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Mystery Skulls-Number 1 Feat. Nile Rodgers & Brandy

Mystery Skulls aka Luis Dubuc is a producer of electronic music and his “Number 1″ collaboration with Nile Rodgers and Brandy is from his upcoming Forever album. Dubuc’s previous work as The More »

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Mary J.Blige-Right Now (Official Video)

Mary J.Blige and Disclosure have combined in the studio to create new dance music and “Right Now” is already club-worthy. The London Sessions will be released December 2nd. Related posts: Mary J. More »

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MC Lyte-Dear John Feat. Common (Official Video)

MC Lyte’s “Dear John” featuring Common is inspired by the #EducateOURMen scholarship from her Hip Hop Sisters Foundation. The video is a showing of various men both and famous and unknown fathering More »

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David Banner-Evil Knievil Feat. Ernestine Johnson

David Banner’s “Evil Knievil” featuring Ernestine Johnson is a critique of American politics and racism. Banner made sure to provide the lyrics as not to be misunderstood: They gave us Obama like More »

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Stas THEE Boss-Stas For Hire

Stas For Hire by Stas Thee Boss Stas THEE Boss, who is one-half of the Seattle R&B/hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction released Stas For Hire back in the summer. The 6-song instrumental album is More »

Mystery Skulls-Number 1 Feat. Nile Rodgers & Brandy

Mystery Skulls aka Luis Dubuc is a producer of electronic music and his “Number 1″ collaboration with Nile Rodgers and Brandy is from his upcoming Forever album. Dubuc’s previous work as The Secret Handshake is pop-oriented but Forever is a dance music album and it comes out October 27th.

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Mary J.Blige-Right Now (Official Video)

Mary J.Blige and Disclosure have combined in the studio to create new dance music and “Right Now” is already club-worthy. The London Sessions will be released December 2nd.

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MC Lyte-Dear John Feat. Common (Official Video)

MC Lyte’s “Dear John” featuring Common is inspired by the #EducateOURMen scholarship from her Hip Hop Sisters Foundation. The video is a showing of various men both and famous and unknown fathering their children. Lyte’s next album comes out in 2015. To learn more about the scholarship and foundation click here.

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David Banner-Evil Knievil Feat. Ernestine Johnson

David Banner’s “Evil Knievil” featuring Ernestine Johnson is a critique of American politics and racism. Banner made sure to provide the lyrics as not to be misunderstood:

They gave us Obama like
It was going to stop the fight
Like It was going to stop the cause
Folk still scraping trying to find them some socks and drawers
And something to eat
The IRS is coming
So I’m back on these beats
Barack pushed hope
Regan pushed dope
Clinton pushed something down a young gal’s throat
And since we talking about throats
White folks – what do you know about ropes – yeah
What do know about trees
And men swinging from them that look like me
how do you say that don’t effect us
Tuskegee how’d you let them
Infect us
It’s Fear of the black semen
putting sage on the page
to eradicate these demons
This is for Tulsa Oklahoma this is for Rosewood
This is for philly (Move) when the cops bombed the whole hood
This is for Harlem when the pigs
Stop and frisk
All my folks from the Congo tell Belgium suck a – suck a
boy wonder nope I meant
Dick Grason
I’m essential like
The Moors were to Masons
The kush the black push
Aborigines I love you take back the bush
Oh – we back on the presidents George – was so irrelevant
But He did send the country to Hell
And a lot of black folks to jail
If we are blind that’s fine I’ll mime then I’ll spit it in Braille
Drop a F bomb in cursive
Put that hoe in the mail – oh P.O.s (Post Offices)
they are about to shut down
I was on my way to heaven
Then I stopped and turned around
The government yes it did shut down
I was on my to heaven but I stopped and turned around for my people – I will try to never leave you.
This is a war against Evil

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A Lifetime of pain, you can’t wash away these stains
You can’t soak me in a tub full of bleach and brighten the shadows you left on my past or whiten those dark stones you placed on my path.
Where is the love? Mentally institutionalized by a nation plotting our demise. Sicknesses is created for our numbers to be cut. Love it’s like you’re staring at us with your eyes wide shut. Love where are you? Love where are you…

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Stas THEE Boss-Stas For Hire

Stas THEE Boss, who is one-half of the Seattle R&B/hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction released Stas For Hire back in the summer. The 6-song instrumental album is a visceral funk trip.

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MoZaic-Run Back

MoZaic is a singer/songwriter from Florida and “Run Back” is the first single from her debut album, Unexpected Turns. Her covers of artists like Nina Simone and Coldplay on her Youtube channel introduced her to the public this past September. After completing a successful Kickstarter campaign over the summer, Unexpected Turns will be released on November 4th.

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Palestinian Vocalist Merna Releases New Single “A Little More” Produced By Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Palestinian born and Toronto-based singer/songwriter Merna (formerly known as Ayah) has returned with her new project, The Calling. She explains, “Musically, I always aim to break my own ground and delve a little more into my history and things that I’ve been influenced by. For example, there are sounds and rhythms on this album that are African and Arab inspired. Not a lot of people know that my first ever band in Abu Dhabi was a rock band, and that I’m classically trained in piano.” Ali Shaheed Muhammad produced “A Little More” from The Calling and Raymond Angry is the piano player.

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The Rebirth-This Is Coming To (Lyric Video)

The Rebirth has an official lyric video for “This Is Coming To?” and the single is available now.

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PRhyme-U Looz

DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ make it known that it’s PRhyme time with another preview of their joint album coming out December 9th. “U Looz” catches them record shopping and making music in the lab to reiterate once again, their love of the craft.

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Tyrese-Doing Dumb Sh*t

Tyrese has countered recent accusations about his integrity in the entertainment business with one of the funniest responses ever. In addition to clarifying the circumstances around the casting of Baby Boy, the singer/actor advises his detractors to look up the word ‘ether’ while he walks around his home showing off his material accomplishments. But the best part of his video is the backing track that repeats “Dumb Sh*t” while the camera makes moves reserved for a music video. Tyrese was defending his name but the song could be a theme for anyone who has had their reputation attacked. One can only hope he will turn the piece into a full production and add it to a new release.

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