It’s A Dirty Game – Jamal Gasol x Lil Eto

What It Sound Like?

(ODB Voice) "Thought yah wasn't gon see me?"  Already know I had to touch this heater. Despite the release date, good music is timeless. I'm continuing tunes I wanted to write  about towards the year end. As I catch up, you'll be pleased to hear Jamal GasolLil  Eto, and V Don! All artists we're fans of at RAN. 

Jamal has branched out to multiple producers in  the circuit over the past couple years. Though, the sounds vary, Gasol  keeps the wheel in his lane. Providing the audio pack, Eto rides with him along the four track EP. Nearly every step of the way is scored by V Don. In a short matter of minutes he covered so much in tempo, harmonics, and melody. Full course meal for the emcees to devour.

 The self titled tune is well selected for an opening song.                                                                                                                                                   Beat and  vocals have a sense of controlled aggression. Mr 31 and Lil E exchange verses of street knowledge. A strong way to navigate the project.  Only God Knows steps out the box with Patois  narratives further decorating the Gasol painting. My first memory of this Rochester - Niagara team up is Statistic. As I stated, V Don handled nearly every step of the score. Eto displays veteran production skills, plus the  signature verbals. Jamal at the time was developing a new burst of energy, and you could here it is his verses. 

A feel good tune, that joint you gotta go back to from time to time. IADG closes with a solo from the Piff Man. The transition to music from the block bleeds through Eyes On The Prize. Listen to what the artist's adjustments have been like. Of course, you only get in glimpse by way of art. Let's be grateful they were able to make it through. 

Digital versions of the EP are still available. With that said,  biggups to the team for selling all physical copies! Thank everyone for  their  patience and genuine comments. More prayers of blessings for all!  

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Drugs (Never… Continued)

What It Sound Like? 

This new site update is taking a minute to get used to.  Know what else is new..?   Tunes, and they're potent. So potent, we had to spin back to the album of  Never. 

Re-welcome King Nasty, royalty of Phoenix, Arizona. Bringing us one of the most anticipated pieces of the year. When you let lyricists and producers communicate on the same server, you get replay material. Robert Deniro, the mastermind to the mood set for the album happens to be from Arizona, as well. Peep how he takes us through a wide range of elements to get these samples the way we like. No two tracks sound the same. All though a strong force together, still inclined to reach out to more heavyweights.

 Nasty sets the album off matching a melodic background holding his own on Off Kilter. Early to show slickness with bars, as he does it with poise. That carries into the first feature, Cracc with our homie, Madhattan Mayor. Utilizing Hip Hop for it's creation, verbally dodging the trouble in the streets while addressing it. RAN supporters will be pleased to see John Creasy appear in Deja Vu' or did he reappear? One verse worth a flip, new work with a familiar feel. 

Other than the unforgettable Never, covered recently with underground virals, Icelord and Lil Eto. The final feature is our family, Killy Shoot. They match up brushes in the self-titled banger, Drugs. This reach out is key, Killy paints pictures in rhyme so well. King lets us into hardships of his childhood household. The two accomplished the goal, easily. Have to appreciate the street poets as they come around. 

Bad Intentions, Family High, Real Niggas, Pocket Full Of Stones, and Loud Storm are all stand out solos. Loud Storm is more of a loop-based beat by Rob. This is where less means more. With few instruments, he did so much for the sound. The Phoenix spitta proves worthy isolated or on the assist. No where near an album that relies on names of a cast. This was a true team effort. Each artist stepped up to keep the bar risen.

Okay, enough of me taking up your time, listen to the album. Purchase, if you can't do that, share the link. Thanks for passing through, people. I continue to get reactions about your favorite posts. It never gets old. Blessings to you from the Most High.



Eyes On The Prize – Jamal Gasol

What It Sound Like?

Tonight we got something special. I’m not much for celebrating holidays, that don’t mean we can’t get spooky! Hip Hop is all around, can’t get enough of the sounds of the underground. I’m always proud to see our featured artist at work. Jamal Gasol drops an appetizer to the brand new release of his EP split with Lil Eto. Eyez On The Prize brings you raw visuals with a subtle touch. Each scene represents an attachment to the hustle. From the scaffolds to the stoop. As you can see, it’s hoodie weather. 

So, Gasol delivers just how cold the streets could get, with an even chillier flow. One of the known beat selectors, his producer of choice this time, happens to be VDon. Yes, you’ve seen the name, you’ve heard the buzz. His tracks are sought after by some of the biggest market movers in our realm. He already knows what an artist is listening for, so the beats stand out. 

I hope no one gets bored of relative success stories. I can’t bring you the top athlete in the country, nor could I tell you the next crypto currency spike. When it comes to Hip Hop and urban culture, I relate more to that. The situations Jamal explains are something plenty of us know about, hands-on. The humble spirit I am, I’d rather biggup the next person, than to hate. Salute to Mr 31, VDon, as well as Eto. It’s A Dirty Game sounds like another promising project!

Watch the vid below and be sure to go to jamalgasol.com to pick up your copy of the new album. Thank you for passing through, always welcome. Follow a blog you like, add the site to your bookmarks and favorites. Blessings from the Most High to you and yours!

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