Superb drop here via Fat Beats, as Fatlip and Blu release a surprise new single, Good For The Soul. The track emerged last week, along with hints that a full-length project from the duo might also follow shortly. On this particular joint, Blu and Fatlip have secured a valuable guest spot from Hemlock Ernst. The vocal and instrumental versions are available to download now via Bandcamp.
Strong features on this new track from Cut Crazy Records founder, Freshman Woes, as he follows up his earlier Rap Dudes offering with this latest single. For round two, the producer has brought in the formidable trio of Blu, Planet Asia and MED, resulting in a funk-laden bars fest.
A welcome arrival from Blu and Exile, as they announce the imminent release of their latest album. The much loved duo have kicked off the proceedings with a nod to one of the jazz greats, Miles Davis, and it’s sounding very nice indeed. You can hear it in full above and I’ll have more details on the album as and when.
It always seemed like a safe bet to say that the forthcoming album from Elaquent was going to be a winner, and now that it is out in the open, I am happy to confirm the Ontario producer has done it again. In a step away from the instrumental projects he’s blessed us with over the last couple of years, on Forever Is A Pretty Long Time we find Elaquent bringing in a number of artists to accompany him. Kicking off with the lead single, Guidelines, featuring fellow Mello resident, Oddisee, the album also features some great contributions from Chester Watson, Guilty Simpson, Cavalier and Blu. The vocal tracks are mixed in with a few instrumental joys, including one of the album’s highlights, Joloff, along with the stone cold flyness of the Blu assisted, Reminisce, and the G-Funk echoes of Lottery Check, which features Brainorchestra. The album can be heard in full below and you can find downloads over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Elaquent: Forever Is A Pretty Long Time (Stream)”
Nice track here from Catching Flies, as he follows up one of his recent album tracks with a second chapter. On Yŭ (Pt. 2), the London producer has enlisted rap talent from both sides of the Atlantic, scoring two great features from Blu and Jehst. The album, Silver Linings, is out now on Indigo Soul.
Today, I’m very pleased to bring you the UK premiere of the latest single from the ever-prolific, Blu, and production maestro, Damu the Fudgemunk. It’s the title song from their recent full-length collaboration, which saw its release back in August. Ground & Water is a mellow, head-nod inducing, strings laced track, with Blu and Damu delivering superb back to back verses. It’s also a The full project is available to stream now on all the usual platforms.
One of the more prolific artists of his generation returns with something of a surprise new project, as Blu and Washington-based production guru, Damu The Fudgemunk, unite to bring us, Ground & Water. The eight track release appeared on Friday, along with some additional notes from Damu where he explained that he felt that Blu was the storyteller who could bring the material to life. Raw Poetic makes a top notch appearance on Share The Love and there are equally strong contributions from Cashus King, Shawn Jackson, Yamin Semali and Local Blacc, who all drop in on Beast Mode. You can hear both those tracks, as well as the rest of the album, below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Blu x Damu The Fudgemunk: Ground & Water (Stream)”
Having already whet our appetites with a couple of excellent singles, Reckonize Real has now released his Bridges & Tunnels project in full. For the new project, the Queens producer has amassed a solid list of guest stars, including previous collaborator Guilty Simpson, as well as the likes of Blu, Junclassic, Vic Monroe and Nowaah The Flood. The result is another accomplished album that maintains Reckonize Real’s position in my list of producers you should pay attention to. Bridges & Tunnels is available to stream in full below, while downloads and physicals can be found on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Reckonize Real: Bridges & Tunnels (Stream)”
Queens producer Reckonize Real readies us for his producer album with a new animated video featuring the ever-prolific LA MC, Blu. Bridges & Tunnels looks set to be another success for Reckonize, following on from last year’s Carved From Stone album, which he released with Guilty Simpson. The Detroit legend also turns up on this new project, alongside cats like Junclassic, Mayhem (EMS) and Nowaah The Flood. Pre-orders for the album are available now via Real Deff Music Group, with the release date set for 19 July.
Two Detroit legends combine their talents and experience to great effect, as Big Tone and House Shoes bless us with their Big Shoes project. From My Mouth To Gods Ears is just one of the gems the album holds, now accompanied by a fresh video from Aux Cinema. The album also features fellow Detroit rap alumni Quelle Chris and Denmark Vessey, as well as Blu, Jimetta Rose, 87 and Mosel. You can hear the full album below and head over to Fat Beats to check the physical editions. Continue reading “Big Tone & House Shoes: From My Mouth To Gods Ears + Album Stream”