Ras Kass x Apollo Brown feat. Sean Price & Bleu DaVinci – Impossible Dream

Apollo Brown x Ras Kass

This should have made the album. So, why didn’t it make it? I have no clue. Whatever is clever, though. They had their reasons. This is still nice as hell, though.

    Big Rec feat. R.A. The Rugged Man – The Dumb Out (video)

    I also give thanks for dope videos like this. R.A. The Rugged Man is always on that high octane rhyming. And Big Rec impressed me since the first time I seen him live. Yes!!!!

    Kenn Starr – The Movement II (prod. Kev Brown)

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    Today is Thanksgiving. Most of you may not even be on the internet. Others will be as they wait for their food to cook. However it happens, I give thanks for good ass music. And I will start with the Kev Brown produced jam by Kenn Starr. The Movement II actually works because of the cool chorus and the gliding production.

    I give this two thumbs up.

    The new album, Square One, comes out January 27, 2015 on Mello Music Group.

    Kenn Starr sees his career at square one, despite being regarded among the elite of the DMV scene, being in the inner circle of producers Oddisee and Kev Brown, and having his newest album signed to Mello Music Group. Eight years since his debut, Starr Status, Kenn Starr is baggage free on his sophomore album, Square One.

    Largely produced by Kev Brown with a nice block of vintage production by Black Milk, and additional work by 14KT, Roddy Rod, and Kaimbr, Square One is Kenn Starr getting back to his foundation to begin anew. The laid back flow remains intact—complementary to the Kev Brown’s vintage soul-crate production—but the perspective is written with a wisdom earned through seeing opportunities that overpassed his doorstep. On “Cigarettes & Whiskey“ he addresses his history with passing fancy and a buried hatchet, “please pardon my view points / Starr Status wasn’t a classic but had a few joints,” and makes no qualms about his hiatus. Square One is the only album Kenn Starr could write in order to bid farewell to days past and move forward.

    With the firmest of grips on reality, Kenn Starr has kept his Low Budget Crew ties in toe, including Sean Born who makes appearances on “Product Of The Basement” and album closer, “Farewell”. Kenn also enlists Mello Music standout yU, and long time compatriot Wordsworth, as well as the lush voice of singing star Melanie Rutherford. Square One is built from the underground-up as Starr still writes from the mindset of being a product of the basement.

      RetcH – Facts

      New Jersey emcee RetcH released a throwaway joint titled “Facts,” over Mobb Deep’s “Hell On Earth,”

      JMSN ft. Freddie Gibbs – Street Sweeper (Remix)

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      R&B crooner JMSN releases ta joint from his forthcoming self-titled †JMSN† album.

      Tayyib Ali – Keystone State of Mind III (Album Stream)

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      Philadelphia emcee Tayyib Ali recently released Keystone State of Mind. Standout Tracks; Bills 2 Pay,Never, Drop, In My Pocket, Rod Strickland,Came Up, A Place To Hide, and I Want It All.

      Kidd Called Quest & King Righteous – Young And Restless

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      “Young And Restless” features King Righteous.The full mixtape set to drop January 27th.

      DyMe-A-DuZiN – The Real Swank (Video)

      Brooklyn emcee Dyme-A-Duzin debuts the official video for “The Real Swank,” directed by Tanner W Jarman. Stream/download DyMe-A-DuZiN’s Hip Hope

      Mark Ronson feat. Mystikal – Feel Right (video)

      So, this happened this past weekend on SNL. And yes, Mystikal still got it. Over two decades in this music thing and he still has it. I am proud to see this man work to make music and keep himself out of prison. Much love to that.

      Mickey Factz – Detroit Red (Official Video)

      Man, this video is wonderful. Period. Just watch it and watch history unfold before your eyes.

      Released in June on his long awaited project Mickey Factz, finally releases the visual for Detroit Red, after his hiatus from the music industry. Detroit Red is a visual representation that shows Factz in a full depiction of Malcolm X in his days as a Harlem street hustler. Inspired by the legendary Spike Lee joint starring Denzel Washington, Malcolm X, Detroit Red is an impressive body of work. Directed under the full guise of Nadia Tayeh.

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