Best Singles of the Week | 2021: Week 9 — Focus Hip Hop

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Was6p, y’all. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you probably remember that popular “Best Singles of the Week” series that I did last year. The reason I stopped doing it was just because it took me a really long time to write them, and it was hard to stay on top of […]

Best Singles of the Week | 2021: Week 9 — Focus Hip Hop

EP Review | Sylvan LaCue – Young Sylvan Ep. 2 — Focus Hip Hop

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This extended play was released on April 2nd this year. If you’ve been following this blog for a long time you should know that Sylvan LaCue is one of my favorite rappers. Searching Sylvan is my favorite mixtape ever, and Apologies in Advance was not only my favorite album of 2018, but also the soundtrack […]

EP Review | Sylvan LaCue – Young Sylvan Ep. 2 — Focus Hip Hop

VIDEO PREMIERE | Duncecap – Bad Breath (‘Toid Up) feat. Googie & Lt. Headtrip [prod. Samurai Banana] — Focus Hip Hop

Here’s the music video for Bad Breath by Duncecap, which appeared on his Human Error album five years ago. Dunce has pretty much become one of my favorite music video directors alongside Jason Goldwatch. I really appreciate that all the lyrics are at the bottom of the screen as a caption, and there are a […]

VIDEO PREMIERE | Duncecap – Bad Breath (‘Toid Up) feat. Googie & Lt. Headtrip [prod. Samurai Banana] — Focus Hip Hop

EP Review | Rapper Big Pooh & Young RJ – What Was Lost, Vol. 1 — Focus Hip Hop

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Note: This review was written on February 16th of 2021 This extended play was released on February 12th this year. At one point, Young RJ & Big Pooh were working on a collaborative record, but I guess it just never came together, so this project is kind of like a compilation of the songs they […]

EP Review | Rapper Big Pooh & Young RJ – What Was Lost, Vol. 1 — Focus Hip Hop

Album Review | Skribbal – Black Eyed Children — Focus Hip Hop

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This album was released on April 30th this year. Skribbal is an artist from Los Angeles who I just became familiar with fairly recently. I believe I’ve heard every single from this album if I’m not mistaken, and I haven’t heard anything really wack yet, so I think I’m gonna dig this project. Aside from […]

Album Review | Skribbal – Black Eyed Children — Focus Hip Hop

My Thoughts on “Side B” of Eminem’s Music to Be Murdered By — Focus Hip Hop

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So, towards the beginning of last year, Eminem gave us one of his most tolerable albums in years, Music to Be Murdered By. It was a bit all over the place, and there were some serious duds on it, but for the most part I thought it was okay. On December 18th last year, he […]

My Thoughts on “Side B” of Eminem’s Music to Be Murdered By — Focus Hip Hop

Stay Focused Podcast | Episode 2: How High — Focus Hip Hop

For this episode of the podcast, my co-host and I spoke about the 2002 movie How High, starring Method Man & Redman. Unfortunately, for the last like 5 minutes of the podcast my audio is kinda fucked up, so it might be a little difficult to hear what I’m saying. I’m gonna be honest, I think it’s just because I was stoned and I was fidgeting with my microphone. I don’t know why I didn’t realize that that would fuck up the sound quality, but it is what it is. Anyway, let me know what you think about the movie if you’ve seen it before. Peace.

Stay Focused Podcast | Episode 2: How High — Focus Hip Hop

Album Review | Vic Spencer – Psychological Cheat Sheet 2 — Focus Hip Hop

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This album was released on March 26th this year. Vic Spencer is a Chicago MC who I first heard of around 2015 when Mick Jenkins dissed him with a song called Headass. I don’t think I actually heard any of his music until a couple years later. He had a really great feature on Denmark […]

Album Review | Vic Spencer – Psychological Cheat Sheet 2 — Focus Hip Hop

DOWNLOAD OG NICK ALBUM, HUMAN

This album was released on September 15th this year. I’m personally completely unfamiliar with Siul Hughes. The reason I’m checking this out is because it was released by Fake Four Inc., which is one of my preferred independent record labels. I checked out one song from this album before listening, and I really loved it, so that’s what drove me to write a full review. His stage name, Siul Hughes, is clearly a double entendre for “see all hues,” so that’s pretty cool. I think I’m gonna really dig this album. It may not end up being one of my favorites of the year, but I already know there will be at least some material here that I love. I unfortunately couldn’t find the production credits for each individual track, but I know that some of the beats were handled by Cityscape, Bueffard Mallary, and Dan Dillinger of TXTMS