Hip-Hop | Grynch – I’m Good ft. Sol

Posted by on March 7, 2012

Two of Seattle’s finest join forces on Grynch’s brand new album, Perspective [iTunes], which hit digital stores on March 2nd.  I haven’t had a chance to listen to the whole album, but I saw this track featuring Sol, which initially caught my attention.  After releasing, what I consider to be the album of 2012 “Yours Truly“, Sol returns with his first feature since the album release.  Boasting an underground sound, Sol and Grynch deliver some feel good bars over the Budo produced beat.   Seattle’s hip-hop scene has certainly been around for a while, but some of the youthful faces are bringing well deserved recognition to the city.

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Hip-Hop | Voli – Stripes (Prod. by Voli)

Posted by on February 1, 2012

Coming out of the gates with fire in his eyes, Voli delivers the first track of 2012 after earning his Stripes in 2011.  By the sound of this track and the one prior, Voli is geared up for a busy year, working hard to release a full, all original album. Apart from his lyrical abilities, Voli’s production is getting better and better as well.  He samples James Gang’s classic song “Collage” on this one, adding some heavy percussion and brass.  Here’s what Voli had to say about this track and the road ahead…

“I’ve been waiting for 2012 to go full blast with the Nouveau Classique movement. My project “The Wall” is definitely coming out this year and I’ll be releasing music from it soon. Thanks to anyone supporting this early. Meantime, enjoy this track to get the year warmed up.”

DOWNLOAD: Voli – Stripes (Prod. by Voli)

DOWNLOAD: Voli – Blood, Sweat, & Tears (Prod. by Voli)

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Freestyle, Hip-Hop | Los, Lola Monroe, Joe Budden, Action Bronson

Posted by on January 27, 2012

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The youngin’ coming after the crown, Los, recently made a visit to Shade 45’s Toca Tuesday to spit some bars off the top.  This is not the first time I’ve seen Los go bananas off the top, as he has made it a staple of his live shows.  If you haven’t copped one of the mixtapes of the year, go download The Crown Ain’t Safe now.

Los’ girlfriend, Lola Monroe, who recently inked a deal with Taylor Gang gives us a freestyle over Drake and Common’s beef song.  I downloaded Lola’s last mixtape after hearing some features on Los’ tracks and wasn’t overly impressed.  Ironically, I think she sounds similar to Nicki at times, but her self proclamation of “the female Pac” is a bit extreme.

DOWNLOAD: Lola Monroe – Stay Schemin (Freestyle)

After hearing No Church In The Wild in the trailer for Denzyl’s new flick, Safe House, you start to realize just how incredible the production is on the Watch The Throne project.  Joey B goes in over the 88-Keys x Kanye West x Mike Dean beat, owning it as usual.

DOWNLOAD: Joe Budden – No Church In The While (Freestyle)

Action Bronson hit the booth with Statik Selektah, laying down some fresh new bars for his next collaborated project.  Nothing out of the ordinary, just quality byproduct of an overweight white dude rapping.

DOWNLOAD: Action Bronson ft. Statik Selektah – Strictly Business Pt 1 & 2