“Last week MMG gave fans a free download of Mental Liberation, and to continue the series, this week we are giving away the classic Diamond District “In The Ruff – Instrumentals” free all week!
The group, composed of three DC members, Oddisee (Producer & Emcee), yU (Emcee), and X.O. (Emcee), dropped the critically acclaimed album with MMG in late 2009 and never looked back. Currently the group is in production on their follow up album “March On Washington” which is expected late this year!
The 15 track album was produced by Oddisee with a few dope guest producers for good measure: Kev Brown, Dunc of DTMD, and Slimkat78.”
“Somewhere within a city known for its indie rocking, coffee drinking, bike riding hipsters, the True School Hip-Hop group Animal Farm has spread its infectious sound and won over a wide variety of listeners. Portland, OR’s favorites are back with their new album, Culture Shock, set for release on May 17th. The album features a host of legends including Talib Kweli, X-Ecutioners’ DJ Rob Swift as well as Abstract Rude. The first single, “Test of Time”, which features the incomparable Talib Kweli, has been featured on Nah Right, 2dopeboyz, djbooth, hiphopsite, hiphopdx, okayplayer, and more, and is a great example of Animal Farm’s ability to blend a soulful, funky sound with potent lyricism. According to Okayplayer, “Talib Kweli jumped on this soulful track with Portland’s hip-hop kings Animal Farm with predictably strong results. If they keep growing joints like this down on the farm, the Pacific Northwest could be a new mecca for true-school rap.”"
Soul Khan dropped his new EP today “Acknowledgement”…”this is the first of a series of four EP collaborations between soul khan and different producers, beginning with brown bag allstars’ deejay element. the theme of this project is self-worth.”