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30 2015 Jan
By Zach
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Straight Fresh Interviews: Masta Ace

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Late last year, Chris “Brash” Rapple organized a showcase at Sully’s Pub in Hartford featuring performances from a number of local artists. The show was headlined by Masta Ace, who took some time to interview with Straight Fresh before hitting the stage. The legendary emcee discusses his recent deal with Penalty Entertainment, the various projects he has in the works, what brought him to Connecticut for the first time in over a decade, and more.

Big thanks to Brash for bringing Masta Ace to Hartford and for setting up the #SFDotNet Interview!

Check out the full interview below.

  

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30 2015 Jan
By Zach
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James Von Dant – Stardust

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After hearing “Unrealistic” this summer I had been looking forward to hearing even more new music from the homie James Von Dant. Unfortunately, it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from the Boston-by-way-of-CT emcee. That said, I was happy to hear from JVD yesterday when hit me up with a new track and I was excited to hear what he had for me. After hitting play on “Stardust”, it wasn’t long before his absence made more sense.

In his own words:

Things have been slow since the move to Boston and sometimes music can be draining when an artist puts too much pressure on himself to be successful. Here’s some bars to explain where my head has been for the last few months as I look back on the previous mixtape and my endeavors in Hip Hop to this point. Enjoy

Listen below and download here.

  

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30 2015 Jan
By Zach
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Andre Jakai – Knowledge [prod. Dave Phoenix] (Video)

Andre Jakai – Knowledge [prod. Dave Phoenix] (Video)

Andre Jakai celebrates his Born Day today and uses the occasion to release the official visuals for his Dave Phoenix-produced single “Knowledge”. The track is available for download here and will live on Jakai’s upcoming project, Learning Off Déjà vu. You can expect that tape to drop sometime this spring.

Check out the video below.

  

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30 2015 Jan
By Peter
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Big Sean – Blessings (feat. Drake & Kanye West) [prod. Vinylz & Boi-1da]

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Big Sean was already part of a huge release earlier today and now he brings us the highly anticipated collaboration with Drake from the recently announced Dark Sky Paradise album.

The LP will be released on 2/24 with confirmed features from Kanye West, Wayne, Jhene Aiko, Travi$ Scott, PARTYNEXTDOOR, E-40, DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled & more.

Update: There were rumors floating around that Kanye had a verse this joint after snippets were previewed via Snapchat and thanks to DJ Skee we now have the full remix with an intact Yeezus verse. Excellent.

Listen to both versions of the track below.

  

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29 2015 Jan
By Peter
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Hiko Momoji – Late Nights (feat. Father & Abra)

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The London producer Hiko Momoji follows up the captivating “Mirage Island” with this collaboration featuring Atlanta’s Father and singer Abra. The instrumental utilizes a calming music box sample that Jaden Smith would sound right at home on and subject matter that includes cuddling, Netflix and snack consumption.

Mr. Momoji will be releasing his debut EP Howl next month (hoepfully in time for Valentine’s Day).

Listen to the track below.

  

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29 2015 Jan
By Peter
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Shawn Chrystopher – Stars Align [prod. Daniel D’artiste]

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Hopefully 2015 will continue the trend of quality music that was perpetuated by The Lovestory LP and Summerlove. This new track is Shawn’s first release of the year and features production from Daniel D’artiste (fka MVSIC).

Listen to the track below.

  

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