Stone Bench – Animal House #Album #Video @thestonebench @parkstreetpr

‘One of my favourite albums of the year so far’ HipHopSavedUs.com
‘High calibre raps and dense, neck-snapping production’ TheHipHopMafia.com
‘A crew out of the UK that are destined for big things’ TalkingAllThatRap.com

Elmi Tha Mos’Hi, Konda & Blasfima Sinna (A.K.A Dj U-Turn) AKA Stone Bench are back with a brand new eighteen track album that is a must for all Hip-Hop and Boom Bap fans! You may remember last June they dropped the superb ‘Stone Bench’ debut album that featured J-Live, Sean Price, Rapper Big Pooh and others, if not you’ve been sleeping and now its time for you to wake up to the realness!

‘Animal House’ is already making noise on the underground with a string of solid reviews, it’s hardly surprising though when you look at the quality of the songs and who’s involved. Backed up with a selection of hard hitting but complementary beats from producers such as Boroda Beats, Sean EL, BugesBeatz & Elmi, this long player weighs in over sixty minutes with features from US legends such as Massachusetts rapper Termanology, Inspectah Deck from Wu Tang Clan, Sadat X from Brand Nubian & Edgar Allen Floe from Justus League.

This is Stone Bench, this is unadulterated Hip-Hop. Check it out… you won’t be disappointed.

Stone Bench – Knowledge Is Infinite (Prod. by Boroda Beats) #Video

Download Link
http://stonebench.bandcamp.com/album/animal-house-lp-free-download

Connect with Stone Bench
https://www.Twitter.com/thestonebench
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stone-Bench/603329863131194
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCul16HsFOfeAAKY_xJuKiOw

J-Merk – Wake Up (Prod. B.B.Z Darney – Cuts. DJ PhiLogic) #Review

Rapper and producer J-Merk releases his latest video “Wake Up” off his most recent LP “Born Dead”.
The full-length record has been proudly published on the Just-Us Music independent label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. It comprises approximately 40 minutes of heavy-hitting urban poetry and powerful back beats in 13 original tracks. In addition to the rhymes of J-Merk, himself, “Born Dead” also features the talents of popular Swedish producer BBZ Darney. Neck-deep in groove, socially poignant and strikingly well-written, “Born Dead” by J-Merk is sure to be remembered as one of the most important indie rap releases of 2015.

The remarkably immersive, extremely well-orchestrated music of “Born Dead” creates a kaleidoscopic backdrop against which J-Merk delivers his lines. This swirling blend of music and samples forms a large part of the undeniable draw of “Born Dead,” a record which comes out of the gate swinging and doesn’t let up. Still, it is the razor-sharp writing and seemingly perfect flow of J-Merk’s rap which truly steals the limelight.

Commenting on the themes of his new LP, J-Merk writes, “This album is conceptual. It’s about life in a modern age, an age ruled by manipulation via TV, the radio, and smart phones. People walk the streets like zombies without communicating with each other … Science failed us in a way. People are connected more than ever, yet we can’t even have conversations with people over the phone, ha ha!”

Like every other phrase painstakingly crafted to a ‘T’ on his new album, the title is also significant.
“It’s like we are all born dead now,” writes the artist, invoking the name of his record, “every day living to die. [My album’s] about being numb and living with hurt and pain and moving on. It’s about life and culture in today’s society.”

While a great many hip-hop mixtapes are dropped to which a broad variety of people do not necessarily relate, “Born Dead” speaks a message fans of any genre can understand, a record in which anybody can find personal meaning.
J-Merk writes, “Many people have been let down by our government, or by people they trust. It’s an album about being born dead in today’s society – a wasteland almost, ha ha. I make music for all the people in the world without a voice or artistic ability to express themselves. I make music for the voiceless people of our generation.”

“Born Dead” by J-Merk and feat. BBZ Darney is available online worldwide. Get in early, rap fans. The “Born Dead” LP album is currently being offered at a special price from the artist’s official Bandcamp website (link provided below).

https://j-merk.bandcamp.com/album/born-dead

Scott P

Stone Bench – Animal House feat. @SadatX @InspectahDeck @Termanology (Album Review) @thestonebench @parkstreetpr

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Stone Bench have returned with a venomous second follow-up album that would have the best of the lyrical heavyweights shock. This my friends is what they call Hip-Hop music, it’s the simplest way to explain it and the best way to describe it. If you like real Hip-Hop, those indie-favourites such as Apathy, Demigodz, Ruste Juxx, Masta Ace, Jedi Mind Tricks, Army of the Pharaohs and such like I really think that this will rock your boat. With lyrics for days and an unmistakable mic presence, high calibre raps and dense, neck-snapping production this could easily be a future classic.

The crew consisting of Elmi Tha Mos’Hi, Konda & Blasfima Sinna AKA Dj U-Turn really step it up here with greta levels in creativity and production. 18 tracks deep ‘Animal House’ is drenched with a selection of hard hitting beats from producers such as Boroda Beats, Sean EL, BugesBeatz & Elmi, and features from US legends such as Massachusetts rapper Termanology, Inspectah Deck from Wu Tang Clan, Sadat X from Brand Nubian & Edgar Allen Floe from Justus League.

Stone Bench – Animal House (Track-list):

01.Knowledge Is Infinite (Prod.Boroda Beats)
02.More Authentic (Prod.Sean EL)
03.Divinity Skit (Prod.Elmi)
04.Dolo Feat.Termanology (Prod.Boroda Beats)
05.Legit Talk (Prod.BugesBeatz)
06.Animal House Feat. Inspectah Deck (Prod.Elmi)
07.Dj U-Turn Skit (Prod.Elmi)
08.Dharma (Prod.Boroda Beats)
09.Hounds (Prod.BugesBeatz)
10.Blackbox (Prod.BugesBeatz)
11.16 & Change (Prod.BugesBeatz)
12.Sentenza (Prod.Boroda Beats)
13.One Door Down (Prod.BugesBeatz)
14.Han-C Skit (Prod.Elmi)
15.W.O.T.G Feat Sadat X & Edgar Allen Floe (Prod.Elmi)
16.Outro Skit (Prod.Elmi)
17.Knowledge Is Infinite Remix (Prod.Boroda Beats)
18.Animal House Remix Feat. Inspectah Deck (Prod.Boroda Beats)

Download Link
http://stonebench.bandcamp.com/album/animal-house-lp-free-download

Connect with Stone Bench
https://www.Twitter.com/thestonebench
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stone-Bench/603329863131194
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCul16HsFOfeAAKY_xJuKiOw

Scott P

Roga Raph Unveils his Debut LP, ‘Visionary Shift’ (Free Download)

Jazz rap: a subgenre of Hip-Hop discussed ad nauseam by diehard fans. Whether you’ve been caught in a daze while bumping Tribe’s Low End Theory, or you know Blue Notes Records’ discography front to back, the music has birthed passionate listeners for a reason. While some heads might discount the music as being a relic of the past, the sounds of the underground still emit those feel good jazz vibes, even in today’s Internet Era.

Proving that there’s still an audience for that laid back groove is the Mt. Kisco, New York based rapper/producer, Roga Raph. Raph is a part of the new wave of emcees looking to expand upon those jazzy Hip-Hop cuts that many of us grew up with, in hopes that he could give both contemporary heads and new listeners, simply great music. This effort all begins with the release of his eleven track, au gratis debut, Visionary Shift.

Packed with dusty piano riffs and buttery soul samples, the free release gives off that old school feeling without coming across as either formulaic, or dated. As a graduate of Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts, as an Illustration major, Raph is also the graphic designer behind the project’s artwork.VIsionary Shift is Raph telling his story, but also having fun, by not taking this tale too seriously.

The album’s strengths is its sonic diversity. Whether it’s the chilled out, “Signz,” the debut, “Fck Whut They Say,” or the uptempo “In The Now” with its prominent Eckhart Tolle samples, Raph proves that he can ride with the best of them. Visionary Shift is now available for free download, so be sure to check for rap’s new best kept secret.

Scott P

Eskar – Zip It up (Prod. by Jack Danz of Defenders Of Style) #Album @EskarMusic @DSFam @ParkStreetPR

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Here’s a dope album from a rapper from Huddersfield that you should get to know about. The album is produced by the well respected Jack Danz of the legendary Defenders Of Style. Its what we call ‘proper hip-hop’… good head snapping beats with killer rhymes. Make sure you cop this; the links are below.

Eskar – Zip It Up (Track-list):

01. Intro 00:57
02. Bruce Campbell 04:07
03. Masochistic 02:12
04. Crescendo Ft. Jermaine A. Peterson 03:41
05. 3310 Ft. DJ esSDee & Defenders Of Style 04:11
06. Takin The Mick 03:48
07. Story Time 04:30
08. Interlude 00:57
09. Opposition 03:50
10. Man VS. Woman Ft. Krankit 04:11
11. Smack It 03:55
12. Maybe 03:15
13. Electric Loose Ft. Jermaine A. Peterson 04:16
14. Drip Drop 02:29
15. Wha Ft. DJ esSDee 04:41
16. Outro 01:12
17. Opposition (Irn Mnky Remix) 04:09

Purchase links:
https://eskar.bandcamp.com/album/zip-it-shut
http://www.suspect-packages.com/store/eskar-zip-it-shut/

Connect with Eskar:
https://twitter.com/EskarMusic
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFPLO-ZCRsGYtslufVJ6ASQ

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eskar/170880476259899?ref=hl

Scott P

TSK ‘Average Rapper Syndrome’ (Rhyme Pad Records) #Album #Review @Rhymepad @ParkStreetPR

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The chaos of the world can be a somewhat stressful place. It’s always made easier when we get a good album to review by an emcee that actually says stuff. If you into that UK rap plap that clogs up You Tube then stop reading, this album isn’t for you, because this is real Hip-Hop music with a message.

This album holds your attention from start to finish because of the thoughtful and deep conscious lyrics, but then the compliment is the music, solid production all throughout mostly from UK legend Micall Parknsun who used to be on Jehst’s YNR label, offers a perfect background to TSK’s apocalyptic poetry.

Truly I could go on and quote every song, but there is so much to read and understand here, I just recommend that you go and check it for yourself. It’s bubblegum free, fuckery free boom bap and really impresses. It’s so rare in 2015 to find an album that has that integrity from start to finish, even rarer to find it also entertaining and above all it doesn’t contradict itself. This is a really good breath of fresh air.

TSK – Average Rapper Syndrome (Track-list):

01. Bottle In The Bath (Prod. by Marlon)
02. Wise Up Feat. Micall Parknsun (Prod. by Micall Parknsun)
03. Average Rapper Feat. Tone (Prod. by Micall Parknsun)
04. Dirty Habits Feat. Diddy Koi (Prod. by Pro P)
05. Meant2Be (Prod. by Micall Parknsun)
06. Freezing Feat Ghette (Prod. by Micall Parknsun)
07. Uncle Eddy (Prod. by Ill Thought)
08. Come Home (Prod. by Marlon)
09. Life Inna Feat. Klashnekoff, Deadly Hunta & Si Phili (Prod. by Micall Parknsun)
10. Filipino Chick (Prod. by Micall Parknsun)
11. Food (Prod. by Micall Parknsun)
12. Finer Thread Feat. Shadowstar (Prod. by Huphy)
13. Blacksmith (Prod. by Marlon)
14. February (Prod. by Micall Parknsun)

Download link:
https://tskavs.bandcamp.com/releases

Connect with TSK:
https://www.facebook.com/theo.t.dore.1
https://tskavs.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/tsk

Connect with Rhyme Pad Records:
https://twitter.com/rhymepad
https://www.facebook.com/RhymepadRadio
https://rhymepadrecords.bandcamp.com/

Eff Yoo – Papa Dios #Album @OGeffyoo @Rediculus @PlatformzMusic @ParkStreetPR

Platformz Records artist Eff Yoo just released the visuals for the first single off his debut effort with Platformz titled “The First Power” which premiered on Dotgotit.com

A first of its kind, landmark video from Queens native Eff Yoo, “The First Power” is a narrative tale about the paintbrush that God used to form the earth and the individuals who inhabit it. Eff Yoo takes the form of our faceless creator and vividly describes the motions that God went through to bring about human life with intense vigor and clever wordplay. “I started the album with how I envisioned whoever or whatever created all this starting it, and at the same time relating it to what you’ll hear in the album”.

The album can be ordered here
https://rediculus.bandcamp.com/album/papa-dios