This autumn's surprise AOTY contender, The City Under City, from L'Orange & Stik Figa, hits stores today. After releasing two critically acclaimed singles (Monochrome; Blind Tiger), the entire storied vision has arrived. As an invitation to listeners to join L'Orange & Stik beneath the surface once more, we are offering a free download of the ensemble track "Decorated Silence."
Fleeta Partee was born and raised in Seattle’s Central District, where he overcame the struggles of daily street life. In 1992 Fleeta began rapping and over the years has exemplified the backbone of hip hop, integrating real world living rhymes with revolution. A child of Black Panther Party members, The emcee tells stories with no glorification or sensation with a foundation upon hip hop history and culture.
Recently Swedish emcee Lyrical and California’s own Anterluz went in and released the laid back introspective record 'Phoenix'. Now they’re back with a brand new record with enough intensity and a bass line that could get your bed-rest Grandma up and moving like she's twenty, titled “Iconic”.
Directed and edited by XCON of Will X Movement, "Worldwide Vapors" is the second video from Dan-e-o's "Immortal" EP (actually, it's the third if you count "Serial Killer"). Featuring Canadian lyrical legends, Big Kish and Maestro Fresh Wes, "Worldwide Vapors" is a modern take on the "Vapors" cut originally recorded and released by Biz Markie.
Check out "Can't Take It," the latest release from Topiq the Smooth Prophet's upcoming album Out Of Questions. The track is produced by AltAir.
From Topiq The Smooth Prophet:
The idea behind this record is to not be afraid to be yourself on an explosive level. Don't worry about class, race, sex, or any other made up category people try to use to separate each other. If there are others that can't take it, then they are better off just letting it go. The idea behind the album is that you learn out of questioning, until you are out of questions.
Album: Azariah From (Young Black And Gifted) Modern Day Rage
Modern Day Rage LP written by Darius Franklin aka Azariah. This album was produced entirely by the legendary International DJ Ease it features Harvey Who, Arli Sulleman III aka Nu Breed or AS3, and C. Soul Love.
We're excited to bring you our fifth LP, Felatastic Vol. 2 - A Tribute to Fela Kuti [Bandcamp], celebrating the birthday and legacy of one of the world's greatest musicians. This time around there's even more funk and body moving demanded from track to track.
Video: Shabaam Sahdeeq, Skeezo & Mic Handz join Alterbeats on "Grustle"
Although The Tuckerman Hall Psychiatric Center in Middletown, New York may be abandoned, it seems as if the 140 year old facility might have acquired a few new inpatients with the arrival of Shabaam Sahdeeq (S-Dub), Skeezo and Mic Handz. The trio put on a clinical demonstration of how to properly grind and hustle amidst the insanity of the modern day rap game, with "Grustle," the debut video off French producer Alterbeats' sophomore compilation LP, Class Struggle.