Akir releases new 6-track Focus EP

As a vital part of Immortal Technique's Viper Records roster and with upcoming shows with Tech & Brother Ali & Rock The Bells, 2013 finds Akir bringing the spotlight back to music with his new forthcoming LP The Plan; which will be released on 9-24-0213. Words aren't just words and his album title is not just an album title. The Plan is just that Akir states, "my map for a musical journey on the way to becoming better." The Plan is produced in majority by Akir and his beat-making parternership with Ty Steez (The Sound) along with Omen with features from his "Rebel Army" brothers Immortal Technique, Poison Pen & Swave Sevah and is a major-step forward for the lyricist and producer. The Plan promises to make 2013 a huge year for Akir as he says "this album has another level of music pr

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Guilty Simpson & Small Professor join forces for album

Guilty Simpson and Small Professor have just announced their new joint project, Highway Robbery, which will be released via Coalmine Records. The 10 track album is scheduled to be released on September 24 and features appearances from Boldy James, Statik Selektah, AG, DJ Revolution, Castle and Elucid. Check out the official track list below. 01. Take Your Power (Intro) 02. Get That Pay (Scooby Mix) 03. I'm The City (feat. Boldy James & Statik Selektah) 04. Blap (Interlude) 05. It's Nuthin (feat. AG) 06. On the Run (feat. DJ Revolution) 07. Go (feat. Castle & Elucid) 08. Come Get Me (Outro) 09. Get That Pay (OG Mix) 10. The Easiest Way (Remix)

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Babygrande Records signs Brooklyn beatmaker Kasim Keto

Building upon its 12-year legacy of working hand-in-hand with illustrious producers, Babygrande Records has signed Brooklyn beat maker extraordinaire, Kasim Keto. Born in Brooklyn and raised by two Jamaican immigrant parents, Kasim Keto finds his influences in a wide range of places and experiences. Having moved from New York, to Alabama, to Florida and then back to New York within the span of two years as an adolescent, Kasim found sanctity in a diverse array of musical styles, which is today reflected in his eclectic blend of production. Growing up in an impoverished household, Kasim saw music as a method of escape and an outlet for creative expression. Kasim began writing music at the age of 8 and it would go onto become a life-altering experience. At 16 years-old, Kasim began c

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Exclusive: Homeboy Sandman - The RAPstation Interview

Homeboy Sandman might be the hardest working man in Hip Hop. Since 2007 he has released 9 albums and EPs as well as more features than I can count. He just released his second EP this year, "All That I Hold Dear" on Stones Throw records and is currently touring the U.S. with Open Mike Eagle and Mega Ran on the Dear Hunter tour. He's one of the most humble MCs in the game, more concerned with pushing Hip Hop's limits than selling the most records. I had the pleasure of sitting down with him on Hip Hop's 40th birthday in Columbus, Oh to discuss everything from what inspires his music to our mutual love of The Roots and Madonna. Lord Kel: First of all, welcome to Ohio. I know you were here the other night. Homeboy Sandman: Thank you. I was in Yellow Springs yesterday. LK:

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Siah releases new EP for free download

Muncie, IN native Siah, also known as Siah Soze blesses the Hip-Hop community with the 2013 release of his FreEP "10:13". The EP features eight tracks with 2 additional bonus cuts and includes guest appearances from the likes of Bizzy Bone, Kurupt of The Dogg Pound, Canibus, Indy's own M-Eighty, Nino Graye and fellow Kutthroat member Whitehead. Siah's history on the Indy music scene is very thorough in both the realms of on and off stage as Siah was a former member of both The Kutthroatz (2006) and the Iron Workers Guild (2008) better known as I.W.G. Siah also released his debut solo album "Organized Rhyme" hosted and produced by legendary beatmaker Domingo in 2009 to critical acclaim throughout Indiana and the USA. He has also shared stages throughout the Midwest with the likes

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An open letter from Gummy Soul co-founder

A Message From Gummy Soul Co-Founder, Bizarre Tribe/Fela Soul Creator, Amerigo Gazaway Friends, Regrettably, I am no longer affiliated with Gummy Soul. Through all the highs and lows, it has been a great run and I wish my former colleagues nothing but the best. With your help, we built something far exceeding our expectations and for that, I thank all of you. Watching Gummy Soul grow from our early radio show days to an active independent label has been an invaluable experience. However, the label's rapid growth has increasingly cut into the time I have to do what I love most: create music. While indie artists today have more avenues than ever to share and expose their music, it is considerably more difficult for us to make a living from it. Because of this, it is no lo

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