Spaceships by Kon Boogie @kon_boogie #hiphop

I saw a post about a new single from Kon Boogie on IG, so I decided to follow up with a blog post about a project of his called SPACESHIPS.  I've been focusing on taking architectural licensing exams (ARE's) so I haven't been blogging as much as I typically would, but this is a project that should be shared, so here it is.  I'm always in search of new music and SPACESHIPS is a solid project from top to bottom that you should definitely check out.

Kon Boogie tested his luck with a few group acts but decided to try the solo thing out, meaning he isn't a rookie in the New York hip hop scene and it shows in the music.  He boasts strong lyrical skills with light hearted skits tightly woven throughout this concept album.  The whole project has very high level of creative production with dope featured artists, including (but not limited to) Tash from the Alkoholiks.  The tone of Koncept's voice reminds me of Termanology at times, but his vibe is much more chill but please don't misunderstand my references to be comparisons.....just trying to paint the picture if you haven't listened yet.

The Music

The whole project shows a lot of versatility.  For example, I recently saw a post on IG of Kon Boogie with NYC style battle bars and that style of rapping is present on SPACESHIPS but then other tracks like  Lovin' Life couldn't be more of a west coast track.  The Finest follows immediately behind it with a rich boom bap track sound like it's off The Firm while Talk My Shit (below) is a mechanical futuristic banger that matches the motif of the project.  SPACESHIPS is an escapist project where Kon Boogie tells stories about leaving the planet and the experiences along the way.  Overall, there are dope vocal hooks, diverse beats and he even mixes in new trap tracks without dumbing down the lyrical content to appease hypebeast zombies and I appreciate that.  You'll find out on your next download though, so check it out!!  Listen to the full project by clicking here.

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#BRTHAN8TN Track No. 01 @chuuweetus

#BRTHAN8TN is a compilation album that I put together to highlight some of the best upcoming artists from across the country.  Beyond the album as a promotional tool for RA and for all the artists on the project, the goal is to put together a blog entry for each artist on the album in order of the tracks.

Track No. 1

I first heard of Chuuwee, by listening to ScienZe's project.  I definitely kept an eye on Chuuwee, so when I was thinking about artists from California to feature on the project, obviously Chuuwee's dope flow and style was something that came to mind quickly.  He sent a track quick too, so it was effortless.  Here's a dope project from Chuuwee where he pays homage to 90's hip hop.  He's in position to make some noise, so check out his work!

@chuuweetus Ronin

Black Jungle Squad @Jeremiahjae

1989201258-1 Black Jungle Squad, Yellow Mask Collective, 2013

A friend sent me a link to the video below (Peace by Raja Black and Jeremiah Jae) and it started a search for the artists that created it.  It wasn't as easy as you'd expect and I'm not sure if it's because each artist has 5 names or I'm just completely dyslexic at this point.  The album embedded below is the Yellow Mask Collective's album released last month called Black Jungle Squad.  I'm still working on getting the mc's voices/styles down, but the style is off kilter, dark and sounds like what you would get if you made a hybrid of MF Doom and Havoc from Mobb Deep.  It's definitely something to take note of.  I imagine they will be making some noise in hip hop in this country soon enough.