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Quelle Chris - "Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often"

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Quelle Chris fucks with himself. Most of the time. Honestly, it might depend on when and where you catch him. That’s to say that the Detroit representative is like the rest of us—surfing on waves of self-confidence, enduring periods of self-doubt, and searching for a sustainable balance. 

The primary difference between Quelle and us is that he’s supremely gifted at rapping and producing. He’s funnier too—in the way that the best comedians are deceptively complex and prone to bouts of melancholy. His new album, Being You is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often, is one of the most poignant, self-aware, and hilarious rap albums in recent memory. We should probably offer him some flowers, a case of expensive liquor, and cover the bill for the group therapy session. 

For the Mello Music Group release, Quelle assembled a veritable hip-hop Justice League: Roc Marciano, Homeboy Sandman, Denmark Vessey, Jean Grae, Elzhi, Cavalier, et. al. Then there’s the production, mostly handled by Quelle, but aided by crucial assists from MNDGSN, Iman Omari, Chris Keys, Swarvy, and Alchemist. 

Despite the preponderance of talent sharing the stage, the guests bend to the world that Quelle created. A darker shade of psychedelia, as if Madvillain gobbled anti-anxiety pills instead of psilocybin. Or maybe a fraternal drunken twin to Open Mike Eagle’s “Dark Comedy.”

The title comes from a real-life discussion about the difficulties of consistency. How each of us are subject to both our own bad spirits and bursts of inspiration, those unavoidable Serotonin and dopamine peaks and valleys. Being You is Great is an attempt to catalog those moods. It’s about learning to love, or at least recognize, the best and worst of one’s self. It’s about loneliness and comfort. Learning to hate love and learning to love hate. 

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Miss Nana Freestyle Difference Rmx



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The Iceberge by Oddisee

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The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee’s new album ‘The Iceberg’ is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. His third release in just 12 months, ‘The Iceberg’ is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: how we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, Go-go, gospel, thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement. ‘The Iceberg’ is out February 24 on Mello Music Group. 

Lead single “Things” acts as a mission statement for the album, a deep dance groove with lightning-quick lyrics about “things” he’s going through. Says Oddisee, “"We all go through the trials & tribulations of life. Why is it we feel the need to individualize our shared experiences? If only we could see our concerns as others do, maybe they wouldn't be so serious." 

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The Wrecking Crew All-Stars Holiday Bash & Charity Fundraiser!!! 12/8/2016

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TOMORROW RODNEY C! https://youtu.be/nLDJZAgWrJA ...of Double Trouble, The Funky Four Plus One and "Wild Style" is hosting The Wrecking Crew All-Stars Holiday Bash and Charity Fundraiser!!!On the Wheels in order of appearance:DJ T-WrexDJ C-Styles+ special guestsThursday, December 8th, 201610 PM - 2:30 AM@ www.TheSoundTable.com483 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312$5 + $2 or more donation requested for "Hoodies for the Homeless" via https://www.HipHopGivesBack.org"The Wrecking Crew, doing it for YOU, since 1989"https://www.facebook.com/wreckingcrewallstars

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GENERAL STEELE & ES-K f. SEAN PRICE, VVS VERBAL, "UNFORGETTABLE"

GENERAL STEELE & ES-K f. SEAN PRICE, VVS VERBAL, "UNFORGETTABLE"

General Steele of Smif-N-Wessun/Boot Camp Clik and Burlington, Vermont-based producer Es-K present "Unforgettable", their new single featuring VVS Verbal and the late Sean Price. "Unforgettable" appears on Steele & Es-K's new collaboration album Building Bridges, which features guest appearances from Buckshot of Black Moon, Smoothe Da Hustler, Shabaam Sahdeeq, and Rockness Monsta of Heltah Skeltah. As one half of Smif-N-Wessun, General Steele crashed the hip-hop scene in the 1990s with their debut album Dah Shinin'(named a Top 100 Album Of All Time by The Source and a Top 50 Debut Album Of All Time by Complex).

Their last release - 2011's Monumental - was produced by Pete Rock, and Steele has also collaborated with Tupac Shakur, Mary J Blige, 50 Cent, Raekwon and Bounty Killer. Es-K may be best known for his 2014 album Serenity (listen) as well as his Spontaneous Grooves beat tape series, where every beat on each tape was made in one sitting each. A low-key display of introspective verses, classic cuts and jazz-inflected beats, Building Bridgesstays true to its name by bridging the gap between established artists and rising ones alike such as VVS Verbal, Shadow The Great of Loaf Muzik, Napoleon Da Legend, Mar'rz Atomz, Stage One, Louie Skaggs, Boone Bixby, Supreme The Eloheem (from the Representativz) and Coke as well as production from Hellfire Beats and Central Parks. DMC champion DJ Grazzhoppa contributes cuts alongside Hashfinger and Hellfire. The cover art comes courtesy of Joe Buck, the artist behind the De La Soul Is Dead cover art. Building Bridges appears via Bucktown USA, the multi-media company General Steele created in 2004 alongside partner Cynical Smith, with digital distribution through Duck Down, including a limited-edition pressing of 500 records which will be available 12/2. #BuildingBridges

 

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