Guns by Quelle Chris @quellechris

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“Guns” by Quelle Chris is a project that I will play for a long time.  It’s another classic project from Quelle Chris, the Detroit born rapper/producer married to Jean Grae living in Brooklyn.  In 2018, Quelle released a joint project with Jean Grae called Everything’s Fine that was easily one of the best projects of the year.  In 2017, he released Being You is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often, which was again one of the best albums of that year.  Quelle Chris dropped Lullabies for the Broken Brain and in 2016, Innocent Country in 2015 and Niggas is Men in 2013.  I could make a long playlist of the best tracks (in my opinion) from all of these projects and you would have an extremely creative hip hop experience that cant be compared to anything else.

Quelle’s style is lyrical, musical, sometimes funny and sometimes dark and serious.  It is as versatile as a range of emotion can be and the sometimes off kilter sound makes it impossible to label the music anything specific. The only thing that’s certain is that it’s so dope and his music keeps getting better.

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On top of the musical and lyrical mastery on Guns, Quelle Chris often makes his own album art and creates animations for his videos.  For someone like me who experiments with many different media, the fact that a very creative musician also creates his own visuals reinforces the idea that this artist has something to say and has the vision to tell interesting stories.

 quellechris.bandcamp.com

Empire State by Mighty Joseph @VASTAIRE2090 @Karniege #NYC

Empire State, Mighty Joseph 2008

Check out this collaboration project from Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox and Karniege.  It's slept on as an overall project and with Cannibal Ox working on new music, I would definitely recommend this project as something to add to your ITunes library.  Dark production, great lyricism and featured artists like Poison Pen, Genesis, Vordul Mega (Cannibal Ox), MURS, Double A.B., Access Immortal and Swave Seva make it an underground classic.  Maybe not every track, but there are a lot of dope tracks to chose from.  Check it!

 

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#BRTHAN8TN TRACK NO. 05 @MikeSchpitz

#BRTHAN8TN TRACK NO. 05 @MikeSchpitz

"Cruise Control" by Mike Schpitz (Chicago) is a track from upcoming project set to release this summer.  Make sure to follow him on Twitter or at his website, mikeschpitz.com for all details about it because it's guaranteed to be dope.  I first caught wind of Mike Schpitz from his project with Slot-A called, Have You Seen My Stapler? and based on that project, I knew he would deliver a dope track for the project.  After the project with Slot-A, I also heard a few projects of his with Pete Sayke (Chicago) in a collaboration called Grumpy Old Men.

 

Here are a few other projects by Mike Schpitz.  Show your support!

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