DOWNLOAD: “Poor Stories” – Luke Rain

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Luke Rain is nothing if not persistent. His freely downloadable P.O.O.R. Thursday joints show up in the Inbox on the regular with nary a whisper from this blog. Well the drought’s over, homie. Here’s the latest in the series: “Poor Stories.” Stay on your grind, Agua.


DOWNLOAD: The Sound of TraQ – TraQ Addicc

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Shout-out to Serg for bringing this recent free drop to my attention. Producer/MC TraQ released this 7-song EP a couple days ago which is one of the best collections from The Town I’ve heard this year. The production is a dynamic mix of lush electronic soundscapes paired with hardcore boom-bap. It features area talent like Spaceman, Meez, Luke Rain, and JusMoni. The MVP, however, is that dude Khingz, who has the best bars by far on the battle-rap joint “I Go In.” Also of note is Tendai Maraire’s verse on “Glory,” where the Shabazz Palaces affiliate shows he’s more than just nice on the mbira. Stream and download for free below.


206UP.COM’s The TrackMeet (2.4.11)

Here’s what you do: 1. Click. 2. Listen. 3. Vote.

A quick recap of past winners:

1.14.11 – “Full Speed” by Living Proof feat. Abstract Rude & Michele Wylen

1.21.11 – “Lock It Down, Sew It Up” by A Day And A Wakeup

1.28.11 – “Got It Like That” by 88.206 feat. JDiGs

And now this week’s competitors…

LANE 1: “Thirst” – Luke Rain f/Mikaela Romero

Click Play to listen to “Thirst” by Luke Rain f/Mikaela Romero. Click here to get Luke Rain’s album, Liquid.

LANE 2: “Verbal Assault II” – J-Pros

Hit Play to listen to “Verbal Assault II” by J-Pros. Click here to download their free album, Pacific Central.

LANE 3: “Everytime I Wake Up” – Lions Ambition

Press Play to listen to “Everytime I Wake Up” by Lions Ambition. Visit the group’s website here.

Downloads The TrackMeet