Atmosphere surprise fans with new video for Fortunate

Fresh off the "North of Hell" tour, the Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere comprised of emcee Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/producer Ant (Anthony Davis) have announced a surprise video for "Fortunate." The track comes from the pair's latest album, 2014's Southsiders, which has received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. "As a thank you to everyone who came out to the North of Hell shows, we made a video," Slug said in a press release. "We asked our friend Dan Monick to shoot this video on Ant's birthday, outside of our most recent Los Angeles show at the Hollywood Palladium. Shout out to anyone who waited in one of the many lines to help make this tour such a fun experience. We truly are fortunate to have the most amazing fans/friends/supporters in the entire world." The v

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Karega Bailey: The RAPstation Interview

Source of Light The Karega Bailey Interview By Kyle Eustice Karega Bailey may not be a household name yet, but just wait. The Washington D.C.-based educator and artist is on the verge of a breakthrough thanks to his deeply moving writing style. As a teacher by day and spoken word poet/emcee by night, Bailey has been running in circles trying to stay on top of it all. By the look of things, he's doing an incredible job. Bailey caught the attention of Chuck D after working on a panel together in Atlanta. His song, "Source of Light," was featured on the RAPstation show ANDYOUDON'TSTOP last summer. Since then, he's recently experienced a profound loss the day he lost his older brother to a senseless homicide. He's tapped into that pain to write and the result is the recent spoken

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Mike Mictlan from Doomtree: The RAPstation Interview Part I

Doomtree's Mike Mictlan Interview Part I The Real Story: What Was Really Going on During the Making of SNAXX By Kyle Eustice Doomtree's Mike Mictlan doesn’t drink coffee, which is surprising considering the moment he steps on stage his energy level is through the roof. While he appears jovial and carefree on the surface, Mictlan has been through a hell of a lot–hella frreal. The California native has been on a fast track since emerging with the Minneapolis hip-hop collective in 2005. Through all the ups and downs in his life—broken home, substance abuse issues and crazy ex-girlfriends—music has been his catharsis. With each album, Mictlan shows his growth as both an artist and human being. His most recent effort, Hella Frreal, dropped October 27 and is another colorf

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Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic announce the Bestiary Tour 2015

As Hail Mary Mallon, Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic is a force to reckon with. The duo has just dropped their latest effort via Rhymesayers on November 10. Titled Bestiary, it's Hail Mary Mallon's second full-length album. According to a press release, "With both Aesop & Rob sharing production duties, the album is laden with hypnotic beats ranging from dense & murky to melodic & twisting, all complemented by the cutting precision of turntablist DJ Big Wiz." The pair has also just announced the Bestiary Tour, which kicks off January 2015. Stones Throw's Homeboy Sandman joins them as support along the entire route. Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday, Nov 14th! ** The first two videos for the first two singles off Bestiary are "Jonathan" and "Kiln," and

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DJ JS-1 releases new single featuring Dynasty, Eternia and Sara Kana

Hip-Hop has progressed leaps and bounds from its inception as a male dominated art form. From man, woman, and child, the game has been blessed with some incredible talent. From Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Jean Grae, to the burgeoning skills of Rapsody and Nitty Scott, MC, among others, the women of Hip-Hop have shown, and proved, in effort to break free from the industry's stigma of what it takes to succeed. Bringing together a new wave of versed wordsmiths on the mic for a lethal trifecta, the incredible DJ JS-1 unites Dynasty, Eternia and Sara Kana to do their thing on "Give A Damn." DJ JS-1's latest album, It Is What It Isn't, is now on CD through Fat Beats and UGHH, and available for download via iTunes, and all major digital retailers.

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Rob Sonic, Aesop Rock and DJ Big Wiz release second Hail Mary Mallon album

Hail Mary Mallon, the Rhymesayers trio of Rob Sonic, Aesop Rock and DJ Big Wiz, is getting ready to drop its newest album, Bestiary. It is available for streaming now and is accompanied by a tantalizing visual background. The album officially drops Monday, November 10. Preorders are available at fifthelement.com, rhymesayers.com and other online retailers such as iTunes and Amazon. Digital pre-orders will receive instant downloads of the singles, "Kiln" and "Jonathan." If you pre-order from Fifth Element, you could win exclusive Hail Mary Mallon merch, including autographs from both Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic. On April 20, 2011, Rhymesayers released Hail Mary Mallon's debut album Are You Going to Eat That?

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