Exclusive: Conchance - The RAPstation Interview

Local Love Omaha's Conchance on the Brain By Kyle Eustice Omaha's hip-hop scene got a face-lift recently when Brenton Gomez, better known as Conchance, decided to grab a hold of the mic. The 26-year-old Omaha native first started rhyming with fellow emcee Black Johnny Quest, producers/DJs Kethro and Dojorock in the group Midtown Marauders. Since then he's veered off into solo territory where he's just beginning to gather steam. He dropped his debut full-length, Calm Kids, last year and is on track to release another in 2014. As a recipient of two Omaha Entertainment Awards (which is Omaha's equivalent of the Grammy's), Conchance is on his way to significant notoriety in not only his local area, but nationally, as well. In fact, he's nominated again this year for yet another O

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Mello Music Group to release new label compilation project

Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows is the fourth Mello Music Group compilation - previous compilations include Mental Liberation, Helpless Dreamer, and Self Sacrifice. It's also perhaps their best to date! The album showcases MMG's ever-evolving roster of top-tier producers and rappers, many of whom (e.g. Oddisee, Quelle Chris, Has-Lo) fill both roles with equal dexterity. Additionally, it features several artists MMG plans to collaborate with in 2014, a testament to their commitment to working with those who possess singular sonic and lyrical abilities. Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows is at once compact and comprehensive. Clocking in at twenty tracks, there is not a minute wasted and not a miss in sight. It is diverse and yet somehow cohesive, tailor made to rock your car speakers and

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Shad partners with Duck Down Music

Duck Down Music is proud to announce a partnership with the talented Canadian MC, Shad. Duck Down will be assisting Shad and his Canadian label Black Box Recordings with marketing & distribution globally (outside of Canada) for his new album, 'Flying Colours,' http://smarturl.it/FlyingColours which is out now. Watch the music video for his song, "Remember to Remember" to get a taste of Shad's uncanny skill (video directed by Justin Broadbent). The song, produced by Mike Tompkins, features Canadian electro-pop songstress Lights. The synth-heavy track was the first song Shad started working on for the album, and the last he finished. "Remember to Remember" is a phrase repeated throughout the new album and an important concept Shad would like us all to embrace. "We know so much natu

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Exclusive Interview with Albuquerque Producer Diles

If you've ever been to New Mexico, you've probably witnessed at least some portion of the underground hip-hop culture, which is currently in full bloom. B-boys, DJs, emcees, and graffiti artists breathe life into the arid desert that surrounds them. Producer Colin Hazelbaker, who goes by the name Diles, has been dabbling in music since he was a child, and it recently became his profession; a profession he just so happens to be insanely passionate about. Based in Albuquerque, Diles has his hands in several different projects, ranging from his Green Chile in the Air mixtape series to full-length albums by various artists. Green Chile in the Air Vol. 3 is out now and features guest spots by HBO Def Jam Poet/playwright Idris Goodwin, prolific underground hip-hop legend Moka O

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First Division release new Marco Polo produced single

First Division have just released their brand new single "The Trade" which is produced by Marco Polo and also features a guest appearance from Torae. The single is taken from "The Critical Path Pt.1" EP dropping for free this month and features appearances from D.V. Alias Khryst, Grand Daddy I.U., Edo. G and Torae, with production by Beatwyze, 9thUno and Marco Polo. Please visit http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/first-division-the-trade to download "The Trade" now. The track list, feature & production credits can be found below: 01) Intro (Produced by Marco Polo) 02) Life & Death (Produced by Marco Polo) 03) The Trade ft. Torae (Produced by Marco Polo) 04) R4 (Produced by Beatwyze) 05) Bottom Line (Produced by Marco Polo) 06) Khanfidence (Produced by Beatwyze) 07

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Skyzoo to release An Ode To Reasonable Doubt EP

On December 4, 2013, Skyzoo will partner with producer Antman Wonder to release his final offering for the year: a concept album titled An Ode To Reasonable Doubt (AOTRD), presented by Sky's imprint First Generation Rich, Inc. and Loyalty Digital Corp. As the title suggests, the independent project - featuring nine new Skyzoo x Antman collaborations - pays homage to Jay-Z's 1996 debut album, with the release date carefully chosen to further honor the elder Brooklyn MC. The EP is being offered as a "Pay What You Want" release, with incentives offered at various price points. Loyalty Digital Corp. has partnered with several influential brands to offer incentive deluxe packages for those fans who are moved to support the project, including exclusive autographed merchandise and other prizes.

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