Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Joint – Mad Skillz

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Mad Skillz – “2015 Rap Up” (@SkillzVa / 2015)

The veteran emcee drops his annual overview of the last twelve months in typically entertaining fashion.

Brighter Daze Album Stream – Murs & 9th Wonder

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Three years after West Coast wordsmith Murs and North Carolina production icon 9th Wonder announced their “Final Adventure” release would be their last collaborative project, the duo return with their sixth album.

With the pair once again showcasing the creative chemistry that has been clearly apparent since 2004’s “Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition”, “Brighter Daze” features a captivating balance of reflective lyricism and personal tales delivered over soulful beats, including a worthy cover of The Pharcyde’s “Otha Fish”.

KingUnderground Mixtape No. 10 Stream – Micky Hack

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Turntable technician Micky Hack reps for the UK’s KingUnderground label with this eclectic mix, featuring a variety of tracks released by the imprint in 2015 plus back-in-the-day classics from Kenny Dope, Marvin Gaye and Whodini.


D EP Stream – Darnell Little

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New Jersey producer Darnell Little digs into some classic soul for this instrumental EP.

New Joint – One Session / Planet Asia / Sean Rosati

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One Session ft. Planet Asia & Sean Rosati – “Glyders” (@SessionsTheKid / 2015)

Mellow musical madness and razor-blade sharp rhymes from the LA-based producer’s forthcoming “Airliner” project.

New Joint – True Masterz

True Masterz – “Solar Wind” (TrueMasterz.Com / 2015)

Taken from JMega The God, MighGawd and DJ Grazzhoppa’s forthcoming album “Almagest”.

Muse Beat Tape Stream – El 108 RTNC

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The talented NY producer delivers yet another solid collection of dusty-fingered brilliance.

New Joint – Nolan The Ninja

Nolan The Ninja – “gusto” (@NolanTheNinja / 2015)

High-octane rawness from the Detroit artist’s “f-ck the hype” EP.

Legends Of Boom Album Stream – Peat Rockaz

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German production collective Peat Rockaz put their own sample-based stamp on familiar cuts from the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Mobb Deep and Nas throughout this well-crafted remix project.

4 EP Stream – Slap Up Mill

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Moody instrumental vibes from the UK producer.

Mixed Jawns IV Beat Tape Stream – Small Professor

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Philly’s Small Professor does a respectable job of flipping the trademark production styles of greats such as Diamond D, Pete Rock and DJ Premier on this concept-based project – word to Lisa Bonet!

New Joint – George Fields

George Fields – “Andromeda” (GeorgeFields.BandCamp.Com / 2015)

Atmospheric lead-track from the talented UK producer’s forthcoming instrumental album “Beyond Realm”.

New Joint – Miilkbone

Miilkbone – “Street Credit” (@MiilkB / 2015)

Entrichment-produced head-nodder from the veteran New Jersey emcee.

The Breaks Mix Stream – DJ Chuck Chillout

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NYC legend Chuck Chillout takes inspiration from new VH1 film project “The Breaks” for his latest mix, reliving some old-school radio and club memories with a selection of classics from BDP, Whodini, Stetsasonic and more.

New Joint – Mista Spyce

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Mista Spyce – “2 Wrongs” (@BillieSplyff / 2015)

London mic vet Mista Spyce teams-up with Russian producer 13th Door for this lively banger.

New Horizon Album Stream – M.W.P.

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Having spent recent years steadily building a reputation as a producer who can always be relied upon to supply that golden-era-influenced boom-bap, Denmark’s M.W.P. ups the ante on his new release, collaborating with a strong line-up of lyrical talent including Shabaam Sahdeeq, Hus Kingpin, Skyzoo and more.

New Joint – VLXL

VLXL – “Moodswing” (@VLXLMusic / 2015)

Taken from Canadian duo Via Linez and Lyve’s recent album “Trains, Automobiles & Flights”.

New Joint – Megadon / Maya Azucena

Megadon ft. Maya Azucena – “Gameplan” (@DonaldRCole / 2015)

Taken from the NY-based artist’s album “No Man Is The Best”.

New Joint – Cash Bilz

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Cash Bilz – “Word Of Mouf” (@IAmCashBilz / 2015)

The New York emcee drops smooth-but-raw Crooklyn wordplay over sublime production from France’s Kyo Itachi.

My Gift To You Vol. 3 Beat Tape Stream – DJ Mellow J

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Soulful, seasonal beats from the Austin, Texas producer.