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Sonic feat. Termanology & Reks – “Money & Power” (Prod. Statik Selektah)

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Off of Sonic’s new mixtape, Look, Listen, & Observe, dropping next week.

Written by Vinny Kumar

September 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Nucci Reyo – “God Sent You To Me” [DOWNLOAD]

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Just hearing about Nucci Reyo for the first time, but I like this track. This is supposedly off of his upcoming mixtape, In Due Season, dropping soon. Nucci explains his love for hip hop in the song “God Sent You To Me.” [DOWNLOAD]

Written by Vinny Kumar

August 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm

The Foreign Exchange – “Authenticity” (Cover + Tracklist)

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Here’s the artwork, tracklist and some info about the next project from Phonte and Nicolay bka The Foreign Exchange.
1. The Last Fall
2. Authenticity
3. Eyes To The Sky
4. All Roads
5. Fight For Love
6. Maybe She’ll Dream Of Me
7. Don’t Wait feat. Darien Brockington
8. Make Me A Fool feat. Jesse Boykins III & Median
9. Everything Must Go
10. Laughing At Your Plans feat. Chantae Cann
11. This City Ain’t The Same Without You feat. YahZarah

“Authenticity” is the 3rd full-length from indie-soul duo The Foreign Exchange.

Picking up where their 2008 Grammy-nominated “Leave It All Behind” set left off, “Authenticity” is the group’s most diverse work to date, with a tight, 11-track song cycle spanning the duo’s trademark brand of lush electronic soul, to stripped down acoustic pieces that recall the heyday of 70′s singer-songwriter driven folk.

Lead single “Maybe She’ll Dream Of Me” is a playful, synth-driven hip-hop groove featuring a rapped verse from Phonte that evokes the band’s “Connected” era, while the epic opener “The Last Fall” finds some of the band’s most cynical lyrics to date (“Love is at worst an excuse/at best it’s a truce…”) over a frenzied Nicolay production jammed with layers of strings, guitars, and dense choral harmonies.

“I think every band reaches that point when they come into their own and find a sound that is distinctively theirs,” says Phonte in reference to the album’s title. “The title refers to me and Nic’s journey to find our own unique space within this vast musical landscape. The biggest challenge as a musician is to find that ‘thing’ that makes you who you are. But I think we’re getting there, and we’re finding our way more and more with each record.”

Featuring guest appearances from longtime contributors YahZarah, Darien Brockington, Zo! and Median, and also relative newcomers Chantae Cann and Jesse Boykins III, “Authenticity” hits stores 10/12 on +FE Music.

Authenticity is due out October 12th on +FE Music.

Written by Vinny Kumar

August 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Video: Kendrick Lamar – “Ignorance is Bliss”

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Music video for Kendrick Lamar’s “Ignorance is Bliss.”

Written by Vinny Kumar

August 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Basic Vocab – “Chill”

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Here’s a new leak entitled “Chill” off of Basic Vocab’s sophomore album, A Better Way, which is in stores now. You can buy the album here.

Written by Vinny Kumar

August 20, 2010 at 8:43 am

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Video: Jay Electronica Interview w/ DJ Semtex

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If you don’t know who Jay Electronica is… you need to start listening to his music. Check out some of my favorite records by him, “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit C“. Anyways, Jay Electronica has been in London and is putting the finishing touches on his album, Act II, which will be out September 19th (tentatively). DJ Semtex heard it and said “it’s everything you’d expect x10.” Get ready.

Written by Vinny Kumar

August 18, 2010 at 9:00 am

Big Sean feat. Kanye West – “Whatever You Want”

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New song by Big Sean featuring Kanye West entitled “Whatever You Want” – this is off of the unofficial G.O.O.D. Ass Mixtape hosted by Perajok.

Written by Vinny Kumar

August 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm