Statik Selektah-Extended Play (Full Album Stream)

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With an incredible number of collaborations, joint albums, productions for other artists and much more under his belt, one of hip-hop’s hardest working men is gearing up to release his 5th solo studio album next Tuesday (18th).

It’s been fun watching Statik’s reputation grow from a bubbling-under producer to one of hip-hop’s premiere acts behind the boards, and it appears most of the genre feel the same way; features are beyond plentiful here, with appearances from Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Blu, Joell Ortiz, Mac Miller, Flatbush Zombies, Bun B, Prodigy, Action Bronson and many, many more in what is a fantastically-stacked lineup. Of course, there are several producers/DJs who tend to get a slew of guest spots on their albums (Khaled, Drama etc.) but given their tendency to hire predominantly mainstream or ‘pop rappers’, it’s refreshing to get Statik projects that are generally full to the brim with MCs that do the genre justice. Stream the full project over at NPR below, and be sure to support next week if you’re a fan.

Statik Selektah-Extended Play (Album Stream)

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Jared Evan and Statik Selektah-Boom Bap Blues

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About as descriptive an EP title as you could ask for in truth. Statik’s hip-hop stylings combine with Jared’s pop/R&B work for this crossover project, with plenty of big names in tow lending their support.

Is it me or does almost everyone who works with Statik want to put an EP out with the guy? It’s a huge compliment to him in truth, and credit where its due as he’s certainly becoming a go-to producer in circles beyond hip-hop. Here though, his rap influence is apparent as Joey Bada$$, Lil’ Fame, Termanology, Action Bronson, Hoodie Allen and Wais P make appearances (several of whom have worked with Stat before, of course), whilst Jared’s strong vocals and versatility will surely help offer a good balance to that. I’ve caught a couple of tracks from this to date and have been suitably impressed, with Jared’s once hugely-diverse sound seeming as though it’s been refined and improved a little more. Stream and download over at Jared’s website.

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1982 (Statik Selektah & Temanology) ft. Freddie Gibbs & Crooked I - Make It Out Alive


Latest drop from the Boston emcee and the hardest-working producer in the game. This can be found on their upcoming aptly-titled project 2012 which hits stores on May 22nd. This has got that military feel to it, slightly up tempo and sharp keys to boot. The verses are on point and each hold their own whilst Crooked exercises his lyrical muscle as to be expected.

 

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Termanology ft. Joell Ortiz, Bun B, Saigon & Freeway-Say It (Remix)


A mouthwatering underground lineup on this one from Term’s upcoming Cameo King II dropping May 24th.

An upbeat, bouncy instrumental sees each emcee here attempt to out-do each other. The winner? It has to be Term himself who comes through with that treble-time multi-syllabic flow that G Rap in his prime would be proud.

Termanology ft. Joell Ortiz, Bun B, Saigon & Freeway-Say It (Remix)

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Reks-Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme [Album Review]


“Reks’ third offering in the shape of Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme delivers to the underground fan with a range of subject matter, on-point rhymes, lyrical dexterity and Reks’ best selection of beats to date.”

The artist:

Born Corey Isaiah Christie in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Reks dropped out of college to pursue his dream in hip-hop. After taking the Boston underground scene by storm, Reks landed a deal with Landspeed Records who delivered his now decade-old debut Along Came The Chosen in 2001. The success which followed gave touring opportunities alongside respected emcees including Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Redman, De La Soul and his idol KRS-One. Reks’ second effort Grey Hairs (2008) is frequently cited as a classic amongst underground heads spearheaded by the impeccable Say Goodnight with legendary producer DJ Premier.

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1982 (Statik Selektah and Termanology)-The EP


Originally available if you purchased their recently-released album, Statik and Term have made the EP available for free to everyone. Tracklist and download link below.

1. The Lottery
2. All Night ft. Kali
3. The Darkest Cloud ft. Chace Infinite
4. Weird Science
5. Put It Down ft. Ghetto & Ea$y Money
6. Never Gonna (Interlude)
7. Word Up
8. The Dream ft. Reks
9. 82 92 ft. Mac Miller (Bonus)
1982-The Ep

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Reks-In Between The Lines 2 [Mixtape]


Been waiting on this for ages. Reks, one of the hardest-working, most gifted emcees in the underground scene right now, drops us for free his latest mixtape in preparation for his upcoming Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme album. Reks teams up with DJ Green Lantern, DJ Ill Will and frequent collaborator Statik Selektah to bring us this release, and boasts features from La Coka Nostra’s Slaine, OTU favourites Reef The Lost Cauze, Termanology, Sha Stimuli and many more.

I’m still checking this out but Reks goes in on this and there are some absolute bangers to accompany his razor-sharp lyricism.

Reks-In Between The Lines 2 Mixtape

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Termanology & Reks Freestyle

Two of my favourite underground MC’s wax lyrical over an assortment of beats accompanied by visuals.

Term & Statik’s 1982 is out now and can be picked up here.

Stay tuned for Reks’ In Between Lines 2 Mixtape dropping any time soon!

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1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology)-Still Waiting [Video]

Visuals for another track from 1982′s self-titled album due to drop October 26th.

A very watchable video with a couple of cameos thrown in for good measure.

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1982 - You Should Go Home [Video]

Bun B is the industry’s new Raekwon, and I’m as sold as everyone else.

He teams up with 1982 (Termanology & Statik Selektah) for a smooth, laid back lyrical affair straight from their self-titled album dropping October 26th.

Visuals are to your left. Enjoy.

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Sheek Louch/Joell Ortiz/Termanology - This Is Hip-Hop


If this is what Sheek Louch thinks is hip-hop, I’m certainly not disagreeing. With Joell Ortiz & Termanology on the track, we’ve got a lyrical affair blessed with a head-nodding beat. Real classic sample on the hook too.

This Scram Jones production is going to be on a mixtape from Sheek Louch (Donny Def Jam) which as of yet has no release date.

Sheek Louch – This Is Hip-Hop ft. Joell Ortiz & Termanology

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Statik Selektah, Termanology, Xzibit and Cassidy Collab


The first leak from the upcoming album from Statik and Term (under the name 1982) comes with a couple of heavy-hitters on the feature. Statik drops off an interesting production, which has some of those gritty elements mixed in with a jazzy feel. Pretty unique stuff, and nice to hear him mixing it up like that. The verses are all pretty likeable, with Termanology probably just shading it ahead of Xzibit for the best one.

1982 (Statik Selektah and Termanology)-Goin Back ft. Cassidy and Xzibit

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Termanology/Ea$y Money – What’s The Answer [Video]

Some visuals taken from a track from Termanology’s Time Machine:Hood Politics VI.

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Quest Tha Young'n/Sheek Louch/Termanology

Visuals for Quest Tha Young’n and his lead single Stick Up from his debut album Quest For Greatness.

Make of it what you will. Some pretty crazy flows from Term at the end which makes it, all in all, well worth the watch.

Audio here. You love me really.

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New Termanology


Quick one from me this morning as I’ve still got a Throwback Thursday to write (don’t tell the boss!).

Couple of new Termanology tracks to keep you busy. Term has a terrific work rate and it is evident in his ability what DJ Premier sees in this talented young MC.

The beats sound fairly mainstream hence I’ve not heard them before. However, I’m sure someone will fill me in where they are from. (EDIT: The Resistance is a Drake track. Thank you well-known search engine).

Termanology – Mishaps Freestyle

Termanology – The Resistance (G-Mix)

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SP Double Ft. Royce Da 5’9, Kid Vishis, King Heem & Termanology


Any track featuring Royce & Termanology has my undivided attention, they are lyrically flawless tbh. Looking forward to the album this is going to be on from SP Double, which will also feature Joe Budden, Crooked I, Chino XL, Focus & Strong Arm Steady.

SP Double – Gangsterr Ft. Royce Da 5’9, Kid Vishis, King Heem & Termanology

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Statik Selektah & Termanology Tour Europe


Yup, you heard right – Statik Selektah & Termanology are touring Europe. Luckily for us they realise the UK is in Europe (as other rappers conveniently forget). Check out the UK dates below.

Statik Selektah & Termanology UK Tour Dates
Wed March 10 The Wardrobe Leeds, UK w/ Skitz & Rodney P
Thurs March 11 Rhythm Factory London, UK w/ Skitz & Rodney P

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A Bunch Of Tracks...


I started the week with a collection of tracks and I’m doing the same as this week ends.

Click on to grab new tracks and remixes by the likes of Drake, Rihanna, Cassidy, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

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Reflection Eternal-The RE:Union


If you don’t download this mixtape, you’ve got very bad mental issues. Some of you will remember the collabo I posted involving these guys, Mos Def, Jay Elec and J.Cole, and this would be the full mixtape. I was going to post the proper version of that collabo earlier this week, but instead I thought I’d hold out for the mixtape and make sure you all downloaded it!

Features on this include those above, plus Ghostface Killah, Common, Nas and many more. This has some older tracks on it too, from previous albums and works that these guys have done which are definitely worth grabbing. A must-have for anyone even pretending to be a hip-hop fan. Tracklist can be found after the click for those interested, or you can just grab the download below.

Reflection Eternal-The RE:Union

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Two Feature Heavy Tracks


A quick one from me. Both tracks are pretty dope, and definitely worth grabbing even if you’re just a fan of one/some of the featured artists. The Statik Selektah track is especially good, considering it has a frighteningly talented line-up.

Smoke DZA-Marley & Me (Remix) ft. Asher Roth, Devin The Dude, Curren$y & June Summers

Statik Selektah-Come Around (RE:Union Version) ft. Talib Kweli, Termanology & Royce da 5’9″

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Termanology and Young Chris Freestyles


Couple of freestyles for you below. The first is Termanology delivering some bars over Eminem’s 3am, and the second sees Young Chris taking a spin on Drake’s Fear. Not sure why Fear has suddenly emerged as a freestyle favourite, it’s been around for a while. Not complaining though.

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Young Chris-Fear Freestyle

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Murray’s Best of ’09


So I think we are all in agreement: 2009 has been quite a year for hip-hop. It has seen the return of Em, Jay has completed his Blueprint trilogy and 50 has had so much beef you would think he will be full up for Xmas (*cringes*. Yeah that was bad).

Aside from the big names dropping their albums, we have also seen some highly anticipated underground acts dropping LP’s too. This is my Best Of ’09 list and contains some real gems so don’t let the year go past before getting your hands on these.

Enjoy.

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Underground Hip-Hop Part 9

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It’s been a while since the last episode, so there’s plenty of material after the click for dedicated hip-hop fans. Bringing you plenty of new artists as always, whilst throwing in some more familiar names to underground fans too, don’t miss out on the goodness.

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Sunday’s Classic Collabo: Cassidy/Saigon/Termanology

This track isn’t that old, in that it was made just over a year ago – however it makes it in this week’s Sunday’s Classic Collabo as this track is just vintage Hip Hop. Taken from Statik Selektah’s album Stick 2 The Script, this song just oozes that laid back Hip Hop vibe that first got me into the genre itself. Go check the video to your left, and then download the track below.

To The Top ft. Cassidy, Saigon & Termanology

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September Summary

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So, we all know September was a generally slow month for good new music (with a couple of notable exceptions). However, I’d planned on doing a month summary anyway so I’ll try and be as pragmatic as possible.

Click below to see my summary for the month, including my favourite albums and tracks from September.

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Underground Hip-Hop Part 5

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Click below for the 5th instalment of the revered UGHH series. As always, there are both new artists and slightly more established artists that you may have missed.

We haven’t had one of these with individual tracks in a while, and there’s a lot of stuff that I’ve been sitting on, so this is a Special Edition with 13 tracks. Thank me later.

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