Hip Hop

Soul Singer Kelly Hafner Embarks on US Tour!

Austin based R&B soul singer and songwriter Kelly Hafner is set to embark on a US tour this August! She is touring in support of her new album If It's Love. Her show-stopping voice and unmistakably improvisational style keep listeners hooked from start to finish.  Echoing the traditions of her soul forebears like Etta James, Lauryn Hill, Marvin Gaye, and Amy Winehouse, If It's Love tests the ...
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Olmeca Announces New Album “‘DEFINE” coming August 23rd

Olmeca is proud to announce his new album “DEFINE,” dropping August 23rd with OneRPM. The new album is a whirlwind of sounds and an introspective record that delves into the lines and borders that make up individuals and communities. Olmeca goes beyond race and politics, and creates an album that is unapologetically urban Latinx with a focus on the assets that ...
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Tony Ray Jacobo

Tony Ray Jacobo of Tribal Seeds Releases Debut Single “You Are Light” Feat Frankie J

Rising producer and artist Tony Ray Jacobo is set to release his debut single “You are the Light” feat. Frankie J on Friday, May 10th! Taking full creative freedom on the new track Tony Ray found inspiration right at home, ”It’s a love message to that special person that makes you better and becomes that light to your darkness. I ...
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Ozomatli Bring You “El Otro Lado” featuring Chali 2na & Olmeca

Ozomatli is back with a brand new cumbia/hip hop track for your ears, as they release "El Otro Lado" featuring Chali 2na and Olmeca last week through ONErpm distrubution. "El Otro Lado" is the perfect mix of cumbia and hip hop. Showcasing an amazing array of trumpets over a bouncy bass and synthetizing sound of keys as the Ozo members ...
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Los Rakas

LOS RAKAS Release New Single “Devorame” featuring Amara La Negra From New Album

Los Rakas, the bilingual, California-by-way-of-Panama duo known for their seamless blend of hip-hop, reggaeton and dancehall, team up with rising Dominican-American star Amara La Negra (Love and Hip Hop: Miami) on the scorching new single “Devorame,” out now. “Devorame,” a sultry reggaeton banger which translates in English as “devour me,” appears on Los Rakas’ upcoming album, Manes De Negocio. The group’s second full-length ...
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Mr. Vegas

Mr. Vegas Links Up With Los Rakas To Bring You” Killa Body”

Jamaican music icon Mr. Vegas teams with the Grammy-nominated, Panamanian-American duo Los Rakas for “Killa Body,” an international party anthem blending dancehall with shades of reggaeton and Latin trap. The track, produced by Robertino, pairs Vegas’ signature “singjay” delivery with the West Coast Spanish flows of Los Rakas MCs Raka Rich and Raka Dun, for a lively, cross-cultural celebration of ...
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California Roots

Cali Roots Impressive Aim to Make 2019 A Zero Waste Festival

For the past 10 years, the California Roots Music and Arts Festival has delivered top tier reggae and roots music to thousands of fans to showcase music, community, and culture in Monterey, California. The event has garnered critical acclaim and coverage from national media outlets including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Pollstar, and Pitchfork.One of the key features that sets California Roots ...
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the late ones

The Late Ones Drop New Track “Crosses” Ft. Gydnce

The Late Ones are back with new music for everyone. This past friday they released they latest track titled "Crosses" and it features a new band called Gydnce. "Crosses" is releases through Roots Musicians Records. The last time we seen The Late Ones they were rocking the crowd at California Roots in Monterey, CA, since then they have been working ...
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Rising Hip-Hop Artist Xiuhtezcatl Drops “Boombox “Warefare” feat Jaden Smith #NewMusic

Boulder, CO –Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced shoo-TEHZ-caht’) or “X” debuts his newest track “Boombox Warfare” with Jaden Smith, today on Complex!The smooth bass lines and even flow of the track’s vibe is offset with Xiuhtezcatl’s woke and provocative lyrics. Jaden Smith undeniable lyrical prowess adds a stunning layer both sonically and lyrically. Jaden reflects back on the project and comments, "X Is ...
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Ozomatli Release Libertad and Features Chali 2Na & Cut Chemist

Ozomatli, a latin fusion band reigning from Los Angeles has release their lates track titled "Libertad" and it features close friends Chali 2Na and Cut Chemist of Jurassic 5. With the release of their latest track Ozomatli also release a music video for "Libertad". "Libertad is the first released track Ozomatli has dropped through ONErpm Digital Distribution. Ozomatil put their ...
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Lateef the Truth Speaker

Lateef the Truth Speaker Releases #New Single “All Of This” Off Upcoming Project “Roots & Tings”

Quannum and Solesides co-founder, and Grammy nominated MC, Lateef the Truth Speaker has joined forces with acclaimed Bay Area DJ and producer Jah Yzer and the multi-talented musician and reggae artist Winstrong, to showcase the crossroads of reggae and hip-hop on their newest project Roots & Tings. The new music draws deeply and respectfully from the history of both genres ...
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california roots

The 10th Annual California Roots Music & Artist Festivals Final Artist Announcement

Monterey, CA (January 10, 2019) – The 10th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival is proud to announce their final round of artists for their milestone 2019 event. Cali Roots X will take place at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 24-26, 2019. Adding to the already stacked lineup is Slightly Stoopid and Friends, Atmosphere, SOJA, Tash Sultana, Citizen Cope, Steel Pulse, The Movement, Jesse Royal, Ballyhoo!,Ocean ...
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1 A.M. Drops New Album “LVLS” On Everyone

1 A.M a femcee coming out of Gilroy California is thrilled to release of her latest album “LVLS”. LVLS is a eight track album written, produced, and engineered by 1 A.M herself... 1 A.M. was Influenced by the musical culture of the bay area hyphy movement, California’s 90s hip hop, and todays mainstream rap; LVLS shows the versatility the femcee ...
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california roots

The 10th Annual California Roots Music & Artist Festivals Second Artist Announcement

Monterey, CA (December 4, 2018) – The 10th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival has announced their second round of artists. Joining an already impressive lineup are scene favorites Rebelution, Dirty Heads, Pepper, Collie Buddz, The Green, and Alborosie. Making their debuts at the event are Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, UB40 feat. Ali and Astro, Kabaka Pyramid, The Elovaters, and Roots of a Rebellion. Also a special Matisyahu set performing the set list from ...
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Ole P

Ole P Represents for Milwaukee With “Nobody Like Me”

Representing for the city of Milwaukee, an area that’s looking to break out in the hip-hop scene, comes 28 year old artist Simon Palm better known by his stage name “Ole P”. With a positive, fun, energetic style, Ole P makes the kind of music that fans from all regions both young and old can vibe to - which is ...
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Melymel Drops New Album “Dragon Queen”

The most respected female rapper in the Dominican Republic, Melymel, A.K.A. “La mama del Rap” (Rap Mom), is due to drop Dragon Queen on November 2nd with the tastemaker label EMPIRE. It is a powerful nod to female empowerment, with a fresh sound and message that resonates with the Latin trap scene. It took Melymel over the course of a ...
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buggsy capri

Buggsy Capri Drops Serious Bars On “Don’t Mind Me” #NewMusic

The West Coast is the home to a lot of hidden talent waiting to be discovered whether it's artists making street bangers, party cuts, or spittin' lyrical bars. Buggsy Capri from the city of Los Angeles is one of those hidden creative talents that's been waiting in the wings. An artistic type that pushes thought, Buggsy Capri reminds one of ...
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california roots

The 10th Annual California Roots Music & Artist Festivals First Artist Announcement

The 10th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 24-26, 2019.  The top tier national festival is the premier gathering for the progressive U.S. Reggae and roots music movement and culture, bringing the scene together over Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Monterey, CA.California Roots is thrilled to ...
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Collective Thought

Collective Thought Release Debut Album “RISE”

Vibrant reggae, hip-hop and soul fusion band Collective Thought has a sound of it's own kind. A lyrical expression from the heart, honesty inspired by the current times we live in, and the spirit of the timeless perseverance of great musicians and free thinkers that came before them. From all different walks of life, the six members of Collective Thought combine their musical ...
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¡MayDay! Set To Drop #NewAlbum “South of 5th” September 7th

When you picture Miami you might imagine the hot white sand beaches, baller poolside events, set against a skyline of glass skyscrapers, or maybe it’s the inner city streets that flow to an unheard riddim, back dropped to vibrant color buildings, and kids just hanging out in the heavy humid air.  A unique city with a blend of Caribbean cultures meets ...
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zion i x vinroc

Zion I x Vinroc drops The Endless Summa Mixtape #FreeDownload

Zion I a regular on our site and Bay Area native DJ Vinroc have joined forces to bring everyone "The Endless Summa Mixtape". I have to admit that we here at Sessontapes.com do our best to bring everyone most recent music out at the moment, but I am unsure how we missed this amazing mixtape by Zion I x Vinroc. The Endless Summa Mixtape features ...
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California Roots Vol. 2 Vinyl Is Here

The 9th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 25-27, 2018. To celebrate, California Roots is bringing back a second volume of their popular vinyl release series begun in 2017. The limited edition vinyl album has a unique splatter design, mixing four colors and housed in a ...
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Damian “Jr Gong” Marley releases Medication Remix featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa and Stephan Marley

Grammy Award-winning artist Damian “Jr Gong” Marley  released the remix  for his single “Medication” featuring Stephen Marley, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign off his fourth studio album, Stony Hill. The remix was released this passed Friday on the international stoner holiday 4/20 for each and everyone of is to inhale and intake the medication, and the  perfect way for Damian to celebrate ...
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Bang Data aims for February to release “LOCO” #NewAlbum

Bang Data (San Francisco, CA), is a band all the cool kids are well aware of. Singer/rapper/songwriter Deuce Eclipse and producer/multi-instrumentalist  Juan Manuel Caipo, who first started as a production team, have been making music together since 2008, taking the Latinx, musical movement to the next level. As NPR Alt-Latino said in a piece on the band this summer, “As they ...
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Boogát releases “San Cristóbal Baile Inn” #NewAlbum

San Cristóbal Baile Inn is Boogát’s third album, written entirely in Spanish, and revisits a more electronic sound, infused with rap and Reggaeton flavours. A danceable, uplifting and party oriented record, it stays true to the roots of Latin music, while remaining politically charged. The album was written while Boogát spent a year living in Mexico’s capital city, in search of his own personal ...
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¡MAYDAY! – Airplane Mode #NewMusic

¡MAYDAY! a Hip Hop and sometimes rock group coming out of Miami Florida just released a new single called "Airplane Mode" from their anticipating forthcoming album "Search Party", which will be out September 8th 2017 through Tech N9ne's label Strange Music, Inc. "Airplane Mode" is a kick back but fun track which shows a more relaxed side of ¡Mayday!. With lyrics ...
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Zion I featuring Eligh – Medicine #NewMusic

Zion I the Oakland native has been on a roll as of late with new music and new videos. The last time he was featured on Sessiontapes.com was when they dropped the music video or "Wake Up!" (click here). Today Zumbi releases their latest single "Medicine" off their forthcoming EP "The Wake Up" which should be out very soon. Medicine also features ...
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Bone Thugs – Coming Home ft. Stephen Marley #MusicVideo

Bone Thugs n' Harmony are back with a new music video for their latest single "Coming Home" featuring Stephen Marley. "Coming Home" was originally released in late March as the first single of the returning BTNH, and now having a visual to this amazing song completes the journey. In the music video for "Come Home" Kraizye and Bizzy do just that ...
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lafa taylor

Lafa Taylor – Ridin Slow #NewMusic

Lafa Taylor RnB and Hip Hop artist just released a new single called "Ridin Show" which is off his upcoming release album "Ridin' Slow: A Collection of Songs to Ride to" set to drop this summer on Mixto Music.  With spring here, get in the car, but don't drive too fast, enjoy the ride, we've been waiting all winter long to ride with ...
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Evidence – Throw It All Away #MusicVideo

Evidence of Dilated Peoples and Hip Hop veteran just released a brand new music video for his latest track "Throw It ll Away". This new music video is making a lot of noise on the internet as everyone is going into a frenzy because "Throw It All Away" is produced by world famous producer Alchemist, and its making everyone wonder if there is a new Step Brothers album ...
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levi dozier

Levi Dozier – Let Me Be #MusicVideo

Levi Dozier has been in the music business for a long time, as a member of the Los Angeles reggae band Ital Vibes, but in the last few months Levi has been quietly dropping some of his solo work which have turned out to be some of the best hip hop gems I've had the pleasure of listening to on his Soundcould ...
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zion i

Zion I – Plain #NewMusic

Zion I,  Oakland CA, has graced the pages of Sessiontapes.com a few times in the past, and today he is back with the release of his latest track "Plain". Even though, he pleads for you to "Make It Plain" during the chorus there is nothing plain about "Plain" as Young Zumbi rides the this wicked beat that builds and slightly speed up, ...
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chino xl

Chino XL – Under The Bridge feat Rama Duke #MusicVideo

Chino Xl, one of Hip Hop's Legends has released a brand new  music video featuring Rama Duke titled "Under The Bridge". Chino Xl brings storytelling to the RHCP sampled Under The Bridge track, and 1520 Entertainment did what many other production companies neglect to do these days, and have a true story complementing the music in the music video. So please take the ...
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Cukui Music Festival

CUKUI MUSIC FESTIVAL is coming September 3rd feat.J Boog, Tribal Seeds, IAMSU!, Drew Deezy,Bayonics & More

Hey whats going on everyone. i just want to give you guys a heads up that there is a NEW festival coming to the central coast/bay by the good people of Cukui and Wash House Music called CUKUI MUSIC FESTIVAL and it will be on Saturday September 3rd at the Redwood Amphitheater in Santa Clara, CA. This will be the First ...
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Coolwadda – Not A Loser #NewMusic

Coolwadda (Los Angeles, CA) is back after putting the mic down few years ago, and now that he has picked up the mic Coolwadda releases a new track titled " Not A Loser" which is produced by Southside of 808 Mafia (Rick Ross, Future), and I have to admit that this track has a hard beat and Coolwadda sounds like a rejuvenated ...
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Protoje – Royalty Free (B Side) #FreeDownload

Protoje recently released the B Side (tracks 6 to 10) to his latest album Royalty Free and we got the download here to the the B Side right here. So get your download on and throw a big shout out to Protoje for making this Free. Protoje - Royalty Free (B Side) Download Here if you like to download them by track ...
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Protoje – Can’t Feel No Way + Glad You’re Home #NewMusic

Whats going on everyone last month we release Protoje's OVA Freestlye Video (click here) and today in an unusual fashion from Protoje whose releases in the past have been at a slower pace and are usually few and far between. Chooses to release 2 brand new tracks with in days apart from each other, but Protoje is not done as ...
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skanks roots project

Skanks Roots Project ft Eazy-E3 – Blown #NewMusic

[UPDATED] The homie DJ Skanks blessed Sessiontapes.com with  a brand new Skanks Roots Project track title "Blown" which has an assist from Eazy-E's son  Eazy-E3, so check out Skanks Roots Project ft Eazy-E3 - Blown below if you want to buy "Blown you can by clicking here also check out  "A Night In The 831: Casa Sorrento" featuring Skanks Roots Project, Janelle Phillips, ...
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George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You? REMIX (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Ice Cube) #MusicVideo

Normally I don't do things like this, but its difficult to ignore when the Master of Funk George Clinton (and Parliament Funkadelic) releases something new. Mr. George Clinton did something unique as he grabbed his 2014 hit track "Ain't That Funkin Kinda Hard on You?" of the album "First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate" and remixed it by adding that incredible Kendrick ...
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lujan temper slapz

Lujan & Temper Slapz bring you “No Policies” & “This Music (w/Tearz)” #NewMusic

Lujan is back and he got's something brewing in the 831 with native producer Temper Slapz as they recently released 2 new tracks. The first track is titled "No Policies" and the second track "This Music" as Lujan teams up with Temper Slapz's artist Tearz for the collaboration, so check both tracks and support local music. also check out Lujan live with ...
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Zion I – Saving Souls (Mikos da Gawd) #NewMusic

In the start of 2016 Zion I and Mikos da Gawd released the track Tech $ which we updated here.  Zion I and Mikos da Gawd are back at it again with a ridiculous new track titled Saving Souls. With these Zion I/Mikos collaborations being released it only leaves us wonder if something bigger is brewing. Anyways check out Zion ...
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Lujan – The Message (Produced by Temper Slapz Productions) #NewMusic

Whats going on this Friday night everyone.  We got new music by Salinas, CA native and reggae sensation Lujan titled "The Message". Lujan comes in strong over the melodic production Temper Slapz Productions. In which Lujan preaches that "Sometimes we have to take the bitter with the sweet and give thanks to Jah that your still on your feet". So take the ...
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#NewMusic! – Zion I – Tech $ (Produced by: Mikos Da Gawd) #HHT

Today we have a late #HHT in which we have new music by Oakland native Zion I titled "Tech $" which he puts the Silicon Valley tech industry on blast for taking advantage of the people and culture of the bay area. "Tech $" is produced by the multi talented San Franciscan Mikos Da Gawd, so check out "Tech $" and ...
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#NewMusic Echo Torres “Ballerina” #HHT

What’s up everyone, today we would like to begin a journey. A journey that we at Sessiontapes.com have wanted to bring back since the Re-Launch of our site, and we believe now is perfect time to bring back Hip Hop Tuesday’s, and with today being Tuesday we should begin that tradition with new music by a person that we don't believe needs an introduction, ...
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