Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Warpaint -No Way Out (Redux)

Los Angeles quartet Warpaint with the first in a series of new songs being released this year, "No Way Out (Redux)" was premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show.

Warpaint -No Way Out (Redux)-mp3

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ghostface Killah, Tree & BadBadNotGood -"Street Knowledge"-mp3

Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah connects with Chicago's Tree and Toronto's BadBadNotGood for the murky cool "Street Knowledge" off their upcoming collabo jump Sour Soul.

Ghostface Killah, Tree & BadBadNotGood -"Street Knowledge"-mp3

GoldLink & Falcons - "Vroom"-mp3

VA rapper GoldLink with a new joint "Vroom", produced by the Falcons. Goldlink's rising status is cemented, he was recently named one of the young artist Rick Rubin is currently interested in.

GoldLink & Falcons -"Vroom"-mp3

Doomtree -"Final Boss"-video

Minneapolis Doomtree massive release new record All Hands, and hits the road across the nation. Their latest visuals from the Maria Juranic directed Rocky Horror-style last supper video for "Final Boss", off All Hands. The All Hands tour hits Chicago & Madison for sold-out shows this weekend with Open Mike Eagle & Greg Grease.

Doomtree -"Final Boss"-mp3
Mike Mitclan ft.Greg Grease -"Junior Blind"-mp3

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Win tickets to see Thelonious London at Fineline

Theophilus London on tour celebrating his new Kane West-executive produced Vibes. With rookie openers FATHER and Doja Cat. To win tickets tell us what designer laced him for the cover of Vibes? Thelonius London will appear at Fineline Feb. 24th. To win tockets send answers to

Theophilus London ft. Kanye West -"Can't Stop"-mp3

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kelela -"Enemy (Kingdom's Destruction Before Paradise Mix)" -mp3

Born in DC and raised in the city's Maryland suburbs, Kelela was the only child of Ethiopian parents who had emigrated to the US in the 1970s. Kelela has made lots of noise with her mixtape Cut 4 Me. Now her Fade to Mind and Night Slugs family releases the deluxe edition of Cut 4 Me Deluxe version on 3LP/2CD.

Kelela -"Enemy (Kingdom's Destruction Before Paradise Mix)-mp3

Monday, February 16, 2015

Win tickets to Pryhme (Dj Premier & Royce the 5'9) at Fineline

Gangstarr's legendary producer DJ Premier and Slaughterhouses' Royce the 5'9 are Prhyme. To win tickets to see Phryme at The Fineline Sunday March 1st with Your Old Droog, Boldy James & Freez with the Soultools crew, tell us which artist did DJ Premier produce the classic "Come Clean" for? Send answer to

Pryhme (Dj Premier & Royce the 5'9)-"To Me, To You"-mp3

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

GZA -"The Mexican"-mp3

GZA collaborates with Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello on the non-album track "The Mexican". GZA reports to be just about finished working on his upcoming Dark Matter, with a fall release in mind.

GZA -"The Mexican"-mp3

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kendrick Lamar -"The Blacker The Berry"-mp3

Kendrick Lamar has made the jump, after releasing the excellent major label debut with Good Kid M.A.D.D. City, being celebrated by peers and critics alike. Than award time came and after losing to a far lesser talent at the 2014 Grammy's, he vowed revenge. In 2015 he got it with his pop song the very confusing, awkward "i", it's message was strong, but way to happy. At the 2015 Grammys he wins for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for "i"., the very next day releases a banger laced with jewels and fury "The Blacker The Berry". The hip-hop world stops, instantly salutes Kendrick Lamar. Thank you Kendrick. "I'm African-American, I'm African/I'm black as the heart of a fuckin' Aryan/ I'm black as the name of Tyrone and Darius." Two other looks from black artists reflecting the current atmosphere are Minneapolis' Muja Messiah's celebratory take on sports figures with "NFL" where he spits "Art Monk deco, Drew Bledsoe, Mark Gastineau I got snaps on the petro" and on Metasota's evocative "Stickstee" as he warns "Got us feeling paralyzed with pair of lies...they terrified? We terrorized."

Kendrick Lamar -"The Blacker The Berry"-mp3
Metasota -"Stickstee"-mp3
Muja Messiah -"NFL"-mp3

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mike Mictlan -"benicio DEL TORSO / so so STRAYNGE"-video

Mike Mictlan with the brand new visuals for "benicio DEL TORSO / so so STRAYNGE" with Adam Dunn's Director's Cut. Off Mike Mitlcan's HELLA FRREAL, catch'em on tour with his crew Doomtree across the nation.

Mike Mictlan ft. Greg Grease -"Junior Blind"-mp3

Blvck Spvce ft Major G -"THE WVLL (Prod. 1990)"-mp3

Minneapolis new subversive crew Blvck Spvce recruit fellow city spitta, Major G for "The WVLL". The track goes hard sonically and lyrically dusted with "22 blunts on my Spvceship". Watch out the "Rap game fucked up/ but ya' can't blame G".

Blvck Spvce ft Major G -"THE WVLL (Prod. 1990)"-mp3

Prefuse 73 ft. Sam Dew -"Infrared"-mp3

Guillermo Scott Herren aka Prefuse 73 returns with three new releases, a full length Rivington Não Rio and two EP's Forsyth Gardens and Every Color of Darkness. .

Prefuse 73 ft. Sam Dew -"Infrared"-mp3

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

THEESatisfaction -"EarthEE"-mp3

THEESatisfaction release their second avant/jazzy single "EarthEE", with their Black Constellation and Sub Pop label mates Porter Ray and the Palaceer of Shabazz Palaces. THEESatisfaction new record EarthEEis available February 24th on Sub Pop.

THEESatisfaction -"EarthEE"-mp3

Andrew Broder -"Another World"-mp3

Andrew Broder of Fog/Cloak Ox and contributor to various other music projects, unloads a rather unexpected jewel with the gorgeous ballad "Another World". With minimal vocal strokes, touching on something post James Blake.

Andrew Broder -"Another World"-mp3

Mick Jenkins & The Purist -"Touch Me"-mp3

Chicago's rising MC Mick Jenkins and U.K. producer The Purist connect on the vibrant "Touch Me".

Mick Jenkins & The Purist -"Touch Me?-mp3