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New Souls of Mischief LP Drops Today

After almost a decade-long hiatus, Left Coast veteran crew Souls of Mischief returns today with Montezuma’s Revenge.

A-Plus, Tajai, Opio and Phesto recorded the album in the lab with none other than producer Prince Paul and long-time collaborator Domino. Apparently, they rented a house to isolate in order to focus on making the album.

[Paul] had concepts, and its good to have an outside perspective – it was a great process.


I checked it out briefly last night, and it sounds like their strategy paid off as this might be a late addition to my end-of-the-year list of best albums.

Head over to Amazon to pick up your copy, and be a part of the Souls resurrection. What, you thought I wasn’t gon’ make you work for good music? Ha!

Check out a video of illustrator Steven Lopez (he drew this picture of Erykah Badu) working on the sweet cover for Montezuma’s Revenge down below. I also provided a sneak peak with the lead single “Tour Stories” and a recent leak “Proper Aim.” Don’t say I never gave you nothin’!

Shouts to Hurricane for the MP3’s and Michelle for the video. Also, look for a HTT and HHIR collab coming to an e-hood near you soon. Enjoy!

Download: Souls of Mischief – Tour Stories prod. Domino

                      Souls of Michief – Proper Aim prod. Prince Paul


Cop Today: 50 Cent, John Mayer, Felt, Rakim & More

50 Cent – Before I Self Destruct (CD & DVD)

Morning all, We’ve got some quality discs dropping today. I’m especially diggin’ the new John Mayer Battle Studies and Fiddy’s Before I Self Destruct but I was surprisingly disappointed by Rakim Allah’s The Seventh Seal. I need another run-through to finalize my opinion on each, though.

The new Felt record is impressive but I’d rather hear Murs & Slug over Ant’s production than Aesop Rock’s, something just doesn’t fit. The duo sounds more natural over Ant’s backdrops but their third effort A Tribute To Rosie Perez isn’t bad at all.

Ready to support the artists? Click on the covers or text to scoop your very own copy at Amazon and listen for yourself, Enjoy!

John Mayer – Battle Studies

Felt – A Tribute To Rosie Perez

Rakim – The Seventh Seal

Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Message To The Other Side (2 CD)

Edan – Echo Party


Cop Today: Wale, DOOM, & Wyclef

Wale – Attention Deficit

Here are three new hip-hop releases worth your moolah, even if the recession got you on a budget.

Check out my contribution to The Rap Up Brain Trust reviewing Wale’s new album, and click on the covers to buy the albums at Amazon. Support hip-hop, Enjoy!

DOOM – Unexpected Guests

Wyclef a.k.a. Toussaint St. Jean – DJ Drama Presents From The Hut, To The Projects To The Mansion


Cop Today: William Cooper, Royce Da 5’9, Fashawn & More

Black Market Militia Presents William Cooper – Beware of the Pale Horse

I’ve been pushing heavy for the homie William Cooper, and today’s finally the day! He releases his solo debut Beware of the Pale Horse amidst some other dope hip-hop albums, including Royce Da 5’9’s Street Hop and Fashawn’s debut Boy Meets World produced by Exile. Click the album covers or titles to support hip-hop music, Enjoy!

Bonus Download: William Cooper ft. Kool G Rap – American Gangsters


Royce Da 5’9 – Street Hop

Fashawn – Boy Meets World

Cormega – Born and Raised

Killah Priest – Elizabeth

RJD2 – 2001-2010 (4-vinyl Box Set)

Cop Today: Ghostface, Del & Tame, Jay ARE, & P.U.T.S.

Ghostface – Ghostdini : The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City

Among the multitude of hip-hop albums dropping today, here’s a few that caught my eye.

Y’all already know how I feel about that Ghostface album. In addition, I suggest checking out from J. Rawls & John Robinson as jazz-hop duo Jay ARE, an eccentric collabo between Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One, plus a brand new LP from Los Angeles’s  People Under The Stairs.

Click on the cover or title for a link to purchase, do your part to support hip-hop (and jazz, this time around)!

J. Rawls & John Robinson as Jay ARE – The 1960’s Jazz Revolution Again

Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One – Parallel Uni-Verses

People Under The Stairs – Carried Away


Cop Today: Apathy & BK-One

Previously: True Love

Previously: The Freshest Kids


Cop Today: Skyzoo – The Salvation

I see ’em lookin for the real, but they ain’t find that yet.

 I can’t believe I overlooked this earlier today. Better late than never, right?

Brooklyn verbalist Skyzoo dropped his debut solo album The Salvation today, a joint venture between 9th Wonder’s Jamla Records and underground imprint Duck Down Records.

The disc is an earnest auto-biographical account of Sky’s entire life, boasting top-notch production from Just Blaze, Black Milk, Nottz, Illmind and of course 9th. Keeping with the self-revelation concept, The Salvation has only one feature – singer Carlitta Durand. The rest was solely on Sky’s shoulders – luckily, he’s a high-caliber MC that can handle the workload.

Upon first listen, I’m thoroughly impressed by his development since The 3 Day High, which I thought sounded forced and unnatural. I can tell he took  the proper time and effort to focus his vocals, resulting in a captivating listen with hardly any filler.

Don’t believe me? Wanna find out for yourself? I got you covered. Click the artwork up top or go here to buy it from Amazon. Peep the track list below with a download link to the cut produced by Just Blaze. Don’t say I never gave you nothin’!

Support hip-hop music, Enjoy!

Track List:

1. The Opener (produced by Cyrus Tha Great)
2. Return Of The Real (produced by Just Blaze)
3. The Beautiful Decay (produced by 9th Wonder)
4. My Interpretation (produced by Best Kept Secret)
5. Popularity (produced by Nottz)
6. Like A Marathon (produced by 9th Wonder)
7. The Shooter’s Soundtrack (produced by Cyrus Tha Great)
8. Under Pressure (produced by 9th Wonder)
9. Penmanship (produced by Black Milk)
10. Dear Whoever (produced by Illmind)
11. For What It’s Worth ((produced by Eric G)
12. The Necessary Evils (produced by Needlz)
13. Easy To Fly featuring Carlitta Durand (produced by 9th Wonder)
14. Bottom Line (produced by Eric G)
15. Metal Hearts (produced by 9th Wonder)
16. Maintain (produced by Nottz)


Cop Today: Ghostface

I previously offered the stream of Ghostface’s new LP Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City earlier, which is available today.

Click the cover or go here to scoop your copy from Amazon to support hip-hop (or in this case, a lil’ bit of R&B) music. Peep one of the tracks below, “I’ll Be That” featuring sexy songstress Adrienne Bailon courtesy of the homie Nick. Enjoy!

Download: Ghostface ft. Adrienne Bailon – I’ll Be That

Adrienne Bailon

.. Why not?


Cop Today: Brother Ali

Scoop up one of the year’s realest & most complete albums, Brother Ali’s Us by clicking the cover above. It drops today on Rhymesayers Entertainment.

You won’t be disappointed!

Sneak Peak: Breakin’ Dawn


Still Alive & Breathin’


Click the covers to cop these titles out today on Amazon. Hip-Hop is alive!

M.O.P. – Foundation

Q-Tip – Kamaal The Abstract

Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day [Deluxe Version]

Nicolay – Shibuya (City Lights Vol. 2)

KRS-One & Buckshot – Survival Skills

Drake – So Far Gone EP

Corleone, Hold the Throne



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