Empire State rhymesayer Apache Chief has come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners his latest street release, the Upstate of Mind mixtape. The project packs 12 original jams from the buzzmaking Utica native. Included on the tracklist are reader-approved singles “Let Go,” “Here to Stay,” “Cults” and “The Way We Do.” Joining Apache on the guest tip throughout Upstate of Mind are Dominique Young Unique, Jadakiss, Jihad, Lil Wyte, Shawn VanBrocklin, Stalley, Tone-Fresh and Trae Malone. Beats come courtesy of A-Rayz, AraabMuzik, Bastion, JDvisionQuest, Matty C. Beats and Rocdusa.
Blanco & The Jacka recently released their second installment of a trilogy of EP’s. Following the success of collaborative projects with Nipsey Hussle, Yukmouth, and the first installment, Obey, which was produced by DJ Toure, Blanco & The Jacka link with AraabMUZIK, who produced every track on the “Misfits” EP. The EP features Mistah FAB, Freeway, C Plus, Husalah, Dru Down, Krondon, Fed-X & more.
05.Empire State High (ft. Sheek Louch)
08.Monopolizing (ft. Bucky and Large Amount)
09.Shooter (ft. Snyp and A.P)
Northeastern street veteran and D-Block member Styles P. is preparing for the release of his latest solo studio album via eOne. The World’s Most Hardest MC Project will find Styles living up to the title over the course of 11 original records. Included are Booth-featured singles “Araab Styles,” and “I Know.” A.P., Bucky, Large Amount, Sheek Louch and Snyp Life make guest appearances throughout the project, which features production from AraabMuzik, Chris Styles, Jahlil Beats and Vinny Idol. The World’s Hardest MC Project is scheduled to hit record stores and online retailers on Tuesday, November 20.
Surf Club rapper/producer Chase N. Cache has released the album follow-up to February’s much-buzzed-about, DJ Drama-hosted The Heir up There LP. Coming in the wake of singles “O.M.W.” and “Beastin’,” Charm features 15 original records from the New Orleans, La. native. A$AP Rocky, Kobe and Lolah Brown join Cache on the guest tip throughout the project, which includes production by ARAABMUZIK, Jahlil Beats, Grammy-winning beat crew Tha Bizness and boardwork by the artist himself. Charm is now available for digital purchase via iTunes.
01.Concrete Roses [prod. Yuri Beats]
02.H.O.T [prod. Illmind]
03.Is This Thing On (ft. Outasight) [prod. 6th Sense]
04.Planes, Trains and Automobiles [prod. JetAudio]
05.Flower Child (ft. Kendrick Lamar) [prod. Paul Boogie]
06.No Standing Here [prod. J57, cuts by DJ Element]
07.IllumiNITTY [prod. AraabMUZIK]
08.Dear Diary (ft. Meagan McNeal) [prod. Cassius Clay]
09.You’re My Favorite (ft. Tiara Wiles) [prod. DJ Tedsmooth]
10.Auntie Maria’s Crib (Remix) (ft. Action Bronson and The Kid Daytona) [prod. Cassius Clay]
11.Skippin Clouds [prod. Yuri Beats]
12.A Beautiful Struggle (ft. Soul Khan and Akie Bermiss) [prod. DJ Goo]
A Michigan-born, Brooklyn-based mic-rocker whose lyrically-driven style recalls such hip-hop legends as MC Lyte and Jean Grae, Nitty Scott, MC has amassed a sizable following of old school-minded heads since introducing herself to the Booth with “I Luv My Life” back in fall 2010. Having set the stage with last year’s acclaimed The Cassette Chronicles EP, the buzzmaking rhymesayer is now preparing to take her career to the next level with the release of her Distrolord debut, The Boombox Chronicles Vol. 1 EP. Heralded by Booth-featured, reader-approved jams “H.O.T.,” “Flower Child” and “Auntie Maria’s Crib,” the project packs guest appearances by such rap luminaries as Action Bronson, Kendrick Lamar, The Kid Daytona, Outasight and Soul Khan. Beats come courtesy of AraabMuzik, !llmind, Paul Boogie, Yuri Beats and more.
MTV’s four time Direct Effect Battle Champ El Gant, and Smokey Lah, a/k/a Tek (of Smif-n-Wessun) gear up for the release of their collaborative, fittingly titled LP Gibson Glover, which is set to drop later this year. After dropping their previously leaked “Say Hello To The Bad Guy,” the Empire City veterans edge one step closer to their debut, with a freestyle over Slaughterhouse’s “Hammer Dance” instrumental, produced by AraabMUZIK.
Florida rhymesayer Will Brennan has joined forces with The DJBooth and AO! to bring listeners his first ever full-length LP, Rite of Passage. A concept album chronicling Brennan’s life story and experiences from a mature and distanced perspective, the project features 17 original cuts from the buzzmaking emcee (plus three bonus tracks). Included on the tracklist are reader-approved leaks “Going Through It,” “This Land,” “Hashish” and “Ready for Now.” Joining Brennan on the guest tip throughout Rite of Passage are J.NiCS, SIN, Andrew Floyd, Wade C, Nick SB, Niko.IS and many more. Production credits include J. Cruz, Somong, Andre Gitt Brown, AraabMuzik, and Henry Daher.
This summer brings us warm weather, BBQ’s, pool parties, bikinis and New York City- based FLüD’s 2011 summer collection.
New to the FLüD family of watches is the BPM, a drum-machine inspired digital watch that also serves as a calculator. For it’s release, the watch group has teamed with some of Hip Hop’s most acclaimed producers in the BPM Video Series with Jonathan Kim. Among the acclaimed production veterans are Evidence, Exile, DJ Nu Mark, DJ Spinna, Lord Finesse, Showbiz and araabMUZIK, J.Rocc and DJ Babu.
Here we follow DJ Spinna from his 8 track recording days in the 80′s to his cassette tape winding in the 90′s to what the internet has given (and taken) in the present. The man pracitcally gives us a history lesson on all of the equipment that he’s used throughout the year. Peep game…