The Black Opera-The Great Year-LP *Full Stream

Mello Music sais:

Trusted with a culture kept under the concrete, the warning has been spread for years. Many assumed their operations were limited to underground societies or secret networks. But, The Black Opera have been among us all along. The time to hide is behind them. There will be no riot; the revolution has already taken place. The Great Year has come.

The newest movement from The Black Opera is truth. After the telling of the three part epic, The Black Op: Era I, TBO has returned without allegory or allusion. The Great Year is a modern story of emergence and art- a resistance to assimilation. It is a story of triumph and camaraderie and a renaissance of new thinking.

The new album’s influences musically are as diverse as they are aesthetically. From tribal rhythms to overdriven synths and from pulsing drums to intimate vocals, The Great Year’s sound is distinctly its own. Taking on a modern day palette, TBO has envisioned a new world, musically. With orchestration from creative minds like Tall Black Guy, Waajeed, yU and Arjun Singh, The Black Opera have assembled a team to help them communicate their message to the world.

Across the world, people put on the mask to reveal their faces. We are The Black Opera.

Producers: Tall Black Guy, Waajeed, yU, Arjun Singh, Jansport J, Slot-A, The Black Opera,
Featuring: Georgia Anne Muldrow

Willie Green-Rebel Queen-Instrumental LP

Brooklyn-based producer Willie Green drops the latest in a long line of instrumental projects. In the same vein as 2009’s “…Of Heroes and Villains,” “Rebel Queen” tells a story through beats and samples; this time a rebel leader’s struggle against a tyrant. “Rebel Queen” is the first in a series of instrumental projects leading up to his upcoming full length “Doc Savage” due in 2015.

Cut Chemist-Mix By Jimmy

Cut Chemist sais:

Parallel to the current Renegades of Rhythm Tour with Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow paying tribute to Afrika Bambaataa and his legendary record collection, Cut Chemist drops the timely “Mix By Jimmy”.

Take a peak into the exclusive material from hip hop pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa. “Mix By Jimmy” features recordings Bambaataa had pressed to acetate for spinning live at shows in the late 70’s and early 80’s. This mix includes entirely unreleased material along with demo versions of hits like “Looking For The Perfect Beat,” “Renegades of Funk” and “Planet Rock. ”
Listen and take a trip through the deepest part of the most important music collection of our time.
-Cut Chemist

Renegades of Rhythm is on tour now, visit for upcoming shows!

Rasheed Chappell-Interview & Freestyle w/ DJ Teddy King (Privilege) *Video

KayDee Records Presents:

Rasheed Chappell “First Brick Laid”. Linking up with DJ Teddy King of Privilege NYC via Red Bull Studios in New York. Rasheed is set to release his sophomore album titled “Brick & Mortar” Produced By Kenny Dope in the first quarter of 2015. It’s been three years since the release of his debut and widely regarded classic album “Future Before Nostalgia.” Touring Japan, Puerto Rico, Germany + more, Rasheed releases the first “leak” entitled “Franchise” (Produced by Kenny Dope). This is indeed The “First Brick Laid” building up to the release of the new LP “Brick & Mortar.”

If you haven’t read it yet , you can read my exclusive interview with Rasheed here EXLUSIVE where he discusses his upcoming LP along with a number of other topics.


If you care to hear the rest of DJ Teddy King’s show from Rasheed’s visit , you can do so below.

Enjoy and Be Educated #1438-Cultivate Yourself Pt. 9 (Hip-Hop, Funk, Reggae, International)

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TDU1200 sais:

It never fails to amaze how a collection of random songs (ingredients in this case) when stirred (mixed) properly can result in a dish to please the senses. Hence we present our 9th installment in our series, “Cultivate Yourself.” Running the gamut from hip-hop to funk to reggae to international music, 2 hours of scattered sounds combine for a recipe of entertainment. With help from artists like Cannibal Ox, Big Pun, Jorge Ben and Elephant Man, we hope you truly savor the completed dish. As always, enjoy and be educated.

01. JD Riggz – “This is for my Diggers”
02. Inf – “Beast” (Cuts by DJ Unexpected)
03. M.O.P. – “Cold As Ice”
04. Ras Kass – “Home Sweet Home”
05. Cannibal Ox – “Iron Galaxy”
06. Eff-Yoo feat. Godilla – “Bounty Hunt”
07. Big Pun feat. M.O.P. – “New York Giants”
08. Roc Marciano – “Snow”
09. D.I.T.C. – “Dignified Soldiers (Remix)”
10. Snoop Dogg feat. Xzibit & Nate Dogg – “Bitch Please”
11. Sheek Louch – “Get High”
12. KRS-One – “Return of the Boom Bap”
13. C.A. Quintet – “A Trip Thru Hell (Part 1)”
14. Jorge Ben – “Oba, La Vem Ela”
15. Anthony “Reebop” Kwaku Baah – “Africa”
16. Orgone – “Don’t Stop”
17. Los Sospechos – “Janos Revenge”
18. Jungle Fire – “Village Hustle”
19. Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc. – “Cuba Libre”
20. Lonnie Smith – “Afrodisia”
21. Joao Donato – “The Frog”
22. Anthony “Reebop” Kwaku Baah – “Funkum”
23. Capleton – “Forward Inna Dem Clothes”
24. Mr. Vegas – “Hard”
25. Merciless, Lexxus & Elephant Man – “We Say”
26. Determine – “Don’t Be”
27. Elephant Man – “Get to the Point”
28. Nitty Kutchie – “How Them Gonna Stop Me”
29. Roundhead & General B – “Gal Fi Get Money”
30. Sizzla – “Woman Dem A Fi Me”
31. Beenie Man – “Bad Mind People”
32. Movado – “Nah Use Them”
33. Alkaline – “A Bagga Tings”
34. Demarco – “Bun Up Road”
35. RDX – “Mr. VSOP”
36. Vybz Kartel – “Mi Nuh Trust People”
37. Otis Brown III – “The Way (Truth & Life)”