Maryland

Denis Haze- " Haze Hop '93"

Crawling out from the depths of the HAZE REALM and out of his slumber; reminding us that the quest continues to defeat that dreadful apparition ABIGAIL COLLINS. Given us some groovy old school vibes on this track, his quote worthy ad-lib's and that often awkward flow of his that teeters on obnoxious. Denis Haze is one of the few artists that I have come across with a definitive concept as an artist that directly uses a cultural icon as point of reference, much less a literary one such as the poet, Edgar Allen Poe. Something I was much akin to in the metal scene. But it works perfectly for him, at first glance it's hard to compare the two if you disregard the fact they are both from Maryland. But both are storytellers with penchant for tales of mystery and horror that communicates more through emotion and drama, to which Denis Haze uses his ad-libs at key points to symbolize rage and inter conflict and who knows what ABIGAIL COLLINS truly represents to him. It's easy to get distracted by the legendary "AHH FUCK" that often fades in and out, his whispers and background inflections, and vocal samples but it all serves a purpose to express his state of mind. 

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DC-CRIME, the writer formerly known as DEATH

Matt McGhee - Lotto Featuring Miles Meraki, rMell & Dizzy Gordo (Visuals)

As we continue our posts we missed on over the last month or 2 we wanted to share Matt McGhee's Lotto Featuring Miles Meraki, rMell & Dizzy Gordo. Not too much of a concept for the visuals but the song goes and it looked like they had fun. The track is off of Matt's 'Show' EP which u can peep on his sound cloud here.

Why Fi- "The Most Whyreless" EP

Whyreless: the concept of living one’s life free of restrictions and limitations in order to achieve self actualization and ultimate happiness. One can become “whyreless” by simply cutting ties with conformity, complacency and minimalistic desires in the attempt to want, need, and do better (for oneself as well as for others).
— Why Fi is simply "The Most Whyreless"

Not A Collective member, Why-Fi bid the DMV area good bye and traded his surroundings for the rays of California sunshine. But before he left us hanging here on the East Coast, he decided to reintroduce us with a brand-new sound and approach to creating as he embarks on a new direction with his music. A statement project that brings to our attention his ideals on stepping away from dark depths of willingness to conform to societal restrictions. The Most Whyreless gives you lush immersive soundscapes glazing over your ear drums with in-house producers High Klassified, Mae, Kazmi, Bluseph. Garmenian, High Class Filth & MKSB at the helm churning in the background; featuring N.A.C members Bluesph and Nigel Frank, and NeroScream. Why Fi definitely has a strong capability orchestrating an highly enjoyable project. 

DC-CRIME,the writer formerly known as DEATH

Black Zheep DZ - 8th World (Mixtape)

Since the release of his last project 'Refugee', Baltimore stand out Black Zheep DZ has been making waves, with tracks like 'Yesterday', "Whachu Sayin' and the recent  'Big Bank Rolls' Video he has solidified himself as one of the top up and comers in the area. 

"There's 7 Wonders of the World. An 8th wonder was always a question to people. I feel like my mind state and where I'm from (Baltimore, MD) is that 8th wonder that people don't get to see that often. My creation is a thing in it's own, which I like to call "8th World".
What you hear is what it is, man. Just some good ol' stories told on good ol' production, good ol' vibes, good influences, bad influences and all of what you can ask for from a nigga coming from East Baltimore, but has seen more than just that. Its just me. I put my thoughts, personality, my hometown, places I been and experiences into this project.
I also had some great features from my homie and ace from VA, D.R.A.M. and Baltimore-based singer, Chrissy Vasquez, along with some cool ass bonuses. Enjoy."