AUDIO DOPE: Nuri The Light – Ego (Stream)

Brooklyn, New York, Hip-Hop artist Nuri The Light is definitely one to watch out for!!!

He’s got one of the tightest discography’s around with his albums such as ‘SNCE Wrdz Dnt MaTr’, ‘Quarantined’ and ‘Brail’!!!

He’s someone worth investing your time (and money) into!!!

We’ve chosen to highlight the track ‘Ego’, taken from the album ‘Brail’, as a good starting point for those who aren’t familiar!!!

Check it out here and get used to the name –

You can follow, and support, Nuri on the following –

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Official website –

Audio Dope: Lloyd Banks – Hunting Season Freestyle

The legendary Lloyd Banks returns with a new freestyle over Jadakiss & Pusha T’s ‘Hunting Season’ that will have the streets pleading for more from the relativity quiet New York MC!!!

Check it out here and hit him up on Twitter to drop a new tape –

AUDIO DOPE: KRS-One – Street Light: First Edition (Stream + Purchase)

When people talk about Hip-Hop culture it’s hard to not mention KRS-One…FACT!!!

Over 30 years deep in the game KRS is still dropping albums like he’s hungry and his latest effort, Street Light, shows that he’s just as hungry as ever!!!

Featuring dope production from DJ B. Original, Jesse West, DJ Static, Mlody and more, KRS spits nothing but bars, knowledge and positivity over 12 tracks showing that Hip-Hop is still alive and kicking!!!

Yeah he may have said R.I.P to the wrong Beastie Boy, on his last joint, and people might hate on what he has to say but, at the end of the day, KRS still has a powerful voice and he knows how to use it as proven on his latest album!!!

This one is definitely for the culture!!!

Highlights – ‘Open Your Mind’, ‘Be Original’, ‘Re-Mind Your Self’.

Stream + Support here – KRS-One – Street Light: First Edition (Stream + Purchase)

VIDEO DOPE: Focus The Truth – Northside To Southside (feat. Tony Yayo) (Official Video)

Jamaica Queens, Hip-Hop artist, Focus The Truth teams up with, G-Unit veteran, Tony Yayo for a slice of classic N.Y. Hip-Hop!!!

The dope track, accompanied by an even doper video, is further proof that New York Hip-Hop is on the rise following recent releases from Skyzoo & Pete Rock, Joell Ortiz and, of course, the whole GxFR collective!!!

Anyone that says real Hip-Hop is dead (what is it…2006 still???) obviously isn’t looking very hard when there’s gems like this around!!!

Do yourself a favor and get to searching!!! REAL HIP-HOP IS ALIVE AND WELL!!!


AZ – Legacy (Hosted by DJ Doo Wop) (DatPiff Stream + Download)


AZ returns with a brand new mixtape, hosted by the legendary DJ Doo Wop, that’ll make you think you’ve traveled back to the mid-90’s!!!

Featuring some dope freestyles that will, again, remind the world why he got the only feature on Nas’ ‘Illmatic’!!!

The ‘Drink Champs Intro’ says that his pen game fell off but we can’t co-sign that shit when this tape is so ill!!!

Stream + D/L here – AZ – Legacy (Hosted by DJ Doo Wop) (DatPiff Stream + Download)




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)

DJ Tape Deck King Presents The Fat Tape #3: Rawkus Classics (Mixcloud Stream)


If you love your late 90’s, early 00’s, underground Hip-Hop then Tape Deck King has got you people!!!

T.D.K has dropped the third installment of his ‘The Fat Tape’ mix series on TrunkOfunk Radio and he’s looking back at some true underground classics courtesy of the legendary Rawkus Records!!!

A massively influential label that dropped classics from the likes of Pharoahe Monch, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, R.A. The Rugged Man, Company Flow, Common, Shabaam Sahdeeq and many more!!!

You can find those artists (plus more) on this dope mix that will having you nodding your heads like it’s the 90’s again!!!

Stream the mix here – DJ Tape Deck King Presents The Fat Tape #3: Rawkus Classics (Mixcloud Stream)

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)

Method Man – Grand Prix (Official Video)


Method Man drops the video for the new single from his forthcoming album, ‘The Meth Lab 2: The Lithium’, called ‘Grand Prix’ which is produced by Dame Grease!!!

The track proves that, no matter what, Method Man is still one of Hip-Hop’s G.O.A.T’s and that Wu-Tang Clan still ain’t nuttin’ ta f’ wit!!!

Check the video here – Method Man – Grand Prix (Official Video)

Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh – Upstate 2 Queens (Official Video)


The legendary Kool G Rap and 38 Spesh have just dropped the first single from their forthcoming collaboration album ‘Son Of G Rap’ and it’s as hard as you would expect!!!

Going back and forth over a pure New York beat, produced by 38, the duo keep it 100% street on this!!!

Pure, uncut, dope straight from the grimy streets of NYC!!!

Check the video out here – Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh – Upstate 2 Queens (Official Video)