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Sunday, November 16, 2014

SHUKO - "The Same" / "Heatwave" (Ft. CL Smooth & 20Cyl / Talib Kweli)

German born hip-hop producer Shuko has done a name for himself on the US hip-hop scene, crafting beats for Heltah Skeltah, Saigon, Talib Kweli, Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz, Jedi Mind Tricks, RA The Rugged Man, Hell Razah, and many more. His booming street sounding beats never goes wrong, and his instrumental projects like his recent five track EP "The Awakening" and the "Sleepless" album.

Now Shuko is preparing a new full-length, this time a vocal album featuring a host of talented rhymesayers called "For The Luv Of It" (January '15). The first double A-side single to emerge from the vaults is the powerful "The Same" featuring CL Smooth and 20Cyl of C2C. Undoubtedly a very powerful cut, and to hear one of the true greats in the form of CL is a true blessing, and even better is that he's sounding just as good as he's always had. On the flipside Talib Kweli takes on a more laid back beat especially concocted for the Brooklyn legend - "Heatwave". Its a nice track but to me it doesn't come close to the power of the CL Smooth joint which is just plain fire. You can check both songs below, but cop the digital single @ iTunes.

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