The cream of the crop this go around was, without a doubt, the standout project from The Winners camp capo, Hus Kingpin, and the project, Portishus. The LP is surprisingly deep, clockin' at near 20 tracks of dopeness. It's cinematic noir rap through and through, and while it does reference Portishead as the title, it uses the trip hop band more so as a spearpoint of influence rather than an overtly repetitive one.
It also give me great pride to have a Canadian artist take the No. 1 spot! Dopecity vets, Checkmate and DJ Kemo do a King Kong squat on the Empire State building with none other than Golden State warrior, Ras Kass in the huddle! Knowin' competition breathing down his back Checkmate lets off a Fire dragon verse to make your domes look like Pentacost! Pump this shxt! Vancouver stand up!
Yo this week's 8 In The Clip brings the heavyweights for the first time. The number 1 spot hands down to Billy Danze, and his new project, The Listening Session. I F's with this beginning to end. From the get as soon as the music hits, it's on. A different level of feel completely. Daz shows up on a killer track too! Yes. Daz from the Dogg Pound. File this project under Hardcore Neo-Soul.