NEW MUSIC: “Windsorknot” – Cheeks (feat. Ms. Mac)

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Way back, when I had the red and black lumberjack, 206UP.COM used to run a semi-regular feature called The TrackMeet, a weekly contest whereby three up-and-coming Seattle-area artists were pitted against each other in a sort of battle of the bands showdown. The blog readership got to vote on whose track they thought was the freshest, the prize being nothing more than bragging rights and a spot on a 206UP.COM mixtape. Well here’s hoping your boy gets his mojo up well enough in 2013 to revisit that feature.

All this to say: COMN GRND is a group that participated in, and won, a past edition of The TrackMeet. The MC Cheeks is one-half of that crew and his heartfelt “Windsorknot” is the first single from his upcoming The Divergence. Take a listen below.

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TrackMeet back again. For the uninitiated: this semi-regular feature is a song competition in which three up-and-coming Seattle-area artists are pitted against each for ULTIMATE RAP SUPREMACY! Or something.

Voting is left to you, the readers, to decide who has the freshest track. Polls stay open for exactly one week and each winning song (see past editions here) will be featured on an upcoming mixtape from 206UP.COM. If you’re an artist interested in submitting a song for competition, get at me with the mp3 and a press photo at

Three new artists, three new tracks. You know what it is.

LANE 1: “The Fly” – Don’t Mind The Kid (DTK)

LANE 2: “My Own Shit” – COMN GRND

LANE 3: “Bop It” – The U Crew

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