Kendrick Lamar – “i” (video)

Kendrick Lamar puts out a cinematic visual for his single “i.”

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Day 1 Radio Interviews Master P

In case you missed it. Day 1 Radio interviewed Master P and it’s probably going to be the best hour you spend on the internet today. He talked about everything from turning down Jimmy Iovine and Interscope Records early on in his career, his current relationship with C-Murder and why artists shouldn’t expect to make any money selling records anymore.

Please share, plenty of game and jewels in this one.

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Diggs Duke – “The Pinnacle (Of Class and Taste)”

Heard this song by Diggs Duke the other day on WCLK the other day. It was jammin, figured I’d share it with ya’ll. If you like what you heard, check out more of his music HERE.

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Tez McClain – “Damn Sh!t” (video)

Tez takes over the radio and vents about all of the “Damn Sh!t” going on in these streets right now.

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Big K.R.I.T. feat. Raphael Saadiq – “Soul Food”

Sounds as good as you would think. Cadillactica is out November 11.

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Late Pass: I’m Finally Listening To God

So…

In case you didn’t know, I’ve been hosting this dope ass party me and some friends created called #PLAYLISTPARTY. Been doing it since May every Monday at Department Store on the corner of Edgewood and Boulevard. It’s a party where we allow people to come to the DJ booth with their smartphone and play whatever they want. Some people play their favorite songs from the past, some play songs they made and some play songs they just heard and figured everyone needed to hear.

Last night some one came up and played this song called “Broke” by a Chicago rapper named God.

“Broke”

Did some digging around dude is got some dope stuff on deck. He may very much remind you of Pusha T, but that’s not a bad thing.

“A New Chicago”

I don’t know how old dude is, but at times he shows his age by rapping about alot of young n*gga shit, but there are flashes of genius story telling and consciousness in the music. You can check out his latest effort The Bible below.

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Father x Richposlim – “Plot”

Remind me of some Bay Area ish. Slap. Richposlim on the first verse is very entertaining.

This is on Father and Richposlim’s 3-song effort Brawl EP.

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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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Huli Shallone Wants To Un-”Wire” Baltimore Hip Hop

Thanks to cable TV and the news, Baltimore, Maryland has been typecast as a city riddled with crime to the point it’s been nicknamed “Bodymore, Murderland.” But for the last 15 years Hip Hop artist Huli Shallone been rewriting the script on how to live outside of that narrative.

No stranger to the city’s reputation, Huli Shallone witnessed the real life version of HBO’s The Wire growing up as two of his uncles (“Slim Charles” and Bodie Barksdale) were loosely portrayed in the popular series. Naturally, he’d attempt to follow in their footsteps but after seeing the dead end that lifestyle almost always led to, Huli opted to switch his hustle to music.

The decision paid off quickly as within the first couple of years of his career he saw his songs receive airtime on Baltimore radio. Soon after, Huli was gracing television screens across the nation with appearances on Showtime at the Apollo and and BET’s 106 & Park. By 2005, just five years into his craft, Huli was touring the country opening up for likes of Mannie Fresh and Lil Flip.

Capitalizing off the success, Huli released his first solo effort and thanks to the success of his hit single “For My Shorty,” the album moved more than 10,000 units independently, making him one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed artists in the DMV area.

While Shallone can rap effortlessly about the streets, it’s other subject matter that has him being recognized as one of the premier talents coming out of Baltimore. His new single “Make It Twerk” has been spreading throughout nightclubs on the East coast and Midwest, at the same time receiving airplay throughout the Southeast. He also has the internet on smash with his video “Jammin” collecting over one million views.

All of this is backed up with years of music featuring songs about everything from spiritual awakening (“Thank God”) to adversity (“Never Give Up”). Huli shows even more range with songs like the melodic ladies call “Stay” and hood anthem “Run Up” featuring Styles P.

With acting ambitions in his sights as well, Huli Shallone is poised to the face of Baltimore, giving the city a real person, not a TV character, that they can be proud of.

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