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It’s been a strange ride for the group whose last full-length release, Medicine Babies, dropped back in 2010. At that time the line-up – which has had a few different variations but the members that have come and gone have always remained closely knit and interchangeable – was made up of Gnomad, Darius Jamal VanSluytman F/K/A Seraphim, and Eddie Steeples. Early releases made it my way although Seraphim’s name always popped up around all the time, as a guest vocalist on tracks by underground legends like Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox, Crunc Tesla and Mike Ladd’s The Majesticons. But it was in  2003 that I first met the crew as they offered up their first self-released CD, White Power Black Magic, a collage of dissonance, off-beat drum patterns and fierce lyricism. But it’s Medicine Babies I’m here to discuss. While Steeples Hip-Hop career was sidetracked into acting (Torque, My Name Is Earl) the group put itself on hold. Finding himself once again back in the fold, the members reinvented itself into an invigorated beast! The release was like nothing the group had previously released. With additional production and assistance from the likes of Radioclit, Fred Q Nasty and TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe the group proved to redefine what Hip Hop and music should sound like. We’ll see what comes next…



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The new Ghettoblaster mixtape is here! With print issue 28 hitting the streets we wanted to pass along some music for the artists covered in the magazine. Say goodbye to the old and bring in the new! We’ve got some good shit for you guys this time around, as usual. Check out the full mix listing below and go download it on the mixtape page.

1. Asva – “New World Order Rising”
2. Barn Owl – “Turiya”
3. Bye,Confiserie – “Bye City”
4. Crystal Antlers – “Summer Solstice”
5. Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Keep Me Waiting”
6. EdO.G – “Dummies (remix)”
7. Fly Union – “Who You Wit”
8. Grieves – “On The Rocks”
9. Headnodic – “Movin On Up (feat. Latyrx & Kat ((010)))”
10. Mayer Hawthorne – “A Long Time”
11. Motel Beds – “Western Son”
12. Night Birds – “Landfill Land”
13. No Surrender – “Give It Up”
14. Olde Growth – “The Grand Illusion”
15. Oneida – “Horizon (edit)”
16. Red Sun – “Crash of Rhinos”
17. Street Eaters – “Ashby and Shattuck”
18. Tommy Keene – “Deep Six Saturday”
19. Twin Sister – “Bad Street”
20. Wiley – “Numbers In Action”
21. You Bred Raptors? – “Magellan”