April 19, 2010

Leonard Dstroy - Higher Vibrations

With a name like Leonard Dstroy, one should first assume that the kid is about to smash whatever he puts his hands on, right? Well, indeed L.D does just that. From the onset of the album the beats go in to battle mode with a galaxy somewhere far away. Leonard's crafty sonic production will have beat lovers bobbing their heads throughout this entire album. Fifteen tracks full of great samples, double and triple time drums and 3 vocal joints featuring fellow INnatesounds Crew member Reggie B and Deep Thinkers member Brother of Moses. Peep two of my favorites from the project below, and make sure to download the album here. Respect and success Lenny!  


Leonard Dstroy - Mojave

Leonard Dstroy - Hypnotized ft. Brother of Moses and Reggie B

April 14, 2010

Castle - Out There EP

Greensboro, NC representative, Castle shot me an email last month introducing his music to me. I've listened to the project twice now, and I'm pleased with the brotha's efforts. Both emcee and producer, Castle compiled the 7 song Out There EP and presented Hip Hop with a quality piece of work. As explained by Castle himself, "This is a short project I have been put off completing for the past three years. After getting my hands on a new mic, I figured I would try my hand at completing it again, this being the result." Well, the new mic did justice! Castle's baritone laced lyrical content blends perfectly with his sonic sound. He rhymes on "So Tired," "Your money can't be healthy if your life is so ill. And I'm sick to my stomach with this hand that fate deals." Simple, but valuably true! With the over abundance of b.s broadcasting via mainstream radio and the internet as well, it's good to know that there is talent in the game embodying the beginnings of the art form and keeping it alive. Peep one of my favorites below, then go download the project here. Sorry I took so long, but respect & success to you Castle!


Castle - Feelin' Good

April 2, 2010

Dynasty - Magnificent

Keeping true to her New York roots, Queens representative now Tampa resident, Dynasty has been lighting up stages throughout Central Florida for the past few years now. A "real emcee" stated by the legendary KRS-1 himself during a show out in St. Petersburg, Dynasty reps the ladies of hip hop to the fullest. No sex selling, fashion flow touting or man bashing lyrics here. Dy simply grabs the mic and spits the lyrics of one who studied the traditions of this art form: dope rhymes over dope beats! Check out her 2nd single, "Magnificent" produced by DJ Royce from her forthcoming debut "Dreampusher" soon on it's way. 


Dynasty - Magnificent