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LATRELL JAMES – THE BUTTON

Latrell James’ ‘The Button’ has the kind of ‘Dead Presidents II’ piano loop that sounds reflective even before he starts rapping.  The Boston MC/producer adorns the thoughtful track [which is taken from his forthcoming album, ‘Twelve’] with an exceptionally stylish video shot by Jose Rodriguez.  The man himself says: “‘The Button’ represents a time in my…

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SABA – NEXT DOOR [FT. LUCKI ECK$]

Taking a look back on their respective childhoods on ‘Next Door’ are Chicago’s Saba and Lucki Eck$.  produced by Chicago The chilled, bubbling beat comes from production duo Chad (2/3 of Naima, the trio behind Saba’s ‘ComfortZone’).  Stream below via SoundCloud.

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CHILLxWILL – WARNING [MPADRUM’S REMIX]

A month after the digital release of his debut LP, ‘Almighty‘, ChillxWill releases the MPadrum’s remix of track two from the project, ‘Warning’.  The Washington MC is on a serious throwback tip and this remix is no exception; from his vocals, to the smokey, piano-led boom bap, to the visuals.  Stream below via YouTube.

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ZHU – PARADISE AWAITS PART 2 [FT. GOLDLINK]

Originally released by Zhu back in April, his ‘Paradise Awaits’ instrumental gets a few tweaks and a guest appearance from Goldlink for part two.  Released on Mind Of A Genius Records, ‘Paradise Awaits Part 2′ features that same funky, creeping bassline and a great vocal performance from Goldlink.  There’s also a nod to Sisqo towards…

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SUBCULTURE SAGE – CHANCES

Having released their self-titled debut earlier this year, Subculture Sage release new track, ‘Chances’.  The track samples Johnny Mathis and sees MC Sage eloquently weigh up love vs pain after a break-up.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

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LUCKI ECK$ – STEVIE WONDER [FT. CHANCE THE RAPPER]

With production from Young Chop, Pluto Nash, Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment, ‘Stevie Wonder’ shuffles along in an hypnotically awkward fashion.  Chance opens the track with a few lines, and his vocals punctuate the sputtering trip of an instrumental, while Lucki Eck$ provides a much-needed constant with some weary sounding bars.  Stream below via…

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PUSHA T – LUNCH MONEY [VIDEO]

  Complex have premiered the brand new visuals for Pusha T’s ‘Lunch Money‘ on Vevo.  The Kanye West-produced track will feature on his upcoming album, ‘King Push’, and comes with an eerie, Emil Nava-directed video based on surveillance footage and some gross dancing.  The track features Push at his unadulterated best in the same way…