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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 259)

Let’s just forget the week and move right along to the weekend, shall we? Friday is here and so is another Party Playlist complete with a dozen free downloads for you to amplify your time off with. This week we’ve got goodies from a wide range of producers like Alon Mor, Deep Chills, LUCA LUSH, VenessaMichaels and WUKI, as well as collabs from Holly x Cy Kosis, leet x JEANIE and Terravita x Kompany. All together these tracks should serve you well as you venture out and do whatever it is you do to recharge your batteries. Chances are, music is going to be involved in that process, so why not let the ninjas help you out? Have fun, stay safe and enjoy all the weekend has to offer you.

’Alon Mor –
Vasel’

’Deep Chills – Run Free (feat. IVIE)’
’Orkid – Fresque’
’Lil Pump – Molly (LUCA LUSH LIFT)’
’miƶu – Remedy’
’VenessaMichaels – NOW That’s What I Call 2090 Mini Mix’
’8ER$ – Deep inside’
’Wuki – TRICKY’
’Holly x Cy Kosis – Shoota’
’leet x JEANIE – HollaFame’
’Terravita X Kompany – Dungeon’
’Dillon Francis – Say Less Feat G Eazy (EH!DE Bootleg)’
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Lil Debbie Talks New Album, The State Of Hip-hop & Rising Talent [TMN Interview]

Respect is earned, it’s not simply given out to anybody. Unfortunately for women, that respect is even tougher to come by in the creative world especially, but one OG boss who has been doing her own thing for years – gaining mad respect and praise from all crowds – is Lil Debbie. The rapper, model, weed connoisseur and fashion designer isn’t someone who will be going away anytime soon.

Lil Debbie has set up a foundation that is going to last. She’s come from music and that has laid the groundwork for a successful multi-faceted career. Moves will always be made, but her latest move hearkens back to the music by means of a brand new album, OG In My System. Complete with eleven tracks, including her lead single “Summer,” this LP sees Debbie taking her sound to new territories.

Stagnant isn’t a word in Lil Debbie’s vocabulary. Over the years she’s released an incredible amount of songs, each time out taking steps to offer fans something a little different. The Bay Area beast is a legend in her own right, but the tale isn’t over. We’re sure to have more music, as you’ll find out below. Lil Debbie recently stopped by the dojo for an interview, answering questions about her new album, where hip-hop is currently and what artists she has her eyes on.

TMN: Let’s start with a totally unfair question, which song is your favorite on the OG In My System?

LD: “I Get It” has to be one of my top 3.

TMN: Can you give us a rundown of what it was like putting together this LP?

LD: It was interesting, I’m always evolving, developing and progressing so it’s interesting to watch my inner self grow – going through sadness and bossyness.

TMN: What makes this album different from your previous work?

LD: Well for one I’m experimenting with Auto-tune, also I’m playing around with melodies and flow switch up. Definitely trying out new things and playing around while I still can.

TMN: Why did you choose to release the single “Summer” first? How much fun was it shooting the music video?

“Summer” represents such a lighter time of my life, I felt like it was necessary to drop that first. The video was a lot of fun, I honestly had no clue I was even going to shoot a video. Me and my girls just decided one day to play around with equipment we brought out to the islands. Most of it is just random footage of us wandering around by ourselves getting stoned and lost.

TMN: Being a stoner myself, I have to wonder… approximately how much weed went into the making of this album?

LD: POUNDS.

TMN: You’ve released an LP or mixtape every year over the past few years, looking to keep that going in the future?

LD: Yea, you know me, I’m not a quitter.

TMN: You recently did a project with the Barong Family. Looking to work with dance music producers more often?

LD: Yes, I love dance music and I love creating with all types of producers. I was sooo blessed to be able to be apart of a Barong Family project!

TMN: As someone who doesn’t stick to just music, what other ventures do you currently have going on right now?

As of right now I am working on my marijuana brand cakes, which is an edible line but I also do carry live resin and a cakes marijuana strain. I’m also working on other things for my fans but as of right now this is one of my main focuses.

TMN: Is there something you have yet to get your hands in that you would like to?

LD: Yea some Rose Dom Perignon! LOL.

TMN: Style is something you own and there’s no better, more permanent way to express style than with tattoos. What has been your latest addition and what’s next?

LD: I recently got legs in the air with panties sliding down the legs and two nails that are just filling in some space on my arm in between two other tattoos. I never know what I’m going to get tatted I just get things last minute.

TMN: Where do you think the rap game is at currently and where do you see it going?

LD: The rap game is in a dope dope dope dooopppeeee space as of right now. There’s a lot of freedom for artists to express themselves and a lot of outlets. All blessings!

TMN: Can you tell us some up and coming talent in the Bay Area that everyone should know?

Everyone should check out my girl that is super clean, her name is Aliky, check out her Instagram which has all her music info @Aliikyw. Also another girl that is dope that can also sing is Natty Kay, her Instagram info is @NattyKay7.

OG In My System was released today and is currently available on iTunes and Spotify.

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[Trap/Dubstep] TYNAN – Interloper EP

If you’re into bass music, then you need to be into TYNAN. He’s been steadily releasing tracks over the past year or so, but as of recently he’s really excelled with some truly amazing releases. He’s only picking up steam and shows no signs of slowing down. His latest release, an EP called Interloper on Never Say Die, will show you just why he’s going to be the next big thing in bass.

TYNAN dropped four tracks with this EP including collaborations with Sam King and DISTO. Although each track is undeniably bass music, they each share different qualities making this an exemplary project. A lot of times bass EPs are just regurgitated tracks of a similar style that don’t make the EP re-listanable. Interloper will be pulling you back time and time again. There’s not a single mediocre song on it and each will serve to satisfy your every low-frequency desire. Check it out now, grab a copy on digital stores and make sure to share this one with your rage-friendly friends.

’TYNAN – Doppelganger Ft. Sam King’
’TYNAN – Duality’
’TYNAN & DISTO – Rover’
’TYNAN – Heretics’
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[Event] Go In The Studio With STINT To Break Down “Weight in Gold”

Gallant
Weight in Gold

It’s not often you get a chance to see exactly how a song from a Grammy nominated album was put together. However, now we’re getting a chance to thanks to Noiselab who’s new course with STINT will show you how the illustrious “Weight in Gold” single from Gallant was made.

This isn’t something we’d usually share, but the fact that you can enroll for free, we just couldn’t pass up. For the interested music lover or the hardcore producer, the course gives you an interesting, one-of-a-kind look into the creation of our generations most iconic singles. If for some reason you’ve never heard the song – which is basically impossible – give it a listen here and check out the Noiselab course page for more information around the course. We’ve already ran through it and it’s worth the time!

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[Future Bass] Said The Sky – Pray For Me (feat. Origami)

Said The Sky
Pray For Me (feat. Origami)

I’m going to go ahead and throw down the gauntlet and say that Said The Sky is currently the best song writer you are going to find anywhere. I keep thinking to myself, “How will he top this one?” and then he goes ahead and does just that. His newest track “Pray For Me” featuring Origami may be his most captivating song yet, which is saying a lot.

From writing, to production to performing, Said The Sky can do it all. We recently caught him at Moonrise and it was our favorite performance of the entire festival. Literally, the crowd was growing from start to finish as though he was at the mainstage. Said The Sky will continue to do his thing until he’s at the top of the game, which won’t take long with work like “Pray For Me” and his previous releases. He’s got more coming, that we promise you. Get “Pray For Me” today.

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[Hybrid] Ray Volpe – Reality

RAY VOLPE
Reality

On September 5th, Ray Volpe will be releasing his EP Reality. Luckily, you don’t have to sit and wait until that date with nothing to show for it. Ray’s dropped the title track and if you pre-order the EP on iTunes, you’ll instantly get a copy of the song.

Ray goes all out hybrid with song, bringing trap and dubstep together in epic fashion. “Reality” also sees the producer jump back into the driver seat as the vocalist on the project, which is something he’s increasingly done over the past year or so. The top notch sound design is the highlight for us on this one though. Ray’s always managed to keep his technical skills at the top of the game and they’ve gotten him where he’s at today alongside his talent for emotional songwriting.

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[Indie/Electronic] Stalgia – Talk To My Skin

Stalgia
Talk To My Skin

As far as indie duos go, Stalgia is at the top of our list. They haven’t put out a bad song yet, or even a mediocre one. Their latest lands itself in either the awesome or incredible category. “Talk To My Skin” will give you goosebumps all over your body from start to finish.

The first few bars are almost haunting, but in an inviting way that lures you in, then the vocal hits and you’re whisked away. Stalgia has you in their clutches, but you don’t mind. This subtle, yet beautiful track is absolutely heavenly, with a progression that couldn’t have been written better. Things build from beginning to end, taking you on a journey. It’s more than just a song and you WILL feel it.

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