“Grand Theft Audio Volume 3” – New Album from SCVTTERBRVIN – Out Now!

Scatterbrain - GTAV3

Scatter Brain (also known as Masters of the Universe producer Infinity Gauntlet) of Red Lotus Klan returns with the third installment of his epic “Grand Theft Audio” series!
Pick up your copy right here:

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Enjoy! ~ dhh

“Oh no no no no no no (oh no)” – New Official Music Video from Dust Collector – Out Now!

Hip hop artist, Dust Collector of San Francisco recently dropped this really slick official music video for his track “Oh no no no no no no (oh no)”!!!
Check it out here:

It’s lifted from his latest album “Panning For Gold: Excerpts From The Depths, Winter 2012-2013” available to steam in its entirety right here:

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Peace! ~dhh

“DJ Hamma Presents – Dusty Crate Tapes Vol. 2” – New Project from Slege Lee + “Hold It Down” – New Official Music Video – Out Now!

Slege Lee - Dusty Crates Vol2

The 2014/15 “End Of The Weak, MC Challenge World Champion, Slege Lee recently featured exclusively on the all new and incredible new DJ Hamma project called “Dusty Crate Tapes Vol. 2” produced by St Gallen, with beats by Switzerland based producer, Thedawn!
Be sure to grab yourself a copy right here:

also out, is the fresh new video for the track “Hold it Down” lifted from the project:

For more information and to stay in touch, this is where to look:

Enjoy! ~dhh


“DECLARATION” – New Music Video from THE UNDERGRIND + “World Renown” – New ALbum Out Now!

Check out the fresh new video from The Undergrind for their track “DECLARATION”!

Lifted from their brand new album “World Renown” out now and available here:
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Peace! ~dhh

“Man Plans God Laughs” – The New Album from Public Enemy – Out Now!

PE - Man Plans God Laughs
We all tend to have our favourites and for me Public Enemy’s “Man Plans God Laughs” album is hands down my pick of the bunch from all that I’ve heard this year! It’s truly the perfect amalgamation of rhythm’s culminating severe mastery that I feel anyone who appreciates hiphop culture will gel with… head nodding for days, and when those days are over; back to begin for another spin.
So yeah, I’m completely taken back by this album and everything it entails and simply cannot recommend it enough! Get your copy here:

This is the Official Music Video for the self titled lead single from the album:

For more information and to stay in touch with Public Enemy, these are the spaces:
@MrChuckD @FlavorFlav @PublicEnemyFTP @DJLordOfficial @Jamesbombs1w 
rapstation.com rcsmusic.com hdqtrz.com slamjamz.com www.pgriff.info

Enjoy! ~dhh

Illinformed – “The Mould Tape” review by Apocolypse

Illinformed - "The Mould Tape"

Wassup my DoHipHop heads. While ya’ll have been busy keeping it real, the folks at DHH put me on to the next album for review. I bring to you, Illinformed – “The Mould Tape”. This is another producer’s album with some really dope features.

Illinformed is a producer the UK. He is the producer for “Brothers of the Stone” and has produced tracks for the likes of Jedi Mind Tricks, Apathy and Rass Kass just to name a few, and has earned his stripes as an influential producer. “The Mould Tape” was released on the 9th September on Real.Life.Drama Records and is available for download at £6.99, CD £7.99, limited edition 12’ vinyl at £13.99, limited edition cassette tape £7.99 and a box set which includes all prior mediums mentioned as well as Illinformed “The Mould Tape” king size rizla pack, “The Mould Tape” signed A3 poster, RLD Records A3 poster ALL packaged in a hand painted pizza box for £39.99. Which ever your preference, there’s no excuse why you shouldn’t have this album in your catalog. This is his first solo offering and at a glance, Illinformed has some heavyweight features that stand out and you can’t help but expect some REAL Hip Hop!!!

He features (appearing in this order): Eric the Red (N.L.P), Leaf Dog (The 3 Amigos and The Four Owls), DJ Riseone, BVA (The 3 Amigos), Index, OAB (N.L.P), Smellington Piff (N.L.P), Jack Jetson, Bill Shakes, Physiks, Sean Peng (N.L.P), DJ Acidrain, Sonnyjim, Fliptrix, DJ Getts, Jam Baxter, Lee Scott (Children of the Damned), Cheech the Grim Reefer, Stinkin Slumrok, Q-unique (Non-Phixion), Split Prophets (Upfront MC and Hi Res), Tony Broke, Bang On, Cracker Jon, Verb T (The Four Owls), Life MC (the legendary – Phi Life Cypher) and JMan. Lets get at it and dive in!

Damn! This first track is HARD! As the beat kicks in and the bass-line drops, I’m instantly coerced into inventory head bopping and swaying side-to-side, but not the usual up and down head-bop, it’s one of those whole body head-bops, think of it as Hip Hops version of head banging. This is that grimey gutter steez! I’m sitting listening to it and I just want to get up and get absolutely rukus. What an introduction, this track sets a high bar but more importantly establishes the tone of the album. There’s just something about British emcees that separates them from the rest of the Hip Hop world, their unique take on the culture that is translated through their lyrics and flows opens up a whole different world of Hip Hop. This emphasizes the beauty of diversity, they embrace it and propagate it proudly, or maybe it’s just that English is the Queens language after all and they’re just masters of the craft. As the beats progress, I’m drawn deeper into the music. I even find myself restarting a track I had just heard to simply to appreciate the ear porn I’m experiencing.

Illinformed’s choice of samples are the perfect example of “simplicity is key” and he unlocks your mind into audible sensory perception. Each beat stands out for its own reason, the mood of the track is established within the first 4 bars and your instantly persuaded to join him on this mission. He effortlessly entices the listener to adamantly move to the beat with staple BOOM-BAP drums and captures your attention with a variety of styles of samples which carries a Jazzy undertone. His smooth harmonic consonance combined with crisp production leave very little left to desire.

Mmmmmmmmmmm, which track to choose as the favourite, it’s quite a tricky one, like I said, each track shines on its own, but I’d have to go with “Where’s the Bud” featuring Eric the Red, Leaf Dog and DJ Riseone, it is just too POWERFUL! It’s got this raw 90’s feel, the emcees style and lyrics embody what that era of Hip Hop was ALL about. If I had to educate someone who was only exposed to todays Hip POP, I’d drop this track and let the music do the talking. I give “The Mould Tape” 3.5/5 Apocolyptic punchlines, the beats are the definition of Hip Hop, the feautures all brought their A-game and the production is on-point. I thoroughly enjoyed this album from start to finish and I’m going to continue listening to this album till I can’t take it anymore…. And then listen to it again.

I fully understand why Illinformed titled this composition/offering “The Mould Tape”, it’s underground, it’s raw, it’s Hip Hop at its finest. “Tape” implies the albums connection with old school and he’s expressed its essence through musical mastery. I’ll definitely keep my eyes open and my ear to the ground for future albums from Illinformed, it would be sacrilege to sleep on quality like this. Big-ups Illinformed… Big-ups…

Here’s the video for “Where’s the Bud”… Enjoy!

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Your ear on the ground,




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“Doctor” – Official Music Video from Flawless Real Talk!!

I know it’s not from2015 but this is a track that needs to be shared!
Check out this incredible video for Flawless Real Talk’s track “Doctor”:

Lifted from his latest project, “Ri Invasion” available right here:

For more information and to stay in touch, this is where to look:

Peace! ~dhh

Sin – “Rising” – Review by Immaculate Mentality

Yo, fellow heads! What’s cracking? Well… let me tell you what’s cracking!

I am Immaculate Mentality. i have been doing hip-hop for 14 years now, i have  vast knowledge and understanding of our culture and as such i have taken the opportunity offered to me by do hiphop to author some posts whereby i will be doing reviews on the various elements of the hip hop culture. So you can expect good things to come.

So lets get this started. ……..Today I was going through my e-mails and came across a submission for review, so obviously I decided to take a listen to what was being offered to our ears.

I am very picky as to what I think is worth listening to or not, sometimes I get bored very quickly, as a lot of us do, right? So it takes a lot to get me to say what I’m saying but I was very intrigued by what Sin had to share with us.

Take some time to kick back and check out his new music video for his track “save me” lifted off the album.

Sin or Sin404 is from Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A, Sin has a unique flow that matches perfectly with the style of beats that he’s using that I also find quite interesting because of the captivating sounds of the classical vibe hip hop we all know and love to the dub step sounding synths mixed and mashed all together.

All in all I would say this album is versatile where it comes to the whole “fusion” style that we get from the beats and from what his flow sounds like with the message that is in his lyrics.

From the first track all the way through to the last track I enjoyed this album; rising is definitely worth giving a listen to; especially, if you want something different for a change.

Get your copy here:

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I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.
Until next time

◘ “Immaculate Mentality” ◘

Maticulous – “The Maticulous LP” review by Apocolypse

Maticulous - The Maticulous EP

So… I’m back again and today I’ll be reviewing Maticulous’ – “The Maticulous LP”. It dropped on the 14 July, I know I’m a bit delayed with the review but once I heard it, I HAD TO share this gem with ya’ll. This is definitely one for the heads that’s too dope not to feature.

Maticulous is a Brooklyn based producer who moved from Pittsburg in 2004 to pursue his music career. As a producer, Maticulous has worked with the likes of Hip Hop heavyweights such as – MF Doom, RA the Rugged Man, Ruste Juxx, and is one half of the group known as Audimatic, with the Audible Doctor. This is Maticulous’ first full-length project. The LP consists of twelve tracks and has a run-time of 46min 40sec. Maticulous has made the album available as a limited edition cassette ($10), a limited edition CD ($12) and as a digital download ($11). As a producer, there’s two ways to go about an album; 1. Instrumentals, or 2. Featuring artists you best feel suite the aura of the beats (which Maticulous went with). Based on the diverse repertoire of artists that he features on this project, there’s a level of expectation and excitement. Maticulous features the likes of – Your Old Droog, Lil Flame of the Mash Out Posse aka M.O.P, Rah Digga, Rock of the legendary Heltah Skeltah, Gully Simpson, Hubbs, Greg Grease, Hassan Mackey, Beedie, Reach & Johnny Burgos of Brooklyn’s very own “Bridge City Hustle”, Masta Ace, Blu, Folkland and last but not least, yU of Diamond District. Now any REAL head across the globe would know, we’re in for a treat.

From the “Stellar intro” to the “Souled outro”, this album encompasses the essence of Hip Hop. There are no plastic or bubblegum tunes that were commercially tailored for radio play…. just good music. The album is an exhibition of what I’d call classic Hip Hop, boom-bap beats, soulful and captivating samples and powerful emcees with potent lyrics. Maticulous moves seamlessly between sounds (aura’s) as the beats progress and each song evokes emotional involvement. From that hardcore and “open hand to the face, get slapped shit”, to rolling through the hood easy vibes, there’s even that soulful uplifting sing-a-long and move from side-to-side feel. The more I listen to this album, the more I feel I understand exactly what his intention was behind the LP and in-turn, the more I find myself appreciating it.

Using his name for the title of the album was the perfect choice, this is Maticulous and you can clearly hear the golden era influences in his beats, the heart of Hip Hop through his features and how he perceives the sub-culture itself. Maticulous is not trying to impress anyone or trying to be something he’s not, he’s merely expressing his personal connection with the movement. The tracks on the album have old-school patronage while maintaining contemporary relevance, and his harmonious composition creates a musical articulation that is on point. The production (mixing and mastering) is top notch through-out and the quality is just the cherry on-top of one sweet-ass dessert.

For me, the best track goes to (drum-roll)…. *grabs the envelope – “Bet Your Life” feat Masta Ace and Blu with cuts by DJ Skizz! If you know the names of the two artists he features on this beat, and I assume you do being the heads that I know you are, you’ll know that these two artists are highly respected for their craft, this is old school and new school joining forces to create ART (fuuuuu…sssion…haaaaah!!!). The soulful beat set’s the perfect back drop for these two emcees who carry the theme flawlessly. Their flows are dope, dope, DOPE!!!! Why hasn’t anybody thought of this collaboration before? Either way, win lose or draw you can bet yo’ life!

All the beats are dope and the structure of the track-listing works perfectly. Maticulous manages to move you through the various exhibits without causing any conflict or hesitation with the observer. I give “The Maticulous LP” a rating of 4/5 Apocolyptic Punchlines (the highest score I have ever designated to a body of work… so far) it’s Hip Hop in its purest form and the production all-round is exemplary. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again… This one is definitely for the heads and is TOO dope not to have in your catalogue. So best you go and cop it!

It is evident that Maticulous has stayed true to the “classic Hip-Hop” influence and has manifested its significance in his life through, dare I say it, a master-piece. I’ll be listening to this for years to come. Maticulous, I tip my hat to you sir and salute you for keeping it REAL.

Check out the official video for – “Stellar Intro” feat Your Old Droog.

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Yours faithfully,

Mr. A



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“The Birds” – New Music Video from Cult Cyph + “Bushido Blades & Blunt Guts” – Debut Album Out Now!

Check out the slick new music video from Cult Cyph for his track “The Birds” produced by Dope Knife!

Lifted from Cult Cyph’s debut LP ‘Bushido Blades & Blunt Guts’. The album is produced entirely by Dope KNife, with features from him and Miggs Son Daddy.
Get your copy here:

For more information and to stay in touch, check out:
website: http://dopesandwich.com
Cult Cyph on Facebook – http://facebook.com/cultcyphemusic
Dope KNife Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/knifeisdope

Peace! ~dhh