“While You Were Sleeping” showcases quality indie and underground Hip-Hop/Rap releases that are regularly overlooked, under promoted or downright ignored by most supposed “Rap” or “Hip-Hop” sites.
This is mostly attributed to a lack of significant marketing and promotions monies at the disposal of these individual artists or their independent labels. I typically pick 10 indie/underground projects from the first half of a month and at the end of the month we post another 10 selections for a total of 20 albums a month. This particular month is an exception to the previous rule due to the fact that an overwhelming amount of quality music dropped this month, thus leading me to showcase 30 albums instead; 15 last week and 15 more this week. For that reason, I unfortunately had to bypass write ups for each due to time constraints but the original format will hopefully return again in November (unless it’s as loaded as October).
In this edition of “While You Were Sleeping”, we feature releases from a pool of diverse artists such as Blu & Nottz, Jean Grae, Yancey Boys, underground veteran Cage, Armand Hammer, Shad, Crown Nation members Quelle Chris and Denmark Vessey, Vinnie Paz, Jonwayne, Rocky Rivera, Lyriciss, Jermiside & Danny Diggs, MC/producer Boonie Mayfield and New Zealand’s own David Dallas. If you missed the previous ten months (including this post) of “While You Were Sleeping” you can just click here and feel free to revisit the previous WYWS installments at your own leisure. Now that we’ve gotten all of that out of the way? Let’s finally get down to business:
Here’s what you all may have missed, while you were sleeping…
Boonie Mayfield presents Solomon Vaughn (Solomon Vaughn/Indiegogo) 10.15.2013
Denmark Vessey – Don’t Drink The Kool Aid (Dirty Science) 10.15.2013
Shad – Flying Colours (Decon) 10.15.2013
Armand Hammer (Billy Woods x Elucid)- Race Music (Backwoodz Studioz) 10.22.2013
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Photo: Mello Music Group