Album Review: 2 Menace Drinking Juice Rolling Dice in Flatbush – Dice Cannon

So glad to see DICE CANNON (pictured right on the album’s cover art) bounce right back into the game after (what seems) years of lying low.

His comeback comes in the form of a 12-track set, ‘2 Menace Drinking Juice and Rolling Dice in Flatbush’, enlisting fellow spitters including Juice Cannon and Natty Boi Zoe, whose spoken word collection, ‘My Body, My Soul Vol.1’, was featured on the blog back in April and stole the blog’s Album of the Month title last month.

Taking us back to the golden hip-hop era (similar to KRS-One and Public Enemy No.1) through introductory track ‘Drinking Juice Rolling Dice’, the album goes on a journey of different variations of the genre, incorporating a real nice lick of old school R&B/soul, a modern spin on 70s soul/funk and a rather emotive piano-led/boom bap piece (through Bishop Vs Raheem).

When a rapper like DICE CANNON disappears from the scene for a while and returns with a confident swagger, well you know that he cooked up something beyond good.

Check him out below:

Must Listens: Drinking Juice Rolling Dice, Bishop Vs Raheem, Sin Til I Win, Concrete Jungle

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Song of the Day: Dangerous – Matt Blvck

Hailed as one of UK’s next R&B break-out star, MATT BLVCK ends the week on a smooth note with his afterhours single, ‘Dangerous’, the second hot R&B joint to appear on the blog this week.

The South Londoner’s latest effort follow his project, ‘After Party’ which has reached over 2.5 million streams, with the single off the project ‘Nia’ reaching the Viral 50 Spotify chart. Since then, Matt has travelled to the States where he premiered his well-received single ‘Weekend’ in Atlanta, which earned a place on the ‘New Music Friday’ USA playlist.

Time to witness another star-on-the-rise; check out ‘Dangerous’ below:

New Track: Hypocritical – NOA

NOA‘s ‘Hypocritical’ reflects on the aftermath of her own break-up, admitting there were times she wanted her ex back one minute – and then detesting him the next.

Through the playful electrifying pop vibes, the Toronto singer/songwriter has to terms that it’s perfectly normal to have those roller coaster emotions after coming out a messy situation. After all, we’re only human!

Check out ‘Hypocritical’ below:

Song of the Day: Dawn – Mackenta

MACKENTA‘s latest single, ‘Dawn’ chronicles when you fall head over heels for someone HARD, knowing that the person isn’t in it for the long haul. Despite seeing the warning signs, you let the relationship go on. Come on, hands up, we’ve all been in that messy situation!

Speaking of the R&B/pop number, the Toronto singer/songwriter said: “I felt a lot of mixed emotions while writing “Dawn.” Nostalgia over the good memories and potential, resentment about not being something more, shame over allowing the situation to escalate so far. I’m telling it from my point of view, so there’s a sense of blame towards this person who is not mature enough to take things seriously; but also realizing that I’m equally to blame for not drawing the line or understanding my own intentions. Ultimately, it’s about two people who both need to heal before they could ever be together.”

Look out for MACKENTA‘s EP dropping later this year. For now, check out the video for the melodic ‘Dawn’ below: