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Video: Kendrick Lamar & Eddie Peake – Sing About Me (Pt. 1)

Kendrick Lamar just dropped another video from his latest critically acclaimed good kid, m.A.A.d city album. This visual featuring London born and bred visual artist Eddie Peake is the first of a two-part video series for the track “Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst.” A mixed medium graffiti mural by Eddie Peake complements the black-and-white video.
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Stream: Nieve – Big Dream Kid

Big Dream Kid is the latest release by emcee Nieve on Goon Trax Records. The mellow tracks are packed with vivid poetry, soothing melodies, positivity and feel-good vibes, as always heavily influenced by jazz. The album features production work by Incise, Phoniks, SoulChef, Inherit, Blazo, and others. Time…
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Free MP3: Sunclef – Raise It Up (Dillavamp)

As the annual frenzy of Dilla Month has drawn to a close, Toronto producer Sunclef decided to release a track he has been playing at some Dilla related parties. Clef took the classic Slum Village beat for “Raise It Up”…
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Free MP3: Cocaine 80s – Congratulations

Cocaine 80s, the group consisting of hip hop heavyweight Common, producer No ID, and R&B singer James Fauntleroy, dropped this smooth as hell track “Congratulations.” No ID puts together a beautiful mellow jazzy beat which Common shines on, spitting about…
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Article: Beauty by beatmakers

“Instrumental hip hop sucks. Ban it forever.” SF Weekly editor Philip Mlynar doesn’t fear the use of hyperbole to express why his eardrums shiver when he listens to instrumental hip hop. It’s “the banal meandering stepchild of hip hop”; “sample-based Chinese water-torture”.
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Stream: Various Artists – Tribute To Jun IV (Nujabes Tribute)

“The late great Nujabes” is an understatement. The Japanese producer is still a true legend, known for his melodic hip hop productions, touching compositions and his distinctive warm, atmospheric style. His death was mourned around the world by jazz-hop fanatics, but his legacy lives on…
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Free Download: Lork – The Good Old Days (2011)

After the compilation ‘Jazz (We’ve Got)’, here is ‘The Good Old Days’, a new compilation by TWiB-affiliate Lork. This time the music enthusiast makes his hands dirty with old school tunes from 1979 up to 1995. According to himself, “back when things were good”.
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Contest: Win one of the three Benjamin Diggins albums!

Remember the jazzy album of Dutch duo Benjamin Diggins we’ve posted before? Well, now we giveaway three digital copies!! Expect jazzy sounds, a lot of samples, fresh rhymes and great features by artists as Pseudo Slang, Simon Amon and Foreign Beggars. All you have to do is ‘tweet’ or ‘like’ something and you might be one of the three lucky winners… Good luck!