Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ciara | I Bet (Acoustic)

Ciara | I Bet (Acoustic)

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Logic | Live at Riviera Theatre Chicago via Pursuit Of Dopeness

I'm Gone


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The Cypher Effect | Denter x ILL Mascaras x Aveldomain x Eptos Uno x Sycksyllables x Mike Diaz

The Cypher Effect | Denter x ILL Mascaras x Aveldomain x Eptos Uno x Sycksyllables x Mike Diaz

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Chatham The SUN | Somethin For You & You f/ Mr. Cheeks | prod. by Statik Selektah

"Somethin For You & You" Chatham The SUN f/ Mr. Cheeks (prod. by Statik Selektah)

The first single from Kings Stay Blessed!

LAGAET| Momentum Crew in Porto | YAK FILMS

Game Of Thrones | Season 5 Trailer Video)

The hit HBO show, “Games Of Thrones” is coming back for season 5. IMAX theaters have been screening the last two episodes of season four and they debuted the trailer for the upcoming season.

Season five will begin April 12th on HBO. Watch the preview below.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Horace Grant Goes In On The REAL Michael Jordan

Horace Grant Goes In On The REAL Michael Jordan

Video: Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney | Only One

Official Video: Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney | Only One

Allan Kingdom | Glass Up

Closed Sessions collective brings artists to their town with a request and a challenge: play a show and create a song, while being filmed. Minnesota rapper Allan Kingdom was up to the task this time around, and the result is “Glass Up (Chi x TC).

Kingdom raps over an Odd Couple sample of The Hics’Lines.”

The slower beat gives Kingdom plenty of room to try a variety of rhythms and flows—it sounds like this one was fun to make. The audio is below, followed by the Closed Sessions’ making-of video.

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus | Spike Lee | Movie Trailer

Spike Lee's new stylized thriller DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS is a new kind of love story. Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams) becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower (Zaraah Abrahams) that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated society.

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus - Trailer from Da Sweet Blood of Jesus on Vimeo.

Chance The Rapper & Nico Segal Discuss The Social Experiment’s “Surf” Album

Fader caught up with Chance and other band members Nico Segal, Nate Fox, and Peter Cottontale for a cover story. Chance and Nico spoke with the publication about the forthcoming Surf album.

“Every record has like 50 people on it,” said Chance. “The idea is to make a singular, four-minute-and-30-second song that feels like a year’s worth of music.”

Chance also declared Surf is Nico’s project while also explaining how each person contributes different aspects to the LP – Chance handles the rapping, Peter handles the keys, Nate handles the drum programming, Nico handles the horns.

Nico, a 21-year-old trumpet player, added the LP will be structured in a way listeners will have to take in the entire album to get a taste of the emcee’s part of the project.

“People hear what they wanna hear,” said Nico. “If they only wanna listen to the songs with Chance The Rapper, they’re gonna have to listen to the whole project cover-to-cover because I’m not gonna tell them which songs [he’s on]. The important thing is just to listen. Listen to the music, then send it to your grandma.”

Chance is reportedly working on his untitled debut studio LP as well. It is set to feature OutKast’s André 3000, Roc Nation’s J. Cole, and Odd Future’s Frank Ocean. He will also make an appearance on Madonna’s upcoming Rebel Heart album.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dope Folks x Wax Poetics | 2015 Sampler #2

Dope Folks Records is back with another great mixtape of rare and indie hip-hop from the golden era and beyond. Listen to tracks from Tha Alkaholiks, Rass Kass, Saafir, Black Sheep, and many more, including Q-Tip’s remix of Young Zee’s “Everybody Get.”

Purchase vinyl at their store.

Check the sampler below. Scroll down for tracklisting.

Track list:
1. OMNISCENCE “Represent” from “Raw Factors Pt. 3″ (DF0054)
2. YOUNG ZEE “Everybody Get (Q-Tip Remix)” from “Musical Meltdown Pt. 2″ (DF0051)
3. EXAMPLE ft. D-Rose of Flow Factory “D.T.S.” from “Progressions: The Austin St. Suites” (DF0052)
4. RAST RFC “Back in the Daze” from “Across West 3rd Street” (DF0059)
5. THA ALKAHOLIKS: “Mr. Troublemaker” from “Alkaholiks E.S.P. Demos” (DF0053)
6. MIC RIPPA “96 Creamhunt” from “Mr. Mic Rippa” (DF0062)
7. DEEP IN DA CIRCLE “Star of Da Show” from “Deep Waters” EP (DF0065)
8. RAS KASS, VOOODU!, ALMIGHTY ARROGANT, SAAFIR “Handle the Truth” from “Pre-Soul On Ice Demos” (DF0060)
9. SIM CITY feat. ROC MARCIANO “Sole Progression” from “Killed By Def Vol.3: SIM-E” (DF0055)
10. WILL VILL: “Outshine The Sun” from “The Arrival” Pt.1 (DF0058)
11. BLACK SHEEP “Give it Up” from “Early 90’s Rarities” (DF0050)
12. DJ STITCHES & RHYME VALORE: “These Are the Dayz” from “Another Sleepless Night” EP (DF0060)
13. COURAGEOUS CHIEF: “Like That” from “The Birth of Popa Chief” (DF0062)
14. MONSTA ISLAND CZARS (KAMACKERIS): “Mad World” from “The Come Up” (DF0056)
15. SNAFU!: “Blunt Smokers” from “Blunt Smokers 95-98″ (DF0066)
16. SCHOOL DAYZE: “Put Me On” from “Killed By Def Vol. 3: SIM-E” (DF0055)
17. DARC MIND: “Lyrical Blunt” from “Antediluvian Vol.2″ (DF0057)
18. WARRIORS OF SHAOLIN: “Network the Knowledge” from “Killed By Def Vol. 4: THE WHITE SHADOW” (DF0062)
19. DIVINE BEINGS featuring BLACK THOUGHT “We Can Get Fly” from “Whatever Tracks” (DF0048)

Kembe X Interviewed by Prince Paul, Scion AV All Purpose Show

Kembe X came by the Scion AV All Purpose Show for an extended interview with host Prince Paul. The Chicago rapper who just turned 20 is low-key presence, but he’s powerful on record, as you can hear on the recently released Scion AV Presents: Kembe X EP. Kembe spoke to Paul about his writing process, his songs’ distinctive arrangements (which strangely have their roots in a guitar-playing video game) and making the video for “As I Unfold” with TDE’s Ab-Soul. As for what’s coming up for Kembe X, it could be kids, it could be a trip back to school, or it could be something completely different. Time will tell.

Monster Kids | Cali Bash 2015 RECAP

Cali Bash 2015 RECAP

Web series "Episode 1 Day & The LIfe Of The Finest Family They performed and opened act for PitBull Don Omar Carlos Vives Tego Calderon MALUMA 3 Ball MTY FARRUKO WISIN at the Staples Center.

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DJ Precious @Monster_Precious
DJ E Fresh @ImDjeFresh

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OG Maco | New Money

Producer Austin Millz unleashed his "Searching For Gotham" project which contained this new track from OG Maco, "New Money."

Fresh Dressed Documentary Schools Us On Hip-Hop And Style

Fashion has always had a place in the hip-hop world -- from Kanye West waxing poetic on the importance of style to Run DMC revolutionizing the Adidas sneaker, major labels and trends have influenced the rap game, and vice versa.

One new film is documenting it all by taking a deeper delve into the relationship between hip-hop and fashion. Fresh Dressed: The Revolution Of Fashion Born On The Streets recently debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival and has already generated significant buzz. The film explores the rich background of rap's many uniforms of style, including the relevance it has in today's world.

Directed by Mass Appeal's creative director Sacha Jenkins and co-produced by rapper Nas, the documentary uses a series of perspectives from a star-studded cast, including Andre Leon Talley and Pharrell. The film is is a surefire standout from the rest of the festival's lineup. On the surface Fresh Dressed highlights the ongoing innovation that urban style and music often cultivate while its depth expands on the political and social issues that come with trends like Pumas and baggy jeans.

Representation hits at the heart of the film, as artists, rappers and ordinary people alike have send many messages not only through their actions and words, but with their outfits as well.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, director Jenkins expands on this connection, using issues like gang culture and the crack cocaine epidemic as prime examples of the evolution of style. He says:

"The film jumps from era to era, but if you pay attention, you can see how fashion went from this thing that represented who you were as a gang member to who you were as a crew member, and then it went to commerce." Furthermore, Jenkins' vision also brings up numerous topics that elevate (or plague) the black and Latino communities in regards to hip-hop fashion, like unofficial celebrity endorsements, money and hopefully, cultural appropriation.

The Fresh Dressed documentary will air on CNN this year but while you wait for that day to come, check out the clip below.

Skywlkr | Rhythm Roulette

For this episode of Rhythm Roulette, we linked up with Danny Brown’s DJ, Skywlkr. We went to Peoples Records in downtown Detroit, where he made his three record selections blindfolded. He ended up with Earl Bostic’s The Best of Bostic, Miki Howard’s self-titled album from 1989, and an electro record from an artist named Nicolas. From there, we went to Skywlkr’s crib, where he attempted to put together a beat out of all three records.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


The hip hop artist, Kirk Knight, has announced a co-headlining tour in the United States, with Mick Jenkins. Saba and Noname Gypsy will be supporting the tour. You can check out the dates, details and poster, after the break.

02/08 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
02/10 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
02/11 – New York, NY – SOB’s
02/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Barbary
02/13 – West Springfield, VA – Empire
02/14 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
02/15 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory)
02/18 – Dallas, TX – Loft
02/19 – Houston, TX – Studio at Warehouse Live
02/20 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
02/22 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
02/23 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
02/25 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
02/26 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
02/27 – Oakland, CA – Noise Pop Festival @ Leo’s


A never-before-seen interview with late Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard has been unearthed.

The candid interview was originally shot for MTV in 1997, seven years prior to ODB’s death.

The charming Brooklyn MC covered a range of personal topics during the 30-minute conversation with Bloomberg’s Todd Greenberg, including his troubled family life and struggles with sobriety.

You can watch the interview in full below.

Chief Keef | Voodoo

Experimenting with some new flows, Chief Keef acts as a Witch Doctor to make this “Voodoo” come to life. KC Da Beatmonster provides a backdrop that would have worked in an old Freddy Kruger flick.

Listen to “Voodoo” below…

The Cypher Effect | TCE MIC CHECK | SAHTYRE

LA's very own Sahtyre ( Swim Team / Grind Time ) joined us at Shambhala Studios for a brand new TCE Mic Check Session. He performed "Prince Thunder", a track off his upcoming project "LSD (Saga)", live.

Sef One at Shambhala Studios recorded / mixed the session. Video was shot / edited by JDS Films.

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Off The Record: Christian Rich (Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum")

Off The Record: Christian Rich (Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum")

Responsible for Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum" from his recently released album Doris, production duo Christian Rich is the focus of our ongoing Off The Record series. Recalling bringing in Chad Hugo of The Neptunes fame, watch as we're walked through the process of finding the initial melody and the happy accident of recording several vocal samples. The organic and raw nature of the session is evidenced not only by their recollection, but by the final product that is "Chum."

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ENDZ | That Aint Good | Prd by Qlockwise

Endz drops his single That Aint Good while on the GrowingSeasonTour. Listen, Like It, Share It

"Take it as a freestyle written track"... ENDZ

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Agallah Don Bishop Ft. Hus Kingpin, Rozewood | Pyrex Thrones | Prod. Agallah Don Bishop)

From Agallah Don Bishop’s 2015 mixtape titled “Don Status”

Atmosphere | Ear Blister | Official Video

Atmosphere | Ear Blister | Official Video

By 1995, Slug and D Spawn had been rocking together for a few years. However, '95 was seeing rapid growth in the popularity of an infamous collective known as Headshots, of which Atmosphere had become a part. The Headshots crew planned to release a compilation titled "Eighteen Shots On A Bus In The Middle Of Nowhere" in the Fall of that year, featuring The Abstract Pack, Phull Surkle, Urban Atmosphere, Black Hohl, Beyond, and more. Urban Atmosphere's "Ear Blister," was planned to be released on that compilation, complete with a music video. However, the compilation never materialized and neither did "Ear Blister" as an official release, though the song was a prominent fixture in their live performances around this time. For the last 2 decades, fans have been talking about "Ear Blister" and expressing a desire to view the scarcely seen music video. Well, here it is– the full-length version, available for the first time ever!

Be sure to watch out "Moment In Rhymesayers" Video Series on YouTube for more history on the label, artists and staff!

Video Credits:
Video shot & produced by Vision Quest Media (Danny Schmidt, JC Orvis, Kim Kanowitz)
Audio re-syncing by Alan Taverna
Song produced by D Spawn

The Biggest DJ Tech Announcements at NAMM 2015

The NAMM Show, the music product industry’s biggest trade show, took place in California last week. Our tech reporter Mojaxx highlights the most important DJ hardware and software announcements from the convention and why they matter.

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Run The Jewels | Lie, Cheat, Steal | Official Video

Run The Jewels | Lie, Cheat, Steal | Official Video


01/29 - House of Vans - Denver, CO
01/30 - Madison Square Garden with Jack White, New York NY
03/13 - BUKU Music & Art Project 2015, New Orleans, LA
04/10 - Coachella
04/17 - Coachella
05/09 - Big Guava Fest, Ft. Lauderdale FL
05/23 - Boston Calling Music Festival 2015, Boston, MA
05/29 - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
06/06 - Field Day 2015 - London UK
06/07 - The Forum - London, UK
06/12 - Bonnaroo Music Festival 2015, Manchester TN
07/05 - ATP Iceland 2015 - Keflavik, Iceland
08/11-08/15 - Oya Festival 2015 - Oslo, Norway
08/14 - Flow Festival 2015 - Helsinki, Finland
08/28- Reading Festival 2015 - Reading, UK
08/29 - Leeds Festival, Wetherby, UK

Combat Jack Show | J. Cole Interview | Video

J. Cole talks about growing up in a trailer park and buying back his childhood home on Forest Hills Drive and letting single mothers live there rent free. #GetReadyForCombat

Full J. Cole x Combat Jack Show Interview Below

These are the 10 most sugary breakfast cereals (and the 10 least)

Health campaigners have criticised the Government for its “appeasement” of the food industry after it emerged some of the nation’s most popular breakfast cereals contain more sugar than they did in 2012.

The public health campaign group Action on Sugar found 14 out of 50 cereals tested contained at least 33.3g of sugar, or eight teaspoons, per 100g.

You wouldn’t give your child chocolate biscuits for breakfast, yet certain manufacturers are effectively doing that for us.

Kawther Hashem, Action on Sugar Here are the 10 most sugary breakfast cereals (grams of sugar per 100g shown in brackets)

1. (Aldi) Harvest Morn Choco Rice (39g)
2. Kellogg’s Frosties (37g)
3. Morrisons Honey & Nut Corn Flakes (36.3g)
4. Sainsbury’s Honey Nut Corn Flakes (36.3g)
5. Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut (35g)
6. Kellogg’s Coco Pops (35g)
7. Sainsbury’s Choco Rice Pops (35g)
8. The Co-operative Choco Rice Crispies (35g)
9. Essential Waitrose Choco Pops (35g)
10. (Lidl) Crownfield Choco Rice (34.2g)

Here are the 10 least sugary:

1. Nestlé Shredded Wheat (0.7)
2. Quaker Oats Oatso Simple Original (1g)
3. Weetabix (4.4g)
4. Simply M&S Cornflakes (5.4g)
5. Sainsbury’s Corn Flakes (7.2g)
6. (Aldi) Harvest Morn Cornflakes (7.6g)
7. Kellogg’s Cornflakes (8g)
8. Tesco Corn Flakes (8.1g)
9. Asda Cornflakes (8.1g)
10. Morrisons Corn Flakes (8.4g)

Meet Soulection's New Star Sam Gellaitry From Scotland

Meet Sam Gellaitry, an 18-year-old producer from Stirling, Scotland, who is releasing his debut EP on L.A. label/collective Soulection this February. I'm not sure he wants us to call him Sam G., but I have a feeling people are gonna. Apparently, his dad makes bagpipes, which might go some way to explain his deft handling of a menagerie of percussive sounds on "Temple," the first single from his Short Stories EP.

G. Soulection will release Sam G's Short Stories EP on February 17th (pre-order it here).

Torch | Let The Show Begin | Envisioned by Denity

Torch | Let The Show Begin | Envisioned by Denity

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chevy Woods | Shooters | Official Music Video

The official WorldStarHipHop premiere of Chevy Woods' "Shooters" music video off his Download 'Gangland 3' tape out now:

Directed by Wiley | Follow @ChevyWoods

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DJ Dahi Doc. | Drake's Worst Behavior x Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"

DJ Dahi mini documentary

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ChiTown | ft. Reese-G, Bo-G & Cold Hard (Dir.Bo-G)

ChiTown | ft. Reese-G, Bo-G & Cold Hard (Dir.Bo-G)

Reese-G, Bo-G & Cold Hard collaborate on a Chicago Anthem "ChiTown" Prod. by: Reese-G.
Courtesy of Crucial Conflict, 3Piece & RawFootage. Directed By: Bo-G for Greynova Productions 2014.

Shot By: Bo-G, SixFo & Propane.

YugoSlavian Bboys vs De Klan | Floor Wars Italy 2015 |

YugoSlavian Bboys vs De Klan | Floor Wars Italy 2015 |

Floor Wars Italy Final:
Yugoslavian Bboys vs De Klan

Winner: De Klan

- Sunni (Soul Mavericks)
- Drud (Navi)
- Soonenough (Break Point)

The Hot Box: Asia Sparks | DJ Enuff

The Hot Box: Asia Sparks Brings Philly To The Hot Box

KRS-One | Views

KRS-One dropped knowledge on the culture of Hip-Hop in this interview with Jonathan Gasana.

He dove into the deep history that played a great role in the development of the internationally popular musical genre and cultural practice, dating back to the days of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. KRS explained how White America has always been in control of governing Black people's freedoms, and that even though Barack Obama is the current President of the United States, it wasn't Black people who got him voted into office.

He also clarified the distinct difference between Black men and Black boys, who exist within the Hip Hop culture. According to KRS-One, there are no real men in mainstream Hip Hop, and that every rapper involved is only a man stuck in the mindframe of a "little boy." He credited the culture for being heavily influenced by women, and explained how 90% of the rappers who came up from 1981-1991, "The Golden Age of Hip Hop," were raised by single mothers.

Do you agree with KRS-One's views on the lack of real "men" in mainstream Hip-Hop?

Noisey Atlanta | Gucci Mane & Jeezy: Trap Lords - Episode 3

Noisey Atlanta | Gucci Mane & Jeezy: Trap Lords - Episode 3

Thomas continues his conversation with Coach K about the origin of trap music, beginning with Young Jeezy's 2004 mixtape, Tha Streets Iz Watchin (according to Coach). Both Coach and super producer Zaytoven—who rose to prominence alongside Gucci Mane—explain the explosion of the genre and eventual beef between Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane. We quickly learn that Gucci Mane has not only become one of the most significant rappers in the Atlanta scene, but has so much leverage that his opinion can essentially decide the career trajectory of any new rapper trying to make it. What's perhaps most impressive is that Gucci's influence is still just as prominent as ever—even though he's currently locked up until 2016.

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BEST of Ballislife 2014

The Most EPIC Dunks, Ankle Breakers & Plays of The Year!!!

2014 was a great year for us at Ballislife and we'd like to share the best moments with you in one big epic video.

Here is the 4th installment of the Best of Ballislife series, re-capping the craziest highlights of 2014. Featuring MANY of your favorite players of all ages and levels like: Jamal Crawford, Chris Paul, Dennis Smith Jr, Marcus LoVett Jr, Stanley Johnson, Derrick Jones, Thon Maker, Tony Wroten Jr, Josh Jackson, Alonzo Trier, Aaron Gordon, Sedrick Barefield, Rayjon Tucker, Malik Monk, Malik Newman, Zach LaVine, Terrance Ferguson and MANY more!

Jarren Benton | Slow Motion Listening Party

Jarren Benton | Slow Motion Listening Party

Slow Motion EP released 1-27-15 in remembrance of Jahmal "Slow Motion" Pryor, one of Jarren's closest friends.

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Shot & Edited by Jesse Ray Diamond

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Sleepy Tom | Pusher (Original x Club Version)

Fool's Gold family Sleepy Tom and Anna Lunoe combine forces on "Pusher" to give festival‐grade dance music a sorely needed dose of magical realism. ST manages to grow exponentially more awesome as a producer with each new release, composing a crystalline jungle of synth builds and hooting percussion for "Pusher," topped by a heart‐stopping, theme park‐worthy drop. Meanwhile, Anna provides soaring, moody verses that showcase exactly why she's become such a stand‐out voice in a sea of homogenous electro. Together, this duo has managed to craft one of the most triumphant records of this young year. Keep on!

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Björk has spoken publicly for the first time about her new album ‘Vulnicura’’s leak and the decision to release the LP immediately in advance of a March schedule.

Talking to Zane Lowe on his Radio 1 show, she discussed the ins and outs of releasing the album online as an immediate response.

“There is no way to say how you should react,” she said. “In my situation, I had one thing going for me - the album was mastered and ready. I don’t know how I would have reacted if it was four months before. And I think also, because of the nature of the album for me emotionally, it’s the sort of subject matter where I really wanted to just get it out of the way, over and done with. It was an immediate album and I did it so quickly and it was like ‘Oh, it’s leaked, let’s just put it out.’”

Elaborating on the album’s subject matter, she said: “I work a lot on my own. I actually like it, I don’t document it at all. It’s quite a secretive place for me. When Arca came, I’d done all the songs already, the strings and structure. A lot of it was done. When he came into it, it was more like a celebration, because he’s total magic.”

‘Vulnicura’ is out now on One Little Indian - read DIY’s initial review here and listen to the Zane interview below.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Stones Throw Podcast 90 | Quaker Tape II by Katalyst

Quakers is a hip-hop collective boasting 30+ members and a core of three producers: Fuzzface, 7-Stu-7 and Katalyst. After their debut album on Stones Throw a couple years ago, Katalyst made a mix for Stones Throw podcast 72. Here's his second, Quaker Tape II, 40 minutes with everything from hip-hop, psychedelic soul to new wave. Whatever you call it, we call it "music."

A Moment In Rhymesayers | Episode 1: The Beginning

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A Moment In Rhymesayers - Episode 1: The Beginning

This video touches on the high school years, and the time right after, for pivotal members of the Rhymesayers Family; Brent "Siddiq" Sayers (CEO, Rhymesayers Entertainment), Musab "Beyond" Saad, and Anthony "ANT" Davis & Sean "Slug" Daley of Atmosphere. These are the stories whose seeds would eventually grow into Headshots.

This video also includes clips from the infamous Microphone Check Showcase events from 1995, featuring The Abstract Pack and The Urban Mind Dwellers (which featured Xilam Balam who would eventually become a member of The Native Ones aka Los Nativos)!

Make sure you follow Rhymesayers on Instagram, Soundcloud, and Youtube to see/hear rare photos/flyers and unreleased/rare music!

Produced by
Directed/Edited/DP by Andrew Melby
Design by The Pressure
Project Manager "Kevin Beacham" for Rhymesayers Ent.
Featured Music:
-Urban Atmosphere "Ear Blister" (From The Unreleased Headshots Compilation 1995)
-Beyond "Cash Is Expensive" (Headshots Tape: Compensation 1996)
-Dynospectrum "Industrial Warfare" (Headshots Tape: Industrial Warfare 1998)

DJ Lean Rock x B-Ryan | Free In The Style Vol. 1 Mixtape | .stance

DJ Lean Rock x B-Ryan | Free In The Style Vol. 1 Mixtape | .stance

Official Full Mixtape of DJ Lean Rock and DJ B-Ryan's Free In The Style, Volume 1

DJ Lean Rock | Boston, Massachusetts - USA
DJ B-Ryan | Jacksonville, Florida - USA


UK graffiti artist INSA is known for his GIF-ITI, the large-scale art technique that combines graffiti with stop-motion animation. Over the years, his GIF-fiti have gotten progressively bigger, including this blinking beauty done in conjunction with Melbourne street artist Rone, and this even bigger pretty lady with MadSteez for Pow! Wow! in Taiwan.

Recently, however, the innovator unveiled the world’s largest graffiti and GIF animation in one: a four-frame clip of his 154,774 square foot mural in Rio de Janeiro.

Dubbed “Space GIF-ITI,” the piece was painted by a team of 20. It took four separate stages, coloring in the sections in a paint-by-numbers fashion. INSA couldn’t see the finished product before he got the shot--from space. Each stage was photographed by satellite (it’s that big), and the photos were strung together to create this larger-than-life animation.



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Vic Mensa | Drive Me Crazy | Produced By Kaytranada

Kaytranada's new single, featuring Vic Mensa entitled 'Drive Me Crazy'.

Released on XL Recordings

L.atasha A.lcindor | Go Off (A Prelude To (R)evolution) Prod. Bmbu

Off "Fantastic Planet", flow of the unconscious series.
Mixed by Segnon Tiewul

Check out the performance of "GO OFF" @ SOB's

YONAS | 4AM | Official Music Video

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IG: @iamyonas

Directed by: Nick Marfing & Cory Hammon of Altamira Film Co.
Model: MaKayla Peer

Written by: YONAS
Produced by: Sean Ross


Listen to EarthGang's "The F Bomb" Remix Remix off their debut album "Shallow Graves For Toys" which is featured on their new EP called "Torba" dropping in a few weeks.


Run The Jewels played La Blogoteque as a part of their Les Soirées de Poche, or Pocket Party series.

Back in December, El-P and Killer Mike turned up the heat in Paris with their dynamic brand of high-energy hip hop. Footage of one intimate show has surfaced, capturing the pair’s entire 36-minute set.

After leading the crowd with a rendition of Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’, Run The Jewels performed numbers such as ’Oh My Darling Don’t Cry’ and ‘Blockbuster Hit Pt. 1′ during the performance, which you can watch in full below.