Thursday, March 30, 2017
The peoples champ Kendrick Lamar returns and he's here to let everyone know, he has no competition. Lamar latest single, the opus "Humble" produced by Mike Will goes al the way in. "Humble comes right after the red-hot “The Heart Part 4,” which was just released last week. The video for "Humble" was directed by Dave Meyers & the Little Homies. Both are from his upcoming next record, rumored to feature D’Angelo, Andre 3000, Q-Tip, Bilal, Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Anderson .Paak and Kanye West, with production from Flying Lotus, Rick Rubin and Swizz Beats.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Psymun of Thestand4rd (Corbin FKA Spooky Black, Bobby Raps, and Allan Kingdom) releases his latest solo work with the chaotic, galloping first single, "I Need My Boy". Taken from his upcoming 3-song Rainbow Party EP, via Ghostly available May 5th, 2017. The track "I Need My Boy" was inspired by friend Minnesotan Ryan Olson (of Poliça),who nudged Psymun to work exclusively at 55bpm. See Pysmun with Thestand4rd at Soundset May 28th, Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Beautiful art by Michael Cina.
Psymun -"I Need My Boy"-mp3
Friday, March 24, 2017
Kendrick Lamar returns with "The Heart Part 4" and he goes in, classic on deck, aiming at Big Sean, Lee Baca, Drake, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and reality TV elected President Donald Trump all targets, "Donald is a chump, know how we feel punk/Tell ’em that God comin’, and Russia need a replay button, y’all up to something.” To his would be competitors beware “More bars, no peers, no scars, no fear, fuck y'all, sincere,” he concludes.
Kendrick Lamar -"The Heart Part 4"-mp3
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Sean Price Rest In Power. On what would've been his 45th Born Day, Duck Down releases new music from the upcoming posthumous album Imperius Rex. In the meantime get the new heater "Definition Of God" produced by Stu Bangas.
Sean Price -"Definition Of God"-mp3
Parables of Neptune the duo of Lady Midnight and producer Afrokeys release their new cautionary, groovy track "Better". GoMN 95.3 featured "Better" and their 5 must-hear Minnesota hip-hop tracks and her solo track "Charge it to the Game" was The Current 89.3's Song of the Day from Sound Verite/IX Vol.1.
Parables of Neptune (Lady Midnight & Afro-Keys) -"Better"-mp3
Minneapolis producer Budah Tye (I Self Devine/Muja Messiah/Proper-T) released OG Slaps Vol.1 , a collection of 12 rugged beats from the longtime Sure Shot Brother, MC, producer adding to the talented pool of producers from the Twin Cities inspired by Madlib, J Dilla, Alchemist and old school beat-making. Buda Tye's OG Slaps Vol.1 is also featured on GoMN 95.3's 5 must-hear Minnesota hip-hop tracks.
Budah Tye -OG Slaps Vol.1-mp3
Monday, March 13, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Nazeem & Spencer Joles deliver new a banger with the energetic, subversive "Lake St", off their upcoming record Years Of Obscurity. Check them out at Soundset 2017 May 28th.
Nazeem & Spencer Joles -"Lake St. (Prod. Spencer Joles)"-mp3
Frank Ocean returns, after dropping two records in late 2016, Endless and Blonde, he now releases a new single "Chanel", where he sings “I see both sides like Chanel…see on both sides like Chanel”. The song debuted on his Beats 1 show blonded 001, there's also a remix with ASAP Rocky.
Frank Ocean -“Chanel”-mp3
The DC born, Atlanta based Sa-Roc joined Rhymesayers in 2016 and now she releases the new single "I Am Her" as she gets ready to go on a national tour with label mate Brother Ali. Brother Ali's new album, All The Beauty In This Whole Life, is coming May 5th!
Sa-Roc-"I Am Her"-mp3
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Doomtree's P.O.S latest visuals from Chill, dummy, features the vocals of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon & Lady Midnight. The video for "Faded" is directed by James Gundersen. Catch P.O.S on tour, he'll be in Minneapolis at Electric Fetus Records (for those lucky enough to score passes) on March 16th and First Avenue March 17th with ZULUZULUU and Invisible Boy.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Minneapolis rhyme technician Metasota, fresh off crazy and wild Time Bomb tour with Prof, Finding Novyon & Willie Wonka, keeps it moving. He will the road again on the #BlackExcellenceTour with Metasota, Greg Grease & Lioness in June. Metasota also has new mixtape It's Just Rap, and new visuals and a brand burner "Gone Home".
Metasota -"Gone Home""-mp3
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Muja Messiah and producer TEK to deliver the hard as nails PyrExpedition, with guest Metasota, TEK, Maria Isa & Lady Midnight, with additional production by Buda Tye & Jesslisten. PyrExpedition is a lead up to his Roc Marciano produced Saran Rap EP on Dog Bites Man dropping this spring. Check out the video for "Ca$hDro" shot in Cuba with Maria Isa and Yrak Saenz.
Muja Messiah -PyrExpeditioN -stream
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The fine folks at Luka Bop has collected some works of Alice Coltrane for a new compilation World Spirituality Classics, Volume 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, available on May 5th. The record features music Coltrane made while she lived at the Sai Anantam Ashram, which she established in 1983. Read the excellent piece Transfiguration and Transcendence: The Music of Alice Coltrane Pitchfork's celebration of her life.
Alice Coltrane -"Om Shanti"-mp3