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Sep 12, 2016

New Video: 7 Slaps In The Sack Episode 25: Polyester The Saint

Polyester The Saint

New episode of 7 Slaps In The Sack, filmed at the world famous Amoeba Music in LA. Peep it! - Josh

Sep 08, 2016

New Music: RUDE - “Visuals”

The BlowUp Co.

Seattle’s new collective RUDE drops off their new single titled ‘Visuals’. The Anvil produced joint eagerly represents the Seattle mentality; a fresh mixture of high energy rhymes with a slight overcast of gloomy, hard hitting transitions provided by the duo. Peep the drop here and familiarize yourself. - b.

Rude Ass Mogli + Crow

New LP: Noname - “Telefone”


This summer was one for the books in regards to music. Many emerging artists painted their colorful existence in releasing their freshman and sophomore projects right on time for music lovers to flave until the sunset. We are proud to feature Noname , a lovely songstress from Chicago shaping up sharp melodies and wordplay into organic songs of soul prosperity. Before her stand-alone project with features from the likes of Xavier Omar, Ravyn Lanae and so much more; Noname had a key force feature on Chance The Rapper’s debut project, Acid Rap. Do yourself a favor and reach complete bliss with the sounds of Noname. - b.


Lost (feat. Noname Gypsy) - Chance The Rapper

New Video: King Leez & Guce - “Just That Type” (ft. Kokane)

Black Umbrella

Black Umbrella’s King Leez and Guce team up for their visuals to ‘Just That Type’. It’s been a crazy year for the duo as we anticipate their collaborative project but this should put you at ease knowing these cats are WORKING and creating the movement. Kokane supplies a fine set of wordplay over these visuals produced by Chris Carson and the Revolutionary Mindz team. Check the video. - b.

Sep 07, 2016

New Album: Isaiah Rashad - “The Sun’s Tirade”

Isaiah Rashad

TDE’s secret special sauce also known as Isaiah Rashad releases The Sun’s Tirade, his follow-up debut project to his 2014 release ‘Cilvia Demo’. #TST presents itself to you like a genie in a bottle. Three very fitting ScHoolboy Q interludes spread among a 17-track earthy feeling tape that takes your wishes very seriously. With TDE representing the flow and encouraging fact they remain our favorite stand-out group of lyrical geniuses, #TST is sure to have you feeling #blessed. Easily one of our favorite releases of 2016. Your wish has come true. Peep the stream. b.

Sep 01, 2016

New Album: Cee Goods - “Good Vibes”

Cee Goods

New album from LA / Portland beat maker Cee Goods with features from King Leez, Hanif, TOPE, Mikey Vegaz and more. - Josh

New Music: Raz Simone - “Slide”

Raz Simone

XXL premiered the new Raz song this morning, which you can listen to below. - Josh

Aug 31, 2016

New Album: Jake Kost - ‘Stadtluft Macht Frei’

Jake Kost

Portland artist Jake Kost release his new album with features from Reks, El Ay, Supastition and more! - Josh

Aug 26, 2016

New Video: Futuristic - “Mindcraft”


Off of Futuristic’s new album “As Seen on The Internet”, which dropped today. Catch Futuristic spazzing live at The Crocodile September 30th. - Josh

Aug 23, 2016

New Music: Ryan Caraveo - “Feels Like Magic”

Ryan Caraveo

New single release produced by Decap before Ryan plays Bumbershoot Mainstage on Saturday September 3rd! - Josh