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Audio: @SingaporeKane @TheRealReks & Danny Sky High McClain "Good With Mines"

Audio: Singapore Kane f/ Reks & Danny Sky High McClain "Good With Mines"

Matt: Singapore Kane is a Boston, MA native heavily influenced by the world around him. At a young age Sing began writing poetry about his life growing up poor but happy, witnessing police brutality and the struggles of the streets. Being of Jamaican descent Sing found himself rapping over reggae beats before finding hip hop, but that later helped define his style as he got older; with the Jamaican American Influence.

Video: @TheRealReks f/ Knowledge Medina & High Collide "Fear Of God" (@HazardisSoundz)

Video: Reks f/ Knowledge Medina & High Collide "Fear Of God"

Matt: REKS & Hazardis Soundz collaborative album, Eyes Watching God, displayed an uncanny chemistry, as they linked up to create a concept album which showcased the contrast between “good and evil” beginning with a “God Side” and finishing with a “Devil Side”; and the result is a highly conscious and fiercely political album.

Mixtape: Unjust Juxtaposes Golden Era TV With Kendrick Lamar Lyrics (@CHOSEN_F3W)

Mixtape: Unjust Juxtaposes Golden Era TV With Kendrick Lamar Lyrics On Kendrick Lamar Burton

Matt: Unjust, producer of Chosen Few, is following up his recent production for Hieroglyphics Imperium, on the "First Light" (Opio and Pep Love) album, Fallacy Fantasy, and the Hieroglyphics album, The Kitchen, as well as his own instrumental album/movie Full Melt, with his new mixtape, Kendrick Lamar Burton, a hilarious ode to the sounds of golden era television and to the emcee who has brought golden era lyricism back to the main stage; Kendrick Lamar.

Video: Jay Burna - "Ready" (@JayBurna @MuzikPusha)

Video: Jay Burna - "Ready"

Johnny Pen: Today we bring you Jay Burna's latest visuals for his buzzing single Ready. MTV seems to be the only outlet as of right now to have it. The visual is directed by Jay Burna himself. Downtown Mixtape 9/30 , Fear is a Lie EP (October), Music Angel LP (TBA).

Audio: DJ Speakerfoxxx on Sway in the Morning (@SPEAKERFOXXX)

Audio: DJ Speakerfoxxx on Sway in the Morning

Ms.RC: Speakerfoxxx has toured as the official DJ for Rittz and Three 6 Mafia's Gangsta Boo, and played sets at NY Fashion Week, Miami’s Art Basel, South By Southwest, A3C Hip Hop Festival, and TomorrowWorld.

Video: The Last American B-Boy - "Tagged" (@DiamondMedia360 @LASAMERICANBBOY)

Video: The Last American B-Boy - "Tagged"

DM360: Is social media destroying our lives? By making us less productive, and more self conscious with the constant need to feel validated through likes and the endless selfies. If you find yourself among this populations of people, then you'll dig the latest video from The Last American B-Boy.

Documentary: @TooShort @E40 @TajaiMassey Feature in What Is A @RealBeedaWeeda? (@AudibleTreats)

Documentary: Too $hort, E-40, Tajai Feature in What Is A Beeda Weeda?

A.T.: What Is A Beeda Weeda? is the question and name of the mini documentary following Bay Area rapper Beeda Weeda. The documentary includes testimonials from Too $hort, E-40, Tajai of the Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics, and B-Legit, and follows the release of Beeda Weeda's recent album Too $hort Presents: Beeda Weeda's Bass Rock Babies, which is available on iTunes now and features Too $hort, E-40, B-Legit, 1.O.A.K, Richie Rich, J Stalin, Clyde Carson, Gunplay, Young Gully and more.

M-Dot - Praverbs (Earl Patrick McNease Tribute) prod. Jerz (@RevOfEMS @MDotBoston @PTheWyse)

M-Dot - Praverbs (Earl Patrick McNease Tribute) prod. by Jerz

Chris: A tribute to the emcee/blogger Praverb that we all knew and loved. He had called M-Dot the night before he passed and when M-Dot got the News yesterday, he took to the studio to vent the only way he knows how over this beat by Jerz. RIP Earl.
Grammy Award Winner @Lecrae's New Album Anomaly Debuts At #1 In US

Grammy Award Winner Lecrae's New Album Anomaly Debuts At #1 In US

Stache: On Tuesday, Sept. 9th, Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae released his seventh studio album, Anomaly to critical acclaim. The album has now officially debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart as well as several other Billboard charts including, Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and Gospel Album. As noted by Billboard Magazine, "Anomaly is the Grammy winner's sixth No. 1 on the Gospel Albums chart and his fifth leader on Christian Albums." Consequently this means that, "Anomaly is the first title to crown both Gospel Albums and the Billboard 200, and just the fifth set to lead both Christian Albums and the Billboard 200."

Lecrae is celebrating his fans this week with a digital billboard in Times Square (47th St at Broadway St). He encourages fans to embrace what makes them an Anomaly by tweeting their own handwritten message to #Anomaly. Fan pictures will be shared on the official Lecrae Times Square billboard. He's also providing fans with a bonus track titled Non-Fiction and it is available as a free download here.

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PR: @DJShadow @Cut_Chemist Announce Additional Tour Dates

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Announce Additional Tour Dates


Due to popular demand, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist's vinyl-only Renegades of Rhythm tour is continuing throughout November and expanding into new markets across the U.S. and Canada.

These two world-renowned artists and turntablists are spinning the well-loved and well-worn vinyl from the record collection of the founding father of hip-hop and "Master of Records," Afrika Bambaataa.

Shadow and Cut kicked off the tour with two sold-out shows at NYC's Irving Plaza where Bambaataa himself watched from the balcony as the duo pulled his vinyl collection apart and mixed a nostalgic set that chronicled and honored the genre that influenced so many others.

Visuals for the tour are supplied by acclaimed video director, multimedia producer and regular DJ Shadow collaborator Ben Stokes. The tour is produced by Jamal Chalabi and Backlash Management.

9/18 - Austin, TX - ACL Live
9/19 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
9/20 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
9/22 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
9/23 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
9/24 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
9/26 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
9/27 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
9/29 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
10/1 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
10/2 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
10/3 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
10/4 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
10/6 Arcata, CA - Humboldt State University
10/7 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
10/8 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
10/9 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
11/6 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met
11/8 - Montreal, QC - Corona
11/10 - Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theater
11/11 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
11/14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/15 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
11/17 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
11/20 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
11/21 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Brien's Event Centre
11/22 - Edmonton, AB - Encore at WEM
11/23 - Calgary, AB - Flames Central
11/25 - Oakland, CA - The Fox

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