Surp God – God

Surp God initially grabbed our attention for his light hearted raps that conveyed a wise beyond his years and a talent for song writing.  Although he’s been releasing demos and tracks on soundcloud nonstop for a while, God is definitely the most realized project he’s put out to date.  God demonstrates just how much producing know-how Surp has gained with …

pkelly94Surp God – God

mp3: Sidewalk Kal – BLEU (Prod. Color Plus)

Color Plus is no stranger to producing instrumentals for rappers, that’s his role in Ghost Row which has consistently been putting out great tracks, but Color Plus’ beats in the project differed from his solo work.  To fit Chef’s style in Ghost Row, Color Plus toned pack the heavy atmospherics of his work on Cerulean Dream and it worked really well, but for …

tccarr14mp3: Sidewalk Kal – BLEU (Prod. Color Plus)

mp3: Antwon – Lap of Luxury (Prod. Shawn Kemp)

Although most people are confused by this, when producing Lil Ugly Mane goes by the name Shawn Kemp, which makes perfect sense to me (why wouldn’t you want to share a name with the greatest basketball player to ever walk this planet?)  One of the few rappers Shawn Kemp has worked with is San Jose emcee Antwon, and for good reason. …

tccarr14mp3: Antwon – Lap of Luxury (Prod. Shawn Kemp)

mp3: Freddie Gibbs – Kush Cloud (ft. Krayzie Bone & Spaceghostpurrp)

Blog-buzz subgenre cloud-rap isn’t a style that I would expect to hear from Freddie Gibbs, who has managed to stay relevant without riding any trends, but his experiment with ambient beats on ‘Kush Cloud’ makes me hope this isn’t the last we hear of Freddie in the clouds.  As expected from a track called ‘Kush Cloud’, the instrumental is an …

pkelly94mp3: Freddie Gibbs – Kush Cloud (ft. Krayzie Bone & Spaceghostpurrp)

Video: Kingdom Crumbs – Evoking Spirits

For the first 20 seconds of ‘Evoking Spirits’ I was convinced that Kingdom Crumbs was just another bedroom producer making electronic music akin to 2009 era chillwave.  Then the vocals kick in sounding like some mystic MC over the cosmic plane of warped synths and warm bass.  We are used to cloud rap, but this stuff is like astral gas …

pkelly94Video: Kingdom Crumbs – Evoking Spirits

mp3: Main Attrakionz – Do it for the Bay (ft. Davinci) (prod. Harry Fraud)

Ever since they dropped their cloud-rap opus 808s and Dark Grapes II, Main Attrakionz have been putting out a steady stream of solid material to satiate us cloud-rap junkies.  While it’s all been good, ‘Do it for the Bay’ is one of their freshest tracks and a proper return to form for the best duo ever.  The Harry Fraud produced …

pkelly94mp3: Main Attrakionz – Do it for the Bay (ft. Davinci) (prod. Harry Fraud)

mp3: Main Attrakionz – Perfect Skies (OSØ Remix)

Whenever you hear any blogger mention the burgeoning genre, Cloud Rap, these days, you almost always hear Main Attrakionz’s name mentioned in the same sentence.  The Oakland duo’s ability to create simple vocals to match up to even the most atmospheric beats they get without interfering with the track’s feel has gained them a lot of success over the past …

tccarr14mp3: Main Attrakionz – Perfect Skies (OSØ Remix)