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It's the last release radar of 2022 with a lot of good music still dropping! New Orleans, New Jersey, DMV, Niagara Falls, Mississippi, L.A., Detroit, Toronto to Seattle and beyond. If you have the capacity be sure to checkout something new. Have a safe, healthy and beautiful New Year. 12.30.22 RELEASES:

Money For Dummies by Smoke DZA x The Smokers Club

HE DIED TRYING by Jameel Na’im X x Dough Networkz

Kilómetros by CRIMEAPPLE

FAMILI 4 by Jay NiCE x RU$H

Kansas City SmackMan in 3D by Jamal Gasol x Don Carrera

Vice City by Rosewood Swing x Vercetti James 4th Quarter Finale by Spoda x Blunted Sloth

48HRS by DJ.Fresh x Foley Beats

Hood Trophies by Young Bull x Ralphy The Plug

Christmas Baby 3 by Cash Kidd Out The Blue by Iamsu!

Shadows 5 by Lord Juco

Camouflage by JOOSE Grim Night by Allah Preme x Uncle Fester

Flu Game by blksknn Bang! EP by Austin Crui$e

Bigger Than Rap by T.U.T.

Sueños by Tony Tone

Unreleased Sh3llz, Vol. 2 by Sh3llz Organized Chaos by Kaapo Nbdmg

Job’s Not Finished Pack by Ghais Guevara

GOOD WORK SELL ITSELF by Elijah Bank$y x Doof

Mountains & Valleys by SirHash

Thoughts From The Bottom 3 by Kai Onyx

On The 3rd Day by Saviii3rd

Never Worried by 1takejay

Best That Ever Did It by Pooh Hefner

X-Mas At YL Crib 2 by YL

LeakOut by Sahbabii

God and Girls 2 by Dee-1

Still Bagchasing by Versace P x Louie Ray


The underground and independent have always left their impressions and innovations among various Hip Hop communities. This week of releases continues to prove that! Be sure to check out some artists unfamiliar to you and hopefully find something that adds maybe what you've been looking for sonically, lyrically, artistically.

12.23.2022 RELEASES:

Sauce Ghetto Gospel 3 by Sauce Walka

Gucci Ghost 2 by Mickey Diamond x Big Ghost Ltd.

Beware of the Monkey by MIKE

HOOT WAVE by BoriRock



Afrikantis by Lil B, The BasedGod Christmas Came Early by Erick Lottery x WELL$

Avenue Apprehension by June x Juneonnabeat

Street Fame: The Double Album by Siddiq

ON A SICK ONE by Gary Junior

SHINE by Chap D x JohnG

SUPA EP by YGTUT x Ducko Mcfli

Dumpman by JuJu Gotti

the way forward is not the way home by Diz

Disco Inferno by The Dakota Wytefoxx x Wyatt Woodley

HERE 2 STAY by Wallie the Sensei

Wednesday Before Last by Chris Webby

While You Wait For J.A.W.S. by Caskey

The One Day I Arrived by Trek Manifest x Soop

Celebrate Every Win by Wave Parker

International Izzm by Holland Izz


wading in shallow water by seiji oda x Fuyu

As the Vinyl Turns by Andrew Regis

I’m Wavy, Vol. 5 by Shvn Letters From Akashik by Nejma Nefertiti

Psychological Damage by Lync Lone

Action! by Patty Honcho x Jamar Johnson

The Apprehension of John Wells by John Wells

Existential Horrorcore by Bigg Sluggathor

VITORIO by Vitorio

BlaQ Osteology by Blaq Chidori x skelbeats

White Christmas 10 by Troy Ave Bank On Me by Keezy Banks


Beat The Odds by Shark Breach

The Autumn’s Transparency by Joshua Efojie Fire & Flame by Frankie StayWoke

Parkside Santa by MoneySign Suede


Hip Hop and Rap has been very fruitful this year in terms of releases. As a team we've covered many great projects thorughout the year and more presently. Below you'll find our latest published pieces as well as 30+ LP + EP releases from the week.


Hip-Hop, It Started Out in the Park': How Unity Park Created John Creasy | words by Alex Kuchma Monumental by The Davis Way | words by Xlo Last Night At The Loxy: How Underground Hip-Hop Was Experienced | words by Alex Kuchma

Marlowe 3 by Solemn Brigham x L’Orange | words by Alec Siegel

My Life Iz A Movie by RJ Payne x Stu Bangas | words by Monk

Tales Of The Town: The Album | words by Flynt Nixon

Blood Shore Season 3 by Xavier Wulf | words by Xlo

The L Ride by Starz Coleman | words by Monk

Frank Motion by Killa Fonte | words by Flynt Nixon

True Story by Mac J | words by Jameka

12.16.2022 RELEASES:

Don’t Be Stupid by Kurupt x C-Mob Herbert by Ab-Soul NO THANK YOU by Little Simz BE THAT AS IT MAY by Boldy James x Cuns South Central by G Perico Jim Jones Presents: 12 Days Of Xmas by Jim Jones Paper Route Frank by Young Dolph Death Tape 1 | Black Cottonwood by Quelle Chris x Cavalier Justin Credible Presents: R-Mean by Justin Credible x R-Mean Chaos Is My Ladder by Ransom x VDON The Periodic Tables of Excellence by D-Styles x J Scienide Money Counter Music Presents: Sworn In It by G.T. Desperation of December by OT The Real wood tip by Zack Fox uhhh 2 by Khary Too Focused by JordanXx It’s Only Us Here by Mickey Factz x Ayo Shamir Good EP by Jabee x Conductor Williams Conflict Of Interest by RTC Profit PROJECT MAYHEM: FIGHT CLUB EDITION by Jxylen I’M TOO COLD FOR THIS by JUNE! Loyal Bros 2 by Lil Durk x Only The Family The Alchemist Sandwich by The Alchemist The Shining by Your Old Droog Last by Ren Gettz Welcome to Los Angeles: The Truth by Big Sad 1900 Motion Not Emotion by DB.Boutabag Club 20 by 24hrs Live A Lil by Peewee Longway From Nun by FN DaDealer The Return Of The Jedi by Jarv Dee SKIP THE SMALL TALK by Devontee Phonk Vol. 1 by Fast & Furious Drift Tape Killa Fonte Presents: No Man Left Behind by Various Artists What Will It Take by BlackLiq x Ohbliv Hallucinations by G Fam Black x Chuck Chan IMMORTAL by SwuM x GRIMM Doza CURE FOR BROKEN HEARTS by El Hitta Live At Brick & Mortar by Loe Gino Vices: Side B & Vices: Side A by Original SSCO Married To The Game: For Better by Lil Derik x Dope Sean Volume 1: Nobody’s Favorite by Zelly Sweat The Main Bird by NoCap Growing Pains by BC Tray Thanks For Waiting by Alwa Gordon Ace Last Day At The Cleaners by Supreme Clientele DIRTIESTNASTIEST$UICIDE EP by $UICIDEBOY$ x Germ Dragon Li by Matt Draugos x klwn cat Throne by King Madi After Twelve by Riley Writts Back From The Dead by YS Sink Or Swim by 645AR


The new releases keep rollin' in!

12.09.2022 LP + EP RELEASES:

Mount Westmore by Snoop Dogg x Ice Cube x E-40 x Too $hort Last of a Dying Breed by Kool G Rap TrillStatik 2 by Bun B x Statik Selektah Key To The City by Mistah F.A.B. Space Beyond The Solar System by Raw Poetic x Damu the Fudgemunk Somebody Up There Loves Me by Stalley Keep It Lit by Kamaiyah Le vent se lève by Daniel Son x Kostia A Portrait Of by Rasheed Chappell King of Gods, No Second by Apathy x Stu Bangas Paint The City by Icewear Vezzo x DJ Drama Gift Raps by Connie Diiamond You Had To Be There, Vol. 4 by Stevie Crooks OUT THE BOX by blaxhippie Adventures Of You by Jay Prince x Tiny Spys Traumatized by Shawn Eff Everywhere & Back by Banco More Money by Lotto Rocket HBO 3 by Toohda Band$ CATCH DA FLU by DUSTY LOCANE Yahweh Child by Rot Ken 4 Me by Novelist Love Me Or Don’t by BSlime VacAbuLarEE by Valee Dragon Ball C by Sauce Gohan Therapy Sessions by Lil Bean Remain Solid by Burga Me vs. Myself by A Boogie wit da Hoodie Return of the Jiggy by Sha EK The D.O.A. Tape (Care Package) by Kay Flock Help Is On The Way by Scorey


And like that we have been welcomed into December '22 with a fresh slate of new releases from an array of artists. Some say you shouldn’t release in the 4th quarter because you need a “proper” rollout. Others say not to drop in December because a majority of your audience or potential supporters are distracted and involved with so many other things this time of year. To be honest — make sure you’re doing what your internal compass is guiding you to do.

12.02.22 LP + EP RELEASES:

Hood by La Chat x Crunchy Black Gucci Ghost by BigGhostLTD x Mickey Diamond BRB GOTTA GO CHARGE MY TOOTHBRUSH by ELUCID Rapping With My Friends by Termanology Onna Gang by DaBoii Stomp Yo Ass by Katie Got Bandz x Big Dope P Paragon by Jfliz x Onaje Jordan I Left Chicago With An Album by JohnNY UniteUs Travel Team, Vol. 3 by Wakai x wavworld Water Music & Love by Freddie Old Soul Pain For Ya Vein by Ty Farris 90 Days by Finesse2Tymes Troubled by Stone Cold Jzzle Game Not Soul’D by The Musalini x Izzy Hott HEROES & VILLAINS by Metro Boomin Chinx Drugz 6 by Chinx MOB by Babyface Ray Survivor Of The Trenches by Yungeen Ace Amina Mundi by Ohbliv HTR Vol. 1: THE LEGEND OF TAWNY TONE by Koncept Jack$on The Kryptonite Hotel by Reggie Rare Buckets by Napoleon Da Legend x Giallo Point Bad Cravings by Z’ambre Clash of the Superpowers by Bugsy Da God ZBAGHETTI by 007bonez until we meet again by wifisfuneral Casino by Cal Scruby Aggrandize by Astrokeyy THE FEW. THE PROUD. THE BLICKY BOYZ. by 2 Dolla Will x jdmasters kisstape vol. 1 by GRAYMATTER Isaiah by Jay Hollywood It’s Hard Being A MoonStar by GANG51E JUNE Grand Royale by John Jigg$ x Samplicity Eyes On Me Christmas, Jingle Jams by Iamsu! SEVEN by Reese Muney


11.25.2022 LP + EP RELEASES

Beast Mode 5 by Sheek Louch

Science of LIfe by Sadat X x Dough Networkz

ATL.A. by MURS x Daily Bread

Please Send Help by Jean Grae

YOU’RE DEAD ALREADY by CRIMEAPPLE Abyss Dwellas by Eto x Jai Black

Flamerz 5 by Meek Mill

All Hail Danza by All Hail Y.T. x Anthony Danza

I Turned Myself Into Myself by Shirt x Jack Splash

RRR: The Album by YL, Starker & Zoomo

W$RKN 3 by Kameo

One More by MIKE x Wiki x The Alchemist

Hiding In Plain Sight 3 by Southside Gauxst

Off Top Volume 6 by Top Shelf Premium

FUEGONHIGH by Che Uno x KNG Bondalero

King Bubba LP by Free Thinker Klan

Healthy Gas by Stunnaman02


X-CALIBUR by Sleep Sinatra

Vnother Chvpter by J. Arrr


Tempus Act III: Mirrors by Issa Gold

CHAMP! by Sham1016 x Walt Mansa

Face in the Storm by Goya Gumbani x Kiina

Speak Up by Big Homiie G The Largest by Big Yavo

Blackout: The Sequel by Money Man

Out The Blue by WacoTron

3860 by Quando Rondo & NBA YoungBoy

New York City The Movie by Troy Ave

Soul Food by Numbz

Low Budget by Chubs x Remain Raw Globerunner by BIGDADDYCHOP


11.18.2022 LP + EP RELEASES Crypto Business by Juicy J x Lex Luger x Trap-A-Holics Cost Of Living by Philmore Green x Apollo Brown Buffalo Rapchaz by DJ Mercilless x Asun Eastwood Tortured In the Name of Gods Unconditional Love by Vinnie Paz Book of David by Dave East x DJ Drama Long Run, Vol. 3 by Vado Beyond Belief by 38 Spesh x Harry Fraud Neutral Milc Motel by Milc x Televangel I Don’t Give a Fuck About This Rap Shit, Imma Just Drop Until I Don’t Feel Like It Anymore by $ilkmoney Velvet Hammer by Sibbs Roc x Saipher Soze x Finn Easy Mathematics 2 by E Mozzy True To Self by Osbe Chill x Python P x Dough Networkz Burnished Sums by YUNGMORPHEUS Feed Tha Streets 3 by Roddy Ricch No Luv by Enchanting PRE5L by Key Glock Bawskee 5 by Comethazine NADAWORLD 2 by Deetranada My Beautiful Dark Wave Fantasy by Hus Kingpin GOD IS LOVE by Pro Dillinger Vagabond EP by Noveliss

Jupiter's Diary: 7 Day Theory by Rod Wave The Single Life by Saweetie DAWGZDONTCAP by O Dawg x Thunderous Caption Emotional Gangsta by Omeretta The Great

IMPACT by Vic Spencer

In Trap We Trust by Cootie It Was Me by DeAngelo Wilson Supremium by Koan Kenpachi Woes On Wax by Kiran The Nomad Bla$ta.Fa.My by Bla$ta Vicky 3 by Low the Great Glitch Mentality 2022 by Sledgren x Gerald Walker The Family by BROCKHAMPTON ENDLESS by evrymeN The American Dream 3 by Kiamo Ray & Jay by Louie Ray x YN Jay Screen Gems 2 by CA$ABLANCA The Haz by Johaz Mixed Emotions by CallMeKidd Nobody Bigger by Dougie B Respect The Come Up by Meekz Euphonyus by Phony Ppl softCORE by Foushee Thin Ice on the Cake by Cautious Clay S2ML by Kaash Paige When the Credits Roll by Caleb Colossus bugging! by brakence


Another large release week as we move through this 4th quarter. A couple expected releases but also quite a few unexpected from: Lil' Flip to G.T. to Tony Shhnow, Quadry, Wil$on, YeloHill, Katori Walker, Skinny T and others. Be sure to check out a name or two that may be unfamiliar to you - Cilo, Buddha, Gary Junior, Reggie Rare, Highway, Rucci or any. As always if you appreciate and would like to further support how we highlight underground and independent artists feel free to contribute via CashApp (all proceeds go towards site upkeep and putting upcoming issues in print.)

11.11.22 RELEASES:

The Fuse Is Lit by Busta Rhymes

King’s Disease III by Nas x Hit-Boy U.Z.I. by Planet Asia x Snowgoons Fondren Flip by Lil’ Flip Three’s Company by Thees Handz (Murs, The Grouch, Reverie)

UNDERDAWGZ by Rucci x Killa Cam

Money Counter Music, Vol. 2: Born In It by G.T.

What Had Happened Was… by DRAM Anyways, Life's Great... by GloRilla

It Was Once My World by Quadry Angels Wear Black by demahjiae LOS by Cilo

No Sleep 4 Hustlers by Jimmy Waters

Sad Street Raps (Remastered) by Wil$on Plug Motivation by Tony Shhnow TANTRA by Yung Bleu Spirit Roaming by AKAI SOLO What They Hittin 4 by Jay Worthy x DJ Muggs WESTLAND 2 by YeloHill x Rich Espy Note To Self by Katori Walker SHOW FACE by Gary Junior I AM WHO I AM by Johnny Cocoa

American Pyscho by Zaia vol. ii by OSHUN Still Champion by Homeboy Sandman Always With U by Bad Colours TRUNK MUSIC EP by ICYTWAT S.B.I. by KEY! x El Jubo Still Alive by Still Will PRESEASON by Buddha Birds Eye View by Paidro Classic Military Minded by Cam Gotti

Darth Sueder 7: Rogues Gallery by Aj Suede JUCO by Reggie Rare Shit Talker 4 by Skinny T x Philthy Rich Sauce PWA by Rich Fetti x Sauce Walka I Didn’t Mean To Haunt You by Quadeca

Pink Heartz by SoFaygo The Transition by Illogic Drill Season by Baby Drill Fake Love by Lil Chimey

Gangsta Grillz: God Save The Rave by David Sabastian x DJ Drama

Livin Like That by Highway Ape Into Space by Keith Ape

Where The Shooters Be by SleazyWorld Go

Pendleton by FBG Goat

Born To Be Free by GMK


The first releases of November 2022 and it looks like a pretty unique line-up. From OGs like Killah Priest and 9th Wonder to the late Slim 400 to Derez De'Shon to Huey Briss to 2Mex to Jucee Froot to R.A.P. Ferreira, Yhung T.O., Bishop Nehru, to some new names like HXNDRX, Onaje Jordan and Notorious King & many more — if you missed recent release from the last week of October/Halloween you can find them below. As always if you enjoy what we provide, the work and love we put into this feel free to contribute via CashApp (all proceeds go towards site upkeep and getting upcoming issues in print.) Have a safe weekend & support an artist or two!

RECENTLY PUBLISHED: Tenured by C Plus — words by Flynt Nixon Fair Exchange No Robbery by Nicholas Craven x Boldy James — words by Xlo

Results Take Time by Symba x DJ Drama — words by Flynt Nixon

New Money by Baby Money — words by Xlo

STUNNA by P-Lo — words by Flynt Nixon

RUFFS by Kenny Mason — words by Xlo

Diamonds In My Cartiers. by Oba Rowland — words by Emm Jay

True Story by Mac J — words by Jameka

CROWN VIEWS 001: A Visual Playlist — curation + words by Jameka

INNERVIEW 017: WHYSOSIRIUS? w/ Ron Obasi — by Jameka

Black Vladimir by Meyhem Lauren x Daringer — words by Monk

11.04.2022 LP + EP RELEASES:

Mr. Universe by Killah Priest x Jordan River Banks

Zion VII by 9th Wonder

Hol'Upppp 4Eva by Slim 400

Wishing Out Loud by Huey Briss

Arm Leg Leg Arm Head Raz Fresco x Eric Right Instrumentals Issue 2 by IM’PERETIV

Bigger Than Me by Derez De'Shon

Ghostwriting Songs For God by 2Mex

Soloman’s Temple by HXNDRX

African Medallions by Onaje Jordan x DNTE MEAL TICKET EP by Promise x Sekwence

It's All There by Big Sad 1900

Then Spring (Side A) by Kweku Collins

Down In The Valley (Mixtape) by Jucee Froot

Chulo by Bishop Nehru

No Confusion by Ezra Collective

5 To The Eye With Stars by R.A.P. Ferreira

Her Loss by Drake x 21 Savage


I'd Rather Keep It To Myself EP by Bobby Sessions

Mr. Ten08 by Boldy James x Futurewave Smoke Detector by Rich Jones x Iceberg Theory KINGMOSTWANTED by Notorious King

Dio. by Chuuwee

Heavy Is The Head by Lil Poppa


Chruch Clothes 4 by Lecrae

Nobody’s Happy All The Time by SonReal

Pillmatic by Gully TV x PA. Dre

EVERY FRIDAY EP by Tokyo Cigar x August Fanon Power Deluxe Edition by Creasy


A LOT of releases from the week. As an independent publication and platform any shares and acknowledgement go a long way! If you also enjoy what we're doing at CROWNTHEM and want to see what else we have in store feel free to donate via CashApp. Any proceeds will go directly to site upkeep and funding to get the upcoming issues in print.



Son of the City by MAC Phipps

Halloween Havoc by Spoda

Green Eyed Monstar by G4

Vita Criminale by Maze Overlay

Give Em Heaven by Bear1Boss x KEY!

Heinous by G Fam Black

Peso Did by Peso Peso The Awakening by Santana Fox

That Was Just A Freestyle by Pat Ron

Tune Up EP by Le$

Who Sent You by Rufus Sims

Outside Lookin' In by Aaron May


Sweetie Got Stylez by Backwood Sweetie x Furious Stylez

MALfeasance by Malcolm Eppz

Happy Halloween 5 by CEO Trayle

OLYMPUS by Nate Jayeyay

GRIMEY LUXURY by Premo The Great ANATHEMA MARANATHA by Kheyzine x Silent Snipers GLASS by jdreams

Nightmare in B-Minor by Frukwan aka Gatekeeper (Gravediggaz)

That's Not My Skeleton by skelbeats

Nightmares Are Dreams Too by Ferris Blusa

10.28.2022 RELEASES:

Cuz I Felt Like It Again by Smoke DZA

Gorillaween 4 by Sheek Louch Thees Handz by MURS x Reverie x The Grouch

Yodfather by Your Old Droog From Seed To $ale by Berner

G Rage by Taylor Gang

Marlowe 3 by Marlowe The Last Remnants by Che Noir Memphis Massacre 3 by Duke Deuce