Bodega Vendetta “Freak Love”

I am officially breaking (nearly) a YEAR of silence! Ta-da! Did you miss me? The feelings are mutual. Fear not, I come with a sonic offering to make up for my absence. I have been working on a mix with my friend, Marcus (#GoWes) inspired by “Cuffing Season“. As with any creative output, there is … Continue reading

The Making of Act II

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“Ladies and gentlemen, love is the only thing that can save us all” — Jay Elect

Quadron Covers “Baby Be Mine”

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Internet nerds (like me) are rewarded with late night musical treats. A few folks on my twitter timeline were re-posting a link to the video featured above — an exquisite cover by Denmark’s finest Quadron of an MJ classic. Robin and Coco never disappoint and this is no exception — the vocals babble beautifully like … Continue reading

Divine By Design: Bilal’s “Airtight’s Revenge”

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[Divine by design, it all intertwines] Blessed with a voice that defies easy classification, Bilal is a universe to orbit. With a reputation for changing lives through the power of one note — each song he brings into the world tells a compelling story of heartbreak and transformative love. There is an undeniable healing quality to … Continue reading

Das Racist Drops “Sit Down, Man!”

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Generally speaking, we all consider our specific circle of friends to be the flyest, smartest, freshest, most earth-shatteringly talented-est in the game #realtalk #youhearditherefirst type shit. Unless you fancy yourself a loner, we all assume the “hypeman” role for our nearest and dearest. So here I am, delighted to share Das Racist’s mixtape “Sit Down, Man” — the highly anticipated … Continue reading

Just Blaze x Jay Electronica Live @ Yoshi’s SF

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Lately San Francisco shows have been particularly saturated with rhythmically challenged white people who confidently mis-quote Gang Starr (RIP Guru!) lyrics and furiously nod their heads…off beat.

Nneka Ft. Jay Electronica “Walking” (J. Period Remix)

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At this point, my unbridled enthusiasm for all things Jay Electronica is self-evident. Indeed, his latest feature on this hypnotic Nneka “Walking” joint (to be included on her and J.Period’s upcoming mixtape The Madness (Onye-Ala) slated to drop tomorrow Tuesday December 15) is no exception.

Pill 4075: The Refill

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DOWNLOAD :: Pill 4075: The Refill :: Who better to break my blogging hiatus than Atlanta’s Pill? Hailing from numerous projects in the ATL, Pill also known as “Young Psych” in Pink City (where he currently resides) is breathing new life into the rap game. After the first listen, I immediately drew a parallel between … Continue reading

Jay Electronica x Just Blaze “Exhibit C”

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DOWNLOAD :: Jay Electronica “Exhibit C” Produced By Just Blaze :: Shout out to @FWMJ from Rappers I Know for the download link via illRoots Abracadabra! Jay e-mailed @FWMJ the scripture late last night. STUDY THESE! I FEEL GIDDY!

Chester French Presents: Jacques Jams Vol. 1

If you’re still not familiar with Chester French (hip hop’s latest co-signed white boys), get familiar by downloading Jacques Jams Vol. 1: Endurance featuring the likes of Diddy, Mickey Factz, Janelle Monae, The Clipse and N.O.R.E. I have to take another listen before sharing my two cents but I’m already digging on “Nerd Girl” featuring … Continue reading