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Kiran Samuel


Stream Common’s Album The Dreamer/The Believer

Common presents the full, 51-minute long stream of his upcoming album The Dreamer/The Believer. If you’re concerned about not being able to distinguish the songs in this YouTube-powered player, fret not! The video allows for … read more »

POSTED December 14, 2011 5:47PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

Watch The Roots’ Undun Mini-Movie

The Roots teamed up with director Clifton Bell to create a nine-minute short film for their incredible concept album Undun, which chronicles the life (and death) of fictional character Redford Stevens. Bell uses tracks “Tip … read more »

POSTED December 14, 2011 5:17PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Homeboy Sandman, “New York Nights” MP3

“New York Nights” is the first release from Homeboy Sandman since the rapper joined Stones Throw’s roster. As the title suggests, it’s a heavy nod to the city that raised him. DFM’s production combines a … read more »

POSTED December 14, 2011 3:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

LoveRance f. 50 Cent, “Up! (Remix)” MP3

LoveRance makes ballads for the almighty V. Earlier this month saw the release of his female-anatomy appreciating video for “First,” a song centered around the lyric, let me eat it first. “Up!” is essentially a … read more »

POSTED December 13, 2011 5:15PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Stream: Common f. John Legend, “The Believer”

True to its title, “The Believer” is uplifting and full of hope. Eternal optimist Common imparts his wealth of positive energy while longtime partner No I.D. loops a steady, ricocheting beat under choir vocals and … read more »

POSTED December 5, 2011 3:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,

Salva, “Yellobone (Shlohmo & 2KWTVR Remix)” MP3

Bay Area producer Salva’s “Yellobone,” from his EP of the same name, is quick and samba-esque. The vocals that coat the beat—a buttery, looping Don’t wanna lose you—are desperate. Shlohmo and 2KWTVR remixed the track … read more »

POSTED November 30, 2011 2:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: ,
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Video: Future, “Gone to the Moon”

Future’s been one busy dude, releasing something new nearly every week. Here’s the visual for “Gone to the Moon,” off his recent mixtape, Streetz Calling. Taking a literal approach to the song’s title, Future spends … read more »

POSTED November 28, 2011 4:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Stream Shlohmo’s Shlo-Fi EP

In 2009, a 19-year-old Henry Laufer bka Shlohmo released his debut mini album. Shlo-Fi is a remarkable first effort, part twinkle, part crunch and a lot of grit. Now, it is being carefully remastered and … read more »

POSTED November 21, 2011 7:15PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (4) TAGS: ,

Flosstradamus’ Jubilation Mix MP3

Flosstradamus’ Jubilation mix compiles and compresses the duo’s favorite Chicago footwork tracks into 20 frenetic minutes. Keep an ear out towards the halfway point for a twerked, slow take on The Weeknd’s “Crew Love” chorus. … read more »

POSTED November 21, 2011 6:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Star Slinger f. Reggie B, “Dumbin (Diplo Remix)” MP3

With credit to Star Slinger‘s awesome original, Diplo’s rework of “Dumbin” is pretty incredible. The track was formerly fluid and playful, with chopped, tropical sounds that float in tandem with Reggie B vocals. Diplo’s manipulation … read more »

POSTED November 16, 2011 6:02PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , ,