Tony – Mr Yellow Balaclava x Kheyzine

What It Sound Like?

Time to reopen our doors to someone who impressed us with bold creative artwork.  You saw what he can do on Galesi Brescia, added to our wall  last year. We're glad to have another piece from Mr Yellow Balaclava. After his project with Robert Deniro, the follow up features beats by Kheyzine. A transcending producer based in France. I love the international connection, so far.

UK, France, and USA brought together by Hip Hop. Interesting to hear the Boom Bap influence out of Europe. Slickster, Bless Picasso spits over the triumphant instrumental to set off the album. Things get a bit more dramatic during Castro's Reject, a gritty solo by Mav Montana. That money motivator comes along with a another visit from Lunatic. Lun, General Get Cake, and Stuck B break bread on Manny.

Following an English verse by Reindeer, we have some French rap dialect flipped by Bonkar Jones and D.I Barbes Clan. The dynamics keep increasing, right? To further feed your entertainment factor, drops by Lupus Dei, Killy Shoot, and General Back Pain.  Three poplulars at RAN of 2018. Experience vibes from singles to game time, outside. Tony is mostly a hardcore, Boom-bap project. Includes the right amount humility for balance.

Salutes to this international team, get your version at Bandcamp. Thank you, all supporters. May the Lord keep blessing you!

Lo – General Back Pain x Chuck Chan

What It Sound Like?

This can't wait any longer, it's a Hometeam thing, and I warned ya!  While heads got gassed by the media attempts to separate our rap community with regional sub-titles I listened to all sections. My ear was groomed early by the authentic sound of Rappin 4-Tay Dru Down, Hieroglyphics, list goes on. Our topic tonight is slick as sleet, General Back Pain is throwback to the names prior.

 The signature designed flow glides along Chuck Chan aligned tracks.  The samples are from retros with variety, including pieces from old spirituals. Chuck keeps his digs in a lane remaining outside the ordinary. You'll even find him exercising his lyrical skills on Crenshaw & Imperial. Track so hard, I don't blame him. IKing partner, Lupus Dei also inks a feature on Golden Flows. Trading fire verses over a melodic overseas extract.

GBP gave you the organic Inglewood welcome with audio from the  natives speaking on real life events. His familiar personality puts you  court side of the action. Yet, the lines in songs like Monster Kody and Lo are nothing common. "I don't take my socks off when I hit it." Hip Hop is a match of proving invincibility, gotta have  room for  humor. Pain raps it up with a satellite radio approach. LOTU has bars for spittas, light drums, and a wavy chorus.

Listeners get to know GBP with Lo at SoundCloud. Chuck Chan production, you can't go wrong. Thanks for supporting the artists and RAN. God bless you! 

The Balance Of Man – Killy Shoot x Free Mind

What It Sound Like?

Back from the Midwest, pardon my absence. Thanks for checking on  me, though. I had some family matters to attend. God is good, we here now.  There are a few albums from the end of last year I wanted  to get to. So, let's start getting caught up!

Killy Shoot is RAN family, all day. Basically got his own key. As an emcee, he is very cerebral. Not to confuse you with Bugzy Nino who appears on this piece. Killy attacks from multi-angles at once. I have noticed layers of growth in his style. Which gives ultimate meaning to the album's name. A story of stories told in rare art form. From playing throwback video games immediately onto another extreme. That moment when child innocence is fading.

Entirely keyed by supernatural producer, Free Mind. Los Angeles is a city of diversity, Free emits such through his tracks. Example, people often would say they want a West Coast track, with intentions of it sounding like Dr Dre. Our hero is not stereotypical at all. These are more mellow, jazz vibes. The drums become aggressive at times. The type of beats any region could rap on. 

As I noted, Supreme Cerebral tags up with Killy, once more for a deadly dose on ThePeril!  They, again prove to sound good together. Another person Big  Shoot sounds good with is Hometeam member, General Back Pain. The Jects has a single sound to it. The beat makes you stop what you're doing, then they spit bars of heat.

Only two rap features, by chance everyone Ill Kill reached out to is from Cali. I just peeped that. Killy proceeds the tour of his upbringing with Blacktop. Unfortunate tragedy resulted in a talented athlete's career and goals cut short. Shine A Light is touching, and lyrical. A close that ignites Hip Hop taste buds.

Keep sharing the project with all your socials, and lookout for more from these talents. Also get used to Hometeam. Thanks for the love and support out there. I pray Yehshua blesses you!

 

IKING (This Weekend) – Lupus Dei X General Back Pain

What It Sound lt Like?

I hope everyone is stuffed well with meals. Now, make some more room for these goods! Tonight is about indulging, like kings. IKING, in fact. Stemming from two potent appearances by Lupus Dei on album Holy Hands by General Back Pain. The Jesrey-Cali conduit knew the chemistry would lead to a sequel. 

It was such a smooth connection, one of the new titles plays off the previous EP.  Holy Land is just one out of the pack filled with original lyrics and flows. Safe to say, no one is sounding like this. The contrast in voice tones have a genius result. They each possess grown-man bars over a prestige beat selection.

The entire track list was produced by Matthew Godfather, The Historian and Vinny Knuckles. Pure sounds of authentic Hip Hop from song to song. These instrumentals sound as if they are telling stories, themselves. Add emcees as such, you got a project of poise. Actually, the duo compliments the piece with minor acting. Just enough to complete an effective interlude.

This is a well put together album, lyrics, beats, content, and personality. It’s really for all ages, there is always a line to relate to. Let alone, my four year old recognized one of the rapper’s voices.  So, it has the skills for adults with simplicity for family of any age. I, personally can’t wait for them to put this or another joint in the stores. As for now, show your support at SoundCloud. Thank you to all visitors, return viewers included! Your reactions keep this going. Blessing from the Most High!

Victimized – General Back Pain x Deuce Hennessy x Killy Shoot x Chuck Chan

What It Sound Like?

Long ago, I realized it was a numbers game.

So have the line up on tonight’s tune, they also utilize strength in numbers. I’m proud to introduce Chuck Chan and his comrade, Deuce Hennessy to RAN. Remember Killy Shoot and General Back Pain from previous posts?

They joined in and brought their own bars. As real emcees do. From verse to verse you are getting consistent heavy-dosed lines.  The difference in voices and flows sit well on the Chuck Chan track.

Chuck brought the pressure with this symphonic instrumental. You can’t sit still to that background! It is a pleasure to listen to this combination. I look forward to more.

Stream this till your fingers cramp on Sound Cloud. As all the artists I write about, please support their work in the stores also.

Long week for some, short week for others. Happy to be here with your company. Thanks for all the feedback, God bless!

 

 

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