After changing her name from DJ SPK to APPOLLONIA earlier this morning, APPOLLONIA also released a new mix, Caffeine Dreams. Appollonia spins tracks from Mac Miller, Domo Genesis, MellowHype, Logic, Ab-Soul, Statik Selektah, Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Nast, and more. Check it out below.
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The Toronto jazz trio, BADBADNOTGOOD, has released their third project, III. The group includes Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alexander Sowinski on drums. The trio is known for their interpretations of hip hop tracks and their collaborations with Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean. Check out a preview of their album, tour dates, and more below.
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Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have been working on the collaborative album, Piñata, since 2009. Now the project is finally ready to be released. The album is set to feature 17 songs, and, according to the duo’s press release, is “a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax.” It will feature Mac Miller, Early Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul, Raekwon, Danny Brown, BJ The Chicago Kid and others. and Scarface, among others. The project is slated to be released March 18, 2014 via Madlib Invazion. Check below for the track “Robes” from the project and more.
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The 8th annual Paid Dues Festival is taking place on March 30th at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California. Guerilla Union have announced the full lineup. The event will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, also known as the Black Hippy Collective. It will also include Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Mobb Deep, Scarface, Killer Mike , Tech N9ne, Immortal Technique, Dom Kennedy, and Freddie Gibbs + Madlib. It also showcase newer artists such as Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will also be appearing. Full line up below.
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Joey Bada$$ interviews with Montreality about life, wanting to work with Nas, and putting out the Rejex mixtape.
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Seeds (the LP) drops March 27th but you can purchase “Seeds” (the song) as a single on iTunes now.
A few tracks from Madlib Medicine Show #13: Black Tape have already been heard on the limited edition vinyl, Filthy Ass Remixes. The full CD is composed of 35 tracks, running 60 minutes, packaged with an 8-page booklet, including a “mutant porn” cover. You can pre-order now. The expected ship date is March 1st.
If you know Hip Hop then you that Madlib and DOOM together is pure dope. What more could you ask for? A Madlib, DOOM, and Jadakiss track.
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