Lord Hakim releases single featuring Planet Asia from debut album

An emcee, producer and studio engineer, Lord Hakim from Columbus, Ohio, is a Hip-Hop enthusiast to the fullest, but who like many of us, prefers his beats dirty and his lyricism enlightened. "My style of Hip Hop is grungy samples over boom bap percussion with razor sharp turntable techniques; now that's Hip Hop! When it comes to emceeing, I'm a thinker; it's all about vocabulary and being descriptive. The thing about Hip Hop is you actually get hear the novel within an orchestrated arrangement and it can set the mood for whatever chapter or track you're on" Hakim states. For the first leak, "Scripturez," from Lord Hakim's recently released debut project, Born With A Determined Idea, Hakim trades verses and wisdom with Planet Asia on the self produced track. Plea

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Open Mike Eagle: The RAPstation Interview

Open Mike Eagle The RAPstation Interview By Kyle Eustice On Open Mike Eagle's new album, Dark Comedy, he gives a lot of suggestions on "Advice Raps," makes you want to sing along on "Very Much Money" and runs down a list of dance moves on "A History of Modern Dance." Needless to say, he covers a lot of ground on his first record with Mellow Music Group. Whatever he's doing, the Los Angeles resident is doing it right. Dark Comedy was recently mentioned as #38 on Rolling Stone’s Best 40 Rap Albums of 2014 list. Born Michael Eagle II, the 30-year-old emcee has been on rap's radar since he first got involved with the Project Blowed crew in L.A. Since then, he's released seven full-length albums, including 2010's Unapologetic Art Raps on Mush Records, 2011's

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Karega Bailey drops new video for Sunny Days

There isn't a stronger, more commanding voice in hip-hop right now louder than Karega Bailey's. Born in Brooklyn, Bailey's parents emigrated from Jamaica and relocated to Sacramento when he was a child. Now the award-winning spoken word poet, D.C. educator and politically minded emcee is just waiting to explode. Endorsed by Public Enemy's Chuck D on his RAPstation show "Songs That Mean Something," Bailey is on rap's radar. His forthcoming album, the Peace King EP, drops at the end of January 2015. In anticipation of the album, Bailey is proud to announce a new video for "Sunny Days," the 5th track on the record. Produced by EOM and directed by JaeSynth, it features California-based emcees Mark Knoxx and Chaycin Change with Malcolm Stokes on the trumpet. In perhaps one of the

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Mike Mictlan debuts new video for So So STRAYNGE

California native and Doomtree emcee Mike Mictlan dropped his new video for "so so STRAYNGE" Thursday, January 8. The Adam Dunn-directed video was filmed in the deserts of Victorville, California and follows Mictlan as he roams the streets and abandoned apartment complexes nearby. The track comes from his latest album, HELLA FRREAL, which was released last October on Doomtree Records. HELLA FRREAL features Mictlan spitting introspective lyrics with solid conviction and larger-than-life production from Cecil Otter, RedVelvet Beats, 2% Muck, 1990, Mike Frey, JuanL, and Lazerbeak, with guests Greg Grease, Ceschi, and Aby Wolf. In addition to his solo performances in Minneapolis and Fargo, Mictlan hits the road with the rest of the Doomtree crew starting in late January to support thei

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The G.O.D Hour - A Tribute to Kevlaar 7 FREE EP

M-Eighty, longtime friend, A&R and Collaborator of Wisemen member Kevlaar 7 who passed away on 12/22/14 from a long term blood disorder, provides fans of the late legendary Emcee / Producer with a FREE 7 Track EP entitled "The G.O.D Hour - A Tribute to Kevlaar 7" featuring 2 previously unreleased tracks and 5 additional songs derived between 2008 and now.  Kevlaar 7 who is survived by his younger brother Emcee / Producer and Wu-Tang affiliate Bronze Nazareth and both his Wisemen and Almighty families appreciate your support during this trying time and appreciate all the kinds words and gestures fans have offered in respects to the memory of our brother Kevlaar 7. Contributions to the family can be made via paypal at WISEMENFOREVER@GMAIL.COM DOWNLOAD HERE http://www.audiomack.com

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Idris Goodwin: The RAPstation Interview

Idris Goodwin The RAPstation Interview By Kyle Eustice HBO Def Jam spoken word poet, award-winning playwright, educator, and emcee Idris Goodwin spent six months steadily writing material for his new album, Rhyming While Black. The Colorado Springs transplant spits with honesty, conviction and passion, which in turn makes powerful hip-hop music. Goodwin isn't rapping about materialistic matters, he's addressing race, politics and his role in hip-hop culture. From the very Public Enemy-inspired album opener, "Ode to the Mic" to "Culture Wars" and closer "Still Got It," Rhyming While Black is brimming with neo boom-bap flavor and classic, hard-hitting bass. The album was partially funded through an Indiegogo campaign. "The crowd funding approach is really gratifying," Goodwin

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