Big K.R.I.T. – “Cadillactica”

K.R.I.T. gasses up the spaceship and takes to his new galaxy. Cadillactica is in stores 11.11.14.

Also, be sure to peep Day 1 Radio’s interview with the man himself.

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Run The Jewels feat. Zach De La Rocha – “Close Your Eyes (And Count To F***)”

El-P and Killer Mike get Zach De La Rocha out his cave to Rage on the police and imperialist worldwide.

Mike verse that starts at the :25 second mark is…gotdamn.

Run The Jewels 2 drops on October 27th and they are coming to Atlanta on November 4th.

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Noisey Interviews The Founder and Lead Designer of Pen & Pixel Graphics

Ever wondered who designed all of those classic No Limit Records covers? The classic Cash Money Records ones too? Well, Noisey tracked down the founder of the company (in rural Oregon) and got him to talk about the rise and fall of the company that played a part in changing the way we looked at rap music.

Friendly tidbit: These dudes were getting paid tens of thousands of dollars to do work that people rarely pay more than $50 for today.

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Day 1 Radio Interviews Big K.R.I.T.

Just before he hits the road for his #Cadillactica push we have Big K.R.I.T.. It’s been a minute since any of us have had a chance to sit with the #Alumni representative so we took pleasure in catching up. K.R.I.T. is in good spirits you see because he has a treat in store for his fans with this second studio LP. There are changes in him and his music that we touch on, in addition to his support of fellow Mississippians Rae Srummurd and his checkered past with oversized clothing. DJ Wally Sparks is our shared connect and as always our brother has the ill mix in store. Rei The Imperial is featured on this week’s Mad Fresh 5 and the N.O. native gives us a peek into his latest project ‘Reject Society.’ Also in the yo, we had WLPWR of SupaHotBeats speaking on his new label and upcoming projects from Big Henry and Ryatt Fienix.

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Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (video)

This video is wow. Great job showing that there is a better place than here. Awesome choreography that really tells a story though dance.

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THIS WEDNESDAY: MA! Talks Featuring Ben H. Allen x Maurice Garland


This Wednesday I have the honor of being a part of Modern Atlanta’s MA! Talks series where I will be matching wits and sharing creative inspirations with record producer and mixer Ben H. Allen.

Granted, I’m going to be up there talking, I’m looking forward to learning a few things myself.

This event is free to the public and all creatives and positives are welcome.


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Day 1 Radio Interviews Big Gipp of Goodie Mob

As 1/4th of Goodie Mob and a member of Dungeon Family, Big Gipp has always been one of the most outspoken emcee’s in the game. He was extremely candid about social issues, politics and the music industry during our conversation. We also had fun talking about his 20-year career and the upcoming album “Zagga” that finds Gipp reunited with former boss LA Reid on Epic. As always the homie DJ Wally Sparks laces us with some incredible mixes. Listen up and let us know what you think.

Day 1 Radio airs every Thursday at 10 a.m and 6 p.m. exclusively on ABL Radio. Download the streaming app on iPhone and Android.

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Kendrick Lamar – “i”

Kendrick and producer Rahki rework The Isley Brother’s “Who’s That Lady” to promote some self-appreciation and over coming depression. Probably not the direction that anybody was expecting from Kendrick, which is a good thing, this actually sounds like Black music.

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Mary J. Blige – “Whole Damn Year”

Just heard this on the radio. Shit is hard. Crazy how sad Mary makes your ears happy. This comes from her upcoming album The London Sessions where she relocated to London to record an entire album.

Some of the lyrics remind me of Zoom’s early-80′s jam “Love Changes.”

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Day 1 Radio Interviews Rittz of Strange Music

This past week on Day 1 Radio we sat with Strange Music signee Rittz to talk about everything from his start with Yelawolf to signing with the most powerful indie rap label in the world to crazy stories about his first BET Hip Hop Awards experience. The Northside representative also gave us the rundown on the details of his latest LP #NextToNothing and what annoys him about white rappers.

As always DJ Wally Sparks provides the ill mixes and Kingston-bred rapper Zuse is featured in this week’s Mad Fresh Five.

And later the guys back and forth over Maurice’s Unpopular Opinion regarding Nasir Jones.

If you haven’t checked it out already, I strongly suggest that you check out his new album Next To Nothing, it’s ridin’.

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