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Outasight – Figure 8 EP

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Well isn't this a pleasant little surprise.

The Cassette Chronicles

Nitty Scott, MC x Mick Boogie – The Cassette Chronicles Mixtape

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<a href="http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/nitty-scott-cassette-chronicles"> Sure, Nitty Scott is an attractive, soft-spoken female in the concrete jungle where dreams are made of, but she's a microphone fiend at heart, thus the last name is MC is attached. And while looks can take you places, they tend to get little reverence in the alleys of respect. Gearing up for war for your acceptance, Nitty Scott, MC has her Scotch® tape in one hand and JVC on her shoulder as she links with Mick Boogie for The Cassette Chronicles, an analog mixtape for a new breed of digital fatale. Lyrically assassinating tracks over Gang Starr, 6th Sense and Donwill beats, radio freestyles and exclusive original material, Lil Nitty's stepping up to the plate for spring training. Throw her the ball. And get in the outfield. She might belt one out the park on ya. Download -- <a href="http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/nitty-scott-cassette-chronicles">Nitty Scott, MC & Mick Boogie - The Cassette Chronicles Mixtape</a> <a href="http://www.

Outasight

Outasight – “It’s Like That” Video

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<a href="http://outasight.bandcamp.com/track/its-like-that"> Like he already alluded to on feel-good tunes such as "Lush Life" and "<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/download-outasight-feat-freddie-gibbs-near-the-end">Near The End</a>" from his Never Say Never LP, Outasight has the knack for making it sunny like his area code is 215.

Young Chris

Cupid Overload: 2011′s Valentine’s Day Music

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/cupid-overload-2011-valentines-day-music"> So, obviously it's Valentine's Day and amongst other things, it is a day observed for a slew of free music under the premise of knockin' the boots, heartache and faux emotions. Gotta love Hip-Hop for it. Instead of turning the site into the Anthony Thomas music section, we decided to wrangle up the mixtapes/EPs, songs and visuals that are making this day longer than it needs to be. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/review-of-diddy-dirty-money-last-train-to-paris"> Dirty Money - LoveLove Vs. HateLove, The Last Train to Paris Valentines Day Love Mix -- Diddy and the gals take a pit stop from Paris to drop some remixed smooth grooves that will probably start the night off right before things slow to a silent creep. Available <a href="http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/4">here</a>.

talib kweli

Album First Listen: Talib Kweli’s Gutter Rainbows

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<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/gutter-rainbows/id413100645"> Before you splash the cash on Talib Kweli Greene's new album next Tuesday, he and <a href="http://www.myspace.com/talibkweli">Myspace </a>want you to get the full experience via your desktop to prove to you he has quality to earn your support.

Outasight

Outasight – “Losing My Mind” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/new-music-outasight-losing-my-mind"> Outasight makes summer look so overrated. The chilly euphoria of his latest offering is much too ripe with barrenness and lovely slices of arranged harmony to be played while basking in the sunny rays of the middle months. So, it was only inevitable that a visual which captured the essence of New York's arctic climate was shot, seeing that director Joey Angerone's camera lens was up for the challenge. Being cool and being cold will always identify underneath two different meanings, yet OU has a firm grasp on every temperature he allows his musical thermometer to brood over. Let it snow in that crazy brain of his. Download -- <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/new-music-outasight-losing-my-mind">Outasight - "Losing My Mind"</a>.

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Outasight – “Losing My Mind”

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<a href="http://outasight.bandcamp.com/track/losing-my-mind"> Crazy insane or insane crazy? Whatever the case, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/outasight">Outasight</a> has surrendered all his marbles, scruples and common sense to a 6th Sense track.

VIDEOS

Wake Up With Tahiry

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/video-tahiry-2011-calendar-the-wet-edition"> If you ever wondered what it was like to see through the eyes of Joe Budden in the morning, now is your chance. The reasoning behind this sensual clip is as hazy as that early morning yawn but concentrating on such blah blah lessens the allure of the video. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/tahiry">Tahiry</a>.

VIDEOS

Video: LRG x Outasight Present Holiday 2010

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<a href="http://shop.l-r-g.com/"> Yes indeedy, it's currently sweater weather bur L-R-G is staring off into the future towards the days of boughs of holly and mistletoe with their campaign towards the upcoming holiday. Like <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/lrg-fall-2010-lookbook-featuring-currensy">Curren$y was to autumn</a>, Outasight braves the winter wonderland in Utah alongside a few of the top boarders à la X-Games in Kelly Hart and Chris Grenier.

Outasight

Outasight – “On My Way” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/download-outasight-never-say-never"> Outasight has accomplished a multitude of achievements in his musical career, yet he's not even halfway done. But with every milestone, memory and moment, reflection often serves as clear reminder to pat yourself on the back, no matter what. Below is a montage of some OU's adventures ranging from press appearances to live performances with "On My Way" from the incredibly strong Never Say Never as the soundtrack. Download -- <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/download-outasight-never-say-never">Outasight – Never Say Never</a>.

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Outasight – Never Say Never

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<a href="http://outasight.bandcamp.com/album/never-say-never"> The title to Outasight's new project is stemmed from an absolute classic song that most folks haven't heard but I've been sitting over for close to a year now. It symbolizes the sheer optimism <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/outasight">OU</a> has layered his music with since day one.

Outasight

Outasight – “Dear Heartache”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/download-outasight-feat-freddie-gibbs-near-the-end"> Flipping a Tribe sample? Always a good move if you’re trying to create music with ample amounts of soul and swing. 6th Sense does it right on the ones and twos, changing the tune enough to sound fresh while triggering your remembrance of beats and rhymes past. And of course the tune contains the appropriately jazzy caterwauling from Yonkers' finest, Out-ahhh-site. Can we get Q-Tip or Phife for the remix? The Never Say Never mixtape drops August 10. <a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/outasight-dear-heartache.mp3">Outasight - "Dear Heartache" (Prod. by 6th Sense)</a> | <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/?da2ye0voct04kzi">Download</a> Previously Posted -- <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/download-outasight-feat-freddie-gibbs-near-the-end">Outasight Feat. Freddie Gibbs – "Near The End"</a>.

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Outasight Feat. Freddie Gibbs – “Near The End”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/download-outasight-feat-freddie-gibbs-near-the-end"> A couple of TSS favs join forces for a country cousins mashup of sorts. <a href=" http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/outasight">Outasight</a> sets and volleys a layered buttered soul melody and <a href=" http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freddie-gibbs">Gangsta Gibbs</a> shows some versatility while still obliterating the track as usual.

Outasight

Outasight – “Dizzy”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/tss-presents-smoking-sessions-with-outasight"> While this promises to be a blockbuster summer of music, let's not forget that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/outasight">Outasight</a> dropped a stellar <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/further">project</a> at the very beginning of 2010.

U N I

Mick Boogie – The Changemakers Mixtape

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My name is my name © Frank Lucas Mick's upbringing and lifestyle may be slightly different the Frank's but they still share one important trait.

Rock N Rolla Mixtape

Free Sol Feat. Outasight, Kyle Lucas & 8Ball – “Before You Slip”

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<a href="http://www.myspace.com/freesol"> Starting off your track with a Jim Morrison intro is typically a good way to go. Like <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/jay-z">Jigga</a> did on his "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAnGnevKxJE">Takeover</a>," upcoming Tennessee foursome <a href="http://www.myspace.com/freesol">Free Sol</a> decided to draw inspiration from the always unconventional Doors for their new track "Before You Slip.

#DAVE CHAPPELLE

The Week That Was: The Spring Has Sprung Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/pics-nicki-minaj-x-amber-rose-massive-attack-video-shoot"> The weather's broken and it's no more appreciated than here at TSS.  The boots have been put away and the sneakers are out. Wireless hotspots & internet cards begin to look like sound investments when the sun begins to shine through the windows. Through it all, the content continues to fly fast and furious. Take a look back at some of the highlights of the past week: -- We've got your <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/three-characters-dave-chappelle-could-play-on-the-boondocks">return role all laid</a> out for you Dave.

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Outasight

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2009 was a year full of rapper/singer hybrids fighting for your attention.

The Week That Was

The Week That Was: The Back To The Grind Edition

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While some of the crew came back from Austin rejuvenated, full of vim and vigor and ready to write.


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