My man Roosh Williams got an incredible opportunity from Simple Mobile for their Game Changing Series. They selected him to do a webseries of what it’s like to be on the come up as a rapper in the underground in such a HipHop enriched city like Houston. Not only did they follow him around for a few days with HipHopDX EIC, Justin Hunte, and get Roosh’s story, they surprised him with the opportunity to put together an EP presented by Complex Magazine and HipHopDX.com that is produced entirely by Like of Pac Div, who produced “Sing About Me” on Kendrick Lamar’s classic good kid, m.A.A.d. city album. But, there was a catch. It had to be done in 24 hours.
I was lucky enough to be there for it and see them get right to work on putting together a quality project that seemed seamless and would not give off the impression that it was done in such a time constraint. They achieved that in spades and actually put together one jamming project.
Application under pressure yields all sorts of results, but when they put those two determined, talented artists in a situation like that, they thrived and provided product that even Heisenberg would tip his hat to. This EP is a quick 5 songs and really shows quite a bit of range from Roosh with features from Like and Devin The Dude. You might catch yourself having the Devin one on repeat for a couple hours or pulling a muscle in your neck knocking your head to the Bruce Lee assisted “Water”. The immediate feeling when the tape is over is, “damn, already? I should probably go ahead and jam that again immediately.” J. Lacy did his thing on the engineering side of things and Trakksounds was more than accommodating with the studio to knock out a project in those conditions.
It’s got range, it’s a quick listen, and that perfect break in between your late night texts while playing Drake’s album and your GTA drive by’s to Danny Brown and Pusha T’s album. This is is an incredibly solid release I don’t recommend sleeping on and should get you excited for what Roosh has coming next, because in all honesty, he is next.
DOWNLOAD/STREAM: Roosh Williams – Drobots: The Reboot (prod. by Like)
“Cause I know that they feel me rhyming, jumping over golden edges and landing on silver linings… Williams got filthy timing”
The MC from Norman’s own Regg, Takeoff Eyeslow, is back with another solo EP produced entirely by Shawny C. Takeoff is an extremely talented cat and at only 19 years old has nothing but incredible upside. We’ve been fortunate enough to have him on quite a bit of our shows and his stage presence is something that cannot be denied either. Incredibly proud of his progression, but it’s Shawny C’s progression that I’m most impressed with. They are both truly locked in on this one and put together a heck of a project that I think many will enjoy. Support these local dudes one good time and check them out on PMR this Sunday!
DOWNLOAD: Takeoff Eyeslow – Dark Liquor EP
Laura Mvula’s most recent soulful track “She” , was sure to get an abundance of remixes following the release…Leave it up to none other than Shlohmo to reshape and twist this tune with trap style drums to speed up the slow-paced RnB song. He’s given this tune for free download. Enjoy!
There’s no reason this shouldn’t have been posted the moment it dropped. The homie Homeschool has an ear that many others fall short to. Straight up, he hears beauty at an undiscovered core of most sounds. Pairing that with upcoming MC, Tone, fits quite nicely on this EP they opted to do together. I wasn’t just sleeping on this, I was full on Rick in The Walking Dead coma. I’m very impressed with how at ease each artist sounds at ease in their respective realms on this. Please, take the time to consider listening to this here, and if you dig it, support them both. Dare I say, surprise contender for project of the year in this state. Word to Shwing as well! Enjoy.
I’m dead ass serious, this is wonderful…
“And I represent Tulsa muthaf*cka tell em snap a photo”
Yung Willigan is back and ready to prep you for an onslaught of material coming your way. I know for a fact that dude has been working extremely hard on some very exciting things, so be sure to be on the lookout for that. I’ll actually let him explain it best:
I’m back. The album has been very successful and I’ve been steadily busy over the past 6 months, and hard at work. I am also proud to announce that I will soon be releasing a brand new EP (featuring a song with Devin The Dude), so stay tuned!
For the time being — I was asked to participate in a series called “Mic Check” with DJ Donnie Houston. So watch me freestyle some rappity rap via the link below (EffTeeEdit: or the video above), and keep your ears peeled because it looks like this Fall will be filled with new Roo.
Mic Check w/ Donnie Houston
***Edit: I was also asked to participate in a separate online freestyle series for ItsBizkit.com. This is me being a rapping ass motherf*cker on the “Jenny From The Block” instrumental!
Well there you have it. Roosh season is back upon us. I personally can’t wait for that EP that will be dropping much sooner than you think. Enjoy!
As SL Jones preps for his new project he releases a video to one of the stand out tracks “Big Bank (No Ones).” SL Jones also recently just got verified on Twitter so things are going good for the young rapper right now. SL will be going on tour along with Will Brennan from Miami, FL and will make a stop in Tulsa, OK on September 23rd along with Oklahoma favorite’s Josh Sallee and Young DV. Check out the Facebook event page here and get advance tickets for $5 here.
I for one am utterly jacked about a new Lil Wayne mixtape, but I also am irrationally optimistic most of the time new music comes out until shown a reason not to be. Even though this was delayed a little bit, those who were patient enough to stay up with the download were rewarded with a 29 track project. Features the YungGawd,Chance The Rapper, amongst many other familiar faces from the YMCMB circle. Enjoy the tape.
DOWNLOAD: Lil Wayne – Dedication 5
Remember when I said I was really feeling that Isaac Reid and Devin The Dude track? Well, I’m feeling this every bit as much but the energy is much different. You already know Roosh is talking shit to someone or something disrespectful, and Isaac shows he is every bit as confident and on edge when it comes to being respected. Thoroughly enjoy what the man Trakksounds did on the T.I. sample for the beat as well. Looking forward to Isaac’s project dropping in a couple days.
DOWNLOAD: Isaac Reid ft. Roosh Williams – Man In My City (prod. Trakksounds)
Mr. Whoa 2X is back with new visuals for his recent release ‘Poke Out.’ The video features shots of various party nights in both Dallas and LA. This song is everything you would expect from the kufi king and more. Check it out above.
Isaac Reid is a dude that the HTX homie Trakksounds has been working with lately. Trakk being one of my favorite up and coming producers makes it easy for me to respect his co-sign. So, I checked it out, and what I found was a pretty spectacular song that is incredibly on point with the keys to Devin’s singing to Isaac’s flow fitting properly along the attitude of the song. This is something I’ll play many a Sunday morning in the future. I’m pleasantly surprised in Reid though. I look forward to the project dropping, which is produced in full by Trakksounds. Check out the jam below and enjoy.