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Supper Club "Fall Back"


While he might be everpresent on IG, it feels like it's been forever since I've gotten new material from Fresh Daily. This week, he sent over "Fall Back," a cut from his new group, Supper Club. Story is, upon moving to Cali, Fresh would link up with fellow emcee Stanley Ipkuss and producer Chris Keys on Wednesdays to get creative. A year later? We're getting the fruits of those Supper Club sessions.

The first, "Fall Back," is a chilled dose of blunted bounce, all hypnotic keys and precise lyrics. You know that sample, and you should be ready for this project. I know I am. Where the munchies at? Stream "Fall Back" below.

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Kemba ft. Smino "Exhale"


Seeing Kemba mature into the Republic Records-signee that he now is has been one of the best things about maintaining this blog. And while he might not feel pressure from niggas like me, he might not need to—judging by the Smino-featured "Exhale," which dropped not long after the news of his new deal, Kemba's on the right track.

In speaking to The FADER about the new song, Kemba said that this track "is the feeling of being pulled in every direction by the people in your life. You have your family telling you to be more like them, your girl saying be like what she wants, and the pressure you’re putting on yourself to follow your dreams. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and breathe."

That last line will hold true to everyone, everyday, but for Kemba, this next phase of his career should be the best phase. If he can't do it, no one can; he just has to breathe in, exhale, and ride the wave.

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Pugs Atomz Drops Album Number 10, 'Highly Irregular'


Pugs Atomz is an artist we've always dug. The Chitown-repper has always made sure that we were up on his new material, yet him sending a kite with his tenth(!!!) studio album in it was still surprising. But it's true; working with his longtime producer/engineer Mulatto Patriot, Pugs dropped Highly Irregular, which is not only a perfect term for his zone as an artist, but definitely signifies the dubs we rock with around here.

There's a number of sounds on here, from Windy City boom bap and more Soulection-tinged sounds to a full-fledged juke workout to close the album out (shouts to DJ Gant-Man, who is featured on the final track, "Tides"). Artists featured include GLC, Awdazcate, Maggie Vogel, and many more. It's an intriguing ride, and one we don't want to get off of anytime soon.

Stream Highly Irregular below, and download it today via Bandcamp.

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Cymarshall Law Is Outta Control


Jersey's Cymarshall Law has been raw; we've known that. It's dope to see other outlets, especially the legendary Rap Is Outta Control show on Shade45, giving him the time to shine. He recently visited with Raf Almighty, and while Raf goes for his during the first minute of this clip, CyMar goes dumb for almost two minutes. Styling, punches, he's got it all. If you aren't up on him yet, get to know him NOW. His latest album, Imperfectly Perfect, is a great place to start.

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EZRAKH's outlet.fyi mix #2 is a Whole Vibe


The week of Thanksgiving is always a weird one; you're either getting work done before the vacation time or you're on you're already back home, creeping around your childhood haunts. For those of you in need of a soundtrack to for any of those situations you'll encounter, grab EZRAKH's latest. He has a dope selection here, from a choice throwback of a DZ edit to material from Cajmere, El-B, and more, as well as a grip of fly edits.

Stream and download this set below. You're welcome.



Tracklist:

Cajmere & Dajae - Brighter Days
Black Rose - Anthem
Niniola - Maradona
Les Sins - Grind
E.S.G. - Moody (Spaced Out)
Urban Soul - Alright (Kaytronikz Movement pt. 2)
Debonair - Follow Me On Time
Suzi Analogue - Touchin' The Bottom (EZRAKH Park Dub)
George Kranz - Trommelantz
Mike Dunn - Magic Feet
DJ Mehdi - I Am Somebody ft. Chromeo (Kenny Dope Old School Mix)
ByronTheAquarius - Traveling Again
Adeva - In and Out of My Life (Herbert Harmonix ReDub)
Freezrock - Inside the Love Prototype
D.J. Sound - Paradise Drummer
Masters at Work & Liliana - Brazilian Beats (Dope Mix)
Rod Lee - Latin Groove
Nshona Muzick - Naano!
Grizzy - Look Like You (DJ Tjaey Afrobeats Remix)
ENI ft. DJ CRE-8 - Clout
Mc Federado - Passinho do Volante
Kelela - Rewind (MC Bin Laden Remix)
Daina Murel - X (TAH Remix)
EZRAKH - Facetime
El-B - El-Brand (Vocal Mix)
Yak - Mido
Philistines - Twerk That
AFROSTATT - All We Know
Cassie - All My Love (KK Edit)
DZ - What You For Love
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K. Sparks "Say Less" (Video)


While our consistency on this site has been up and down over the last 11 months, one person we really got to see push his music out there was K. Sparks. Ya mans really made sure word got out about his latest album, Note to Self, and with the album finally out, he's made sure to drop some visuals to those intoxicating tracks. For "Say Less," Sparks' video "follows three main characters. Although their journeys are different, the common theme is that they all seek to find happiness. Greatness is complicated. Choose wisely."

You can check out the "Say Less" music video below, and download Note to Self via Bandcamp.

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DJ Ends Bounces Back With '808s & Hard Breakz'


Over a month after introducing us to Kraut Juke, DJ Ends returns with one of the best-titled releases of 2018: 808s & Hard Breakz. Representing Munich, Ends is really coming into his own. Cuts like "Baile Drunk," which bring Brazilian funk to life, or the jungle'd vibes of "Wot R U Doin" aren't what I'd have expected from him even six months ago. There's some growth going on with his sources, and it's ill to see him bringing those influences to life.

You can stream 808s & Hard Breakz below, and download it over on Bandcamp.

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A-Trak Releases '90s Backpacker Rap Set


For Boiler Room's MIXTAPE series, they decided to get A-Trak to drop a guest mix, in which he took it back to the '90s for a special backpack rap set. Loads of '90s NYC hip-hop, from MF Doom and Mos Def to J-Live and CRU, among many more. Recently, Boiler Room shared the video for the set, but it was unfortunately it was only half of the set!



A-Trak, being the stand-up dude that he is, had the full audio from the set, and decided to share it via SoundCloud. Anyone rocking with this site should know what time it is with the tracklist, which is below. Perfect Sunday house cleaning (or weed smoking) material.



Tracklist:


Mos Def - Universal Magnetic (instrumental - intro)
Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Definition
The High & Mighty ft. Mike Zoot, Mos Def & El-P - B-Boy Document
Big L - Ebonics
Rasco - Unassisted
Dilated Peoples - Work The Angles
De La Soul ft. Common - The Business
Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard
Reflection Eternal - Fortified Live
Natural Resource - Bum Deal
The High & Mighty - Open Mic Night
Frankenstein - The Rain Is Gone
Street Smartz ft. OC & Pharoahe Monch - Metal Thangz
D.I.T.C. - Day One
Company Flow - Vital Nerve
Company Flow - 8 Steps To Perfection
Defari - Bionic
Gang Starr - The Planet
Show & AG - Spit
Large Professor - The Mad Scientist (Instrumental)
Kazi - A.V.E.R.A.G.E.
Ill Bill - Gangsta Rap
Mos Def - If You Can Huh You Can Hear
Da Bush Babees ft. Mos Def - The Love Song
MF Doom - Gas Drawls
Slum Village - I Don't Know
Erule - Listen Up
Arsonists - Session
Bahamadia - UKNOWHOWWEDU
Lootpack - WhenImondamic
L-Fudge ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Talib Kweli & Skam - What If?
Blahzay Blahzay - Danger
J-Live - Braggin Writes
D&D All-Stars - 1,2 Pass It (Remix)
Royal Flush - Worldwide
Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn
East Flatbush Project - Tried By 12
Afu-Ra - Whirlwind Thru Cities
Shadez Of Brooklyn - Change
Non Phixion - Black Helicopters
Big L - The Big Picture
Cru - Pronto
Smut Peddlers - One By One (Instrumental)
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DJ Filthy Rich Drops Tribute Mixtape, 'A Clan Called Wu - Enter The Marauders'


On November 9, 1993, two of the most important albums in my growth as a hip-hop fan (and as a man, to be fair)—Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu: 36 Chambers and A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders—hit shelves. Trying to speak on how vital they are to the world is pointless 25 years later. I usually just listen to them ad nauseum (and watching the Wu perform on GMA) and go on with my life. This year? Shit's a little different. DJ Filthy Rich cooked up A Clan Called Wu - Enter The Marauders, a fresh blendtape putting the Wu's lyrics from Enter the Wu over the classic instrumentals of Midnight.

When speaking on the tape to 2DBz, Rich said "The intent was not to improve on the originals in any way… that would be impossible, as I consider them both to be perfect bodies of work. Rather, it was about orchestrating a fun concept, and putting a totally new spin on these well-worn classics. The contrast of Wu’s gritty street raps over Tribe’s jazzy production works in a pleasantly unexpected way."

Welcome to your weekend soundtrack.




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PREMIERE: Zilla Rocca ft. Curly Castro "Name On The Buckle"


This sounds like heaven. On November 9, the Philly-based rockthedub-fav Zilla Rocca will be dropping his first completely-solo album in eight(!) years, Future Former Rapper, via POW Recordings (shouts to the squad). Because of how long we've rocked with Rocca and company, and what we've done over here for what feels like eons, we've been given the go to premiere the Starkey-produced(!), Curly Castro-featured cut from the LP, "Name On The Buckle." And it's murdaaaaaaah (word to Ja).

This Philly trifecta really lean into the "street bass" tag that Starkey and the Seclusiasis crew have been championing for years with this heavyweight, anthemic electronic beaut of a tune. Zilla and Curly are two emcees who've always understood how to slide into the pocket of these dense grooves, retaining lyrical potency while lounging in the pocket with a few fingers of fine brown liquor. Starkey does what Starkey does: channel integalactic excellence into bassbin-rumbling numbers, washing hypnotic synths atop like its nothing. It's insane to think that this is their first collab since Curly and Zilla linked up for their "Holodeck" remix years back.

You can stream the full track below, and on Spotify, and be sure to grab Future Former Rapper (which features production from Small Professor, Messiah Musik, and more) when it hits on November 9.

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