Clear Soul Forces is next to carry the burning flame for the city of Detroit. Discovered, championed, and mentored by Royce da 5’9”, the four-man group rhymes like genetically enhanced street poets from the 70’s who are here to remind us what album rap sounds like. The vision of E-Fav, L.A.Z., Noveliss, and producer/emcee Ilajide combines golden era, 21st century, backpack and subwoofer hip hop but never sounds dated, derivative, or awkwardly avant garde. These guys are serious performers and hard workers devoted to making music that honors the legacy of Detroit’s legendary lineage.
The group emerged in the aftermath of a serendipitous studio session in 2009 where the four emcees scraped together money to record individual music. Royce, who was recording his album “Street Hop” at …
DJ/Producer and ambassador of everything Detroit, House Shoes, released his debut producer’s album “Let It Go” exactly one year ago. The LP is a deeply personal work, spanning decades of experiences, beats, and connections that allowed him to finally release his first album even though House Shoes has been a staple in the hip hop community for 20+ years. The album boast guest features from Danny Brown, Roc Marciano, Oh No, Alchemist, Quelle Chris, MED, Black Spade, and many more and today, House Shoes is giving away the entire album as a free download.
Some words from House Shoes:
“My debut LP, Let It Go, dropped a year ago today. To celebrate the anniversary I’m letting it go. For the free. Fuck it. Pass this shit around y’all. It’s a …
Oh No’s album “Disrupted Ads” is out today via Kash Roc Entertainment. The album features one of Oxnard’s finest pairing up with featured guests like Blu, Alchemist, MED, and others while running through a variety of exclusive instrumentals throughout the album.
Today, in celebration of the album release, enjoy the free mp3 download of the song “Controlled Riots” featuring legendary Bay Area group, Souls of Mischief.
Curren$y brings in the new year in New York City this week with a show at S.O.B.’s. Having already dropped the critically acclaimed “Covert Coup” with Alchemist, and “The Stoned Immaculate” his proper major label full length debut, his track record speaks for itself and this Thursday is one not to be missed. For a chance to win tickets to the show just re-tweet this post or comment with the name of his newest EP. To buy to tickets hit the link. …MORE
The votes have been tallied and once again URB readers have made their voices heard. And how did 2012 flesh out in terms of your favorite artists? A rock solid mix of all-time favorites, current buzz-makers and a few veteran acts climbing their way to the top once again. Don’t call it a comeback — although it seems hip-hop dominated your world in 2012, while the rest of America was jocking EDM as the next big thing. Are MCs the new DJs, who are the new pop stars, already? …MORE