On April 1, 2014 Stimulus One Music and Coastal Contra Music will drop “Penz and Needlez: 100% Raw Hip Hop.”
The new release comes from the same company who brought you Sir Jinx Presents: The West Wing, The Best of X-Clan, The Gifted & The Priviledge, and Landminds.
“Penz and Needlez: 100% Raw Hip Hop” is a new collection of music that delivers lyric-driven and punchline-heavy rhymes with appearances and collaborations from Supernatural, Evidence, Montage One, Rapper Big Pooh, Mykestro, Kendrick Lamar, T3, Styliztik Jones, Ceabruz, MF Beatz, Krooked One, LMNO (with cuts by provided by LD), as well as brand-new music from Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest.
Ras Kass, a regular guest on many of the Coastal Contra Music releases, again displays his lyrical agility and ability to craft songs that hit hard but have meaning, hip-hop icon Brother J of X-Clan also makes an appearance, along with DJ Rhettmatic, Little Brother, Strong Arm Steady, Statik Selektah, The Real Freeway Rick Ross, Rahzel, Exile, J-Ro & Tash of Tha Liks, Self Scientific and many others!
Production on this stand-out collection is provided by Focus (Aftermath/Dr.Dre), Statik Selektah, DJ Khalil, west coast legend Battlecat, Dawaun Parker (Aftermath/Dr. Dre), Swiss Tha Gift, Doc Hollywood and several more.
Pre-order the album now at CoastalContra – check the tracklist and cover below.
Penz and Needlez 100% Raw Hip Hop (Tracklist)
01) Penz and Needlez Intro
02) The Obvious – LMNO (Produced by Theory Hazit) (Cuts by LD)
03) They Say (remix) – Rapper Big Pooh, Phife Dawg, T3 (Produced by Focus)
04) Beautiful Thang – Supernatural
05) We Good – Styliztik Jones (Produced by Dawaun Parker)
06) Penz and Needlez Hip Hip Drop
07) Set Precedent – Mykestro, Kendrick Lamar (Produced By Battlecat)
08) Never 4 Get! – Ceabruz (Produced By Swiss Tha Gift)
09) Climax – MF Beatz& Krooked One (Produced Klassic)
10) Holes in the Ozone – Ras Kass (Produced by Doc Hollywood)
11) Mic Acrobats – Montage One & Little Brother
12) Penz and Needlez Mitchy Slick Drop
13) Classic – Strong Arm Steady (Produced by Statik Selektah)
14) Klepto – Exile (Produced by Exile)
15) My Style, My Game – J-Ro & Tash (The Liks)
16) Gallery of the Ill – Brother J (X-Clan)
17) Here Comes The Live Ones – DJ Rhettmatic, Frank Nitt & Med (Produced by DJ Rhettmatic)
18) The Most Dedicated – Montage One & Evidence
19) Penz and Needlez The Real Rick Ross Drop
20) State of Man – Self Scientific (Produced by DJ Khalil)