The DangerFeel Newbies Pay Tribute To Love On "Heaven Sent You"

By JR on 7:38 AM

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In the groovy style of staple 80's R&B groups such as BB&Q Band and Mtume, The DangerFeel Newbies are here to make you feel the love as they provoke you to get down to their party jam "Heaven Sent You". From the Fall 2014 LP entitled "Harriet" out now!

Video: Check the Technique: Hip Hop as Methodology 2014 Panel Discussion at Cornell & USCA

By JR on 5:02 AM

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Inspired by the publication of Check the Technique V.2, journalist Brian Coleman's second volume of "Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies," this discussion covers hip hop production practices and the hip hop creative process as both musical techniques and social techniques. What is the history behind the making of some of hip hop's greatest albums and songs? How are tracks made? How can the process of assembling a track be applied to larger social and cultural practices?

BRIAN COLEMAN: Journalist & author of Check The Technique Vols 1 & 2, And Rakim Told Me: Wax Facts Straight From The Original Artists
BRIAN 'B+' CROSS: Photographer, filmmaker, UCSD professor & author of The 1993 Classic, It's Not About A Salary, It's About A Reality: Rap, Race, And Resistance In Los Angeles
OLIVER WANG: Sociologist, DJ, journalist & author of Classic Material: The Hip Hop Album Guide
MONALISA MURRAY: DJ, Hip Hop record label & promotion veteran
ADRIAN YOUNGE: Composer, arranger, producer (Venice Dawn, Souls Of Mischief, Ghostface Killah)
BROTHER J: From legendary Hip Hop crew X Clan
Moderated by Josh Kun, USC Annenberg professor and director of the Lear Center's Popular Music Project.

The Cornell University Hip-Hop Collection presents the world's largest research archive of artifacts documenting the birth, growth, and history of hip-hop culture, which turned 40 this past summer.

This evening's video chat guests will include:

- Ben Ortiz, assistant curator of the Cornell Hip-Hop Collection (CHHC);

- DJ Rich Medina, CHHC advisory board member and world-renowned DJ/musician/media personality; and

- Breakbeat Lou, CHHC advisory board member and co-founder of The Ultimate Breaks and Beats compilation series.

Singer Osmojam Showcases Emerging Talent On "French Soul Is Not Dead Vol. 2"

By JR on 4:33 AM

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Kick back, press play and get the follow button ready at Soundcloud for a new generation of soulful artists from France! Singer and songwriter Osmojam uses her ear as a tastemaker at her blog French Soul Is Not Dead to select a variety of emerging and innovative artists. From beatmakers to vocalists and instrumentalists, "French Soul Is Not Dead Vol. 2" shows France's ability to groove you in Jazz, R&B/Soul and Hip Hop form.

"Where Do We Go" by Singer/Songwriter Dexter Theophille

Upcoming Trinidadian R&B vocalist Dexter Theophille transforms his desires and journey of love into powerful songwriting you can feel on the slow jam "Where Do We Go". Although his talent shines on this song, not much else is available from Dexter online but stay tuned to DJ Verse One's Audiomack and Facebook page for more updates.

90's Hip Hop Reissues by Shabazz The Disciple, Omniscence, Ill Behaviour & More

Dope Folks, Chopped Herring and Heavy Jewelz Records end off 2014 with a bang in the release of Shabazz The Disciple's Lidushopahorraz - The Unreleased 90's EP, the raw raps of New Jersey group Ill Behaviour, 2 LPs by Omnisence and more! Staying true to vinyl format and celebrating an authentic sound of Hip Hop through the revival of lost recordings, witness a new era of collectors items by dedicated independent labels.

Enjoy the early 90's Hip Hop sound of these projects and visit each label online for more Fall/Winter releases and

Omniscence - The Raw Factor - Cassette Tape


Fel Sweetenberg - "Psalms Of A Soldier" prod. by Apollo Brown, "Sophomore Jinx" Re-Issue

Fel Sweetenberg collaborates with Detroit producer Apollo Brown for a vision of pain, struggle and glory in the form of Hip Hop in the "Psalms Of A Soldier". As real life collides with dreams, Fel uses beats and rhymes as his weaponry to voice his aggression and seek the answers to immediate questions as he steps in the shoes of a soldier to battle the obstacles of life head on. Apollo's dusty and raw vibe of boom-bap sets the tone for Fel's serious subject matter on 8 tracks which portray the realness of life through the eyes of a skilled lyricist on the edge.

Get your copy of "The Sophomore Jinx" re-issue vinyl by Fel Sweetenberg here at UGHH.

""The Sophomore Jinx" album was released in 2010 originally and simultaneously became an instant classic and best kept secret.

Few got wind of the release despite the album’s indisputable quality and the project slowly became overlooked. This hidden gem showcases the versatility of Fel Sweetenberg as an Emcee and producer. Sweetenberg produced all tracks on the album except one produced by the Illustrious Illmind.

"The Sophomore Jinx" album displays the work of genius. You can’t deny the audible grittiness and one-of-a kind feel; so the label EFFISCIENZ had no choice but to give this album a second whirl. Although the album was made available via digital release, "The Sophomore Jinx" will be re-issued on DECEMBER 8 on CD and VINYL !!!"

Around The Web In Break Beats Volume 5 by cratesofjr

By JR on 12:24 PM

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This installment of ATWIBB features the mellow groove of guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer Chance Hayden, the raw Soul of Tramp Records, a cool Slave re-arrangement by Mike Maurro, psych-Rock by Coquette, psych-Soul by upcoming songwriter Dazz Lightburn and much more! Enjoy the diversity of style as one well-rounded package of Funk is broken down into numerous outstanding breaks by modern artists who each share their free-thinking approach to music.

Preview Tragedy Khadafi's "Pre-Magnum Opus" feat. Meyhem Lauren, The Delfonics & More

By JR on 11:44 AM

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One of QB's most powerful minds Tragedy Khadafi returns with skills sharp as ever with his unique vision of society which merges current events, history and street life on "Pre-Magnum Opus". Guest include Adrian Younge, Lil' Fame, Royal FLush, Starvin' B and more!

Rising Sun All Stars Release Their Anger & Sorrow On "I Can't Breathe​.​"

By JR on 7:51 AM

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"I Can't Breathe" was written in the wake of recurring national tragedies. Recorded just a few feet from the scene of our personal friend Eric Garner's untimely death, the songs lyrics reflect both anger and sorrow, while the music carries the backbeat of Rising Sun All Stars' Staten Island roots.

All proceeds will be donated to the Garner family.

QD3 Presents "Number One with a Bullet" Doc feat. 2Pac, B.I.G., Obie Trice, B-Real & More

By JR on 7:07 AM

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"Number One with a Bullet" examines the effects which firearms have on American society and Hip Hop as documentarian QD3 brings you into different walks of inner city life. Watch the first 10 minutes of the film above plus excerpts and download it in full below at iTunes.

Plot Summary

"Some of today’s biggest hip-hop stars have something in common, besides successful careers. They’ve all been shot and lived to rap about it. From the producers of Lil Wayne’s “The Carter,” Tupac’s “Thug Angel” and the “BEEF” series comes a raw and unfiltered look at gun violence in hip-hop America. Experience the pain, trauma, emotion and rehabilitation of surviving a bullet wound through the eyes of five rappers (Young Buck, B Real, Obie Trice, The Last Mr. Bigg and 40 Glocc) as they take you back to the scene of the crime and into their darkest hours. Joined by a diverse cast of hip-hop luminaries (Mos Def, KRS One, Ice Cube, Prodigy, Jerry Heller and more), community activists, police officers, doctors and citizens, their stories expose the physical, mental and emotional scars of gun violence in the streets and in the music."

Dawn Of The Black Messiah: Discover Emerging Artists Inspired by The Return Of D'Angelo

By JR on 3:06 PM

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As D'Angelo re-emerges to drop his heavily anticipated album, a new era of talented artists and fans share their support for the Black Messiah. Enjoy the soulful sounds and get connected with an emerging generation of music makers who have made themselves known by sharing their praise for D's 2014 album across social media on the day of it's release. From Hip Hop to R&B/Soul, Dance and Boogie, the influence of D'Angelo's artistry endures over a decade since his last classic album release.

"Funk And Beyond. The Best From 2014. Part 1" Spun By DJ Anatoly Ice

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One of the sharpest ears for digging modern and classic Funk hits the one's and two's for an upbeat set of grooves which cover outstanding releases from 2014. From Afro, Hip Hop-inspired and straight-forward styles of Funk, Anatoly Ice covers both the new traditionalists and the innovators. This upload features tracks from Nostalgia 77, Lack of Afro, The Eminent Stars, Ibibio Sound Machine, Lady Daisey and more.

1. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – Slow Down, Love [Daptone] Give the People What They Want
2. Lack of Afro – Missing Me (feat. Jack Tyson-Charles) [Freestyle] Music for Adverts
3. Nostalgia 77 – Your Love Weighs a Tonne [Tru Thoughts] A Journey Too Far
4. The Souljazz Orchestra – Celestial Blues [Strut] Inner Fire
5. Lady Daisey – Fruit [BBE] In My Headphones
6. Algebra Blessett – Recovery [BBE] Recovery
7. Deli-Kutt and Renegades Of Jazz – Soul Season [Hiperbole] Sidewinders
8. Chris Read – Ritmos Colombianos [Breakin Bread] Small Steps
9. Ibibio Sound Machine – The Tortoise (Nsaha Edem Ikit) [Soundway] Ibibio Sound Machine
10. Blitz The Ambassador – Make You No Forget (feat. Seun Kuti) [Direct Current] Afropolitan Dreams
11. DeRobert and The Half-Truths – Ooo Wee [G.E.D. Soul] I’m Tryin’
12. The Eminent Stars – Tune In [Tramp] Sittin’ In
13. The New Mastersounds – WW III (And How To Avoid It) [One Note] Therapy
14. The Getup – Suga Mama [Breakin Bread] Straight From The Hob
15. Euforquestra (feat. Gabriel Mervine) – Momo Lolo [Euforquestra] Fire
16. Shawn Lee (feat. Ohmega Watts) – We Got the Jazz [BBE] Golden Age Against The Machine
17. Third Coast Kings – Just Move [Record Kicks] West Grand Boulevard
18. The Ruffcats – Flower Shots [MPM] The Essence Vol. 3
19. Sunlightsquare – Into My Life [Sunlightsquare] King Yoruba
20. Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra – French Connexion [Ubiquity] Pulsion
21. Jaribu Afrobeat Arkestra – Witness [Tramp] JariBu

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