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Posted by Nathan S. on 10/02/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Podcasts, This Week in Hype, SMKA
For the latest edition of the "This Week" do a special early edition dedicated to the upcoming A3C festival. And as always, I'll be giving away some free gear from IM King. See more...
Posted by Danielle Harling on 05/01/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, SMKA
Now that part one of SMKA's "The Hang Out" has hopefully been thoroughly enjoyed, the production crew have just released the second installment in their mixtape series.See more...
Posted by Danielle Harling on 03/27/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, SMKA
After letting loose a few leaks for our listening pleasure last week, Atlanta-based production crew SMKA have finally released the first part in their "The Hang Out" mixtape series. See more...
It doesn't happen often, but occasionally some really dope producers will open up their vaults and provide the masses with their production. Today is one of those "occasionally"s. See more...
For two years now the legendary Stankonia Studios has opened it's doors during the A3C Festival and invited in some of hip-hop's dopest rappers to come in to record. The result of that ridiculously dope open house is the new "Stankonia Sessions" mixtapSee more...
Posted by Danielle Harling on 09/20/12 |
Filed under Freddie Gibbs, SMKA
Freddie Gibbs and Krayzie Bone could rap along to the My Little Pony jingle and there's a good chance that whatever they're dropping would still be immensely dope.See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 03/29/12 |
Filed under Downloads, Aleon Craft, SMKA, J Nics
As I've written before, as a native Boston boy in many ways the story of my hip-hop adulthood is the story of discovering how much dope hip-hop is coming out of the South. Case in point, Miami's always gravel-voiced J NiCS, who drops one hell of a slow banger with new joint "Wired Up". Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 03/13/12 |
Filed under Downloads, Jarren Benton, Aleon Craft, SMKA
Maybe we should just all bang the fuck out of Jarren Benton's "Half Ounce, Quarter Pound". How about that? Another insane beat from SMKA plus a guest verse offering from Aleon Craft plus yet more lyrical schizophrenia from Benton equals some straight dopeness. Listen and download...See more...
If there's one thing rappers need, it's to stop making "I'm so high my eyes look Chinese" references. But if there's two things rappers need, it's beats that weren't made by their retarded cousin on Fruity Loops. Thankfully today we can now do you even better - how does eleven of production crew SMKA's best beats of 2011 sound? See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 11/30/11 |
Filed under Top Stories, Aleon Craft, SMKA, George Clinton
Most of us will never get the chance to work with our heroes, but for his upcoming album "Mothership: The Decatur Connection", hip-hop/funk artist Aleon Craft has joined forces with funk legend George Clinton.
In order to get the populace properly prepared, Aleon Craft offers up the Five Funkiest Moments from George Clinton that inspired him to pursue a life of musical funk.See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 08/31/11 |
Filed under Mixtapes, SMKA, Young Scolla
It's not always true that when two great things get together they make an ever greater thing (Knicks fans are nodding their heads right now) but in this case when Detroit representer, My City vet and dope rapper Young Scolla linked up with always dope production crew SMKA the result was, well, greatness. "Seconds Away" is what happens when you get people who simply really love hip-hop together. Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Danielle Harling on 07/21/11 |
Filed under Downloads, Aleon Craft, SMKA
Rather than treat himself to a pleasant evening at the strip club or a "Gotta Have It" size ice cream complete with waffle cone at Cold Stone Creamery, Atlanta rapper Aleon Craft instead treated himself to a new mixtape on his birthday (July 19). Aleon Craft delves into the indie rock world on his new mixtape, which is cleverly titled "Craft Singles." Listen and download...See more...
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