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Throw Back to the Classics with Kidd Called Quest's New Mixtape

Looking for new artists with classic hip-hop vibes? If so, then Kidd Called Quest just dropped the perfect mixtape.

Fueled with golden age sounds while coated with modern innoventions, Sampleholic 2 provides eighteen tracks, both throwbacks and newer ones, that offer the best of both worlds; Of course, mostly drifting towards a retrospective ambiance which the Rochester-based producer strives ever so persistently to provide—from the booming beats of “Gangstas And Hustlers” to the minimal “Five In The Mornin” which also features Scotty ATL.

The collective also rallies a multitude of artists ranging from both rising artists and veteran figures, such as Rapper Big Pooh, Averx, Souletric, Scotty ATL, Craig G, Pumpkinhead,

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RAPstation Exclusive Interview: MC Kalyn Heffernan

As the lead MC for the jazz-infused Hip Hop trio, Wheelchair Sports Camp (WSC), Kalyn Heffernan is at the helm of an incredible ride. Recently signed to the Sage Francis-owned label, Strange Famous Records, the Denver-based group has just released its debut album, No Big Deal, which was produced by the late, great Ikey Owens, who had worked with everyone from Jack White and The Mars Volta to Look Daggers and Free Moral Agents. WSC just released one of Heffernan’s most personal singles from the record, “Hard Out Here From A Gimp,” a track that brilliantly illustrates the judgements and stares the 3’6” tall MC experiences on a daily basis. In the RAPstation interview, Heffernan discusses living in Denver, her writing process, Standing Rock,

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“Madd Rush” Teases OptiMystic's Forthcoming Album

OptiMystic just dropped his latest music video “Madd Rush”, foreshadowing his much-awaited double album, Day of the Guiding Light/Followed By The Shadow.

The track rallies the likes of Onyx and JR alongside the Aussie rapper, and the result is nothing short of a high-voltage hardcore cranked to the max, complete with such energetic antics as depicted through said visual performance. The video was filmed in the land down under, particularly over a Loftwah Beatsmiff prodcution.

In terms of the album, Day Of The Guiding Light/Followed By The Shadow dons that of a two-disc package, capturing OptiMystic's distinct artistry, devoting both discs to embody the contrasting shades and personas of light and dark. One disc manifes

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The Beatnuts US Tour Usher In the New Year

Hip-hop is only weeks away from wrapping up a phenomenal year in terms of music releases and new artists, but Psycho Les and Juju are already guaranteeing an explosive new year.

Clockwork Music and Focused Noise proudly present The Beatnuts 2017 U.S. Tour, which features the return of the iconic beat-heavy duo, listing fellow veteran hip-hop icons, Termanology and Rapper Big Pooh, rallying alongside the cause.

Also featured as guest artists is Wu-Tang's young protege Joe Young, as well as Babygrande star Dame Grease—both scheduled to appear on select dates along the tour.

The Beatnuts train kicks off their nationwide tour on Januray 3rd next year at New York, moving westward until their final show at the Seattle stop, performing at

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Fabolous planning to release 2 projects in 2017

Fabolous announced today that he's planning to release two new projects next year: his promised collaboration with Jadakiss, entitled Freddy vs. Jason, and a new, unannounced solo project that he isn't quite ready to reveal more details about yet.

 

Fans have been waiting for Fabolous and Jadakiss' collaborative Freddy vs. Jason project since Fabolous announced the album on his Instagram last February. The two musicians have previously appeared together on tracks like "Respect It," and Troy Ave's "Do Me No Favors," but the Freddy vs. Jason mixtape will be the biggest collaboration between the two superstars to date.


“Freddy Vs. Jason is on the way,&rdq

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The Cool Kids Interview Part II

As The Cool Kids reunion continues to make headlines, Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish are focused on one thing—finishing their new album. Titled Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe, it’s been a long time coming and has a slew of fans salivating at the thought of new material from the beloved Chicago duo. In Part II of the RAPstation interview, Mikey and Chuck talk about their unbreakable bond, the upcoming album and the problem with blogs. 

 

I got The Bake Sale EP after hearing “Gold and A Pager.” I never heard about you from a blog. Things are so different now. 

 

Chuck: It’s so crazy. Over these few years I’ve seen so many differen

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