BRZOWSKI & C$BURNS - Seditious Acts

Back in 2017, Texas-by-way-of-Maine emcee BRZOWSKI dropped an album called Enmityville, produced by 80HRTZ and C Money Burns. While there were other projects in between, it was in fall of 2020 when BRZOWSKI teamed back up with C$BURNS to deliver the album that extended the sound and conversation of Enmityville with The Subjugation of Bread. Now BRZOSKI and C$BURNS are back to put a proper epilogue on what they started with an EP called Seditious Acts.

Five Steez & SonoTWS - Quietude

Five Steez is an emcee from Kingston who has been releasing music for over ten years now. Over that time, he’s worked alongside such artists as Mordecai, Nomad Carlos, and J-Zen, just to name a few. Most recently, he worked with Nomad Carlos and The Sickest Drama under the name Council of the Gods to release an EP called Trilogy. Now he’s back with a new album done in collaboration with Brazilian producer SonoTWS, Quietude.

Masai Bey - The Panacea Goldmind (15th Anniversary Edition)

Masai Bey emerged as part of the New York undergound scene in the late ‘90s as a part of the storied group known as The Weathermen. In keeping with the tradition of legendary underground hip hop crews, there were a couple of singles, a handful of compilation tracks, and one mixtape before most of the group stopped trying to get everyone of the same page and just focused on solo material.

Sivion - Spring of the Songbird: Beats

Sivion is an emcee from Dallas and a member of the DeepSpace5 Collective. He’s over fifteen years into his career, with his last full-length album, Dark Side of the Cocoon, coming in 2017. Since that time, there have been a couple of singles, such as “Blinders,” which came out in October of last year. Recently, though, he’s been battling through some health issues due to complications with aplastic anemia that have seen him in and out of the hospital and seeing various specialists.

BLKrKRT - Black Rock & Roll

BLKrKRT is a producer from Fort Worth who has been releasing music for about the last decade, and he’s worked with artists like Tornup as well as maintaining a solo career. He’s also been fairly prolific, especially recently, with Ancestors II (B-Sides) coming just this past June, and another project, Blacker II coming just last week. Now he has another solo project, Black Rock & Roll. Black Rock & Roll is an interesting project in that it can simply be described as a collection of breaks and loops recorded in 2014 that went unreleased, but you would be sorely mistaken to consider this some sort of beat dump or a cash grab.

Hectic Zeniths - The Clock King (Deluxe Edition)

Philly producer Hectic Zeniths first came on our radar back in 2012 when he released his brilliant instrumental self-titled album. Since that time, he’s released some beat tapes and other smaller projects, but we were still waiting for that proper follow up to the album. Now the wait is finally over with the arrival of The Clock King (Deluxe Version). Essentially, since the release of the his self-titled album, Hectic Zeniths has slowly been chipping away at this album, working with a combination of software, vinyl and digital digging, analog synths, and live instrumentation.

Reasun - Garden of Gravel

Reasun is an emcee from Pittsburgh who has been actively releasing music over the last four years. In January of this year, he hinted at bigger things to come when he dropped his mixtape, Resolve. Now he’s back with a brand new EP, Garden of Gravel. For Garden of Gravel, Reasun is tapping Steamboi, Wilderness, B. Isaac, Konscious Kel, C. Scott, and Jamjama for the production for the project. They are giving him a plethora of gritty and soulful East Coast boom bap, with really nice midtempo grooves that Reasun can just sit back in the pocket and spit his rhymes.

Ceschi - This Guitar Was Stolen Along With Years of Our Lives

Once upon a time, all the way back in 2019, Ceschi announced his grand plan to release a trio of albums and retire the name “Ceschi” for good. He would then move on to whatever the next phase of his career might be. He released Sad, Fat Luck in April of 2019, and Sans Soleil came in August. Unfortunately, the third album, Bring Us the Head of Francisco False, got delayed due to some logistics, and Ceschi was forced to push back the plan into 2020.

Tarik Robinson - Rotations

You might know Tarik Robinson better as Teekay, one half of the Calgary hip hop duo Dragonfli empire. As he started to branch out a little over the last couple of years as a solo artist, he realized that there are too many artists going by “Teekay,” so he decided to go back to his birth name and just rock as Tarik. This works out perfectly, as he gives us his most personal project to date, Rotations.

Shubzilla & Bill Beats - The Belmont Tapes

Shubzilla and Bill Beats are an emcee and producer duo that have been repping the nerdcore scene in Seattle for the better part of a decade. Their last full length came in 2019, when they dropped The Kong Quest, an album built around the Donkey Kong series of video games. Now they are back with a tribute to the music of Castlevania, The Belmont Tapes. Much like The Kong Quest, The Belmont Tapes is relying more on the musical side of things to interact with the source material of Castlevania than with Shubzilla on the mic.