Pen Bleedin’ Like A Monthly

Wow! That State Prop flowmaster steez which I will always big up when cats are mentioned in conversation. Once again, if we lived in an era that less (strictly-)depended on marketing image, the Philly collective would be widely regarded as the next Wu-Tang, due to their faithful channelling of the supercrew’s rap modus operandi. Fuck it, in our world, they are the best thing since Wu (and Boot Camp Clik). This Neef-plus-posse joint brings me right back to the moment when I first discovered how truly deep Philly’s talent pool ran. How this went under the radar is beyond me.


“Best Flow” (Feat. Pooda Brown, Peedi Crakk, Freeway)

Big up chunky verses. So dope to hear Pooda again…though EVERYONE shows the fuck off on this.

Fine As The Hair On A Frog’s Back

New pothead visuals from Curren$y‘s Weekend At Burnie’s. Some wild language entrenched in zone-inducing synths, plus it’s always a good thing when Spitta teams up with International Jones. You should be rollin’ up right now.


“Televised” (Feat. Fiend, Produced by Monsta Beatz)

Straight Razor On A Traitor


Willie and Guilty combine powers to make a mean uptempo, soulful burner. The two really compliment each other in a “perfect balance” type of way…something that I couldn’t put together before hearing the finished product. I say the two should do at least an EP together. The Crates, next week.

Willie The Kid “Yes! Michigan Pt. 4″ (Feat. Guilty Simpson)

Simpson goes AWOL on this. Too many quote-worthy lines.

Reaper On My Hip

Peedi Crakk is an MC already far beyond your favorite MC’s wildest rap dreams. Period. Not too many cats can keep me interested for more than 4 minutes…so me being able to rock this 20 minute clip of PC (mostly) going off on some live jackin’ for beats shit… you already know. Let the beast out of the cage.

Bonus: As heard a couple of days ago, Crakk teamed up with a fellow Philly spitter, Chinko Da Great. Here’s some footage of them doing some of what they do best, on camera.

Kept Shooting

What did Jean Grae, Pharoahe Monch, Mr. Len, and a Glock (17?) do on-stage during the Company Flow reunion at Santos? You’ve heard some whispers about it, maybe even a photo or two, right? Are you ready for the blood and schoolgirl glory? People screamed, bodies fell, shots echoed even after the lights went dim. Enjoy.


“Taco Day Live”

You might even pair this with the crispy audio of the (entire) performance for a Pink Floyd-Oz effect!

Treat My Burner Like Verizon


Freeway and Tek (of Smif-N-Wessun) grizzle up this charred organ-meets-drum break banger from the upcoming Dub Caesar Apparel mixtape.

Freeway & Tek “Two Kings”

Bomb On Your Soldiers


Young C Gunna and Freeway add that Killadell grit to that Otis Redding Watch The Throne joint. I can’t front, when writing yesterday’s bit about The Lox being the only “leak jacking” kings…I meant to say “alongside State Prop.” There, I said it.

Young Chris & Freeway “Squeeze (Otis Freestyle)”

Somethin’ Herculean


Some smoothed-out, slick shit from Dom Kennedy and Spitta. I can’t front, I’ve been on the snoozer in regard to Dom’s catalogical offerings, but this, I like. Peace to all my Henny demons.

Dom Kennedy “Hennessy Beach” (Feat. Curren$y)

Move Like A Locksmith


Raekwon and his mans JD Era do that new Nas shit somethin’ disgustin’. Ice Water, now “Dirty Water.”

Raekwon “Dirty Water” (Feat. JD Era)

Mean Chrome


The Lox often are the only cats who can release their “own version” of a newly leaked…leak…and not only get the pass for cutting off the airway of the original song within seconds, but also kill the shit outta said joint. Kiss and Styles show you how they get away with the sack of money in grip, once again.

Jadakiss & Styles P “Otis Freestyle”

Fuck all the rest of the rap hack “freestyles” over this. #joelschumacherdirection

Bonus time: Here’s a track from Swiss producers, DJ’s Sweap and PFund500, featuring Sheek and SP. Dope stuff.

DJ Sweap & DJ PFund “Don’t Stop Remix” (Feat. Sheek Louch, Styles P, Silla & Motrip)