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Dex Amora: "rooibos tea '17" (prod. by m a n n y)


Dex Amora: "rooibos tea '17" (prod. by m a n n y)

Seattle emcee Dex Amora reminds his fans that he hasn't gone anywhere in "rooibos tea '17". The chill lo-fi production, allows us to keep up with Dex as he flows effortlessly on this beat from m a n n y. I feel like Dex is giving us an update on his life while continuing to display lyrical prowess. For now we don't have any announcement of a project, but this joint should keep you at bay.

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Vitamin Cea : "Vibe Therapy"


After making a strong first impression on "#CoppinCea", Vitamin Cea is back once again. While the former found her in a more playful state dropping bars without a specific topic, "Vibe Therapy" provides more insight into Cea as a person. On the track she reminisces on life as a young woman growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. To bring things full circle she speaks on her current experiences as a student at Jackson State University. The way her upbringing has influenced her train of thought is on full display with this single. Be sure to check it out and prepare yourself for Vitamin Cea's debut project "JoyFull Noise" which is set to arrive in March.

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Conscious: "Oh Well" feat. Karly


Conscious: "Oh Well" feat. Karly

New York emcee Conscious brought some Valentine's Day vibes to end the month with. "Oh Well" is for us heartbroken peoples who tried to make it work despite the others reluctance. Conscious brings along Karly to sing a hook to really drive the point home. You can here a myriad of influences from the diverse Conscious.

Check the track below and if you like what you hear keep it locked here because we'll be dropping more singles from Conscious in the upcoming months. A step further if you want to support Conscious you can check an exclusive track called "Fuel" and vote for the heater he created there.

Oh Well Ft. Karly by Conscious

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Two-Week Review (Feb. 12th - Feb. 26th) by @pauldickerson18 and @MILFENCE

A lot of people get paid every two weeks. Now you get Dead End Hip Hop's "Two-Week Review," the column where some of your favorite DEHH writers get together to talk about who picked up wins and losses these past couple of weeks in the hip hop universe. Imagine that. And what's even better-this is the first one in the series. So let's get started...

Biggest Winners
Paul: The obvious choice has got to be Chance. There's no question how big 2016 was for him. Even the Grammys got this right. The beloved rapper bagged three Grammys and was nominated for several more, especially if you include the songs from The Life of Pablo that he contributed on. With so much social and political tension in our world right now, we need Chance's spirit. Chance is just an inspiring dude who makes genuinely feel-good music and he deserves all of the praise he's getting. You really think anyone came close to what Chance accomplished, Jake?

Jake: Here's my winner: I definitely agree that Chance picked up a dub this past week at the Grammys. My winner this week is also Grammy-related. A Tribe Called Quest killed it with their performance on Sunday making a huge political statement. Therefore, I gotta give em the W. It was a huge statement for hip-hop and a good showcasing of why Tribe is one of the greatest hip-hop groups to ever touch a mic. I also gotta give a shoutout to Anderson .Paak, he also performed with Tribe and, like Tribe, slayed his performance.

P: Can't go wrong there either. I think you and I would both agree that .Paak had more of a breakout year last year than Chance, who was more established at that point. Also, is there a more exciting drummer in hip hop ever than .Paak is already? Shout out to Questlove too. And Tribe was good at the awards, obviously. They were inspired.  

J: Both definitely broke out. But I actually think I would give the edge to Chance, just for fact that he made such a splash in the mainstream. And the fact that he made free music Grammy eligible.

P: Chance's ascent to the mainstream has been groundbreaking, but I'm not sure what door it opens exactly. Chance capitalized on an opportunistic time in hip hop. He's been a fairly accessible indie artist with colossal talent for pretty much this entire decade. All of his projects before Coloring Book were also free. And who is even buying albums anymore? It was the perfect risk to take.

J: I feel you. For me, it was just nice to see an independent artist get so much acclaim in the mainstream. But his music was already very accessible for sure.

P: Ready to assign some Ls?

Biggest Ls
J: My biggest L of the week has to go to Desiigner for that awful single he put out, "Outlet". Dude has been taking L's since he dropped New English, it's only a matter of time before he's a distant memory

P: I haven't listened to it and probably won't. It's funny how people get so upset at guys like Desiigner or Yachty or Uzi. These kinds of trendy rappers never last more than a year. Speaking of trendy rappers, my biggest L of the week has to go to any and all Future haters out there in the wake of one of Future's patented shooting binges. It's fair to criticize Future for being repetitive. It's fair to say that maybe we don't want to hear the R&B stuff. But you can't stop this man. He's good for at least a handful of bangers on every project he's released in the post-Honest era (and even Honest had a couple). It may not seem apparent, but Future is building something here. Yes, when Future drops three projects in what feels like a week, there are plenty of misses to go along with the hits, but over time those bangers do add up. Imagine the playlist or the live show where you get to hear thirty of Future's most fire songs. Future is smarter than you think. Some people need to stop complaining on Twitter.

J: I 100% agree with you. There's a time and place for Future. He makes music for a particular type of vibe (hedonistic/ignorant). Obviously if that's not your type of vibe, then Future's music most likely isn't for you. I think hip-hop "elitists" get a little carried away with all the anti-mumble rap jargon. It's not like anyone takes artists who are "mumble rappers", seriously. They make bangers and aren't even trying to be lyrical in the first place. However, the reason I don't like Desiigner is because he executes the vibe he's going for poorly. He is merely a copycat of those who perfected that particular sub-genre of hip-hop (ex. Future). Not only is he a copycat, but he isn't even good at making a good banger (I'll give him Panda but that got old real quick).

P: There's a reason Future has stayed relevant this long. It even took me a while to recognize it. Same people hating on Future are the ones drunk in the club singing along to "March Madness." There must be a meme for that. I suppose I could've awarded an L to Nicki Minaj too for this past week. If only I cared enough.

J: Yeah I respect Remy Ma for coming through with a decent diss track, but yeah, at the end of the day, it's a Nicki Minaj beef so we'll see what happens

P: Something with Nicki's signature brand of zaniness. That's for sure.



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LISTEN: Rah Zen "Change"


LISTEN: Rah Zen "Change"

Boston producer Rah Zen is getting set to release his album Midnight Satori in the spring. A bit of a ways away from the release Zen decided to drop a loosie a couple weeks ago called "Change". It samples an interview from Gil Scott-Heron and Zen himself said that this beat is a response to all the terror our world and country is facing right now. This sound stems from his late grandmother who fought for women's and civil rights.

Off kilter and heavy on sampling, Rah Zen is here to set your monday morning right, keep it locked for more #EarlyMorning & #LateNightBeats.

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Boston Hip-Hop mainstay Lucky Dice has been a force in his hometown's scene for more than two decades, dropping a slew of notable mixtapes, singles, and guest features. And with M.O.S.A. (Memoirs of a Starving Artist), he channels his experience and discerning talents into a passionately crafted project that serves as his proper debut album.

Fans got a taste of the record in the first half of 2016, when Dice dropped his fantastic street single, "The Underground," featuring Chi Knox and frequent collaborator REKS. From there, the rap community was waiting on what was next while the emcee continued toiling away and perfecting M.O.S.A. The arrival of this winter's raw and honest "Memoirs" revealed that Dice was ready to bring his album to the masses-and yes, it's finally here.

The end result is an early contender for one of the year's best rap releases, because Dice weaves a gripping tale across these 11 tracks. Beyond "The Underground" and "Memoirs," other instant standouts include the mafioso raps of "No Message" featuring Phinelia, the shuffling one-two step of "No Time," and the uplifting journal scriptures of "Better Life."

As Dice raps on hard-hitting banger "What You Do It For," dude has "been rappin' for a minute, 20 years plus a little mo'"-and it shows. This is an artist with a clear vision who's eager to share his message, and the world is definitely ready to listen. Like music blog Ohestee wrote about "Memoirs": "All you hip-hop lovers are gonna vibe hard to this one."

M.O.S.A. (Memoirs of a Starving Artist) is now available through all major digital retailers and streaming outlets via Beantown Bullies.

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Notion : "Holdin' Hands"


Notion has come a long way since his debut EP "Pride On My Cufflinks" back in 2013.

The Australian born, Toronto based MC, producer and engineer has been practically living in the studio, putting his plethora of skills to work on releases for his label The Movement Fam along with a constant string of clients across the globe.His main focus over the past couple of years has been his long-awaited debut LP "Heart On My Sleeve", a well-crafted follow-up to his EP both in name and sound.Initially released in late 2015 as a teaser, lead single, "Holdin' Hands" grabs you as soon as the snare hits with its heart-wrenching sample and Notion's personal, introspective lyrics where he tracks his musical journey and professes his gratitude for his fam and his supporters. Crafted by production team DiazSima based out of Budapest, Hungary, the slick video - expertly shot + chopped by King Richard and tirelessly directed + produced by Andrew Cameron - sees Notion deliver his passionate lyrics alongside his brother Cee with support from the 701 Squad b-boy crew.

"Heart On My Sleeve" is slated for Q2 2017, and features production from Remot, KidEight, Durban Poison and Clarity with the vast majority coming from Notion himself. With heavyweight guests Skyzoo, Canadian Hip Hop pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes, Ghettosocks, D-Shade, Cee and Jonathan Emile, the LP will most certainly cement Notion as a mainstay in the North American Hip Hop landscape.

Stream "Holdin' Hands" on SoundCloud, and keep an eye out for the single in all your favourite digital stores, including Spotify.

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Kalonji LAW$: "Trust" featuring Bones Baybee


Kalonji LAW$: "Trust" featuring Bones Baybee

Kalonji LAW$, member of the larger Brooklyn collective, NYC LAW$, has released a new track off his upcoming debut project titled SPED X. The track features Bones Baybee. It's a bubbly, fun track that strays far from his usual boom-bap sound. Regardless it's cool step in a different direction and ultimately makes for a pretty entertaining listen. Peep the video below.

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Rob Viktum: "Shoot the Messenger" (Album Stream)


Rob Viktum: "Shoot the Messenger" (Album Stream)

Veteran producer Rob Viktum has produced for some of your favorite artists. From Brother Ali to the collaboration EP between Rob and Don Will called "Aight New Drink". But what happens when you take all the work you've done and the artists you've worked with and bring them on your project? Enter "Shoot the Messenger" a genuine return to the producer album. Produced entirely by Rob Viktum himself we get 15 tracks of raw, grimy hip-hop featuring a slew of names. Blueprint, Krum, Copywrite and even Brother Ali drops a verse.

This isn't a project you want to sleep on, we actually premiered the title track right HERE. Below you can peep the entire stream and keep it locked here because we'll be interviewing Rob Viktum and reviewing "Shoot the Messenger" soon.

Shoot The Messenger by Rob Viktum

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Lexa Terrestrial : "Suicide"


Pittsburgh Rap and Singing Recording Artist, Lexa Terrestrial releases her new single "Suicide", which she shares her struggle with deep mental health concerns in hopes to inspire others struggling to fight through. This self-disclosed NERD, SINGER AND RAPPER is ready to share her gift with the world.

Check it out now.

Purchase the single here:
Suicide (Spotify)

Follow Lexaterrestrial:
Twitter // Instagram: @LexaTerrestrial

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