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This is the latest track to be taken from the forthcoming album from hip hop heavyweights, Apollo Brown and Planet Asia. The Aura proves exactly why Asia has been one of my favourites since the Still in Training days. Anchovies is due out on Mello Music Group at the end of this week.

A new Open Mike Eagle release is always something to look forward to and when the first sample is as wonderful as this, it’s hard not to get little-kid-at-Christmas hyped. 95 Radios is produced by Has-Lo and is the first single from the upcoming Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, which is due for release on Mello Music Group on 15 September.

Kool Keith has released another video from Feature Magnetic, this time for the classic Keith sounding, Cheesecake: “Send these rappers to the store for me, y’all run some errands. Go get that cheesecake.”

It was announced yesterday that Detroit producer, Apollo Brown, would be releasing a joint album with Durag Dynasty favourite, Planet Asia. The album is called Anchovies and the first single was just premiered by Complex. Read the rest of this entry »

Mr Lif and Akrobatik are back as The Perceptionists, following on from their successful collaboration back in 2005. Yesterday saw the premiere of the latest video over at The Source and it’s another solid track. Hose Down features Syne and it was produced by Synesthetic Nation. The new album is due out on 28 July on Mello Music Group.

It’s been 12 years since Mr Lif and Akrobatik released their Perceptionists album, along with DJ Fakts One. Those years have been stress-laden to say the least, with Lif surviving a very nasty accident on his tour bus and Akrobatik suffering major heart trauma, resulting in emergency open-heart surgery. They both survived to tell the tale though and also make a new album together. Resolution is due out on 28 July on Mello Music Group and you can hear the first track below – Hose Down featuring Syne. Pre-orders are available here. Read the rest of this entry »

Emotionally rousing new video from Stik Figa, for Holding Back Tears, which is lifted from his recent Central Standard Time album. Produced by Apollo Brown, the track is inspired by Stik Figa’s experiences as a black man living in America.
As he says in the release notes, it’s about “the constant push and pull of what is considered acceptable versus how I feel, and making the right choices for my survival and being able to keep my conscious intact. I’m sure many can relate, so, I thought I would share, and be transparent about it all.”

Austin-based producer and MMG affiliate, Gensu Dean, is back with another collaboration, following on from last year’s Whole Food epic with Denmark Vessey. This time round he joins forces with Wise Intelligent, an MC perhaps best known as being a founding member of Poor Righteous Teachers. Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s a great video for a great song – Stars by Red Pill. Lifted from his acclaimed Instinctive Drowning album, he wrote the song while on tour and it was borne from the fact he didn’t feel he was on par with the people he was touring with. As Pill says, “I was balancing my self-consciousness with a small taste of fame, all the while being homesick”. Ill poetic is behind the production on the track and the brilliant stop-motion video was made by Eric Power. The LP is available now on Mello Music Group.

Quelle Chris has also released one of my favourite albums of the year so far, in the form of Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often. Last week saw the release of the next video from the album, which sees Chris teaming up with his buddy/himself (played by Don Will). The album is out now via Mello Music Group.