Video: Lupe Fiasco – “Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free]“

 

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A dreadlocked Lupe Fiasco stars in the video for the all too real new tune, “Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free].” In his typical memorable flow, Lupe gets down amidst the city with lyrics hitting on the questionable ins and outs of daily living pushed up against the notion of the American Dream.

The track is from Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, which will be out on September 25.

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Video: Aesop Rock – “ZZZ Top”

 

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Aesop Rock is reemerging and we ain’t mad at all. View the cinematic video above for the gully kung-fu tactics in “ZZZ Top.” Makes us want to record a whole bed of sound effects for our own little amateur production.

The song is off of Aesop’s upcoming album, Skelethon, out July 10. Below, you can also catch a behind the scenes view with some firsthand commentary on the album’s opening track, “Leisureforce.”

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New Track: Belleruche – “Afan” + MP3

 

London electro-pop trio Belleruche tickles us so. Remember their awesome video for “Stormbird?” We do.

Now with their recent release of Rollerchain, the group is offering a free download of the playful album track “Afan.” A little spooky, a little bouncy, and a little mellow – the song takes us back to the mood of some of our favorite tunes by The XX.

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Video: Xolisa – “Be Felt”

 

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Producer and melodic lyricist Xolisa recently released her debut video via a track she calls “Be Felt.” The Canadian vocalist blends jazz, soul, hip hop and spoken word vibes to create music that is reminiscent of that nostalgic feel good of the late 90s and early 00s.

Reminds us a fair amount of Bahamadia with her flow, actually. She’s also been compared to be “reminiscent of an early Ursula Rucker.” However you look at it, all we know is that this ish is buttery smooth and could easily stir up some trouble…

Be wary of pressing play on this one; This is some baby making music.

Thanks to our friends at BamaLoveSoul for putting us on!

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Video: Little Dragon – “Sunshine”

 

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Little Dragon has a new tune out compliments of ABSOLUT Punch. The song is called “Sunshine” and features the dreamy Yukimi surrounded by mountains in an expanse of brush. Loving the attention to detail with the lighting and mood in the video. Breathtaking.

Below, catch a behind the scenes look at the making of the track along with some commentary from our favorite quirky Swedes. And after the jump, take a look at dates for Little Dragon on their US and European tour!

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Tour dates after the jump