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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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denitia and sene-Runnin

“Runnin” is from denitia and sene’s upcoming Side FX EP due on November 11th.

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Black Milk-If There’s A Hell Below (Album Stream)

BlackMilkIfThere'sAHellBelow

Black Milk’s If There’s A Hell Below comes out October 28th but can be streamed at the New York Times site. The album comes out on his Computer Ugly label and there are appearances from Blu, Pete Rock and Bun B. Black Milk is on tour right now with his band Nate Turner. Stream If There’s A Hell Below here

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Skyzoo & Torae-Memorabilia

Skyzoo and Torae are proud of their NYC hip-hop roots and they bring their civic pride to the basketball court in their video for “Memorabilia.” The song is from their Barrel Brothers album out now.

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FKA twigs #throughglass

FKA twigs’ concept film for Google Glass is a combination of vogueing, street dances and her dual perspective as the director and performer. The video comprises “Video Girl” and “Glass and Patron” with the informed spectacles of Google Glass.

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