This week we have New York born rapper V.E.G.A. Off bat, I have a critique on the track list. It looks like it is out of order. The tracks that say intro and outro and definitely not in the intro and outro but throughout the project. At first I thought it was just on one platform but I checked a couple and it’s the same everywhere. So if it was meant to be in a specific order I won’t get the full message behind it. Nevertheless, here we are. Overall, I’m not a fan. There were a couple of good moments throughout the project but overall not what we have grown accustomed to over at the Melly Starz offices. The album screams Hialeah struggle rapper to me without much creativity behind it. Our advice to VEGA is to do your own thing and not ty to be like everyone else. I mean we could be totally wrong and VEGA could be the next platinum selling artist. From his high school track record however I don’t see it unless a lot changes. (yes, we have connects that used to cypher VEGA in high school. That information came after the review was done.) Speaking of review, let’s get into a track by track breakdown of the project.(more…)
Wilhelm Duke releases debut project “The Robber Baron”. An old school boom bap record reminiscent of the golden era of hip hop. The 7 track record is entirely produced by Orlando Coolridge of SlumpGang777. The project is recorded, mixed, and mastered by RhymSter of Ever Evolved.(more…)
Lil Guillotine, who has been making hip hop music for nearly two years, has over ten years of experience doing anti-capitalist organizing. “You Only Get One” is yet another tactic in his goal of effecting positive social change via movement building. He has also helped start a tenant union, co-founded a bail fund, helped stop the building of a new jail in Madison, WI, helped organize incarcerated workers and stays politically engaged in the life pulse of the community. His new song against the system, “You Only Get One,” was written leading up to the September 20 Climate strike as music for the movement. Take a listen to it here.
Fresh off a short run with the Legendary Hieroglyphics crew, Landon Wordswell is releasing a new single from his forthcoming album, New Flexico. The Santa Fe, NM resident is also in the midst of preparing for his national tour alongside Elzhi & Skyzoo and will present his new EP on the road. Landon’s first cut from the EP features the New Mexico favorite as well as one of the Sway in the Morning favorites, Def-i. This track along with the rest of the EP is produced fully by The Don Avelar.(more…)