The Nation GVNG drops single ‘Ahmed Johnson’, The First Release Off Upcoming Album

Following the releases of mixtapes, ‘Nation of Domination’ and ‘Dangerous Alliance’, Philly emcees Scorsese Lorde Jones, BIGSPITGAME, PR The Great, and Black – aka THE GVNG –  has returned after a hiatus with their first new track, ‘Ahmed Johnson’, coming from their first official album tentatively titled ‘GVNG.’

‘Ahmed Johnson’ features Scorsese, PR the Great, and Black getting busy over a downtempo/wavy Da Ghawd production. GVNG member Scorsese, along with Jason Griff, was previously featured on the blog with collaborative album, ‘Dream Team: A Stokely Hathaway Joint’, once named Album of the Week by the blog….check it out sometime.

But for now, have a dig at ‘Ahmed Johnson’, released on Tuesday (12th November)

Album Review: Dream Team: A Stokely Hathaway Joint – Griff/Scorcese

GRIFF/SCORCESE‘s latest project, ‘Dream Team: A Stokely Hathaway Joint’ serves as a time machine, possessing  mainly hazy boombap tones and, at times, a menacing b-line (mafia -style) inspired by the golden hip-hop era of the late eighties/early nineties.

In parts, the mammoth album leaves the nostalgic feeling  and goes bang up to the date. ‘Slick Talk’ could be described as a union of old school and new school hip-hop, with a real slick flow that (personally) uncannily resembles the likes of Jay-Z.

Towards the end of the set, the guys gets all experimental with the genre, through ‘It’s Personal (Lucky Lefty)’ for example, where the distorted guitar riffs create a sound that’s disorientating yet soothing.

So if you fancy taking a journey with hip-hop through the years, well ‘Dream Team: A Stokely Hathaway Joint’ is your perfect guide…let me tell you; this is one bada** set. Check it out below…

Must Listens: Peruvian Encrusted Swordfish, Classie Freddie Blassie, Slick Talk, Flex Kavana 

Song of the Day: Peruvian Encrusted Swordfish – Griff/Scorcese

Jihad Scorcese and Jason Griff – otherwise known as – SCORCESE/GRIFF – slams down a pretty slick joint into today’s limelight, entitled ‘Peruvian Encrusted Swordfish’

The duo’s latest track forms part of their upcoming collaborative album, ‘Dream Team: A Stokely Hathaway Joint’, teaming up with fellow rapper, Stokely Hathaway of WWE/NXT (now known as Malcolm Given).

Get the first lick of the album below…

New Track: Creator Made An Animal – Snotty Nose Rez Kids (ft. Boslen)

Featuring rapper Boslen, SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS‘ latest joint, ‘Creator Made An Animal’, carries an aggressive and assertive energy that imitates the way society portrays Indigenous people and people of colour across Turtle Island.

As a latest edition of the Indigenous ancestry, the Canadian hip-hop duo stated they are often regarded as the pissed-off generation who haven’t gotten over what colonisation has done to their lands and people.

Through their boisterous yet slick delivery, they’re letting the world know that they are here to stay and they are NOT changing for anyone!  Their latest track serves as a teaser for their album, ‘TRAPLINE’, set for release next month.

Check out the video for ‘Creator Made An Animal’ Below: