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Sep 19

Lyrics Born just released his 10th album featuring collaborations with Aloe Blacc, Del, Galactic & Kelly Finnigan, Gift of Gab,  Chali 2na and Joyo Velarde.  LB and his band are currently out on the road in support of the release. You can find the new album on his PledgeMusic site , which also has a lot of rarities and fun opportunities.

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Jun 29

This week Soul Assassins & Rappcats have been previewing songs from the new DJ MUGGS & MF DOOM project MUGGS X DOOM.  The first single is “Death Wish” (vid above) which also features Freddie Gibbs.

“Assassination Day” features Kool G. Rap.  Packages available at Soul Assassins.

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Jun 15

RIPNDIP is hosting an ice cream party this weekend at 826 Mateo St, Los Angeles with special guest Rico Nasty.  RSVP at ripndipicecream.com


Incidentally, Rico Nasty just dropped some new music…

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May 18

A message from Aesop Rock –

“Here is something new – KLUTZ. Occasionally song structure eludes me and it feels good. No problem-solving or pesky hit chorus, just rambling. Klutz is such a moment. I had started a couple things to this beat before sacrificing it to the gods of not-shutting-up, but this seemed a fitting fate. I hope you enjoy it. My longtime video collaborator, Rob Shaw, helped visualize my long-windedness, and I’m excited to have Steve Espo Powers gracing the artwork for the release. Lyrics below. Thank you.”

“Klutz” is available to purchase/stream now: https://rse.lnk.to/klutz

Lyrics – Can’t motherfuck a motherfucker, from the underfunded Klutz who never undercut the butcher, The pick-a-booger-at-your-wake is bumping “I’m your pusher” also at your wake, Juvenile Intruders at the gate, brooding over waking history that bubbles from the blinking 12s of VCRs and Microwaves, like time machines for shrinking elders, rifling through their recipe, carrots, onions, celery, what unique amalgam of piss and repugnant energy spun him out of the 70s, to b-line for dessert? Fire-eater trying to keep it on the green side of the dirt, this is tea-time with the worst, geriatrics on decline of berserk, back in my day we were 3x more alert, now I go through my old clothing trying to find nostalgic threads to sell, walk away feeling like I should have never dressed myself, sincerely I was never on the cutting edge, my hand was on the hilt, you’re free to build with the other end, shriek into the vacuum If in spite of your accomplishments, you wake up feeling empty like Houdini’s grave probably is, volley with the quintessential digital-ager, Im offended by everything, my opinions comes in manger, oh boy, depreciating since they drove me off the lot, still into ghost stories and pot and the classic coconut bra, procedural crime drama shows with holes in the plot, and reminding clones there’s more to coping than a nose full of snot, ah, old pros throw ‘bows to the 808, you couldn’t throw a rope over a baby gate, bishop to queen 4 in damn Daniels under ram skulls, plan for cloudy with a chance of anvils, fever dreams of padded cells and jagged pills in frozen pipes, socialites from pageant hell with plastic smells and robot eyes, I’m hoping you all grow into the sentience you assume, as your moment of self-reflection is a moment for me too, look, with the steel chair, sure to serve the veal rare, brush up your evasion and basic tactical field care, I was on that constant futile rage before the internet, I been ignored for longer than you’ve been interested, the posse promise you nobody feels threatened by a scarecrow covered in crows who feel welcomed, that’s like hellions thinking hell is just ok but needs some polish, It helps to know intimidation’s all about the optics, come duck a bounty, it’s a hoot, Suffolk County it’s a zoo, puppy chow and bitches brew, it’s not exactly chicken soup, it’s heavy-lifters lifting, it’s ginseng on his whistling, it’s we don’t find the flippancy convincing, 2 for flinching, older yeller, never knew a no-kill shelter in his doggie days, now I draw my neighbors over Kouign-amanns and coffee stains, a walled and whirling urchin, more observant than audacious, I document the great unwashed and curse in Lithuanian, for a gallery of grifters channeling Sid’s action figures grafted with his little sister’s after markers glue and scissors, it’s trippy, the truth and fiction moving to a center, maybe it’s weirder they’ve never been photographed together, sometimes the stomach disappears from under a retreating lens, and patterns of a need to please abusive folk reveal themselves, I’m peeling back the layers, I’m sneaking past the lasers, I’m a lover, I’m a fighter, I’m a seed to blackened acres, the dogs I think are following me home are out to kill me, your music makes a motherfucker wanna move to Elm Street, rejection of the spirit by the body at your service, if you mess-up every friendship come get swept up in the current, here, wheels fall off of cars when they see him, seas part, green trees march out of Eden, I’m known to eat the heart and keep the archery uneven, are you starting to be part of the kinesis?

 

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Apr 18

Del + Amp Live are dropping a new project called Gate 13  on 4/20.

Hop over to their page to check out exclusive packages.

Upcoming Shows:

4/20 – Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA – Tickets
4/21 – The Stonehouse – Nevada City, CA – Tickets
5/4 – Cervantes – Denver, CO – Tickets
5/5 – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO – Tickets
5/24 – Los Gatos BAR & GRIlL – Los Gatos, CA – Tickets
5/25 – Cali Roots After Party – Monterey, CA – Tickets

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Mar 07

New Sade song produced by No I.D.  From the upcoming, A Wrinkle in Time movie, directed by Ava DuVernay.  She wrote on Twitter, “I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway. She was kind + giving. A goddess.”  Indeed. 

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Nov 01

‘Hot Dogs’ is a audio/video project celebrating the tangents of a delirious brain over the course of a late-night skate to the store.” –Aesop Rock

The song was written and produced by Aesop Rock. The video was shot and edited by Kurt Hayashi, and features the skateboarding of Jake Gascoyne. All 3 collaborated conceptually to bring “Hot Dogs” to the screen. The digital version of “Hot Dogs” is available now. You can also pre-order the limited 7” vinyl version (500 copies) which features both the song and the instrumental, as well as art/design by Jake Gascoyne. 100% of the proceeds from “Hot Dogs” digital sales and streaming, and all vinyl pre-orders now thru Nov 23rd, will all be donated to http://www.grindforlife.org/ – A charity started by skateboarder Mike Rogers after his second battle with sarcoma cancer. The organization’s mission is to provide financial support to patients and families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. More info can be found on their website.

Song Credits: Written and produced by Aesop Rock
Synthesizer by Grimace Federation
Mixed by Joey Raia
Mastered by Joe LaPorta
Video Credits: Shot and edited by Kurt Hayashi
Skateboarding of Jake Gascoyne
Animation by Franky Martin

“Hot Dogs” is available to purchase/stream now: https://rse.lnk.to/hotdogs 100% of the proceeds from “Hot Dogs” digital sales and streaming, and all vinyl pre-orders, now thru Nov 23rd, will all be donated to http://www.grindforlife.org/. More info below.

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Sep 08

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik are back as The Perceptionists.  They just dropped a new video for the song “Dirty Drumz” from the full length, Resolution.

 

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik team up again for

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Aug 11

Lice is back with a brand new invention: Triple Fat Lice. Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman once again join forces for this 100% FREE digital EP brought to you by Rhymesayers Entertainment and Stones Throw Records. Artwork by Jeremy Fish Artwork.

Bandcamp – http://bit.ly/Lice3BC
Soundcloud – http://bit.ly/Lice3SC
YouTube – http://bit.ly/Lice3YT See More

In addition – the limited VINYL version of Triple Fat Lice is available to pre-order NOW

Fifth Element: http://bit.ly/Lice3FE
Stones Throw: http://bit.ly/Lice3ST

Should you feel inspired to cough up some dough after receiving the gift of digital song free of charge, here are some places we’ve mentioned in the past that could use your help-
https://www.gofundme.com/helpkidscatchfish
https://skateistan.org
https://www.cityharvest.org
https://www.prepforprep.org

Peace,
Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman

 

 

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Aug 07

Adult Swim is releasing some new DOOM tracks in a series they are calling The Missing Notebook Rhymes.  15 new joints from  will be released once a week.  Check the first track, “Notebook 00 – Negus,” featuring Sean Price.   The track will be  on Price’s eagerly awaited posthumous album Imperious Rex.

via The Fader and @talkinsoul

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