will.i.am Gives Props To Kero One + Free MP3 Download

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“Wow!!! This is dope, Kero. I love it, I love it!” is what will.i.am has to say about the Bay Area’s Rapper/producer/DJ Kero One’s Early Believers, out today.  Three years after receiving Remix Magazine’s Best Hip Hop Album of 2006 award and collaborating with Talib Kweli and Mark Farina on his debut, Kero modulates from soulful jazz tinged tracks to upbeat synth-driven party bangers on his sophomore album.

Early Believers features some of his favorite vocalists such as Gilles Peterson protégé UK singer Ben Westbeech (“When The Sunshine Comes” and “Goodbye Forever”), Finland’s answer to modern soul, Tuomo (“Let’s Just Be Friends” and “Love and Happiness”) and Portland’s Ohmega Watts (“Stay On The Grind”) all showcasing Kero One’s growth and maturity as a writer, composer, vocalist and arranger. Enjoy a free download of the opening track to Early Believers, “Welcome To The Bay,” with Jacqueline Marie.

Mardi Gras Special – Free Hot 8 Brass

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Tuesday 24th February 2009 is Mardi Gras, and to celebrate, we’ve got an exclusive cut from Hot 8 Brass Band to give away absolutely FREE. Appropriately entitled “Steamin’ Blues”, this track is only available for one week. To celebrate our new partnership hit the link and head to the Tru Thoughts site to download this amazing joint from New Orleans’ finest, and get into the Mardi Gras spirit.

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J Period + De La Soul Furnish New Q-Tip Collaboration

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Mixtape king J.Period linked up with hip hop legends De La Soul for a new remix, “Excursions 2009 (Tribute Mix),” which is featured on the unprecedented J Period mixtape of Q-Tip’s music, The [Abstract] Best, Vol. 1.

In response to how this historic reunion took shape, De La Soul’s Posdnuos told HipHopDX, “Q-Tip is my family and I’ve known J. Period for some years now, so coming to the call of being a part of this wasn’t a question.”
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Excursions 2009 (Tribute Mix) | Clean | Dirty | Extended

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J Period’s Q-Tip Mixtape Available For Free Download On Feb 3rd

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J Period’s mixtape madness continues with his tribute to Q-Tip on Feb 3rd, available as a limited-time-only download on www.jperiod.com.

Following the release of The Renaissance and the exclusive freestyle “Q-Tip for President”, Q-Tip has contributed to J Period’s upcoming mixtape, which features new music recorded exclusively for this project. Artists include Q-Tip, De La Soul, Black Sheep, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Skillz, Pharoahe Monch, Busta Rhymes, Consequence, Zion I, and Blu.