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Fly Anakin – LxcvIsXnly (prod. ewonee)

“LxcvIsXnly” is refreshingly raw.  Although the opening piano flourish had me a bit worried that ewonee was going to stick to a tried and true boom-bap template, the song opens up immediately giving Fly Anakin plenty of space to let his stream of conscious flow.  Anakin doesn’t drop the most mind blowing verse you’ll hear all day but his energy …

pkelly94Fly Anakin – LxcvIsXnly (prod. ewonee)
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Chaden x Noah B – New New York

Considering how New York stands, always has stood, and probably will always stand as a music mecca, “New New York” is a bold declaration in title alone.  Although they’ve been bumping around the blogosphere for a minute, Chaden, Noah B, B. Mob, Jalal Salaam and Stainless Steele aren’t the biggest presences in the world of hip-hop.  But they should be.  “New …

pkelly94Chaden x Noah B – New New York
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EP: ewonee – Metropolis._el.p

Two weeks without new music.  That’s what finals will do to a blogger.  But it’s summer now so we can all get excited about doing summer things.  Like theoretically seeing ewonee perform live at a concert that is probably going to happen.  Metropolis is an ode to the city and captures the spirit of New York in its few sunsoaked …

pkelly94EP: ewonee – Metropolis._el.p

mp3: Jalal Salaam – Phasin’ Out (ft. uhlife)

“Phasin’ Out” has Jalal Salaam firing on all cylinders.  Even across his two already impressive mixtapes, Salaam has never sounded this in control of the mic.  Over a minimal and moody beat courtesy of LayerFace, Salaam commands the steady ebb and flow of his verse before passing it over to the ever open minded uhlife.  Both rappers deliver what we’ve …

pkelly94mp3: Jalal Salaam – Phasin’ Out (ft. uhlife)

EP: Slam Skillet – Ecotone

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard a new release from Slam Skillet but his new EP Ecotone gives us plenty for the wait.  For me, Slam Skillet has always been an expert at crafting amazing sounds and Ecotone is no exception.  Opener “Sable” may be one of the prettiest non-ambient pieces of electronic music you’ve ever heard.  Even …

pkelly94EP: Slam Skillet – Ecotone

mp3: Jalal Salaam – Time Will Tell (ft. uhlife)

It’s always awesome when two artists we’ve praised on our website come together on a track and it’s obviously even better when they work together as seamlessly as Jalal Salaam and uhlife do.  If you’re unfamiliar with either of these two artists, “Time Will Tell” does a pretty good job catching you up on what you need to know.  Jalal …

pkelly94mp3: Jalal Salaam – Time Will Tell (ft. uhlife)