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The Pacifics Sunday's Chicken 04|06|2005

'The Pacifics are People Accumulating Creative Ideas Foregoing Ignorant Conclusions of Society... The mighty trio of KP, Strike3 (aka. Mr. REXford) and Norman Rockwell create uncut 'go ill' hip hop designed to serve the soul and snap the neck.' This intro is taken from the crews' site pacifics.com. When you hear this, plus that their debut is going to be released on All Natural Inc, you must be curious about this one! Sunday's Chicken! Soon!

POSTED 04|06|2005
C-Rayz Walz Year Of The Beast 04|04|2005

C Rayz Walz’ third 'proper' album 'Year of the Beast' issues May 17 on Def Jux. Proper, because 'The Prelude' and 'Limelight' were compiled CD’s. The album features El-P, Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, 4th Pyramid and Jean Grae, a.o. Something tells us this album is gonna be a banger, 'Ravipops' and 'The Black Samurai EP' were magnificent! Word is out that the first 10000 copies go with a free limited edition 'Evolution of the Beast' DVD, so be fast.

POSTED 04|04|2005
MF Grimm Scars And Memories 03|23|2005

Day By Day is 'bout to do it again! MF Grimm is back! After his Jet Jaquar release and the Special Herbs and Spices album, he's about to release 'Scars and Memories'. This cd will contain recordings (remastered) from his 1990-1999 period. All classic tracks are included. There's only one Grimm Reaper, yes, there's only one!

POSTED 03|23|2005
The Perceptionists Black Dialogue 03|04|2005

The wait is almost over; Perceptionists’ 'Black Dialogue' is droppin March 22 on Def Jux. Akrobatik, Mr Lif and Fakts One’s album features guest appearances by Guru, Humty Hump and Phonte. Besides Fakts One’s crazy ill production, there’s some joints by El-P on it. You can pre-order right now so don’t hesitate to visit the Def Jux website. We can tell you now: the album’s gonna be bananas, expect a review soon…

POSTED 03|04|2005
Sean Price Monkey Bars 03|04|2005

Bootcamp Click’s own Sean Price drops his debut album April 26. After a celebrated career with the group Heltah Skeltah, he’s ready to take over solo wise. Real fans have definitely copped his mix CD 'Donkey Sean Jr' and just know things is gonna be tight! The 'Monkey Bars' album features production by Ayatollah, Nottz, PF Cuttin, Khrysis, Agallah and 9th Wonder so don’t say shit to the Ruck!

POSTED 03|04|2005
Quasimoto The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas 02|21|2005

With his sophomore effort, 'The Further Adventures of Lord Quas', the helium-voiced character that we all know as Quasimoto, returns with a highly anticipated project, of which the 'Bus Ride/Rappcats (also a videoclip)/Greenery' 12-inch already dropped. The track 'Chippin' that appeared on the 'Stones Throw 100' promo EP is also on it. The album counts 27 titles (there are quite a few skits); entirely produced by Madlib, and it has featurings by MF Doom and Medaphoar.

POSTED 02|21|2005
Hezekiah Hurry Up & Wait 02|20|2005

Hezekiah worked with The Roots, Bahamadia and Jazzyfatnastees in the past and looks ready to blow up in hip-hop. The album, titled 'Hurry Up & Wait', will feature Bahamadia, Grand Agent, Santi White (Stiffed) and Scratch of the Legendary Roots Crew. Betta look out for this one too…

POSTED 02|20|2005
Grand Agent Under The Circumstances 02|20|2005

Another dope release is bound to drop of the ambitious Soulspazm label. No one else but one of Philly’s finest rhymesayers, Grand Agent, will drop 'Under the Circumstances', March 11. The album counts 10 tracks, produced by Oh No. Guest MC on the LP is label mate and fellow-Philadelphian Hezekiah who’s also comin up with an album called 'Hurry Up&Wait'! Skillz Philly!

POSTED 02|20|2005
Vast Aire & Mighty Mi Best Dam Rap Show 02|14|2005

Damn, this gonna be hot! One of the most creative MC’s and freshest producers of today’s hip-hop scene, Vast Aire and DJ Mighty Mi, bundle forces on what tends to be 'The Best Damn Rap Show'. It’ll issue on Eastern Conference Records (of course!), April 5. The LP’s fully produced by Mighty Mi and Vast Aire takes care of all lyrics, there’s only one feature by Tame One (on the track “Fighter Pilots”). Expect lots of originality and raw hip-hop.

POSTED 02|14|2005
Songodsuns (2Mex) Over The Counter Culture 02|14|2005

2Mex’s new album 'Over the Counter Culture' will drop April 14. It’s his first release on UpAbove records. Under the alias 'Songodsuns' he’s gonna bless beats by Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Babu, J-Thrill, Key Kool, Life Rexall of the Shape Shifters and DJ Khalil (Self Scientific). If y’all can’t wait for the album, go grab the first single 'Once Again', it should be out next week. The b-side features Jean Grae!

POSTED 02|14|2005
Edan The Beauty And The Beat 02|09|2005

Please beware for Edan’s release 'Beauty and the Beat' because the impact is gonna be overwhelming. Boston’s finest Insight, Mr Lif and rhyme inspector Percee P is representin too. This could well be one of the strongest albums of the 2005. Issuing on Lewis Recordings March 14 (UK release date) and March 28 (US release date). The single 'I See Colours' is already out, 'Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme' follows February 28!

POSTED 02|09|2005

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