New Music, Playlist

SoundCloud Selections: Playlist 191

New music we currently have on repeat.

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Emcee, Events

MED, Blu & Madlib Set to Drop ‘Bad Neighbor’

The three man dream team of M.E.D., Blu, and Madlib join forces once again for their new album, ‘Bad Neighbor’. Dropping October 30th, this full-length LP incorporates songs from the utterly delightful “The Burgundy” EP which they released in 2013. With Madlib on production and M.E.D. and Blu on vocals, ‘Bad Neighbor’ promises more funky […]

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DJ, Emcee

2014’s Best: The Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums

Creating a hip-hop-centric end of the year list always gives me a bit of a challenge. For one thing, almost 20 years later, our post-Golden Era musical landscape has shifted dramatically — and understandably so. As we look forward to entering 2015, more producers and emcees have shifted their focus from reverberating the throwback sounds […]

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2013’s Best: Nova’s Top Albums

I’m really sorry that I’ve neglected you this year, hip-hop.  New waves of UK dance pop, PBR’n’B, and the budding chill-trap movement have distracted me from my deep roots with you.  Songs by French Montana and 2 Chainz were shrug-while-fist-twisting worthy when I was at the club, but it made me cringe when I realized […]

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2013’s Best: Sash’s Top Hip Hop Songs

2013 was an interesting year for Hip-Hop. Aside from it being the year of the mixtape, a number of major Hip-Hop singles came out this year, pleasing both older and younger generations of fans. This year, more than any other, we were able to witness an interesting juxtaposition of releases from Hip-Hop’s veteran and rookie […]

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Jam On It: MED & Blu ft. Mayer Hawthorne – The Buzz (prod. by Madlib)

MED & Blu just don’t know when to stop puttin’ out that heat! Not that I’m complaining, though.  Their new track, “The Buzz”,  featuring Mayer Hawthorne and produced by Madlib (impressive lineup, yup), is easier than Sunday mornings, the first question on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?,  and tee-ball.  Between Madlib’s soulfully sampled beat, […]

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Emcee, Events, Media, Video

Rockin’ With The 5th: Blu

Our very own Devon “Ironchef” Ward recently caught up with Blu before he performed at an LA Clique Clothing Co. function to chop it up some and discuss a few topics like what separates Blu from the rest of the emcees out there, and also, where he sees himself in five years.  The SoCal spitter […]

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Jam On It: Scienze ft. Blu – Charlie Brown

Elements Of Music (EOM) reminds us that even though electronic music is alive and well, jazz infused melodies never die.  Add in one part Scienze and one part Blu, and you’ve got some mellow goodness for your Memorial Day hangover.  Look for Brooklyn’s very own, Scienze, to release his upcoming project Ella soon.  Until then, […]

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Live @ The Roxy: Blu x Tiron + Ayomari

Purple is my favorite color, but Blu is one of my favorite spitters.  Thus, I jumped on the chance to see him along with the duo of TiRon and Ayomari at The Roxy last Sunday. Yes, on a Sunday night. Talk about giving a middle finger to the work week.  

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DJ, Emcee, Events

Art Don’t Sleep presents: 12 Reasons To Die

Although I could never really come up with any reasons to die myself, Art Don’t Sleep and Ghostface Killah are throwing one heck of a function to make a case that they can possibly come up with a few.  Next Thursday March 28th, they’re enlisting the likes of Blu & Exile, Roc Marciano, Dag Savage […]

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