Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wu Tang is for Your Children | Method Man - The Meth Lab (Album Preview)

Mr. Mef has liberated a few track from his first full length solo album in 9 years. Wu Tang brethren Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Masta Killa and the How High homie Redman join Meth to transport you back to the grimey days of the early 90s.

The Meth Lab is scheduled to drop August 21st but you and your children can enter the lab below. 

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Chicago Soul Hop | BJ the Chicago Kid x Chance the Rapper - Church

New track from two of Chicago's most wanted young MCs. BJ the Chicago Kid and Chance the Rapper connect on a new soul hop track "Church."

Spotted @ Okayplayer

Album Stream | Talib Kweli - Fuck the Money (Free Download)

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1. GRATITUDE - Produced by Thanks Joey for Colours Of The Culture. 

2. LESLIE NOPE - Produced by Amadeus for Platinum Boy Music. 

3. NICE THINGS - Produced by Amadeus for Platinum Boy Music. 

4. ECHOES - featuring Miguel & Patrick Stump - Produced by Farhot for Hitspot Music. 

5. FUCK THE MONEY - featuring Casper Nyovest - Produced by Farhot for Hitspot Music. 

6. FALL BACK - featuring Styles P & Nire - Produced by Amadeus for Platinum Boy Music. 

7. HE SAID SHE SAID - Produced by Farhot for Hitspot Music. 

8. BUTTERFLY - featuring Steffanie Christi'an - Produced by Kaytranada. 

9. BABY GIRL - featuring Kendra Ross - Produced by Abhi//Dijon. 

10. THE VENETIAN - featuring NIKO IS & Ab-Soul - Produced by The Alchemist. 

11. MONEY GOOD - Produced by Amadeus for Platinum Boy Music.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Introducing Dr. Dre's New Compton Crew | The Funked Up Experimental Soul Sounds of Anderson .Paak

Anderson .Paak - Venice (2014)
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We aren't going out on much of a limb stating the Dr. Dre's new album Compton: A Soundtrack is dope as AF. Two things strike us as interesting about the album though. 

First, although traces of the Dre signature west coast G Funk sound can be found, this album is strikingly experimental in the production and song writing. We are forced to speculate whether the boundary pushing Kendrick Lamar has something to do with this. Needless to say, the album is sonically and thematically pleasing.

Second, other than the three KDot joints, Compton is stunningly absent the blockbuster names and usual suspects. Sure, Snoop, Cube, Em, and X to tha Z get some shine on a few tracks but nothing like the the power contributions on the Chronic 1 & 2. 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Thoughts on Being White | Ferguson A Year Later: A Look Back and a Hope Forward

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One year ago, the murder of Michael Brown set off a wave of political, social, and racial consciousness and protest that our generation has never witnessed. 

Despite the overwhelming state-sponsored violence against black, Latino, Latina, and native Americans that has has been captured via social media, white Americans are still hiding behind the rhetorics of color-blindness, post-racial America, victim blaming, and self-willed ignorance.