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Album Review: Taiyamo Denku – “No Industry Standard” – @TaiyamoDenku

Taiyamo Denku

Not very many emcees can say they have eight full length albums under their belts independently. By independent, we mean as such. Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Taiyamo Denku is a one man musical army as is his Australian producer counterpart, Dcypha. Every project released is typically produced, arranged, mixed, recorded and mastered all in house. As with fine wine, the duo have …

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Album Review: TROOFFOREVER speaks on dreams of success and the pursuit of turning them into reality on the 6 track EP, “Forever” – @troofforever


Washington D.C. native TROOFFOREVER has came a very long way since we first felt his presence on the 2013 project, “Versatile”. From that freshman entry, Troof has released “Versatile 2” and two separate installments of his “Throwback Thursdays” projects. With years of experience under his belt when it comes to writing and recording, the DMV standout premieres his next outing, …

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(Album Review) VIP The Messiah – “VIP vs The State” – @VIPTHEMESSIAH

VIP The Messiah

Texas rapper VIP The Messiah takes on The Lone Star state in his latest musical effort, “VIP vs The State”, produced exclusively by Maine. The project contains sixteen songs in total and carries such singles as “Water” and “Hit It”. Aside from being a college graduate, the San Antonio-based artist is also the creator of the lifestyle brand, FVCK LYFE. …

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(Album Review)-@PeterJamesMusic The Cycle Tape

Open wide and dose a hit of Peter James‘s first ever solo release entitled “The Cycle Tape”. Though the Boston emcee is only in his twenties, his music has a very strong nineties influence to it. This will be pleasing to older Hip Hop fans who tend to stray away from more modernized styles. Much of the album is produced …

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(Album Review)-@citifrresh Spilled Pineapples

New Jersey’s pineappleCITI urges listeners to take caution after pressing play on her nine track album, “Spilled Pineapples”. The project carries features from Fourtee, Branden Jerrel and Dougie F and incorporates witty punchlines, braggadocios lyricism and melodically delivered vocals. We really enjoyed the body of work so GYBU decided to write up a review to speak about a few of …

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(Album Review)-@Sincurr UFO

Upcoming Brooklyn artist Sincurr has his sights set on establishing himself as a threat among the music community. In doing so, he officially premiered the release of his eleven track “U.F.O. (Unofficially F***ing Official)” album. Featuring additional vocal support from JeeJuh, “U.F.O.” was recorded exclusively in New York City at Become A Star Studios. GYBU recently interviewed Sincurr for our …

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(Album Review)-@sclass415 First Day Of School

Richland Records owner and emcee S-Class takes to the podium to announce the “First Day Of School” is now in session. He was exposed to a wide variety of music growing up in regions including New York, Minnesota and his current home of San Francisco, which shows in his musical approach. With a strong rooted foundation in old school Hip …

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(Album Review)-@MCCleverOne Wild Seed

7oddz atomic bomb spitter Clever One steps into solo mode for the fourteen track “Wild Seed” album. This follows up his freshman EP “Let’s Build” and his 2012 mixtape titled “Life’s A Blur”. The production is provided in house by Seven Oddities founder DreamTek and emcee/producer, Save One. If you happen to be new to the Chicago based label, they …

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(Album Review)-Sourmouth A Million Little Pieces (@sourmouth100)

Portland emcee Sourmouth proudly presents his sophomore LP, “A Million Little Pieces”, a personally reworked version of the James Frey book. Consisting of twenty-one tracks in total, the PDX rhyme psychopath blends a wide variety of genres to properly dictate his life story and struggles. Whether he’s putting a twist to the Robin Hood cartoon from Disney, delivering club hits …

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(Album Review)-Visual The Ambassador (@ISeeItAll)

V!SUAL is a very humbled individual but don’t let that fool you. The Logan Square resident has been putting in massive hours and man work over the years. Blood, sweat and tears have gone into both Community Service Records and the esteemed #HelloHipHop collection that consists of monthly music gatherings and networking events. To top it off, the active community …

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