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Get “Hypnotized” By Red Oak Lane’s Debut Single

December 18, 2014

Red Oak Lane

One of the best things about Museache, other than being able to listen music, is the ability to see artistic growth and progression. This holds true with New Brunswick’s Red Oak Lane, a pop funk inspired band spearheaded by the lead singer, Chris Yacone. I’ve been waiting to share Red Oak Lane’s recorded work since “Pop Medley” released earlier this year. “Hypnotized” serves as the perfect intro to those of you who haven’t heard their sounds before. Chris Yacone voice is one a kind and with the layers from his band, it comes together in perfect harmony. I have a few bold predictions for Red Oak Lane, but I’ll hold off until the new year. You can take a listen to “Hypnotized” below and be on the look out for their debut album in 2015.

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L.atasha A.lcindor – “Go Off (A Prelude To (R)evolution)”

December 16, 2014

Latasha Alcindor L.atasha A.Lcindor (or simply L.A.), is a brooklyn femcee who got on Museache’s radar earlier in the year with her video for MOMA and then again in the summer with her energetic performance at the Brooklyn Renaissance festival. With no signs of letting up, L.A releases the “Go Off” which seems like a direct influence over the recent protests. She seems more grittier than ever with a deeper message that sinks in deeper and deeper with each line.

“I’m talkin if you gang affiliated you need to protect your block/ I’m not talking about them niggas/ I’m talking about a cop watch/ We gotta go off”.

Don’t allow the jazz boom bap influenced beat by Bmbu fool you into not thinking. Pay attention to the lyrics and understand that this message is from the heart. Once you’re finished check out Cyphers League’s Collection II compilation with features more tracks from L.A. and other talented underground MCs.

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Cypher League – “Collection II” (Compilation)

December 16, 2014

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Collection II cohesively blends retro hip-hop elements with new wave sounds and techniques.

Cypher League recently released Collection II, a 10-track DIY project showcasing a range of the underground’s most talented MCs. The compilation features tracks from a few Brooklyn representers such as Madwiz, Amani Fela, and L.atasha A.lcindor. Cypher League also got a track from Maryland bred CRASHprez. The tape also features “Ebola” no not the virus , by the raw Brownsville rapper I.O.D. Collection II is an interesting look at the growing music scene that seems to despise the radio and creates music for the sake of art. After a thorough listen, my favorite songs includes “Infinite”, “God MC”, and “Bake My Cake”. Stream the full project after the jump and be sure to give my favorite tracks some spins as well.

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ZHU FT. GOLDLINK – “PARADISE AWAITS PART 2″

December 15, 2014

Zhu GoldlInk

By now Virginia rapper GoldLink probably doesn’t need an introduction, but if you’re still unfamiliar with the versatile emcee check out our interview from last summer. Zhu, is a LA based DJ that stirred up the internet earlier this year with his dance remix Moves Like Ms Jackson. Zhu’s “Paradise Awaits” was originally an uptempo electronic dance song, but Part 2 carries a more minimal production allowing for GoldLink to go to work. Give it a listen below and see how both worlds collide.

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Rakeem Miles – Fresh Pack

December 15, 2014

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With the new year on the horizon, Rakeem Miles unravels a fresh and introspective piece while getting us ready for what’s to come. His mind is racing as he reflects on the past, present, and shares his foresight on the future. The combo of bsd.u’s production and lyrical overlay of Miles is a beast to be reckoned with. It feels like the OG tribe have some exciting things coming up in 2015.

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Via Rosa – “Songs From A Cloud”

December 15, 2014

Via Rosa

Via Rosa (Picture from mishkanyc.com)


Via Rosa of THEMpeople, was probably born in the wrong generation, but I’m glad she remains true to her vintage soul. Songs From a Cloud, is Via’s third release of the year with her most recent being Cinderella “99. This project is compiled of lo-fi, soul songs that got lost in the SoundCloud over the past 2 years of releases. Via Rosa’s music sounds painfully honest yet artistically beautiful at the same. She breathes life over production from THEMpeople, FlyLo, J Dilla, Sani just to list a few notable names. Give the cloud’s lost files a listen below and be sure to acquaint yourself with Via Rosa’s past work as 2015 is bound to be an interesting year for the young songstress.