Tag: hip hop

May 5, 2021

November 29, 2020

Illect Recordings Announce Holiday Sale

Underground hip-hop leaders Illect Recordings (home of Sivion, Terem, James Gardin and many others) are running holiday sales currently on physical merch (12″ Vinyl, 7″ Vinyl, CDs, Cassette Tapes & more). A few new items are included in addition to a couple re-stocks. There are also pre-orders, from tomorrow, for the Sivion x DertBeats Vinyl LP.… Continued →

August 13, 2020

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July 21, 2020

New vinyl from Sareem Poems & Newselph

There’s a new collaborative album out featuring Sareem Poems & Newselph, and . . . it’s now available on vinyl! Hip-hop leading indie label Illect Recordings are offering the vinyl for pre-order via their Bandcamp page. Fans who pre-order the vinyl will get it 2 weeks before it hits stores August 14 (via Fat Beats).… Continued →

July 16, 2020

June 30, 2020

J. Crum & Jarry Manna - Lost & Found

Veteran emcee J. Crum has just released his brand new, self-produced single entitled “Lost & Found” featuring indietribe. member Jarry Manna. “Lost & Found” is about understanding our identity isn’t in the things of this world. Though at times we feel lost, there is a place that we belong. J. Crum shares, “I spent a lot of wasted time trying to fit in spaces that I had no business being in.… Continued →

June 17, 2020

Kevi Morse - Black Boy

Kevi Morse is a hip-hop artist, DJ, and entrepreneur. When describing his latest single, he shares: I wrote “Black Boy” from a place of encouragement. The song shines light on all the injustices and what it’s like to be a person of color (POC). I hope this song helps the masses find hope and peace, while understanding we’re all equal.… Continued →

June 5, 2020

May 23, 2020

DIE-REK - Praises of Men

On his third single from The Dying Ones, DIE-REK carefully analyses the supposed importance of the “praises of men”, the value it adds to our lives or the lack thereof. Even though the primate-like thump of the self-produced beat will make you do the Klingon Face™ immediately, the lyrical content is still intensely personal.… Continued →

April 2, 2020

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February 25, 2020

Illect Recordings drops three new projects for FREE download

Seattle-based hip-hop label Illect Recordings are at the top of their game after more than a decade of releasing quality hip-hop and alternative rap. They’ve just released three new projects which can be streamed, or even downloaded for free! The first is an instrumental album from Sivion called “Group Therapy: Beats” and it features a number of underground hip-hop producers on different tracks.… Continued →

February 12, 2020

CHH veterans Flame & Da' T.R.U.T.H. team up for Complicated-ish Podcast

Remember as kids, when we were taught something was either good or bad, right or wrong, etc.? Then later, you realize everything doesn’t quite fit as neatly in those categories. It’s more complicated. Grammy nominated artists, Da’ T.R.U.T.H. and Flame delve into candid discussions on society, the arts, religion, humanity and more while exploring meaningful topics relevant to their shared faith and the culture that shapes it all.… Continued →

February 3, 2020

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December 20, 2019

Song of the Day: Blackhouse - We Will Fight Back!

Long before the Christian music industry had become familiar with industrial music via the likes of Deitiphobia, Mortal or Circle of Dust, indie stalwarts Blackhouse already had 9-10 albums out. Most of them were only available as imports or through independent mailorder, and many were on secular labels. Case in point is “We Will Fight Back,” with its provocative album cover.… Continued →

December 13, 2019

Song of the Day: Soul-Junk - Young Businessmens

Soul-Junk are one of those bands that are immensely difficult to keep up with. Incredibly prolific, they’ve released at least a dozen albums, and roughly 14 EPs. All of them are named after numbers, presumably years (mostly in the 1930s-1950s), but they don’t follow any logical sequential order. To make matters even more perplexing, often the LP releases have altogether different tracks or sequences from the CD versions of the same album.… Continued →

November 11, 2019

November 1, 2019

REVIEW : Kanye West - Jesus Is King

“Damn” is the only curse word you’ll hear on Kanye West’s latest album.* Jesus Is King is gospel rap, and not only in the usual sense. With the help of the Sunday Service Choir and Fred Hammond, the gospel influence is potent; although rhymes and beats are present, the latter are especially minimal.… Continued →

October 26, 2019

October 21, 2019

Song of the Day: Mars ILL - Inside Out

Mars ILL’s “Inside Out” is one of the most convicting songs I’ve ever heard. Backbreakanomics (2003) is a classic album as a whole, but Dust’s production on this song is what really sets it apart, with its haunting samples and DJ scratches. Manchild uses the occasion to tell a story which focuses on social inequality, spiritual transformation, and justice.… Continued →

October 18, 2019

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