(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

Red Baraat dropped a new Bhangra (Funk?) album – “Shruggy Ji”, Plays the Bowery Ballroom Feb 1st
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Red Baraat dropped a new Bhangra (Funk?) album – “Shruggy Ji”, Plays the Bowery Ballroom Feb 1st

Red Baraat is an eight-piece Brooklyn-based band that performs music that is technically classified as Bhangra, though boxing this outfit into a genre is almost an excercise in futility. It’s led by Sunny Jain on the dhol (a double-headed drum originating from southwest Asia… if you ain’t know already). Elements of Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, … Continue reading

(NEW) MUSIC From DJ Vadim: “Vah Vaow”, and “Control 2012”, “Don’t Be Scared” On Sale Now!
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(NEW) MUSIC From DJ Vadim: “Vah Vaow”, and “Control 2012”, “Don’t Be Scared” On Sale Now!

DJ Vadim‘s new album, “Don’t Be Scared”, is available now and if you heard its first two singles, there’s a good chance you already know it’s worth buying.  Though it maybe unnecessary, here’s a couple more joints for added incentive: “Vah Vaoh”, which is on the album and features Heidi Vogel, and “Control 2012”, which … Continue reading

LISTEN & DOWNLOAD: 14KT Ft. Skyzoo, Oddisee, The Black Opera, and  Olivier Daysoul – “A Friendly (Vocal) Game of KT” (EP)
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LISTEN & DOWNLOAD: 14KT Ft. Skyzoo, Oddisee, The Black Opera, and Olivier Daysoul – “A Friendly (Vocal) Game of KT” (EP)

Michigan beatsmith and MC, 14KT, produced an impressive instrumental project earlier this year; released by Mellow Music Group in March. Now, the beats from that original project – A Friendly Game of KT, have been perfectly paired with verses by a few of underground hip-hop’s illest rising emcees. Specifically, Skyzoo, Odissee, and The Black Opera lend the … 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