Monthly Archives: January 2014

Amiri – “Broke”

With the amount of work Amiri puts in, you would think music is his full time job. Since 2010, he has released two solo albums, two albums as Spectac & Amiri, a couple albums worth of remixes, and a handful of beat tapes… all while producing for other artists. On his third solo LP, the South Carolina producer makes it clear that This Is Part Time. Though with an album this cohesive and tenacious, listeners would be none the wiser.

For the first single off the album, Amiri sticks to his jazz roots while quoting legendary rapper O.C. in the song’s chorus: “I’d rather be broke and gain a whole lot of respect.” “Broke” is just one of the many great new tracks on This Is Part Time.

This Is Part Time will be available February 25th on HiPNOTT Records. Pre-order the album now on iTunes (digital) and UGHH (compact disc). Digital pre-orders made via Bandcamp will receive an immediate download of the single, “Broke”.


Nico the Beast & Blessa “Who We Are”

Nico the Beast featuring Blessa live at The Eagle Hotel in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Keep those eyelids peeled for Dinner is Served Volume 2 and the 30 and Over League. BARS! Tone

BK Accent – Maffew Ragazino & Skyzoo

This Skyzoo assisted track off Maffew Ragazino’s new mixtape, Brownsville’s Jesus gets the visual treatment. You can grab the mixtape for free here:


22 Artists & Producers To Watch For In 2014: The Mike Trampe Edition

Well, it’s 2014 and there is a TON of new talent on the horizon.  Being i am a #215 representer, you will see a large variety of Tri-State area artists & producers on this list.  There are a good amount of nationwide artists on here, as well as an overseas artist.

Of course, these are not the only artists I am checking for in 2014, but I felt these guys are on the come up and this year could be a big year for them.

Hope everyone enjoys the list.  Peace & Respect – Mike Trampe

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Drake Announces Toronto Raptors Starting 5

Obviously comfortable in front of a mic, Drake kills it announcing the starting line up.

Nipsey Hussle Talks Gang Decline & Rap Success in LA

Nipsey Hussle shares his thoughts on L.A. rap being popular again, revealing that he’s proud of his city coming together after being segregated by gangs for so many years.

Rec Raw – “The Spanish Armada” (Prod. Samik/The Symphony)

Here’s a video for the intro off the album “The Spanish Armada”…

Directed by Rec Raw –

Ugly Heroes – Pay Attention (Produced by: Apollo Brown)

Here’s another head-nodder that will be featured on Mello Music Group’s Mandala Vol. 2: Mathematics which is set for a January 28th release date. Oh and they gave us the tracklist and it looks official. Man Oddisee and his camp are highly slept on. Grab that Tangible Dream if you haven’t done so…..or just keep depriving your inner hip-hop. Tone


01. No Design To This f. Fredro Starr (prod. Audible Doctor)
02. Juk f. Stik Figa & Rapper Big Pooh (prod. Duke Westlake)
03. Beast Mode f. Verbal Kent (Cuts DJ Eclipse) (prod. Apollo Brown)
04. Stand Hard In A Circle Of Thieves f. Yarbrough & Gensu Dean (prod. Gensu Dean)
05. The Pain Is Gone f. Murs (prod. Apollo Brown)
06. Up f. Muhsinah (prod. 14KT)
07. Space Age Love Instrumental (prod. Audible Doctor)
08. Pay Attention f. Ugly Heroes (prod. Apollo Brown)
09. Advanced Degrees f. Howard Lloyd (prod. Gensu Dean)
10. The Last Real One f. Wise Intelligent & Has-Lo (prod. Audible Doctor)
11. Keep It On The Hush f. Jamall Bufford (prod. Def Dee)
12. Stardust f. Blacastan (prod. Gensu Dean)
13. Low Seratonin f. Ugly Heroes (prod. Oddisee)
14. Le Boulevard Montmartre Instrumental (prod. Oddisee)
15. Listen To Me f. Def Dee & yU (prod. Def Dee)
16. Mantra (Tut’s Revenge) (prod. Georgia Anne Muldrow)

Young Chris – Wingohocken


Fell asleep last night before I could post to our weekly Philly Phriday’s. So y’all gonna have to take it early this morning. Chris takes us on a little journey through his hood with this joint off of his Vital Signs EP which is out now. PHILLY – Tone

Oddisee – Invisible Walls

Loosie from the Mello Music Group boss. Go grab that Tangible Dream if you haven’t done so yet.