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The $hoots x Lanzo – Plottin’

I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but the novelty of hip-hop crews started to wear a while ago.  Maybe too many blogs claimed that they had found the next Odd Future or maybe I just became more cynical after realizing crews like Pro.Era were a lot less deep than I’d initially hoped.  Despite this, I can’t help but get …

pkelly94The $hoots x Lanzo – Plottin’
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Adamn Killa x Bladee – Dont Want

If you haven’t realized yet, almost everyone raps like Chief Keef did now.  Its been almost three years since “I Don’t Like” came out and suddenly almost overnight everyone was trampolining off of syllables, stealing Chief Keef’s flow.  Adamn Killa immediately stood out to me because he doesn’t rap like anyone I can think of.  Adamn’s flow is effortless but …

tccarr14Adamn Killa x Bladee – Dont Want
SEENMR DIRTY TAPES

SEENMR – Dirty Tapes Mix

It’s not exactly new music from SEENMR, but this “9 minutes of filth” is a reminder of the distinctive sonic world that SEENMR inhabits.  His mix is just as messy as the pile of garbage on the artwork but also as architecturally stimulating.  Over the course of the 9 minutes the mix includes blasts of hip-hop, tape recordings of an empty …

pkelly94SEENMR – Dirty Tapes Mix
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SEENMR – CUTTY

It’s been a while.  After earning winning over our ears with an unstoppable stream of beat tapes SEENMR is back with a new taste of the music he’s been working on.  Less reliant on explicit samples and instead concentrated on the all encompassing vibe, “Cutty” is a natural progression for SEENMR.  Along with an extensive definition for “cutty”, SEENMR promises …

pkelly94SEENMR – CUTTY

EP: Sidewalk Kal – Champagne Forever

Sidewalk Kal has released enough amazing music over the past few years to compile better albums than your favorite rapper.  Although he’s made us wait far too long, his debut EP Champagne Forever is finally here.  Three tracks may seem to be a pretty bare-bones release considering how most rappers these days are willing to release a new 30+ track …

pkelly94EP: Sidewalk Kal – Champagne Forever

mp3: Spooky Black – Without You (Supa Bwe & Sidewalk Kal Remix)

Whether or not you like him, Spooky Black is primed to blow up (at least on the same level as Yung Lean) and he deserves it.  “Without You” is one of the most interesting pop tracks to drop this year and it sounds even better with Supa Bwe and Sidewalk Kal over it.  The boys mostly leave the original intact, …

pkelly94mp3: Spooky Black – Without You (Supa Bwe & Sidewalk Kal Remix)