Joie 13 enlists Raekwon, E-40, Killer Mike, Pastor Troy and Tabi Bonney for 13 Ravens
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Fresh from traveling the country as part of Ghostface Killah's Twelve Reasons to Die Tour, Food Mob's Joie 13 unleashes his debut project 13 Ravens. On the project Joie 13 collaborates with Hip Hop heavyweights like Raekwon, E-40, Killer Mike, Pastor Troy and Tabi Bonney. DJ J Scrilla, Casito, JMO and Blue Rocks handle the production for the 13 song projects.
"100 Grand," directed by Giovanni Hidalgo, was shot at the sold out show in San Francisco during Iamsu! and Problem's Million Dollar Afro Tour. It serves as the final video from $uzy 6 $peed as Iamsu! gets ready to release his new mixtape, KILT 2, and for Su!, the collaboration with Juvenile serves as the perfect last look from $uzy 6 $peed. "This video shows where I'm at right now, how I'm transitioning as an artist," explains Iamsu!, adding that the song has "a vintage Cash Money feel. The track is just pure energy, and Juvenile helped us recapture that sound."
"I wanted to capture the spirit of the Negro Migration between 1940 and 1970," F.Stokes begins, speaking on his main inspirations for the track. "My Godfather and my family history was my inspiration. My family like many many Negro families in Northern cities often struggle with identifying with our culture beyond the move...values and traditions were lost in the process of trying to make a decent living."
T Lucas - The T.E.S.T. (True Evaluation of Self Talent)
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In time for finals week, DMV lyricist T. Lucas releases his long awaited debut EP The T.E.S.T. (True Evaluation of Self Talent). The 8 song project features guest appearances from Acem of Gods'illa and Whitefolkz.
Brocky Dennis f/ Solo For Dolo & Various Artists "Live From NJ"
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Third official single from "Exacta Box" by Brocky Dennis, the New Jersey-based hip-hop twosome consisting of Nick Javas and M.A.S.H Music's Renagade. Featuring Chris Reg, Nino Nyce, Solo For Dolo, Billy Snubbs, Lukk Lucci, Skrewtape, Mr. Fickle, and Tone Liv. Produced by Nemisis. Music video coming soon. For more M.A.S.H Music, please visit MASHEverything.com!
Audio: Pragmatic Theory Presents Weirddough - Conversations
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Pragmatic Theory, in conjunction with the underground music blog Rhythm22, is a collective of international talent that releases music free to download all in appreciation of music. With our most recent compilation release, the Pragmatic Theory collective returns to their roots with THE SOUL SESSIONS. We have been blessed to have such names as Miles Bonny, Ta-ku, Stonesthrow/Someofthaship Dudley Perkins a.k.a Declaime, UK artist Melanin 9, Keith Murray's younger brother Fish Grease, Chief, ESTA., Repeat Pattern, Vanilla, BudaMonk, Melodiesinfonie, & much more!
Also last night, I did a great live interview with AZ's hottest mixshow DJ, John Blaze. Check out 2 hours of music, news and very candid conversation. It'll be replayed on www.radiosupa.com - check it out!
Lastly, for those who fancy their raps a little more...real, here's a track I did with Phoenix MC J-Story called The Subway. One of my favorite verses in recent memory.