I don’t know about you, but when Carl Thomas dropped Emotional, it was a good day for R&B.  It was true soul music made for grown folks.  Even when Carl throws a little hip-hop into the mix, the soul still takes precedent and it seems like Carl Thomas is one of the only artists to keep the quality up to snuff after leaving Bad Boy.  Snoop Dogg joins Carl on his latest effort “Don’t Kiss Me” and the chemistry is on point.  Looking forward to getting my hands on that Conquer album.    

I saw that Jean Grae dropped this track on Twitter earlier.  Definitely an MC I always check for who always manages to come with a unique approach to songwriting.  Don’t sleep.  Hoping to get that Cake Or Death product sooner than later.


Sean Falyon dropped his Jackin’ 4 Beats mixtape earlier this month, so late pass on this one.  Check out recent visuals from “SFBE Riot” below and stream and download the mixtape if you dig it.  


Here’s another release from Stalley with Ski Beatz on the boards.  I’ve been saying for some time that Ski and Stalley have the best chemistry and I’m glad Stalley’s sticking to this sound.  Seems like the wins are piling up for the Ohio MC.

Thank you, Beat Gods!  The Cool Kids bless us with the instrumentals off of their classic (not even debatable) mixtape Gone Fishing, which is still, to me, their best work to date.  Gone Fishing as a cohesive, album-quality mixtape that really stamped Chuck Inglish in my mind as one of the best producers out right now.  Oh, and he can rap.  After Michael Rocks’ stellar solo effort on The Rocks Report and the follow-up Premier Politics.  

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Check out Boldy James and GLC performing “David Ruffin” all the way live at The Shelter in Detroit (Shot by Chris Vogt @ChrisJVogt).  Boldy James’ new mixtape Consignment is due on 2/27.  I’ll be sure to have that right here for the good people.

Stalley releases the first of a series of songs intended to precede Savage Journey to the American Dream.  Looks like Stalley has no intentions of watering his material down since the move over to Maybach Music, despite the odd pairing with DJ Khaled found here.  Stream below and download here.


Sadat X of Brand Nubian fame just dropped a new joint.  Remember when rappers were more like regular people?  Remember when music just came off as genuine?  Yeah.  Not the greatest song I’ve heard this month but definitely good for a few spins.  Enjoy.

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