Video: Dame Drummer - Get What You Gave

New art from Oakland by way of Cleveland's Dame Drummer. Dame continues to push the envelope and use his art to spark hard conversations. Peep the prep release: Get What You Gave Conceptualized, Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed and Mastered by: Dame Drummer Recorded at Zoolabs in Oakland, California Filmed and Directed by: NOBL Chief Lighting Technician/Gaffer: Benjamin Dennis This video was conducted as a social experiment to test the assumption that there needs to be a shift in thinking. A shift in power. A shift in mind body and spirit regarding racism in America and the rest of the free world. The song poses a real question that supersede the lyrics to the song. If you knew you were going to get what you gave would you still treat others the the way you do? Negatively or Positively: There is always a choice. "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." Desmond Tutu "The oppressed, having internalized the image of the oppressor and adopted his guidelines, are fearful of freedom." Paulo Freire This is the participants real-time reaction hearing "Get What You Gave" for the very first time. Follow him at https://www.instagram.com/damedrummer/ #DNA

Video: C Plus - 2 Left (Directed by Fat$)

916 staple C-Plus connects with producer Chase Moore (Smoke Dza, Royce 5'9, Sean Price) for a Summer Soul Banger "2 Left" Directed by Fat$, released via Above All Clothing Co. Fat$ compliments the soul sample backdrop with the vintage visuals. C-Plus has been consistent since DNA worked with him for the Drums & Ammo Vol.1 instrumental project HERE. It sounds like Barbara's Boy is prepping for a new album, stay tuned to DNA for release updates. Till then stay connected     IG: @Plusmoney @Chasemooremusic @EnvisionedbyFat @aboveall #DNA

 

Nipsey Hussle & DJ Premier | The Premier Hussle (Full Album)

Word on the street is that there was a DJ Premier/Nipsey Hussle collaboration in the works prior to Nipsey Hussle's untimely demise last month, this remix/reimagining might be your best option unless there are some tracks in the vault. The project "The Premier Hussle" presented by Altered Crates & DJ Tiger puts Neighborhood Nip and Premier into an alternate universe where the listener can almost believe the synergy is real. DJ Tiger blends some of Premier's lesser known tracks with Nipsey's acapella's for the ultimate dream collabo Marvel issue of "What If?". Peep it out.
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Video: Ill Camille: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

DNA got the word from Tajai (Souls of Mischief) during The Sway in the Morning Show (Shade 45) about Los Angeles MC III Camille. She's definitely representing her name to the fullest.
Here's a few words from Abby O'Neill, producer of The Tiny Desk series: 
Los Angeles rapper Ill Camille hooked me during my first trip through her sophomore album, Heirloom. Her lyrical prowess and storytelling were so moving, I immediately reached out to her on Instagram and asked if she would like to perform a Tiny Desk. "Please don't make me cry right now. Tiny Desk!?!? You don't understand. I've been praying on this", she replied. "This (message) made my year and my band is ready!" Ill Camille strays a bit from the hip-hop zeitgeist. She raps about love and family serving as the source of her strength, the importance of self-worth as a woman, and the necessity to nurture oneself from within. That core keeps her secure even when confronted by the despair of poverty and the difficult grind of a young artist. And you can hear all that front and center in her music. Her voice is like a cool drink on a summer's day: smooth, clear and replenishing. Her refreshing self-awareness and raw honesty are inherent in each song, pairing nicely with the jazzy, melodic rhythms provided by her close knit crew of musicians. The first two songs, "Spider's Jam" and "Live it Up," feature long time collaborators of Camille's, Iman Omari and drummer Greg Paul of Inglewood collective The Katalyst. Aneesa Strings, a bassist from the Bay Area, provided the low end foundation while also lending her rich vocals to "Fight On." Also, guesting on this song is fellow L.A. native and emcee Damani Nkosi, who's been rocking with Camille since her debut album, The Pre-Write. The four-song set concluded with the upbeat "Again," an ode to happiness and self-actualization.
Follow III Camille at https://www.instagram.com/illcamille/?hl=en

Video: Pharoahe Monch featuring Lil Fame - 24 Hours

Pharoahe Monch is celebrating his birthday in the best way possible—by bringing us a new song and video. The Mr. Complex-directed clip "24 Hours" finds Pharoahe teaming with M.O.P.'s Lil Fame to get their money from a Wall Street type who owes them big bucks. The song was produced by Monch, with additional production from DJ OGee and Parks Vallely. It is, Pharoahe explained, not part of a larger project. Instead, it's a thank you to his supporters. "'24 Hours' is a standalone song that’s not attached to any upcoming project and is my first independent release," Monch says of the video, premiering on Complex. "I produced both the record and the video, wanting to give my fans something hardcore on my birthday, as a show of my appreciation. With Lil Fame holding me down, I feel as if it will boost everyone’s endorphin levels 100 percent." Fame says that more collabs will be happening soon. "The video is insane, and me and Pharoahe got more shit on the way!" he tells us. Watch "24 Hours" above.

New Music from Producer Sideswipe "Fairlight Fairlady" EP

"Born in the Bay, posted in Philly" producer Sideswipe follows up his last project, "Goners," released earlier this year with his latest release "Fairlight Fairlady". Sideswipe stays in the realm of gritty, sample based instrumentals that carry with or without vocals. 5 instrumentals deep is enough to get caught in the grimey soundscapes. Download "Fairlight Fairlady" and other projects from Sidewipe at https://sideswipey.bandcamp.com

We'll keep you posted on Sideswipes moves, follow him IG: @sideswip.e