J. Quest has roots in Hawai’i but now calls San Francisco home and he released an EP last August called Son Of A City Worker
. If you’ve heard any hip-hop from Hawai’i in the last 10 to 20 years, you’ll sense what he’s doing here with the vibe he has but he’s very much a Cali man, which you’ll hear as he describes what it means to be a “Hapa Boy”, hapa being the Hawaiian word to describe someone who is “half and half” in terms of ethnicity. The song was produced by Posafe while the video was done with director Ty Lerrani. You can check out the EP below via Bandcamp.
The granddad of hip-hop has returned and he has a new album on its way. Check out “R.T.B. 1” by Granddad Woolly and find out where he’s headed. As for where exactly, he’s heading with Chikano to do an album called KanoDadda: EXPRMNT VII
and they’ve started a Kickstarter project to make it happen so if you’re a longtime fan or perhaps this video motivates you to give a few dollars, click here for more details
The Monolith is about to release a new album on AR Classic Records called Darwin’s Frankenstein and this is a hint of what’s to come on August 18th. This is titled “Good Night For A Daydream”, nicely produced by Rain.
It was Bob Geldof and the rest of the Boomdown Rats who told everyone they didn’t like Mondays while Prince said the day could be a manic one. Kosha Dillz says no, there’s a lot to enjoy about the first work day of the week and says so in “I Love Monday”, a track he not only did with Mier Kay but Kay also helped direct the clip.
Adam Reverie has been a bit busy in the last few months and perhaps this video is a bit of proof of this. “Hunger” is his latest clip, directed by Uprising.TV, which shows how well Mr. TV does things. You are sure to be hearing and seeing more from Reverie, trust me.
“Drift”: you may spot Mexico and my Hawaiian homeland in this video and you would be correct in what Towkio is trying to do here. THis was directed by Todd Burr & Towkio himself and he may take you to new places in future endeavors.
Portland hip-hop continues to be in shape and for proof, check out this new one from EsoXoSupreme. It’s all about “Power” and things get more powerful in this collaboration with Free5ive. This one was directed by Thomas Dierikx
Mello Music Group have another gem here with a new album by Stik Figa, who worked with producer Apollo Brown and now you can hear a hint of it with “Holding Back Tears”. The video was directed by Morgan Cooper. Stik Figa’s album Central Standard Time
can be ordered below via Amazon.com.
If you’re wanting to know what is hot in the ATL for hip-hop, you may want to try Lil Baby for side, as he has a track called “For You” which happens to be, well, for you. The song is from his latest street album Perfect Timing
, which you can check out below via Soundcloud.
This one will be up for a limited time but it comes from Seattle, courtesy of Wizdom and it takes J.I.D.’s “Never” and turns it into something new, forever. It’s called “40 Bar Dash”, which you can download for free while it’s up so get to it ASAP.