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Full Circle :: DJ brimLo & Bavu Blakes Create ‘The Comeback Story’

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From the digital desk of DJ brimLo :

“When DJ brimLo and Bavu Blakes are in the studio together Hip-Hop excellence has been assembled, two turntables and a microphone.  DJ brimLo trades his microphone for the role of the maestro on this project while Bavu provides us the narrative of The Comeback Story.  A good story starts with catastrophic tragedy, and that is the tone of Tick Tock.  The fall is scored in the ballad of Dead to Us.  The vocal stylings of CJ Edwards solidify the emotional foundation.  As we arrive on our title track, Comeback, the dynamic duo really flex their muscles.  Our wordsmith is in full stride as we all know “everybody loves a comeback,” he petitions to us on the Hip-Hop anthem.  Staying true a good narrative, the feeling of overcoming is followed by a lament for a time before the self-destruction.  Reggie Coby sets the tone of Yesterday with a properly penned hook and a swift sixteen.  In a true call and response fashion, TempestB closes the tune with the complimenting counter-chorus.  As a victory lap we get a repeat of the BIG Bright Future three piece ensemble of Bavu Blakes, DJ brimLo and Eric Levels on the closing song, Get Love.  Carefully broken into five significant segments, this EP effectively takes listeners through the emotional trek of a return to one’s better self.”

My two cents, this is definitely worth a listen and a share, and if you’ve got the funds, it’s worth copping.

-chief

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Unified Front :: Third Root’s ‘Soul Force’ And Its All-Star Lineup

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Dig it… Third Root and Adrian Quesada collaborate on what would already be a banger on its own.  Reinforcements are then called in, in the form of Da’Shade MoonbeamRiders Against The Storm (RAS)Bavu Blakes and Vocab.  Bars upon bars, all spitting on the knowledge tip.  Soul Force is a monster of a song… not since the days of We’re All In The Same Gang or Self-Destruction has there been a collaborative effort this deep and meaningful.  Certainly worth the $0.99 price tag.  Here’s to hoping all parties involved can find the time to make a video out of this, because songs this strong deserve visual accompaniment.

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Righteous, ‘Cause :: The ‘Michelle Alexander’ Remix

 

from the digital desk of Third Root:

‘Even though some of the content of this remix speaks critically to current events, the ideas and conversations that went into producing and writing this song took place before the Ferguson, Garner, and Brooklyn tragedies.  The insight of the poets involved is honest, revolutionary, and seemingly prophetic.  This remix is a FREE download.  The original version of Michelle Alexander was inspired by Alexander‘s book The New Jim Crow and appears on Third Root and Greg G‘s 2014 album Revolutionary Theme Music.’

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Big Things From The Big State :: QDup Releases The ‘Lone Star EP’

After releasing the Let’s Go EP on Fort Knox Recordings last year, Qdup returns with a funky collection of tunes featuring some amazing vocalists from Austin, Texas.  While Qdup was in Austin DJ’ing at the Art Outside Festival, he linked up with some of Austin’s finest MC’s and the result is the Lone Star EP.  The funk flows deep in both Austin and DC and it shows on this strong release.

Qdup and Fort Knox Five have road tested these tunes to assure their dance floor potency at festivals and clubs.  The Lone Star EP comes locked and loaded to light up the dance floor.

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The Golden Moment :: ‘Finally’, By Big Package And EVERYONE

Anom and Brokebread are good dudes.  The music they make collectively as Big Package is dope.  Over the years, they’ve worked with a who’s who of talented Texas hip-hop artists.  Finally is their opportunity to showcase the love they’ve shown and been shown… enjoy it, share it, and hope there will be another collaboration album in the future!

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Plair Card Renewal :: Bavu Blakes Gets “Extra Plair”

from the digital desk of Bavu Blakes:

“p.s.s. ever heard Kanye Power?  Beyonce Best Thing I Never Had?  50 Cent My Life feat Eminem and Adam Levine?  Devin the Dude Almighty Dollar?  A.dD+?  Ever heard Cannabinoids?

Welp, you may wanna download these 5 free songs produced by these two guys:”

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Austin Off The Top :: TX Power House TV Cypher Part 2

Tosin was hosting.

Bavu Blakes was hanging out.

Gerald G, Tuk Da Gat, Pimpin Pen, Cory Kendrix, Sertified and Kydd got down.

Haris laced the beat that DJ Hella Yella fed em.

Dig it:

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