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NxWorries – Scared Money, Video.

I’ve revisited Yes Lawd! more than any other album from 2016. I might have been underwhelmed on the first listen because I expected it to go further left given that this was a Stones Throw release by two towering figures of today’s underground/indie rap scene, though Anderson .Paak hasn’t been underground for some time..

Creestal – Differences.

A boom bap dispatch. Marseille’s Creestal is adept at making beats as claustrophobic as city living without sacrificing soul. Differences pairs his 2013 beat tape Difference with a murderer’s row of blog rap favorites Ras Kass, Rapper Big Pooh, Skyzoo, Roc Marciano, Conway, Hus Kingpin, Blu, Planet Asia, and Torae. Differences by Creestal..



Ray West & Dave Dar – im a star.

From a quiet, overlooked corner of New York rap that, despite appearances, still exists. The Sun Don't Chill by RED APPLES 45 The Sun Don't Chill by RED APPLES 45 Sphere: Related Content


Estee Nack x al.divino – Triple Black Diamonds.

Triple Black Diamonds by Estee Nack and al.divino falls somewhere between D.I.T.C., Roc Marciano, and some of that early 90s mafioso rap, channeling some of the city’s finest and most potent traditions. Of course, Estee Nack and al.divino are from Massachusetts, not New York. The Empire State stays losing. Sphere: Related Content

Kutmah – krush groove.

Kutmah of the UK is a beatmaker in the Beat Konducta tradition, with volumes of inventive ideas. KOLD ASS BEAT TAPE by KUTMAH IT'S COLD OUTSIDE BUT THE BEATS ARE WARM by KUTMAH Sphere: Related Content