The number 1 spot you ask? Al Skratch is back. Yes THAT Al Skratch, with a crazy gem produced by Large Professor! 'Be Original' sees the decorated vet kickin' swag lines with the utmost confidence like he never left. Clear reference to the unwritten rule of Hip Hop, come original, Al shows just how originoo he be with this flex. Bounce for days, and damn if that Black Moon sample ain't the perfect tie in, Originoo Gun Clap, Be Original, Yadadamean'?! Oh Large Pro, this beat, this beat. This beat make you act a fool when it on G!
The undisputed #1 is damn Mortal Kombat perfection from DJ Muggs and Rome Streetz. Check the project, 'Death And The Magician'. Give this project steady bump, and if you doubt why I be all over it, check the lead single, 'Prayers Over Packages'. Rome Streetz comes hungry out the gate like he been starved in isolation. Shxt bangs from front to back, and there isn't much more either could pack into the track! Dank, dank, dank.
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.
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.
Contributions from Hong Kong include a remix of YoungQueenz, Last Freedom by posse member, GrymeMan, and the debut of electric outfit, Retox'D, new track, 'Beast Mode'! Ladies representin' lovely on this week's chart with contributions by Vel the Wonder, Koffee, and Rapsody. Takin' the Number 1 spot is a standout track from a standout project, 'Honest Living\Crooked Killing' by Zilla Rocha and Chong Wizard.