AUDIO: FINALE – “BITS & PIECES” MIXTAPE (MIXED BY HOUSESHOES)

Detroit representative Finale is prepping up his return to the recording world for his upcoming album “Odds & Ends” on Mello Music Group. But before he drops his album, he drops a dope mixtape to remind the public just how dope he’s is called “Bits & Pieces”, mixed by the one & only Houseshoes. Featuring production by Black Milk, Oddisee, House Shoes, Knxwledge, Waajeed, Nottz, Flying Lotus, and more. Get familiar with Finale’s work, below, and be sure to cop Odds & Ends on August 14th via Mello Music Group

AUDIO: PETE ROCK – “PETESTRUMENTALS 2” OFFICIAL MIXTAPE BY J.ROCC

Mello Music Group just dropped the Official Mixtape of Pete Rock‘s “Petestrumentals 2”, put together by the our very own J.Rocc aka The Funky President aka Soul Brother #2. Peep the goodness. “Petestrumentals 2” out now!

NEW MUSIC: FINALE – “JUST DUE” feat. HOMEBOY SANDMAN & MIZ KORONA (PROD. BY ODDISEE)

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve heard new music from the Detroit representative, Finale. He drops a new joint from his new upcoming album “Odds & Ends”, produced entirely by Oddisee, on Mello Music Group. The 1st joint is called “Just Due” featuring NY’s own Homeboy Sandman & fellow Detroiter Miz Korona. If this is an indication on what’s on the new album, we are in for a treat! Album drops August 14th.

NEW MUSIC: PETE ROCK – “ONE, TWO, A FEW MORE”

The Soul Brother #1, the legendary Pete Rock is gearing up to drop his follow up to his “Petestrumentals” series……Volume 2 is dropping in June on Mello Music Group. For the first joint off his new album, he picks an unreleased joint that he made in 1995.  But don’t fret, he also got some new goodies that he’s working on.  If this is an indication of what’s to come, we are in for a treat.  Oh yeah…..our very own J.Rocc did a special mixtape for Peter Phillips, which will be dropping soon. “Petestrumentals 2” drops June 23rd.

(AUDIO): LISTEN TO MELLO MUSIC GROUP’S “PERSONA” COMPILATION ALBUM

The good folks at Mello Music Group released their new compilation album called “Persona”, which have alot of heavy hitters on the album: Oddisee, Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, Apollo Brown, Open Mike Eagle, Ras Kass, L’Orange, Oh No, Red Pill, Masta Ace, Gift Of Gab, Quelle Chris, Exile, Blockhead, yU, Tall Black Guy & more.

You can listen to the stream & you can purchase on their bandcamp, ITunes, or buy vinyl from Fat Beats, etc.

NEW MUSIC: KENN STARR – “CAME TO DELIVER” feat. SUPASTITION & WORDSWORTH (PROD. BY BLACK MILK)

Maryland’s own & Low Budget Crew member Kenn Starr drops his official debut single on Mello Music Group called “Came To Deliver” featuring Supastition & Wordsworth, produced by Black Milk. If you are familiar with the Low Budget Crew, you know that Kenn Starr is always coming with quality Hip Hop music, especially with Black Milk on the boards. His album “Square One” drops January 27th.

MUSIC VIDEO: THE BLACK OPERA – “THE BEGINNING OF THE END” feat. GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW

The Secret Ops Team known as The Black Opera comes back with an official video transmission called “The Beginning Of The End” featuring the sultry vocals of Georgia Anne Muldrow.  Produced by Tall Black Guy & Directed by Jay Brown.

Message FromThe Black Opera:
“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.  The Black Opera enlist the Queen Georgia Anne Muldrow to reinforce the multilinear concept of the beginning and the end. This songs nuance stands for power, rebirth, triumph, completion, and exhaultation. It is TBO’s audible Alpha and Omega.”
The album “The Great Year” on Mello Music Group is available now.

NEW MUSIC: APOLLO BROWN & RAS KASS – “GIRAFFE P*SSY” feat. ROYCE DA 5’9, XZIBIT, & BISHOP LAMONT

Our good friend Ras Kass & Detroit’s own Apollo Brown released another single before their official collabo album “Blasphemy” officially drops October 28th on Mello Music Group. The new heat is called “Giraffe Pussy” which features scathing verses by Slaughterhouse‘s Royce Da 5’9 & Carson’s very own Bishop Lamont, with Xzibit on the hook.

NEW MUSIC: THE BLACK OPERA – “BEHOLD THE OPERA”

The secret operatives knows as The Black Opera is back with new music called “Behold The Opera” from their forthcoming album “The Great Year” on Mello Music Group.  The song is produced by Diamond District‘s own yU.

If you’re familiar with The Black Opera, get up on them & peep out their other joints below:

The Black Opera – “The Queen Of Hearts” feat. Mayer Hawthorne

The Black Opera – “Balcony”

The Black Opera – “God’s Camera” (Produced by Dj Rhettmatic & Slopfunkdust)

NEW MUSIC: APOLLO BROWN & RAS KASS “H20” feat. PHAROAHE MONCH & RAKAA IRISCIENCE

Dropping on October 28 via Mello Music Group is a new collaborative album, Blasphemy, from the label’s revered producer Apollo Brown and stalwart lyricist, Ras Kass.

The LP is a welcome breath of fresh air in a stagnant terrain of modern hip-hop where content is all-too-often forsaken. Having created a boundary pushing full length, the pair adheres to keeping no topic too personal or taboo for lyrical discussion.

As Ras Kass spits harsh philosophies and biting facts over Apollo’s smoother-than-butter beats, the MC shines brightly reminding us why he remains one the West Coast’s top poets. All the while, Apollo is unmerciful in his soulful melodies and arrangements, making this coupling’s new output a must-listen to this fall.

“H20” off Blasphemy, featuring guest appearances from legendary rapper Pharoahe Monch as well as Dilated Peoples’ MC Rakaa Iriscience.