Che Noir leads the pack this week with Food For Thought, QThree returns with disguised blessings, Starker & Al.divino connect for SACRED and Ace SL drops F.M.T.Y. Allah Preme teams with Mallori Knox for Guns Oil N’ Drugs 2 and M DOC DIEGO and KHEYZINE serve up Familiar Renaissance.
Flashius Clayton takes us to Clayton Cove. Brandon Isaac drops I’m Still Healing and Buckwild is Diggin’ In The Tuff Kong Crates. Chef Mike remembers a Detroit classic on Record Time and Stanley Ipkuss is back Among Other Things. This week closes with a classic collection from DJ Premier.
Che Noir – Food For Thought
Che Noir delivers an homage to the Golden Era full of biting lyricism and tough beats titled Food For Thought. Features include 38 Spesh, Ransom and Rome Streetz.
QThree – disguised blessings EP
QThree drops the airtight disguised blessings EP featuring Navy Blue, Gabriella Martinez, Matt Ford and Chuck Strangers.
Starker x Al.divino – SACRED
Experimental production and dizzying cadences anchor a solid collaboration from Starker and Al.divino titled SACRED.
Ace SL – F.M.T.Y.
Keeping it simple, Brooklyn’s Ace SL delivers raw beats and rhymes across the length of the solid boom-bap excursion F.M.T.Y.
Allah Preme x Mallori Knox – Guns Oil N’ Drugs 2
Allah Preme follows the 2020 Kheyzine produced Guns Oil N’ Drugs EP with the sequel produced entirely by Mallori Knox.
M DOC DIEGO x KHEYZINE – Familiar Renaissance
M DOC DIEGO and KHEYZINE deliver a punchy collection of street tales over sinister beats titled Familiar Renaissance.
Flashius Clayton – Clayton Cove
Spitting over cuts from J Dilla, Alchemist, Pete Rock and more, Flashius Clayton gets busy on the Clayton Cove mixtape.
Brandon Isaac – I’m Still Healing
Brandon Isaac confronts his demons and radiates love on the I’m Still Healing EP produced by Jay Bel and FreeMind.
Buckwild – Diggin’ In The Tuff Kong Crates
Buckwild flips Conway The Machine, AG, LORD JAH-MONTE OGBON and more for Diggin’ In The Tuff Kong Crates.
Chef Mike – Record Time
Chef Mike drops a heartfelt nod to a Detroit institution for vinyl collectors of all stripes with the release of Record Time.
Stanley Ipkuss – Among Other Things
Following standout singles “Bout Time” and the Lucy Camp-assisted “Simple,” Stanley Ipkuss drops Among Other Things.
DJ Premier – Crooklyn Cuts Vol. III
Traveling back in time to 1996, we revisit the classic mixtape collection Crooklyn Cuts Vol. III from the legendary DJ Premier.
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