It feels like a good time for DMX to get back into the public eye after his showing at VERZUZ. The Ruff Ryder teams up with Casanova in a class on how to rap aggressively with “Don’t Play Games.”
Oakland producer and emcee Remo Conscious recruits Conway the Machine and Planet Asia for “Souls In A Cypher” from his album coming of the same name.
Joey Bada$$ drops a trio of new heat with “The Light,” “No Explanation” and “Shine.” Considering that it’s been three years since he last released an album, this should be enough to hold fans down.
BLACK THOUGHT, CEE-LO GREEN, SYLEENA JOHNSON, ANTHONY HAMILTON & STEPHEN MARLEY – IS IT BECAUSE I’M BLACK? (PRODUCED BY SALAAM REMI)
Salaam Remi enlists and impressive lineup that includes Black Thought, Ce-Lo Green, Syleena Johnson, Anthony Hamilton and Stephen Marley for a little protest music with “Is It Because I’m Black?”
The third installment of Black Thought’s Streams of Thought will drop on July 31st and be produced entirely by Sean-C. The Roots frontman unleashes the first song from the project with the appropriately titled “Thought vs. Everybody.”
Jeru The Damaja delivers a healthy dose of knowledge and consciousness on “Power.” The first release from the emcee in 2020 addresses the current state of affairs in America. Everything from Kanye West to the crack epidemic gets addressed in the video that focuses squarely on Jeru sitting in a chair to deliver his potent bars.
Everything comes full circle as Smif-N-Wessun revisit the song that started it all. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dah Shinin’, the duo release “Bucktown 360.”
“Bucktown 360” is a nostalgic trip down memory lane through the eyes and experiences of Tek and Steele as Smif-N-Wessun. We analyze our collection, as well as our individual successes and failures throughout this amazing journey” Tek & Steele commented. “As we do that, we always find ourselves 360 degrees back home in Bucktown.”
Despite Griselda’s continued success, the collective refuse to slow down as Benny and Daringer link up for some grit and grime with “Deal or No Deal.”
D Smoke jumps on the remix for Rapsody’s “Afeni” from her stellar Eve album. With 9th Wonder’s smooth production and PJ Morton’s vocals, the duo salute women in this welcome revisitation of a standout off of Rapsody’s album.
Buckwild brings in North Carolina’s finest as Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh flex over the DITC producer’s beat on “Ease Up” from Buck’s Fully Loaded album.