It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #202 is Our 2012 Christmas Rap Special!. Stop for a moment from buying your last minute Christmas gifts at Amazon.com to enjoy some holiday cheer from Heems, Moka Only, Random and Mac Lethal! Send feedback to @RapReviews on this episode! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com! This show is co-sponsored by BlackTreeMusic.com and can be found there every Thursday.
* Moka Only f/ Aro - Natural Humbug
* Random f/ Lefty - Snow Business
* R.A. the Rugged Man & Mac Lethal - Crustified Christmas
* Heems - The Child With the Star on His Head
* Random f/ Writers Guild - Humbug!
* Book&Record f/ Tada! - Black Christmas
* Moka Only - Snow Flake Homework
* DMA & Oreo Jones - Xmas Woes
Video: SKE Co-founder Q The Question Hosting Mixtape
Courtesy Quinton H.
SKE Records is always making moves as co-founder Q The Question is always on the hustle. Going hard for Trel Mack and much more, here is some new video footage of Q The Question hosting DJ YRZ Jerzy mixtape "Jerzy's Evolution" in SKE Studios in Philadelphia.
The latest single "Cloud" produced by North Carolina up and comer J Rodgers off of Japhia Life's critically acclaimed new LP "Westside Pharmacy", with it's minimalistic and menacing 808 littered instrumental sounds like a blast from past 80's era hardcore hip-hop, while still showcasing a progressive sonic soundscape. The reality of Japhia's artistic self conscious shows up in lines like "See I started rapping in 94, Why you think I sound like I'm from the 90's for". Artistically, a "Cloud" is meant to be slang for a thought or a message in terms of it's meaning. With that said... "Just make sure it's loud, now that's a Cloud. That's real though".
Video: Mic Handz and The Rockess Monstah - "All I Know"
Upcoming BK spitter Mic Handz takes it back to the basement with the visuals for his previously released single "All I Know," which features his Kings County brethren, the Rockness Monstah. The video is both shot and directed by France's ALTERPROD crew, whom also represent the production side of the track through their Alterbeats moniker, who are responsible for the production behind their well received compilation album, 'The French Revolution,' which dropped back in June of this year.
Hailing from New York City, you might say that tK, aka Daniel Spillers, is a veteran in the hip hop scene and beyond, recording and performing for over 13 years. His brand new single "Reels" is a tasty preview of his upcoming project, Puerto Rican Scarface, which will be released on february 17th, 2013.
ThatGuySoda, rising artist from Minnesota, debuts the highly anticipated visual to his record "Lean'n" featured on his most recent project "LN&EM". Soda is currently based in Tennessee working on his new project featuring artists Fat Trel, Dizzy Wright, Rocky Diamonds and more. Also check out Soda's recently released recap visual below of his performance at Dom Kennedy's Yellow Album World Tour in Nashville, TN.
I present to you an album that has made army vets shed tears,
ex-bible school teachers who did heroin share their testimonies, &
made philosophers rethink their way of thinking.
Yet certain bible stores won't carry the CD because its according to the bible!
The "HI" album...
The unorthodox, ginger-bearded rhyme beast returns with a new video today, accompanied by two of his ICK (Inner City Kids) cronies Spaceman and ABGOHARD. The bass driven, stringy cut was produced by NDLDRP which can also be found off Aaron Cohen's new MURK mixtape that dropped a few weeks back. You'll find he and his team strolling around Brooklyn with a several guest appearances from Mishka's own Michael Cohn and esteemed NYC photographer Brook Bobbins who also directed this video.
After releasing the in-studio video last week of Livin Proof and Torae recording “Toast”, today we get the official release, as a bonus track from Livin Proof’s recently released Die For A Deal mixtape; which is now available for download.