New album: E Major, “Baltimore Bruin” | ft. Rome Cee, Kane Mayfield, King’s Khrysis, Kaimbr and more

Baltimore-bred, Los Angeles-based emcee E Major presents Baltimore Bruin, his new album featuring Cynthia Hawkes, Marc Evan, King’s Khrysis, Kaimbr, UllNevaNo, Rome Cee and Kane Mayfield as well as original production from Rexamillion, August Flight Gordon, Khrysis, Roddy Rod, IllMeasured, Minus Nine, Eddie Pearson and Sham Dibiase. E’s album Better Than Yours had already made Baltimore City Paper’s top ten albums of 2011 – two years after dubbing his Majority Rules album “a classic” – by the time his hit “Paper Runnin’” started doing the rounds on 92Q, later remixed by local legend DJ Booman. Wielding common-sense lyricism and a relaxed, persistent flow which presides on equal footing over boom-bap and trap alike, E’s shared stages with Lupe Fiasco, Wale, and Little Brother and has gotten the nod from Okayplayer, MTV, VH1 and DJ Booth. Three videos from the project have already been released: “Outrageous” (watch here), ”Feature Presentation” (watch here) and “Zodiac Freestyle” (watch here).

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New Music: Rhymes By Kane: Thievery Corp Edition

The homie Kane Mayfield dropped his latest full length effort. It’s been a while since he had a full solo album but in the time since Bladerunner EP he’s built up his rep by dropping consistent singles, many of which we’ve posted here. With his latest Rhymes By Kane: Thievery Corporation Edition, he furthers what he’s started and continues to defy expectations.

As the title eludes, this is chock full of rhymes that are indeed by Kane with beats molded from tracks made by DC’s Thievery Corporation. The result is something that’s really difficult, an amalgamation of smooth dance tracks and straight-no-chaser Hip Hop that actually sounds good! I think you’ll agree. Stream it below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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