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New Music Video: "By The Light" - Moor Mother

Avant-garde sound sculptor Moor Mother, a.k.a. Camae Ayewa, premiered her new music video for "By The Light" earlier today over at Impose Magazine. The Patrick JF Smith-directed creation does an excellent job of playing off the eariness of the track and capturing her tale of urban horror in a a fitting setting before Ayewa spits fury and demonstrates the ability to control her own destiny, no matter the circumstances, through her convictions, words and art. "By The Light" can be found on her new full-lenth album, Fetish Bones, which is available via Don Giovanni Records. Moor Mother will be celebrating her record release in Philly on Saturday, September 24 at Yung Kandy Collective, sharing the stage with NAH.

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New Music Video: "Silly Me" (Feat. Young Savage) - Alexander Charles

Alexander Charles, a.k.a. Azar formerly of the hip-hop collective Ground Up, recently released some new material as a well as a music video for the track "Silly Me" (featuring Young Savage). As he describes his rise via the hustle, Charles progresses from cruising along on a deserted highway alone on a bike to "luckily" hitching a ride with an attractive femme fatale in a sweet, red Cadillac convertible. While things appear on the upswing, the plot takes a drastic twist, which proves the old adage - "never hitch a ride with a stranger" - even if she's quite fine.

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Foursix release visual for 'Favors,' + play SoB's tonight (09.06)

First and foremost, Foursix isn't an artist, but rather a collective of seven, including rappers, producers, songwriters, a singer and a guitarist. Their output on Soundcloud so far has been limited to three tracks by a duo of emcees named J-Payso and Verdé Madera, and each song has demonstrated a ton of potential both on the rapping and Foursix's producers side of things. J-payso and Verdé both have abstract, yet unpretencious flows, often stretching aproachable lyrics with complex rhyme schemes over several bars. Foursix's producers then do a good job of accentuating their rapping with minimalist beats that give the lyrics enough room to shine. A good example of this is "Favors" (video streaming below), where the duo rap about being sick and tired of being asked for stuff while getting nothing in return over a fresh, keys-driven trap beat.

As a bonus, they also released a hilarious music video for the track which you can check out below. You can see them live at SoB's on 9/6. —Henry Solotaroff-Webber, photo Credit: Brandon Todd

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BK Wildlife Festival highlights art, soul and hip hop

As if there weren’t enough crazy sounds to keep you up all night, Brooklyn Wildlife is back for their annual music/art/burlesque/film/griot riot festival.  It’s eight days of music of all genres performed by 150+ performers at ten venues.  There’s something for everyone, and everything for anyone wanting to rep Brooklyn as hard as Brooklyn comes.  For more info on how you can wild out with Chris Carr and his snarling entourage, visit their facebook page here. Check out a selection of tracks by NYC artists performing, below.

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Buzz Alert! Teddy Sinclair is back with Cruel Youth - new EP out on 09.16

Cruel Youth is perhaps the Marvelettes stuck in a black treacle, electro-acid dream. It is the smokey allure of 60's R&B wrapped up in dark, hypnotic beats and dripping with the power of a femme fatale. After premiering track "Mr. Watson" a few months back, the all-female trio fronted by Teddy Sinclair (FKA Natalia Kills), is set to drop an EP this month. If the first single is any indication, the EP is sure to be lead by Sinclair's soulful vocals and biting lyricism, deliciously paired with hazy instrumentals and sampling that makes the group's pop-soul tracks sound driving and even "avant" at times. Keep a lookout for Cruel Youth's EP dropping Sept 16th, and in the meantime listen to their single below.-Olivia Sisinni

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

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