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Dave East – “Right” (Prod. By J. Demers)

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Harlem’s (NY, USA) Dave East is dropping his new mixtape, “HMN” (Hate Me Now), soon enough. So, smart motion is getting with producer J. Demers on this banger “Right” here to get the buzz on the block up before then. Take advantage. Listen and get Dave’s FREE download of this leak now.

DOWNLOAD: DAVE EAST – RIGHT (PROD. BY J. DEMERS)

All Things Must Pass (Trailer)

Some day someone will ask, “What’s a record store?” and no one will have an answer (other than ‘huh?’). That day is coming closer than ever… Has to, with the biggest artists only catering to the biggest outlets. Music sales being all online or mobile nowadays, that day will likely come and go with no real commemoration. Or maybe someone will recommend watching this “All Things Must Pass” film, looking into the rise and fall of super-fun, super-giant music store Tower Records. Check out the trailer above.

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Big K.R.I.T. – “86”

Guitar and bass by Mike Hartnett adding a nice som’n som’n to the ‘Shaft’ elements in this beat for the latest from Big K.R.I.T. entitled “86.” Cadillac music with that new car smell and shine. Enjoy the FREE download (linked below)!

DOWNLOAD: BIG K.R.I.T. – 86

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Eye Candy: Ralen Watts (Video)

*sigh* It’s Monday.
*sigh* It’s Ralen Watts!

See what I did there? It’s all a matter of perspective. The heavy breath expended for Monday is usually one of despair; an ‘already tired’ feeling. But you realize that there is a Ralen Watts – so thick and sexy, breathing this very same air somewhere – and your outlook gets a whole lot better, huh? Yep, there is that; and that you have made it halfway through Monday. You know what time it is when we start passing out the Eye Candy – noooon time! Celebrate with a taste of this Brazilian Honey!

MORE RALEN WATTS ON INSTAGRAM

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Mos Def – “Sensei On The Block” (Prod. By Ski Beatz)

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Yasiin Bey, apparently back on the block to run ish as the Mighty Mos Def, with his new single “Sensei On The Beat” (produced by Ski Beatz). Nice! Press play immediately. Looks like Mos is moving past that battle-any-emcee hiccup, going back to carving out his best-in-the-biz-ness niche by putting out dope work. Chop chop!

MOS DEF – SENSEI ON THE BLOCK (PROD. BY SKI BEATZ)

Odell’s RoundTable: “Is Experience The Best Teacher?” (Video)

On this episode of Odell’s RoundTable the panel discusses Is Experience the best teacher?  Think about that question for a minute can experience best teach you in relationships?  Do you need to have bad experiences in a relationship to appreciate a good one?  Just because someone else has experienced something can you learn from them or do you have to experience it yourself?  These questions and more are discussed.  The discussion is moderated by Odell aka ArtByOdell along with co producer Dre Day.  The regulars of the panel like DJ Knotts, Tierra  Alita & Petrina are there as well along with two first timers at the Round Table.  Mr Be Everywhere himself Sean Falyon along with Filmaker/Photographer Artemus Jenkins join in on the discussion.  Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and on SoundCloud.

PREVIOUS: ODELL’S ROUNDTABLE – WHAT IS MONOGAMY IN 2015 (VIDEO)

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Alternative/R&B: The Internet – “Girl” (Live)

Above: Watch The Internet do a live in-studio version of “Girl” for KCRW. Like it? You can get the single and more dopeness on The Internet’s LP “Ego Death” (out now, linked via earlier post below).

THE INTERNET – EGO DEATH

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Scarface Speaking On Being ‘Deeply Rooted’ In Independent Music, His Best Album Ever And More (Video)

Scarface is definitely a citizen of The Universe… and a recent guest on Sway in the Morning. Good candid convo, as we have come to expect from BrotherMob’s interviews. Dropping “Deeply Rooted” on September 4, 2015, the talk around the web will likely be, at least in part, on how the work is guaranteed to be ‘real’ or ‘less commercial.’ Again, isn’t that also what we have come to expect from Uncle Face. He’ll touch on that aspect above as he speaks on ‘the best work he has ever done.’

Big talk… But real talk. Along with him admitting imitation-flattery of Chuck D’s style (and to being a crazy FANatic when it comes to PE’s “Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos”), likening his Geto Boyz to N.W.A. (maybe even a movie coming of it, similarly. Hmmmm). All that and so much more in the interview above.

PREVIOUS: SCARFACE – DEEPLY ROOTED (ALBUM)

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Everett Whiteside aka RunWRC – “45 Forty-Fives” (Mixtape)

Ohhhh! My bredren from waaay back! This one put me on a flashback to us chilling at the station Thursday into Friday, then riding out in The Couch (my beige beater ’85 Caprice Classic), toting crates, and him rocking gigs Friday into Saturday and beyond! Memories. Good to hear DJ Soul (ha, going with the throwback handle) still doing the damn the right damn way… just like did when he was running the WVUA-FM Wide World Of Hip-Hop back in the guts of the Golden Era. Soul sent me a CD y’all. Fortunately, he included a link to the mix online, so he went new school enough for me to share with y’all. Up with the tech, but still…

45 Forty-Five Records mixed on two turntables; No Serato and no special edition remixes; Extended version of this mix coming soon
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Thank you, DJ Soul (aka Everett Whiteside aka RunWRC) my University of Alabama schoolmate, for the blessing of “45 Forty-Fives.” And Happy Belated Birthday homie!!

(Click play and enjoy the stream above, and ooh’s and aah’s you get from learning where some classic Hip-Hop samples came from… and from memories of actually playing some of these jams on tapes and vinyl, if you were around back then. And keep reading for more great stuff after the jump.)

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Watch Sean Price Review Tracks For His “Songs In The Key Of Price” Mixtape (Video)

Rest In Peace, Sean Price. Watch here as P! is playing and commenting on “Songs In The Key Of Price” tracks with Mr. Green. The video footage was being recorded for an upcoming episode of ‘Live From The Streets.’ You can buy the “Songs In The Key Of Price” and related items at http://duckdown.com/seanprice (see below, along with a link to Sean’s Family’s Crowd Rise support page in an earlier post).

SEAN PRICE – SONGS IN THE KEY OF PRICE (MIXTAPE) | DONATE TO SUPPORT SEAN’S FAMILY

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Talk About Their Career Beginnings, Their Time With Eazy-E And Their Suspicions About His Death (Video)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Krayzie Bone, Flesh-N-Bone and Wi$h Bone speak on their coming up, their relationship with the late gangsta gangsta and Ruthless Records CEO Eazy-E. We know the N.W.A. member died of complications from AIDS a couple of decades ago. Okay, check that. Bone Thugs ain’t quite convinced. Nonetheless, the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony keep building on a Ruthless legacy in honor of Eazy, owing their career success in large part to him. That said…

“Just rationally thinking, something had to go on…”
Wi$h Bone musing on Eazy-E’s death mysteriously coming so suddenly

Much more in the video interview above. Watch.

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Fashawn – “100 Bars”

Niiiiiice! Fashawn hitting us upside the head with “100 Bars” for the FREE.99 (download link below)… and he has that “The Ecology” project out already. We posted on that in an earlier post here.

DOWNLOAD: FASHAWN – 100 BARS | THE ECOLOGY

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R&B: Tiara Thomas – “Mary Jane” (Prod. By Ryan Ryghteous Tedder) [Video]

Let’s review the setting for the perfect Tiara Thomas music video for “Mary Jane” (produced by Ryan Ryghteous Tedder). Hazed out cluttered up basement hangout with the gaming console and low lighting and such. Dudes goofing about ‘Half Baked’ style, about to dig in and light up… and on the tube, Tiara Thomas… infomercializing the hell out of some ‘Magic Spray’… waitwhat???

EXACTLY! Weed-head situation giving rise to a WTF moment. Setting set. Now, the video can begin! Watch above. You can cop the “Up In Smoke” EP by following the link below if you like.

TIARA THOMAS – UP IN SMOKE (EP)

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Anderson .Paak Breaks Down His Verse On “Animals” Off Dr. Dre’s “Compton” LP (Video)

One of my favorite songs off of Dr. Dre’s new “Compton” album is “Animals” produced by DJ Premier featuring this artist right here!

Up and coming West Coast Rapper/Singer Anderson .Paak was featured heavily on Dr. Dre’s latest album “Compton” which was inspired by the new film “Straight Outta Compton.” Anderson performs and provides the meaning behind an important track to him on the album, “Animals” which was produced by Dr. Dre and DJ Premier.

DR. DRE – COMPTON

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The Weeknd – “Tell Your Friends” (Prod. By Kanye West) [Video]

Go Tell Your Friends about it… I’m the n!gga with the hair, singing bout poppin’ pills, fuckin b!tches with the lights on…”
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Last pre-release visual dropped from The Weeknd’s LP “Beauty Behind The Madness” (out today). Check out “Tell Your Friends” (produced by Kanye West). Got your album link via earlier post right here.

THE WEEKND – BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADNESS

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DJ Doo Wop – “Shadows Of 1995” (Prod. By Statik Selektah)

“This is a history lesson right here…”

DJ Doo Wop and Statik Selektah go in HARD to get to the gristle of the 90’s gritty Hip-Hop! Doo Wop dug for the gold in the heart of the Golden Era of rap music and struck pay dirt with “Shadows Of 1995.”

DJ DOO WOP – SHADOWS OF 1995 (PROD. BY STATIK SELEKTAH)

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Freddie Joachim x Gyrefunk – “Ex’pressed” (Video)

Excellent find by the folks at OKP! This jazzy “Ex’pressed” instrumental is just… wow! The audio stream is embedded and linked below. Watch the visual above for behind-the-scenes insights offered by Freddie Joachim.

San Diego based DJ/Producer Extraordinaire Freddie Joachim came by Ex’pression College Emeryville while in town for a show. Freddie was able to work with local musician/producer Gyrefunk and add some acoustic touches to some of his production. Check out the track and the Artist in Residence video on our youtube channel to see inside the session!
– Ex’pression College

FREDDIE JOACHIM X GYREFUNK – EX’PRESSED

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Hotel Clermont (Trailer) [NSFW]

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The Clermont Hotel on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta closed in 2009. But those who know know the internationally known basement strip club is still up and running. This documentary trailer teases (get it) the full story of the counter culture establishment frequented by bands, true ballers and all kinds of folk throughout history. Not just talking about the club below, but the scoop on residents who rented rooms above. True ATL history here. Hit the pic above or the link below to watch the trailer, then wait with anticipation like the rest of us.

Had to give it the Not Safe For Work label due to some brief nudity… There is a strip club there after all, sooooo…

HOTEL CLERMONT (TRAILER)

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Apollo Brown – “Not That Guy” feat. Your Old Droog

This “Not That Guy” (featuring Your Old Droog) single is available now when you visit the pre-order site for the coming Apollo Brown album “Grandeur.” Stream above. Linked below.

APOLLO BROWN – NOT THAT GUY FEAT. YOUR OLD DROOG | GRANDEUR (VIA EARLIER POST)

PREVIOUS: APOLLO BROWN – DETONATE FEAT. M.O.P.

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Going ‘Off The Grid’ With J. Cole (Video)

Promo vid for a boots brand offering, J. Cole offers so much more here. The scenery, vibe and inspiration… feel it as Cole World comes to the old world Tuff Gong Studios. Hiking the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. Great look!

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