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Grammy-nominated producer Baby Paul & Detroit legend Supa Emcee form XrossRoads serving up homage to the late great Proof with immaculate visuals & an entourage of talent to pay tribute. With “I Swear” not only do we get the producer/rapper combo of Baby Paul & Supa Emcee but also the likes of the extremely talented Ty Farris & Pierre Anthony. All in all it’s a fantastic tribute & fitting to be released on the birthday of the hip hop pioneer Proof may he rest in peace. Enjoy“I Swear” above, here is a little backstory straight from the XrossRoads camp.

XrossRoads is composed of Grammy-nominated
producer Baby Paul and battle rap master of ceremonies Supa Emcee.
Titled “I Swear”, this collaborative track features rapper Ty Farris
and singer Pierre Anthony. The song leak is available on the rap
outfit’s Soundcloud. A tribute song to deceased Iron Fist Records
founder, Proof, “I Swear” pays homage to this hip hop pioneer.
Proof was a talented member of famed music group D-12. Both Supa Emcee
and rapper Ty Farris were signed to Proof’s Detroit record company.
Emcee and Farris collaborated on this track to honor their mentor’s
legacy and lyrical teachings. Hinting on the weight of the emotional
single, Supa Emcee explains, “If I can’t wake the dead off this album,
then I’m not lyrically conscious.” The two lyricists craft powerful
metaphors and use masterful structure to convey deep praise for their
mentor with unquestionable resolve.
On the production side, composer Baby Paul employs compelling vocal
sample chops and a rolling drum track to create a platform for the
song’s vocals to shine. Reminiscent of earlier collaborations with
artists Smif-N-Wessun and Black Moon, the esteemed producer crafts an
emotional soundscape using deep bass grooves. Topping off the
collaboration is Pierre Anthony, who lends raw hood vocals on the
chorus to accentuate the sweet, soulful feel of the instrumental.
Supa Emcee is an accomplished Detroit-based battle rap emcee from
Highland Park, Michigan. Supa received critical acclaim for features
in major film productions, having hit the silver screen in blockbuster
8 Mile and entertained audiences for UPN’s television shows “Moesha”
and “The Parkers”. The esteemed artist has also opened for major label
acts like Dead Prez, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Krs-1, Eminem, D-12,
Whodini, and Rakim. Supa Emcee has released several original works and
starred on internationally distributed compilations. Baby Paul, also
known as BPZY, is a Grammy- nominated producer from Queens, NY. BPZY
has worked with artists such as Naz, AZ and Black Moon. Now an
independent composer, Baby Paul was a one-time member of renowned
production team out of Brooklyn, Da Beatminerz.
XrossRoads is a collaborative hip hop group of Supa Emcee and Baby
Paul. With the mission of creating quality hip hop music, XrossRoads
is set to release their debut self-titled album in late 2018 x early
2019. 

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Clear Soul Forces – “Hit Me Now” + “Still” Album Release.

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From “Breath of the Wild” references to homage to Eminem on the cuts of the first couple tracks from “StillClear Soul Forces instantly pull you in as one of Detroit’s finest lyrical entourages. The squad is back with their first full-length project since 2015 and disappointment is not on the tracklist as the eleven record effort displays effortless flows including the recent “They Shootin” & “Hit Me Now” which has been blessed with visual treatment above. Enjoy the sounds of smooth similies & metaphors doused across a group of emcees that truly capture a powerful sound stamping itself into your eardrums. “Still” is available everywhere today!

Stream/Purchase: http://smarturl.it/CSF-Still

Nearly four years and a number of solo projects later, Detroit’s Clear Soul Forces are back with their most impressive release to date. Still is what happens when four proven artists continue to hone their craft and find their collective flow. At 11 tracks deep, this album eschews trends and instead provides timeless, straight-up dope Hip-Hop.
Speaking on why Still sounds so organic and cohesively produced, group member Noveliss says, “Everyone’s growth has made the creative process easier.” He adds that CSF may have been a team before, but each member had to prove himself individually. “Now, we and the world know what’s up, and it’s all about bouncing off each other and being a unit on every song.”

That sense of true teamwork and partnership is heard and felt on each track, from the neck-snapping opening track “Blaow (feat. DJ Odilon)” through to album closer “Don’t Stop” that serves up a wild burner-to-banger beat-switch. Other instant highlights include “Hit Me Now,” which Noveless says features “all of the random things that describe CSF,” and L.A.Z.’s favorite track “They Shootin’,” which is also the album’s lead single.

Those tracks, and the majority of the album, were produced by rapper-producer Ilajide, who complements his CSF brothers with beats primed for verses bursting with clever bravado, video game references, and head-spinning wordplay. Still is golden era Boom bap for the modern age, and it’s delivered through a lens that’s wholly unique to CSF. It’s also one of integrity, because there’s no fluff or superficial window dressing here—simply some of the best hip-hop you’ll hear this year.

Quote Source: CSF Bandcamp

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Reg Lauren – “Blue Hotel”

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"Blue Hotel" narrates a story of being lost in love, self-questioning, & feeling loss itself.

Here’s a throwback to a dope record by emcee Reg Lauren provided alongside its visual form. “Blue Hotel” narrates a story of being lost in love, self-questioning, & feeling loss itself. It’s a somber yet lyrical dive down themes of dwelling on feelings with a fitting video to provide the song justice. Nearly two years after it’s release the record still stands on it own & is a great introduction for newcomers to Reg Lauren as he crafts away in the lab preparing the next sounds.

If you enjoyed “Blue Hotel” catch other examples from the emcee such as “Commercial Break” & “Soundz & Goku” ft. Chavis Chandler here.

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Taylor Bennett – “Streaming Services” ft. Zxxk & Melo Makes

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"Streaming Services" feat. Zxxk & Melo Makes is the first single from Taylor Bennett's upcoming anticipated album "The American Reject".

Here with a little love for our Chicago brethren is one of the most visually entertaining videos of the year coming via Taylor Bennett’sStreaming Services“. Fireworks are only the beginning as you journey through viral superstardom with everything from riding giraffes to sold-out arenas in the STRIPMALL/TAY BENNETT ENT. produced video. “Streaming Services” feat. Zxxk & Melo Makes is the first single from Taylor Bennett’s upcoming anticipated album “The American Reject“. The albums first dive provides a record that effortlessly ties the creative force of Taylor Bennett into a song that is infectiously catchy yet vivid in meaningful take on the rise to fame. Here at DetroitRap.com we’ve got our eye on the up & coming Chicago artist as we look forward to the upcoming album.

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