First Listen: Black Milk & Danny Brown’s “Black And Brown EP”

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A couple of Detroit's finest musicians got color coordinated on Black Milk's Album of the Year, and when ni@@s done started something, you know they have to finish.


The Backbeat: Fat Beats Pop-Up Shop Launch In Brooklyn

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The Backbeat is a new web series crafted by photojournalist Erin Edwards and presented here at TSS.


Bishop Lamont Feat. Diverse & Dave NY – “U Ain’t Fresh” Video

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This post should be prefaced with the fact we've long been supporters of Bishop Lamont and that remains the same.

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“365” – Review Of Black Milk’s Album Of The Year

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The significance of making a definite statement outside of the music has become just as important as the music itself. So when word circulated in the infant stages of 2010 that Black Milk's fourth album was to be named Album of the Year, there was a collective gasp amongst Hip-Hoppers everywhere. Gutsy call for a first down play. But for an artist such as Black Milk, whose credibility stems from placing art over image, the overall meaning tends to be more than meets the eye. As it does. The 313 spokesman vividly recounts his "steering wheel to the new album of his career," marked by a fiscal year full of death and sickness on the exultant opener "365." Great adversity tends to fork the road between unfocused and champion sound but thankfully, Black Milk opts for the latter path to fuel the focus for much of Album of the Year. Despite making significant improvements in his rapping ability since his career began, the production remains Black Milk's biggest bargaining chip. Sweeping crescendos, crashing symbols and oscillated bass all season the instrumentals for distinct flavoring in Black's gumbo pot. The obligatory female record in "Oh Girl" takes a hold a new guise as a hypnotic jam session, fully equipped with a call and response hook and sonorous drum work. Delving in the realm of craftiness as well as the commercial is a rare yet valued trait and "Welcome (Gotta Go)" accomplishes much of the same as well.

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Eternia & MoSS

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Considering the renewed interest in the female rapper, you'd think Eternia & MoSS would shove their advantageous disposition in the faces of all who passed by.


The Kill Devil Hills Have Eyes

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DJ Muggs & Ill Bill are back with another televisionary reminder for their upcoming terrordome byproduct in Kill Devil Hills.


For The Free: Burn Rubber x Fat Beats x Distant Relatives T-Shirt & CD

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Quite a few release day exclusives today here @ TSS.


DJ Evil Dee – Fat Beats

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"Evil Dee is on the mix.


5.18 The Cooler

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Muy Bueno Mondays Jaslina Vega Going To A Drake Concert Will Get You Shot In The Ass [TRU] Half Of Richest African-Americans Linked To Sport [SbS] Girls With Flexibility [Gunaxin] Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Ms. Pacman’ [Sneaker Obsession] Video: Tanya Morgan At Fat Beats [Rock [...].


“Enter The 37th Chamber…”

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It looks like my joy from the weekend has carried over into Monday.

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“As Told To” – Buff1?s Fave Five

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Stay out in the scene long enough and some artists are going to stick in your life like spaghetti on a wall.

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