There is no way for this review to do justice to Detag as an artist, producer, and musician! He is from the Netherlands and has a lengthy career in music that goes back to the 90s. He has released several projects over the years including many this year alone that range to everything from Brother NIP’s Souljahz Only and Sleepwalkas Secret of da Ooze to his new group with Scratch LDP and D-Payne the Dead Click to name a few.
The Black EP really showcases Detag’s talents which include dope production, live instrumentation,dope rhyme skills, and the ability to sing. He is a one man band for sure! It starts off with a wicked horror filled intro and goes right into a song called F-ck which has some of the hardest guitar I’ve heard on a rap song in a long time. Really I can’t just classify F-ck as a rap song because there are parts where he is singing making this a great blend of Rock and Hip Hop. Right after that you hear Nip’s voices sampled on the track Murder which is about as dark as you can get. He captured the sound he was looking for with this project!
The Black Season is my favorite track on the EP. I can’t even describe it because it has a Bay Area Mob type sound mixed with some very dope Rock. He sings on the hook which really shows his talent as a vocalist. There is no way to put Detag in a box or try to put him in one category, he is multi-talented and is capable of holding his own with any producer or artist out there period. Do yourself a favor , step outside the box , open your mind and enjoy Detag’s The Black EP, you wont be disappointed.
Buy Detag’s The Black EP at his website http://detag81.weebly.com/
One of Chi-Town’s pioneers Buk of Psychodrama called in for a dope exclusive interview!
East Coast flame spitter Illa Ghee called in for a dope exclusive interview!
Compton Vet Spider Loc was on the show for this dope new exclusive interview.!
Producer DJ Daryl was on the show for this rare exclusive interview.!
People for years have been asking me to do another project, well several reasons prevented that with the biggest being not enough artists and producers on the team willing to contribute to it. Some of, in fact many did not see the vision of what Underground Society is all about. We provide platforms such as the Murder Master Music Show, which has showcased hundreds of artists over the last 5 years, many of which had no other outlets or platforms to showcase their talents on. They were ignored by all the major media outlets, radio stations, and other platforms. Do you really think some of these big radio stations are checking for dope underground talent that consists of concepts, lyrical ability, and original production that doesn’t try to emulate the same sounds that a million others are using? Of course not because right now the money seems to be down playing talent to support emcees who traded their lyrical abilities in for new purses and tight pants. Sadly many pioneers and legends have been forgotten too. Legendary artists from the 80s, 90s, and 00s have been releasing dope music lately only to be pushed to the side in order to make room for more headlines about the latest pill poppin’ punk mutha fucka! After we dropped “Fuck Tha Illuminati” in 2011 I was disgusted with the response or lack of even though we had 100+ artists from 15+ countries all together on the same project speaking out against injustices that many face in the world. It was an important project, but the masses didn’t get a chance to check it out.
Now for the official announcement it is time to put together another one. I will A & R the project as far as collecting verses from artists and working with various producers. It will be presented by www.ugs4life.com aka the home of Underground Society. All proceeds will go towards keeping this platform alive and available to the underground, the forgotten legends and pioneers and of course the fans who support and enjoy what we are doing. No this will not be a massive 69 track compilation with 100 artists, it will a full length album with anywhere from 15-18 tracks with all original production. Of course our UGS4LIFE Producers Skinnymaine and DETAG along with other selected producers, will make the beats and verses will be submitted. I will reach out to certain artists who show interest to be on the project and send them a track and when the vocals are turned in we will mix and master the track. Of Course Scratch LDP will do the art as he is one of the best doing it right now and highly recommended.
Each track will have anywhere from one to two, three or even several artists if it is a posse cut. Any artist wishing to be on this project MUST bring your A-Game. Any weak flows will not be used. We have many very talented artists at UGS4LIFE and they need to be complemented on the tracks that they are on. No mumble, no swag, no weird awkward flows that sound offbeat, no lame ass autotune because remember we are only as strong as our weakest link. If we do a dope cut where 2 guys ripped the hell out of it but the third guy came retarded with it, then it will ruin the song. Also we have real dope producers and we will work with more and they need to be respected for their craft as well. As Kokane would say no El Boo Boo shit! Anyone making a contribution in the form of a verse or production will have to sign a release form which is standard and everyone who was on the original FTI had to do the same. It’s nothing against anyone, but I have dealt with many individuals who were out for themselves and would pull that shady ass fuckery! Also for those who jumped ship or just simply don’t support us don’t come lurking around acting like shit is 100! This platform must be respected first and foremost. We have alot of people who dedicate and contribute time and blood sweat and tears to this shit for real. UGS has been around for several years, if we have supported you or your people and you can’t tell people about us then kick rocks. None of that fake flip floppin fake luv bullshit over here!
With all of that being said, lets come together and give them a dope project in 2018 entitled “F#ck Tha Lamestream” which is in opposition of this bull shit they are playing. Let’s show them what a real talented album full of people from around the globe looks like and let’s keep this platform going strong. I will be getting at publicists to help spread the word, and people on the streets once promotional material is available (Closer to the release), and people online to contribute time to help us promote the project. All contributions are greatly appreciated. In this game we help many and many help us. When the big machine refuses to shed light up[on talent the only thing we can do is come together. Don’t try to buy into their exclusive swag club that promotes the destruction of Hip Hop, be original and don’t follow trends and fads. I will be getting with producers soon to pick out some beats and from there we will be seeking verses.
It will be released online as well as on CD
Salute and respect!
Sav Sicc and Bleezo are some dope young artists out of Sacramento California with a big catalog of music that is steadily growing. The first two things I noticed on this album was…..HARD F’N LYRICS AND DOPE AZZ BEATZ!!!!! This album could go up against anything out, about the only album I am feeling more is Dead Click which dropped last month. This new Twin Evil 2 project is full of that lyrical flow mastery and the way Sav and Bleezo play off each other is insane. This is one of the dopest duos in rap right now period.
Everything on here is produced by Ac3beats who’s style cannot be placed inside of one box. On songs like X-Files or Jet Fuel you can hear a Mid-West influence maybe Traxter, Snypaz, type of sound to go along with those rapid fire deliveries but then on the song Death Becomes You kinda reminds me of something more East Coast. All of the beats have a dark sinister feel to them and fit this project perfectly.
Features include King ISO, Twisted Insane, and Devious to name a few. It contains a couple voice mail skits from Brotha Lynch and Tech N9ne. I didn’t hear one track I didn’t like but my favorites were X-Files, Monsters Inside Me, Jet Fuel, and My Brothers Keeper. CWAY Music put out a solid project and adds hope for real talent returning to the forefront of the game. Shout out to the homie Miguel for sending me another dope album to check out.
Sleepwalkas are Evil-S and Murdaman from Houston Tx.
The Group Formed in 2005, Although the two have been recording music since 2002.
Originally named Gruesome spelled G.R.U.S.U.M.
In 2002 they met Local “Horrorcore” rap group GHOSTOWN, Moon DC and Tales.
Along with Lazy-K and Twenny Fo. “Darksyde Records” Quickly took them in. Showing them the ropes, and adding them to the Roster. Evil and Murda started their Rap Path’s as Roadies.
Taking on task’s such as… Stage Hand, Stage Actor, and Street Team Was their way of paying dues before presenting themselves as a group. In 2005 Sleepwalkas along with Moon DC started recording underground albums- with label mate Lazy-k and T.M.P Thug Minded Productions.
Both Evil and Murda Released Solo e.p.’s before recording their first “underground”
SLEEPWALKAS E.P., Performing Shows in the local Rap scene.
They continued to release Solos and ventured off into other projects Mostly through out 2006-2007 and on.In 2011 The Sleepwalkas Strarted writing for Their Debut “Album” Secret of da Ooze.
Shortly after writing half of the album the group dis-banned in 2012.
Pursuing solo careers, at this time Murdaman worked with Ganxsta N.I.P releasing the track “Badreams” on his Po-sum-Mo “underground”.Evil-s recorded with Esham, eventually Leading to the two “HIP-HOP LEGENDS” to meet each other and Collaborate, For what now went down in history as the Infamous..DOUBLE FEATURE SHOW Esham, Ganxsta NIP and Mastamind
brought together for the first time in history!In 2016 Sleepwalkas Finally Re-Surfaced to
finish their already Conceptualized and half written Debut Album…..(SECRET OF DA OOZE) Completing the project in 2017.on Po-Out-Sum Records
Download Secret of da Ooze here http://www.ugs4life.com/reviews-sleepwalkas-secret-of-da-ooze/
The Sleepwalkas are from H-Town and they let you know it right from the jump by having K-Rino on the intro track. Murdaman and Evil S recruited the production of Detag from the Netherlands whom also produced Dead Click as well as upcoming projects for Ganxsta NIP. The production fits the Sleepwalkas perfectly as they choose alotta dark subject matter with songs like Edgar Alan Poe featuring Ganxsta NIP himself, or the only featured track on any album to have all the members of NATAS on it entitled A Murda.
The track I’m feelin’ the most would be False Profit featuring Mastamind. The beat reminds me of something you would ehar in the classic horror flick Creepshow. I’m bumpin’ Nightmare Walkin, End of the Beginning which begins with a news clip speaking on the Flint Water Crisis, and of course A Murda with NATAS. I can’t say it enough because in the world of the Wicket Shit, this is a huge feature. It starts off with the late TNT(RIP) speaking at the beginning then goes right into an Esham verse.
I think the Sleepwalkas captured the sound they were wanting with Detag on the beats, the content is consistent with the vibe through out the album. Songs like Wes Craven, Edgar Allan Poe, Soul Snatcha, and Very Scary Stories to name a few, gives you a glimpse of what you are going to hear. The world of Horrorcore is filled with 100s of artists, maybe 1000s, but what separates these guys from the vast majority is they went out and got the creator being Ganxsta NIP as well as the Wicket Shit creator Esham. If you like that dark evil shit then The Secret of da Ooze is definitely for you!
Check out the album on Datpiff for free http://www.datpiff.com/Sleepwalkas-Secret-Of-Da-Ooze-mixtape.853924.html
First off shout out to the homie Miguel for sending me this album, he really wanted me to hear it and I’m glad he made sure of that. I looked at the track list and the first thing I noticed was “Still Down foe My Thang” featuring Jae Mez and Layzie Bone. It was a 2017 homage payer to the classic Bone Thugs-Down Foe My Thang track off their 1994 Creepin on ah Come Up EP. I love the fact that he didn’t just do a remake he went and made sure one of the cats from the OG song was on there.
C-Ray’s style has wide range, of course being a part of Brainsick he has that extremely fast delivery but he can switch it up to fit on any track, he uses harmony, and is an overall damn good lyricist. You have to be when you are in a group with cats like King ISO and Twisted Insane. I’m loving at least 85-90% of the album with only a few tracks that I was not feeling.
Stay Down was another one I had to check out right way because it featured the homie C-Mob and Twisted Insane. On tyop of being a dope emcee, C-Ray is also a dope producer as he produced all of the tracks himself. His sound can’t really be compared to anyone. I know one thing for sure is after hearing this I wanna check for whatever else he drops in the future. Real solid project at a time when wack music is running wild. Glad cats like C-Ray still exist!
Check out the album on CD Baby https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/cray73
I fuckin’ love this album! I have seen this project grow from the beginning, heard various tracks along the way, but when I heard the finished project all together, it blew me away. First off the Dead Click is a group that includes Scratch LDP and D-Payne from the United States and Detag from the Netherlands. All 3 emcees have a wide range of flows and styles and all three got that rapid fire delivery to where they can hold their own with anyone. I put’em all right up there with the best choppers in the game!
The content is a roller coaster ride of dark subject matter to feel good music to murder shit! It starts off with War and Drive-by Music which is about as hard as it gets, then it goes into my favorite song To The Grave which is about struggling to keep your head above water while surviving the streets. Then they switch up the vibe with Outta Yo Mind which reminds me of something you woulda heard the Dogg Pound do, it has that authentic G-Funk sound. Then of course you got the UGS Cypher featuring Ya Boy Slow Mo, Xit Only, Sleepwalkas, and Chico Slim. Keep A Secret has a totally different vibe, I’ve never heard anything like it, some funk, dope piano, just some goddamn good music! On Cut’em Out they slaughter these new age rappers by showing them what being lyrical as fuck is all about!
To create a classic you have to have all of the ingredients and the Dead click has it! The production is phenomenal! Detag successfully gave you tracks that embodied G-Funk, Horrorcore, and a Hard Street sound all while making every track on the album flow together. Once again this is a free album, a free album! I hope they do physical copies, I would like to see this pressed up. As of now it is the dopest project I heard in 2017 and it’s gonna take a helluva album to pass this one up! Do yourself a favor and down load this immediately!
Instant classics are very rare in today’s hip hop, however the newest trio to hit the scene, The Dead Click has just released a timeless classic.
Livin Dead Production/UGS4LIFE duo Scratch LDP and D-Payne team up with one of the newest members of the UGS4LIFE family, artist and producer Detag.
The chemistry between the three members is evident early on this album. Trading bars on the opening track War!. The track sets the tone early and also sets the bar high as far as expectations go for what is to come on the rest of the album. The following track “Drive-By Music” lives up to those expectations with the group bringing their A Game on a Detag beat reminiscent of 90’s era horrorcore. Scratch LDP spits a verse that gave me flashbacks of Bone Thugs N Harmony or Do or Die.
“To The Grave” is a personal favorite of mine. Detag brings a 90’s west coast influenced beat on this one reminding me of Dr Dre or Daz Dillinger. The trio trade bars reflecting on their personal struggles. D-Payne provides one of the dopest hooks I’ve heard on this.
“Outta Yo Mind” is another stand out track with Detag bringing another West Coast influenced beat and kicking off the track with one of his best verses on the album.
Summertime anthem “Keep a Secret” is a perfect example of the trios perfect chemistry. D-Payne shines on this track with a powerful 16. Scratch LDP follows D-Payne with a rapid flow that any hip hop fan will appreciate. Detag shows off his ability to be able to spit and produce an instant classic.
The album is full of classic beats with flows to match. With a handful of 90s influenced tracks evident, the group recruits Ailton and Mississippi veteran/fellow UGS4Lifer; X-It Only for the banger “Eazy”, paying homage to the late Eazy-E. The Ruthless Godfather would be proud of this one, with every verse complimenting each other. X-It Only spits an A+ verse as usual,and will leave any listener fiending for more collaborations in the future.
Detag, known for his work with Ganxsta N-I-P, recruited the creator horrorcore for the albums only interlude that leads into the UGS Cypher. Joined by the Sleepwalkas, as well as L.D.P. members Ya Boy Slowmo and Chico Slim, the cypher serves as one of the best tracks on the album and shows the Dead Clicks ability to collaborate with others to make great music.
Another gem on this project is “Psycho”. Detag shows his horrorcore background and samples the first record Scratch LDP and D-Payne ever did together(Tales from the Darkside). Tracks like this and “The Have Nots”(featuring Ya Boy Slowmo) will stand the test of time and will mark the beginning of a legendary era for the group.
The lyrical skills from all 3 Dead Click members put them in a class with today’s best lyricists. All 3 members have impressive solo careers but they have struck gold as a group.
Detag as a producer entered an elite class with this project in my opinion. When thinking of classic albums, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, The Dogg Pound’s Dogg Food and a few others come to mind and Detag has entered that conversation with this album. The group as a whole stands up to their influences. Do or Die, Three 6 Mafia, Above The Law, and Bone Thugs N Harmony are all heard in the Dead Click’s style but Dead Click will stand with those groups in the history books. Detag is rivaled by no one on the boards and should be mentioned among the greatest producers ever. His ability to capture the sound of the golden era of hip hop is a testament to his ability. Providing several hit worthy tracks and a handful of anthems excel Detag from being an up and coming producer to being the best in the game. He is a once in a lifetime talent that is only getting started. – Pittsburgh Pat
Down load the entire Dead Click album for free! http://www.datpiff.com/D-Payne-Dead-Click-mixtape.853719.html
Omnisyllabic is Tikko’s first album and I can’t express enough how much of a dope debut this is. Tikko is part of Monte Critoe’s Red Team along with Don Verb outta Detroit. I have been a fan of Detroit music for decades now, this sounds like it could be from the “D” or straight outta the East Coast somewhere because this is straight Hip Hop. It’s street, it ain’t that backpack shit, its dope lyrical flows over beats with an East Coast vibe.
The subject matter on here is what I really appreciate because it is stuff that you and I can relate to, stuff that the average listener has been through at some point and time in their life. Songs like Down and Out that speak on going through poverty and how mutha fuckaz are no where to be found when you hit ya lowz! Criminal Mind speaks of casualties of the streets and hard times with the dope line “Don’t get it twisted / Poverty is a sickness / At a young age in which we were inflicted”, how can you not feel that? Then he has the song and video called Alyssa’s Song which is a dope record from a Father to his Daughter.
I got nothing but good shit to say about Omnisyllabic, I appreciate good music in an era where rappers swing purses and mumble about meaningless nonsense. Tikko and other cats like him are the reason why I keep wanting to stay in the game and help others find dope music like this! I was thoroughly impressed, and had a few tracks in a couple episodes of In Tha Murder Mix. I definitely recommend this to all those who appreciate good Hip Hop!
Make sure to cop Tikko’s Omnisyllabic https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/tikko3
This week we dropped two dope releases. First DJ Red Slowed-N-Chopped some of the OG FTI Compilation Tracks then the Dead Click dropped thier debut self titled album. Check’em both out below for free download!
Deon Golatt, also known as, Deon The Don was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. At a very early age, Deon started writing rhymes and performing several times for his third grade class. Deon started rapping in the early eighties while being influenced by Run DMC, L.L. Cool J, and Rakim. As the music shifted in the late eighties, to a more underground hardcore rap, Deon became influenced by N.W.A. and Ice Cube.
Growing up during the crack epidemic had given Deon a good hard look at the harsh reality of the streets. With Gangster Rap taking over the mainstream and the streets filled with Crack and guns, the gangster image and sound was the perfect match for this young, up and coming artist. Deon began penning more hardcore reality type lyrics and envisioning one day he could be on the same level as the great MC’s. In the late 90’s, Deon formed his first group with three other family members calling themselves “Golatt Boyz” by using their government last name. After a few failed studio sessions the members eventually disbanded and he formed a group with two child hood friends calling themselves “Die Hard” in the early 2000’s. They completed their first underground album titled “Retribution” but it was never released to the public.
Die Hard’s song “Big Doggs” was featured on Get Low Recordz compilation G Bundle Presents “Southwest Bosses” Vol. 1. After the group disbanded, Deon began focusing on a solo career and completed his first solo album titled “Premeditated” in 2006, later released digitally in 2012. Forming his own imprint Deon Records, along with his son Young Tay, he began to focus on building his brand. Under Deon Records in 2010, Deon put together his first mixtape titled “The Introduction” featuring his first solo act and son Young Tay. Deon followed in 2011 as the Executive Producer on Tay’s mixtape release titled ”Southview Takeover” Vol.1.
Three years later, Deon reunited with a member of the Golatt Boyz and began working on a collaboration album titled “Over Due” (Deon & GB). The pair finished their project in early 2017 and began promoting the single titled “Itz All Luv”. Deon is currently working on a 2017 solo project EP titled ”One Man Gang”. This EP will be his first solo release in years and will be released under Deon Records/Ruthless Propaganda Records. Having his hands tied with a lot of releases for 2017 and beyond DEON RECORDS IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH!
First off I want to congratulate Shan on dropping his first album in almost 30 years. Bars Over Bullshit is his first full length album since 1990s Play It Again Shan! After interviewing Shan several times and hearing various tracks like Let’s Bring Hip Hop Back or last year’s KRS-Diss Revenge of the Walking Dead I already knew he was gonna bring some lyrical heat on his new album and that is exactly what he did all while touching on real life shit!
This album is killing anything out in the Lamestream. Everyone is talking about boring Jay-Z but his new album ain’t shit compared to this! Right from the jump he brings you that real with songs like One Man Lives where in the hook he says “One Man Lives While Another One Dies/One Man Falls So Another Can Rise.” The album is full of street rhymes, gritty tales, and real life topics that many can relate to. To me that is what makes a good artist, you have to be able to relate to the people. On Bring Back MC Shan he displays his lyrical abilities and proclaims his return. In the song Mutha Fucka he fittingly says Mutha Fucka about 3 dozen times which would make the great Joe Pesci proud. This shit is gritty as fuck!
He revisits The Bridge with a dope Rock Re-Mix full of heavy guitar which gives you a glimpse of the MC Shan we all know from the 80s. That’s what I love about Bars Over Bullshit because he can take you back in time on one song then on the next give you some 2017 shit with brutal bars to destroy emcees of this era. The Song Who The Fuck Are You he gives you a glimpse of that rapid fire flow proving he can do it all. I’m so glad the homie dropped this album as it is very much needed. I hope the Hip Hop community shows this project alotta love as it is one of the biggest releases in the genre in 2017 hands down! I’ve been bumpin’ the album religiously for the last week, you definitely dont have to skip through anything just hit play and let that mutha fucka ride!
Buy MC Shan’s Bars Over Bullshit on Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bars-over-b-t/id1248509806
When I heard this the first thing I said to Scratch is “Why is this free?” He explained to me it was a mixtape, but I thought it was a regular album full of dope tracks. Jackboy D-Payne and Scratch LDP both got crazy rapid fire flows and are part of Livin Dead Productions which consists of a small army of dope rappers from all over.
They’re Back has 17 bangers featuring many LDP and UGS associates including X-It Only, Bigg Zakk, Chico Slim, Ya Boy Slow Mo, Cam, and DKB. Some of the stand out tracks are Bang Ya w/ X-It Only, Psycho, I’m So Tired, and Heart of Stone which was produced by TC outta South Carolina.
The subject matter varies to everything from trying to keep your head above water to straight killin’ mutha fuckaz! Take’em out probably is my favorite track on this project. To me that track has the energy to get you amped up. Really the whole project will get you amped, there is not much I didn’t like on They’re Back if anything at all because they brought their A Game on everything!
Scratch and D-Payne naturally work together very good. This mixtape is kind of like a project to get you ready for their upcoming group project Dead Click with Netherlands producer and group member Detag. The best part about this is the fact that it is free, you have nothing to lose especially if you appreciate lyrics, dope concepts, hard beats and nice features. Definitely one of the best from 2017 so far!
Download the whole mixtape on Datpiff for free http://www.datpiff.com/D-Payne-Scratch-LDP-Theyre-Back-mixtape.850549.html
The homie Snake Lucci is back in the free world and he is already putting out new projects, this time with long time friend and collaborator Kxng ISO. The two just dropped Dabs Vol. 2 and they are reppin’ Omaha and the Mid-West to the Fullest.
Alot fo the production was done by Kxng ISO himself but they also got various producers including Meeks, Tae, and SCRSWRTH. They have features from King Frost, MCE, SCRSWRTH, and Tae to name a few.
Some of my favorite cuts off the album are Snake’s Unload, which is very high octane, and Str8 Jacket by MCE and SCRSWRTH which has more of an East coast vibe to it. Then of course Snake Lucci and Kxng ISO killed it on the Beef remix!
Over all this is a dope Mid-West project full of rapid fire deliveries, hard beats, and street tales. I liked the majority of the tracks, my only complaint is there is a couple with a little autotune and I don’t fuck with autotune at all, but other than that this is a very well rounded dope project!
Check it out today on CDbaby
First and foremost I have to congratulate II Tone, Mr4twenty and
all of Black Rain Entertainment for landing on the Billboard
Independent Charts debuting at #6 and has remained at #7 for the last
two weeks continuing to move units. Also II Tone’s solo album which I
reviewed earlier this year “New Direction” is currently charting at the
same time. This is huge for Memphis rap and independent rap all over
considering how hard it is in this era for artists to get attention,
especially with some hard shit like Black Rain. They are nothing like
these new age mumblin’ swag rappers, they spit hard street
shit over hard beats.
This is that M-Town real shit! This is the label that put out solo and group projects
with the Late Lord Infamous. You already know Lord would be proud!
With that being said Chicken Talk is one of the hardest street albums to
drop in 2017. With songs like Sell Out, South Memphis, and Bang,Bang you
can’t go wrong! Bang, Bang also has a dope video and there are features on
the project most notable from ATL flame spitter T-Rock. Another track I keep
playing is Say No More which is about gettin’ paid by any means necessary.
All the beats are hard as f-ck.Mr4twenty has a dope flo too, he put out an
album recently called Smoking Jacket which was also hella dope.Once again can’t
stress enough how dope it is to see some real cats hits the Billboard Charts
with some hard street music! This is A huge victory for the underground!
Check out the links below to cop Chicken Talk and to see the Bang Bang Music Video
Some brand new shit comin’ outta central Texas from A1-YO called Meth Muzik. For our regular listeners you might remember A1-YO from Episode 279 of the Murder Master Music Show back in 2016. He recently sent me this new EP Meth Muzik and it’s definitely some A-1 shit, some mob music about gettin’ paid and keepin’ it authentic!
The beats remind me of some Sac-Town Mob shit from Sam Bostic and Mike Mosley. It gives you that feel that is not like anything from this new age era which is dope as f-ck! The production on here was done by Kmakehitz, and Jay G.P. bangz. They brought that sound to match what A1 was saying perfectly. It all kicks off with Same Thing, then followed by my favorite cut off the project Bust Back.
This is his tenth project and you can tell he is not new to this at all, well rounded, lyrically sharp, and tons of mob tales! He is originally from Oakland so you can tell where he gets that Mob Sound from, but he also has some of that Texas sound in his music. He was successfully able to merge the two regions and rep’em both on this project! He even has a Slowed-N-Chopped version to the song Mob Move. As always with good EPs my only complaint is it leaves you wanting more. I definitely recommend this project and look for some of it to land on In Tha Murder Mix from time to time!
Musiq Matisse has been in the music business for well over 25 plus years . He started his career in the late 90s doing independent street promotions in the south for his own company RUFFCUT ENTERTAINMENT promoting independent artist (at the time) from labels such as SUAVE HOUSE, NO LIMIT, RAP-A-LOT, etc . Originally from Brooklyn NY the company started in Columbia SC and operated for three years before relocating to NY.
Musiq has been an internet radio personality ( on downshiftradio.com .1stfamradio.com ) and Managing Editor for TRUE MAGAZINE. He has served as a managerial consultant for NAAM BRIGADE( ELEKTRA /ARTIST DIRECT) & TRACEY LEE ( BYSTORM /UNIVERSAL ) . In 2016 he formed FORWARD MOTION MANAGEMENT LLC an independent company that is comprised of Management ,Media and promotions .
The first release is the mixtape CADILLACS COLLARD GREENS AND CORN BREAD and features MUSIQ returning to the mic with the sounds that inspired him to get behind the microphone …..” I love good music but am inspired by the pioneers from the south and the west coast so that’s where I naturally went to .”
Contact Matisse at email@example.com or at the companies website listed below .
Also Download the Cadillacs, Collard Greens & Cornbread mixtape from the following sites below!
When I got ready to listen to Musiq Matisse’s new Mixtape Cadillacs, Collard Greens & Cornbread I already knew in advance he was gonna bring that grown folk music to make you think. Not only did he do so but he gave you a constant supply of lyrical talent over dope beats with out mumbling or doing your typical mainstream trend chasing bullshit!
Musiq Matisse paid homage to Rapalot, Suave House, No Limit, Three 6, DJ Quik, Ice-T, and several others on the song Legends. He cleverly put names of so many pioneers and legends into this song paying his respect to their contributions to the game. I respect the hell outta him for this because it is something that many artists don’t do anymore. Rarely do artists pay homage to those before them, now days they seem to try to tear them down, so my hat goes off to Musiq for this one for sure.
Like I stated earlier this project is grown folk music and one of the best songs is Mama’s House where he speaks on the importance of looking out for the one who looked out for him. On the song Something Southern he pays homage to the South, which I thought was dope considering he is from the East. Another dope track was Hustlers Like Us which has a soulful beat laced with lyrics of making moves and living life to the fullest.
My only complaint is there was only 7 tracks, but then again I’ve always preferred full length LPs over EPs, but the good thing is you don’t have to skip through anything because all 7 are on point. On top of that it leaves you wanting more, so I’m guessing the homie has alot more in store for us in the future. Defintiely worth checking out considering it is free and full of dope music!
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One of the only complaints that I have about this project is that it is only an EP.But it does have 9 tracks, which back in the day that would be considered a full length album. LIFEB4DEATH by the Dead Walkers outta Utah kicks shit off the right way with a song about wanting your rivals to rest in piss called Pray For My Enemies. It reminds me of something you would want to play before you go knuckle up against someone you really wanna beat the shit outta! Then it goes right into another evil sounding song You Out Here. This is that f’n Wicket Shit!
What I like about it is everything flows together. I’m not a real big fan outta Mars but the song Across the Nation features him and the legendary Mastamind which actually turns out to be a good collab. Mars is on a couple tracks, other features include Polk D, Nuttinxnyce, Moka Only, C-Rayz Walz, Atdaggersdrawn, Tha Jokaz, & Sarkaztik.
The beats are all Wicket, very dark evil sounding shit. Production on here was done by Dre40oz, Detour, Strik9, Brown Ceasar, Raw Diddie and VTZ so you have a whole variety of different producers on here and somehow they all captured a consistent sound together. Usually to do that you would just use the same producer, you could tell alotta time was put into this project.
I also enjoyed the song Angelic Noose because it is one of the more mellow tracks on here, and that gives you an idea of the range they got. I would have to say my favorite cut on the album is Comatose. The beat has all kinds of shit in it from dope guitar to piano. Yeah they can do the horrorcore dark stuff but they can also hit you with some pure Hip Hop as well. The production, features, and direction on this project were dope, I look forward to the next Dead Walkers release!
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T.C. is A dope artist and producer out of Columbia South Carolina. His style of production is definitely “Crunk” and his amped up rapid fire lyrical ability fits his music perfectly. He was once part of the group 2econd Theory with A.K., G.B. , Suspect da Villain , Kada and Prince Blue. In fact their classic album War zone was just re-released and is available everywhere online.
As a solo artist T.C. just dropped the brand new dope album “Black Out: The World Ain’t Ready” which features the likes of C-Mob, MC Mack, T-Rock, La Chat, and many others. The whole project was produced by T.C. and features around 20 hard hittin’ bangers!
With influences such as Bone, Three 6, Lil Jon, and others T.C. has created a lane for himself and has the respect of some of the best in the underground today! You can catch him making dope crunk beats or droppin’ fire 16s, either way the man has talent on both ends and has already proven that he is capable of putting out good quality music. Check out the links below to his social media as well as links where you can purchase his music!
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I already had an idea of what to expect when I heard the sampler online, but when T.C. sent me the whole album I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since. Before I get into the dope music on the album I’mma give you a little background on T.C. He hails from Columbia South Carolina which along with Charleston are two slept on areas full of talent proving that South Carolina has some hidden gems in the Palmetto State. He started to produce around 13 years ago and then the following year picked up the mic. He was in the group 2econd Theory but later went solo.
The album Blackout is not for the laid back, this shit is all high energy music! Basically it’s crunk as fuck! He laced the album with his own production which can best be described as amped up anthems. Just about every track on here is an anthem. His style of production can’t limit him to one box but if you like Three 6 Mafia, MC Mack, The Kaze, T-Rock, and other music on that level then this is a must.
The features on here are insane! MC Mack and T-Rock are both on a few tracks each including the two bangerz Go To War Parts 1 & 2. Both T-Rock and MC Mack are on another track I loved on this project Act A Fool. Another track I’m feeling features C-Mob entitled Mask Up. Other features include La’Chat, A.K., G.B. Fatal Sinz, Kada, Prince Blue, Boogie Mane, Suspect Da Villain, and Kano. Everyone brought their A-Game and I couldn’t find anything wack on this album. In fact right now I’m not sure which album I like more this one or II Tone’s New Directions, but both are hittin’ hard as hell.
T.C’s production is highly heated but his rhymes are just as fire! Not only does he hold his own with all these incredible features but he has several solo tracks on here where he hits you with that rapid fire delivery! Songs like Fed Up, Lost For Ya, and Broken to name a few display his lyrical abilities. The concepts are original and the substance is there through out the duration of the album. He speaks on his struggles and what he went through which gives the listener a chance to see who he is and what he is about, he captures that perfectly!. I highly recommend this album, it’s definitely one of the ones to watch out for in 2017 as being one of the best releases!
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THE HISTORY/STORY OF SuiZiD3PaKT
In 1999 August Witzgall got a Boss BR8 digital recording module,Shortly after that Don Mattson got a Roland MC 303 and a Boss BR8 digital recording module also. By the end of 1999, Don Mattson, August Witzgall and Jeff Sanders had recorded a few tracks and decided to actually make an entire album. They called them selves “Cerabus”.
By mid 2000 The album was complete. They went from freestyling in underpasses, to actually having a whole album recorded. Only 10 copies were made and Jeff and Don had gone off and started another project together called D3DPo3TSoZi3TY. Though hundreds of D3DPo3TSoZi3TY songs were recorded, an album was never completed.
In 2001, Aug and Don decided to create another project with more determination, they called it D3MoN HaLo. this was when FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX was formed. D3MoN HaLo is still alive and have 3 albums under their belt.
In 2006, Jeff and Don made a choice to completely stop the D3DPo3TSoCi3TY project, wipe the slaight clean and start over as HoLLoWZGLooM. 50+ songs were recorded for the first album over 3 years when the album was complete only 200 copies were pressed.
In 2012 the founder of FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX Don Mattson started a project called SuiZiD3PaKT with the intention of working on tracks with the artists that greatly influenced him. He wanted it to be as brutal and violent as possable. In the early stage of the project, Dons wife commited suicide and he took a break. When he came back he decided to switch gears and go back to the traditional FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX lyric content but with more honesty.
SuiZiD3PaKT is my heart, I dont give a fuck if anyone likes or hates it. It is me, as I am and I just want to express issues that touch me and FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX in the same way a priest touches an alter boy.
THE HISTORY OF FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX
In 1999 August Witzgall started recording an album titled: Aug Dawg Texture and Attitude. He had Don Mattson on a track with him and write the hook for another track. Don, August and Jeff Sanders soon later decided to do a group album together called Cerabus.
In 2001 Don Mattson was a part of 2 different projects, DeMoN HaLo and D3DPo3TSoCi3TY. He decided to unite the 2 projects and any other project him, Jeff, or Aug did. Using FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX or Funeral Parlor Products/FPP, any and every project that is a part of it is credited to every “member” of FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX.
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The Supah Smash Bros. are out of the Middle of the map from a spot known as Kokomo Indiana. I immediately noticed how much they rep their area, the first track on the new album Stoplight City is US 31. Another thing I noticed and liked was their distaste for mainstream music with the song F Da Mainstream where they speak on the repetitive nature of the industry. “Fuck the mainstream all I hear everyday is the same thing!” Even though I interviewed many mainstream artists throughout my career, I always made it a point to rep the underground.
Another thing I related to was the nostalgia, these guys were speaking about all the shit I grew up on with the track 80’s Baby. I was born in the 70s but grew up in the 80s and automatically took a trip back in time, so this track definitely worked if they were going for that effect. The production on there gave me the same type of feeling, the beats were hitting hard and had that synth 80s vibe. The sound quality was on point as well with the vast majority of the project mastered by D-Payne.
The Hellraiser himself, Mastamind was all over this album. He was on 3 tracks with Nightmarez being my favorite, they all brought that Wicket Shit on this one. They also had features from Skitzo, Dirty White Mike, SuiZid3PaKt and Project Born who was on my favorite track off the album Midwest Massacre. The beat hits hard and the Middle of the Map is represented to the fulled, a good blend of Michigan and Indiana. I can’t really complain, I was impressed! Aside from maybe a couple tracks I enjoyed the majority of this album. The Middle was repepd, the Wicketshit was repped, the features were dope, and the sounds were original and fresh!
Battle Rap Champ Juice broke down the artform and then Faided of Smoke Shop Click called in. Another Double episode of dope Hiphop!
Detroit OG Jackfrost Chopped it up with us then H-Town Vet Killahoe of 20-2-Life called in with a dope interview!
Threi and Chilly Chill of Da Lench Mob joined us for the first hour, then the homie MC Mack joined us, and made it a dope show from L.A. 2 Memphis
First up wrestler and entertainer Rude Boy of Psychopathic Records joined us, follwed by some dope Hiphop convo with Pittsburgh Pat
First up Doggie Diamonds called in for some serious convo, followed by Three 6 Mafia early affiliate Lil Noid
Renizance of the Immortal Soldierz broke the sound barriers with a dope interview and dope music.
Yukmouth of the Luniz called in with some dope music and great convo
EDIDON of the OUTLAWZ Came on the show to speak about the new Outlawz album Living Legends on Black Market Records
Nashville underground Vet Greenwade had the music scene in his city making noise in the 90s, but then he caught a case that alnded him in prison for 18 years. Listen to his amazing story!
Bootleg of the Dayton Family along with Taylor Mud from the movie Shattered Dreams chopped it up, then the homie T-Rock joined us for 2 1/2 hours of dope music and good convo.
Swifty McVay of D12 joined the archive and chopped it up about his new album Grey Blood and Detroit’s Hiphop History
Legendary New Orleans Producer O’Dell formerly of Beats By The Pound joined us for an in-depth interview
First the Creator and Cast of Let’s Go called into the show, then they were followed by Wrestling Legend Stevie Ray of Harlem Heat
Prez , Mac Jay , Brandon and X-It Only chopped it up and played dope music. Coo Coo Cal never showed up but the show went on and is now in the archive! #UGS4LIFE
Brooklyn 2 Jackson with the homies Fred Stuy from Brooklyn follwed by Jackson Mississippi Vet X-It Only