UGHH has partnered up with Redefinition Records to be the exclusive U.S.A. early distributor for the CD format of “Ears Hear Spears”. Available to ship from UGHH beginning 3/17/17…no other stores will be selling these until 5/19/17! Throughout 10 outstanding tracks Insight delivers a diverse lyrical exhibition over a then 20-21 year old Damu the Fudgemunk’s beats. There’s an undeniable level of directness and sincerity in his lyrics which are artfully assembled in a manner that will astonish literary buffs, yet permeate the lives of everyday listeners alike. Pick up a copy of the album on Vinyl, Cassette Tape or CD now. Vinyl version includes printed lyric sheet. Album also available to stream or download on all digital channels.
Devin the Dude is a verifiable legend. Hailing from the rich rap city of Houston, TX, Devin first made a name for himself in the late 90’s and 00’s with a slew of releases that were beloved by the underground and mainstream alike, leading him to work with the upper echelon of rap from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Outkast, DJPremier, Scarface, and many more. On this release, Acoustic Levitation, Devin continues with his signature laid back flow tinged with smoke-filled references, relationships, and his life. Acoustic Levitation is Devin’s first studio album since 2013’s “One for the Road” making his return into the marketplace, and bringing his unique sound back to his die-hard fans who have been waiting for a new album.
French producer/DJ duo, Deaf Switch & Toon Kurtis, combine forces to bring you their debut album featuring a who’s who of underground MC’s and veteran spitters. Initially getting their start as popular mixtape DJ’s in France, DJ Switch and DJ Toon began honing their beatmaking skills over the last decade. Now ready to unleash their 17-track opus, this production LP showcases an onslaught of neck-snapping drums, thick basslines, intricate scratch work and top notch lyricists. Released on Apathy & Celph Titled’s ‘Dirty Version Records’ imprint, this project is sure to be the sleeper hit of the year and solidify Deaf Switch & Toon Kurtis as international hip hop staples. Featuring Planet Asia, Celph Titled, Afu-Ra, Pacewon, General Steele of Smif-N-Wessun, Phil Da Agony, El Da Sensei, Reef The Lost Cauze, Mykill Miers, Louis Logic, PackFM, Damien of K-Otix and many more!
From the murky depths of unexplored sea waters, Apathy takes you on a nautical journey with his first all-instrumental project. After years of producing beats for himself, Demigodz, Army of the Pharaohs, R.A. The Rugged Man, Ras Kass, Styles of Beyond and many others, Apathy has finally put together a collection of 15 all original instrumentals. Painstakingly sequenced, mixed and engineered to keep your speakers thumping, this sub-aquatic album showcases Ap’s sharp skills behind the boards as he delivers his best sonic works without words. Whether you just like to vibe out to hip hop beats or practice your own MC skills over chunky production, this project is a welcomed refreshment in the instrumental hip hop genre.
The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee’s new album ‘The Iceberg’ is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. His third release in just 12 months, ‘The Iceberg’ is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: how we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, Go-go, gospel, thick R&B and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement.
Raekwon the Chef returns with The Wild, his first release since 2015’s Fly International Luxurious Art. Stacked with power features from Cee Lo Green, Lil Wayne, and G-Eazy this album is sure to that classic Wu-Tang feel along with an updated twist for fans. When asked about the title, Raekwon said, “With all the sh*t going on today, this title rolled off my tongue like alkaline water in the bloodstream”.
With production from some of the industries newest superstars as well as contributions from long time hip-hop veteran producers, this album blends the wisdom and skill of one of hip-hop’s most talented MC’s with the modern sounds of top notch production. With lyrics that explore everything from what qualities constitute a “Good Man” to the current state of domestic and world politics, O.C. offers something for everyone.
Composed & Arranged By: Ta’Raach. The Official Soundtrack on CD & the DVD of the documentary film “The Unseen: A Detroit Beat Tape” packaged together for a limited release. The 62 minute documentary directed by Gus Sutherland explores the soul and roots of Detroit Hip Hop production, mirroring the sketchpad style format of a beat tape. Loosely acting as a prequel to the L.A. based “All Ears” documentary, The Unseen provides rare insights into a scene that has remained distant from the public eye while giving birth to some of the culture’s richest and most influential sounds. The film glimpses the hidden and elusive characteristics inherent in a city often depicted in a one dimensional light. Composed & Arranged By: Ta’Raach.
New album from REALZ (aka iRealz)! Blue Lion Chamber is almost completely produced by Wu Affiliate producer Falling Down who started his career making hits for Killarmy like “Street Monopoly” and “Originators. This album also features some trump tight Wu family Dainjamental, Bugsy Da God, 9th Prince (Killarmy), Dom Pacino (Killarmy), Baretta 9 (Killarmy), Solomon Childs, as well Vast Aire (Cannibal Ox / Crimson Godz), and introducing from out the Blue Lion Chamber: Black God, and World B Free aka World.
After having set the world record for rapping, nonstop, for over 24 hours, MURS has dropped his next Strange Music album, Captain California! MURS always finds ways to combine the introspective and the socially conscious while still maintaining his sense of humor – getting in some of the best punch lines in the business.