Mission: – One (CD) (2001) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

An eclectic bunch (Raashan came from Pasadena, California, Kat hails originally from Wichita, Kansas, Headnodic from Wisconsin, and Max is from Massachusetts) with an interesting past. Formed in Boston and named after their hood, they moved to California after gaining fame on the East Coast. During their move, an 18-wheeler totaled all of the group’s instruments and the car they were driving. With the money from the accident, they were able put out their self-titled EP. After releasing the EP and another album, they were asked to change their name, and thus became the Crown City Rockers.

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MarQ Spekt & Blockhead – JustPlayWitIt (WEB) (2014) (320 kbps)

Hot off his 2011 collaboration album with Cunninlynguist producer Kno (“Machetevision”), Philly emcee MarQ Spekt teams up with New York producer Blockhead (Aesop Rock, Illogic, Murs, Atmosphere) for one of the grilchiest Hip Hop albums of 2014; JustPlayWitIt.

Representing a certain aggression that is lacking in today’s culture, JustPlayWitIt showcases MarQ Spekt’s bizzarly verbose wordplay over Blockheads’s sirty yet sophisticated production. MarQ Spekt throws a little dirt on the game with JustPlayWitIt; as he walks into the current house of Hip Hop, tracks mud on the rug, sits on the couch and puts his soiled boots up on the table.

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