Preservation - I-78 (feat. Mach-Hommy) (Official Music Video)

We first heard of Preservation as Yasiin Bey's tour DJ and in-house Producer (TrueMagic, The Ecstatic), he's back on his production with his latest release "Eastern Medicine, Western Illness" featuring Your Old Droog, Quelle Chris, KA and more. Filmed pre-Covid19 in Chinatown, NY. December 2019. Directed by Jonathan Chekroune, Mach-Hommy and Preservation. Here's a few words from Mach Hommy:
Famed DJ/producer Preservation presents "I-78" featuring enigmatic rap phenom Mach-Hommy, the latest single off his new album "Eastern Medicine, Western Illness". Produced during Preservation's time living in Hong Kong, the album features an impressive collection of top-tier lyricists, including Ka, Your Old Droog, Roc Marciano, Billy Woods, Nickelus F, GrandeMarshall, Tree, A.G., and more. "Eastern Medicine, Western Illness" is now available worldwide at digital outlets and on limited-edition CD and vinyl. While living in Hong Kong starting in 2014, I witnessed the umbrella protest movement. During my 3-year stay, the negative news was coming in from the West. This experience fueled me and perhaps subconsciously influenced the sounds of the album. The act of creating was my solace. Once I returned to NY, the news came in from the East as the youth continued to stand up in Hong Kong and Covid-19 first hit mainland China. This video filmed with Mach-Hommy in Chinatown, NYC in December 2019, reflects the goal of the album to bring together the East and West in sound and culture. I never could have imagined that this music would be released in these times, but I’m grateful to be in a position to provide some form of medicine. Walk with me. -Pres With the year we’ve had, December 2019 almost feels like a decade ago, and the imagery of Chinatown surreal. Six months ago, in the freezing rain of a typical winter Sunday on Canal St., my DJ and I walked through crowded streets that gave no hint as to how drastically the landscape would shift by Springtime. Some New Yorkers elect to say that we are living in the dawn of a new era; maybe there is some truth in that statement. You don’t have to be from NYC to know what happened since then … last December. Our visual contribution to the album may be the last portrait of life in Chinatown pre-Covid19. I am proud to share this motion picture snapshot of an excursion into the Far East by way of the Lower East. I suggest that you maybe take a brief moment to appreciate the changes to people, places, and things since … last December. Walk with me. -Mach Peep "Eastern Medicine, Western Illness" HERE for the album in its entirety

Stream Armand Hammer’s New Album Shrines

Armand Hammer, the team of New York underground veterans Elucid and billy woods, are back with their latest installment of Psychedelic dusted Hip Hop. We were introduced to billy woods in 2013 during a tour promoting his Dour Candy album. Armand Hammer's latest album "Shrines" is available for streaming and their first visual "Charm's" continues to elaborate on the wild world backwoodz studios is known for. There's not a spoon fed bar ever served by billy woods or Elucid so don't expect to a walk in the park production or bar wise. Shrines is a real statement record, a piece of art that demands real engagement. It features contributions from guests like Earl Sweatshirt, Quelle Chris, R.A.P. Ferreira, Moor Mother, KeiyaA, Pink Siifu, and Akai Solo, as well as production from Earl Sweatshirt, Kenny Segal, Navy Blu, Steel Tipped Dove, Messiah Muzik, and Fog mastermind Andrew Broder.
Mixed & Mastered by Willie Green @ The Greenhouse
Executive Produced by Armand Hammer & Willie Green.
Assistant Engineer Tevin Prince.
Photography by Philippe Van Wolputte
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60 East - Sleep Talk Ft. A-F-R-O (Produced By: Curtiss King Beats) [Official Music Video]

Southern California Artist and Founder of the Happiness of Pursuit Festival, 60 East returns with the 2nd Music Video off his recent release, The Freeway Series: Traffic Jam. The EP is Produced in its entirety by Curtiss King Beats, whose credits also include Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, MURS and many more. "Sleep Talk" features the young and talented A-F-R-O, who jumped on the scene a few years back after winning a contest hosted by R.A.The Rugged Man and has now become a Hip Hop staple, touring the world and being seen on shows like Jimmy Fallon, Queen Latifah and VH1's show The Breaks.

Written By: 60 East & A-F-R-O

Beats By: Curtiss King Beats

Recorded & Mixed By: Phil The Pain

Mastered By: Ital Santos Music

Video By: Wackoe Films

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VIDEO: San Quinn - Go Rude (Produced by Monk HTS)

San Francisco Hip Hop staple San Quinn drops new visuals for "Go Rude" (directed by Kolepa) Off the upcoming "Smell My Roses Volume 1" album coming soon. Quinn, responsible for the most Hip Hop features bar coded in 2006 (350 records by the time he was 21) has steadliy grew his fanbase since the early ninties and is regarded as one of the most consistent Lyricist/artist to represent SF culture. "Smell My Roses Volume 1" is Quinn's 16th solo effort, the lead single/video "Go Rude" follows Quinn through a cinematic heist which leads to a meeting with the Bosslady played by La Dona. Keep your eyes open for some cameo's, a couple being San Francisco MC Rich Rocka (formerly Ya Boy) and the producer of "Go Rude" Monk HTS (Equipto, Professa Gabel). Check this and more releases from Audio Vandals at https://audiovandals.bandcamp.com follow them on IG: @audio_vandals @sanquinn415 @monk_hts @Kolepa

Oaklandish X Marketing Kings- The Mekanix Interview with Host Tyranny Allen

Tyranny Allen sits down with production team and Oakland institution Tweed "Tha Great" and Dotrix 4000 of The Mekanix (J. Stalin, Shady Nate, Yukmouth to name a few) for an in-depth interview detailing their production come-up, advice for new producers, digital music distribution, production techniques and more. The Mekanix are responsible for 4-6 million records sold under their production belts. Filmed in the Downtown Oakland Oaklandish Flagship store and sponsored by Marketing Kings and Oaklandish. Follow them: IG @TheMekanix @Marketing_kings @Oaklandish

VIDEO: Evidence - Unlearning

New visuals from 1/3 Dilated Peoples Evidence, aka Mr.Slow Flow, The Weatherman. "Unlearning" Produced By Graymatter/ mixed by frequent collaborator Eddie Sancho (Gangstarr, Jay-Z, Blackmoon), gives the viewer a peak into Ev's personal surroundings and his recording process. "Unlearning" is his first solo release since his critically acclaimed 2018 album, Weather Or Not. Watching Evidence grow since Dilated's early breakout single "Work the Angles" has been a inspiration and a lesson in artist evolution. One of illest to control the Microphone & production, Evidence seems to get more comfortable in his skin with each new offering. There's no sign of "Unlearning" being part of a more grand scheme i.e. album, so vibe to this until further notice, CA all Day.