DJ EFN releases new single with Your Old Droog, Royce Da 5'9, O.C. & Reks

DJ EFN has just released "Revolutionary Ride Music" - the second single from his upcoming album - and he continues to honor his mixtape past as he rounds up Your Old Droog, Royce Da 5'9", O.C. and Reks to drop gems over a crazy Buckwild beat. DJ EFN’s Another Time will also feature INS Deck, Guilty Simpson, M.O.P., Cormega, Bun B, Jarren Benton, Black Milk, David Banner, Jon Connor, N.O.R.E., Fashawn, Troy Ave, Scarface, Stalley, Juvenile, Talib Kweli, Redman, Sean Price, Trick Daddy, Denzel Curry, Joell Ortiz, Gunplay, Royce Da 5'9" & Your Old Droog (among others) with production courtesy off DJ Premier & Buckwild. DJ EFN’s Another Time drops March 3rd! Please visit https://soundcloud.com/crazyhood/07-revolutionary-ride-music to check out the new single no

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Hail Mary Mallon: The RAPstation Interview

One of the best perks about being a music journalist is the moment you meet an artist you've admired for years and they are as cool and down-to-earth as you'd imagined them to be. Granted, it can go completely the other way and someone whose music you've always loved can turn out to be an arrogant bastard, but fortunately, this was not the case with Aesop Rock or his partner-in-crime Rob Sonic. Billed as Hail Mary Mallon, the New York-bred duo is on tour in support of their sophomore effort, Bestiary, which was released on Rhymesayers Entertainment in November 2014. From album opener, "Jonathan" to closer "The Red List," the album is solid from front to back. Aesop produced ten of the tracks while Rob Sonic produced the remaining three. Their most recent video, "Whales," seemingly

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We Play Records releases limited edition vinyl featuring Apathy

With the first release featuring O.C. selling out completely, the Australian label We Play Records is back with their second release featuring Connecticut's own Apathy. 'The 45 Killer' is a funky platform for Apathy (Demigodz/AOTP) to spit some of his braggadocios word play and he destroys the DJ Force produced track! Check out https://soundcloud.com/weplayrecordslabel/side-a-apathy-the-45-killer-original-version-01 to bear witness for yourself.   This release is limited to 500 units worldwide and comes on blue transparent vinyl. Please visit http://www.fatbeats.com/products/apathy-we-play-records-presents-apathy-7-blue-vinyl to order now!

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Ray West releases instrumentals from project with O.C.

The great Ray West, based in the Bronx, has just released the instrumentals for Ray's Cafe, the joint album he produced with O.C. - legendary lyricist from the D.I.T.C. crew. Ray's Cafe found itself on many year end, best of 2014 lists and should not be missed as it really is one of the best albums from the past year. The project also featured guest appearances from D.I.T.C. member A.G. and Milano. Please visit http://redapples45.bandcamp.com/album/rays-cafe-instrumentals to download the instrumental versions now and you can check out the official track list below. 01. Ray's Cafe 02. Have Fun 03. Soul Kitchen 04. Go Back 05. Lover's 06. Breaking Rules 07. YMI 08. Gotta Luv It 09. Just Cause 10. After Hours 11. Learn Lessons 12. Go BK 13. My Heart's

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Flip debuts new video featuring Elzhi and Phat Kat

Austrian producer Flip has just released the second video/single, "Without Warning," from his upcoming album Reflections which will be available worldwide 2-17-15. The album is being released via Ill Adrenaline Records and will be available on CD, vinyl, cassette and digitally. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asBChnxzx6k&feature=youtu.be to check out the video for "Without Warning" featuring Elzhi and Phat Kat now. Reflections will also feature guest appearances by lyrical heavyweights like EDO. G, Killah Priest, Guilty Simpson, Kev Brown, LMNO, Tragic Allies, and many more. Visit http://bit.ly/FlipReflections to pre-order Flip's Reflections on iTunes now.

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Idris Goodwin releases his new Rhyming While Black album

Rhyming While Black is the latest offering from HBO Def Jam poet, emcee, college professor, and award-winning playwright Idris Goodwin. The album includes nine meditations, celebrations and frustrations in rhyme and features talent from Detroit, Minneapolis, Oakland, Colorado, Chicago, New York, and New Mexico. Rhyming While Black, which was successfully funded through crowd-funding site Indiegogo, bumps with a neo-boom bap flavor with thoughtful lyricism. Sister Layla Goodwin and former student Denali Gillaspie add dimension and weight with their soulful hooks. Through humor, poignant insight and fury he explores the current anxieties existing within black America. Goodwin has been featured on HBO, Sesame Street and NPR. His book These Are The Breaks was

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