A clearout of the inbox and BOOM: It throws up another UGHH for the hip-hop heads to enjoy.
This one is (mostly) full of artists who haven’t been featured on the site before, so amidst all the mainstream music that’s been up recently, we’ve gone so underground that you’re gonna need some sort of torch.
The Undergods-Show ‘Em What Crazy Is Ft. Tech N9ne
-The Undergods are comprised of Keith Murray and Canibus, and have delivered some nice material as a duo. This track has a very Gothic production and is definitely one of the better tracks I’ve heard from this collabo.
Snowgoons-Hey Young World ft. La Coka Nostra & Heltah Skeltah
-This is a great track and would have slotted in nicely on LCN’s album. It has a similar feel in its production to the above track, and the raps are typically gritty as you’d expect.
Amen-What You’re Looking For Ft. Saigon
-A more soulful production here which is a nice change. Amen brings some real intensity to his rhymes, and Saigon comes through with a smooth flow on his verse.
BK-One-American Nightmare ft. Brother Ali & Scarface
-A relaxed production from BK-One brings Ali and Scarface to the forefront of the track, and they do a good job. An easy track to listen to.
Mocky-Birds of a Feather Ft. GZA
-This was a little unexpected. It’s not exactly the sort of track/beat you’d expect to hear GZA on, and it’s barely hip-hop, but it’s pretty good. Like the track above, it’s a very chilled production which makes this very easy on the ears.
MC Esoteric-Ace’s Take Ft. Masta Ace
-Esoteric (who you may know from the duo 7L & Esoteric) drops a nice track with Ace here. This is a good slice of old-school style hip-hop.
Cormega-Make It Clear
-From the upcoming album Born and Raised, critically-acclaimed rapper Cormega delivers two big, solid verses on this minimal production.
Kam Moye-Let’s Be Honest
-Really enjoying the production on this, and the airy feel to it gives this track creates a nice atmosphere throughout. Moye’s raps are nice, and his honesty throughout (no pun intended) is a highlight.
Concise Kilgore-Teknoir ft. Evidence, Guilty Simpson and DJ Revolution
-Very nice production on this, which really creates a dark mood throughout. The hook is scratched in nicely, and it’s a likeable track all-round.
Edgar Allen Floe-Mighty Floe Young ft. Nottz & Royce Da 5’9″
-Bit of an odd name for a rapper, but whatever. This is an upbeat, jazzy production which offers a nice twist on the usual underground fare. Royce comes through as always, and the Yung Berg line is nice!
Styles P-Invasion Ft. Jadakiss and Junior Reid
-Closing this off with some more familiar names. Junior Reid brings his odd, strained, yet likeable vocals to the hook here, and the 2/3 of D-Block on this track do their thing.