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[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Zambian Rap outfit; Zone Fam have come full circle, within the past year they have released Hit after Hit including Contolola, Sinjonjo, Propeller, Lobola and now “Da Bidness”. This is all in anticipation of the release of their second album in February 2014.

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[15 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

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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[22 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Today, SL Jones is excited to release his new mixtape, Way Of Life No Hobby. The tape, out exclusively via LiveMixtapes, is hosted by renowned DJ and recently appointed Def Jam executive Don Cannon and is produced entirely by Metro Boomin. Features include Killer Mike, Kevin Gates, Starlito, Trouble, Mibbs (of Pac Div), and more.
Way Of Life No Hobby is Jones’ second release of the year, following January’s Trapper’s Delight EP, and comes on the heels of the Little Rock rapper’s debut headline tour, the Way Of Life No Hobby …

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[10 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Last week, SL Jones released his new mixtape, Way Of Life No Hobby. The 13-track effort, hosted by Don Cannon, saw Jones working exclusively with up-and-coming Atlanta producer Metro Boomin, and collaborating with artists like Killer Mike, Kevin Gates, Starlito, Trouble, and Mibbs (of Pac Div), and already the tape has earned solid feedback and reviews, with Fact Magazine writing that, “SL Jones and Metro Boomin prove a potent duo.”
Today, with a rollout from VEVO, SL Jones is back with the first video from the tape, for lead single “Big …

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[29 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Last week, SL Jones announced his new mixtape, Way Of Life No Hobby. Jones has again partnered with a single producer, Metro Boomin, for the 13-track effort, which will be hosted by renowned DJ and record executive Don Cannon. And while the Little Rock rapper has been tight-lipped about features on the project, today, with the second leak from the tape, following last week’s “Big Bank (No Ones),” Jones is also unveiling the tape’s first guest. The song, “America’s Nightmare,” features breakout rapper, and recent Atlantic Records-signee, Kevin Gates.
For those listeners familiar with SL’s history and full body of work, “America’s …

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[22 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Inspired by the recent killing of Larry Jackson, Jr. by an Austin, Texas Police officer, Austin’s own League Of Extraordinary Gz have released a track titled “APD”. The League, who’s popularity has been growing far beyond the boundaries of Austin, are using their platform to bring awareness to the recent shooting, which they and many others in the community feel was unjustified. The track will not be featured on their upcoming debut album #LeagueShit, but can be streamed now. Read the manifesto written by the League below for more information on the homicide of Larry …

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[19 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

This Friday, DJ/Production duo Booty Fade are set to play the Gorilla Vs. Bear III Festival in their hometown of Dallas, Texas. This year’s Festival, held in the Granada Theater, also features Danny Brown, HAERTS, Empress Of, and Blue Hawaii. As a preview of this year’s show, Booty Fade have put together a nearly hour-long mix of all the artists in the lineup, plus a few others who are commonly featured on GorillaVsBear such as Glass Candy, Purity Ring, and Disclosure ft. AlunaGeorge.

PICNICTYME and DJ Sober, the two halves of Booty Fade, are excited to represent Dallas party music at the show. “We’re stoked to play …

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[19 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Today HotNewHipHop premiered the highly anticipated new mixtape, The Golden Age, from Funk Volume rapper Dizzy Wright. The 22-track tape features an impressive roster of guest rappers and producers, including Funk Volume family members Hopsin, Jarren Benton, SwizZz, and DJ Hoppa, as well as Joey Bada$$, Wyclef, Logic, Kirk Knight, Tory Lanez, Honey Cocaine, Kid Ink, SupaHotBeats, Cardo, AF Supreme, and many more. The mixtape comes on the heels of an incredibly successful year that saw Dizzy named as one of XXL Magazine’s Freshmen Class of 2013, and performing nonstop doing tours and festival dates around the country and abroad.
The mixtape draws inspiration from …

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[13 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Seattle rappers Onry Ozzborn and JFK, together known as Grayskul, are soon releasing their new album Zenith, their first album with Fake Four Inc. The 18-track release features Aesop Rock, Raekwon, Solilla, Reva DeVito, and labelmate Terra Lopez of Sister Crayon. Production on the album is handled by Aesop, Smoke, Void Pedal, and Moodie Black, and the entire album was recorded with sound engineer Zebulon Dak.  Accompanying the album release is the new single, also named “Zenith.” 

Both originally part of the Pacific Northwest rap collective Oldominion, Onry and JFK stemmed from the larger group as Grayskul a decade ago. After touring with Eyedea & Abilities in 2004, Grayskul caught …

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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 …