Queen’s (New York) own Verse Essential returns with the follow up to his well received ‘Ingenious’ album, his latest offering, ‘Freedom Is Mine’ is a project for the purist. Having previously worked with underground mainstays such as Access Immortal, Jukstapose, Sadat X, Godilla, as well as sharing stages with Naughty By Nature, Vinnie Paz and Ill Bill. Verse Essential is bringing heads some of that authentic, nonconformist Hip-Hop, something the genre has been severely lacking of late.
‘Freedom Is Mine’ boasts a solid feature/production list, collaborations include Detroit lyricist Marv Won, Access Immortal, Complex, Jukstapose and more. Along with some well crafted production from accomplished beat-smiths such as DJ Spinna, Marley Marl, Todd Sykes, Kid Called Quest, Kiza + others. ‘Freedom Is Mine’ is available now for FREE exclusively on Bandcamp.
Starting the year off with a limited edition 45 Vinyl produced by DJ Spinna available on pre order next week. For now here is the sneak peek. The art of story telling is still alive, taking a page from Slick Rick and Nas, Shabaam Sahdeeq engages in a action packed story with the backdrop provided by DJ Spinna. Digi 12″ drops next week also with the B Side ‘Do You’.
I was hoping that someone would cover this unforgettable Slum classic – The homie DJ Spinna does the honors. Don’t forget to leave us comments and don’t hesitate to suggest what and who you’d like to see on future episodes… Try not to suggest yourself. Hit me at jeedo47
1. D.O.S. Intro
2. Distilled Vodka (Produced by Ayden)
3. Spinnin The Yard feat. HK The Steama (Produced by Team Demo)
4. Seasons Change (Produced by Lewis Parker)
5. Do You (Produced by DJ Spinna)
6. Degrees Of Separation Interlude
7. What You Gon Do (Produced by MusicMan Molina – Stand Out Music)
8. H.E.A.T. (Hustlers Everywhere Are Talking) Produced by Mint God
9. Futuristic feat. Eddie B (Produced by Harry Fraud)
10.Motion Picture (Produced by DJ Spinna)
11.Blowing Up feat. Nutso & Royal Flush (Produced by Macapella) Cuts by Cinch 33
12.Fresh feat. R Kitech (Produced by R Kitech) Cuts by DJ Modesty
13.Move On Em feat. R.E.M.O. & HK Da Steama (Produced by Team Demo)
14.Revolucion feat. Bekay & Latab (Produced by Team Demo)
15.Walkin On A Razor feat Sadat X Lewis Parker
16.Stuck Off The Realness (DJ Duke of Assassin REMIX) feat. Rock of Heltah Skeltah
17.Its A Go (Produced by Nickel Plated)
18.I Got More feat R.E.M.O
Sadat X is back with his new album “Love, Hell or Right” thru 6.8.2 Records. Love, Hell or Right will be released December 04, 2012 in stores and through all digital retailers. Watch for Sadat X new single off the album released November 06, 2012 “This Is Our Thing” featuring Pharoahe Monch & Phil G. Features on the album include; Roc Marciano, Masta Ace, Dres, Jarobi, N.O.R.E, Scribby, Smif-N-Wessun, Mysonne, D.O.T, AG and Miss Sixx. Producers include; DJ Spinna, Grant Parks, Marco Polo, Will Tell, Scram Jones, Bazooka Joe, K.P, Gensu Dean, Willie Bangg, Showbiz, Mike the Martyr and City Parks. Artwork & layout by: Elroy Klee. Filmed by: Tito G.
Cashus Flow is no stranger to writing and recording tracks- but today (Aug. 28th) marks the official release of the Northern Virginia native’s first, fully mixed and mastered album “Lamplighter’s Delight”. The project’s features include guest verses by Mike Zoot, John Robinson (Lil Sci), and El Da Sensei- and an impressive list of talented producers (J Rawls, Panik, and DJ Spinna- to name a few).