There are certain songs that cause an energy and a stir in the music industry, The artist Scar Lip has brought some serious energy to the New York Hip-Hop scene. The energy of her song has reignited the city with cosigns from well known artists that the industry respects and loves in the culture. Yet, the land across the water has something to say about the energy coming out as well.
There are very few Jersey anthems that have came out that have moved the needle and made people to pay attention to them. With the female voice being heard in prominence in the culture, a new female MC has come from the Garden State to extend that energy to the culture. Queen Neveah remixed Scar Lip's song This is New York, and has given us This Is New Jersey. "New Jersey Stand the fuck up, and push the fuck back", is the next phrase that can give New Jersey it's identity in the new phase of Hip-Hop. With great talents known from the mainstream industry, to battle rap and the more. Queen Neveah shows that New Jersey offers more to the game then the Jersey Club sound that is being used by artists trying to stay afloat and relevant. Queen Neveah bends the formula and puts the state on notice while also telling the world New Jersey has a place at the table when talking about who has the talent and the strength to appear when Hip-Hop culture calls for something strong to appeal to in the sounds that come from its' people.
This is New Jersey is available on all streaming platforms to purchase and stream now:
One of the many perks of being a veteran of the rap game is the robust Rolodex that inevitably comes with that. Just ask boom-bap producer Amadeus360, who’s worked with everyone from Kool G Rap to Paul Wall since coming up in the ’90s under the mentorship of Kid Capri. Now, after a pair of pandemic-era collaborative LPs alongside East Coast emcees Termanology and Ruste Juxx, the beatmaker is cashing in on some favors with his massive new record The MPC Jedi, an 18-track collection stuffed with endless guest verses.
Over the course of an hour, a dizzying number of familiar voices from iconic ’90s boom-bap and hardcore hip-hop releases take the mic, including Masta Ace, M.O.P. and Ras Kass, as well as members of Black Moon, Heltah Skeltah, and Onyx—all of whom feel perfectly at home spitting over an Amadeus360 beat. Meanwhile, up-and-coming emcee Lil Dee holds things down for the younger generation of rappers picking up the torch, pairing perfectly with fellow Coney Islander Nems on the track “Set It Off” with both vocalists feeling equally synced to the record’s production.
The result is quite an earful, and the type of record that necessitates countless re-listens to process not only the dense lyricism but also the intricacies of the beats that back it. With the project out now also comes a new video on the album track "How The Block Sound" featuring M.O.P. and Ras Kass.
Amadeus360 ft. M.O.P. & Ras Kass
"How The Block Sound"
(Official Music Video)
Amadeus 360 "The MPC Jedi" Digital Streaming & Download Links Bandcamp https://soulspazm.bandcamp.com/album/the-mpc-jedi-1 Spotify https://spoti.fi/3M5rcu9