Earlier this year, SL Jones and DJ Burn One made plans to put out a six-song EP. A few months, and countless late-night sessions at DJ Burn One's Five Points studio, later, the Little Rock rapper and Atlanta producer emerged with a 12-track, full-length effort that both agree is their strongest, most cohesive work-to-date. "Before we started recording," recalls SL, "we sat down and talked about the direction of the music - we really established a vibe. We didn't want Paraphernalia to sound like a bunch of thrown together songs; we wanted to give listeners an experience."
Constantly progressing and unapologetically ambitious, Brooklyn indie-rap icon El-P has returned with Cancer for Cure, his first solo hip-hop album in five years. Since then, the underground rap world that anointed El-P has dissipated, replaced by an anything-goes broadband landscape of endless independent mixtapes and material. But El-P's sound is hardly irrelevant; his menacing production and complex, katana-sharp flow slice deeper than ever on C4C.
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01. Request Denied
02. The Full Retard
03. Works Every Time (with Paul Banks of Interpol)
04. Drones Over Bklyn
05. Oh Hail No (with Mr. Motherfucking Exquire and Danny Brown)
06. Tougher Colder Killer (With Killer Mike and Despot)
07. True Story
08. The Jig Is Up
09. Sign Here
10. For My Upstairs Neighbor (Mums The Word)
11. Stay Down (with Nick Diamonds of Islands)
12. $ Vic/FTL (Me And You)
Previously: El-P – Moon (Official Trailer) [Video]
Guilty Simpson & MED featured MCs. Quakers is a 35-person hip-hop collective, centered around three producers - Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow), Katalyst (Ashley Anderson), and 7Stu7 (Stuart Matthews). Quakers 41-track album is out now on Stones Throw.
Previously: Quakers feat. Jonwayne – Smoke [Video]
As a precursor to his first solo LP, Sea Monsters, PICNICTYME is releasing a collection of songs entitled Sirens. In Greek mythology, Sirens were the femme fatales of the sea who lured sailors with their enchanting voices only to lead them to destruction. “Horizons” is the second song from the Sirens collection. Sea Monsters is scheduled for release late Summer 2012.
"Live From The Underground" is due out June 5th.
At 14, he co-founded L.A. outfit Odd Future. At 18, he linked up with the Roc. Meet Casey Veggies.
Produced by Waajeed & Maestro.
I’ve worked with Monica Blaire several times over the last couple years, and everytime has been
a pleasure. She’s focused, efficient, and talented as hell. Along with her primary producer
Maestro (of Silent Riot) – together we are a Dream Team. When we collaborated for a track on he 2006 project titled, “Portrait of Me,” I had no idea we would make one of my more notable tracks to date. This one is a classic in the hearts of Detroiters and those in the know.Originally I did this beat in a hotel in Manchester, England as a submission for John Legend’s sophomore album Once Again. After a rough track was done, it needed something else to bring it home. Maestro added the perfect ingredients to fill it out and make it bigger. He killed it. I guess it was too left for John, so Monica Blaire stepped in and wrote some of the most stellar lyrics I’ve ever heard. When Maestro played it for the first time it hit me right in the gut! At some point when the time is right I’d love to reconnect with my Dream Team. Until then, feast on this. - Jeedo