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Rob Sonic: Sabotage Gigante

The man that absorbed the tales of those around him at the local deli of Telicatessen is no longer listening, but is now standing on the soapbox.

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Blockhead: Uncle Tony's Coloring Book

Two artists who have released the most unassuming records of their career: Blockhead’s is a fan-only limited edition, and Sixtoo’s is a track title-less hip-hop-dub noir mix.

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T-Pain: Epiphany

T-Pain, Teddy Penderazdoun, Teddy Pain, Teddy Verseti, whatever you call him, don’t forget the “hit machine”.

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DJ 2 Tall, Dudley Perkins, Geogia Anne Muldrow: Beautiful Mindz

Stones Throw artist Dudley Perkins brings producer 2Tall and singer Georgia Ann Muldrow along for his newest project: a concept album about the Mayan apocalypse.

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Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass

With Bazooka Tooth retired (or dead?), Ian Matthias Bavitz, now in his 30s, wonders what to do with Aesop Rock?

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JPLS: Twilite

Relatively unknown, from cornfield, Indiana, JPLS shares much of the same aesthetic as his labelmates at M_nus records.

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Helios: Ayres

Helios rounds out an original work of beauty on par with his debut, Eingya -- voice and all.

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Joell Ortiz: The Brick: Bodega Chronicles

The Brock: Bodega Chronicles works as an independent teaser for his upcoming full-length.

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Gui Boratto: Chromophobia

Those looking for a little more evocative (obvious) emotion with their techno should definitely check out Boratto’s colorscapes.

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Strength and Loyalty

Strength and Loyalty's biggest fault is its complete unBoneness. It's completely devoid of that darkness that permeated their earlier work.

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Awol One & Factor: Only Death Can Kill You

Maybe it’s the Bay Area in him, but Awol seems incapable of releasing a solid record, one where he doesn’t try to break his creative limitations.

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Mansbestfriend: Poly.Sci.187

The latest installment in the recently repatriated, Anticon co-founder Sole’s Mansbestfriend project is entirely instrumental, and entirely disposable.

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40 Cal: Broken Safety 2

There seems to be little room for 40 Cal’s no-joke street rap with the spotlight on the more flamboyant Dipset antics.

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R. Kelly: Double Up

Self-proclaimed King of R&B returns with another audacious, entertaining tour de sex.

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Copy: Hair Guitar

Libman can do the squiggle synths and hand clapping with the best of them.

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Lloyd: Street Love

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Ola Podrida: Ola Podrida

Debut album from filmmaker David Gordon Green’s frequent soundtrack collaborator, David Wingo, is not far off from Green’s Southern noir storytelling.

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The Innocence Mission: We Walked in Song

Kids and death continue to calm (and inspire) the husband-and-wife duo of Karen and Don Peris on their follow-up to 2004’s album of lullabies.

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Rich Boy: Rich Boy

Southern rap is a curious musical beast, all about extravagance, dancing, and general wildin' out amongst a decrepit background.

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Brother Ali: The Undisputed Truth

The Twin Cities’ earnest, Muslim, albino rapper is back with his long-awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed Shadows on the Sun, and he brought some baggage with him.

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