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@KillerMikeGTO Performs Snappin' & Trappin' After Big Boi Leaves The Stage @Str8OutDaDen

Killer Mike Performs Snappin' & Trappin' After Big Boi Leaves The Stage

Courtesy Str8OutDaDen.

After surprising everyone with Big Boi joining him on stage Killer Mike performed his controversial verse off of Outkast's Snappin & Trappin. Relax and Listen!

Audio: The Mohicans "STFU" (@MohicanMusic @MissDimplez)

Audio: The Mohicans "STFU"

Courtesy Miss Dimplez.

The Mohicans go demi-political with their most recent release, "STFU". The track tackles the subject of the The Patriot act and how there is quite a bit going on that we're blind to, because we stay quiet... The thought provoking "STFU" will appear on The Mohicans forthcoming Profectus EP, release date to be announced.

Video: @PoisonPenBK @TMoneybagzLOM Problem Child (@JRonin)

Video - Poison Pen ft. Moneybagz - Problem Child

Courtesy DJ J-Ronin.

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Video: Chops f/ Mountain Brothers, Ann One - "Keep On" (@CHOPSmusic)

Video: Chops f/ Mountain Brothers, Ann One - "Keep On"

CHOPS began making his mark as rapper and producer in the Mountain Brothers, the first Asian American rap group ever signed to a major label. They were recognized as cultural groundbreakers, having released 2 critically acclaimed albums with network video play. CHOPS went on to work with many of the industry's biggest and best rappers, including Kanye West, Bun B, Lil Wayne, E-40, Talib Kweli, Snoop, Ice Cube, and Raekwon of Wu Tang Clan.

Notable recent work includes The Lonely Island's "The Creep" featuring Nicki Minaj (over 77 million YouTube views), and "I Run NY" featuring Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. CHOPS' music has been featured in numerous major and independent movies, TV shows, and ads.
Video: Azizi Gibson of Flying Lotus' "Band of the Hawk" (@ih2d)

Video: Azizi Gibson of Flying Lotus' "Band of the Hawk"

Courtesy Matt B.

Azizi’s musical influences are as diverse as his upbringing and such is reflected in this single. Born in Germany as a military brat and raised between Zaire, Singapore and Maryland, Azizi moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to pursue his dream of becoming a MC. As fate would have it, Azizi would go on to meet his current label head, Flying Lotus, in a chance encounter at a local gym. After hearing Azizi’s music, Lotus immediately took Azizi in under the Brainfeeder umbrella where he would go on to release his acclaimed mixtape Ghost in the Shell. Azizi has partnered with iHipHop Distribution and A3C for the release of “Band Of The Hawk” which will be featured on A3C Volume 3. The video is directed by Keaton Brownlow and features Azizi and his crew wilding out in the dark alleyways.

Imperial Distortion From 3:33 (@PTHOUGHTdotcom)

Imperial Distortion From 3:33

Courtesy Adam C.

After being stuck "In the Middle of Infinity," 3:33 found themselves in "The White Room," an ever-expanding room. While inside the White Room, their minds were pulled apart. The resulting Bicameral Brain was comprised of two parts. One side spoke commands in the form of auditory hallucinations and the other listened and obeyed.

With their double album, "Bicameral Brain," 3:33 isolate the two sides of this primitive state of consciousness, the commander and the commanded, and capture them in the form of an audio recording. 3:33 continue to bend the framework of their sound in the same vein as Yoshi Wada, Terry Riley, Whitehouse and La Monte Young. Follow 3:33 on their journey through the Bicameral Brain, an examination of primitive consciousness as it still functions today.


Disc 1
1. BB-1
2. BB-2
3. BB-3
4. BB-4
5. BB-5
6. BB-6
7. BB-7
8. BB-8
9. BB-9
10. BB-10
11. BB-11

Disc 2
1. BB2-1
2. BB2-2
3. BB2-3
4. BB2-4
5. BB2-5
6. BB2-6
7. BB2-7
8. BB2-8
9. BB2-9
10. BB2-10
11. BB2-11
12. BB2-12
13. BB2-13
14. BB2-14

Audio: @Oddisee - Own Appeal (Free Download) @MelloMusicGroup

Audio: Oddisee - Own Appeal (Free Download)

Courtesy MMG.

Oddisee hit the road this week, already having preformed in his hometown of Washington DC, then hitting Toronto, and Seattle last night. Don't fret though - he's got 26 more shows to go. Add to that, next week Oddisee is releasing his instrumental follow up to Rock Creek Park on October 1st titled The Beauty In All. Oddisee decided to craft a new bonus mixtape, Tangible Dream, (all new material produced by and featuring Oddisee) that will come as a free download exclusively with his upcoming album The Beauty In All. Today, Oddisee wanted to share the first track from Tangible Dream, titled Own Appeal.

Live Percenters' Debut Album The Corners Involved Released (@KevinNottingham)

Live Percenters' Debut Album The Corners Involved Released

Courtesy KdotN.

Philly/Jersey Hip Hop crew, Live Percenters, released their debut album this week on HiPNOTT Records. The Corners Involved is a collage of sounds & styles that capture the essence of Hip Hop. The album is 15 tracks deep and includes the singles "Classicool", "Science of The City", and "Deeper People".

Vocals on the project come from group emcees, I-be4Evr, Physical Graffiti and Mellow Drum Addict, with all production handled by group beatsmith Dukes Go Up. Also making vocal appearances are Boog Brown, Carlitta Durand, 7eventhirty and more.

To catch a preview, check out the album's official promo trailer!

The Corners Involved is available now on iTunes, DJBooth, and Bandcamp; and on UGHH & Fat Beats for physical CDs.
Audio: EDF - "Screwed Operator" f/ Mike Red (prod. Mike Red) @ImEDF

Audio: EDF - "Screwed Operator" f/ Mike Red (prod. Mike Red)

Courtesy DRS.

With instrumentation from Aaliyah's vocals, EDF and Mike Red bring Screwed Operator to the forefront with this latest release. With production from Mike Red, and artwork from Half Amazin, Screwed Operator is here to converse and ride to with Fall being right around the corner. EDF is set to release XXV (25) this quarter.

Audio: @RazaPhattz f/ Rob Fre$h - "I Get It" (prod. God Sha)

Audio: Raza Phattz f/ Rob Fre$h - "I Get It" (prod. God Sha)

Courtesy James B.

Straight from the streets of 4th Ward Houston, Raza Phattz delivers his street hit "I Get It" to the cyber world. This hustlers anthem features Brooklyn's Own Rob Fre$h, and is catching fire block to block in the southwest region. Raza is Houston's new problem!!!

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