Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Minneapolis Brother Ali who just a few days ago hosted Rhymesayers Soundset festival with over 20,000 folks, returns to the small stage at First Avenue's 7th St. Entry. Brother Ali has been busy of late appearing on I Self Devine's modern masterpiece The Sounds Of Low Class Amerika, Mally's fanstatic debut The Last Great, dropping The Bite Marked Heart EP, introducing teeneage standout in mentoring 16yr old Tomorrow's Genius and releasing the banger "Not A Day Goes By". Brother Ali's new record Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, produced by Jake One is out August 2012 on Rhymesayers.
7th St. Entry
Brother Ali-"Not A Day Goes By"-mp3
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild" off Watch The Throne. The "No Church In The Wild" is directed by Romain Gavras ( M.I.A. "Born Free) Word is there's another Watch The Throne on deck.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
St. Louis' Volcanoes a scrappy duo described as Death From Above and Les Savy Fav, they be touring with a stop in Minneapolis. Get their record on Afternoon Records with a free 11-song debut LP, Heavy Hands.
05/23: New Bedford, MA - Black Watch Pub
05/24: New York, NY - Arlene's Grocery
05/25: Pittsburgh, PA - 31st St. Pub
05/26: Akron, OH - Annabell's Bar
05/27: Indianapolis, IN - Vibes
05/28: Chicago, IL - Livewire Lounge
05/29: Madison, WI - The Frequency
05/30: Minneapolis, MN - Kitty Cat Klub
Volcanoes -"With Black Gloves"-mp3
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
UK rising starlet Lianne La Havas has captured the attention on media folks, now she deleivers.
Lianne La Havas -“Forget (Shlomo Remix)”-mp3
Lianne La Havas -“Lost & Found (Maya Jane Coles Remix)”-mp3
Monday, May 21, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The legendary J Dilla (R.I.P.) gets a new release with Dillatroit, the first collection on new music from the archives of the producer arrives on May 25th, as Mahogani Music is dropping a vinyl-only EP.
2. Feel This Shit
3. The Best That Ever Did It
4. Lets Pray Together
5. Ride Wit’ It
6. Say My Name
8. Detroit Madness
10. Mind Yo’ Business
11. Rebirth Is Necessary
J Dilla -Dillatroit(Samples)-mp3
An associate of Devin The Dude's Coughee Brothers crew, Minneapolois Meta has been puttin' in work and ringing bells around town for a minute. For his latest jump Meta May he will release tracks all through the month of May. "Mirage" features the producion by Nicademus.
Meta ft. Truth Be Told -"Mirage"-mp3
Meta ft. Greg Grease -"Birds"-mp3
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Mally featuring vocalist K.Raydio on "Good One" live on 89.3 The Current. Mally's "proper" debut The Last Great, on deck May 18th. Mally wil be co-hosting Soundset with Brother Ali May 27th.
Harlem's hipster-approved, quick spitter Azealia Banks has been making moves like crazy she already working with Paul Epworth, Kanye West, Missy Elliot, Diplo, M.I.A., Lana Del Ray and Lady Gaga's management team. The "real bitch allday" latest banger "Jumanji" is produced by Hudson Mowake and Nick Hook and will appear on her upcoming mixtape, Fantastic.
Azealia Banks -"Jumanji"-mp3
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Minneapolis indie Father You See Queen, a new project from Mark McGee of the former experimental rock outfit To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie. The new track "We Give....." gets off to a great start with the Pitchfork look.
Father You See Queen -"We Give and Give and Give and You Take and Take and Take and Take"-mp3
Black Hippy squad, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolbot Q, and Jay Rock get busy collectively. Kendrick Lamar will be making his Minnesota debut at Soundset. "Black Lip Bastard (Remix)" will be on Ab-Soul's new record Control System, with assist Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown, Jay Rock, and BJ The Chicago Kid.
Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock-"Black Lip Bastard (Remix)"-mp3
Somali patriot K'naan with a new incredibly mainstream pop styled track "Hurt Me Tomorrow", off his upcoming album, Country, God Or The Girl, slated for a July release.
K'naan -"Hurt Me Tomorrow"-mp3
K'naan ft. Nas -“Nothing to Lose” (Remix)-mp3
Danny Brown holding Detroit down with the first look from official new posthumous album entitled Rebirth of Detroit from the late, great J.Dilla curated by his mother Ms. Yancey, along with a accompanying documentary. Danny Brown will be at Soundset this summer.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Avant rappper El-P of the legendary Company Flow returns with a new solo record Cancer 4 Cure, on Fat Possum, May 22nd.
Mr. Motherfuckin Exquire
El-P ft. Killer Mike & Despot -Tougher Colder Killer-mp3
Minneapolis I Self Devine celebrates the release his masterful new record The Sounds Of Low Class Amerika with a performance of "Exist To Remain" in studio at 89.3 The Current. The Sounds Of Low Class Amerika is already my favorite hip-hop record of the year, it arrives May 8th on Rhymesayers.
I Self Devine -"Exist To Remain"-mp3
Friday, May 4, 2012
London-based filmmaker Ruth Hogben's video for Kanye West’s 2010 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy's, “Lost in the World.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Lianne La Havas performs "Forget" exclusively for Best Fit Sessions. Best Fit Sessions are a series of amazing music films produced by UK-based new music from The Line of Best Fit. She's quite interesting, possibly cooler than Esperanza Spaulding's big hair.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Knaye West is back at with Good Music clique Pusha T, Jadakiss & Big Sean. Here's he snatches Chicago dum ass southern soundalike Chief Keef's local smash "I Don't Like" for his own.
Kanye West f. Pusha T, Chief Keef, Jadakiss and Big Sean -“I Don’t Like (Remix)”-mp3
LaLibre a new project from Lookbook & Digitata siren Maggie Morrison. LaLibre is Morrison, Ben Clark(Votel) and production by Cecil Otter of Doomtree. Checkout their demo of "Kelis". Expect big moves from LaLibre.
Wiping Out Thousands
Wiping Out Thousands
Minneapolis truth speaker Brother Ali gets ready to tour Europe, but first let's off a new Dave Wilson directed video for "Not A Day Goes By". "Not A Day Goes By" finds Brother Ali snappin' over the Jake One produced missile.
Brother Ali -"Not A Day Goes By"-mp3