First leak off 7 G.E.M.S.’ “Golden Era Music Sciences” which will feature guest appearances from Roc Marciano, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Killah Priest and more.
Hailing from Lynn, Massachusetts, the Tragic Allies trio Purpose, Estee Nack and Code Nine team up with Queensbridge veteran Tragedy Khadafi aka Intelligent Hoodlum to form the group “7 G.E.M.S.”. The album entitled “Golden Era Music Sciences” delivers that raw, sinister, dusty and mellow-dramatic 90′s boom-bap retro style sound, laying the perfect platform for the message of enlightenment, elevation and expression the group offers its listeners on this 16-track heater.
While super-producer Confidence handled all the production on the critically acclaimed underground classic “The Purpose of Confidence” (Ill Adrenaline Records, 2012), Purpose just concentrated on showcasing his excellent and sharp lyrical rhyme skills. But this time the Tragic Allies frontman (who already worked with Killah Priest, Big Shug, Bronze Nazareth, Epidemic, etc.) is not only able to shine on the mic, he also takes charge of stellar beats for the entire album.
Boston underground crew Blak Madeen and Queensbridge rhymesayer Tragedy Khadafi have come together with The DJBooth and Leedz Edutainment to bring listeners their new collaborative EP, Militant Minds. Al-J and Yusuf’s second project released via the DJBooth, the project finds the two trading hard-hitting, politically incisive bars with Khadafi over the course of nine original records. Included are “Ready for War” and the Booth-approved title track. Joining the collaborators on the guest tip throughout Militant Minds are Blacastan and Reef the Lost Cauze. Production comes courtesy of Miestro Da Semi Conductor, Skin Ced and Teddy Roxpin. – DJBooth
On October 22nd Vinnie will drop his sophomore solo opus God Of The Serengeti, with the likes of DJ Premier, Havoc, Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, Marco Polo, Scarface, Immortal Technique, Army of the Pharaohs, Kool G. Rap and many more making guest appearances. Sounds like it’ll be a good listen. You can pre-order right here now.
An underground duo who make their Islamic faith and political radicalism central themes of their work, Al-J and Yusuf of Blak Madeen know that many in America aren’t ready to hear what Militant Minds like themselves have to say. They’ve always found a receptive audience, however, among our readers—peep the response to their previous releases, including mixtape Divine Power Culture, and see for yourself. Making its world premiere right here on our front page, the inaugural song release and title track off their forthcoming project is as real, raw and revolutionary as fans have come to expect, with Teddy Roxpin layering buzzing synths over a head-noddable percussion rhythm as the crewmates deliver hard-hitting, provocative bars. Project collaborator Tragedy Khadafi, a newcomer to our pages, turns in an equally incisive 16, and director D. Gomez ties the package together with some appropriately “live and direct” visuals. Militant Minds (the EP) is scheduled to hit The DJBooth for streaming and download September 10, via Leedz Edutainment. – via DJBooth
Rome Clientel may appear to be a new name to the game, but in reality, he’s been around for a few. Just Blaze worked with the Elmira, NY emcee way before the Roc-a-fella days. He took some time off but is gearing up to release his new EP, The Lost Catacombs, with production by J Dilla and Large Professor. There’s a joint on the EP produced by Just Blaze that is just straight up raw, not your typical Just beat. That’s coming soon. For now, enjoy this cut featuring Tragedy Khadafi, Alycat & T-Nast.
Fellow Juice Crew member and Hip-Hop icon, Tragedy Khadafi recently released a new Street-LP, Thug Matrix 3, on September 20th, 2011. Thug Matrix 3 features production by: araabMUZIK, Shroom, Audible Doctor, Now & Laterz, and Ayatollah.
Looking for some Hip-Hop to stimulate your cerebral? Then look no further and cop Trag’s new joint, Thug Matrix 3 which dropped on iTunes today. Featuring production by BBAS’ own Audible Doctor, Ayatollah, AraabMUZIK and features by Killa Sha and Planet Asia.