Music

Apollo Brown & Ras Kass – How To Kill God

Apollo Brown and Ras Kass releases some sacrilegious visuals. Well, maybe not sacrilegious. More like ingenious. Just take a look and see why they filmed their video where they filmed it. Oh, and pay attention to the lyrics.

    OSHUN – Stuck (Official Video)

    Remember that dope group I had talked about the day earlier? Well, they just dropped a video from a few days ago. And guess what? I wanted you to enjoy it to the fullest. You gotta admit: they make some good music.

      OSHUN – Window Pain (Prod. By Tom Misch)

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      OSHUN reside in New York. OSHUN has been putting out some music. But, I am mad that I didn’t know about this duo until now. And damn, their music is good!

      Now, let me gather the information from their website:

      OSHUN is a Neo-Soul/Hip-Hop duo comprised of DMV natives Niambi Sala, 18, and Thandiwe, 19. Their sisterhood was manifested in March 2013 when the two met as incoming freshmen at a scholarship orientation at NYU. After an instant connection, OSHUN made their debut at the orientation’s talent showcase in 2014.

      Niambi Sala has been a vocalist and musician her entire life and was raised in a musical home. She moved to NYC to continue her career as a student at the Clive Davis Institute at NYU. Thandiwe came to NYU to study Journalism and Africana Studies. During her initial time in NYC, she dabbled in music production. At the end of their first semester, Thandi and Niambi decided to pursue their collaboration seriously.

      The name OSHUN is homage to a Yoruba river deity (Osun) and her sisters (Yemoja and Oya) who all represent elements of femininity and womanhood. During the months of January and February, OSHUN made their public debut on their MTA Acoustic Tour. They then moved on to write, record, and release their debut EP “AFAHYE” in March of 2014.

      Since then, OSHUN has gained attention from numerous publications, including Afropunk, Nu-Soul Mag and AllThatDopeShit and have over 20K plays on SoundCloud. OSHUN toured throughout the greater NYC area in 2014, and performed in major cities such as their home city Washington, DC and Philadelphia. They are currently working on their first album, “ASASE YAA” to be released Spring 2015.

      Their goal is to share Oshun/JAH/LOVE/LIGHT ‘s peaceful omnipresence for the bigger purpose of empowering women, and all people, instilling confidence, cultural pride, and self-respect. This bigger purpose is within a re-emerging movement of cultural realignment, awareness, and creativity.

      #NUBIANMAFIA #VTRAILS #SMARTKIDS #MINISTRYOFTRUTH

        1978ers (yU and Slimkat) – People of Today (album stream)

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        Music is an exchange of ideas. This album is something for those exhausted with the shuck and jive of pop culture, who believe in the purification rituals offered by hard snares, funky drum kicks, soul-coughing bass, and deeply rooted vibrations.

        Steadfastly infusing their songs with spirituality and positivity, yU and Slimkat are everymen with preternatural talent. Over the years, they’ve tirelessly built a rep in the DMV, collaborating on yU’s The Earn and Before Taxes, which OkayPlayer called “one of the best hip-hop albums released in the last few years.” In 2009, yU released In the Ruff as the philosophical heart of super-group Diamond District, a record hailed by MTV as “arguably the best hip-hop ever released in D.C.”

        Slimkat supplies the beats that make the blood rush to your head. Named one of the best producers of 2010 by KevinNottingham.com, he’s dished countless production dimes to the likes of Muhsinah, Eric Roberson, Diamond District, and more.

        The People of Today is a seamless and head-spinning record. It’s hard-boiled beats and raps laced with wisdom and virtue. The sort of record that you can sit with today and tomorrow, and any time you need to be reminded that we’re all in this together.


          Run The Jewels Meet Meow The Jewels in Arizona

          Okayplayer noted this situation:

          Killer Mike and El-P recently had the chance to link with Sly Jones – the super-fan behind the Meow The Jewels cat sounds remix LP – at a show in Phoenix. The footage from the Phoenix New Times finally puts a face to the huge groundswell that led to the funding of the project. The man behind the Kickstarter campaign took the stage with Run The Jewels and the crowd showed love for their native son before the duo dedicated a track to the “Garner’s and the Brown’s of the world.” Check the footage below to meet the man behind the Meow The Jewels campaign. Download Run The Jewels II via runthejewels.net. Stay tuned for more.

          And to think, I actually befriended Meow The Jewels on Instagram. I didn’t even know WHO the person was. Now I know the purpose of it all. Damn, I feel blessed.

            Shuko x CL Smooth & 20syl – The Same

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            CL Smooth is proving that he can still rap with the best of them. His voice still sounds crisp. He still sounds confident and doesn’t sound overly tired or dated. Shuko, of course, is dropping those butter beats with horn blares and synthesized additives. This works. This really, REALLY works.

            Blu feat. ScienZe & JohnNY U. -The Clean Hand [Fa†e Remix] by

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            Fate remixes a gem of a track that had already made waves for Blu. And this song is quite cool. It is actually impressively done. I can get with it. The musical production chips done by Fate only makes it that much more worthwhile.

              Floatman ‘Club On Stupid’ [Audio]

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              Floatman just warming up with this single. A lot in store with that “Live Hard Die Hard” project dropping next year. 

              Hail Mary Mallon – Whales (Official Video)

              Money, money, money, motherfuckin’ money! That is what this track is about. But, damn this video is quite creative and ironic as hell. Plus, it has puppets! It has puppets, people!!!!

              You can buy the album here, here, and here.

              Unreleased Flying Lotus X Kendrick @ North Park Theatre in San Diego

              Flylo played Kendrick’s unreleased verse to “Eyes Above” at Flying Lotus’ “You’re Dead!” tour at the North Park Theatre in San Diego.

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