ALLAN - "DK" (prod. by Manny McPlanes)

ALLAN of TrueFreedom flew through to drop off a new video directed by the inimitable Kenneth Callier for a track produced by Freeport's Manny McPlanes.

"With (Self-entitled Bullshit) dropping tomorrow it only seemed fitting," he writes.

This one was filmed guerrilla style on location at the parking garage of The Source Mall in Westbury during the early morning hours, presumably to get those sweet 360 shots with nary a vehicle in sight.

D.A. The Future - Da Illa Tape

J. Dilla was born and died in the month of February. Thus, every year around this time, hip-hop becomes even more saturated with JD tributes than usual. (Don't act like half the beatmakers out right now aren't essentially Dilla tribute acts to begin with.) One project, however, that actually feels like a fitting homage comes from Amitvyille's own D.A. The Future, who manages to honor the frameworks of Dilla's original compositions without sacrificing the spontaneity that made his music so magical. Stream above and download here.


Midnite Society - "ReddWithTheOx"

"ReddWithTheOx" is the tentative title of this second leak off Midnite Society's upcoming project, The Morning Can Wait  (following "Butterfly Dreams," which we posted last October), It's also the name of one of the three MCs on this track, the others being Petey Max and ShoDaFloMan (aka Shozae, who delivers the 1st verse; Redd's on the hook and P.E.T.E. has the 2nd verse). Can't wait for The Morning? Well, you're going to have to. Producer of this track, Shozae says, "We working on that album right now. We got some ill shit coming." So just sit tight.


Black Teenager - The "Death Boy" Tape

This is Black Teenager. Black Teenager is from Brownsville, not LI, but he goes/went to SUNY Farmingdale and is/was at least loosely affiliated with the RADICAL$ crew, which is how I was introduced to his music.

Black Teenager has a new album out on Soundcloud and iTunes, called The "Death Boy" Tape, which has a macabre audio-aesthetic concept I won't give away, but dig the early procession progression.

Stream below. Download here.

Roc Marciano - Rosebudd's Revenge Part 1 (LP OUT!)

The wait is over. Rosebudd's Revenge, the fourth official album by Roc Marciano, is out now via rocmarci.com, having arrived in the dead of night like a streetwalker.

There are 15 songs, 7 produced by Roc himself, 5 by a member of the Arch Druids production duo.

Portions of tracks 2, 1 and 13 are collected in the video below titled Rosebudd's Revenge Part 1, which dropped last night along with the album. These are produced by Don C[halant], George "Mushroom Jesus" Paulin and Roc Marci, respectively.

Get that money.


JVC Force, Mikey D, T-Money - WBAU Promo (1988/9)

This. Is. IN-SANE. Mikey D, then of L.A. Posse, later of Main Source; B-Luv and AJ Rok of JVC Force; and T-Money of Original Concept in the background. Ever wanted to hear what B-Luv's verse from "Force Field" or AJ's verse from "Tear the Show Up" would sound like acappella? Now you know, thanks to Oxygen, who taped this and held on to it for damn near 20 years, and DJ Wildman Steve, who posted it to Soundcloud. Download here.

AM The Meister - "To The Bank"

Here's a new one from Eight Immortals member AM The Meister, who says, "Since our lives had gotten busier we needed to take a short break from releasing music. Now that things are picking back up again we are constantly working on improving our craft. I am working on a new project set to release sometime in the spring of 2017." The song above, "To The Bank" is taken from that project and produced by AM's Eight Immortals partner Akari (fka Illucid), whose "Bad and Boujee" Remix is also not to be missed.


Theravada - "Speedboat"

Big Breakfast - "Sade Joint" & AMH Show

Big Breakfast will be performing live at Amityville Music Hall, Friday, February 24, with support from Karma Kids and co.

Just a few hours ago, he shined the first light on his next tape, rapping:

"Rappers yapping about the latest Baco's soy beef substitute / Boy what's up with you? / Put the tool to your noodle like a cup of soup / I'm a fool when I doodle with the number two pencil / You just doodle like a number two, mental / But maintain my cucumber cool / Got my hand on my balls like bumper pool."

Bars below...


ADUM⁷ - 光: Let There Be... / ERROARS 3.3: 起死回生

The Freeport-based student of the universe formerly known as MeccaGodZilla and Ryu Black is back with a new moniker and two, yes two, new instrumental albums. Both deal with the loss of loved ones (the first, a death; the second, a breakup), so this marks a very serious turn for the artist now identified as A Dream Universally Manifested to the God Power (ADUM⁷).

Speaking on the first release, ADUM⁷ says, "This album is dedicated to my little brother Daniel "Majesty" Sanchez. From music to activism we worked together for years and he was the roughest loss I have experienced in my entire lifetime. For me when it comes to losing (people), solitude, self reflecting and continuing to create art are so important. These self reflections lead to rediscovery of love and light… and I just want to share that energy as much as possible. The world definitely needs it. Just a reminder of how simple things can be. No drama. Just bliss. It sounds sappy but… this world at times is crazy af and seeking out love vibrations is key to keeping the shine going."

If 光: Let There Be... is a blissful tribute to a fallen friend, ERROARS 3.3: 起死回生 is a painful exorcism of love lost. ADUM⁷ explains: "I remember not eating for 5 days… I literally had to force myself to eat and get sun. I started working out more and meditating but pain truly changed me. The only way I could regain my footing was to start creating. I found a week long crash course online and taught myself how to play chords on piano in order to be fully self expressed with my music production. I didn’t want to simply sample records or lean on listening to previous works find inspiration. Digging for sounds is great don’t get me wrong…but the sounds were all inside of me and I needed to create and hadouken it all 'instantly.' Jeez…speaking about this up until last fall was slightly difficult… I didn’t want to write songs because of where my head was at…instrumentals were the way to go. It was my way to share energy that didn’t violate the choices of my ex you know? Break ups are wild, regardless of why they happen…I didn’t want to go so low frequency to the point I started losing myself…so instrumentals were the better choice. I thank the universe for artists like Björk, Beck and Taku. I leaned on them heavy during this time.”

Stream below courtesy of Manafest Vision Media and show your support by downloading 光: Let There Be... and ERROARS 3.3: 起死回生 via your preferred music service.


Grandmilly & SHOZAE - Advertureland (Grand Opening)

Adventureland, the followup to Grandmilly and Shozae's 2 Stoopid Dogz EP, is slated to open February 10, one week from today. In anticipation of it, the team has dropped a video for the album's opening track, the aptly titled "Adventureland (Grand Opening)." In other news, Milly has been added to the bill for a March 5 show at Amityville Music Hall. Video, album cover, tracklist and show flyer are all below.


Josh Alias - "Casablanca" / "Fortune Off"

Coming from the Floral Park/Elmont area (less than one mile from the current Long Island Rap headquarters actually), Josh Alias is a force to be reckoned with, whether off the top or on the page. Case in point: "When I need that bread financial aids like FASFAs / I've been held back with no captors / Pondering white boys go ghost like Kasper / Like most rappers I grilled and killed, their soul don't know where to go after." Body bag bars ... like if this were Karate Kid, there'd be somebody in the background cackling, "Get him a body bag, yeaaaah!" right about now. Josh Alias' debut project should be out "in 3 months or so depending," according to the MC. Look out for that, as well as the debut project from his collective, which includes Blaq Kush, who's featured on the 2nd video below along with Yung K. That one should be released "in a month or two."

Elucid - Valley Of Grace