The homie Energe has been on quite the tear as of late releasing a slew of new records via his Soundcloud. One of which titled, “Henny Bold,” is a slow simmering banger. Energe rides each transition like a veteran as the instrumental builds. Everyone’s had one of those “Henny Bold” type nights, all liquid courage aside, this track is sure to turn up any party. Check out “Henny Bold” above and make sure to keep an eye out for more from Energe.
Nazeem & Spencer Joles are heating up right now coming off their recent Soundset 2017 announcement. That’s right, the south side kids made the cut this year and also appear to be working on a new EP. Dubbed Years of Obscurity, the first offering from the project comes in the form of a new video titled “Lake St.”. The fight club-esque visual completes the songs gritty aesthetic, we could definitely get used to the kid Liban starring in videos. Chill with a splash of tension underneath the surface, “Lake St.” actually does a good job capturing the feeling of the real street. Check out the video above and be on the look out for more from Nazeem & Spencer Joles.
Minneapolis artist, GYM, took to Twitter yesterday to release his new mixtape Low Noise Vol. 1. Obviously hinting at more to come, the 5 track project breezes by at just under 20 mins. GYM really seems to be establishing his sound while continuing to push new boundaries. Check out Low Noise Vol. 1 above for yourself and be on the look out for more from GYM.
A few weeks ago we began getting acquainted with the music of St. Paul producer _whtspce. His latest offering, Pale Cocoon, is described as a “fusion of hip hop rhythm, ambient soundscapes, and glitchy sound design to conceptualize my love (obsession really…) for Bushido and our earths’ moon.” Stoic and unwavering, we found that “nightfall” embodies this very spirit really well. Constant and calculated, yet cold, the instrumental seems to morph as it floats along. Check out “nightfall” above and be on the look out for Pale Cocoon in it’s entirety.
It’s hard to believe that Chester Watson is still only 19 years old. After first being introduced to his music in 2012, then eventually meeting him in 2014; it feels as if the kid is a weathered veteran. He recently took to Bandcamp to drop a tape titled Past Cloaks, a collection of fan favorites and loose records that never made the final cuts. Through the years Chester has shown a penchant for highly complex lyricism, many continue to regard him as one of the brightest mcs in the next generation. Check out Past Cloaks below and click the link for his official Bandcamp page.
A couple of weeks ago we received a track from Lubi dubbed “Antisocial.” As you can probably guess from the title, the record is laced with feelings of isolation, but the instrumental gives off a triumphant vibe as opposed to one of a darker nature. A “show turner” no doubt, this is the type of track that might just make the venue go crazy. Check out “Antisocial” above and be on the look out for more from Lubi as he prepares is 2017 debut.
J. Plaza has had a good 2016. The buzzing Twin Cities artist took the stage at Rhymesayers & IPR’s First Avenue showcase last night alongside Nazeem & Spencer Joles. Known for his crisp visuals, thanks to the homies from Cereal Films, Plaza recently released yet another solid piece in “Fuck It.” High octane from the jump, “Fuck It” thumps hard while Plaza uses his intricate lyricism to inject energy into the track. J. Plaza was once one of the Cities’ best kept secrets, now he’s on the verge of something big in 2017. Check out the video for “Fuck It” above and stay tuned for more from J. Plaza.
Without further adieu, we present All City Vol. 4. A little tighter than previous installments, this mix flies by with a variety of artists from the Twin Cities and beyond. We hope you enjoy what we’ve compiled, press play and make sure to keep an eye out for All City 5 this Fall!
A while back the homie KAS released a new track via Soundcloud dubbed “Goals.” An artist who continues to show off his vast skill set, KAS is clearly finding his footing. The production on “Goals” is hypnotic to say the least, KAS does a good job of utilizing each breakdown providing a medley of flows. If this is what he has had up his sleeve we can’t wait to hear more. One of his best yet, check out “Goals” for yourself above and make sure to keep an eye out for more from KAS.
The homie Devon Reason recently released some newness in the form of a project titled Reazoliini. At only 5 tracks the record breezes by, but not without making it’s presence known. Entirely produced by Reason’s longtime collaborator, Travis Gorman, Reazoliini is a concrete improvement from any of his previous work. Tracks like “50 in a 30” provide a club rocking euphoria while tracks like “Brabs in a Bucket” have a much more conscious tone. A solo effort for the most part, Muja Messiah registers the only feature besides Dwynell Roland’s back vocals on “Nukin Futz.” Check out Reazoliini for yourself above and be on the look out for more from Devon Reason.