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Mike Anthony – Memory Lane | Music Video

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SAN FRANCISCO ARTIST RELEASES 1ST TRACK FROM DEBUT MIX TAPE: BIG CITY AMBITION.                   Tweet

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NOAH “40” SHEBIB EXPLAINS HOW HE CREATED HIS SOUND WITH DRAKE, SHARES PRODUCTION SECRETS IN MINI-DOC

by Zatoon

“We’re isolated here in Toronto in our own little world,” says producer and frequent Drake collaborator, Noah “40” Shebib. “There’s not a lot of big names popping by and it’s quiet and we can focus. So this is sort of like our army base offshore that we train for war in and then when we’re […]

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RJD2 is Back with his Best Single in Years

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RJD2 is the maniacal beat wizard behind some of the last two decade’s best music. If you live under a decidedly boring rock and don’t know what I’m talking about, go check out “Ghostwriter“, “Milk Tooth“, and “Smoke & Mirrors“. He consistently samples and adapts old grooves into the freshest glass of funk you have […]

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OKP Premiere: Mars Today Offers Hope On “So Far Away” With BigBrooklynRed

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Like today’s premiere, we take a firm stance against mediocrity in music. A talented producer, songwriter and performer, Mars Today steps from the background to offer this soulful effort called “So Far Away,” featuring the magical songwriting talents ofBigBrooklynRed. After collaborating with a who’s who of future R&B producers such as Soulection’sEsta, Film Noir’s KRS […]

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“SHE BE LOOKIN” Rojai x GYREFUNK

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GYREFUNK, an often overlooked contributor to the bay area modern funk scene, teams up with Rojai, frontman for SF Bay Area’s BAYONICS, for the titled track “She Be Lookin”. Filled with live instrumentation, the bassline and breakbeat are enough to start your heart racing. Adding Rojai’s infectious vocals, they’ve created what’s sure to be a […]

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OverDoz. “Why We Never Leave The Ghetto”

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L.A.-based rap group OverDoz. has been gearing fans up for their major label debut, 2008, for quite some time, having already leaked several cuts from the album, including their Pharrell-produced standout “Last Kiss.” For their latest single, “Why We Never Leave The Ghetto,” rather than getting a guest verse or a hook, the four-man crew recruits some heavy-hitting musicians instead: G-Funk revivalist […]

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TBT – Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said ft. Skylar Grey

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When it comes to the music industry, Lupe Fiasco is as real as they come. His past musical projects have shown this, but “Words I Never Said” solidifies his unique persona as a rapper. He has a lot to say and uses his music as a portal for these thoughts. His lyrics come through with […]

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Bayonics Releases “No Eres Tu”

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Bayonics released “No Eres Tu” video today, which is the spanish version of the catchy reggae tune “Not the One”, off the 2013 City Roots LP. With “No Eres Tu”, Bayonics and front man Rojai (Ro-juh) demonstrate their versatility and ability to pump out both english and spanish language jams. Bayonics has been featured on […]

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Thumbnail image for Gang Starr Hit Yo! MTV Raps Amidst Their 1994 Mass Appeal, With A Freestyle (Video)

Gang Starr Hit Yo! MTV Raps Amidst Their 1994 Mass Appeal, With A Freestyle (Video)

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Throughout the history of Gang Starr, there were a host of important albums and movements. In the late 1990s, Guru and DJ Premier went gold (with a Top 10) in Moment Of Truth, gathering the award tour of a much-deserved greatest hits look follow-up, Full Clip. A decade prior, it was the gripping “Jazz Thing” […]

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N.W.A. Were Not the Only Ones to Say Eff The Police. J Dilla Did Too…

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The life and career of J Dilla (a/k/a Jay Dee) has become something of a legend. The Detroit, Michigan producer/MC made an indelible impact on music in a 10-year run between Fan-Tas-Tic, Vol. 1 and Donuts. With a thumping sound, a steadfast lyrical bravado, and a penchant for looking beyond the traditional sources of music, […]

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