Dueling Experts: Dark Ninjas + LP Stream

Another rugged gem from Dueling Experts (Verbal Kent and Recognize Ali), following on from the release of their debut LP at the end of last month. The Chicago and Ghana representatives have opted for a single producer on the album, namely underground legend, Lord Beatjitzu, and together they have cooked up an album which feels steeped in that rough around the edges, DIY, 90’s dingy basement studio vibe. It also helps that both Verbal and Ali are impeccable wordsmiths. The video for Dark Ninjas can be seen above and the full self-titled album can be heard below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Dueling Experts: Dark Ninjas + LP Stream”

Dueling Experts: The Cause of My Ignorance

Another gem from the newly formed Dueling Experts (Recognize Ali and Verbal Kent), following on from their entrance on to the scene last week. The Cause of My Ignorance is the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut, which is entirely produced by Lord Beatjitzu. You listen to the track below and pre-orders for the album are available now over on Bandcamp. The album is due for release on 31 January. Continue reading “Dueling Experts: The Cause of My Ignorance”

Dueling Experts: The Dueling Experts + LP News

A new project is looming from the Mello Music Group camp, as Verbal Kent and Recognize Ali join forces to form Dueling Experts. The album is produced in full by Lord Beatjitzu, with Kent describing the beats as sounding like they “were dropped on the floor.. while at the same time exemplifying that 90’s RZA peak”. If that doesn’t pique your interest, then I don’t know what will. The first single from the self-titled album is available to stream below and pre-orders are available now via Bandcamp. The album is set for release on 31 January. Continue reading “Dueling Experts: The Dueling Experts + LP News”

Recognize Ali: I Self Lord And Master (Stream)

One of the more prolific artists of the moment returns with his fourth release of 2018. I Self Lord And Master is another solid project from Recognize Ali, with support from the likes of Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Ay and Verbal Kent. Production comes from a whole range of names, including Jakk Wonders, Brutal Caesar and Smellington Piff. You can stream the album below, with downloads available via Greenfield Music. Continue reading “Recognize Ali: I Self Lord And Master (Stream)”

Farma Beats: 365 (Stream)

Great collection of tracks from Farma Beats, as he lays out some of his favourite collaborations over the past 12 months. There are tracks with Rome Streetz, Jalal Salaam, Recognize Ali, Mach Hommy, Sleep Sinatra and more. I recently said on Twitter that it’s a real pleasure to see Farma doing so well with these up and coming US artists, having already been witness to him influencing a whole generation of UK MCs over the past two decades. Long may it continue. You can stream 365 below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Farma Beats: 365 (Stream)”

Recognize Ali: The Outlawed

Recognize Ali returns with a new project, following on from his God’s Vision LP back in March. The Outlawed promises to deliver more of the same level of lyricism as its predecessors, if the tasters we’ve been given so far are anything to go by, including the recent Mug Shots track. The beat selection is on point, with the likes of Big Ghost Ltd, Farma Beats, El Ay and Frank Grimes all providing tight contributions. There are also some decent guest spots too, as Ali is joined by Da Flyy Hooligan, Daniel Son and Estee Nack, among others. You can stream a couple of tracks below, but to download the full project or cop one of the physicals, head over to Greenfield Music. Continue reading “Recognize Ali: The Outlawed”

Da Flyy Hooligan: Michelin (Stream)

Fresh batch of dope from Da Flyy Hooligan, as he serves up his Michelin project. Seven tracks with DFH on fine form and some tasty features from Recognise Ali and Keisha Plum. The whole plateau is produced by NCL-TM. You can stream Michelin below and downloads are available via GourmetDeluXXX. Continue reading “Da Flyy Hooligan: Michelin (Stream)”

Sleep Sinatra: [D] A R K A N G E L . (Stream)

Another solid project from Nebraska MC, Sleep Sinatra, as he follows up his earlier 2018 XMXTHXST EP with a full length album. [D] A R K A N G E L is a great mix in terms of production, with cats like EvillDewer, Farma Beats and Illastrate concocting potent backdrops for Sinatra’s intricate flows. His lyricism is often thought-provoking and arrives in a seemingly constant stream, making it hard not to get lost in his rhyme schemes. He is joined by a few guests on the mic too, with the likes of Stik Figa, Wakanda One and Recognize Ali all dropping by the booth. [D] A R K A N G E L is available to stream below and you can get a download over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Sleep Sinatra: [D] A R K A N G E L . (Stream)”