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yung d' the pilot x logic marselis SKYWALKING

Everyone has a story, but it's the way you present that story to the masses is what makes it solid and memorable. Norfolk, Virginia native Yung D' The Pilot has teamed up with producer Logic Marselis who is no stranger to the local music scene as well. With both having catalogs floating all over the net, Pilot shares his unique story to the world with their collaborative effort SKYWALKING. Logic Marselis sneakily slides in a soul sample on the motivational "7100" where Pilot reps where hes from, and in the same breath celebrating his winnings and come ups, all while striving to get money off the radar. Goons and backpackers alike have no choice but to relate to the vibe of the album with cuts like FRESH BAKED that's raw and sounds like a cloud of smoke in the car on the way to make a play. QUESTION EVERYTHING finds the Norfolk native emcee questioning everything from his past vices to his peers not acknowledging his grind and work ethic. Pilot is not new to music with countless buzz growing heavy on streaming platforms. His SKYWALKING soundscapes is promising to reach to an upper echelon.

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 - 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.

© MGNTK 2019