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As Mello Music Group’s artist Lando Chill is finishing new album The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind, we get another look at his musical stylings. The single No Paz features Lando Chill painting a haunting image of his world as childhood chimes ring in the melody.

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Producer/rapper Young RJ (unofficial-turned-official member of Slum Village), is ready to speak for himself with his solo debut Blaq Royalt. Wait is the first single off the album and features Pete Rock & Boldy James. Blaq Royalt is set to be released this summer, produced entirely by Young RJ.

Creating my first solo project gives me a different sense of freedom and although my music is based on the Slum Village philosophy of sound, people will now get insight into one of the men behind the music.
Young RJ

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Here we have a sneak peak of the docu-series Checkout My Melody, an insight on one of the most influential rappers of all time Rakim.

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In 1991 Biz Markie released I Need A Haircut, his third studio album on Cold Chillin’/Warner Bros. Records. Despite a high-profile $1.7 million dollar sample clearance settlement between De La Soul and The Turtles just two years prior, it was still customary to use large pieces of recognizable samples at the time. So when Biz’s label tried to clear a Gilbert O’Sullivan sample for the song “Alone Again” and O’Sullivan rejected the clearance, the label released the song anyway.

This ended up being a costly decision. O’Sullivan sued, and when the trial was over judge Kevin Duffy ruled that Biz owed the Irish singer/songwriter $250,000 in damages. To make matters worse, I Need A Haircut had to be pulled from stores and the case was referred to criminal court. Though many producers continue to sample today, the outcome of the case set a precedent that would forever change sample-based music.

Read the full article via Medium.com.

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For those who think that G-Eazy can’t rhyme, think again. The Bay Area talent connects with 9th Wonder and shows his ass on the ultra dope “Maximum.” Whew.

Via premierwuzhere.com

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MC Infamous izbacio je novi album koji nosi naziv Beleške. Materijal se sastoji od 11 pjesama na kojima su neki od gostiju Deda, Arafat, Rashman i drugi. Beleške u potpunosti možete poslušati putem YouTubea na linku iznad.

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Evidence, Rakaa and DJ Babu joined together in 1992 to form Dilated Peoples. They been busy ever since and 17 years ago yesterday, dropped their debut LP, titled The Platform, including today’s track and video of the same name.

Produced by Alchemist

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The Situation is a video shot about a fallen angel looking for redemption. Taken off the 3rd installment of Toki Wright‘s series where he writes, produces, records, mixes, and designs art for a new song each day for a week under the moniker Mamadu (a name he was given in Sierra Leone). Check out Toki Wright‘s At The Speed of Life 3 EP via Bandcamp.

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Geechi Suede of groundbreaking hip-hop duo Camp Lo has released the official music video for Keep It Geechi, the latest single off his new project, Fishnet SkyScrapers.

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Apollo Brown & Skyzoo decided to enlist some of Brooklyn’s finest (kids) to play the parts of Apollo, Skyzoo, Stretch, Bobbito and recreate the classic 90s radio show.

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