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Strange Famous to Release B. Dolan's "Kill the Wolf" July 10th (@bdolansthoughts)

Strange Famous to Release B. Dolan's "Kill the Wolf" July 10th

SFR: B. Dolan's latest record is the self-produced Kill the Wolf, a sweeping, powerful opus five years in the making. The album reinforces Dolan's status as a complex lyricist and introduces him as a ambitious, versatile producer, dedicated as ever to concept and vision over fleeting hip-hop trends.

This sophomore studio effort on Strange Famous Records / Speech Development features a supporting cast of talent from a wide range of musical backgrounds, including AESOP ROCK,, BUCK 65, ALIAS, CECIL OTTER (Doomtree), KATHLEEN STUBELEK (Circle Takes the Square), DS3K, BUDDY PEACE, and the late DAVID LAMB (Brown Bird).

It would be easy for an album to go astray amidst such varying styles, but Dolan stays in firm command as the expert conductor, driving the album's layered and visionary sound.Kill the Wolf sets out with a goal of demolishing the boundaries of what was previously thought possible in a B. Dolan record; bringing the best techniques from his catalogue into a new era of production value by fusing live guitars, analog synths, violins and upright bass with formidable vocals and intricate lyrics.

Five years after shaking the foundations of underground rap with his "Fallen House, Sunken CIty" LP, B. Dolan emerges from the earth, battle-tested, clear-eyed, and sharper than ever.

The time has come to Kill the Wolf.


1 Lazarus
2 Graffiti Busters
3 Stay Inspired
4 Safety Theater
5 Jailbreak (feat. Aesop Rock and Buck 65)
6 Run the Machine
7 Rats Get Fat
8 Who Killed Russell Jones?
9 Alright
10 Memory of Bombs
11 These Rooms
Video: @RazFresco - "Up North" (@MacMediaPromo)

Video: Raz Fresco - "Up North"

Matt: Raz’s self-produced debut features appearances from Raekwon, Bishop Nehru and Chuck Inglish.

‘Pablo Frescobar’ Is Now Available via Duck Down/Black Light Music.

Audio: @AlamajMusic @hellfirebeats @blackcollarbiz "Uncle Ruckus"

Audio: Alamaj f/ Black Collar Biz, Surg - "Uncle Ruckus"

A: Artist: Alamaj

Track: “Uncle Ruckus” feat Surg, Black Collar Biz

Produced by: Sinima

Duration: 4:31

Audio: @itsLoVelMusic - "Work" (prod. by The Hittas) @DiamondMedia360

Audio: LoVel - "Work" (prod. by The Hittas)

DM360: Equipped with his most sensual track to date, "Work" is the perfect combination of smooth vocals, and mesmerizing instrumentals, produced by his frequent collaborators, The Hittas. Fueled with some vodka, Sprite, and the desire to "watch his girl work all night," we can expect this leak to be featured on LoVel's upcoming EP, Backseat Memories, which is set to drop this summer, prior to the release of his full length debut, Somewhere Someday.

Mixtape: Mikey Vegaz - "Confessions of a Hustler" (@FliBoiMV)

Mixtape: Mikey Vegaz - "Confessions of a Hustler"

A.R.: Portland Rapper Mikey Vegaz releases his latest body of work, "Confessions Of A Hustler." 21 tracks deep, dipped in street knowledge and hustle anthems - cementing Mikey as up and coming name to look out for on the West Coast and beyond. One of the most travelled artists in the NW region, MV has already toured with legends such as E-40, Tech N9ne, Too Short, and more.

Audio: @LOrangeMusic @UltraMan7000 @TheRealMrLif "Twenty Fifty Three" (@MelloMusicGroup)

Audio: L'Orange & Kool Keith f/ Mr. Lif "Twenty Fifty Three"

MMG: As L'Orange and Kool Keith prepare for liftoff on their sci-fi journey through time and space, they've stopped by to share some new music. The newest exploration, Twenty Fifty Three, features the Def Jux legend Mr. Lif as the team marches further into the future. There may not be action or adventure, but there's always something interesting to find. The collaborative album, Time? Astonishing!, comes out July 24th on Mello Music Group.
Video: Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) "Sketches of Pain" (@HiPNOTT @IAmSubstantial @MarcusD)

Video: Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) "Sketches of Pain"

HiPNOTT: Swiss animator Carlo-Roman Picaso recently brought the song to life with "A beautifully executed video that captures the essence of what the track is really about" says Marcus D. Carlo-Roman does a masterful job of stringing together images of police brutality, protest, various forms of mental & physical anguish with portraits of hope and perseverance.

Audio: @StatikSelekt @ActionBronson @AbDashSoul @ElleVarner "All You Need"

Audio: Statik Selektah f/ Action Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner "All You Need"

Matt: Today Statik Selektah releases his latest single, “All You Need,” featuring Action Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner from his upcoming album, Lucky 7, which will be released 7-7-15 on Showoff Records/Duck Down Music.

Video: @BBassTheIllest & Napoleon Da Legend "Summer Fling" (@TeamNDL @JoeBayer)

Video: BBass & Napoleon Da Legend - "Summer Fling"

Joe: New York native BBass and DMV rep Napoleon Da Legend have teamed up to craft the perfect soundtrack for the summertime. "Summer Fling" is an enticing and positively spirited single that delivers magnetic vibes while detailing a seasonal love affair. This one lives on the the duo's collaborative EP THP, which is currently available for purchase on iTunes.

Audio: @MarkisPrecise @BrotherAli "The Feeling of Flying" (@AudibleTreats)

Audio: Markis Precise f/ Brother Ali "The Feeling of Flying"

A.T.: Brother Ali Joins the California Producer For Glimmering Title Track From Forthcoming Debut Album, The Feeling of Flying.

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