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Editorial: A Look Back At Connecticut Hip Hop In 2014
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25 2015 Jan
By Peter
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25 2015 Jan
By Zach
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Are You Not Entertained?: A Look Back at Connecticut Hip-Hop in 2014 (Part 1)

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On Friday, January 3rd, 2014 I found myself in Hartford to celebrate the release of Dom McLennon’s THESIS, a project that dropped just a few days earlier. At the time, I was familiar with a couple handfuls of CT-based artists – Dom, Romil and MiC Kurb of AliveSinceForever. Detelj, Holcomb, and the rest of the 86F family. A few more emcees from around my hometown. And then, of course, you had Apathy, Chris Webby, Jitta, and OnCue, all of whom experienced notoriety both within and outside of the state.

I was familiar with a couple other names – Joey Batts, Klokwize, and a few others – but my familiarity didn’t go much farther than their names. To say my knowledge of CT hip-hop was limited would be an understatement. Prior to THESIS Night, I was an outsider. And honestly, I’m not sure the community I was outside of really even existed yet.

Everything changed that night.

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24 2015 Jan
By Peter
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Rihanna – FourFiveSeconds (feat. Kanye West & Paul McCartney)

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Rihanna starts the year with her newest single “FourFiveSeconds” with the “Only One“-duo of Kanye West & Paul McCartney. The track is available now via iTunes and features a guest verse from Kanye with McCartney handling the guitar and organs.

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23 2015 Jan
By Zach
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Julian Rose – I’ve Been Distant (Video)

Julian Rose – I’ve Been Distant (Video)

The homie JG sent over some visuals he shot and edited for Julian Rose and they’re definitely worth a post. “I’ve Been Distant” features Rose going in over Drake’s “Too Much” instrumental. Julian does the beat justice but I really liked the statements that appear on the screen, sharing the thoughts of the young student out of UCONN. Really powerful words that put his current situation and his dreams into perspective for the viewer.

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23 2015 Jan
By Zach
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Klokwize – The Art of Falling Apart (Trailer)

Klokwize – The Art of Falling Apart (Trailer)

Klokwize has really been putting in some work when it comes to his music videos lately. And after checking out the trailer for his upcoming “The Art of Falling Apart” visuals, it appears he’s only going to keep raising the bar. The monster-themed video, directed by Good Natured Dog Productions, drops in full on February 13th. Be sure to check out The Art of Falling Apart if you haven’t already and peep the #SFDotNet Interview with Klok to learn more about the man behind the music.

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22 2015 Jan
By Peter
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VinLa’Infinite – Bushido Brown

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New Jersey’s own VinLa’Infinite (pronounced Vin-La-In-Fin-Knit) has sent over his new self-produced single “Bushido Brown” to share with our readers. The track is quite gritty sounding with VinLa sounding like a hybrid between ScHooboy Q & Tyler, The Creator; and I mean that in the best way possible.

Listen to the track below.

  

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