While You Were Sleeping: Top 10 Underground Hip-Hop Albums Of August 2013 (Part 2)
Oh No - Oh No vs. Now-Again Two: Now-Again Music Library Vol. 7 (Now-Again) 8.27.2013
Oh No has had quite a productive 2013 thus far. Between his LP's Disrupted Ads and The Subliminal Substance (with Chaotik Stylz) he's back with a 19 track 40 minute opus crafted from Now-Again's vaults...again. The first edition of Oh No's foray into delving into the back catalog of Now-Again's releases and using them as sample sources is now regarded as a classic so expectations are sky high for round two. Let me tell you, Oh No doesn't disappoint. Oh No vs. Now-Again Two: Music Library Vol. 7 can be purchased from Now-Again's digital service, Amazon, UGHH, Fat Beats or cop it directly from Now-Again Records.
Blame One x J57 - Walk In The Sun (SoulSpazm) 8.27.2013
Blame One (Chemically Imbalanced, A Complex Burden, Priest, Thief + Wizard, Days Chasing Days & Endurance) teamed up with Brown Bag all Stars' J57 and the final product is the extremely dope album Walk In The Sun. Blame's flow and top shelf lyricism blend perfectly with J57's brilliant production over 13 tracks of what will end up on most end of the year lists when it's all said & done. Blame One and J57's accomplices and co-defendants in this audio assault case include Rhettmatic, Exile, Yeshua Da PoED, Brown Bag All Stars, Soul Khan & Akie Berniss amongst others. Walk In The Sun can be purchased from the following digital and physical music marketplaces: iTunes, Amazon, UGHH or Fat Beats. Enjoy the sun while it's still out...
14KT - Nickle & Dimed (Mello Music Group) 8.27/9.3.2013
Red Bull Big Tune champion 14KT (Nowalataz, The Golden Hour, 14KillaTape & A Friendly Game Of KT) drops his brand new instrumental album Nickle & Dimed on the independent powerhouse label Mello Music Group. Whether you're a card carrying beathead or just beathead curious you will derive aural pleasure from this project. 14KT's incredible new album features guest appearances from Blu, Black Milk, MED, Jamall Bufford, AB, JMSN and more. You can acquire 14KT's latest opus Nickle & Dimed via iTunes, Amazon, Fat Beats, UGHH or you can stream & purchase it directly from the Mello Music Group Bandcamp. If you don't cop this then you've definitely sold yourself short.
BONUS PICKS: Neek The Exotic - Hustle Don't Stop (Hustle Don't Stop Music) 8.27.2013 & Willie The Kid - Aquamarine (DatPiff) 8.28.2013
While You Were Sleeping will return in a few more weeks to showcase of all the best releases from September as far as underground & independent Hip-Hop releases are concerned. Until then, this is Dart Adams saying "Don't sleep".