Hellfyre Club – Dorner vs. Tookie

With rap cliques being all the rage these days, Hellfyre Club comes together with a new compilation of clever, eccentric hip hop tracks that proves they can’t go uncounted.

scallops hotel – poplar grove (or how to rap with a hammer)

You know that Milo-affiliated hip hop project I eluded to last week? Well, it’s out, and streaming on Bandcamp right now for your listening pleasure. Milo, Busdriver, Iglooghost, ELOS, Jincallo and Lee Bannon all handled production, and Riley Lake oversaw some of Milo’s instrumental efforts. Lake also mixed this thing!

There doesn’t seem to be a huge difference between this project and Milo’s regular solo output when it comes to flow and personality. He even goes on to make references to his personal experiences, so there’s no effort to create an entirely new persona here–not that I’m advocating that.

The most apparent change in pace here is the pitch-shifting effects being placed on Milo’s voice, bringing his raps a few semitones lower than you’re probably used to if you’ve been following his releases up until this point–especially since one track here is a slowed-down version of a previously released track. If there’s any kind of vibe I’m getting off of this project so far, for Milo, or, err, scallops hotel, this collection of tracks is especially scatterbrained and austere. Enjoy!

The Scallops Hotel – “xergiok’s chagrin” (a song for jib)

The Scallops Hotel is a new Milo-affiliated hip hop musical side-project that has a new record on the way, which I believe is titled poplar grove (or how to rap with a hammer). Milo didn’t produce all of the tracks, though. Lee Bannon, Iglooghost, and Busdriver all contribute to this forthcoming record as well. Release date: November 19th.

Oh, and I guess you can call this number for the lulz:

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Also, Hellfyre Club recently put out this compilation you might be into.

Open Mike Eagle – “Degrassi Picture Day”

Open Mike Eagle looking snazzy in this session video over at Kinda Neat. With school picture day as a thematic backdrop, Mike drops some pretty clever, hilarious lines that are delivered this a flow that grows more passionate as the song progresses. I’ve gotta say his singing is shaping up a bit, too. Enjoy!

“Manchester” w/milo, Busdriver, Nocando (prod. Super)

Nocando, Busdriver, and milo are still repping Hellfyer, hopping on a track that looks like it’ll be appearing on a compilation formed by the alternative hip hop label in November. It’s not a bad cut either, and kicks off with milo spitting with a flow that reminds me of something out of a Kimya Dawson song, oddly enough. Nocando’s familial bars are some of the most personal I’ve heard from him, and the Busdriver hook is, uh, well, tolerable. Enjoy!

milo – “this can’t be the place (evil doer melody)”

Wisconson rapper milo has new track out that dropped out of the blue. It’s a demo he recorded to send along to those who bought one of his new t-shirts. NOW IT’S AVAILABLE FOR ALL TO HEAR! PRAISE BE TO GOD!

Uh, here’s a quick review of the dude’s last mixtape:

milo – “besos, an exploration of sentimentality”

Milo has shared a trippy new music video for the Cavalcade cut “besos, an exploration of sentimentality.” It features the MC juxtaposed via green screen against a colorful, cascading wire frame landscape. Enjoy!

Check out a review of Milo’s Cavalcade here:

Milo – Cavalcade

Milo’s latest mixtape sees the Wisconsin rapper working again with producer Riley Lake. While I think Milo’s verses are worthwhile, it’s really the instrumentals that surprise me the most.

WATCH THE REVIEW

Download Milo’s Cavalcade

Abstract and ultra-personal rapsmith Milo has dropped a new, free collection of tracks that he’s dubbed Cavalcade. The production is handled entirely by Riley Lake, which is a name you might recognize from Milo’s recent Things That Happen At Day EP, which was dropped at the start of this year.

While I wouldn’t say Milo is traveling into the avant-garde of the hip hop world with this release, Cavalcade does feature some of his oddest instrumentals and verses yet. Enjoy!

Milo – “Eccelesiastes”

Rapsmith Milo drops his first track from his forthcoming project, Cavalcade, which will be coming out on July 9th. While it’s not one of the dude’s strongest hooks, I think the growing intensity of the instrumental and Milo’s verses is actually pretty great!

Catch a review for Milo’s new EPs and an interview with him below: