While You Were Sleeping: Top 10 Underground Hip-Hop Albums Of September 2013 (Part 2)
Hus Kingpin & Roc Marciano - The Cognac Tape (Digi Crates/Mello Music Group) 9.17.2013
If you're familiar with the Japanese label Digi Crates then you've no doubt heard the name Hus before. Hus, Rozewood and Smoovth who appear on The Cognac Tape alongside Roc Marciano (who hosts the project and also appears on it multiple times) take their talents over to Mello Music Group for this release and the end result is as expected: pure magic. Beats are handled by DJ Kryptonite, DJ Phantom, Doktor Rheal, Manu Beats, King AL, Snowgoons, Vans Cal amongst others and bars from Ghosta Nostra, Marvelous Mag and Septa Nitah keep the overall gully factor high. The Cognac Tape is available for purchase via iTunes, Amazon, Fat Beats, UGHH & you can stream it & cop it from the Mello Music Group Bandcamp site.
Sean Born x Dunc - Organic (Low Budget Crew) 9.19.2013
Sean Born delivered one of the best albums that 2012 had to offer with his opus Behind The Scale. Dunc was the producer of one of the best albums of 2011, DTMD's Makin' Dollas. Put them together as the end result is one of the best EP's of 2013, Organic. Organic features guest bars from Low Budget Crew members Kev Brown & Kaimbr plus Toine (DTMD), Uptown XO (Diamond District) and Hassaan Mackey. Organic is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon & from Sean Born's Bandcamp. Don't sleep on it.
Guilty Simpson x Small Professor - Highway Robbery (Beat Goliath/Coalmine) 9.24.2013
Veteran Detroit MC Guilty Simpson (Ode To The Ghetto, O.J. Simpson, Random Axe, The Mission EP & Dice Game) has worked with the some best producers on the planet, this impressive list includes J Dilla, Madlib, Black Milk, Apollo Brown & Eric Lau. Small Professor (Slowbus & Gigantic, Vol. 1) is well known for his beats already but he more than holds his own supplying sonic backdrops for a cat that's spit raw bars on some the best beats Rap music has to offer. Over 10 tracks Guilty Simpson brutalizes the English language plus he and Small Pro enlist the help of Statik Selektah, DJ Revolution, AG (DITC), Elucid (Lessondary Crew), Castle and Boldy James to assist them both in this musical heist. Highway Robbery can be acquired via iTunes, Amazon & it can be streamed and purchased from DJBooth.net.
The Procussions - The Procussions (Procussion Sound) 9.14/24.2013
The Procussions (As Iron Sharpens Iron, Up All Night & 5 Sparrows For 2 Cents) released their classic debut LP almost a decade ago and through each subsequent release and each stage they tore down with their incredible live shows brought them more and more fans (artists and music fans included). They decided to disband after releasing what was their best album to date in 2006. Mr. J. Medeiros and Stro Elliot worked on individual projects then eventually together as The Stare before the Indiegogo campaign began to fund their return album.
After receiving an overwhelming response from the public the end result is The Procussions' first new jawn in 7 years. The self titled LP features production by Stro Elliott and Logan plus guest appearances from Blame One, Shad, ¡MAYDAY!, Logan and more. The Procussions can be copped via iTunes, Amazon, UGHH and you can stream & purchase it directly from The Procussions Bandcamp page. Now do us all a favor and don't ever leave us again...
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