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Urban Tribe Radio 3 {600th Post!}

What better way to celebrate my 600th post on than by posting episode 3 of Urban Tribe Radio with yours truly and the beautifully talented, DJ Kachina [@KachinaBlack]

The track listing and air times are on the main site. We start off with my favortie tracks in HipHop and transition into Kachina's mix of urban music (from hiphop to chillwave, psychobilly and beyond).

Thanks for rocking with me for 600 posts and 3 episodes. I'm excited for the future.


Pharoahe Monch “DAMAGE”

I've been a Pharoahe phan since he first broke out on the scene (at least on RapCity back in the day). This is his first single off his forthcoming, PTSD CD. The first single has his unorthodox rhymescheme/delivery over an ill beat.

"'Damage' chronicles the tragedy of inner city killings and mass murder. The song provides a chilling reminder that bullets have no name." What do you think?


Murs x Fashawn "This Generation" MV

New video from from Murs & Fashawn's new 'This Generation' album out today HERE


MHZ Legacy "Gone" MV

Dropping October 30th! Pre-order your "Copy" here

For those unfamiliar, MHz is Copywrite, Tage Future, RJD2, Jakki & Camu Tao.

Copy is touring the west coast this fall and we just added ChinoXL to the bill. Get at me for more info @Essince,

Relic "Work of Heart" MV

Toronto's own Relic has been making some moves lately. Dude is a, like...quadruple/quintuple threat with MCing, DJing, Producing, Engineering, and Singing to add to his repetoire.

He's going on tour and working on some other projects so check out his site, for more info


Gray Snake Strapbacks

You read correctly, friends. Snake and Strap backs. Snakeskin material and patterns are gonna make a move this fall/winter. I can feel it and as I've been saying all year Gray is the new black.

Hat styles come and go (fitteds, snap backs) and now I see strap backs making a come back (were they ever really the "in-thing"? Not sure but whatever. The hats are nice.

First I'm diggin' on this Los Angeles Kings Vintage Gray & Team Colors The Snake Strapback.

Check out more designs & pictures below.


Cool Nutz "Portland Ni​%​#​a"

Big up to Cool Nutz for dropping his 8th solo album, "Portland Ni%#a". When I was on the road this spring with Iron Solomon I first learned about dude. Though we weren't to link up I have mad respect for him. And judging by the features he has I'm not the only one.

The album features Tech N9ne, The Grouch, Messy Marv, Krizz Kaliko, Mistah Fab and more.



That's right, y'all, your boy teamed up with the one and only DJ Kachina [@KachinaBlack] to bring you "URBAN TRIBE RADIO". We're bringing you the best in Urban Music from my picks in hiphop to Kachina's mixes showing the evolution of hiphop to chillwave, bass, and more.

(Click below to download Kachina's mix and for live broadcasting schedules)

Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way Mix

WOW!! So basically, if my understanding serves me correctly, 3 British DJs (Food, Cheeba, and Moneyshot) spent the past 3 years finding the original samples from the Beastie Boys' classic "Paul's Boutique" album using "all the original samples plus a cappellas, period interviews and the Beasties’ own audio commentary from the reissued release."

Crazy. Just like this project whose cover is done by the illustrious, FoodOne/Jim Mahfood.

Learn more HERE or by reading the description in the soundcloud link below.


Attractive Alec Jump In

New track from Queens artist, @AttractiveAlec off the forthcoming project dropping this fall.



This project started out as a solo Term project produced by Lil Fame but partway through recording "Fame ended up dropping verses and hooks on almost every song, so the two artists then decided to make the LP a true collaboration album."

Fizzyology was conceived and will be available November 6th.



Snow tha Product "Hola"

Snow is hot in every sense of the word. I'm definitely a fan of her music and this is from her forthcoming "Good Nights and Bad Mornings" mixtape. Check it out.


Three Loco EP + Merch

I feel dirty posting this on a Sunday so I'm gonna have to go to a night service at Church tonight to cancel it out but your favorite group, 3 Loco drops their kinda EP (more of a 2track sampler) but their full EP is coming soon.

You rememnber their video, "Neato" right?

Stream and download here.

Dirty Nasty actually has some dope merch, too. (no pun intended [or achieved] bc of all the drug references/use). But check this stuff out.


Mio Soul "The Past" MV

I met the beautiful Mio Soul at my last show in Tokyo (about a year ago) and we've kept in touch since. This is the 2nd video from her "In My Skin" EP.

"'The Past was filmed by Ces of HiFi Media Tokyo, and captures me in front of Sky Tree in Asakusa, Tokyo reflecting on my past love as a vampire in NYC. Enjoy!" - Mio

See the previous video and hear her EP here

(Mio, let me know when you're back in NY!)


Styles of Beyond ft Michael Buble "Damn"

Styles of Beyond are preparing to drop their 3rd album, "Reseda Beach" on 10-23-2012 via Dirty Version Records.

" seems there was this song laying around featuring guest vocals from Grammy award winner Michael Bublé that was originally recorded and intended to be on "Reseda Beach." A non-Bublé version of this song will end up on the retail album..."

Chuuwee - Chez!!?...Chill!!!

I've been posting Chuuwee for a while (with good reason) and he recently dropped this new projcet. Lemme know whatchuu think.


SNEAKret Society (KIKSTYO)

"Some say the sneaker game is like a secret society..."

This is true. Unfortunately for me (and fortunate for my bank account) I'm big. I don't mean 600lbs big I mean 6'6.5" size 15 shoe big so I have a very limited selection when it comes to shoes. Most of the time I just window shop so if sneakerhead-dom IS a secret society...I guess that makes me the guy who watches/DVR's all of  the 'masonry exposed' and 'New World Order' documentaries but never really joins.

"Some say the sneaker game is like a secret society. Outsiders stay blind to the inner workings, the hidden truths, the forbidden knowledge... and the deeper you get involved, the harder it is to get out. This graphic represents with a flip on the classic MOBB DEEP cover. Available in White, Gray and Black on Black." -


Urban Tribe Radio

That's right, y'all!

I done got me a radio show with the lovely, DJ Kachina.

We'll be broadcasting live 2 nights a week (including a make-up show) and you'll be able to download past episodes on iTunes soon, too. Keeping in theme with this site we'll be bringing you the best in urban music (new, classics, and remixes) with my picks in hiphop as well as show you its evolution with Kachina spinning the best in house, chillwave, and more).

Tune in! You never know who may be stopping by,

TUESDAY: 9-10pm EST (US) 2-3am GMT (UK)


@KachinaBlack @Essince



The Broken Orchestra "Closer" MV

I've been listening to some music from Phonosaurus Records lately and have been JAMMING "Shibui" by The Broken Orchestra. I love the eclectic sounds and mix of acoustic, jazz, & hiphop.

Check out this video for "Closer" featuring Anna Stott and read more info below.

The Broken Orchestra - Closer ( featuring Anna Stott ) from Phonosaurus on Vimeo.


Iron Solomon "Get On My Level" (TRAILER)

Trailer for Iron's new video "Get On My Level" which officially drops Monday off his album "Monster".


Vinnie Paz "Cheesesteaks" MV

Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks, Army of the Pharaohs) drops his new video off his upcoming solo album "God Of The Serengeti".

And it was produced by 1/2 of my favorite group, The Beatnuts, Psych Les.

Sean Price Plays Tennis

"In honor of the US Open Tennis Finals this weekend Sean Price teamed up with Dru Ha for a competitive doubles match at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in Randall's Island NYC. Fans can look forward to confrontations, bloody noses and balls to female faces."

I met Sean Price while on tour with Iron Solomon and Boot Camp Click a few months back. Can't say I pegged him for a tennis player...but this is what I wanted to see lol


Ray Jr x King Chip "St. Clair"

2 of Cleveland's hometown hiphop heroes (what's up, alliteration) King Chip (fka Chip tha Ripper) and Def Jam's newest signee, Ray Jr come together for this new track "St. Clair" named after the illustrious Cleveland street made nationally popular by Bone Thugs.

The song is from Ray Jr's forthcoming "Welcome to Legit Paper" project dropping mid-September.


Caskey "No Complaints"

YMCMB's new artist, 20-year-old Orlando MC, Caskey drops his new project "No Complaints".

He's got a cool style but a very Yelawolfy-style to him. Yelawolf mixed with Kendrick Lamar I'd say, at least as far as his delivery goes. I don't really know enough about him yet but check him out. What do you think?

Light Work For Jordan Son Of Mars SNAPBACK

Check this ill New Era snapback designed to match the Jordan Son of Mars (shaded blue). More pics/information below.


Lyriciss "My Life" MV

This is the first music video from Lyriciss' latest project The Balance: Heart EP which can be found here.