Another essential project from Sleep Sinatra, as he introduces us to the Sleeper Effect. This time round the Nebraska MC has brought in an array of production talent to assist with the proceedings and the result is a richly diverse listen, complemented by both Sinatra’s own brand of lyricism and by the guest rappers on the bill. Those guests are notable in their own right, with Defcee, Ty Farris, BubRock and Teller Bank$, all bringing their accomplished penmanship to the album. And production wise, you’ve got contributions from the likes of Stu Bangas, Sadhugold, BloodMoney Perez and August Fanon. The whole album is out now on all the usual platforms and you can stream it in full below. Continue reading “Sleep Sinatra: Sleeper Effect (Stream)”
The usual end of year album rush continues with the latest release from Defcee and knowsthetime. Following on from their Summer Courses EP, which they dropped back in June, the MC-producer duo return with Lacuna – a superbly structured record that begs for repeated listens, as you attempt to unpack Defcee’s richly layered lyricism. At times, Lacuna is a very honest analysis of Defcee’s past, which makes it a compelling listen and, for me personally, very relatable in places. Addiction, grief, loss, love and self-reflection are all brought to the fore, with the Illinois MC seemingly ready to confront his old ghosts. There are a few last minute suggestions emerging for your end of year lists and Lacuna is definitely one of them. It’s available to download now over on Bandcamp and you can also stream it in full below.
While I might have stupidly slept on the first instalment, I am very much here for the second helping of defprez and knowsthetime’s Sunday collaboration. defprez is an MC duo comprised of Defcee and CRASHprez, two rappers who seem to have the found the perfect affinity between their flows, which are then further complimented by knowsthetime’s production skills. You can hear the EP for yourself below and downloads are also available. Continue reading “defprez: Sunday No. 2 (Stream)”
Fresh out the box comes the brand new EP from Chicago MC, Defcee. Defcee first came to my attention thanks to Zilla Rocca, after he shouted him out in the interview we did back in 2016. At that point I went and absorbed whatever I could by him, including his excellent 2015 venture, Damn Near Grown. If he was damn near grown back then, he is very much grown four years later as he returns with his new project, the aptly titled, Summer Courses EP. Continue reading “Defcee: Summer Courses EP (Stream)”