Thumbnail image for Kiesza – Bad Thing feat. Joey Bada$$ [Official Audio]

Kiesza – Bad Thing feat. Joey Bada$$ [Official Audio]

by Zatoon

Kiesza, known for her well choreographed music video for her hit single “Hideaway” has come out with a new track, “Bad Thing“,  featuring Brooklyn’s rising hip hop sensation Joey Bada$$. Kiesa Rae Ellestad is a singer songwriter and dancer from Calgary, Canada is currently on tour in the East Coast and concludes in Manchester, United Kingdom. Her […]

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[ESTA edit] Sam Smith – Leave Your Lover

by Zatoon

ESTA is a San Diego based artist/musician who is part of the popular Soulection roster.  The best time to listen to some of ESTA’s tracks are when you’re chillin or cruisin in the car with some friends after hours. He is currently touring around the U.S. and is scheduled to be at the Oakland Music […]

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Thumbnail image for FBF: ANGEL HAZE “DOO WOP (THAT THING)” REVIVAL COVER [Official Audio]

FBF: ANGEL HAZE “DOO WOP (THAT THING)” REVIVAL COVER [Official Audio]

by Zatoon

When life gets hard we reminisce to the glory days, to that thing, that thing, thatttt thing. Angel Haze, one of the hottest femcee rappers from Detroit, became Brooklyn’s face when her raw rhymes described everything from running New York, suicidal thoughts, to her own story of rape in a Eminem freestyle, entitled “Cleaning Out My Closet“. […]

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Thumbnail image for TBT: Lana Del Rey X Nas & Lauryn Hill “If I Ruled The Diet Mountain Dew” SoSuperSam Edit [Official Audio]

TBT: Lana Del Rey X Nas & Lauryn Hill “If I Ruled The Diet Mountain Dew” SoSuperSam Edit [Official Audio]

by Zatoon

Already one of Zatoon’s favorite featured artist, SOSUPERSAM, will be on the 1′s and 2′s this Saturday for the Oakland Music Festival (OMF). SOSUPERSAM, born Samantha Duenas, is a Los Angeles native distinguished by her creativity behind turntables, and innate ability to curate music. Samantha seamlessly mixes a variety of genres, including 80s, 90s, Dance, Electronic, […]

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ZATOON’S BAY AREA BACKYARD ARTIST: EZALE “FO REAL FO REAL” & “TOO HIGH” [Official Music Video]

by Zatoon

Everyone knows that the hyphy movement back in the day put the bay area on the map. With OMF awaiting this Saturday, some can say Oakland’s own Ezale is the new age hype rapper with his hits like “Fo Real Fo Real” and “Too High” that went viral during the shoot at a ARCO gas station or the neighborhood Highland Park. […]

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Thumbnail image for Dom Kennedy – Watermelon Sundae ft. Jason Madison [Official Video]

Dom Kennedy – Watermelon Sundae ft. Jason Madison [Official Video]

by Zatoon

The Oakland Music Festival 2014 (OMF) is just around the corner and if you don’t have any plans you should definitely check it out because west coast rapper Dom Kennedy will be headlining. Dom Kennedy is an independent artist from Los Angeles, CA signed to his label OPM (Other People’s Money). His most recent tour was […]

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Thumbnail image for Kendrick Lamar – “i” [Official Audio]

Kendrick Lamar – “i” [Official Audio]

by Zatoon

After a long wait, TDE’s Kendrick Lamar brings the classic soul and funk era to the present with his latest release titled “i” which samples the Isley Brothers “Who’s That Lady”. “He’s not a rapper, he’s a writer, he’s an author! And if you read between the lines, we’ll learn to love one another! But […]

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ZATOON’S FEATURED SUBMISSION: SIGNAL ft INSPEKTA “BOUT TO BLOW” [Official Music Video]

by Zatoon

All the way from London, comes a great official music video submission from Signal featuring Inspekta ‘Bout To Blow‘. Twenty-two year old, Signal (otherwise known as Dan Amps) is an established hip-hop artist in Basingstoke. Signal has come a long way from the computer microphone to supporting chart topping acts such as Chipmunk, Kano, Wretch 32 and this summer he will be warming […]

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Thumbnail image for Bay Beatz: Kensho Kuma – “Exact Science ver2.0″ [Official Video]

Bay Beatz: Kensho Kuma – “Exact Science ver2.0″ [Official Video]

by Zatoon

Berkeley raised rapper Kensho Kuma incorporates his Japanese roots with contemporary American rap. “Kensho Kuma is a bilingual MC representing 510 Berkeley, California. Kuma was born in Yokohama, Japan and was raised in the Bay Area; he rhymes in English and in Japanese. Kuma has been actively performing and recording locally and globally since ’98. Kuma considers […]

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Thumbnail image for SZA – Julia (Tender) [Official Video]

SZA – Julia (Tender) [Official Video]

by Zatoon

Solana Rowe aka SZA, St. Louis born but later relocating to Maplewood, New Jersey is one of TDE’s newest artist and first woman R&B singer-songwriter to sign to the label. Her style is predominately R&B and neo soul but her vocals are best described as being jazzy, chillwave, and ethereal. Her lyrics have a puzzling […]

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