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Music Submission: No Concept by @Pedro_Fresco

Music Submission: No Concept by Pedro Fresco

Courtesy B.R.

Hello, my name is Brennan Robinson and I'm here to bring you another dope track off up and coming artist Pedro Fresco's debut tape Smooth Beats & Eloquent Rhymes. This track is called "No Concept," and I've provided a link below for your listening pleasure. Also be sure to check out "Stone Cold", another joint off of Smooth Beats & Eloquent Rhymes, and other popular tracks such as "Serenade" and "Cocoa."

Audio: @MobettaBrown f/ Consequence, Saunders Sermens & Stimulus

Audio: Maurice 'Mobetta' Brown f/ Consequence, Saunders Sermens & Stimulus

Courtesy Matt B.

Fresh off of winning his very first Grammy with Tedeschi Trucks Band for Best Blues Album of the year in 2012 (Maurice was the horn arranger for the 11-piece ensemble), Maurice “Mobetta” Brown has also appeared on LP’s from Santigold, Ski Beatz, Prodigy, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, Diddy, Musiq Soulchild and countless others.

Video: Dre Gwalla - "Get Rich" (@Dre_Gwalla)

Video: Dre Gwalla - "Get Rich"

Courtesy DGA.


@BrotherAli added to Dilated Peoples European Tour (Nov 4th - 22nd)

Brother Ali added to Dilated Peoples European Tour (Nov 4th - 22nd)

Courtesy Mike R&S.

Directors of Photography, the first Dilated Peoples album since 2006, will be released in partnership with Rhymesayers Entertainment. The legendary underground hip-hop group of Evidence, Rakaa and DJ Babu will preview their new material for European fans during a string of dates in November.

Rhymesayers label-mate Brother Ali comes to Europe fresh from touring in the US with Immortal Technique. He boasts six albums on the label, most recently the Jake One-produced Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color, a stinging critique of America shot through with the love and optimism that have endeared this unique MC to fans worldwide.


Nov. 4. - Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Nov. 5 - Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
Nov. 8 - Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
Nov. 9 - Milan, IT @ Tunnel Club
Nov. 10 - Marseille, FR @ Cabaret Aleatoire
Nov. 12 - Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
Nov. 13 - Lyon, FR @ Ninkasi Kao
Nov. 14 - Geneva, CH @ Usine
Nov. 15 - Ghent, BE @ Vooruit
Nov. 16 - Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
Nov. 17 - Paris, FR @ Trabendo
Nov. 19 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Nov. 21 - Liverpool, UK @ East Village Arts Club
Nov. 22 - London, UK @ Garage

Also check out Brother Ali's 'Left In The Deck'

Brother Ali on 'Left In The Deck'

"I'm excited to release a new musical project. 'Left In The Deck' is a collection of 10 raw, grimy recordings made in basements and hotel rooms around the world. This demo-tape style release was produced entirely by Jake One. It hasn't been polished up for the market or cleaned for the radio. These songs were left in their original demo form and are intended only for my family of direct supporters. The beats are grimy and I feel like this is some of the best rhyming I've ever captured on tape."
Video: @HarveyStripes - Penny x Nightmare (Ft. Shi Wisdom)

Video: Harvey Stripes - Penny x Nightmare (Ft. Shi Wisdom)

Courtesy Gold Club.

Following club anthems such as “Bought a Boat” ft. Jadakiss, “Any Way You Want It” ft. Jeremih and “Dolly on that Molly” ft. Juicy J, the latest single from Harvey Stripes' “A Penny and a Nightmare” takes a decidedly introspective turn. “Penny x Nightmare” features vocals by sultry Toronto songstress Shi Wisdom and was produced by Deli.

Video: Soul Food Cypher @ Georgia State University (@Str8OutDaDen)

Video: Soul Food Cypher @ Georgia State University

Courtesy Str8OutDaDen.

So like usual I was going about my day, checking emails and surfing the net, looking for something new for you Lazies. It was at that moment when I got a message from the homie Shalom saying, "Soul Food Cypher @ Georgia State kicks off in less than 30 minutes". Just like that I was out the door, workout clothes and all. There's no way I'm missing this AND at my alma mater. The campus looked a little different (I graduated in 2006), but after about 10 minutes of trying to remember where everything was I walked into room 470 of the University Center to see the homie Fort Knox speaking to a room full of emcees. Shortly after the cypher started. Relax and Listen!

Audio: GQ Marley - "Show Dat" (@GQMarley420)

Audio: GQ Marley - "Show Dat"

Courtesy GQ.

"Show That" is gQ Marley's first official single off his upcoming Project D.R.E.A.M. 2: Revenge of the NERD. The upbeat chaotic instrumental is accompanied with a contagious hook that will have you chanting the chorus even when the song finished.

In addition, the song lures and pulls the listener in as gQ delivers hypnotizing lyrics containing witty humor, mind numbing metaphors, thought provoking puns, and quotable idioms. gQ's vocal compliments the beat as he matches the same beat pattern and switches tempo throughout the song keeping the listener entertained. This song has been compared to the likes of Wiz Kahlifa's "Work Hard, Play Hard," A$AP Rocky's "Wild for the Night, Big Sean's "A$$ (Dance)"just to name a few. In short this slightly witty and infectious song is the perfect crossover between mainstream and underground hip hop.
@LivePercenters: Deeper People (feat. @CarlittaDurand) @KevinNottingham

Live Percenters: Deeper People (feat. Carlitta Durand)

Courtesy KdotN.

For their next single off the upcoming album, The Corners Involved, the Live Percenters slow it down a bit with "Deeper People". Mello Drum Addict, Physical Graffiti and I-Be4Evr rap with easy over Dukes Go Up's laid back production. Rounding out the track is an infectious hook sung by the lovely and talented Carlitta Durand.

Video: Young Lye f/ Funkmaster Flex "Drop It 2 Da Floor" (@YoungLye @StackLargeEnt)

Video: Young Lye f/ Funkmaster Flex "Drop It 2 Da Floor"

Courtesy Pub For Indie.

Hitting the ground running in the rap game for a teenager from the 'hood maybe a dream for some, however, 18 year old Young Lye from the Bronx is making his dream a reality and doing it with virtual ease. Lye's latest visual offering is of his party powered "Drop It 2 Da Floor" featuring an appearance by Hot 97's own legendary DJ Funkmaster Flex.

Audio: Just Chris - "Jungle Hearts" (@TinyLDN)

Audio: Just Chris - "Jungle Hearts"

Courtesy TinyLDN.

"this song will make u feel stuff"

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