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By   |  9 December 2012 17:44 pm  |  
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As you wind down this Sabbath, likely indulging in one of your vices (“legally… and illegally”) while the NFL action serves as company, Takin’ Mines has got you covered with the quality music you might have missed out on this past week.

 

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By   |  9 September 2012 13:29 pm  |  Audio Audio
BBAS

The mighty Brown Bag familia has returned with their latest extended play offering Brown Label 2, which is available for stream courtesy of Bandcamp. For those willing to drop the bargain bin price of a mere five bucks (that’s about the price of two 40 ounces people), the project expands to a fourteen track lp. Not sure if they got Steve Stout on their payroll, but nonetheless, that’s quite an interesting marketing strategy. Containing production and remixes from the likes of DeeJay Element, EP (of the Doppelgangaz), J57, Audible Doctor and DJ Rhettmatic (waddup Rhett!), the Brown Bag cement their place on Part 2 as one of the most important, talented and improved New York-basd Hip-Hop groups making music today on. Check out the Audible Doctor remix of “Rhett Committed Murder” below and hit the jump for the entire EP stream.

 

 

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By   |  28 August 2012 21:45 pm  |  Video Video
FatBeats

Pretty powerful content here from my Brown Bag familia, with their latest video “406,” which serves as a tribute song to their one time home, Fat Beats NY. This video hit home for the kid, who started my history with Fat Beats as a mail order customer back in my college days, eventually selling my own 12-inch record catalog on the store’s decorated walls. I found the very end at the 3:55 marker to be particularly impacting, where you hear the owner scream down to J57 and Deejay Element who are on the infamous Fat Beats stairwell to more or less get lost “this is a business, not for picture…” smh. That really put the last nail in the coffin. Shouts to Audible Doctor on production and Photo Rob and Rob Levy (of CivilProductons) who directed and edited this video, respectively. “406” will be featured on BBAS’s forthcoming extended play, Brown Label 2, which drops on September 4th!

 

If you’ve ever been to Fat Beats, or any place that you became close with, and then lost it, I hope this gives you the same chills it gives us when watching it. Fat Beats was our home. It was the place that we all met and became friends. Without Fat Beats, Brown Bag would not exist. -Koncept

 

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By   |  14 May 2012 21:08 pm  |  Audio Audio
OverTheEdge

Thankfully I checked the ‘Boxbe Waiting List’ tab in the sidebar of my gmail account or I would’ve missed this lil humdinger. For those hip to the mighty BBAS, it’s commonplace for them to rock over the in-house production of either J57, Audible Doctor or Deejay Element, but for “Over The Edge,” Dukes Go Up serves up a banger that doesn’t stray too far from the Khangregation. Being that both Koncept and Soul Khan are listed as features, it’s plausible that this track is from a producer compilation that Dukes is well…compiling. Hopefully there’s some more treats like this that will make their shortly to my now Boxbe Approved Guestlist inbox. Stream below and hit the jump for the Bandcamp dl and some more boom-baptasticness from Dukes..

 

STREAM: Dukes Go Up (feat. Koncept & Soul Khan) – “Over The Edge”

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By   |  12 March 2012 14:30 pm  |  Audio Audio
Soul Khan in Brooklyn

Ladies and gentle ladies, it is time for the Khangregation to rise. That being said, the homey Soul Khan of the mighty BBAS continues his barrage of FreEP’s, this time with Wellstone, produced entirely by Deejay Element. Stream my personal fav “Not Like That” featuring co-collaborator Akie Bermiss below and hit the mother fuckin’ jump for the album stream/download, courtesy of DJBooth.net.

 

STREAM: Soul Khan – “Not Like That” (feat. Akie Bermiss)

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Greg Grease – “Forward”

 

 

If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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