Red Pill

Ugly Heroes’ Red Pill Speaks From The Heart On Racism With ‘All Of Us’

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The Detroit spitter offers a brutally honest take on the current racial divide across America.

Mello Music Group

Apollo Brown – “The Answer”

The Detroit producer gets gully for his latest instrumental single.

Mello Music Group

100-Word Reviews: Mello Music Group’s ‘Mandala Vol. 1 & 2′

Independent record label Mello Music Group released two collaborative EPs in January called Mandala Vol. 1 & 2. Here, we review the offerings in 200 words to let you know whether they're worthy of hogging space on your Spotify or iTunes library.

MUSIC

14KT – Lincoln Lux (Test Drive EP)

Michigan producer 14KT knows the vehicle is usually the ultimate test for how long any music with last with the listener.

Substantial

Substantial – “See Hear” Video

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Pardon the obvious pun, but there's plenty to see and hear in the black and white visuals for Substantial's "See Hear.

MUSIC

Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson – “Reputation”

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If you're weren't aware "Reputation" is everything to Detroiters, Guilty Simpson & Apollo Brown are here to smack you in the face with a reminder.

Uptown XO

Uptown XO Feat. AB The Pro – “Petey Greene” Video

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“F*ck the government, F*ck the motherfuckin’ government” is a bit more jarring to hear these days as the opening lines of a Hip-Hop song, than it was in say…the early '90s.

Quelle Chris

Quelle Chris – Q-Mixes

While I wouldn't go so far as to call Quelle Chris one the better artists people have never heard of, it wouldn't be a reach to say many haven't paid close attention to his work thus far.

Uptown XO

Uptown XO – “Occupy DC” Video

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Diamond District's Uptown XO drops the visuals for "Occupy DC," directed by Ralph Lorenzo from the clctv and crafted with the intent to ask viewers to imagine a place where knowledge is truly dangerous.

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Oddisee – Odd Renditions

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Rapper/producer Oddisee has a new full-length album, People Hear What They See, due out June 12th, but that's not stopping the D.

Self Sacrifice

Oddisee – “Slow It Down”

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Oddisee does a lot with a little, from his modest studio setup to his plain-spoken style of rapping.

yU

yU – “If U Down”

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On “If U Down,” the first single from the Diamond District member's sophomore album The Earn, yU combats empty rhetoric with harsh truth about himself, his surroundings and his art form.

yU

yU – A Garbage Beat Tape

yU’s best known for his work on the microphone, whether he’s on the solo tip or doing his thing as one-third of Diamond District.

MUSIC

Has-Lo – Illegally Yours EP

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Has-Lo’s already dropped In Case I Don’t Make It this year, and a “re-envisioning” of that album called Conversation B is set to drop November 15th.

Rock Creek Park

Oddisee – “Mattered Much”

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“Mattered Much,” off Oddisee’s recent Rock Creek Park release, was originally buried deep on a hard drive, a track brought into this world without a destination.

Uptown XO

Uptown XO – “Tol’ U So” Video x Monumental II (Free Album)

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More polished than ever, and shining accordingly, Uptown XO and his Diamond District family, Oddissee and yU, return with the video for the confident firecracker “Tol' You So.” Even without original collaborator Fat Trel, the crew brings more than enough energy to the visuals for the string-laden neck-snapper.

yU

Oddisee Feat. yU – “Still Doing It”

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Following a pretty kickass verse on "Tol' U So," Oddisee's back behind the boards for his new instrumental album, Rock Creek Park, and its first single, "Still Doing It.

Oddisee

Oddisee – 101

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All praises due to Mello Music Group.


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