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28.8.16

Jake Kost - "The Kost Of The Reked Supras" ft Supastition & Reks [MV]


Been in a funk of sorts lately but nothing clears that up like some good ol' boom bappin' hip-hop.

​Portland's Jake Kost prepares for his new album STADTLUFT MACHT FREI dropping August 30th. He teamed with Supastition and Reks for The Kost Of The Reked Supras. "Kost revisits a classic boom-bap feel and chooses the perfect two rappers to compliment the track. Filmed between Portland, Oregon and Boston, MA The Kost Of The Reked Supras finds all three of the artists at the top of their game with no weak leak apparent."

Check it:



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@JakeKostPDX @Supastition_NC @TheRealReks

& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains

26.8.16

J57 - 'The Analog Tape 3' [instrumental album]



The homie, J57, or as I like to call him, J57, just dropped his new instrumental album. 30 brooklyn bangers for your listening holes. The Brown Bag Allstars artist has been moving and grooving and doing his thing for a while and consistently puts out nice music. He's probably produced for one of your favorites. Only one want to find out, right?
(instructions: listen, buy, contact him on twitter and tell him who sent you).



*via 2DBz - The new project comes packed with 30, brand new instrumentals — and will only be available online for one, perhaps two weeks before it'll completely disappear from the internets. If you order it now, you'll also be given the chance to download the two preceding tapes in the series, all for the price of one.



& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains

18.8.16

ESSINCE THROWBACK: Terror Squad "Bet Ya Man Can't" MV



I was watching an suggested Youtube video of my guy DJ Caesar interviewing Cuban Link and I watched a few others. He was always one of my favorites. Dude was (and still is) nasty. SO I had to watch a few of his videos. Dude had some HITS but one of my all time favorites was "Bet Ya Man Can't" with my the one and only Big Pun (God rest the dead) and Fat Joe off Joe's Don Cartegena album from '98.

No more words. Only watching:





Check out King Ice to treat yourself to a Cuban Link of your own

17.8.16

Dumbfoundead - "Harambe" MV [4K]



Dumbfoundead is one of my favorite battle rappers/MCs. I word it like that because for some reason people equate 'battle rappers' with terrible music...well...usually it's an apt description. But Dumb could always spit. If you're thinking it's just an ode to the late gorilla you'd be mistaken, but I assume you wouldn't think he'd stick to something like that, especially so 'late' (in this generation's definition of the term).



Los Angeles emcee Dumbfoundead partners with The Fader to debut his brand new gorilla style music video "Harambe." With hard-hitting production by Getter, Dumbfoundead delves into the fatal shooting of Harambe to address social injustice and the consequential widespread paranoia. "Harambe" will be included in Dumbfoundead's We Might Die mixtape due out later this year.

FOLLOW DUMBFOUNDEAD:
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Listen to Dumbfoundead's "Harambe" on Soundcloud here


See the officially licensed Fox EMPIRE Collection featuring pieces inspired by Lucious Lyon, Cookie Lyon, and Hakeem Lyon at KingIce.com.

16.8.16

The Game "All Eyez" ft Jeremih + Tour Dates



The Game drops his new video for his summer hit, "All Eyez" (directed by Benny Boom). I thought I recognized Scott Storch in the first 5 seconds on them keys (he produced it). Apparently this will be a bonus track on The Game's forthcoming album, "1992" [eOne Music/Fifth Amendment/Blood Money] on September 30th.



BLOCK WARS TOUR DATES:
08/26 Oakland, CA // Oracle Arena (Golden State Music Fest)
08/31 Los Angeles, CA // The Novo
09/1 San Diego, CA // Observatory N. Park
09/2 Santa Ana, CA //Observatory
09/04 Englewood, CO // Fiddlers Dream Amp
09/06 Phoenix, AZ // The Press Room
09/09 Dallas, TX // Gas Monkey
09/10 Oklahoma City, OK // Cox Convention Center
09/11 Miami, FL // Club Liv (appearance)
09/15 Miami, FL // Club Story (appearance)
09/16 Atlanta, GA // Center Stage
09/17 Raleigh, NC // Club Divas (appearance)
09/18 Charlotte, NC // Label
09/22 Reading, PA // Reverb
09/23 Silver Springs, MD // The Fillmore
09/25 Providence, RI // Lupos
09/30 Minneapolis, MN // The Venue
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT // Complex
10/05 Boise, ID // Revolution
10/06 Portland, OR // Roseland Theatre

*More 1992BlockWars Tour Dates Coming Soon




King Ice x EMPIRE Jewelry Collection

12.8.16

FOX's "Empire" Jewelry Collection [King Ice]



Fox's hit show Empire has inspired a slick Official jewelry collection by Hip-Hop Jewelers, King Ice.

Inspired by characters and themes from the Empire TV show comes the King Ice exclusive jewelry line that showcase the fashion, style and drama seen on the award-winning show. From Cookie Lyon inspired pendants to Luscious Lyon-themed crowns, the collection offers a representation of your lifestyle—urban, energetic and hungry to fulfill your dreams.



The Empire by Fox collection recreates the themes and ideas found vividly on the show, from Hakeem Lyon’s desire for his father’s crown to Cookie’s will to take back the company she rightfully help built. The collection stretches the gamut, from pendants with lion logos to rings and earrings made just for the fan after that Cookie Lyon’s fashion sense.



Each piece is made using state-of-the-art machinery backed by the highest quality control, giving fans of the show the best possible product. From the handset, CZ stones to the 14K gold plating that comes dipped 5 times in an ionic bath, each piece ensures you get either that Lucious or Cookie Lyon look that you’ve dreamed about. Meanwhile, each pendant includes a 2.5mm stainless steel Franco chain that provides a stylish, affordable look.





King Ice x EMPIRE Jewelry Collection

10.8.16

Classified "Beautiful Escape" ft Elijah MV



I like being pleasantly surprised. Or when I get videos or see screen caps and have no idea what I'm about to hear or even what genre it is. This is one of those. This is dope. Great feature by Elijah on Canadian artist, Classified's new video for "Beautiful Escape" off his new album, Grateful. Check it:



Download the album "Grateful" by Classified here





Fox Empire King Ice Collection

9.8.16

Jaylien - "We F*uk" MV



This video is dope. I lived in STL for about 5 years and go back and forth a few times a year so I always like to help out when I meet/see artists from there, assuming they're good, of course lol But I have this empathy thing where I FEEL the emotions of people on TV and videos. I hate the "meet the fockers" series because I get embarrassed FOR Ben Stiller when I watch. I feel this video...I feel like I'm the guy but this is a great video/song and I think you'd like it, too.

"St. Louis songwriter, producer and new R&B artist JAYLIEN premiere[s] "We F*uk," the second music video from his debut EP Summer's Over recently released on July 22. Directed by BlessAndSee musical partner and fashion photographer Stephen Garnett, the visual clip shows JAYLIEN getting an unexpected surprise midway through a freaky romp in the bedroom."

We Fcuk - Jaylien


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7.8.16

PARTYNEXTDOOR - "Don't Do It For You No More"



PARTYNEXTDOOR is so dope. I've been a big fan of his for a long time. His writing is so honest and real. Even in its debauchery. "Don't Do it for you No More" is upbeat. I can see this slapping everywhere from pool parties to long rides and back.

I need this for my next radio show.

But yeah. Play it.

4.8.16

The Combat Jack Show x Masta Ace



I've been a Masta Ace fan since forever. He's so dope and his "A Long Hot Summer" album is one of my all-time favorites. Big up to my girl, Mika for supplying the demand. Check out a great interview with Ace.



"On this episode we take it to Brownsville, Brooklyn with Juice Crew member Masta Ace. We're talking everything from his early beginnings in hip hop, the creation and break up of the legendary Juice Crew, his journey that strayed him away from the street, his personal battle with a serious health issue, why MCs never have an expiration date and much more. Tune in! Masta Ace new LP "The Falling Season" is out now."

Hosted by @Combat_Jack & @its_Aking
Produced by @JonathanMena
Executive Produced by @its_Aking and @MrChrisMorrow
Engineered by @SJKaram
Music by @RealZayOni
www.CombatJackShow.com
Twitter/IG @combatjackshow
Photography: @kalejfphoto

2.8.16

THEAFTRPARTY - "You Forever"+ EP



Welcome back, amigos.I got an email for a video I felt was cool enough to share. The name kinda through me off at first, thinking it was a PARTYNEXTDOOR knockoff but this dude is pretty slick. Recently signed to Babygrande and made a dope appearance at SXSW.

On the heels of releasing his debut EP, THEAFTRPARTY shares the music video for his lead single “You Forever.” The 21 year-old SoCal native filmed the music video in New York City with director Hidji Films (Santigold, iLoveMakonnen, 21 Savage). The visual matches the emotion of the song itself, as THEAFTRPARTY delves into the feeling of being caught in a tumultuous relationship over the IBEATS-produced track.

Check it:



Stream THEAFTRPARTY's Debut EP Close Your Eyes via DatPiff
Purchase Close Your Eyes - EP on iTunes
instagram @theaftrparty

26.7.16

"Across the Pond" 2016 [US edition]


Cheers! I'm preparing for my biweekly conference call I co-host with my mentor and had to feature my new collab with my UK bredren, K.I.P. Promo. (You know, the ones I released the UK Version of Across the Pond with?)

It's high time I dropped the US version, yeah? I made the mistake of using soundcloud so they blocked a few of the songs so this quickly became an EP BUT, I'm very happy with the music chosen. Working on some plans in the UK (even watching "TOP BOY" on Netflix right now (it's DOPE!)

Check it out and let me know what you think. Should you be on the next one? Need promo in the UK? Holla atcha boy. Salute to my UK fam.

13.7.16

Beats n Miso episode 3



Konnichiwa, dogs & doggettes. It's here! Episode 3 of my Japanese radio show, Beats N Miso which broadcasts in Osaka, Japan. This episode is sponsored by multi-platinum producer, Anno Domini Beats and they provided all the beats for the episode (remember my interview with him?)

Brand new music and a dope mix by another accomplished producer/radio personality, K 2 the D. Check it out. Arigatou Gozaimasu!