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    Skittz & LONEgevity Presents Beats & Breakfast S2E6: “They Say” ft. Theon Lee | @beatsxbreakfast

    Now that we’re in the final stretch for for Season 2 of our Beats & Breakfast series with Skittz and LONEgevity, we’re told we’re going to be seeing a few different styles of music. This week they invited the talented Theon Lee over and they worked on a soulful track featuring guitar and bass from Theon, and a nice little groove. Breakfast was filled with pancakes with chocolate chips and cinnamon flavored syrup, sunny side up and scrambled eggs, hash browns, and of course fruit snacks. Check out the accompanying video above, and listen and check the song, lyrics and credits below. Enjoy!

    “They Say” Credits:
    Verses: Skittz, Theon Lee, LONEgevity
    Chorus: LONEgevity, Skittz
    Bass & Guitar: Theon Lee
    Ride Out Rimshot: Theon Lee
    Keys: LONEgevity
    Production: LONEgevity
    Website: beatsandbreakfast.com

    Listen & Grab “They Say” Below:

    Intro: Skittz

    Verse 1: Skittz
    Give me time to watch a clock this is wasted method…..
    Wrinkles show the signs of work use pride to press it
    In with the new… in with the old…
    Well blended these injections and inflections tend to serve as my protection…
    Hoping I astonish… that i get selected…
    What i learned.. .this is churned and burned into my minds direction.
    Try to make connections… but some feel I’m a minion..
    Daily suit and tie for Skittz… shiiiit…. I feel like I’m winnin…
    Been here since my muddy days..
    Understatement killin it…
    Treating venues like these menus..order up fillin it…
    Swag rappers die..fry…melted down your golden eye…
    Fakeness in your brakes reconsider who you idolize…
    Uhhh… yeah… as I speed on free
    Move how I wanna move while your Freon leaks
    I’m strapped up, Lonegevity and Theon Lee

    Chorus Groove

    Verse 2: Theon Lee
    Well I don’t know if y’all noticed
    But I’ve been holdin’ my focus tomy motives
    I’m in the hood and all my homies got quotas
    And if they don’t, they out homeless I work for his sake
    And you expectin’ me to take a break from Crown Hill to do yo mixtape?
    What about what you be doin’ for Skitz and ‘em?
    Well, then my niggas
    Besides the fact that they legitimate, they make good dishes
    Ain’t nobody feedin’ me, so can’t nobody DM me,
    Like this gone be the turnin’ point for your career and scenery
    My nigga, I wish I had a buck for every time I heard the word “Exposure”
    Trayvon died and now we actin’ like the world is over
    It went to twitter, now the work is over,
    We lost the trial and now the worst is over
    My purpose is sober,
    No more hard liquor and lyrics
    I gotta put my mind into something richer
    Just imagine, I could writin’ this verse
    I get a call and hear my little brother ridin’ a hearse
    I put my liveliness first.

    Chorus Groove

    Verse 3: LONEgevity
    First they say “Have Fun” but then it’s “Work towards money…
    …because without that you don’t get no milk and honey”
    Today’s quite sunny…
    but can’t enjoy the present til you solidify your future and know just what you’re gon’ be
    They say I needed college
    They said I needed growth… I’m questioning their wattage
    Cause I’m quite bright, figured out what I like
    But the only ones that agree seem to struggle more than I
    So I got that in my mind, I try to double down
    Work twice as hard realizing my own star
    A lot of things change…
    A lot rearranged, it’s really more of the same
    Instead of parental figures guiding… you got friends trying
    Gotta trust that-they-ain’t-lying
    Intentions aren’t irrelevant
    But they are irrelevant
    I’m looking for my score so I can settle it

    Chorus Groove + Ride Out

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  • Pharoahe Monch “Get Down” (Produced by M-Phazes) | @PharoaheMonch @Mphazes

    As a part of Record Store Day this year, Coalmine Records unleashed this Pharoahe Monch track as a part of their upcoming 10-year anniversary compilation coming soon. The track was produced by M-Phazes. Be on the lookout for Unearthed to drop on 5/13/14, and pre-orders are up now.

    01 Unearthed (Intro) f. DJ Revolution
    02 Pharoahe Monch – Get Down (prod. M-Phazes)
    03 Bang This (Interlude)
    04 One Dae – Bang This (prod. Marco Polo)
    05 Revolution’s House (Interlude)
    06 Big Noyd, Large Professor, Kool G Rap – Naturally Born (prod. Ayatollah)
    07 Blu – Kiss The Sky f. Mela Machinko (prod. M-Phazes)
    08 Royce da 5’9″, Skillz & Diamond D – One For The Money (prod. G-Squared)
    09 El Da Sensei – Show Stoppa (prod. DJ Devastate)
    10 Apathy & Celph Titled – School for Scoundrels (prod. Ayatollah)
    11 Guilty Simpson & Small Professor – On The Run
    12 Drop ‘Em (Intro)
    13 The Rockness Monstah – Drop ‘Em (prod. BeanOne)
    14 Rah Digga – Never Back Down f. Fashawn & Reks (prod. M-Phazes)
    15 Torae – Real Talk (prod. Young Cee)
    16 Guilty Simpson & Small Professor – I’m The City f. Boldy James & Statik Selektah
    17 The Artifacts – Easter (prod. Khrysis)
    18 Land of the Crooks (Interlude)
    19 Sean Price, Billy Danze, Maffew Ragazino & DJ Babu – Land of the Crooks (prod. M-Phazes)
    20 Blu & Nottz – Boyz II Men f. Nitty Scott, MC
    21 Most Confident (Interlude)
    22 Wildchild & MED – Most Confident (prod. Create & Devastate)

    Bonus Tracks:
    • Royce Da 5’9″, Skillz & Diamond D – One for the Money (Mananz Remix)
    • Guilty Simpson & Small Professor – On The Run (Ran Reed Remix)
    • Blu & Nottz – Boyz II Men (Diamond D Remix)

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    Slot-A “Wepa For Knuckles (RIP Frankie Knuckles)” | @IAMSLOTA

    Here’s a dope little groove that Slot-A put together in tribute to the recent passing of Chicago’s House music pioneer Frankie Knuckles. Bump below and catch Slot in Indianapolis on 5/6 at Coaches with DJ MetroGnome and 5/7 at our Writer’s Block event in Broad Ripple. Free downloads.

    RIP Frankie Knuckles. The other day, I made about post on FB regarding Kevin Gates & my good friend commented asking if I had made a tribute to Frankie Knuckles. I not being the most well versed in Frankie Knuckles watched as many docs as I could and interviews. I can only hope to be as great and embedded in the hearts of many as Frankie Knuckles was. Slot-A

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    Locksmith “A Thousand Cuts” Release | @DaLocksmith

    Man, there are very few that are dropping bars and songs like the talented Locksmith nowadays. Not only did Lock drop his A Thousand Cuts album yesterday, which you can stream in its entirety over at DJ Booth, but also this quick little remix featuring Chill Moody I’ve attached below. Make sure you get this album. Guests and production from Anesha, Fallon, Jarell Perry, Leah Tysse, Olamide Faison, R.A. The Rugged Man, Rebecca Nobel, Mike Blankenship, Braden Blair, Nova K, Matt Cody and Rsonist (of The Heatmakerz).

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    Pete Sayke ft. Brail, Neak & Slot-A “Hell On A Highway” | @PeteSayke @ThatKidMyself

    Pete Sayke and producer That Kid Myself have released their second single today from their upcoming Forever collaboration. This track features vocals from Brail and verses from Neak and Slot-A. Forever will be available for free download on April 29th, and is sponsored by DJ Booth / BDTB.

    “Your pen’s got Peter Pan all over it.”

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    Skittz & LONEgevity Presents Beats & Breakfast S2E5: “Must Be” ft. WhoisLouis & Ace One | @beatsxbreakfast

    We’ve entered the halfway point for Season 2 of our Beats & Breakfast series with Skittz and LONEgevity today. This week we invited WhoisLouis over, and he was joined by Ace One and Gritts (although Gritts didn’t contribute musically). The episode is full of production clips, cereal day, Cut Camp plugs, talk about the J. Brookinz Beat Battle last year, and various other interesting clips. The song is pretty dope too. Video above and song and credits below. Enjoy!

    “Get Back” Credits:
    Verses: WhoisLouis, Skittz, LONEgevity
    Chorus: Ace One
    Production: LONEgevity, WhoisLouis
    Video: TR & Kato

    Purchase “Must Be” Below:

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    Sango “Tell Me One Thing” | @SangoBeats

    Sango returned last week with a brand new instrumental, titled “Tell Me One Thing,” which comes aside an announcement of a short tour run with Waldo. The Finally Tour will hit Detroit, Chicago, Vancouver and Santa Monica in late May. Dates and new tune are below!

    5/22 – Detroit, MI
    5/23 – Chicago, IL
    5/24 – Vancouver, BC
    5/25 – Santa Monica, CA

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