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

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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.

RSVP at www.matalksmusic.eventbrite.com

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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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Naj Murph – House-A-Rest (mixtape)

I was wondering why I hadn’t heard from or about Naj Murph in a while. He’s been on house arrest for the last eight months.

During his down time he wrote and recorded some songs and is now presenting them as a mixtape called “House-A-Rest.” If you’ve ever listened to Naj, then you know dude can rap and makes good music. If you’ve never listened to him, give this shot. He accurately describes what he’s on when on “Young & Dangerous” when he raps “I don’t make trap music, backpack music or sap music/I make I’m going through a lot of shit right now and you might get slapped music.”

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Runway Richie – “Keep Getting It” (video)

Live by the knife. Die by the gun.

Runway Richie’s new video for “Keep Getting It” takes us on a journey through Atlanta’s slums as one young man lets his thirst for riches get the best of him. I enjoy most of Richie’s music and I’ve got to host more than a few shows where he’s performed. This is probably my favorite song of his, glad that it got a Motion Family video treatment.

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Trouble – “Pocket Full of Dead Dudes” (video)

Hardest Trouble song you’ve probably heard in a minute. Got a chance to chop it up with him not too long ago. Says he’s getting back to the kind of music he was making on December 17th.

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Migos – “Handsome and Wealthy”

Everybody’s favorite Migos song from No Label II gets a video.

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