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Word Is Bond Withdraws All Support For Digi Crates Records

Digi Crates Records had become known in the scene for putting out Nujabes-inspired modal, conscious hip-hop, and so when we learned of the label not only refusing to pay royalties to its artists and neglecting to send out orders to fans, but to actually scam people using Nujabes music (definitely read this, as it explains the whole story), Word [&hellip

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Bandcamp To Introduce Artist Subscription Service

Cool news for the independent music scene with the announcement from Bandcamp that they will be introducing an artist subscription service. Essentially, for a fee (not yet clear if it is yet monthly or annual), as soon as an artist’s page releases new music – and of course, artists pages can include a label’s entire [&hellip

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DJ Premier Launches ‘Gang Starr’ Clothing Line, New Gang Starr Mixtape

Not interested in purely cutting up records, DJ Premier is cutting up cloth and has launched a Gang Starr clothing line. Gang Starr was, of course, the duo formed by DJ Premier and the late great Guru, and the line pays homage to the history with everything from the logo to lyrics on display. To go with the launch, Premo’s [&hellip

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R.I.P. Praverb the Wyse

Word Is Bond was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Praverb the Wyse yesterday. He was someone we wrote about many times, and in fact was about to be invited on to our podcast. His sudden death has shocked many of the underground hip-hop community, who knew him as a warm and wise individual who [&hellip

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Apollo Brown & Ras Kass Link For ‘Blasphemy'; Releases ‘H2O’

Here’s another collaborative effort from Apollo Brown, and this time the next emcee up to bat is Ras Kass! It’s been a cool minute since we’ve heard from the Carson, CA rhyme spitter, and now here the two unite to bring you a thought-provoking album, called Blasphemy.  No “ism” is out of bounds, no topic too [&hellip

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Flying Lotus Announces New Album + Tour

Flying Lotus, one of the most pioneering contemporary musicians and figurehead of the phenomenal LA beat scene, has announced a new album called You’re Dead for 2014 and a tour to go with it. You’re Dead is scheduled for released on 7th October on U.K. label Warp Records, and if you’re lucky enough to live in the U.K you can actually [&hellip

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Vote For Los Rakas To Perform at the Uforia Music Festival!

At this moment, Los Rakas is performing in Belgium, Germany for the 16th annual Afro-Latino Festival. While they’re gone, they want you to vote for them to perform at the Uforia Music Festival this August in Los Angeles. They will be sharing the same stage with Kid Cudi, Ludacris, and another slew of acts! Click [&hellip

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