Sphere of Hip Hop Podcast episode 146

Sphere of Hip Hop Podcast episode 146 is mixed by DJ Tony Tone BKS.

In this episode, enjoy tracks from: Andy Mineo, Deraj, Derek Minor, Jered Sanders, RP Tha Chozen 1, Ruslan, Selah Tha Corner, Tony Tillman, Wordsplayed and more.

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Sphere of Hip Hop Podcast episode 146 play list

1. Gauge “Death Did Us Part”
2. Derek Minor “What I’m Working With”
3. Dkun Frost “Give It To Me”
4. Deraj “Wait On You”
5. Tony Tillman “Tell Somebody”
6. Andy Mineo “Kidz (feat. Wordsplayed)”
7. Jered Sanders “Purple A Dedication (feat. Evan & Eris Ford)”
8. RP Tha Chozen 1 “The Gump”
9. Ruslan “My Peoples”
10. Selah Tha Corner “Debt Collection (feat. Dad & J. Carter)”

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Get familiar with Slaine's tour de force "Source of Power" (Video/Album Stream) • Word Is Bond

Boston rap heavy-hitter Slaine reveals the stark and politically charged new video for “Source of Power,” a Teddy Roxpin-produced banger off Leedz Edutainment’s latest compilation, Eastern Standard.

It’s fitting that the two releases—the video and the compilation—arrive on the same day because Slaine and Leedz are two of the biggest names in Boston Hip-Hop. Incidentally, their rise to prominence are interwoven, as Leedz played a hand in Slaine’s acclaimed mixtape series, The White Man is the Devil, while simultaneously playing a pivotal role in developing the city’s Hip-Hop scene. Many know Slaine for his alignment with super group, La Coka Nostra—which also includes members DJ Lethal, Danny Boy, and Ill Bill—as well as his big screen appearances on Gone Baby GoneKilling Them SoftlyCentral Intelligence, and most notably as one of the four bank robbers in Ben Affleck’s box office hit, The Town. Therefore it’s only natural that the two would join forces once again for the first debut visual installment off the 21 track compilation.

And although the visuals are brimming with violent imagery of war and hardship, the purpose of the song, according to Slaine, is to question the false truths depicted by mankind’s ongoing battle for power. “We seem to have this human condition where we seek power and validation from outside sources when really we have the ultimate power in and around us at all times,” he says.

This notion is highlighted by Slaine’s gripping final verse: “Is it fear that we suffer from or lack of it?/ Where do we go now? Who do we turn to?/ When does it slow down? Who do we learn through?/ Through a history of imperious acts/ I still move with my spirit intact.” These words are all brought to life by director Ben Proulx for Project 2 Studios who utilizes harsh but necessary imagery from various conflicts our world has faced over the years.

Check out the visuals, and head over to the digital retailer of your choice to support Eastern Standard, which is available now through all major download outlets and streaming platforms, via Leedz Edutainment. In addition to Slaine, the compilation features Mega Ran, Natti and Deacon The Villain (both of CunninLynguists), Rite Hook, Cam Meekins, Michael Christmas, and many others.


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Pawz One & Robin Da Landlord team up for "On The Daily" (feat. Prince Po & VegaMonster) • Word Is Bond

Los Angeles emcee Pawz One and Dutch producer Robin Da Landlord drop their second single “On The Daily” from their upcoming album “Sell Me A Dream: Flowstalgia”. Prince Po of Organized Konfusion and VegaMonster join the track as guest features and DJ VR provides the cuts.

The album is entirely produced by Robin Da Landlord and includes guest features by Prince Po of Organized Konfusion, MED and VegaMonster.
Pawz One worked with seasoned artists and producers such as Ras Kass, Termanology, Masta Ace, Domingo, DJ Rhettmatic, Madchild, Talib Kweli and more.

Stream the Full album stream: HERE



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Gadget once again delivers nothing but quality in season 3 of The Jazz Jousters • Word Is Bond

This is the third selection that contains all of Gadget‘s Jazz Jousters productions from sessions 21 to 32 during season three of Millennium Jazz Music’s Jazz Jousters sample challenges. In each session of these challenges the producers were to come up with an instrumental made from sample from a chosen Jazz legend each time. Gadget’s session have been remastered and are now available on all good digital stores and stream sites for the first time.

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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions For 3rd Week May • Word Is Bond

It won’t be fair not to show love to the cats that work behind the boards. Cats whose soundscapes help push hip-hop to loft heights. So in the same vein, this weekly list sheds light on budding and even established producers who continue to push the envelope for the culture. So sit back relax and get familiar with these producers.
Remember, don’t forget to support them by sharing their works.


Producer Air Kalo crafts a blend of soul, funk and hip-hop on his newest record titled “Midtown”. The track is from his instrumental album “All Things Grow With Love”


“Dr. Thompson”  is a dreamy, retro-tinged beat made by Zeb. The producer goes into his bag of tricks to bring out this solid beat.


Bad Math comes through with the visuals for his instrumental he titled “Live Session”. Built on a laid back boombap type soundscape, “live session” definitely hits the mark. The visual is directed by Bald Tower who gave the beat a cinematic visual. “Live Session” is taken from his Celestial beat tape OUT NOW! Get it on Spotify , Bandcamp


Benhurzz delivers an acoustic driven instrumental he titled “A note to you”. This is some smooth summery piece of art.

K.F.M ends the list with a dark retro banger called “Wire Men”. This is pure classic stuff.


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JP Reynolds switch things up on "Too Strange" • Word Is Bond

JP Reynolds comes with another gem titled “Too Strange”. Ignore the title as the song deals with overcoming one’s present circumstances and rise above. He teams up with producer Luke White who crafts a dark, brooding soundscape that sounds so ethereal and dreamy for the topic at hand. It’s the fifth song in a series that JP Reynolds intends to continue throughout the year, releasing at least one song per month.



Imagine a world full of compassion and freedom and connection. It doesn’t quite exist yet. But that world definitely won’t come to fruition if there isn’t even an effort to envision it. Vibrations and rhythms can transport us there. JP REYNOLDS shares some insight: “I’m here to help us see new things and build new worlds. While being grounded by what’s actually happening around us, it’s also important to retreat when necessary. The world has been on fire, and this song is for when we need a break from the heat.”


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MRGR shows off in his "SUNDAY'S BEST" alongside Hugh Augustine • Word Is Bond

Producer MRGR debuts on TWIB with a smooth record titled “SUNDAY’S BEST” featuring emcee Hugh Augustine. Blending soul, funk, and hip-hop, the backdrop exudes sunny summer days and flashy urban gear. Hugh Augustine showcases his unique lush flow and vivid lyrics as well.

“SUNDAY’S BEST” is off MRGR’s upcoming EP where he exclusively elaborated with American artists coming from the underground scene.



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Top 5 submissions for 3rd week May 2018 • Word Is Bond

We are still dedicated to showcasing the best tracks/videos from the underground by searching far and wide in order to bring you our weekly list. It’s a tough job as we sift through a ton of high quality tracks just to settle for just 5. Now that is what we call dedication, so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
Remember, don’t forget to support them by sharing their works.

As Artson joins the billed performance on the VANS WARPED TOUR  he shares with us his latest visual for the song “Home”. The record features Wake Self, Def-i and Victor Jimenez is a harrowing look at the pain many deal with due to depression and suicidal thoughts. The emcees also take it a step further by providing a lining of hope and the courage to pick oneself up.  Artson further adds “...We all have a journey and that road leads us back Home. Walk strong and make the best of your time here.”


NJ based rapper Ashtin Larold delivers a poignant record that deals with overcoming obstacles and fighting one’s demons within. Hit the play button and get familiar.


Back with another release Dee Wallz comes with deep, introspective, and expressive lyrics over a soulful moody backdrop. 


Brooklyn, New York-based writer/composer Franke comes back at fake friends on his new record titled “Play Nice”. Over a brooding piano-driven backdrop, Franke brushes off people who claim they will be there for him but act otherwise.


The second single from Goldzilla‘s debut album “Immaculate Misconception”, produced by Eddie Logix. The Matt McFerrin directed visual is pretty quirky and very vivid. From found VHS footage from a future generation comes a video that blends your favorite sitcoms, philosophers, and religious texts. “Toyollah” will make you question your own existence and then you will rediscover it through vivid rhymes and ethereal linguistics. Over Eddie Logix’s ambient boom bap Goldzilla stakes his claim as one of Detroit’s elite emcees.



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Sareem Poems and Ess Be "Mind Over Matter" set for June 15 release via Illect Recordings • Word Is Bond

After three years of writing, developing, and preparing new music, Sareem Poems and Ess Be are back with Mind Over Matter. Releasing via Illect Recordings, Mind is the second full length project from the Lansing, Michigan-based MC and producer duo. Their first album on Illect, 2015’s Beautiful Noise, was a highly motivational record based around positivity and perseverance. Mind Over Matter is definitely in the same vein as Noise, but it’s clear that as they worked on the new project, Poems and Ess Be weren’t afraid to dive deeper into who they’ve become as artists.

From start to finish, Mind Over Matter takes on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Employing his signature measured flow, Poems discusses political divisiveness, the dangers of succumbing to greed, loving yourself, and economic inequality in the United States. “So you in your heart of hearts really believe that the playing field is level?” he asks on the ninth track, “What’s Wrong.” Over the course of his twenty-year career, Sareem Poems has meticulously crafted a style of music informed by his deep respect, and love, for humanity. On Mind, Poems continues to build on that.

Over the last three years Ess Be has officially made the transition from being a part-time producer with a day job to pursuing music full time. Throughout Mind, Ess Be’s skill as a producer is on full display. Ess Be could easily fall back on familiar boom bap tropes or trendy drum patterns. Instead, he incorporates a little bit of everything. Heavy bass lines and trance-like EDM moments on tracks such as “Dance For The Dead” and “Eyedentity” keep the record moving as Sareem Poems adapts to each new musical moment.

As artists, Sareem Poems and Ess Be have never shied away from using their platform to bring people together—even as those in power would pull them apart. Mind Over Matter, their second full-length album on Illect Recordings, celebrates the beauty of humanity while also questioning the systems of inequity that have kept certain people in power for centuries. It’s always been important to practice self-care in the face of struggle and Mind Over Matter is a manifestation of that.

Written by Gus Navarro

Mind Over Matter track list
1. Simply Truthfully
2. Maze
3. Way Up There (feat. Sean C Johnson)
4. Shallow (feat. Finale)
5. Dance For The Dead
6. The Way It Goes (feat. Al Singleton)
7. Eyedentity
8. I See You
9. What’s Wrong (feat. Dre Murray & Adan Bean)
10. I’m Alright
11. Until We Meet Again

Beats by Ess Be
Rhymes by Sareem Poems & guests
Mixed by Imperial
Design by Jordan Hills

Mind Over Matter releases June 15th, 2018 via Illect Recordings.

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FLOCKS self titled album is pure bliss in audio form • Word Is Bond

FLOCKS is a Cincinnati, Ohio based  3 man band made up of Tom Buckley (drums/samples), Josh Jessen (synths/keyboards), and Stephen Patota (bass/guitar). The band specializes in crafting smooth, groovy soundscapes and have performed with luminaries such as fellow Ohioan Hi-Tek, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Naytronix and more. Their latest output is a 15 track self titled project that showcases the many skills these guys possess from flipping samples, live drumming, and overall musical improvisation.

Their sound is what they call cosmic and we can add it sure has inter-planetary elements. Once you hit play, you get transported into a whole new world of possibilities affording you a wide variety of emotions that range from sadness, happiness and everything in between. Get the album on Spotify

Need we say more, just hit the play button and get familiar.

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