Saturday, May 31, 2014
Brooklyn's Yasiin Bey and New Orleans'Manny Fresh link up on their long-awaited collaboration LP, OMFGOD.
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) + Mannie Fresh -"Let's Go"-mp3
Friday, May 30, 2014
Audio Perm's Bobby Raps & Tiiiiiiiiiip connect with producer Psymun on "Hosted by Tone E Fly of B96". Additional vox by "el spoke de blaque".
Bobby Raps x Psymun x Tiiiiiiiiiip -"hosted by Tone E Fly of B96"-mp3
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Minneapolis Manny Phesto, an artist, promoter, makes his debut long player with Southside Looking In. Southside Looking In is an excellent collection of songs celebrating a b-boys life, with smart assist from Greg Grease, Metasota, Akrite, Axel Foley, DJ Just Nine & Mike The Martyr, produced by Mike The Martyr. The gimmick free, melodic "head-knodder" Southside Looking In is a wonderful surprise, a feel good therapy session already in heavy rotation. Beautiful video for "Rabbit Hole", directed by Alan De Leon Taverna. Check out the Manny Phesto record release show for Southside Looking In with DJ Snuggles, Tall Paul, Mally and DJ Frank Castle at Honey June 19th.
Manny Phesto ft. Akrite -"Full Scope"-mp3
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Ab Soul recruits Action Bronson & Asaad for first possible track from upcoming These Days.
Ab Soul ft. Action Bronson & Asaad -"Stigmata"-mp3
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Minneapolis rising left-field R&B vocalist K. Raydio pays respect to House Of Cards character with "Claire Underwood". K. Raydio calls the track "An ode to the brilliant bosses", produced by Bene Quilo. Catch K.Raydio & Pysmun at Soundset 2014 May 25th at Canterbury Park, Shakopee,MN.
K. Raydio -Claire Underwood-mp3
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
The Roots release ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin on DefJam next week on May 20th. In the meantime here's the visuals for "Understand" one of my two faves off the record, alongside "When The People Cheer".
The Roots -"When The People Cheer"-mp3
Ghana's M.anifest links with South African's HHP. These two deliver a African Hip Hop sound infusing Ghanaian and South African dialects, with the pride of Maftown, HHP, urging calm to M.anifest's aggressive, 'Chale me si me jigah', which translates from ‘Twi’ as “I’m amped up.” Produced by produced by Brookly, NY/ Oakland, California's Wes Mapes.
M.anifest & HHP -"Jigah"-mp3
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
RZA and rising rookie Tinashe vocalist connect for "Doctor". Off RZA's new 4 track ep for Dr Pepper’s One of a Kind Studio Sessions series brings together master producers with four exciting artists, Tinashe, RAC, Rockie Fresh, and Robert DeLong, to create a series of original four-track EPs.
RZA ft. Tinashe -"Doctor"-mp3
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
M.I.A. loves Bey. She tried to get Beyonce's approval. “Beyonce camp has not replied for months,” M.I.A. wrote on Twitter. “SO HERE.”
M.I.A. -"Baddygirl 2 (Beyonce Flawless Remix)"-mp3
Monday, May 12, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Minneapolis new electronica duo Tiny Deaths mark the debut from singer/songwriter Claire de Lune (The Chalice) and producer/compser Grant Culter (Lookbook). The first look "Oceans" is rather rad, referencing the darker moods of The Grimes and and groovier side of Warpaint.
Tiny Deaths -"Ocean"-mp3
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Muja Messiah recruits Rhymesayer Brother Ali and Boots Riley of The Coup on "Pocket Full Of Slave Owners". City Pages Jack Spencer has an excellent look with Muja Messiah, Brother Ali & Boots Riley link U.S. currency to slaver. "Pocket Full Of Slave Owners" is off Muja Messiah's upcoming God Kissed It The Devil Missed It, produced by Mike The Martyr, out May 23rd on Sound Verite Records.
Muja Messiah ft. Brother Ali & Boots Riley -"Pocket Full Of Slave Owners"-mp3
Friday, May 9, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Psymun (K. Raydio/Spooky Black) and Tiiiiiiiiiip (Audio Perm) took a lot of acid or they're on that next shiiiit. Psymun gets an excellent look from Fader Hear the Curious Sounds of St. Paul On Psymun’s Pink Label EP with assist from K. Raydio, Allan Kingdom, Spooky Black and Bobby Raps.
Psymun x Tiiiiiiiiiip -"Butt Bones"-mp3
Psymun, Spooky Black & Bobby Raps -"Blind"-mp3
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
Jamie xx and Nicolas Jaar collaborate and celebrate Missy Elliot from Jamie XX's BBC MUSIC 6 "radio rip of new jump on his radio program.
Jamie xx & Nicolas Jaar -Girl vs Work It (Nico's Bluewave Edit)"-mp3