Deep - What Dads Listen To

Deep is a producer from New York who makes up half of the production duo 2 Hungry Bros. Over the years, they’ve worked with artists like PremRock, Likwid, and P.SO The Earth Tone King, just to name a few. As a solo artist, Deep has teamed up with RedBaren 907 on a project, as well as releasing instrumental projects like his Depth Perception and Theology series of releases. For his latest release, he reaches back to his early days and gives us a vocal collaboration album, What Dads Listen To.

Psalm One x Custom Made - Bigg Perrm

Psalm One is an artist originally from Chicago but based in the Twin Cities these days. She’s been around for a minute, making her debut in the mid-‘00s before hitting her stride in the 2010s with solo albums like P.O.L.Y. and rocking with her group, Rapperchicks. In 2020, Psalm One and Angel Davanport of Rapperchicks reformed as a duo, Big $ilky, and they have released three EPs to date. After all that, it was time for Psalm One to come back with a new solo album, this time teaming up with producer Custom Made to deliver Bigg Perrm.

Rollie Pemberton - Bedroom Rapper: Cadence Weapon on Hip-Hop, Resistance, and Surviving the Music Industry

Rollie Pemberton is better known to all of us as Cadence Weapon, the hip hop artist originally from Edmonton who had been releasing music since the mid-‘00s, and who just won the Polaris Prize for his 2021 album, Parallel World. Now he adds the new title to his resume of author as he now delivers his memoir, Bedroom Rapper: Cadence Weapon on Hip-Hop, Resistance, and Surviving the Music Industry. In a lot of ways, it feels like Cadence Weapon is just now hitting his stride as a musician, but the truth is that he’s been at this for a while.

The Silversmiths - The Beat Shall Inherit the Verse

The Silversmiths is a group from Fort Wayne consisting of emcees Sankofa and JOHN?DOE. The originally formed over a decade ago, with their last official release coming in 2012 when they dropped their debut album, Ragnarok. While these two would continue working with each other over the years, usually a song at a time, it seemed like we might not ever get another official Silversmiths project. As it turns out, these two went to make an album together about four years ago, when they teamed up with a producer they knew by the name of Agent Orange.

Akai Solo - Body Feeling

Akai Solo is a relatively new artist from New York, having just started to release music back in 2019. That said, they certainly hit the ground running, having already worked with artists like Pink Siifu, billy woods, Duncecap, and Moor Mother. His most recent release came last year, when he dropped a full-length album with producer navy blue, True Sky. Now, as he prepares to release his full-length debut on Backwoodz Studioz later this year, he drops an introductory EP, Body Feeling.

Declaime & Madlib - In the Beginning (Vol. 2)

In July of last year, SomeOthaShip Connect released In The Beginning (Vol. 1), a collection of previously unreleased songs recorded by two of Oxnard’s favorite sons, Declaime and Madlib, back when they were getting started from ‘93-‘96. While that was a treat itself, it also hinted at the possibility of at least one more volume of unreleased material. Well, we didn’t have to wait too long, as we now get In The Beginning (Vol.

Joe Nora - Toy Animals

Joe Nora is a producer from Los Angeles who has been releasing music since the mid-2010s. Most recently, he gave us an EP in January of this year called Field Trip Day, a short concept project that takes you through a rainy field trip day back in school. Now he’s back with a full-length album that marks his debut release on Friends of Friends, Toy Animals. If you’ve spent any time with Joe Nora’s music, you know he likes to make chill, downtempo instrumental hip hop.

Memphis Reigns & Sankofa - Harikuma's Revenge

Few artists can approach how busy Fort Wayne emcee Sankofa has been in 2022. After dropping Legacy Materials, KofaSoCalfragilistic, and BLKTCHP 2, he is already back with an EP done in collaboration with Bay Area emcee Memphis Reigns, Harikuma’s Revenge. For this project, Memphis Reigns and Sankofa enlisted the help of producers Chef Mike, phdbeats, OJ the Producer, and Profound. Together, we get a balance of boom bap beats that range from slightly dark to slightly psychedelic to playful and fun.

Bloodmoney Perez - Curses

Bloodmoney Perez is an artist who has been putting out music for over a decade. He’s bounced around a little bit, but he’s now based in Alaska. Back in January of this year, he put out an album with producer Messiah Musik on Filthy Broke Records called Second-Hand Accounts. As it happened, there were a few songs that didn’t make the cut for the album, but Perez still believed in them and didn’t want to see them vanish.

Korea Town Acid - Elephant in the Room

Korea Town Acid is a producer born in Seoul, but now based in Toronto. She released her first full-length album, Metamorphosis, on URBNET in 2021. Not one to rest on her laurels, she turned right back around and gave us another album, Cosmos, just this past March. Well, she’s already back once again, this time with another full-length album, Elephant in the Room. In a short amount of time, Korea Town Acid has given us a lot of different looks with her releases.