New music this Mixtape Monday from Domo Genesis, K.A.A.N, iMAGiNARY FRiENDS, UFO Fev and more.
Domo Genesis kicks things off with Facade Records, K.A.A.N. drops Subtle Meditation, Chuwee and iMAGiNARY OTHER combine on The Tip Of A Tab and UFO Fev provides Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Amerigo Gazaway leads the second wave of projects with The Miseducation of Eunice Waymon, which combines Nina Simone and Lauryn Hill.
Wino Willy drops Paper Bags, Spectacular Diagnostics serves up RAW STUDIES and The Alchemist makes an appearance with the Bread EP. Jamil Honesty and Hobgoblin join forces on Martyr Musik and Snips closes things out with Tomorrow’s Breakfast.
K.A.A.N. – Subtle Meditation
K.A.A.N. and executive producer Damu The Fudgemunk pull inspiration from the 90s while packing plenty of heat into Subtle Meditation, which boasts production from Smuff The Quiz, K-Def and The 45 King.
Following 2016’s Uncommon Knowledge and 2017’s Abstractions, K.A.A.N. strikes again with his third release on vinyl. Entitled Subtle Meditation, the full length boasts 13 thought provoking tracks. The seasoned rapper explores subjects far and wide, including America’s social climate, striving for success, colonialism, dealing with failure, depression, anxiety, creative passion and self destruction to name a few. Topics so relevant are guaranteed that in any moment or place in the world, people in bars, cafes, dinner tables and social media feeds are engaging in identical discussions. No matter what side of the spectrum you fall on, starting dialogue is most important when looking for solutions.
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Domo Genesis – Facade Records
Domo Genesis unplugs from the matrix and looks inward on the six-track follow-up to Aren’t U Glad You’re U. The Facade Records EP produced by Mike & Keys features appearances from Buddy, Cozz, Chip The Ripper, and IDK.
iMAGiNARY FRiENDS – The Tip Of A Tab
Chuwee and iMAGiNARY OTHER are iMAGiNARY FRiENDS on The Tip Of A Tab, which revisits the former’s PassOver album.
iMAGiNARY FRiENDS is an experimental Hip Hop collaboration between buzzing Sacramento artists and long time collaborators Chuuwee & iMAGiNARY OTHER. Having put out their first effort over 2 years ago with “Hollow Bastion”, the two are taking a full on introductory approach to the world with the complete revision and replacement of Chuuwee’s “PassOver” album, a part of his 5 part “Dystopia” series. This album follows the story of Chuuwee’s first time consuming LSD, whilst briefly addressing the removal and replacement of the original “PassOver” album.
UFO Fev – Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth
Uptown spitter and Fat Joe affiliate UFO Fev combines with Tallahassee’s own BackPack Beatz on the six-track follow-up to Camouflage titled Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. The project features appearances from Jose Santiago and Zandra Kaye.
Amerigo Gazaway – The Miseducation of Eunice Waymon
Amerigo Gazaway imagines what a recording from Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone might sound like with the latest from his Soul Mates collaborative series titled The Miseducation of Eunice Waymon.
“Soul Mates’ “collaborations that never were” enters new territory with a now familiar deft and verve, this time highlighting intergenerational conjurings between two black women cultural workers from the civil rights and hip-hop generations. With Nina Simone and Lauryn Hill seated together at the table, collaboration transforms into vivid conversation, call and response, and a call to action–private, personal, and public–across space, time, and realm.
Wino Willy – Paper Bags
Bag season begins with the arrival of a dusty, underground gem from NOLA’s own Wino Willy titled Paper Bags. The partially self-produced seven-track offering also boasts tracks from AFKA and friendkerrek.
Spectacular Diagnostics – RAW STUDIES
Chicago producer Spectacular Diagnostics teams with a who’s who of underground spitters on the twelve-track Raw Studies tape featuring Chris Crack, Al.Divino, Estee Nack, Sleep Sinatra, Ankhlejohn, Flashius Clayton and more. DeeplyRootedHipHop.com describes the tape as:
“With his latest offering, Raw Studies, the beats are original and unorthodox, yet melodic and rhythmically fulfilling. Spectacular Diagnostics recruits all the hitters for this project, each emcee a force in the current underground revival.”
The Alchemist follows the Earl Sweatshirt-assisted single “E-Coli” with the Bread EP featuring Black Thought, Roc Marciano, Conway and Westside Gunn. The eight-track release also packs a handful of instrumentals for the spitter in you.
Jamil Honesty & Hobgoblin – Martyr Musik
The U.S. and U.K. connect as Jamil Honesty teams with Hobgoblin on the eight-track Martyr Musik tape. Guests on this excursion include J Scienide, Codenine, Jay Royale, Rome Streetz, Ace Cannons and DJ Grazzhoppa.
Snips – Tomorrow’s Breakfast
UK producer Snips returns with the third release from his Barbershop Records imprint titled Tomorrow’s Breakfast. His fourth project of the year, the boom-bap revival is a clinic in sampling that should speak to the hearts of true heads.