Future Classics
Hip-Hop Jazz

Future Classic: Medline “Old Souls Carnival”

via My Bags Records: “Old Souls Carnival” is the most accomplished Medline album so far, presenting his new direction in composition and his multi instrumentalist approach. The project is driven by a strong spiritual background with a deep 70’s soul jazz fusion influence, raised into a movie soundtrack like dimension. …

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Exclusive Preview
Electronic Hip-Hop

Exclusive Video Premiere: Paper Tiger feat. Pyramid Vritra “Ooh”

Following the very well-received and anticipated release of Blast Off, Wah Wah 45s’ space funk meets experimental hip hop outfit, Paper Tiger, are back with a new single – Ooh. Featuring the unmistakeable flow of LA-based rapper Pyramid Vritra (former Stones Throw signee and Odd Future affiliate), this second single …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: JuJu Rogers & Bluestaeb “LIT Lost In Translation”

via Jakarta Records: “LIT is a snapshot of Bluestaeb und JuJu Rogers’ musical endeavors in Fall 2016. Both had a successful 2015 & 2016 with highly acclaimed albums and a European support tour of Oddisee for JuJu Roogers. Both musicians are working on new solo albums and both of them …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

When Hip-Hop Is Not Enough: Childish Gambino Pushes Forward On Newest Album

In the final moments of episode 6, titled “Value”, of the Donald Glover directed, written and executive produced show “Atlanta”, we are left with the image of a cherubic yet devilishly smiling black male kid in whiteface. Like most of contemporary “peak tv” shows of late, this shot of the …

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Future Classics
Beats Electronic Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Letherette “Last Night On The Planet”

via Ninja Tune: Letherette release their second album for Ninja Tune entitled “Last Night On The Planet”. Ten tracks deep and running the gamut from hip-hop (featuring raps from Rejjie Snow and Stones Throw’s Pyramid Vritra), to straight-up four-to-the-floor house trax, uptempo ‘80s R&B-inspired dancefloor heaters, and deeper, introspective downtempo …

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Mixtape Mondays
Hip-Hop Modern Funk

DJ J-Beez “Let’s Go Dippin”

Let this G’d up WestCoast rap mix take you on a ride to the westside. There is nothing I love more than riding around in my car windows down bumping some G-Funk. Although the genre is acclaimed and beloved, it has been hard to locate a quality start to finish …

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Contests
Hip-Hop

CLOSED Contest: Win a 7″ Copy of Fredfades & Sun Raw ft. Planet Asia “The Maxi-Single”

KingUnderground is proud to announce “The Maxi-Single / Mobbin’ For a Hobby” 45 and digital single by Fredfades & Sun Raw. Fredfades & Sun Raw are keeping alive the gritty, analogue sound with 12-bit drums and loops but with their own unique style. Fred has been working with KingUnderground for …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Jeremiah Jae “A Cold Night by”

via Black Jungle Night: “A Cold Night” is a collection of new and unreleased songs made over the years in my hometown of Chicago. The theme and tone of this project was inspired by the cold and gritty back drop of the city, both mesmerizing and looming. After taking some …

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Hip-Hop Modern Funk

Blu & Union Analogtronics “Don’t Trip ft. Dam-Funk”

On Nov. 4th, Blu and Parisian production duo, Union Analogtronics, will release their collaborative album entitled “Cheetah In The City.” The Los Angeles rapper recorded the entire album in Paris and the album was entirely produced by Union Analogtronics. The album features guest appearances from Dam-Funk, Frank N Dank, Phat …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: J Treds “Make it Happen” (1998)

I moved to London around a year ago and while I love the place, few cities teach you so quickly the importance of music like this. It’s the kind of record that ought to be encased within break in case of temporary insanity glass, complete with little hammer. One of …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: KNLO “Long Jeu”

Knlo (aka Kenlo, aka Kenlo Craqnuques) remains one of Montreal’s best kept secrets. Ask anyone in the beats / hip-hop scene and they will all swear that he is one of the most talented, influential and unique artists we have.  And as for the worldwide perspective, he deserves to be mentioned …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Saul Williams “Elohim (1972)”

In 1998, Ninja Tune, an independent UK record label, released the Elohim (1972) EP, debut release of poet, actor & MC, Saul Williams. Whilst heard from time to time in the years since, Twice the First Time, its standout track, has always seemed massively slept on. On Twice the First Time, …

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