Aceyalone, “Leanin’ on Slick”

​LA underground legend Aceyalone channels old-school bluesmen steez with a side of James Brown for this proto-funk track with some gorgeous visuals from Jason Goldwatch shot in Cuba. Off of Acey’s new album of the same name.

posted: May 8th, 2013, 12:46am


Aceyalone, “Pass The Hint”

​Acey continues the big brassy approach to backing instrumentals he left off with on “Leanin’ On Slick”, this time he’s rolling around Los Angeles like it was… Watch


Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to F*@k)

​A visual poetry of violence, futility, and the confusing and complex layers of the struggle. Run the Jewels 2 continues its epic journey. Watch


Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamarra

​Australia’s multi-dimensional polyrhythmic quartet bringing future soul to the desert. Peep their North American tour this spring. Watch


Raz Simone - So Many Things

Seattle’s Simone venting the frustrations of an artist and coming to terms with a positive reality. From the Cognitive Dissonance: Part 2 video series. Watch


Kendrick Lamar - i

​Sing it. Feel it. Self-love. This is hip-hop. Watch

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Hip-hop Wisdom: Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey, known for most of his career as Mos Def, has helped shape the dialogue and definition of hip-hop, both musically and politically for nearly… Read