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Chris Rivers & Termanology "Ain't No Half Steppin" (Freestyle)

Chris Rivers teams up with Termanology for an ILL take on OG Big Daddy Kane's "Ain't No Half Steppin'".

Check it out and be ready for a tour this fall!


Big Blaze Wilders All Japanese Dub Mix (10th anniversary) [Japan]

Shout out to Big Blaze Wilders in Japan! Diamond Nutz did an ill all Japanese Dub mix to celebrate their 10th anniversary. This was released a few years ago but who cares.

Download it Here and check the mixcrate for the track list!



Aaron Cohen "Home Less" EP

MAN it's been a crazy few weeks. Shows in STL to music conference booking in Virginia, now volunteering at a children's camp and then down to Memphis. BUT I'm taking some midnight time out to update this for you all and to share the new Aaron Cohen EP, Home Less.

Get his EP on iTunes here and watch out for tour dates coming soon!

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Audible Doctor "The Spring Tape"

Shout out to the homie, Audible Doctor (@AudibleDoctor) for consistently dropping hotness.

"This is the 3rd installment of my "Seasons" series. It's entirely produced by myself and the EP features Hus Kingpin, Tragedy Khadafi, Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Has-Lo & more."

Check it!


Kenneth Whalum x Big KRIT "AWAY" MV

'Away' is the first single from Whalum’s highly anticipated upcoming album titled “Through Hell and High Water,” (August release). He's currently touring with D’Angelo which would be an incredible show! But this video with Krit is dope. There's something about black and white videos that really add to the appeal of a great song. Looking forward to hearing more from Kenneth Whalum and of course


Relic "The 13th Floor" [Toronto]

I remember featuring Relic's Work of Heart video a while back and he JUST released his new project "the 13th Floor". This dude can sing, rap, produce, engineer and more. There is SO MUCH dope music coming from Toronto...seriously.

Big thanks to Steph from Clark Mgmt for keeping me in the loop about Rel McCoy. Dude is nice.

Twitter @relmccoy


instagram @relmccoy



Melanie Martinez "Pity Party" MV

I have a pretty awesome [physical/visual & auditory] crush on Melanie Martinez (@MelanieLBBH). There was a while recently when I was pretty much exclusively listening to the music of women because they were actually saying things that spoke to me. Like the REAL me. The me beneath the bones. {Jhene Aiko, Nylo, Haley Smalls, Victoria Di Giovanni and Melanie}.

She just released a new Melanie-conceived/directed video for her song, "Pity Party." I had her EP on repeat for a long time. I might even listen to it now lol. But here's your invitation to the pity party:

R.I.P. Teddy Bears. Gone but not forgotten.


R.I.P. PumpkinHead

I won't lie and say I was close with PH (fka Pumpkinhead) but I remember him hitting me up to collab once way back when and it was pretty cool talking to him because I knew who he was, based on my underground hip-hop nerd-dom.

I watched a lot of his battles and I know he had a lot of respect in the hip-hop community. I read he passed recently of unknown/unreported causes at the age of 39.

Rhyme In Peace, man. You will be missed.

Here are a few of my favorite battles/tracks of his:

GrindTimeNow.Net: PH vs Dumbfoundead

PH (formerly Pumpkinhead) vs Eurgh

(audio) Immortal Technique - "Peruvian Cocaine" ft. Pumpkinhead, Diabolic, Tonedeff, and Poison Pen


Paigey Cakey "Bassline" ft Karmah Cruz MV [UK]

Paigey is DOPE. I posted something of hers a while back (thanks to my mates across the pond, Knowledge is Power) and I've been a fan ever since. Check out her video for "bassline".

BASSLINE' is taken from the '2 PAGES' EP dropping this summer.

Download 'The Right Paige' Mixtape here


Haley Smalls "This Is Me" [Toronto]

I wrote to Victoria Di Giovanni to check in on her and she said she the production team she works with just put out this project with singer/songwriter/engineer, Haley Smalls.

Her own datpiff description has this to say about her:

Haley Small is a singer/songwriter/engineer and in other words, a young force to be reckoned with. Her classically trained voice, distinctive mainstream sound, and noticeable R&B influence make Haley one of the most intriguing up and coming young artists out of Toronto. Earlier this year, Grammy award- winning and multi--platinum selling artist Beyonce Knowles shared one of Haley’s Youtube videos on her Facebook page, stating that she “loved it”. Since then the video has reached over one million views and is still growing.

^^ Cool, huh? This project is DOPE! I was 3 tracks in and hit the download button. Toronto is kinda sh!ttin' on people right now, at least as far as my site is concerned.

Victoria told me to make sure you all listen to track 12 because she may have the biggest feature ever in the history of music! [her words not mine]. JK. She said she's working on a new project that I'm excited to hear.

*update* oh sh!t, Kardinal Offishal is on dere.

IG: @haleysmall

Twitter: @haleysmall


J57 "Sample-Free Remix" EP

I recently caught up with the homie, @J57 of the Brown Bag All Stars when I was in Brooklyn last weekend and chopped it up about some new music and whatnot.

He recently dropped this "Sample-Free remix EP" which features the likes of Pharoahe Monch, Torae, Murs, Fashawn, Cage and more! Check it, yo.

left to right: Me, J57, Dj Caesar, Patrick [music producer/musician from the UK] at the Aloft in Brooklyn, NY

Aaron Cohen "Booyakah" ft Alexander Spit MV

To prepare for the release of his "Home Less" EP tomorrow, @AaronCohenRap releases his new video for "Booyakah" featuring Alexander Spit.

Aaron will be hitting the road late June with Mayday!'s Wrekonize (I was a big fan of his battling) & Swollen Members' Prevail and Potluck:

Jun 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Jun 25 – Riverside, CA @ Mission Tobbaco Lounge
Jun 26 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (Atrium)
Jun 27 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
Jun 28 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor

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