New Album: E Major – Konduct da Invazion

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Baltimore raised, Inglewood based emcee, E Major returns with a dusty fingered release entitled “Konduct da Invazion.” His latest effort finds him rapping over instrumentals from Stonesthrow beatsmith, the legendary Madlib.While this isn’t an official collaboration, E Major hand picked a 6 tracks from the Beat Konducta’s eclectic catalogue that create a cohesive soundscape. Adding sound bites from movies and interviews as well as cuts from DJ Mad One, make this an EP that feels more like an official project than a mixtape.

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New Album: Sean Armstrong – Three

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Sean Armstrong is working on a series of mixtapes that are released in succession and each having one more track. Basically the first one was just a single, there was 2 For Dilla and now he unveils Three, which has 3 tracks of course. He’ll keep this up until the end of the year so you gotta keep checking his Bandcamp page or djfacemusic.com. The thing that’s really impressive about this joint is he produced all three cuts too. Sean is truly a triple threat. Even with just 3 songs, he’s giving you a range of emotion, so check ‘em out and let me know what you think.

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New Video: Hezekiah – Love is Gone

There have been a few really good remixes of this track that Hezekiah’s has shared on his Soundcloud (currently over 15!), but the original is great too. Check out the video and pick up Hez’s latest DREAMS DONT CHASE THEMSELVES.

Hezekiah is back with a contemplative visual for his latest single “Love Is Gone” Directed by Embassy edit by Hezekiah. from his critically acclaimed album “Dreams Don’t Chase Themselves”.  In this piece, Hezekiah discusses his often strained romance for Hip-Hop and the bar that was once so high that fell to a low that leaves him questioning “Where’s The Love?” As Hezekiah explores the empty pool while in conversation with himself, it stands as an metaphor for finding one’s artistic purpose in solitude, rather a space where one no longer fears standing alone while embracing and eventually becoming their truth.  GODS CREATE! “Dreams Don’t Chase Themselves” is out now!

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New Music – RomeCee – SEVENCEES: Small Batch No. 1

Rome Cee drops his EP, SEVENCEES. We posted a few of the tracks from it but hearing it all together it’s clear that Rome had a really focused approach to the sound of this project. Very chill vibes with some knockin’ drums and a poignant message about what’s going on in the world that Rome inhabits.

A great portion of the SEVENCEES Tape was wrote during Baltimore’s perilous times as seen during riots, protests and backlash towards the city’s Mayor resulting in a collection of dark and spiritual concepts. The backdrops are provided by seven different up-and coming producers and a guest appearance from fellow Baltimore artist Rickie Jacobs.

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New Music: Logic Marselis – MGNTK.2

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New beat tape/mixtape from producer Logic Marselis called MGNTK.2. Logic, whom readers of this probably know from his work with UllNevaNo,  has a great sound that’s part traditional boom bap, part new school Dilla disciple, if that makes any sense. He goes smooth a lot of times but can make joints that knock too. This particular project was recorded on tape so it has a lo-fi quality. Before I listened I wasn’t sure if that would help or hurt the project but it actually has a very subtle effect that kind of muffles the samples some times but it gives it warmth that if you didn’t know it was on tape you’d probably feel. It definitely feels good. The joint called “california” has such a great almost transcendent vibe. The surprise for me though was him rhyming along with UllNevaNo on “Blk Business.” I really like his voice and his flow is pretty effortless. Check it out below but also support by going to Bandcamp and doing the “name your price” thing.

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