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The Yancey Boys X Slum Village

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Hailing from Detroit, natives Illa J and Franky Nitty from The Yancy Boys and Slum Village’s T3 and Young RJ, are no strangers to the negative effects the city has had environnmentally on the world. Together they use this knowledge as a common ground to create a track titled “Global Warming”. Although not a J Dilla beat, we are sure that ... Read More »

Taebeast X Noname Gypsy

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Noname Gypsy, the talented MC from Chicago, collabs with TDE’s very own Taebeast on this new track inspired by Dizzy Gillespie. Noname Gypsy is still an unfamliar name with most, but has collabed with the likes of Mick Jenkins and Chance the Rapper. In this track she takes her own lane and proves to the world that unlike most female ... Read More »

Chuuwee x Hot 103.5

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Amalgam artist Chuuwee recently stopped by Sacramento’s Hot 103.5 FM Radio station to chop it up with Soosh*E & DJ Danny Cee of “The New At Nine Boyz”.  They discussed his projects including his new album “The Chuuwee Channel”, along with the falling out with his old crew T.U.S. and his recent status with Amalgam Digital. Hear the Interview at ... Read More »

Album Review: Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty

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Who is Shabazz Palaces?  Or more appropriately, what is Shabazz Palaces? Often the word experimental gets tossed around various projects that release in the musical spectrum, and all too frequently these releases are far from the definitive meaning of experimental.  Simply doing something different but still rooted in an artist’s creative safety net is not experimental.  True experimentation takes incredible risk that ... Read More »

Rumored Cover Art for Frank Ocean’s New Album

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Apparent rumored cover art for Frank Ocean’s new album. If this is the official artwork it seems that Frank is calling on the muse of Miles Davis.  According to a small group of fans, this is NOT the official album cover but it has been neither denied or confirmed by Frank himself or his reps. Source: @itsEighty85 Read More »

Album Review: Dilated Peoples – Directors of Photography

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Director of Photography (noun) – The chief visual architect on a film production in charge of constructing light and camera set-ups to achieve the intended “look” of the film that defines its tone, atmosphere and theme. Artist: Dilated Peoples Album: Directors of Photography Release: August 12, 2014 Label: Rhymesayers It’s been eight years since Dilated Peoples’ last album 20/20, which was met with mostly positive reviews, ... Read More »

Jigz The Flyer – Never Done (Official Music Video)

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This is the first single from the Connecticut-bred Artist/Producer (production credits include Nipsey Hussle, Rick Ross, Alley Boy, & more) Jigz The Flyer’s album “Opium Fields” called “Never Done” directed by Cody Kussoy. Directed by CODY KUSSOY Produced by HARRY WALKER & GEOFFREY MAKOWSKI Director of Photography LORENZO ZANINI Production Designer MEAGHAN CLEARY VFX by TAYLOR KENNY Edit / VFX ... Read More »

Ab-Soul & Retchy P Freestyle on Showoff Radio w/ Statik Selektah

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Last week, Ab-Soul and Retchy P dropped by Showoff Radio to kick it with Statik Selektah. While on the show, Retch got on the mic and started to rhyme. As Joey Badass and his Pro Era team walk in, Ab-Soul had to join in. Read More »

A$AP Ant ft Tootie Ro – Splurge (Prod by Zaytoven)

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A$AP Ant aka YG Addie and Marino Gang Records artist Tootie Ro snap on this big bass Zaytoven production “Splurge”. Read More »

Asher Roth – Last Of The Flohicans (Video)

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Taken off his RetroHash LP, Asher Roth delivers an inspirational video for his “Last Of the Flohicans” single. Read More »

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Harolds (Video)

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Taken off his Cocaine Pinata Project with Madlib, Freddie Gibbs delivers a dope video for his “Horolds” record a monumental part of history for all Harolds Chicken Shacks. Read More »

Amir Obè “Detrooklyn” Mixtape [Prod. By NYLZ] (Stream and Download)

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After Platinum x Neighborhood PHCK$ Detroit born rapper Amir Obe’s formerly known as Phreshy Duzit has released his long-awaited mixtape, Detrooklyn. The 14-track project focuses on Amir’s balance in hip-hop between being a native of Detroit and currently living in Brooklyn. Songs such as “Hennessy Breath” , “Feel It” and “Detroit Cartier” prove just how much of a force Amir ... Read More »

Action Bronson – “Easy Rider” Produced by Party Supplies (World Premier)

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Hear the first single from Bronson’s major label debut below. Peter Rosenberg has taken to his show on Hot 97 to debut a brand new single from everyone’s favorite rapping chef Action Bronson. Titled “Easy Rider,” the Party Supplies produced track is the first single from Bronson’s major label debut Mr. Wonderful. This isn’t the first time that Party Supplies ... Read More »

Mickey Faktz ft. Zikki – Calm Down

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Mickey Factz & Zikki decide that they wanted to show people that they don’t need to calm down. They just want to rap! And that they do very well. Over Busta Rhymes and Eminem’s instrumental Calm Down, Factz & Zikki make their points very known with little effort. Look out for Mickey Factz forthcoming sequel to Love.Lust.Lost   Read More »

Statik Selektah Offers Exclusive Bonus EP with ‘What Goes Around’ Pre-Orders

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  Statik Selektah’s new album What Goes Around arrives August 19th! Pre-orders are available on iTunes/Amazon (CD) and Statik has a special surprise for those that take part. Offering fans the exclusive six-track bonus …Comes Around EP with features from Termanology, Raven Sorvino, Alex Wiley and more. All you’ve gotta do is pre-order the standard or deluxe version, shoot him an email (statikselektah@duckdown.com) and ... Read More »