Raury- “Cigarette Song” (video)

New video from the ever-so-elusive Raury.

Previously: Maurice Garland Interviews Raury for Recognize Real on ABL Radio

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EARTHGANG – “The F Bomb” (video)

Anybody that’s been around these parts knows I’ve been digging Earthgang for a minute. This was actually the first song of theirs I heard. It was at a show at Space 2 back in 2012. Of course the song is good, but it was more so the way they performed it that made me want to look for more of their music. Haven’t been let down since.

They’ve released many videos before this, but this one seems to be a pretty big deal since Noisey decided to premiere it. If you slept on their Shallow Graves For Toys project (back when it was free), you can still check it on iTunes.

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Day 1 Radio Interviews Tha Bizness

This week the Day 1 Radio crew is joined by Grammy winning producers Tha Bizness. Dow Jones and Henny are responsible for some of the hottest tracks from people like Lil Wayne, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Killer Mike and many more. The Bizness also have their hands in other creative realms and they share it all with us on this episode. Dope mixes by DJWallySparks as usual. And later, ABL Radio’s music director Bem Joiner chimes in when the Day 1 team speaks on the best concert each of us has ever attended. Share, Download and leave Feedback!

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One Music Fest 2014 Line-up Announced: Kendrick Lamar and Nas Headlining

The homie J Carter is not playing around with ya’ll. Every year he’s done One Music Fest, I’ve asked myself just how he is going to top the previous year. Last year he had Snoop Dogg AND Goodie Mob and Erykah Badu. Now in the fifth year of the concert he pulls THIS off.

Look at this line up brah! You’re going to be mad as hell if you miss this one. Trust me. Keep your eyes peeled around these parts, I’ll have a pair of tickets to give away pretty soon. BUT, don’t wait for that. If you want to guarantee that you’ll be at this epic show, BUY TICKETS HERE.

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The Art Behind The Tape: J Period Explains How Mixtapes Became The New Album

When it comes to creative,artists based mixtapes,there is no better than Dj J Period. To call his tapes,”Best of’s” would be a complete understatement. To call his artwork anything but extraordinary,would be a travesty.

Dj Mars took a trip to the planet of Brooklyn to discuss the creative direction behind some of J Period’s classic covers. In addition to sitting down with J, Mars also caught up with the designer himself, Fuse Green.

Take a look at the latest installment in the “Mix Behind The Tape” series.

To pre-order your copy of The Art Behind the Tape, CLICK HERE.

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Scotty ATL feat. Killer Mike and Trouble -”Pray Alone” (video)

Scotty ATL drops off a new visual from his OTW2SJ project. Directed by Zach Wolfe.

Me and my Day 1 Radio team interview Scotty on ABLRadio.com a couple of weeks ago, check it out if you missed it.

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Neijah Lanae – “Kiss”

This shit kinda jammin.

New track from new singer Neijah Lanae which will be appearing on her upcoming Sapphire EP which drops on July 31st.

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Day 1 Radio Interviews Scotty ATL

Fresh off of the release of his dope mixtape OTR2SJ, Scotty ATL joined us for a very candid conversation. His Scion backed project is just the tip of the iceberg for this talented emcee. If you’re up on him, you already know what it is and if by some chance you’re not, take a listen and get familiar. We’re also bringing you another installment of the “Mad Fresh 5″ featuring Huntsville, AL’s own Translee. As always DJ Wally Sparks holds it down with the music.

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#TheArtBehindTheTape: DJ Clark Kent Says He Knows Who Invented Mixtapes?

On the heels of the release of The Art behind The Tape, first book written about the history of mixtape cover art, DJ Mars and his team have created a docu-series entitled “The Mix Behind The Tape.” The series features interviews about mixtape culture from some of the top DJ’s and artists in the game. Candid conversations with the likes DJ Clark Kent, J Period, Don Cannon, DJ Sense and Killer Mike give a bird’s eye view into the history of the mixtape game. Esteemed writer and co-author Maurice Garland also steps in to exemplify the rich mixtape history that has almost been forgotten.

In Episode 1, DJ Mars sits down with “God’s Favorite DJ,” Brooklyn’s Own Clark Kent to discuss the influence park jams had on mixtape culture. He talks about the origin of mixtapes in the clubs and the impact of early pioneers like Brucie B, LoveBug Starski and Kid Capri. He also gives his opinion on who he feels is the first mixtape DJ!

The Art Behind the Tape is available for pre-order RIGHT NOW! Click below to get yours.

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B.o.B – “Many Rivers” (video) x No Genre 2 (mixtape)

B.o.B drops a new mixtape in support of his new label No Genre and to let you know that he’s still a pretty good damn rapper. Sounds like he’s continuing his current mission of showing folks that he’s capable of making music from every genre, but would also like to hear his music played in places that people his age hang out at. Around the time his last album Underground Luxury dropped, he said he felt a certain way about how when he’d come back home from touring the world, he didn’t hear his own music playing in the club. “We Still In This Bitch” and “Throwback” seemed to solve that problem for him. Looks like he liked that feeling, a lot.

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