• Apollo Brown x Ras Kass “Deliver Us From Evil” Video | @ApolloBrown @RasKass

    Press play on the latest video from producer Apollo Brown and emcee Ras Kass‘ previous Blasphemy album, which was directed by Jay Brown.

    Legendary lyricist Ras Kass breaks it down over soul stirring, head nodding production from Detroit producer Apollo Brown on this eye opener of a track. “Deliver Us From Evil” continues Ras’ demolition of the status quo with line after line of sharp minded political observations and clever word play. From the critically acclaimed new album “Blasphemy.”

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  • M-DOT ft. Method Man, Dominique Larue & Katy Gunn “Shine” | @MDotBoston @methodman @dlaruemusic

    Boston’s M-Dot has linked up with Wu’s Method Man and Columbus’ Dominique Larue for “Shine,” a track from the emcee’s upcoming Ego and the Enemy project. Be on the lookout for that in 2015, and bump the track below.

    Nowadays it’s rare you see Hip-Hop pioneer, Wu-Tang legend Method Man appearing on features. Nevertheless, ten seconds in, that’s exactly what the uplifting and triumphant single “Shine” brings front and center. California based Film/TV score composer Soulplusmind lays the backdrop melody for Tical, Dominique Larue (Columbus, OH) and M-Dot (Boston, MA) to articulate their lexicon, simultaneously showcasing an angst for hip hop that offers substance, alongside New York vocalist Katy Gunn providing the hook.

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  • JR & PH7 x Chuuwee “Meanwhile Off Mack | @EL_Ch3z @jrandph

    “Meanwhile off Mack” is the debut single taken from JR & PH7 and Chuuwee‘s collaborative full length release, The South Sac Mack, which is set to drop early 2015 via Below System Records.

    As much as we primarily focus on Hip-Hop’s East and West Coasts, and the prime locations in-between, 2014 has broken down its geographical barriers arguably more than any year prior. The global reach of the culture continues to expand and strengthen. Connecting the bustling streets of Sacremento’s own, Chuuwee, with the soulful sounds of German producers JR & PH7, “Meanwhile Off Mack” is sure to satisfy the palate of Hip-Hop connoisseur’s worldwide: smooth, introspective bars that leap off the page joined by the smooth, late-night-ride type production from the European beatsmiths. Knowing JR & PH7’s extensive catalogue and collaborations that include everyone from Sean Price and Skyzoo, to Saigon and Ras Kass, they’re out to prove themselves to new listeners. “Meanwhile Off Mack” is guaranteed to kick start the appeal of this collaboration.

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  • Ben Franco “High Tolerance” | @BenFrancoMusic

    Press play on the first single from Ben Franco’s upcoming You Got Me EP, which is a track called “High Tolerance.” Track produced by The District, which is Victor Stewart, Thomas Crowder and Mac Warren III.

    Unveil the smooth cadenced (rhythmic) sound of twenty four year old, Mexican-American R&B/Pop singer/songwriter, Ben Franco. With his broad musical inspirations, he has created a sound all of his own. From subtle suggestive undertones to earth rattling subsonic 808’s, his electromagnetic tone and intensity flows perfectly with honey kissed cognac dripping off moonlit rose petals.

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  • Diamond District “March On Washington Redux” Release | @MelloMusicGroup @XOyUoddisee

    Diamond District‘s redux release of their previous March On Washington album has hit the internet, and you can purchase and stream now. The project, which was originally produced by group member Oddisee, has remixes from Large Professor, Nottz, Apollo Brown, Black Milk, Paul White, Diamond D, Oh No, Quelle Chris, The Doppelgangaz, Skizz, Jonwayne, L’Orange, and 14KT. Yeah, you might need to take some time and listen to this.

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  • Jean Grae “#5″ Release & “underneathu” Video | @JeanGreasy

    Jean Grae‘s venture into the land of melodic vocal melodies came with her release of #5 back in early November, and today she released a humorous throwback video for her “underneathu” track. She’s backed up by her Everybody’s Pregnant band, which includes Walt Chocolate (Quelle Chris), The Mechanic (Donwill), Leticia J and Ricky Diamond (Sonnymoon), an Kiki (Fernanda Meier). Ha.

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  • #INDIANA: Pat App “Beautiful Minds” Video | @patappmusic @leviturnerfilms

    We’ve been going through stuff for our yearly Wrap Up, and Pat App‘s “Beautiful Mind” track that we shared back in June popped up. After a bit of searching I came across this video that he shot with Levi Turner. This video actually dropped back in August, but it’s a dope track and video you should check out if you haven’t. The track was produced Samuel Truth.

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