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Rufus Sims Drops “Loyalty: Birth of Super Rufus” Album, First of Two Part Series

Rufas Sims, hailing from West Side Chicago, has unleashed his latest album, “Loyalty: Birth of Super Rufus“, first of a 2 part series. Produced by the visionary Billionaire Boyscout, this album marries fiery fentanyl flows with ill hybrid hip-hop trap soul sound beds, creating a dynamic listening experience that challenges conventional norms. Sims’ lyrical prowess shines through as he navigates themes of loyalty, street authenticity, and personal evolution, making each track a testament to his artistic growth and unyielding dedication to his craft.

Billionaire Boyscout innovative fusion of genres provides the perfect canvas for Sims to paint his vivid narratives, questioning and affirming the loyalty of the real ones across the globe. The album stands as a bold statement in today’s underground hip hop landscape, pushing boundaries and setting new bar standards.

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Constant Flow (CF 201) Drops New Project “Fun House” (Album Review)

Nelson Morales, aka Constant Flow 201 (CF201), is a Dirty Jerz (New Jersey) native who rose to prominence in the East Coast underground hip-hop scene. The East Coast emcee recently dropped his latest project titled “Fun House.” This album follows his previous project, “ASYLUM,” which was released back in February. The album is primarily produced by Speedy Babyy. CF is known to be part of the Rebel Armz faculty alongside AKIR, Hasaan Salaam, Chino XL, and Immortal Technique.

CF201 is back again with another lyrical sensation. He is no stranger when it comes to his fast and passionate lyrical delivery. “Fun House” delivers a dark lyrical tone with metamorphic themes. With vivid punchlines and complex storytelling wordplay.

The “Funhouse Intro” starts off with raw lyrical hardcore vague verses, with the inclusion referencing horror flicks. “Sunrise” “layers” and “Siesta” leads toward that fast-flow conscious sound. CF is adept at delivering fast and intricate rhymes. “Doctor” continues with accelerated rhymes combined with Spanish delivery. “Eminent Domain” concludes with CF reinstating the theme of the Album on how the Funhouse is not always circus.

Score: 8/10

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The MC Type & Pen Pointz Embark on a Wild Ride Through Satirical Hip Hop in “Lucky Silverback”

Get ready for a musical adventure unlike any other with The MC Type and Pen Pointz’s new album, “Lucky Silverback“. Featuring collaborations with hip hop heavyweights like Sage Francis, Louis Logic, P.O.S, and Blueprint, this album is a satirical masterpiece that can be best described as “Atmosphere meets South Park.”

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Mi$tuh G Returns After 4 Years to “Keep It G” (Album Review)

This is the sophomore effort from Sacramento, California emcee/producer Mi$tuh G. Emerging within the underground at the beginning of this current ongoing decade off the strength of his full-length debut G Files, I myself subsequently found myself being introduced to his music in the summer of 2020 back when the whole world shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic through his debut EP G.W.O. (G-World Order) conceptually revolving around all the events that had transpired at that point. He & Mak7teen brought Your Worst Nightmare to life a year later & is returning over 4 years later to Keep It G.

After the “Brandon Voicemail” intro, the first song “Flow” is this off-the-trap opener having y’all begging for another dose whereas “G’s Back” featuring Mak7teen works in more hi-hats continuing to take an eerier route atmospherically talking about coming back after 3 years. “Slide Out” brings a symphonic trap flare to the instrumental encouraging to send him the addy just before “The Best” featuring Lil Sicx & T Nutty brings the trio together sampling “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5 except it has a g-funk twist entering a whole nother dimension.

“Not At All” moves on from there by taking it to the Bay cussing a bitch our on her cap leading into “Hangin’ Out the Window” keeps the pianos & hi-hats in tact getting in his braggadocio bag. Oakland veteran & the Crown Prince of Hyphy Mistah F.A.B. provides Keep It G’s best feature on the misty trap cut “Payin’ Dues” gettin’ their hustle on & after the “KM Radio” skit, “Remember the Name” gives off a vibrant yet soulful approach to the beat looking to separate himself from evil ties.

The ominous trap approach throughout “Revenue” is pretty cool making it clear he’s all about the income & after the “E-Moe Voicemail” skit, “That’s Mi$tuh G” charismatically retains his championship by the end of the song forever staying on the grind the penultimate track “Better Dayz” featuring Lace Leno nears the conclusion of the album looking for brighter days ahead of them. YFN Lucci surprisingly alongside YFN Traepound join G for the trap closer “Mafia” to live high so they ain’t gotta deal with lowlives.

Even I myself was curious as to what’s been going on with Mi$tuh G as of late & to hear that he’s back after so long with an entire LP of new material was just what I needed. Quite possibly better than the EP that put me onto his music few years ago. He’s most certainly grown from both an artistic & a personal perspective since then G makes that apparent, staying true to himself & having a tighter guest-list in comparison to G.W.O. (G-World Order).

Score: 7/10

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Action Bronson’s 8th LP “Johan Sebastian Bachlava the Doctor” Prod. by Daringer & The Alchemist Wonderfully Represents the Day 1s & the Newest of His Coalition (Album Review)

New York City emcee, songwriter, chef, wrestler & television host Action Bronson enlisting Daringer & The Alchemist to produce his 8th full-length studio LP. Blowing up with release of his debut album Dr. Lecter in 2011, he then landed a joint venture with VICE Music & Atlantic Records while following up his debut with a couple EPs & mixtapes. The most notable being the Blue Chips duology, Saab Stories & my personal favorite: Rare Chandeliers. He then put out his major label debut Mr. Wonderful in 2015 & it has some of his best songs on there, but the end result would be a more glitzy mixed bag. He fulfilled his contracts by dropping Blue Chips 7000 & celebrated his freedom the next year in the form of White Bronco which were both solid, but didn’t reach the caliber of Lamb Over Rice the Thanksgiving after. Only for Dolphins though was pretty mid given that some of the production choices were questionable & Cocodrillo Turbo was a bounce back. As for Johan Sebastian Bachlava the Doctor, I went into it hoping it would be Bronson’s best album yet.

“Splash (Provocativ)” is this relaxing, jazzy opener showcasing a new fragrance from Bachlava when it’s all said & done whereas “SEGA” works in some haunting organ melodies from Uncle Al referring to himself as that muthafucka you don’t wanna rump with. “Nourish a Thug” hooks up pianos as well as kicks & snares from Daringer talking about taking temperatures the old fashioned way just before “Hideo Nomo” strips the drums explaining that his horoscope told him to get more cake out here.

Meanwhile on “Salvaje”, we have Bronson over more laidback production looking to smash guitars over heads like The Honky Tonk Man did to Jake “The Snake” Roberts leading into Meyhem Lauren joining him for the rock-influenced “Hogan” humorously talking about bitches with Hulk Hogan’s face. “Citrus Wahoo” featuring Meyhem once again lecturing you for what you did wrong only to get stomped out, but then “Kompressor” featuring Larry June charmingly talks about always coming through.

“NBA Leather on NBC” featuring The Alchemist himself jumps over keys & a harmonica pairing up the New York Knicks & the Chicago Bulls while the song “Shadow Realm” pours his heart off talks about trying to take off for so long in the midst of everyone hanging from land again. “Doctor” ends the LP drumlessly comparing his life to a scene from the 1979 masterpiece Apocalypse Now.

I’m really proud to see where Action Bronson has come in over a decade from his initial rise to the top over a decade ago to Fuck, That’s Delicious’ increasing popularity & even his brief AEW appearances in at All Out IV & Grand Slam II. Now over 13 years since his debut tape, he celebrates his mom’s born day by releasing my new favorite full-length of his. For only a half hour, we get a heart-to-heart dedication to all the Day 1s & even the newest members in Bachlava’s coalition.

Score: 9/10

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MC Wicks drops Infinite Power (Album Review)

Central California’s finest, Fresno’s MC WICKS, is back again with another classic lyrical masterpiece, Infinite Power, the follow-up to his previous project Internal Healing. All tracks are produced by his longtime collaborator Borkner Park (Vivid Visions). This is Mc Wicks’ 17th album. In this latest 14-track album, Wicks once again showcases his lyrical-raw storytelling ability and vivid wordplay.

Wicks is no stranger to being a lyrical beast on the mic, since his debut, Never Had a Dolla (2014). Wicks has proved that he’s hip-hop’s next greatest. Straight out of Fresno, Wicks follows in the footsteps of natives such as Fashawn and Planet Asia.

The album title is based on Wicks’ late father, Frank, a respected Yaqui Native within his community. The knowledge and wisdom passed down from him inspired Wicks to bring this album to life. The artwork features a portrait of Frank, with a background inspired by Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power.

The intro track, Never Forgotten, starts off with Wicks’ raw lyrical wordplay, emphasizing that he’ll remain relevant regardless of his presence. Cosmos elaborates on his vivid storytelling and intellectual punchlines, using scientific metaphors to boast his bragging rights from another universe, with the rest unable to keep up. Alongside, That Guy reaffirms his status as the best. Leading towards tracks like “Ready for War,” the sole feature with A-F-R-O, “Rock Star,” and “On and On,” Wicks strikes with his renowned hardcore boom bap sound.

Sore: 9/10

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Vinnie Paz’s 2nd EP “Jacinto’s Praying Mantis” Will Hold Fans Off Fine Until Something Bigger Comes Down the Pipe (EP Review)

Philadelphia underground veteran Vinnie Paz following up his 8th album All Are Guests in the House of God roughly 7 months after with his 2nd EP. Breaking out as the MC of Jedi Mind Tricks & the leader of the Army of the Pharaohs collective, he put out his first 2 solo albums Season of the Assassin & God of the Serengeti in 2010 & 2012 respectively until returned in 2016 with The Cornerstone of the Corner StoreThe Pain Collector would become my favorite of his since his first 2 but since as above so below, Paz has been staying consistent by delivering a new solo effort every year & is carrying on tradition by making Jacinto’s Praying Mantis a physical exclusive.

“Contra Cocaine” is a boom bap opener talking about killing every chance he gets whereas my favorite cut on the EP “Blood Bank Affair” produced by The Czar-Keys & Scott Stallone hooking him up with some guitars, kicks & snares so he can get in his Boxcutter bag lyrically. “Ghost Limb” has a futuristically eerie approach instrumentally thanks to Nickel Plated assuring you prolly a saw a body in Pack Pistol Pazzy’s city leading into “Bullet in the Head” incorporating sampling talking about being an animal. 

The song “Brainscan Exorcism” featuring Boob Bronx & Recognize Ali brings the trio together on top of a grisly piano/boom bap crossover wanting everyone to enjoy them while they’re still alive while “Funeral Pyre” has to be another standout track complexly taking y’all to a different level over a sample-woven Shuko beat. “Zoë Lund” wraps up Jacinto’s Praying Mantis mixing woodwinds, kicks, snares & a scratch hook from 7L to get outrageous.

I’m unable to speak for where the Ikon the Verbal Hologram will go from here whether it’s a 9th solo LP or a new Jedi Mind album, but he gave the underground a solid prelude EP until that time comes. Production-wise, I’m personally leaning more towards his last couple full-lengths although Scott nailed the engineering. Squatdeadface furthermore doing the artwork makes me happy as a Griselda head who’s been following him since FLYGOD is an Awesome God & lyrically, Odrama vin Laden remains one of the greatest from the City of Brotherly Love.

Score: 7/10

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Zoe Osama Sets a New Standard For West Coast Hip Hop With Debut Album “From The East Side With Love”

The West Coast has experienced a resurgence in the music industry with Zoe Osama playing a pivotal role currently. He proudly announces the release of his highly anticipated debut album, “From The East Side With Love,” under a new joint venture with the renowned music distribution company, Empire.

This landmark album marks a significant milestone in Zoe Osama’s career, showcasing his unique sound and storytelling while setting a new standard for West Coast Hip Hop.

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Lupe Fiasco Drops Anticipated New Project “Samurai” (Album Review)

Lupe Fiasco, Chicago’s own, returns with another anticipated banger. “Samurai,” his latest album, delves into a wave of slow-flow jazz, enriched with story-driven wordplay. Produced primarily by longtime collaborator Soundtrakk (known for hits like “Superstar” and “Kick, Push”), with co-production by Kush Baby, the 8-track album showcases Lupe’s evolution.

In this project, Lupe weaves a personal narrative through rap-jazz and neo-soul, blending fast rap with introspective lyricism. Tracks like “Samurai” and “Mumble Rap” deliver smooth hip-hop flows, while “Cake,” “Palaces,” and “No.1 Headband” explore lyrical depth and neo-jazz soul choruses.

Lupe, who once explained that “the word ‘samurai’ means to serve,” has undoubtedly delivered on his promise. The album’s cohesive blend of genres and poignant lyrics solidify its impact.

Album Ranking: 10/10

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Sauce Walka Delivers His Anticipated New Album “Sauce Father 2”

Houston’s very own Sauce Walka has delivered his anticipated album ‘Sauce Father 2 out today via EMPIRE. The album features a mixture of mega and rising stars like Travis Scott, Bossman Dlow, Lil Yachty, Peezy, YTB Fatt, Wizz Havinn, Rizzoo Rizzoo, and Lil Jairmy. The artists compliment Walka’s high energy and hard hitting word play weaved throughout 18 tracks. At the end of each record is a slowed tempoed, chopped and screwed bit that pays homage to his Houston bred roots.

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