TrackBlasters Radio: 02.06.17

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Heavy hit after heavy hit! Press play or hit the download button and enjoy. Record Of The Day: Snoop Dogg – Lavender (Nightfall Remix) Playlist Kendrick Lamar feat. U2 – XXX. Future feat. Kendrick Lamar – Mask Off (Remix) Big Boi feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy – Kill Jill **Record Of The Day** Snoop Dogg – Lavender (Nightfall Remix) Le$ – 45 South Childish Gambino – Redbone Drake – Teenage Fever Mary J. Blige feat. Kanye West – Love Yourself The Black Opera – Spread The MF Warning Wu-Tang Clan – Bring Da Ruckus Raekwon feat. P.U.R.E. – M&N Raekwon – Nothing Roc Marciano feat. Knowledge The Pirate – No Smoke Showbiz & A.G. feat. Roc Marciano & Jon Robinson – Live With Show And A Hus Kingpin & Big Ghost Ltd feat. Milano Constantine & DJ Q-Bert – Serotonin High Joey Bada$$ feat. Styles P – Super Predator Download here (right click and save as…)

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The Black Opera – 80z Babiez To The 2Gz 2 (The ExperiMix) [Mixtape]

Here’s a new mixtape from The Black Opera titled “80z Babiez To The 2Gz 2 (The ExperiMix)”. Says The Black Opera: “We wanted to follow up ‘African America’ with something that wasn’t as heavy, so we worked on the second installment of our ’80z Babiez 2 The 2Gz Experimix’ series. We feel right in the middle of this Old Heads vs New Wave battle. So in this new mix you can hear our influences come across, young and old, in a way of expressing it that we feel only we can do it.” Stream or download the 16-track offering below. 80z Babiez To The 2Gz 2 [The ExperiMix] by The Black Opera

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The Black Opera – African America [Album Stream]

In 2016, many Black Americans are unaware of what country their lineage dates back to or any traditions of their ancestors. Many Black Americans question the origin of their last name. Add this to the fact that many Black Americans don’t feel safe walking or driving the streets of America and you get a people that feel disconnected from their roots, and don’t feel at home in their own country in these current times. This echoing sentiment within the Black community is what influenced the music and art collective The Black Opera to create works that reflect these current times with “African America”. At its core, “African America” is the story of a people that feel lost, a people that don’t feel welcome in their place of birth. This is where Black Americans currently exist, a place where the laws and law enforcement don’t seem to serve or protect them. “African America” can be viewed as an actual plea to build a new home, or just to relocate mentally. “African America” is the promised land of freedom. African America by The Black Opera

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Obie Iyoha (of The Black Opera) – Lost In America [Audio x Download]

With the first single from his debut album “Midnight Run”, Obie Iyoha gives you his take on coming of age on “Lost in America”. You may have heard similar stories of finding oneself as an adolescent before, but Iyoha’s perspective is uniquely refreshing. Here’s the song description in his own words: “Lost in America” is a tale about the actions and consequences of peer pressure due to a lack of guidance. A looking-glass to going astray on the not so sunny side of America, as an African boy. “Midnight Run” is out now, grab it here.

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The Black Opera – Something Outta Nuthin [Audio x Download]

You may know who the core members of The Black Opera are by now, but TBO has been pretty protective of the reasons for their origin. With the 14KT produced “Something Outta Nuthin”, the first single from their new creative compilation “Protect The Code”, Jamall Bufford and Magestik Legend let you know that this transformation was not only for creativity, but out of necessity.

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The Black Opera – Rich Like You [Video]

The Black Opera is poised for another great year as they offer up their third set of visuals from their latest LP, “The Great Year”. The “Rich Like You” video is fun and fly, but in true TBO form the message is clear. Make sure you keep your eyes and ears open for the forthcoming compilation album from The Black Opera titled “Protect The Code”, set for release on Black Friday.

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The Black Opera – Rich Like You [Video]

The Black Opera is poised for another great year as they offer up their third set of visuals from their latest LP, “The Great Year”. The “Rich Like You” video is fun and fly, but in true TBO form the message is clear. Make sure you keep your eyes and ears open for the forthcoming compilation album from The Black Opera titled “Protect The Code”, set for release on Black Friday.

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Jamall Bufford & Kensaye – Freedom Is [Album]

The Black Op: Era II continues to shine a light on the collective’s individual artists, this time around it’s co-founder Jamall Bufford’s turn to hold the torch. In collaboration with new TBO producer Kensaye, from London, he delivers Freedom Is. The album is not only a statement but also an exploration of freedom’s complexity, a question aimed at engaging the listener and provoking thought. Jamall Bufford stays true to himself and shows maturity and growth, exploring different topics with unconventional viewpoints and his personal insights. Once again Bufford demonstrates the versatility that has garnered the Ann Arbor, MI native worldwide recognition. Kensaye gives his take on freedom by showcasing a varied palette of sounds. His live instrumentation, electronic synths and soulful undertones prove that he cannot be pigeonholed. The genre-bending sound is the perfect ingredient to blend with Bufford’s verses. Freedom Is is Jamall Bufford and Kensaye’s idea of freedom, and at this crucial time in history, it’s their way to engage listeners to join the conversation. Freedom Is by Jamall Bufford + Kensaye

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TrackBlasters Radio: 01.07.15

Da Wednesday Underground Flava – Underground & Old School Hip Hop Non-Stop Host: DJ P.R. Today’s show comes with a shit load of brand new bangers from the likes of King Los, Jamall Bufford, Maffew Ragazino, Method Man, Ghostface, CZARFACE, Prie, JuJu Rogers and many more. Enjoy! Record Of The Day: Prie – In The Mist Of It All Playlist King Los feat. Puff Daddy & Mark Battles – King Jamall Bufford feat. Magestik Legend – Summer After Summer Maffew Ragazino – Summer Nine Five Method Man x Hanz On – Serious Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge feat. Vince Staples – Get the Money CZARFACE feat. GZA – When Gods Go Mad Junia-T feat. Tassnata & Brevner – Eye Mean **Record Of The Day** Prie – In The Mist Of It All JuJu Rogers feat. Oddisee – Dreams The Doppelgangaz feat. Jim Jones – Jail Weight Jay Rock – Money Trees Deuce Nicky D’s – Fly Away Hus Kingpin feat. Washeyi Choir – California Love (City Of Dreams) Statik Selektah feat. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner – All You Need ASAP Rocky feat. Mos Def, Acyde & ASAP Yams – Back Home Raekwon – Live To Die Download here (right click and save as…)

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The Black Opera feat. Jamall Bufford, Magestik Legend, Obie Iyoha & Johnny Void – Sacred Cow [Stream]

The Black Opera is continuing to stay busy with solo releases and as a collective. On the heels of Magestik Legend’s new full length, and a new single from Jamall Bufford, The Black Opera joins forces once again to deliver their brand of raw rap, over production composed in-house by the collective on “Sacred Cow”. In an era where the idea of justice remains in question, these questions linger as well: Who can you trust? Who can you believe in? Those questions apply to “the system” and to rap music in 2015. “Sacred Cow” is The Black Opera’s way of answering those questions. This heater features verses from TBO members Jamall Bufford, Magestik Legend, Obie Iyoha, and introduces TBO’s newest voice: Johnny Void.

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