Armed with a dusty SP-1200 and equally weathered records, Gensu Dean made a splash in the indie rap scene with his debut LP Lo-Fi Fingahz on Mello Music Group. The record was an uncompromising modern display of tradition—hardcore MC’s over hardcore beats, plain and simple. The project was a proud beacon for the old guard, a proclamation that hip-hop can grow but the roots will always be the foundation. Now Gensu and MMG are dropping the instrumentals.
Devoid of the MC's that originally blessed the project, the instrumental version of Lo-Fi Fingahz tells the same story with a different strategy. Classic boom-bap is still at the forefront, but without bars over the beats the listener is left to dive further into the sonic structure of the tracks.
The LP takes on more of a contemplRead more
Somewhere between a twisted nightmare and harsh reality, The Nezitiq Mute and DJ Concept take your brain to the outskirts of Hip-Hop.
Influenced by elements of both Rock and Hip-Hop, The Mute prove that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, as they concoct a glorious nightmare over the dark and sometimes beautiful soundscape, produced entirely by Concept. All nightmares start somewhere and this one starts with a chemically induced, governmental experiment. Prepare.
The Nezitiq Mute & DJ Concept - 'This Glorious Nightmare' *Free Download: http://tinyurl.com/c3vdlge * S/O @TheNezitiqMute & @concept1200
The Nezitiq Mute is comprised of members Eddie Palacio (vocals and production) Jesse Mechanic (vocals) Angel Ortiz (vocals) and Adam De la Cruz (vocals and production) TheiRead more
REKS took the underground scene by storm with his debut LP, Along Came The Chosen (2001). The album featured production from a then eighteen year old Statik Selektah and the critically acclaimed LP was featured in the Source, XXL, Vibe, and REKS was named to URB Magazine's "Next 100". The album's single "Skills 101" reached #45 on the Billboard Singles chart, and put him on tours and doing shows with huge national acts.
REKS released his highly anticipated sophomore LP, Grey Hairs, in 2008 and the momentous album featured production from DJ Premier, Large Professor and ten-tracks from Statik Selektah and featured collaborations with Lil Fame of MOP, Consequence, Skyzoo, Termanology & Jon Hope. Grey Hairs lead to REKS being profiled by XXL Magazine in their "Show & Prove" section.Read more
Canibus has put out an open letter to his fans, via his manager M-Eighty, concerning the battle between himself and Dizaster this past weekend and his plans for the future. Read on for the real deal from the man himself.
Just got my stitches out today. Will be going to therapy once a week for my AC injury. First time I've had a separated shoulder but I am expecting a full recovery in time. Also continuing work on the Rip The Jacker 2 DVD. Will continue to keep you all updated as things happen. Don't really know what to say concerning all these blogs, parodies, and fake accounts posting apologies about god knows what but I am moving forward for my Rippers and Hip Hop as best as I can. Thank You for your good wishes and encouragement. Sometimes people need laughter andRead more
June 26, 2012 will see the soundtrack to the human and individual struggle to live free drop, courtesy of French music consortium ALTERPROD/ALTERBEATS. The French Revolution serves as the debut LP for the collective of producers, graphic designers and videographers.
Boasting guests appearances from likes of both legendary and underground mainstays, such as Sadat X, AG, Chief Kamachi, Block McCloud, Reef The Lost Cauze, Bekay, Red Eye and Shabaam Sahdeeq, among others, the album will be available both via digital distribution and as a CD sold through several record shops and online outlets.
Through struggle comes liberty. Representing a uniquely French twist and tale of social unrest and anti-government sentiment, the Alterbeats collective spoke about the new album, explaining: "ThisRead more
RAPstation.com ALBUM REVIEW: Devin The Dude "Seriously Trippin" (Released on May 22nd 2012 vinyl/CD & digital download)
"Seriously Trippin" is not just the title from the Houston, TX rapper Devin The Dude's latest EP, it is also a clear description of how you will feel as you listen to this "smoke-filled" classic! (Available on iTunes and at Hip Hop Record dealers all over the country)
It should be no surprise to all those whom are familiar with Devin's works, (ranging from The Odd Squad, Facemob with Scarface, and his Rap-A-Lot Records days, up to his work in later years with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Nas, to name a few) that this release would cater to those fans in search of mind altering beats and smooth, laid back rhymes with a taste of comedy as well.
This 6 track EP shows aRead more