As a huge fan of the now defunct New Zealand band @peace, I was disappointed the guys euthanized the group. But I was ecstatic when one of the group’s vocalist, Tom Scott, told me they had some tricks up their sleeves. Out of the ashes from Melbourne, the hip-hop duo Average Rap Band was formed. The duo consist of Tom Scott and Lui Tuiasau as they rhyme over Dandruff Dicky and Hone St John production. The six track EP, Stream of Nonsenseness, is heavily focused on lyrics and the unique instrumentation by Dandruff and Hone. Check out the co-featured album of the month below and purchase it on Bandcamp.
One of Auckland’s newest album I have in rotation comes from Eno and Dirty. The album is called “Easter Eggs & Good Sportsmanship.” The 6-track project features the complimentary duo work of Eno’s production and Dirty and Eno’s rhymes. Check out the joint now and tell us what you think in the comments.
Los Angeles emcee Hugh Augustine releases his newest album, MASSIMO CIABATTA, today which boasts collaborations with Ray Wright, Liv Young, Skeme, Al B Smoov and more. Check out the visuals to his official video for “Expensive Taste.” Check out his interview with LA Weekly and get your copy of the record on iTunes now.
New Zealand emcee Spycc releases his latest project, a 6 track EP titled Wuavé Season. The EP features singles “Ain’t A Phase” featuring David Dallas and “ØTHER LØVER” featuring HIGH HØØPS. The album credits SmokeyGotBeatz, JAMAL, and AZA as the main producers. I believe it’s an album worth dropping some change on because it’s really good music but if you want, Spycc wont trip if you get it for free off his bandcamp. Check out the project and vibe to it. Tell us what you think below.
Queens, New York emcee Yung Reno releases his most recent project today “Crown Royal.” Reno takes aim at a bigger stage featuring production from DH The Composer and Young Shun. If you haven’t heard his single “Erase You” on Stereo Assault Radio, it’s apart of this project. Check it out below and tell us what you think.
A few weeks behind but I wanted to really vibe to this record. Our friends at Distant Dreams Music have a new artist and project for us this go around. DDM dropped Jay-Rel‘s 5-track EP, 8:16, earlier this month. Produced entirely by Mike Hurst and hosted by DJ Q, the EP perfectly showcases the versatility of the Kansas City rapper and his fresh perspective on the world. 8:16 will serve as a sampler until the release of “The Jay-Rel LP” being released later this year. Check out 8:16 below and purchase it on iTunes.
DMV and STL reppa’ B-Ezzy released a 12-track project titled the “Layup Lines EP.” The project’s singles consisted of “Whole Life” and “Fresh” which we premiered two weeks ago. B-Ezzy proves with this tape he can give you dope rhymes, stories, the ability to flow over any kind of beat and shows off his personality in this tape. Layup Lines also has features from Phil Ade, Wilt Chamb and Al Chike. Check out the tape below and tell us what you think.
DMV’s Cha$e Royale releases his debut mixtape, “Royale Reigns“, with production from Crank, IAMXII, and Ian Mcleod. A native of Cameroon, Cha$e rhymes openly about societal issues on his debut. The 12-track debut is a pretty solid display of skills and potential. Some of my personal favorites that I recommend checking out are “Established”, “Traveling Man ’15″, “The Reminder” and “Circumnavigate.” Follow Cha$e Royale on Twitter and tell us what you think of his debut below.
Compton’s AD is back with a new mixtape, “Blue:89″, hosted by Adrian Swish of Tha Alumni. Some of the features on the tape includes Lil Durk, OT Genasis, Skeme, DJ Paul, Icewear Vezzo, Dave East, and Eric Bellinger. Production to this street tale is crafted by the League Of Starz, Larry Jayy, Izze The Producer, and more. Check out AD‘s 14-track tape below.
I was introduced to St. Louis musician Khori⁴ last summer in a business trip to Chicago. Working out of The Jungle Studio at the time, I could instantly tell Khori⁴ is a dope musician. He recently released, Paradox, an 8-track EP with features his album-titled single “Paradox”, and “Used To It.” Check out Paradox below and tell us what you think in the comments.