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It’s no secret that Childish Gambino and Chance The Rapper are more than friends…they are exceptional collaborators.  Such is evident from the tracks “They Don’t Like Me” (from Gambino’s Royalty mixtape), “Favorite Song” (from Chance’s Acid Rap project), and the most recent “The Worst Guys” (from ‘Bino’s Because The Internet album).  After revealing Chance’s ‘lost’ verse from “The Worst Guys,” at this weekend’s Governors Ball festival, ‘Bino took to Twitter to announce the pair’s plans to release a collaborative EP.

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jaded inc

I’m a big fan of Mayer Hawthorne and I have eagerly awaited his upcoming collaborative album with producer (and one of Mayer’s childhood friends), 14KT.  Much to my chagrin, I will have a chance to listen to this before street date as Santa Monica’s KCRW unveiled a stream of the album today.  Hit the jump for a link to listen yourself.

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waka

This track is too turnt up, hence the title.  Waka Flocka is consistently building a rep as a rapper who’s truly on the forefront of the sound-merger between Hip-Hop and EDM.  In the past few months, we have seem him collaborate with producers who have made a name for themselves in this space such as Steve Aoki and Girl Talk.  Now, Waka has linked up with Flosstradamus for a track that will find its home on the 22 Jump Street soundtrack. Read More

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The A3C Hip-Hop Festival has once again joined forces with iHipHop Distribution to release the fourth compilation in their series, A3C Volume 4, on October 7, 2014.  Hit the jump for more info and to find out how to submit your music for consideration on this year’s compilation.

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Tech N9ne

On Wednesday June 4, 2014, Tech N9ne tore down the House of Blues in Los Angeles, Califronia. Tech was joined by Strange Music brethren Krizz Kaliko, as well as Freddie Gibbs, Jarren Benton & Psych Ward Druggie. Click through this slideshow to check out exclusive photos from this event. All photos by Kyle Stuart.

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On Sunday May 25, 2014, the annual Soundset Festival took place at Minneapolis’ Canterbury Park. The event featured an eclectic blend of hip-hop performances such as sets from Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, Nas, 2 Chainz, Chance the Rapper, EarWolf (Tyler, the Creator & Earl Sweatshirt), Cypress Hill, Roc Marciano, Flatbush Zombies, Shad, Snow the Product & more. Click through this slideshow to check out exclusive photos from this year’s event. All photos by Crave Club.

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It isn’t farfetched to infer that California native and producer extraordinaire Flying Lotus was inspired by Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala’s ahead-of-its-time underground opus Deltron 3030.  Now DJ Skarface has stepped to the forefront to reinterpret the classic album by mashing it up with various album cuts, demos and remixed from FlyLo. Read More

New Music: Blu – “The Return”

 |  May 13, 2014
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West Coast spitter Blu returns with the latest leak from his forthcoming double album, Good To Be Home, which is already a shoe-in contender for album cover of the year (yes, I know that it’s only May).  The production on “The Return” crackles like a vintage 45 and is the perfect foreground for Blu to wax poetics on top of.  Good To Be Home drops next Tuesday.
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Sugar Factory Films takes it back to 2001 by unveiling the previously unreleased video for “Y’all Been Warned” from the Clan’s album Iron Flag.  While not a spectacular video itself, it’s great that this visual has seen the light of day as I’m a big fan of the immensely underrated Iron FlagRead More

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