Although sophomore slumps have caused some artists to be faded in obscurity, we don’t anticipate the burgeoning North Cackalacky emcee, Fluent, and his latest effort, Supreme Victory, to fall into this category. While the Tar Heel spit kicker’s debut LP, Retro Future, had him rhyming on production supplied by the likes of Khrysis and 9th Wonder, while rapping alongside famed artists such as SpaceGhostPurrp and Royce Da 5’9″, Supreme Victory keeps the features succinct, allowing Fluent and J. Cardim, who is the sole producer this time around, to create a unified emcee/producer coalescence that’s rare these days.
Cardim, who’s resume includes production from Lil Wayne, Talib Kweli, Fat Joe, The LOX and more, shines as his crisp production blends with Fluent’s journey through the highs and lows of his everyday life. From Boom bap, to trap and even uptempo electric sounds, Supreme Victory is an album that isn’t afraid to tell a relatable story, in a different way.
The LP certainly prides itself on showing the full scale of Fluent’s talent, regardless of what type of beat or subject matter is thrown his way. Between the relationship heavy “Tonight” and the Joe Budden assisted “Take You Down,” Fluent shows us that there’s more to life than the paper chase, as the Chapel Hill native reveals to us his flaws in addition to his strength’s, allowing us to go beyond typical clichés that portray rapper’s as two dimensional characters. With additional guest appearances from Nipsey Hussle, Action Bronson, Guilty Simpson and Kaze, Fluent’s Supreme Victory is now available through all major digital retailers, so give it a spin, and then go support!
The latest release from Rochester, NY based hip hop duo “R.E.A.L. (Reality Ends All Lies)” #ShortSummer is a 9 track EP produced entirely by 1/2 of the duo, Volatile. “Short Summer” when taken literally, represents the brevity of the summer season. Also, when taken figuratively, R.E.A.L. alludes to a “Short Summer” for those out making sub-par music. Enjoy!!
All tracks recorded, mixed and mastered by Volatile at Spit Sumthin Productions Studio in Rochester, NY. All tracks written by Jeff “Volatile” Seils & Steven “Lava” Shannon. Album artwork by Games (ActLive/Duck Down). All beats produced by Volatile except for bonus track “Nights Like This”
Artist: R.E.A.L. (Reality Ends All Lies)
Genre: Hip Hop, Rap
Location: Rochester, NY
EP: “Short Summer”
ReverbNation hosted Wordsmith, a hip-hop artist from Baltimore, for a live performance at the Durham, NC, office on his way down to Atlanta, GA, where he performed at the IMR Music Festival. “When in Doubt Give It Your Best” is a song off Wordsmith’s album “The Blue Collar Recital.”
‘Stutter Jack’ is the rejected alter-ego of rapper, Conscious Route. This stuttering, straight-talking rhymer brings a mix of cheek and fluid flows over reggae influenced Hip Hop, Dubstep, and alternative live production.
Stutter Jack, aka Conscious Route, aka Mosman, aka Mossman Skank, has been in and around UK hip hop for over a decade, starting out based near London as an original member of the outfit Fugazirum. He worked with such artist as Chemo, Big Daddy Kope (Banana Clan Records) before switching to Edinburgh and changing his name to Conscious Route, where he networked closely with local names such Madhat McGore (MCF Records), Solar Eye (Stanely Odd), Mog (Powercut Productions).
As a member of (SOS) Sons Scotland, he worked closely with Werd amongst others, while still gaining recognition around the UK and networking with other talented individuals like Big Dutty Deeze.
Stutter Jack aka Conscious Route – About Time (Produced by Sean El) #Video
Stutter Jack aka Conscious Route – Stutter Jack EP (Track-list):
01. About Time (Produced by Sean El)
02. Give Allot Feat. Trademark Blud (Produced by Sean El)
03. About Time (Blind Digital Remix)
04. About Time (GiMiK Remix)
05. About Time (Monosapiens Remix)
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Blabz, a young Derby MC, first gained prominence under the name of Blabba T. Now he drops his new release which features some quick-fire cadence and compellingly brutal tales of inner city depravity. Listening to the 26-year-old’s debut, it is clear that something special is bubbling here. His delivery on every song is thought out well, using tones of the style of the rhyme scheme to create some great music. Blabz doesn’t alter his lyrics to suit this musical palette, instead he sticks to his guns dropping science on various tracks. Too many UK rappers go in over emo pianos and sappy strings suggesting that they’re yet to grow out of their Eminem obsession, but that’s not the case here. This whole project has a smack-you-in-face vibe to it, which I adore. Blabz isnt kindly whispering ‘check me out’, instead he is looking to blow the doors off.
Blabz – One Side To Every Story (Download/Stream link):
Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the“Timeless Music 4” Mixtape hosted by Papa Keith and Shifta Timeless. The 55 track project is currently available for download. The mixtape features appearances from Rick Ross, SchoolBoy Q, Vybz Kartel, Chris Brown, Kid Ink, Nicki Minaj, Future, Meek Mill and many more. “Timeless Music 4” is produced by DJ Bulletproof, Onkore Sound and DJ Epps. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Papa Keith began his career working in hip-hop and reggae clubs. After building himself a name, he was offered a position on Miami’s notorious Mixx 96 radio station.
With the help of his radio show ”Daddy’s Home” from 2-6pm daily, Papa Keith uses his infectious personality and extensive experience to relate to a wide variety of listeners. He is immensely proud of his Caribbean heritage and incorporates this not only in his show, but also in this new mixtape. Papa Keith is known for his dedication and outstanding talent as a radio personality and in commercial voice-overs. As the Miami New Times has said, “Papa Keith is the man who takes you home smoothly and safely, easing the stress of the day with hip-hop and humor.” Shifta was born in Jamaica and migrated to Miami to continue his musical career.
His father, Daddy Fras, aka Piper of Piper Record, was a major influence in getting Shifta involved in hip-hop at a very young age. With his magnetic personality and unique style, Shifta grasps the attention of viewers both online and internationally. Growing up, he was majorly influenced by the dancehall/reggae music that is prevalent in JA. Shifta brings that caribbean/reggae twist to his songs on this mixtape, adding a relaxing island vibe. Shifta has already performed in many concerts and television programs worldwide, expanding his fan base well into the thousands. “Timeless Music 4” is a collaboration of reggae, rap, hip-hop, and R&B with flawless transition between every song. Papa Keith and Shifta include many famous artists in their latest mixtape, sure to entertain the existing fans and also coerce others.
Full of radio favorites and underground secrets this mixtape is everything you need for a road trip, club, or just chillin’ at home. Keep up with both Papa Keith and Shifta on their twitters at @Papa_Keith and at @shifta_timeless.
Listen to ‘Show Me The Way’ feat Aloe Blacc, the brand new single from Dilated Peoples forthcoming album ‘Directors of Photograpy’ (UK release11th August).
‘Show Me The Way’ will be available via iTunes on July 22nd.
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