20 4 / 2014

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Watch Nas full set from Coachella last night.

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Nas Coachella Performance (Video) was originally published on Relax and Listen…It’s Str8OutDaDen.com

20 4 / 2014

The side of power

Toronto’s own NewBreedMC links with producer RELIC for this 7 track EP focused on being on the right position of power. The message is clear is you listen closely. Life is all about perception…what do you see?

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NewBreedMC: This Side of Power (EP) was originally published on Relax and Listen…It’s Str8OutDaDen.com

19 4 / 2014

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Photo courtesy of Billboard

For all of the real Outkast fans out there who was somewhat disappointed with their first performance in 10 years, there was good reason. Whether it was the lack of crowd participation or Dre performing to a monitor; one thing was certain, Kast needed some improvement. Lets be honest, it was clear that Big Boi has been on the road for years and has perfected his show (even if the crowd was not into it). Dre on the other hand needed some work and for good reason, but if we think the first show to be great then maybe our expectations were a bit too high.

The word is out that week 2 of the Mighty O’s performance at Coachella was day and night compared to week one. The duo found redemption and that magic touch again. My assumption is that it would get better as the 40 festival tour continues on. Right now we came across a couple of clips from the show last night, including “The Way You Move” and “Hey Ya”. Stay tuned for more.

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Outkast Finds Redemption With Return To Coachella (Video) was originally published on Relax and Listen…It’s Str8OutDaDen.com

19 4 / 2014

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lifesaver cookin soul

Four years ago today we lost the man behind the mic of the group Gang Starr. In only the way he can, Cookin Soul delivers a dope remix from Guru’s “LifeSaver”.

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Guru: LifeSaver (Cookin Soul Remix) was originally published on Relax and Listen…It’s Str8OutDaDen.com

19 4 / 2014

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daily bread

The art of storytelling will always be that part of hip-hop that shows true lyrical ability. In Vic Spencer’s latest release, the Chicago emcee tells the story of pursuing his rap career without the handout of his hustler cousin, who can change his life in a day. What would you do in this situation? Take the money or keep grinding on your own?

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Vic Spencer: Daily Bread was originally published on Relax and Listen…It’s Str8OutDaDen.com

19 4 / 2014

clouds

Emcee Ed Rowe and producer Apollo Brown link for On Clouds 9. Listen as Ed Rowe rhymes over 9 of his favorite tracks from Apollo Brown’s classic instrumental album, Clouds.

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Ed Rowe & Apollo Brown: On Clouds 9 (EP) was originally published on Relax and Listen…It’s Str8OutDaDen.com

18 4 / 2014

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tree of life

Now that ScHoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad and SZA all had their TDE projects hit the net this year, its only safe to say that Ab-Soul is up next. Today we get a new record from Soul Brother number 2. Listen close for the Joey Bada$$ feature.

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Ab-Soul: Tree Of Life (Prod. By Curtiss King) was originally published on Relax and Listen…It’s Str8OutDaDen.com

18 4 / 2014

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love on the run

April 28th Blitz the Ambassador’s Afropolitan Dreams album will be available and to warm us up, he drops off the Nneka assisted “Love on the Run”. The vibe of this one feels like Miles Davis and B.B. King meet up with Pete Rock to create the new sound of hip-hop.

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Blitz the Ambassador: Love on the Run Feat. Nneka was originally published on Relax and Listen…It’s Str8OutDaDen.com

18 4 / 2014

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RaRa is staying busy these days. First he stops by our podcast, then drops off his first set of visuals for “The B Coming“, now the Atlanta emcee gives us the second release from his upcoming project, High End Low Life. Look for it to drop May 13, 2014.

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RaRa: Pray For Me Feat. Scar (Video) was originally published on Relax and Listen…It’s Str8OutDaDen.com

18 4 / 2014

Hot 97′s DJ Drewski & Cipha Sounds bring you the visuals for “Banned From Radio” Freestyle. The video has a dope hip hope feel to it, with models, a boom box, gold chains, money and little reminders that the hood can relate to.

Sampling the classic “Banned From TV,” Hot 97 radio personality Cipha Sounds and Drewski recruit New York’s own Maino, Bodega BAMZ, Chinx Drugz, Troy Ave, Mack Wilds, and Boston’s City Boy Dee on their version labeled “Banned From Radio” #TheMVMT

Take a look now.

was originally published on Relax and Listen…It’s Str8OutDaDen.com