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illmaculate "Oscar Nominee" (Prod. Chase Moore)

When I was on tour with Chase Moore (artist/producer for Royce the 5'9", Team Backpack, etc) he told us he was working on Illmac's new album and kept playing this song. It's been stuck in my head since, what, March? February? I found out last night via twitter that Illmac's new album was dropping today (Friday). I did some searches for it and found this today and I'm sharing it with you. Now you'll see why.

Stay tuned for his new album dropping today.

& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains


Super Duper Kyle - "Blame"

So I'm watching SKEE TV on FM (fka/aka Fuse) right now and see this dude, "Super Duper Kyle" performing. I've seen his name before and know someone who'd toured with him (if my memory serves me correctly) but his performances was pretty dope. At one point he had all the big dudes come up front to support a surf board he stood on to finish his song. Pretty slick.

His style almost reminds me if like...Kid Cudi and Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes raised their little brother in SoCal and took him to punk and electro shows but also made sure he cut his teeth in the hip-hop circuit.

Yeah. I'm sticking to that. He's nice. Check out Blame.

& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains


Cool Nutz - "Got A Dream" MV

When I was tour manager for Iron Solomon back in 2012 we had a show in Portland. Everyone told me Cool Nutz was THAT DUDE. I remember talking to him on the phone but he was out of town. I think I still have his number somewhere? Anyway. he's dope and a Northwest Icon.

After suffering a torn Quadriceps tendon Cool Nutz couldn't let his injury hold him back. "Got A Dream" has a dreamy feel and was shot during his rehab from surgery. Gearing up for the release of his latest album "Pig Ears & Chitlins" on November 15th, Cool Nutz is back hard at work.

Twitter @coolnutz

& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains


Far East Movement - "Church" ft Elijah Blake

I still have a track Far East Movement did with Jin back in the day called "Blue Collar Blues" about being broke that was SO dope and fun and I guess I've respected them since. Their transformation has been pretty dope and fun to watch.

Koreatown EDM pioneers Far East Movement partners with VIBE Magazine to exclusively premiere a brand new awe-inspiring song entitled "Church" off their forthcoming album Identity releasing globally via Transparent Music/Entertainment One/Bugs/Universal/Spinnin on October 21st. With production by Far East Movement, Autolaser, Rik Annema, Cimo Fränkel and Thomas Helsloot, the hypnotizingly soulful "Church" features the smooth vocal stylings of R&B crooner and songwriter Elijah Blake.

& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains


Vanilla - Dreamcatcher

So, like most times when I find super dope music, in actuality It finds Me. I'll be up late night youtubin' and something will just happen. Like this. I ended up on Vanilla's instrumental album "Origin" and this was the 2nd song and I was hooked.

I played it like 4 times in a row. It's so smooth. Reminds me of that ill ass Mister Rogers (RIP) flip I posted way back when because of a specific sample slip in the middle of that video (watch and see).

But fist light some candles, dim the lights, turn off the world and zone out to This.

& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains


Layla Khepri - "Hype" [360° Music Video!]

I met Layla Khepri while on tour down in Atlanta. We cliqued and ended up booking a mini tour run for her in the northeast. Besides her talent she has awesome content!

After the viral success of the first ever “Snapchat Filter Music Video”, Layla Khepri has taken the bar a notch higher with the premiere of her remix of Drake's record "Hype" airing completely in 360 degrees! This video definitely makes you feel like your cruising with her on the west coast and is reportedly the first release of her 360 content and interactive game series!

Click on the direction circle in the top left corner to change your POV!

Follow @laylakhepri on Twitter & Instagram

& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains


Tama Gucci - "Guacamole/New Phone Who Dis"

Been going through my emails and re-listened to some music. "Getting ready" (aka procrastinating) for our trip to Atlanta tomorrow for A3C and was playing these smooth new tracks from Tama Gucci. Guacamole & New Phone Who Dis. The singles are released via Choice Records, a new label specializing in rare vinyl.

Press play and enjoy.

Available on 7" vinyl at

& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains