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Chuuwee continues his reign of enlightenment with a crazy new hypnotic and hazy video for his new single “Habitual”, which is taking from his new album, Paradiso, out now.

Paradiso is Chuuwee in his comfort zone; capturing the street savvy, world consciousness and political leanings which set him apart from most of his peers. The album is the introductory story to Chuuwee's 5 part album series "Dystopia". The album includes guest appearances by Looselyric, Abstract Ninjaa and Bishop DeFaun.
A dystopia is the entire opposite of utopia (paradise), which is ultimate the post-apocalyptic despair. The entire series accounts for the current state of America and its rapid downfall towards becoming a dystopian landscape.

21 year old Daye Jack moved to Atlanta from Nigeria when he was 6 years old - he started tinkering around with computers and music in his bedroom and became obsessed with two things - hip hop and Steve Jobs - who he idealized as the ultimate success story.  After skipping grades at school, he got a scholarship to NYU's crazy competitive computer programming course and and fell into the art scene crowd here in NYC. One night, he was at a show at Bowery Ballroom when he got a call from Mike Elizondo (of Dr. Dre and Eminem ilk) who had heard some of the tracks Daye put online. Daye decided to take a chance and today he releases his stellar debut, "No Data".

Accompanied by his A.I, Sam as his “HypeWoman," Daye's message on "No Data" is clear - it's about being yourself and going hard at it, from the take-no-bullsh*t attitude of "Bully Bully" to the inspiring "Casino" that reminds you to take a gamble on yourself, or the go-for-gold theme of "Finish Line".

Prior to the closure of his project, Junior Makhno took advantage of Planet Asia's recent trip to Paris to collab with him and realize this title which will finally be recorded in California.
Here, the loop is simple and effective with the reinforcement of vaporous keyboards which operate intermittently. The atmosphere is perfect for the versatile lyrics and the silky voice of the San Francisco rapper.
Thus, as Planet Asia says when introducing the title: "Everybody dies".

"Gunman" is the first excerpt of Party Discipline, the album of producer Junior Makhno which is scheduled for May 5 in digital, CD, LP and cassettes.
On top you will also find: Ill Bill, Goretex (Non Phixion), Esoteric, Chief Kamachi, Vakill, Diabolic and others.

The Cool Kids are back. “TV DINNER,” their first video in five years, uses footage and characters from The Cool Kids' forthcoming web series, THE SHIT SHOW. The single and video take you on a journey into fresh absurdity with hot verses from Mikey and Chuck.

The Cool Kids are hard at work in the studio recording their forthcoming album, Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe, and filming their forthcoming web series, THE SHIT SHOW. Both projects are debuting in 2017 and have various guests, features, and other cool things we're not going to tell you about yet. 

Set to drop his awaited new project Grade A Frequencies, the ever so dope emcee Stro deli era the first offering "From Me" Featuring a smooth chorus from the talented vocalist Marco Mckinnis, Stro puts his whole self into this song as he gives us a taste of who he is while he flows perfectly, lyrically and word playful over the back drop provided by Jack Divine.

Look for the project to drop on April 21st, at digital retailers worldwide. 

Lyricist Mason Parker Teams Up with the Cast of the Hip Hop Nutcracker for debut video of "#StillDreamin". 

The dancers from the production hadn't heard of him but were so impressed with one of the songs he performed in the opening of the show, that they asked him if they could create a video...this is the result.  Filmed in one take, each dancer free-styled their choreography in the moment based on how they were feeling the song...

Upon the release of his latest LP, Acoustic Levitation, H-Town legend Devin the Dude hits the road. You can catch him at The Kung Fu Necktie in Philly's Fishtown neighborhood on April 6th. Doors open at 8 PM. For all of my east coast hip-hop junkies, don't let the chance go by to jam with Devin for the night, who knows when you can see him again. 

You can purchase your tickets here, or read some more about the event on Facebook

Shaolin’s own Ghetto MC delivers his new video to "“Warfear”". The single and video metaphorically likens emceeing to a firefight and the video reflects those images. Paintball warriors and decaying urban landscapes are the backdrops here.

The track is taken from the forthcoming Sensi-Starr Records roster project Smoke Sessions 2. Other Sensi Starr artists such as Adlib, Ren Thomas, JO The Last Man, Skrewtape, Tab, Boogieman Dela and Slaughter Rico will also make appearances on the project. 

Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Maurice “Mobetta” Brown is no stranger to working with some of the most talented musicians in the world. His new solo-album, The Mood, (Mobetta Music/Ropeadope) will be released on 3-24-2017 and it features his live band in a studio album that showcases his soulful composition, ambitious production & adventurous improvisations in a seamless blend of jazz, hip hop, soul and sounds from around the world.

Stand Up” is a call for humanity, to take a stand for something and come together to make a positive difference in the world around us” Mo states.  “We are in a political and economic climate that has been sapping the energy and sense of hope from everyone around us. Inspired by the advice that my father gave me when I was a kid (stand for something or you’ll fall for anything), I want to call people to come together, take a stand for a better life & a better world and help one another in whatever way possible, big or small. To collectively be the change we wish to see in the world.”

Producer Ray West and rapper Dave Dar drop the visuals for the first single off of "The Sun Don't Chill" EP. Follow along as Dave Dar goes on a record digging excursion in a remote Vinyl shop. Ray West provides the soundtrack as AG of the mighty DITC and Dave let their minds float, sharing bars on the Dusty Finger journey.

Experimenting abstract Hip Hop with ambient flavor is French producer Yann Rouquet with his first installment of unreleased beats as he sets off his 2017.

On his second wind, Chicago's Shem Bey has summoned the energy to produce another work. This track, over the Flying Lotus instrumental, entails the terms of his psyche as he unfolds social constructs and personal issues. Nothing major for an artist who faces his existence individually as his own biggest competitor. 

"Revolt For Change"” is the first release by the personage of legendary Detroit emcee, Phat Kat and Berlin bred DJ/Producer DJ Dister. Reflecting the spirit of the times, Phat Kat said of the track “it’s about police brutality, excessive force and how our citizens are being treated like animals and the current situation our country and community is in.”

This is the first taste of the full-length collaboration, The S.O.S. Project to be released on April 14th via Below System Records.

Stevie Franks comes to us by way of Lawnside, New Jersey with a visual to back his Trac-Qaeda produced Boom Bap single, "Mr Nice Guy". Stevie is what some would call a breathe of fresh air. You can tell by his lyrical content and production selection that he has done his homework on the culture and has begun making a name for himself as a very intricate lyricist. His content and story are what completely separate him from the pack of today's run of the mill, cookie-cutter artists.

Stevie Franks has released four studio projects thus far with his latest project, "Morals Over Money", being exclusively produced by the Trac-Qaeda collective. Franks has opened up for a number of big names such as Slum Village, Mobb Deep, AZ, Rass Kass, Planet Asia, Rah Digga, Dave East and more. He's currently working on his album "The Bigger Picture" which doubles as a tribute to the late Big L.

Also make sure to peep the debut episode of Stevie's "Black In The Boothe" webisodes.