A month’s worth of recapping.

So apparently I follow this trend of creating lots and lots of interviews, lists and posts at one sporadic time. This tends to mean I (or in this case, you the reader) miss out on lots of releases, videos and all kinds of good stuff. This post offers an apology for those gaps of time and also a compilation of some of the best stuff you may have missed in the last month. Thanks for reading, or subscribing if you do and thanks even more for your patience!

Guante ft. Graham O’brien – “This is the opposite of a suicide note remix”

Minneapolis-based hip hop artist, 2-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist and educator GUANTE teams up with drummer and producer GRAHAM O’BRIEN (of No Bird Sing, Prey for Paralysis, Junkyard Empire) for this remix of one of Guante’s most memorable songs.

“This is the Opposite of a Suicide Note” is a war cry, a manifesto, an acknowledgement that as bad as things can get, there is always hope and power in community.

Guante & Big Cats! will release “You Better Weaponize” in Fall 2012.  Guante’s next show is at the Cedar Cultural Center on July 26, part of the Cedar’s “Cedar Outdoors” series. Graham O’Brien is currently writing, producing and performing on a number of projects, including the follow-up to his 2011 solo release “Live Drums” and the 3rd album from No Bird Sing. In addition, he and audio engineer Adam Krinsky have teamed up to build and open “Bellows,” a new recording and mixing studio in downtown St. Paul.  Graham is performing next at St. Paul’s “Music In Mears” with No Bird Sing on August 9 at Mears Park in St. Paul.

 

3flection – “Rejuvenation”

“Rejuvenation” is the lead single off of 3flection’s next EP “Doses Of Reality” which will be available for free on July 30, 2012. Video by F5 Entertainment, beat by hala-X.

 

 

Aer – “Floats My Boat”

 

Sab the Artist ft. Ganzobean – “Love Is In The Air”

Here’s the first track from Love Is In Air 2 titled “Love Is In The Air”. Written and performed by Sab The Artist. Produced by Ganzobean.

 

Trouble B – “On My Way To Mars”

 

Aesop Rock – “ZZZ Top”

Directed by Pete Lee
Produced by Lizzie Rose
Exec Prod: Aesop Rock
Dir. of Photography: Drew Daniels
Sound Design: Matteo Grilli
Starring Aesop Rock + Hao Zhi Hua aka Patti Li,
Zumbi, Dennis Ruel, Edward Kahana, Vlad Rimburg, Lucas Okuma, Alvin Hsing, Bryan Cartago

 

Exxe – “The Broke & Gifted”

 

The Tribe and Big Cats – “Space”

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Kool Keith – “Goodbye Rap”

 

Errol ft. Engineers In Your Ears – “Utopiugly”

 

Hurricane J – “Out of Place”

 

Papa J – “Props To The Mob”

With the release of his mixtape “Life As I Know It” right around the corner, Papa J. brings his fourth official music video since joining The Movement. His lyrical word play continues to set the bar for the modern day MC, keep an eye out on his mixtape dropping real soon!

 

Homeless ft. K.Raydio – “Get Gone”

 

Yonas – “The Transition”

 

Chris Goodwin – “Night Owl EP”

Instrumental EP from uglegends FB contributor Chris Goodwin. This man knows good music.

 

OnePlusOne (a.k.a. Dispute-One and Orikal Uno) – “Homework Volume 1”

OnePlusOne presents: Homework Volume One

The long awaited mix-tape from Dispute One and Orikal Uno. Mixed and blended by D’Jo of Slipmats Radio

 

I’m sure there’s plenty of stuff I missed so feel free to add in the comments or e-mail me! Lot’s more coming today so heads up for subscribers, your inbox is going to be blown up.

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Hurricane J

So I received a few e-mails from people for video/music submissions which, let me start off by saying: thank you who’ve sent ones. This makes my job easier, and exposes us to new artists. I respect the hustle on a professional note!

This kid Hurricane J shot me an e-mail with a couple songs that led me to his latest mixtape “Lost Thoughts” with production credits from 9th Wonder, Logik, Nugget, GB and nWDvD. Though the sound quality isn’t crystal clear he has raw talent. He’s only 15 years old, hails from New Jersey, and he can clearly communicate his dreams, desires, and worries. Looking forward to hearing him grow and progress his sound. You can stream his mixtape “Lost Thoughts” below. My personal favorites were “The Intro”, “P&P Remix”, and “On My Mind”.

Ecid – 100 Smiles and Runnin’

Courtesy of Fill in the Breaks, crew member and dope MC Ecid is doing something special for the fans. For a limited time (until July 4th) you can download his album “100 Smiles and Runnin'” for free. You can also support him by purchasing the physical album along with a t-shirt, win-win if you ask me. Stream “100 Smiles and Runnin'” below and you can decide:

Del the Funky Homosapien – West Coast Avengers

The legendary Del the Funky Homosapien dropped a free mixtape a few days ago. I’m a couple days lot on this one so some of you may have caught it already, but if you haven’t it’s awesome. Download/stream on datpiff.

New music Sunday!

Happy Sunday everybody,

Got some exciting new music today! New video from the super collaboration team Knox, Gene Poole, Mike the Martyr and Apollo Brown. The video was shot by AbhiNav from Cherry Sky Studios. I love this song and the visuals do it justice.

Knox ft. Gene Poole & Mike the Martyr – “Breathe”:

 

And now something for the Emcee’s out there. Marq Louie sent me over some hot beats. Check them out at his soundcloud page. Here’s some examples of his stuff:

 

Also, to get y’all excited about the new OnePlusOne release, DisputeOne has some free downloads up on his facebook bandpage with productions from Big Jess and Last Word!