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Deuce Eclipse & J.Lately – “The Setup” album

Emcees Deuce Eclipse and J.Lately released their collaborative album, titled The Setup, on July 31st. There are 10 songs, with production credits to Jamie Way, Oops, Mind & Matta, Falling Blocks, and Kevin’s Laboratory, and only one guest feature from Zion I. Switching between rapping and singing, as well as English and Spanish, these two Bay Area emcees lace up hard-hitting boom bap beats with intricate lyrics that are packed with tight flows, clever wordplay, positive perspectives, emotional depth, personal storytelling, conscious bars, and everything that you’re sure to like from Deuce Eclipse and J.Lately.
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Zion I – “Supreme” video

Back in January, Zion I (@zioni) dropped an EP called The Masters of Ceremony. I must’ve slept on that one, though, because I didn’t know about it until today after watching the music video for their song “Supreme.” The anthemic verses about unity and becoming leaders for social change are met with boom bap drums, warm guitar licks, and notable vocal samples pieced throughout, but it’s full force drums, horn-heavy hook and powerful lyrics that really reigns supreme.

The EP is the first in a series that fortify the cultural aspects of hip hop, and you can look out for “Libations” on April 20th! Until then, though, download The Masters of Ceremony EP for free or donate some moolah via the name-your-price option, and watch the music video for “Supreme” now.
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Zion I – “ShadowBoxing: The Remixes” album

Last year, Oakland-based hip hop duo Zion I released their album ShadowBoxing. “This is an album about metaphorical kicks and throws at oneself,” explains Zumbi, “looking inward at the shadow self, and seeking awareness in the darkness of one’s own psyche.”

This year, on May 28th, they enlisted a variety of producers to remix each song. The remix album features song reworks by Richie Cunning, Butch Clancy, Nima Fadavi, Mike G, Bassnectar, and others. Stream and download it for free.

“Hail up all massive and crew! In order to get properly prepared for the Summer, we’ve selected some of our very talented friends to flip ShadowBoxing: The Remixes. Spanning the diaspora from EDM to Hip Hop, we let the homies have free reign with the album and encouraged them to re-interpret it as they saw fit. Download, spread the word, and turn it up!! Enjoy family..”

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Zion I x J.Period presents “Bomb 1st”

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Zion I and J.Period put together a free 29-track compilation that features music that inspires has been inspiring them this year. You’ll find music from artists like Kendrick Lamar (“Cartoon Cereal”), Blu (“Nino Brown”), The Quakers (“Big Cat”), Danny Brown (“Grown Up”), Nitty Scott (“Flower Child”), Oddisee (“Carter Barron”, “That Real”), and many more. Stream and download the project for free. This was in preparation of Zion I‘s now-released album, “Shadow Boxing“, so go check that out and purchase one of the many packages at the website.
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The Grouch, Evidence, Zion I, & Eligh – “Amp Live For President” video

Daaaaaaamn, a bunch of my favorites up in one song and video. While on the road together (for “How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour”), Evidence, Zion I, The Grouch, and Eligh wrote a new song. Then, they put together a video for it, filmed by SatoStudio Media and directed by Michael Sato.

Amp Live threw down a beat for each emcee and they ripped it up. Reeeeal nice. Watch the video and download the song for FREE.
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Album Review: Otayo Dubb- Cold Piece Of Work

Choosing not to pigeonhole his style into just one box Otayo Dubb, embraces and incorporates the many styles which influence him throughout his life to create his own style: from Reggae to Salsa, Jazz and of course West Coast Hip Hop. “Cold Piece Of Work (Beatrock Music, 2011) encompasses  all of these genres and presents what Otayo Dubb likes to call “Blue Collar” music: “music for the masses with a little bit of conscious and a little bit of street.”  With production from Dubb himself,  MTK, Keelay, 6Fingers, Fatgums and Digital Martyrs and featuring emcees Balance, Zumbi (Zion I), Prometheus Brown (Blue Scholars),Bambu and Rocky Rivera, Sakima and more, this is definitely going to be an exciting album to explore. So how about we do just that, yeah?

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