Technical Foul – Ullnevano x JR Swftz

What It Sound Like?

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!

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Still in the Hood (feat. Rasheed Chappell)

What It Sound Like?

I know there’s been some big gaps between my posts. I’d like to get to them sooner, as well as more articles. While I tackle life quarterback sneaks, new music is constant. What would we do without it?

We’ve got some market movers for you tonight. Jamal Gasol and Rasheed Chappell are names you heard a lot in recent years. They tapped in with advancing producer, Wavy Da Ghawd. Even got some scratching from DJ Eclipse. This joint has Shade45 written all over it.

As bad as rappers want the dream, the rap game ain’t what you expect. These two keep the same mentality that got them through the street’s trials. Life is still a hustle, so vividly expressed over this slapping background. This is a standout tune, nothing typical about it.

I like the team up of emcees, I’m a Wavy fan, plus the vocal samples add to the feel. I didn’t see the Stone Cold lines coming. This is a cool collaboration, they each have a different sound. Gotta appreciate the originality. Give it some spins and pick it up at your favorite digital music store.

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