Alchemist and Budgie are joining forces again to drop the sequel to The Good Book appropriately titled The Good Book Vol. 2. There’s already a ridiculous guest list featuring the likes of Mobb Deep, Royce 5’9, Westside Gunn & Conway, Mach Hommy, Meyhem Lauren, Durag Dynasty, Big Twins, Action Bronson, Big Body Bes, Your Old Droog, Evidence, Olivier The 2nd, Jeremiah Jae, Buddy, Emmavie, Chris O’Bannon, Joyce Wright, Jay Worthy, Traffic, Dreebo, Sulaiman, Nyku, Remy Banks, Chuck Inglish, Nasty Nigel and Joyce Wrice. But first, Our Boy Al drops the Big Body Bes and Action Bronson assisted “Brother Jedidiah”
Berner and Styles P have announced that they will release a collaborative album on June 23rd titled VIBES. To get things going, the duo have released a video for “Turkey Bag” featuring Cypress Hill’s B-Real.
The video for Method Man’s posse banger “Eviction” has surfaced as Dave East, Max B, Joe Young and Hanz On fall thru. The joint will be featured on Method Man’s forthcoming Meth Lab 2.
On June 22nd, “Gimme Some More” hits The Mockingbird (25 Avenue B). Special guest DJ Spinna will be on the 1s and 2s along with an all female DJ lineup of DJ Kamala, Miss Sabado, Danu Lu, Tikka Masala and Monday Blue. There will also be performances by Ida Divine, Naczyne, Justo and B_Ron_X. Of course, there will be resident sounds from DJ Mark, DJ V.Black (GangStarr Foundation) and DJ P.U.D.G.E Mental. Holding down the hosting duties for the function that takes place on every fourth Thursday of the month will be Big Jeff and Tabina.
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Jay Electronica songs are scarce. For reasons unknown to most, we still don’t have an album. But Kevin Durant urged Jay Elec to drop new music and when one of the best NBA players around makes a suggestion, you do it. With that comes “Letter To Fallon.” Enjoy and don’t hold your breath for any new music anytime soon.
Gensu Dean and Wise Intelligent drop off their collaborative album Game of Death. But let the album’s description give you all the reasons why you need to stream this album right now.
Rooted in Universal Science, the album takes dead aim at mediocre, dumbed down, manufactured rap while treating Music as the weapon it is. This is cultural warfare bridging the gap from Roxanne & Biz Markie to Jay Electronica & Erykah Badu. Bending time & space, Gensu & Wise take listeners through history with amazingly wide-eyed clarity. With statements as straight-forward as “Your shit aint Hiphop if it’s corporate” there is no missing the message of self-determination. This is the type of liberation that starts with your mind and is more about what you shed than what you add on. Somebody say Amen.
Chris Rivers will finally release his debut album Delorean later this year and the son of Big Pun connects with Dyce Payne to speak his piece on a lady in his life who is close to falling by the wayside.
KXNG Crooked opens up with his problems with alcohol on “Too Ashamed,” which is the first song on his Ashamed EP dropping June 16th. Jonathan Hay produced the song and spoke to Billboard about how the song came about.
“KXNG Crooked opened up for his first time about his alcoholism and recovery, which was a parallel experience shared with co-producers King Graint and Shachar Boussani who has seen friends struggle with addiction” Hay said to Billboard. “Singer Mike Smith was feeling very ashamed spending so much time away from his wife and kids pursuing music. Iliana Eve and I were victims of a home invasion at the end of April and been dealing with the trauma from that which is heard in the song from a friend on my voicemail.”
Kool G Rap dropped his 6th studio album Return of the Don and cut loose a video for “Running” with Termanology and Saigon.
MC Eiht continues to deliver new music as he prepares to drop Which Way Iz West on June 30th. “California Zoo” finds Eiht lamenting his feelings on the current state of Hip Hop.