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For artists, it’s an unbelievably daunting feat to remain creatively fresh and consistently innovative when your tenure begins to reach into the double digits. Bay Area hip-hop legends Souls of Mischief probably never let that phase them, though. Since their 1993 debut, ’93 til Infinity, the Oakland emcees have been travelling down paths that are equally revolutionary and reinvigorating. From soulful boom-bap to timeless terrestrial radio jams to intricate underground classics, they’ve produced it all. They’ve continued to tweak and twist their sound over the years without sacrificing a second of quality, and that ethos is still one that each member appears to stand by.

On August 26, they’re aiming to continue their commitment to substance and progress with There Is Only Now, a concept album made in collaboration with virtuoso musician Adrian Younge. There Is Only Now finds the pairing of Souls of Mischief and Younge continuing to create sounds that supercede superficial trends and deliver to listeners cohesive, inventive pieces of music for them to pick apart for years to come. Just a few weeks away from the August 26 drop of There Is Only Now, we linked up with both musical forces to discuss the new album, from its beginnings to the concept behind it. And, for those who watch until the end, you’ll catch a quick cameo from a fellow longtime legend of hip-hop. You can check out our conversation with Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge in its entirety above.

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Follow the hunt for the throne to Zagreb! Watch the best of Eastern Europe’s B-Boys live at redbullbcone.com as they battle for the title of the region’s best B-Boy

Hosted by Dutch MC Mario Bee and judged by 2013 Red Bull BC One World Champion Hong 10, alongside other top world B-Boys, it’s guaranteed to be an unforgettable night in dance event history!

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Blackout Hip Hop is a Croatian hip-hop blog that focuses on the promotion of hip-hop music. I love the simple layout and the placement of the categories. Blackout Hip Hop also promotes Croatian hip-hop events. The posts are written in English and the social media buttons are present. I also like that Blackout Hip Hop presents nice graphics images. I love the marketing ploy that Blackout Hip Hop utilized in regards to branding (the 20th Anniversary T-Shirt in particular).

Big thank you to Potholes In My Blog for mentioning us!

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Listen to Ice Cube’s new track The Position, featuring Mac Shawn100 and Murder Mansin.

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Freddie Gibbs addresses Jeezy, spits & talks making it out of Gary

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Wiz Khalifa released another single from his forthcoming album Blacc Hollywood, dropping August 19th.

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“SVDDXNLY” chronicles the ascension of one of raps brightest young stars, A$AP Rocky. From home videos and interviews with friends and family, to the very first seminal moments of his career caught on tape, Rocky takes viewers behind the scenes into his life as he takes A$AP from Harlem, to the world.

From Watsky’s upcoming album All You Can Do, dropping August 12th.

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The return of Kevin Hart’s rapper alter ego Chocolate Droppa!

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Action Bronson’s “Easy Rider” produced by Party Supplies off his forthcoming VICE / Atlantic full length debut “Mr. Wonderful.”

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