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April 2015

Music

Eryn Allen Kane – Have Mercy (Video)

April 30, 2015

By Uptown Toney

Following appearances on infectious singles such as Towkio’s “Heaven Only Knows” and The Social Experiment’s “Sunday Candy,” female vocalist Eryn Allen Kane has shared her edgy, yet soulful lead single “Have Mercy,” from her forthcoming solo debut Aviary.

With a few vocal background harmonies, a few claps and finger snaps to guide her, the Detroit-born, Chicago-based artist shows off her impressive vocal range and powerful lyrics about someone special. Accompanying Eryn and the minimal production is also video for “Have Mercy,” directed by Austin Vesely. Check it out below!

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0017th (Nesby Phips & Reem) – “Walk On Water” (Video)

April 29, 2015

By Kaitlin

Around this time last year 0017th dropped the racially charged visual ‘Black Man’ as a response to the injustice of Michael Brown’s unlawful murder in Ferguson. A year later the number of murders by law enforcement continue to rise. In their newest release, “Walk On Water”, Nesby Phips and Reem of 0017th share an introspective look into their own lives as Black men experiencing the hard realities of American life in Hollygrove. With everything going on in Baltimore right now, this video is super relevant.

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The Knux – “Eleven” [LP]

April 29, 2015

By Kaitlin

New Orleans hip-hop duo The Knux just released their third full-length studio album, “Eleven.” Showcasing their signature alternative sound, the 10-track EP features unique rock-sounding beats, perfectly fitting for their style. Stream the new project here and also check out their lyric video for “Let Go.”

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Drique London – “Laybach”

April 29, 2015

By Kaitlin

NC’s own Drique London returns today with a soulful new single, “Laybach.” With Carrington guest-starring on the Majestic-produced cut, the second single of of Drique’s forthcoming album Sounds of the Rising Sun serves as the perfect follow up to “You Don’t Know.” Check out the new track and get ready for the new album, dropping May 13th.

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Cha$e Royale – Royale Reigns [Mixtape]

April 29, 2015

By Spratfool

Maryland based MC Cha$e Royale looks to carve out his own niche in the rap game and takes his first stab at the throne with his debut project “Royale Reigns.” Having honed his skills for years, the 22-year-old showcases an impressive array of lyricism over some smooth boom bap-esque cuts which harken back to Hip-Hop’s golden era, with some new school flavor for good measure. The 12 track project has no guest verses but feature production contributions from the DMV’s own Crank, IAMXII, and Ian Mcleod. Take a listen to Cha$e Royale’s opus.

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Steezefield – Said That ft. Alex Jordahl

April 29, 2015

By Uptown Toney

You’ve been seeing producer/emcee Steezefield‘s name around here a lot as of lately. I just caught wend of dudes dope music and I’m truly a fan. If you’re not already one, hopefully you’ll be inched that much closer to becoming one after hearing his latest record “Said That.”

This first single off his forthcoming Leave a Light On, Please EP features assistance from fellow Illinois-native and frequent collaborator Alex Jordahl with atmospheric production created by the likes of Stwo. Together, the two artist align their signature downtempo and mellow styles, dropping a host of introspective lines.

Stream “Said That” below and look for Leave a Light On, Please to arrive this June!

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– Uptown Toney

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Blended Babies – Shadows ft. Sir Michael Rocks, Asher Roth, Like & Jon B.

April 29, 2015

By Uptown Toney

The Blended Babies production duo are at it again. This time around, JP and Rich Gains drop off a smooth and ambient new cut titled “Shadow” featuring frequent collaborator Asher Roth, Pac Div’s Like, former Cool Kid Sir Michael Rocks and multi-talented singer-songwriter Jon B.

To the sounds of the shadowy production all three emcees rock the mic right as the ’90s R&B veteran holds it all together with his breezy chorus. Stream “Shadows” below and look for it to appear on the Blended Babies’ forthcoming project.

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