Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kendrick Lamar • I

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Kendrick Lamar is back to remind us that LOVE is all we need. ”I” is the first single off his follow-up to the much lauded debut good Kid, m.A.A.d City and is a much needed anthem for the youth of today. K. Dot reminds us that the first step to unity is self-love. Enjoy.
-Gentleman Hunter

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Flying Lotus • Never Catch Me ft Kendrick Lamar

Flying Lotus, one of the most envelope-pushingest artists of our time connects with Kendrick Lamar to create something paramount. To say "Never Catch Me" is an epic track would be a huge understatement. FlyLo's soundscape serves as an ever-changing, experimental, jazz-infused backdrop to Kendrick's always meaningful lyrics. Suffice it to say, the new album You're Dead, from which this track is taken from, is highly anticipated.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

KING • Mister Chameleon

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Nothing is sweeter than new music from the ladies of KING. Paris, Amber and Anita have returned with their new track "Mister Chameleon". The laid-back, soul-stepper tells the story of a mysterious fellow ladies may want to steer clear of and as per fantastic usual, we're treated to KING's signature heavenly harmonies. Check it out below.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

ILL CLIP: Janelle Monáe & Kimbra • Rock Steady + Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Janelle Monáe and Kimbra, 2 of the most creative ladies in music teamed up earlier this year for their Golden Electric Tour in Australia and New Zealand. For those of us unable to make the shows, they graciously offer a couple live covers of Aretha Franklin's "Rock Steady" and Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'". Check them out below.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Seba Graves • F^NT^SY

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"F^NT^SY" is compilation of songs written by Seba Graves. Seba Graves is one of the founding members of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.  This is his second EP and it’s worth a listen. Grab your favorite drink and relax to this.
-Gentleman Hunter

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Domino Effect • Ground Zero

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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

Lauryn Hill • Black Rage

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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.

J*DaVeY • Love? Yeah! ft Def Sound + Deadly + The Ruins

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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.

ILL CLIP: Joey Bada$$ • Big Dusty

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Joey Bada$$ returns with "Big Dusty" proving his case for being one of this generation's most consistent and truest emcees. Over a mellow yet menacing boom bap track produced by Kirk Knight, Joey unloads dope rhymes through his signature gruff. Check out the video below.