Review: Raz Simone – ‘Macklemore Privilege & Chief On Keef Violence’ EP

Review: Raz Simone – ‘Macklemore Privilege & Chief On Keef Violence’ EP

In this day and age of blogging, everything is so rush. NEW *insert rapper here* just dropped. Click, click, click! And that type of blogging is cool if the music doesn’t deserve a thorough listen. For instance, you can only break down Rae Sremmurd so much. However, someone like Raz Simone is deserving of that time. Cognitive Dissonance 2 was different, because he released every song prior. In only a two weeks notice, Raz followed that up with Macklemore Privilege & Chief On Keef Violence. The EP takes an ambitious leap to spark conversation. I’ve heard it all so far…. continue reading

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EP: Brothers From Another – 3 Peat

EP: Brothers From Another – 3 Peat

Going for the “3 Peat” is a tough task at hand. Many artists struggle to do that, while some don’t even think about it. The concept is fresh in the minds of Brothers From Another as they prepare for a year full of new music, more shows, and getting bigger one fan at a time. After a few listens, it’s clear their goal was achieved. As noted before, BFA are planning a new album sometime before 2015 is over. To get the fans hyped, the trio put together a three-track EP that features Dave B and Mackenize Thoms. “Thought You… continue reading

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Wrekonize & Hippie Sabotage – Sunny Winter EP

Wrekonize & Hippie Sabotage – Sunny Winter EP

¡Mayday! spent 2014 in a collaborative state with Strange Music’s latest signee, Murs. They released an album in June, then toured for the rest of the year on and off. It’s one combination that worked well for both parties involved. Now that we’re in 2015, we’re wondering what’s next for the ¡Mayday! crew. Wrekonize gives us the first of many answers. Wrek teamed up with producers Hippie Sabotage for the Sunny Winter EP, an obvious nod to living in Florida currently. While only five songs, it’s a satisfying piece. Hippie’s beats sound right at home in the care of Wrekonize’s concepts… continue reading

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Rome Fortune & OG Maco – Yep EP

Rome Fortune & OG Maco – Yep EP

If work ethic determines where your future lies, Rome Fortune and OG Maco were made for each other musically. In 2014, they gave us multiple bodies of work each solo. It’s only a matter of time before they’re both well known among the hip-hop community. The best idea they could’ve done to start 2015 is team up for an eight track EP simply titled Yep. As described to The Fader by Rome, the Yep EP is showing off the set-in-stone success that these two artists will have in the near future. We’ll look back and see this as a milestone… continue reading

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EP: Mercy – Merci Beaucoup

EP: Mercy – Merci Beaucoup

Mercy hasn’t been around as much as one might like. It’s been a dry year for the Florida native for a lot of reasons. They say quality over quantity, and that’s why Merci Beaucoup is the first project he’s given us in 2014. It’s four songs, produced by Havoc, !llmind, nVus and Solidified, that SD is premiering today. “Unlikely” kicks off the series of heat. Havoc’s production sounds so good meshed with Mercy’s newfound hungry. There’s also the relatable “Netflix & Pizza.” “As an artist, one can be selfish and hold on to great records, but you have to show… continue reading

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Kontos & Ghost Dawg – Weird EP

Kontos & Ghost Dawg – Weird EP

Every rapper needs a signature producer whether they exclusively work together or not (leaning more toward not in all cases). Some don’t find one in the beginning of their career. Others discover it through random collaboration that leads to the duo constructing an entire album. For Kontos, he falls in that category as he buckled down with Norwegian producer Ghost Dawg. What the Weird EP is, is exactly what the title says. The 10-track EP is full of colorful pop culture clips, such as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club and a sweet record titled “My Great DeLorean.” It sounds like… continue reading

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