The Yearbook is the second EP from Chicago emcee/producer, Keiph Ali. This project serves as the first project where Keiph takes on the primary role of producer.
Old friends, producers Rozart (Chicago, IL-D.C.) & M!stro (Wichita, KS) both add a record each to complete the record.
Bronx, NY Rap Artist Tray Pizzy’s highly anticipated third project The Truman Show is more like an album than a mixtape. Every song is sure to hit you for a different angle.
With his witty and creative song structure he shows that he can tackle any beat and prove he’s here to stay.
The midwest emcee unleashes his long-awaited free project via Raps&Hustles.
The 7-track EP is a experimental experience that boasts complex yet, straight forward lyrical content that touches on topics such as growth, hardship, freedom, itinerancy, the state of being tranquil, overcoming obstacles and having a swanky sense of etiquette.
The project also includes a diverse effort from guest appearances such as buzzmaker Gee Watts, Alternative Rock and former Warner Bros vocalist Dillon DeVoe, onetime Universal Music Group affiliate Ron Ron, as well as singer/songwriters Kara Doyle and Nicolette Paige, with production help from KJSbeats, Smartalec, Corbett, Alex Issak, and Graham Fasbinder.
All in all Noteworthy is the tale of a poet reflecting counterculture values from an urban aspect while coming to terms of enlightenment through gnosis.
While “Young Wild and Free” is in the works, Kid Exquisite does his thing on industry beats with his new tape “The Block Is Flooded” a 10 track tape showing he can lay a verse on new beats we hear on the radio and beats made before the 18 year old Queens native was born.
After a few minor setbacks, and slight delays, New Jersey native and iLLustrious’ own, See. Francis, finally releases his long awaited project, Fiat Lux. The project finds itself overarching themes addressed throughout on records include drug addiction, precarious relationships, and freedom from self-inflicted struggles.
Stellar production was provided by The VAMP, who’s sound really caters to See. Francis unique styles. Sporting plenty of live chops and soulful harmonies, Fiat Lux fresh, original feel defies rap’s coastal clichés.
“Deliah” got such a 808 & heartbreak appeal, while “Room Full of Hoes” possesses an uncanny blend of beauty, “Diemonds” contains such poignant lyricism and dark undertone . Every record seems to tell a tale. As See’ pays homage to Pimp C on “Pimp See” and “Runnin/Exitus” brilliantly compels without commanding. See. Francis pushes the limits of what we normally consider Hip Hop.