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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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1978ers The People Of Today – yU & Slimkat [intro video]

Steadfastly infusing their songs with spirituality and positivity, yU and Slimkat are everymen with preternatural talent. The new project from the DC artists shows not only their range musically, but their range of experience. Pulling from generations of influences and inspirations, People of Today is uniquely human. People of Today is a seamless and head-spinning […]

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First Step – Diamond District

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 Uptown X.O. dusted off and revitalized a sound once consigned to the catacombs. Hailed as an instance classic, its impact reverberated throughout […]

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Never Burning Out – yU [Prod. Drew Dave]

yU makes beautiful music. Each time a new track travels the ethers to us from Mr. Willingham, anticipation builds. “Never Burning Out” is yet another gorgeous track from yU. Tip of the hat to Drew Dave for the lushly orchestrated production that really transports the listener. Never Burning Out by yU (The 1978ers/Diamond District)

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Cellophane Cypher ft. Quelle Chris, Ras Kass, yU, Has-Lo & Cavalier – Apollo Brown

Apollo Brown takes his “Thirty Eight” instrumentals to an NYC Park for Quelle Chris, Cavalier, Ras Kass, Has-Lo, and yU to cypher to. Join the table as they let loose rhymes over “Cellophane.”

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Mello 2 – maticulous [instrumental album]

Mello 2 is the follow-up to 2011′s “Mello Instros,” and is a collection of beats, rhymes & songs for you to kick back and vibe out. Along with instrumentals, there are guest vocals by yU of Diamond District, The Audible Doctor, Folkland (Lemar French & Los), and Naf Keen. Mello 2 by maticulous

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Download: Mello 2 – maticulous [instrumental album]

Sunsets ft. yU – Audimatic (Audible Doctor & maticulous)

Audible Doctor & maticulous team up once again as Audimatic with help from yU of Diamond District. Sunsets is the lead single off of maticulous’ new project Mello 2 available on Bandcamp, March 11.

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Garbage – J Scienide [Prod. yU]

Following singles, “Bobby’s Theme” “Legendary Fall” and “Mickey Goldmill” featuring Low Budget’s Kaimbr, DC based MC/Producer J-Scienide is back with his latest track, “Garbage.” For the song, Scienide drops a barrage of heavyweight bars over a gritty produced track, produced by MC/Producer yU (1978ers/Diamond District). With “Garbage” Scienide gives those who have been following him […]

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Ridin’ – Uptown XO ft. Wale [Prod. yU]

Here’s a lost jewel from Diamond District’s Uptown XO featuring the other MMG’s big spitter Wale. The original track (sans Wale) was produced by Oddisee, but for the new version XO recruited Diamond District brother yU to show off his production skills, then had Wale drop a verse. Colour de Grey by Uptown XO Previous: […]

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