I’ve must have been hiding under a frickin’ rock to not know that Pharoahe Monch was putting out a new album…
Sounds Familiar Recording artist Fayth Hope has a new remix for her single “Truly Deeply Madly” (check out the original here). Check out the remix now. Enjoy…
Check out the rework of the song ‘Amnesia’ that was originally on the HerFavoriteColour mixtape a while back. Peep the video from the original video by clicking HERE. Enjoy…
Okay, not to get my Benzino on, I just wanted to post the first single off the Rebel Radio EP (on sale now on Sounds Familiar Records. You can go direct to the iTunes or get the limited edition cd HERE…
Very rarely in a culture built on hype does something actually meet expectations. Even more rare is someone that surpasses them…
South Carolina based emcee Open Mike Night is one of the dopest lyricists in the region you ain’t heard. He plans to change that with his full-length coming soon on Sounds Familiar Records…
it’s hard to believe that it’s been officially 11 years since the passing of big pun. being that he passed away on dilla’s bd (feb. 7th)…
I’m a vegetarian but I fuck with this ham. Okay, that was the worst pun ever. Either way check out this Travis Barker remix of “H.A.M.” Enjoy.
Charlotte, North Carolina collective Super Ape continue to push the alternative-instrumental-hip-hop inspired envelope with their latest offering “Ambeyonce”. If you didn’t get a chance to check out group member’s Dirty Drummer’s download we had on MBS do yourself a favor and check it out HERE. You can check out more of their music from their imprint Electric Mountain. Enjoy.
sup yall? this is some music that’s been sitting on the laptop for a while. when ?uest posted those roots interpretations of jay dilla tracks, it was only a matter of time before people starting writing to them….me included. for the record: THIS WILL NOT BE FOR SALE ON ANY PROJECT!
it’s dilla’s birthday and what better way to celebrate than have a new podcast full of his music? this is my humble attempt at putting something together. hope ya enjoy it. tracklisting and link after this. turn it up!
and boom goes the dynamite. it was great meeting bilal at last year’s soul summit. it’s even cooler that he finally released an album in ‘10 (first one in about ten years). here’s a remix black milk did for “the dollar.” you’re welcome.
before my man was pickin’ up chicks on the street for $40, gaining weight looking like ODB in his mugshots (r.i.p ol dirty!), d’angelo was that dude. technically still is (hearing that the new music is awesome). thanks to producer freddie joachim (one of my favorite slept on beatsmiths)…
new music from RES. check out what she says about the song on her newsletter:
Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t kept in touch..I have been busy finishing up the new album RESET with Doc(producer of How I Do), and completing artwork and having meetings about…
okay, this came out a few months back and was on the sounds familiar records page but if you ain’t heard it, it’s new to you. also, i suck. i can’t find the tracklisting. it’s coming soon. hosted by my man midi marc! enjoy.
good way to start the new year off is to have some new toro y moi. it’s also a double bonus that he’s from my city of columbia, sc. download here (courtesy of my people’s over at potholes). enjoy.
this is the newest project coming from south carolina based emcee preach jacobsand producer katrah-quey ‘rebel radio’ due out august on sounds familiar records. do yourself a favor and download/listen after the jump. also if you haven’t peepedpreach jacobs & denz “falling” video yall need to do that too (click here). ‘Ye is back and he seems to have let the auto-tuner go on sabbatical (thank god). he comes with his first official offering off his upcoming album Good Ass Job. Download after the jump.
‘get free’ is probably one of the best hip-hop records that’s been released in the past decade. it’s nice to know that they’re still doing it and they don’t disappoint with this new mixtape. my joints “malcolm, garvey, huey” and “soul power” are needed for your car stereos this summer. download link after the jump. you’re welcome.
Download: Preach Jacobs & Katrah-Quey ‘Rebel Radio EP’ Sampler (mixed by Denz)
Download: Dirty Plays Dirty
the dirty drummer is someone you need know about. a member of charlotte, nc outfit super ape, dirty drummer’s style of combining elaborate production with sampling with dubstyle and hip-hop/afro-beat sensibilities makes this dude one to reckon with. check out some of his live stuff after the jump. you’re welcome.
Download: Kanye West-“Power”
this is the newest project coming from south carolina based emcee preach jacobsand producer katrah-quey ‘rebel radio’ due out august on sounds familiar records. do yourself a favor and download/listen after the jump. also if you haven’t peepedpreach jacobs & denz “falling” video yall need to do that too (click here).
‘Ye is back and he seems to have let the auto-tuner go on sabbatical (thank god). he comes with his first official offering off his upcoming album Good Ass Job. Download after the jump.
Download: Dice Raw – Dice, Dilla, Pregunta [Mixtape]
ever since questlove posted those dilla/roots remakes on his swift fm page on dilla’s bd, everyone’s been writing to them (me included). well, dice raw went a step further and put out a mixtape. enjoy.
when it comes to south carolina hip-hop, there’s not a long list of emcees and producers that come to mind (i should know because it’s where i’m from). so, i always see it as a pleasure and responsibility to highlight artists that i’ve known and worked with in the past that are putting out dope shit. introducing akshun.
i’ve known spectac for a while. he was a worker at the local neighborhood record store (that i eventually worked and loved before it closed last year) and he was that dude that could freestyle for hours…about anything.
okay, i need about $35 so i can pre-order this. stones throw is really killing it right now with their packaging. first it was the new beat konducta series (africa) by madlib and now this layout for the dilla foundation. it’ll be released day after mother’s day. peep download and rest of packaging after the jump.
okay, in an attempt to not be on some benzino shit, i do want to let you all know when i have my personal music out and about. this is the latest leak from my project with producer katrah-quey from our rebel radio project coming soon. check the song out after the jump.
this album is shaping up to be a wonderful addition to my collection very soon. seems like march 30th is taking too long. at any rate, check out the radio rip. hope you enjoy. Download: Erykah Badu “Aggitation” & “Don’t B Long” (radio rip snippets from giles petterson)
Download: Murs & 9th Wonder – 3:16 pt.2
i’ve had a long, shitty, unfulfilling day. thankfully i came across a new joint that’s going to be the new 9th wonder + MURS album coming soon. enjoy (courtesy of2dopeboyz)
Download: Danny Brown-Detroit State of Mind Vol 4
this dude is a monster. when i heard “contra” with elzhi, i knew he was someone to be be reckoned with. luckily for us he has a new free mix that includes production from black milk, dj babu and another fellow s.c. alum danny!. enjoy the music.
Little Brother “Curtain Call” (prod. by Khrysis)
Definitely the most influential group with my style of hip-hop, Little Brother came from North Carolina and resurfaced a faith that left me with this culture long ago. They proved that the glory years weren’t necessarily behind us, but maybe right ahead. Unfortunately, Little Brother is putting Little Brother behind them as their final album “Left Back” is coming out this April.
Blutopia Podcast #7 hosted by Preach Jacobs
hope all is well on your end. i’m excited to be around such great new music and wanted to share it with yall. this is a great mixture of hip hop, soul, jazz etc. and probably the best one yet. it’s also feb. so there’s a big dilla theme. rest in peace jay dee and hope ya enjoy it yall. tracklisting:
2.Transformers (Exhibit A)-Jay Electronica
3.New Money-Royce Da 5’9
4.How You Like Me Now-The Heavy
5.Gimme That Kinda-Electric Wire Hustle
6.Keep Going-Black Milk
7.One Thing-Freeway & Jake One feat. Raekwon
8.Oh Yes-Preach Jacobs & Denz (prod. by Clokwork)
10.All Matter-Robert Glasper & Bilal
11.Daykeeper-The Foreign Exchange
12.Sonar Kollektiv Orchester – Universal Love (4hero presents Extensions)
13.Fall In Love-Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Suite For Ma Dukes)
Blutopia Podcast #7 hosted by Preach Jacobs (Download)
Very rarely do people actually work with people that they admire. I have the advantage of saying that I’ve worked and am working with producer simply by the name of .d. from helium music group.