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Tech N9ne – “MORE FEAR” (EP Review)

This is the 7th EP from the ever-hardworking Kansas City veteran Tech N9ne. He’s fresh off his 22nd full-length ENTERFEAR that just dropped back in April & it turns out so much material was recorded for that particular album, that N9na has seen fit to release some of those cuts in the first of 2 EPs.

After the “Heist” skit, the first song “ENTERFEARENCE” talks about feeling disoriented over a groggy beat from Seven whereas the track right after “Bitch Slap” with Corey Taylor, GreatDaeg & Hopsin sees the 4 talking about hitting anyone who tries to harm their personal spaces over a trap metal beat. After the “Report” skit, the song “I Don’t Give a Pho” talks about not caring for bullshit over an eerie trap beat while the penultimate track “Inside” talks about giving himself a pick-me-up over an unexpected boom bap instrumental that works pretty fantastically. The EP finishes with “Specter”, where Tech talks about being a ghost over a melancholic beat.

Personally, I think I might enjoy this EP a bit more than the actual album itself. As dark as ENTERFEAR was, most of these cuts should’ve made it onto that album because they would play into it much more solidly than some of the weaker cuts on there. Can’t wait for FEAR EXODUS at the end of the year.

Score: 8/10

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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Sutter Kain & Donnie Darko – “After the World Got to Us” (EP Review)


Donnie Darko is an emcee from New Jersey most known for his extensive collaborations with New York producer, DJ & occasional Black Sunday partner-in-rhyme Sutter Kain. They just dropped a fantastic EP back in April called Before the World Got to Us & here we are 4 months later with a sequel project.

The album kicks off with “Tesla”, where Donnie talks about being a veteran over a hard hitting beat. The next song “Dark Noise” talks about how dope he is over a dark boom bap beat while the track “Trigger Music, Pt. 2” of course talks about guns over a beat with an alluring vocal sample. The song “Dark Sounds” talks about his opponents not being built the same as him over an apocalyptic instrumental while the track “Winter Music, Pt. 5” gets violent over a suspenseful boom bap beat.


The song “Death Merchants, Pt. 2” is a bloodthirsty horrorcore posse cut while the track “Dark Moments” with Appollo Valdez sees the 2 coming with the battle bars over a boom bap beat with some choir vocals in the background. The song “Dark Voices” talks about how he’s just doing his thing over an instrumental with a chilling loop while the penultimate track “Death by High Noon” with Danny DieRich & Mike Sanders sees the 3 talking about murder over a boom bap beat with some synths. The closer “Going Through the Motions Pt. 3” with McNastee then finds the 2 talking about what’s on their minds over a bleak instrumental.

As much as I really enjoyed Before the World Got to Us, this new EP is a cut above it. Donnie Darko & Sutter Kain continue to display their ever-so-natural chemistry as their respective lyricism & production on here is a lot darker than it was on the EP we heard just 4 months ago.

Score: 8/10

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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Boldy James & Jay Versace – “The Versace Tape” (EP Review)

Boldy James is a 38 year old MC from Detroit, Michigan who I first caught wind of with his Alchemist produced 2013 debut M.1.C.S. (My 1st Chemistry Set). The critical acclaim of which that album received would land him a contract with Nas’ independent label Mass Appeal Records, but Boldy unfortunately got incarcerated sometime after. Upon being released, Uncle Al would help get his name back out there by dropping the Boldface EP last winter & The Price of Tea in China just this past February. Both of which where also widely praised & even resulted in a new deal with Buffalo powerhouse Griselda Records. To mark his debut with the label, Boldy has enlisted Jay Versace for his 4th EP.

After the “Pony Down” intro, the first song “Maria” talks about going from selling drugs to where he is now over a jazzy beat while the track “Nu Wave” talks about cooking up over a soulful instrumental. The song “Cartier” with Elcamino sees the 2 talking about having footwork over a rich piano loop while the track “Brick van Excel” talks about how it is in the streets will test you over an euphoric beat.

The song “Long Live Julio” looks back on his younger days over an old school sample while the track “Monte Cristo” talks about whippin’ it up over another vintage loop. The song “Cardinal Sin” talks about being from the east side of Detroit over a slow instrumental while the penultimate track “Bentayga” talks about “pitchin’ like Verlander” over a delicate sample. The EP finishes with “Roxycontin”, where Boldy & Westside Gunn talk about being tied up in the dope game over an angelic instrumental.

Not as good as The Price of Tea in China, but still a good follow up. Jay Versace’s drumless production goes over well with Boldy James’ gritty street imagery. However, I wish it was longer than just 20 minutes. Nonetheless, Boldy shows himself as a fine edition to the Griselda roster.

Score: 7/10

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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Dimitri – “Stay Away” EP

Up and coming underground Hip Hop artist Dimitri releases his new EP titled “Stay Away“.  Follow him on Instagram @saintdimitri2000.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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MeloGenic – “The Breakthrough” (Album)

We’ve been a lot of support and site traffic from South Africa lately, it’s only right to highlight some rising artist out that way. Stream “The Breakthrough”, the latest project by Johannesburg’s very own MeloGenic.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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World P – “I Vibe Different” (Album Review)

World P is a 36 year old emcee based in Detroit, Michigan affiliated with Port Huron heavyweight Substance810 & this actually happens to be his full-length debut.

The album kicks off with “Who Knew”, where World P opens about going from being locked up as a teenager to the man he is today over some grand piano melodies & finger-snapping. The next song “Dark Flower” shows off his storytelling skills over a cavernous beat while the track “Envy” talks about those who’re jealous of him over a Bay Area style instrumental.  The song “It’s My Party” is obviously a club banger with over a trap beat with some staccato keyboards & after the “Bobby Smith” interlude, the track “Ain’t About That” viciously calls out those who have no loyalty to him.

The song “Go Girl” is a decent strip club banger while the track “Sold My Heart” completely gets on the emo rap tip over a moody beat. The song “Dear Dad” is an emotional letter to P’s father over a grand beat & before the album finishes off with the “Flagg Bey” outro, the closer “Fuck It” is a response to a woman claiming that she’s leaving him over a luxurious instrumental.

If you’re curious about World P, then definitely give this album a listen because he does a good job at giving the listener a proper introduction as to who he is.

Score: 7/10

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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FNX – “The Universal Frequency” (Mixtape)

Rising Connecticut based underground Hip Hop artist FNX releases his new mixtape titled “The Universal Frequency“.  Follow him on Instagram @theofficialfnx.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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Bobby Burnham – “Means To An End” (Album Review)

When you think about artists who portray stuff in their music they can’t actually relate to, there are plenty of them in the waters. But for those artists who actually talk about true substance and paint pictures in your head while listening to the music,  they come one in a few, and Bobby Burnham is one of them. As a needle in the hast stack type of artist out of Manchester, NH. His name combines his dad’s first who passed away in 2018 and the town that he spent most of his childhood. Bobby produces, writes, records and engineers all of his music. Today, we will be covering his debut album “Means to an End”.

In his own words, Bobby Burnham says “The album represents the goal of ultimate freedom. It touches on social issues, addiction and the hip hop industry.”  Before hitting the play button to the intro self titled track, I actually looked forward to this project since it’s a full-length debut. Many debut project are either a “hit” or “miss” in our books, and it’s a foundation to what the future lies ahead for this upcoming rapper.

I can totally tell he is a young artist who is still mastering his craft with tons of potential room to grow as an emcee. Hit beat selection is average, in hindsight he does have songs that suite the mixture of underground heads, and the club/party scene.  I usually hit the self titled songs first since those songs usually define the whole project. On “Means to an End”, he talks on the future goals he wants to achieve by overcoming many hurdles and obstacles. For you deep thinkers, I recommend listening to “Money Happiness and Love” as he pays respect to some of the fathers of Hip Hop, 2Pac and Biggie. Bobby also covered the “love song” category with “Ride or Die” which anybody who has a compatible companion can relate to.

“Swift Left”, out of all the songs off the album, is the one where Bobby Burnham shines the most. His flow really matches the tempo of the beat, and I enjoyed the positive vibe in the tune. Lastly, I noticed he named a song from his actual stage name. The outro song, “Bobby Burnham” is also ranks high on the album, and is the perfect song to end the project. This song shows his seriousness for the craft of Hip Hop.

With most of choruses on this project I feel need more polishing, I feel this debut project wasn’t a “miss”. Bobby still has a slot of room to grow on his next project, and I’m honestly looking forwards in whats to come from him in the new future. I rate this project a 6/10. Nobody’s debut project is their best, but it’s def a foundation to grow as an artist.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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Bobby Burnham – “Means To An End” (Album Review)

When you think about artists who portray stuff in their music they can’t actually relate to, there are plenty of them in the waters. But for those artists who actually talk about true substance and paint pictures in your head while listening to the music,  they come one in a few, and Bobby Burnham is one of them. As a needle in the hast stack type of artist out of Manchester, NH. His name combines his dad’s first who passed away in 2018 and the town that he spent most of his childhood. Bobby produces, writes, records and engineers all of his music. Today, we will be covering his debut album “Means to an End”.

In his own words, Bobby Burnham says “The album represents the goal of ultimate freedom. It touches on social issues, addiction and the hip hop industry.”  Before hitting the play button to the intro self titled track, I actually looked forward to this project since it’s a full-length debut. Many debut project are either a “hit” or “miss” in our books, and it’s a foundation to what the future lies ahead for this upcoming rapper.

I can totally tell he is a young artist who is still mastering his craft with tons of potential room to grow as an emcee. Hit beat selection is average, in hindsight he does have songs that suite the mixture of underground heads, and the club/party scene.  I usually hit the self titled songs first since those songs usually define the whole project. On “Means to an End”, he talks on the future goals he wants to achieve by overcoming many hurdles and obstacles. For you deep thinkers, I recommend listening to “Money Happiness and Love” as he pays respect to some of the fathers of Hip Hop, 2Pac and Biggie. Bobby also covered the “love song” category with “Ride or Die” which anybody who has a compatible companion can relate to.

“Swift Left”, out of all the songs off the album, is the one where Bobby Burnham shines the most. His flow really matches the tempo of the beat, and I enjoyed the positive vibe in the tune. Lastly, I noticed he named a song from his actual stage name. The outro song, “Bobby Burnham” is also ranks high on the album, and is the perfect song to end the project. This song shows his seriousness for the craft of Hip Hop.

With most of choruses on this project I feel need more polishing, I feel this debut project wasn’t a “miss”. Bobby still has a slot of room to grow on his next project, and I’m honestly looking forwards in whats to come from him in the new future. I rate this project a 6/10. Nobody’s debut project is their best, but it’s def a foundation to grow as an artist.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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Barbaydose – “Future Reminiscent” (Album)

Rising Bay Area underground Hip Hop group Barbaydose releases their new album titled “Future Reminiscent“.  Follow them on Instagram @barbaydose.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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