Todrick Hall: All That Azz

Todrick Hall just uploaded his latest video All That Azz, a parody of Chicago’s All That Jazz.

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Fundraiser for PopMythology Founder Daniel Kim

Fundraiser for PopMythology Founder Daniel Kim

PopMythology founder Daniel Kim has been a friend to CrayonBeats and myself (Tiffny) for some time now. I met Daniel back when he was managing the BBoy crew Last For One and since then, he has contributed to CrayonBeats in more ways than one. From helping us with event coverage to translating and reference checking, Daniel has truly been a supporter of CrayonBeats over the years.

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The Flight – “The Sinner Inside” video

Last month, I posted about The Flight’s (@theflightmusic) song called “The Sinner Inside,” which found a sweet-voiced…

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Writers Guild - “Where Did They Go?”

Writers Guild (@Writers_Guild) is a Phoenix-based collective made up of Mega Ran, RoQy TyRaid,MC Pennywise, and Mr. Miranda. They formed in 2011, have released a handful of singles, but their last one was over a year ago. Until last week, that is!

Titled “Where Did They Go,” the four emcees reflect on great rap groups (such as Outkast, Boot Camp Clik, 2 Live Crew, A Tribe Called Quest, Leaders of…

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Godblesscomputers - “Veleno” album

Godblesscomputers – “Veleno” album

Italy-based producer Godblesscomputers (@lorenzo_nada) released a new album on April 4th, titled Veleno (Italian for “poison”), via White Forest Records and FRESH YO! LABEL. The album is described as being “a sonic tale about the reciprocal contamination between Nature and Humanity with only two possible endings: extinction or balance.
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Thesis43 x Apollo Brown - “The Answer” (remix)

Thesis43 x Apollo Brown – “The Answer” (remix)

Maui-based emcee Thesis43 jumped onto producer Apollo Brown‘s stunning, yet somber instrumental called “The Answer.” Thesis43 adapts to the beat’s vibe by lacing it with honest lyrics about being fully consumed in his craft and trying to stay on the right/successful path. Stream and download the track for free.
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The Ruffcats - “Palm Beach Berlin”

The Ruffcats – “Palm Beach Berlin”

The Germany-based, live funk-and-soul 8-piece band The Ruffcats are getting ready to release The Essence Vol. 3 on May 2nd, 2014, via Melting Pot Music. The first volume was released in 2012 and the second volume was released as a free download on March 28th, 2014, if you’d like to play catch-up.

This volume has been described as “Wild and heavy with a slightly rockier approach than on their…

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i-D Presents: A-Z of Dance

The ever-influential i-D Magazine presents an amazing look at different dance-styles in their A-Z of Dance video, uploaded about a week ago on youtube.

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DC Comets - “Monolith Monster” album

DC Comets – “Monolith Monster” album

DC Comets (@th3oryhazit @creamofbeats) is a rapper and producer duo between Theory Hazit and Cream of Beats. From Cincinnati and Detroit, respectively, they originally met through a mutual friend in 2006, but didn’t begin to create music together until 2010. Having previously worked together on Theory’s Extra CreditEP, the two decided to make more tunes together and released a full-length album…

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SAFIA - “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds” video

SAFIA – “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds” video

SAFIA(@SAFIAmusic) is an electro-pop band from the Australia capital Canberra, and its members include Ben Woolner, Michael Bell, and Harry Sayers. I just got into them through seeing the music video for their latest single, titled “Paranoia, Ghosts, & Other Sounds.” It’s a chilling song that’s beautifully textured with hand claps, warm percussion, buttery-smooth synth grooves, eerie effects, and…

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