HIP HOP UNDERGROUND

Who said that Seattle hip-hop scene does’t deserve the attention of music media?  We love the Emerald City and we have the utmost respect for dope artists just like super producer Jake One,underground-experimental Shabazz Palaces,the interesting...

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Imagine a rapper with a style that sounds like a mishmash of Mos Def,Chance The Rapper and Tyler The Creator. It would be dope,right? Well, we got it! We’re talking about Dre’es a young emcee...

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SCRATCHTHEBLOCK QUAVIUSBLACK - ONLY YOU

QUAVIUSBLACK – ONLY YOU

July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

 Today we put a spotlight on Mississipi in order to encourage hip-hop heads out there to scout out the Magnolia State thriving hip-hop scene. Recently we dropped a write-up for the superb piece recorded by...

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Howdy cool people! Today we explore the southern hip-hop scene inviting y’all to experience a talented and interesting artist from Mississipi. Atlanta, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Louisiana, Alabama brought to us a massive dose of quality...

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The homies at Touching Bass deserve a great deal of congratulation for their recent stunning exclusive compilation entitled Afro Chronicles: Volume One .  The U.K collective composed by Alex Rita, Andwot, Born Cheating, Sammseed, Shy One and Wu-Lu among others...

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FREDFADES FEAT. CHESTER WATSON - MAGIA

FREDFADES FEAT. CHESTER WATSON – MAGIA

June 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s a warm afternoon , we’re just chilling and relaxing with da squad at scratchtheblock headquarter, when our selector Jimmy “YellowMan” Shapiro comes up with a bomb! He presses play and the speakers starts to...

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At scratchtheblock.com we’re constantly looking for “the vibe” , whether we’re talking about jazz,hip-hop,r&b,neo-soul or experimental music….and ,of course, we’re also constantly looking for something performed by talented rookies! Ladies and gentleman, today we want...

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THE AGE OF L.U.N.A. - COCO

THE AGE OF L.U.N.A. – COCO

May 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

 Two years ago we spotlighted the extra-catchy tune by U.K hip-hop outfit The Age Of L.U.N.A. called Six Feet Deep . The perfect mix between jazz and 90’s hip-hop flava really impressed us , as nostalgic...

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Irish rapper Alex Anyaegbunam better known by the stage name Rejjie Snow iz almost ready to drop his last effort entitled The Moon & You. The mixtape is packed with supa-hot producers such as belgian beat-wizard...

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If you are into hip-hop music maybe the name of Camille “Ill Camille” Davis will sound familiar! The multi-talented L.A performer had the pleasure to work with big names such as Terrace Martin,Logic,Kendrick Lamar,Iman Omari ,...

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AWON - DOWN (PRODUCED BY YOGISOUL)

AWON – DOWN (PRODUCED BY YOGISOUL)

January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Oslo crew and indipendent music label Mutual Intentions is giving us really really dope and solid music through its roster of bright artists: rapper Ivan Ave confirmed his pure talent at international level,singers such as...

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j.cole J.COLE - LIGHTS PLEASE (NUBBZ REMIX)

J.COLE – LIGHTS PLEASE (NUBBZ REMIX)

December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Europe is crawling with talented hip-hop producers/beatmakers and Netherlands often gave us a taste of the sound of its beat-wizards! Names such as FS Green,Perquisite,I.N.T,Chef Red,Jarreau Vandal,Stan Forebee,Moods,Full Crate contributed to push the dutch sound...

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NEW TRACK CITY - HUSTLEMAN WITH A KAZOO

NEW TRACK CITY – AIN’T THE SAME

December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The DMV area is an exciting and  huge hive of talents, a flourishing place when r&b and hip-hop eager-eared listeners can find cool stuff for their ears! GoldLink,Ciscero,Fat Trel,Kingpen Slim,Phil Ade,Wale,Logic,Abhi/Dijon,Oddisee (he’s almost ready to...

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 California-born rapper Herbert Anthony Stevens IV aka Ab-Soul dropped his fourth album entitled  Do What Thou Wilt via Top Dawg Entertainment label. As Soulo explained, it’s a concept project which takes as its starting point the ideology...

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OUTKAST - ATLIENS (JAKE MILLINER REMIX)

OUTKAST – ATLIENS (JAKE MILLINER REMIX)

December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

 The hip-hop masterpiece A Handshake To The Brain by U.K group Hawk House introduced to us the bright talent of british beat-wizard Jake Milliner. The man behind one of our fave tracks of the last...

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