Southside, Chicago-raised Chris James has come a long way since teaching himself how to play the piano and learning how to read music. Last year, he crossed paths with Rich America and John Monopoly, the manager and talent scout who has previously worked with Kanye West, and No I.D. In the present, James is getting ready to release his upcoming album, “L.I.F.E., (Love Isn’t For Everyone)”. In its anticipation today, we have a single entitled “Love Hates Me” featuring Pusha T.
Fort Knox Five is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with a compilation filled with hip hop, reggae, funk, breakbeat, and electronic music remixes of Fort Knox Five music. With features from Rodney Hunter, A.Skillz & Krafty Kuts, Skeewiff, Dropped (Ursula 1000 & Dr. Luke), Deekline & Ed Solo, Kraak & Smaak, Mo’Horizons, BadboE, DJ Dan & Mike Balance and the Ancient Astronauts, this one will be a doozy. Check out one of the tracks that FKF is letting go for free below.
Daes & Times is the official debut album from the Boston bred rapper One Dae. After diving head first into New York’s battle scene of the late ‘90s, Dae made an instant splash after squaring off with Mos Def, landing him a write-up in The Source Magazine, titled “The Death of Battle Rap.” Since then, the fiery emcee has made Brooklyn his home and has toured the world over, making music under his terms, without compromise. Without further adieu, hit the jump for the album stream and buy-links…
Juakali released his second album, “Feathers Too Bright” via Foreign Familiar and here’s his first single, “Bad Mofo.” Fusing hip hop, reggae, electronica, and drum music wasn’t enough so Juakali added animal calls in this one.
He also released a free mixtape using the same name as the album, which you can listen to here.
Following up the release of his EP and a headlining tour, Active Child is releasing another remix of “Subtle (Ft. Mikky Ekko) by D33J.
If you aren’t familiar yet, D33J is a part of the Wedidit Collective alongside Ryan Hemsworth, Groundislava, Shlohmo and RL Grime. D33J just released a mix for Diplo & Friends which you can listen to below.