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[15 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

XXL Mag has premiered the latest track, “Still Bigger” featuring Dead Prez, from Austin, Texas, rap collective League Of Extraordinary Gz on the same day of the release of their debut album, #LeagueShit, available for purchase today.
On their featured guests, group member Reggie Coby said, ” Working with Dead Prez, more than anything, had to be the most enjoyable part in creating this song. Just being in their presence and having the opportunity to create with those brothers. We were able to create dope track with substance and emotion that all parties enjoyed.” Also using a sample from a remix of Dead …

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[14 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Tomorrow, esteemed producer and rapper Black Milk releases his newest full-length solo album, entitled No Poison No Paradise. Already regarded as a contender for Top 10 lists for Best Albums of 2013, NPNP exemplifies Black’s evolution and growth as an artist. Created with the intent of having a more relaxed, calmer, and darker vibe compared to his previous solo album, NPNP still incorporates his signature sample-driven production style full of hard drums and melodic synths but pushes his refined narrative ability to a new level. Today, Black shares the special iTunes-only bonus track, “Poison.” Says Black, “This was the last …

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[11 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

In his ode to “Hipster Girls,” from his KILT 2 mixtape, Iamsu! addresses the girls that have the confidence and creativity to do their thang and look good doing it. “Everybody love a girl with a few goals.”
Filmed partially on Haight Street in San Francisco and in Berkeley, the video director Aris Jerome takes viewers on a journey through the sun-drenched California streets showing everyday people. Backed with the chillest, grooviest, most Earl Klugh-iest beats from Trackademics, the song represents Su and HBK Gang’s aura to a T; they are understated and effortlessly chill. Says Trackademicks, “Su and HBK are some of the coolest …

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[9 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

This spring, Black Milk dropped the tracks “Sunday’s Best” and “Monday’s Worst” as a double single well-received by critics and the blogosphere. Now, the Detroit rapper and producer can add the title “director” to his list of skills for the video “Sunday’s Best / Monday’s Worst” alongside co-director, Gerard Victor. The video shows a boy struggling with his identity and facing the temptation of the streets, despite his upbringing. This video marks the first one where Black himself isn’t shown; he chose to use family members to represent his character.
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[9 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Str8buttah’s Teck-Zilla recruits Hustle Inc’s AQ for this hard hitting dub-step/trap infused banger titled ‘Don’t Sleep’. This single is a wake up call for everyone that ever disbelieved. Don’t Sleep is taken off Teck-Zilla’s upcoming full length compilation which will feature artistes from Nigeria,US and Canada.  Expect a few guest surprises and a very special single dropping in the coming weeks as Teck-Zilla heads to Nigeria for the home coming tour in the city of Lagos!
Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/teck-zilla/dont-sleep

 

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[9 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom.  In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.  Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.  In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever …

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[7 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Funk Volume rapper Dizzy Wright continues his prolific string of video releases from his latest mixtape The Golden Age, this time teaming up with hip-hop legend Wyclef in the visual for the track “We Turned Out Alright,” directed by John Colombo. The song, which Dizzy described with two simple words, “the truth,” explores the loss of friends and comrades in the struggle. Amidst the current hip-hop scene which tends to focus on money, sex and drugs, Dizzy has earned a reputation as a more socially conscious lyricist, and this song …

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[7 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Xist Music and Jahaziel have released the lead music video and single from Jahaziel’s forthcoming album due out November 19th. “They Don’t Know” features a guest appearance from Maxi Priest.
Jahaziel and his family do community outreach with The Eden Network in North London. “This song is a social commentary describing the darker side of the community I live in. A side that many within it want to escape, and one that many outside of it would rather ignore.”

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[5 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Last week, rappers Tanya Morgan premiered the video for “Never Too Much” featuring Nitty Scott, MC, and just yesterday released their new album as well as a single titled “The Only One.” Now, SPIN has made the brand new album, Rubber Souls, available to stream for free. The 10-track album was produced entirely by 6th Sense (whose resume includes B.o.B., Outasight and Talib Kweli) and features guests such as Rocki Evans of CharlieRED, Outasight, Spec Boogie, Spree Wilson and more. The stream even includes the CD-only bonus track “Ain’t Playing” and the LP-only bonus track “Bae Bro.”
Tanya Morgan has also released a behind-the-scenes trailer of the new material, which you can check out below. Rubber Souls is available now …

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[5 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Seattle rapper Nissim, formerly known as D.Black, has released a series of powerful and unprecedented tracks from his recently dropped self-titled album, and now presents a stunning and epic visual to accompany the song “Revered.” Infusing his music with lyrical content and ideology inspired by his conversion to Orthodox Judaism has made Nissim a truly unique artist within the hip-hop genre, and has garnered him media attention from both the international hip-hop and Jewish communities.
The new video, directed by Sawyer Purman and Ben Anderson of Altrac Productions, finds Nissim wandering through deserts and mountains, his own journey mirrored by a group …

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[5 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Rob Fresh- Brooklyn Fre$h (Directed by Rob Fresh & J. Desouza) | ] Country:

Rob Fresh makes his directorial debut with “Brooklyn Fre$h”, an inside look into the BK lifestyle. Based on a true story, Fresh gives us the Brooklyn he knows lyrically and visually. Press play, and welcome to BROOKLYN!

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[4 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

‘Show Me You Love Me’ the latest single from entertainer 5ive Star is currently making its way onto airwaves in key markets around the US. Produced by NYCE the single peaked at number three on the Billboard R&B chart last month and has since re-entered the chart. With airplay guaranteed in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and additional markets in California on the horizon, the lead off single from the debut album from 5ive Star is a strong introduction from the Chicago adoptee.
Accompanied by a video that has almost secured …

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[3 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Afrikaans rapper HemelBesem has released the music video for his 2013 album’s title track “YMCMBesem”.
The music video for “YMCMBesem” is the third music video after previously having released music videos for “Kêrels By Candlelight” and “Hoe Salla”. The new video was shot in the city of Utrecht in The Netherlands and was directed by Arno De Haas and his Careface Productions team. It features cameo appearances by a few of The Netherlands top hiphop artists, as well as South Africa’s own EJ Von Lyrik, previously of Godessa. “YMCMBesem” is a …

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[29 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Fresh from being recently nominated for ‘Best African Act’ at this year’s MOBO Awards as well as his smash hit single “The Thing” being released in the UK via Ministry of Sound, Ghanaian Pop star ATUMPAN aka Talking Drum is proud to release his brand new single “Clap Clap”, produced by Mix-Master Garzy (Sarkodie, R2Bees, 4×4) and the glorious new music video to go with it.
Directed by George Guise for Visionnaire Pictures, whose directorial credits include Azealia Banks, Tiwa Savage and Mark Morrison among others, the colourful and effervescent visuals …

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[24 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Born and raised in the notorious Fillmore district of San Francisco, legendary rapper Andre Nickatina aka Dre Dog has long been considered a rap luminary since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, The New Jim Jones in 1993. Despite releasing almost 20 albums and touring public venues and colleges nonstop, Nickatina, the man, still remains somewhat of a mysterious figure due to the very few number of interviews he’s given throughout his career. Regardless, his classic showmanship and distinct voice and rhythm has earned him a fiercely loyal fan base across North America and he gains new …