Watch AWKWORD – “Throw Away The Key (on Police Violence, Prisons)” + a bonus
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Watch AWKWORD – “Throw Away The Key (on Police Violence, Prisons)” + a bonus

NYC Emcee/activist/sociologist Awkword has a new video for his song “Throw Away The Key (on Police Violence, Prisons)”, which is meant to inspire people to take a critical look at the entire law enforcement and criminal “justice” system and realize that it amounts to what he (and many, many others) describe as modern day slavery. … Continue reading

B-Wave is back in Brooklyn TONIGHT (Friday, July 12th, 2013)
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B-Wave is back in Brooklyn TONIGHT (Friday, July 12th, 2013)

The InStereo crew (Engine, Yellowtail, and Jun Bug) are back at Brooklyn Stable in Williamsburg for the open format, “funk fusion” party we call B-Wave. Tonight we’re blessed to host special guests Zero Chaser (Bagbak Records), DJ Critical (Surreal Soundscapes), and Zona Tapes (Paxico Records). The soundtrack will span genres, cultures, time zones, and time … Continue reading

InStereo is Back at Brooklyn Stable TONIGHT and Sh*t Will Be Wavy
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InStereo is Back at Brooklyn Stable TONIGHT and Sh*t Will Be Wavy

YELLOWTAIL, ENGINE, and JUN BUG are back at BROOKLYN STABLE TONIGHT spinning all that inter-genre/inter-generational/international Funk and Soul they know you love so much. We’ll also be introducing a brand new production-oriented artist showcase featuring a few of the city’s talented music-makers. We’re extremely pleased to have Andrew Edward Brown, Jermaine “Maineframe” Fletcher, Kev Brrk … Continue reading

(Ridiculous) NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”, Plus Audio Stream
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(Ridiculous) NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”, Plus Audio Stream

The song isn’t new but the video is a fresh release. Action Bronson‘s visuals for his soon-to-be Summer smasher “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” presents the outlandish, hyper-ratchet aesthetic we’ve come to expect from the Queens emcee. Riff Raff contributes with an appearance as do some eye-catching female talent, including the impressive lady seen in the above … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: MeLo-X – “Mojitos and Little Dragon” (Prod. by Abjo)
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NEW MUSIC: MeLo-X – “Mojitos and Little Dragon” (Prod. by Abjo)

Here are new sounds from Brooklyn, NY’s MeLo-X, laid down over a beat by Cali producer Abjo. Me thinks you’ll like the sound of this. You may even take extra delight from knowing that MeLo not only dropped verse, but also recorded, mixed, and mastered this joint. “Mojitos and Little Dragon” will be coming out … Continue reading

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

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  Z-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

NEW HIP-HOP: EarthTone ft. Spring – Arbor Day (video)
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NEW HIP-HOP: EarthTone ft. Spring – Arbor Day (video)

Marijuana music, reefer rap, or whatever you want to call it (you prob don’t wanna call it “marijuana music” or even USE the word “reefer”) is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and neither does the trend of people ‘smokin’ trees’. Fortunately, the latter isn’t getting played-out as fast as the former … Continue reading

New NYC Hip Hop: Nas Featuring Large Professor – Loco-Motive
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New NYC Hip Hop: Nas Featuring Large Professor – Loco-Motive

Nas has blessed us with the latest single off of his upcoming album Life is Good; produced by No I.D and features Large Professor – another Queens hip hop legend. Loco-Motive was written for Nas’ “trapped in the 90s n*ggas”, but I think he’s cool with just about anybody listening to it. Both 90s and … Continue reading

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PacDiv, Von Pea, STS and Beyond Belief at S.O.B.’s Tonight (Wed 9/29)

Tonight (Wednesday September 29th), west meets south meets east at S.O.B.’s. The Bay Area’s PacDiv along with Atlanta’s STS (Sugar Tongue Slim), Brooklyn’s Von Pea of Tanya Morgan and a personal favorite – Beyond Belief from Roackaway (Queens Stand up!). PacDiv has top billing but I expect this show to be a team effort; hopefully … Continue reading