It’s that time of year again where we celebrate those who are important to us and give thanks for all the blessings in life. One of the things I’m grateful for is my 7th Boro fam and the artists who support the site as well as the readers who come back for the fresh posts.
In this post, I want to highlight some of the albums that I’m most grateful for. These may not be considered classics in your eyes but they are great albums to me and deserve a look if you haven’t peeped them already. continue
Buy Muy Drugs, (Denmark Vessey + Azarias) offer their latest single “BUY MY APP” ft Yassin Bey, the single is off their upcoming album which drops September 15th. BMD describes the album as 45 minutes of designer dissonance. An Afro-Brazilian percussive mien hybridized with the aggressive, federally-sanctioned genre: loom-bap. The bass-drunk 909s, programmed to stomp mud-holes throughout the full-length’s soundscape, drive the manic transitions between maximal bliss and minimal dystopia.
Its absolutely fucking beyond and well worth your listen. They also have a collection of videos and music and more at www.buymuydrugs.com
I always get really hype this time of year because of the Rock Steady Anniversary. A lot of great memories over the years at the RSC events. Make sure to come out because this will be the final RSC Anniversary celebration. I do have a feeling that the Crew is moving on to something even more special. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Before I joined this fine blog that is 7thboro, I started a site 7 years ago in Chicago. My focus was to shine a spotlight on a lot of talented emcees who were working hard to emerge from obscurity. Some life changes, and a few years later, I found myself back in my home state of New Jersey. So now, my focus was seeking out all the Hip Hop The Garden State had to offer, and I wasn’t disappointed, I mean Jersey only being a bridge away from the birth of the culture we love so much, it only made sense.
Jersey has a lot of Hip Hop talent, some known, many unknown. With technology today, and the flooding of content and information and very short attention spans, alot of talented dudes get lost in the fray, one emcee who refuses to be one of those dudes, is Tone Liv. continue
Circa 2007, I had just finished copping Busta Rhyme’s “Anarchy” album at FYE, and giving the album a first listen on my way home, track 12 comes on, and that’s it….my first introduction to the man, Roc Marciano, then a member of Busta’s Flip Mode Squad. Fast Forward 10 years, and on my Spotify saved albums list is Roc’s new offering “Rosebud’s Revenge”.
Here’s one from our friends over at Tommy Boy. Wake Up In The Morning is the new track from Funkontrol (Skinny Friedman and Scott Melker). This will be on their upcoming album, Are We Having Fun Yet?. In the meantime, you can listen to it now and download it for FREE! (link above photo)
So it’s that time of year again when the blog fam gets together to discuss this year in music and choose our album of the year picks. One of the greatest things about the team here at 7th Boro is that we all have one thing in common: The love of hip-hop and the culture. The second best thing? Is that we all have our unique taste in music and what moves us. You won’t find the same music on our blog that you do on other blogs because we only post what WE co-sign. If we’re not feeling something, it just doesn’t make it onto our site. That being said having different taste in music allows us to bring you that dope week after week. We know there are tons of blogs out there that you can get your music from and we really appreciate all the support that our readers have given us! Looking forward to continuing to spread the dope in 2017! Now let’s get to it and peep our picks of the year! Be sure to tell us what you think in the comments. Check it out! continue
Ok, this is something a little different. Sheek Louch has just dropped a remix package that revamps last year’s Bang Bang feat. Pusha T. He offers 4 tracks, all of them remaining gritty while adding some dancehall / pop / commercial / club appeal. I know, I know…but stay with me. This remix package features production from NuKid, Radio Smash, Burn The Disco and KNAME. All of them bring their own unique style and sound to the track. It’s definitely a different direction, but totally worth checking out for any Lox or Pusha T fan. These remixes are out now via Tommy Boy and are available to purchase or stream from all major services.