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[Download] Joey Bada$$ Drops Free New Mixtape, 'Summer Knights'

Joey Bada$$ took to Twitter on Monday morning to unveil his latest project, the Summer Knights mixtape. The mixtape includes tons of guest spots and producers, including Pro Era members and friends. Pro Era's Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution and Dirty Sanchez drop verses throughout. So do frequent collaborators Chuck Strangers, who also help out with production. Lee Bannon, Oddisee, The Alchemist, DJ Premier and more were also tapped for production, leading to a solid 17-track album. This is definitely a big step up for Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era. Download and stream Summer Knights via Joey's tweet, and check out his new video for "95 Til Infinity" below.

[Download] Check Out a Free Mixtape Featuring the Samples from Kanye West's 'Yeezus'

For those who haven't heard Kanye West's new album Yeezus, stop what you're doing right now and listen to it. Yeah, you might hate, or you might love it. Either way, it's a definitive moment in his career, an anti-pop album from a very mainstream artist. Amidst all the craziness that is Yeezus are a slew of samples, from TNGHT to Snoop Dogg to Marilyn Manson and many more. The folks at Babylon Cartel have been kind enough to compile every song Yeezy sampled into a free 55-minute mixtape. Stream or download it below.

To all the unaware people out there, Kanye's Yeezus officially released today.

Yeezus: The Samples:
01. Intro ( Prod By Gianni Lee )
02. Holy Name of Mary Choral Family – He’ll Give Us What We Really Need (On Sight)
03. Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People (Black Skinhead)
04. Capleton – Forward Inna Dem Clothes (I Am A God)
05. Omega, Omega – Gyöngyhajú lány (New Slaves)
06. Rahul Dev Burman, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey – Are Zindagi Hai Khel (I Am A God)
07. Kenny Lattimore – Lately (I’m In It)
08. Nina Simone – Strange Fruit (Blood On The Leaves)
09. TNGHT – R U Ready (Blood On The Leaves)
10. Snoop Dogg – Down 4 My N’s – (Blood On The Leaves)
11. Lords Of The Underground – Chief Rocka (Guilt Trip)
12. Pusha T ft Popcann Travis Scott – Blocka (Guilt Trip)
13. Beenie Man – Memories (Send It Up)
14. Wee – Aeroplane (Reprise) (Bound 2)
16. Ponderosa Twins Plus One – Bound (Bound 2)
16. Brenda Lee – Sweet Nothin (Bound 2)

[$FREE.99] Mike Mictlan (of Doomtree) - 'SNAXXX'

It's always awesome to be a Doomtree fan! Especially this year with the multiple releases that the crew has put out like Lazerbeak's Lava Bangers, the Doomtree crew album No Kings, Paper Tiger's Summer EP and free Beat Tape and the upcoming album from P.O.S. We Don't Even Live Here, it's hard not be excited and supportive of one of hip hop's best if not THE BEST collective there is out there. Why do you think they are called "Team The Best Team"?

In addition to all the releases I listed above, we get another album from Doomtree member, Z3R0K00L himself Mike Mictlan titled SNAXXX. The album is the first solo release from Mike since his collaborative record with Doomtree producer Lazerbeak, Hand Over Fist. However, unlike most of Doomtree's releases, Mictlan's SNAXXX features one cut of Doomtree production by Paper Tiger while the majority of the album is produced by newcomer 2% Muck (Tha Clerb, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog) and also features some of the midwest's up and coming rappers such as Lizzo, Greg Grease, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog and Freez but also features Doomtree partner-in-crime P.O.S. for 2 tracks on the album.

It's a bit of change of the normal formula that we are used to from members of the crew but it's still a dope record nonetheless. You can stream the album below and then head to group's bandcamp site to download the record for free or by naming your own price if you wish to show support. WHICH YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DO! So that dope artists like Mike keep continuing doing what you and them love and thats putting out good music. Need more convincing (you shouldn't) peep the awesome promo above.

You can also pick up the album in physical form in a sweet deluxe package of the album titled SNAXXX PAXXX, which includes an autographed 15 track CD, multi-colored screen printed t-shirt, 11x17 3D SNAXXX Magic Eye Poster, 2 different stickers, and a gummy pizza candy, all packaged inside of a special screen printed "MIKE'S SNAXXX" pizza box. There have only been 300 physical PAXXX created, so get your ass to the Doomtree Store and pick one of those up as fast as you can.

Mike will be on tour with P.O.S. in support of his new album We Don't Even Live Here dropping this month. Check out the tour dates after the jump.

P.O.S We Don't Even Live Here Tour!! w/Bad Rabbits and Mike Mictlan

DATE  // LOCATION — VENUE :: TICKET LINK

10/26/2012 // Minneapolis, MN -- First Avenue :: http://bit.ly/O92oli 

11/1/2012 // Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall :: http://bit.ly/QoQRus

11/2/2012 // Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge :: http://tktwb.tw/PAvUPv

11/3/2012 // Detroit, MI — Magic Stick :: http://tktwb.tw/OF0Mvl

11/4/2012 // Cleveland Hts, OH — Grog Shop :: http://tktwb.tw/R44zlm

11/5/2012 // Pittsburgh, PA — Altar Bar :: http://ticketf.ly/SL3W6U

11/7/2012 // New York, NY — Irving Plaza :: http://bit.ly/USMSZV

11/8/2012 // Boston, MA — Royale :: http://bit.ly/RWJ221

11/9/2012 // Philadelphia, PA — First UU Church :: http://ticketf.ly/R44RZj

11/10/2012 // Washington, DC — Rock & Roll Hotel :: http://bit.ly/RWMda0

11/11/2012 // Carrboro, NC — Cat's Cradle :: http://bit.ly/Pg2TqI

11/13/2012 // Orlando, FL — The Social :: http://ticketf.ly/Pii6av

11/14/2012 // Tallahassee, FL — Club Downunder :: tickets day of show only

11/15/2012 // Baton Rouge, LA — Spanish Moon :: http://tktwb.tw/USNQW9

11/16/2012 // Houston, TX — Fitzgerald's :: http://bit.ly/SjKurx

11/17/2012 // Austin, TX — The Mohawk :: http://bit.ly/SjKwzI

11/18/2012 // Dallas, TX — The Loft :: http://bit.ly/QbCVX8

[$FREE.99] Yak Ballz - 'Gas Galaxy'

It's been nearly a year since we heard anything from Yak Skywalker who was releasing his new album Gas Galaxy track by track each month. But after several months of silence Yak has decided to drop his brand new LP for free. That's right, free. Take a listen to The Weathermen member's album below, co-produced by the homie Chapter 7 and features dope artwork by Oliver Cartwright as well as remixes by Lunice and Circuit Bored. Just some good hip hop for your weekend. Enjoy.

[Contest] [NYC-Only] Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Animal Kingdom Tomorrow Night (7/25) @ Mercury Lounge!

Animal Kingdom was one of those bands that totally caught us off guard but in the best possible way on our first listen. You may remember a few months back when we loved on their video for their single, "Strange Attractor" so much that we included them on our April Mixtape. Since then we have added their new album, The Looking Away to our summer rotation and have yet to regret that decision. 

We are happy to report that the band has ventured to the US of A for a string of dates, which kicks off tonight in Philadelphia, PA and runs through mid-August. Even better: if you happen to be living in the greater NYC area we have a pair of tickets to give away to tomorrow night's (7/25) show at Mercury Lounge.

Want to come dance along side us tomorrow night at Merc? Leave us a comment before 11:30am EDT tomorrow (7/25) telling us something that you're strangely attracted to. A winner will be chosen at random and notified shortly afterwards. Show is 21+ so make sure you're old enough before you enter.

Don't live in NYC? Make sure you catch these guys [hopefully] in a neighborhood near you. They'll also be making appearances at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands so make sure you keep an eye out for them if you're headed that way as well.

Animal Kingdom - Tour Dates

JULY
24 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
25 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
26 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
30 - Albany, NY - Jullian's
31 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
 
AUGUST
03 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
04 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
05 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
07 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
08 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
11 - San Francisco, CA - Outsidelands Music and Arts Festival
12 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
14 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
16 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
17 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Room

Make sure to befriend Animal Kingdom on Facebook and Twitter.

[Download] El-P, Killer Mike, Despot, and Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire - 'Into The Wild Tour' Mixtape

El-P, Despot, Killer Mike, and Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire will begin their Into The Wild Tour tomorrow night, and to celebrate they've released a free mixtape for fans to download. The mixtape, created with the help of Trackstar the DJ, consists of songs from each of their respective discographies, including El-P's "Tougher, Colder, Killer" and Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's "Huzzah." Head here to download the Into The Wild Tour mixtape for free, and after the jump you can take a look at the tracklisting for the mixtape along with the collective's tour dates.

Into The Wild Mixtape Track list:

  1. Trackstar the DJ/Maurice Sendak - Intro
  2. El-P/Killer Mike/Despot – Tougher Colder Killer
  3. Mr. Muthaf*ckin eXquire – Huzzah
  4. Killer Mike/El-P – Butane
  5. El-P – Drones Over BKLYN
  6. Killer Mike – Ghetto Gospel
  7. El-P – Stay Down
  8. Killer Mike – Untitled
  9. Despot – Get Rich or Try Dying
  10. Mr. Muthaf*ckin eXquire – Aggin Laer
  11. El-P/Mr. Muthaf*ckin eXquire/Danny Brown – Oh Hail No
  12. Killer Mike – JoJo’s Chillin
  13. El-P – Works Every Time
  14. Killer Mike – Go
  15. Despot – Look Alive
  16. El-P – The Full Retard
  17. Killer Mike/T.I./Bun B/Trouble – Big Beast

Into The Wild Tour dates:

  • 6/19 Atlanta GA Masquerade
  • 6/20 New Orleans LA House of Blues
  • 6/21 Dallas TX Granada
  • 6/22 Houston TX Warehouse Live
  • 6/23 Austin TX Mohawk
  • 6/25 Phoenix AZ Crescent
  • 6/26 San Diego CA Casbah
  • 6/28 Los Angeles CA Echoplex
  • 6/29 San Francisco CA Regency
  • 6/30 Portland OR Hawthorne
  • 7/1 Seattle WA Neumo’s
  • 7/2 Vancouver BC Fortune
  • 7/5 Minneapolis MN Fineline
  • 7/6 Chicago IL Bottom Lounge
  • 7/7 Cleveland OH Grog Shop
  • 7/8 Ann Arbor MI Blind Pig
  • 7/9 Toronto ON Hoxton*#
  • 7/11 Boston MA Paradise
  • 7/12 Providence RI The Met
  • 7/14 Philadelphia PA Trocadero*
  • 7/15 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel

*No eXquire
#No Killer Mike

[Download] The Neighbourhood - 'I'm Sorry' (Full EP Download)

 

You've seen us obsessing over The Neighbourhood for a few months now as they've slowly introduced themselves to us track by track with songs like "Female Robbery" and "Sweater Weather". Well now you can be a full-fledge fan with us by grabbing their debut EP I'm Sorry in exchange for the ability to receive updates on your soon-to-be favorite new band.

The band has a couple of dates in California this month. Make sure you have a look at the dates over on their Facebook page.

[News] Chromatics Release 'Kill for Love (DRUMLESS)'

Chromatics' fantastic fourth studio album Kill for Love is easily one of the best albums of the year so far, and today the Portland outfit has shown that they are highly appreciative of their fans and they support they give. The band has released a stripped down, DRUMLESS version of Kill for Love and are offering it for free for anyone and everyone to download. Below, you can stream the drumless version of "The Page," and head here to download Kill for Love (DRUMLESS). As well, after the jump, you can take a look at the tracklisting for the percussion-free album, as well as the band's upcoming tour dates.

Chromatics – Kill for Love (DRUMLESS):

01. The Page
02. These Streets Will Never Look the Same
03. Lady
04. Kill for Love
05. At Your Door
06. Back From the Grave
07. A Matter of Time
08. Candy
09. The River
10. There’s a Light Out on the Horizon
11. Into the Black

Chromatics 2012 Tour Dates:
05/12 – Mexico City, MX @ Auditorio Blackberry #
05/30 – Copenhagen, DK @ Distortion Festival
05/31 – Paris, FR @ La Gaîté Lyrique
06/02 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/04 – Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
06/06 – London, UK @ Village Underground
06/07 – Rome, IT @ TBA
06/08 – Milan, IT @ TBA
06/09 – Brussels, BE @ Brussels Film Fest
06/29-07/01 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
07/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
07/14 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
07/17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
07/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory *
07/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Fixed x Dog and Pony at Dekalb Market

# = w/ Glass Candy
* = w/ Hot Chip