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News: Marcus D – Melancholy Hopeful (2012)

American hip hop producer Marcus D recently dropped his new LP Melancholy Hopeful. To say it has been hotly anticipated is an understatement. As soon as it was heard that it would be distributed (in Japan) by the sadly deceased…
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Free Download: Trunk Bound Regime – No More Passes

Dayton Ohio presents Trunk Bound Regime, a group of mc’s and producers who have come together to create this album showcasing a wide range of hip-hop styles. Blessed with rhymes addressing both issues in their local community and in the world at…
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Stream: KnowMads – The KnewBook (2012)

One of the most consistently dope groups from Seattle, the KnowMads, drop serious heat with their second release in 2012, The KnewBook. Following on from their February release ‘Prologue EP‘, this release is notable for having some wonderfully forged instrumentals from producer…
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Stream: Blu & Madlib – UCLA (2012)

Roughly two months after the release of “Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them“ together with partner-in-crime Exile, today Blu is back with another sneaky low-profile release. This time his long-awaited collaborative effort with Madlib. When one of the most…
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Free Download: SPEAK Easy – I’m Just Saying (2012)

Speak Easy’s new mixtape, “I’m Just Saying”, is the latest addition to Uni-Fi Records’ collection of North U.S. hip hop. The album centres around a feel good vibe, drawing mainly from the sounds of mellow, timeless soul samples. There are some real gems in here, my personal favourite being “Just Begun”
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Stream: Glad2Mecha & Ill Treats – Hello (2012)

Transatlantic jazzy and soulful hip hop from Arizona to Brighton. The outcome by emcee Glad2Mecha and Ill Treats is a crisp, polished album that has the makings of a truly great album. The album is dictated by tight rhymes and…