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In DJ Muggs’ own words: “Death And The Magician is a sonic and lyrical onslaught on a dark rainy night in NYC, and is based on the Major Arcana cards in the tarot deck. The Death card signals that one major phase in your life is ending, and a new one is going to start. You just need to close one door so the new one will open. The past needs to be placed behind you, so you can focus your energy on what lies ahead. When the Magician appears it points to the talents, capabilities, and ... read more
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Hempstead's SmooVth teamed up again with British producer Giallo Point for Amongst Wolves, their fifth album together. Amongst Wolves is one of the strongest of the five. Giallo Point rarely misses, and he doesn’t miss here. The cinematic instrumentals on Amongst Wolves are deliciously dark, perfect for SmooVth’s lyrical content. SmooVth is at his best here with a laidback delivery but with razor-sharp bars, and thankfully the features are kept to a minimum: no more than 5 of the 17 ... read more
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Jazz Spastiks never disappoint. This collective of producers and DJs from the UK has been responsible for plenty of dope music over the years, and Camera Of Sound is yet another excellent addition to their body of work - in fact, this is one of their best.

Across 18 tracks, Camera Of Sound offers close to 45 minutes of buoyant jazz-flavored boom-bap beats, complemented by artisanal cuts & scratches and dope wordplay by masters of the craft. When it comes to fresh throwback Hip Hop, it ... read more
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Marlon Craft’s is an emcee from Hell’s Kitchen, New York whose name had been buzzing around the internet for a couple of years before he dropped his official debut album Funhouse Mirror in 2019. Funhouse Mirror turned out to be a thoroughly solid listen, with excellent jazzy instrumentals and great bars with a lot of substance and depth. How We Intended is Marlon Craft’s sophomore album, and it is a confirmation. Marlon Craft shows and proves he understands how it’s ... read more
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Seattle-based alternative Hip Hop duo Dark Time Sunshine (rapper Onry Ozzborn and producer Zavala) return after a 9-year hiatus with LORE, their third full-length studio album together. Despite such a long time between DTS projects, there’s been no drop-off in quality. Like their 2012 album Anx, LORE is an excellent album. Arguably slightly more accessible than Anx was, LORE still is left-field enough to stand apart from today’s crowd of generic rap and Hip Hop releases.

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Feb 25, 2021
U should review the new Myka 9 and new UllNevaNo
Jan 31, 2021
Might wanna check out that Snoop Dogg exec. produced American Skin soundtrack too https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/328967-various-artists-american-skin-music-inspired-by-the-original-motion-picture.php
Jan 25, 2021
Great reviews, great taste. Keep it up!
Jan 23, 2021
Planning on checking out that new Ed OG? Bunch of old school emcees just dropped new shit. Craig G too
Jan 1, 2021
nice, it's lookin great, thank you including me. if there's anything that was wrong with my review that you corrected let me know, as it's quite hard to keep track of errors for such a long review.
Dec 30, 2020
U gonna post any reviews of Hell razah or J-Hood? I'd also love to hear ur opinion on Gel Roc's new album. U should also peep one of Mayhem of eMS's new albums, one from October, one just dropped today
Dec 4, 2020
So review after 12 che noir please man again not disappointed
Dec 4, 2020
Hey man listen After 12 Che noir dope not disappointed
Nov 22, 2020
Could you listen to Darknet portfolio from Worldcorp enterprises you can listen to it on bandcamp the albums is terrifing and dark and the story behind it is weird to people don't know if some sounds on it are truely happend or not
Nov 18, 2020
Hey, what do you think the most over hated album of 2020 is? (for a list)
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