Matik Estrada x Childish Major – “Family Matters” (video)

Child hood friends Childish Major and Matik Estrada are hooking up to put out a collaborative effort called Community Service on August 15. This is the first single. Both of them are from Edgefield, South Carolina but are making their music moves in Atlanta. If the rest of the project sounds anything like this, I’m definitely checking it out.

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Day 1 Radio Interviews Ray Murray Of Organized Noize

Day 1 Radio on sat down for a rare interview with legendary producer Ray Murray of Organized Noize Productions. As one 1/3 of Organized Noize, Murray has produced some of Outkast and Goodie Mob’s most memorable hits as well as TLC’s “Waterfalls” and En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go.” Co-hosts Maurice Garland, Nadine Graham and Branden Peters sat down to talk with him about everything from ‘Kast’s early days to corporate America’s impact on Hip Hop and on if he has any Outkast tickets for the Atlanta reunion show (he might). If you’re game for a intellectual conversation about this culture that we all know and love, this is the show to tune in to. Click above to listen.

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Big Gipp feat. Cee-Lo Green – “Shine Like Gold”

Got a text the other day from a friend saying Gipp was dropping an album in August. Texted Gipp and he confirmed. This the first single.

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Outkast #ATLast Reunion Concert Features Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino and Raury As Openers


Outkast’s long awaited Atlanta show will also feature obvious disciples Kid Cudi as well as fellow ATLiens Childish Gambino and Raury.

Tickets go on sale today (10am) at

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Marian Mereba – “September” (video)

Marian Mereba drops a video for the first single from her latest project September. In case you are wondering, she sounds exactly the same (if not better) live. Do yourself a favor and go back and download everything else she’s ever done. You have to buy the new one though. It’s worth the beer and gas money though, trust me.

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RARA – “The Thirst” (video)

This is probably my second favorite song on RaRa’s High End, Low Life project. If you’re sleeping, please wake up.

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Scotty ATL feat. Trouble and Killer Mike – “Pray Alone”

Scotty drops a track off of his upcoming Scion-backed project OTRTSP2 (On The Road 2 Spaghetti Junction). DJ Burn One gives him a horn-heavy affair to ride over with Killer Mike dropping a verse and Trouble laying the hook.

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I got a chance to sit down and interview Raury for Recognize Real on I, like many of you, am still getting familiar with his music as it is very new. He’s only released three songs to the public, but a lot of hype has started revolving around his name due to features in Billboard and the Huffington Post as well as co-signs from the likes of Chris Martin of Coldplay and Erykah Badu. Continue reading

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Watch Now: “Outkast Is Back” Discussion On Huffpost Live

In case you missed it a few minutes ago, me and some other very smart people like Dr. Regina Bradley, Fredara Hadley, Kaila Story and Bomani Jones talked with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill about the return of the greatest rap group of all time, Outkast.

We spoke on everything from their connection to the Civil Rights Movement, how their music made us look at regionalism and why Big Boi does not get the props he deserves, very cool conversation…it gets very good towards the end.

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Day 1 Radio: The Lil John Roberts Interview

Me and my Day 1 Radio co-hosts caught up with world renown drummer/producer Lil John Roberts for our latest episode. John has has toured or played on songs with a who’s who of artists and musicians in his storied career, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Snoop Dogg, Goodie Mob, George Duke, Jazzy Jeff to name just a few. The Philly native was also instrumental in the Atlanta live music scene with his band The Chronicle. It’s no wonder that he’s just getting around to releasing his debut album The Heartbeat. The multi-genre album is a collection of good songs featuring many of Lil John’s friends (Musiq, Eric Roberson, George Duke, Sa-Roc, Kev Choice, Anthony David, etc.). In this special episode he talks crazy tour stories, coming up under the tutelage of Wynton Marsalis, turning down an offer to tour with Michael Jackson and more.

We even got a funny story out of him about the time he messed around and got a little too high before hitting the stage with Janet Jackson. DJ Wally Sparks adds some dope mixes as well. Listen, share, love and download.

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