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The Music Link List – 06.16.2010


Hard Candy Mixtape

Hard Candy Mixtape

♥♥ Emcee/vocalist Miss Haze, DJ Shred One, and songstress Denise Wallace have a cool new mixtape for your listening pleasure. Hard Candy features some new flavor from 40Love, Flying Lotus, Jazzanova, as well as the classic sounds of J Dilla, Pete Rock, and more! This one is definitely worth your time and the best part is that it’s FREE!

F O R M by Afta-1

F O R M by Afta-1

♥♥ F O R M is the new album and multi-medium art project by L.A. based producer AFTA-1. The album can be downloaded digitally, but the super producer also took his time a crafted 100 limited edition copies of cassette versions. The cassette tapes are dubbed and hand designed, with original cover art painted on 36″x48″ canvas, then cut into 100 4″ x 4″ cassette inserts.  AFTA-1 is kickin’ it old school with this one!  I love it!

♥♥ While touring with Chiddy Bang on their “Opposites of Adult Tour,” West Coast artists The Pack have released, “Sex On The Beach,” the second track off their forthcoming album Wolfpack Party. The new single comes just in time for the summer, and is available on iTunes as a Deluxe Single (for $1.99) where you’ll also receive 2 additional tracks.


Sexy French musician Breakbot has a new video!

♥♥ Ed Banger Records has just dropped their latest video release by French musician Breakbot feat. Irfane, “Baby I’m Yours.” The video, directed and created by Irina Dakava is a beautiful sequence of approximately 2,000 individual images, each painstakingly painted with watercolors one right after another. The end result is very dope and nothing short of amazing. The 10 inch vinyl of “Baby I’m Yours” drops on Colette June 21st and features a unique watercolor print from the video painted by Irina Dakeva. Check it out!



♥♥ More M.I.A.! She’s looking lovely in purple for the cover of the June/July “Summer Music” issue of The FADER!

♥♥ “Bang, Bang, Bang” is the new video from Mark Ronson & The Business INTL featuring Q-tip and electro artist MNDR. The synth-hop tune is the first single from Ronson’s forthcoming album, Record Collection. The album is set to be released September 2010.

Dam-Funk Concert Poster

Dam-Funk Concert Poster

♥♥ Burlesque of North America has created a one of a kind silk-screened concert poster for Stones Throw artist Dam-Funk. The “Troubador” was designed by Mike Davis and screenprinted by Ben LaFond. It highlights Dam-Funk’s dates at Hollywood’s Troubador (July 2, 2010) and San Francisco’s Mezzanine (July 1, 2010).

♥♥ Sa-Ra Creative Partner Shafiq Husayn selected “The U.N. Plan” to be the third video from his debut album En’A-Free-Ka. The progressive video shows Shafiq at various locations all around the globe; however the star of the video is definitely the song! Its positive message and banging beat make it one of my personal favorites! It’s directed by Joslyn Rose Lyons and brought to you courtesy of Plug Research! Enjoy!

Slick Rick

Slick Rick The Ruler!

♥♥ Knock ‘em out the box Rick! This week’s throwback video comes from Uncle Ricky aka Slick Rick The Ruler! His smooth rhymes and British accent made him one of the masters of storytelling. When Slick Rick rhymed over a track, you were able to picture the entire sequence of events in your head. The signature eye patch and gold jewelry added to unique style and flair. Check out the 1988 classic “A Children’s Story”



New music from Christian Rich, The FADER, Fashawn, and Bonnaroo!

New music from Christian Rich, The FADER, Fashawn, and Bonnaroo!

♥♥ West Coast rising star Fashawn decided to pay homage to Nas and his greatest work with Ode to Illmatic. With this new mixtape, Fashawn recreates Nas’ Illmatic with updated lyrics, but keeping the original beats. This is a great listen!

♥♥ Mick Boogie, Clinton Sparks, and Billionaire Boys Club all co-sign Christian Rich’s new mixtape, The Decadence.  All songs were written and produced by Christian Rich (with the exception of the “Famous Girl” remixes). Guest contributors include Pharrell Williams, Pusha T (of the Clipse), Shanell (of Young Money), Y-O (of U-N-I), and Bjorn.

♥♥ RCRD Label put together a playlist of artists playing this year’s Bonnaroo music festival! The playlist features music from Nas And Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Jay Electronica, Tokyo Police Club, The Disco Biscuits, and many more. Check it out!

♥♥ Nike Sportswear x The FADER’s Pitch Perfect Mixtape #5: North America by Chief Boima is finally here!

Images by Phaymiss

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