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This Week’s ‘On The Cusp’ Playlist

On The Cusp is a living playlist dedicated to showcasing the buzzing new music on our radar — as curated…

On The Cusp is a living playlist dedicated to showcasing the buzzing new music on our radar — as curated by our writer Riley Wallace. For all inquiries and submissions, hit up the playlists official Twitter feed.

This week’s cover artist: Jhon Myquale

Riley here — father, artist, videographer, professional writer and SERIOUS hip-hop head. I'm a member of the Universal Zulu Nation, and I think everything is better on vinyl. Add me on Twitter! @specialdesigns
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#AAHHTOP5WEEKLY Top 5, August 11

Peace Hip Hop nation, here is another installment of our ever popular #aahhtop5weekly series; a reoccurring showcase of dope videos…

Peace Hip Hop nation, here is another installment of our ever popular #aahhtop5weekly series; a reoccurring showcase of dope videos that make their way into my inbox. If you want to see your video become a part of the playlist, simply submit it using the submit link on the site — or hit me on Twitter.

D Dark – “Frontline”
https://twitter.com/ddarkonline
https://www.instagram.com/ddarkonline

Tim Million & G-Rome – “Animal Crackers”
https://twitter.com/TimMillionTOC
https://twitter.com/GRomeOnDaBeat
https://www.instagram.com/TimMillionTOC
https://www.instagram.com/GRomeOnDaBeat

Brady Watt feat. Clifflight – “Roots Around My Ribcage”
https://twitter.com/Nyceonthebass
https://www.instagram.com/nyceonthebass/

Anon feat. Gee TheProducer & Tino aka The Empire Bahamas -“Whine”
https://twitter.com/Empire_Bahamas

Saint Kris – “Church”
https://www.instagram.com/saintkristoffer/

 

s/o to @bigmarv204 & @oakandoar for the recommendation of “Chuch” off DJ TLO’s beat tape. Let me know if you hear any other tracks that you’d like me to hop up on

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Young Lit Hippy Artist Mic Mar Teases Album ‘Kidz From The Woodz’

Portland, OR – Artist Mic Mar had a unique beginning to his flourishing music career. Tempted by friends to collaborate…

Portland, OR – Artist Mic Mar had a unique beginning to his flourishing music career. Tempted by friends to collaborate on a song, the now 25-year-old artist discovered he had a knack for the art of the rhyme at 17-years-old. His competitive spirit, can-do attitude, and innate sense of creativity led him to discover that music could become something more than just a hobby – and instead, be a lifelong career and passion. A big believer in fate and destiny, Mic Mar abides by the philosophy, “Life’s too short to not do what you want to do.”

The young artist finds influence in fellow rapper and Pacific Northwest native, Macklemore. The two artists share a zest for the rap game in cities that are heavily saturated with rock and alternative music and a gift for storytelling and seeing meaning in everything.

An avid storyteller, Mic Mar’s music is deep, uplifting, and inspirational. His music is a reflection of his perspectives on struggle, which makes his audience vast, as everyone can relate on some level. His “young lit hippy” brand and persona emit vibes of “peace, love and good vibes,” laughs Mar.

The imaginative rapper recently debuted his latest video, a song entitled “Good Morning,” on November 23rd, which teases the release of his impending mixtape, Kidz From The Woodz, which hits digital platforms on January 31st, 2017. The song “Good Morning” is, as the artist describes, “an awakening.” An introduction into who the young lit hippy really is, the song is about sharing your truth, which is exactly what Mic Mar is out to do.

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http://www.younglithippy.com/

 

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AAHIPHOP Magazine Issue 1

Welcome to the jump off of Above Average Hip-Hop – now available in a magazine format. You may have some…

Welcome to the jump off of Above Average Hip-Hop – now available in a magazine format. You may have some questions, and I have some answers. First, why are we branching out from our growing website? Well, because of the feedback we’ve received, and the general acceptance from the community at large. The content is just getting too good, and it felt like it needed to be immortalized in a more artistic and permanent way. Secondly, how will this work? Well, here’s an easy answer: I have no idea. I’ve never made a magazine. I am, however, a writer and a real head who loves to nerd out with my icons and do my part to break new talent.

The truth is, I’ve always wanted to make my own magazine, and as a child, I never imagined I’d have the ability (literally – technology is bonkers), or the content at my disposal. So maybe, even though I’m in my early 30’s, this magazine is some sort of bucket list checkmark. When I became a member of the Universal Zulu Nation, I did so with the hopes that I’d be able to somehow help spread the culture I love, and help to further document not just the overlooked history, but the new chapters being (physically) written by the next generation.

This magazine is a physical companion piece to aboveaveragehiphop.com, and I urge you to explore the pieces there as well, as they will often include mixes, videos and other multimedia components that will add further context. I envision this remaining relatively digital, but perhaps becoming available in limited physical edition.

So let’s see where this takes us. Thanks for all the support and love! Peace!

Subscribe for free now:

AAHIPHOP Magazine Issue 1

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AAHIPHOP June ‘2015

Welcome to AAHIPHOP Radio – a pilot initiative here at aboveaveragehiphop.com. We bring you dope monthly mixes, and give our…

Welcome to AAHIPHOP Radio – a pilot initiative here at aboveaveragehiphop.com. We bring you dope monthly mixes, and give our unsigned submissions a chance to get some shine at the same time. We’ll be reserving 4-5 slots a month for some of the hottest unsigned submissions we receive here, as well as 1 slot for producers! So be sure to keep the submissions coming.


Track listing:

Ravishing Rick Rude – LiFECREW
End All Be AllConstant Deviants
SomethingCapeech Capuccino
Mellow With MeBishop Nehru
Brighter Days (Instrumental)Chris Prythm
SidelinesAaron Cohen
AmbidEXtrous – Denzil Porter

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