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XL Middleton – 2 Minutes Till Midnight (2019)

After making serious noise in the modern funk world, XL Middleton makes a return to the g-funk/hip hop sound that marked his earlier work with “2 Minutes Till Midnight“. It’s a funked out, synth-heavy excursion with an equal amount of appeal for modern funksters or the underground legions of g-funk fans that put XL on the map originally. Those familiar with his most recent albums, “Tap Water” and “Things Are Happening,” will recognize the signature synth leads and intricate analog bass lines. Those unfamiliar with Middleton as an MC will find that he challenges standards in the worlds of both underground and mainstream rap, eschewing the backpack as much as the Bentley, falling into a space that few can. XL’s lyricism is cerebral and well-read, yet it’s clear that he comes from a part of the world that relishes khakis, Chuck Taylors & Zapp records.

“2 Minutes Till Midnight” stands firmly rooted in the funk tradition of Los Angeles, showing reverence for the music that inspired it by bringing g-funk legends Kokane & Domino (“Getto Jam”) into the fold as guest artists and by featuring album artwork from Joe Cool, who designed the iconic “Doggystyle” album cover for Snoop Dogg. XL’s contemporaries, such as labelmates Zackey Force Funk, Moniquea, & I, Ced, also join in and help to remind us that the album is not just a self-indulgent tribute to a bygone era of music. As modern funk grew largely out of hip hop, XL takes that growth backward, and moves the music forward as a result.

We has a unique chance to listen to the whole album in advance and we have to admit that it’s the amazingly dope g-funk album with a modern funk feel to it. It is available in Vinyl, CD, Cassette & Digital formats @ MOFUNK  RECORDS BANDCAMP

All the orders are shipping now!!

Enois Scroggins ‎– Feel My G-Funk (2019)

This time in the same post we have the good news as well as the sad news. Let’s start with the good news, though. The French label, Diggy Down Recordz, is dropping a new album by the one & only Enois Scroggins – “Feel My G-Funk“. While the title speaks for itself (you won’t have hard times guessing its music genre), it’s worth to mention the featured guests: Enois Scroggins new album will be out on June 5th. It features G-funk Legends as Mnmsta (of Foesum), Big Prodeje, Moe Z, Shade Sheist and great artists like Sligh, 40 MacaFramA, T-Box Sehrer, Saskia, Don Stormy, Louie Bagels, Pimp Counsel, Lonnie Barker Jr. aka L.Boogie, Don$etti, Kanzaz Chiefa, Bad Habit, Kelo, Flamer. The tracks on the album were produced by Sergio Doc Barone, Wadz & Trouchpac

After listening to the album trailer, we’re pretty much positive that all the g-funk heads would definitely find it too dope not to miss it in their collection.

The CD album as well as their previously released albums are available for Pre-Order thru DIGGY DOWN RECORDZ WEBSITE. The official release date is 5th June 2019, however, the CD’s are already in stock & ready to ship soon so there’s no need to wait for the release to place your order!

The negative news is that this album is gonna be the final one by this wonderful label. We know for sure that this is the real bad news for many of their supporters as well as for us since it was our favorite label from France!

Marv – Island Cruisin’ (2019)

This time we got some very special G-Funk release to speak on: Marv – Island Cruisin’. It’s coming from Dumaguete city / Philippines, however, it was fully produced by Laidback (the French producer who’s been residing in Dublin, Ireland) & it’s the first album on his own label called “Laidback Sounds”. It’s interesting that Laidback and Marv met together through their common friend Hotnixx, a famous local rapper in Phillipines, and it took them a year before they finished this album. All in all, it did turn out to be a real dope album with a summertime mood all the way though,  and it feels like being present on some tropical island while listening to the whole joint. Laidback did a great job on production which is truly original without any sampling whatsoever.

The guests include Enois Scroggins, Winfree, Collarossi, Knowa Lazarus, Aika Zabala, Hotnixx, Margo Lombard, Soo Smooth and Sick P.

The CD hardcopies (real replicated CD’s, not CD-R’s) are already in stock at available with Laidback in Ireland, from where he ships worldwide. Get at Laidback himself on his Facebook or his email laidbackmusic@gmail.com to order this dope album.

RTN – Funktion (27.03.2019)

We are real pleased to come up with the news that RTN (a beatmaker / producer from Poland) finally releases his debut album. Those who know what’s up in the current g-funk game, might have already heard his name many times by now, as he produced tracks featuring such artists as Curren$y, Foesum, Domino, Daz Dillinger, Lil 1/2 Dead, MC Eiht, Mr. Criminal, Young Koop & Lords Of Lyrics, Tha Chill, Big2DaBoy, Enois Scroggins, Laidback Black, Mega Kulis, Quictamac, Tha Hookstah, RBX, Moe Z, El Don, Mista L.

Now, he’s stepping his game up by releasing the full-length album consisting of 16 songs having such guests as Big2DaBoy, Domino, Foesum, Nancy Fletcher, Quictamac, Young Koop, Shade Sheist, Bigg Rocc, Curren$y, Nephew Michael, Clinton Wayne, Nicole Funk, Esco, Von Jackson, Too Cool, 92, Beat Squad, Isabelle, Igor Krucjata.

This album is released in CD format, edition limited to 500 copies housed in jewel cases. We strongly suggest you cop this dope album, it’s nuthin’ but the G-Funk Heat!!

    Get your hardcopy directly from RTN by hitting him up at funktionalbum@gmail.com or @ his FB page.

Magoo ‎– Let’s Have A Boogie (2019)

It’s been 9 long years since Magoo, the French singer, songwriter, keyboard player & producer, released his previous album. Now, he’s finally back with the new solo album titled “Let’s Have A Boogie” released by the famous French label Funkysize.

As per Magoo, with whom we managed to speak during this busy period of his career, he worked on this album during last 3 years, slowly little by little as he’s been also working for other artists as well. There are 4 other contributor to this album: Tony Massera (drum machines programmer on many songs), Fabrice Baffet (Guitars), Christophe Tellez (Saxophones), and Heryo (his French Kiss collaborator) who sings “Let’s Have A Boogie” together with Magoo (while the latter wrote the lyrics and the melody of this song). All the rest album was done by Magoo himself (Lead vocals, backgrounds vocals, all keyboards, programmings & mix).

Needless to say that this great piece of work is a real treat for all funk/boogie/disco connoisseurs to really know what’s up in the genre.

Go to Funkysize Website to order your 💿 hardcopy but don’t take your time since it’s limited edition of 500 copies. Vinyl edition will be available soon!

Laidback Black – Miasto Słońca I Księżyca (2019)

Who’s been following our blog and G-Funk.WS label, there’s no need to introduce Laidback Black, the Polish rapper from Poznan. This time around he’s come with his new album “Miasto Słońca I Księżyca which translates as “City Of Sun And Moon“. This one is once again  produced by RTN, which serves only as a merit of this beautifully composed album. It’s the pure laidback G-Funk to which one can chill to at any season of the year. Besides of Nicole Funk (talkbox) & his “Funkchillaz” crew who appeared on this album, he got his former group “Beat Squad” homies Rafi & Barney appear on this album too.

Overall, it’s the dope album, highly recommended by G-Funk.WS. It was released as Limited Edition CD of 150 copies, most of which have been already sold out. If you wanna cop this CD, contact Laidback Black on his Facebook and he will ship it to you anywhere in the world.