SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: STILL SMOKIN
Howdy beautiful people, we compiled a dope hip-hop selection titled Still Smokin for scratchers that love new school flava.
The first track is performed by Brooklyn rapper Young AK alongside his protegé, the supa-cool innovative producer/rapper Ricky Blaze. The joint is titled Tell Me What You Want and it’s a club-banger with powerful rhythm!!!!
Kansas City native rapper Tech N9ne released his last effort titled Something Else , recruiting many dope artists like Red Café ,Trae tha Truth,T-Pain,The Game , Wiz Khalifa and Big K.R.I.T among others, counting on the support of hitmakers like Scoop DeVille,Drumma Boy and Young Fyre. We selected the touching track titled Fragile featuring Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, singer/songwriter Kendall Morgan and Miami alternative group from Strange Music Inc label, ¡MAYDAY!.
The next track is an impressive single by Lil Wayne titled Believe Me that will be included on Tunechi upcoming album Tha Carter V. The track is produced by Boi-1nda and Vinylz and for the occasion Mr.Carter decided to ask for the collaboration of his longstanding partner of many features, Drake.
West Coast rapper Jetpack Jones has been a breath of fresh air in da hip-hop soundscape (full of trite and unoriginal rhymes and production). His project ,born working alongside Englewood producer Brock Berrigan convince us thanks so many sick tunes included on Shades Of Mary . Today we selected Under The Radar featuring Philadelphia up-n-coming emcee Rich Flow . Jetpack Jones appeared on Turnt Up 4 Life and Snapbacks and Swagg
The West Oakland rapper J.Stalin unleashed on April his LP titled S.I.D (Shining In Darkness) enlisting so many rappers from the Bay, like Too $hort, Berner,Iamsu,E-40. We chose the track titled Regal alongside Problem, masterfully produced by Trend of League Of Starz a team production that delivered incredible slaps.
Droop-E is surely one of the most representative producer from the Bay Area, delivering a massive production for artists like Too $hort, Messy Marv , Ya Boy, Mistah Fab,Yukmouth,Loverance,Murs as well as a wide production for his father, E-40. But Earl Stevens Jr. is not only a great hitmaker, he got also incredible prowess as performer and his mixtape Black Diamond Life and the album Hungry and Humble are the proof of his capability on da mic. We selected the lead single from Hungry and Humble released in 2013 , titled N The Traffic with the collaboration of J.Stalin and L.A singer Nite Jewel
One of the most prolific hip-hop producer,DJ Mustard is working on his debut album titled 10 Summers and in order to hit the hip-hop audience he delivered the lead single titled Down On Me with the collabo of 2 Chainz and TY$ . Fire!!!!!!
Pittsburgh newcomer rapper and owner of clothing brand Daily Bread, Bill Niels dropped his debut mixtape titled Vagrant, counting on Mac Miller,DJ Clockwork,Primavera Vills support . We selected Camp Fire with the dope bars by Mac Miller and Top Dawg rapper Ab-Soul ,produced by Mac Miller alter ego Larry Fisherman
The last gem is a must have track by Miami 6-men band called ¡MAYDAY!. The alternative group is composed by producer/guitarist Plex Luthor, rappers Bernz and Wrekonize, bassist Gianni Cash,drummer L.T. Hopkins and percussionist NonMS. Tech N9ne label Strange Music signed them and started a fruitful collaboration. We are so fucking impressed by their particular, powerful and original approach to hip-hop, blending rhymes with an alternative rock sound in a toughtful and vibrant way. We selected the smooth and seductive track titled Imprint featuring Kingston singer, songwriter Jovi Rockwell from their album Take Me To Your Leader released in 2012. The very melodic hooks by Wrekonize and the supa-combo between instrumentals and sick production by Plex guarantee a great tune from a must have album. Take Me To Your Leader represents a kind of album you can play start to finish without having to skip the bad songs.