DJ Dez & DJ Butter - "Chess Never Checkers" feat. Kool G Rap & Guilty Simpson

'Round here you gotta be bold to ingest the hardcore sounds of DJ Dez & DJ Butter, Kool G Rap & Guilty Simpson who pierce your eardrum with raw Hip Hop. This drum-heavy track which aims at the powers that be of society comes from Dez & Butter's "A Piece Of The Action" album, a project which features other lyrical heavyweights such as Phat Kat, eLZhi, VStylez and more Detroit representatives.

Dave Koz - "All You Need Is Love" (ft. Eric Benet, Johnny Mathis, Heather Headley, Richard Marx, Jona)

Enjoy your present day and holiday season with the music of saxophonist Dave Koz who gathers talented vocalist friends for a powerful tribute to one of life's greatest gifts. From the September 30th 2014 Concord music release "Dave Koz & Friends: The 25th Of December".

Classic R&B Group (Re) Surface Present "Say I Do", "Diamonds and Pearls" & "We Can Fly" In 2014

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The group that made you oh so "Happy" in the 80's and helped tell the story of a Fast Life with G Rap and NaS in '95 re-surface with outstanding R&B. Re Surface (formerly known as Surface) give their heart on their 2014 singles with the classic sound and language of love which made them famous. "Say I Do", "Diamonds and Pearls" and "We Can Fly" now available at a digital retailer near you!

Grand Daddy I.U. & DJ Smitty Join 2Pac, Large Pro, Sadat X & More On "It's About To Go Down"

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Cold Chillin' Hip Hop vet Grand Daddy I.U. presents a mixtape of old and new material which features an all star cast on the mic. "It's About To Go Down" mixed by DJ Smitty presents I.U.'s Golden Era sound from gems dug from his archive along with new songs which show him embracing current sounds from boom-bap to club.

Listen to a 2005 interview with I.U. below who shares some opinions about the state of Hip Hop at the time that has DJ Eclipse in stitches.

Kurupt Joins G-Funk Producer Dogg Master For "Back In Town"

French producer, musician & talk-box player Dogg Master is the future of the classic G-Funk sound, bringing it's distinct bounce and synth style to a new millennium revival. The talented Dogg Pound lyricist Kurupt is the perfect fit for this project as he jumps on "Hood Relapse", one of the great examples of West Coast Hip Hop taken to a new level of imagination you'll find on "Back In Town"

Experience The Joy & Pain Of French Soul Band Ruth & The Adelians

By JR on 4:29 AM

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Ruth & The Adelians are a horn-driven sextet who incorporate hints of fuzz and organ into their upbeat 60's-style dance grooves. Led by the energetic performance of their female vocalist, this band touches upon a classic sound and swing of 60's-style Soul music for songwriting which turns common stories of heartache and pain into joy.

Lack Of Afro Performs Drum Breaks & Vintage Soul On "Soulful Breaks"

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Created with the break beat and vinyl sample fan in mind, Lack Of Afro hits the studio to knock out 62 original grooves dripping with Funk and vintage Soul. The "Soulful Breaks" drum break and groove collection was recorded to analog tape to replicate the sound character associated with vintage vinyl and edited in Logic software to bring you the signature Lack Of Afro sound by musician Adam Gibbons who delivers percussion across a variety of styles including Hip Hop, classic Disco and Broken Beat.

Gear / Instruments used:
1950's vintage Premier drum kit
Soultone cymbals
Coles ribbon microphone
Universal Audio LA-610 Mk 2 pre-amp
Fostex R8 tape machine
Universal Audio UAD-2 1176 & Pultec Pro plug-ins
Assorted percussion

Enjoy the sampler and download "Soulful Breaks" here. Adam performs with his band live at Craig Charles Funk Show below.

Beyond The Blue: The 80's Synth Pop of Droid Bishop

Here to uplift and inspire you like the feeling of hearing the soundtrack from your favorite 80's film, producer Droid Bishop creates magic with dreamy synth-based compositions. Visit for music by a label which specializes in revival synth pop.

"Beyond The Blue's uniquely dance-heavy tapestry of spacy synths and modern cinematics captures the imagination of the listener and never looks back..."

"DB is one of the best. Great to hear a full length from him. The tracks have such a great day-dream quality to them that just put a smile on your face. Awesome melodies, amazing synth sounds. Highly recommend. Favorite track: Beyond The Blue." - Alexander Tercero

"Collaborations Vol. 1" by Ahmed Sirour (feat. Stacy Epps, Jae Franklin, Cleveland Jones)

The Brooklyn-based keyboardist/pianist, new breed remixologisst and original music iconoclast presents a compilation of soulful collaborations, featuring outstanding Jazz, R&B/Soul and Dance which are accompanied by talented vocalists. Press play and enjoy the sounds of a new Soul moevment led by the gifted touch of Ahmed Sirour.

Jorge Degas Quartet Explore The Questions Of Love On Their LP "Butterfly"

Driven by a soothing combination of guitar and female vocals which translate aspects of love and life's journey into music, Jorge Degas Quartet gives you a good reason to feel alive with the acoustic Brazilian Jazz of "Butterfly".

British MC Melanin 9 Spits Knowledge Philosophically On "The Generation Gap"

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When the mind of Melanin 9 and the microphone unite, a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and understanding results as the verbal weapon of a rebel unloads to strike the eardrum. "The Generation Gap" aims at society with a sharp degree of skill combined with social awareness as Melanin 9 vents his frustration towards his surroundings with a flurry of dark visuals in rhyme form.

Rasheed Chappell Talks "Brick & Mortar" LP, Freestyles On PRIVILEGE Radio

By JR on 9:25 AM

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In between a set of recent Hip Hop, DJ Teddy King joins special guest Rasheed Chappell to speak about the forthcoming Kenny Dope collabo LP "Brick & Mortar".

Recorded live at the Red Bull Studio NYC.
Artwork designed by Jim Farsetta.

PRIVILEGE Radio - Show Intro Produced by Tes Uno
Brownsville Jesus - Maffew Ragazino
America, the Beautiful - Homeboy Sandman
Special Guest Introduction - Rasheed Chappell
Pool Hall Hustler - The Alchemist ft Action Bronson & Roc Marciano
Da Shit - Perrion
Still Heir - KA
Franchise - Rasheed Chappell
No Gimmicks - Maffew Ragazino & Easalio
Show Midtro - Mondee Flawless Crowns Instrumental
Brainstorm - JBX Remix
Main Event Sample Free Remix - J57 ft Meyhem Lauren, Action Bronson, Maffew Ragazino & Rasheed Chappell
No Ideas Original Large Pro Remix - Nas
In the Scrolls - Large Pro ft G-Wiz
Freestyle - Rasheed Chappell
PRIVILEGE Freestyle - Skyzoo (Exclusive)
Mars Attack - Homeboy Sandman (Exclusive)
Drift - Shinobi Ninja ft Dinko D (Exclusive)
Show Outro - Mondee Rover Sport Instrumental
I - Kendrick Lamar

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