New Track: Lotus feat. Lyrics Born & Chris Vos “Cannon in the Heavens”

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While they have always straddled genres, electronic 5-piece Lotus is breaking new ground with the hip-hop infused album Monks, out September 10th (pre-order). Using the band’s own studio work as a sample source, the music will have a familiar feel to Lotus fans but recontextualized as classic hip-hop featuring Lyrics Born, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Mr. Lif, Doodlebug (Digable Planets) and more. Vibe dropped the first single, “Cannon in the Heavens” feat. Lyrics Born and Chris Vos today as a free download. Grab it below.

Monks Tracklisting:

1. Monk (Young)
2. He Ain’t Well – ft. Ozay Moore
3. Cannon in the Heavens – ft. Lyrics Born and Chris Vos (Record Company)
4. Great Molasses Flood
5. Deep Inside the Mothership – ft. CX
6. Different Dream – ft. Mr. Lif and Jay Lapp (Steel Wheels)
7. Pitched to the Fire
8. Another World – ft. Gift of Gab
9. In the Shadow of Towers
10. Follow Me – ft. Mane Rok and Xencs L. Wing
11. Atlas Slugged
12. Simplify Unwind – ft. Mr. Lif
13. Four Tips – ft. Ras Arcane
14. Bow Out
15. Cloud 9 – ft. Doodlebug and Ras Arcane
16. Monk (Old)

Belleruche “Clockwatching” Vinyl Contest + Podcast

Belleruche‘s new single “Clockwatching” is now available for download and on vinyl, and you can win a free copy of this 7″ right here. Check out the amazing video too. If you like all this new Tru-Thoughts turntable soul coming in, we suggest you check out belleruche.podbean.com for their “chocolate-fueled podcast.” Listen in as the three Belleruche band members play some of their favorite tracks, which jump around from Charlie Parker to Fantomas to Lyrics Born & RJD2, in Part 1 of what we hope is a new recurring podcast.

Purchase the new single by Belleruche – “Clockwatching” – Digital | Vinyl 7″

Enter to Win the Vinyl – “Clockwatching” b/w “Mirror in the Bathroom”

New Lyrics Born Album Coming in October: As U Were

Lyrics Born, half of the legendary Cali hip-hop duo Latryx and co-founder of Quannum Projects, is re-inventing himself with a new album, As U Were, which is due for release on 10/26. He is offering you a download of the first single, “Lies X 3,” so grab it from LyricsBorn.com right now: “Lies X 3″ MP3. While you’re there, check out more of the new album on the ‘LBFM’ media player.

After the jump, get more in-depth with the project, and watch Lyrics Born’s webisode – he will spell it out for you so there is no confusion. And for nostalgia’s sake, an old favorite of ours (Latyrx – “Lady Don’t Tek No”).
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