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Zumo Kollie – You’re A Good Sport, Zumo Kollie EP

Zumo Kollie – You’re A Good Sport, Zumo Kollie EP

For those not familiar with Providence, Rhode Island emcee, Zumo Kollie, his head-nodd inducing banger, “Park Day,” makes for a great introduction. But just to make it clear that he’s got much more on deck for your eardrums, take  some time out and peep his brand new OKP premiered EP, You’re A Good Sport, Zumo Kollie. Save a feature from Jeff Gore (who handles most of the production) on track #3, young Zumo handles the bars for dolo on this 6-song release. A real refreshing listen and worth your 16 mins (and it’s free, so you have no excuse). Check it all out, below, and get some words from Zumo on the state of mind that created his latest EP. Check back on Wednesday, when we premiere a doc that will give you a closer, more in-depth look at this emerging emcee. I started working on this project about two years ago, before I ever wrote one line or listened to a beat for it. I was angry. I was frustrated. I was stuck. The EP I put out before this, Elegant A.D.D., had done okay, but it was a regression in sound from previous stuff . . . sounded like I was reaching. I was out of college with no real job and loans on my name. People I trust told me that I looked and sounded off, like I was all of a sudden aware of the world around me and had to compensate for the fact that my sound wasn’t ‘big enough’. I needed to get my shit together, I was told. I’m a quiet kid when I get mad; I nod...
Khary Durgans (@sorrykharry) – “The Giving Tree”

Khary Durgans (@sorrykharry) – “The Giving Tree”

Brooklyn transplant courtesy of the Island of Rhodes, Khary Durgans, just made available his latest assist in the form of a track called The Giving Tree. There’s a bunch of great allegories and metaphors conveyed in the track produced by Prof. Logik. Like taking you on a travel through the mind of a burgeoning male in an honors class. The self proclaimed “nerd”  dances with ease over the uptempo at times off/on beat of this song. One thing I hope you take from this track is the true elegance and diversity of the art of hip hop.   www.sorrykhary.com Facebook Twitter Tumblr...
Krook Rock “Aura of a Master” VIDEO

Krook Rock “Aura of a Master” VIDEO

Crucial jewels from Providence, RI’s Krook Rock!! Great beat and creative visuals from Genao Films make this a video not to sleep on. Shout out to Brawlers Inc. with the quick cameo!!  Follow Krook:...
TWO FLY: The Artwork of Sterbyrock & Swerve One @ OneWay Gallery | FRIDAY 3.28.14

TWO FLY: The Artwork of Sterbyrock & Swerve One @ OneWay Gallery | FRIDAY 3.28.14

Oneway Gallery, Studio Miners & Silver Tides Jewelry present TWO FLY: The Artwork of Sterbyrock and Swerve One. These legends of the Rhode Island Hip Hop scene will be displaying their artwork on skateboards, prints, 40 oz. bottles, model trains, the walls and more. Spray cans, jean jackets, gas masks, markers and other tools of the trade will be in the environment paying tribute to the life and work of these two prolific artists!! FRIDAY 3.28.14 \\ 6 – 9pm \\ 140 Boon Street, Narragansett, RI rsvp on...
Mission Underground | A-Hi, Passionate MC, Shizzy VI, Brooklyn Kobra | Prod. by Diesel Beatz

Mission Underground | A-Hi, Passionate MC, Shizzy VI, Brooklyn Kobra | Prod. by Diesel Beatz

TeamBackPack comes through again featuring some of the rawest underground talent out there! Mission Underground, hosted by Jack Thriller, showcases emcees from Chicago, Rhode Island & Brooklyn! DOWNLOAD MP3: http://tmbkpk.us/1hBLYxA DOWNLOAD INSTRUMENTAL: http://Beats.teambackpack.net http://www.mission-underground.com http://www.teambackpack.net A-Hi: (https://twitter.com/thehavenaut) Passionate MC: (https://twitter.com/PassionateMC) Shizzy VI: (https://twitter.com/SuicideVI) Brooklyn Kobra: (https://twitter.com/BROOKLYNKOBRA) Diesel Beatz: (https://twitter.com/DieselBeatz216) http://www.facebook.com/teambackpack...
JB!! aka Dirty Moses & J-Live “Overstand” VIDEO

JB!! aka Dirty Moses & J-Live “Overstand” VIDEO

JB!! aka Dirty Moses joins up with the underground legend J-Live for this track/video which informs one how to “overstand” what’s exerienced. shot and directed by Tan Solo for Beat*Shot Music edited by Mike Larry Draw J-Live appears courtesy of Mortier music produced by Nomics for Da ILL Fellaz/Equillibrium Ent scratches by DJ Ele Ment (Germany) taken from the album DEADication available on iTunes…click...
The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop

The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop

Steve Stoute is certain that you can draw a line connecting the birth of hip-hop, at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, directly to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where President Obama is serving his second term in office. He began to tell that story in part one of his new series, “The Tanning of America,” which premiered on VH1 Monday night. The series is based on Stoute’s 2011 book of the same title, but the four-part show is proving to be even more interesting with commentary from hip-hop legends such as Russell Simmons, Reverend Run, Rick Rubin, Nas and Diddy. Stoute, a marketing mogul and longtime business partner of Jay Z, makes the factual argument that hip-hop culture is responsible for blurring color lines in America, and making room for the country’s first black president. The first segment highlights the 1970s origins of the culture through the mid-80s, culminating with the meteoric rise of Run-D.M.C. Even for those who are well-versed in hip-hop’s beginnings, the special included some priceless footage. Get More: Diddy, The Tanning of America, Music News, Rock Docs  ...
Edo G “Of Course I’m Fresh” VIDEO

Edo G “Of Course I’m Fresh” VIDEO

Edo G gives us the video treatment with his single Of Course I’m Fresh, from his collaborative release “Confidence Presents G. Dot & Born Featuring EDO. G”. Video by Myster DL from ILL Mannered Films Produced by Confidence...