Guru ft. Avrex & Big Shug – “Propaganda”

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This weekend (April 19) marks five years since the tragic passing of Keith “Guru” Elam. A founding member of Gang Starr, Guru is a Boston, Massachusetts-born MC known for his street-smart rhymes, raspy voice, and 20-plus-year quest to stylishly merge Hip-Hop with Jazz.

In honor of Guru and the sad death anniversary, another Boston MC, Avrex takes a lesser heard Guru track, and re-edits it with the late icon’s family’s blessing. Big Shug, an early Gang Starr member and longtime collaborator with Guru and DJ Premier, also joins Avrex for “Propaganda.” The song is produced by DJ Lord Ron, who was friends with Guru, and originally laced the low-key 2000s-era track which the MC recorded before his 2010 death. – Via Ambrosia For Heads

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see.francis – “Passion” (#ProducedByTheVAMP)

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see.francis drops off his newest cut, “Passion,” #ProducedByTheVAMP. L!GH+$ViaXXXX dropping 7.14.15.

J. Littles Talks Music Influences, Madlimited Clothing & 90sHipHopJunkie Brand

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MTTV: Hey J. Littles, let everyone know where you are from and how you got started as an emcee.

JL: I’m from Hudson County in new Jersey, I reside in North Bergen to be exact and I got started as as emcee in 4th grade by writing poems to girls as a way to run game. I noticed I had a gift with rhymes and started trying to write raps after studying and listening to different rhyme patterns from Big Pun and Big L then tailoring my own style and delivery.

MTTV: When did you know this is the career path you wanted and who were some of your main influences?

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Dev11n Talks Musical Influences, ‘Always Cool Society’

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MTTV: Hey Dev11n, for those unfamiliar let the world know who you are and what you do.

Dev: My name is dev11n and I’m an artist and a songwriter. I never like to call myself a singer or rapper because even though those are things that I do, I feel like those titles come with a lot of stereotypes that are kind of limiting for what I’m hoping to accomplish with music. I also go by AC Matriarch when working within a collective called Always Cool Society.

MTTV: When did you know music was the path for you? Who are some of your musical influences?

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Locksmith, Zion I, Los Rakas, Okwerdz & Kev Choice – “Freestyle”

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Freestyle Vault 18 featuring Locksmith, Zion I, Okwerdz, Los Rakas & Kev Choice.

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Day Day f. Cashis & Willy Northpole – “Legend”

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The first Single released under Former Def Jam / DTP (Disturbing Tha Peace) artist Willy Northpole’s Label Dark Nation. Production is by Dark Nation producer Stylts & UK producer Frenchie Boi. This track includes special features from Former Universal / Shady Records recording artist Cashis and Former Def Jam / DTP (Disturbing Tha Peace) artist Willy Northpole.

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DOT – “New World Order”

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Coming off the success of his MCMXCVI project this year, DOT returns with a new single as he’s preparing for a new project soon. “New World Order” sounds like an old Roc-A-Fella track as he proclaims prophecy and that he’ll be taking over the rap world very soon.

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RICH QUICK – “On My Shoulderz”

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This is the 2nd single from his new European focused project called “The Everywhere Man” that we will be touring Europe to promote. The project features some of Rich’s fan favorites w/ Rakaa Iriscience, Reef The Lost Cauze, Chris Rivers, Lewis Parker and more.

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Dynamic Equilibrium – “The Formula”

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Last year, New York duo Dynamic Equilibrium released Post Crack Era to critical acclaim in the underground rap community. To celebrate the one-year anniversary, they’ve released “The Formula,” the first single off their follow up project, Formula 9DE. Simple yet effective, the song features sharp lyricism from Alpha Memphis over gritty, scratch-laden production from Machia. Look for more from Dynamic Equilibrium as they prep the release of Formula 9DE later this year.

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Odoub f. Necro – “The Cook”

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New York rappers Odoub and Necro come together to bring you “The Cook” Remix (produced by Mighty Fuzz Young) This song is featured on Odoub’s latest project “The Official EP” and is a jab at underground and mainstream rappers of today. With the help of Necro’s hardcore style on the chorus, Odoub delivers witty sharp lyricism over classic Mighty Fuzz Young production.

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