Things You May Have Missed 2014 Part 7

Music

We continue with my round up of all the great, under appreciated releases of 2014. I hope you enjoy reading and have found some new music that you love. Check up with the site going forward for more articles like this.

Here is a Youtube playlist with all the available tracks from the article on it.

Click here for part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, part 12, part 13, part 14 and part 15.

The 1978ers – People Of Today

Infectious golden age vibes that really hit the spot.

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Amp Live – Headphone Concerto

Eclectic album with some intriguing ideas and epic soundscapes.

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Apollo Brown & Rass Kass – Blasphemy

Apollo Brown continues dropping real stomping soul beats for legendary MCs to do their thing on.

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Bambu – Party Worker

Some crazy flows from the Filipino MC with beats that fit perfectly.

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Black Milk – If There’s A Hell Below

Black Milk has become pretty prolific recently, and that means happy hip-hop fans. His latest release is probably his most ambitious to date, taking things in a very jazz influenced direction with some intricate arrangements and low bass lines. Fantastic stuff.

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Bones – Garbage, Skinny and Rotten

Bones has been steadily releasing mixtape after mixtape for the last couple of years and although I wasn’t a fan of his early tapes his music has really been coming on leaps and bounds in 2014. Bones makes moody, dark hip-hop that almost has a 90s grunge vibe to it. I’m expecting good things in this guy’s future.

Click here to download Garbage, Skinny and Rotten.

Bop Alloy – Winter Breaks

MC Substantial and producer Marcus D collaborate to drop a funky little winter EP.

Name your price download here

BoxedLDN – Boxed Vol. 2

Collection of new age grime instrumentals.

Free download here

Bronze Nazereth – Thought For Food Vol. 3

Wu-Tang affiliate, producer and MC drops another installment of his Thought For Food series, packed with Wu type soul beats and killer raps.

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Bugseed – Magnetics

More soothing beats from the Japanese beat maker.

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Proceed to part 8

Things You May Have Missed 2014 Part 2

Music

Click here for part 1, part 3, part 4, part 5 and part 6.

Blanco and The Jacka and Messy Marv – One Hunnid EP

Smooth West Coast gangsta rap. I don’t understand the relevance of the presidential sound bites but the tracks really bump.

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Blitz The Ambassador – Afropolitan Dreams

Funky stylings from African MC Blitz.

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Blu – Good to be Home

A lot of people have been disappointed with Blu since Below The Heavens which has played a big part in him falling out of the limelight. Those who haven’t been feeling his recent releases wont like this much either as the sound is really rough and lo-fi, but that is obviously what Blu is going for here. I love the rawness of this album with the crackly soul samples and relentless raps, it’s not for everyone but there is a real beauty to this kind of hip-hop.

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Blueprint – Respect The Architect

Intelligent and very lyrical, Blueprint’s latest album provides some tunes for the thinking man.

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Buckshot and P-Money – Back Pack Travels

Pretty much what we’ve come to expect from Buckshot. Dope album that does what it says on the tin.

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Bugseed and Pigeondust – 7th Wonder

Bugseed has been making some beautiful jazzy beats for the last few years and he continues with this new release.

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Cakes Da Killa – Hunger Pangs

Le1f seems to be getting all the attention on the gay rap scene this year but Cakes Da Killa deserves some of that light with his new project. More consistent than his first release and catchy as hell.

Free download here

The Celestics – Supreme Laziness

Montreal hip-hop duo bring the funk.

Name your price download here

Chavis Chandler – Dark Skin Jermaine and The Legend Of The Leather Britches

Former member of Bruiser Brigade Chavis Chandler really brought his A game on this mixtape with an impressive flow and some smooth vocals. The mixture of golden age and trap style vibes throughout the tape are balanced greatly. It’s a shame he’s no longer a part of Bruiser Brigade because he complimented the rest of the crew so well.

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Cities Aviv – Come to Life

I’ve been obsessed with Cities Aviv since Black Pleasure and he’s been honing his style ever since. The tracks on this album sound fuller than ever, the abrasiveness is still there but it’s so much richer sounding now. Some of the most interesting and forward thinking hip-hop of the last few years.

Buy it here

Proceed to part 3.