Detroit producer Apollo Brown brings in the dramatic late night ride remix for Chicago emcee (and Ugly Heroes brethren) Verbal Kent's track "Underrated?" off his album Sound of the Weapon. Originally, only available on the Japanese edition of the album, the exclusive Apollo Brown remix is now ready for the masses.
Who is Jakob22? What is the Fang? Why the mask? These are constant questions you will hear when people speak of Jakob22. Jakob22, hailing out of Toronto Canada is a new name on the game but not a rookie on the microphone. For years perfecting his craft in the streets of Scarborough, Jakob22 is a veteran in the art of MC’ing. Jakob22 might just become a known to the world but is far from a rap rookie, working with some legends in his time.
Jesse Medina f/ Ab-Soul, Sir Michael Rocks & Anya Kvitka - "Riddims 2.0"
Courtesy Matt B.
The Bay Area’s Jesse Medina will be releasing his new project, Meet Jesse Medina, on 4-1-14 and it will include collaborations with Ab-Soul and Sir Michael Rocks (“Riddims 2.0”), Scoe & Nottz and production from Jake One and Nottz (3 tracks) and fellow Bay Area brethren Dan The Automator.
Revalation ft. Idasa Tariq - Watered Down (prod. by Jerz) Cuts by DJ Grazzhoppa
Courtesy Chris Figueroa.
Watered Down asks the question, "What if Hip-Hop was a drink?" Would you keep it pure or fill it with preservatives? The conceptual track features Pittburgh emcee, Idasa Tariq, with production by Jerz & cuts by the legendary DJ Grazzhoppa.
Spending days and nights ridding dirty buildings and hazardous facilities of vermin is never fun. One would surely be obsessed with getting out and filling their pockets with dead presidents, something former exterminator turned XXL's 2014 Freshmen Class Finalist Jarren Benton knows all too well. "Gimmie The Loot," produced by M-16 and directed by Jakob Owens, relentlessly displays this idea of getting money at all cost.
Born in Washington D.C., Mic Lungz is a Hip-Hop artist who learned early about pain, struggle and sacrifice. Growing up during the Golden Age of Hip-Hop, music had a big influence on his life. During his late teens he along with 4 of his childhood friends formed a rap group called Rugged Soulz. Performing at neighborhood parties/open mics, was where he realized there was nothing else he wanted to do with his life but be an MC. The group eventually diminished to only two members, and he learned/mastered the art of song structure and recording. Always staying on his grind, Mic Lungz returns with his latest offering, 'Bully Beatdown.'
Intuitive hit the ground running at 17, releasing his debut EP 'I, Intuitive' and several successful music videos, whilst rap battling across the country for Spitroast Rap Battles. He is one of 3 hosts of 'The FroShow' on www.shropshireradio.com, and has performed in Manchester, Birmingham and Stoke in the past few months.
Audio: Franc Grams - "Mistakes" (prod. Smoke The World)
Like each and every one of us, Franc Grams makes mistakes—but "Mistakes", the Connecticut native’s Booth debut and latest single, is definitely not one of them. Despite dealing with the artist’s foibles and fk-ups, the record itself is a home run. Over Smoke The World‘s Chipmunk-soul production, the artist describes how his playeriffic tendencies lost him one “hell of a shawty,” and expresses regret for his time as a corner boy.