Run The Jewels – Mean Demeanor [Audio]

“El-P announced he was considered for the Blade Runner 2049 score. He wasn’t offered the gig, but as I believe he would’ve been perfect, I thought the pairing deserved to be heard. I will not profit from this and hope it is not blocked, but YouTube seems less interested in being cutting edge and exposure and more interested in playing it safe and holding Vevo’s hands. I don’t hold any copyrights, I just love all the pieces. Fair Use. Journey into the world 2049 with a replicant on the run. Dave Bautista is Sapper Morton. #BladeRunner2049, in theaters October 6.” – princeoftidds “Mean Demeanor” is also featured in EA Sports’ new FIFA 18 video game. Hear it below.

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Amerigo Gazaway x Common x Stevie Wonder – The Sixth Superstition [Audio x Download]

With our latest Soul Mates Project release, fittingly titled “A Common Wonder”, Amerigo Gazaway brings to life an imagined studio session between Chicago’s crowned prince of Hip-Hop, Common, and Motown legend, Steve Wonder. A return to the Soul meets Hip-Hop formula of his Marvin Gaye + Mos Def pairing “Yasiin Gaye,” Gazaway connects the dots between Hip-Hop and the genre’s predecessor with a musical history lesson told through the intersecting themes of Common and Stevie’s respective catalogues. As Gazaway put it: “Stevie Wonder’s early use of synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers, in a lot of ways, paved the way for hip-hop and sampling. Part of my motivation for this project was to highlight those contributions” Picking up where Common and Stevie’s 2016 “Black America Again”, single left off, Amerigo brings his imagined recording session to life with a slew of uncovered resources (including multitrack instrument stems, interview audio, and documentary soundbites.) Re-orchestrating deconstructed samples, the producer interweaves Common’s vivid wordplay and Wonder’s passionate vocals for a project that blurs the line between a “mashup” and a modern day duets album. A Common Wonder – The Sixth Superstition by Amerigo Gazaway Check out the #CommonWonder teaser video below, and lookout for the full album which will be dropping in the coming days.

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De La Soul Is Not Dead (Documentary Trailer) [Video]

Coming straight outta Amityville, Long Island, the seminal hip hop trio De La Soul — comprised of MCs Posdnuos, Trugoy the Dove, and DJ Maseo, plus visionary producer Prince Paul — changed the sound of rap forever. De La’s innovative use of eclectic samples, bugged-out album skits, and multi-layered lyrical wordplay left a stamp on the music that will never die. Their “Buddy” remix became ground zero for the birth of the Native Tongues movement, helping launch the careers of A Tribe Called Quest and giving further shine to rising talents Queen Latifah, Monie Love, and The Jungle Brothers. Last Friday, De La Soul dropped “and the Anonymous Nobody…”, their first album in 12 years, and also the first album by any major rap group to be fully funded by crowd-sourcing. Their Kickstarter raised over $600,000—by far the biggest budget they’ve ever seen for an album. This phenomenal show of support is a testament to the fierce loyalty of De La’s devoted fanbase. But that’s not the only reason it’s a big year for Plugs One, Two and Three. Mass Appeal is releasing a documentary online called De La Soul Is Not Dead. The short film not only looks into the history of De La Soul, but also explores the nagging legal and sample clearance issues that has prevented them from releasing their classic albums such as De La Soul Is Dead (1991) and Stakes is High (1996) on digital platforms like iTunes, Apple Music, or Spotify. Due to this

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