Underground Hip-Hop Part 6

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Yeah, it’s that time. Another post stuffed with the best music from talented, upcoming acts in the hip-hop world and of course a couple of more established names thrown into the mix.

Hip-hop heads, you know what to do and you know where to click.


Brother Ali-Best@it ft. Freeway & Joell Ortiz
-From the upcoming album Us, this is a great track from Brother Ali. The beat is chilled out, and the features were well picked.

810-Adventures In Slumberland
-A dope track from 810, taking a different approach to describing his dreams than artists such as Kid Cudi. His flow is outstanding on this track, especially as it’s the kind of production that would normally bring a slower flow.

810-U Won’t Like This
-A very different track to the one above, this one sounds like it could be straight out of ’92. Another great track though, and the old-school flavour is massively embellished, once more, by 810′s outstanding flow. The chorus has a great sample too. Don’t sleep on 810, this is genuinely good music and a nice variety of hip-hop right here

Vibes-Waited Ft. Tanya Morgan
-I gave this a chance purely for the Tanya Morgan feature, and ended up really diggin’ this joint. Laid back hip-hop at it’s finest, with a great beat that could easily be straight out of Dilla’s catalogue.

Jern Eye-So and So Ft. Guilty Simpson
-A similar style of track to the one above with a fairly chilled beat, although this is probably a little less soulful and more hip-hop based. It’s uses the same sample for the chorus as Slaughterhouse’s Wack MCs, but to a different effect and it’s a decent all-round effort.

Kam Moye-Blue Skies
-The rapper formerly known as Supastition dropped this track recently. It’s got a memorable sample in the production, and Moye’s raps are nice.

Apathy-Shoot First Ft. B-Real and Celph Titled
-An uptempo track from this trio, and one I’ve been bumpin’ since I got it. B-Real’s distinctive voice is great on this track, and keeps the energy going. This was actually produced by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park too, adding credibility to the beat. Fans of La Coka Nostra material will enjoy this.

KRS-One & Buckshot-Past Present Future ft. Melanie Fiona & Naledge
-2 consecutive UGHH appearances for this duo, and another likeable song. Melanie Fiona does a great job on the hook, and the verses are nice as you’d expect. I’ve always liked Naledge as a rapper, and it’s a good look for him jumping on a track with these guys.

Playboy Tre-Moving Dem Keys
-Dope as hell track. I love the production on this, and its progressive, yet simple nature suckered me in. Tre’s rhymes are nice too, and I’ll definitely be looking out for more of his material.

Deams-State Your Game Ft. Big Daddy Kane
-Much like the Vibes track above, I initially picked this up predominantly for the feature, and ended up being pleasantly surprised. This is a pretty dark production from DJ Premier, and definitely has its roots in old school New York hip-hop.

D. Julien-Baby It’s Over
-Rounding things off with two dope tracks from D. Julien. The first of these is a smooth hip-hop jam, and feels like a very organic track with the jazzy elements of the production. Good raps too, and a smart story is told throughout.

D. Julien-Absolute Perfection
-Another smooth jam, although this one is definitely a little more hip-hop than the above. The raps are sharp in this one, and fans of recent J. Cole material will enjoy this style.

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