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Definitive Statement :: Royal Minus And Same Dfrnc Connect With Ruler Why For ‘Conclusive’

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Royal Minus is getting prepped to drop a metric ton of Ruler Why produced heat on us, and I’m ready.  The first single, Conclusive, features a guest verse from Sam Dfrnc, and the two lace the guitar-driven track with a verbal onslaught that true heads will certainly enjoy.  This is the kind of hip-hop that gets you amped up, makes it hard to sit down and relax, and makes your neck sore from the headnods it induces.  A burner for sure, and if it’s an indicator of what’s in store for The Regalia, it appears that all of us are in store for some straight dopeness.  Check out the track, share it around, and leave a comment on your favorite line!

-chief

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Primal Scream :: MC Homeless Drops ‘Not A Human’

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MC Homeless has never been one to shy away from his industrial and hardcore roots, even while affixing himself firmly within the world of hip-hop.  While many of his recently released songs and projects wade in the pools of the aforementioned genres, Not A Human is a deep dive with cement boots into both of those worlds.  On top of jarring and aggressive production (in the best ways possible) from Death WoodsMC Homeless unleashes a torrent of a statement about being more than your average man.  This one is definitely for those tired of hearing the same old, run of the mill hip-hop and rap, and I’m totally on board for seeing him do this live in the near future.  Check out the track, share it around, and drop a buck or two when you download it, if you can.

-chief

Visual Visionary :: Gost Gets Esoteric On ‘Views’

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As long as I’ve known Gost, I’ve known him to be a man with a vision.  He’s always been one to make sure his lyrical craft is sharp, but he’s also a fiercely dedicated and loyal person with hopes of bettering not only his position in life, but anyone else in his sphere that’s real and willing to put in the work on their end as well.  With Views (an unofficial ode to the late Nipsey Hussle), Gost lays out the gameplan, with a little extra incentive to encourage those with dreams to let them know with hard work, they can manifest into reality.  I’m all about seeing Gost get to that place he often speaks of, because he certainly will have earned it when he arrives.  Check out the track, leave a comment on your favorite bar, and share it around so others can be inspired to make their dreams reality as well.

-chief

New Forms :: White Jamal Takes A Swing At Lil’ Uzi Vert’s ‘Rich Forever Leak’

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I’m all for this movement of producers I know taking shots at remixing songs by popular artists.  The latest of these to hit my radar is Lil’ Uzi Vert‘s Rich Forever Leak, a high energy and braggadocios lyrical onslaught that White Jamal laced with an equally high energy, drum heavy track.  The earworm that’s really sticking in my head is the melodic vocal sample that White Jamal loops through the majority of the verse… it’s so hypnotic that you find yourself giving it equal time with the punchlines that Uzi is blessing us with throughout.  I’m definitely putting this one in the mix, as I can already see it being well received by those on the listening end of my DJ sets.  Check it out yourself, share it around, and stay tuned to White Jamal‘s Soundcloud for more production-based releases.

-chief

Today’s Math :: RoyalKingMinus Drops ‘The #’s Vol. 3’

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San Antonio-based MC RoyalKingMinus reached out to me recently to see about some shows in the San Marcos and Austin area, so I did what I do and got him in touch with cats I knew were active.  Then I did something I need to get better at, and asked him what his latest releases were, and GOOD GOD am I glad that I did.  RoyalKingMinus has been hard at work on what he calls The Numbers Series, a series of EPs that deserves a deep dive based on the brief but brilliant The #’s Vol. 3, or at least that’s the case in my experience.  The off-kilter production and rhyme delivery, heavily referential and smart lyrics, and the vocal samples that tie it all together had me wishing for more, and lucky me, there are 3 other entries in the project to check out.  I recommend you do the same, and if you’re in the central Texas area, keep an eye out for RoyalKingMinus later this summer.

-chief

Pace Setter :: New Tunes From Kal.Kal Now Streaming

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Kal.Kal is back at it again on the beat tape tip, it seems.  Not too long ago, he dropped a pair of new tracks : the equal parts hard hitting and airy Ahead, with it’s interesting Secretariat-based vocal sample hiding in its midst; and Settle, the deceptively mellow track that almost immediately amps up the energy while remaining as spacey and airy as its companion counterpart.  I’m always down for the beats that Kal.Kal cooks up, and for him to drop a pair that he feels are Spotify (and the like) levels of quality gives me solace that more work, or perhaps a new release, may be on the way.

-chief

Earth Songs :: Suzanna Choffel’s ‘Song For The Lost Mommas’

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I could break down the beauty of Suzanna Choffel‘s Song for the Lost Mommas, but seeing as Suzanna has done so quite eloquetly already, I’ll let her speak on it :

‘I wrote this song about a year after becoming a mother when I was still trying to figure out who this new version of myself was.  Motherhood is the biggest change & shock I have experienced in life, beautiful in so many ways, but adjusting to that change can really mess with your head and your heart.  This song is truly for all the mamas feeling so lost and a bit crazy out there…you got this.’

Check out the track, share it around to those who can use the encouragement, and always support your local artists (and mommas)!

-chief