His Own Self Album Stream – J-Live

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Having debuted during the mid-90s independent boom with the classic “Longevity” / “Braggin’ Writes” single, NY-raised wordsmith J-Live proves that true skills never age with the release of this self-produced album, full of the talented emcee’s trademark brand of sharp, intelligent lyricism.

New Joint – Joey Gallo

Joey Gallo – “Initiation” (@Gallo80 / 2015)

The Richmond, Virginia emcee delivers confident rhymes over smooth Jewels Polaar production on this track from his new project “III I IX”.

New Joint – DJ Honda / B.I.G. Joe

DJ Honda & B.I.G. Joe – “The Vanity” (@DJHonda / 2015)

Japanese beats and rhymes from the pair’s collabo album “Unfinished Connection”.

New Joint – Camp Lo

Camp Lo – “Bright Lights” (@CampLo / 2015)

Typically slick wordplay taken from the Bronx duo’s forthcoming Ski Beatz-produced album “Ragtime Hightimes”.

New Joint – Junclassic

Junclassic – “The Rules” (@Junclassic / 2015)

Taken from the Rotten Apple lyricist’s Maniac-produced album “Words Are Weapons”.

Day Of D’Struction Album Trailer – Mikey D’Struction

Queens, NY legend Mikey D (aka Mikey D’Struction) will continue his storied career later this year with the release of his new album “Day Of D’Struction”.

Shed Beats Beat Tape Stream – HBSMA

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HBSMA’s Chris Gibbs and Brad McNamara team-up with UK label Muj for this entertainingly eclectic instrumental project, with the vinyl-addicted pair putting the many sonic treasures unearthed on their weekly “Music Archaeology” YouTube series to good use in an explosion of funky loops and random soundbites.