NEW MUSIC: THE BLACK OPERA – “SACRED COW”

The Black Opera collective continues to drop joints from solo & group efforts. With TBO members Magestik Legend & Jamall Bufford dropping new material individually, this time the TBO collective joins forces to drop a new group material. In an era where the idea of justice remains in question, these questions linger as well: Who can you trust? Who can you believe in? Those questions apply to “the system” and to rap music in 2015. Sacred Cow is The Black Opera’s way of answering those questions.

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: BILAL – “MONEY OVER LOVE” feat. KENDRICK LAMAR (prod. by ADRIAN YOUNGE)

This is the joint people have been waiting to hear. The soul singer was all over Kendrick Lamar‘s “To Pimp A Butterfly” album, so he returns the favor for Bilal‘s new album “In Another Life”, entirely produced by our good friend Adrian Younge. The joint is called “Money Over Love” and this psychodelic jam doesn’t disappoint. In Another Life drops June 30th!

NEW MUSIC: DAM-FUNK – “WE CONTINUE”

Finally, the Stones Throw Funkster, Dam-Funk releases his 1st official single from his upcoming album “Into The Light” on Stones Throw Records. It’s called “We Continue” and this funk ditty does not disappoint. Peep the goodness below & pre-order the album on ITunes or Stones Throw when it drops September 4th!

NEW MUSIC: DAM-FUNK – “STFU” EP (FREE DOWNLOAD)

The Funkateer himself, Dam-Funk drops a free EP called “STFU” to hold all you Funksters down before he drops his upcoming 2nd solo album “Invite The Light” on Stones Throw Records. Four new instrumental tracks produced, recorded, composed, & played by Dam-Funk. DF is currently on the last two weeks of a U.S. tour with Todd Rundgren. 

Download the EP here: http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2015/06/dam-funk-stfu

NEW MUSIC: JAY ROCK – “MONEY TREE DEUCES”

The oldest member of the TDE/Black Hippy Crew, Jay Rock returns with another joint to whet the appetite for his fans that are waiting for his upcoming sophomore album. The newest joint is called “Money Tree Deuces” and if this is an indication what to expect, you can best believe that he is coming with a quality album.

NEW MUSIC: GHOSTFACE KILLAH & ADRIAN YOUNGE – “RETURN OF THE SAVAGE” feat. RAEKWON & RZA

Just after the heels of Adrian Younge‘s official label launch of Linear Labs last week, this joint just dropped. This is the new Ghostface Killah joint called “Return Of The Savage” featuring Raekwon & Rza, off the sequel of “Twelve Reasons To Die”….it’s the first joint off the new album. Coming soon on Linear Lab.

NEW MUSIC: MAGESTIK LEGEND – “LEGEND HAS IT” (FREE ALBUM)

The Black Opera MC drops his new album today to share with masses, called “Legend Has It”.

The story of Magestik Legend is a tale of struggle, triumph, evolution and love. ML has lived a thousand lives while traversing the world as Detroit hip-hop’s best kept secret. He’s spent his latter years behind the mask making music as his alter ego within The Black Opera collective. His musical lineage is multi-dimensional, having been front and center at the height of the Midwest Hip-Hop movement. Jesse Givens, known to his fans as Magestik Legend, has come from humble beginnings, worked like there’s no tomorrow, and been blessed to see the world. “Legend Has It” is the culmination of his efforts and the soundtrack to the waves of his life.
LEGEND HAS IT
01 Insanity produced by Magestik Legend
02 From Scratch featuring yU, produced by yU
03 Money On My Mind produced by Magestik Legend, featuring CallMeKyLA
04 Just Enough For The City produced by 14KT
05 Mrs. You produced by Audible Doctor
06 A Hit Away featuring Fyza, additional vocals by CallMeKyLA, produced by Magestik Legend
07 Ahhh Joint produced by yU featuring King Tut on sax
08 Amani Song produced by J-Palm, additional bass by CallMeKyLA
09 Lullabye produced by Magestik Legend
10 Fish Tank Syndrome featuring Jamall Bufford, produced by Trés Styles
11 Tecmo Bowl produced by AstronoteBonus Tracks:
12 Black Light featuring Obie Iyoha & Jamall Bufford, produced by Magestik Legend
13 TBO is DEAD featuring Jamall Bufford & Obie Iyoha, produced by Audible Doctor

Listen/DL the album here:

NEW MUSIC: STARSHIP CONNECTION (TEEKO & B.BRAVO) – “HEARTBREAKER” (A TRIBUTE TO ROGER TROUTMAN)

#LATEPOST

April 25th marks 16 years to the day that we lost the legendary Roger Troutman. A funk pioneer & innovator who has heavily inspired many across the globe. The talented duo of Teeko & B.Bravo does an Ill tribute to late Funkster being fans of him & his group Zapp & make their own version of the classic song “Heartbreaker”. Get down with the Fonk & enjoy!

KNXWLEDGE DROPS STONES THROW ALBUM DEBUT “HUD DREEMS” ON MAY 5 –

Producer extraordinaire Knxwledge (Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Anderson Paak) will be dropping his official Stones Throw album debut called “Hud Dreem” on May 5th.

“Knxwledge (pronounced “knowledge”) is a 26 year old, Los Angeles based beat maker making his debut on Stones Throw, May 5, 2015, with the album Hud Dreems – 26 tracks of instrumental hip-hop.

Standing out in a sea of producers rising from the L.A. beat scene, the prolific artist and record collector produces his sound by creating a pastiche of soul, jazz and hip-hop that melts together in a style uniquely his own. He has produced for hip-hop powerhouse Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp a Butterfly, for Joey Badass on 1999, and has released dozens of remix and beat tape collections on his Bandcamp. He calls these his “light work.”

Knx has found a home on Stones Throw’s roster, working closely with Mndsgn and with Anderson Paak in an R&B/hip-hop collaboration as NxWorries, whose debut album will be released later this year.”

Peep a track off his new album….

NEW MUSIC: DE LA SOUL – “GOT IT” feat. NAS (Prod by G-Force)

While the 3 Plugs are feverishly finishing their new Kickstarter supported album “And The Anonymous Nobody”, they just released a little teaser that’s not going to be on the album called “Got It” featuring the God’s Son….Nas on the hook. Produced by G-Force. Enjoy this dope ditty to hold you over til the new album drops!

NEW MUSIC: ILLA J – “STRIPPERS” (prod by POTATOHEAD PEOPLE & KAYTRANADA

Another joint from Mr. John Regal aka John Yancey aka Illa J. Off his upcoming solo project…..the single is called “Strippers”, produced by Montreal’s Potatohead People & the incredible Kaytranada. And it’s not what you think what this song is pertaining too….LOL! Enjoy!

NEW MUSIC: THEWHOEVERS? – “TREEHOUSE”

New music by this talented Chicago duo called “TheWhoevers?”. The track is called “Treehouse” which is part of their “Marathon” series. Both DOTKOM & J-Arthur spit verses about dealing with the ups & downs with people trying to “play” a person on a daily basis over a smooth Boom-Bap beat by Ka-Yu. Peep the goodness below….shout out to Chet G.

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.

NEW MUSIC: DURAG DYNASTY – “CATCH THAT FEELING” (PROD. BY JUST BLAZE)

The trio of Planet Asia, Tristate, & Killer Ben (Welcome Home brother) return with a new jewel called “Catch That Feeling”, produced by the incredible Just Blaze. From their upcoming project “Extended Capes Episode 1” coming soon.

NEW MUSIC: SLUM VILLAGE – “PUSH IT ALONG” w/ PHIFE DAWG

The Bad Boys from Detroit are back with a new joint called “Push It Along”, featuring the one & only Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest. This is off their upcoming new album coming out in spring which features Chance The Rapper, Jon Connor, De La Soul, Phife Dawg, J Dilla, & Black Milk. Catch Slum Village on tour with the Soul Brother #1 Pete Rock right now.

NEW MUSIC: GANGRENE – “PLAY IT COOL” feat. SAMUEL T. HERRING & EARL SWEATSHIRT

The dynamic duo of The Alchemist & OhNo, better known to the world as Gangrene have released their first single off their self produced compilation album “Welcome To Los Santos”, the official score soundtrack of the Grand Theft Auto V video game. The single is called “Play It Cool” featuring Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands & Earl Sweatshirt of Odd Future. “Welcome To Los Santos” drops April 21 on Mass Appeal Records.

NEW MUSIC: MADLIB – “MADLIB’S MEDICINE SHOW (AFRICA EXTRAS)” (2010)

Rappcats just released some extra outtakes from the Beat Conducta‘s “Madlib’s Medicine Show” series: This was the bonus LP in the deluxe edition of Madlib’s Beat Konducta In Africa, released as Madlib Medicine Show # 3, by Madlib Invazion in 2010.” Shout outs to Madlib & Egon!

THURS. FEB. 26 – FASHAWN’S “THE ECOLOGY” ALBUM RELEASE PARTY + NEW MUSIC: “SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN” w/ NAS & ALOE BLACC

The Fresno lyricist, Fashawn drops his Mass Appeal Records debut “The Ecology” today. He will be celebrating his album here in LA at The Echoplex with his Dirty Science cohorts: Exile, Aloe Blacc, Dag Savage, King Choosey, as well as other special guests. For tickets & more info: www.artdontsleep.com

Also, here’s an incredible cut off Fashawn’s new album, “Something to Believe In” featuring the one & only Nas & Aloe Blacc. Produced by the incredible Dj Khalil. If this doesn’t motivate you to pick the new album, we really don’t know what to say…..”The Ecology” on ITunes & in stores NOW!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: DEMRICK – “WE STILL HERE” feat. DIZZY WRIGHT. ALBUM “LOSING FOCUS” OUT NOW!

The homie Young De aka Demrick has finally dropped his debut solo album called “Losing Focus” on Battle Axe Records. The Serial Killa member also dropped a new video called “We Still Here” featuring Dizzy Wright. “Losing Focus” is on ITunes now!

NEW MUSIC: FRANK NITT – “MONEY ON MY MIND” feat. T3 & ILLA J (VIDEO)

Our good friend from Detroit, Frank N Dank/Yancey Boy member Frank Nitt drops a new song/video from his upcoming solo project Frankie Rothstein” called “Money On My Mind” featuring T3 of Slum Village on the hook & Illa J on the guest verse, along with Young RJ on the beat.

NEW MUSIC: KENDRICK LAMAR – “BLACKER THE BERRY”

Yes, we know, we’re late on this, but it doesn’t matter…..if it’s good music we like, we’ll post it up. The young West Coast stalwart from the TDE crew, Kendrick Lamar drops another gem from his upcoming untitled sophmore album called “Blacker The Berry”, produced by Boi-1da, The Koz, & Terrance Martin. On this track, Kendrick goes even deeper from where he left off from his previous single “I” & really drops gems over a haunting banging track. Peep The Goodness!

WED. MARCH 4: TUXEDO ALBUM RELEASE PARTY + “DO IT” (FLAUNT EDWARDS EDIT)

On Wednesday, March 4th, the duo known as Tuxedo aka Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One will be having their official Album Release Party at The Regent in Downtown Los Angeles. Also making an appearance is Stones Throw head honcho, Peanut Butter Wolf. If you want to hear those fonk & boogie grooves, this is the event you don’t want to miss!

Also, as a teaser for the new Tuxedo album coming out on Stones Throw Records, the mysterious musical icon, Flaunt Edwards does a special edit of Tuxedo’s “Do It”….perfect for the dance floor. Don’t Sleep!

NEW MUSIC: yU – “HOMICIDE” (Prod. by NOTTZ)

Mello Music Group signee & Diamond District member yU got a new joint called “Homicide”, produced by the incredible Nottz Raw. Off the MMG compliation called “Persona”. Dropping March 10th.

NEW MUSIC: FASHAWN – “GUESS WHO’S BACK”

Yeah, we know….we’re kinda late, but hey….better late then never. Fresno’s very own Fashawn drops the 2nd official single from his Mass Appeal Records album debut “The Ecology”. It’s called “Guess Who’s Back”, produced by Beewirks.

Speaking of The Ecology, here is the tracklisting with production & feature credits listed below. The Ecology drops February 24th on Mass Appeal Records.

THE ECOLOGY TRACKLISTING

1. Guess Who’s Back (prod. by Beewirks)
2. Confess (prod. by Exile)
3. Something to Believe ft Nas & Aloe Blacc (prod. by DJ Khalil)
4. Higher (prod. by Exile)
5. To Be Young ft BJ the Chicago Kid (prod. by Exile)
6. Golden State of Mind ft Dom Kennedy (prod. by Exile)
7. Letter F (prod. by The Alchemist)
8. Place to Go (prod. by Exile)
9. Man of the House (prod. by Quince Tones & Jo Caleb)
10. Out The Trunk (prod. by Exile)
11. It’s A Good Thing ft Aloe Blacc & Choosey (prod. by Exile)
12. Mother (prod. by Exile)
13. F.T.W (prod. by Exile)

NEW MUSIC: TEEKO – “WAY OF LIFE” (EXCLUSIVE)

Our good friend from the Bay Area, Turntable Virtuoso & Musician Extraoridinaire, Teeko, drops another gem for all you Fonk heads….it’s called “Way Of Life”.

“In 1993 George Clinton released a 12inch record called “Bubble Gum Gangster” which included a track called “Chiclets Pieces” that contained samples and vocal snippets, then in 1996 he released the acapella for “If Anybody Gets Funked Up”. These two records were reconstructed together to create the vocals for “Way Of Life”.”

Peep the goodness below…..also, for all our Beat Junkie Record Pool memebers, Teeko was kind enough to give this joint exclusively to our pool first before he releases as a free download soon. So if you like the joint, bump it loud!!!

NEW MUSIC: JOEY BADA$$ – “PAPER TRAILS” (Prod. by DJ PREMIER)

Everyone is waiting & anticipating on the official debut album of Joey Bada$$, “B4.DA.$$”, which drops tomorrow Tuesday, January 20th. With production by Statik Selektah, J-Dilla, & others, 2015 is starting off right with the quality Hip Hop tunes. This particular cut with Dj Premier is everyone is waiting on….it’s called “Paper Trails” and it doesn’t disappoint!  Pick up “B4.DA.$$” when it drops!

NEW MUSIC: SOULECTION WHITE LABEL 014 – CHRIS MCCLENNY “TUNING UP” EP

Our good friends at Soulection drop their first gem of 2015 from their “White Label” series. To kick it off for the new year, they present to you multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Chris McClenny.

“We’re happy to announce our first white label of 2015 by the muti-instrumentalist and vocalist Chris McClenney. His diversity is what sets him apart. It’s amazing to watch him find his sound direction/rhythm. We’ve watched him experiment with bass heaters, house music, funk, and other styles, but what we love most is that all of his production always has soul in it.

Lately he’s been on a roll with his production and singing. There’s only a few people who can make music that gives us the feeling that D’Angelo does and this white label by Chris does exactly that.

We’re excited to see where Chris goes from here on out. He has our support 1000%. Enjoy and spread this to all music lovers.”

NEW MUSIC: 14KT – “ELELATOR”

Producer Extraoridnaire & Jaded Inc/Athletic Mic League member 14KT drops a new futuristic soulful House/GhettoTech music for the masses called “Elelator”

“Elelator is aspiration. The moment when you push the button. Going up. Making the decision that you are going to ascend. Coming up. Acknowledging your next level. See ya later.” – 14KT

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.

NEW MUSIC: RHETTMATIC – “RHETT’S LAST BEAT OF 2014”

What’s up folks….

First of all, I like to say Happy New Years to everyone….hope your New Years Eve was a meaningful one.

I made this beat on 11pm, December 31st & wanted to post this up here on our Beat Junkie blog. This is actually my last beat for 2014…I always try to make a beat before Midnight strikes on New Years Eve. I’ve been doing this ritual for the last 7 years…had to try to do it again & not break the streak…LOL!! I decided tp post the finished product on the morning of Jan. 1, 2015 on my soundcloud page. Hope you like my quick ditty. Happy New Years Everyone! 
Rhettmatic

NEW MUSIC: JOEY BADA$$ – “B4.DA.A$$” ALBUM SNIPPET & PRODUCTION CREDITS

New York young gunner, Joey Bada$$ is getting ready to drop his debut album at top of 2015 (Jan. 20th) called “B4.Da.A$$” and is highly anticipated. With production by Dj Premier, Statik Selektah, J.Dilla, Freddie Joachim, Lee Bannon, & more, Joey is ready to shock the world with his body of work. Peep the album snippets & production credits below….

1. Save The Children (prod by Statik Selektah)
2. Greenbax (prod by Lee Bannon)
3. Paper Trails (prod. by DJ Premier)
4. Piece of Mine (prod by Freddie Joachim)
5. Big Dusty (prod by Kirk Knight)
6. Hazeus View (prod. by Kirk Knight)
7. Like Me ft. BJ The Chicago Kid (prod. by J Dilla & The Roots)
8. Belly Of The Beast ft. Chronixx (prod by Hit Boy)
9. No. 99 (prod. by Statik Selektah)
10. Christ Conscious (prod. by Basquiat)
11. On & On ft. Maverick Sabre & Dyemond Lewis (prod by Freddie Joachim)
12. Escape 120″ featuring Raury (prod. by Chuck Strangers)
13. Black Beatles (prod by Chuck Strangers)
14. O.C.B. (prod. by Sam I AM & The Soul Rebels)
15. Curry Chicken (prod. by Statik Selektah)
(Bonus) Run Up On Ya ft. Action Bronson & Elle Varner (prod. by Statik Selektah)
(Bonus) Teach Me How ft. Kiesza (prod by Chuck Strangers & ASTR)

NEW MUSIC: HOUSESHOES PRESENTS “THE GIFT” VOL. 10 – D.R.U.G.S. BEATS

Our good friend Dj Houseshoes drops the final installment of “The Gift” series. Volume 10 features producer D.R.U.G.S. Beats…and boy, does he got BEATS!!!

“It’s been a minute. But I’m back at it again with the final installment of The Gift series.
DRUGS BEATS hails from North Carolina and has had placements with 50 Cent, Ludacris, Lloyd Banks, Big Boi and many more. Enjoy, and get ready for 2015.
Street Corner Music has MAD shit on deck for y’all…” – Houseshoes

NEW MUSIC: DJ EVIL DEE – “BROADCASTING LIVE” (MIXTAPE ALBUM)

1 half of the legendary Da Beatminerz, Dj Evil Dee drops a whole new mixtape album called “Broadcasting Live”. This that vintage grimey New York Hip Hop Boom Bap Sh*t! Alot of East Coast Independent artists on the album such as Stahhr, Dysfunkshunall Familee, Shabaam Shadeeq, Finsta & Bundy, & of course Black Moon. All production by Da Beatminerz and mixes done by Evil Dee…..as the saying goes “Dj Evil Dee is on the mix, cmon…KICK IT!” S/O to our big brother Mr. Walt.

BROADCASTING LIVE TRACKLISTING

1. INTRO – SWAY & HEATHER B
2. OPEN SEASON – STAHHR
3. HOW MANY MORE – DYSFUNKSHUNAL FAMILEE
4. REFUSE – THE MOOD DOCTORS
5. REAL LIFE – CHIEF JUSTICE
6. GIMMIE – RIZ THE GREAT
7. WHAT YOU SAYING – KARNIEGE
8. I JUS DON’T KNOW – NUTSO
9. CAN’T SAY GOODBYE – MAKEBA MOONCYCLE & YEJIDE THE NIGHT QUEEN
10. REALLY – DYSFUNKSHUNAL FAMILEE
11. GO TO WAR (2) – BLACK MOON
12. GULLY SEASON – PEARL HARBA & G POS FEAT. DJ RED BOY
13. IN THE MIX OF ACTION – THE VILLANZ
14. FREE THE DOME – SHABAAM SAHDEEQ
15. NOBODY – FINSTA BUNDY
16. ME & MY PEEPS FROM TWITTER (PARTS 1,2, & 3)!!! – THE REAL SUNDANCE, BUTTER B, ORZO, PLEASURE PETE, ROCK MECCA, YME, ROCK ON BALBOA, WISE FREEDOM, CARL MADISON & ZEEQ

 

NEW MUSIC: MAD SKILLZ – “ALL MY FAVORITE RAPPERS ARE DEAD”

The homie Mad Skillz (yes, he went back to the OG moniker) dropped a joint from his collaborative project with producer B!nk called “Made In Virginia”, which will be dropping on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31st). And yes, he is dropping new installment of his infamous “Rap Up” series as well. This particular song is called “All My Favorite Rappers Are Dead”.

NEW MUSIC: FASHAWN & ALCHEMIST – “FASH-IONABLY LATE” EP

The dynamic duo of Fashawn & Alchemist drops this free EP to the public called “Fash-ionably Late”. This EP is entirely produced by The Alchemist & over course the young gunner Fash kicks the dope lyrics. When these two get together, it’s always good music! This should whet the appetite of Fashawn fans before he drops his Mass Appeal Records official debut “The Ecology”. Shoutouts to the homie Hecktik!

Download the album here: http://www.datpiff.com/Fashawn-x-Alchemist-FASH-ionably-Late-mixtape.672080.html

NEW MUSIC: D’ANGELO & THE VANGUARD – “SUGAH DADDY”

If you have been living under a rock the last few days, you would know the internet buzz of the return of D’Angelo & his official follow up album to “Voodoo” called “Black Messiah”. It’s been 14 years & people have been waiting patiently. A single has been leaked and it’s called “Sugah Daddy”. If this is a taste of what’s to come, we are in for a treat.

‘Black Messiah’ is out right now on ITunes!