RƎƵIN 47 – “Mental Problemz” (EP Review)

ƵIN 47 is an 18 year old MC/producer from Kansas City, Missouri who got his start in 2017 when he dropped his debut EP 47th Mirrorz. This was followed up last Halloween with the Hypnotic Journey Programming mixtape but as this year, RƎƵ is celebrating it’s 1 year anniversary by dropping his 2nd EP.

After the “Mental Advisory” intro, the first song “Erased Memory” talks about murdering any MC who opposes him over a guitar loop while the next track “Error 47” talks about going insane over a chaotic beat. The song “Baptized in Blood” takes you back to the dark side of his head over a frightening boom bap instrumental while the track “Az the World Burnz” talks about the current state of things over a apocalyptic beat. The song “Xziled” talks about how ones’ environment shapes your way of thought over a fuzzy boom bap instrumental while the penultimate track “Fever Dream” talks about being trapped in such over another rock infused-beat. The EP ends with “Diagnosis”, where RƎƵ recaps the mental struggles he’s faced in the last 4 years over an instrumental that kinda has a vintage East Coast feel to it.

Personally, I think it shows how talented RƎƵIN 47 truly is. His production keeps getting progressively grimier & the lyrics are the most personal than it’s ever been before. I absolutely recommend keeping an eye out for his name in the future.

Score: 7/10

Real Bad Man – “Dig It Up” Ft. Boldy James & Kool G Rap (Video)

Entrepreneur, curator, producer…Real Bad Man has earned himself a place at the tastemakers table 5x over. If you’re not up on his “On High Alert” compilation EP series, you’ve been missing out on some of the flyest collabs between Hip-Hop’s elite and the genre’s most promising new talent. RBM just dropped “On High Alert Vol. 3” and the handful of songs includes features from Meyhem Lauren, Kool Keith, CRIMEAPPLE, Flee Lord, Rigz, Mooch, Pink Siifu, and the stars of the new single/video Boldy James and Kool G. Rap. The visuals for “Dig It Up” continue with RBM’s “shady character” mascot and his adventures with rappers.

Rolling Stone Premiere’s Benny The Butcher & Hit-Boy New Video, “Legend”

There is no disputing that Benny The Butcher has arrived.  With anticipation now at a fever pitch, Benny puts a bow on his and Griselda’s genre-shifting year with his new album Burden Of Proof; an album that aligns the best rapper alive, with the hottest producer (Hit-Boy) of 2020.

Mastered by Guru, Burden of Proof is The Butcher’s official level up.  After announcing his new album last week with “Timeless” featuring Lil Wayne and Big Sean, on the eve of Burden Of Proof’s release, Benny shares a visual for “Legend,” which as he states, was supposed to be the lead single. The video also was premiered by Rolling Stone.

“Hit-Boy contacted me and said lets work.  We linked up in LA and the first song we did together was fire.  The first song we recorded was “Legend” and it was supposed to be the first single” he commented to Rolling Stone.  “The shit was so good, we were just like let’s keep going. And our chemistry was so great and the music was so good and really happening organically, and before we knew it, we had an album.”

Benny The Butcher’s Burden Of Proof  will be released on 10-16-20 and features appearances from Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Freddie Gibbs, Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, Queen Najia and Dom Kennedy.  Burden Of Proof is executive-produced by Benny The Butcher, Hit-Boy and Westside Gunn.

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.

Gringo Gang Are “Offended” In New Single

Introducing the emerging Indiana indie Gringo Gang. A five-part group with a blended Trap, Hip-Hop, and Grunge Rock sound. Today, they make their formal introduction with the buzzing new song, titled, “Offended.”

Featuring fellow uprisers Tahko and BFB Da Packman. The song is a bagging session between all parties involved throwing disses at each other. While the guests get their expected shock value bars, the gang impress with surprisingly outstanding flows about dripping in the freshest fabrics and jewelry.

“Offended” is eager to become Gringo Gang’s breakthrough song to widespread popularity. “I’m really excited about this “Offended” record, both BFB and I are like Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence going back and forth,” says Tahko.

The new song is a perfect segway into the group’s album, Valid E.P, and newfound fans looking to add some new Hip Hop to their playlist. For everything Gringo Gang, follow them on Instagram.

GlitchMan, Toosii & Peso Chaberlain Drops “Bless Em” Video

GlitchMan is quickly becoming one of the most entertaining new artists in the West. Today, he is joined by the popular Peso Chaberlain and Toosii to tell a personal story of financial loss. “Bless Em” is an impulsive new song by the up-and-coming talent.

“Bless Em” is GlitchMan’s first solo release of 2020. The song is the direct follow-up to the Top of 2020 song, titled, “Exotic.” GlitchMan is currently working on his 2021 album, led by the new song. Linking up with known acts Dipset and Michael Jackson wardrobe director.

Toosii appears courtesy of Capitol Records/South Coast Music Group. For more GlitchMan, follow him daily on Twitter.

“Bless Em” is available now on NoMergeEntertainment.

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Battle Rapper Arsonal bka Arsonal da Rebel Shares ‘Underrated’ Mixtape

Featuring Wyclef Jean, Shotgun Suge, Tsu Surf, Cheeks Bossman, Lady London, and Raheem DeVaughn. Legendary Battle rapper Arsonal da Rebel transitions into a recording artist as he embarks on the next phase of his career with the release of the new mixtape, Underrated.

On fine-tailored production by some of the hottest underground producers, including, Sharke, Ril Beats, Just Dre, Othello Beats, Mo, Ojay Got Tha Juice, Fatty The Producer, and RicoRunDat. Shredding his killer instinct, Arsonal transforms into a remarkable wordsmith with catchy bars, show-stealing flow and attention-grabbing rhymes.

Available on York Records. Underrated includes breakout songs “Proceed With Caution” and “Jodeci Sex.” Can Arsonal achieve the same success on the charts he did in the battles? Hit the play and find out for yourself.

Take a listen to Arsonal’s next chapter below.