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Ab-Soul released ‘These Days…’ (stream it)
Ab-Soul released ‘These Days…’ (stream it)
Ab-Soul's been talking about his new album These Days... for a while now, and it finally came out today (6/24) via TDE (not Interscope). Like his fellow Black Hippy members Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar did with their recent albums, you can tell Soulo went all out here and really wanted to make an "album" with multiple interludes, smartly placed guest spots, and well-executed transitions from song to song...
De La Soul releasing a mixtape w/ all J Dilla beats (stream a track); Talib Kweli playing “NY Loves Dilla” & other shows
De La Soul releasing a mixtape w/ all J Dilla beats (stream a track); Talib Kweli playing “NY Loves Dilla” & other shows
De La Soul recently gave away their entire catalog for free download in celebration of the 25th anniversary of 3 Feet High and Rising, and they'll continue that celebration with more new material, including a mixtape, Smell the D...
Willis Earl Beal played CMJ, playing NYC Red Bull Sound Select show with YC the Cynic & others
Willis Earl Beal played CMJ, playing NYC Red Bull Sound Select show with YC the Cynic & others
Willis Earl Beal at Joe's Pub in August (more by PSquared) Red Bull Sound Select, who hosted a CMJ show with Ratking, is presenting their next show at Knitting Factory on October 28, headlined, who played a couple of CMJ shows, including one at Mercury Lounge and a last-minute one at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday with Public Service Broadcasting, who played our own show hours later...
Dum Dum Girls working on third album, playing NYC and LA in January; SISU will be here for CMJ (dates)
Dum Dum Girls working on third album, playing NYC and LA in January; SISU will be here for CMJ (dates)
DDGs @ T5, CMJ 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette) It's been a little over a year since Dum Dum Girls released the excellent End of Daze EP. Their third album has been in the works for a while now, with much of the recording happening this past spring in LA with usual suspects Richard Gottehrer and Sune Rose Wagner behind the boards...

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