While You Were Sleeping: Top 10 Underground Hip-Hop Albums Of August 2013 (Part 1)
Audible Doctor - The Summer Tape (AMD Music/Fat Beats) 7.30/8.9/8.20.2013
Brown Bag All Star The Audible Doctor recently released two versions of his latest EP The Summer Tape. First is the digital version that has features from Edo. G, Oddisee, Guilty Simpson, Hassaan Mackey, Kurious, Chaundon and others which is produced entirely by him. The second version was released later on cassette with a bonus track featuring Del The Homosapien and Homeboy Sandman plus features The Winter Tape as the B side with Has-Lo & J NiCs and Davenport Grimes on it. You can cop The Summer Tape from iTunes, Amazon, UGHH or Fat Beats. The cassette version of The Summer Tape features both The Summer & The Winter Tapes and comes with download cards to download each. The summer is almost over but you can still possess it's spirit all year long.
Terrace Martin - 3ChordFold (AKAI Music/Empire Distribution) 8.13.2013
Terrace Martin is one of the most underrated producers in all of Hip-Hop music today. He comes from a musical background and is an accomplished musician himself that has lent his production work to Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, DJ Quik, Dr. Dre, Diddy, MURS, Talib Kweli amongst many others. His latest production album showcases his versatility as he shifts back and forth between Hip-Hop and R&B then sometimes seamlessly combines the two in a project built around the concept of a man in love with two women. The impressive list of features includes Kendrick Lamar, Robert Glasper, James Fauntleroy, Ab-Soul, Focus, Musiq Soulchild, Lalah Hathaway, Snoop Dogg & Brevi. You can cop 3ChordFold from iTunes, Amazon, UGHH or you can stream and cop it from DJBooth.net. Perfect summer album...
Rapper Big Pooh x The Mighty DR - Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 3: Happy Birthday Thomas (For Members Only) 8.6/13.2013
Rapper Big Pooh (Sleepers & Dirty Pretty Things) is back at it with producer The Mighty DR on his latest project Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 3: Happy Birthday Thomas. The brand new 13 track collection features guest verses from Chaundon and Jared Evan as Rapper Big Pooh continues to show the fans that his legacy extends far beyond his years with Little Brother and the Justus League. You can purchase Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 3: Happy Birthday Thomas from iTunes, Amazon, DJBooth.net or you can stream and cop it directly from Bandcamp. Don't miss out...
No Malice - Hear Ye Him (Envision Ent./Re-Up Gang) 8.18.2013
Gene Thornton (formerly known as Malice of The Clipse) underwent a spiritual change between the release of the last Clipse LP Til The Casket Drops back in 2009 and today. He released a book in 2011 titled Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind & Naked which outlined his belief system and his newfound faith. Since then he's pretty much stayed away from the Rap world while his brother Pusha T went solo and joined G.O.O.D. Music. Gene Thorton changed his name to No Malice to reflect his change in life and has returned to the Rap world with Hear Ye Him, an album that combines his current calling in life with what the world knows him best for. You can purchase it via iTunes or Amazon. If you can listen to 17 tracks of ratchetness and coke rap then you can listen to 17 tracks about what it leads to in later years when you realize you're still empty inside.
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