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Martin $ky – MIRRORS

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by Martin $ky.

Mr. Martin $ky drops off something new that further proves why he’s one of the top recruits in the new Chi class. Here he unleashes “MIRRORS” an inner-look into himself. The man in the mirror? Nah, the Martin in the mirror.

Off his EVERYWHERE BUT HERE EP, due out this fall. Consider this a warning shot.

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Video: “The One Minute Show” With John Monopoly

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The premise behind this new Mass Appeal interview/video is segment is pretty funny, but dude hits Monop with the on-camera curve before the getting even gets good. Thankfully though, there’s a full accompanying interview that lives on the page where Monop talks about his latest ventures, including working with Dreezy.

A: I know we cut you off on The One Minute Show, but can you please talk about Dreezy?

JM: Dreezy is an incredible new artist from the south side of Chicago; a hard MC, great lyricist, she also sings, and has great melodies as well, so she’s a double threat, and she’s coming! She is very young, but she is aggressively one of those new talents out of our part of the country and out of the Midwest that a lot of people are checking for. It’s refreshing, what she is doing. I think a lot of people are caught in one side of the rap stuff that’s coming out of the city. To see an emcee, and a female at that, it’s a fresh perspective. She’s the hardest female rapper… when she raps with the intensity she does, it feels like she’s not rapping at other females if that makes sense. I feel like she’s really going at dudes. I think it stands out, and that’s why you have people co-signing from Fabulous to Common. She has all these people reaching out because she is so lyrically potent and she is just an incredible emcee.

Dope things ‘pon the horizon it sounds like. Hit the MA site for the full interview.

Video: 1-2-1 w/ Common & Jeff Staple

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is dope. Jeff Staple is the founder/owner/bossman of Staple Design, Staple Clothing and the Reed Space in NYC. If you’re ever in the LES I highly suggest you check it out — I drop by just about every time I’m in the Big Apple. Anyhoo, 15 years ago Jeff Staple actually designed the artwork for one of my favorite Common singles ever, “1-9-9-9,” from the Soundbombing II compilation which dropped through Rawkus. Literally, I was probably banging that project/song on this exact day 15 years ago.

Here they reconnect to discuss Com’s career, his various projects and his latest masterpiece, Nobody’s Smiling, which is in stores and available online today. The question is, does Com remember working on that art with him or nah? Ha!

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C. Rich – Confusion

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by Traxxion

Nah, this isn’t a Young Buck sample — it’s the latest newbie from SUH-repper C. Rich. The ladies have Rich dizzy and seeing double, so he drowns his pain into the essence of various substances. But don’t get it twisted, he wasn’t confused in making this record — it’s nice.

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New Album: Visual – Supreme Science

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments


Visual gets super scientifical on his new album, Supreme Science, entirely produced by Loose Cannon Beats. The project is available for stream and purchase today and can now be found below. Nine knew tracks of supreme lyrical wizardry.

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Chella H – She Twerkin’ [Freestyle]

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments


Listen to Chella H twerk it out with this new freestyle over Cashout’s latest hit, “She Twerkin.” And damn, when Chella’s on the loose, no one is safe. Check the twerk team below.

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Mixtape: Bandman Kevo – Fast Life

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments


Hosted by DJ Holiday

The Bandman is finally back — and today he drops off his long-awaited mixtape, Fast Life. 17 new tracks featuring the likes of Chief Keef, Soulja Boy, King Louie, ZMoney and others. The fast life, fast cars? Everywhere we go people know who we are? Yep, that’s Bandman’s motto. Don’t pump your brakes, hit the gas and check out the heater below.

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Video: Taylor Bennett – Chiraq Dreamin’ [In-Studio]

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Live from Truth Studios comes Taylor Bennett, who is seemingly everywhere right now promoting his #SaveChicago campaign. Here he goes live into the booth to give us an in-studio performance of “Chiraq Dreamin.”

Mainstream Music and The Taylor Bennett Show are both available now.

Video: Leather Corduroys – Irie Trill Vibes

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Joey Purp. Shot/edited by Verluxe.

Whoop! One of my favorite songs of the year gets a crispy new video by the lovely ladies of Verluxe. This is the Joey Purp solo shot from the Leather Corduroys album. Now wipe him down — this joint is too trill.

Video: Tree Hits Europe For The ‘Dizzy’ Tour

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A few weeks back, Tree jumped across the pond for a independent tour across Europe. Tree hit six cities including Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Paris, London and Brussels, and director bang went along for the ride to document it. Curious to know what you missed? What does Soul Trap sound like abroad? Well, click play to find out.