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Detroit artist Sheefy McFly is having his album released on Moodymann’s Mahogani Music under his Edward Elektro moniker. McFly has recorded hip-hop, punk and house music and is responsible for The Air Up There hip-hop showcase in Detroit that has hosted Dej Loaf and Danny Brown in the past. McFly’s Edward Elektro album is almost a throwback to the sounds of Detroit’s Grand Pubahs and the city’s seminal techno scene. You can buy Edward Elektro from Mahogani Music August 14th.
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter I, Ced is getting ready to release his third album, What Are We Looking For in September. “Forever” is the first single and it has appearances from Om’Mas Keith and Thundercat. The St.Louis native has developed his experimental soul sound working with people like Dam-Funk and Run The Jewels. What Are We Looking For will have features from Black Spade, Quelle Chris, Jimetta Rose, Suzi Analogue and more.
Mike City has recorded “The Healing” with Defari, Rass Kass and Tuffy in response to all of the turmoil around police brutality in the country right now. He’s offering the song as a free download.
Public Enemy’s Ed Piskor-designed action figures are coming out in August. Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff and Terminator X have been recreated with PVC and ABS in their signature stagewear. The figures have movable limbs and Chuck D’s hands are in a permanent Black Power fist mode. You can pre-order the set from the Aggronautix site.
Listen to The Sequence’s “Funk You Up”
Listen to Erykah Badu’s remake “Love Of My Life Worldwide”
How much has all the publicity with Kanye West helped Taylor Swift’s career?
Is KRS-One right to tell hip-hop fans that if they have a problem with the molestation allegations against Afrika Bambaataa, they should “quit hip-hop?”
Will the Twitter attacks on Leslie Jones change the company’s way of dealing with abuse?