New Track: Siaira Shawn – “Unthinkable” (Cover) + MP3


Ahhh! Much excitement. Our good homegirl Siaira Shawn out of Oakland just released a super rad cover of Alicia Keys’ “Unthinkable.” Keep a lookout for this lady; her mellow sing-song ways can make anything better.

And for those that have just been put on, check out Siaira’s EP, The In Between, that dropped last year. It’s a free download on Bandcamp!

Stream and download “Unthinkable” below!

Unthinkable(Alicia Keys Cover) by siairashawn

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Exclusive Track: Si*Se – “Go” + MP3 & NYC Show


You gotta love Si*Se for always bringing those uplifting tunes. Today, we bring you an exclusive track from Si*Se’s upcoming album. Entitled “Go,” the upbeat track speaks on our sometimes haste in searching out love, with the lesson being: haste + love = no go. We agree. Look out for Si*Se’s still untitled album release in 2012!

Download the track for free below! Also, check out Si*Se’s live show later this week! Details below.

Si*Se – “Go” [MP3]

Si*Sé Live at Hiro Ballroom
Thursday, August 18 2011
88 9th Ave. (Betw. 16th & 17th St.)
New York, NY 10011

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New Track: Stimulus & Chris Dave – “Full Grown” (ft. Bilal & Renee Neufville) + MP3

3rd 1st Impression is about taking a “first” look again, but from a brand new light, away from a wider known persona.

This collaborative mixtape features drummer Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave on production and Stimulus, known to most as a DJ, as an emcee. Out as a free download on September 12th, the mixtape will feature guest spots from Bilal, Renee Neufville, Stokley (of Mint Condition), Casey Benjamin and Screechy Dan. And yes, mister Dave handles all the production and Stimulus is indeed on lead rappity rap duty.

The first single from the project, “Full Grown,” dropped last week and it’s pretty rad. Featuring Bilal and Renee Neufville on guest vocals, Chris Dave and Stimulus seem to have banged out a solid track like it was nothing. If this is the mixtape, we’re going to need to know what an album sounds like, please.

Stream and download for free below!

Stimulus & Chris Dave – “Full Grown” (ft. Bilal & Renee Neufville) by noraritchie

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Video: Fatima – “Mind”


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Some may know the honey-coated voice known as Fatima from her work on Shafiq Husayn’s addictive track, “Lil Girl.” In June, the London-based artist released an EP entitled Follow You, and today we have for you the video for “Mind” off this release. Filmed in Hackney, the simple video provides an even foundation for soaking in the song, keeping the focus on Fatima’s powerful vocals.

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Video: DJ Nu-Mark for Flud’s BPM Watch + Contest


FLuD Presents: Beats Per Minute with with DJ Nu Mark from FLuD Watches on Vimeo.

In celebration of their new MPC-inspired BPM watch, Flud has been releasing a series of videos showcasing various hip-hop producers discussing their craft. Each week, a new video will be showcased, featuring artists such as Exile, Showbiz, Lord Finesse, AraabMuzik, Evidence and DJ Spinna, to name some.

Today, we are premiering a piece with DJ Nu-Mark, who shares his thoughts on rock drums versus hip-hop drums, digging culture, formulating ideas, and working in the studio.

Having amassed a record collection of 35,000 since the age of thirteen, DJ Nu-Mark is certainly seasoned in the game. Most notably, many may know Nu-Mark from his production and DJ sets with Jurrassic 5. Considered a key figure in DJ culture, he’s made appearances in various documentaries and talk shows. Since Jurassic 5′s disbandment in 2006, Nu-Mark has kept busy refining his skill, experimenting with children’s music toys and world music. Look out for his debut solo album, Broken Sunlight, dropping this fall.

Want the watch? We got you. Enter our contest to win the watch!

View previously released videos with Showbiz and Lord Finesse after the jump.

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Showbiz and Lord Finesse videos after the jump