Cyne - 'All My Angles Are Right' CD & Vinyl Pre-Order
2/28: CYNE are more than one emcee, more than two producers, more than their decade-spanning discography, and, with the announcement of their new album, All My Angles Are Right, more than just hip-hop. Cise Star is a conscience for your headphones. Speck and Enoch dig deep so you don't have to. CYNE rise above their sphere, merging the personal and the political with genre-busting production and silver-tongued rhymes that capture cross-millennia truths. CYNE lights up their full spectrum with All My Angles Are Right, their fifth album out March 2014.
Roc Marciano - 'The Pimpire Strikes Back' Vinyl Now Shipping
2/28: After handling mainly production duties on the recent Marci Beacoup, Roc Marciano returns to the mic with his trademark flair for street stories, gritty beats, and tongue-twisting allegories. Features include: Action Bronson, Willy The Kid, & Knowledge the Pirate. Beats by Madlib, Evidence, Alchemist & Roc Marciano himself.
Talib Kweli - 'Gravitas' Vinyl Now Shipping
2/28: The respect Talib is given is evident when Raekwon drops by to spit on Violations. Talib Kweli has also showcased new artists throughout his storied career, giving breaks to people like Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole long before they were embraced by the mainstream. This streak continues with Brooklyn's own UnderAchievers, who pop up on the Statik Selektah produced New Leaders. The OhNo produced Art Imitates Life features classic lyricism from Kweli, Rah Digga and Black Thought from the legendary Roots, and Austin's guitar prodigy Gary Clark Jr. shows up for Demonology. All of this leads up to Gravitas' final track, Colors of You, featuring Mike Posner and produced by the late, great J Dilla of Slum Village fame.
CD also available.
Crown - 'Pieces To The Puzzle' CD/ Vinyl Now Shipping
2/26: Crown is a French beatmaker and a member of Grim Reaperz. 'Pieces To The Puzzle' has required five years of work to produce and record this titanic album and gather artists from every corner of the world including: Akhenaton (IAM), Flynt, Demi Portion, A.T.K., Scylla, Masta Ace, Reks, Saigon, Rasco, Lil Dap, PMD and many others ... as well as numerous deejays who are bringing a genuine vibe to this album with soul/ jazz flavors.
Cunninlynguists - 'Strange Journey Vol. 3' CD Pre-Order
2/25: CunninLynguists spent a year interacting with fans via social media & allowing them to vote on guest artists, suggest song concepts, letting them peek in on studio sessions & make decisions on album artwork. Strange Journey Vol. 3 will feature fan-selected artists such as Murs, Del The Funky Homosapien, Aesop Rock, Grieves, Celph Titled, Zumbi of Zion I, Tonedeff and more.
MindsOne & Kev Brown - 'Pillars EP' CD/ Vinyl Pre-Order
2/25: MindsOne reunites with legendary Low Budget Crew producer Kev Brown to offer hip-hop connoisseurs another round of boom bap driven instrumentals and lyrical inspiration in the form of "Pillars". Following the success of their critically acclaimed album "Self Reliance", the MC duo of KON Sci and Tronic began conceptualizing an exclusive new EP with the bass-minded beat maker's talents in mind. The EP features a guest appearance from the ingenious Homeboy Sandman along with instrumentals from up and coming producer Sam Brown, and a brand new remix of "Legion of Doom" by MindsOne stalwart KON Sci.
Frankenstein - 'The Science of Sound' CD Pre-Order
2/25: Frankenstein, Canada's best producer on the mic is ready to release a compilation on Ill Adrenaline Records. Completely re-mastered, "The Science of Sound" is not only a 20-track strong CD containing the entire Frankenstein 12" single catalogue and some rare tracks, but also includes the full "UV" album plus two previously unreleased joints taken off the original Delphi Oracle demo tape from 1994 (available on vinyl/cassette in April).
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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - 'Pinata' CD & Vinyl Pre-Order
2/24: Gibbs is joined on Pinata by Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul and a host of others in setting his soliloquies of the streets alongside film snippets and dusted funk, soul and prog musical tapestries. While this is the latest in a series of single-artist collaborations for Madlib, the pairing is unique as it is the first time for Gibbs working with just one producer. As a producer, Madlib, quite simply, is music, and ten years into his career-a time when other artists become comfortable-Gibbs remains restless, focused, with an eye on the competition and their position relative to his ascent.
DJ Doom & Blacastan - 'Deep Breath' Vinyl Pre-Order
2/24: Blunted Astronaut presents a brand new 12" single by DJ Doom and long-time collaborator Blacastan. "Deep Breath" features O.C., while "Passive Aggression" on the flip side adds potency to this highly explosive mixture, and the addition of DJ Tha Boss on the cuts provides the primer. To top it all off, Doom provides a solid remix of "Deep Breath" which cements this release. Tracks include instrumental, acappella, TV, and clean versions.