Big K.R.I.T. - Mt. Olympus

I don't know who pissed K.R.I.T. off but thank you.

Mt. Olympus, produced by K.R.I.T. as well, is the first single off of his upcoming album Cadillactica.

BTW, it's nice to see K.R.I.T. return to active duty.


Late last year Jerome Baker III and his partner in production, YOMIMBI, teamed up to bring DC and the world beyond some new club/house/ you could groove to. Their first release was dope (still is) and now they've finally let loose the entire EP.

I'm sure this is just a case of coincidence, but the EP is entitled Extended Play. According to the producers, the music "serves as an introduction to [the duo's] the various production styles" by incorporating a mix of "80's new wave, dance, deep house to the more tropical stylings of moombahton."

So without further hesitation, put your groove shoes on and check out Extended Play.

Both artists are influenced by music of today and yesteryear. They strive to create songs that appeal to all people and will leave no stone (or sound) unturned. Being able to showcase a diverse production ability was central in the creation and release of this EP - letting fans and fellow musicians alike know that this wasn’t anything trendy or expected to hear.

Beyond Soundcloud, you can also download Extended Play here.


Rome Cee - Earthside

After dropping a series of loosies over the last couple of months, Rome Cee dropped his newest project Earthside earlier today.

Earthside is an album that seeks to connect with the real or grounded side of people worldwide. In this body of work, Rome reaches back to his deep roots and experiences in the street and in life and inserts them within the 20 tracks listed. This album features appearances from Baltimore rappers Rickie Jacobs, Ellis and many more. In addition, the album shines light on up and coming producers, R Play, August Flight Gordon and Panama Canal. All of which makes Earthside a classic for listeners for many years to come.

Earthside features 20 tracks broken into "A- and B-sides." The A-Side features all new material from the Baltimore MC. The B-side features the aforementioned loosies and other freestyles. For those of you familiar with Rome, you'll find this project on par with what you'd expect. At the same time, the project also features a few unexpected joints that showcase Rome's expanding artistry.

Earthside is available to stream and download via AudioMack and Bandcamp. Check it out now!


Surprise Party DC: The Return

Just so you know, Jabari and Kev Storey are bringing Surprise Party back to DC next Friday. And my man Jerome Baker 3rd will be back on the decks.

Just so you don't forget the last time.

Cop your early bird tickets here. They're $10, folks!!

Then, comeback and Keep Going to check out Jabari's new podcast Words with Friends. The first episode features none other than the man, the myth, the legend, Modi.


New Music: KingPen Slim - She Loves Me

As he mentioned when I reached out to him a couple months ago, KingPen Slim is back with new music. Instead of dropping one song, he took it back to the cassette single days and dropped an A-side/B-side-like one, two combo on us instead.

She Love Me features Slim talking through the ups and downs of relationships while Show Must Go On finds the D.C. native speaking on the same subject, only this time in the context of pursuing his dreams. Both joints were produced by Mark Henry, who happens to be on a tear right now if you haven't been paying attention.

Show Must Go On

ATM ft Tabi Bonney - Sleep Walkin'

As much as I should be talking about ATM and the fact that Sleep Walkin' is the second leak from his upcoming Friday at the Currency Exchange mixtape, I'd much rather talk about Sleep Walkin's featured artist, Tabi Bonney. I noticed that he'd been relatively quiet as of late, both in music and on Twitter. So this feature came through at the perfect time as it's always dope to her the SoCal transplant do what he does best.

So without wasting more of your time, check out ATM's Sleep Walkin' featuring Tabi Bonney. Then, Keep Going for to re-live Yesterday's Sativa

Sleep Walkin' was produced by Sen Beatz.


MoRuf - Buckle Up

Life is about choices. Some choices are easy because they take little thought and require little to no energy to make. Others, as Treach famously once said, "well, that's not that simple." In Treach's situation, the question of choice focused on the proactive boundaries of O.P.P.

In the case of Buckle Up, Jersey's MoRuf is stuck trying to figure out the more serious topic of love. Specifically, the love for his lady and his love for music. As is the case with many difficult situations, both choices are the right ones. But that doesn't mean both are options that can live in harmony. So what's a man and artist to do? Check out his new video to see how it all plays out.

Buckle Up was directed by Street Etiquette and is featured on MoRuf's Shades of Moo. After you download the project, head over to his site for a breakdown of the inspiration and motivation behind Shades. If you're hip, you'll figure out a piece of the answer before you get there.

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