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Sep 08, 2014

New Video: Def Dee - “Yeah” f. El Da Sensei

Def Dee

Def Dee’s latest video for “Yeah” featuring"El Da Sensei” was filmed at Mastercraft vinyl manufacturing facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The track can be found on Def Dee’s new album, Deja Vu, which is available now via Redefinition Records. - Liz

New Contest: R.A. The Rugged Man’s “Definition Of A Rap Flow Competition”

R.A. The Rugged Man

R.A. The Rugged Man is hosting a contest through which you can get your music heard by Talib Kweli, Murs, Jean Grae, Rittz, and more. The winning rap over instrumentals from R.A. The Rugged Man’s new album, “Legends Never Die” gets their song pressed on 7” vinyl, bragging rights, $500, and an exclusive original beat by Mr. Green to be mixed by Grammy-winning engineer, Chris Conway. The deadline for contest entries is September 30. More info and contest rules can be found on R.A. The Rugged Man’s websiteHyperlink Code. - Liz

New Music: Erik Blood - “Canons, Vol. 1”

Erik Blood

You probably remember Erik Blood from his work with Shabazz Palaces and Thee Satisfaction (among others). Or maybe you were lucky enough to have seen him at the Frye Art Museum last Friday as part of the Black Constellation exhibit. His latest EP, “Canons, Vol.1” features Palaceer Lazaro and Fly Guy Dai from Shabazz Palaces on “Canon 3: The Exchange.” Erik Blood will be performing with Mahogany and Sassy Black at Chop Suey on September 24 with OCnotes as host. -  Liz

Sep 03, 2014

New Video: Action Bronson - “Baklava, Pizza, and Hand Tattoos: Fuck, That’s Delicious” (Episode 4)

Action Bronson

My favorite cooking show host is back with the 4th installment and it just keeps getting better. - Josh

New Video: Berner “All In A Day” ft Young Thug, YG & Vital


Posse cut from Berner off his upcoming “20 Lights” EP. Catch the Taylor Gang representative at The Showbox on 11/3 with Meth & Red and B-Real. - Josh

New Music: Gizmo - “Sameness : Book of James”


Gizmo will soon be opening up for Jose James at The Crocodile with one of our favorite DJs, AC Lewis. Check out Gizmo’s new track “Sameness : Book Of James” below and grab your tickets for the September 16 show here. - Liz

New Music: Theoretics - “Future Is Bright” f. Shelton Harris


Seattle’s own Theoretics music has released the third installment in their new One A Month series featuring Shelton Harris. The first two featured Moe Betta, Grynch, and Afrok and are available to stream on their Soundcloud page. - Liz

Aug 28, 2014

New Music: Deltron 3030 - “Melding Of The Minds (A Plus Remix)”

Deltron 3030

A-Plus of Souls Of Mischief and the Hieroglyphics family has remixed one of the best tracks on Deltron 3030’s “Event 2” album. The triumphant return of the Event 2 Tour is November 5 at The Showbox, better grab those tickets soon. - Liz

Aug 26, 2014

Takin’ It Back Tuesday: Method Man & Redman - “Mi Casa”

Method Man & Redman

“Mi Casa” is from the first Blackout! album from 1999, which was an instant classic. Method Man & Redman will be at The Showbox on November 3 with B-Real, Berner, and Mick Jenkins; so you know you don’t want to miss that. Tickets available at - Liz

New Video: Tasman Holloway - “I Mean It”

Tasman Holloway

New visuals for a banger off of Tas’ upcoming project with DJ Drama dropping October 8th. Make sure to cop that! - Josh