East Coast duo Keyed Up release their highly anticipated debut album Left on Read…
Serving up the next video from “This World Is So Fragile and Cruel I’m Glad I Got You” Jabee‘s New album features Wale, lil B, Slug (atmosphere) , Production from Statik Selektah , 88-Keys , S1 and peaked at #3 on itunes Hip Hop charts and is still going strong. Fragile & Cruel was produced by The Allie Lauren Project, the album is available everywhere – listen and share
One of underground rap’s premiere spitters Rome Streetz just dropped new visuals for his lead single “Higher Self” featuring wordsmith Estee Nack off of the fourth and most recent installment of his “Noise Kandy” series. It doesn’t get much better than this right here. The track is produced by Sebb Bash and the video was directed by D Gomez.
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.
Supreme Cerebral is back again for the 3rd time this year following his March release of “Soul Trained” & the August release of “Loose Change.”
Supreme has been stated as saying that “UltimateMind” is his favorite album to date & his biggest accomplishment in his music career thus far. Supreme enlist some heavyweights to assist him on this one such as Jay Royale, Ill Conscious, Ralphiie Reese, Waterr, Born Unique, Daniel Son & much more! With production from the likes of D.Mar, Slum Lord, Architech, Slide Beats & more! He also got Dj Grazzhoppa & Dj TMB to lace all the cuts for multiple songs.
You can also catch his live performance for “Summer in the Slums” off the project as he recently visited our headquarters and laid down a Mic Session.
Saipher Soze is a 31 year old MC from Toronto, Canada coming up as a member of the Brown Bag Money collective. He eventually went solo on 2017 with Godbody & then Kanibull Rising just 10 months after that but after doing a handful of features throughout 2019 & a little bit of this year too, Saipher is back with his 3rd full-length album.
The album ends with “Ambrosia” gets confrontational over a frightening instrumental from Futurewave whereas the next song “Fat Cheques” with Daniel Son & Mooch finds the trio talking about the money over a soulful Finn beat. The track “Strong Arm Godz” with Asun Eastwood sees the 2 spitting straight up gangsta shit over a boom bap instrumental with an acoustic loop while the song “Ho-Lee-Chow” close captions his life over a ghostly beat.
The track “Lycan” talks about moving weight & sticking dudes up if he ain’t gon’ make it in the industry over a symphonic boom bap instrumental while the song “Unadulterated” with Family Gang Black finds the 2 getting murderous over a devilish beat. The track “Powerhouse” talks about double-crossers over a gritty instrumental while the song “Moe Greene” gets back on the money-tip over a luxurious beat.
The track “Roland Garros” comes at his competition’s necks over a gloomy instrumental while the song “Screwface” talks about not trusting a soul over a mournful boom bap beat. The track “Mulekick” talks about falling for nothing over a dreary instrumental while “The Revenant” with Jai Black sees the 2 talking about the game getting twisted over a suspenseful beat. The song “Van Glow” reunites with Family Gang Black to talk about time moving fast over a jazzy instrumental & then the closer “Sock Darts” reunites with Daniel Son to talk about how much noise they’ve made in recent years over a beat with some keys & horns.
Overall, this is the best thing that Saipher’s has put out yet. Not only has his lyricism stepped up with each new album, but Futurewave & Finn both remind listeners of their place as some of the dopest producers in the underground today.
Selfmade Kev is ready to interject his name among the rest of the superstars in the current New School of New York Hip Hop. First introduced to the Bronx recording artist in 2019 with debut Find A Way, it was his buzzing 2020 single, “Ways to Your Heart” becoming a most-requested Summer hit which transformed the new artist into a breakout star. Today, seizing the moment, Selfmade Kev praises the unwavering support of his day-one fans in the 2020 closer, “Still Pour.”
Similar to his previous release, Kev’s “Still Pour” reveals an undeniable attraction that has been lying dormant, waiting for the perfect opportunity to arise. The song is a behind-the-scenes look into Selfmade Kev’s journey til’ this point. Addressing the trials and tribulations, the pain and suffering, the loss of childhood friends and loved ones, Kev unveils it all in this vulnerable moment. While storytelling, Kev praises respect to those who never left his side, his family. In the record, Kev describes how loyalty to his brothers and friends through poverty surpasses riches. It’s easily Selfmade Kev’s best work yet. The perfect lead to his 2021 album, currently untitled.
Speaking with the press about the song, Selfmade Kev divulges the complete recording process. “The motivation behind this song was still feeling the need to work harder and to never be complacent with where I am in my life. I’ve been through many lows and I know how the bottom feels so even just a little success isn’t enough for me. With all the weight on my shoulder, I still feel stressed and overwhelmed so I do still pour.”
“Still Pour” is out now via Underrated Management. Stream it here.