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MarQ Spekt & Blockhead: Devil’s Island Storyteller (feat. Sadat X)

After dropping two full albums this past Friday, MarQ Spekt keeps the momentum going with the latest single off his album with NYC producer Blockhead, Keep Playin’.  “Devil’s Island Storyteller” is Spekt’s gritty collaboration with legendary Brand Nubian member Sadat X. This one is meant to be bumped at high volume in the whip, so head on over and cop the album on compact disc for the car ride. Read More »

MarQ Spekt & Blockhead: Air Pegasus (Le Cadeau) feat. Aesop Rock & Open Mike Eagle

Philly emcee MarQ Spekt and NY producer Blockhead grab Aesop Rock and Open Mike Eagle for an assist on the chill, laid back sounds of “Air Pegasus (Le Cadeau)”. Unfortunately this dope track did not make it in time for the release of their new album JustPlayWitIt, but lucky for you we’re liberating it today as a free download.  Props to Egotripland.com for the premiere! [This is] a track I conceived while I was in Paris earlier this Summer and a fan threw me a bag of weed and said, “Cadeau.” I found out that means “gift” in French, so it made sense to drop this extra piece to the people. – MarQ Spekt If you like what you hear, make sure to cop JustPlayWitIt; available now at all digital and physical retailers. JustPlayWitIt is available now on on iTunes, Bandcamp, DJBooth, and various other online retailers. CDs can be purchased at UGHH, Fat Beats, and many other stores. Read More »

MarQ Spekt & Blockhead: SumOfItsParts [Music Video]

Philly rhymesayer MarQ Spekt and New York beatsmith Blockhead treat us to some visuals for their single “SumOfItsParts” off their new album JustPlayWitIt, which dropped today on HiPNOTT Records. Representing a certain aggression that is lacking in today’s culture, JustPlayWitIt showcases MarQ Spekt‘s bizzarly verbose wordplay over Blockhead‘s dirty yet sophisticated production.  MarQ Spekt throws a little dirt on the game with JustPlayWitIt; as he walks into the current house of Hip Hop, tracks mud on the rug, sits on the couch and puts his soiled boots up on the table. JustPlayWitIt is available now on on iTunes, Bandcamp, DJBooth, and various other online retailers. CDs can be purchased at UGHH, Fat Beats, and many other stores. Video directed by All Work/No Play. Stream the album below… JustPlayWitIt by MarQ Spekt & Blockhead Read More »

MarQ Spekt: Grilchy 808 [prod by Blockhead]

With just three weeks until the release of their new album JustPlayWitIt, MarQ Spekt & Blockhead drop the bass heavy single “Grilchy 808” on us. JustPlayWitIt will be available July 29th on HiPNOTT Records. Pre-order the album now on iTunes. CD pre-orders available at UGHH. Digital pre-orders made via iTunes andBandcamp will receive an immediate download of the first single, “SumOfItsParts”. Read More »

MarQ Spekt & Blockhead: SumOfItsParts

Hot off his 2011 collaboration album with Cunninlynguist producer Kno (“Machetevision”), Philly emcee MarQ Spekt teams up with New York producer Blockhead (Aesop Rock, Illogic, Murs, Atmosphere) for one of the grilchiest Hip Hop albums of 2014; JustPlayWitIt. Representing a certain aggression that is lacking in today’s culture, JustPlayWitIt showcases MarQ Spekt’s bizzarly verbose wordplay over Blockheads’s sirty yet sophisticated production.  MarQ Spekt throws a little dirt on the game with JustPlayWitIt; as he walks into the current house of Hip Hop, tracks mud on the rug, sits on the couch and puts his soiled boots up on the table. JustPlayWitIt will be available July 29th on HiPNOTT Records. Pre-order the album now on iTunes. CDs will be available for pre-order soon. Digital pre-orders made via iTunes andBandcamp will receive an immediate download of the first single, “SumOfItsParts”. Read More »

Illogic & Blockhead: Broken Song (feat Kim Joyce)

Illogic & Blockhead recorded a lot of songs for their album Capture The Sun, which dropped back in April, and had some quality tracks that did not make the cut. The two have put eight of those joints together to create the After Capture EP, the final part of their Capture series. The Kim Joyce-assisted “Broken Song” serves as the lead single for their upcoming EP, which is scheduled to drop on December 17th. You can pre-order the new project and cop the rest of the Capture series right now at Illogic’s Bandcamp. DOWNLOAD Read More »

MarQ Spekt & Blockhead: Breakfast Club (feat Philly LoLife AllStars) [Music Video]

The homie MarQ Spekt unveils some visuals for this dope posse cut titled “Breakfast Club” featuring Philly LoLife AllStars (which includes Buddy Leezle, L Tyrannic, Clever 1, Driz Lo, Him Lo & Filadel Castro). This track will appear on Spekt’s upcoming album with producer Blockhead, which will be titled JustPlayWitit. Read More »

MarQ Spekt & Blockhead: Hangliding Thru The City [Music Video]

Fresh off rocking our A3C showcase, the homie MarQ Spekt gets the honor of being the first real person to star in a Dallas Penn video in this visual for the ill cut “Hangliding Thru The City” produced by Blockhead. This song will be featured on Spekt & Blockhead’s much anticipated album Justplaywitit, which is coming soon. Read More »

Billy Woods & Blockhead: Dour Candy [Album Review]

Billy Woods released History Will Absolve Me in 2012, naming his album from a Fidel Castro speech and slapped a grim Robert Mugabe onto the front of his album. The DMV inhabitant showcased his language, a dialect that was built to astound the audience while leaving them distraught. On his most recent release, Dour Candy, he collaborates with Blockhead, already a production icon in his own right, and the union is beneficial for both. Woods takes advantage of a consistent source of production to lace together what amounts to a vigil for his past. The candy is dour indeed, as Woods doesn’t flow so much as converse with himself over pensive beats. But the content isn’t as violent and vengeful as on History Will Absolve Me, indicating that if the passage of time won’t release Woods from his sins, it may mellow his soul. I understand that this album won’t appeal to most, as Billy is far from an easy listen, preferring to say what’s on his mind no matter the effect on the emotions of whoever stumbles across Dour Candy. Behind his gruff delivery, grief is central to his verses. “Tumbleweed” sounds like a bizarro Kid Cudi song circa 2010, as Blockhead throws some clicks and a guitar over a droning choir and synth setup. Guest vocalist Aesop Rock has transcended the definition of cryptic once again and our host delivers chilling choppiness. Again, he doesn’t sound polished with a cadence closer to conversation than croon, but he makes ... Read More »

Double A.B. & Dub Sonata: Lord Knows What [Blockhead Remix] (feat Roc Maricano)

Veteran producer Blockhead puts his spin on Man Bites Dog Records labemates Double A.B. & Dub Sonata’s joint “Lord Knows What” featureing Roc Marciano. The original version appeaers on the A.B. & Dub’s Media Showers, which dropped last year. You can also cop Blockhead’s new LP with Illogic, Capture The Sun, which hit stores and digital outlets worldwide last month. Read More »

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