While You Were Sleeping: Top 10 Underground Hip-Hop Albums Of August 2013 (Part 2)
Rapsody - She Got Game (JAMLA) 8.20/27.2013
Rapsody of Kooley High (Return Of The B-Girl, Thank H.E.R. Now, For Everything & The Idea Of Beautiful) added to her rapidly growing resume by releasing her newest project as the next edition of DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz mixtape series. Again, since this project has all original production from JAMLA's Soul Council and features from Raekwon, Common, Phonte, Jay Electronica, Raheem Devaughn, Mela Machinko, Ab-Soul, Chance The Rapper and many more I can't in good conscience consider it a "mixtape". You can hear/download both the DJ Drama & No DJ version of She Got Game from DJ Booth, DatPiff, SoundCloud or head directly to Rapsody's website. She got next...
Bambu - Sun Of A Gun (Beatrock Music) 8.23.2013
Bambu (...paper cuts.., A Peaceful Riot, ...exact change...,Walk Into A Bar, One Rifle Per Family & The Lean Sessions EP) has been providing Rap fans with excellent conscious/political Hip-Hop music for years now with Beatrock Music fam. Bambu continues to add on to his already impressive body of work with his latest project Sun Of A Gun. Boasting features from Rhettmatic, DJ Q-Bert, DJ Babu, D-Styles, Brother Ali and many more this is so much more than a mixtape. You can stream & download Bambu's Sun Of A Gun right now from Bandcamp. Salute the Beatrock Music crew, if you're sick of the same ol' bull$h*† then give this a listen.
Count Bass D - Dwight Spitz (Deluxe Edition) (Bandcamp) 8.26.2013
Back in 2002, Count Bass D's long awaited classic sophomore LP Dwight Spitz was released on High Times Records by MF Grimm's Day By Day Entertainment then again later on (MF) DOOM's Metal Face Records imprint. It's been out of print for quite some time but Count Bass D decided to re-release it digitally with all of the bonus tracks from the alternate versions added. This 31 track special edition has features from MF DOOM, J Rawls, Edan, Dionne Farris, Rayna Shine, Orianna Lee & Cana Farrell. If missed out on copping this the first time here's your chance. Some jerk you may have heard of wrote the liner notes for this classic re-release as well. The deluxe edition re-release of Dwight Spitz is available right now on Bandcamp. Don't sleep on it.
Matlock x Mr. Green - The Wax Museum EP (Fat Beats) 8.27.2013
Chicago MC Matlock teamed up with Mr. Green in 2010 to make the eyebrow raising jawn "Brand New Nikes". Mr. Green (Green Future, The Only Color That Matters Is Green & The Only Number That Matters Is Won) teamed up with Matlock to craft the project The Wax Museum EP. It originally dropped digitally back in November 2012 with a limited CD run but due to overwhelming demand it's been re- released with wider distribution (including vinyl) on Fat Beats. You can cop The Wax Museum EP on iTunes, Amazon, Fat Beats & UGHH.
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