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Eryn Koehn Explains The Story Behind Her “Her Pain”

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It all started out with Davy Greenberg <a href="https://twitter.com/davygreenberg/status/334410805665730560">mentioning a new video</a> he shot for Eryn Koehn titled "Her Pain," a record where the singer puts her spin on BJ The Chicago Kid and Kendrick Lamar's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/01/new-music-bj-the-chicago-kid-feat-kendrick-lamar-his-pain">"His Pain."</a> Things went from simply viewing the video to being blown away by Eryn's pipes and intricate details in her lyrics.

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Gee Watts – Watts Up Mixtape

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Add Gee Watts to the list of new generation Midwest MC's crafting quality music.

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Lyrikill – Retro EP

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You did listen to Lyrikill's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/08/lyrikill-yes-infkindeed-video">More Heart, More Sole</a> last year, didn't you.

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Chels Ft. Ace Boogie – “The Lesson” Video

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If you recall back around SXSW, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/03/5-artists-you-missed-at-sxsw-while-waiting-in-line-to-see-rick-ross">I mentioned Chels</a> as one of the standout acts that fell a bit under the radar.

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Rochelle Jordan – “Too Long”

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While radio R&B has yet to free itself of the clutches of Euro-pop maximalism, bubbling Toronto songbird Rochelle Jordan and her go-to producer KLSH continue to carve out a brand of restrained minimalism that harkens back to the mid-90s.

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Joey BadA$$ – 1999

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There's not a lot to say about 1999 that hasn't already been <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/joey-badass">profusely stated in previous posts</a> except that Joey BadA$$ is definitely one artist to watch and listen for for 2012.

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Three Questions With Dizzy Wright x “Free SmokeOut Conversations” Mixtape

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Las Vegas emcee Dizzy Wright hasn't even got done pushing his criminally slept-on album SmokeOut Conversations from earlier this year before hitting his fans with another project.

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Every Time Don Dada Freestyles An Angel Gets Its Wings

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"I'm blowing sticky Dragonball the same color as Piccolo" Remember <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/04/dear-labels-go-find-dondada-young">our diamond in the rough</a> Don Dada.

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Here’s Your Formal Introduction To LG’s Synth Sounds. You’re Welcome.

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Even with all of the many ways to come across music on the Internet, it's still hard to top the old-fashioned method of going out and finding new music through word of mouth.

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On Jon Connor, SXSW And Sore Thumbs

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By my count, there are 17,543 rappers at SXSW this year.

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Marcus Manchild Feat. Bun B – “Problems”

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Stress can be found in every aspect of life, whether you're on the come up or blistering through a storm.

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Pyrex Pre$$ Feat. YD – “Against The Wall” Video

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A d-boy usually has a chiropractor on speed dial from all the bruises their vertbrate endure as a result from corner hogging.

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LE$ – “Like This (Live From The Hogpen)” Video

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I once had a b*tch named Mandy May but this thing right here isn't about me.

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Sean Rose – “Tomorrow” x “Plenty Of Love”

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We've already been <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/12/new-music-sean-rose-in-my-zone">down the Las Vegas strip</a> of audio pleasures with <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/sean-rose">Sean Rose</a>, but it just keeps getting better.

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T.Shirt – The F*ck

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New York is finally beginning to regain its own identity.

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Saint Nick Feat. Marsha Ambrosious – “Streets Gone Love Me” (Prod. By Don Cannon)

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Money, power and respect is not only the key to life, it's the door that leads to the proverbial immortality.

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Kirko Bangz – The Progression 2: A Young Texas Playa Mixtape

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While you'll never confuse <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kirko-bangz">Kirko Bangz</a> with his lyrically anointed rap peers of other various regions, the Houston dynamo already has one up on them in the art of hitmaking and he's looking to drive home that point with The Progression 2: A Young Texas Playa mixtape.

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Billie Slum Feat. Freddie Gibbs & Fiend – “Be About It”

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You can only get so far "talking the talk.

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2 Chainz – “Money Makin’ Mission” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/2-chainz">2 Chainz</a> just might have "Money Makin’ Mission" tatted on his eyelids because that's all he was on in 2011.

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Driicky Graham Feat. Harvey J – “Dial Tone”

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You'll never find a shortage of artists taking alternative routes to get ahead by devising something clever out of the simplest concept.


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