Sage Francis: The RAPstation Interview Part II

The Sage Francis Interview Part II By Kyle Eustice Many Copper Moons ago, we posted round one of our interview with the mighty Sage Francis. Since then, the Providence, Rhode Island emcee has been circling the globe in support of his latest album, Copper Gone, which dropped this summer. At the time of the interview, he was still putting the finishing touches on the record. After repeated listens to the finished product, it's safe to say it's one of Uncle Sage's boldest effort to date. From frenetic album opener "Pressure Cooker" and the quintessential diss track "Cheat Code" to the incredibly poignant "Thank You" and heart-wrenching "Make Em Purr," he takes the listener through a wide range of emotional journeys in fourteen brilliantly constructed tracks. Sage may be getting

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Kev Brown & Hassaan Mackey release new album via Ill Adrenaline Records

Following the critically acclaimed Pillars EP with MindsOne, Kev Brown teams up again with Ill Adrenaline Records, this time collaborating with fellow Low Budget Crew member Hassaan Mackey to bless listeners with That Grit. Both the Landover, MD based producer-on-the-mic and the Rochester, NY emcee are longtime members of the prolific artist collective and have previously worked together various times, but this mini-album marks the first time the two embark on a full project. Most boom-bap enthusiasts should already be well acquainted with both Kev Brown and Hassaan Mackey: double threat Kev Brown already showcased his skills on microphones as well as production boards on countless releases and has been dubbed "king of basslines" by fans worldwide. In addition to his solo recordings Kev

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Nefew prepare to release their Rise Of The AntiHero album

Rising American Swiss Rap-Duo Nefew will release their sophomore album Rise Of The Antihero on 11-28-14. With a few projects already behind them, the group is looking forward to their biggest release to date. The album's main theme is conquering fear, doubt and the limitations put on us by others, a musical crusade against society's affection with normality and obedience. It breaches sonic boundaries and crosses safety lines, leaving the comfort zone behind while embarking on a journey to an uncertain future; with the typical full-bodied Nefew sound and storytelling lyrics. Rise Of The Antihero includes guest appearances from BJ The Chicago Kid, Jared Evan, STS Gold, Jason Caesar, John Turrell and many more. Their new video Revenge Of Dolo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN7ghi7Oq

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Atmosphere debut new video & head out on their North of Hell Tour

Atmosphere, comprised Sean Daley (Slug) and producer Anthony Davis (Ant) have dropped a new video for "Arthur's Song" on October 31, 2014. The song comes off of the Minnesota duo's critically acclaimed new studio album, Southsiders, which dropped this spring. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Kyw7qVEH8 to check out the video now. In conjunction with the video announcement, Atmosphere is ready to take off on the November leg of their North of Hell Tour. This outing comes on the heels of a series of sold out U.S dates this past summer and most recently, a successful European leg that concluded last week. The sizeable tour wraps up in the duo's hometown of Minneapolis on November 23rd. Check out www.rhymesayers.com for more information and you can find the officia

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Kyle Rapps & Hefna Gwap release new EP as a free download

Kyle Rapps, based out of Harlem, has teamed up with East Palo Alto emcee Hefna Gwap for the release of their debut effort, European Tic Tacs. Guest appearances on the EP include Vulkan the Krusader, Fudge, Aaron Cohen, Spaceman, Abgohard, Lord Plawz and the Inner City Kids. The production on the project ranges from punchy snares and jazzy horns, to a bevy of lush and atmospheric soundscapes. In terms of lyrical aptitude, the duo cease to fall flat; their emphasis of implanting obscure images in your head, makes this project worth repeating again and again. Please visit https://soundcloud.com/kyle-rapps/sets/european-tic-tacs-kyle-rapps-x to download now and the official track list can be found below: 01. Blue Pork (Who Ridin) [prod. by Vulkan the Krusader] 02. Hold Tyte (prod.

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Brother Ali: The RAPstation Interview

The Real Story: Why Brother Ali Is On The Home Away From Home Tour By Kyle Eustice As the Home Away From Home Tour comes to a close (last show is November 14 in Chicago), Brother Ali is still thoroughly enjoying his time on the road with his partners in crime, MaLLy and Bambu. After all, this is the first time he's been on his own in quite awhile. The last tour he did was with Immortal Technique and he had a few Rock the Bells dates sprinkled in between. He hasn't toured on his own since his last album, 2012's Mourning in America Dreaming in Color was dropped on Rhymesayers Entertainment, the Minnesota native's musical home since 2000. As Ali criss-crosses his way across the country, he took some time to talk to RAPstation about the tour, meeting Bambu and the value of small,

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