The 45 King feat. Supreme – Go Head Up 
Some hidden New Jersey rap gold, taken from The 45 King‘s The Lost Breakbeats – Test Press LP. Don’t call it Fast Rap though, that’s not a valid genre.
Big Twins feat. XP – Something Real
Big Twins and Sid Roams re-united! Could this mean that The Project Kid, Vol. 2 is going to happen one day? Either way, more of this please.
Video: The 45 King – Making The Beat with Chill Rob G and Lakim Shabazz, Pt. 3
I can’t enough of this stuff, as Lakim and The Chill One kick more quality rhymes for Flavor Unit aficionados.
Pharoahe Monch feat. Black Thought – Rapid Eye Movement
Monch and Thought get their rappity rap on over a Marco Polo beat. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is out on 15 April.
The Unkut Guide To Nas Singing
Nas luhs to rap. But he also luhs to sing hooks. Having declared that he was the “first nigga to sing a hook on some TJ Swan shit” on “Nastradumus”, it’s only right that his crooning efforts are rated using the Unkut TJ Swan Rating System (c) during this scientific study of his efforts to make like the rap game Keith Sweat over the years.
Hard White feat. Chinxdrugz and Cau2g – H-Dub-Riot 
I had high hopes for the Hard White crew. With strong Sid Roams production and some quality anti-social content, I even went as far as asking “Are Hard White The New NWA?” – clearly ridiculous statement but an indication that I was fucking with their music pretty heavy. Sadly their capo Un Pachino was lost in the system shortly afterwards, so that was pretty much it, but recently one of their affiliates Chinx Drugz has been making some noise so I thought it would be a good time to revisit one of his early cameos. Notice that he wasn’t deemed worthy to be mentioned in the cover artwork back in 2006 so the dude has clearly been putting in some work since then.
Video: Diamond D feat. Pharoahe Monch – Rap Life
First single from Diamond D‘s The Diam Piece LP finds Monch kicking that good old rappity rap shit.
Video: The 45 King – Making The Beat with Chill Rob G and Lakim Shabazz, Pt. 2
The second half of this mini Flavor Unit reunion sees Double J drop some rhymes with Rob and Lak. Dope by demand.
Foul Monday – The Unkut Interview
After enduring a number of false starts in the music game, QB MC Foul Monday is preparing his debut album title I Hate Fucking Mondays with a number of local and European producers. Having worked with Killa Sha and Ron Artest in the past, Foul has witnessed a lot of Queensbridge rap history, and he took a minute out to explain the finer points of that thun language with me.
Robbie: What inspired you to take rapping seriously?
Foul Monday: It was actually two different forces – one that made me start rhyming, and one that wanted me to start making music. I met Starvin B in the eighth grade – he’s Irish and Indonesian, so you can imagine what that package looks like rapping! At the time he was one of the best rappers in our school, so I was kinda inspired to be that. I’m thinking, “If this kid can do it, I can do it.” As fate would have it, he was transferred over to my class and we became good friends and he helped me find an identity with this rapping stuff. When you start out, you emulate, you steal, but he helped me find my own voice. As far as wanting to make music? That came from Killa Sha and the Killa Kidz. Those were my friends from the neighborhood, at that point they were already doing music and pressing up vinyls. Making music wasn’t realistic goal until I saw them doing it, so I just strived to get better and better until folks started acknowledging me for my talent.
McGruff feat. Mob Style, Loon and Meebo – Bow Down
Following the mixed blessings that were McGruff‘s deal with Uptown, where Heavy D tried to Sean “Puffy” Combs’ Herb’s sound for something smoother, with decidedly mixed results, the Crime Dog took it back the gutter with this self-released 1998 single featuring the mighty Mob Style, Loon and Meebo over a gritty piano loop. “They thought it was over? Own label!”
Mobb Deep feat. Big Noyd – The Bridge ’94
After twenty long years, the CDQ version of Mobb Deep’s contribution to the long tradition of “The Bridge” remakes has finally been released into the wild. I’m declaring today an international holiday to celebrate – skip work, grab a few 40′s and go and brake some car windows in honor of this historic occasion.
Sean Price & Illa Ghee – Dave Winfield
New Sean P and Illa Ghee, from the MM. Rick Sorry I’m Late mixtape, hosted by Redman and available here.
Video: 45 King – Making The Beat Show feat. Lakim Shabazz and Chill Rob G
45 King and Double J host two of their fellow original Flavor Unit legends for a landmark new episode, which features some dope new rhymes from both the guests.
Stream: The Doppelgangaz – Peace Kehd Album
Forgot to post this last month, but in case your sitting on the fence about copping the latest chapter in the Doppel Gospel, you can stream the entire Peace Kehd LP before grabbing the CD or vinyl.
Royal Flush – Autobiography
This is the standout track from the new Royal Flush album, produced by Grand Papa Tra from Switzerland.