Many of you may have already grabbed this, but if you missed it Run The Jewels 2 is now out and available as a free download. The new full-length from the magical pairing of El-P and Killer Mike lives up to it’s much-hyped predecessor in every way. So, what you waiting for? Grab it now at the group’s site here.
We haven’t heard much from Mix Master Mike lately, but have no fear turntablism fans, his latest track “Voltron (stand by)” surely proves that the man hasn’t lost a thing on the wheels of steel. The new single from the Serial Wax Killer is available as a free download so you can rock your next party right.
Here is the latest video from Robert Glasper and crew off his Black Radio 2 album, this one for the Common and Patrick Stump collaboration “I Stand Alone.” The great tune now has a great video that includes cameos (thanks to an invitation from the fine folks over at Okayplayer) from fans and musicians talking about how and why they do, indeed, stand alone. A few notable names who show up include Dave Chappelle, Ma Dukes, Trombone Shorty, Thundercat, Dianne Reeves, Gregory Porter, Christian Scott and Just Blaze. Watch the video below and, if you haven’t yet, grab a copy of Black Radio 2 over at iTunes today. You won’t be disappointed.
Prior to it’s October 28th release date you can now stream Black Milk’s new record If There’s A Hell Below in full over at the New York Times website here. If you need more convincing, check out the great track “Gold Piece” featuring Bun B below for a taste before kicking back and enjoying the album in full. Vinyl and digital pre-orders are happening over at his Bandcamp site now.
On the heels of Pinata, Madlib & Freddie Gibbs have released the Knicks Remix EP featuring exclusive tracks not included on the album. The “Knicks Remix” features a new verse by Gibbs alongside Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Ransom, and both sides of the EP have unheard Madlib instrumentals. Vinyl and download available here. Recommended.
A1. Knicks Remix feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Ransom
A2. Knicks Remix (Instrumental)
A3. The Dunk (Bonus Beat)
B1. Home ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
B2. Home (Instrumental)
B3. The Garden (Bonus Beat)
NehruvianDOOM pairs the young emcee Bishop Nehru with the legendary MF Doom. You can stream it now over at Pitchfork here.
Madlib continues his very productive 2014 (Pińata, Rock Konducta) with his first original film soundtrack, The Beats, featuring his original compositions from the Stones Throw documentary My Vinyl Weighs A Ton. The 10-inch vinyl release (also available digitally) has ten instrumental hip-hop tracks done as only Madlib can. The vinyl will be released with two different covers, so cop yours over at Stones Throw now.