Summer will always be synonymous with the sounds of boom-bap. Whether you spent the best months of the year having a cookout with the family or found yourself playing hoops all afternoon, the heavy drum breaks have always been part of the action. But even though these times are behind us, does not mean we have to put the genre back on the shelf for next year. Aiming to educate the new generation with that good ol’ Boom bap, Long Island emcee Peter Leo has crossed paths with producer/deejay Eitan Noyze to give us 12 classic sounding gems in the form of Energy Shift. “So Superb,” with it’s braggadocios, yet catchy rhymes from Peter and the always on point Styles P, is the joint that will make you nostalgic over those endless summer nights. Noyze’s stripped down, sublime production is a refreshing throwback for all of you heads that need a break from all of the Cloud and Trap Rap that’s been clogging the net. Check it out today, and pick up Energy Shift on iTunes, or give it a stream here, for a new take on some old Hip Hop fundamentals.
Following in the success and critical acclaim of 2013’s cinematic epic ‘Thanks For Trying’, producer The Last Skeptik has reunited with BBE for his new E.P, lovingly titled: ‘I Don’t Even Like You’. It takes an electronic twist on his previous project, whilst maintaining the emotional, instrumental, soundtrack-rap. 7 tracks deep, the E.P features two vocal tracks – one, with MTA Records own Dream Mclean, and the other with pop starlet FEMME.
The first leak from the E.P is a trap/rap/electronic madness entitled ‘Show Me’. It’s already been played by MistaJam (1xtra) and Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music), and premiered on Complex. Don’t sleep.
Platformz Records is proud to announce its first single release today from Rediculus!!! To quote Thomas Henry Huxley, “It is better to be a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains.” Taking a monologue from Peter Finch’s character in the 1976 film ‘Network,’ “Mad As Hell” creates a chilling juxtaposition of the samples passionate and triumphant call to action and the atmospheric beat from the Chi Town producer. What’s even scarier to think is that in the almost 40 years that passed since the film came out, not much has changed.
But even though things may seem tough in a world of technological isolation, there’s a glimmer of hope. Get up and get mad. Take control of your situation and break free from the ignorance that comes with following the rules of society. Check it out and stay tuned to hear more reality-bending music from Rediculus in the near future, as he gets set to release his upcoming producer compilation, ‘Dee-Fi.’ A portion of the proceeds generated from the sale of this song will be used to continue to help fund Elevarte (formerly Pros Arts Studio), who are dedicated to helping at risk youth in Chicago through the arts.
Twitter: @Rediculus @PlatformzMusic
Rediculus – Mad As Hell #Single
Rediculus – Mad As Hell #Video
Big Shane is back with another record from the upcoming #TSI project which is still scheduled to drop sometime this summer. This time, Shane connects with King Hearns, also from the 337 area of Louisiana, as they come together to make this street classic, “Surprised”, produced by Trapp Team Beats out of Arkansas. Be on the lookout for Big Shane’s “The Streets Investment”, and “Kinglish 2″ from King Hearns, both coming real soon.
Twenty year old Virginian artist who goes by the stage name Ant-Live has been rapping since he was about 16 but only started taking is serious about a year ago. This is the 2nd single of his tape called So Wavy Young Prophet. The 1st being Chemical X and the track is called Blvck Mantis and it’s produced by a long time friend Lake$. Sick track, a must for all rap fans! Bang Bang!!!
Words: Audio Dan
Here is the new single from Hipman Junky who enlists the help of Specialist Moss who gives up a deadly beat and a hook to compliment. This hits hard, and although not exactley the next Hip-Hop tune, this is something that has ‘urban hit’ written all over it. So infectious, so catchy and above all so fricking good.
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If you’ve got the guts to tell the world that you’re the best, you better have the skills to back it up. Talk is certainly cheap in today’s studio gangster dominant industry and if you’re the type that likes to run your mouth, then consider these bars penned with you in mind.
Opting for a mysterious, low key sound instead of the rambunctious trap style that’s taken over the game, “Take You Down” finds the Tar Heel native emcee, Fluent aligned with the incomparable Joe Budden to expose the industry fakes and frauds.
Instead of throwing indirect bars, Fluent is actively calling out his nonbelievers, an impressive feat for such a hungry emcee. “Take You Down” is the latest leak taken from Fluent’s forthcoming LP, Supreme Victory, which is produced entirely by J. Cardim.
With a title like “Kalahnikovs and Kush,” it’s hard to imagine that the Chi-town beatsmith, Rediculus wouldn’t bring the heat. Instead of trying to make a tribute to the godfathers of the 90’s, the upcoming producer crafts a track that takes elements of that ol’ Boom bap for the modern day Hip-Hop head. Pulling together the lyrical tactics of Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Gant, Famoso and Bekay (who manages to shave his head while dropping some ODB-esque rhymes), the track is fertile grounds for hot 16s. “Kalashnikov & Kush” is the first single from Rediculus’ forthcoming producer compilation, ‘In Response: Dee-Fi,’ so expect more fire in the weeks to come.
‘In Response: Dee-Fi’ consists of 15 speaker breakers all produced by Rediculus, showcasing his musical growth that he’s achieved as a result of taking a one year hiatus from his previous non-stop production schedule. When asked what fueled his creative process for the album, Rediculus states: “After my Mama passed in 2013, I really sat down and refocused what it was that I was pursuing musically and what I wanted to leave for others to judge me by after I was gone. I had always embraced the 90’s aesthetic of Boom bap, but really wanted to put my own presentation of that forward, instead of trying to relive years past with my sound, so I started layering more original instrumentation over my samples, started writing more lyrics and getting way deeper into the creative process this time. There was a lot of talk about white people and gay people in Hip-Hop as this project was being created. Where we fit in, where we belong. This is my statement of defiance to dare anyone to challenge my position in this culture, and exactly where the title of this album comes from.”
The album itself features three tracks completely written by Rediculus — “Stay” and “Again,” and two RnB ballads; one featuring industry veteran Jay Hollins, and “Repercussions” which features the upcoming emcee, Jus Daze. Rounding out the collaborative effort is Rediculus’s long time lyrical partner Rich Malone, new comer Fresco, frequent collaborators J57 and Sene, East Coast spitters in Coast, CoalCash and C-Rayz Walz, Comet, Boston up-and-comer Token, and LA wordsmith Aarophat. Keep an eye out for Rediculus and his forthcoming ‘In Response: Dee-Fi’ LP, which is set to be accompanied by five videos and seven singles.
• Title: Kalahnikovs and Kush
• Featuring: Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Gant, Famoso and Bekay
• Produced by: Rediculus
• Directed by: Bryce Snow
• Album: ‘In Resonse: Dee-Fi’
• Rediculus: https://twitter.com/Rediculus
• Shabaam Sahdeeq: https://twitter.com/shabaamsahdeeq
• El Gant: https://twitter.com/elgant
• Famoso: https://twitter.com/FamosoHTR
• Bekay: https://twitter.com/therealbekay
Rediculus – Kalahnikovs and Kush Feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Grant, Famoso & Bekay (MP3 link)
Rediculus – Kalahnikovs and Kush Feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Grant, Famoso & Bekay (Video)
Soloman Gehazi & Termite team up with Cambridge emcee Stakka Lyrics and Hot Rox from Lost Alliance for a dope slice of Boom Bap. This is a quality release that should not be slept on. From the start the track bangs, and this has really got us in the mood for the full length album which drops later this month.
Soloman Gehazi & Termite Feat. Stakka Lyrics & Hot Rox – Harsh But Fair
Soloman Gehazi – Street Gospel Mixtape
Words: Audio Dan