Peace of Soul: Kondor on Hip Hop, Life, and Progression.

Peace of Soul: Kondor on Hip Hop, Life, and Progression.

Poland's Kondor is a hip-hop producer making soulful, meditative beats.

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Philanthrope: Austria, Beats, ChillHop, and an Exclusive Mix.

Philanthrope: Austria, Beats, ChillHop, and an Exclusive Mix.

Producing deep, lo-fi hip hop, Philanthrope has been consistently supplying the new generation with a nuanced repackaging of classic boom-bap bangers.

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Big K.R.I.T Mixed Messages: The Artist's Eternal Dilemma.

Big K.R.I.T Mixed Messages: The Artist's Eternal Dilemma.

Philosophically, most if not all artists must struggle with the ideological and moral battles that this profession entails.

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Seasonal Progression: Rapper Nezi Momodu Speaks on Art, Hip-Hop, and Her Upcoming Project, Seasons.

Seasonal Progression: Rapper Nezi Momodu Speaks on Art, Hip-Hop, and Her Upcoming Project, Seasons.

Rapper Nezi Momodu has been making a splash in the music game with her deep lyrics and insightful commentary. 

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More Than You Can Chuu: An Interview With Sacto's Evolutionary.

More Than You Can Chuu: An Interview With Sacto's Evolutionary.

As the years have passed, we have seen the artist expand himself and his array of topics for the betterment of his legacy. By only striving for elevation and excellence, the Sacto virtuoso has created a lane for himself that many aspire to emulate, or at the very least, understand.

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New Release: Eaze Da Pharoah Drops Da Golden One.

New Release: Eaze Da Pharoah Drops Da Golden One.

NYC based producer/rapper Eaze Da Pharoah (AKA DJ Ezasscul) has just released another project called Da Golden One.

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No Paperwork: L.A.Z Gives Us the Keys to His Brand New EP.

No Paperwork: L.A.Z Gives Us the Keys to His Brand New EP.

L.A.Z from the Detroit based hip-hop collective Clear Soul Forces releases his first solo project entitled, No Paperwork

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Exploring the Fifth Element: A Review of The Jazz Jousters Latest Offering.

Exploring the Fifth Element: A Review of The Jazz Jousters Latest Offering.

Millennium Jazz Music (MJM) has dropped another compilation from The Jazz Jousters collective entitled Fifth Element to celebrate the label’s five year lifespan.

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J-Zone or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Root for the Villain.

J-Zone or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Root for the Villain.

There is something about Jay "J-Zone" Mumford that many people (myself included) admire and aspire to; He is unbelievably candid and genuinely expressive, which is almost alien in this day and age.

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The Veteran Speaks: Nucleus Discusses Drum & Bass and Delivers a Killer Set.

The Veteran Speaks: Nucleus Discusses Drum & Bass and Delivers a Killer Set.

Drum & Bass veteran Dave "Nucleus" Sims has been on the scene for over two decades and hasn't slowed down one bit.

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Millennium Jazz Music's Gadget on Culture, Music, and Talent.

Millennium Jazz Music's Gadget on Culture, Music, and Talent.

Some time last year I was introduced to the work being released on an indie-label called Millennium Jazz Music (MJM). After combing through the label's catalogue, I was highly impressed by and enamored with it's diverse array of artists and mature sound.

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New Release: Noveliss "Dilla Instinct"

New Release: Noveliss "Dilla Instinct"

Noveliss of Clear Soul Forces releases Dilla Instinct, an homage to legendary Detroit producer J Dilla and the classic 2D fighter Killer Instinct

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Interview With Hip Hop Producer, Floyd the Locsmif.

Interview With Hip Hop Producer, Floyd the Locsmif.

Veteran hip hop producer Floyd the Locsmif has been in the game for years. Despite hailing from Georgia, Floyd still has a very traditional boom bap flavor. Many of his productions are rugged homages to foundational elements of classic hip hop.

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New Video: ZotheJerk & Frost Gamble "Axe Somebody"

New Video: ZotheJerk & Frost Gamble "Axe Somebody"

Official music video by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble. Shot & directed by Bo.

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Interview With Rapper Zothejerk and Producer Frost Gamble, Get Black Beach, May 26th.

Interview With Rapper Zothejerk and Producer Frost Gamble, Get Black Beach, May 26th.

Detroit's ZotheJerk and New York's Frost Gamble have come together to create Black Beach, a probing of America's systemic social issues through adept lyricism and high-end production. Both parties have years of hip hop experience under their respective belts and have used this acquisition as a means to explore some poignant issues plaguing contemporary Western society.

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New Video: L.A.Z - Celestial Vibes (No Paperwork E.P)

New Video: L.A.Z - Celestial Vibes (No Paperwork E.P)

L.A.Z of Clear Soul Forces releases the first video for his upcoming No Paperwork E.P.

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Album Review: Locations: USA

Album Review: Locations: USA

Like the other projects in the long running series, Locations: USA offers a consistent listening experience and doesn’t disappoint. It is a definite must have for fans of sample-based, traditional hip hop productions.

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Interview With DJ and Label Owner, Jason Battle (Chocolate Buddha)

Interview With DJ and Label Owner, Jason Battle (Chocolate Buddha)

With his A.Muse brand, Jason wants to connect, inspire, and motivate artists who are passionate and dedicated to their crafts, not unlike what I aim to do here at Inside the Rift. Jason has been working tirelessly to get the label running and as a result of this, the Calfornia based label has begun releasing what is sure to be the first of many musical projects.

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