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SS – “Year Of The Slave” (Album Review)

Year Of The Slave“, the debut album by Los Angeles based rising Hip Hop artist SS gives a whole new meaning to his catch phrase “For My People!”. With the over saturation of new era rap that many who visit our site stay away from, this project gives his growing fan base and our followers refreshing new material that can be used for daily motivation and inspiration.

Since premiering his stand out intro single “Rodeo” and dropping his exclusive Mic Session we have getting an increase of new eyeballs to our site. So it only makes sense to follow up with this review. The message “Rodeo” brings really hits home with the social climate we are currently living in and gave us a strong impression on lane he is creating on a indie level. After listening to the whole project, songs like “Be a Nigga” and “Different Place” gave me goosebumps with the fusion of hard hitting beats and lyrics. We don’t know who the other emcee is on “Be a Nigga”, but it sure is one of his stand out collabs on the album.

SS also infuses high paced club style tracks like “I’m Good”, “Do It Like That”, and “Make It Twerk”, club DJs finally have good music to add to their playlists and could jump on the wave of heat that “Year Of The slave” brings to any club environment.  We look forward to more visuals of the project and be sure to stay tuned with SS and follow him on Spotify.

Rating: 8/10, a solid album that should be on the playlist of all real Hip Hop heads!  For everything on SS, visit his site SSDaGreat.com.


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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions For 3rd Week January 2018

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

We are back for the 3rd week of January with another loaded edition of the Top 5 Instrumental submissions. No need to take up your time just sit back and peep the list below. Nothing but pure solid joints from the underground.


Fallen Roses – Guilty Pleasures (Ft. Greco)


Fallen Roses is a musical project made up of Mexican artist Donovan Ferra (wistful) with chilean artist Ruben Reinoso. Both who take influences from r&b, lo fi hip hop, trap and soul music. On the song “Guilty Pleasures”, they craft a sombre, laid back sound that is smooth and reflective. As the duo states: This track is made to all of those people who think are lonely, to give them some strength to leave that relationship, to quit drugs, to publicly admit they’re gay without feeling guilty, to have a better life.

Digo Cuts – FreeLikeaBird

Brazilian producer Digo Cuts  crafts a solid 11 minute plus instrumental mix titled “Free Like a Bird”.  The  project focuses on freedom on different levels such as the freedom birds possess from their ability to fly and also knowledge of living your life to the fullest.



We got a brilliant entry from producer 55OTB who laces a gritty, cinematic jam with hard hitting drums. Check it out here.


za4emmne – Analog Horse


Za4emmne is a one-person multi-genre project from Tver, Russia, who combines instrumental hip-hop with improvisation and electronic music from trip-hop to dubstep in a unique style. His single  “Analog Horse” is taken from the upcoming album Guernica.



Uncanny – Say Something

LA based producer who goes by the moniker Uncanny wraps up this list with his soulful cut titled “Say Something”. The beat takes inspiration from old school samples, vocal snippets and inspiration from producers such as Madlib, Knx,  Mndsgn, and Count Bass D.


If you like this article, check out our previous entries HERE

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