Audio Dope: The Primarch System – The Primarch System (Bandcamp Stream + Purchase)

The extremely mysterious The Primarch System drop there, self titled, debut album via the DeckHead Records Bandcamp.

The project acts as more of a instrumental remix project of additional instrumentation over beats from renowned producers such as SadhuGold, Madlib, MF DOOM, Apollo Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Daringer and, the late greats, J Dilla and Nujabes.

There’s three tracks (‘Sick World’ Pt. 1 & 2 and ‘Mad As Hell!’) that feature audio bites as well as an uncredited verse from an unknown artist on ‘Dark Match’ that throw more into this interesting, yet bizarre, release.

A dope album with a few uncomfortable turns that might make listeners a bit uneasy but, we guess, that’s kind of the point. Humans fear what they don’t understand.

Stream + support the album here – The Primarch System (Stream + Purchase)

Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz – Mona Lisa (iTunes Stream + Purchase)


This may just be 2018’s album of the year! YES, WE SAID IT!!!

Apollo’s production is beautiful, hypnotic, soulful, and just plain and simply, Hip-Hop!!!

Joell’s bars leaving you strongly reconsidering your Top 5 DOA as he drops gem after gem in the booth!

Joell is an open book on this project and some of his words are extremely honest and touching (‘Reflections’, ‘Grace of God’, ‘That Place’).

Crazy how this man has been so strongly overlooked despite having deals with Aftermath and Shady in the past?!?!?

A truly phenomenal project that I am 100% happy to certify an AUDIO DOPE CLASSIC!!!

Stream + purchase here – Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz – Mona Lisa (iTunes Stream + Purchase)

Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz – Decisions (Stream)


Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz have recently announced their dropping a collaboration project together, called ‘Mona Lisa’, and the whole of Hip-Hop’s collective jaws have dropped!

Apollo Brown has provided the culture with mad classics (including Ghostface Killah’s ‘The Brown Tape’) and Ortiz has been dropping lyrical gems for years, as a solo artist and member of Slaughterhouse, so this project is expected to raise the bar big time!!!

The first drop from the project is called ‘Decisions’ and it’s exactly what you would expect from the two!!!

Stream here – Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz – Decisions (Stream)