Krum “Swang” video (Produced by Theory Hazit)




Krum drops a surprise single/video for “Swang” over hypnotic Theory Hazit beat.

“Sorry it’s been so long since you’ve heard from me. I’ve been working hard on a few projects but I wanted to make sure I stay in your ear in the meantime. SWANG is a loosie produced by Theory Hazit. We both agreed that this vibe had to be out there at this exact moment for the world to hear,” shared Krum.

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Originally from egotripland.com: Krum “Swang” video (Produced by Theory Hazit)

Power Rankings – Top 10 Scribbling Idiots Albums

Power Rankings – Top 10 Scribbling Idiots Albums

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When following your favorite pro sports team, it’s always fresh to see where they stand among their peers. Sphere of Hip-Hop’s Power Ranking series is just that – an intricate examination of how various parts of hip-hop culture stack up. Our team of contributors will take on various topics and offer up their Power Ranking list. Agree or disagree, our team will keep you in the know. And we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Sound off in the comments.

All of these albums are great projects. Any and all criticisms I have for them must be viewed through that lens first.

These albums were ranked by three things. Below is the list of those things and their order of importance.

1. How good they are objectively
2. Legacy points (What their impact was/what that album meant to the culture at the time)
3. How I feel about them personally.

Honorable Mentions
Elias – Thanks For Waiting EP (Stream: Spotify)
Scribbling Idiots – Idiomatic Volume 2 (Stream: Bandcamp)
Scribbling Idiots – Good Morning Mourning (Stream: Spotify)
Cas Metah – Guest Room (Stream: Spotify)
Wonder Brown – J.A.W.S (Stream: Bandcamp)

10. Kaboose – Innersection (2007, Indie)

I think this is one of the more underrated albums in the SI discography. From the production to the lyricism by Kaboose, Innersection was on rotation for a long time for yours truly. Kaboose’s combination of battle raps, personal stories and soulful singing, had myself and others craving another album from the SI talent. Innersection boasted a highly touted guest list, with verses from JustMe, Cas Metah and Elias and Braille. On the production side Stro, Muneshine, Playdough and others gave the Kaboose the perfect canvas to wax poetic on.

Notable Tracks: I’ll Try, Voices, If Only

9. Theory Hazit – Fall of the Lightbearer (2015, Indie)

After his Humble Beast release Thr3e Theory Hazit came out with Fall of the Lightbearer and it seemed like once again Theory Hazit had raised the bar. First this was the first release where Theory handled the majority of the production. Theory Hazit has always let us into his personal life with stories of his past, but things were different this time around. Nothing was held back, Theory lets the listener in and is a bit more experimental on this record. Boosting guest features from Wonder Brown, LMNO, Playdough and more, Theory handles the brunt of the vocal work on this and it fleshes out the stories told and commentary on this record.

Notable Tracks: Peanut Butter Wolf Etiquette, Lucifer Lungs, Benjamin Banneker

8. MotionPlus – The Sound Protest (2007, End of Earth)

Now I got into hip-hop a little late in the game so by the time I was introduced to the Scribbling Idiots there were already a decent amount of solo records out by the crew. Motion Plus’ The Sound Protest was an energetic debut put out on End of Earth Records in 2007. At the time Motion Plus was considered “extended family” but The Sound Protest showed the potential of Motion and he had the support of many behind him. With features from heavyweights Freddie Bruno, JustMe, Theory Hazit, The Sound Protest was just the beginning for the talented emcee/producer. Also side note: I played Joyful Days during the period of time I graduated high school, cried numerous times to it.

Notable Tracks: Joyful Days, We The Victory, Dirt Roads

7. Ruffian – Urge For Conscious Words (2011, Indie)

I personally first heard Ruffian on Idiomatic Volume 1. He’s had tons and tons of guest appearances on fellow SI solo releases and obviously popped up on the main group projects. However other than that, we didn’t get a solo effort from Ruffian til 2010. But once Urge For Conscious Words dropped we got the release we were hoping for. The wait was truly worth it, executive produced by fellow SI member Cas Metah, we really got everything we loved from Ruffian on one album. He took us deeper into his life and into his past. Unfortunately we lost Ruffian in June of 2012, but Urge For Conscious Words was the masterpiece we were looking for from such a talented artist. Rest In Peace, Ruffian.

6. Wonder Brown – The Gallows (2011, Indie)

Wonder Brown is yet another SI member who doesn’t drop a lot of solo releases. In fact despite Wonder Brown having been in Scribbling Idiots from the jump he didn’t release his debut solo full-length album J.A.W.S. til 2013. That being said The Gallows his first solo release (I think?) despite being EP was powerful, full of energy and continued to showcase Wonder Brown’s versatility in singing, engineering and emceeing. Also Wonder Brown didn’t stick to your usual boom-bap production that a lot were expecting around this time, but rather went with upstart PumpkinFoot to combine a range genres, allowing Wonder Brown to flex.

Notable Tracks: What You Goin Do, What Could I Do, Keep It Movin

5. The Scribbling Idiots – The Have Nots (2008, Illect Recordings)

If I’m being completely honest, I truly believe The Have Nots is one of the best hip-hop albums from its time. After really looking at the record in the grand scheme of hip-hop there’s a lot going on here. In 2008 we didn’t really have too many active hip-hop groups that invoked that Wu-Tang Clan feel. You had all the members present vocally on the album, they had unbelievable guest features for and indie group (Masta Ace, Kno, LMNO, Deacon the Villain and others) and most apparently these dudes could rap. Personal stories, battle raps, skits, what more could you ask for from such a powerhouse collective?

Notable Tracks: Told Ya So, Publicity Stunt Doubles, Moonlighting

4. Cas Metah & Wonder Brown – The Darke. Bros. (2012, Illect Recordings)

I remember hearing about this album from Cas Metah before its release and I was so excited for it. Cas told me it was going to be a personal record and a dark one at that. The record drops and it was everything I wanted and more. Wonder Brown and Cas Metah teamed up to become The Darke Bros. The production had that boom bap vibe to it, but there was something extra that stopped it from being an “emo” record if you will. The chemistry between Cas and Wonder was unmatched as both are pretty much chameleons on the microphone. Features from Holmskillet, Copywrite and Ruffian again made this an easy favorite.

Notable Tracks: Drowning Man, The Way I Cry

3. JustMe & Deacon the Villain – Tragedy & Dope (2012, Illect Recordings)

JustMe was already one of my favorites upon hearing him in the crew but my word when I heard “The Prodigal” for the first time I think my head exploded. JustMe teaming up with one of the best in Deacon the Villain to produce the entire project, was a match made in heaven. JustMe upped the ante lyrically on this project and took his music to a level out of the atmosphere. Harsher language, more emotion, this would eventually pave the way for Full Disclosure (I mean have you heard “Holster”?”) and Hajime.

Notable Tracks: The Prodigal, I Know, A Truth & A Lie

2. Cas Metah – Providence Road (2007, Indie)

I’m not going to front, this album along with a couple others on this list are albums I consider to be classics. Yes, flawless from front to back. There’s no real hiding, this is a dark record. Even the guests were able to fit into the dark narrative Cas was displaying. Production from Vintage, Theory Hazit and even a banger from Dust (DeepSpace5 & Mars ILL) really gave Cas the space to paint the picture he did on Providence Road.

Notable Tracks: Seasons Change, Journey Journal, Rainy Day Perfection

1. Theory Hazit and Vintage – Lord Fire (2008, Indie)

For me this album cemented Theory Hazit as my favorite emcee of all time. In my humble opinion the ONLY thing wrong with this album is the engineering. Vintage’s production fit well with Theory Hazit’s braggadocio and story driven narratives. Extra Credit was a great album, but it felt like Lord Fire was Theory Hazit’s welcome party. Guest features from Shames Worthy, Elias, Wonder Brown, Sivion and many others rounded out this album and showed that he had the support of recents and OGs alike.

Notable Tracks: All Love, Jive Turkey, Together

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Originally from egotripland.com: Power Rankings – Top 10 Scribbling Idiots Albums

Sivion & Krum collab on “Really His” single

Really His is the final single leading into Sivion’s Dark Side of the Cocoon release via Illect Recordings.

Sivion shared a little about the creative process and the songs meaning with us.

Sebastian Hochstein really captured a type of hip hop/reggae/dance-hall fusion on the production for this song. And I wanted to further emphasize that vibe in the way I wrote the chorus. But before that happened I realized this would be a great opportunity to enlist the talents of fellow Deepspace5er, Krum (formerly Playdough), for this feature.

I love how the song turned out. It’s an anthem of sorts to unite all of us as God’s children, whether we know it or not. We all have different perspectives, wants, desires, and needs…….with different thoughts on our true identities and what defines us. But if God truly created us, then when it’s all said and done we’re REALLY HIS, whether we embrace that or not.

Audio: Really His

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Originally from egotripland.com: Sivion & Krum collab on “Really His” single

Sivion announces “Dark Side of the Cocoon”

Sivion and Illect Recordings announce the upcoming release Dark Side of the Cocoon.

Sivion’s Dark Side Of The Cocoon is a record about struggle, uncertainty, failure, pain, and redemption. The overarching theme is “love” as seen through the lens of growth and patience developed from adversity and challenge. Sivion delivers passionate words with soulful melodies to the organic, fluid, and emotionally-charged music compositions of German beat-smith, Sebastian Hochstein of the crew, Scribbling Idiots. What results, is a heartfelt collection of works that display transparency at a level not previously seen by Sivion. The door is open, waiting for you to accept the invitation to come in.

Though the butterfly lives a life of absolute freedom and beauty, the caterpillar enters the darkness of the cocoon faithfully holding onto the hope of attaining this same freedom. And so, each of us must enter the darkness of our own cocoon…,” Sivion shares.

Dark Side Of The Cocoon Track list
1. Darkness
2. Burn
3. Alone
4. All In
5. Pendulum
6. Stand
7. Relax
8. Really His (feat. Krum)
9. Darkness (Instrumental)
10. Burn (Instrumental)
11. Alone (Instrumental)
12. All In (Instrumental)
13. Pendulum (Instrumental)
14. Stand (Instrumental)
15. Relax (Instrumental)
16. Really His (Instrumental)

Dark Side of the Cocoon releases October 6, 2017 via Illect Recordings.

Pre-order limited edition Vinyl or CD packages at Bandcamp to receive exclusive bonus tracks & remixes.

Also available at other download and streaming outlets including:

Amazon
Apple Music
Bandcamp
Google Play
iTunes
Spotify
Vinyl + CD

Stay up with Sivion: Facebook // Instagram // Spotify // Twitter

Stay up with Illect Recordings: Facebook // Instagram // Soundcloud // Spotify // Twitter // illect.com

Stream tracks from the album

Originally from egotripland.com: Sivion announces “Dark Side of the Cocoon”