Hex One feat. Skyzoo - Peep the Steeze

Fueled by today's lack of appreciation and the decline in the art of the lyricist, Hex One's official debut album, after four previous releases with Epidemic, "Words Worth a Thousand Pictures" aims to take a stand for those who are truly masters of their craft.

Technical, yet with a clear and concise message and deeply personal at times, Hex One offers a glimpse into his life as an MC and the world he lives in as seen through the scope of his lens.

Backed by hard headnodic beats, deep, soulful samples with east coast and jazz influences, and booming drums and bass lines, Hex masterfully shatters contemporary society's notion of Hip Hop being a lowbrow genre of music. Despite music itself being highly subjective in nature, he aims to remove some of this subjectivity and boldly proclaim that some art simply takes more skill than others and talent is most certainly measurable.

The ironic disconnect, however, between this measure of talent and the measure of one's success poses to be one of his life's greatest woes. The album is thus presented with a subtle melancholic tone throughout, as he struggles to come to terms with this realization. The bigger irony perhaps being that he does so with the same intricate attention to detail and lyrical prowess that is undervalued and overlooked in Hip Hop's musical landscape today.

His philosophy remains: if a picture is worth a thousand words, so too can a poets words be worth a thousand pictures.

The second single "Peep The Steez" featuring Skyzoo comes with a video, which was shot in Brooklyn/New York.

Hex One "Words Worth A Thousand Pictures" will be released October 13th through Mic Theory Records in digital, streaming, CD, 12" limited vinyl and cassette formats:

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Edo.G "Boom"

Edo.G "Boom" (Official Video)
Edo.G's forthcoming Album "FreEDOm" will see it's release on September 26th 2017 and couldn't come at a better time in history as we are in an age where it seems like our freedoms are slowly getting taken away with a corrupt dictator in office.

Edo.G's 15th studio album, has a sound that is reminiscent to one of your favorite Hip-Hop albums with songs that touch every part of your life. Edo.G's conscious lyrics over banging beats are bound to resonate and inspire.

"Boom", produced by up and coming Sir Williams, is the first music video from the album that sheds light on gun violence and the affect it has on victims, families and communities.

If the album wasn't enough, it will include a full-length documentary based on the ED O.G & Da Bulldogs hit song "I Got To Have It". This ground-breaking documentary is a true artistic masterpiece on how one song can change your life. This is an in-depth look into Edo.G's career from his early teenager years to the present day.

The album will be available on Limited Edition Colored Vinyl (500 piece pressing: 250 transparent Red & 250 transparent Green), Digipak CD & "I Got To Have It" Documentary DVD and Cassette.

Direct Pre-Order Link
http://redlinemusicdistribution.bigcartel.com/artist/edo-g

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M-Dot | "Foreign"

Living through the information age can be a double edged sword, it can unify people / artists globally while also inadvertently creating division and removing individuals from their own environment. This gives way to a unique community of outsiders... ones who have to battle daily to wield a lane for themselves despite not being completely accepted by the consensus. 'Foreign' by Boston emcee and EMS front-man M-Dot, is a single / video that speaks for those disenfranchised outliers.

This 'Ego & The Enemy' [UGHH #1 Seller] extraction, was directed by David Heitzmann who came from Strasbourg, France to shoot the high-energy stylistic visual in Brooklyn, NY. Frequent M-Dot collaborator, producer Jon Glass [The Game, Token, Reks] creates the musical backdrop with an eerie and ominous beat that let's M-Dot showcase a barrage of rapid flows even more fitting in the ghostly cinematic atmosphere. If you haven't heard his debut album 'Ego & The Enemy,' give it a listen and support on Bandcamp or iTunes. #foreign #mdot #jonglass #egoandtheenemy

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88N8, "Day One"

Southside Chicago-bred, Las Vegas-based rapper 88N8 presents "Day One", his new single produced by David Grants with guest vocals from Lonny B. "Everybody need somebody to hold them down, especially when times is rough," Formerly known as That Nigga Nate (aka TNN), 88N8 (pronounced 'Eighty-Eight Nate') says about the new song. "Shout out to love - that day one love. Get you somebody you can build with." Previous singles include "Plottin" (watch the music video on Youtube).

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The Life & Death of Scenery - by L'Orange & Mr. Lif

George Orwell once prophesized, “if you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.” The latest EP from L’Orange & Mr. Lif, The Life and Death of Scenery, conceives a chimerical “lighthearted dystopia” just far enough from modernity to breathe easily, but close enough to make you consider relocating to that cave in the forest. In this collaboration with the eccentric North Carolina producer, L’Orange, Lif imagines an adjacent future called the “last society,” where culture has been obliterated and physical survival has taken precedence over art.

Released through a partnership between Adult Swim and Mello Music Group, the duo’s latest opus opens with one of four addresses from “The Narrator” (played by The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac). These Big Brother missives capture a world where the, “books are all burned, the vinyl has been melted, and the remaining art catapulted over the city walls.” The mere act of whistling is cause for the guillotine. It’s the rap analogue to Fahrenheit 451, 1984, or a Brave New World, where the Soma is uncomfortably soothing and the sunshine eerily abundant.

The former Def Jux legend inhabits on the role of The Scribe, frantically showing the post-apocalyptic survivors the power of what's been lost. It attacks those who value disposable art over the timeless; it articulates the necessity of preserving culture; it lampoons the absurdity of attempting to destroy one of the most immutable qualities in mankind.

In L’Orange’s words, the collaboration is “a negotiation of influences without compromise.” You can hear the producer’s trademark alchemy of classic boom-rap with glitchy fuzz, a compressed whimsy that slaps against somber scythe-like piano lines, ominous spaghetti western licks, and celestial saxophone licks.

Lif spits staccato bars in double-time, adeptly slicing through the beats like banned books to a shredder. He’s joined on “Antique Gold” by the 19-year old monotone samurai, Chester Watson. Gonjasufi’s banshee yelp makes “Strange Technology” even more resonant. Insight bombards on “Five Lies About the World Outside.” The legendary turntablist Q-Bert contributes cuts on “The Scribe.” While Akrobatik, Lif’s longtime partner in The Perceptionists, pops up twice to exhibit their almost telepathic tag-team chemistry.

The rapping is virtuosic. The production is sumptuous and scene setting. But what sticks is those cumulative effects: the fantastic imagination of this foreign but familiar world, the importance of illuminations in a world that values cold logic, the sly humor of winking oracles, and inexorable fear that this could be a reality—should we continue down our current path.

 

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