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Michelle McDevitt
5 July, 2013 4:37 pm

Funk Volume emcee Dizzy Wright is gearing up to release a new mixtape, entitled The Golden Age. The project will be released on August 19th. Dizzy is also unveiling the mixtape’s glistening artwork, created by legendary designer and artist SKAM2?. The mixtape comes as the lyricist has maintained a dizzying work ethic. In 2012, he [cont.]

8 June, 2013 12:39 am

It’s astonishing to believe that is has already been 20 years since Oakland, CA rap group Souls of Mischief released their debut album 93 ’til Infinity. In celebration of their 20th anniversary Tajai, Opio, Phesto and A-Plus are going on a national 50 city Still Infinity Tour starting in Nebraska on June 18th. Souls will [cont.]

19 August, 2010 8:34 pm

Von Pea, a producer, rapper, and member of the highly lauded group Tanya Morgan, is excited to announce the release his own solo album, Pea’s Gotta Have It. The album, a concept project themed around Von Pea’s high school days, will be released October 12th via Interdependent Media. For Pea’s Gotta Have It, Von Pea [cont.]

19 August, 2010 2:07 pm

After 16 years, Fat Beats has announced the closing of the legendary label’s two remaining retail locations in New York and Los Angeles. Fat Beats will celebrate the legacies of the stores, which are scheduled to close in early September (New York: September 4th, Los Angeles: September 18th) by throwing a series of blow-out sales [cont.]

11 August, 2010 4:57 pm

Acclaimed and controversial Jamaican-born emcee Cannibus is proud to announce the release of his brand new LP entitled C Of Tranquility. The 15 track album will be available on October 5th from Interdependent Media, the label responsible for releases from Tanya Morgan, Finale, J*DaVeY, Moe Green, K’Naan, and co-founded by Evan “TRUTHLiVE” Phillips. C Of [cont.]

26 July, 2010 8:35 pm

Trek Life and Oddisee continue to tease fans with another mixtape preceding the release of Trek Life’s sophomore album, Everything Changed Nothing. The mixtape, West Coast Beats, includes a concoction of snippets of instrumentals from the upcoming album, exclusive Oddisee beats, the first single, “So Supreme”, and an exclusive Oddisee-produced Trek Life track called “Get [cont.]

14 July, 2010 1:38 am

In “When You Rock & Roll,” emcees Cookbook, Uno Mas, and Evidence take turns giving heartfelt renditions of their own struggles with life as an artist; the ups-and-downs, successes and failures that come with being a musician staying true to their art. The song begins with a sample, “How much can you get for your [cont.]

23 June, 2010 2:51 am

Nicknamed rap’s Bad News Bears, Metermaids, the New York-based duo comprised of Swell and Sentence, are releasing their mixtape, HELLO, mixed entirely by DJ Rob Swift, today on 27 Sound Entertainment. Having already released two singles to praise, including the Grizzly Bear-sampling “Yellow Tape” that peaked at #4 on The Hype Machine charts, the concept [cont.]

3 June, 2010 3:26 am

Last week Detroit producer, Apollo Brown, delivered us his latest album, The Reset. The project features a variety of exceptional MC’s atop Apollo’s soulful production, including Rapper Big Pooh and Black Milk, on the track “Hungry”. With a hard-hitting beat and rhymes from the two MC’s to match, the track is filled with energy. “Hungry” [cont.]

27 May, 2010 8:15 pm

Underground mastermind MC Frank Nitt of Frank-n-Dank, has teamed up with L.A. rap dons for a six-track EP that transcends styles, proving that Frank Nitt holds the verbal dexterity to rock over any beat. The EP is being released by the legendary label, Delicious Vinyl, known for their classic releases from The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, [cont.]

25 May, 2010 4:06 pm

To celebrate the release of his new album, The Reset, which drops today, Apollo Brown is excited to give fans another treat from the album, this time the “Streets Won’t Let Me Chill Remix.” For the track, Apollo Brown remixed Diamond District’s “Streets Won’t Let Me Chill,” originally produced by Oddisee and featured on the [cont.]

19 May, 2010 2:17 am

Hip-hop’s own King of Death Rap releases his sixth full-length album, DIE! today. Recently, Necro’s video for the song “Human Traffic King” has become the object of controversy and an online petition to force a venue to stop him from performing the song. Necro has responded by releasing this statement: “Okay, for the record, I [cont.]

14 May, 2010 10:36 am

After leaking the initial series of remakes from Enter The 37th Chamber in late 2009, El Michels Affair is back with the final three installments to the remix series. Released last year on Fat Beats, Enter The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair’s retro-soul recreation of many classic Wu-Tang Clan songs with an infusion of [cont.]

4 May, 2010 3:02 pm

After a couple pre-album goodies, Declaime is back with another leak off his album, FONK, in celebration of today’s release date. “Declaime MC,” his latest track, stays true to the artist’s eclectic style starting with a sporadic and bizarre intro, ironically featuring cowbell, and finally leading to all pieces falling together as Declaime enters, “Now [cont.]

21 April, 2010 1:19 am

In preparation of his upcoming release, Declaime is proud to release the second leak off his album FONK, entitled “Gangsta.” True to Declaime’s self-proclaimed style, the track overflows with off-kilter effects and a swelling electro-synth line that challenges a ghostly piano melody. Producer Quazedelic, whose accolades include projects with George Clinton and Snoop Dogg, balances [cont.]

21 April, 2010 1:02 am

In conjunction with the release of his debut album, Patience, TRUTHLiVE is proud to release his latest album cut, “Remind Rewind,” produced by Jake One and featuring Von Pea of Tanya Morgan. A constant theme throughout TRUTHLiVE’s album, the track serves to remind listeners of a more exciting, golden era in hip-hop, working to reestablish [cont.]

14 April, 2010 12:54 pm

With the release date for his debut album Patience only a week away, TRUTHLiVE is proud to release his latest single, “Catalyst For Change,” produced by Jake One, as is the rest of Patience, and featuring two of TRUTHLiVE’s favorites in the hip-hop scene, Ras Kass and Finale. An eerie keyboard lick repeats throughout the [cont.]

13 April, 2010 10:36 pm

Low volume settings should be avoided at all costs for a song like Amp Live’s latest single, “Turn It Up.” With the new song, the producer, best known for his work as one half of the hip-hop duo Zion I, is preparing fans for the release of his album, Murder At The DiscoTech, while simultaneously [cont.]

13 April, 2010 4:13 am

Fresh off the release of the most recent Georgia & Declaime album, SomeOthaShip, Declaime aka Dudley Perkins is preparing the release of his latest solo album as one of two initial releases from Georgia Anne Muldrow’s and Declaime’s own label, SomeOthaShip Connect. The album, titled FONK, will be available digitally as well as on CD [cont.]

2 April, 2010 4:13 pm

Feverish anticipation continues to rise as Jack Davey and Brook D’Leau of J*DaVeY ready the release of their Warner Bros. album, New Designer Drug, for the world. Fortunately, J*DaVeY has prepared another visual feast to indulge those among us who cannot wait to get another fix from the genre bending duo with their new video [cont.]

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