A superb project here from ialive, as he achieves his vision of assembling a group of his favourite artists to go to work on a selection of his favourite beats. It’s a fantastic array of names on the tracklist, including Philly affiliates Zilla Rocca, Curly Castro and Torito, as well as the likes of Uncommon NASA, Sleep Sinatra, Unsung and Googie. It’s an ambitious album to pull off, but that’s precisely what ialive has done in spades, simultaneously shining a light on the talent both within his peer group and within his own production techniques. I’ll Wait Forever is out now via Bandcamp and you can also stream it below. Continue reading “ialive: I’ll Wait Forever (Stream)”
Nice selection of previously unreleased track from ialive, as he releases his latest project, Odd Orts. The EP features six tracks, recorded between 2016-2018, that never made it on to any official releases. Production comes courtesy of Juan Cosby, Unsung and ialive himself. You can stream Odd Orts below and downloads are available over on Bandcamp.
Excellent new project to remind us of warmer times, as Jumbled releases August Heat. The project took shape during a particularly scorching summer in Baltimore, as Jumbled gathered together some of his recent beats with the aim of finding an MC to jump on them. This quickly turned from one contributor to many, as Jumble enlisted the ample assistance of Torito, ialive, Berko Lover, Alaska, Luke Sick and a whole load more. The album is available to stream below, with ‘name your price’ downloads found over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Jumbled: August Heat (Stream)”
As reported the other day, Zilla Rocca returned to the fore last week with a new project and I am pleased to report that it is a worthy addition to his already exceedingly robust repertoire. He is a true student of the culture and 96 Mentality embodies everything that comes with that title. Continue reading “Zilla Rocca: 96 Mentality (Stream)”