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One Dae – Bang This prod. Marco Polo

One Dae teams up with director Steven Tapia (director of Edo G and Masta Ace’s Little Young) to bring us the visuals  for the Marco Polo-laced joint ‘Bang This‘.  As expected from Steven’s previous work, the director delivers another stunning,entertaining clip. The motionography on this is pretty slick (I love the fader movement part) and I can only imagine how much time would have gone into the editing aspect. Definitely thrilling from start to finish.

Brooklyn rhymer One Dae speaks on non believers and is here to prove that there is no excuse for not getting down…

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Boogey – Salute feat. Sabre, Aduke & Lord V (Nigeria)

Nigerian emcee Boogey first blazed WIB  last year with the profound, thought-provoking video of his single ‘Sanctum‘ and has since been putting work on his upcoming project called TINNA (This Is Not An Acronym).  For his latest single called ‘Salute Me’, Boogey recruits emcees Sabre, Lord V and Afro-soul songstress Aduke to complete the cypher on this dark, military-themed track. All the suspects bring in different styles and perspective to keep the listener enthralled from start to finish.

Excellent work once again from the wordsmith.

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Apollo Brown – Cigarette Burns EP

Ahead of the release of Apollo Brown‘s upcoming album – or ‘soundtrack’ as Mello Music Group have labelled it - Thirty Eight in two weeks, the Michigan man drops Cigarette Burns EP as a free download on us as a little taster of what’s ahead. From what this tells us, we can expect Thirty Eight to be an altogether more mellow affair, but still retaining that unique Apollo sling.

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Atmosphere – Kanye West

I dont think this is a song paying homage to Yeezus. It’s dope nonetheless….

This is the first single from Atmosphere, off his upcoming album, Southsiders. The album will be out on May 6th. You can pre-order the album now, and receive two of the album singles, including ‘Bitter’ instantly! If you order it from Fifth Element, you will get an exclusive sticker and the album autographed! Want more? Bundle your Atmosphere pre-order with a Fifth Element exclusive Southsiders t-shirt or crew neck sweatshirt: http://bit.ly/Southsiders

In the meantime, stream the track above.

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2Pac – Old School (Cookin’ Soul Remix)

Who doesn’t love when homage is paid to the golden era? Cookin’ Soul puts a nice spin on one of my favorites from Pac’s ’95, Me Agaisnt The World. Spin it! 

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Stream: Los Rakas – El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo

The album’s finally here! Los Rakas latest release El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo sees the Panamanaian brothers doing their thing! If you haven’t caught their video single No Tan Listo, then you can listen to it now! Stream it and if you’re digging it, then support it!

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Listen To Nas’s ‘Illmatic XX’!

The time is ‘Illmatic’, and here’s the album in all of its entirety! For those of you who haven’t heard this album at anytime before this point, you might as well go grab it or listen to it online. This is 20 years to celebrate, and Nas isn’t stopping at anytime. Matter of fact, stream the album above AND go cop it!

Oh yea, New York, don’t forget to check out ‘Time Is Illmatic’ tomorrow night, where Nas will be performing his magnum opus in its entirety!

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