Saturday, May 15, 2010

Kardi "Go Home Roger"

Kardi "Go Home Roger": Kardi is back with a new freestyle, this time snappin' Marques Houston's back over Young Money's "Roger That". Even throws in that classic Sister, Sister line, which is a nice touch. Nigga is having fun, and I appreciate that. Kardi will be touched the stage on May 29th in New Hampshire with XV and Chiddy Bang, and of course his The Valedictorian mixtape is due to drop in July. Boom.

King Mez ft. Sean Boog "Everything"

King Mez ft. Sean Boog "Everything" (prod. by Sinopsis): Ill track from an EP @KingMez + Kooley High's Sinopsis have dropping this Fall 2010. It's not enough that Sin came with the TOUGH beat... love how he worked those vocals into it, but Boog and Mez don't hesitate. Flow effortless.


Xzibit's Soapbox

I own all of the Boondocks books, as well as season's 1 and 2 of the show. When do I get a soapbox?!?! So jealous...

4-IZE ft. De La Soul & Señor Kaos "Concrete Jungle"

4-IZE ft. De La Soul & Señor Kaos "Concrete Jungle" (prod. by Morgan The Mexican): Where'd you grow up? If you grew up in a town that didn't have niggas hanging on the corners til 2, 3AM, you might not understand. If you weren't hearing sirens on the regular once the temperatures went up, you might not get it. This is taken from 4-IZE's Off The Top Rope, which is hosted by the one and only Don Cannon. This drops on 5/27/2010 on

Pos is one of those MCs I miss hearing...

<a href="">Concrete Jungle Feat. 4-Ize & De La Soul by Señor Kaos</a>

Notoriety "The Reasons Why"

Notoriety "The Reasons Why": Gotta love classic samples, right? This is a perfect track for this sunny breezy Saturday afternoon, and my personal favorite from Notoriety's Toast EP, which I got passed the other day. This is another Boston-area crew that went from remixing radio tracks to perfecting their own brand of fun Hip-Hop. If you dig this, be on the lookout for J.A.M. (Just A Mixtape), which is on the way. Shouts to Matt Whitlock for this one.

Azage The Bars Outbreak 1.5

I told you guys @Azage's Bars Outbreak 1.5 was on the way - homey beasts over some Roc-A-Fella instrumentals, including a personal fav: Beanie Sigel's "The Truth". He varies from telling stories to straight murdering tracks with wit and fire. Hit the jump for a stream, a tracklist and to download.

A.R.M. "As We Enter (Remix)"

A.R.M. "As We Enter (Remix)": I didn't fuck with "As We Enter" from Nas & Damian Marley when I first heard it, but after giving Distant Relatives a number of spins, I get it. One of my favorite albums of the year so far. Has some stumbles, but its good. Anyways, A.R.M. have flipped this track, dipped their own spin on it, and it came out hot. If you're still sleepin', grab Two Africans And A Jew EP Vol. 1.

Jadakiss The Champ Is Here 3 [No DJ]

Young Sav of BoBO sent out a batch of No DJ tracks from Jadakiss' The Champ Is Here 3 mixtape, featuring the dirty/Drama-less versions of "I'm Ill", "She Like Me" and like 10 others.

DOWNLOAD Jadakiss The Champ Is Here 3 [No DJ]

[recap] Hip Hop Karaoke (5/14/2010)

Can't say enough good things about the Hip Hop Karaoke event that went down last night in my hometown. I'm Trenton through and through, and while there is a lot of negativity that goes down in the streets and in the media, there's a lack of accentuating the many positive attributes and activities within this city. Especially when it comes to Hip-Hop.

Aside from just the overall LOVE for classic Hip-Hop (shouts to DEEJAY007 for setting the tone EARLY and having many of us rap along to the tracks he was throwing down), we got to see a couple of young MCs from the area overcome their fears and touch the stage. @EastTrentonPoet was in the building and competed, as was local graf talent Leon Rainbow, and I was surprised when the man with the most votes in Trenton's recent mayoral election, Tony Mack, stepped into the arena. Wow - homey shook my hand and everything!

But yeah, @LiborJany's article about the show was posted on The Trentonian's website, and as per usual, cats had a grip of negative comments for it - everything from "there'll be squad cars outside the building" to "no cover = trouble" and all of that, and I'm gonna say they are either purposefully trying to get a rise out of people, or just plain ignorant about life. Whatever the case may be, neither of those things went down. Hell, a lovely little girl took the stage and kicked her own original rap about being appreciative to Snoop's "I Wanna Rock". Talk about positivity!

All in all, I wanna shout out cats like @EmceeJermaine, who is a new contact and has some things brewing (including plans for an EP and an LP to drop sometime this year); he was a great host and kicked some ILL tracks of his own over the course of the evening. Shouts to Eva and the Trenton Downtown Association - I actually first starting talking toEva after my post regarding the Rakim show last winter, and we've chatted on twitter and such since. She helped promote and put this together, and both of them were instrumental in my black ass being a judge, which was definitely fun. Shouts to Andreas T. Jackson and Ayo Goode, who were my fellow judges - Andreas is a true Hip-Hop head, and we looked like a karaoke duo out there LOL. Shouts to anyone I'm missing right now, the crowd was mega live.

I ran into an old friend from high school out there, and I remarked on how I was surprised to see her. She was kinda like "why you saying that", and I realized - I'm surprised I'm out! I'm usually at work then right to the crib. I may run into a store and after that, I'm home. I'm a homebody, but when it's my people or my city, and I can make it, I have to support. And with things like Heritage Days being canceled, we need more nights out like this.

I DO want to also shout out my wife, who has my back all day. She nudged me about getting out more, and having her support means a lot. That's love, y'all.

To wrap this up, keep supporting Hip-Hop. Keep supporting your city. Have fun with it, and don't let the classics die. Too much "swag" in today's Hip-Hop scene... part of the reason I do what I do here! Fun night, great city, great people. Hope to do it again sometime!

Kayo & CooLEra "We Are Here "

Bonus Beats Kayo & CooLEra "We Are Here"

Friday, May 14, 2010

Diggy Simmons "What They Been Waiting For"

Directed by Phil The God.

Bonus Beats Diggy Simmons "What They Been Waiting For" (prod. by Shane Eli)

Von Pea & Spec Boogie "Shimmy Shimmy Ya"

Von Pea & Spec Boogie "Shimmy Shimmy Ya": This weekend, I'm going to be throwing some posts over on for the homey Ant, and this was the first track posted. THHE is based in the UK, and you already know that Von, Don and Spec are over in the UK right now, so that's a nice lil' connection, no? I does this! Anyways, this is a pretty fresh flip of a classic ODB track, including some random kids singing the first line, as well as some nicely-utilized backwards rapping. You can find this and more tracks on the URB x audible treats x Fat Beats remix compilation of ill MCs over El Michels Affair remixes of classic Wu-Tang tracks (Enter The 37th Chamber), Enter The 38th Chamber.

Reef the Lost Cauze vs Guns-N-Butter ft. Big Noyd "What We Rep"

Reef the Lost Cauze vs Guns-N-Butter ft. Big Noyd "What We Rep": I've been waiting for Fight Music for a minute, and now its primed to drop on June 8th. Reef and G-N-B link up with Queensbridge's Big Noyd on this slick track. The production on this one is crazy - those horn samples sliding in and out like a motorcycle cruising in traffic. Real hard music, shit to knock in your whips. Hopefully I get some more of this before it drops. Shouts to Langston @ Inner Loop!

<a href="">What We Rep feat. Big Noyd by Inner Loop Records</a>

Bonus Beats "Beat Session with J-Scrilla of Guns-N-Butter"

Friday, May 14th 2010 playlist

Some tunes fi de weekend! Come!


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Here's a fresh video featuring the Homeboy Sandman:

Kalae All Day ft. Homeboy Sandman "O.G.LyrikalBookbagger"

Enjoy your weekend, people. And thanks for the support!

[video] Hawdwerk & Jansport J ft. The God Sincere "Ride"

<a href="">Ride feat. The God Sincere by Hawdwerk &amp; Jansport J</a>

Featuring L.E.G.A.C.Y. P. 1

Here's a blast from 2007 - HipHopDX dropped this special mix of tracks L.E.G.A.C.Y. was featured on from the likes of Litthe Brother, Buckshot, Sean Boog and many more! From what I know, bigger plans were to come from this, but due to a CD pressing plant problem, this was shortlived. Word from Leg is that Featuring L.E.G.A.C.Y. Vol. 2 will be on the way, presented by DJ Forge and Enjoy this while you wait for that...

Core DJs Retreat 2010 With SNS

Satellites is still available. Grab it!

Ill Poetic "One More (Roger's Remix)"

Ill Poetic ft. Zone & Piakhan "One More (Roger's Remix)": Ill Poetic has a bit of good ish coming in the near future. First up, there's the re-release of The World Is Ours, which touches down on the 25th of May. What's ill is, accompanied with the re-release is The World Is Illuminated, a remix project that's hosted by J. Rawls, FOR FREE. If you're one of the lucky first 100, you'll get an autographed copy. Hype, right? Enjoy this first single from The World Is Illuminated, on more of a night-time chill vibe.

&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=""&amp;amp;amp;gt;One More (Roger's Remix) f. Zone and Piakhan by Ill Poetic&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;

Catch Wreck "Restless"

Catch Wreck "Restless": Here's some lyrical fury from one of Boston's own, @CatchWreck. Dude's all about the struggle, and attacks Hip-Hop from that angle. He drops a lot of knowledge, but does it with style and flavor. I'm not sure what he has in the pipeline, release-wise, but hit up his MySpace and take a gander at the movements he's involved in. Stand up!

T.I. On Larry King

HHC Interviews Tanya Morgan

Via The Hip Hop Chronicle UK.

previous [stream] Tanya Morgan LIVE In The UK

The Trentonian Mentions RTD

I don't normally get geeked about things, but I was genuinely hyped when I saw that my local paper, The Trentonian, mentioned my name (and Rock the Dub) in conjunction with tonight's Hip Hop Karaoke event in Trenton (at Cafe International, 241 E. Front Street). I was in the car with my mom, my wife and my son, just thumbing through the paper, and saw the article about the event... but was NOT expecting them to name check me AND the site! You can read the Trentonian article here. Little things like that, man... really gets me going. Shouts to @EmceeJermaine and Eva of Trenton Downtown - it'll be good to finally meet you two tonight! If you're in the area, hit us up. Here's the link to the Facebook event page - boom!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

We Got Bars Vol. 1

What happens when you put together some of the hottest young MCs around New York City together?

Off The Wall (Midnight) Session, EP13: The ILLZ

[stream] Tanya Morgan LIVE In The UK

Via Donwill.

[video] Beenie Man "Woman"

Nucci Reyo "My Season"

Nucci Reyo "My Season" (prod. by Roc On Command): If you've been hearing a lot of Nucci's newest/latest material, you hear him speaking on God, and it looks like he's found religion recently. This new track is part of his idea of getting those who might not fit the "church mold" into religion, which can be scary for some of those who might have been in the streets or whatever. I definitely see where he's coming from with that - follow him and see for yourself...

Really LOST...

Definitely been wondering where these guys ran off to...

Shouts to @definitely_nah via NSF56k.

related The LOST Interrobang: BOOOOOYA! (S6E15) [via The Ashcan]

EDIT Darlton talk about "Across The Sea"

Pugs Atomz "Listen To My Album"

Pugs Atomz "Listen To My Album" (prod. by Dirty Dunnz): Here's a new leak from the homey Pugs. This is the first bit from Pugs' Kinda Like A Mixtape, the precursor to Kinda Like A Rapper, which drops on May 24th and is presented by DJ Booth and Fake Shore Drive. Don't forget, Kinda Like A Rapper is out on June 1st.

FuseBox Radio (Week Of 5/12/2010)

Super Chron Flight Bros "Reggie Miller"

Super Chron Flight Bros "Reggie Miller" [clean | dirty]: This is something a bit different from SCFB's Cape Verde album. The e-mail I got sent said these cats are like the Hip-Hop TV On The Radio, but that doesn't mean much to me, as I've only heard like 2.5 TVOTR tracks. The organ in this is infectious, and I'm a sucker for anything The Wonder Years, including Winnie Cooper's Maxim spread. Apparently, this is a concept album about sitting around and watching TV all day, and features Vordul (of Cannibal Ox), Superb, Masai Bey, Bigg Jus and more sharing mic duty. Try it, you might like it!

Big up to Dunn Deal.

Omaha Freestyle Cypher

This ill session features NoCanDo, MURS, Verbs, Kosha Dillz and MC Pigpen, with Pat Maineon the beats and Dusk One on the camera.

DJ Vinroc Presents TRUTHLiVE's Patience Preview Mixtape

Here's a 20 minute mixtape featuring TRUTHLiVE's Patience album from the one and only DJ Vinroc. You can cop Patience via iTunes or iM Culture right now! TRUTH also touches down at the Last Day Saloon with KRS-One on May 21st in Santa Rosa, CA; tickets are available now. 21+.

DOWNLOAD DJ Vinroc Presents TRUTHLiVE's Patience Preview Mixtape

Kore Productions Presents Instrumentality Volume 1

EMS' affiliate Kore has been on his production game kinda heavy, and literally decided to drop this Instrumentality compilation of some of his treats. True fans of EMS will be excited to get their mitts on these beats.

DOWNLOAD Kore Productions Presents Instrumentality Volume 1

Boondocks Season 3 Promo: "The Red Ball"

Via Boondocks Bootleg.

[video] Diddy-Dirty Money "Hello, Good Morning"

Featuring Rick Ross & T.I.:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Boston Tribute To Guru (5/27/2010)

[video] Marky "Louis Squares"

STS Freestyle On Crack Distributors Radio

The Mad Blogger's Weekly Podcast, EP7

I posted about The Mad Blogger's Weekly Podcast back in April, and now I'll be presenting these weekly. This week's 'cast features cuts from Eternia & MoSS, Blitz The Ambassador, Tef Poe, Epsilon Project and many more! Hit the jump.

[video] Jonny October "S.R.I."

[trailer] Caspa "My Style"

Dub Police takes over Fabric on the 21st of May. Here's the flier:

Radius "11Degreesisnojoke..." x "Moonsets"

Here are a couple of videos featuring tracks from Radius by Jackson Arcade:

The Mike Classic EP

The homey Mike Classic sent over this five-track EP, and the shit's ill. Dude's actually got that appeal... it's more than just "oh this nigga can spit", these are SONGS. Feel like I'm listening to the radio. Dude's on it - you labels sleeping?

Rickie Jacobs "Cuttin' Grass"

Rickie Jacobs "Cuttin' Grass": Here's Air Jacobs flippin' Eminem's "Not Afraid" to discuss those snakes in the grass that need to be exposed via some proper pruning. He's right, too - there's a shitload of you shady fucks out there, and you need to be brought to the light.

Via BuckMarleyXXX.

Operation #FuckSolar

I'm not sure if you're aware, but in the aftermath of Guru's death, a lot of hatred and talk about Solar has come to light. Not only is there, which plays as a hub for information, interviews and such that are giving us a bigger picture about what went on between them, but the twitter accounts for @Solar_7Grand, @7GrandRecords and @GuruGangStarr have all been hacked, with a shit load of disgusting information on Solar's shadiness. Here's a package of what's leaked so far (need the password?).


[video] Naughty By Nature "Craziest" Recording Session

This is the kind of behind the scenes footage you need to see; Naughty By Nature in the studio, circa 1994, creating "Craziest", one of my favorite tracks from their heyday. Jersey!

Via @naughtybynature.

[video] Straight Outta L.A.

Here's the Ice Cube-directed documentary on the Raiders. Shouts to The Diggers Union.

[preview] Kurious "Thought Of You"

This is produced by Audible Doctor and will be on his forthcoming project. Sick track. BBAS!

LOST Untangled: Episode 6.15 "Across The Sea"

I've never posted these (Miss Info is always on point), but after the confusing frustration of last night's episode, I figured I needed a pick-me-up.

Shouts to DarkUFO. This LOST Theories post is dope, as is Gawker's "WTF" piece. I patiently await @EWDocJensen's recap.

EDIT And here's Doc Jensen's recap; thoughts?

Most Official Presents Revenge of the Boom Bap

If you remember's MC contest from two years ago, you'd remember that Most Official, who reps Minnesota by way of Michigan, placed second. He comes with this special "DJ Premier Edition" of Revenge Of The Boom Bap tape, rockin' over nothing but Primo tracks. MCs like Muja Messiah and St. Paul Slim drop in for features. Hit the jump. Shouts to Jon Jon.

[video] Killa Kyleon "Killa"

That intro was hilarious.

[video] Alicia Keys "Unthinkable (I'm Ready)"

Bonus Beats Alicia Keys "Rapture" [via OnSMASH]

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

[video] Kosha Dillz "DooDoo"

[video] Robin Thicke ft. Snoop Dogg "It's In The Mornin’"

Oddisee Odd Spring

The fourth and final installment of Oddisee's season-themed series. Spring is my second-favorite season (Fall ftw), so grab a sixer, go find a nice spot in the shade and throw this one on. Hit the jump. Respect to Put Me On It.

[video] Rhymefest "Give It To Me"

Exile ft. Ruste Juxx & Torae "Radio (Marco Polo Remix)"

Exile ft. Ruste Juxx & Torae "Radio (Marco Polo Remix)": Here's a new leak from Marco Polo's The Stupendous Adventures Of Marco Polo, which Duck Down is dropping on June 29th. This is some proper Hip-Hop shit, straight up and down.

Von Pea At Fat Beats NYC (Record Store Day 2010)

More via Von Pea.

L.E.G.A.C.Y. "Pairadice" x "Wanted Man"

As The Month Of Mayhem flows on, we've got two more cuts from L.E.G.A.C.Y., both produced by Khrysis and from the 2003/2004 era:

L.E.G.A.C.Y. "Pairadice" (prod. by Khrysis): Here's another track that Leg wrote in Johnston County jail, Smithville, NC in 2003. From what he says, "Pairadice" was "one of my favorite songs that I've done and one of the most personal. It was spelled that way on purpose real tongue in cheek humor, like jail is paradise and I rolled a pair of dice with my life getting caught up in some serious things. The song later ended up on "Whut?Thee Mixtape ch 1 " which is available on". Really ill track, if you dig Leg's more personal material, you'll love this.

L.E.G.A.C.Y. ft. Joe Scudda & Median "Wanted Man" (prod. by Khrysis): This was made in 2004, during a period where Leg was on bail and facing a lot of time, so he recorded a batch of tracks. Sounds like a cipher of homies letting the brew and burn talk their problems out.

He told me earlier that he's got a shitload of material sitting around, including some more joints that 9th Wonder produced, so expect some more heat. I'll be dropping a compilation of these previously-unreleased gems on May 17th. Watch for that as well!

[trailer] Pugs Atomz Kinda Like A Rapper

Tanya Morgan "So Damn Down (Rehearsal)"

Tanya Morgan "So Damn Down (Rehearsal)": @Donwill just blasted out this iPhone recording that @DJLowKey did of TM's "So Damn Down" rehearsal, which featured a live band that consisted of Daru Jones, Louis Cato, Ray Angry, Igmar Thomas & Nir Fielder. This was their first live-band spot, for their SOB's performance. Don even said "peep the entire room correcting me messing up on my verse during the Rehearsal". I love these "behind the scenes" bits!

If you love TM and live in the UK, their UK tour dates start tonight.

Bonus Beats Tanya Morgan "So Damn Down (Rehearsal Reprise)"

Mike Schpitz "Death To Me InnerMe's"

Mike Schpitz "Death To Me InnerMe's": Here's the 2nd leak from Mike Murder, which is being released by a grip of websites. He flips my favorite beat from 50 Cent's last debacle album, and references a bunch of ish, including the hotties from Saved By The Bell. Mike Murder, May 26th.

previous Mike Schpitz "Mike Is Like"

DJ Concept presents Lefty & Tab One Monsters Ink

DJ Concept presents this Bay Area (Lefty) to North Carolina (Tab One) collaboration of epic proportions. Hell, Concept is out of Long Island, so this is really some cross-continental conceptual flavor right here. Real and raw. Hit the jump.

A.R.M. "A.R.M. Boogie"

A.R.M. "A.R.M. Boogie": Here's a cut from A.R.M.'s Two Africans And A Jew EP Vol. 1, which is available RIGHT NOW on iTunes! This is their first commercial release, so please support this fresh trio. They've got features from Slug, Muja Messiah, Supastition and more. and their track record is already certified. If you're in the MPLS, A.R.M. will be at Soundset on May 30th, and their Uprising album will be available later this year.

Seven Day Concepts EP Cover+Tracklist

This project from J Listed is set to drop on May 25th, featured co-production from Lucid as well as the one like Versis. Hit the jump for Listed's info on the project, as well as the tracklist.

Everliven Sound Freedom of Speech: The Last Word Benders

Here's the long-awaited mixtape from Cymarshall Law and Skit Slam under their Everliven Sound guise. This is presented by DJ Booth and Kevin Nottingham, and features ill spitters like Reef the Lost Cauze and the homegirl RAtheMC, among many others. Do yourself a good Hip-Hop favor and hit the jump for the download link, then be on the lookout for Freedom 2, which drops June 22nd.

Official Street Radio: Reed Dollaz, J. Griff & Rich Quick

[video] Capone-N-Noreaga ft. Raekwon "The Reserves"

MarkFader Pound4Pound: Round 6

I've been cleaning out my inbox and got the newest latest Pound4Pound Round from MarkFader: "What's good everybody! This is the 6th-Installment of my Pound4Pound Series. I'm still going strong with this thang! This Round is a special release for me because of the support and inspiration by the election taking place in Philippines. Stay in tuned with new music from the crew, The Antidotes, coming soon! Enjoy! One.."

DOWNLOAD MarkFader Pound4Pound: Round 6

Revalation & Mayhem "Beantown 25"

Revalation & Mayhem "Beantown 25": Respect to these EMS vets for flippin' Elzhi's "Motown 25", which is one of my favorite tracks from the last few years. As Rev put it, "The original "Motown 25" ft. Elzhi & Royce Da 5'9 was one of my favorite songs so I searched for this beat for 2 years and one day randomly came across it so I decided to do "Beantown 25" and have another MA artist on it and who better than my own crew mate Mayhem right? So what you here is me and Mayhem going in and just spitting our own styles & giving ya'll BARS!!!!! for about 4 minutes straight.....Much like the original but with a "Beantown" twist!".

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=""&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Beantown 25 by Revalation&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;

Random & Murdock "Dream Master/Epoch"

Random and Murdock have been working on their Forever Famicom project, which is right up my alley. I used to be all about the NES, that's all I did. My cousins and I would go ham on whatever games we got and could rent. ANYWAYS, here's their free double single, "Dream Master" / "Epoch"...

"Dream Master": "Dream Master" is an eponymous nod to one of my favorite Capcom Classics- Little Nemo The Dream Master. The game's story was very imaginative and till this day, i'm holding out hope that Capcom decides to "revisit" it as i think it could be just as dope today as it was in 1990! Ran's story-telling of his own biopic fit the track's mellow vibe so well, that is was almost too perfect.

"Epoch": "Epoch" is the more raw of the two songs in this single and samples source material from one of my top 3 RPGs of all time- Chrono Trigger. I always wanted to do something with the soundtrack, and the energy Ran brought with his verses was again, like a perfect match! Till this day, i still find myself revisiting CT just because the story is undeniably timeless.

The full album drops on June 1st. Watch out for their 8-bit videos, coming soon!

&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=""&amp;amp;amp;gt;Dream Master by Mega Ran &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; K-Murdock&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;

L.I.F.E. Long & Black Sparx Pieces From The Waiting Game LP Sampler

Ninja Tune XX - September 20, 2010

On the 20th September 2010, it will be 20 years since Coldcut founded Ninja Tune. To celebrate, we'll be releasing a deluxe, limited edition box set of new and exclusive material by our favourite artists. Until then, we'll be giving away rare material, mixes, merch and brand new videos …

[video] Drake "Find Your Love"

previous Drake "Find Your Love"

[video] Serani "Searching"

Monday, May 10, 2010

Nico The Beast "Wake the Beast"

I'm proud to announce that Nico the Beast's The Beast Within album is set to drop on May 27th. One of Philly's illest lyricists has been putting in work for a minute, both with his affiliated families (Beat Garden, Memory Lane, Exponent Entertainment) or for dolo, and when I caught wind of this track back in January, I knew there were no games being played. Nico's been working on The Beast Within for a bit, and wanted to throw out the single, "Wake The Beast" and a MEAN B-side, so walk softly around the Beast and grab these now!

Nico The Beast "Wake the Beast" (prod. by Vanderslice)
: Straight venom. If you had a question as to how Philly does it, or just doubted Nico's G, he's got a few choice words for you, your crew and whomever else is doubting.

Nico The Beast ft. Stupid Genius "One Time" (prod. by Vibe): This cut has the thick beat, something that just let's Nico coast with his intricate flows. It's one thing to talk tough - mad cats do that. It's another to go at cats, break down Lion King references, and do it with styyyyyyyle. Nico's got the full package, bitch. [@Vibe215 | @StupidGenius100]

Grab both tracks HERE. And be on the lookout for more info on The Beast Within... Nico's got a lot going on, and doesn't waste time on this album. He's touching on real life subjects, and from the joints I've heard, it's going to be an amazing body of work.

STS Freestyle/Interview On The Leak Show

[video] Thad Reid "Stratosphere"

previous Thad Reid "Stratosphere"