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BISHOP THA DJ feat. ULLNEVANO & SUN ZULU: I Ain’t Dead (Prod. MYDUS)

BISHOP THA DJ I Ain't Dead He’s been on the scene since ’86 but he’s not dead! Whodat? Bishop Tha DJ of course, back on the cut (with a dash of 1-800 Suicide off Gravediggaz’ first LP Niggamortis, no less) and keeping it boom-bap with I Ain’t Dead. Featuring Baltimore emcees Ullnevano and Sun Zulu and that golden lo-fi production touch from Mydus, the
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THE DAMN STRAIGHTS: The Damn Straights EP

THE DAMN STRAIGHTS: The Damn Straights EPNever a man to have merely a single iron in his fire, Lack Of Afro’s Adam Gibbons follows the release of sixties soundtrack/ cinematic soul-influenced Here We Go EP with an entirely different project in collaboration with rapper Herbal T who constitutes the other fifty per cent of The Damn Straights. Nominally hip-hop, the EP features nearly as much rock guitar as a Beastie
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SHIN-SKI: Runnin’ / It Ain’t Nothin’ Like Hip Hop Music (RESENSE 051)(Vinyl 7″)

SHIN-SKI: Runnin' Despite its erratic release schedule, Resense never fails to please – in this case with two edits from Japanese producer Shin-Ski – Runnin’ and It Ain’t Nothin’ Like Hip Hop Music as selected by DJ Oonops. Already sold out on the Resense bandcamp ahead of Friday’s release date, the first cut reboots The Pharcyde’s Dilla-produced Labcabincalifornia LP cut Runnin’ swapping the
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BLAKTRIX: No Camo

BLAKTRIX: No CamoBlaktrix is in the house, the mic is in his hand and Chameleon is on the mix – all of which means it’s time for new single No Camo. No camo? Guess our man doesn’t lead a secret double life as a drum n bass DJ or a paintball commando then. Not that either occupation is very likely during Covid lockdown. So how’s ‘Trix been keeping himself occupied though over these tedious months as the
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2020

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2020Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest new tracks of 2020!
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2020

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2020Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest albums of 2020!
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DUSTY DONUTS 19: Believe In Family (DJ GOCE Nuts Mix)/ Who’s Phenomenal (DJ GOCE Funkin’ It Edit )(Vinyl 7″)

Dusty Donuts 19 DJ GoceWho better to drop an edit called Believe In Family than the latest producer to join the Dusty Donuts family? That’ll be DJ Goce then, applying the tried-n-tested DD recipe of editing of a track once sampled in hip-hop with hip-hop aesthetics. Smooth as butter, you’d better believe this one’s guaranteed to make the lady crowd go nuts. He’ll have to pull something like a phenomenon out of the bag for a suitable B-side – but can his
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KAMAU KURU: Cafe Culture

KAMAU KURU: Cafe CultureFresh from the success of the summer’s Oxydental album on which he married eastern music samples to dusty, lo-fi drum breaks, London producer Kamau Kuru returns with Cafe Culture on which a similar aesthetic is applied to the sounds of the French and Italian riviera from the 50s and 60s with a similar wry touch when it comes to using vintage newsreel vocal samples. For yes
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ROUGHNECK JIHAD & DJ PNUTZ: General Jihad and Prime Minister Pnutz

General Jihad and Prime Minister PnutzHere’s a collaboration to conjure with as veteran emcee General Jihad forges a musical alliance with dj/producer DJ Pnutz for new LP General Jihad and Prime Minister Pnutz.  Jihad has been active since the late 80s but is best known for his role as one third of Bay Area underground hip-hop outfit Third Sight.  DJ Pnutz on the other hand will be more familiar to MB readers as the woman behind LPs
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THE ALLERGIES: Jumping Off b/w Gather Around (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE ALLERGIES:  Jumping Off b/w Gather AroundRating: ★★★★★ There are less than thirty days to go before the worst year in recent memory is consigned to history and the big question is – ‘Is there time for The Allergies to squeeze out one more 45 before it’s lights out on 2020? Looks like there is! So gather around for the party is jumping off! Or rather say hello to Jumping Off b/w Gather Around – less track titles than descriptions of what
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