Skyzoo & Pete Rock: Retropolitan (Stream)

This week we finally got to explore the much anticipated collaboration from Skyzoo and Pete Rock, as they released their Retropolitan LP. The two NY representatives have crafted an album that is at once an ode to the city they love and a cautionary tale about the gentrification that is so prevalent throughout the Five Boroughs. Continue reading “Skyzoo & Pete Rock: Retropolitan (Stream)”

Skyzoo & Pete Rock ft. Westside Gunn, Conway, Benny The Butcher & Elzhi: Eastern Conference All-Stars

Skyzoo and Pete Rock treat us to the second single from their forthcoming abum, featuring an altogether ridiculous list of guests. The NY duo are joined by four lyrical heavyweights on Eastern Conference All Stars, as Griselda’s Westside Gunn, Conway and Benny The Butcher all hitting the booth, with Detroit favourite, Elzhi completing the line-up. It’s as powerful as you can imagine and you can hear for yourself below. The album, Retropolitan, is due for release on Mello Music Group on 20 September.

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Benny the Butcher ft. Black Thought: Crowns For Kings

Benny the Butcher delivered his new EP in full on Friday, featuring a wealth of talent, including Jadakiss, Conway and Pusha T. While that might already appear as the ideal recipe for perfection, the opening joint features Black Thought and his usual brand of lyrical brilliance, backed up by some DJ Shay production. You can hear Crowns For Kings above and the rest of the EP can be found on Spotify.

Benny the Butcher ft. Pusha T: 18 Wheeler

I don’t post nearly enough stuff from Benny on here, which is crazy considering how prolific he is and how much gold he makes. He’s about to hit us with a new EP, The Plugs I Met, which includes this banger featuring King Push. 18 Wheeler is produced by DJ Shay. Other contributors on the EP include Jadakiss, Conway, Alchemist and Daringer.

Ghostface Killah ft. Benny The Butcher, KXNG Crooked & 38 Spesh: Buckingham Palace

Ghostface enlists some heavy-hitters for the next single from his upcoming project, The Lost Tapes. Benny The Butcher, KXNG Crooked and 38 Spesh join the Wu veteran on Buckingham Palace, with album producer Big Ghost Ltd. delivering a suitably triumphant drum-heavy beat. The Lost Tapes is due for release on 5 October and you can find more info about that here. Buckingham Palace is available to stream below. Continue reading “Ghostface Killah ft. Benny The Butcher, KXNG Crooked & 38 Spesh: Buckingham Palace”

Ghostface Killah x Big Ghost Ltd: The Lost Tapes (Sampler)

Rumours of a collaboration between Ghostface Killah and Big Ghost have been circulating online for a while, with the latter confirming the project’s existence earlier this year. Now it’s all very much a reality, as an official announcement of The Lost Tapes project was made yesterday. As well as the announcement, we were also treated to a single from the album, as well as a sampler and full tracklist (see below). The project is jam packed with features from the likes of Planet Asia, Benny the Butcher, Big Daddy Kane and Cappadonna, as well as Snoop and E-40, who drop in on the lead single, Saigon Velour. You can stream both the single and the sampler below, with pre-orders available here. The release date is set for 5 October. Continue reading “Ghostface Killah x Big Ghost Ltd: The Lost Tapes (Sampler)”

The Alchemist: Lunch Meat EP (Stream)

The Alchemist hit us with a new project on Friday, featuring a host of heavy-hitting MCs. Roc Marciano, Action Bronson, Styles P, Benny the Butcher, Westside Gunn and Conway all stepped into the booth, with the LA producer lining up four de rigueur drumless loop based beats for them to slay. The Lunch Meat EP can be streamed below and downloads/limited edition vinyl are available here.

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