Free Download: Beautiful Eulogy – Satellite Kite

Hands down, I have never looked more forward to a Hip-Hop release than Satellite Kite by Beautiful Eulogy (a group comprised of Odd Thomas, Braille, and Courtland Urbano formally Xperiment. I expected deep, thoughtful hip-hop with an artistic tinge. What I got was so much better, what I got was this:

Thats only the tip of the mountain: the album is so much more that the video above. Humble Beast has achieved once again something most Hip-Hop groups spend DECADES trying to create. Satellite Kite is a game changer.

Download Satellite Kite – Beautiful Eulogy

Free Download: Lecrae – Church Clothes Mixtape

Possibly the biggest mixtape release in recent history, Lecrae has finally dropped his much hyped Church Clothes Mixtape. The hype was well deserved, with Lecrae and crew tear loose and explore the full extent of the talents, both musically and lyrically in 18 hard hitting bangers that seek to challenge the status quo of the church and Christians alike. My personal favorite is “Misconception” but then again Im a sold out Humble Beast fan. Check the tracklisting below:

1. “Co-Sign”
2. “APB” feat. Thi’sl
3. “Church Clothes”
4. “Cold World” feat. Tasha Catour
5. “Welcome to H-Town” feat. Tedashii & Dre Murray
6. “Inspiration”
7. “Rise”
8. “Darkest Hour” feat. No Malice
9. “Black Rose”
10. “The Price of Life” feat. Andy Mineo & Co Campbell
11. “Special” feat. Lester “L2″ Shaw
12. “No Regrets” feat. Suzy Rock
13. “Gimme a Second”
14. “Long Time Coming” feat. Swoope
15. “Misconception” feat. Propaganda, Braille, & Odd Thomas
16. “Spazz”
17. “Sacrifice”
18. “Rejects”

If you are still unsure, you can stream the mixtape right here:

Download The Church Clothes Mixtape by Lecrae

I also included a “chopped & screwed” remix for the title track for you enjoyment!

Music Video: Beautiful Eulogy

Check out this video off of the Kingdom Kulture compilation called “Beautiful Eulogy” featuring Braille, Theory Hazit, Odd Thomas, Lee Green, and Xperiment.

The talent level in that room is out of control.

Free Download: Theory Hazit-THR3E

This week we present the latest in the long line of quality releases from Humble Beast. Theory Hazit has beeen around for awhile now throwing down in the hip-hop scene and taking names. He is one of the most respected names in the scene, and in addition to his many solo albums, he can be found as a guest emcee on songs by Sev Statik, Playdough, Cas Metah, Braille, and many others.

On his Humble Beast debut, Theory Hazit decided to tell his story in rhyme. Reaching back and exposing his past for the world to see, Theory continues the tradition of Humble Beast’s roster being some the most honest and raw lyricists around. His message is very brutal sometimes, and at other times whimsical; but it never escapes the listener that Theory Hazit is an excellent emcee. Combine this with smooth beat production from Dert, and THR3E stands on the short list of hip-hop albums of the year.

Download THR3E by Theory Hazit

Free Download:Braille-Native Lungs

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One of the hardest working men in the Hip-Hop scene is back with the album of his career. Braille has been a staple in the underground scene since way before we started this website, and with Native Lungs, he shows us why he is still the man. Its honest, intense, and deep every single moment, and like the rest of the music on Humble Beast (the label that Braille himself helped start) it is leaps and bounds ahead of its peers. If you dont like Hip-Hop that makes you think, dont download this. If you dont like emcees who talk about their struggles and stand for good, then dont download this.

If you like rap, dont download this.

If you love HIP-HOP, then why are you still reading this. the link is down there

Check out the video for the first single “Feel It”

Download Native Lungs by Braille

While you are waiting for the download to finish, watch the making of Native Lungs in the videos below




Music Video: Braille-Feel It

The new music video of the song “Feel It” from Braille off his upcoming August 30th, 2011 release Native Lungs. Its an awesome song, and of course its gonna come out on Humble Beast, because those guys are the best. For real

Gettin Giddy:Propaganda/Odd Thomas-Art Ambidextrous

There are just some albums you cant help but get giddy about…..
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About two weeks before Art Ambidextrous, a masterful collaboration between poet/emcee Propaganda and producer/beat maker Odd Thomas hit the net, this video was released, and I couldn’t have said it better:

Intellect in hip-hop has been a hard thing to find in its modern manifestation. What started out as a means to express profound thoughts of struggle, joy, and frustration has been replaced by a drab, petty culture that only seeks to exhalt self and contribute little. as gangsta rap began to rise in the 90s, and club-hop took over in the 2000s, a small but ever growing number of hip-hop artists began to take “rap” back to what it was always intended to be: an art form. For emcees and producers who were Christians, it became painfully obvious that creativity and quality would have to take precedent over money and fame. Despite struggles, this sub-genre has grown, and is now producing some the most honest, smart hip-hop on the market. Period.

And there are very few albums that I have heard that rival that of Art Ambidextrous. The words are by Propaganda, the music is by Odd Thomas.

With an intense attention to detail, and tons of raw talent, Art Ambidextrous is complete work of lyrically and musical art. Each track pronounces its own character and message within seconds of the beginning, making the listener lean and in a dig into the songs over and over. The beats feel organic and driven, and always in balance with Propaganda‘s lyrical flow. The vocal performance is engaging and memorable, a claim that most rappers cannot claim these days.Propaganda doesn’t sound like anybody else, he SOUNDS like Propaganda.

At the core is a message of revival of sorts. A willingness to look around at your own culture and realize that change needs to happen. That no one deserves redemption MORE than others, but that our pride as man will always allow us to look down on people. There is hope, joy, revolution, anger, redemption, and intellect on every track. Right back to where hip-hop should have always been.

The best part about THIS addition of Gettin Giddy is that you can experiance this rare gem for free, because Art Ambidextrous is yours as gift from Propaganda, Odd Thomas, Alert, Braille, and Humble Beast.

Download Art Ambidextrous by Propaganda and Odd Thomas

I will leave you with Propaganda explaining The Gospel. Watch the whole thing, you wont disappointed.

Free Download:Art Ambidextrous by Propaganda & Odd Thomas

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So awhile back I previewed this release on the site, and now it is finally here!

Humble Beast is hip-hop label that was founded by Syntax records artist Braille over a year ago. His vision seem to be to have a group of artists that are more focused on the Kingdom than record sales, so Humble Beast has adopted the same format as Come&Live! to release their albums (pay what you feel, ect.). This is their third release, but really its their first true album to come on the label (the first was a compilation, the other doesnt even appear on their website).

I have had this album for almost a month now (I was one of a lucky 10 who got to download it early), and I am not lying when I say I have listened to it everyday since. Seriously, if this had come out in December, it may have been my top Hip-Hop album of the year. Propaganda and Odd Thomas may be some of the best lyricists in the game right now. There is so much truth and depth to every track it is hard to pick a favorite song, so I will leave it up to you. Believe me when say that you will truly be blessed by this CD.

My suggestion is to listen to it full blast in your car on the first listen to fall in love with the music, then listen to it with headphone to experience the deep seeded messages in each track. You will thank me later. ENJOY!

Download Art Ambidextrous by Propaganda & Odd Thomas

PLEASE RELEASE MORE MUSIC HUMBLE BEAST!

New Releases For April 27th, 2010

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Weapon Aid
Braille

Talking Textures
Mid-west Hip-Hop
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Ragamuffin Soul
Carlos Whittaker

Integrity Music
Pop/Folk
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Continuance-Carry Ourselves
Carry Ourselves
Continuance

Rise Records
Hardcore
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The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be
Deepspace5

Mega Royal Records
Underground Hip-Hop
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Discover America-Future Paths
Future Paths
Discover America

Lujo Records
Progressive Indie
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O Ye Devastator
Doug Burr

Spune Records
Americana
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Cotes d’Armor
Kevin Max

dpulse Recordings
Electronic

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The Descent
Mantric

Prosthetic Records
Metal
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Feast Or Fallow
Sandra McCracken

Independent
Folk/Worship
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Braille Readies New Album

After much turmoil and push backs, Braille will finally be releasing his album Weapon Aid on his newly founded Talking Textures label on April 27th, 2010.  If you havent been keeping up with whats happening with Braille, and why there has seemingly been 3 release dates for this album over the past year, just trust me that the dude needs some serious prayer and encouragement.  Artwork and tracklisting below.

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1. Get Well Soon
2. Give Myself
3. Complexicated
4. Up
5. Poison
6. Shoeless Joe
7. Resurrect Me
8. Revenge (The Right Way) featuring Ruslan and Beleaf of theBreax
9. Nothing Left To Say
10. Surgical

for more new releases, please check out our ALBUM RELEASE DATES page to stay up to date on all the new music coming out