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Talk about music for the future. Recently I stumbled on a group of college freshmen who go by the name of Chiddy Bang. The Best way to describe their music is DOPE. A mixture of rock sounds, Techno/Dance, with great lyricism. If you like what you hear there is plenty more where that came from, so make your presence known!

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Chiddy Bang - Kids (feat MGMT)

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I’m not too familiar with this artist, but the production on it is by IllPoetic - who penned, and produced one of my favorite albums in recent memory. So needless to say I took a listen, and you should too.

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Zone (feat. Ill Poetic & Illogic) - Clap (Produced by Ill Poetic)

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XVThere’s just something about this dude that always draws me in. The same goes for his latest verse over Drakes’ Uptown. He’s an artist that I am truly looking forward to what he brings to the game down the line, but for now check this jawn!

DOWNLOAD:XV- Uptown freestyle

(apparently via 2dopeboyz, but really via his twitter)

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If you are a crate digger, like Mark, or just have a fine ear like myself then you may know the Bobby James track - Nautilus , YES! Ghostface - Daytona500 - which was also recently used on the Kid Daytona’s entire project. Dutch producer Nicolay of the Foreign Exchange gives us his take on the piece.

DOWNLOAD: Nicolay - Nautilus (remix)

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FF Cypher 5.9.09: Tanya Morgan x Kenn Starr x Oddisee from jben.ok on Vimeo.

In light of the release of their album Brooklynati today, a freestyle of sorts from the rap trio Tanya Morgan ( Von Pea, DonWill, Illyas). They are a true testament of how much technology has revolutionized the game, as they met online, and almost recorded a full album — Moonlighting without ever actually meeting in person. Purchase the album on Itunes today, support good music!

And just in case you were worried about not getting anything Free today. Illyas released this about a month ago, but its a nice preview of what’s to come.

I-el (Illyas)- The Prelude

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Many of you may recognize the name yU as 1/3 of the group Diamond District. They recently released a free EP entitled In the Ruff, but yU has decided to bless us with a few gems of his own on this dope mixtape entitled Before Taxes. The features go hard, and this is something I’ve listened to throughly and enjoyed as well. So check it out via Kenny Fresh/ Fresh Selects (who you may recognize as the dude who ruined Charles Hamiltons career)

DOWNLOAD: yU- Before Taxes

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Dom Kennedy

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Yes, his name is Dom & he’s a Kennedy, his rhymestyle make him one of the most unique artists out of Cali, and in the game period. His latest offering FutureStreet/DrugSounds may be an introduction for you, but stay tuned! For those who want the full catalog here is the first mixtape entitled 25th Hour

Track list/back cover after the jump

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This morning, I awoke to an email from Shawn promoting the second leak off of his newest mixtape IWG2: I Told You So, which is scheduled to be released on May 5th. Check The Single and a little video that will give you a bit more than I ever could in a small blurb!

DOWNLOAD: Shawn Chrystopher - Elroy Jetson
DOWNLOAD: Shawn Chrystopher - Lethal Weapon

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