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Dregs One & Ill Sugi – “Universal Language” album

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San Francisco emcee Dregs One linked with Tokyo producer Ill Sugi for an album, titled Universal Language, that released on November 9th via French label Cascade Records. It is said that Dregs One’s music reached Ill Sugi through a local record store while still in high school, which later led them to communicating on the internet. After Sugi sent Dregs some beats and remixed a few of his songs, he flew to the Bay Area to visit and stayed with Dregs during his trip. The album was created over the course of a couple of years, but that trip is what birthed it all.

L*Roneous & 2bers – “Competition” video

Oakland-based emcee L*Roneous (@LRoneous) will be releasing another collaborative album with Albuquerque-based emcee/producer duo 2bers (BlesInfinite and Eph), titled Kill To Sing The Blues, on August, 14th. This isn’t their first rodeo together, though, as they linked up early last year for Utopian Blues. Then, back in June, they released a little 3-song EP prelude to this forthcoming album, called Wizdom Blues. While you wait for this new project, you should give a listen to those other albums.

Album Review: L*Roneous – “Spoken Thought”

I strongly believe that L*Roneous is slept on. This Bay Area emcee has been making quality music for a long time–with every album that I’ve heard, he’s manages to grow and is consistently dope in all aspects (delivery, lyricism, subject matter, beat choosing). The last album that I reviewed was his 2011 release, Notes of the Righteous Outlaw. After dropping Lgorithms in 2012, L*Roneous followed it with his most recent album.

Spoken Thought is a 10-track EP that boasts production from BlesInfinite, Dren Doh, Elusive, Def i, and Fresh Chuck. Features come from Gigio, Cait La Dee, Spank Pops, Jules, Equipto, White Mic, Great Scott, DJ Troubleman, and Michael Marshall. When you purchase the album, a portion of the proceeds go to the Midway Women’s Shelter in Alameda, California. Check out my review if you’re interested. Then stream the album and pick it up digitally through Bandcamp.

L*Roneous – “Lgorithms 3P”

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On Saturday, September 15th, L*Roneous continued in his 3P series (peep “Present Progressive“). “Lgorithms 3P” includes 3 new songs, telling tales of life, love and pain. Produced by Wize Elementz with cuts by DJ Troubleman, this is bonus material that follows his incredibly dope and flawless album, “Lgorithms“, that was released this May. If you haven’t heard that yet, or chose to sleep on it, you better wake the eff up and get with the program.

L*Roneous – “Man’s World” video

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On May 23rd, L*Roneous released his new album, “Lgorithms. If you haven’t peeped the album yet, get a taste with his music video for the song “Man’s World”, that was directed by Equipto and filmed by Left Lane Films. L*Roneous paints a picture of his world with superb lyricism, paired with a dope beat (and, of course, a James Brown sample).

CrayonBeats presents Vol. 2: East x West

It’s finally here! Another volume of our special compilation series — CrayonBeats Volume 2: “East x West”. This is on a bigger scale than our first volume. More music and a different approach. This time, there are TWO compilations within the zip file. Tiffny took on the East compilation, and I (Tiffology) handled the West. Now, let me first say that all the artists within the respective compilations aren’t necessarily from the East or West coast. What the East and West most represents is the different music that reaches two separate girls on opposite sides of the United States. Tiffny is from New York (East), and Tiffology is from Arizona (West). While we live in the same country and have the same name (haha), our taste in music differs a bit. And with this volume, we wanted to share music that we each like, and both support, by promoting their music and talent to YOU. A lot of them have been featured here, in some form.

Album Review: L*Roneous – “Notes of the Righteous Outlaw”

L*Roneous is an underground emcee, hailing from the Bay Area. And if you aren’t in-the-know, this guy has been holding it down in the west coast for over a decade. Let me just say that I first heard him on a Cal State Hip Hop compilation album, called “States Of Mind“. I got it from a friend named Mike (who was known as Brayn Fuqt at the time) back in 2005. Rewind a bit… his debut album surfaced in the late ’90s. It was called, “Imaginarium” (also was re-released in 2002). Then in 2004, he released “Purposely Powerful“. He’s been featured on many albums throughout. Google him. Back to the present… just this past summer, L*Roneous dropped a free release called “The Roller Coaster EP“. Now it’s 2011, and I had the honor to get an advance release from the man himself to listen to and review. The album is titled, “Notes of the Righteous Outlaw“. It’s set to drop today, March 1st, on iTunes. It’s 16 tracks deep, and plays under 60 minutes. Guest appearances from Haze (of 40love), Great Muta, Gigio, Spank Pops, Flight27, Subverse, and Equipto. Also features DJ Cue, DJ Troubleman, and DJ Bizkid on the cuts. Overall, if you like hip hop and/or listen to L*Roneous already, you need to pick up this release. His delivery is on point. Top-notch lyricism over smooth beats, what’s not to like? It’s fresh all the way through. Now lets get to my breakdown of each track… ’cause that’s how I do it.