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    New Music: Cadenza – “Foundation (Zed Bias Remix)”

    Revamping UK producer Cadenza's single, "Foundation,"  Zed Bias has released his own remix of the riddim. The Stylo G and Busy Signal-assisted track has leveled up in the department of upbeat...

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    Premiere: Hadish – “On”

    Photo Credit: Hero Drade From the opening line (“They throw dirt on my name ‘til they throw dirt on my casket”) to...

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    The Game – “Everybody On The Floor” Featuring Migos

    California's bad boy The Game just released a hot trap record titled "Everybody On The Floor" which features a stellar verse by the main artist that hilariously mentions the lack of Benzino's...

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    Raury – “Devil’s Whisper”

    During a beautiful night in Austin, Texas during SXSW this year, Raury sat on a curb on 6th Street, just chilling with friends. On the way to see The Black Opera, I approached Raury and told the...

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    Interview: Meet E.G. Young

      We recently sat down with E.G. Young this week and was given the opportunity to interview the newly emerging Southern Californian MC. Instead of focusing on just one project, or issue, we...

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    New Video: Raz Fresco – “Up North”

    Raz Fresco, the young and gifted rapper and record producer from Brampton, Ontario, just released a warm, retro nouveau video for "Up North", a single from his latest mix tape "Pablo Frescobar",...

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    RESPECT’S Artist of the Month: Olivia Odiwe

    London-native Olivia Odiwe has been making waves within both the art and Hip-hop communities with her creations. With a unique style in tow, the 23-year-old has rightfully earned her spot as...

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    Premiere: Kelow – “I Got That”

    DC Femcee, Kelow, has returned with her new track "I Got That". Produced by Trip Dixon. As Kelow preps for her new EP Amethyst Stoner which is due to release in July. She release "I Got That"...

  • RESPECT. Interview: MK Asante

    As a decorated author, promising filmmaker, and powerful lyricist, MK Asante is becoming a dynamic voice of literature and Hip-Hop culture. MK’s critically acclaimed memoir, “BUCK” has had a...

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    Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) Covers Bruno Mars’ “Marry You”

    If you didn't think Donald Glover (or Childish Gambino) could make a chart-topping R&B hit a record of his own, with his own flair, guess again. The rapper-slash-former full-time actor sung Bruno...

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New Music: Soul Khan – “Praying For A River” (Prod. J57) posted at 10:42 am

Everyone's favorite battle-rapper-turned-thinking-man just dropped a song worth listening to a few times over. "Praying For A River" finds Soul Khan doing a lot at once: he offers solace to those struggling, comments on the faux-independent movement of the day, thumps his chest, references a pair...

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New Music: Anti-Lilly & Phoniks – “Rothko” posted at 3:58 pm

The throwback feel of Anti-Lilly's music and Phoniks production is a match made in heaven. Having both released golden age style LPs earlier in the year, the two have joined forces for Stories From the Brass Section, due out early next year. "Rothko" is taste of what to expect,...

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New Video: S.T.S. feat. Nikki Jean and Rog Rebel – “What More Can I Say” (prod. MPIII) posted at 3:26 pm

Jay Z may have a cultural monopoly on the phrase "what more can I say," but S.T.S. is looking to buy some stock. Produced by MPIII, "What More Can I Say" is an aural precis that squeezes a panoply of topics into a single one hundred second interval. In the spirit of the song, there's nothing more...

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Interview: Tamara Saul Makes Soul for the Senses posted at 1:46 pm

Since releasing her EP, Neon Nights, Tamara Saul has experienced a wild ride to acclaim. Songs like "Biggie Say My Name (Girls Love Beyonce Bootleg)" and "Pink Skies In Dark Nights" have pushed her to the forefront in a big way, with the listening public clearly willing to embrace a young...

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New Video: L’Orange & Stik Figa – “Blind Tiger” posted at 12:29 pm

"Cinematic" is often used to describe music videos, but it's rarely an accurate descriptor; shooting a video in black and white doesn't magically make it cinematic. The magic of cinema isn't just how it looks, but how it feels; a good film will transport you to distant, perhaps even fictional...

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New Music: Madlib – “Hold the Organ” posted at 11:17 am

Sample master (or monster?) Madlib never sleeps. His latest release is "Hold the Organ," a song built to rattle a stadium. As the title suggests, the organ plays an important role in the song's strength, yet the supporting cast is just as instrumental, in both senses of the word. Guitars, bass...

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New Music: Gee Watts Feat. Stik Figa – “Church” posted at 4:21 pm

Arkutec's drums knock to life, a pained stutter-step of a soul sample joins in, and the dreary, repentant vibe for "Church" is set. Gee Watts' Kansas City-bred, seen-too-much grit is in full effect, pushing the ills of the world to the surface with a tightly-sewn flow: "Tragic they wield, blast and...