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Ray West and John Robinson – Sample and Percussion EP

At the beginning of 2014, Bronx producer Ray West dropped Ray’s Café, a collaborative project with OC which was met with universal acclaim. Don’t sleep on that one for your yearly wrap up lists.

To close the year, Ray has hooked up with Sir Scienz of Life, John Robinson for their EP, “Sample and Percussion“. The project, released on November 11th,  is supported by the release of a limited run of tees and cassettes.

For a taste of what to expect, check the first release, “Classic Vibes” below.

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TEE: http://shop.madina.co.uk/collections/latest/products/sp12-project-raywest-john-robinson

CASSETTE: http://www.fatbeats.com/products/ray-west-john-robinson-sample-percussion-cassette

ITUNES PRE ORDER: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/samples-percussion/id933078914

You can connect with Ray @redapples45 and John @whoisjr.

Yancey Boys “Lovin U” feat. Eric Roberson

With the third video from the Sunset Blvd album, this is Yancey Boys (Frank Nitt and Illa J) with 2x Grammy Award winner Eric ‘Erro’ Roberson.

The Ol’ Days – 1979 – Debut Album Stream

Chicago duo The Ol’ Days is made up of duo Ki ‘of NC and rapper/film maker Rookie Chi. Production duties on this debut effort is handled by Dibia$e, Rashid Hadee, Lakim, Kenny Keys, J Slikk and Ki of NC himself.

With clear influence from collectives such as De La, Slum Village and Pharcyde, this album does a good job of providing a little nostalgia for those who appreciate hip-hop’s golden age, without dwelling on it too much.

You can listen to the full album stream below and follow them on Twitter.

Adam Lee – Everyday Eye (Produced by Jonathan Lowell)

This track comes from a new artist out of Philly by the name of Adam Lee.

The motivation behind this track is to talk about the journey of young men who struggle to impress their loved ones. Well sir, you’ve made your mama proud with this one.

Look out for his EP Til The Curtains Gone, set for a May release.

 

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