Music video and album will be dropping soon...
Chuckie Akenz is back with a newly released track entitled I Remember. The song is another introspective type song that Chuckie is quite well-known for. One thing I noticed is that the flow of the second to fourth lines in the 1st verse seems a little off.
Music video and album will be dropping soon...
Lloyd Popp from Indonesia did this amazing talkbox remix of Nate Dogg's part in Ain't No Fun as a tribute to the late Nate Dogg. He added some new things to the original beat to try to create a Zapp and Roger feel to it. It's so funky! If you know the lyrics to this old hip hop classic, feel free to sing along.... lol.
It has been nearly two years since Nate Dogg has left us but his music lives on. Rest in peace.
Here's a menacing track called Take Money Boyz by Luc P featuring Fate and Hoodrich. They are some local rappers from Vancouver. "GTown" to be exact. Man this shit go hard. Luc P murdered the track. He had a killer verse and did a killer hook.
The only person I wasn't feelin on the track was Fate, the second guy on the track. Something about his flow and the stuff he was talking about feels a little off. Hoodrich on the other hand was quite decent but his verse was too short.
Get It Live is a fun song about letting loose and having fun in the clubs from a rapper named Fish Grease. The club music nowadays is too superficial and egotistical. We need more songs like this in hip hop! And by the way, Fish Grease is the younger brother of Keith Murray.
Gerry Scopez has just leaked Catch The RedEye from his upcoming RedEye Sessions project. The production is tight, but I'm not so sure about the rapping and singing in this one.
Here's a new track from Spot & Ess (formerly known as D-City) called Smile Through The Maddness. The beat, produced by Ess, makes me feel like doing evil shit....lol.
454 Life Entertainment dug out this song, Alone Tonight, from the vaults. This is one of the first songs Thai did after signing with the label. Thai did his thing in the song, no doubt. The guy who sings the hook sounds like he's from the 80's. Haha.
This song is available in an MP3 download. More exclusive tracks from Thai will be released in anticipation for his new album.
"And she's sippin on some red rum, red rum, rum...."
A real smooth track from SonaOne. This one is called RedRum, off the Kartel Records Made Men Compilation released last November.
A brand new release from Chill, the "Queen of Filipino Hip Hop". The song is entitled Flamethrower, produced by Sam Rhansum. Her vocals doesn't come off that strong and her lyrics and flow are mediocre.
The Quiett leaked out a hot new track called Did It Again from his new mixtape: Back On The Beats Mixtape Vol.2. Didn't know that mashin on piano keys could sound real sick!
Track listing for the mixtape after the jump.
85crew from Hong Kong has a brand new track called The Essence, produced by J.L. from Taiwan. The flows from 85crew are getting better and better.
Snacky Chan and Maniac are now longer part of the (revolving) group Uptown. They both left the group and formed their own crew called New Dynasty. They did a recent interview with TBS eFM 101.3, which is an English radio station in Korea, talking mainly about their experience with the Korean music industry and being in Uptown. From what I gather, it seems like these guys are done with the K-pop idol scene and want to start making music they believe in, hence the formation of New Dynasty.
They should be releasing a music video real soon but in the mean time here's an unreleased English track from New Dynasty called You Da Man.
Scopez from Vancouver has just leaked out a track called Do It featuring Kris Blade. Scopez's flow is hella trippy! The song is off his upcoming RedEye Sessions EP.
Crazy T, an American rapper who is active in the Japanese hip hop scene, hit me up with his new single entitled John Q featuring DJ Shine. Yeah, the same DJ Shine that use to be in Drunken Tiger! Haven't heard from him in a minute! The track is produced by DJ Munari from Gekokujo NYC.
Get it on iTunes. Crazy T's 2nd album IN TOH YOH will be released next month in March.
YK collabs again with XFacta with a Chinese New Year song called 红纸币Red Paper Bills. The beat has a cool 80's flava to it.
Mama's Gun is a soul band from the UK that is very popular in Japan. They did a cool English soul cover of a very popular Japanese ballad by Koji Tamaki called 行かないで (Don't Leave Me Alone). The Mama's Gun cover is called Yesterday's News. Cantonese speakers might also recognize this song because it is also there is a very famous Cantonese version sung by Jackie Cheung called 李香蘭 (Fragrant Orchid).
Decipher, J.Reyez, Dumbfoundead, Flowsik, Chan, Johhnyphlo, Jay Park, Ailee - Catch Me If You Can Remix
Decipher and Ailee's remix of Catch Me If you Can is out. The remix is features fellow Korean rappers J.Reyez, Dumbfoundead, Flowsik, Chan, Johnnyphlo and Jay Park (formerly from 2PM) on the beat. You can buy this song on bandcamp for $1.
Decipher's The Effect is coming out soon!
Found this in my email. This is supposedly a NEW unreleased track from 2Pac with Snoop Dogg, Tha Outlawz and The LBC Crew called The New Untouchables. All in it's original form and simply mastered.
Rumor is that there's gonna be another 2Pac album comin out with EVEN MORE unreleased material...
It's snowy weather again in Seattle (and Vancouver too, for that matter... brrrrr...cold)! Hip hop duo Blue Scholars just dropped this new joint called Coffee and Snow 2 which is the sequel to their original Coffee and Snow.
You can download this single (dirty, clean, & instrumental versions) on bandcamp for $1.
This is a Philippines to New Jersey collaboration. The track is Marquiss' Break Bread featuring Hasan Salaam and Verse One. From Marquiss' album G.R.A.E (Greatest Rap Album Ever). All tracks produced by Chrizo. The album will be out November 25th.
Hip hop music is alive in France! Most definitely, check out Première Salve from French rapper Soulkast. Real nice visuals from the music video. Soulkast's rapid fire flow ripped DJ Premier's beat to shreds!
The song is also available for MP3 download.
Jackie Chain is out with another pseudo pimp rap called This Is Not Enough, featuring Mali Boi & Assasyn. Produced by Block Beataz. Sampled from Tatu's All The Things She Said (remember the Russian lesbian duo from way back?).
Jackie Chain's rapping style is always consistent even though he raps about seemingly "wrong things". Definitely one of my favorite up and coming rappers.
RedPandaSan, a Vietnamese rapper from OC, California, came out with this nice meditative song about his struggles called So Long (Hustler Anthem). Feelin this one.
Grand Master Chu, a 3rd generation Chinese-American who is making hip hop music in Beijing, sent in his song 60 along with a YouTube video of him performing it. With the hat, glasses and goatee he kinda reminds me of AJ McLean from the Backstreet Boys.
My favourite rapper OF ALL TIME Big L (RIP) will release an album on November 23rd, 2010 called Return of the Devil's Son. The first leak off the album is Zone of Danger (produced by J-Love) which is a remix of Big L's Danger Zone.
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Royal is from Vancouver, Canada.