RZA | Murs | Bizarre Ride/Delicious Vinyl | Chuck D | House Shoes | Bootsy Collins
Jonathan Emile & Kendrick Lamar | MIDI Mafia | Honey Cocaine | Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
Jonezen & Gucci Mane | Substance Abuse & Tash of Tha Liks | Planet Asia| Cab Cabernet
Les Claypool of Primus | Victor Wooten | Stanley Clarke | DJ Nu-Mark | Strong Arm Steady
Rockie Fresh | Exile | Thurz | Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction) | Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses)
Toy Art Gallery | R&R Gallery | Rapper Big Pooh & Phife Dawg | 9th Wonder | Fashawn
Verdine White (Earth Wind & Fire) | Super Mart Produce | Kill Paris | Sixo | Roc Marciano
Miz MAF & Freeway | DJ Rhettmatic | Phonte | Quickie Mart | Gypsyphonic Disko
Kurupt & Boldy James | Oh No & Guilty Simpson | Phil The Agony | Shabaam Sahdeeq
China Mac & Jadakiss | Mr. Complex | Radioinactive | Sick Jacken | John Robinson
Myka Nyne | S.O.U.L. Purpose | Ricky B | Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
Hasan Salaam & Immortal Technique | Rheteric Ramirez | IamOmni | Yamin Semali | DJ Babu
V. Nova & Smif-N-Wessun | Bamboo Bros | Voice | Boycott Blues | Harn Solo | Pavy
Gotham Green, Kool G Rap & Nature | Lodeck & Omega One | Montage One | Signif
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After several years recording and performing throughout Brooklyn, the Reservoir Sound collective – headed by A.M. Breakups, the producer behind 2011’s The Cant Resurrection album – presents Alea Iacta Est, a label compilation showcasing their signature fusion of left-field hip-hop and electronica. Billy Woods of NYC duo Super Chron Flight Bros and rapper Eleven weigh in on “Captures, Pt. 1” alongside We Are Not Them, the combo of Warren Britt, Breakups and deejay Jimmy Da Gent. Breakups helms more than half of Alea‘s 18 tracks alongside Jeff Markey, A. Smart, and Baltimore double threat Teddy Faley, who raps on four songs. Lyric duties are rounded out by Elucid, Warren Britt, Eleven, Hype Wonder and Shape, while cuts are provided by Jimmy Da Gent and DJ Addikt. “I assembled the roster based on who I found was the absolute best at whatever they do,” explains Breakups. “It’s almost a family unit.” Breakups produced three tracks on Woods’ recent History Will Absolve Me album (watch the “Duck Hunt” video here). Forthcoming Reservoir releases include For Madmen Only by Cult Favorite (Breakups & Elucid) as well as albums from Hype Wonder, Teddy Faley and We Are Not Them.
Cali emcees Murs and Fashawn present the APLUSFILMZ-directed music video for the title track of their collaboration album This Generation, out today on Duck Down. The “Generation” clip follows the music video for first single “Slash Gordan” (watch here). Murs recently dropped visuals for “Animal Style” (watch here), from his recent album Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation, produced largely by Ski Beatz, the producer behind classic records for Jay-Z, Mos Def and more. Murs’ most recent release is Yumiko: Curse Of The Merch Girl, his album and graphic novel collaboration with Josh Blaylock. He recently curated Through The Mic, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art‘s first-ever hip-hop concert series, and this year’s installment of his annual Paid Dues festival featured Wu-Tang Clan, Odd Future, Kendrick Lamar and many more.
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Los Angeles emcee and Likwit Crew/Gold Chain Military member Montage One presents “Lie #1”, the DJ Babu-produced newest leak from his new album 10.6.3 OGX featuring Alchemist, Aloe Blacc, Daily Meds, DirtyDiggs, DJ Flash, DJ Revolution, E-Swift, Evidence, Exile, Guilty Simpson, J-Ro, Jake One, JListed, Khrysis, Killa Kali, Killer Ben, Krondon, MadLib, Mark Noxx, Med, Oh No, Phil The Agony, Planet Asia, Ras Kass, Styliztik Jones, TriState and Unjust. 10.6.3 OGX is available now on iTunes.
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Los Angeles emcee Menacin Johnson presents “For The Win”, the new single from his new album Brand New Headsets 2, out today. “For The Win” features A-Plus of Souls Of Mischief as well as Menacin’s fellow Project Blowed representer Abstract Rude, and is produced by L.A. beatsmith Duke Westlake. Menacin’s new album is a followup to 2009’s Brand New Headsets which featured Stylistik Jones, Tony Da Skitzo and more. Constantly touring, he has performed alongside Aceyalone of Freestyle Fellowship, Tre Hardson formerly of The Pharcyde, X-Clan and many more. “The production kinda gave me a Souls Of Mischief/Hiero feel,” Menacin says about “For The Win. “So I reached out to my homie DJ Limegreen who was DJing for them on tour at the time and he connected me with A-Plus.”
New Orleans rapper Heata Best presents the music video for “Not Tryna Be Fresh”, the new single from his new album B.R.E.A.D. (Been Receiving Equity & Dollars). “Fresh” features DMV rapper B-Simp, and is produced by Jay-B, the man behind beats for Big K.R.I.T., Vado, Young Hustle and more. The clip was directed by New Orleans director Mally X. Heata has collaborated with fellow New Orleans rapper Nesby Phips, and released a few projects featuring production from the likes of Prospek and Jon Mercure, both with production credits in the JETLife camp via Trademark and Phips. Heata’s working on a mixtape with fellow New Orleans artist Ryan Lee named WTF, as well as Pocket Change 2, the fo llowup to Pocket Change, which was nominated for Best Street Album at the NOLA Hip Hop Awards in 2011.
NY rapper Gotham Green and New Orleans producer Quickie Mart proudly present the fourth installment of their Haze Diaries series, featuring CTE signee Freddie Gibbs and Columbia Records singer T. Mills on “All I Know”, NY’s Grafh on “New York Times”, and “Everything” featuring El Prez as well as Def Jam rapper Wax, singer/songwriter/musician Jes Hudak, L.A.’s Gold Chain Military, New Orleans emcees Lyrikill, Impulss and Know One, Jackie Tohn, Casey Abrams, Jabee, P-Rawb, Zeale and Malkovich. Previous Haze Diaries volumes have featured Gibbs (watch the “Tell Me Something” video), Planet Asia (watch the “Game Change” video), Medusa, IamOmni and more. Quickie Mart produces every track on HDV4. Quickie recently released the Space Monkey Radio dubstep remix EP as well as the second volume of Balkan/bounce fusion project Gypsyphonic Disko.
NY rapper Gotham Green and New Orleans producer Quickie Mart present “All I Know” featuring CTE signee Freddie Gibbs and Columbia Records singer T. Mills. “All I Know” is from the forthcoming fourth installment of their Haze Diaries series, following the video for “Hard Way”, “New York Times” featuring Grafh and “Everything” featuring El Prez. HDV4 is also set to feature Def Jam rapper Wax, singer/songwriter/musician Jes Hudak, L.A.’s BLX Crew and more. Previous Haze Diaries volumes have featured Gibbs (watch the “Tell Me Something” video), Planet Asia (watch the “Game Change” video), Medusa, IamOmni and more. Quickie Mart produces every t rack on HDV4. Quickie recently released the Space Monkey Radio dubstep remix EP as well as the second volume of Balkan/bounce fusion project Gypsyphonic Disko.
San Francisco-based producer/turntablist Touchphonics presents the Carmen Osterlye-directed music video for “A Million Pieces” featuring vocals from Alex Lee, lead singer of SF-based Le Vice. “Pieces” is the lead single from Destroy All Lines, the debut full-length from Touchphonics, also the head of independent label Elevated Press. “Everyone has felt extreme heartache at one point or another, and ‘Pieces’ is a song to capture that emotion,” Touchphonics explains. “The video captures the cycles of death and re-growth that happens when going through everyday life and especially through heartbreak, which in the end is what the song is all about.” Destroy All Lines drops September 25.
Cali emcee Montage One premieres brand new single “Beat2Def”, featuring Ras Kass and Guilty Simpson. Producer Jlisted combines organs, cuts by DJ Revolution and even what sounds like a very brief sample of Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm”. “Beat2Def” will be found on Montage One’s forthcoming album 10.6.3 OGX, set for release on September 11, featuring guest appearances from Aloe Blacc, Evidence and more.
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NY rapper Gotham Green and New Orleans producer Quickie Mart present “New York Times”, featuring fellow NY emcee Grafh. “Times” is the second single from the forthcoming fourth installment of their Haze Diaries series, following last week’s premiere of “Everything”featuring Cali emcee El Prez. HDV4 is also set to feature CTE signee Freddie Gibbs, Columbia Records artist T. Mills, Def Jam rapper Wax, OKC’s Jabee, singer/songwriter/musician Jes Hudak, L.A.’s BLX Crewand more. Previous Haze Diaries volumes have featured Gibbs (watch the “Tell Me Something” video), Planet Asia (watch the “Game Change” video), Medusa, IamOmni and more. Quickie Mart produces every track on HDV4. Quickie recently released the Space Monkey Radio dubstep remix EP as well as the second volume of Balkan/bounce fusion project Gypsyphonic Disko.
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Cali emcee Murs presents the Hobostewd-directed music video for “Animal Style”, the Embassy-produced track from his recent BluRoc release Love & Rockets Volume 1: The Transformation. “Animal Style is a song I did for many reasons,” Murs explains. “The first was to be an advocate for people close to me who are out, and those who have yet to come out. It’s also a love song, which is nothing new for me. But with this one I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex? And finally, I just felt it was crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen sui cide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture. I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable. Even if it came at the cost of my own comfort.”