Rashad Unique presents: Unique Heat 4: The Culture Is I-GOD. Hosted by Ka Zodiak

Rashad Unique presents: Unique Heat 4:
The Culture Is I-GOD
Hosted by: Ka Zodiak
Unique Heat Hip Hop/Rhythm Box Music
Release date: October 10th

Ka Zodiak says: “…& Y’all ain’t gotta wait no more, for that Unique Heat 4”. The Unique Heat Hip Hop compilation series continues with ‘The Culture Is I-GOD’. Sonically, it’s as magnificent as ever with a great collective of rappers representing Allah’s 5%. Flowing universally over hard, smooth & boom bap beats, it’s real just like steel sharpens steel. Supreme for 2017.
(Rashad Unique)

1. Ka Zodiak – Channel The Infinite
2. Stone & Robert – Science 101
3. Ali (St Lunatics) – 120
4. KanKan – Jesus
5. Japreme Magnetic – Betrayal Is Irreversible
6. Queen Sha Mecca – Righteous & Refined
7. Almighty Shing Shing Regime – Only The Real
8. BAZZ-O The Great One – Knowing How To Build
9. Born Allah aka Daddy Grace – Knig Dome Of Heaven
10. Rashad Sun – Music For Revolution
11. Now Cee Allah aka Jewel Droppa – Legend Of The Overfiend Flow
12. Beyound Galactic (Allwise 360 & Sol Asar) – Metaphysical Fantasyy
13. Bill Biggz aka Lakwon Allah & Glock George aka Justice Allah – Gods (Remix)
14. Mars Hall – Mathematics (Righteous)
15. Arkil Magnetic feat. Cipher 7000 – Black, Poor & Strugglin
16. Mullah Don aka Magnetic – Gun Down
17. Cause & Effect – All Praise Due
18. Allwise 360 – Did I Do That?
19. Lord Justice – Never Give Up
20. S. Quanaah – Professor Moriarty
21. Ka Zodiak – Illuminati Teardrops
22. Kasim Allah – F_ck Boi (F_ck ‘Em Remix)*+

*Bonus Track
+Remixed by Rashad Unique for Unique Heat (With Kind Permission: Sandy’s House Entertainment/Right & Exact Entertainment. 2017)

Ka Zodiak appears courtesy of kazodiak.com

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Rashad Sun – Art + Activism

Rashad Sun
Art + Activism
Ear Responsible Music, LLC
Release date: October 8th

Rashad Sun’s latest album ‘Art + Activism’ sums him up as a rapper. For those familiar with his music it’s more of what you would expect, boom bap beats & meaningful, informative lyrics, in simple music with a message. This is the 9th album from the New Jersey rapper, being released before the previously scheduled date of October 13th. It would have been well worth the wait!!!
(Rashad Unique)

1. Art + Activism
2. The Fool (Sent To The Earth) (feat. Kasim Allah)
3. thereEYEstood
4. SICK (Get Well Soon, pt. II)
5. When G.O.D Cries
6. Rap For Your Life (feat. Mother Nature & Father Time)
7. I Stand Accused
8. Trust
9. …waiting for
10. Lyrics Matter feat. Eloh Kush
11. Thinkin’ Out Loud
12. Nocturnal Animalz!!! feat. Wolf-Heart & Shake Nickelz
13. (WeAreAll) $$$LAVES
14. Khalief
15. #UrWack!!! (feat. DJ K-Def)

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Sean Price – Imperius Rex

Album Release

Sean Price
Imperius Rex
Ruck Down Records/Duck Down Music Inc.
Release date: August 8th

On August 8th 2015, the death of Sean Price sadly took place. Today the 2nd anniversary of the event has been marked by the release of a collection of tracks by him entitled ‘Imperius Rex’.

The album features guest appearances from Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Junior Reid, Buckshot, Ruste Juxx, DOOM, Prodigy, Styles P, Smif N Wessun, Rock & more. Amongst those who handled production duties are Marco Polo, Nottz & Alchemist.

1. Imperius Rex
2. Dead or Alive (feat. Bernadette Price)
3. Definition Of God
4. Ape In His Apex feat. Ruste Juxx
5. Apartheid (feat. Buckshot & Steele)
6. Lord Have Mercy (feat. Rim P & Vic Spencer)
7. Negus (feat. DOOM & Ike Eyez)
8. Church Bells (feat. Junior Reid)
9. The 3 Lyrical Ps (feat. Prodigy & Styles P)
10. Not97 Skit
11. Refrigerator P!
12. Prisoner (feat. Freeway)
13. Resident Evil
14. Clans & Cliks (feat. Smif N Wessun, Rock, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck & Foul Monday)
15. Rap Professor
16. Price Family (feat. Bernadette Price)

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Japreme Magnetic – Retired Armed Robber

Album Release

Japreme Magnetic
Retired Armed Robber
Release date: July 28th

The latest full length release from Washington D.C.’s Japreme Magnetic is entitled ‘Retired Armed Robber’. The album includes vocal features from Kasim Allah & Queen Divinity.

1. Intro
2. Just When I Retired
3. The Fresh One
4. Wisdom Bodies
5. No Religion (feat. Kasim Allah)
6. Calculated & Patient
8. Shotgun On A Budget
9. Underground Hip Hop (feat. Queen Divinity)
10. Stocking Mask

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Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) – Resolution

Album Release

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists)
Mello Music Group
Release date: July 28th

After a 12 year hiatus, this is the first album release from Mr. Lif & Akrobatic since then. The duo are known as ‘The Perceptionists’ & the album title is ‘Resolution’.

1. Early Mourning
2. Hose Down (feat. Syne)
3. Out of Control
4. Lemme Find Out
5. When Push Comes To Shove (feat. Dutch Rebelle)
6. Let’s Battle
7. Free At Last (feat. Syne)
8. Dirty Drumz
9. Grab Hold
10. A Different Light
11. Resolution

Album description:
The first full-length from Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) in a dozen years reflects the struggles and near-death sagas that struck them. During that span, Lif miraculously survived his tour bus plummeting over a 38 foot cliff. Akrobatik weathered a sudden aortic rupture and emergency open-heart surgery. The impact of those experiences forced the former Def Jux duo to contemplate fate, luck, and their own place within a world spinning out of control.

But their ability to survive has allowed them to thrive. They’ve harnessed a radiant hard-won optimism that refuses to flinch from the evils of existence. From the album’s first track, “Early Mourning,” Akrobatik asserts that courage comes from within, but reflects on the millions of young black men sent to premature graves. He considers whether gang affiliation is inherent in their souls, or more likely, whether things would be different if these neighborhoods were well lit and effectively policed.

If turmoil and inequity currently wrack the globe at record levels, Lif’s verses seem more prophetic than ever. His verses offer searing indictments of corporate and political corruption: corporations oppressing local farms, governmental duplicity in dealing with big pharmaceutical companies, and the crooked brutality of cops who get away with shooting unarmed black men.

On “Hose Down,” the pair brilliantly intersperse news reports from the MLK-led Birmingham protests of 1963 with the internecine problems of the present—where a traffic stop can still lead to a funeral. It’s as poignant of a polemic as you’ll find, but blended with a danceable Caribbean lilt.

With the Perceptionists, the personal is political and vice-versa. Akrobatik rhymes about his “desire to breathe in the sun before my skin dries out” but still refuses to be “the coward in a pretend hide out.” On “Lemme Find Out,” they kick ingeniously sinister dystopian horror raps about our grotesque addiction to technology. There are love songs over beats that sound like they could’ve been on Madvillainy, stories of cypher demolitions of would-be challengers, and dirty ass rhymes over dirty ass drums—as The Perceptionists sagely insist, that’s all the world really wants.

It’s music from deep in the trenches, songs that confront the blitzkrieg of bad news but offer light at the end of the bombardment. If you listen closely, you can intuit a profound story of friendship and camaraderie between Lif and Akrobatik—lifelong friends trading bars with the chemistry of Tip and Phife, Andre and Big Boi, Erick and Parrish. They’re mortal men who made mistakes, gained experience, and obtained wisdom. This is Resolution.
(Album description via Bandcamp)

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Oddisee – Mental Liberation (Remastered)

A Remastered Re-release

Mental Liberation (Remastered)
Mello Music Group
Release date: July 7th
Original release date: May 9th 2009

One of Oddisee & Mello Music Group’s first records together, “Mental Liberation” has been remastered & given new artwork.

Produced & Mixed Oddisee, the album has many featured artists including: Hassaan Mackey, Prince Po, Kenn Starr, J-Live, Stik Figa, Rapper Big Pooh & Black Milk.

Stream, purchase & download @ Bandcamp here