Hip-hop has, time and again, proven to be a hotbed for breeding new and exciting genre offshoots, and Cisum Tomorrow (with Cisum – Music, spelled backwards – pronounced Kiss 'Em), is the latest to follow in that tradition. The Los Angeles, California-based duo, comprised of Supernova and Mozenraff, first met in 2009 and developed the sounds and styles of what they now call Hipno – a mashing of hip-hop and techno – shortly after. A combination, as they say, of "futuristic concepts, hard hitting beats, and lyrics that stay true to who they are as music lovers," the duo's latest single, "U Wanna," serves as a perfect introduction to the duo's sound.
Audio: MarQ Spekt "Do It 2 Death" (Produced by J-Scrilla)
Fresh off of the success of last year's album "Machete Vision" (with producer Kno of CunninLynguists,) MarQ Spekt is coming back for more with another raw project. "Do It 2 Death" is the first release off of MarQ Spekt & J-Scrilla's collaborative EP "Persona NonGrata" dropping this Spring.
Audio: Guilty Simpson & Reef The Lost Cauze - "Spare Razor"
Courtesy Matt B.
As the Philly-based producer Small Professor gets set for the release of his debut retail-ready producer compilation Gigantic, Vol. 1, which drops next Tuesday (1/24), the Illadelphian unveils the project's gemstar, "Spare Razor". Featuring one third of Random Axe's Guilty Simpson and Army of The Pharaoh's Reef The Lost Cauze, "Spare Razor" is a warning shot to all perpetrators - "Give me that microphone, or get a tight line-up, I'll knife your dome/ Fade 'em, I feel it, nothin' could save 'em, I get biz, buck 'em and blaze 'em." Gigantic, Vol. 1 includes features from Von Pea, Buff1, Blueprint, Has-Lo and more...mark your calendars.
After making noise with his debut EP, The Gold Standard, the young and rising Sacramento, CA spitter Carbin Dibiasi is back with a new leak, “Addiction,” which is taken from a still yet to be titled project.
Video: Finocchietti & Marfiza - "Criminal Minded Part 1"
Courtesy Creative Juices.
The first of this vinyl series is “Criminal Minded pt1″ All new original art by PJ of ShallowTree, this is something to pay attention for this year. This will be a massive item for any producer, DJ, or record collector. Snippets and more info coming soon!
@IamShizzie is getting ready to release another project titled "#RedInk". The 11 track project with features from artist like "S.B The Real Souljaboy", Matinee Grizz, LeeBoy, Stunt City & many more! The young up and coming artist from Boston, Shizzie decided to name his project "#Redink" for two reasons.
First, it is his favorite color, but second and more importantly he views himself as the correction to what is wrong with music today. Every bar spit was written as if he wrote a final essay in red. Being heavily influenced by West Coast sounds, Shizzie decided to bring out West Coast style production for this album for his East Coast delivary. "#Redink" will be released on February 1st and is sure to be a classic as well as a trending topic!
MP3: Dollarmentary f/ General Steele of Smif-n-Wessun & Labba - "I'm a Bullet"
Courtesy J Melo.
Redman protege Dollarmentary hooks up with the legendary General Steele of Smif-n-Wessun and Labba for "I'm a Bullet." Production credit goes to Vinny Idol (Jadakiss, Method Man, Styles P, Sheek Louch et cetera).