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Devin Roman: New Roman City

We start out strong with Devin Roman and his “Bout Dat Action.” It’s a laid back track but it’s the track that keeps on giving in that the quick parts that come in spurts give it some pep and life. In “Da Money” we continue on the same path. It’s clear that this emcee likes […]

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Mick Cømte: From Nest to Marrow

We start today with “Gypaetus Barbatus” off Mick Cømte’s “From Nest to Marrow.” It’s the first track and takes us into a world that we can only imagine is in a futuristic landscape made of metal where science has completely taken over. It sets the tone as we move on to “Takeichi Nishi” and get […]

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El Cannon: New Freedom

El Cannon’s “New Freedom” is a masterful hip hop record worth your time. The record starts with “Lord Knows” and there’s a slow build up to it but once it starts, it’s great. It’s a very easygoing tone of voice. He’s got compassion intertwined with a realness. Come “Real Niggas” it’s clear that El Cannon […]

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Phase Aka: Table’z Turne’d

Phase Aka’s latest “Table’z Turne’d” dropped this past January and if you haven’t got a chance to listen yet – where have you been? With a slick intro that then leads into “I Will Neva Change,” Phase Aka takes things in a chill manner and doesn’t overdo it when he laments that he’ll be the […]

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Ceo Carter: iCeo

Michigan’s Ceo Carter is dishing out something quite different on his latest, “iCeo.” Starting out with the title track, he doesn’t miss a beat as he approaches the mic with an intensity and a fervor. Right after that “F**k Ya Mean” comes through with a drama building intro that finally comes through with a lot […]

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Big Pure: Respect The Plug

Big Pure’s “Respect The Plug” comes at you like a delicious, balanced meal. Opening up with “Sandlot Gang,” Big comes out swinging and it’s a homerun. The hook is sick and continues to live on long after the song is done. It’s one of those songs you could hear as a theme or on a […]

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MALLG: Definition of a Hustler

Straight out of the Southside, MALLG is dropping his anticipated “Definition of a Hustler.” The record starts off with “The Definition” and it creates a mood that can’t be denied. If you’re into rap that doesn’t play well with others, this is for you. It’s not the rap you’d hear at the end of a […]

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Sunspinnaz: Stream Of Thoughts

You don’t hear from too many rappers from up north. Yes, there’s Drake – but who else do they got? To answer that right away, Sunspinnaz. More than one voices make up this rap group and last year they came together to drop “Stream Of Thought.” Opening with “Dreamscape,” we hear what could be compared […]

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Era Tha Kidd: G.R.I.N.D

Era Tha Kidd’s “G.R.I.N.D” is his latest and it’s making some waves in the hip hop scene. The intro goes for longer than expected, but it sets the tone for the rest of the record. We then head into “Nothing Was The Same” and it’s a little slow at first with a skit but then […]

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Fred J: Addicts Like ME

Fred J’s “Addicts Like ME” is perfect from start to finish. Kicking off with “Cleantime Celebration,” we get this hype beat that sounds like it could kick off any night down at the club. The title track takes it down a notch, with clean lines – this one sounds like something you’d hear on the […]