Jackin Jill

I shall not front. This post is inspired by the fact that it’s International Woman’s Day. Fittingly, this track from Mello Music Group emcee Substantial is a part of a dedication album to the illustrious Jill Scott, a woman worthy of … Continue reading

ZIF Video Of The Week: Quelle Chris – Rat Shit


Detroit bred, now Cali bound rapper Quelle Chris left some of us puzzled when he signed his deal with Mello Music Group. I can say that I was curious whether they would be able surround Quelle with the right mixture of quality and youthful exuberance. Needless to say that Quelle seems to be enjoying himself. Not sure where this track ends up or if it’s just a random release, however, I’m pleased that somebody went in on the concept of ratchet (nice word play Quelle), that word is getting utterly abused out there.

Beats, Rhymes, Life [Labor Day Weekend Edition]

because you had better things to do over the weekend then surf the web 1. Gaslamp Killer’s album is quickly approaching it’s departure date. The third single released off the forthcoming album “Breakthrough” is a doosy and features the festival circuit favorite … Continue reading

Apollo Brown: Detroit Beat Slayer

Apollo Brown – Real Detroit featuring The Left and Marv Won [ buy it here] Having just recently released his debut album, The Reset, on Mello Music Group,Apollo Brown delivers the new single, “Real Detroit” featuring The Left and Marv Won. The Left, which … Continue reading

Oddisee – You Know Who You Are [Acoustic, kinda]

By now you should know who you are, and Oddisee as well. Also, you should know that the word “acoustic” usually means that there are no sounds coming from an electronic instrument, like the guitar in the video for example. … Continue reading

Black Pool of Genius

Black Sheep – Party Tonight featuring Jean Grae “Party Tonight“, featuring Jean Grae, is the latest single from Black Sheep‘s highly anticipated LP From The Black Pool Of Genius. The latest single demonstrates the long-standing power of the well-executed male/female duet. “It’s … Continue reading