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Feb 22, 2020
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14 years in the making, Hell Up In Harlem is a previously unreleased collaborative album from Jeff Blacker & Adam Calman - better known as the production duo Parallel Thought - and Harlem, NYC battle rapper Swave Sevah, who is known for creating Team Homi, one of the biggest battle rap brands around.

Hell Up In Harlem was mostly recorded over a decade ago. The album was finally deemed ready for public consumption in 2020, with some lyrics and beats having been tweaked and updated to make ... read more
Feb 21, 2020*
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On I’ll Wait Forever, Philadelphia producer/emcee IAlive focuses solely on his eclectic work behind the boards, leaving mic-duties to a host of underground rappers from across the US. To take care of the vocals, IAlive recruited fellow Philadelphians Yikes the Zero, Curly Castro, and Andrew, as well as others such as Zilla Rocca, Uncommon NASA, Googie, Goldzilla, Mister, Ray Strife, DayTripper (and others). Despite the diversity of styles and backgrounds in the roster of the emcees, I'll ... read more
Feb 21, 2020
73
Forever Is A Pretty Long Time is a solid addition to prolific Canadian producer Elaquent's catalog. Like most of his previous (mainly instrumental) works, Forever Is A Pretty Long Time is an exercise in tranquility. Internalizing the sounds of great producers like J Dilla, Q-Tip, and Pete Rock and making them his own, Elaquent manages to create a distinctive own vibe with his butter-smooth beats, syncopated bass patterns, lush synths, and soothing melodies. Elaquent is a masterful producer, and ... read more
Feb 21, 2020
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Like Hajime is a solid piece of abstract/alternative Hip Hop by Brooklynites Akai Solo & BSTFRND. Like Hajime is a 35-minute exercise in dissociation. 12 tracks, all with hypnotic, murky, lo-fi beats crafted by BSTFRND and abstract (and sometimes funny) bars by Akai Solo - his level of abstractness and stream-of-consciousness like delivery are reminiscent of billy woods in a way - a good thing.

Not for everybody, but fans of billy woods and those who dig what comes out of the SLUms ... read more
Feb 21, 2020
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Brooklyn emcee Akai Solo is a productive guy - Ride Alone, Fly Together is his fourth full-length project in the timespan of a year. Ride Alone, Fly Together is kind of hypnotic in a way, with some nice beats and interesting ideas here and there, but ultimately it's too monochromatic - sonically and lyrically - to hold attention for very long (and this project runs for a full hour). Good Hip Hop to have playing in the background though, or for stoners to zone out on.

The Best Hip Hop Albums ... read more
Feb 20, 2020
Hey there! I had a quick question, how do you guys find all these underground projects. I am aware that a lot of these albums are from Bandcamp, and i was wondering how did you discover most of these artists? I hope i can take your advice into great use as i try to expand my music taste!
Feb 9, 2020
u should hear Welcome to America by Schoolly D if you haven't, since I noticed u scored his others. Great record.
Nov 18, 2019
Great page man!
Nov 18, 2019
awesome great hip hop classic album best ever
Nov 10, 2019
man your account is so great ! I love this type of hip-hop
Nov 3, 2019
Props to you for sticking to one genre! My knowledge of rap (and it's various sub-genres) is limited
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