the hard-hitting debut leak that has some equally tough visuals to match.

The video is directed by Edwin Decena, an acclaimed music video and independent film director who brings aboard his uniquely distinct vision. The visuals center on Rasheed as a heavyweight champ talking his sh*t over Buck’s neck-breaking production from the center of a boxing ring where he’s undoubtedly taken out any and all challengers.

Check out the visuals and head over to your preferred digital retailer or streaming platform to support. The single is also available for download via instant grat off the iTunes pre-order landing. The 11 track LP which boasts guest appearances by Che Noir, 38 Spesh, Ransom, Planet Asia and more, is also available for pre-order through Bandcamp and Amazon Music, and on vinyl and CD formats courtesy of Get On Down.

Get Gutta Drops Powerful “Suffocation” Visual

For Greenville, South Carolina rapper Get Gutta (Get Greater Understanding Through The Almighty), the definition of “getting it out the mud” has an entirely different meaning than most and is shown in every word of his music. The struggle is a norm in his region of the U.S. For Gutta, music has always been an outlet to express his emotions and we see that once again today with “Suffocation.”

A period track, Get Gutta recalls the current events gripping America ranging from a deadly pandemic and social injustice. “Suffocation” speaks on the overwhelming attacks and the fear that it will consume us. In the song, Gutta’s raps are precise, motivational and painful as he encourages us to continue to fight in the world’s darkest hour.

Get Gutta on “Suffocation” description:

“When weight training you inhale at the starting position and then exhale while you’re pushing the weight. Proper breathing is very important. Sometimes we get so caught up in the amount of weight placed on us as a people, we forget to breathe in order to move the weight. Causing us to Suffocate. Breathe…”

A brief history on Get Gutta, he began recording in 2005 and released his first album at 16. He is best known for sharing the stage with veteran acts Three 6 Mafia, Bubba Sparxx, Pastor Troy. He credits legends KRS-One, 2Pac, LL Cool J and Run DMC as his musical influences. In 2018, Gutta released his latest effort, Heart on My Sleeves, a dedication album, honoring his wife’s untimely passing.

He puts his heart into his songwriting and strives to encourage the youth to find constructive ways and real solutions to become successful, rather than engaging in a life of crime, drugs and violence. His music talks about real problems that we all face in this world today. He intimately invites his audience to know that he has been where some of them are, and has seen and done some things that did not get him anywhere. He managed to take the negative aspects of his experiences and turn them into positive outcomes.

“Suffocation” is the follow up to several one-shot releases by the uprising star, including, recently released songs “Vote Thanos” and “Hiatus Promo.” He promises a full-length release in 2021. “Suffocation” is available now on all DSPs.

And with more to come in the near future, Get Gutta always encourages others to live out their dreams daily. He tells us, “We were designed to be great. Don’t ever let anyone try to change your design.”

Manzu Beatz & DJ Flipcyide – “The Lost Gems” EP

Manzu Beatz teams up with DJ Flipcyide to bring you “The Lost Gems” EP featuring Hip Hop Legend Kool G Rap and Wu-Tang Affiliate Legends: Prodigal Sunn, 12 O’Clock, Thea Van Seijen, Bronze Nazareth, Solomon Childs, JoJo Pellegrino, T-Ross, Kevlaar 7, Heaven Razah aka Hell Razah, Timbo King & Darkim Be Allah

Detroit YB – “Beauty in the Struggle” (Album Review)

Detroit YB is a 31 year old MC from Detroit, Michigan who broke out in 2017 by dropping 2 EPs back to back: 3:13 & The Heart of My City. This was followed up with a full-length debut the following year entitled Hustle SZN but after being teased with a handful of singles, YB’s finally delivering a sophomore effort.

The “Manifestation” opener talks about controlling your heart because you’re the only one steering it over a wavy beat whereas the next song “Doors” talks about never offering his toes over a dark, bassy instrumental. After the “Rich Speaks Life” interlude, the track “Stuck in My Ways” talks about being unwilling to change over a keyboard-inflicted trap beat while the song “Hard Way” talks about how it takes some losses before you get it over a hypnotic instrumental.

The track “Guilty Pleasure” with OneWay Monte sees the 2 talking about how it’s time for them to switch up their methods over an acoustic trap beat while the song “Hell of It” talks about drinking for fun over a woozy instrumental. After the “Mama Talks Addiction” interlude, “The Addiction” discusses toxic living an euphoric beat while “The Jungle” is a short yet dope response to the murder of George Floyd.

The song “I Get Around” over a trap beat with some odd background vocals & an occasional woodwind while “The Vibe” with Fenesse the World is a decent romance anthem with an instrumental to set the mood right. The track “New Leaf” talks about losing his soul in the ghetto over a trap beat with some well incorporated Japanese samples & after the “Simone Energy” interlude, the penultimate song “Shift My Energy” talks about escaping the affliction in his life over a calming instrumental. The title track is a great way to send the album off as YB spits some wisdom over a soothing beat.

I’ve been waiting on this album all year & walking away from it, I can say I’m impressed with what we got. The features were alright, but YB‘s at his passionate & the production is on point for the most part as well. If you wanna hear a up-&-comer from the Motor City at his finest, then I recommend giving Beauty in the Struggle a shot.

Score: 7/10