Caleborate – Soul

Don’t let em take your soul, got damn. Better fight it and don’t let em make you fold got damn. Break the mold, got damn!

Reppin my hometown, Berkeley – Caleborate drops a dope, lead single for upcoming LP, Real Person.

The raps and mood transcend the soul in today’s hip-hop game!

And Lege Kale boasts a notorious, Soundcloud freshness to this jam.

Kool A.D. – Swoop Swoop

This dat smack rap Kool A.D. pulls off ingeniously.

And the crying baby production by Young Mozart is brilliant.

I’m not certain whether Bieber serves as a metaphor or plain satire, what I do know is this track needs more fucking BARS.

Bump Swoop Swooop off the Oakland rapper’s new album O.K. 1  


Best Hip Hop Album of 2014

The Bay Area’s very own Locksmith dropped the most hard-hitting, lyrically centered hip hop album of this year IMO, and I believe he’s one of the realest emcees to hold up a mic today. And of course, I gotta give daps to other great projects that came out which include – Big KRIT’s Cadillactica, Sam Lachow’s Huckleberry, Logic’s Under PressureJamla is The Squad, RTJ2, Kool A.D. Word OK, Atmosphere SouthSiders, J.Cole’s Forest Hills Drive and many more.

Finally, I wanna give a shout out to all my hip hop heads, and looking back, I can safely say that 2014 was a great year for music and I’m sure 2015 will not disappoint, with Lupe’s Tetsuo & Youth kicking things right off in January.