Wednesday, April 27, 2016

R-Juna - "The Inner Voice Part 2 EP"

Strongroots Records is a co-op boutique, but if there was an underboss, R-Juna would be the one you would "put some RESPEK" on.

The concept is simple... R-Juna on the rhymes, Iris on the beats and DJ Spoolz on the cuts. As simple as that is, it's also a complex project and with many layers.  This is a balancing act that many artists have to fight when working on a project tackling concepts like this.  Like a "spoonful of sugar" you need to find a way to get people to take their medicine and R-Juna has done that without coming across as too preachy.  Iris is in top form with the production providing a sugar laced head nodding backdrop for R-Juna to weave verses to.  And Spoolz wraps the bow on the package with precision cuts.  Guests are kept simple to Richard Cook and Ace One on "No Worries" allowing Juna to flex fully but allow what guests are on the project to shine like AZ did on Nas' debut.

This is probably the best I've heard from Juna and it easily makes me want another dose.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Blooded the Brave - "Not A Game" video

Blooded ain't playin'.  "Y'all wanna talk practice?  Not A Game..." John Reese with the ish!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

JO - Dues video

It was just a little over a month ago when JO dropped his Kurt Cobain video and here we are with the follow up, "Dues." Prepping for the release of his "Grown Man Business" LP in May, Nevi Moon drops the production with DJ Spoolz cutting up an Ace sample on the hook.

Dues paid indeed.

Amped to cop the full length project.  Cop the video and track on soundcloud.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

JO - Kurt Cobain video

JO... this guy is a beast.  I know I've said it before, but I 1st heard him on Ace-One's "Knuckle Scrapper" and was just blown away by the voice, flow and pure bravado that JO brought to the mic. We then heard him kill the summer of 2014 with the PHD - "Unexpected" album with The Klink & DJ Spoolz.  Through conversations and posts JO would hint at a full length solo project and now here we are with the video for Kurt Cobain.

Cold rhymes, cold track... and dayum that white fur.  Cold killin' em on some Kurt Cobain ish produced by Nevi Moon and directed by the Brand-it Bandit.  

"Grown Man Business" is dropping April 5th, keep it locked!!!


Saturday, December 26, 2015

D&G - The Scepter & The Sword Vinyl Campaign Ending SOON!

We're in the last few days of the vinyl campaign for the D&G vinyl press. We thank all of you that have supported us as we are trying to release this epic album of ours.  If you want to be a part of this project, you can click on the link to the crowdfunding campaign below.

Thank You


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Comdot - GMXLP

The Grey Maxell Lp or #GMXLP for short... is... phuggn' bonkers!  To be totally honest, I think I may have heard the name Comdot here or there, but never heard any music.  I got hipped to the project through R-Junna and hit the bandcamp link to check it out.  I haven't blindly stumbled on something so raw and dope in a long time. 

People always make comparisons when talking about new artists, but dude reminds me of Jadakiss and THAT'S A GOOD THING!  Ill punchlines, cadence, flow and with production from The Mighty D.R., Mr. Kinetik, Scott Matelic, Soul Cinamatik and Joe Harvey dude is killin' it with the WHOLE PACKAGE.

This IS a MUST COP!  

Sunday, December 13, 2015

D&G Vinyl Campaign Promo #somethingscoming

We've got about two weeks left on the vinyl campaign.  We can use all the support we possibly can.  Help be part of an epic.  You can help by pledging for rewards at the crowdfunding site.

Thank you for your support.