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Vic Mensa – All That Shines

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Produced by Vic Mensa, Stefan Ponce and Peter Cottontale. Additional production by J. Hill and Om’mas Keith.

All that shines and glitters isn’t gold and just in case you forgot, Vic Mensa’s here with a reminder in the form of his latest drop — “All That Shines.”

If you haven’t been paying attention, Vic’s been coming through with new heat every Friday for the past few weeks and this joint is another solid offering from the R-O-C representer. Check out “All That Shines” below.

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Video: Mick Jenkins – Get Up Get Down

Directed by Nathan R. Smith & Sebastian Sdaigui. Produced by Stefan Ponce & ThemPeople.

Before we get into it, I just want everyone to know that Mick’s Wave[s] project is available today. You should purchase it. You should stream it. You should do whatever will bring Mick income for it. You understand? Good.

Today, he’s back with a new video from the project, and he’s delivered yet again. Mick has yet to lack on any of his videos, and this one is no different. It’s a call to action. It’s an urge to get up, get out and get something. No ‘Kast & Goodie Mo. So what are you waiting on? Move around. Get down or lay down. It tells a tale, so pay close attention — it won’t cost you anything.

Grab Wave[s] now.

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ProbCause – Back to the Future

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Produced by Gramatik

Screw those new hoverboards, ProbCause is going back to the future with the real one, flying over the competition with this new release aptly titled “Back to the Future.”

This is the lead single for Prob’s new project, DRIFTERS, which drops next Friday August 28th on Lowtemp Records. Damn that kinda came outta nowhere. But he’s been to the future, so he knows what the people want.

The good news is that Prob is headed on tour in a few weeks alongside Saba and The O’My’s. Are they coming through your town? Hit the jump to find out. And buy tickets. And hear the song. Now carry on.

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New Project: R.O.E. – Live From Chicago

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R.O.E. gets props for this. Who else is dropping live albums in rap music? Jay Z? The Roots? Sure. But that was like a decade and a half ago. Right? R.O.E. resurrects the art form with Live From Chicago. Alongside his band, The Soulvillains, R.O.E. recorded a recent gig at Double Door for the world to enjoy.

Chicago emcee R.O.E. (Rising Over Envy) has released a riveting live album featuring live instrumentation from his band, The Soulvillians. Recorded at Double Door in Chicago, Illinois, Live From Chicago, is a captivating record that is dominated by R.O.E.’s lyrics and stage presence. Adding to the amazingly strong album is the backing of live keys, drums, bass, and lead guitar. R.O.E. even contributes by playing live vocal breaks on his MPC. Showcasing the band’s musicianship and crowd interaction, the album shows why R.O.E. has a strong hold on the indie touring circuit. Describing his dedication to an amazing live performance, R.O.E. explains, “I give 1000% every time I’m on stage. I want to create a memorable moment for fans whenever they attend a concert. The type of moments they cannot get by listening to the studio recorded material”.

With just seven tracks, the album puts a live spin on break out tracks “Good Times”, “Beware”, and “Runaway” from his 2014 EP, To Happiness. The album also re-envisions covers of “The Light” by Common and Lauryn Hill’s hit “Doo-Wop (That Thing). Musical guest include contributions from Taylor Mallory, Erthe St. James, and Jeff Gibbs (The Jeff Gibbs Quartet).

Check it out below.

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