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27 2015 Feb
By Zach
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Ceschi & Sage Francis – Barely Alive [prod. Factor Chandelier] (Video)

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Ceschi Ramos is preparing for the release of his Broken Bone Ballads project, set to drop this April, and today we get the official visuals for the New Haven, CT-native’s collaboration with Sage Francis. With production from Factor Chandelier, “Barely Alive” was filmed in 2011 by Phillip Haleen but the video is just now seeing the light of day. Ceschi is already one of my favorite artists to listen to and see live, and that fact only becomes more true after watching these “Elmotional” visuals. Also, look how happy those kids are towards the end of the video – I can’t really put it into words, but those smiles add something incredible to the already stellar visuals.

Broken Bone Ballads will be available this April but you can pre-order the Factor Chandelier-produced project here. And don’t forget that Ceschi will be stopping by Toad’s Place in New Haven for a special hometown album release on March 15th. The Fake Four artist will be joined by Sage Francis, Pat the Bunny, the Metermaids, and more. I’ve included the flyer for that show after the break and you can cop your tickets here.

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27 2015 Feb
By Zach
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#CuddleBearGang (Jobo & Teddy Ren) – The Cuddle Show EP

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Jobo and Teddy Ren join forces to form the #CuddleBearGang, presenting their debut effort The Cuddle Show EP. The collaborative EP attempts to “bring the movement and the belief of ‘the cuddle’ to the masses”, combining hip-hop and R&B to incite the urge to cuddle. Obviously going to need to see if ILLA and Domi are looking to collab with these guys to create the ultimate cuddle anthem. The Cuddle Show EP includes a collection of music and interludes, with the lone feature coming from Pookz.

Also, with Wrestlemania season in full effect, now is a perfect opportunity to announce that we’ll have a special joint project with Jobo and ClaS!cK’s Rudy dropping right around Wrestlemania 31. You’ll definitely want to keep your eyes out for that.

Listen below and download here.

  

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27 2015 Feb
By Zach
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Jay Saif – #5GAWD

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My dude Jay Saif never fails to impress. The SlaughterNation emcee decided to lay some bars over Drake’s “6 God” instrumental and proves once again he’s one of the most underrated emcees out of Philly.

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27 2015 Feb
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SirPHresh & Zer0 – PHire Squad

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Didn’t get this posted last night, but happy return of #purpsDay. It’s always good to hear the homie PHresh do his thing and on the latest pV release he’s joined by NFPE’s Zer0. Both emcees bring nothing but bars as they float over J. Cole’s “Fire Squad” instrumental. I’d like to take a moment to say: Yo, SirPHresh! Please bro, please release more new music ASAP! Thanks in advance.

Cover art comes courtesy of the purpleHearted veteran CAZZIE, who also mixed and mastered “PHire Squad”.

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27 2015 Feb
By Zach
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UnderRated (of Potluck) – Tom Brady [prod. CountyBoy FRIZZ] (Video)

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Potluck are preparing for the release of their #StonerProblems project and today we get the first look at that tape with the CountyBoy FRIZZ-produced “Tom Brady”. A “tribute” to the Super Bowl MVP, the visuals feature UnderRated’s dream that he’s become Tom Brady.

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27 2015 Feb
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Wati Heru – BKWYA [prod. Kashaka] (Video)

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I saw this video getting shared by a bunch of the ICK and AudioUp members so I knew it was worth checking out. In his “BKWYA” visuals, Brooklyn emcee Wati Heru laces the spacey Kashaka-produced instrumental with a laid back delivery that compliments the beat perfectly. Directed by Tanner W. Jarman, the video flashes back and forth between a deal that nearly goes wrong and the celebration that follows, complete with Heru stealing some dude’s girl.

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