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Hezekiah – “Gods” (EP)

Don’t tell us about how hard you’re grinding… Producer Hezekiah put out there on his Bandcamp that he is recouperating from a brain aneyurism, and yet he still has heat for the streets that he can serve from the shelf! Check out this “Gods” EP with features from Bilal, Freeway, Blu, T3 of Slum Village, and more.

(Peep the video spot of Hezekiah & Peedi Crakk in the studio after the jump.)

HEZEKIAH – GODS (EP)

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Paul Nice – “Best Of Sade Blends” (Mixtape)

Damn if this ain’t the candy shop of banging blends! That “Sweetest Taboo” refixx though… all of ’em are probably as dope… curious about that “No Ordinary Love” one, too. Pricey, but tempting, and waiting for you over on the Bandcamp, it’s Paul Nice’s “Best Of Sade Blends.” CRAZY dope!

PAUL NICE – BEST OF SADE BLENDS (MIXTAPE)

Oh No x Tristate – “3 Dimensional Prescriptions” (Album Stream)

Super-producer Oh No and Tristate (of Durag Dynasty) form up for a new collab LP, “3 Dimensional Prescriptions.”

And yeah, Oh No did aaaaaall the damn beats on this. But the thing is loaded with features… Alchemist, Evidence, Casual, Westside Gunn, Hus Kingpin, Lyric Jones, Brotha J, Planet Asia… LOADED!

Prepare for the banger and press play.

OH NO X TRISTATE – 3 DIMENSIONAL PRESCRIPTIONS (ALBUM STREAM)

Sean Falyon – “Movie Scene” feat. Teresa Jenee (Prod. By YoungVic)

You see it. You hear it. Most important, play it, and you will FEEL it! Unmixed, unmastered, unreleased and uncommonly dope! This “Movie Scene” music (featuring Teresa Jenee) is everything! Take a listen to the new jawn from Falyon with all its perfect imperfections.

SEAN FALYON – MOVIE SCENE FEAT. TERESA JENEE (PROD. BY YOUNGVIC)

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King I Divine – “127 TAPE” (Mixtape)

King I Divine dropped a mixtape on his birthday. How do YOU celebrate? Nah, not YOUR born day, HIS (selfish)! Know what, Divine got y’all.

The project is a mix of instrumentals and songs including features from ScienZe, Yamin Semali, and D. Julien. If you could take a listen and share it… I’d really appreciate it.

There you go. Done and done. It’s a celebration. Official nod party with this Divine music. Bask in it! And share.

KING I DIVINE – 127 TAPE (MIXTAPE)

Keith Murray – “No Exceptions” (Prod. By Erick Sermon)

What if we told you today’s math was Keith Murray + Erick Sermon? If we counted to three, best believe we join you hollering DEF SQUAD! Now… press play and let’s hear if they can still do it Def‘er than ever. No curve. We grading them the same way we graded ’em all when they dropped back in the day… the way we always do real Hip-Hop. Is it dope or not… “No Exceptions!”

KEITH MURRAY – NO EXCEPTIONS (PROD. BY ERICK SERMON)

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Diamond D – “Let The Music Talk” feat. Kev Brown (Kev Brown Remix)

Aaahhh, a new and proper way for a producer to leave his mark on a track. Instead of lacing the audio signature between the beats, or at the start or end, why not just jump on the damn track and rock the sh!t out of it like Kev Brown? Sounds smooth to us. Make it a trend, trendsetters! Respect Diamond D.

DIAMOND D – LET THE MUSIC TALK FEAT. KEV BROWN (KEV BROWN REMIX)

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Smoke DZA – “Untitled” (Prod. By Ski Beatz)

Think “Untitled,” and two things you’d see a title on come to mind. D’Angelo’s classic; and that filename that comes up when you save something but you ain’t quite done working on it. Maybe that’s what Smoke DZA had in mind for this dope he left on the shelf. But naaaaah, son, this crack rock is cooked and well done!

This joint had been in the stash forever & I kept annoying DZA to drop it…finally he let me drop the sh!t on Cinematic Radio. If you haven’t peeped Don’t Smoke Rock listen to the album here sh!t is fuego.
Shipes

SMOKE DZA – UNTITLED (PROD. BY SKI BEATZ) | CINEMATIC RADIO 005

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CyHi The Prynce – “Legend”

Feel like I did 20, came home, stuck in ’96.

Well. CyHi The Prynce just told y’all how Golden Era his flows are supposed to go. What you ought to do now is spin (er… stream… for all you ‘new schoolers’) this “Legend” jawn and hear how right and righteous dude is! Damn dope work here.

CYHI THE PRYNCE – LEGEND

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O.C. – “Serious” (Prod. Gwop Sullivan)

Viacom got your brain on mute…

Damn right. O.C. came “Serious” with the rhyme demonstration this go ’round, because sh!t’s way beyond serious out here. Commenting on the state of the nation, politicians not doing a damned thing and the dumbed down music industry happily keeping us not giving a damn that they don’t. You can grab the whole “Same Moon Same Sun” project off the D.I.T.C. website.

Dope spit. And Gwop Sullivan must’ve taken a sh!t on it producing this banging azz track (’cause it is FUNKY)!

@ojones1

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Uncle Murda – “Thot” feat. Young M.A. x Dios Moreno (Video)

I notice subtleties. Like in this video how Uncle Murda and Young M.A. both express fly thugnificence with different approaches. The vibe, the clothing choices… Murda went flashy & furry in some scenes (like with 50), while M.A. just spiffed up the traditional laid back look the whole time.

Both went laid back when they were laying back with the “Thot” though. Gotta love the flip of that classic Kelis “Get Along With You” piece for this, too.

Wonder who the model was… looking sooooo good 😉

UNCLE MURDA – THOT FEAT. YOUNG M.A. X DIOS MORENO (ITUNES)

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KXNG Crooked – “Alternative Facts”

You got alternative facts, so what the f*ck is proof.
Look him dead in the eye, and give him the other truth!
KXNG Crooked

Taking the meme game to the cover art game – next level. Hahaaaa! And you know what else is ‘next level’… the level of out there that President Trump’s press secretary Kellyanne Conway was on when she coined the term “Alternative Facts.” But hey, let KXNG Crooked tell it, she just gave the whole hood a gift: a way out of most any bad situation (and then some). Pretty clever.

KXNG CROOKED – ALTERNATIVE FACTS

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D.I.T.C. – “New Wave” feat. Fat Joe x A.G. x OC

Hahaaa! Fat Joe said he still whipping up “The Formula”D.O.C. Dooope! Gotta kinda know your Hip-Hop to get something like that; might be the case for D.I.T.C. in general. But the good news is you can catch up on the latter easy enough. We posted the “Sessions” album stream on here. So link up (below) and follow up. But first, catch this “New Wave” stream.

(See what happened there… wave… stream… yeah, you saw.)

D.I.T.C. – NEW WAVE FEAT. FAT JOE X A.G. X OC | SESSIONS

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M-Dot – “egO anD The eneMy” (Album)

In case you’ain’not know… M-Dot, him hot! But let’s say you have not caught the M-Dot heatwave just yet. Sight unseen, sound unheard, how much of a BANGER would you say that a work with production on it by Marco Polo, Hi-Tek, Large Pro, Marley Marl and MORE is? WAIT! Add features from folks like umm… Camp Lo, Method Man, Dominique Larue (from that super-group Heresy we posted on) and MORE!

Not telling you what’s dope, but why are you still reading and not listening by now so you can decide for self? GOOOO!

@ojones1

M-DOT – EGO AND THE ENEMY (ALBUM)

Ran Reed – “Pathetic Emcees” feat. Bumpy Knuckles

YOOOOOO! Ran Reed is “Still Commanding Respect” with this lead single “Pathetic Emcees” though. And with Bumpy Knucks on track backup… maaaaan…mumble rappers are FINISHED! Somebody better tell ’em.

Ran Reed is an emcee who started his career in the late 90’s era of Hip-Hop. He has always been a traditional NY emcee with street-centric lyrics that are straight forward. If you are a fan of straight hardcore lyrics with hard banging beats, this is Ran Reed’s wheelhouse!
– Bad Magics

RAN REED – PATHETIC EMCEES FEAT. BUMPY KNUCKLES | STILL COMMANDING RESPECT (LP)

@ojones1

Fatt Father – “Veterans Day” (Prod. By D.R.U.G.S. Beats)

Fatt Father spit that he “belongs in sickness-ville” on his “Unthinkable” joint… AGREED! Them flows are SICK, dude! I mean, beats from DRUGS (DRUGSDRUGS…haaa) don’t hurt either. But this Detroit emcee is a lion of a lyricist, showing why he rules his jungle on this “Veterans Day” project (entirely produced by DRUGS).

(Salute to my folks at Bad Magics for hipping me to another heater!)

FATT FATHER – VETERANS DAY (PROD. BY D.R.U.G.S. Beats)

Syd – “Body”

Damn. So Syd and the rest of The Internet will be at The Loft in ATL on March 3rd? Might need to be at the spot. Listen to mega-talented ma do her thing on “Body” from the upcoming debut solo album “Fin” (out now).

SYD – FIN (ALBUM)

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DJ Tony Touch – “Hip Hop 104” (Mixtape)

Tony Toca!! Hot dam this DJ about to make your day with this one. Starting with the 2016 Skillz Rap Up and gets it moving right away! Mid afternoon mix for y’all. You’re welcome!

@ojones1

DJ TONY TOUCH – HIP HOP 104 (MIXTAPE)

Talib Kweli x Styles P – “Last Ones”

Your hear that work! Recognize a Don when he passingKweli said it on here. But you will cosign that sentiment for him and SP when you rock out to this “Last Ones” jawn. Beats and lyrics on deck!

TALIB KWELI X STYLES P – LAST ONES

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Salaam Remi, Amy Winehouse’s Main Producer, Speaks On Her Artistic Influence, Dying At 27 And More (Video)

Ohhhh! Amy Winehouse’s main producer was Salaam Remi? That’s one of Nas’ go-to producers. Wonder if that is what put them in contact (e.g. both working with and trusting Remi), allowing them to grow their friendship. Or was it that those two were friends… and one introduced the other to Salaam Remi.

Salaam Remi is one of the producers who worked heavily with the late Amy Winehouse. The producer discusses meeting Amy, and how they would come together to produce jazz music. He goes on to speak about her issues with love, her sense of humor and how that affected her music. Despite producing a majority of Amy’s work, Salaam reveals he did not get a Grammy alongside the songstress. Salaam talks, Amy’s legacy after the troubled singer died at just 27 years old.

@ojones1

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