Known for his righteous messages in the music, Common delivers another socially conscious track named 'Black America Again' Remix along with Gucci Mane, Pusha T, and BJ The Chicago Kid. Common recently released his 11th LP and couldn't have came at a better time. The message is strong and to the point with his recent single. Is it far fetched to demand more records in this tone for the people? The truth twisted into rhyme but can be digested by numerous walks of life? This is an opportunity I'm anxious to see and hear but how will the people respond?

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Finally a contest for emcees who's only crime is they can paint pictures effortlessly. The disclaimer I give every artist who comes in for our monthly contest conducted every last Thursday of the month is come correct. You are given 15 minutes to werk on thirty two bars with a professional engineer in a real session. Real session meaning you can punch in, stack your vocals, insert ad libs, and more. Whatever you gotta do to make your 32 bars legit is what we are focused on.

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Producers looking for an opportunity and exposure should get involved with That Tight Thirty Two On Thurzdayz contest. The event benefits both producers and emcees. Producers must submit three wav files for review. The staff selects which producer has the best three tracks. If selected the producer is invited to attend the session and watch multiple emcees spit over their production. The producers can exchange contact info and build a relationship with the talented emcees for future collaborations. Put some definition to your sound!

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This week I took the time to talk with the man behind the world famous Mic Club, DRES Tha BEATnik. A powerhouse of all things hip-hop, DRES and I discuss exactly how Mic Club goes down and how to prove yourself on stage. Keep reading to find out what DRES has to say about survival as a freestyler and how to step up to the plate and be the best.

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The winner of the producer portion for That Tight Thirty Two On Thurzdayz for the month of August goes to Chase The Money hailing from St.Louis, Missouri. Similar to the emcee registration, Chase entered the contest going against some heavy hitters. Every month the judges look for production that make it fairly easy for true emcees to feel comfortable unleashing 32 bars inside the Sonically Superior establishment known as Patchwerk Recording Studios. Check out our interview with Chase The Money and connect with him for your next project!

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I remember watching French Montana attend Gucci Mane sessions at Patchwerk Recording Studios years ago wondering what the connection would lead to. French understandstood the down south network must exist to bubble. Since then he has gone on to prosper attaching himself to some decent names in the business. Shout out to Lola keeping the business in order!

A new release date set for August 19th will bring MC4 to life. The energy was so good from the Wave Gods mixtape a visual was for sure in the immediate future for the single Lockjaw featuring Kodak Black. 

 

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The winner of  "That Tight 32" Producer of The Month goes to IcebergthuDon. He provided the production for the "Tight 32" emcee performances. Iceberg had to compete against 12 other producers for the win. Every month we look for a producer who can mix it up and deliver three solid tracks for the contestants.

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The Rapper, songwriter, actor, activist we all know as Killer Mike has a great outlook on the music game which clearly can't werk for everyone. He recently sat down with Vlad TV to discuss his career, Run The Jewels, and why he believes giving away music werks.
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Looks like Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim did Kanye West a favor by shooting a spoof tribute to The Life of Pablo track titled 'Famous' now labeled the official video.

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The new video for Detroit's own J.Dilla and Nas 'The Sickness' is exactly what the song title explains. Listening to the track if you are a fan of Dilla only makes you imagine what could have been amazing collaborations with Nasir Jones. The Diary is a collection of Dilla's vocal performances over his production and that of other producers, such as Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, Hi-Tek and Karriem Riggins among others.

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