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The (W)rap Up - Week of May 17, 2016
Posted by Emanuel Wallace at Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 1:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

If you missed any of the new reviews this past week including Azealia Banks' "Slay-Z" then do yourself a favor and check out this week's edition of the (W)rap Up!
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Editorial: Fifteen Bizarre and Surreal Hip-Hop Videos
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

[Max Ernst's art via Wikipedia public domain]Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon: I can honestly say this has been one of the trickier lists I have attempted to compile. "Surreal" is a word that evokes so many connotations, but the best synonym is "bizarre" which is why I included it in the title. I'm not attempting to adhere to the surrealist artistic movement or follow the precepts of it as laid down by Andre Breton; rather this is more an attempt to showcase hip-hop videos that have a surreal quality.

What does that mean in this context? They may not make sense from a plot standpoint - a narrative you can follow from beginning to end. They may seem dreamlike in that respect. They may also use images that don't seem rational.
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The Hip-Hop Shop #376 - Ridin With the Underdogs
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

It's time for another edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #376 is called Ridin With the Underdogs! Enjoy some new music from Jerm 9v, CJ Pure, Streetz & Young Deuces and Tableek among others! Follow us @RapReviews so you never miss a new podsafe free show - like The Drunk Train from Adam Bernard!
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Audio: Marvelous - "Sade" (@MarvelousMagNY)
Posted by Steve Juon at Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 10:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: Marvelous - "Sade"

MM: Marvelous continues his love for Women tributes as he drops this Madlib produced track entitled "Sade" aka Letters from a Hethen. This is the smooth jazzy like sound that we've come accustomed to hearing from Mr Marvelous.
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Compton Rapper The Game to Star In A&E Network's Three-Part Documentary Series 'Streets of Compton,' Debuting On June 9 At 9 PM ET/PT

Greg: New Audio Companion Project, Also Entitled Streets of Compton, To Be Released On June 17, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - Following the success of his star studded chart topping double albums, The Documentary 2 and 2.5...
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Audio: @VanchiFerrari - "Deep in a Coma/T.M.L." @rRAPpromo
Posted by Steve Juon at Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: Vanchi Ferrari - "Deep in a Coma/T.M.L."

RRP: The Songwriter Edition presents two new tracks from Vanchi Ferrari: "Deep In A Coma" and "T.M.L (Talking My Language)."
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Audio: CJ Pure - "Pure" (prod. Txmmy) @itsCJPure
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 10:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: CJ Pure - "Pure" (prod. Txmmy)

CJP: Philadelphia's own CJ Pure (Formerly known as Yung Rep) releases his first song in over 9 months, titled "Pure". He gives his input on the current state of hip hop in this song produced by Txmmy.
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Audio: TheGORILLAS - "Fourteen Pt. 2"

f.S.: Married Artistic Duo "TheGORILLAS" (QweenTICESS of New Orleans LA & KingLAMON of Forest Park Ohio) Are swiftly Heating up the underground rap scene with a refreshing new sound. The clever wordplay, revolutionary views on society, freeform dreadlocs & The Soulful the production from Yosh. They Almost give off a fugee type vibe. here is the new set "Fourteen pt. 2."
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DeeJay Crank Presents @HiPNOTT Records Spotlight
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 6:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

DeeJay Crank Presents HiPNOTT Records Spotlight

HiPNOTT: This past week on The Platform (HiPNOTT Records' premiere radio program hosted by DeeJay Crank), we were treated to a 60 minute show dedicated to the label's vast catelog, past and present. During this hour long mix, DeeJay Crank spun new singles from LiKWUiD, Greenspan, P.SO and more.
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Mixtape: Ether L 9 - "BLVK X PURPLE" (@ether_esi9)
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 4:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Mixtape: Ether L 9 - "BLVK X PURPLE"

M.S.: BLACK - of the very darkest colour owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white. PURPLE - combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The colour purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.
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