“Organic” – Sean Born & DUNC of DTMD
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I don’t know about ya’ll, but in my personal opinion, Sean Born is one of the most overlooked emcees in Underground Hip Hop today. His last full-length LP, “Behind The Scale” (released in Feb., 2012), went largely unnoticed. I feel that “Behind The Scale” was against the odds coming out of the gate. How so? For one, the release date of the LP was somewhat unfavorable for Sean. As, in the past, first quarter releases are often forgotten as the end of the year rolls around and “Album of The Year” lists pile up. However, with that being said, “Behind The Scale” is a personal classic of mine, and it’s right up there with Black Milk’s “Album Of The Year”, Blu & Exile’s “Below The Heavens” and Ill Poetic’s “The World Is Ours” as some of the best Hip Hop to be released in the last half decade.
Not quite sure if there’s another forthcoming album in 2013 that I’m look more forward to than Black Milk’s “No Poison, No Paradise”. Set for release on Oct. 15 on the Computer Ugly imprint, Black unleashes the tracklisting (See accompanying pic) today for what is sure to be an outstanding follow-up to his last solo LP, “Album Of The Year”, which is a personal classic of mine.
Pre-Order “No Poison, No Paradise” via Itunes HERE.
Deluxe 12″ via FatBeats HERE
Deluxe CD via FatBeats HERE
Welp, today has been a day filled with surprises here at Bloggerhouse. Not only did I awake to a handful of dope singles from 14KT and Hus, but while perusing BandCamp I stumbled upon “Bright Lights, Big City”, from CunninLynguists’ Natti. As if a new single from anything that is Cunnin-related wasn’t good enough, Natti is ALSO releasing his first solo album next Tuesday, NEXT TUESDAY the 24th!!. On a side note, is it just me or is it just a regular occurrence that something dope from Cunni’ seemingly drops in the Fall of each year? Peep “Bright Lights..”, produced by fellow CunninLynguists, Deacon The Villain below!
Whut! (*blank stare*). I mean, really? Never in a million years would I have ever dreamed of Roc Marciano atop a thunderous production from one of my favorite producers of all-time, of ALL TIME. “Live From Pimpstead”, albeit released today, became an instant classic in my book, the moment I hit “go” on the BandCamp Player. Sadly though, “Live From Pimptead” isn’t included on 14KT’s recently released and thus far, slept on LP, “Nickel & Dimed”. However, the good folks are generous enough to bless the masses with this non-album bonus track. Now THIS is how it should be done…bangin’!!!
Today is a good day, as the homie and 1/2 of Bloggerhouse favorites, Tha Connection drops his highly acclaimed “The Congnac Tape” via the Mello Music Group imprint today. In celebration of it’s official release, Hus & the real MMG bless us with a stellar loosie. With assistance from Roc Marciano (who co-hosts/stars “The Congnac Tape”), Connection partner in rhyme Smoovth, Wyldbuch & Mach Hommy, the remix of “Boss Material”, is a non-album goodie that is laced with production from the underrated and always effective, DJ Kryptonite.
It’s only right that the Exile Remix of “B.L.A.M.E.57″ accompanies our B-House Approved review of Blame & J’s “Walk In The Sun”. The remix dropped in celebration of the new Blame One & J57 shirt release with Chemistry Surfboards
“Walk In The Sun”-Blame One & J57
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Eric’s Take: “Blame One has released a ton of great material over the last half decade or so (although Blame has officially been in the game since the mid-90′s), that is, according to the internets. However, full disclosure, I couldn’t name one of his albums off the top of my head. Furthermore, the only track that Blame dropped that was somewhat memorable to me was “Days Chasing Days” from Blame’s 2009 release “Endurance”, and that’s only because I’m probably the biggest Black Milk “Stan” there is and I know that Black did the beat. So, what does that say about me? Undoubtedly, I’ve been in a deep slumber, because Blame has me venturing off to revisit “Endurance” simply based off of his most recent performance via his collabo LP with Brown Bag All-Star’s producer, J57.
“Rubber Souls” – Tanya Morgan (Released: Sept. 24, 2013/Imprint One80)
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Man O’ Man, it’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that Tanya Morgan’s “Brooklynati” (B-House review HERE) was released over 4 years ago! Today, looking back upon the initial review of “Brooklynati”, I may have jumped the gun just a tad bit. Quite honestly, I can’t even recall the last time I sat down with the album for a thorough listen in the last 2-3 years. Fast forward to 2013, Tanya Morgan is no longer a 3-man crew (Ilyas is omitted from the duo’s newest LP, “Rubber Souls”, leaving the crew to continue his solo career and flourishing video production), baring Von Pea and Donwill with the burden of duplicating the success of a seminal underground LP of the new millennium.