MUSIC

Black Rob – “Celebration”

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The ex and current Bad Boy by the name of Rob Harris signed to Duck Down Records a little back and has been relatively quiet ever since.

Sean Price

Random Axe – “Random Call”

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<a href="http://bit.ly/joBDWQ"> Very dope track from the Random Axe trio and Black's keys are the business. No free download but the mp3's available on <a href="http://bit.ly/joBDWQ">iTunes</a>.

Todd Angkasuwan

Random Axe – “The Hex” Video

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<a href="http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2011/05/18/sean-price-meet-fan-fan-meet-sean-prices-fist-video"> Black Milk, Sean P and Guilty Simpson may move as a single unity under the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/random-axe">Random Axe</a> umbrella, but name still entails that there are three different personalities working towards unpredictability.

Sean Price

Random Axe – “The Hex”

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The latest band of Hip-Hop antiheroes, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/random-axe">Random Axe</a>, are clean and dirty like the bar of Fight Club soap.

The Rose Tint

David Dallas Feat. Freddie Gibbs – “Caught In A Daze” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/david-dallas-feat-freddie-gibbs-caught-in-a-daze"> Take a little bit of gangsta and gleam, poise and polish, and your mixture might just resemble the unconventional pairing of David "Best Rapper In New Zealand" Dallas and Freddie "Best Rapper In Gary, Indiana" Gibbs. With their esteemed demographics represented in every ounce of lyricism they possess, the phrase "Caught In A Daze" takes on a new meaning aside from the obvious wacky tobacky-induced euphoria. From NZ to L.A., Hip-Hop shows its global dominance as it's equally present as the shining sun. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/david-dallas">David Dallas</a> is wasting no time putting the D's in Duck Down Records.

W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)

Pharoahe Monch – “Clap (One Day)” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/new-music-pharoahe-monch-feat-styles-p-and-phonte-black-hand-side"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/pharoahe-monch">Pharoahe Monch</a> routinely hints that he was a Hollywood luminary in a former life, but y'all don't read between the lines of his life script.

Skyzoo

Skyzoo & !llmind – “#allaboutthat” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/skyzoo-and-illmind-langstons-pen-video"> The Incomparable Skyler Taylor got game like Denzel, Jesus Shuttlesworth and them. When he's not dusting off wannabe lyricists, speakers on blast in The Tape Deck with his brother !llmind, he's playing homebody to some brown sugar muffin cake with golden dimple. It's a great alternative to pushing metaphors to males all day and night. Domestic living, his and her's toothbrushes and split holiday visits with family. He's #allabouttat. And he's got her eating donuts every February 10th. Go head and marinate on that while you <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-from-tape-deck-bonus/id389200077">cop Live From The Tape Deck</a>, an album you <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/the-15-best-hip-hop-albums-of-2010">definitely need in your collection</a>.

The Kid Daytona

Double O – If You Didn’t Know…I Produced It

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/the-12-most-slept-on-hip-hop-albums-of-2010"> Double O must have known he would be <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/the-12-most-slept-on-hip-hop-albums-of-2010">slept-on in 2010</a>, yet that didn't quell his drive to churn out quality throughout the year.

Skyzoo

“The Winner’s Circle” – Review Of Skyzoo & !llmind’s Live From The Tape Deck

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/tss-presents-smoking-sessions-with-skyzoo-llmind"> While the Golden Age of the producer-MC collaboration lies years in the past, occasionally a group comes through that reminds Hip-Hop heads why the formula was so effective in the first place. 2010’s flashback is Live from the Tape Deck, a glimpse back to the glory days of Gang Starr and Pete Rock & CL Smooth. Brooklyn native Skyzoo and New Jersey’s !llmind craft 12 tracks of expert workmanship, which if not quite reaching those legendary heights goes the distance in doing their geographical roots proud. Key to the success of albums of this style is the chemistry between MC and producer and Skyzoo and Illmind have the right formula. “Frisbees,” the album’s premier track, moves with a symbiotic energy. !llmind’s Knight Rider-inspired production moves in concert with the rhythms of Skyzoo’s vocalization as he <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/notable-quotable-skyzoo-on-frisbees">floats quotables</a> like perfect thrown forehands.

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Skyzoo & !llmind

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Strength is generally found in numbers and the pairing of one of Hip-Hop's most studious lyricists along with a divergent producer proves just that.

Skyzoo

Skyzoo & !llmind – “Speakers On Blast” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/notable-quotable-skyzoo-on-frisbees"> When <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/notable-quotable-skyzoo-on-frisbees">the lyricism</a>, production and overall execution all align to create an ominous glow, you better have the volume all the way turnt up to damage your inner ear canals.

Tek

Freddie Gibbs Feat. Sean Price & Tek – “The Ghetto (Remix)”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/download-freddie-gibbs-str8-killa-no-filla-no-dj">Photo: <a href="http://www.gorillavsbear.net/">GvB</a> On strictly a respect level, Freddie Gibbs has outgrown his freshmen class and has been spotted in the parking lot smoking trees with  alumni for the remix <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/freddie-gibbs-the-ghetto-video-2">to his mixtape single</a>, "The Ghetto.

Skyzoo

Notable Quotable – Skyzoo’s “Frisbees”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/skyzoo-llmind-frisbees-video"> "I GUESS HOW IT SET IT off will determine how to finish Finishin' this is fine, the finish line is the scrimmage Scrimmagin' the design, designin' is by the witness Witnessin' from the side, as I'm driftin' by to the ending Ending another stanza by beginning to explain it Explaining an explanation and waiting while you arrange it Arranging it around and I'm astound from where you place it Complacement was out of place, just try to keep it adjacent To the couplet, tercet, quatrain, cinquain, sextet, septet, octave and implain Labeled at the two to the eight--eight'll get you through the day Double that and you cut up that and cut the move away Away from where they wave at, I looked down, waved back Waving gets impatient, you pick-and-roll? I waved that That would be the obvious--obviously I should just Stick with this and see what the oblivious is trying to catch Catch it if you up for it The catching is the jump for it The catch is if you catch it, you catching whatever come with it Wit for the wittiest, winning off of wittiness Lose the whereabouts of the wit like I threw the wind in it In it for the incline Included to entwine Inclination of any innovation within mine Mine like I molded it One rib, sculpted it Shook 'em off the syllables, I ain't have to motive it Huh!" <a href="http://soundcloud.com/duckdown/skyzoo-illmind-frisbees">Skyzoo & ILLMIND "Frisbees"</a> by <a href="http://soundcloud.com/duckdown">duckdown</a> Skyzoo from "Frisbees" from the album Live From The Tape Deck.

Skyzoo

Skyzoo & !llmind – “Speakers On Blast”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/skyzoo-llmind-frisbees-video"> After running circles around their opposition (and throwing them), Skyzoo & !llmind deem in necessary to get back to the mission and blow out some subwoofers. No Rockford Fosgate® or Kenwood is safe when the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/illmind">B.L.A.P. Master</a> starts to tinker with the bells and whistles in his arsenal.

The eXXecution

Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx – “Rearview” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/marco-polo-ruste-juxx-nobody-video"> Contrary to what you've allowed yourself to believe, Marco & Ruste have the East Coast's premier recording in <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-exxecution">The eXXecution</a>.

Skyzoo

Skyzoo & !llmind – “Frisbees” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/skyzoo-and-illmind-frisbees"> I know and they know you slept on this whirling dervish of lyricism <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/skyzoo-and-illmind-frisbees">last time out</a>, but here's the video so you can actually see what Sky &.

Skyzoo

Skyzoo & !llmind – “Frisbees”

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<a href="http://anotherillmindproduction.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-music-download-who-is-smokey.html"> Although you may have peeped <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/10/skyzoo-popularity-video">"Popularity"</a> getting a brief guest spot on HBO's Entourage this week, "Frisbees," the first taste of Skyzoo's joint album with producer.

W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)

Pharoahe Monch – “Shine”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/pharoahe-monch-talks-ghostwriting-for-puffy"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/pharoahe-monch">Pharoahe Monch</a> makes an appearance with the first track from his debut Duck Down release, W.

SNEAKERS

Today’s Delivery: Duck Down Records’ XV Shirt

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<a href="http://store.duckdown.com/"> Since I couldn't make <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/duck-down-records-its-okay-to-wear-white-again-ticket-winners">Duck Down's "Wear White..." party</a>, I wasn't able to snag one of the promo shirts they were giving out @ the affair.


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