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.

Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) • Blockbuster Night Pt. 1

After a successful debut, Killer Mike and El-P are back with new music from their follow-up, Run the Jewels 2. The duo recently signed to Mass Appeal Records and will release RTJ2 October 28th. Check out the first release, "Blockbuster Night Part 1".
-Gentleman Hunter

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jhené Aiko • The Pressure

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

CyHi The Prynce • Mandela Remix ft Reason & Well$

Packed with lively chants, historic references and progressive lyrics over a triumphant beat, CyHi The Prynce's Mandela Remix may just turn out to be my favorite rap joint of 2014.

Kid Vishis • Coward ft Royce Da 5'9

Kid Vishis f/ Royce Da 5'9 - 'Coward' (produced By Chase Moore)
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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. 

Gary Clark Jr. • Blak And Blu ft Big K.R.I.T.

Blak and Blu - BIG K.R.I.T. Remix
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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.