Frank McFly drops new mixtape for free download

Brooklyn's own Frank McFly serves up 15-tracks through the form of his debut mixtape The Solution, which features the talents of DJ Premier, Big K.R.I.T, Jiggy Hendrix, Sha-Mula, Paul Gee and others. The young emcee is a neighborhood mainstay in his native stomping grounds of Brownsville, Brooklyn, USA and he's using music now to voice his message. This, following his impressive showing with "Grammy Speech" featuring Xay Charles that's been garnering some rave reviews, sitting on over 10k views in less than 24 hours. Please visit http://indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/32716/frank-mcfly-the-solution.html to download and stream The Solution now. The official track list for the mixtape can be found below. 
01. Intro (Ya Running - Pops) (0:36) 
02. Gram

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Atmosphere announce additional dates on The Fortunate Tour

The always busy Atmosphere, comprised of emcee Sean “Slug” Daley and producer Anthony “Ant” Davis, has announced yet another string of North American tour dates. The Minneapolis hip-hop duo hits the road April 25 in Urbana, Illinois at the Canopy Club. The 15-date tour, titled The Fortunate Tour, continues into May and winds up at the infamous Red Rocks Amphitheatre August 28 with special guests, which have not been announced. However, B Dolan, deM atlaS and DJ Adatrak appear as support on the rest of the dates thus far. An exclusive fan pre-sale begins Wednesday, February 25th at 10 a.m. local time, and the general on-sale takes place this Friday, February 27th. Tour dates are as follows: Fortunate Tour Dates April 25th – Urbana, IL – Canopy Club April 26th

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Kev Choice: The RAPstation Interview

Kev Choice The RAPstation Interview By Kyle Eustice Zion I is one of the hardest working acts in independent hip-hop. The Oakland-based crew released the critically acclaimed album, Mind Over Matter, in 2000 and have been killing it ever since. With core member Zumbi at the helm, Zion I has amassed a healthy following over the years. However, it may come as a shocking surprise to some fans that the other half of Zion I, producer Amp Live, has left the group to pursue his solo career. That leaves Zumbi in the driver's seat, but fortunately he has several talented artists along for the ride. As Zion I embarks on yet another tour, emcee Zumbi has enlisted the help of fellow Oakland resident and member of the Zion I family, Kev Choice. The multi-talented pianist, emcee and DJ i

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Austrian producer Flip releases new Reflections album via Ill Adrenaline Records

Austrian producer Flip has just released his brand new album Reflections which is available in stores and online now via Ill Adrenaline Records. The album features a line-up boasting artists from all corners of the US, like AG (of D.I.T.C.), Killah Priest of the Wu-Tang family, Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Edo. G, Kev Brown, LMNO, Tragic Allies and many more. 
Flip's signature sound is deeply rooted in the classic boom bap tradition with thick and hard-hitting drums and chopped samples, but also incorporates synth sounds, deep 808 low end and unconventional song layouts that move away from the old two bar loop formula. Flip is also a DJ and record digger, and handled most of the cuts on his album himself. And yes, he is also an MC, just in case you wondered...̷

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deM atlaS: The RAPstation Interview

deM atlaS The RAPstation Interview By Kyle Eustice If you haven't heard the music of deM atlaS, you should. The Rhymesayers signee is on a meteoric rise to notoriety thanks to his clever lyricism, impeccable hooks and super tight production. Reminiscent of classic '90s hip-hop, his tracks ruminate a type of maturity you wouldn't expect from a 22-year-old emcee. As D-I-Y as it gets, deM atlaS, real name Joshua Evans, caught the attention of Rhymesayers' CEO Brent Sayers (Siddiq) by playing countless shows around the Minneapolis area. He quickly landed a record contract in 2013. With two EPs under his belt, 2013's Charlie Brown and 2014's DWNR, Evans is yet another powerful addition to the RSE family. Charlie Brown explores his deep connection to the cartoo

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Wise Intelligent appears on new track by Mega Ran & Storyville

Probably the deepest song on Mega Ran & Storyville's Soul Veggies album (in stores now on Brick Records), "I Know Who I Am," came about as part of a DJ Seedless project. Seedless crafted an Afro-Beat jazzy groove that caught the attention of legendary MC Wise Intelligent (of Poor Righteous Teachers) who dropped a scorching verse. To fill out the track, Seedless hit up the Veggies, and Ran and Story came through with multi-layered rhymes chronicling the past, present and future, capped off with Ran's epic historical breakdown of who, when, what and why we are who are we are. Listen and be inspired. Please visit https://soundcloud.com/megaranmusic/soul-veggies-i-know-who-i-am-feat-wise-intelligent to check it out now. Soul Veggies is available now on iTunes, Ama

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