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Casanova Funk :: Kenny Casanova Drops ‘SWEET AROMATIC EP (DELUXE)’

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Being in a crew is nice for many reasons : the work is spread throughout more people, the opportunities for exposure are multiplied, and more ground can be covered in many aspects.  The biggest drawback, however, is establishing an identity outside the framework of the crew.  For PNTHN member Kenny Casanova, however, that drawback simply does not exist.  After a handful of loosey singles, Kenny came through in a major way with SWEET AROMATIC EP (DELUXE), a wonderfully skewed collection of psychedelic swag-filled tracks.  This one is basically required listening, so do so asap, share it around, and cop it if you’ve got a few bucks to spare.

-chief

Rainy Daze :: Gost Drops Debut Project ‘I Only Smoke When It Reigns’

 

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Gost has been long overdue for a proper project that is available on all streaming services and digital storefronts, and at long last, we have been blessed with I Only Smoke When It Reigns.  A brief but confident collection of very personal observations, this will definitely serve as a proper signpost in the journey that Gost has been on for quite a while now, and hopefully it’ll serve as a solid calling card as he embarks on his new chapter in the Philly area.  Be sure to cop this one wherever you download or stream so that your stereo will be happy this summer.

-chief

Weird Therapy :: Weird Rap Releases ‘Interdependence’ Benefit Compilation

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From the digital desk of Weird Rap :

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a collectively-run, decentralized volunteer network supporting marginalized communities during crises, including the current COVID-19 pandemic, by providing resources, boosting local efforts, and sharing knowledge and skills.  Acting as an autonomy, with a loosely-based, adaptable structure, alone or with other groups, MADR is able to focus and maximize its energy, efficiently responding to events as needed while avoiding pitfalls of traditionally-structured non-profits.  The principle of “solidarity, not charity” means that actions are based on the stated needs of the communities it serves, working cooperatively rather than administering from above.

Weird Rap explores the exceptional, unusual, or otherwise “weird” currents of rap music, new & old.  Across various platforms, we seek to nurture discussion, share new and old music releases, and spread general awareness of out-of-the-ordinary rap artists.  Aside from social media, we host Weird Rap TV on YouTube, Weird Rap Radio on Spotify, r/WeirdRap on Reddit, and Weird Rap Records on Bandcamp, with a podcast currently in the works.

In cooperation with fellow underground hip hop labels Audio Recon and Hecticrecs, Weird Rap’s Interdependence compilation is Weird Rap’s first full-length music release.  A response to the pandemic we all know and hate, 100% of its profits are being donated to Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, supporting their efforts around COVID-19 and future disasters.

With the generosity of the artists involved, we’ve hand-picked what we consider to be an amazing array of exclusive music including experimental rap pioneers : Kool Keith and Rammellzee, art rap legends Awol One, Beans, MC Paul Barman, Mike Ladd, Mestizo and Staplemouth, and contemporary mavericks Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice, Clipping, cunabear, Duncecap, Lil Ghostwriter, Mr. Yote and War Church.’

-chief

Jazztronic Journeys :: Kinder Prepares ‘MG’ Release

From the digital desk of Growth in Decay Records :

San Marcos-based electronic producer Kinder intertwines elements of jazz, funk, new age & house on his new album entitled MG. Applying his background as a bassist and his ear for lovely chord progressions, Kinder creates a lane of his own in the GiD catalogue.

Utilizing live instrumentation & a little programming, he gives his sound a unique and organic feel. The album title MG is derived from his heavy implementation of the classic Moog synthesizer that is found all over the release. After using the Moog for years, Kinder wanted to take a deeper dive into the iconic piece of gear. The goal was to apply it in a different manner than he has in the past.’

Check it out and lock yourself down a pre-order!

-chief

The Diary :: Tone Of The Cosmos Waxes Street Philosophical With ‘G-Sides: Ruminations Of A G’

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Former Heroes MC (and personality) Tone of the Cosmos has shown that just because the Heroes are on an indefinite hiatus doesn’t mean that the creativity has to stop.  With Tone being one of the most honest, straight-forward and forthright MCs in the central Texas area, it’s no surprise that G-Sides: Ruminations of a G would be equal parts soap opera and therapy session.  If you know Tone of the Cosmos, you know that you’re in store for some personal stories, introspection, jokes at the expense of himself and others, and even the occasional baring of the soul.  If you, like me, are going into a long weekend, here’s a good soundtrack for you… check it out, share it around, and throw my man a buck or two if you can.

-chief

Infectious Sound :: Feedback Alliance Releases ‘Quarantine’ Compilation

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For those unfamiliar with Feedback Alliance, the collective consists of a talent-filled roster of producers who exchange sample packs regularly in order to see what range of creativity can come from a similar foundation.  With self-isolation still going strong through most of the nation, the fellas put together Quarantine, a compilation of tracks using quarantine as the unifying theme (obviously).  With such a broad but dominant theme to work with, as well as the normal stipulations and limitations lifted, the members of Feedback Alliance that contributed to the compilation were really allowed to spread their wings, resulting in a very lush, diverse and expressive soundscape.  If you’ve got a streaming service, seek this one out and thank me later.

-chief

Fair Warning :: Cory Kendrix Drops A Banger Single With ‘Dirty Champagne’

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When it comes to pushing the boundaries of style forward, the LNS Crew is far and away in a league of their own these days.  Cory Kendrix has been one of the most vocal and productive members of the crew on top of that, and his latest single Dirty Champagne is a pleasant reminder of all these facts.  The dark, brooding track (produced by L Devell) serves as the perfect backdrop for Kendrix and guest MC SUPERLOVE to go completely dumb with complimentary styles that mirror one another without sounding identical, and infusing the style with a frantic pair of verses that sound like confessions as much as they do warnings.  As always, this is classic output from the LNS camp, and it is certainly worth your time, so check it out, and donate a buck or two if you’ve got it.

-chief