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Hieroglyphics crew member and one-fourth of Souls Of Mischief, A-Plus is excited to announce the release of his new EP, Pepper Spray, now available for free download courtesy of Compound 7. The EP serves as the first of four in Compound 7’s rock-inspired Tribute Series EP’s.

A-Plus and Compound 7 plan to release four installments for their rock-inspired Tribute Series EP’s, collaborating with different artists for each project after this initial EP. Included in the series is an EP with Del The Funky Homosapien, which samples music by Rage Against The Machine, one with Opio, that flips music from the White Stripes, and finally the Nirvana inspired production with Eligh.

The first EP will take on the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers aptly named Pepper Spray. Rather than recreate a single album from the group, A-Plus’ EP will pull from their entire discography, sampling various songs from the legendary group’s deep catalog, including classics such as “Give It Away,” “Californication,” “By The Way,” and “Hey Oh”.

Download A-Plus’ Pepper Spray EP for free here.

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Today the first single, What It Is (Apollo Brown Remix), was released from Trek Life’s upcoming project Wouldn’t Change Nothing. Detroit producer Apollo Brown approached the track by trying to craft an entirely new sound from the Oddisee original in an effort to compliment Trek’s agressive flow.

The upcoming album is a remix project that gives new producers a take on last summer’s Oddisee collaboration “Everything Changed Nothing”. The new project contains production from Apollo Brown, J Bizness, ST/MiC, MarvWon, Has-Lo, Captain, Slimkat78, Duke Westlake, A3, Bombay, and of course long time friend and collaborator Oddisee. Look for the new album at itunes next Tuesday July 12th!

Pre-Order Trek Life Wouldn’t Change Nothing on CD here.

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One of the most popular TV shows among hip hop audience, Entourage, is coming to an end this summer with it’s final season. From the looks of it, it’s gonna be a dramatic one.
Episode 1 premieres July 24th on HBO.

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Inspired by the Random Axe (Black Milk,Guilty Simpson,Sean Price) album Random Call , Wais P delivers the first leak “Hans Solo”(Chewbacca Remix) off his take on the project Random Pimp .

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 Math Hoffa feat. Q Tip   Beautiful

This one’s produced by J. Glaze. Math Hoffa’s ACMD 3 album coming soon.

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M.O.P. were one of the headliners last week at the Salute Hip-Hop concert at the Best Buy Theater in NYC. Watch them running through some of their hits above.


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Listen to Ghetto Dreams.

Via Nah Right.

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DJ JS-1 has been on a tear since the release of his latest album No One Cares as the accolades and strong reviews continue to pour in. But just in case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t yet had a chance to check out JS-1’s latest and greatest effort, the world-renowned DJ/producer is happy to release a brand new album sampler, giving the uninitiated listener the chance to preview a handful of tracks before purchasing the full album.

Purchase No One Cares album on iTunes.

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Via Grand Good.

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Cover 13 Ghostface Killah feat. Action Bronson & Termanology   Meteor Hammer

Taken from Wu-Tang compilation album Legendary Weapons, out July 26th. The album is executive produced by RZA. Tracklist after the jump.

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