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Hip Hop

iLLspokinn & Zajazza release video for "Vagabond Road"

Brooklyn bastion of boom bap iLLspokinn teams up with French producer Zajazza to take you down the “Vagabond Road.” It’s a lyrical smashfest with too many quotables to list here -- not unprecedented from the ten-year plus stalwart host of the Freestyle Mondays Open Mic. “Feeble minds are miniscule. Manipulate your vision pool. Dive inside your consciousness and confiscate the inner you,” raps iLL as he waxes philosophical about life on the road and the tribulations of being the best MC ever. He doesn’t claim the title in so many words, but demonstrates the ownership with every phrase he flips. - BrokeMC

A night with mom to see local bands? Psychobaby, Cook Thugless, and Madam West play Mercury on 05.08

If your mom rocks and loves to laugh (if so, pretty cool mom you have!) we recommend this show next Sunday 05.08 for Mother's Day: local comedians Catherine Cohen and Steven Markow are hosting a live music event at the Mercury Lounge in honor of our birth-givers. Headlining for the night is Psychobaby (which, coincidentally, is how your mother affectionately called you when you were 2), an alt rock group that combines sharp guitar riffs with robust but overall poppy female vocals. Sharing the LES venue's stage that night will be the also lady-fronted lounge pop band Madam West, and a New JErsey based hip-hop band, Cook Thugless (pictured), whose latest full-length record could be found here.

New Music Video: "The Sheyboygan Left" - RJD2

Check out the color explosions happening through the underground of NYC in RJD2's new music video for "The Sheyboygan Left," off his latest LP Dame Fourtune! The footage was directed by Keenan Parry and Ason Intrigue (The Wizard & The Bear), and features improvisational work from New York dancers Anna Zekan and Adam Dickerson. You can do your own improvisational dancing to RJD2 live on Saturday, May 28 at Union Transfer. (Photo by Jason Todd Cooper)


20 year old emcee Femdot released a free EP, fo(u)r, last month that is taking the hip hop community by storm. Femdot has a very traditional approach when it comes to composition and delivery which is very refreshing in the complex world of hip hop today.


New Track: "Joymance" (Feat. Zeroni) - Ryshon Jones

Philly emcee Ryshon Jones shares that his forthcoming album You're Safe Now is influenced by “the feeling of allowing yourself to get lost to get in touch with your inner world, and learning the cycle of the ups and downs most of us face but never tell anyone.” He's had a lot of time to contemplate it over the two years that he's been working on the record. Take a listen below to his latest single from the album, called "Joymance," featuring D.C. songbird Zeroni.


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