Category Archives: The Mic is the Message

Five Track Friday #75


Benny the Butcher – Famous

Papoose feat. Nigil Hall – Antidote

Larry June & Harry Fraud feat. Curren$y – Let’s Go to New Orleans

Black Thought feat. Dodgr & Portugal. The Man & The Last Artful – Quiet Trip

Open Mike Eagle – Sweatpants Spiderman

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Quarantunes XXX (2020 Notable Mentions Part III)


D Smoke – No Commas

Run The Jewels feat. Pharell Williams & Zack de la Rocha – JU$T

Medhane – I’m Deadass

Felt – Sticks & Stones

Action Bronson – Sergio

Nas – King’s Disease

Spillage Village, JID, EARTHGANG, Benji & Jurdan Bryant – Shiva

J. Cole – The Climb Back

Benny the Butcher – Deal or No Deal

Namir Blade – Dragunov

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Five Track Friday #74


Westside Gunn – Big Basha’s

REASON feat. Alemeda – Slow Down

Willie the Kid – Egregious

Smoke DZA – 143

Funky DL feat. Abioseh & Songer – The Trilogy

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Quarantunes XXIX


Run The Jewels feat. Boots – Early

Bang On! – Fuck Everybody

Buck 65 – The Beatific

lojii & Swarvy – wurkn class

Your Old Droog – Stillwell Baby

Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One – Specifics

Elaquent – Onigiri

REASON – Gossip

Funky DL feat. Abioseh – Pieces of a Thesis

Luckyiam feat. Marty James – Curveball

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Five Track Friday #73


Spillage Village feat. EARTHGANG, JID, Jurdan Bryant, Mereba, & Hollywood JB – End of Daze

eLZhi – Hot Winter Cold Summer

Armani Caesar feat. Benny the Butcher – Simply Done

Sa-Roc – 40 And a Mule

Public Enemy feat. Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, Jahi, YG & Questlove – Fight The Power: Remix 2020

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Quarantunes XXVIII


DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels – Nobody Speak

Joey Bada$$ – Christ Conscious

MIKE – Hunger

DUCKWRTH – Kiss U Right Now

Denzel Curry feat. Twelve’len & GoldLink – BLACK BALLOONS

Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Complex

Hermit and the Recluse – Golden Fleece

Sa-Roc – Lay It Down

Jam Baxter – For a Limited Time Only

eLZhi – Light One Write One

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Five Track Friday #72


Grafh feat. 38 Spesh – Drought

Berner feat. Tee Grizzley – R.I.P.

Action Bronson – Golden Eye

Astaire’ – Lucky to Have You

Namir Blade – Stay

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Quarantunes XXVII


Nipsey Hussle feat. YG – Last Time That I Checc’d

Astaire – Empty Cinema

Cecil Otter – Matchbook Diaries (Remix)

Spillage Village, JID & EARTHGANG feat. Ant Clemons – Baptize

Maxo feat. lojii – No Love

Cavalier feat. Quelle Chris & Iman Omari – Watch Me

Armani Caesar – Palm Angels

slowthai – Gorgeous

Chop Juggler feat. Thomas Prime – It’s Like

Tha God Fahim & Mach Hommy – The Shape of Slaughter

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Quarantunes XXVI


Blackalicious – I Like the Way You Talk

Berner feat. G Herbo & Mozzy – Details

Grafh – No Issues

KATRANADA feat. Mick Jenkins – Gray Area

Pigeon Hole – June

Pete Flux & Parental – 6:30

D Smoke & Snoop Dogg – Gaspar Yanga

Anoyd & Statik Selektah feat. Nick Grant – New Legends

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib feat. BJ the Chicago Kid – Shame

Namir Blade feat. Jordan Webb – Pace

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Five Track Friday #71


Ruin Your Day feat. Ryda – Streets So Cold

Craig G feat. Masta Ace – The Fragile Ego

Conway the Machine feat. Benny the Butcher & Westside Gunn – Spurs 3

redveil – Weight

Big Sean feat. Anderson .Paak, Earlly Mac, Wale – Guard Your Heart

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