Atlanta collective crew SMKA (aka Super Market Knife Attack) had a big 2012. In addition to helming multiple full-length projects, they also provided production for some of hip-hop’s best rappers, including Freddie Gibbs (Kush Cloud), Jarren Benton, Rittz and Jon Connor (Billion Bucks), King Chip (Swisha) and many more. To celebrate the year that was, SMKA has joined forces with The DJBooth to provide the masses with their Best of 2012 (Instrumentals), a collection of of their dopest beats from last year.
Austin collective The League of Extraordinary Gz and L.A. producer Shane Eli have joined forces for their new collaborative EP, The Plug. Over the course of eight tracks, The Plug features a wide range of instrumentals and rhymes from LOEGz members along with a guest appearance from Strange Music artist Rittz.
Dallas rhymesayer Big Hud has come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners his latest street release, The Long Way Home. Hosted by DJ Burn One, the project features 15 original cuts from the Slumerican affiliate. Included are previously-featured singles “I Ride Dirty” and “I Done Came Up.” Joining Hud on the guest tip throughout The Long Way Home Are are such artists as Currensy, Cyhi The Prynce, Big SANT and Gerald Walker. In addition to production by Burn One, the set features beats by Taylor Gang’s Cardo and Track Bangaz’ J-Pill, to name a few.
Booth-acclaimed beatsmith WillPower (akaSupaHotBeats) has come together with The DJBooth and BALLERS EVE to bring listeners his latest street album, SupaHotBeats Instrumental Collection Vol. 1. Part one in a series of instrumental releases leading up to the ATL producer’s debut studio album (set for release in 2013), the DJ Dirrty-hosted project features 12 tracks worth of the ATL producer’s best boardwork in recent memory. Included are the beats from previously-featured bangers by Yelawolf (“Pop the Trunk”) and Nikkiya (“When I Was High”), as well as collaborations with Chevy Woods, Jon Hope, STS, Rittz and Tech N9ne.
Rhode Island buzzmaker Jon Hope has come together with The DJBooth and Surefire Recording Studios to bring listeners his latest album release, the Work in Progress LP. The project features 16 original records from the Booth favorite, including previously-released singles “Rhode Less Traveled” and “Cashews.” Joining Hope on the guest tip throughout Work in Progress are Jeff Nolan, LJC, Rittz, Khalil, Taktix, Candace, Erica Singer, Deron ‘Byngo’ Outland and Alysia Ross. Beats come courtesy of LJC, Taktix, Blaze P., Zulu and Xaviles. Fans and supporters can download the free version of Work in Progress for a limited time, or directly purchase DJBooth’s exclusive premium version, complete with high quality MP3s.
Slumerican rhymesayer Rittz has once again come together with DJ Burn One and The DJBooth to bring listeners his latest street release, White Jesus: Revival. An expanded re-release of 2011 breakout mixtape White Jesus, the project features eight stand out records from the original project, eight brand new record and one bonus track. Among the new additions are reader-approved leaks “Walking on Air,” “Sleep at Night” and “Paradise.” Joining Rittz on the guest tip throughout White Jesus: Revival are Nikkiya, Jihad, Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf and 8Ball. Production comes courtesy of DJ Burn One, Supa Hot Beats, DJA, Skapezilla, Count Justice and Shane Eli.
New music from Rittz “Walking on Air” produced by Shane Eli, off his upcoming White Jesus: Revival album.
I was blessed to have Rittz kill his guest verse on my “Let’s Ride” track, and I’m more than happy to return the favor. “Walking on Air” is one of the more banging beats I’ve ever made, and only Rittz could truly do it justice. The man’s considered one of the best up-and-coming emcees for a reason. – Shane Eli
Reader-acclaimed up-and-comer Shane Eli has hooked up with DJBooth.net and FLüD Watches to bring listeners his highly-anticipated sophomore set, I Can Do Better. Hosted by DJ Skee, the project features 16 fresh new tracks from the L.A. repper, including reader-approved leaks “Let’s Ride,” “The Night Is Young,” “When We Were Kings,” and more. All songs on the album are produced and written by Shane Eli. Guest appearances come courtesy of DJ Critical Hype, Jason Caesar, Playboy Tre, Rittz, Aleon Craft, Ahmad and others.
Due to Shane Eli’s upcoming I Can Do Better album being pushed back, Shane releases a new track “Let’s Ride” featuring Playboy Tre & Rittz. The album hosted by DJ Skee & presented by Flud Watches drops soon on DJBooth.net.