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Insight The Truncator & Damu The Fudgemunk – Never Off (On & On) / Pyramids To The Ghetto [Audio]

Posted on September 10, 2017

Insight The Truncator and Damu The Fudgemunk hit us with a pair of new tracks, titled "Never Off (On & On) and "Pyramids To The Ghetto".

Known to many as the group Y Society, Insight the Truncator and Damu the Fudgemunk celebrate 10 plus years of friendship and a creative partnership that hold the two in high esteem of their fans. The MC & producer's new 7" is a compelling display of why the duo have always been at the top of their game despite their reserved output since debuting as a team in 2007. Surprising the world at the top of the year with their full length, "Ears Hear Spears" was a great way to sound the alarm for the excitement of new activity. Selective by nature, Insight and Damu's calculations have served advantageous in making moves and presenting listeners with the right music at the right time. The latest incarnation of this truth can be heard in the previously unreleased b-side track entitled "Pyramids to the Ghetto." Although it was recorded in 2008, it was archived and remained unreleased until now. Now in 2017 this particular song couldn't be any more relevant in how the artists analyze the effects racism of the past & present and it's correlation to black plight throughout the Americas (both Insight & Damu drop verses on this track). Continuing narratives of such legends as Public Enemy and Jeru the Damaja in which the track title quotes, the group individually presents short essays in rhyme form that give a candid account of what they've witnessed as black U.S. citizens living in the 20th and 21st Century. Not only are the social effects on the table for examination, but the positive and negative impacts a racist society has had on black contributions to art and culture are discussed. For the songwriters, "Pyramids to the Ghetto" is therapeutic in which harsh realities are confronted in an unapologetic manner contrasting the previous socially charged material in Insight and Damu's back catalog. For the listeners, it's a history lesson and a call to motivate us all that history doesn't always have to repeat itself even when it's been the norm for centuries. Adversity and oppression historically have hold some back and made some stronger, but acknowledgement is the first step of progression. The A-Side, "Never Off (On & On)" speaks on just that. It's a roadmap to dealing with everyday adversity, maintaining faith in self and striving to reach your full potential. Insight presents sermons of encouragement to the everyday person over the Fudgemunk's uplifting beat. The producer chimes in on the chorus with a few words of his own that insists to keep on your path and never fall off. The old saying goes, "Life ain't easy", but the group knows success is not unrealistic. "Never Off (On & On)" was the debut single from the debut album, "Travel at Your Own Pace" which has remained a staple in Insight the Truncator's and Damu the Fudgemunk's legacy. This the song's first official reissue and it's first appearance pressed on a 45. Both songs packaged in full color double sided cover art.

Press play below and pick up a copy on Bandcamp.

Roy Wood$ feat. Rich The Kid – New New [Audio]

Posted on September 10, 2017

Roy Wood$ and Rich The Kid join forces on the DZY & Big A produced "New New". Check it out below.

So Realistic – Shaman [Video]

Posted on September 10, 2017

Arizona's So Realistic shares a new visual from his upcoming album, "Vibe", which is coming soon.

Watch the clip for "Shaman" above.

J. Pinder – Player Profile [EP]

Posted on September 10, 2017

Seattle rapper/producer J. Pinder hits us with his new EP, "Player Profile". Stream the 7-track effort below and pick up a copy via iTunes.

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The Weeknd – Down Low (Cover) [Audio]

Posted on September 10, 2017

The Weeknd covers R. Kelly‘s 1995 classic "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)". Listen below.

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Will Sessions – Kindred (feat. Wendell Harrison) + Polyester People (feat. Jeremy Ellis) [Audio]

Posted on September 10, 2017

In advance of their upcoming live jazz fusion album comes a re-release of 2 original songs from the band’s now hard-to-find 2010 album, "Kindred". The first side features legendary saxophonist, Wen- dell Harrison, who is best known for his work on De- troit’s renownedTribe record label. "Kindred" is a dark and heady composition reminiscent of Miles Davis’s fusion-era material, which despite it’s abstractions, is underpinned by a heavy, head-nodding groove. On the flip is "Polyester People", an explosive, up- tempo jam which shows off the keyboard skills of Jeremy Ellis. Despite being best known for playing the drum machine alongside the Roots, Ellis is an incredible keyboardist in his own right. His contribution on the Fender Rhodes calls to mind Herbie Hancock’s best work with the Headhunters, and the band never lets up under him!

Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – Rockness A.P. [Audio]

Posted on September 10, 2017

Rock liberates the title-track off his "Rockness A.P." solo album, which is set to drop on September 22. Pre-order now.

Pete Sayke feat. Add-2 – On Everything [Audio x Download]

Posted on September 10, 2017

Pete Sayke teams up with fellow Chicago native Add-2 on a brand new freebie titled "On Everything".

Stream and download below.