J.A.E, “Take My Time”

​!llmind’s “Bitche$” beat, a classic-styled boom bap street banger from his Beats For Kanye West beat tape, is converted to a full-on rap track by J.A.E. And it sounds quite nice. From J.A.E Yacht’s downloadable EP Verses For !llmind.

posted: September 9th, 2013, 2:23am


Ryan Leslie, “Carnival of Venice”

​For this !llmind-produced track, Ryan Leslie harvests the visuals from Vegas, which is the closest thing we have to a perpetual Carnival of Venice we have in… 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