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  • Diamond District “First Step” | @Oddisee @yUthe78er @uptownxo

    Yeah man, I’m ready for this new album. Read more about the Diamond District upcoming collaborative project below.

    Produced by Oddisee. From the upcoming return of Diamond District “March On Washington” October 14th. Diamond District is yU, Oddisee, and Uptown XO.

    When Diamond District dropped In the Ruff on Mello Music Group in 2009, the gritty drums and grimy raps combined as elementally as hydrogen and oxygen. The D.C. Voltron of Oddisee, yU, and X.O. dusted off and revitalized a sound once consigned to the catacombs.

    Hailed as an instance classic, its impact reverberated throughout the underground and mainstream. The Washington D.C. City Paper called it the city’s best album in many years. During an era when lyricism was deemed too intellectual and samples too dated,Diamond District overturned conventional logic. They preserved the raw and made it righteous.

    A half-decade later, the holy trinity has returned with March on Washington. The truths remain timeless. Wisdom over rhythm. Slang turned into testament.

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    #INDIANA: Blooded The Brave “The Fallen” (Produced by Nevi Moon) | @BloodedtheBrave

    This is the debut track from two Strong Roots label mates, Blooded The Brave and producer Nevi Moon, who have something to say in the music they make together for the people. Stay tuned for the entire project.

    They deserve to be heard…”The Fallen”
    Dedicated to the countless victims of police brutality.

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  • Rittz ft. Twista “Bounce” | @therealRITTZ @TWISTAgmg

    Man, Rittz and Strange Music are not playing around with this album as they continue the onslaught of new material. This time Rittz teams up with Chicago spitter, Twista over a super smooth track by Lifted titled “Bounce.” Some pimp shit as Rittz says. The 2nd verse on here though, damn. Next To Nothing drops next month, so stay tuned.

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    #KANSAS: Stik Figa X D/Will “We Don’t Die” | @Stik_Figa @DwillBeats

    Frequent collaborators and good friends, Stik Figa and D/Will just released a powerful new song called “We Don’t Die.” Stik really delivers an awesome, emotional verse while D/Will provides the perfect canvas for Stik’s rhymes. Although this song was not recorded in response to the Michael Brown shooting and everything going on in Ferguson, the timing is perfect. Salute fellas!

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    #KANSAS: Mike Schpitz ft. Stik Figa & Pedro Bizz Juanjulio “City Council” | @MikeSchpitz @Stik_Figa @BizzyMr785

    Top City emcee, Mike Schpitz recruits a couple of the city’s finest to form the “City Council” for the new single from his upcoming album, Topeka, High. Ypsilanti/Chicago producer Slot-A provides the backdrop for the meeting of the minds. Schpitz, Stik and Bizz will be performing this Saturday at Speck’s in Topeka for the first ever hip hop block party. If you are in the area, definitely go check them out.

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