Kabul Fire pres. “20Gs” [Instrumental Compilation]

Why rioting when you can make a strong statement through the power of music?

That’s what Hamburg producer Farhot decided to do.
Released on the G20 summit weekend, this beat compilation called “20 Gs (No Borders)” hosts 20 of Germany’s finest producers.

All proceeds of this compilation will go to a charity foundation that is building a school in Kabul, Afghanistan (Farhot‘s birthplace).

And as if that wasn’t even enough, YOU also get a chance to win in a major way: Just buy the compilation, pick a beat, record over it and send the final song to 20gs@kabulfire.com. Deadline’s August 4th. The best song wins a proper digital release thru Farhot’s Kabul Fire imprint.

For all of you non-rappers, enjoy the instrumentals below:

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R.I.P. Prodigy of Mobb Deep

I don’t usually do these RIP posts, but this one really hit me hard… DAMN! Still can’t believe it…

It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep.
Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.

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Mr. Carmack & Djemba Djemba – “Rekindling” [EP]

Some of you may have seen the phrase “I stand with #StandingRock” posted your Facebook or Twitter. In case you don’t know, Standing Rock is the Sioux Native American reservation in North Dakota involved in protest against the planned Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Sioux and thousands of supporters have gathered in peaceful protest camps to block the build since the summer, and recent violent attacks on the camps have made headlines.

In support of the protests, producers Mr. Carmack and Djemba Djemba have put together a 9-track EP called “Rekindling”, and all proceeds will go to the #NoDAPL movement.

Listen (and download/support) below:

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YG – “FDT (Fu*k Donald Trump) Pt. 2” ft. G-Eazy & Macklemore [Video]

In view of the occasion…

 

Smoke DZA & Pete Rock – “Limitless” ft. Dave East [Single]

Another New York legend returns to the scene.
Pete Rock just announced his new collabo album, “Don’t Smoke Rock”, with Harlem spitter Smoke DZA.

For the first single, the duo taps one of the hottest newcomers and fellow Harlemite Dave East:

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KXNG Crooked – “Shoot Back (Dear Officer)” [Single]

In the light of recent events that went down across the states, KXNG Crooked (fka Crooked I) decided to let loose an intense track dedicated to anti-police brutality. Independent rap legend Tech N9ne joins Crooked by dropping a few words of wisdom towards the end of the song:

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RiFF RaFF – “Back From The Dead” ft. Skepta [Single] / “Balloween” [Mixtape]

“Back From The Dead” although Riff Raff never left (and even released a new album earlier this year). His new single features none other than UK Grime legend Skepta:

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NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) – “Get Bigger” & “Lyk Dis” [Singles]

Yes Lawd! Anderson .Paak is back, this time with frequent collaborator and beatsmith Knxwledge. After their smash singles “Link Up” and “Suede”, the duo returns with 2 new jams for your listening pleasure:

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Back For The 1st Time

Back up and running, fresher than ever. Welcome (back) to my blog where I’m gonna bring you the nicest jams and anthems, introduce new artists, producers and everything in between.
So take a ride with me – rolling down the blog…