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Sunday Morning Massacres

Killer Mike Drops ‘Sunday Morning Massacres’ Mixtape For Free

With all the news of police brutality, murders, and racism still prevalent in America, Run the Jewels‘ fast-spitting songs about retaliating against the government and bringing humanity together take on a new meaning. But as if that wasn’t enough, Killer Mike went and released an old mixtape this past Sunday, because if there’s anything we can depend on, it’s his lyrical genius to guide us towards action.

The mixtape, titled Sunday Morning Massacres, uses biblical themes to kick things up with Killer Mike’s approachable fury. If he sounds younger, though, give yourself a pat on the back. The mixtape …

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Kanye West is Playing a Free Show in Times Square Tonight

A free Kanye West show seems too good to be true. Tonight, however, is the real deal. Kanye West will perform in New York City’s Times Square at 7:30PM as a part of the World AIDS Day Concert.

U2 are throwing a surprise World AIDS Day (RED) performance in the city, but since Bono’s bike accident on November 16 has left him unable to perform, they asked some friends to step in. Those friends just happen to be Kanye West and Carrie Underwood. U2 will still perform, taking on the moniker U2 Minus 1 with help from Bruce Springsteen and …

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Run The Jewels Share “Blockbuster Night Pt. 2″

This year, Run The Jewels have become official overachievers. The second full-length from El-P and Killer Mike, RTJ2,  comes out today via iTunes, but the duo put it up for free to download on Friday because why not? They got enough money to move forward with Meow the Jewels, their remix of the album using only cat noises. They announced a worldwide art project called Tag The Jewels, a call for 30 street artists to paint their interpretation of the logo on street walls. They’re unstoppable.

To celebrate the album release, they’re sharing the sequel to single …

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Brent Walsh (I The Mighty) Releases Debut Single From Solo Album

Brent Walsh, vocalist of post-harcore band I The Mighty, finally made his Equal Vision debut as a solo artist with the first track off his upcoming album, 7. Walsh has spent many years between ventures with I The Mighty writing and recording his personal sound, and has mentioned that the upcoming album will feature an eclectic mix of genres and sounds.

This evening, Equal Vision Blog posted the official music video for “Free,” the first taste of Walsh’s record. The blog post goes on to explain the meaning behind the song, and provide pre-order information for 7

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Required Listening: Taylor Bennett – “Hatin”

Hot damn. Chicago’s latest and greatest young hip hop export, Taylor Bennett, returns to our front page this afternoon with the premiere of a new single that is sure to entertain.

“Hatin” is the first song to surface from Bennett since the May release of his Mainstream Music mixtape. The track, which was produced by Pharaoh El, finds Taylor riding driving production with talk of his life, his hustle, and the people who try to hold him back. The theme of the song is ‘haters never make it,’ which is also a phrase that is repeated heavily throughout the …

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LISTEN: Post Nothing – ‘There Is Something Wrong With Me’

Formerly known as Trap Her Keep Her, the newly re-branded California hardcore outfit Post Nothing have debuted their first record in the post-THKH era. Entitled There Is Something Wrong With Me, the self-released EP finds the perfect ground between unrelenting fury, tongue-in-cheek wordplay, and genuine introspection all within five bone-crushing minutes.

Follow the jump to give There Is Something Wrong With Me a listen and be sure to cop a free download of the record on Bandcamp. For all the latest news on Post Nothing, head over to the group’s Twitter and click the follow button. …

Artery Recordings Sampler 2014

Artery Recordings Releases Free Sampler

Sacramento label Artery Recordings turns four this year, and to make sure everyone gets the same sunny summer weather as them, they’re releasing a sampler for free.

The sampler, titled Summer of Artery, features Slaves, Kublai Khan, Upon This Dawning, and more. They’ve been pretty busy over at the label, having just added Four Letter Lie to their roster and getting ready to put their new EP out at the beginning of August. Capture The Crown joined the label as well at the beginning of April. If those weren’t signs of good things to come, this sampler sure is. …

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LISTEN: Send Away Stranger – ‘Gables’

Tallahassee, Florida outfit Send Away Stranger are now streaming their brand new EP, Gables, in its entirety on Bandcamp. For those who enjoy the album, it is available as a pay-what-you-want download, but be sure to keep in mind all money made off the record goes directly into funding its release on vinyl.

Be sure to give the band a like on Facebook to keep up with the latest news on Gables‘ vinyl release along with details concerning a forthcoming run of the record on cassette tapes via Jeremy Records.…

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Free Album: Skizzy Mars – ‘Pace’

Up and coming hip hop talent Skizzy Mars has released his second full length album.

Titled Pace, the latest offering from Skizzy features a dozen new tracks that serve as a fitting follow-up to Mars’ 2013 tape, Phases. Jon Waltz and Ms. Jones make guest appearances on the album, which is produced entirely by 6ix and Michael Keenan. You can stream and download the album below.

We discovered Skizzy while covering G-Eazy and it has been exciting to see him develop over the last year. Pace is a strong offering, and it could very well help Skizzy ascend …

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UTG EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD: Rookie of the Year – ‘The Covers EP’

Acoustic-pop veteran Rookie of the Year has teamed up with Under The Gun for an exclusive, free download of his brand new record, The Covers EP. Containing affectionately catchy new twists on fan-favorite tracks both old and new, The Covers EP is a diverse collection of influential numbers. The record includes new and unique renditions of tracks originally by Goo Goo Dolls, The Dangerous Summer, The 1975, and more. You’ll find that Rookie of the Year has placed his own brand of heart-melting pop on each track, making it a fun and grabbing listen.

Rookie of the Year mastermind Ryan …

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JoJo Returns With New EP For Free Download On This Valentines Day

It’s ironic that in the days following my most recent listening to JoJo‘s debut record and discussing, at length, her legal battles with her former label that she release a brand new EP in celebration of today’s Hallmark holiday.

#LoveJo is the first offering the recent Atlantic Records signee. 4 free tracks to set the mood on V-Day.

What you’re getting is 3 cover tracks, each delivered with tight production and the most sexy vocal delivery you’re likely to hear this month. JoJo isn’t the teen pop star you once knew. She’s all grown up and giving you her …

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REVIEW: Dirty Up – ‘Thrillwave’

Artist: Dirty Up
Album: Thrillwave
Genre: Rap/Hip-Hop

When it comes to transcendental production, Clams Casino has undoubtedly set the standard over the past few years with his career-launching work for artists such as A$AP Rocky and Lil B. Recently, though, upcoming talents such as the Sad Boy crew’s Yung Gud have begun to master the style and show promise of becoming household names themselves. With the release of a brand new EP, Thrillwave, Bay Area born and North Carolina residing artist Matt Futch, better known as Dirty Up, is looking to join this conversation as he flows atop …