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Str8OutDaDen Podcast: Kato

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This week we go in a different direction for the Str8OutDaDen Podcast, as we give the underground emcees a break to talk to the man behind the scenes. Lazies meet Kato. The SMKA/Funk Volume producer sat down with us for a dope convo about his journey from Virginia to Atlanta. We also went into great detail about the gifts and curses of the music industry, along with being Asian in hip-hop. While giving us the origin of his name, Kato also spoke on his relationship with XXL Freshman Jarren Benton (remember that time when he jumped into the crowd during A3C?) and signing to Funk Volume. Very dope conversation indeed. We even did #VinylConversations sans a freestyle, but who knows maybe we will get a chance to hear what he creates from the vinyl we gave him. So you know the drill…sit back…Relax and Listen!

  

Jimmy Skoog: Don’t Give Up Feat. Alex Isaak

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Something about the message on this one from Jimmy Skoog keeps my attention. Life can be hard at times, but through it all this song is a constant reminder to keep pushing.

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Case Arnold: Head Trip (Video)

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After dropping off the Chiefus produced single last week, Case Arnold gives us the accompanying visuals for “Head Trip”. Look for his upcoming project SO(U)L Theory to drop soon.

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Stalley: Everything A Dope Boy Ever Wanted Feat. Rick Ross (Video)

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Stalley and his MMG boss link for the DRE Films-directed clip “Everything A Dope Boy Ever Wanted”. Just a pit stop until we get Stalley’s debut album OHIO, available now for pre-order on iTunes.

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Vic Spencer: 24k Visuals

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This record from Chicago’s own Vic Spencer is a true testament of what happens when you create hip-hop organically. The DC produced “24k Visuals” came about after Vic was digging in the crates for loops and came across this sample from “The Crow” by DITC’s member OC. The rest is history with bars to prove it. Be on the lookout for Spencer’s upcoming joint VicTree EP with fellow Chicago emcee Tree.

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Rapsody: Godzilla (Prod. by 9th Wonder)

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You know that saying that there are two things certain in life? Well I’m thinking it is time to add a third; Rapsody will always give us a dope record. The Jamla emcee has been busy lately prepping for her upcoming Beauty and The Beast EP. After giving us “Drama“, she returns with the 9th Wonder produced “Godzilla”.

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Thurz: Right Now

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After giving us the uptempo celebration single, “21“, Thurz returns with “Right Now”. Both will appear on his upcoming Designer EP, via Red Bull Sound Select November 4th.

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Big K.R.I.T. Visits The Combat Jack Show

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With his 2nd Def Jam album Cadillactica, dropping in November, Big K.R.I.T. sits down with Combat Jack and Premium Pete for another episode of their Combat Jack Show. Krit is a repeat offender on the show, but this time around he is more candid about surviving his debut album sales, the impact of touring with Macklemore, his thoughts on Kendrick’s “Control” verse and more.

After hearing this and watching the first episode of his ‘The Making Of Cadillactica’ series, its safe to say this project will be dope.

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Saigon Speaks On New Album w/ Cipha Sounds (Video)

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Saigon stops by Hot 97 to talk with Cipha Sounds about his new album, G.S.N.T. 3: The Troubled Times of Brian Carenard. While there the two also go into detail about Love and Hip-Hop and Tru Life. Pick up G.S.N.T. 3: The Troubled Times of Brian Carenard on iTunes here.

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Canon: Trippen (Video)

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After the release of visuals for his “Go Off” single, Canon kept his foot on the gas as he releases another dope visual for “Trippen” off of his upcoming Loose Canon Vol. 2 album due out October 7th. Available now for pre-order on iTunes.

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