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Monday, August 3, 2015

The Foreign Exchange - Asking For A Friend (Official Video)



Phonte and Nicolay return to bring their sixth studio album "Tales from the Land of Milk and Honey" on August 21st. "Asking For A Friend" serves as the duo's first offering which packs an uptempo beat while Phonte provides a Rockwell type vocal style.


Deuce Eclipse & J.Lately - The Setup [Mixtape]



Oakland rappers Deuce Eclipse and J.Lately connect over hard hitting boom bap beats for their first collaborative effort "The Setup". With a sole feature from Zion I, the Bay Area emcees maintain a positive and lighthearted perspective throughout the project.




The 20/20 Project - Spit (prod DJ Unknown)

Spit (Street) - The 20/20 Project

Toronto trio of MCs D-Squared and Idrees and producer DJ Unknown pay homage to the classic beats of the golden era with this up-tempo throwback track from their forthcoming EP "Tapes and Crates".




Bekay - Thug Music

THUG MUSIC (free)

"After many setbacks from hurricane Sandy, to countless losses in Bekay's personal life, he relentlessly gears up for his long awaited album release "Survivorman". Quoting the Brooklyn emcee him self. "I've been through hell the last 3-4 years, the kind of sh*t I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, but nothing is gonna stop me from reminding people the quality of emcee I am with an LP that will rival my last album Hunger Pains as the best work I've ever done, I define Hungry, and the true hip hop sound of the gutter, the struggle, and people who don't have a f*king pot to pis in". Bekay reminds us why he is known as that dude who absolutely goes there, releasing an X rated verbal onslaught over Alchemist classic production in "Thug Music" with lines that aren't for the weak of heart, such as "I'm a crook a prick, look I'm sick, like hooker spit, be an emcee? read a book you dick". It is safe to say he isn't playing games this time around and the voice of the Brooklyn streets will be heard."




DJ Soko ft LAZ, Red Pill & Noveliss - Soko Flow (prod Nameless)

12 Soko Flow Feat. LAZ, Red Pill, Noveliss (prod. By Nameless)

Serving as the second single from the awaited album from Detroit to NY DJ Soko entitled "Domino Effect", is the heavy assisted "Soko Flow" which features an allstar Michigan cast of emcee's including Clear Soul Forces LAZ and Noveliss as well as Mello Music's Red Pill which is then topped off with super producer NAMELESS. Be sure to get the album the 21st when it drops.




Cashus King ft Christina Cardella - Victimized (prod PsyClones)

Victimized feat. Christina Cardella (prod. by the PsyClones)

During a time of great tragedy, the homie Cashus King delivers some powerful work as he is accompanied by the soothing vocals of singer Christina Cardella.

"VICTIMIZED isn't a broad condemnation of all police officers. It's just as much about good cops as it is bad cops. VICTIMIZED is not a statement solely about police violence, it also speaks to the victimization we inflict upon ourselves as blacks and minorities in America. It's about a system of institutionalized racism and it's effects on the mental states of those being oppressed and those doing the oppressing. I don't want people to get the impression that my entire catalogue is built on addressing controversy, because my message is a lot more nuanced and diverse than that. My aim is to touch all people regardless of race, religion, occupation, sexual orientation, or gender. I'm addressing the issues directly because I feel my message is needed, especially in a time when the "conscious" emcee is an endangered species."




Marcel P. Black - PPL 1st (prod 5th Child)

PPL 1st (Produced by 5th Child)

Originally intended for a secret project he is working on, Jigg City rapper Marcel P. Black decided to unleash this powerful joint produced by 5th Child.

"Here is my pledge to African America, to always stand in solidarity with the people fighting to overcome the struggle."




Lord Lhus - Gravediggin (Official Video)



Produced by Da Landlord comes the first visual from the talented Lord Lhus's upcoming album "The Devil Hates Pretty". Pre order the project here.


Greg Grease - Motif [EP]

Motif EP(Produced by Javi Santiago)

MInneapolis rapper Greg Grease releases the first of three EP's where he works with one producer on each project. "Motif" is comprised of three tracks and features production from fellow native Javi Santiago.

"I just wanted to give out some free music, there will be more to come. Collaborated with a different producer for each EP. They are free but you can also donate via the bandcamp page if you feel inclined. First one with producer Javi Santiago out of South MPLS. Peace. "




Nick Brewer ft Bibi Bourelly - Talk To Me (Video)



Sampling the famous "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" single by Crystal Waters, UK artist Nick Brewer collabs with singer Bibi Bourelly for his debut single "Talk To Me" produced by The Confect, and co-produced by iLL BLU.