TODAY (Jan 19th) in DC!! > The Curators of Hip Hop presents second “Sneak Peek” Hip Hop showcase [corrected]
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TODAY (Jan 19th) in DC!! > The Curators of Hip Hop presents second “Sneak Peek” Hip Hop showcase [corrected]

If you’re among those who’ve converged on Washington, DC for our president’s re-inauguration or anyone else who’s around the capital, we recommended you start your evening off at 1920 DC. Curators of Hip Hop present the second edition of their Sneak Peak showcase series. The lineup is stacked with talented hip hop artists from the … Continue reading

Music from “Black Radio Recovered”  – “Twice” Ft. Solange x The Roots, “Dillalude #2”, + Another Dope Joint
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Music from “Black Radio Recovered” – “Twice” Ft. Solange x The Roots, “Dillalude #2”, + Another Dope Joint

Robert Glasper and his band (Robert Glasper Experiment) have been having an amazing year since the critically acclaimed release of “Black Radio” in February. The album is arguably going down in history as both a hip-hop and jazz classic. To even further extend Black Radio‘s life on music players and playlists, RGE just released the … Continue reading

New NYC Hip-Hop: K.Sparks – “Smooth Cafe” (Stream and Download)
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New NYC Hip-Hop: K.Sparks – “Smooth Cafe” (Stream and Download)

Consistently dope Queens MC, K. Sparks has another jazzy joint, “Smooth Cafe”, accompanied by a fitting choice of artwork. Queens is known as a “home of jazz legends” and it’s definitely home to it’s share of hip-hop legends. K is definitely one of the borough’s top lyrical talents and his underground fan-base is far from … Continue reading

New NYC Hip-Hop: Jean Grae – “Kill Screen” (Audio, Video, Download)
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New NYC Hip-Hop: Jean Grae – “Kill Screen” (Audio, Video, Download)

Here are some new stimulating sights and sounds from Jean Grae. The unusual video for the new single, “Kill Screen”, that Grae directed herself supposedly is packed with hidden messages and may even be a prequel to a future video project. Feel free to try to decipher the code or figure out what Jean’s dark … Continue reading

New Music: DJ Vadim – “This DJ (Dubstep Ting)” ft. JMan, “Leader” ft. Yarah Bravo (Videos)
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New Music: DJ Vadim – “This DJ (Dubstep Ting)” ft. JMan, “Leader” ft. Yarah Bravo (Videos)

Veteran UK DJ/producer DJ Vadim has two new singles out called “This DJ (Dubstep Ting)” and “Leader”. The official single version of the former features lyrics by his countryman, JMan who you can hear and see via the first video right below. For a few bucks you can now purchase this version http://www.bbemusic.com/data.pl?release=BBE225SDG, along with … Continue reading

New Hip-Hop: Pusha-T Featuring Raekwon & Joell Ortiz – “Tick, Tock”
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New Hip-Hop: Pusha-T Featuring Raekwon & Joell Ortiz – “Tick, Tock”

I’m gonna go ahead and put this joint under the made-up category of “non-romantic rap slow-jams”. Pusha-T‘s new single, “Tick, Tock”, is down-tempo, super-mellow, and maybe even a little mellow-dramatic. It has a cinematic vibe, which makes sense since the song comes off the soundtrack for the upcoming flick, The Man With the Iron Fists. … Continue reading

Stream and Download Masia One’s “Bootleg Culture” Sampler + “Errrybody (studio cut)” Featuring Pharrel, The Game, and Isis Islam
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Stream and Download Masia One’s “Bootleg Culture” Sampler + “Errrybody (studio cut)” Featuring Pharrel, The Game, and Isis Islam

I’ve been impressed with Toronto emcee Masia One since I first saw her videos back in the early 2000s. It would’ve been easy to dismiss her as a gimmick artist, being that Asian rappers, particularly, Asian, FEMALE rappers, were an unfamiliar phenomenon. And, being a Canadian artist, it was hard for anybody to anticipate serious … Continue reading

Mixpak to Release First Volume in “Pressure” Series September 25th (Stream Now!!)
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Mixpak to Release First Volume in “Pressure” Series September 25th (Stream Now!!)

Brooklyn based label and Production house Mixpak Records has been grinding heavily this year and they’re obviously on a mission to make a major impact on the music scene. Or should I say scenes? Mixpak’s sounds trandscend genres, cultures, and nations, and they range from experimental (instrumental hip-hop/live beatmaking) to popular (big Jamaican dancehall tunes). … Continue reading

New Hip-Hop: Talib Kweli & Z-Trip – Attack the Block (mixtape)
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New Hip-Hop: Talib Kweli & Z-Trip – Attack the Block (mixtape)

Two world-renowned representers of the underground, Brooklyn’s Talib Kweli and California’s ┬áZ-Trip, have teamed-up to ambush the unsuspecting streets with real hip-hop whether the streets are ready or not. The streets should’ve known never to let their guard down… you can’t predict when a couple of ambitious cats will run-up and Attack the Block. Joining … Continue reading