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    Montrey Slayton: 'Love At First Sight' album review
    414 crooner Montrey Slayton is gearing up to release a new EP. In order for his fans to appreciate where he's going though, Montrey thought they should first get a taste of where he's been. So he decided to place his last project Love At...
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    Most anticipated Hip-Hop albums of 2015
    If you would like to buy a bunch of rear-view mirrors and put the year 2014 behind your car, then this list is for you. Here is a list comprised to spark debates and mostly arguments about the most anticipated Hip-Hop albums of 2015.The list is...
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    Sincerest form of flattery: Santana tribute bands
    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It certainly is the case with the numerous Santana tribute bands in existence. Who are these tribute bands? What Santana albums and songs do they play? Where do they come from? They range from...
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    Kia Rap Princess: '#NoLimit' album review
    After a long running campaign and complimentary movement, Kia Rap Princess officially added a new edition to her catalog with the release of her #NoLimit LP earlier this month. It's a 17 track offering that includes the smash hit title single...
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    Rollins, Coleman albums added to Grammy Hall of Fame
    Twenty-seven new titles have been added to the Grammy Hall of Fame (15 singles, 12 albums), recognizing their "qualitative or historical significance.” The new inductees raise the total number of recordings honored by the Recording...
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    Emmitt James: 'Black University' album review
    Emmitt James released his latest effort Black University at the end of last month. It's a 16 track offering which includes a couple of early leaked selections. There are a handful of guest appearances on the collective and a healthy assortment...
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    Now's the time to pick up the season's best boxed sets
    Many news outlets – both in print and online – fill space this time of year with a rundown of the best boxed sets to buy the music fans on your Christmas list. The New York Times is no exception and here are its jazz recommendations,...
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    Cardiac Da Pulse: 'The Shaded Grey EP' ep review
    The 4th quarter for the Milwaukee music scene is going to be blazing. And getting the ball rolling is the one and only Cardiac Da Pulse (Red Division Music). Just yesterday (10/29) he finally released his debut solo effort, The Shaded Grey EP. It&...
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    Signif: 'Friction' album review
    Earlier this month rapper Signif (MKE / NYC) dropped the latest addition to her steadily growing catalog, Friction. The concept for the LP centers around the day to day life conflicts that people endure or have endured, including Signif herself....
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    Countdown: Definitive Ranking of Underrated Beyoncé Songs
    With the birthday month of Queen Bee come and gone, this has been a rumor fueled month for the Beehive and her constituents.With rumors of divorce for Beyonce and Jay-Z going on all summer, Beyonce has had a piece of PR to hush the media for just...
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    Fan says hearing Beatles mono records inside Abbey Road Studios was 'incredible'
    London Beatles tour guide Richard Porter, also owner of the Beatles Coffee Shop in St John’s Wood, was one of the lucky ones admitted into hallowed Studio 2 where the Beatles recorded at Abbey Road Studios the night of Sept. 4 for a special...
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    The Beatles week ahead: The Beatles in mono vinyl box released
    Beatles on tour:Paul McCartney Out There! Tour: The tour resumes Sept. 28 in San Diego. (Tickets for U.S. shows availablehereandhere. )Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band tour: Resumes Oct. 2 in Tulsa, Okla. Ticketsare available here.Movies:"A...
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    Rob Hicks: 'LXSTSXULS' early album review
    Racine artist Rob Hicks decided to allow the site the privilege of an early listen of his brand new forthcoming album, LXSTSXULS. It contains a total of 16 tracks, three of which are bonus items. The official release date for the project is the...
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    Taiyamo Denku & DCypha: 'Supernatural' album review
    The last time the site heard from veteran 414 emcee Taiyamo Denku was about a year ago. Since that time he has been rocking countless stages from here to New York, releasing new music, and the list goes on. Among his new tunes is a collaborative...
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    "Blackhawk" and Beyond: Five favorite Bay Area live albums
    Flipping through my CDs the other night, I was struck by how many were recorded live in the Bay Area. That led me to want to post a list of my favorites. Please note, I am not saying these are the best live albums ever recorded here; rather, I...