NEW MUSIC: Cody ChesnuTT – “That’s Still Mama”
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NEW MUSIC: Cody ChesnuTT – “That’s Still Mama”

After a ten year break, Cody ChesnuTT is preparing tp release a new full-length album. The new project, “Landing On A Hundred”, should finally satisfy all those who wondered why they haven’t heard from this unique musician since his genre-defying double album, The Headphone Masterpiece. Like that classic, Cody is self-releasing the new joint, which … Continue reading

WATCH & LISTEN: Snarky Puppy – “Bent Nails” + More from GroundUP
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WATCH & LISTEN: Snarky Puppy – “Bent Nails” + More from GroundUP

A band that I recently became aware of, Snarky Puppy, has a pretty new album and DVD titled GroundUP. It’s pretty unique in that it was recorded AND PERFORMED over three days in Matt Garrison’s Brooklyn space – Shapeshifter Lab – in front of an audience. The music in itself is a pretty unique quality … Continue reading

New Music by Has-Lo  – “Stained Glass” and “Make a bet”- Mello Music Group 7″ Series #5
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New Music by Has-Lo – “Stained Glass” and “Make a bet”- Mello Music Group 7″ Series #5

Mellow Music Group just released new music from Has-Lo, which you can download and stream for free and also purchase as a 7 inch vinyl. Listen to the Apollo Brown-produced track,”Stained Glass”, and “Make a bet”, produced by Illmind, to decide whether you’re just going to download these two VERY high-quality songs or also be … Continue reading

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New Mixtape (Download and Stream): Chin Injeti – “Peoples”

Wandering Worx, a Vancouver-based Canadian music and film company has released a really dope, FREE mixtape put together by grammy award-winning producer Chin Injeti titled Peoples. The name reflects the project’s theme, which is to pay tribute to all those who have inspired, or been inspired by, Injeti. The album is multi-dimensional in-terms of genre, … Continue reading

WAYNE MARSHALL – “Go Hard” feat Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Aidonia, I Octane, Assassin (AGENT SASCO) , Bounty Killer, Vybez Kartel, Sizzla, Ward 21 & Bawse Dawg
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WAYNE MARSHALL – “Go Hard” feat Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Aidonia, I Octane, Assassin (AGENT SASCO) , Bounty Killer, Vybez Kartel, Sizzla, Ward 21 & Bawse Dawg

Much of the dancehall I’ve been hearing of late has been anything but hard. If you’re a bit tired of the soft stuff, you can thank Wayne Marshall and friends for knowing when it’s time to “Go Hard” That’s the title of the track which features vocals from Damian Marley, Sizzla, Bounty Killer, Vybez kartel, … Continue reading

New NYC Hip Hop: Angel Haze – “Reservation” (EP) Available Today
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New NYC Hip Hop: Angel Haze – “Reservation” (EP) Available Today

Angel Haze has been getting a lot of attention, and that trend should only intensify with today’s release of her solid EP, Reservation. Listen to the first two singles, “New York” and “Werkin’ Girls”, right below the back cover art and listen to/download the entire record on DjBooth. It’s a good investment of your time. … Continue reading

New Music from Elle Varner – I Don’t Care
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New Music from Elle Varner – I Don’t Care

Here’s Elle Varner’s latest song, “I Don’t Care”. If you’ve never heard this talented singer’s music, this track serves as a perfect introduction to her sound. If you need to hear more from Elle before you can officially fall for her music, listen to her mixtape, Conversational Lush (download via datpiff or another mixtape source). … Continue reading

Listen to Ron Artiste’s (Chali 2na & Roc C) Mixtape and Watch “Ron’s Theme” Feat Ed O.G. (VIDEO)
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Listen to Ron Artiste’s (Chali 2na & Roc C) Mixtape and Watch “Ron’s Theme” Feat Ed O.G. (VIDEO)

Cali boom bap purveyors Chalie 2na and Roc C have teamed up to form a rap group who’s name pays hommage to the athelete formerly known as Ron Artest. I wonder if they toyed with the idea of naming the duo “Mega World Peace”… is that already taken? Anyhow, they dropped a new joint featuring … Continue reading

New NYC Hip-Hop: Yonas – The Transition
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New NYC Hip-Hop: Yonas – The Transition

Bronx phenomenon, Yonas, has been grinding steadily over the last couple of years. He recently hit us off with a new mixtape titled The Transition, which brings us a fairly high-energy, uptempo sound that almost borders on Pop but definitely doesn’t encroach upon Black Eyed Peas territory. The tape is dope to me, but I’m … Continue reading

Preview Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers Eight – Out TOMORROW
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Preview Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers Eight – Out TOMORROW

Saw this posted on KN earlier… definitely had to share it here. BBC Radio Host/Producer/DJ/Globe-traveling Crate-Digger and founder of Brownswood Recordings, Gilles Peterson, is bringing us another eclectic compilation of recordings from “unsung heroes and emerging talent from the Worldwide underground” with the eighth Brownswood Bubblers album. Multinational selections of FOlk, Soul, Hip-Hop, and Jazz … Continue reading