AMPlified – “Authenticity” [Album]

BattleCat protege Amplified has (quietly) released his beautiful debut album, “Authenticity”. It’s essentially G-Funk music par excellence. Real music. 13 mostly instrumental songs. Fine-tuned and sprinkled with a couple of West Coast big dogs on a hook or a verse: Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Kokane, Butch Cassidy, Mykestro, Focus…, Mr. Porter.
So go ahead and stream this amazing body of work below.
To top it all off, you can listen to and/or download the “leftover” EP, “Almost Authenticity”, (for free) as well:

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Jay Worthy & King Most – “Westside Party” [Video & EP]

LNDN DRGSJay Worthy delivers another quickstrike EP called “Westside Party”.

The breezy, soulful project was produced entirely by Bay Area producer/DJ King Most.

You’ve always enjoyed Snoop Dogg‘s early work? Then do yourself a favor and listen to this 4-track EP and watch the video for the title track below:

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LNDN DRGS – “Aktive” ft. YG Hootie [Video & Album]

Jay Worthy and Sean House aka LNDN DRGS revamp their fan-favorite debut “Aktive”.

The project was initially planned to come out under A$AP Yams‘ record label after he took the duo under his wing, but it ended up dropping for free on SoundCloud through Fool’s Gold. Now the duo has updated their 2015 album with 9 new songs, while making the deluxe version available across streaming services as well.

23 funk-infused tracks in total and with guest appearances from Krayzie Bone, G Perico, Polyester The Saint, Curren$y, Jay305, Freddie Gibbs and many more.
Artwork by Joe Cool, the artist behind the cover art of Snoop Doggs iconic debut album “Doggystyle”.

Check out the video for the title track and stream (or download the 2015 version of) the album below:

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Pete Rock – “Lost Sessions” [Instrumental Album]

This is a gem for all of you old-school hip-hop heads!

Living legend Pete Rock has released a new instrumental album with some almost forgotten and seemed to be lost beats of the legendary mid 90’s InI era.

Stream the 10 beats below and/or get the vinyl here.

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T-Pain & Lil Wayne – “T-Wayne” [EP]

This came rather unexpected:

Originally recorded and announced back in 2009, the T-Pain and Lil Wayne collaborative album was shelved due to Wayne‘s legal troubles.

Now, 8 years later, T-Pain has decided to take the matters into his own hands and finally released the collabo project.

Stream and/or download the 8-track EP for free (!) below:

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Ice-T & T.I. – “O.G. Original Gangster” & “Bring ‘Em Out” [Live]

As part of Jimmy Kimmel‘s Mashup Mondays series, Ice-T and T.I. joined forces to form Ice-T.I..
Ice-T  would perform his 1991 single “O.G. (Original Gangster)” over the instrumental to T.I.‘s 2004 hit “Bring ‘Em Out”, while TIP would do his song over Ice‘s instrumental.

Watch the amazing outcome below:

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Papoose – “Obituary 2016” [Single]

An obituary for all the legends that we’ve lost in the past year.

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Snoop Dogg – “Tha Doggfather: The Samples (20th Anniversary)” [Mix]

His SoundCloud description sums it up perfectly:

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Tha Doggfather, Snoop aka DJ Snoopadelic put together a mix of all the samples used to make the album (tracklist at the bottom).

November 12, 2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of Snoop Dogg‘s iconic second studio album Tha Doggfather. In honor of this date, Snoop has created an enticing mixtape of the samples used on Tha Doggfather, including personal commentary about each song.

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A-Trak – “Music Heals” [Mix]

Fool’s Gold mastermind, producer/DJ A-Trak drops a new mix to cure your post-election day blues, mainly consisting of soul and funk records.

“Nov 9, 2016. Day after the election. Music helps me process these emotions. Hope it does the same for you.”

Check out his 30 minute “Music Heals mix” here:

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