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Video: Rey Res – “The World”

Rey Res is the musical embodiment of San Jose, and with the latest release off his forthcoming album, the California MC proves why he considers himself The Heart of the City. Every great rapper has a way of making their unique struggle seem universal. Within the first bar of “The World,” Rey Res delivers his personal story with engaging quotables like, “It’s like my good wasn’t good enough/ I grew up in it, tell me how I ain’t hood enough.”  The line is simple, but effective at showcasing Rey’s workman like skills. It quantifies what makes Rey such a relatable voice. He’s the quintessential rap outsider; a man from the hood that sees a life that’s bigger than his home. With “The World,” which debuted via IMPOSE Magazine, Rey takes the listener on a trip through the eyes of a working MC.

Rey Res’ The Heart of the City album is slated to release on January 27th. The 15 track album is the culmination of Rey’s determination over the past few years. When asked the reasoning behind releasing Heart of the City, Rey states, “I’ve been doing this for so long that if I can’t make a dope album, then I shouldn’t be doing this.” From performing with the Hieroglyphics on their Hiero Imperium 2012 Summer Tour and Bambu of the Native Guns on his Rent Money Tour, Rey has definitely paid his dues. With features from Pep Love and Casual from the Hieroglyphics and Zumbi from Zion I, Rey is ready to to place himself within the lineage of legendary West Coast hip-hop.


Video: Nefew f/ BJ The Chicago Kid “Lionheart”

Nefew returns with their second video, “Lionheart,” f/ BJ The Chicago Kid from their recently released Rise Of The Antihero project.

The American-Swiss rap group’s sophomore album, the project features a whopping 21 original jams, with BJ The Chicago Kid, Jared Evan, Jason Caesar, John TurrellJonas, Lenny Herald, Omar Lunan,Souleez, Stephan Eicher and STS making guest appearances on the LP, which is produced entirely in-house.


Stream: KNOE – Faded Time

Australian Rapper KNOE has been making some noise the last few weeks. He has been on a “Get To Knoe” campaign that has seen his music featured on The Source,, AllHiphop and many others. He recently was given the pass post stamp on the SiriusXM show “The Tor Guide” hosted by Rapper / radio personality Torae. Today he drops off a new joint called “Faded Time” that serves as a warm up while he puts the finishing touches on his collabo project with Producer !llmind.


Album: Diamond District – MARCH ON WASHINGTON REDUX


After releasing the group’s sophomore album, March On Washington, earlier this year, Diamond District has completely recrafted their record with the help of a stunning list of producers including Large Professor, Diamond D (DITC), Black Milk, Oh No, Apollo Brown, Jonwayne, L’Orange, Paul White, DJ Skizz (Your Old Droog), 14KT, The Doppelgangaz, Quelle Chris, and Nottz.  The “Redux” versions of the songs offer a new take on the lyrical abilites of yU, Oddisee and XO – casting them in a different light from the original Oddisee produced tracks.  Enjoy and spread the word!

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Video: ChillxWill – Warning (MPadrum’$ Remix)

Taken off ChillxWill’s “Almighty” album, available worldwide February 3rd (CD/cassette/digital) on Ill Adrenaline Records. Vinyl LP available through Chopped Herring Records (release date end of January).


Free Mp3: Devine Carama – 10 Blog Commandments

“Being an older MC that fell in love with the culture during the golden era, I’ve come to grips that the game has changed. The way artists expand their reach and connect with more fans has evolved. One major change has been the Internet and hiphop blogs play a huge role in that evolution. As an indie artist, I’ve learned the hard way in how I should submit my music to blogs & websites. Some of that knowledge came from trial & error but a lot of that knowledge came from my friend Praverb The Wyse. So in the spirit of keeping his legacy alive, I wanted to drop some knowledge for other up & coming MCs like he dropped knowledge on me!”



Video: Chris Rivers Feat. Jose Vargas “I Feel You”

New Video from Chris Rivers title I Feel You. Chris Rivers once again
delivers as video reflects the hardships of today’s urban family.


MP3: MAHD – “Raw Shit”

Putting the finishing touches on his album 13, which is slated to release in March ’15, Detroit rapper MAHD is ready to share a soulful loosie. Produced by fellow D native Nolan the Ninja, “Raw Shit” debuts via Okayplayer and highlights elements of the classic Motor City hip-hop sound with gentle guitar strums, windchimes, and dusty vinyl ambience accompanied by a snare-snapping drum beat. As for lyrics, they’re full of references to Hennessey, Spike Lee’s He Got Game, and being a king as MAHD revives raw rhymes in hip-hop.

MAHD is the quintessential Motor City native. His bars are blunt, forceful and perfectly convey the type of hustle it takes to be successful in the D. On “Raw Shit,” MAHD is striving to “bring the feel back,” as he nostalgically reminisces about times when rappers would make classics in their basements. Throughout the song MAHD calls out “fake thugs” and “weak rappers” who threaten the culture of Detroit rap.

MAHD has been representing his hometown to the fullest, garnering praise from 2DopeBoyz for his ability to create “a passionate painting of the city’s make-up and plea to its detractors.” With a resurgence of Detroit artists like Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Big Sean making waves in the music industry, it’s nice to hear one of Detroit’s seasoned rookies confidently rapping about the gritty struggles of the Motor City.

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Video: Hus Kingpin – Superdry

Hus’ new video is one part of a full movie entitled Hus Kingpin Is Henny Kravitz, produced and directed by Venice Beach‘s finest, Dirty Diggs. Full movie coming soon!  Cameo from Planet Asia!



Video: JR&PH7 X Chuuwee – Meanwhile Off Mack


As much as we primarily focus on Hip-Hop’s East and West Coasts, and the prime locations in- between, 2014 has broken down its geographical barriers arguably more than any year prior. The global reach of the culture continues to expand and strengthen. Connecting the bustling streets of Sacremento’s own, Chuuwee, with the soulful sounds of German producers JR & PH7, “Meanwhile Off Mack” is sure to satisfy the palate of Hip-Hop connoisseur’s worldwide: smooth, introspective bars that leap off the page joined by the smooth, late-night-ride type production from the European beatsmiths. Knowing JR & PH7′s extensive catalogue and collaborations that include everyone from Sean Price and Skyzoo, to Saigon and Ras Kass, they’re out to prove themselves to new listeners. With Chu’s stunning rhymes that blend well with the hazy visuals, which stars the 24 year old rapper as he moves through a late night escapade, “Meanwhile Off Mack” is guaranteed to kick start the appeal of this collaboration.

“Meanwhile off Mack” is the debut single taken from JR & PH7 x Chuuwee’s collaborative full length release, The South Sac Mack, which is set to drop early 2015, via Below System Records.

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Stream: Astonish x Navarro – I Wonder (produced by Slot-A)

Astonish has been releasing music to build up the suspense for his upcoming project “The Who Tape.” Mission Accomplished! “I Wonder” is just another reason why Astonish should be an artist you listen to daily. Navarro lays a hot 16 to compliment Astonish also. This combo was definitely a very enjoyable one.

Slot A was behind the production of this track. Slot A produces for Add2, who is signed to 9thWonder.  Jameson Brenner from Zeremela Band adds some guitar strings that complete this beat.



Video: KR – Jam

In September of this year, KR delivered his finest body of work to date, with the third edition of his I$0LYF3 series. Today he presents his video for “Jam,” a fan favorite, directed by Calmatic (Jhené Aiko’s “The Pressure” | Problem “Pop That” | Vic Mensa “Feel That”). The video shows the simplicity of KR enjoying an afternoon with a fine young lady, where they are able to be themselves, without a care in the world. “In today’s world your guard has to be up when approaching a female of interest, you have to let them peel back your layers and witness you for you and visa-versa.”
The track is produced by Curtiss King (Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, MURS, Astro, Mick Jenkins) and is an easy standout in KR’s young catalogue. We hope you enjoy the song/video/project and thank you for your continuous support.

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