Audio: Substantial f/ See King - "MLK (Dream Big)"
HiPNOTT: The Past… features Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, Substantial’s protegé, See King, cuts from DJ Jav and plenty of that soulful boom bap The Other Guys have been known to provide. Lyrically, Substantial is as sharp as ever and covers subjects such as the dying art of MCing, dreams limited by stereotypes, and the exploitation of his former producer, Nujabes.
Biz3: The project is a snapshot of Maco's meteoric rise to fame with a mature music sensibility and high energy rockstar mentality depicted in the video for his viral smash "U Guessed It" following it's success snagging over 24 million views on YouTube (without a label). Poised for the next step in his career and a full length album slated for August 2015, OG Maco has been omnipresent in the rap world aligning himself with Quality Control Music, an Atlanta based management enterprise who manage Migos and were involved in the early success of Yung Jeezy and Gucci Mane. Check out OG' Maco's "15" mixtape below.
MF: Hailing from the Boogie Down Bronx is a young brother by the name of Masta Lenn. Masta Lenn is noted for his raw rhymes and delivering nothing but authentic hip hop music as heard in his new release entitled "Poisonous Thoughts" produced by Soe95. This up and coming emcee is definitely someone to keep an ear out for.
MMY: AUNZ is an emcee from the DMV area, who delivers his first single of the new year - premiering it on The Source "Power 30" site, HipHopSince1987. Produced by Saul X, "On Moves," is on the tracklist for his forthcoming mixtape, "Where The Wild Things Were."
JP: Jay Burna is killing 2015 so far - this video premiere is more proof of that. "Self Made" is the intro and first visual release from the South Florida rapper's upcoming and highly anticipated EP "Fear Is A Lie". Fear Is A Lie is expected for an early April release.
Mixtape: Mr. WhiteDogg - "Tunnel Vision 2" (DJ Carisma)
Ms. RC: Harbor City, CA rapper Mr. White Dogg is back with another installment of his major mixtape series Tunnel Vision. The new tape - Tunnel Vision 2 which is filled with all original content & production, shows Mr. White Dogg's artistic range and growth from Tunnel Vision - 16 quality songs in full with no filler tracks or skits. Once again, Los Angeles's Power 106's DJ Carisma hosts Tunnel Vision 2 with the addition of Inland Empires radio station Q104.7’s Chris Loos.
Stream: Ghostface Killah x BADBADNOTGOOD - "Sour Album"
Biz3: You can now stream the BADBADNOTGOOD x Ghostface Killah project Sour Soul via Lex Records. The album, which features DOOM, Danny Brown and others, is inspired by 1960's and 70s music taking inspiration from the recording techniques and production of that era while eschewing sampling in favor of live instrumentation.