AUDIO: The Golden Gun EP – La & Marcus D

La & Marcus D - The Golden Gun EP

La emerges from an extended musical absence to drop The Golden Gun EP, produced entirely by Pacific Northwest native, turned Tokyo-based label head Marcus D. The lean, polished, sample-based production suits La’s visceral street-oriented boasts and trademark strings of ill metaphors. “Killin’ n-ggas with shit I wrote in oh-ten,” is probably the most apt declaration La makes here, as his writing often feels like it could outlast any rapper in the Town. Golden Gun is only five songs long and begs for a sequel.

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NEW MUSIC: “Dick Chainey” – Thaddeus David (feat. La & Cam The Mac; prod. by Shinez)

Dick Chainey - Thaddeus David feat La & Cam The Mac

Thaddeus David has been making his move into trap since his last proper release, Trapital Trill. “Dick Chainey” keeps that spirit alive with guest shots from La and Cam The Mac. The artist formerly known as Young TH has a new album coming (NoneTheLess, due September 2) and some fresh threads for sale.

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NEW(ISH) MUSIC: “So Good” – La (prod. by Jester)

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La shot over this loosie yesterday, or the day before, fuck it I can’t remember, it’s too hot out. Produced by Jester sometime in 2009, “So Good” is about a bomb-ass girl. The Colonel has nothing to do whatsoever with this joint, it’s just there was no track artwork and the image you see above is the second one that comes up when Google image searching “so good”. Somehow it applies, though.

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NEW MUSIC: “Numb Again” – Def Dee (feat. yU & Hassaan Mackey)

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“Numb Again” is the first drop from 33 An’a Third, the upcoming Mello Music Group debut from Seattle producer Def Dee. 206UP.COM is really looking forward to this one ever since Def dropped Gravity (in conjunction with area MC La) and Cheap Heat (a beat tape that showed off his well-tuned ear for boom bap in the grand tradition of Premier and Dilla).

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DOWNLOAD: “Horse Is Where The Heart Is” – La (prod. by Jester)

When you Google image search “language arts,” this is the first image that pops up.

Twitter trolling led me to this unreleased joint from the MC La and frequently collaborator Jester. Get wit’ it below.

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DOWNLOAD: “Liars” – La (prod. by Jester)

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“Liars” is an outtake from the next album by La and Jester, Life of a Salesman. The MC informs me the team will be releasing a number of songs that didn’t make the final album cut. Stay tuned.

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VIDEO: “Frank Hirata” – La

From his Ocean Howell EP (in collabo with producer Olee), La’s newest video is simple, straightforward and unassuming — the exact opposite of dude’s raps. Find out why he’s one of Seattle’s best below.

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