Getting Yasiin Bey back into the USA may not be so easy, but Amerigo Gazaway has done a hell of a job bringing “Yasiin Gaye” back to us. This Mos Def x Marvin Gaye is the sequel to the last dose of goodness you may remember from here. The intent this time around was to play up [...]


One of our favorite artists, Tom Vek, returns with his third studio album Luck next week. The former Tummy Touch standout dropped the fucking awesome “Sherman (Animals In the Jungle)” at the end of April to get things cooking, and it certainly has our early vote for Song of the Summer. Now we get to [...]


26 Mar
Havoc & Prodigy celebrate 20 years since original Infamous

Today is a good day, as the legendary Queensbridge murderers Mobb Deep just premiered a free stream of their upcoming album on Pandora. Oh. Hell. Yes. Set to be released April 1st, The Infamous Mobb Deep drops nearly two decades after their landmark original Infamous album, and features collabs with the likes of Snoop, Nas, Bun B, Busta, Juicy [...]


14 Mar
The latest in DJ/producer Amerigo Gazaway Soul Mates series

Nashville producer Amerigo Gazaway has launched a new mashup series called Soul Mates, aimed at combining legendary artists of yore with the best talent from today. The first installment conflates Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) with legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye. Titled Yasiin Gaye, the idea of the series is for the finished [...]


11 Mar
San Fran & Bristol producers team up for dirtybird's latest

Those rambunctious rabble-rousers over at dirtybird records are at it again, creating some masterful music aimed at dancefloor bedlam. San Fran’s Justin Martin teams up with Bristol’s finest, Eats Everything, on a two-track EP titled Hello Mr. Jello, due March 31st on dirtybird. We were big fans of both Justin Martin’s Jungle Mix Winter 2012 drum & bass [...]


As ScHoolboy Q gets ready to release his Oxymoron album next month (February 25), the LA rapper drops a sundry of product to get the kids hyped. First came the bootilicious video for “Man Of the Year”, then the stream for the Alchemist-produced track “Break the Bank”. Along with it, Q shows off the two covers for the Oxymoron album [...]


7 Jan
A New Year's gift from the Gorillaz/Deltron/Hieroglyphics lyricist

Well here’s an amazing New Year’s gift from the ever giving tubes of the internet: a surprise free album from the great Del the Funky Homosapien. One of the most creative rappers arguably ever, Del is best known for his work with the Bay Area’s Hieroglyphics crew as well as his work rapping on the Dan [...]


27 Aug
Second single off upcoming "Urban Animal" album

A new track by the illustrious VonStroke, Mr. Claude VonStroke that is. Although his upcoming album Urban Animal, his third studio LP, is notable for the new directions the Detroit-via-San Francisco-via-Los Angeles producer is exploring, “Dood” is quintessential VonStroke — meaning, expect bass, booty shanking rhythms and idiosyncratic beats. In other words, superb underground house.  If [...]

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