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K-Def - The Meeting Ft. Blu

http://www.redefinitionrecords.com/collections/k-def

Available on VINYL & Digital formats worldwide on August 20th.

Following on the success of his recent One Man Band and Exhibit LPs, K-Def is back yet again with an all new EP featuring a solid batch of dark and moody instrumentals alongside a handful of thought provoking verses/cameos. The Meeting finds the ever prolific producer collaborating with an all star cast of mcs including Blu (Blu & Exile), Insight (Y Society), Has-Lo (Mello Music Group) and Kaimbr (Kev Brown/Low Budget Records). Clocking in at just under 20 minutes, this is a dark and moody record that moves fast and epitomizes the concept of Quality Over Quantity.

14KT - Crown (feat. Black Milk & MED)

14KT might be your favorite producer, but you just don’t know it yet. The Ypsilanti, Mich. native has been on the fringe of more (and well deserved) attention for years, something hip-hop heads the world over will tell you in a heartbeat. “Crown” is the first single off his upcoming album Nickel & Dimed and features underground champs Black Milk and MED.

The two veterans share the crisp instrumental with complementary flows and content, reflecting on the days when creating meant more than getting the next girl or flashy necklace. And it was actually Black Milk who inspired the track’s title, as 14KT had previously named it “Crystal Figurines.” But that changed immediately when he heard Black Milk’s almost dead-eyed authoritative line of “Look around everybody tryna blow and hold the crown.” It’s a poignant comment, especially at a time when buzz leads to flash-in-the-pan rappers coming for the throne.

That lyric also sets the tone for a neck-breaker of a track accentuated by a sharp boom-bap drum loop, wavering synthesizers, and fuzzy guitar lines. The “Crown,” in this case, sits firmly atop the head of 14KT, an apostle of J Dilla’s school of beats. It’s a banger, sure, but it’s also meticulously layered, composed, and textured much like the remainder of Nickel & Dimed.

The album is 14KT’s fourth full-length and finds him again combining his love for instrumentals and guest-featured cuts. The first half, Nickel, is purely beat-driven, aside from one track wherein 14KT himself delivers the rhymes. On Dimed, the focus shifts to his guests, who also include Blu, JMSN, and Kokane.

Nickel & Dimed drops Aug. 27 on Mello Music Group.

itunes: itunes.apple.com/us/album/nickel-dimed/id668873948

CD: http://www.mellomusicgroup.com/collections/p…ink-pre-order

vinyl: http://www.mellomusicgroup.com/collections/p…-45-pre-order

Blu x Pete Rock - The Clean Hand EP White Vinyl Edition Aug.20

The Clean Hand is a monumental collaboration between everyone’s favorite mc, Blu (of Blu & Exile) and legendary producer Pete Rock! Also featuring the thirst-quenching hit, “Lemonade,” with cuts by Exile. This 12″ EP includes instrumentals and acapellas of both songs. A modern day masterpiece.

Pre-Order Here Now:http://www.hhv.de/shop/en/item/blu-the-clean-hand-ep-white-vinyl-edition-328603

Slum Village Evolution Tour will be in CA Aug.6 - Aug.10

If your in the Cali area make sure to catch Slum Village sometime in the next few weeks as they will be passing threw Aug.6-Aug.10

With their new LP, Evolution, in stores now, Slum Village is taking things international with their Evolution Tour (also featuring Earlly Mac, The Action Figures, and Citi Lightz). Things kicked off in Austin, Texas on July 20th then headed through the south. Soon to be entering into Cali, then Canada, before taking things to Europe this fall (full dates, above). In case you haven’t copped Evolution yet (or at least listened to the free stream) here goes one more cut off the LP, “Let It Go” featuring Blu

Timothy Rhyme x Phil The Pain – Shower & Shave feat Blu & MicxSic [Remix]

In 2012 Timothy Rhyme and Phil The Pain released an album titled Vintage. The album was toured nationwide and received tremendous response from the hip hop community. Upon their return home to LA, they held a contest to let a worthy emcee take the 3rd verse on the hit track Shower & Shave featuring well-known rapper Blu (from Blu and Exile). MicxSic from Atlanta, GA won the slot unanimously and added a real edge to the song. Its all about the hustle…

Song Link: https://soundcloud.com/firstdirt/timothy-rhyme-x-phil-the-1

To DOWNLOAD the song please go to timothyrhyme.bandcamp.com