Tag Archives: Detroit

Maxx Julian – DAM4S (Don’t Ask Me 4 Shit)

 Hip-Hop/Instrumental 
 LP 

New music from Max Julian by way of the instrumental album, DAM4s (Don’t Ask Me 4 Shit). (HERE)

 

Nametag Alexander – Survival Of The Fittest (Freestyle)

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

Nametag Alexander liberates a top-flight freestyle over the instrumental to Mobb Deep‘s underground classic, “Survival Of The Fittest”

 

The Black Opera – The Black Woman Is God

 Hip-Hop 
 Single 

The Black Opera collective put into words and sounds their opinions on society, culture, race, and politics on the self-affirming, axiom challenging track “The Black Woman Is God” – the Magestik Legend produced cut is the first offering from the group’s forthcoming African America project (out November 11th)  

 

Peace To Mateo – Bouquet

 Hip-Hop/Instrumental 
 LP 

Peace To Mateo (aka Matt Black) crafts some deeply layered beats & breaks goodness on his freshly pressed Bouquet album (HERE) – an armed and ready, sample-heavy set that features must-check-out entries like the stutter-step speaker bump called “Light Pool“, a late-in-the-evening jazz hop number called “Yellow Jacket”, a downtempo-ish relaxer called “Sweller”, and the motor-city soul steeped gem “Just A Little”

[su_highlight background=”#fff799″]A collection of hip-hop beats from the past year. Best enjoyed on cassette.[/su_highlight]

Rocdwell – Hold You Down

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

Rocdwell and producer Sumerio Square check in with the single “Hold You Down” (HERE)- a unifying show of love from the Michigan emcee and the Spanish beatmaker.

[su_highlight background=”#fff799″]This is a song is a reflection of everything that matters. From your family and friends, to your beloved neighborhood, to your adoration of the Most High, to last but not least…YOU. Whatever the situation, on everything you love, that affirmation of support is key…”Imma hold you down.”[/su_highlight]

 

 

Hello Tomorrow – Goodbye Yesterday EP

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 EP  

After releasing a handful of essential singles, the group Hello Tomorrow (D.Focis + Tone Beatz) team up with the Working Class Music Group collective to deliver a bracingly honest and fully formed EP entitled Goodbye Yesterday (HERE). Must-hear tracks include the regal fanfare cut “Prince Akeem”; a soulful medley in 3 parts called “Bern D Sanders pt 1, 2, & 3”; and a bluesy and boundless freestyle cut called “Big Mad”.

[su_highlight background=”#fff799″]South Carolina producer tone beatz, Detroit MC D.focis are Hello Tomorrow. Stream or download new EP Goodbye Yesterday, full LP Hello Tomorrow Coming soon![/su_highlight]

 

Denaun Porter – Connect

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 EP  

Take in some quality bars, airtight melodies, and cohesively expressive production from producer/emcee (and pretty dope singer) Denaun Porter on his newly shared, 4 track extended player Connect (HERE). Though the EP is brief, Porter doesn’t make any wasteful moves, as each track clocks in at over 3 minutes and sparks from opening kick drum to closing snare snap. Still, even with that being the case, the song “God Bless” (featuring Marv and Royce da 5’9″) is pretty much guaranteed to draw repeat plays from most (if not all) listeners.  

 

Rocdwell – Good Morning (featuring Naime Sake)

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

Although I’m crazy late with this (mainly because I could have sworn I had already posted this), be sure to check out this new “Good Morning” track from Detroit‘s own Rocdwell – featuring fellow Detroit emcee Naime Sake

 

Notorious B.I.G. – Let’s Get It On (Maxx Julian Remix)

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  [su_highlight background=”#fff799″ color=”#ce070c”]Quick-Post[/su_highlight]

Check out this remix to the single, “Let’s Get It On” (Biggie‘s verse) Maxx Julian (HERE).

 

The Regiment – One Step

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

Detroit rhymesayers IseQold and OSI, who are known to most as the duo The Regiment, turn in a powerful and testifying document via their just dropped, gospel-inspired single “One Step” (HERE).

 

ILLingsworth – RINO

 Hip-Hop/Rap/Hip-Hop Instrumentals 
 LP  

Coast to some smoked out and thickly layered, sample driven instrumentals from Detriot beatsmith ILLingsworth courtesy of his latest drop, the RINO project (HERE). Standout bumps include the dusty 70’s jazz clip “Rudy Poo (OneForDwayneTheRockJohnson)”; a vibrant, sorta-broken-beat-and-sorta-trap cut called “What We Will Be (Later)”; a too brief run of space funk called “Crapcom (as set)”; and the lone rap joint “Bougie (Plastic Is Probably Bad For You)

 

D.Focis – Higher / Or Nah

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

Artfully served rhymes from D.Focis, who impresses on two freestyle type joints – the high-flying and aptly titled “Higher” and a quickly ascending jump shot called “Or Nah” (a track that also serves as a solid sampling of what D.Focis and producer Tone Beatz are offering as the duo Hello Tomorrow)

 

D.Focis & Boog Brown – So Far To Go

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

D.Focis and Boog Brown broadcast some topical and empowered verses over a phosphorescent, organ-sample-driven instrumental on the Tone Beatz produced single “So Far To Go”

 

L.C. – Bout Dat (Freestyle)

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

New music from Detroit reppin’ lyricist L.C. who checks in with a seemingly unending flow over the instrumental to a Dej Loaf track on the newly dropped “Bout Dat (Freestyle)”

Mahogany Jones – Insight

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

As she gets set to present her Sugar Water LP to the masses on August 5th, Detroit wordsmith Mahogany Jones touches down with a majestically posed, “break through the clouds” type single called “Insight”