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Future Classic: Zion-I “The Sun Come Out”

Brand new heat from Oakland’s Zion I. The duo has been flying under the radar for years and hopefully the release of their new record called “Atomic Clock” helps them get more attention in the scene. I’m loving this track right here (it’s podcast material for sure!)… it really makes …

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Hip-Hop

Nas Documentary

Not too go to deep on why Nas is one of my top two or three favorite MC’s of all time but I just wanted to share this with you all. A pretty good documentary from a few years back (on VH1’s Driven).  Very insightful look into Nas’ career.

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Future Classic: Gangrene (Oh No + The Alchemist) “Take Drugs”

I had kinda read somewhere that this was a project to keep an eye on. Gangrene is the name of a new collaboration between Oh No (Madlib’s younger brother) and producer extraordinaire The Alchemist. Well, judging from the first single and video, i’m gonna like this… a lot…

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Dela “Music Is My Sanctuary Remix”

Dela is a dope beatmaker from France but also one of our favorite Montrealers! He took on the daunting task of remixing the Gary Bartz classic that inspired me for the name of the site. If you didn’t know the original version go check it out for yourself. Big thanks …

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Quasimoto “Rappcats”

Stone cold indie rap classic right here. Of course, this is a track from Lord Quas, the helium inflated MC created by Madlib. Such a dope video paying homage to some of the godfathers of RAP!

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic : Kayne, Kweli & Consequence “Chain Heavy”

Like a lot of people I have mixed feelings about Kayne. As a producer and all around musical art director I have nothing but respect. As an emcee is where I find him kind of average. On tracks where you have a lot of quality MC’s he clearly isn’t on …

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Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop

Mowgli “Analyse This” Video

For those who don’t know of Mowgli yet, he’s definitely one of the freshest voices in UK Hip-Hop right now and he’s arrived! Finally… It’s great to hear these tracks get played, reviewed and videos because I was in the first few to hear them 3-4 years ago! I discovered …

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Hip-Hop

Onra & Lexis’ “Teenage Years Rap Tape”

I’m really happy to finally be posting this. This summer I was hanging out with good homie and super talented producer ONRA after the show we played together. After doing the music nerd talk we realised that we have pretty much the same influences and tastes. So we decided to …

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Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Devin the Dude “See What I Can Pull”

Devin the Dude is just criminally underrated. Dude from Houston has been putting out records every year or two and he’s never really gotten the mainstream praise he should have. “See what I can pull” is from his first record back in 1998 and it’s just such a lazy southern …

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Hip-Hop

MED’s ‘Bang Ya Head III’ mixtape

You all know my deep love for MC Medaphor right? Well, combine MED with production from Madlib, JRocc, DJ Babu and Oddisee; MED’s Bang Ya Head III mixtape is quite a treat. This mixtape is for the true hip-hop headz!!! Tracklist: 1) Intro -prod by JRocc 2) Advice – LMD …

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Hip-Hop

Alaclair Ensemble “Fussy Fuss” Video

Boom Boom Clap! Alaclair Ensemble take it to the dark alleys for this one. This is for everyone who thought they were jokesters, this is real shit son! For anyone who don’t know about them, they are a Quebec & Montreal collective that just put together probably the best hip-hop …

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DELA presents “My Favorite Slept-on Records”

Dela for those who don’t know him yet is one of the dopest French producers out there. He’s been doing his thing for a while now but 2009 was definitely a high point for the Paris-based producer; he put out an album on legendary Fat Beats Records with features from …

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