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Audio: Zay Foggs - "Rewind" (@ZayFoggs @rRAPpromo)

Audio: Zay Foggs - "Rewind"

RRP: Zay Foggs has quickly gained notoriety from radio, djs, and fans. Receiving over 200 weekly plays in six national radio markets, the newly emerging hip hop sensation is here to stay!

Video: @ChanelWestCoast - "Notice" (@MsRiverCity)

Video: Chanel West Coast - "Notice"

Ms. RC: Chanel is readying the release of her upcoming EP this fall. "Notice" (prod by Rich Skillz) is a follow up to her first single "The Life" featuring Rockie Fresh. Watch the stunning visuals for "Notice."

Audio: @Leeb_Godchild - "Flex" (@JoeBayer)

Audio: Leeb Godchild - "Flex"

Joe: Godchild has always had a love for music, but it wasn't until 2012 and 2013 when he recorded his first independent projects, however he had no intentions or desire to push the projects the way they deserved.

@DJPrincePaul @DJLadyMecca Drop Mixtape + BROOKZILL! Live Show NYC 9/14 (@GirlieAction)

Prince Paul, Ladybug Mecca Drop Mixtape + First-Ever BROOKZILL! Live Show @ NYC's SOB 9/14

G.A.: Old meets new and Brooklyn meets Brazil when BROOKZILL! takes the stage September 14th for its first-ever live show at New York City's SOB's.

The supergroup quartet collective of Prince Paul (Stetsasonic, Gravediggaz), Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), Rodrigo Brandão (aka Gorila Urbano), and Don Newkirk (The Dix) is set to drop its debut album Throwback To The Future on Oct 7th via Tommy Boy Ent, featuring the smoking lead single "Saudade Songbook (feat. Count Bass D)"

In anticipation of the album release and the live show, Prince Paul drops the second of three bandmate-inspired Mixtapes, BROOKZILL! Mixtape #2 - Ladybug Mecca Mix exclusively via Pitchfork today. You can also stream & share via SoundCloud.

Speaking of the project, Brazilian MC Rodrigo Brandão (aka Gorila Urbano) describes upcoming live show as a "spiritual hip hop ceremony and culture clash inna b-boy stance", much like the album itself.

Throwback To The Future is the sonic link between New York and Brazil, Hip-Hop's future with its far-reaching past. In addition to the major players, the album also features collaborations with a host of Brazilian artists, keyboardist Brian Jackson, MCs Del The Funky Homosapien and Count Bass D, turntablists Kid Koala, Mr. Len, and more. Ten years in the making, recorded in five cities across two nations and two continents, BROOKZILL! is an international family of four core artists and myriad collaborators who've joined forces to become one.


Saudade Songbook (feat. Count Bass D)

BROOKZILL! Mixtape #1 (Soundcloud)

Welcome To BROOKZIL! (YouTube intro)

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Throwback To The Future Tracklist:

Macumba 3000
Raise The Flag
Saudade Songbook
Nascido No Céu
Amigo Estranho Amigo
Mad Dog In Yoruba
S. Bento MC5
Todos Os Terreiros
Let's Go (É Noiz)!
Audio: Earl Sweatshirt f/ Knowledge - "Balance" (@earlxsweat @Biz3)

Audio: Earl Sweatshirt f/ Knowledge - "Balance"

Biz 3: Earl Sweatshirt and Knowledge just dropped a new track "Balance" as part of the Adult Swim Singles Program via Spin. You can check out Earl live at this years AFROPUNK fest and stay tuned for more coming from the Adult Swim Singles Program soon.

Audio: @MusicByMeRCY - "Jungle Fever" (@QTheQuestion)

Audio: MeRCY - "Jungle Fever"

Q: MeRCY returns from the jungle of the Everglades. Rapping over a murky Solidified-produced heater, MeRC' immerses himself in a whirlwind of multi-syllabic rhymes throughout the song.

Video: @MistahFAB - "Still Feelin' It" (@AudibleTreats)

Video: Mistah F.A.B. - "Still Feelin' It"

A.T.: Mistah F.A.B. Throws Up the "T" in Front of Oakland's Mac Dre Mural in this Partially Crowd-Sourced Video.

Audio: @JimmyValenTime - "On Your Own (Suicide Squad)" @IStillLoveHER

Audio: Jimmy ValenTime - "On Your Own (Suicide Squad)"

Wanja: Jimmy ValenTime explains “On Your OWN” captures a more mature take on relationships than his previous work. “The song captures how life is really about the people you choose to spend it with. The moment you decide who really matters, instead of always looking for the next best thing.”

Audio: @Esohel - "No Turning Back"

Audio: Esohel - "No Turning Back"

S.E.: Esohel wears his passion on his sleeve for this record expressing his thoughts and emotions letting you know that there is No Turning Back from his dreams.

Video: J.Mulla - "Back For The First Time" (@withjmulla)

Video: J.Mulla - "Back For The First Time"

BJM: Back For the First Time reveals a new and revamped sound for J.Mulla. For the first time, Mulla is giving the people what they need to hear, the real! The video takes place in Toronto, Canada, showing changing perspectives that captivate viewers to lines like “our story’s a bit similar, it just got different faces.”

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