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Audio: OnlyOne of @Sandpeople - "Say What" (prod. @Sapient)

Audio: OnlyOne of Sandpeople - "Say What" (prod. Sapient)

Courtesy R.M.

The 9 tracks on this new project are all produced by Sapient and highlight OnlyOne's razor-sharp wit. Most of the songs feel unfinished with either verses or hooks missing, but the simple combination of OnlyOne's rhymes over Sapient's beats gives this informal album plenty of replay value. Police Brutality (B-Sides) is available now on itunes and other digital music stores.

@DaWhat Is Hip Hop? Kidd Upstairs & @HarnSolo (@DaWhatBenja)

'Da' What Is Hip Hop? - Kidd Upstairs & Harn Solo

Courtesy Benja.

Didn’t send y’all an email last week but I did not forget a week of ‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? so this week’s blast has got info on 2 POSTSSS! *2 Chainz Voice* Last week’s was provided by the Bay Area’s Kidd Upstairs. He kept it short and sweet with a consise editorial about why he chose to rap and what it has done for him. You can check it here:

This week is Harn Solo who reps New Orleans. Hip hop has taken this kid all over the place and his hunger keeps him working hard. Although he was raised on Golden Era hip hop, he has developed his own style and made music that really reflects him. Read what hip hop means to him:
Video: @TrekLife - Hometown Foreigner Tour Recap

Video: Trek Life - Hometown Foreigner Tour Recap

Courtesy Press Life.

First off, on behalf of Trek Life and Duke Westlake, I'd like to thank you for supporting the Hometown Foreigner project on your site. It seems increasingly rare that people discuss what they like, because more often than not, people talk about what they're not feeling. This video was shot over the course of three months and checks in at a little under 35:00 minutes. We hope that you press play and enjoy.

@PKNUCKLEMUSIC @TheMelMan9 @Xzibit - "Block Monsters" (@DiamondMedia360)

Audio: PKnuckle feat. Xzibit - "Block Monsters"

Courtesy DM360.

West Coast Gangster brutality meets East Coast Boom Bap on PKnuckle's "Block Monsters." The Mel Man produced track, which most appropriately samples the theme song from the TV show, The Munsters, should have your subwoofer rattling until Halloween.

@Propain713 @KirkoBangz @SlimThugga "Got a Problem" (@RapPublicist)

Propain x Kirko Bangz x Slim Thug "Got a Problem"

Courtesy Nancy B.

Houston's Propain slides us one more offering from his highly anticipated "Ridin Slab" project which drops tomorrow. Here he gets assists from Kirko Bangz & Slim Thug over a mellow Trakksounds beat.

Video - Verse Unheard: @DymezADuzin (@DuckDownMusic)

Video - Verse Unheard: Dymez-A-Duzin

Courtesy Matt B.

Dymez-A-Duzin spits his favorite unreleased verse. The track is titled "The Rawest" and will be featured on his upcoming mixtape.

PR: @DeathGrips Creates Label Imprint, New Record in 2014

PR: Death Grips Creates Label Imprint, New Record in 2014

Courtesy Ken W.

Death Grips announce the establishment of Thirdworlds, the band's own label imprint created via a very unique relationship with Harvest/Capitol Records, to be distributed by Caroline. The band will retain ownership of their most recent album, no love deep web. Death Grips are currently working on new music, with the hopes of releasing a new album in 2014.

Death Grips will continue touring, now with producer/drummer Zach Hill returning to be part of this year's remaining live performances with stops at New York's Webster Hall as well as Fuji Rock and Lollapalooza. A complete list of confirmed tour dates is below.


13 Ottawa, ON Le Breton Flats (Ottawa Bluesfest)
16 Toronto, ON Echo Beach at the Moslon Amphitheatre (w/Bjork)
26 Niigata, Japan Fuji Rock


2 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
3 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
4 Montreal, QC Osheaga Fest
6 Boston, MA Royale Boston
7 New York, NY Webster Hall
9 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
24 Los, Angeles, CA FYF Fest


12 Mexico City, Mex Corona Capital Fest
Audio: MeccaGodZilla - "Picasso (Toho Remix)" @manafestvision

Audio: MeccaGodZilla - "Picasso (Toho Remix)"

Courtesy Lisa K.

Here is a new MeccaGodZilla Remix.

Video: @ChaotikKojima "Show Improvement" (prod. Oh No) @BrickRecords96

Video: Chaotik Stylz "Show Improvement" (prod. Oh No)

Courtesy Matt B.

Chaotik Stylz spent the majority of his formative years shuttling back and forth between Buffalo, NY and Los Angeles, CA and did so by navigating between two different worlds; the suburbs of Buffalo and the inner-city of LA. “My upbringing was odd to say the least. I was primarily raised by my mother, who was an actress who later became a school teacher and when she passed away after a long-battle with Lupus it unleashed a monster inside of me. My father, left for Los Angeles when I was a kid, needless to say it created issues” states Chaotik.

Audio: @KidTsu @IAmKRSOne "These Are The Facts"

Audio: Kid Tsunami f/ KRS-One "These Are The Facts"

Courtesy Matt B.

Debut LP from producer Kid Tsunami, The Chase, featuring an all-star cast including Sean Price, O.C., KRS-One, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Pharoahe Monch, Kool Keith and many more! The Chase is in-stores now, distributed by The Orchard, Fat Beats New York and Obese Records Australia courtesy of Headbop Music.

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