Thursday, August 28, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
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The Domino Effect is a St. Louis-based Hip Hop duo who are no strangers to making music that dares to enlighten and uplift. On their latest offering "Ground Zero", they give us their take on the Mike Brown shooting and subsequent chaos to follow due to the militarized police response to protesters.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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From the ashes of the turmoil created by the tragic shooting of 18 year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. comes many voices of protest including the reclusive yet always-on-time, Lauryn Hill. Ironically sung to the tune of The Sound of Music's "My Favorite Things", "Black Rage" attempts to shed light as to what creates unrest in times such as these. Listen for yourself below.
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The pioneering future-soul-electro-pop duo of J*DaVeY has their fans all a-twitter (pun intended) with their latest releases off their upcoming project, Rookie. After what felt like an eternity, Jack & Brook return to form with an up-tempo, dance groove ("Love? Yeah!"), a slow, synth-fueled jam ("Deadly") and a boom-bap, soul gem that finds Ms. Davey showing off her emcee skills ("The Ruins"). Check them out below and look out for the full-length release of Rookie coming soon.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
With her new joint, the beautiful and talented Jhené Aiko continues to impress listeners with her airy yet commanding voice over hard-but-gentle beats. "The Pressure", produced by The Fisticuffs, is the 2nd release off her forthcoming album Souled Out - due out August 25th; featuring production from No I.D., James Fauntleroy, Dot Da Genius and Key Wane.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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"Coward" featuring Royce Da 5'9 from Kid Vishis' new album Timing Is Everything is a hardcore Hip Hop fan's dream: Down and dirty street talk in the form of Rhythmic American Poetry delivered by SKILLED emcees. Sure it may be littered with disturbing gun imagery and a slight line of homophobia, but when performed with such grace as these lyrics are over a beat as gutter as the subject matter, even non-thugs like me may still be able to enjoy it for what it is - good, grimy street sh!t.
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Bluesy Rock-N-Soul musician Gary Clark, Jr. is not about letting fans go too long without new music. Remixing his 2012 release Blak And Blu into a mixtape (featuring guests such as Talib Kweli, Bilal, Alice Smith and Big K.R.I.T. on the title track) is just what the doctor ordered to hold us over as we wait for his next album to drop.