This is a league of trend setters, dedicated to their craft. There’s a climbing amount of artists that go unnoticed for doing things a famous person gets praised for. We witness some of the greatest branding strategies.
Fortunately one of those strategist, Cocareef provided us with an early listen to his latest album. Bouncing back from hospital scare, he continued to deliver albums for treasured emcees. Now, it’s all about displaying skill with superior beat selection. Each track is from Potz Lawrence with collective versatility.
A line that sticks out to me. Reef says, “I Keep one eye open like a broke Corvette.” That’s from Hurt Me, which is one of my favorites along with Reverse Ethics and Yea YeaYeah. Cocareef is accompanied by some select features. You’ll hear vocals from Ambishouz on several tunes. The other feature is from Mally Corleone, on a unique promo track. Reef gives us his signature street anthem approach. He also has the witty lines for lyrical fans, metaphoric subjects and something for the ladies. Slide to cocareef.com for your copy.
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I got a grassroots submission a while back, glad I’m finally catching up to it. For many years NY has held the torch for traditional Hip Hop. Once the ATL, 808’s, and drills started to influence the Town, other areas started to carry the traditional sound. This one hails from Baltimore, Maryland.
Ullnevano is new to our site, no stranger to the rhyme. He locked in with producer, JR Swiftz for this creative basketball theme. This key pusher has a Brooklyn and Virginia upbringing. He also has a track record with some of your favorites. I’m really feeling the titles relation to each song on this project.
The first joint, My Gawwd is more of an expression, that tune that grabs the attention. He also has a video for it you should watch. Through our side of Rap, collectibles are a thing of importance to us. When you got a pack of Fleer Cards, you knew it was worth the effort. Technical is interesting, because there’s so much more than just rapping here. Plus, the artist is free, taking his shots without standard pressure.
What better adaptation of a technical foul than Rasheed Wallace…? A more hardcore tune with the album’s only features. You will hear verses from Apt Joans, London Boii, and Illien Roswell. Rap Like is another that’s not referencing B-ball in the name. Yet, the rhymes are just as creative. Sunset Park gives this EP a dramatic ending. The movie that didn’t have your Disney ending. Actually, nothing was fairy tale about it. It’s a window into the artist.
Something really cool about the project, I get to geek out on my childhood sport. You’ll recognize clever cadences to the game. The production is also impressive. It mirrors the emcee. We also get some heart felt cuts from DJ Jon Doe Show support at Bandcamp and purchase your copy. Thanks for staying up with me. May the Almighty keep you strong!