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Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon:
I'm tempted to say "I miss the good old days before social media when reasonable people could have intelligent discussions online about music, sports, cinema and politics" BUT... when I really think about what newsgroups and bulletin boards and chatrooms were like twenty plus years ago they were no different. In some situations they were actually worse.
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It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #287 is called Labor After the Dabor. Enjoy music from Bad Nuze, The iLLjazztic One, Julian Rotchild and more! Follow us @RapReviews so you never miss a new show when it's released each Tuesday.
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Mixtape: Problem's "354: Lift Off"
Greg: West coast rapper Problem surprises fans with a
'354: Lift Off Mixtape in anticipation of his 21-city Lift Off Tour which kicks off in Santa Barbara, CA September 3rd. Problem's mixtape features 14 new tracks presented by the LA Leakers, resident DJ's on Power 106 and Shade 45. Problem also teams up with actor/rapper Childish Gambino, his label mate Bad Lucc, internet sensation Bobby Schmurda, among others.
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Video: Has-Lo & Castle - "Good Feelings"
MMG: After the release of their new project, Live Like You're Dead, Has-Lo & Castle are giving us Good Feelings. The feel good song is laced with fun loving non-sequitors and an irony drenched look at modern culture. But mostly, it's a look at a barbeque. Grab a Capri Sun and a Push Pop and kick back with Castle and relax.
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Video: CashFlow - "Harlem State Of Mind"
Promo MS: As he preps his ‘Cash Is King’ mixtape for release later this year, NYC standout Cashflow makes things staunchly clear about where he is from, Harlem, USA. Choosing Nas’ classic instrumental for ‘NY State Of Mind’ as the backdrop, Cashflow advises us not to forget his neighborhood’s gritty history on ‘Harlem State Of Mind’. Draped in New York City’s signature hustler attire consisting of an Adidas tracksuit, rolex, and a part in his waves, Cashflow is flanked by his all white beamer as his lyrics paint the dark picture of Harlem’s seamy underbelly.
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JE Double F (NJ USA Punk/Rap) Announces UK Tour
American Scream Records: Atlantic City punk-rapper JE double F has announced United Kingdom tour dates for early September. He will be opening for seasoned veteran Sleep Beggar on this run of six dates.
This is JE double F's second tour in support of his new album 'SONGS FOR THE SLEEP DEPRIVED' (American Scream Records).
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Audio: Conflicthiphop - "Life Is Hard (LoopholeUK Remix)"
""Life is Hard was already a big track in its own right on SoundCloud by the respected UK Hip-hop artist Conflict-Hip-hop. We were really inspired by Conflict’s lyrics and when he put the acapella out for remix we absolutely had to work on it. The track is all about the struggle, as in the struggle through life and its various challenges.. Hopefully after listening to the mix you’ll feel that even though life is hard, good music can make it a bit easier... I think ultimately that’s what we really wanted to achieve with it.."
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Audio: Marc E. Bassy - "Fairfax Interlude"
A.T.: Following the fluently playful single "Relapse," featuring Iamsu!, Marc E. Bassy keeps his wave rolling as LA Music Blog debuts his atmospheric loosie, "Fairfax Interlude." Perfect for rooftop chillin' or congregating in someone's living room, "Fairfax Interlude" sinks in with drowning bass, airy synths, and easily digested lyrics serving as a lightweight ode to the ambitious youthfulness of Los Angeles. Detailing the city as a continuation of high school, Marc admits, "The dream is still alive in L.A. We don't quit or give up, we keep the party going."
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Legendary Hip-Hop Collective, Hieroglyphics, Presents Third Annual "Hiero Day" Music Festival
A.T.: Hiero Day celebrates and showcases the Bay Area's diverse, innovative, multicultural, and multigenerational music movement in the heart of Oakland. This year's festival holds particular significance for the local music community, as it lands on the 20th anniversary of the release of the highly influential and groundbreaking album, Fear Itself by Casual. Visit www.hieroday.com for ticketing information, as well as updates on performances, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, vendor information, and festival activities.
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Remix: Deltron 3030 - "Melding of the Minds" ft. Zach De La Rocha (A-Plus Remix)
A.T.: The original track comes from the highly anticipated album Event 2, the follow-up to Deltron's underground self-titled classic, Deltron 3030, a group and project consisting of Hieroglyphics alumnus Del The Funkee Homosapien and producers Dan The Automator and Kid Koala.
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