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[MP3] Ciara – Body Party (Quincy’s Crate Remix)

My boy dj NaNa (you should know his name from his group, The Names Are Known‘s track on the 2014 #DK11 comp) pulled this unreleased remix of Ciara‘s “Body Party” by him and eMDee (under the name, Quincy’s Crate) out of the stash a couple weeks and let me know about it, so here it is for your enjoyment. Tell us what you think of it: drop a comment or Tweet / Facebook us!

[Podcast] Listen to me appearing on this week’s The Swift Chancellor Report radio show


Check me and the homie, Wes Jackson talking hip-hop on his York College radio show, The Swift Chancellor Report from this past Monday. Here are some of the more choice quotes from our exchange:

Joey Badass is to me literally the epitome of what a middle-aged rap fan is looking for in a new artist…

Chance the Rapper can make music that a kid who is excited about the new Tribe record is gonna wanna listen to, but he’s also making records that are kind of art house takes on ratchet music…

Joey might be hampered by being a kid growing up in New York where they are so stuck on trying to revive this moment in time that’s like 20 years old now…

Lil Yatchy is not the SVP of hip-hop!

Learning your legacy [and] connecting to your elders is usually, almost universally, across cultures considered a good thing…

Rarely is ignorance a good jump-off point…

Let me know what you think in the comments (note: I come on in the latter half of the show, around the 33:11 minute mark, but Wes sets up our chat in the first half and it’s a good listen, with some classic, vintage Jay-Z joints in the mix too as he talks on the occasion of Hov’s birthday about why he’s the GOAT, so play it in full if you can spare the time).

Listen to The Swift Chancellor Report on: YCRadio | SoundCloud

[MP3] Run The Jewels – Legend Has It



From the forthcoming RTJ3 album, due January 13, featuring Danny Brown, Kamasi Washington, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Trina and Joi Gilliam (yes!). Here’s the album track list:

01. Down feat. Joi Gilliam
02. Talk to Me
03. Legend Has It
04. Call Ticketron
05. Hey Kids (Bumaye) feat. Danny Brown
06. Stay Gold
07. Don’t Get Captured
08. Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) feat. Tunde Adebimpe
09. 2100 feat. Boots
10. Panther Like a Panther (Miracle Mix) feat. Trina
11. Everybody Stay Calm
12. Oh Mama
13. Thursday in the Danger Room feat. Kamasi Washington
14. Report to the Shareholders/Kill Your Masters

[MP3] Big Sean – Bounce Back / No More Interviews



I know I’m wild late on this. Been up on this for a while. Unfortunately, life intervened but I like these tracks so much, especially “No More Interviews”, I still decided it was worth posting in case some of y’all slept on/missed them.

[MP3] Common Has Dropped a GRIP of Great Music Recently….


For those of you lamenting the supposed death of ‘real’ hip-hop and the rise of mumble rappers, Common has put together a compelling retort with these four tracks released over the past few weeks. Agree? If so which one is your favorite: “Home”, “Letter to the Free”, “Black America Again” or his remix of Solange‘s “Cranes in the Sky”?

Related reading

Usher, Janelle Monae, Common, De La Soul and More to Performed at the White House for BET Concert Special.

– President Obama Speaks at BET’s “Love and Happiness: A Musical Experience”

#DK11: The album, This One Goes To Eleven… OUT NOW


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