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Montreal producer Teck-Zilla releases Sade-sampled beat tape

With a career that spans nearly 30 years, Sade has earned her spot in the soul hall of fame. Sure, many artists in the past have remixed and sampled her work, but none of those projects are as ambitious as Son of Sade: An Ode FreEP.

Brought to you by the Montreal-based beatsmith, Teck-Zilla, this near 20 minute jam blends the work of the singer with Teck's Boom bap production savvy. What's interesting to note is that like Sade, Teck was born in Nigeria and spent time living in London, so it's no surprise that both of these artists' sounds can pair so well together.

Son of Sade: An Ode is now available here https://soundcloud.com/diamondmedia360/sets/teck-zilla-son-of-sade-an-ode for free download.

Official track list:

01. Sade's Intro 02. Theme To S.o.S. 03. Dream Weaver 0

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El Gant releases single with Chris Webby & Ill Bill off his new album

With three different flows: El Gant's breakneck style, Chris Webby's rap attack and Ill Bill's legendary heavyweight bars, "Three Amigos" offers the perfect blend legends and new school talent on one dope track. Whether you're a new head unfamiliar with Bill's classic catalog, or a Boom bap aficionado unfamiliar to Webby, Gant skillfully brings both artists together in a way that you'll inevitably become a fan of both.

Over this guitar heavy instrumental, JOAT (Jack of all Trade) provides a beat that begs to be rapped over; thankfully, the three emcees do it justice. "Three Amigos" is the lead leak off El Gant's Beast Academy LP, which is available now. For those who haven't been paying attention to El Gant, stop sleeping. Visit https://soundcloud.com/diamondmedia360/three-amigos-feat-

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Australian rapper KNOE releases new single featuring Skyzoo & Torae

When you think of Australia the first thing that comes to mind isn't Hip-Hop. Well if you leave it up to the young spitter from the suburbs of Perth city, Western Australia known by his peers as KNOE, he will change that perception.

KNOE is an integral part of the Perth music scene, he has opened up shows for Action Bronson, Himanshu Suri from Das Racist, David Dallas, P-Money and Skyzoo for the west coast leg of his Australian tour, 'A Dream Deferred'.

Now, KNOE is ready to build his name in the USA with a new single called "End Of The Beginning" featuring Skyzoo & Torae with production courtesy of DJ Prince.

This is a high energy record with a lot of wordplay coming from all parties involved. "Young White Australian kid arrogant as F**K now / writing with some hero's I look up

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Dee Goodz releases new single off forthcoming solo-debut

Dee Goodz recently just released the first single off his forthcoming solo-debut Family, Friends, Money.

The album is aggressive and melodic, the concepts and content are current and relatable to everyone and its title is derived from Dee's never-ending quest to attain a balance in his life. "Family, Friends, and Money. That's what life is all about right? This is what I do it for and it is these three things that have been the motivation for me. Above all else, I am trying to be a great Dad versus trying to get the paper" Dee asserts.

"Family, Friends, Money is a special moment for me for a few reasons, as a lot of things happened to me while making this album. I moved to NYC, I had to restart the grind in a new and then unfamiliar territory and I got shot in the leg

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J. Rawls releases Casual directed video off his new album

Columbus, Ohio-bred jazz-hop producer, teacher, DJ, emcee, and Polar Entertainment head J. Rawls presents the music video for "Rio", the new single from his new album.

The Legacy, which is out now, features appearances from Masta Ace, Illa J, Oddisee, Wordsworth, Nottz Raw, Blueprint, JG the Juggernaut, P Blackk, Jean P, Driskill, Ms Sara D, Rashad, John Robinson, Ceezar, Lea Anderson and Keisha Soleil. Production comes courtesy of Kev Brown, The Mighty DR, Rob Riley, Lakim and DJ O Sharp.

"Rio", which can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XsXeswheCk is directed by Hieroglyphics emcee Casual and is produced by Stalley/Lox/Mase collaborator Rashad.

The Legacy is the final solo album from Rawls, the producer behind tracks for rap luminaries from Mos Def & Talib Kweli

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KNS Tha Engineer debuts new video for OJ OK

With a long-history of finding, developing and cultivating new talent (Little Brother, Defari, Dilated Peoples, Planet Asia etc), ABB Records unveils the first video, "OJ OK," from their latest discovery, KNS Tha Engineer. Operating out of NY, NY, with a background spanning classic jazz arrangements to the latest hip-hop classics, KNS Tha Engineer works with the music industry's leading talents as a commanding triple-threat; engineer, producer and artist. Growing up on the streets of Chicago's South Side, a young musician named Kenny Lloyd felt a powerful pull in an unknown direction. It was not until his time at Vicennes University, where he recorded original tracks for himself and other local artists, that his direction became clear. Honing his unique taste and style, those sessi

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