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.
Finally available on vinyl, we have both the red version (only 100 total made) and black versions (only 400 made)!
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.
Bang Ya Head Entertainment is gearing up to release the Instrumentals to the critically acclaimed Bad Neighbor LP by MED and Blu. All beats produced by Madlib. 15 banging instrumentals and 3 bonus beats for your enjoyment. Everything Madlib creates is innovating but the production on Bad Neighbor LP are timeless. Double vinyl with download card.
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.
The Ill Adrenaline Records camp continues to push forward with pure unapologetic boom bap hip-hop. In 2012 Beneficence and AG (of D.I.T.C.) released the now classic collabo track/video for “All Real”, the strongest cut off Benef’s much sought after underground smash album “Concrete Soul”. The duo veterans are back at it once again with visuals and a limited edition 12″ for the Jazz Spastiks produced track “Smooth Hardcore”, taken off the critically acclaimed LP “Basement Chemistry” (2016). The single contains the original album version plus a 90’s ultra-jazzy remix from legendary producer K-Def (Real Live, LL Cool J, Tragedy, Lords of the Underground, Ghostface Killah, etc.), and a Latin flavor remix from up-and-coming beatsmith Brous One.
LA Based Emanon aka Exile and Aloe Blacc have been making music together for many years. The 2 began experimenting with Hip Hop when Aloe was only 16 and Exile 17 with no more than a 4 track tape recorder, turntable and a microphone. Building a fan base pre internet selling tapes on the streets all over the CA southland, eventually reaching the world. A look into the darker side of Aloes mind of poetry and lyrical mastery, with Exile behind the production to bring you a modern classic Dystopia.
Over the past years Dave Dar has come from behind the boards & has been making an imprint as an artist & an MC. As one half of the Bamboo Bros with his partner Kurious they released American Jibaro in 2011. Dave continued collaborating on projects with the likes of Blu , Kool Keith , AG & many others. As an essential part of the LUVNY Collective & the Red Apples 45 movement his time has come full circle. “The Sun Don’t Chill” is his first solo effort entirely produced by Ray West & features Prince Po, Percee P and Red Apples’ own AG . Released on 7 inch black vinyl, contains 4 full songs plus 1 interlude.