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logic marselis - Heat.WAV

logic marselis is hitting the grill early for the summer this year. this project was put together during the heatwave last week on the east coast. clocking in short at around 13 mins the project is still sure not to disappoint. the length gives it more longevity for more spins. press play, stream and purchase this beat tape here AudioMack or Bandcamp. coming to the gift shop and all streaming platforms soon.

ullnevano x logic marselis DUSTIN GRIME

Baltimore emcee UllNevaNo and Virginia producer Logic Marselis haven't released a project together since their 2013 full length debut "The Protocol". With a highly extensive catalog from the two, they've always managed to continue to wave the MGNTK brand. Years later, they bring to the masses DUSTIN GRIME which is a conceptual album based on a fictional character that brings the rawness that hip hop fans fiend for. Clocking in at 14 tracks, the duo brings the listener into their world where UllNevaNo shows his range from lyrical dexterity to vivid storytelling over Logic's exceptional production. Put your wallabees on -- the DUSTIN GRIME sound quality is straight from the cassette deck.

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illien rosewell x unorthadaks - A DIFFERENT AGGRESSION

When it comes to shifting and growing as an artist, Norfolk, Virginia producer/emcee Illien Rosewell has proven throughout various projects ranging from A DIFFERENT H-ART, SUPREME BEING 2, to now with his latest musical work of art titled A DIFFERENT AGGRESSION. This project shows his dedicated prominent fan base that he can do it all by providing a range of boom bap that pushes forward the current landscape. With the project produced entirely by Unorthadaks, in the grand scheme of things, Illien self consciously informs listeners that he has the "it" factor. Self proclaimed Willie Dynamite, Illien shows his range of style changes on ALL TERRAIN, while making bold statements with lines like "if it ain't about money, I ain't investing it." Not to be mistaken with the popular DMV footwear in the cold seasons, Illien stomps thru Unorthadaks warped hard infused production on ACG, letting his competition know that anybody can get it in the sport of rap music. A DIFFERENT AGGRESSION captures moments that the average listener can appreciate, and if you're a day one fan, you definitely need to add this to your extensive catalog of Rosewell releases.

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illien rosewell - SUPREME BEING 2

It's been 2 years since Virginia natives logic marselis and illien Rosewell released their collaborative effort SUPREME BEING. With a couple of loose end projects respectively under their belts, the producer and emcee duo are back with a 2019 sequel that promises to cater to the Lo-Fi/Boom bap hip hop heads alike. The project kicks off really slick with GAME CHANGER and immediately you know your ears are in for a treat. Rosewell is worldwide known for his production, but in this case he's actually nice with the rhymes, gliding over Logic's signature soundscapes with punchline after punchline that will make the listener twist their face like a they have a toothache. Illien gets a bit personal and touches on how important time is on the horn driven WING SPAN. He's trying to figure out his purpose with music and standout in a world where trolling in today's society is the most strategic way to become successful. His sharp bars hits home with lines like "trolling online, trying to be 6ix9ine, until the read the headlines, that says 6ix9ine, gets time!" 

SUPREME BEING 2 is a straight to the point dense arrangement of beats and rhymes, from sample heavy records such as CORRUPT WORLD, and HINDSIGHT. This album serves as further prove that raw hip hop lives in Virginia.

dot com intelligence x logic marselis PROTOCULTURE

It's something obscure about Logic Marselis sound when it comes to his production, he's unpredictable and it shows with the artists he's worked with such as Illien Rosewell and UllNevaNo. He's provided the soundscapes for fellow Maryland emcee Dot Com Intelligence to bring the masses PROTOCULTURE. PROTOCULTURE is filled with gems and jewels that would make Public Enemy or Lord Jamar proud. At first listen you can tell that Dot Com is a true pupil for hip hop, with motivating joints such as "DCIR" meaning dream, compose, innovate, repeat. Dot flows over Logic's haunting keys and signature drums that deserves countless replay value, telling listeners he brings pain like a child birth breach. On the U.K. emcee Quartz assisted "High Science", you will find the two emcee exchanging bars over a loopy guitar riffs, that sounds like it was scored for a blaxploitation film.

Dot Com's presence is felt throughout PROTOCULTURE with strong stand out hooks and vocal projection, classified in a category for grown up rap music.

ullnevano x jumbled THE GHOST OF LEN BIAS

There’s been a lot of talk on the press lately of rappers returning to the in-producer album. The spirit of collaboration has been replaced with Soundcloud singles. The Ghost of Len Bias, is an EP matching up Baltimore artist UllNevaNo and Baltimore producer Jumbled. With a ton of music under his belt, UllNevaNo is more focused than ever and writing his best raps.

Jumbled reached out to UllNevaNo last year – by sending the beat for “How does he do it?” to show he was serious about building with Neva. UllNevano flows over the bluesy guitar riffs with ease, then the hook comes back reminding you that ‘you’ll never know’ how he does it.

“Shoot your Shot” teams UllNevaNo up with Baltimore artist Ashley Sierra. While Neva encourages you to take a chance, Sierra responds. The track has a playfulness, similar to “Let Me Watch” by Viktor Vaughn.

“Bias vs Jordan” puts 2 great artists (and long-time friends) up against each other, UllNevaNo and Logic Marselis. The track is tied together with cuts from DJ Blaze Daily.

The mini-album slows down the pace with “Five Panel Halo”, an airy sample without drums, followed by “Magnetik”, a rare instrumental on rap album.

This project has a lot of energy – and is reminiscent of the some of the classic rapper/producer albums of 90’s like Gangstarr and Showbiz and AG!

ullnevano x illien rosewell CONFIDENCE IS EVERYTHING 2

Ullnevano And Illien Rosewell have released Confidence Is Everything 2 via Bandcamp.  Neva Rhymes Eloquently Over Illien Rosewell's Superior Production Bringing A Champion Hoodie Vibe Right On Time For The Fall/Winter Season.

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