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[CS Release] Alex Wiley: “Vibration” (Extended Version)

Two weeks ago, we released “Vibration”, the newest song (and video) from Alex Wiley & his forthcoming sophomore set, Village Party.  The support for the record has been great, with “Vibration” receiving praise from fans and critics across the country.  Some people liked the song so much, that they wished it was longer, specifically wanting moreRead More

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Working With: Mr. MFN eXquire

There was a time when NYC’s-future, in terms of quality Hip Hop, was in question. A city and scene that has so much history began to fizzle in the mid-to-late 2000′s as artists slowed their innovation, and began biting styles from other regions. That is until the revival we are in the midst of nowRead More

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[CS Video] Alex Wiley: “Vibration” (Directed by Visual Mecca)

Earlier this week we released “Vibration” the new single from Alex Wiley & his forthcoming project, Village Party.  Today we are happy to come right back at you with this newly minted video for “Vibration”, created by Visual Mecca with additional illustrations by WindeauxVision.  The video was inspired by Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and attempts toRead More

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ShowYouSuck Freestyles for Black Canvas

April has been busy for ShowYouSuck as he has maintained a steady stream of weekly material for his fans, from songs to videos. Today we get the visual treatment for a recent visit Show made to “Black Canvas”, a freestyle series put on by CAKEatersTV, to perform a verse filled with the cultural references and relatability youRead More

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[On Our Radar] Caleb James: “Honesty & Loyalty” Video

Craving some new Save Money material? You’re in luck as Caleb James has released the Austin Vesely-directed visuals for his The Jones cut “Honesty & Loyalty”. Complete with a well-executed story line by Vesely, the visuals strike an awesome parallel to the discussions James has about authenticity and phoniness on the track.

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[On Our Radar] Saba: “401K”

After releasing the artwork a few weeks back, the Pivot-representative Saba built up a nice buzz of anticipation for Comfort Zone‘s second single “401K” before surprisingly releasing it to his fanbase late last night. The track, which is produced by Born Ready Productions, shows Saba rattle off socially-conscious bars in a number of on-point flows.Read More

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Greenroom Magazine’s Second Issue Is Available Now

After the well-received release of their inaugural issue a few months back, the Minneapolis-based publication Greenroom Magazine has shown brand-expanding progressions into the digital world just in time for the second issue to hit the stands with a streamlined website and bubbling video content.  Closed Sessions’ co-founder Alexander Fruchter wrote the first issue’s cover story onRead More

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[CS Alumni] Mick Jenkins: “Steam”

In a typical Mick Jenkins release, one can expect his precisely-developed lyricism to pair well with a soulful bounce in the production and message-bearing chorus. Today, we get a release from DJ Booth exploring the Chicago-representative’s ability to curate visual, powerful bars in a freestyle setting over some eccentric production provided by T Jay Beats. Mick’sRead More