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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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‘Legal Seeds Volume One’ – ACT LIVE MUSIC [Compilation]

Legal Seeds Volume One is a collection of dope new joints that have been floating across our desk for the past few months and some even more recent. We thought it would be kind of us to put them all in one spot for you to enjoy and download! Full track list is available in […]

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Download: ‘Legal Seeds Volume One’ – ACT LIVE MUSIC [Compilation]

‘Movin Alright’ – Substantial ft. yU [Prod. Oddisee]

Earlier this year, Substantial showed the world that Home Is Where The Art Is and for this particular MC the art is deep in PG County, Maryland. The Mello Music Group LP was a breath of fresh air in a stale climate. Not one to rest on his laurels, Substantial has been hitting the road […]

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‘Numb Again’ – Def Dee ft. yU & Hassaan Mackey

Space needle producer Def Dee is easy to catch pushin’ the lac, blowin’ trees, and bumpin’ something fresh. He’s like most young 20-somethings. The difference is, that what Dee’s pushin’ out the speakers is usually his own concoction. When Dee signed a producer development deal with MMG last year, there was no rush, just a […]

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