QB’s own Tragedy Khadafi teams with BP on Immortal Titans. The Dutchman drops The Otter Album and Bozack Morris brings plenty of impressive cuts and collaborators on Loose Cannons. 10.4 ROG is Up&Out, Cleveland native WesWill has the Summertime Slaps, Cookin Soul follows Polo Ye with Polo Beats and HASEEB shines on Growth.
DJ Tahleim leads the pack for the second half of this week’s roundup with The Wonder of Fania mix. DJ Tony Tone takes on pillowy soft rap acts with No Tunes For The Timid, DJ Harvey Dent represents for The Mixologists with Summertime Fine, King Most is In The Mix for Serato and Sisters With Soul return with the latest edition of the Lovecast.
Before we get into this week’s goodies, let’s take a moment to blast DJ Mister Cee’s two-part tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
DJ Mister Cee pays tribute to the incomparable Aretha Franklin on the occasion of her passing with a two-part tribute set featuring the best of the Queen of Soul.
QB representative and rap veteran Tragedy Khadafi teams with producer BP for Immortal Titans featuring appearances from DJ Stitches, Nature, Apathy, The Winners and Ali Vegas.
The album starts with a dark ominous energy and grows as Tragedy takes you through his various experiences and styles. From street bangers like “Immortal Titans”, to non-stop lyrical content on “Upper Echelon”, to concepts on the “Labels” inspired “Prime Time”, and the true story behind Trag’s role in the formation of the group Lords of the Underground. Immortal Titans is the Tragedy & BP album that delivers on the promise of never having to hit skip. Sit back and take a journey with the Immortal Titans.
Netherlands representative and rising producer The Dutchman drops a fourteen-track instrumental compilation entitled The Otter Album. Produced on the SP-404, the track titles and cinematic sample chopping combine to play like the score of a film.
Raising the bar for the gritty, underground sound, Toronto-based producer Bozack Morris drops the eight-track project Loose Cannons featuring appearances from Conway, Westside Gunn, Elcee the Artist, Black Milk, Tut and Meyhem Lauren.
10.4 ROG drops a musical inventory of his creative output in Oakland with the release of up&outURbody: 2014-2017.
almost all of this music was made in oakland, CA while i was in grad school for film. along w/ “hand drawn rhythm machine”, i consider this collection a parallel thesis of sorts: a brain dump of creative impulses that i set aside while i worked on my actual film thesis, which was a short documentary about a family friend who makes his living as a professional musician.
Cleveland native WesWill follows the 2017 GlassHouse 2 tape with Summertime Slaps Volume 1. Pulling from a bevy of influences including Outkast, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Big K.R.I.T. and DJ Quik, WesWill leads with his signature rapid-fire flow across a total of seven tracks.
Months removed from Snow Beach, Cookin Soul’s Polo Ye tribute to The Old Kanye gets a fresh set of legs with the release of the instrumentals, entitled Polo Beats. One skit short of the original track count, the eleven-track collection is ripe for the freestylers in the room.
Left coast rapper HASEEB represents for the Muslim American millennial set with the introspective, ten-track project Growth. The album follows lead singles “Droppin,” “Feel Good” and “Slow,” as well as HASEEB’s 2015 Curtiss King-produced extended play The Daisy Chain.
Stevie Wonder and The Fania All-Stars collide on The Wonder of Fania mix by New York City’s own DJ Tahleim.
Stevie Wonder & The Fania All-Stars! One night only! In the mid 70’s Stevie Wonder joined Fania on stage for a super surprise guest performance which was recorded and featured in this mixtape. As I listened in awe I could feel the excitement of not only the audience but also of the maestro himself Johnny Pacheco. Can you image what a full concert would be like in say a Madison Square Garden? To me this would be the ultimate musical experience. The best of both worlds! Soul & Salsa mixed with some Funk, Boogaloo, Disco, Afrobeat and then some! That’s a whole lot of Soul & Sazon! Added to the bill would be Jose Feliciano, Sergio Mendes, Manu Dibango & Antibalas! All paying homage to Stevie and Fania. Come join me on a journey through my innervisions and enjoy this live concert mix brought to life by the art and magic of DJin’. I am overjoyed to the bring you what i would imagine this concert would sound like
DJ Tony Tone takes aim at the hip-hop ruling the airwaves with his two-hour No Tunes For The Timid mix.
i made this to highlight that hard shit that *i* like. ain’t no emo, tender hip hop on this joint. even the few r&b songs on here are hardbody. my hope is that you discover, explore & support these artists. i made sure that i credited all of the producers as well; respect to the beat scene/culture. you won’t hear most of these artists on those radio stations that claim to be where hip hop lives. no disrespect. sike…all disrespect intended! same goes for you bloggers, youtubers and big mouthed, empty headed, fake “for the culture” nignogs. thanks to my guys 4 the words – Hex Murd…uh…Hex Hawking/Ironside Hex, Elzhi, Phonte, Black Milk, Jake One, HouseShoes, Flashius Clayton, Nolan the Ninja, 14KT and Guilty Simpson. dedicated to the memory of Sean Price, Prodigy & Combat Jack. holding it down for our fallen brothers, J Dilla, Baatin & Big Proof. RIP DJ Sean Haley/discodj, miss you bro.
DJ Harvey Dent is at the controls for SoulBounce Presents The Mixologists with the 48-minute Summertime Fine mix featuring tracks from The Internet, Marie Dahlstrom, Teyana Taylor, The Foreign Exchange, VanJess and more.
The almighty King Most digs juke, funk, rap, global bass and more during his 20-minute live action set for Serato’s In The Mix series.
Aussie sound selector duo Sisters With Soul capped the month of July with installment #11 of their Lovecast mix series. The latest features tracks from Yazmin Lacey, Buddy, The Pendletons, Kaidi Tatham, Freelance, Potatohead People and more.
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