Statik Selektah & Termanology – “This Too Shall Pass” Ft. Grafh & Haile Supreme (Video)

New visuals for “This Too Shall Pass” off of Termanology and Statik Selektah‘s  recent collaborative project “1982: The Quarantine.” Directed by New Vegas Films, Termanology and Grafh spit verses in Brooklyn with some notable guest appearances by Bun B, UFO Fev, Pounds, Lil Fame, Millyz and more.

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REASON OVER TREASON – “How to Cut a Diamond, Vol. 1” (EP Review)

Los angles Born project and Duo REASON OVER TREASON release their latest EP “How to Cut a Diamond, Vol. 1” a 2020 drop produced by Devine Milk and written by Osirius South central raised rapper. I was impressed with the slick look of the cover art it matched perfect with all the expectations.   As we dive into the album I can see this is one to anticipate as the 9 track album was cultivated by the two.

Track one started with a production with a sonic sound merged with Hip-Hop boom bap and Egyptian folklore music, This is a rare combination but impactful every-time. In recent hip-hop history we find artist who were able to successful merge the two like Busta rhymes “Arab Money”. “Higher Design” was calm and poised with the focus around over standing and the intricate bars. The delivery was dynamic and words used shows arrangement and gritty songwriting style. “Reason for Treason” has a unique vibe that yells golden age, I appreciate the the grass roots Hip-Hop elements as the collaboration enhanced the sonic approach.

“Schallah rock Universal” was another fusion sounding track with old school samples that push the soul forward. The Delivery of Osirius is hard hitting like a Big L mixed with a DMX, And the lyrics are just as impactful. I can see this alliance going far as they both excite the rap psyche for more.

“Kill Joy (Gods With Guns)” was a smooth production very classic feel this time around I got a Fabolous vibe with LA overtones. This track was explaining the war between the incarnated Gods,  So far on the album this was my favorite track because of the substance and delivery.  When I 1st heared “21 Grams” the low profile street vibe is perfect for the vibration created by the duo. This song makes me think of a short film explaining this song more in depth.

“Blood In my Ink” is another class of music as it nostalgic of 2pac songs like “Until The End Of Time” with this multi faceted song touching on the shadow side of the soul we see new elements around the rap duo. One thing we look for in great albums is delivery, substance and evolving content, I hear all of these elements as the album continues to play. Its only natural “Professional” is the next song on the track list , “The new Gods be the Old Devils” this was a impactful quote meaning the process of change and the flip side to understand yin & yang.

“Heart Grows” Starts with a dynamic soul sample that gets you in-tune with record right away. I especially like production as it stays consistent and unique every-time the sample heavy producer Devine Milk shows why sampling is his specialty creating classic sound after classic sound. “Still kill” was the perfect ending song with a Jedi Mind shot leaving the listener wanting more. “Waves extremely low but the frequent” This bar alone shows the wordplay and visual skill Osirius exhibits ending this album. For more updates from Reason Over Treason, Follow them on Instagram @osirius_lewsyphr_writer @divinemilk777 for new music and visual.

8/10

Highlights: Substance Production & Delivery 

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REASON OVER TREASON – “How to Cut a Diamond, Vol. 1” (EP Review)

Los angles Born project and Duo REASON OVER TREASON release their latest EP “How to Cut a Diamond, Vol. 1” a 2020 drop produced by Devine Milk and written by Osirius South central raised rapper. I was impressed with the slick look of the cover art it matched perfect with all the expectations.   As we dive into the album I can see this is one to anticipate as the 9 track album was cultivated by the two.

Track one started with a production with a sonic sound merged with Hip-Hop boom bap and Egyptian folklore music, This is a rare combination but impactful every-time. In recent hip-hop history we find artist who were able to successful merge the two like Busta rhymes “Arab Money”. “Higher Design” was calm and poised with the focus around over standing and the intricate bars. The delivery was dynamic and words used shows arrangement and gritty songwriting style. “Reason for Treason” has a unique vibe that yells golden age, I appreciate the the grass roots Hip-Hop elements as the collaboration enhanced the sonic approach.

“Schallah rock Universal” was another fusion sounding track with old school samples that push the soul forward. The Delivery of Osirius is hard hitting like a Big L mixed with a DMX, And the lyrics are just as impactful. I can see this alliance going far as they both excite the rap psyche for more.

“Kill Joy (Gods With Guns)” was a smooth production very classic feel this time around I got a Fabolous vibe with LA overtones. This track was explaining the war between the incarnated Gods,  So far on the album this was my favorite track because of the substance and delivery.  When I 1st heared “21 Grams” the low profile street vibe is perfect for the vibration created by the duo. This song makes me think of a short film explaining this song more in depth.

“Blood In my Ink” is another class of music as it nostalgic of 2pac songs like “Until The End Of Time” with this multi faceted song touching on the shadow side of the soul we see new elements around the rap duo. One thing we look for in great albums is delivery, substance and evolving content, I hear all of these elements as the album continues to play. Its only natural “Professional” is the next song on the track list , “The new Gods be the Old Devils” this was a impactful quote meaning the process of change and the flip side to understand yin & yang.

“Heart Grows” Starts with a dynamic soul sample that gets you in-tune with record right away. I especially like production as it stays consistent and unique every-time the sample heavy producer Devine Milk shows why sampling is his specialty creating classic sound after classic sound. “Still kill” was the perfect ending song with a Jedi Mind shot leaving the listener wanting more. “Waves extremely low but the frequent” This bar alone shows the wordplay and visual skill Osirius exhibits ending this album. For more updates from Reason Over Treason, Follow them on Instagram @osirius_lewsyphr_writer @divinemilk777 for new music and visual.

8/10

Highlights: Substance Production & Delivery 

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"The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill" Named Best Rap Album Ever By Rolling Stone

It’s certainly an accomplishment to be an artist whose only studio album is named the best rap record of all time. Rolling Stone sparked quite the discussion on Tuesday (September 22) after they dropped their list for the 500 greatest albums list. They first began the tradition way back in 2003 so the publication decided to give their massive undertaking an update, and the title they gave Lauryn Hill launched a coversation about rap albums throughout history.

“You should be able to play an album the 101st time and find something new,” said the outlet’s reviews editor, Jon Dolan. “I was shocked listening to The Velvet Underground & Nico. I thought, ‘This really holds up.’ And that’s what’s incredible — to find the music that’s part of a conversation that goes on your whole life.”

Aside from the full list itself, Rolling Stone also named their top five rap albums of all time. In reverse order, the list includes Biggie’s Ready to Die, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, and in the top spot, Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

“Each song was driven by a clarity of vision and personal honesty that felt revelatory,” RS wrote about Hill’s debut project. “At a time when pop was becoming increasingly slick and digitized in the go-go Nineties, here was an album that showed the commercial appeal of a rawer sound.” Hill’s crowning was met with an onslaught of reactions, including those who said Miseducation was more R&B than rap, so check out a few below and let us know if Rolling Stone got it right with their top five.

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KXNG Crooked & Joell Ortiz Are On Their Bully On "Hands Up"

The chemistry rarely gets better than what KXNG Crooked and Joell Ortiz display on wax. From their days with Slaughterhouse to embarking on their own solo careers, they’ve consistently been delivering some heavy heaters in recent times that prove they haven’t lost their touch. In fact, their pens keep getting stronger and stronger with time.

Ahead of the release of the upcoming film, Welcome To The Sudden Death, KXNG Crooked and Joell Ortiz join forces for a brand new record for the film’s soundtrack. “Hands Up (Outlaws),” produced by King Tech, is an energetic and aggressive banger that’s emboldened by KNXG Crook and Joell Ortiz’ ferocious delivery and menacing wordplay. 

This is far from the first collab from the pair this year. They recently linked up for the H.A.R.D project in late May.

Quotable Lyrics
Robin Hood but my big double barrel’s my bow and arrow
Was a kid in holy clothes now it’s holes up in your apparel, too
Blaow, and I move with a thorough crew 
Since the sandbox, we grew up sharin’ a pair of shoes

RƎƵIN 47 – “Az the World Burnz”


Missouri emcee/producer 
RƎƵIN 47 releases the apocalyptic rap-rock banger “Az the World Burnz” off his upcoming EP Mental Problemz.

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50 Cent's "Power Book II: Ghost" Gets Renewed For Season 2

Power Book II: Ghost has been a massive success since it launched earlier this month and Starz isn’t wasting any time on the re-up. The 50 Cent-executive produced spin-off of Power has been renewed for a second season, though that shouldn’t be of much a surprise to anyone. It had a record-breaking debut, drawing in nearly 7.5M views across all platforms in his its first — the highest the network has ever seen. 

Fif’s expanding his television empire with several other shows but Power has been his most successful to date. As the original series came to an end, Fif revealed that he was going to create several spin-offs of the show with Book II marking the first. 

“When I had the idea to create the Power Universe, I knew there were going to be many levels to its success, I am glad the fans agree. I am looking forward to releasing Power Book III: Raising Kanan and Power Book IV: Force soon,” he said in a statement to Deadline about the show’s renewal.

The show, starring Method Man and Mary J. Blige, is set to launch in two parts. The first part of the season will air its mid-season finale on October 4th. The remaining five episodes of the season is set to air later this year. Keep your eyes peeled. 

 

Mister CR – “Reputable” EP

Los Angeles emcee and Project Blowdian Mister CR is back with a new 7-track EP, “Reputable”. His signature flow, consistency throughout the past decade, and dedication to the craft proves he’s one of the best out the West.



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KVtheWriter wades through the “Stormy Waters”

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

KVtheWriter is back with a new single “Stormy Waters” that showcases her multi-faceted style and versatility.

The track is an incredible fusion of soul, reggae, pop, and hip-hop. From the reggae groove, lush guitars, and soul-infused melodic runs, KVtheWriter takes us deep into her what makes her tick. The highly personal song is inspired by her own experiences on how she coped with depression. She delivers a very honest and unfiltered performance that strips away the glitz and show the listener her true self.

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OMB Peezy Keeps His Hot Streak Going On "Yeah"

It’s hard to deny that OMB Peezy has been one of the most underrated artists coming out of the South. Though Mobile isn’t necessarily known for it’s heavy hip-hop scene, there have been a few artists to emerge out of there to tell their story. Peezy, though later moved to the West Coast, has continued to bring that Southern feel in his music with bluesy vocal melodies over trap-centric production. 

As he’s continued to unload plenty of new music in the past few months, he’s back with his latest offering, “YEAH.” Taking it back to Mobile, the rapper reflects on the realities that affect those close to him as his rap career flourishes. It’s an honest offering from Peezy, one that continues his hot streak that he’s been on this year. Peep his new song below.

Quotable Lyrics
Leave ya on the curb, yeah
I won’t say a word, yeah
I don’t black thinkin’ murder, I see red
All my people slangin’ birds, yeah

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