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Get Groovy With The Funk Of "Moog Maximus" by The Bongolian

"'Moog Maximus' see the welcome return of The Bongolian, AKA multi-instrumentalist and Big Boss Man front man Nasser Bouzida. His fifth album under the Bongolian moniker continues the musical journey where 2011’s 'Bongos For Beatniks' left off, taking us through the fractures of time like fellow traveller H. G. Wells. Nasser has now landed in ancient Rome, armed with a bank of Moog synthesisers over a bed of heavy grooves in a wildly eclectic fusion of Funk Soul Hammond Beat Jazz and a Sci-Fi Boogaloo." - Blow Up Records

"Moog Maximus" by The Bongolian now available on Amazon and iTunes digitally and on CD and 180 gram vinyl LP at Juno Records.

Marco Polo, Sean Price & Fel Sweetenberg Samples Mixed on "WHAT'S THE DIGG"

Witness voices of the underground who maintain the rawness which North East Hip Hop is known for as EFFISCIENZ presents a remarkable lesson in sampleology. "WHAT'S THE DIGG" pairs the music of Marco Polo, Sean Price & Fel Sweetenberg with the original samples dug from the crates for sample-based mixes which showcase the artistry of each artist's outstanding catalog. With crate digging courtesy of MIL and the slick mixing by DJ DJAZ, this is authentic Hip Hop not to be missed.

Bahamadia Reflects on 20 Years Of Kollage, Prepares New Documentary

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Suzann Christine sits down with Bahamadia at Johnny Brenda's for the 20th anniversary album release of Kollage. The inspiring Queen B from Philly shares her mentality for independence and demonstrates resilience to survive the times as she talks about ownership of your art, The Universal Hip Hop Museum, the making of "Kollage", Guru from Gangstarr, P diddy, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, culture vultures who come to Philly, doing the album in one take and more.

"MPC: Marco Polo Collectables", Beats From 2002 to 2004 by Marco Polo

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Providing the best in raw neck-snapping Hip Hop production in 2016 and beyond, crate explorer and world traveler Marco Polo takes a look back in his career to unearth some jewels with Slice Of Spice Records. Enjoy the progression of Marco's sound from then 'til now with 25 previously unreleased beats from circa 2002-2004 on "MPC: Marco Polo Collectables", now available on CD via Juno Records and Amazon.

Get Closer To Love With The Soulful Music Of Eden Gem & The Amours

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A groovy dose of electro Soul and an intimate acoustic jam represents the abundance of love which duos Eden Gem and The Amours have to give as their soothing harmonies project some of the best in progressive love-based music for the new millennium. With sweet vibes to have you questioning whether this is a dream, each group is here to take you away to heaven with their beautiful sounds.

Get Up & Get Down To House Of Pain's Jump Around, Remixed by Jose Bee

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In a funky new remix to make your whole crew act up, Jose Bee brings the energy of a guitar and horn-based groove to House Of Pain's classic party anthem "Jump Around". With a whimsical character of music which parallels the original version, Jose's remix of "Jump Around" pays homage to House Of Pain's unique approach of Hip Hop designed to make the listener let loose.

This party starter is now available on 7" vinyl here at Juno Records.

MC Napolean Da Legend Draws From Legendary Producers On "Steal This Mixtape"

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Brooklyn-by-way-of-DMV rapper Napoleon Da Legend is pleased to present his latest effort, ‘Steal This Mixtape.’ The 19 track offering, features a slew of instrumentals that NDL self-admittedly “stole” from some of his favorite artists. You’ll hear music from Quantic, Madlib, RZA, Onra, Buckwild, and many more, along with speeches from Martin Luther King and Marcus Garvey, among others. ‘Steal This Mixtape’ is now available for free download, exclusively through AudioMack:

Will Downing Premieres His 2016 Cover Of The Jones Girls' "Nights Over Egypt"

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The Prince Of Sophisticated Soul Will Downing is back to groove you for summer 2016 with his very own weekly music show The Wind Down and the new album "Black Pearls" set to drop in July on Shanachie Entertainment.

Enjoy as Will adds a new dose of smoothness to the classic "Nights Over Egypt"a premier which is featured in between his set of top-notch new R&B songs. The cover begins at the 20:40 mark of the show.

Michael Jackson - "I Can't Help It" by Mario Crew, CJ Branch & LeeMo

Mario Crew, CJ Branch, LeeMo pay tribute to MJ with a trippy arrangement of "I Can't Help It", recorded at Studio Hazel.

James Brown's Soul Sister Martha High Interviews With Wayne Boucaud, 2016

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The Wayne Boucaud Radio Show,Blackin3D Presents -
In conversation with 'the hardest working woman in show buisness' Martha High, talking the new album 'Singing For The Good Times', her new book, Producer Luca Sapio,working with The Godfather James Brown, and possibly the greatest impersonation of JB ever! and much more.
Also not to forget The Eclectic Sessions,music from Robert Glasper / Takuya Kuroda / Natalie Williams / Prince / Rick Leon James / Terence Blanchard / Foo Fighters / Kentyah-Brian Jackson-Gregory Porter-Chuck D / Van Hunt / Native Dancer and much more...Plus suprise comic relief with a comedy classic...!

With "Transparency", Singer/Songwriter Heston Bares His Soul & Finds Resolution

"I've gotten to a point in my life where I feel like I know myself best. I’m truly comfortable with who I am, where I am, and how I am and not afraid to embrace it. I’ve lived long enough to experience a little bit of everything; from the good, to the bad, to the ugly and TRANSPARENCY is my most honest recollection of those experiences." - HESTON.

Watch CBGB's 1992 Hip Hop Showcase hosted by Bobbito & Kurious Jorge

Enjoy a live showcase of WKCR FM all-stars as Bobbito and Kurious Jorge bring to the stage many of the acts who they helped propel to legendary status via 89.9 FM New York college radio. The Artifacts, Total Pack, Joe Fatal, Percee P & E-Kim, Hard 2 Obtain, 8-Off The Assassin and Yaggfu Front perform live at the CBGB's 1992 Hip Hop Showcase. Thanks to Charlie Chopff aka boweryboyee for the footage.

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