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[ Video ] Duke Westlake “Geyser” Ft VerBS

LA producer Duke Westlake is known for his ambient instrumentals and slapping drums. Having produced for Jeremiah Jae, Dumbfoundead, Open Mike Eagle, Nocando, Trek Life, Duke brings in the talents of VerBS and Jose Zeta Jones Rios for this everyman’s journey video. These beautiful images conjure thoughts of life on the west coast and drive…

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[ The Distribution ] L’Orange & Stik Figa “Monochrome”

“Monochrome“ is second single from L’Orange & Stik Figa‘s upcoming project, “The City Under The City“. The new single establishes the setting for the story of “The City Under The City” and shows movement from a monochromatic life into the colorful depths below the surface. “As I wax poetic over past aesthetics, craft a legend of a time…

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[ Album ] Oddisee “The Beauty In All”

Oddisee releases his new instrumental album “The Beauty In All” today. The 12 track audible journey, rich in texture, is the perfect laid back record to put on for a drive, an afternoon off, or some time alone with someone close.   With it comes an intensely personal new mixtape of material produced by &…

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[ Video ] L’Orange & Stik Figa “Smoke Rings”

With L’Orange & Stik Figa’s new album The City Under The City less than two weeks away, today we are pleased to bring you the first visuals for the project. Set in the steel remains of a burnt out building, Stik Figa weaves his way in and out between worlds of smokey grey and rich…

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[ The Distribution ] Gensu Dean & Planet Asia “Reflections” (Translucent Mix)

The grand imperial Gensu Dean and Planet Asia recently went to Chicago to promote music education to the youth along with A Tribe Called Quest‘s Ali Shaheed Muhammad (among others), and performed some cuts from their current collaborative album “Abrasions.”  At the same time the deluxe edition of their vinyl came out and on it was a limited edition flexi-disc record with…

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[ The Distribution ] Trek Life & Rhettmatic “OG Pen Perfect”

Cali MC Trek Life is busy doing shows and spreading the word about his most recent album “Hometown Foreigner” with LA producer Duke Westlake, but back in March, Trek’s good friend and Beat Junkie DJ Rhettmatic made an exclusive tape with Trek to pass out at SXSW.  Trek and Rhett put together a new song titled “OG Pen Perfect” exclusively for…

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[ Album ] The Black Opera “80z Babiez To The 2Gz”

The Black Opera is back again changing perceptions and smashing stereotypes. Finding themselves in the generation gap between the hip-hop pioneers & the new era of musicians, The Black Opera‘s new mixtape “80z Babiez To The 2Gz” [The ExperiMix] reinforces the unwritten law of creating: There are No Rules.

[ The Distribution ] 14KT “Lincoln Lux”

Michigan producer 14KT continues to stomp thru with his pre-album campaign for the critically acclaimed upcoming album “Nickel & Dimed” (9/3). The instrumental series record contains 14 new soundscapes from KT, but it also includes 7 incredible vocal tracks featuring Black Milk, JMSN, Kokane, Blu, and more. We’ve given listeners a taste of the vocal versions with “Crown f. Black…

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[ The Distribution ] 14KT ft Roc Marciano “Live From Pimpstead”

To announce the release of 14KT’s double vinyl edition with bonus 45 of Nickel & Dimed, KT let’s loose a non-album joint featuring Roc Marciano. Hempstead emceeRoc Marci laces 14KT‘s hypnotic marching drums with his signature laid back flow. Heads nod to the rhythm as Roc moves with an army behind him down the streets of Pimpstead.   14KT –  Nickel…

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[ The Distribution ] Ugly Heroes “Me” (Prod. Apollo Brown)

The introspective track asks, “Who’s keeping me from the top?  It’s Me.  What keeps me punching the clock?  It’s Me…  In the end I have to face Me.” Ugly Heroes continues to connect with listeners through their self-titled debut album.  As they begin booking their fall and winter tour schedule, Apollo Brown and company wanted to drop one of…

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[ Event ] Oddisee Tour Dates

North American Tour Dates ·  September 16 – Washington, DC @ LIV w/ Good Compny ·  September 19 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah ·  September 20 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall / The Beat ·  September 21 – Toronto, ON @ LuvBass, Lakeshore Blvd ·  September 22 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont…

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[ The Distribution ] Oddisee “Own Appeal”

Oddisee hit the road this week, already having preformed in his hometown of Washington DC, then hitting Toronto, and Seattle last night.  Don’t fret though – he’s got 26 more shows to go (see below for schedule).  Add to that, next week Oddisee is releasing his instrumental follow up to Rock Creek Park on October 1st titled The Beauty In All.  Oddisee decided…

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