Has-Lo Mixtape – Antelopes & Lions Mixed By Sonny James (Illvibe Collective)

Mello Music Group has quickly proven themselves to be the hottest new record label in hip-hop, with Georgia Anne Muldrow, the instrumental Clouds by Apollo Brown, and now with Has-Lo‘s five-part ‘mixtape’ download, Antelopes & Lions. On March 29th Has-Lo will release a full-length called In Case I Don’t Make It.
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Nostalgia 77 – “Cherry” + MP3

We’ve been spreading the word about Nostalgia 77‘s upcoming album The Sleepwalking Society with the single “Simmerdown” and contests for free CDs and vinyl 7″s. As the release date (March 22nd) gets closer, they’ve released another free track, “Cherry.”

Nostalgia 77 – “Cherry” [MP3]
 

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Ghostpoet – Gang Colours Remix MP3 + Win CD/Vinyl

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The new album from Ghostpoet, Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam, comes with the Gilles Peterson stamp of approval – it was released this month on the Brownswood record label, and singles like “Cash and Carry Me Home” and “Liiines” have been heavily played on the GPWW radio show for months now. Since the US release on February 4th, Ghostpoet has received praise from all kinds of press:

“In a way, Peanut Butter Blues sounds like what Slick Rick might have made if he drank a little bit more, slowed down his flow a touch, and loved messing with synthesizers, drum machines, and laptops.” - Prefix Mag

Ghostpoet – “Cash and Carry Me Home” (Gang Colours Remix) [MP3]
 

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For Dilla – Turn It Up

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Today is the anniversary of the death of super-producer/magical alien creature J Dilla. It also happens to be a few days after his birthday. So if you’ve seen Dilla news, mixes, tributes and events all over the place, it’s because now is the time to pay tribute – J Dilla passed away five years ago today. In honor of Dilla, here’s a couple of the best tributes we’ve seen on the webs.

Our friends at The Revivalist interviewed four of Dilla’s peers and other musicians influenced by his work: Bilal (neo soul pioneer, Dilla collaborator), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, (arranger/composer of Suite for Ma Dukes, collaborator with many of those influenced by Dilla)  Wajeed (Producer and MC, of Slum Village / Platinum Pied Pipers) and Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Founding Member; Master Teacher). Read their conversation, “Nothing Like This: Meditations on Dilla.” There’s some great insight to classic old recordings, and of course, heavy praise.

Another popular one is Complex’s article, “10 Facts About J Dilla You Might Not Know” by Chairman Mao. We won’t give any of those facts away, but no matter how die-hard Dilla you are, it’s worth checking out.

And of course, download the J Rocc “Thank You Jay Dee” mixes -all 4 of them- courtesy of Stones Throw:

Act 1 | Act 2 | Act 3 | Act 4

Rye Rye’s New Mixtape: RYEot powRR + MP3

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Rye Rye bangs out a new mixtape, RYEot powRR, for free download. This mix is true Rye Rye style, in that it’s basically a massive shot of adrenaline. And though no one can dance like Rye Rye, this mix will have everyone dancing with crazy energy. Check out another great example of Rye Rye’s ridiculous dance skills in the above video, Rye Rye’s version of “Party in the USA” – but this is not for the Miley Cyrus fans. Unless they’re on speed.

Rye Rye’s full-length album Go! Pop! Bang! is coming out this Spring.

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