DoomSkillz (TJ Norton x Dskillz Harris) x Odd Memories (Album Review)

16215901_1232443443509563_1493220569_nOdd Memories is a collective of new and old styles between brothers. Tj Norton and Dskillz Harris, two of the many members out the multi divisional hip hop group DBL (Down By Law) have created a energy between the two over the past year that has manifested into unique mix tracks. What also makes this project unique is that its title is a ode to the former super group Odd Future, which played a big part in the early parts of the groups early development.

Favorable Tracks:

Clienetle: One of the most standout tracks, no doubt one of my favorite joints on the EP, Oriris screaming “Can You Dig It” from the cult classic flick “The Warriors,” both artist demolish the track with a insanely impressive flow. Both emcees were in the moment, going bar for bar in a true Wu Gambino fashion.

40 Wave Caps: The album really comes together with this track, another personal favorite joints, it has that OF feel mixed with hard east coast bars.

Motherless Child Cypher Feat Nate Hudson x Milofuko (Default Universe): A collective cypher of unique emcees over the perfect RZA beat makes for a fresh cypher.

Who’s World Is This: The two emcee’s once again give 100% hip hop fan fare with a smooth joint. Paying homage to the new school with a flip on a classic Nas joint, the duo goes in and makes one hell of a hip hop song.

In addition to some really good  production work from producer/emcee and group member D.M.D , Shy Guy , Random Black Guy, and ESC. Doomskillz even covered some really dope beats from J.Dilla, Count Bass D , Jaz-O, The Alchemist and RZA. DoomSkillz is available now!

DSKILLZ HARRIS “SKILLZMATIC” (ALBUM REVIEW/STREAM)

Hip Hop is full of jokers these days, a sick group of culture vultures, it truly is a strange game as we progress thru the next era in music. On the flip side of this , hip hop is starting to blossom from the earth once again as it did with a collective of artist who are true artist, even students of the game with the aspirations of making good music. I introduce DSkillz Harris, a up and coming emcee residing on the Beast Coast , B More to be exact. Dskillz continues his crusade of the perfect blend of new and old school hip hop and maintaining the main ingredient with his ode to the Queens Bridge NY Legend NAS’s 1994 classic “Illmatic” with his own project entitled “Skillzmatic”. Skillz speaks about the current state of most things that are going on in the world, resurrecting the once great conscious emcee. “Free My Niggas” Dskillz along side his DBL brother Devon the emcees explore the darker color of America. Produced by SavionX the track is a sure banger the minute the snaps hit and Skillz touches the mic. Another Savion X produced joint “Wheres The Love” Skillz breaks down his policy on love and does and don’ts. Dskillz versatility really shows on this project, jumping from styles as the album progresses.

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“Fatlip” Prod by Mayor Dskillz says fuck .the rap game and intends on staying true to the game denouncing the need for fortune and fame. Dskillz is the emcee that studies the game well, his knowledge of hip hop, past or present is phenomenal and endless. on DMD produced joint “As The World Burns” Skills plays Karl Malone and DMD at point, John Stockton , #12..you get the point no pun intended. The combination of the two on most tracks are always on a next level giving that give and go style between emcee and beat conductor. The album is a large amount of music , each track laced with some of the best sounds from some of the best producers on Sound Cloud today. Ezekey , D.M.D on the beat , SpWarlock , Savion X , DRIVER just to name a few. Dskillz is constantly working on music and luckily this project really gives you a straight introduction into this young mans skills and his high potential as a legit emcee from the Beast Coast. Download Skillzmatic today!

Dope Beats: Blunt Tapes [vol.one.]

This 100% Audio Visual Dope! Underground Hip Hop Collective known as “Blunt Tapes” [Vol.one.] These talented co op of beat condcutors join forces and created something that is fresh. Each track as orignial as the next, sort of a roller coaster of sounds and samples. Featured producers: Jay Alpha , Beressi, Jagan, Korporal K, d w y e r, aruma, agora , Cape Deano , jaymiles, bastti_music and Elliott  Hauk. Now avaliable for free download and streaming.