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[9 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Dre Murray has a video out today, “Life With Murray”, in which discusses his new album “Gold Rush: Maybe One Day”. The album hit stores today.

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[4 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Celebrate with South African Hip Hop pioneer Emile YX? Jansen at his 45th birthday “B-boy to being a Man” party and the official launch of “Mixed Mense” at Princess Vlei, in Grassy Park, on Saturday 20 July, 2013.
Known as the judge with the Afro on ETVs reality dance show Step Up or Step Out, Emile YX? will be releasing his fifth album with his latest project called “Mixed Mense”; a mentorship-style album which was developed with a group of  youth from Lavender Hill, on the Cape Flats.  “Mixed Mense” members include Leeroy Phillips (B-boy Malis), Stephan Benting (B-boy Mouse) and Charlton …

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[2 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Iamsu! and director HBKGADGET have teamed up once again to create a new visual for the latest track from Iamsu!’s KILT 2 mixtape, “Father God,” which Rolling Stone premiered today. The mixtape, released on June 6th, has been catching the attention of new fans and earned a review from Pitchfork, who referred to Iamsu! as “colorful, catchy” and a “burgeoning star.”
The second video released from KILT 2 shows the 23-year-old rapper reflecting on his success and delivering a prayerful hook throughout the track. “Everybody has their perspective on religion in hip-hop, and lately there’s been a lot of talking down on it. So when it …

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[2 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Future soul singer/songwriter Nylo shares her tender tribute to Audrey Hepburn, whom she considers “the most beautiful woman to ever grace the silver screen,” with “Breakfast At Tiffany’s,” the third taste from her upcoming mixtape Indigo Summer, due July 16th. Her tenuous connection to that one faded lover she just can’t shake is accentuated by her delicate and raw falsetto, a haunting force that weaves with producer Jerry Good‘s ethereal layers of instrumentation. The result is a thoughtful tableau-prodding but shy, guarded but still willing to expose Nylo’s tempestuous soul. The track illustrates her uncanny ability to create an clear vibe …

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[2 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Chicago’s musical landscape is built around clear binaries, just like the city from which it has grown. While Jahzel draws from the soulfulness of the city’s musical past, he is focused on showing the full range of his artistic complexity, contradictions and all, and breaking down possible categorizations. “As a human being, I go through a range of emotions. Some days I might feel righteous, some days I might feel braggadocious,” he says. “I wanted to communicate that range on In God’s Image,” his new album that drops today. This range is mirrored by the …