“The Context Freestyle” – New Music Video from Joshua – Out Now!

Check out this fresh new music video from Joshua for his freestyle version of “The Context” produced by ’91beats!

Also be sure to get your copy of Joshua’s highly acclaimed album on a FREE or PAY WHAT YOU WANT basis right here:

For more information and to stay in touch, check out:
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Peace! ~dhh

“Banzaã Lab Compilation #7″ – review by Apocolypse

Compilation Banzaã Lab #7 cover

So here’s another review from yours truly, Mr A aka The Rapture. Today I’m reviewing a compilation EP titled, “Banzaã Lab Compilation #7” coming strait from France. Banzaã Lab is the label that has put these producers and artists together on this EP.

The first track is, “Forgive Me” by Redrum(instrumental). From the start, the old school vocal sample used sets the tone for the track, as the beat kicks in you know for sure that this is some real soul Hip Hop. The vocals that are accompanied with some emotional strings just compel me to start freestyling, the beat is just a soulful masterpiece, pity its only 1:15min.

Track 2 is by Degiheugi – “Qu’attendez vous de moi”(instrumental). Damn just so much soul going on so far, I’m really diggin’ where this EP is headed. I feel like I just walked into a 60’s gentlemans bar wearing my top hat and pin stripe suit. Degiheugi really does a nice job of making all the elements working harmoniously in this composition, its 60’s swag with a bit of 90’s Hip Hop grit.

Then track 3 by Senbei – “Rain”(Instrumental) now this is just too DOPE! What starts out as a Mary Poppins(movie intro scene and just bursts into a happy go lucky, put a smile on ya face type tune, and then… oh wait… a banjo? and country style vocals? In contrast this crossover could seem far fetched, but it’s done flawlessly, from brown paper packages to the bayou, just like that. As the track progresses these various styles of music our brought together like it was priesthood Alchemy!

The previous track was the perfect precursor to this next one by Scarecrow – “Left Behind”. Oh Lord, now this is country with some soul! From the start, the chorus vocals draw you into the beat, if you’re not clapping along, you’re definitely tapping your feet. The bass line is just the cherry on the top to add some funk. Unfortunately I don’t understand French, but DAMN these guy’s flow is just immaculate. Their delivery is on point and work so well together, they understand each other like they understand the beat and it comes through in the song. Their rhymes carry the beat at their own pace and the timing between the two is powerful. It’s one hell of a track, big-ups!

Track 5 is Dj Low Cut – “2 Chains” (Feat. Akin Yai) is that real old skool Hip Hop. Don’t let the pantomime melody fool you, this track has some real shit to say. The 90’s snare is always a sure way to make the listener nod their heads. I like the benevolent beat with the serious undertone, the contrast works well together and gets the point across.

Track 6 is by Clem Beat’z and titled, “Fusoku”(Intrumental). Appropriately titled because as soon as the vocal sample kicks in, you feel the Japanese influence. I picture myself riding along the mountainside in Tokyo with cherry blossom flowers dropping all around me as I make my way to the top. Cool laid back beat, the jazzy brass and smooth keys create the perfect introduction. The bit crunched synth and back round jingles that vary from 8-bit gaming samples to symbol crashes just add that extra bit the flavor.

Ok, now I’m feeling this joint, this track is titled “Serenade”(Instrumental) by Tismé and is the second last track of the EP. It’s one of those abstract beats with spacey samples and dreamy vocals in the background. It’s not trying to impose any thought or specific feeling, it just puts your mind in void that draws what ever emotion or topic that’s applicable to you at the moment. It serenades the mind, body and soul.

Last track already? That sucks, I was really getting into the EP. Track 8 is by Bonnie Li – “Mallory”. Bonnie Li has beautiful voice, the song itself is very thought provoking, you feel the struggle and journey of Mallory. I like the way the song was composed, and the lyrics just emphasize the mood.

Over all it was a dope EP to listen to, it isn’t just traditional Hip Hop, it extends its reach through multiple genres and displays true talent. I’d have to say Scarecrow – “Left Behind” is my favorite track, the beat, the flows with “Rain” being a close 2nd. I give this EP 2.5/5 punchlines and would recommend it to anyone looking for some good music to sit back and listen to, by the way did I mention it’s FREE to download! Shout out to the producers, artists and Banzaã Lab for making good music and a great compilation.

 

Listen to my favourite track and EP here:

2.5

Mr. A


 

For more information check out:

Banzaã Lab : Website Facebook Twitter Bandcamp

Redrum :  Twitter Bandcamp

Degiheugi : Website Facebook Twitter Bandcamp

Senbei : Website Facebook Twitter Bandcamp

Scarecrow : Website Facebook Bandcamp

Dj Low Cut :  Facebook Twitter Bandcamp

Clem Beat’z : Facebook Twitter Bandcamp

Tismé : Website Facebook Twitter Bandcamp

Bonnie Li : Website Facebook Twitter Bandcamp

 

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“Pure Dopeness vol​.​16″ – New Compilation Album from Sinoptic International – Out Now!

Sinoptic Int - PD V16

Sinoptic International recently dropped another fresh compilation album, “Pure Dopeness vol​.​15″!
You can purchase your copy right here:

For information and stay in touch, check out:
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Enjoy! ~dhh

“Stumble” – New Music Video from Infidelix + “Obstacles” – Mixtape – Out Now!

Texas hiphop artist, Infidelix just dropped his new music video for his track “Stumble”!!
Check it out here:

Be sure to download the full Mixtape Obstacles (prod. by Toni Smoke) for free here:

follow infidelix around the world.
https://www.facebook.com/INFIDELIXHIPHOP
www.citizensoldierentertainment.com

Peace! ~dhh

“Great Eyedeas Never Die” – New Music Video from Blueprint – Out Now!

“Great Eyedeas Never Die” is the new music video/single from Blueprint!
Check it out here:

Lifted from Blueprint’s new album “KING NO CROWN” out now:
Get  the album here:
http://bit.ly/1w6N4eK

You can also download the single “Great Eyedeas Never Die” for free here:
http://bit.ly/1FP93uO

For more information and to stay in touch, this is where to look:
http://twitter.com/printmatic
http://instagram.com/blueprintmatic
http://facebook.com/printmatic

Peace! ~dhh

“The Kingdom’s Finest vol 1″ – New Album from M I M Productions – Out Now!

MIM ProduX - The Kingdoms finest

“The Kingdom’s Finest vol 1″ is a new mixtape from Must I Mind Productions showcasing some of the very best emcees hailing from the mountain kingdom, Lesotho!
Be sure to get yourself a copy right here:

For more information and to keep up to date with M I M Productions, this is where to look:
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Enjoy! ~dhh

“Es Finito” – New Album from Wormwood – Out Now!

Wormwood - Es Finito

Montana emcee Wormwood recently dropped his fresh new titled “Es Finito”!
Get your copy here:

This is a completely freestyle project with all beats by Mike Finito, mastered by Mr Soap.

For more information and to stay in touch, check out:
Twitter
YouTube
The Orators
RezErected Records
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Enjoy! ~dhh

Pure Dopeness vol​.​15 – New Album from Sinoptic International – Out Now!

Sinoptic Int - PD V15

Sinoptic International recently drop their slick new compilation album, Pure Dopeness vol​.​15!
You can purchase your self a copy here:

For information and stay in touch, check out:
SoundCloud
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Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Peace! ~dhh

“Beat Shop” – New Beat Tape from Dj Hellblazer – Out Now!

Dj Hellblazer - Beatshop

“Beat Shop” is the fresh new beat tape from Dj Hellblazer!
Check it out here:

“After “Fly shit” and “Write.” vol.1, here is Dj Hellblazer ‘s third Beat Tape for Sinoptic International. This dusty, jazzy and soulful instrumental album will take you on an unheard musical journey, leading you directly to the open door of Hellblazer ‘s “Beat Shop”. “

For more information and to stay in touch, check out:
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Peace! ~dhh

“Eat Somethin': Volume Two” – New Album from Doze – Out Now!

Doze - Eat Somthin Vol2

“Eat Somethin': Volume Two” is the latest offering from South Dakota beat maker Doze!
Check it out here:

For more information and to stay in touch you can check out:
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Enjoy! dhh