Saturday, February 28, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Theophilus London ft. Kanye West -"Can't Stop"-mp3
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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
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 email@example.com
Pryhme (Dj Premier & Royce the 5'9)-"To Me, To You"-mp3
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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
Muja Messiah -"NFL"-mp3
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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
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
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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.
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