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@AppolloniatheDJ (fka DJ SPK) / Caffeine Dreams (Live Mix)

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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STWO for Diplo & Friends BBCRADIO1XTRA / BBCRADIO1 (stream)

Parisian producer and HW&W Recordings artist Stwo aired his latest mix this past Saturday for the Diplo & Friends show on BBC Radio 1xtra.

Stwo’s mix features Sango, Mr. Carmack, Falcons, Pomo, Kaytranada, LAKIM, Flume, Lido, Drake, Lil Kim, The Weeknd and Nas.

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20 Classic Nas Mixtape Cuts

As we approach the 20th anniversary of Nas’ undisputed 5-mic debut LP Illmatic this April 19th, it’s important that we take time reflect on his greatness, and the amount of jewels he’s dropped on us during his double-decade (plus) career. Whether or not he’s made an album that’s ever topped Illmatic is debatable (most recently a rap scribe argued that It Was Written was stronger overall), but there’s no denying that he’s given us an overwhelming heap of hip-hop music to enjoy since he officially stepped foot in the game as a solo artist. And though a majority of our favorite Nas songs can be found on the dozen or so solo and collaborative projects that have hit the shelves since Illmatic’s release, he’s got a ton of mixtape classics too, many of which were never officially released.

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m.A.A.d. city // Kendrick Lamar x MC Eiht

Kendrick Lamar’s track “m.A.A.d. city” is a two part journey that literally makes the crown of my head tingle every time I hear it. It is so vivid, aggressive, and transportive that I’m sure that I could compare it to actual literary works. Full of colorful dimensions and graphic imagery this one song has the same sensory impact as the entire classic illmatic album by Nas. As a die-hard Nas fan I was initially offended by Kendrick’s illmatic comparison mainly due to overt differences, but this song alone makes those comparisons more legitimate to me. I’m sure you guys will be the judge and jury though.

Regardless of how you feel about the illmatic comparison, the song is undoubtedly note-worthy. Aside, MC Eiht’s intro gives me life and I need it as my alarm ringer. Enjoy.

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DJ SPK presents Love Me Not [mixtape]

DJ SPK has dropped another mix for the lovers…and lovehaters. Stream the 25 tracked mixtape and download the individual tracks below.

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