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Tagged: Mello Music Group

Giraffe Pussy ft. Royce Da 5’9″, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont – Apollo Brown & Ras Kass

Today the duo of Apollo Brown & Ras Kass are joined by the legendary cast of Royce The 5’9”, Xzibit, & Bishop Lamont. The new single, Giraffe Pussy, brings together the distinguished MCs to showcase their abilities over sixteen bars a piece. The vocalists get high over an Apollo Brown beat, who’s filtered tone and […]

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March On Washington ft. yU, Oddisee & Uptown XO – Diamond District [album stream]

When Diamond District dropped In the Ruff on Mello Music Group in 2009, the gritty drums and grimy raps combined as elementally as hydrogen and oxygen. The D.C. Voltron of Oddisee, yU, and X.O. dusted off and revitalized a sound once consigned to the catacombs. Hailed as an instant classic, its impact reverberated throughout the […]

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After The Flowers – L’Orange [EP]

In the aftermath of L’Orange’s 2014 album The Orchid Days, the After The Flowers EP is a warm vignette- a glimpse into life after the end of the world. Waking up to a surreal heavenscape, our tragic figure searches for his place somewhere between life and death. Expanding on the themes of love and loss, […]

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The Goings On – Oddisee & Good Company [music video]

On a recent trip to Chicago, Oddisee and his live band Good Compny, caught up with the film crew from Big Foot Media and decided to create an intimate look at one of their jam sessions. The living room performance of “The Goings On” from Oddisee’s “Tangible Dream” is a relaxed affair before they went […]

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Informations ft. Kool A.D. – Open Mike Eagle [music video]

Informations are everywhere these days. It’s a struggle to stay connected… and some of us handle it better than others. Open Mike Eagle’s adventure into technologies is – well – immersive to say the least. Mike reprises his leading role alongside Bay Area MC Kool A.D. for the newest video off his award winning album […]

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First Step ft. yU, Oddisee & Uptown XO – Diamond District [music video]

DC’s Holy Trinity is back with their first visuals from the new album “March On Washington.” yU, Oddisee & Uptown XO enlist director Jay Brown for the visual narrative on “First Step.” Starting with XO we see the DC emcee light up the opening verse putting spirit back in the music before passing the torch […]

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The Great Year – The Black Opera [album]

The newest movement from The Black Opera is truth. After the telling of the three part epic, The Black Op: Era I, TBO has returned without allegory or allusion. The Great Year is a modern story of emergence and art- a resistance to assimilation. It is a story of triumph and camaraderie and a renaissance […]

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One-Nine-7-T-8 – The 1978ers (yU & Slimkat)

Music is an exchange of ideas. The 1978ers’ (yU & Slimkat) album is something for those exhausted with the shuck and jive of pop culture, who believe in the purification rituals offered by hard snares, funky drum kicks, soul-coughing bass, and deeply rooted vibrations. Today, The 1978ers release their first single, One-Nine-7-T-8 (free download), from […]

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Lost Cause ft. yU, Oddisee & Uptown XO – Diamond District

Today the nation’s largest weekly newspaper, The Village Voice, premiered Diamond District’s second single Lost Cause from the groups upcoming album March On Washington. The track is produced by rising star Oddisee and features the trio (yU, Oddisee, Uptown XO) rhyming some of their most impassioned bars to date. The three emcees bring wildly different […]

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Behold The Opera – The Black Opera [Prod. yU]

The mysterious hiphop collective known as The Black Opera flexes their muscle on their latest single, Behold The Opera, from their upcoming fourth studio album, The Great Year. Producer yU (of Diamond District) provides a menacing backdrop driven by stiff high-hats , bass, and ominous operatic voice samples, as the two founding TBO members plunder […]

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