CyHi The Prynce put out his Black Hystori Project back in February, which featured,"Huey," a tribute to Black Panther co-founded, Huey Newton. CyHi revisits this Black Hystori Project stand out with an official remix. Connecting with Slaughterhouse emcees Royce Da 5'9" and Joell Ortiz, the trio bring their A game to this track. With six releases to his name, CyHi has been showing steady improvements as a lyricist with each new project he ventures into. The G.O.O.D music artists latest effort on the "Huey" remix shows that he can rhyme along side two of the top rappers in the game, and hold his own lyrically. Be sure to check this track out, and share your thoughts with us.
Following the release of his first single "Carry On," Statik Selektah is back at it again as he gathers an all-star lineup consisting of Action Bronson, Royce Da 5'9, and Black Thought for the second official single titled "The Imperial" off his forthcoming What Goes Around LP, scheduled to be released on August 19th. On the record, the three emcees drop rhymes with ease, enthralling listeners along the way. Listen to "The Imperial" below.
Joell Ortiz told me back in November during our interview,"being in the booth with these guys and creating songs, it kind of feels like we’re just one artist, and his name is Slaughterhouse. Even if you think you know the group, your going to feel like we re-introduced ourselves to you guys on this new project; it’s phenomenal. Just Blaze is the executive producer; we just can’t wait for it to come out to be honest." Since then, I've been playing the waiting game. All four, Joell, Joe Buddens, Royce Da 5'9 and Crooked I are four of my favorite emcee's and together, the lyrical machine they are is a force to be reckoned with. The producers like Nottz, Harry Fraud, AraabMuzik, Heatmakerz, Tabu, DJ Pain 1, Illmind, Dark Night, 8 Bars give the project an overall amazing sound with variety. Lets face it, these dude's could slaughter any instrumental. Linking up with some of hip-hop's top producers though, makes this a ten out of ten. I can't find a song, let alone a bar that I don't like on this one. Hit play and download this one for FREE after the tracklisting.
The homie Koncept (of Brown Bag AllStars) recently dropped the visuals to "Watch The Sky Fall", off his debut album Awaken. If you haven't checked out Awaken yet, I definitely recommend giving it a listen. For those unfamiliar with the Brooklyn emcee, check out our interview with him, where we talk about his debut album, the Brown Bag AllStars, and how he got into hip-hop. Check out the visuals to "Watch The Sky Fall" below (produced by Marco Polo).
What: Royce da 5'9 live in concert. Toronto MC/producer Raz Fresco opening. When: Tuesday Jan 10 doors at 8 pm. Where: Sound Academy, 11 Polson St, Toronto. Admission: $26.50 on Ticketmaster. $20.00 Play De Record. Rotate This, Soundscapes.