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Just in case anyone needed a reminder of what a monster on the mic Black Thought is, he visited Funk Flex on his Hot 97 show and obliterated a freestyle session. 10 minutes of straight bars, no chaser. If you are an MC or want to have a better understanding of the technicalities and breath control that are required at the top, allow me to present your study guide.


Detroit rap in full effect, as Frank Nitt connects with Illa J on No Fame. The track is lifted from Nitt’s recent project, The Streaker, on which he flips the wealth of samples in Dolemite’s extensive back catalogue. The album is available to stream & buy on all the usual platforms.

If you remember, C.A.M recently released his debut EP, The First Move, and he has followed it up with a video from the project. Twin Beacons features fellow boom bap ambassador, Parallax and the two MCs trade bars over a nice beat from Wickstarr. The video was shot by AboveGround.

Intense remix from Willie Green, as he tackles one of the gems from the recent Armand Hammer album. Carnies features a nice spot from Mach Hommy, as well as some suitably cerebral lyricism from billy woods and ELUCID. You can stream the remix below and the album, Rome, is available now on Backwoodz Studioz. Read the rest of this entry »

The ever-prolific Hus Kingpin is back with another new joint, Vader, with Gabdulla Tha Butcha on the boards. You can stream it below. Read the rest of this entry »

New music from London MC, Jaz Kahina, as she gets us in the mood for her impending EP. 284 is produced by Danny Wolf and features a tidy little video from Jordan Grant. No release date for the School Run EP yet, but stay tuned for more on that coming soon.

LNYCHPIN is an important compilation that showcases some of the best work that the indie rap scene in NY has to offer right now. The collection was put together by Backwoodz Studioz affiliates and linchpins of the scene themselves, Lt Headtrip and Willie Green, so you already know that the levels are going to be high.
There are tracks from Headtrip and billy woods, Gruff Lion and Teddy Faley, Warren Britt, PremRock and Hype Wonder, as well as a whole load more. It is basically the perfect selection for anyone who is already immersed in their love for NY rap, as well as anyone wanting to get familiar with the scene and its players. You can stream the compilation below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

A little menacing number from the Brothers McBane, which appeared out of the blue yesterday and sees Chester taking just two minutes to remind us why he is one of the nicest lyricists to come out of this country. Both him and Farma seem to have acquired a new lease of life recently, with the promise of a ton of new music scheduled for next year, both individually and as Task Force. Fuck Them! can be stream below. Read the rest of this entry »

Nice bit of throwback rap from Raw Poetic and Damu the Fudgemunk, as they unleash another video from their latest collaboration, The Reflective Sea. The album marks another success for the Redefinition Records label and takes its deserved place among the abundance of solid releases that have emerged throughout the year. My Grown Up Rap family just posted a really insightful video with Raw Poetic & Damu, which you can find here. The album is out now on all digital platforms, with vinyl coming at the start of next year.

A quick hop across the Atlantic now to catch up with the latest from SHREDDERS, as they continue riding the wave of their recent album release, with a brand new video for Entertainment. The Doomtree quartet seem to have had a lot of fun making this project, which arrives in between their full crew albums. For those unfamiliar with the setup, SHREDDERS is comprised of P.O.S, Sims, Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger. The album – Dangerous Jumps – is out now on Doomtree Records.