Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Rhymesayer Brother Ali returns after five years with the emotional, uplifting “Own Light (What Hearts Are For),” the track is first single from Ali’s upcoming sixth album All the Beauty in This Whole Life. The record is produced in its entirety by Ant(Atmosphere), the album will be released on May 5th.
Brother Ali -“Own Light (What Hearts Are For)"-mp3
Monday, February 27, 2017
Philadelphia-based artist and activist Moor Mother has announced a new project of political poems and soundscapes via The Vinyl Factory. The noise-poem dynamic is further explored on the upcoming The Motionless Present, which follows 2016’s Fetish Bones. Of the new work she says it examines "the disconnect between humanity and injustice".
Moor Mother ft. Geng -"This Week"-mp3
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Fresh off an appearance on P.O.S new record Chill,dummy record and video for "Bully" , RP Hooks shares new visuals for "Pac Talk". On "Pac Talk" the SPVCE representative snaps, off his latest project Deep in the Woods. The cinematic "Pac Talk" is produced by Savage Randy, video directed by Alan de Leon Taverna.
Muja Messiah ft. Nazeem -"North Korean BBQ"-mp3
Thundercat readies his highly-anticipated new funk opus Drunk with Kendrick Lamar anchored "Walk on By", following the singles "Show You The Way" and "Friend Zone". Drunk also features Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, Pharrell, Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins. Drunk will be released Feb. 24th on Brainfeeder. Thundercat is touring and will hit Minneapolis Feb.24th at Fineline.
Thundercat ft. Kendrick Lamar -"Walk on By"-mp3
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Muja Messiah calls in Nazeem for a blazin' feature & Spencer Joles for crisp production on "North Korean BBQ". Muja Messiah's upcoming release PyrExpeditioN his collaborative record with TEK. "PyrExpeditioN is a combination of genres combining the elements of boom bap and trap music thus forming a new sound entitled "Boom-Trap" says Muja Messiah describing his latest. PyrExpeditioN record release show March 9th at Icehouse in Minneapolis.
Muja Messiah ft. Nazeem -"North Korean BBQ"-mp3
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Los Angeles producer Kingdom known for his work with early Kelela, gets an assist from SZA on the emotional R&B banger "What Is Love". On "What Is Love" SZA declares “Break it down/Fuck it up/Now I see/What is love,” gaining a new perspective, taken from Kingdom's longplayer Tears In The Club available Feb.24th.
Kingdom ft. SZA -"What is Love"-mp3
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Producer Spencer Joles releases a demo of "Radio Drugs" showing another side to the young producer/musician/vocalist best known as hio-hop artist Nazeem & Specner Joles. The lo-fi sound of "Radio Drugs" suggest an artist with much more to say.
Spencer Joles -"Radio Drugs"-mp3
Dommtree's P. O. S recruits local talents in Rapper Hooks and Moncelas Boston for guest spots on "Bully" from his new record Chill,dummy. The beautiful black & white video was shot by Adam DeGross with drone footage by Jake Handegard and produced by Makr. P.O.S is currently touring the country and will be back in Minneapolis at First Avenue on March 17th with guest ZULUZULUU, Invisible Boy & J Fundo.
Muja Messiah has a upcoming EP Saran Rap produced by Roc Marciano, on Roc's Dog Bite Man Records. In advance of Saran Rap, Muja Messiah & producer TEK have collaborated on PyrExpeditioN. Muja Messiah's gritty shot at wack MC's on “MCRNM”/ “PyrExpeditioN”, featured at GO.MN 95.3 on 5 must-hear Minnesota hip-hop tracks.
Muja Messiah -"PyrExpeditioN"-mp3
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Oddisee returns, keeping it smart and thoughtful with Bars on "NNGE (Never Not Getting Enough)," the track is trenchant and timely - a complex song about trying to stay positive in the face of adversity and its many forms." says Oddisee. From his upcoming The Iceberg, available Feb.24th. Oddisee's hit the road this spring and will be at 7th Street Entry/First Avenue May 18th.
Oddisee ft. Toine -"NNG"-mp3
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Thundercat releases "Friend Zone" and celebrates Valentines Day, from his much anticipated new record Drunk, arriving Feb. 24th on Brainfeeder. Drunk has assist from Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, Pharrell, Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Minneapolis MC/producer Bobby Raps (TheStand4rd) fresh off his co-write & co-produced track "Sidewalks" with Doc McKinney & Ali Shaheed Muhammad featuring Kendrick Lamar off the Weeknd's #1 ablum Starboy. Bobby Raps makes his major label debut with "Desensitized" from his upcoming solo debut Mark.
Bobby Raps -"Desensitized"-mp3
Monday, February 6, 2017
The U.K.'s modern soul man Sampha with nice visuals for his breakout banger "No One Know Me (Like The Piano)" off his long awaited and heavily anticipated, stunningly beautiful debut Process. Sampha will be with XX for some US dates including Minneapolis April 28th at The Palace in St Paul