15-Year-Old Engineer From Sierra Leona Working With M.I.T Students (N.E.W.S)

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. ~ THNKR

L'Orange ~ The Mad Writer ((Album))

For his latest release, The Mad Writer, L’Orange has assembled a distinguished roster of guest artists to populate a new concept album with inspired rhymes and vocal performances from Blu, yU, Has-Lo and Erica Lane. The Mad Writer, to be released November 2012, attests to L’Orange’s ability to unite a wealth of diverse talent under a common creative banner, a mark of a well-respected producer. 

The Mad Writer 
got lost 
in his own head 
so he ate his way out. 

Lupe Fiasco: "There's Wealth In Other Avenues"

In part 1 of Peter Bailey's NiteCap with Lupe Fiasco they 8uild on the business of hip hop and how it affects the genre's conscious roots

check part 2 below


J.Rocc put this one together, collecting ten years of Madlib’s remixes. Many of these were released by the artists on singles, others were made for Madlib’s own use and are still unreleased. This was originally released as Stones Throw Podcast #21. 

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On Sep. 13, 2012, Shay was invited to perform with Raleigh's premier reggae band, Crucial Fiya, as they opened for St. Croix's legendary Midnite, at the Lincoln Theatre.

For the back story on this magical night, check out Shay's blog: shaysmusic.tumblr.com

Melanin 9 Ft. Roc Marciano ~ White Russian (Video)

Taken from the new album "Magna Carta" which releases internationally on 3rd December 2012, this is the official video for the single "White Russian" by London's Melanin 9 which also features Roc Marciano, produced by Anatomy

"Magna Carta" is Melanin 9's debut album following renowned mixtapes High Fidelity and 144,000, and has received an exceptional media response, including magazines such as Clash, MOJO, Q Magazine, The Guestlist Network's "Album of the Month" and many more from both sides of the Atlantic.

Rapper Big Pooh ~ Friends (Handbook's Unofficial Remix)

"Uploaded my remix of Rapper Big Pooh's track "Friends". There was a competition to remix one of the first singles from the "Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 2" release. I don't think mine was chosen so I've uploaded it here for your entertainment. I hope you feel it!" ~ Handbook

Rapper Big Pooh ~ Fat Boy Fresh, Vol. Two: Est. 1980 ((Album))

Following his acclaimed Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 1 release, underground mainstay Rapper Big Pooh is back with a second edition, Fat Boy Fresh, Vol. Two: Est. 1980. Featuring lead single "Friends," Vol. Two contains thirteen new tracks from the Little Brother alum. 

J. Pinder ~ King (Produced by Mell & Dee and Dj Khalil)

Produced by Mell & Dee and Dj Khalil. Careless Redux November 27th.

Rah Digga ~ 'Never Back Down' (EP)

New Jeru rap veteran Rah Digga joins forces with Australia's go-to producer M-Phazes for the Maxi-Single "Never Back Down." Consisting of two versions, the original mix featuring Fresno's Fashawn and Beantown's REKS, in addition to the remix featuring the Michigan born, Florida raised and now NYC transplant Nitty Scott, MC, "Never Back Down" showcases top notch lyricism and wordplay over M-Phazes fusion of glitched-out dubstep and gritty guitar riffs. "Never Back Down" is now available via Coalmine Records and is bundled for sale with both the main and clean edit passes of both versions, along with the instrumental and acapella of the original version, all for just $2.99.  
The original mix is also set to appear on Coalmine Records highly anticipated compilation album Unearthed, which is scheduled for an early second quarter release, 2013.

7evenThirty ~ Nightmare (ODDISEE Remix)

Jackson, Mississippi's 7evenThirty continues the push for his recently released album "Heaven's Computer."  The record takes listeners on a journey that showcases future-forward thinking while never abandoning his roots and influences.
Today 7evenThirty pairs up with Oddisee for a special remix of the song "Nightmare," featuring marching drums, haunting strings and erie vocals that bring nightmares and dreams to a crossroads.

BIGREC & Lyric Jones ~ Conquer All (Prod. by Simpleemusic)

Dope banger by BIGREC & Lyric Jones, featured on BIGREC's "RHHIB Mixtape, Volume III: The Movement...Thus Far". Download at www.REALHIPHOPISBACK.com.

Atlantis Build ~ Wisdom Cipher (Video)

8uild more with the God @ http://www.atlantisschool.blogspot.com/
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