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Vangarde (Mr. Lif & Stu Bangas) – “The New Normal” (Video)

In their cinematic new video, Vangarde (Mr. Lif & Stu Bangas) explore what it means to be living in “The New Normal” in 2020 amidst a global pandemic and civil unrest. The visuals were directed by Burcu Ozturk and Thanasis Armagos, who provide a (mostly) black-and-white depiction of a day spent traversing NYC in what has been an incredibly challenging year. Check out the visuals and head over to your preferred digital retailer or streaming platform to support, Vangarde, available now through ...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Mr. Lif, Lif, STU BANGAS, Vangarde, Lif Stu Bangas, Burcu Ozturk, Thanasis Armagos, Murs Akrobatik Eternia Blueprint Reef, Puma Ptah

Vangarde – Self-Titled (Album Review)

Vangarde is a newly formed MC/producer duo from Boston, Massachusetts consisting of veterans Mr. Lif & Stu Bangas. They first united at the beginning of the year after appearing on Stu’s latest EP Beats & Blood but fast forward 10 months later, they’re coming together for an official full-length debut. After the “Global Shift” intro, the first song “Shelter in Place” enlists the help of Blacastan to discuss wanting America to do better over a noisy boom bap beat whereas the next track “Basquiat...
Tags: Reviews, America, Albums, Jazz, Starr, Boston Massachusetts, Stu, Mr. Lif, Blacastan, Lif, STU BANGAS, Vangarde, George Floyd, Cauze Blueprint MURS Puma Ptah

Vangarde – “Basquait”

  Vangarde unleashes the 2nd single off their upcoming self-titled EP called “Basquait”.  
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Mr. Lif, STU BANGAS, Vangarde

Vangarde (Mr. Lif & Stu Bangas) – “Basquiat” x “The New Normal”

A new emcee/producer duo has been formed.
Tags: Jazz, Songs, Mr. Lif, Lif, STU BANGAS, Vangarde

Don Def – “Survival Kit” Ft. Mr. Lif

Don Def links with underground veteran Mr. Lif for the new single, “Survival Kit”, pressing issues of today’s society.  Be on the lookout for “Don Def Kennedy” project set to drop on October 6th. Survival Kit (ft. Mr. Lif) by Don Def
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Mr. Lif, Lif, Don Def, Don Def Kennedy

What's going on Thursday?

Tonight's NYC-area shows include Sloan, Power Trip/Sheer Mag, Martin Courtney, Hinds, EPMD, Shoreline Mafia, Wale/Kemba, The Perceptionists, and more. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Music News, What's Going on Tonight in NYC, BrooklynVegan Staff, Akrobatik, Mr Lif, The Perceptionists, DJ Fakts One, TYNG

Blueprint teams with Has-Lo for new single "Hoop Dreamin" (watch the video)

Underground rapper/producer Blueprint (of Greenhouse Effect, Soul Position, and a long-running solo artist) is releasing a new solo album, Two-Headed Monster, on May 22... Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Music News, Andrew Sacher, Wordsworth, Hip Hop News, Blueprint, Aceyalone, Slug, Mr Lif, Supastition, Has-Lo, Hoop Dreamin, Blueprint of Greenhouse Effect Soul Position

Mr. Lif and Brass Menažeri Team for Balkan/Hip-Hop Fusion on 'Resilient'

I have a confession to make before we get started: It took me literal weeks of looking at the name Brass Menažeri before realizing that it was a play on Glass Menagerie. Of this, I am deeply ashamed. I also cringed at the notion of an underground hip-hop/traditional Balkan brass band fusion when I first heard it. Of this, I am even more deeply ashamed, because Mr. Lif and the members of Brass Menažeri make an exceptional team on collaboration Resilient . More than a wo...
Tags: Music, Hip-hop, World Music, Balkan, Mr. Lif, Lif, Sonny James, Brass menažeri, Menažeri, Brass Menažeri Team

Mr. Lif and Brass Menažeri - 'Resilient' (album stream) (premiere)

Alternative hip-hop artist Mr. Lif has teamed up with Brass Menažeri for an intriguing new album that's different from anything he's ever produced. Brass Menažeri is a San Francisco area Balkan brass band. How they got together is an interesting story as Mr. Lif was due to play the Seattle Folk Festival and didn't have a backup band, so the festival organizers thought to pair him with Brass Menažeri thinking that his complex rapping would mesh well with the quick-tem...
Tags: Music, San Francisco, Hip-hop, World Music, Premiere, Balkan, Mr. Lif, Lif, Bridget Boyle, Brass menažeri, Alternative hip-hop, Balkan brass, Balkan music, Menažeri, Waxsimile Productions

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik Performs ‘Resolution’ Medley for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

The Perceptionists show out, but what's new?
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Npr, Mr. Lif, Lif, Akrobatik

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) NPR Tiny Desk Concert (Video)

Boston Hip Hop veterans Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) just released their new album “Resolution” on Mello Music Group and stopped by the NPR Headquarters for an on camera show with a live band for the acclaimed NPR Series Tiny Desk Concert.  The band made up of Tommy Benedetti (of John Brown’s Body) on drums, Van Gordan Martin on guitar, Lean Thomas aka Chop on Keys, and legendary bassist Ashish Vyas (of Thievery Corporation).
Tags: Videos, Boston, Jazz, Mello Music Group, John Brown, Mr. Lif, Lif, Akrobatik, The Perceptionists, Lif Akrobatik, NPR Headquarters, Tommy Benedetti, Van Gordan Martin, Ashish Vyas

The Perceptionists – “Dirty Drumz”

Mr. Lif and Akrobatik are back with a video for “Dirty Drumz”…
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Mr. Lif, Lif, Akrobatik, The Perceptionists

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik – “Free At Last” f. Syne (Video)

The Perceptionists' Resolution album is out now.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Mr. Lif, Lif, Akrobatik, The Perceptionists

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik – “Free At Last” (Feat. Syne) Video

Mr. Lif and Akrobatik, the two underground MCs who used to rap together as the Perceptionists, reunited this year to release Resolution, their first album together in 12 years. We got into the group's history and what has transpired for both rappers in the interim upon the release of early single "Hose Down." That … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Mr. Lif, Lif, Akrobatik, Syne, Malcolm Critcher

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik Rock “Dirty Drumz” On New Perceptionists Banger

The Perceptionists' Resolution impacts July 28.
Tags: Jazz, Songs, Mr. Lif, Lif, Akrobatik, The Perceptionists, Akrobatik Rock

The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif & Akrobatik) – “Hose Down” Video

Way the hell back in 2005, the veteran Boston underground rappers Mr. Lif and Akrobatik, working together as the Perceptionists, released a really great and underappreciated album called Black Dialogue. They broke up soon after, but now they've reunited, and their new LP Resolution is coming out next month. We posted first single "Hose … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Boston, Mr. Lif, Lif, Akrobatik, The Perceptionists, Malcolm Critcher

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) – “Hose Down” Ft. Syne (Video)

From the upcoming album “Resolution” set to drop July 28th, Mello Music Group’s Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) release a new video “Hose Down” featuring Syne.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Mr. Lif, Lif, Akrobatik, Syne, The Perceptionists, Lif Akrobatik

Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen

When XXL first started picking its rap freshmen a decade ago, none of them owed anything to the internet. Today, that's a tough thing to imagine; it's like hearing that your parents grew up with three channels of black-and-white TV. Rap music is the internet; it pulls all its energy from split-second switches and 20-second … More »
Tags: Music, Amine, Action Bronson, Status Ain't Hood, Kyle, Cam'Ron, Playboi Carti, Your Old Droog, Alchemist, Mr. Lif, Madeintyo, Ugly God, Pnb Rock, Kamaiyah, Akrobatik, Mach Hommy

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik – “Hose Down”

Way the hell back in 2005, El-P's then-thriving Definitive Jux label released Black Dialogue, the debut album from longtime Boston underground rap fixtures Mr. Lif and Akrobatik. Calling themselves the Perceptionists (and, at the time, also feature DJ Fakts One as a member), Lif and Ak showed the sort of giddy, fun energy that they'd … More »
Tags: Music, Boston, Premiere, AK, Mr. Lif, Lif, Akrobatik, Syne, The Perceptionists

L’Orange & Mr. Lif – “The Gentle End” (Video)

Dream in Color and in Rhyme. The post L’Orange & Mr. Lif – “The Gentle End” (Video) appeared first on 2DOPEBOYZ.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Mr. Lif

L'Orange & Mr. Lif - "There's An Art To Sleeping"

A bonus track off the duo's The Life & Death Of Scenery. The post L'Orange & Mr. Lif - "There's An Art To Sleeping" appeared first on 2DOPEBOYZ.
Tags: Jazz, Songs, Mr. Lif, L Orange amp

watch Mr. Lif & L'Orange's apocalyptic cartoon video for their song ft. Gonjasufi

It aired during Adult Swim's Toonami segment, and now it's making its web premiere. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Adult Swim, Music News, Wyatt Cenac, Andrew Sacher, Gonjasufi, Hip Hop News, Lif, Akrobatik, Mr Lif

Stream Mr. Lif & L'Orange's 'The Life and Death of Scenery' LP

The post Stream Mr. Lif & L'Orange's 'The Life and Death of Scenery' LP appeared first on 2DOPEBOYZ.
Tags: Albums, Jazz, 2dope, Mr. Lif, Lif

Download L’Orange & Mr. Lif The Life & Death Of Scenery

The cinematic boom bap producer L'Orange and savvy MC Mr. Lif have linked for The Life And Death Of Scenery. It's a perfect pairing because Lif has the chops to move in and out of L'Orange's soulful, precisely chopped samples and cut through his dense, knocking drums. We've already heard "Strange Technology" and "More »
Tags: Music, Mp3s, Album Stream, Mr. Lif, Lif

Could Rap Music Be Whitewashed The Way Rock ‘N’ Roll Was?

In 1960, black rock 'n' roll guitarists like Chuck Berry were among the most vital forces driving popular culture. By 1970, a black rock 'n' roll guitarist like Jimi Hendrix was considered a strange anomaly. Over the course of a decade rock music went from being a pan-racial conversation to a serious, studious pursuit for … More »
Tags: Music, Jimi Hendrix, Migos, Ty Dolla $ign, Gucci Mane, Status Ain't Hood, Chuck Berry, Young Dolph, Mr. Lif