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Blockhead – Known Unknowns (The Instrumentals) [Album Stream]

Posted on August 6, 2017

"Known Unknowns" is the critically-acclaimed follow up to Blockhead & billy woods 2013 collaboration "Dour Candy". Now Backwoodz is making the instrumental version available; featuring production by Blockhead & his longtime collaborator Aesop Rock, who contributed two beats. Known Unknowns is an album that people are calling one of 2017's very best and the production is a big reason why.

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Mello Music Group – Persona [Album]

Posted on March 10, 2015

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If the soul of hip-hop belongs to the culture, the skeleton belongs to the independent label. From Sugar Hill to Def Jam, Tommy Boy to Rawkus, Fondle Em to Def Jux, the genre’s best music has been birthed by imprints that brazenly defy the status quo, those who champion fearless artists and always prize quality over commerce. For the last eight years, Mello Music Group has lived by that ethos. If you’re reading these words, you’re inevitably well aware of its ascendance and growing legacy. But more importantly, you know the artists—those singular voices channeling the spirits of the past and spitting premonitions of the future. Boom-bap at its best: evolving and expanding the art form, capturing stories of the struggle, upholding the tradition, and keeping the crooked honest. Persona unveils the murderer’s row that is the Mello roster of 2015. Oddisee, Apollo Brown, yU, L'Orange, Red Pill, Open Mike Eagle, Rapper Big Pooh, Quelle Chris. The stars of the present teamed with timeless innovators like Phonte (Little Brother), Blockhead, Ras Kass, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Oh No, Masta Ace, and Bilal Salaam. The result is something that binds current greats with the pioneers who paved the asphalt. It’s both a historical moment and hard as hell. If most compilations are nothing more than a loosely thrown together collection of songs, Persona boasts meticulous focus. These aren’t spare tracks, they’re potent messages and poisonous darts. “Requiem” finds Phonte and Oddisee indicting American racism and Xenophobia with fury and precision. On “Homicide,” yU and Nottz leave blood dripping all over the canvas. There’s “Celebrity Reduction Prayer,” where Open Mike Eagle lampoons our Hollywood obsession, our overzealous idol worship over Oddisee’s warm Wonder keyboards. But there’s ultimately no need to do the track-by-track breakdown. This is an anthology in the most traditional well-curated sense. Turn here if you want to find the best hip-hop artists of their generation in raw and unfiltered form. The bars are brimstone; the beats force your neck to swivel. Through all the discontent, rays of hope begin to emerge. If you remember the feeling you got when you first heard Soundbombing, stop searching. The slang has changed, the style remains indelible, the latest personas have emerged. The new sound is here.

Illogic & Blockhead feat. Kim Joyce – Broken Song [Stream x Download]

Posted on December 8, 2013

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Off their new project "After Capture", which is available for pre-order now at illogicmusic.com. December 17th is the date.

Illogic & Blockhead – Atlantis Depth [Video]

Posted on May 2, 2013

Illogic & Blockhead's "Capture the Sun" is out now!

Man Bites Dog Records is Proud to Present "Atlantis Depth" Music Video from Illogic & Blockhead "Capture the Sun" which is now available on Itunes & all fine retailers everywhere. Video directed & Edited by Erik Anello. Shot by Laura Green.

Illogic & Blockhead – Live From The Horizon (RJD2 Remix) [Audio]

Posted on April 9, 2013

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Man Bites Dog Records is proud to present this remix from RJD2 of Illogic & Blockhead's "Live from the Horizon".

Illogic & Blockhead – Neva Heard [Video]

Posted on March 2, 2013

Man Bites Dog Records is proud to present the new music video "Neva Heard" off of Illogic & Blockhead's new album Capture the Sun. The video is directed by Eric Anello and was shot by Laura Green. Capture the Sun will be released on Man Bites Dog Records on 4-16-2013. Please support independent music by liking, sharing & commenting on this video.

Illogic & Blockhead feat. Slug (of Atmosphere) – Capture The Sun [Video]

Posted on February 2, 2013

Man Bites Dog Records is proud to present Illogic & Blockhead's "Capture the Sun" music video featuring Slug from Atmosphere. Video directed by H. Rockwell. Be sure to look for the new album "Capture the Sun" from Illogic & Blockhead on Man Bites Dog Records 4-19-13. Support independent music & share this video with everyone.

Illogic & Blockhead – Preparing For Capture [Free EP]

Posted on June 6, 2012

Physical copies are also available, which include a poster and 2 bonus tracks.