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Kells Dougie – “95′ Freestyle”

Up-and-comer Kells Dougie can rip off line after line of short, but sweet quips. Case-in-point is in “95′ Freestyle.” Freestyle tracks are great because they have a different type of expectation. Commonly misperceived as having to be “off the top,” a good freestyle really should just be fun and filled with punchlines, and that’s exactly…

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nIgel, NePh & Xany – “Morphine”

Chicago is currently a hotbed for up-and-coming rappers. The drill scene and the Save Money movement are well-covered in the blogosphere, but talent lurks elsewhere too. In a collaboration with producer Xany, we find two such emcees in nIgel and NePh. With natural chemistry, the two rappers utilize clever wordplay to float between talking on…

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Tonight: Nitin

Although Toronto’s CODA will be missing Lee Foss on Saturday night’s lineup (due to circumstances beyond CODA’s control, as reported on the event page), some of the Canadian city’s own talents will be stepping up to the plate. Nitin, a globetrotting Toronto-based label owner, producer, and DJ will be taking some extra time on the decks. Beginning his…

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Tonight: J.Phlip and Monty Luke

Dirtybird is not just a record label. The people that comprise dirtybird are your friends. Whether it is one of the dirtybird players performing solo, or all of them at their touring dirtybird BBQ, there is no doubt that you will have an experience. J.Phlip, the dirtybird duchess, returns to Buffalo again tonight. When not…

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