Kyle Rapps releases new single to close out 2014

Although scholars have debated the actual birthdate of JC, capitalist Americans have conveniently pinned that date to December 25th. But don't wish the New Jersey native and now Harlem resident Kyle Rapps a Merry Christmas, he simply doesn't believe in that stuff. And if you were to look back at his checkered childhood, along with the life he currently leads, I don't think his Frank Cross like similarities would be of any surprise. The production on "Don't Try," which comes courtesy of NYC's Pan, is brimming with nostalgia, as Rapps takes you back to the days of pretending to understand Liquid Swords and watching the Knicks lose on MSG. Some things don't change...at least he observes one Christmas tradition for many Americas -- indulging in Chinese food. So instead of head

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Joey Bada$$ releases new Statik Selektah produced single

In true holiday spirit, Joey Bada$$ has shared another track from his upcoming debut album, B4.DA.$$. Joey is proud to share the Statik Selektah-produced, "Curry Chicken," which is now available for stream via soundcloud and download via iTunes with a pre-order of the album. The album arrives on Joey's 20th birthday, January 20, 2015 via Cinematic Music Group / Pro Era. Check out "Curry Chicken" along with a quote from Joey on the track below.  LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/proeraradio/015-curry-chicken/ (produced by Statik Selektah) Please visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/curry-chicken/id948743541?i=948743589 to PREORDER now. Joey Bada$$ on "Curry Chicken": Curry Chicken was one of my favorite meals to eat growing up. I give thanks for being able to make it home just

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Zilla Rocca remixes track by Guilty Simpson & Small Professor

Philly-based emcee/producer, Zilla Rocca may not be known in every rap circle, but it's only a matter of time until his name rings bells. Alongside his band, The Shadowboxers, he's managed to develop his notoriety as a rap-noir artist-- a skill that's assisted him in the creation of a catalog of over twenty titles, and countless remixes. Taking on Guilty Simpson and Small Professor's "Go," featuring both Elucid and Castle, which first appeared on the duos collaborative Highway Robbery project, Rocca adds a new layer of depth to the track, by adding his signature hardboiled production savvy to create an elaborate remix that changes in its entirety, for each verse. For more hard hitting, innovative remixes, make sure to check out Coalmine Records' January 20th release of Remineded: A C

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V. Nova: The RAPstation Interview

V. Nova The RAPstation Interview Brooklyn rapper V. Nova is seemingly on the rise. He is proud to present the MalikYouGotIt-directed music video for "I Still Love Her," the Crack Factory-produced new single from his new mixtape Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 3: The New Commission (HIPS3). "I Still Love Her" follows the release of the music video for "Smoke Break" and "The New Commission," as well as "Abstract Art," featuring Smif-n-Wessun. One other _HIPS3_ single has also been released titled "You Died," featuring Uncle Murda. As part of the rap duo BOE and Villa, Nova has worked with some New York heavy hitters, including Erick Sermon ("Vangundy"), MIDI Mafia, Denaun Porter of D-12, Wyclef Jean, Needlz, Mario Winans, Monifa, Rakim, Akinyele, Canibus, Fabolous, EPMD, Papoose

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DJ Shadow presents new EP by Bleep Bloop on his Liquid Amber label

The infamous DJ Shadow, real name Josh Davis, has finally taken the plunge and created his own record label, Liquid Amber. Bleep Bloop, his first official signee of the label, released his debut '10 Watt Lazers' EP on Tuesday, December 9. The EDM Network premiere of the second single 'Denial' comes along with the release as a free download. The hip-hop-infused banger is an example of Bleep Bloop's signature sound that can only be described as "outerspace," according to a press release. The '10 Watt Lazers' EP is a raw, lazer-filled assault of new spacey creations that gets listeners acquainted with the unique sound and production style that first caught the attention of DJ Shadow. DJ Shadow talks about the release, saying, "This is the first Liquid Amber release by an artist

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Diamond District release track remixed by Diamond D for free download

Legendary DITC producer Diamond D takes the reins on Diamond District's newest song from "Redux". This time the track Erything gets a gritty, gully, grimy makeover (last week Black Milk recreated Ain't Over). The new track, Erything, floats through an introspective, vacouous space, echoing with low-key head nodding knock. The original album version of Erything, produced by Oddisee, was a horn drenched affair that reminded many of the group's original debut In The Ruff. The complete album March on Washington Redux comes out digitally on 12/16. You can pre-order the album now which features production by Jonwayne, Large Professor, Apollo Brown, Diamond D, L'Orange, Black Milk, Skizz, Paul White, Oh No, Quelle Chris, 14KT, Doppelgangaz and Nottz. Please visit https://mellomusicgroup.

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