Top 5 submissions for 1st week in April 2018 • Word Is Bond

Welcome to April y’all! Without much further ado, let’s get cracking right into some dopeness from the underground. If you like what you hear, do not hesitate to show these artists some love and spread their music as much as you can.

Aliano & Jakk Wonders are back and this time Aliano details how the duo connected on their latest banger titled “Let The Story Begin” The Pomona vet details coming across Wonders’ beat work and how it led to working alongside the likes of Reks, M-Dot, Ruste Juxx and more while gaining props from Hip-Hop legends DJ Eclipse and DJ Premier on their respective SiriusXM radio shows and more.

Let The Story Begin serves as the first single off the duos upcoming EP “The Originz” which is set for release in late April 2018.

 

Forever M.C teams up with west coast legends Kurupt and Snoop Dogg for a laid-back tune titled “Girls Gone Crazy”. Hit the play button and get familiar.

 

 

June Dakid pens a thought-provoking letter to the commander in chief touching on several social issues. The song features production from Kimbo Beatz and Reece lends her vocals for the release.

“Dear Mr. President” is a single off his new Album “Live My 7 Day Theory”.

 

 

 

 

Emcee, producer and lyricist EB Rebel shares the new music video for her single  “Spiritual”. Coming off of her sophomore EP Mama, I’m OK, “Spiritual” is a powerfully uplifting track, paying homage to EB’s Dallas, Texas roots and the city’s freestyle culture.

Eb explains the deeper meaning behind the track: “Spiritual is a spin on the negro spirituals created to persevere through their conditions; a new type of spiritual.”

 

 

 

Tee Noah drops the visuals for his thought-provoking record titled “Sunday Service”. The already controversial track now gets reinforced on the screen with an equally charged video that brings the lyrics to life. The video aims to speak on the contradiction we all face living in the modern day society.

 

 

 

Prince George’s County, MD based producer Dee Da Kid cooks up a solid production titled “Relax (Be Easy)”. A mellow blend of jazz sounds and boombap.   As for the song, it’s the first single off of his debut tape “ Vinyl Days”. It’s basically going through the struggles.

 

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GRANDGOOD.COM: Standout Rap, 2017 [Mixed by DJ Sheep]

This collection of music focuses on the independent voice in hip-hop, where the tension of selling records to mass markets tends to be less pronounced. This doesn’t exclusively mean unsigned and you’ll note some music from career musicians. But even with long term artists the songs we selected felt less encumbered. Because of my heavy hand you’ll also have to deal with an east coast bias but yo that ain’t necessarily a bad thing all the time, is it?

Thanks to DMC champion DJ Sheep you can listen to the professionally mixed version featuring 40 or so of the 55 tracks listed below, recorded live in one take on 2 turntables and a mixer at the Bulletproof Crates lab in Brisbane, Australia on New Years Day 2018. You can also stream a warm @cv_ tape version and it might make you recall what it was like dubbing tapes for your close friends in ’88. We also have playlists on soundcloud and youtube you can hit shuffle on (yea we know, but Spotify doesn’t have most of the music).

Goes without saying but special thanks to the artists, we appreciate what you do. The Hip-Hop community suffered great loss in 2017 and not enough can be said about the lost talent. At the same time, enthusiasm from young heads and old heads alike keeps it going. Lest we forget, many founding artists, like Coke La Rock pictured above, continue to walk among us. So again, big up to all the artists but also the rest of the community of listeners, show promoters, podcasters, writers….

Special shout to Dj Sheep for lending his hand, literally. Peace to Ming for capturing stunning images of the legends throughout the year. And of course @CV_ for his dedication and influence. Participation is critical. Thank goodness for contemporary rap.

Agallah – Wolves Of Now Why ft. Milano Constantine, Lord Tariq
Airospace – Dusk
Ancient Astronauts & Azeem – Poetic Occupation ft. Divine Styler*
Ancient Future (Aceyalone, Orko Eloheim, Self Jupiter, P.E.A.C.E) – Telepathy*
BEAK> – Sex Music
Billy Woods – Groundhogs Day
Black Thought – Funk Flex Freestyle
Bully Preston (Jumbled, Dwell) – I Want Money**
Everything Is Recorded – Close But Not Quite ft. Sampha
Gensu Dean & Wise Intelligent – DAMN
Grand Analog – Mutations ft. Posdnuos
Greyhat – Tell All Ur Friends ft. J’Von
G.S. Advance – CounterClockwise
Hus Kingpin – Mind Sex God**
Infinito 2017 – Interrupted Moments In Living* **
Jalal Salaam – New Consoles
Jay-Z – The Story Of O.J.*
Jihad The Roughneck MC – H.O.M.D. **
Justo The MC – Regular**
Keith Murray – No Exceptions (Prod by Erick Sermon)
Kila M Da Pro Buckets ft. Cauzndefx **
Kool G Rap – Capitol Hill ft. Manolo Rose, Sheek Louch, Cormega
Kool Keith & Bushwick Bill – Mantronix
Labtekwon – Womb World**
LiL Eto x Jai Black – Blessings
Lisaan’Dro – You Already Know**
Lukey Cage – Stan Lee & Joan B**
Mary J Blije – Love Yourself ft. Kanye West
N3LL – While I’m Up
N8NOFACE – Kings and Queens
Nine – Fiyah
NYOIL – Me and The Mic (Prod by Johnny Juice)**
O.C. – Good Man
Pedestrian – Oakland Hosanna**
Peedi Crakk – Good Life (Prod by 4th Disciple)
Prodigy – No Religion
Quelle Chris – BS Vibes ft. House Shoes
Rock – Just Rap*
Sam Dew – Remember*
Sean Price – The 3 Lyrical Ps ft. Prodigy, Styles P (Prod. Harry Fraud)
Shirt – Pressuring Her Is Corny (Nigga You Corny)**
s.habIB – raezah bumps
Showbiz & A.G. – Live with Show & AG ft. Roc Marciano, John Robinson
SmooVth – Rotten Apple ft. Crime Apple, Eto
Snoop Dogg – Mount Kushmore ft. Redman, B-Real, Method Man
Sticky Fingaz – Ebenezer Scrooge ft. N.O.R.E.
Tha God Fahim – 9 Ether
Therman Munsin – Exquisite
Tom Caruana – Continuation ft. J-Live
Tree – Fall In Love Everyday
WESTSIDEDOOM (Westside Gunn, MF Doom) – 2 Stings
Wu-Tang Clan – People Say ft. Redman
Y2The3rd – Memory Graveyard (Prod by Shozae)
Your Old Droog – G.K.A.C.
Your Old Droog – You The Type

*not currently available on soundcloud
**not currently available on youtube

Originally posted on GRNDGD

Snoop Dogg — Tha Doggfather: The Samples [20th Anniversary] Mix (AUDIO).

DJ Snoopadelic givin’ it to you raw



TRACK LIST:

Faze-O – Riding High [Ride 4 Me]
The Gap Band – Humpin [Doggfather]
One Way – Dont Fight the Feeling [Up Jump tha Boogie]
LBC Crew – Beware of My Crew [Up Jump tha Boogie]
Sugarhill Gang – Rappers Delight [Up Jump tha Boogie]
Sol Bloom – Streets of Cairo or the Poor Little Country Maid [Snoop Bounce]
Zapp – More Bounce to the Ounce [Snoop Bounce]
112 ft. Biggie + Mase – Only You (Bad Boy Remix) [Snoop Bounce]
Phoebe Snow – Drink up the Melody [Gold Rush]
Julius Fucik – Entrance of the Gladiators [Gold Rush]
Chic – Strike Up the Band [You Thought]
Jewell + Snoop – Smoke Enough Bud [You Thought]
Too Short – Oakland, CA [You Thought]
James Brown – The Boss
Biz Markie – Vapors [Vapors]
Bobby Nunn – She’s Just a Groupie [Groupie]
Kausion – Grand Theft Auto (NOTE: wasn’t able to get this one) [Groupie]
Queen – Dont Try Suicide [Sixx Minutes]
Doug E Fresh, Slick Rick + The Get Fresh Crew – The Show [Sixx Minutes]
Edwin Starr — Easin’ In
Run-DMC – Wake Up [(O.J.) Wake Up]
Run-DMC – It’s Like That [(O.J.) Wake Up]
Cameo – Keep it Hot [Snoop’s Upside Ya Head]
The Gap Band – I Don’t Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance [Snoop’s Upside Ya Head]
Leroy Hutson – So In Love
Evelyn Champagne King – Kisses Don’t Lie
The Blackbyrds – Dreaming About You [Doggyland]
The Jackson 5 – The Love You Save [Doggyland]
Bobby Bland – Sad Street
Chicago Gangsters — Don’t Be Gone
Jackson 5 – Buttercup
Gwen McCrae – Rockin’ Chair
Terry Huff and Special Delivery- The Lonely One
Blowfly – Convoy


Originally from egotripland.com: Snoop Dogg — Tha Doggfather: The Samples [20th Anniversary] Mix (AUDIO).

Nardwuar vs. Snoop Dogg (2016) (VIDEO).

The Human Serviette interviews Tha Doggfather for the 8th time. The two talk novelty rap like Bobby Jimmy & The Critters and Arsenio Hall’s Chunky A, as well as basketball players that rapped. That and mucho mas.



BONUS: Snoop Dogg — “Late Nights” (AUDIO).

Prod. by Mike Will Made-It


Originally from egotripland.com: Nardwuar vs. Snoop Dogg (2016) (VIDEO).