18 year old Bronx native Eli Saf recently dropped his newest self produced work named KID. Dedicated to Eli’s late uncle, the 10 track project sheds light on Eli’s current situation, transitioning into college so far and his memories from high school. This project is the next step in Eli’s path to fame. It shows progression in audio quality, clever wordplay, production, lyrical content, track diversity, and of course flow. The tape contains features and placements from Kaddie Lak, Rashaun, W!LL, Ryshon Jones, Phenombeatmaker, Eli’s own father, and Vince Scxtt. Follow Eli to hear more of his work @TWOCUPELI
2Mancypher comes through with a new video titled Broken on their Vevo sponsored youtube page. The track and video touch on some emotional, even distrubing subjects. Directed by Dan Hazeboy and produced by Dope Antelope. Follow Sleep on Twitter at @Sleep2mancypher
Devine Carama brings us a new song in collaboration with producer and repeat collaborate DJ Well Blended. This track sheds light on what a lot of men and women can relate to, being friended by a love interest. The record will be a track on Caramas upcoming project Believing In Forever. Carama says “We’ve all been there. The one please that nobody wants to be, but a place you don’t mind hanging out around until you see the opportunity to get to the place that you really want to be. This song breaks down a situation where a guy is feeling a woman that has placed him in that dreaded “friend zone”, only for him to escape and find love with another woman.”
The first project “Where Dreams Are Made” from Columbus native, Amar Chong, consists of classic type beats, exceptional lyricism, and a good, consistent flow. It’s a very impressive tape, especially for a first time release. A project worthy of a beginning to end listen.
J Doze – Somewhere In America (MCHG Remix)
Shortly after he released his project “Theory Of Mind’, J Doze is back with more incredible word play and flow over Jay Z’s Somewhere In America. Listen to the track and start to get on board with this talented young artist from Columbus, Ohio.
Twitter – JDoze_DB
Theory Of Mind can be downloaded here – http://www.datpiff.com/J-Doze-Theory-Of-Mind-mixtape.481556.html
Kembe X – Ugly Fuckling
Village 777 member, Kembe X decided to give us a nice surprise today, releasing an old verse he recorded over a Hippie Sabotage beat. The track called “Ugly Fuckling”, is the first thing we have heard from him in over a month, and one of few things we have heard since his EP Soundtrack II Armageddon. If you have not hopped on the Kembe X bandwagon yet, you should as he is another extremely talented, young rap artist from Chicago.
Big James – The Soul (Prod. By Sledgren)
A new track from Columbus, Ohio’s Big James, which shows off quality lyricism, a catchy hook, and incredible production. Big James is part of the group “T.G.I.F.” that also includes well-known Zac Fresh. Be on the look out for future songs from the young team making noise in Columbus.