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Havoc, Ras Kass, RJ Payne, Method Man, Fame M.O.P. Unite in Epic “Roll Call” Collaboration

In an convergence of Hip Hop juggernauts, Havoc, RJ Payne and Ras Kass (GUTTR) join forces with Method Man, Fame of M.O.P., and Sway Calloway in their latest track, “Roll Call.” This Fat Beats backed powerhouse collaboration ignites the underground with its explosive energy and lyrical prowess. From Ras Kass’s razor-sharp wordplay to Method Man’s signature delivery, every moment of “Roll Call” is a testament to the enduring legacy of hip-hop and the timeless skill of its pioneers.

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Canadian Irish Rapper JRoberts Drops New Single “Keep It Moving” Ft. RJ Payne (Prod. By Body Bag Ben)

Canadian Irish artist JRoberts once again proves his place in the Hip Hop industry with the release of his latest single “Keep It Moving“. JRoberts showcases his heavy delivery and lyrical presence with rising Hip Hop East Coast veteran RJ Payne, adding an extra layer of bar work and impeccable rhyme schemes to the track. The production from Body Bag Ben adds the perfect foundation for the artists’ bars, with its compelling rhythms and expertly crafted soundscapes.

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RJ Payne Takes a Trip to “The Barbershop” Scored by C-Lance (EP Review)

New York emcee & revered battle rapper RJ Payne formerly known as Reign Man back with his 8th EP. Building up an extensive solo catalogue for himself with 23 mixtapes as well as well as his last 7 EPs & 4 full-length albums. Benny the Butcher even signed RJ to Black Soprano Family Records for a brief period of time, putting out some of best material like Leatherface & Square Root of a Kilo under Benny’s ever-growing indie label of his own. However, My Life’z a Movie produced by Stu Bangas quickly became my favorite LP in RJ’s discography celebrating it’s 1-year anniversary last weekend & to come off the moderately well received P.A. Dre-produced sequel last month, Enemy Soil Entertainment in-house producer C-Lance is teaming up with the Reign Man for a trip to The Barbershop.

After the “Barberchair” intro, the first song “Uninspired” explains his reasons for inspiration being at a low currently over a luxurious boom bap instrumental whereas “Already Rich” works in some glamorous keys talking about being rich spiritually. “Man Child” gives off a somber vibe musically coming to teach & rebuild the love, but then the piano-driven “The Ghost of Kevin Samuels” gives his flowers to the late controversial internet personality going on to say that we need to look into the mirror & get our shit together.

“Losing My Religion” has a crooning soul vibe to it telling y’all to consider him to be a hoodlum with a mission while “Slave Food” cautioning those who’ll use food as a weapon as he’s been noticing it since the recession. But until the “Barberchair” outro, the final song “Conspiracy Theories” prays that every day will get better being well aware of what the government’s hiding over some kicks, snares & an luscious backdrop.

If My Life’z a Movie is RJ’s best album, then there’s no question in my mind that The Barbershop will stand the test of time as my favorite EP of his because I went into it expecting it to be an LP but they still delivered on the same caliber as that Stu Bangas-produced album. Conceptually, RJ takes the listeners through a trip experience feeling as if you’re at an actual barbershop & the score that C-Lance cooks up is incredibly consistent.

Score: 9/10

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Novatore & RJ Payne Press “Rewind” Over A C-Lance Beat In New Visual

Here is the latest music video from the upcoming “Alchemy and Black Magic” LP by rising Chicago rapper Novatore featuring RJ Payne and produced by C-Lance.

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“My Life’z a Movie” is RJ Payne’s Most Cohesive Work Yet (Album Review)

This is the 3rd full-length album from Philly emcee RJ Payne. Coming up in the battle rap circuit under the original moniker Reignman, he would go on to build up an extensive solo catalogue for himself with 23 mixtapes as well as well as 6 EPs & of course his last 2 albums. Benny the Butcher even signed RJ to Black Soprano Family Records for a brief period of time, putting out some of best material like Leatherface & Square Root of a Kilo under Benny’s ever-growing indie label of his own. But to follow-up If Cocaine Could Talk 7 & Blood on My Chainsaw from the beginning of the year, RJ’s enlisting Stu Bangas to produce My Life’z a Movie in it’s entirety.

After the “Home Sweet Home” intro, the first song “Central Park Vibes” is a piano/boom bap-laced opener with RJ letting y’all in on a day in his life whereas “Time Hotel” takes a more jazzier route confessing that he feels like he never rests & that no one can stop him. “Little Italy” goes into drumless turf spitting some mafioso bars & after the “Vintage Brooklyn” interlude, “Brooklyn Love” returns to the boom bap professing his appreciation for the titular city in NY. After the “Q Borough” interlude though, we have RJ getting in his selfish bag on the dusty “Jamaica Ave” just before the funk/gospel hybrid “Long Island Expressway” talks about how this gon’ be a Hell of a night & that he feels like King Kong.

“Top Down in Harlem” weaves some synthesizers to flex about drive around the titular neighborhood in the City of Dreams” with the top down & after the “D Train” interlude, the song “Bronx Tale” comes through with a bluesy story that occurred in our culture’s birthplace. The penultimate track “Staten Island Vibes” works in a soul sample & a flute so RJ can rep Shaolin prior to “The Check Out” sending off the album with him on top of an orchestral yet jazzy beat talking about having a great time chilling at the Time Hotel.

As much as I enjoyed RJ’s brief run with BSF, I can argue that My Life’z a Movie is quite possibly the most cohesive body of work in his catalog thus far. The production that Stu Bangas cooks up on here pull from an eclectic range of sounds & it’s a bit conceptual with the lyrics throughout basically serving as a genuine love letter to the Big Apple with the references to all the cities.

Score: 9/10

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Wu Tang, Conway, NEMS, RJ Payne Join JoJo Pellegrino For “Hitman For Hire V2” Album

Jojo Pellegrino is a respected artist and lyricist hailing from Staten Island New York. Formally managed by the late great Chris Lighty under the legendary Violator imprint, Pellegrino is no stranger to the culture, the business and everything that comes along with it. Featured on various compilations, tours, radio shows, video games, podcasts and television interviews young blue eyes (reference to Frank Sinatras “Old blue eyes” nickname) has managed to make enough of a name for himself that has the fans, pioneers, executives and greats alike whispering the word “legend” for quite some time and it seems Pellegrino is just getting started.

JJP dropped the highly anticipated “Hitman for hire V2” featuring Wu-Tang Clan, Conway, NEMS, RJ Payne through his independent label PellaVision which is the sequel to the “Hitman for Hire” mixtape he and hot 97‘s DJ Kay Slay released prior. You can expect a lot of great things in the near future from Jojo as the hip-hop hopeful gears up to release back to back full length albums all the while cultivating himself a career in acting.

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RJ Payne – “Butcher Meets Leatherface” Ft. Benny The Butcher

Being latest member to get picked up by Benny The Butcher‘s label BSF, check out RJ Payne‘s first single off his new project called “LeatherFace“.

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