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Souls Of Mischief: ‘There Is Only Now’ Album Listening Parties
Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge‘s There Is Only Now project debuted today for you guys to pick up and support (stream here)! With that being said, they, (along with ArtDontSleep), are hosting album listening parties in New York and Los Angeles! Flyers are down below.
This Thursday, the New York party (with some special guests) will be taking place at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are still available to purchase for this show, while the Los Angeles show will be taking place on September 4th at The Mayan. Grab them..
Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now
Remember when we told you that this collaboration was in the making between Adrian Younge and Souls Of Mischief? Well, here it is for you guys, in all its glory. The album There Is Only Now is narrated by Ali Shaheed Muhammad, with features from Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, William Hart (of The Delfonics), and Scarub (of Living Legends). The album has been released through Younge’s label, Linear Labs. Tracklisting is below…
Stream the album above. If you want to listen to..
The iLLjazztic One – Hip Hop Jazzadelic
Jazz and soul are my favorite genres after hip-hop and now here comes The Illjazztic One straight out of Michigan, mashing up all elements of the three into one big melting pot and creating a sound that’s not necessarily unique fundamentally but to the ear is totally different. I have a thing for beattapes and with Hip Hop Jazzadelic I was easily swayed.
The horns and the keys in this hit the right spots and the kicks are not overtly overbearing enough to distort that melancholic jazz flow which makes the title Hip hop Jazzadelic very apt for this EP. This gets addictive..
WIB Rap Radio – Rakaa Iriscience Interview (of Dilated Peoples)
Today we have a very special guest on The Word is Bond Rap Radio. This MC is so nice that we had to expand our program to 90 minutes this week. So please help me welcome Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples to the show.
We talk about the Canadian connection the group has, The Rock Steady Crew, The ZULU Nation, the LA hip-hop scene, the journey from Independent to major labels, the new label, Rhymesayers, and much, much more.
Press play after the jump and enjoy this extended episode.
JUS SMITH – NO HESITATION
Recording artist, Jus Smith gives to us the visuals for his song titled No Hesitation. Trust this New York cat straight out of Harlem to handle his business on the microphone. As far as the video goes though, there isn’t much to see except a chic walking backwards in slow motion for the entirety of the video. We might need Jus to explain the concept to us. Just (no pun intended) press play.
Carl Kavorkian – Falling Asleep At The Wheel feat. Broken Klutch
Here is the visual to that gritty and witty track from Carl Kavorkian titled Falling Asleep At The Wheel. This dude enlists fellow emcee, Broken Klutch to help complete the ghoulish feel of this track and it is taken from The Happiest Sad Face LP. For some reason which is founded I suppose, all that comes to mind from hearing this song is Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Lou Cypher is to thank for that since he produced this. It is an ill track regardless if you know how to follow the rhythm.