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Album Reviews 2018 – (March-April)

March 2018

PRhyme – PRhyme 2 

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PRhyme 2 is the second collaborative album from PRhyme, a duo consisting of rapper Royce Da 5’9″and producer DJ Premier. It was released on their own record label PRhyme Records on March 16, 2018.

It’s one of my favorite albums including a great collab with Dave East on “Era”  and another great artists are featured such as Cee-Lo Green (Goddie Mob , Gnarls Barkley) , Brady Watt , 2Chainz and many more .

Here’s the track listing below + Live streaming of the album :

Interlude 1 (Salute)

Black History

1 of the Hardest

Era (Ft. Dave East)

Respect My Gun (Ft. Roc Marciano)

W.O.W. (With Out Warning) (Ft. Yelawolf)

Sunflower Seeds (Ft. Novel)

Streets at Night

Rock It

Loved Ones (Ft. Rapsody)

My Calling

Made Man (Ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Mr. Porter)

Relationships (Skit)

Flirt (Ft. 2 Chainz)

Everyday Struggle (Ft. Chavis Chandler)

Do ya Thang

Gotta Love It (Ft. Brady Watt & CeeLo Green)

 

August Greene

 

Here’s a long-time awaited self-titled debut album by August Greene , the trio combined by Rapper\Actor\Vetran Common , Hip-Hop Drummer Kareem Riggins & Jazz Pianist Robert Glasper .

The album itself featuring artists such as Brandy , who’ve worked with Glasper in the past and still working with him for the last years on his “Black Radio” albums , she joins to the group with a rendition of “Optimistic”, Originally taken from “Sounds of Blackness” , a Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (R&B Super Producers who’ve worked with New Edition, Janet Jackson , Babyface & many more) Project back in the 90’s .

The Album also features the Vintage Babies Group including :

  • DJ Dummy
  • Samora Pinderhuges

August Greene XXL latest Interview

האלבום שבהחלט חיכיתי לו הרבה זמן , בחודש האחרון התאחדו השלושה הראפר קומון , המתופף קארים ריגינס ורוברט גלספר מוזיקאי הג’אז לאלבום הבכורה שלהם שנושא את השם August Greene .

האלבום עצמו מארח אמנים כמו Brandy שעבדה ועדיין עובדת בשנים האחרונות עם גלספר לחידוש מצויין של Optimistic ביחד עם קומון מתוך הפרוייקט בשנות ה90 של המפיקים Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam שנקרא “Sounds of Blackness” .

האלבום עצמו מארח עוד חברים מחבורת Vintage Babies .

 

Track listing

0:00 1. Meditation

2:34 2. Black Kennedy featuring Samora Pinderhughes

6:46 3. Let Go featuring Samora Pinderhughes

11:36 4. Practice featuring Samora Pinderhughes

14:48 5. Fly Away

19:10 6. Aya

22:53 7. Piano Interlude

23:39 8. No Apologies

28:30 9. The Time

32:04  10. Optimistic featuring Brandy

37:02 11. Swisha Suite

 

Phonte – No News Is Good News

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The Foreign Exchange frontman and former Little Brother member, Phonte, charmed fans last week with the release of his second solo studio album, No News Is Good NewsReleased on March 6, under the rappers conjoint record label Foreign Exchange Records, it comes highly anticipated as the North Carolina rapper has been keeping fans on their toes regarding a release date. This is the first piece of solo work we’ve seen from Phonte following his album Charity Starts At Home released in September 2011.

No News Is Good News is equipped with ten full-length tracks and only a limited amount of features from Indiana sensation Freddie Gibbs and R&B singer Eric Robertson. Meanwhile, on the production side of things, Marco Polo, Nottz and Tall Black Guy among others bless the project with their trademark sound. While set for an original release back in September 2016, Phonte held the album back due to the intense schedule surrounding his group The Foreign Exchange, and other endeavors. Some may argue the album however was worth the wait, firing on all cylinders and certainly showing us the Phonte of Little Brother.

Phonte first took to the stage alongside the legendary 9th Wonder and Rapper Big Pooh forming the trio Little Brother in the early 2000’s. After whipping up four critically acclaimed albums, the group parted ways back in 2010. Phonte has gone on to continue working alongside Dutch producer Nicolay with The Foreign Exchange.

 

Phonte  , חבר בהרכב היפ הופ האהוב עליי  Little Brother  וחלק מהצמד של The Forgien Exchange  מוציא אלבום חדש ומארח בתוכו אמנים כמו אריק רוברטסון , פרדי גיבס .

אלבום העצמו הופק ע”י מפיקים כמו Marco Polo , Nottz וגם 9th Wonder  .

7 שנים כעברו מאז אלבום הבכורה שלו והשנה הוא חוזר באלבום שהוא בוגר יותר . שונה מהתקופה שבה היה בLittle Brother ומעבר לשיתוף הפעולה שלו עם המפיק הדני ניקולאי כThe Forgien Exchange  .

Reference :  Phonte’s No News Is Good Interview – The Source

 

Track Listing_

1. “To the Rescue”
2. “So Help Me God”
3. “Pastor Tigallo”
4. “Expensive Genes”
5. “Cry No More”
6. “Such Is Life”
7. “Change of Mind” Feat. Freddie Gibbs
8. “Sweet You”
9. “Find That Love Again” Feat. Eric Roberson
10. “Euphorium (Back to the Light)”

 

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