Tish Hyman – Dear Mama: Wake Up [Video]

Tish Hyman liberates a new song/video titled “Dear Mama: Wake Up”. Says Tish: “2016 was a great year for me. Unfortunately in December my mother had a stroke and has been in a coma ever since. The last conversation she had with me she said she wanted to see me win a Grammy so she could walk up on stage with me to receive it. In December I came home to LA and recorded my next album #the17 and this message to my mother. Hope you enjoy it.”

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Crystal Caines feat. ASAP Ferg – F*ckery (Run With Me) [Audio]

Crystal Caines and ASAP Ferg join forces once again for the Marvel Alexander-laced “F*ckery (Run With Me)”. Press play below.

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KAMAU feat. Talibah Safiya – MĭNT [Video]

A song about romance born naked amidst adversity. “MĭNT” follows two characters, played by KAMAU & Talibah Safiya, in love and search of a place to sleep. In the short musical piece, we see the two perform the song “MiNT” whilst in the gratitude of each others presence. It is a blessing to be and to be here and present. It is a blessing to breath, but for many, not an exclusively pretty one. For many, this reality on breath, is both magnificently soft and immensely harsh. It is in those moments of harshness that we a forced to see how much we need each other. Even in achieving our prime act, being born, there would have needed to have been at least two. Living is collaborating within the great unity. Even in breath, we need the output of things outside of ourselves, (Oxygen from phytoplankton, algae, bacteria and many terrestrial and aquatic plants, etc.) There is a certain level of unity, respect, servitude and codependency prerequisite for love, or anything to grow.

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Key! – Everyday [Audio]

Atlanta’s Key! is back with a new offering called, “Everyday”. Listen below.

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Hus Kingpin feat. Rozewood – Tombstones In The Sky [Audio]

Off of Hus Kingpin’s “#16WAVES” mixtape, due out tomorrow.

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Funk Flex & Red Alert Mix @ National DJ Day [Video]

Funk Flex and Kool DJ Red Alert chop it up with DJ Enuff to celebrate National DJ Day. The two legendary DJs took some time out to tell the history of their careers and dropped a few gems about DJing.

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Watch Rae Sremmurd’s “99 Problems” Freestyle [Video]

Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi drop a freestyle over Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” on a French talk show.

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Migos Talks “Bad & Boujee”, Freestyle + Hotbox The Studio [Video]

Migos speak on the #1 Hot 100 record success of their track, “Bad & Boujee”, their upcoming album “Culture”, and give us a ling freestyle – all while hotboxing The Cruz Show studio.

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Chrisette Michele – No Political Genius [Audio x Download]

Chrisette Michele decides to create conversation in chaos with a poetry album she entitled with her infamously coined phrase, “No Political Genius”. She invites listeners to stop bickering and start listening to each others point of view. With poignant detest for the system, disappointment with celebrity jabs and dedication to Women’s Rights, Michele really hopes to take a well spoken stab at holding hands with America. Her sights are set on beginning some real dialogue. Take a listen to the first installment from the project, its title track, “No Political Genius”.

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DJ Premier Speaks On Jamo Gang (J57, El Gant & Ras Kass) [Video]

DJ Premier talks about the Jamo Gang which consists of Ras Kass, El Gant and J57. Stream their first official release “Here We Go Again” here.

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Watch BADBADNOTGOOD’s Tiny Desk Concert [Video]

BADBADNOTGOOD made a name for itself by reworking songs from the likes of Nas and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, eventually catching the attention of Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator. The masses took notice in 2015 when the group produced an entire LP for Ghostface Killah, Sour Soul. BADBADNOTGOOD has been called a hip-hop ensemble, but its foundation is clearly jazz, which provides a gateway to countless genres. On IV, the group allows that gateway to widen, adding soul and funk to the repertoire. Still only in their 20s, the band’s members never seemed intimidated by the intimate nature of the Tiny Desk; if anything, it accentuated their enthusiasm. This was their zone. They played three selections from IV — including “Cashmere,” which only slightly veered from the studio version, and “In Your Eyes,” which features Charlotte Day Wilson’s vocals. The tight arrangement allowed Wilson to hover gently above the instrumentation, showing off the band’s most promising work to date. It was a pleasure to have BADBADNOTGOOD at the desk for IV — and exciting to imagine what’s in store for “V”, “VI” and beyond.

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