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Chuuwee – PassOver

Sacramento MC, Chuuwee releases yet another studio album in his highly acclaimed ‘Dystopia‘ series. As part 3 of 5, Chuuwee teams up with New Mexico’s Khalisol, who produced the entire album. The sac-town artist states “It started out as just a joint project. We’ve actually been working on it for 3 years but then I started doing Dystopia. By the time I came back to review and listen to what we had so far and thought, this would’ve been the perfect continuation from Sabbath – Released via Below System Records the album is titled PassOver being sequentially the next holiday after Sabbath, however in the storyline of the series, this is the breaking point.


Ozay Moore – In The Wake Of O

Ozay Moore is back and better than ever with In The Wake of O. In The Wake of O is a reminder of why hip-hop is such a powerful mode of communication. It also speaks to Ozay Moore’s deep love and respect for hip hop culture. As Wake plays from start to finish, Moore beautifully speaks on his personal journey while also making space for listeners to reflect on their own lives. There is something for everyone on this record.

King Kade – Heartbreak Kidd

King Kade, from Boston, MA. has released his new album Heartbreak Kidd. The 10 track album highlights times in Kade’s life when things were down and out and when he feels on top of the world. The project features Texas artist Rikki Blu, and young producers Mike Hector and Derrick Ingram.

Tee-Wyla – Journey

Tee-Wyla and Illect Recordings are excited to share an 11 track instrumental hip-hop Journey with you. It’s recommended for fans of beat tapes and producers like J. Dilla, Freddie Joachim, L’Orange, Mndsgn, Thes One, Birocratic and others.

Shyne One Me – Barmonies: The Long Fall

Gospel’s unique city soul artist, Shyne On Me returns with a seasonal treat titled, Barmonies: The Long Fall. The Fall- themed project makes a metaphorical twist on the season of “Fall” and our human nature to “fall” to the temptations of sin. Shyne On Me openly confesses his struggles and shortcomings in a versatile display of musical artistry throughout his latest full-length project.

Pennjamin Bannekar – 1/11

After a 2017 that saw Pennjamin Bannekar secure placements with upcoming YouTube Red TV Shows and writing Dhniera Blu’s solo debut, Pennjamin Bannekar opens up 2018 with the release of his 1/11 EP for listeners everywhere! The 8 song EP features the lead single, “Alter Prayer” and features appearances by Dhniera Blu, D2G and longtime collaborator J. Hill. The EP features production from KiingR, BobbyMadeTheBeat, Canis Major, Kenneth English and more! 1/11 is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and all other major music streaming services!

Deal The Villain – Jackson Jones

New Jersey artist Deal The Villain [Sean Jones II] is straight out the gate with an absolute gem of an album, after releasing his under-appreciated EP Beards, Beats & Kicks earlier in 2017, the Garden State lyricist spent the rest of last year silently locking himself away in the studio plotting this surprise concept. Jackson Jones lyrically illustrates a collection of distinctive beats by one of the greatest producers in Hip-Hop, Otis Jackson Jr. aka Madlib.

Paradox & Imperial- Grayscale

With Grayscale, Denver-based emcee, Paradox, has teamed up with Cambridge, UK-based beat-maker heavyweight, Imperial (of Illect Recordings), whose sonic backdrops serve as the perfect complement for musings on parenting, race, gender, addiction, faith, love, loss, and hope. The project features a slew of incredible guest artists, who lend their talents rapping, singing, and adding live instrumentation throughout.

Precyce Politix X K-Hill – Stallone & Weathers

Brooklyn bred MC, Precyce Politix and North Carolina based artist / producer K-Hill team up to form Stallone & Weathers. They came up with the name while working on the EP, comparing their organic chemistry in the studio to Rocky and Apollo, not wanting to be so obvious with the concept, they decided to name them selves after the actors who played the roles [Sylvester Stallone & Carl Weathers]. Released via their own imprint Kick-A-Verse Music Group. This is pure lyricism / hip-hop / boom bap at its best, give it a listen [no skips] and see for yourself.

C. Shreve the Professor – Daddy Love To Rap

C.Shreve the Professor has returned with another brand new release for your eyes and ears. Intent to finish 2017 with a bang, Shreve brings us his follow up to the Mommy Love To Dance EP with the appropriately titled full length project Daddy Love To Rap, complete with a shiny new music video to lead the way.

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