Yasiin Gaye (Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye) ~ Inner City Travellin' Man (@amerigo615)

Amerigo Gazaway's new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series' first installment, the producer unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Formerly Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled "Yasiin Gaye". Building the album's foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye's Motown classics, Gazaway re-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey's dense raps and Gaye' soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye's famous duets than that of a "mashup" album.

Watch the teaser video below and look out for the full album on February 25th! 


J.Cole & Dreamville ~ Revenge Of The Dreamers ((Mixtape)) (@JColeNC)

J.Cole releases a mixtape to promote his Dreamville label and artists.

Check it below

Jamla Records ~ Jamla Is The Squad ((Album Stream)) (@JamlaRecords)

Lead by legendary producer 9th Wonder, over the last few years Jamla Records has emerged as one of the dopest indie labels working. To prove it, the North Carolina label has released their new compilation album, Jamla is the Squad.
Check it below


J-Live ~ Money Matters [Produced by Oddisee] (Video) (@realjlive)

Money Matters is the first single from the forthcoming album "Around The Sun". Directed by J-Live.

Willie The Kid & Bronze Nazareth ~ The Guilt (Video) (@theWILLIETHEKID x @BronzeNazareth)

From Willie The Kid and Bronze Nazareth’s collaborative LP ‘The Living Daylights’ available February 11, 2014.

Richard Raw Ft. Hezekiah & John Robinson ~ The Definition (@richardraw)

From Richard Raw’s Soul Sessions.

Mello Music Group ~ Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows ((Album Stream)) (@MelloMusicGroup)

A mandala is a Buddhist depiction of the universe. It is traditionally made with sand so that like all beauty it is ephemeral and ever changing. To create a mandala is a meditative process. Nothing could describe the process of making records better. These two colllections of new material from Mello Music Group group highlight this moment in time – a map of the Mello Music Group Universe. This is a true squad collection of nothing but original material.

Robert Glasper Ft. Jill Scott & Pharoahe Monch ~ Calls (Mr. Porter rmx)

Mr. Porter remix of the Robert Glasper x Jill Scott track Calls


Fela Kuti ((Discography))

Music is a spiritual thing. You don’t play with music. If you play with music you will die young. When the higher forces give you the gift of music, musicianship, it must be well used for the good of humanity. If you use it for your own self for deceiving others you will die young.~ Fela Anikulapo Kuti


BJ The Chicago Kid & Add-2 ~ 15 Minutes Of Fame (Prod. by 9th Wonder)

From the forthcoming compilation "Jamla Is The Squad" Hosted by Statik Selektah 1/28

Bishop Nehru ~ You Stressin' (Produced by Disclosure) (@BishopNehru)


Dysfunshunal Familee Ft. Napoleon Da Legend ~ All I Want Iz

For the ladies, the fam , explains how to treat a woman. Super Producer Bazarro on the Beat. The Double AA side to “always funky fresh” from the forthcoming album “FAMILY MATTERS”.

Saukrates Ft. Choclair ~ Heroes (Prod. By C4ENT)

Off the upcoming “Let’s be friends” album by C4ENT.

GQ Ft. Heather Victoria ~ Walk On By (Prod. by Khrysis) (@JamlaRecords)

From the forthcoming compilation "Jamla Is The Squad" Hosted by Statik Selektah 1/28

Pete Rock, Lecrae & Rapsody ~ Be Inspired (Prod. by Khrysis) (@JamlaRecords)

From The Forthcoming “Jamla Is The Squad” Compilation Hosted by Statik Selektah 1/28.

Murs & Curtiss King ~ $hut Your Trap EP (@CurtissKing @MURS)

Label 3:16 x CurtissKingBeats.com present a new EP by MURS “$hut Your Trap” produced entirely by Curtiss King.


Ras ~ Let Dem See (Those Who Have Eyes) (Video)

Yamin Semali ft. Co$$ ~ You & I (Land of Passion Remix) (@YAMINallday)

An atypical love song, this is an exclusive remix featuring Co$$ of Dirty Science (Blue, Exile). Original version taken from Senior Dues available at yendollarmusic.com

Yasiin Bey 'LIVE FROM AFRICA' Muhammad Ali Tribute #TimeIsAlwaysNow

Welcome to Chiraq ~ Chiraq - Ep. 1 (Video) #DeadMusic

In the first part of Noisey's 8-part documentary Chiraq, we head to Englewood, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city of Chicago, to meet Chief Keef, arguably one of the biggest rappers in the drill scene. 


Phife ~ Dear Dilla (@IamthePHIFER @ATCQ)

Phife's first single of the work-in-progress album, 'MUTTYmorPHosis".

Clear Soul Forces Ft. Kooley High ~ Freq Freq (Video) (@clearsoulforces)

"GOLD PP7's" OUT NOW!!!!

Talib Kweli, Elzhi & Phonte ~ No Competition (Prod. by Khrysis) (@JamlaRecords)

From The Forthcoming Compilation “Jamla Is The Squad” 1/28/14 from Jamla Records

Mikkey Halsted ~ Salmon Croquettes (Prod. by No I.D.) (@mikkeyhalsted)

Intelligent Street Music. Chicago

Dick Gregory And Paul Mooney (Video Build)

Roland Martin talks with comedians Dick Gregory and Paul Mooney during the Essence Music Festival.

SA-ROC ~ True Mastery (Video) (@sarocthemc) #GodHop

True Mastery visuals from the upcoming SA-ROC album NEBUCHADNEZZAR!
#GodHop #HipHop

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Roc Marciano Ft. Dino Brave & Lost Occupant ~ Do The Honors (Prod. by DJ Brans) (@rocmarci)

New track off of Roc Marciano’s newest EP “Branciano” featuring Dino Brave, Lost Occupant with DJ Djaz on the cuts and production by DJ Brans.


Richard Raw ~ Muhammad Ali (@richardraw)

Richard Raw drops his lead single for his "Soul Sessions" album. Muhammad Ali

SkyBlew ~ StandAloneBelievingInDecember (Video) (@HeySkyBlew)

SkyBlew, and director Shane M. Petty put their creative minds together to present “StandAloneBelievingInDecember” which is a visual interpretation consisting of three favorite verses, and a chorus each from SkyBlew’s last three projects. This was done not only to promote these projects, but also to give an example of how each project correlates with the next, leading up to his recently released debut album Window Seat On That Midnight Train. Please hit the jump, press play, and enjoy!

Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence) ~ Lord Steppington ((Album Stream)) (@Evidence x @Alchemist)

The debut album from Step Brothers, Lord Steppington will be available worldwide starting TOMORROW 1.21.14.

Smoov Jones ~ Brother Martin (Video) (@SmoovJones)

To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Smoov Jones releases a video montage dedicated to the Reverend and honoring Dr. King’s legacy. Taken from Smoov’s “Verbal Graffiti” project.


Murs x Apollo Brown ~ The Pain Is Gone (@MURS @ApolloBrown)

From the upcoming "Mandala Vol. 2, Today's Mathematics" available January 28th. 

Truck North ~ Murder By Mourning ((Mixtape)) (@TruckNorth)

New music from the Roots affiliate Truck North.
Guest appearances include Black Thought, STS and The 3rd, with production by Dante Lewis, Khrysis, Rashad and The Wurxs.

SA-ROC ft. Methuzulah ~ MUUR [Produced by: Sol Messiah] (@sarocthemc) #GodHop

New SA-ROC!!


Rita J ~ Lost Time ((Album)) (@ritaJ79)

New Rita J!!

Yasiin Bey Announces 'Time Is Always Now' (Video)

Internationally acclaimed artist Yasiin Bey announces his latest venture Time Is Always Now, which will present all new exclusive music aired live From Africa this Friday on January 17, 12:30 a.m.(CAT)/5:30p.m. (EST). Presented by the newly formed, Bey-helmed arts collective A COUNTRY CALLED EARTH, this performance commemorates the birth-date of one of the world's greatest personalities -- Muhammed Ali -- with the exact location of the event being disclosed at the end of the performance.

J-Live ~ Money Matters (@realjlive)

Money Matters is the first single from J-Live's 10th record and 6th full length album "Around The Sun"

Jean Grae ~ Jeannie EP (@JeanGreasy)

A 6 song EP that's a little softer, a lot more personal and no one gets murdered. There will be a lyric book for you. 
Maybe some hidden things. Okay. There's a hidden song. You can find out when you will get it in this package. Just look. It's in there.~ Jean Grae


Papoose ~ The Hope Re~style (@Papooseonline)

 Pap’s #January mixtape coming soon

Apollo Brown & Planet Asia ~ Abrasions: Stitched Up EP (@planetasia x @ApolloBrown)

Detroit producer Apollo Brown delivers his take on the already raw album “Abrasions” (produced by Gensu Dean). Apollo’s stripped down, soul drenched production offers new grain for the legendary Planet Asia’s vocal jewels.

Gensu Dean & Guilty Simpson ~ Dice Game: Shaken EP (@gensudean x @thatsimpsonguy)

SP1200 Jedi, Gensu Dean lays down the official remixes of the popular “Dice Game” album (produced by Apollo Brown). Drawing out new textures and angles from the raw and reflective Guilty Simpson verses, Gensu reveals uncanny dexterity with the legendary Hip-Hop production tool – the SP1200.


The Incomparable Shakespeare ~ By Any Dreams Freestyle (@shakybaby)

Truck North ~ Cry For You (@TruckNorth)

This is the 3rd official single off the Murder By Mourning project. Produced by Dante Lewis.

Nemo Achida ~ Global (Video) (@NemoAchida)

"an ode to nature. what's more swag than what Yahweh has already created?" - Achida

Last video release off Nemo Achida's 2013 Lp, 'Midnight Magic' 

Kendrick Lamar ~ Unreleased ((Mixtape)) (@kendricklamar)

M1 of Dead Prez & Celia of Les Nubians ~ I Don't Camouflage Theme Song (Video) (@LesNubians @M1deadprez)

"Brand new music video of our theme song "I Don't Camouflage", starring M1 of Dead Prez, Celia of Les Nubians and sax player Ezra Brown. The video was shot at the #idontcamouflage event we had on Aug. 22. 2013 at FREECANDY, sponsored by Mocada Museum, as part of Soul of BK 2013 Series.

The purpose of the event, in addition to the video shoot, was to bring people together and celebrate the meaning of "I Don't Camouflage", which is; be who you are, don't blend in and dare to stick out. We created a dress code "patterned prints" and a photo booth with camouflage backdrop because we wanted to add a fun visual twist to the "I Don't Camouflage" statement.
The other purpose was to have people enjoy the intimate performances of the artists who have been involved with the "I Don't Camouflage" movement
We can't thank enough to the artists who came through and performed just to show love. Thank you."

For more info visit www.idontcamouflage.com

AntMan Wonder ~ An Ode To Reasonable Doubt ((The Instrumentals)) (@Antmanwonder)

AntMan Wonder drops the instrumentals to his critically acclaimed project (#AOTRD) with Skyzoo.


SA-ROC ~ True Mastery (@sarocthemc) #GodHop

"True Mastery" is the first Official leak from the upcoming SA-ROC album NEBUCHADNEZZAR!
#GodHop #HipHop

ILLUMINATI CONGO ft.SA-ROC ~ Health Wealth Knowledge of SELF (@illuminaticongo)

Title track from HEALTH WEALTH KNOWLEDGE of SELF…coming this summer...

Health Wealth Knowledge of SELF
If you ain't on that won't nothing else help...
Life Liberty Pursuit of Happiness
If you ain't with that you probably living like savages...

Papoose ~ We Live In Brooklyn Baby (@Papooseonline)

"Hoodie Season 2" Coming Soon

Supanova Slom ~ Mothership Music (@SupaNovaSlom)

SupaNova Slom "MotherShip Music" feat. Jay Electronica ,Theophilus London, Jada Kiss, The GAME, and Bilial..


Apollo Brown & Planet Asia Ft. AA Rashid & TriState ~ God Hour (@planetasia @ApolloBrown @therealaarashid)

A little over a year ago Apollo Brown began working on a project with Guilty Simpson. At the same time label-mate Gensu Dean began working with Planet Asia on a record. The two producers lamented the other working with Guilty and Asia prior to them getting a chance to. So an idea hatched: Apollo would take half of Gensu’s album vocals with Planet Asia and rework them into the vision he had, while Dean would do the same to Guilty Simpson’s verses. The result is one project with two sides: “Abrasions: Stitched Up” and “Dice Game “Shaken” – coming out January 14, 2014.

Gensu Dean & Guilty Simpson ~ Ink Blotches (@gensudean x @thatsimpsonguy)

About a year back Gensu Dean began working on a project with Planet Asia. At the same time label-mate Apollo Brown began working with Guilty Simpson on a record. The two producers lamented the other working with Guilty and Asia prior to them getting a chance to. So an idea hatched: Apollo would take half of Gensu’s album vocals with Planet Asia and rework them into the vision he had, while Dean would do the same to Guilty Simpson’s verses. The result is one project with two sides: “Abrasions: Stitched Up” and “Dice Game: Shaken” coming out January 14, 2014.

Wil Madden ( hiphopessense ) ~ Whenever You Call ( (instrumental) ) (@hhessense)

produced by Wil Madden


I-Wayne ~ Evil Fear Good ((Mixtape))

Mixed by Supanova

Cobe Obeah ~ Extra Terrestrial Freestyle (@CobeObeah)

Rapper and Producer, Cobe Obeah, releases new track, "Extraterrestrial" a freestyle over Beyonce's "Yonce" record, off her latest self titled album "Beyonce"
Cobe will release a series of Freestyles this month, creating a compilation titled "Freestyle Stories", dropping later this month. Be on the lookout for his project, "Betty KING's griot" coming late Spring/early summer.

Oddisee x Maryam Saleh ~ Nouh Al Hamam

While out in Tunisia, Jakarta Records put together a recording session which included nine female musicians from Tunisia, Libya, Syria & Egypt along with Oddisee (who is of Sudanese ancestry) and Olof Dreijer of The Knife. With the current civil war brewing in Syria -which all stems from the larger, Arab Spring that was set off in 2010- it's nice to see all these different musicians from their respective countries come together to make amazing music. For more info on the project, head here.

Sawtuha (the Arabic word for “her voice”) due out 1/24/14

Common ~ War (@common)

Common drops a new record called “War” after announcing he will drop a new album with No I.D. called ‘Nobodys Smiling.

Step Brothers ~ Here to Fuck Shit Up ((Mixtape)) (@Evidence @Alchemist)

Hiphopisread.com puts together a mixtape full of Evidence and Alchemist collaborations in preparation for Lord Steppington dropping Jan. 21st.
Check it below

Digital Dynasty 28 (Hosted By Pharoahe Monch) ((Mixtape)) (@BallerStatus @thaAdvocate)

The 28th installment of Digital Dynasty is here and it’s hosted by Pharoahe Monch!

Del the Funky Homosapien ~ Iller Than Most ((Album)) (@DelHIERO)

“This is a new FREE LP that is futuristic and fun- but still on some Hiphop shit. Lyrically ill but fun to listen to, nothing super heavy. I did the production on it as well. Hope yall enjoy it, peace.”   - Del

Check it below

Gensu Dean & Planet Asia ~ Listen (Video) (@gensudean x @planetasia)

Official Music Video for "Listen" from the Gensu Dean & Planet Asia "Abrasions


Papoose ~ Obituary 2013 (@Papooseonline)

Off "Hoodie Season 2"
Produced by GUN Productions

Napoleon Da Legend ft. DJ Bazarro & Life ~ Victory 2014 (@TeamNDL)

Launching the New Year off with fresh bars over P. Diddy's "Victory". The Propaganda continues....

Methuzulah, Sa-Roc, Big Lord, Miranda Writes, Prince Culture, Mateo Sounds & Ronve ~ "The Foundation" (Video)

"The Foundation" was the 4th entry Beats Rhymes & Relief produced for our "Making Beats Count" contest.

Get the Scoop @ www.beatsrhymesandrelief.com

Truck North ~ The Man (@TruckNorth)

Here's the official second single from the forthcoming Murder By Mourning project coming soon. Produced by Dante Lewis

Inspectah Deck ~ Get On Deck (@INSpectahDECKWU)

From the forthcoming Mix/Album “Cynthia’s Son” on Urban Icon Records.

Bishop Lamont ~ The (P)reformation ((Mixtape)) (@BishopLamont)

Before he releases his long awaited debut album The Reformation, Bishop Lamont ends off 2013 with the free album, The (P)reformation.
Download/stream below

Knxwledge. ~ WrapTaypes​.​Prt​.​6.6 (@Knxwledge)

Otilia Panainte ~ ''EyeWasAbductedByTheSun'' [Prod. by @OjiEl]

Written and Performed by Otilia Panainte
Produced by Oji Edutainment 2013

C-Rayz Walz ~ Almighty: The Solar Facts ((Album)) (@C_Rayz_Walz)

The Manifestation of Godly Bars. Not that OTHER Almighty shit that “Little Piggy” did. Nope. This is way Beyond ONE Person. This is an Overdue Movement. Fuck Album of The Year. This is The Album of History. Part 1 of a 9 Album Cycle.
Check it below

Ugly Heroes ~ Pay Attention (@MelloMusicGroup)

From the upcoming original Mello Music Group compilation "Mandala Vol. 2, Today's Mathematics" - out everywhere January 28, 2014!

7evenThirty ft. Hezekiah ~ Future Flow (@7evenThirty)

from the EP "Rhyme Travelin'"

Jasiri X ~ 21 Forever (Video) (@jasiri_x)

Directed by Ali Baba Rosenthal III and Xavier Ruffin, "21 Forever" is produced by Religion and appears on Jasiri X's new album "Ascension"

Rapsody ~ Illuminaughty (Chinchilla) (Prod. by 9th Wonder) (@rapsodymusic)

From The Forthcoming Compilation: Jamla Is The Squad-The Compilation. Hosted by Statik Selektah.

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