Tag Archives: mad1ne

Rawness Revealed :: Acclimated Assassin Taps Mad1ne For ‘Never Before Seen’ EP

Slippery Slope :: Mad1ne Reunites With Blazy Green For Stellar Concept Album ‘The Liquor Effect’

Efficiently Eloquent :: Mad1ne X Kizer Connect For ‘In So Many Words’

Living Thing :: Mexstep And Friends Bring ‘Vivir’ To Life

Full disclosure, I am sharing Mexstep‘s latest project Vivir sight unseen (or unheard, rather), but that is only because sometimes quality can be discerned strictly by the names associated with a project.  More than anything, I am sharing this project to make sure I return to it later this week, as I already know about Mexstep‘s lyrical pedigree (largely in thanks to his dual status as a lover of hip-hop and a college-level educator), and names like Bavu BlakesApasoVocabKree23Mad1ne and the legion of other guests mean that we’re getting gold stacked on gold.  Perhaps the most convincing aspect of all, however, is the fact that the album is produced by the über-talented Adrian Quesada, meaning it’s going to hit you straight in the soul as well as appeal to your emotions and intellect.  You know how we do it around here… cop the project if you can, seek it out on your favorite streaming service or Bandcamp to list regardless, and pay it forward by sharing it around for all to experience.

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Dark Arts :: BLAZY GREEN X MAD1NE Get Intense With ‘Pressure’

I love how sonic diversity is slowly making its way back into hip-hop.  Many people like to undermine the 1990s and dismiss it as an old, antiquated and forgotten era, but the most important part of that era was the fact that hardrocks, pop rappers, esoteric lyricists and self-identified crazy MCs (along with the vast array of other hip-hop artists) could all find room in the mainstream at some level, meaning that the fullness of the hip-hop spectrum found representation.  I say that to say this… knowing that collaborators like Blazy Green and Mad1ne are able to embrace the dark, moody, dingy textures that hip-hop was once synonymous with and find an audience is a testament that hip-hop is still diverse as ever.  For Pressure, Mad1ne brings the hard rhymes over a banging Blazy Green track that sounds like it’s been dubbed a few times from cassette to cassette, and I’m totally here for it.  Check out the track, leave a like and a comment if you feel it, and share it around for everyone to enjoy.

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Green Power :: Meet The Greens (Blazy Green X MAD1NE) Combine Forces For ‘By Any Greens Necessary’

From the digital desk of Meet The Greens :

“Hip Hop veteran Mc’s Blazy Green X Mad1ne return with a new Meet The Greens EP By Any Greens Necessary, a well rounded effort delivering the essential classical rap elements you should expect of this duo,  [be it] beats, bars, or cuts from the legendary Dj Tecneek on the assist.  By Any Greens Necessary is a must have for boom-bap enthusiast, greenheads and those who simply enjoy dope music… this will definitely be something you can enjoy for years to come.”

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Mad Real :: MAD1NE Brings More Heat With ‘Respect Is Non Negotiable’

MAD1NE has been busy this year, and he’s driving that point home with Respect Is Non Negotiable, his fourth release of the year.  For this project, he tapped recent collaborator Blazy Green to handle production duties exclusively, and outside of a guest appearance from Jamar Equality, we get a quick but powerful burst of the MAD1NE lyricism that he has become known for, full of inspirational and education gems infused with high style and and a forceful delivery.  If you’re a fan of that signature San Antonio hip-hop sound that is keeping the true school aesthetic alive, then don’t sleep on Respect Is Non Negotiable.

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Divine Mathematics :: Mad1ne & Henry Kool Mckool Drop ‘The Equation’ Single And Video

You know how it goes… Mad1ne joints get instant props around these parts.  His latest collaboration with producers Henry Kool Mckool and The Fall, the horn-driven and catchy The Equation (plus the little bonus bars at the end) is the exact high-quality hip-hop we’ve come to know, love and expect from the San Antonio wordsmith.  Give this one a bunch of watches this weekend, leave a like and a comment, and spread the word about it!

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Scary Hours :: Mad1ne And Blazy Green Tap Johnny Depp For ‘Castaways’ Video

Mad1ne is continuing his prolific 20202021 run, and it seems like it’s only gaining momentum at the moment, meaning things are probably just getting really and truly going.  Mad1ne and Blazy Green hit up Johnny Depp for some guest bars on Castaways, the latest single and video from Dark Side Of Jupiter.  The track is dope, featuring a beat switch halfway through and bars all around, and the video not only features everyone tapped for the track, but a guest appearance from the homie Ruler Why as well.  Definitely check it out, leave a like and a comment, and share it around so everyone can dig it.

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You Know :: Mad1ne & Blazy Green Release Video For ‘Stezo’

Raw raps from Mad1ne and Blazy Green over raw production by Green deserves a no-nonsense, direct approach when it comes to a video, and luckily, this is exactly what the duo brings you with Stezo, the third single off of Dark Side of Jupiter.  Mad1ne has been prolific with the videos over the years, and Stezo marks another notch on a belt full of high quality and triumphant marches.  The video honestly speaks for itself, so if you find yourself feeling it, leave a like and a comment before you spread it around for all to enjoy.

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