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New Release: John Stamps – Green Eggs & Yam (RS053)

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Green Eggs & Yam is the debut LP from John Stamps on Rad Summer!

John Stamps follows up his wavy single “G Baby” with the full length project Green Eggs & Yam. Green Eggs & Yam is true to Stamps’ trademark blend of psychedelic instrumentals from his frequent collaborator KNAGS and his compellingly faded rhymes. The final product of Green Eggs & Yam is the perfect soundtrack for a lit summer. Green Eggs & Yam is in a flawless introduction to the Ghosttown representer for the unaware and exactly what his fans have been thirsting for since hearing “G Baby”.

Make sure you catch the release show at HiFi on June 18th!

PURCHASE: John Stamps – Green Eggs & Yam (RS053) | Amazon
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New Release: Oreo Jones – Cash For Gold (RS052)

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Oreo Jones returns with Cash 4 Gold, his first full length LP since Betty!

Indianapolis rapper Oreo Jones makes hip-hop for people with unreasonable expectations of what hip-hop can and should be. A gifted lyricist with an ear for rich, textured beats that check off most boxes on the “new school” and “true school” checklists, Jones is both classicist and futurist. “Cash for Gold” delivers the soulful instrumentation that backpack-toting boom-bap addicts demand, the emotional vulnerability we expect in a post-Drake world, and a heavyweight intelligence that never becomes condescendingly academic. Jones isn’t afraid to indulge in classic tropes like the shoeboxes full of cash in “Sufficient Funds,” but never gets hung up on them; he uses pop-culture and sci-fi reference points without relying on them as a crutch. Most importantly, his songs are infectious, the sort that burrow into you brain and remain lodged there for days. Hip-hop in the 21st century means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but Jones is among the rare artists who can satisfy all of them.

Sean L Maloney of the Boston Globe

STREAM: Oreo Jones – Cash For Gold (RS052) | Spotify
PURCHASE: Oreo Jones – Cash For Gold (RS052) | Amazon

SIRIUS BLVCK – Backwoods (Official Music Video)

It has been almost two months since Indianapolis MC Sirius Blvck dropped Light in the Attic, the final piece in his trilogy alongside produced Bones of Ghosts. Since the December release, Blvck has continued to hold the public’s interest by performing live, providing guest verses (listen to this smash), and also a steady stream of visuals off of LITA.

Prior to right now, we have seen visuals for both “Yung Vultures” and “Tribe Quest” (above and below) and today we are happy to premiere the music video for “Backwoods”, quite possibly my favorite track on the album. All the videos have been directed by Sam Mirpoorian and the newest video is a perfect slow motion companion piece to the relaxing, smoked out single that I can’t stop playing. Watch it up above and let us know how you feel. Let this trio of visuals dilate your pupils and know that this is not the last music video from Sirius that you will see this year.

Oreo Jones – Fhloston Paradise (Official Music Video)

Oreo Jones just dropped the LSD inspired visual for “Fhloston Paradise”, the first single off of his upcoming album Cash 4 Gold!

“Fhloston  Paradise” is OJ’s ode to Naptown, inspired by the interstellar vacation destination from the Fifth Element.  The video for “Fhloston Paradise” finds Oreo connecting with frequent collaborator and direct of Let’s Do Lunch Nate Karamanski.  These two previously collaborated on the vid for “Dream Babe” which also featured DMA.  The pair’s style can most simply be described as lo-fi psychedelia.  Cash 4 Gold is set to drop this spring!

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New Release: Sirius Blvck – Light in the Attic (RS044) + “Yung Vultures” (Official Music Video)

Sirius Blvck shines on his debut LP for Rad Summer, Light in the Attic.

In collaboration with MishkaNYC and Musical Family Tree, we just dropped the new album Light in the Attic from Indianapolis rapper Sirius Blvck.  The project features 11 songs plus 2 bonus tracks.   Check out his new video “Yung Vultures”, the lead single. The track was produced by his frequent collaborator Bones of Ghosts and engineered by Matt Riefler. Visuals are by Sam Mirpoorian.  Watch for more to come from this young emcee.

Since his 2007 debut as the frontman for Indian City Weather, Sirius Blvck has been leaving his mark on the Indianapolis music scene as one of the city’s premier emcees. With Indiana City Weather, Sirius released two album that blended the group’s diverse backgrounds in hip-hop, funk, and rock. In 2012, Sirius released his debut solo mixtape titled Smoke in the Trees, which was followed by the first two of three albums with producer Bones of Ghosts.

WATCH: Sirius Blvck – “Yung Vultures” (Official Music Video)
STREAM: Sirius Blvck – Light in the Attic (RS044)
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WORLD PREMIERE: Oreo Jones x DMA – “Dream Babe” (Official Music Video) Directed by Nate Karamanski

Oreo and DMA spin a tale about obsession over a failed relationship with their song “Dream Babe”.

WATCH: Oreo Jones x DMA – “Dream Babe” (Official Music Video)
PURCHASE: Oreo Jones x DMA – High Hypnosis (RS030)

Lemi Vice x Action – Keep It 100 Vol. 1 [Free Download!]

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Lemi Vice and Action Jackson keep it 100 with three new free twerk remixes!

After a string of hot remixes this summer, Lemi Vice and Action Jackson finally release a new FreEP featuring three new twerk remixes. Keep It 100 Vol. 1 is comprised of 100 BPM reworkings of the Ludacris’s “Move Bitch”, Clipse’s “What Happened To That Boy”, and Kanye’s “New Slaves”. To download the release, please like the Rad Summer Facebook page!

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RS032: TimeSquared’s Do You Wanna Throw Your Pants? EP is out NOW!

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Texas trap kings TimeSquared keep twerking with their new release “Do You Wanna Throw Your Pants?”!

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RS030: Oreo Jones x DMA – Highway Hypnosis is OUT NOW!

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Oreo Jones and DMA link up for the follow up to their legendary single “The John Wayne” with their new release Highway Hypnosis.

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RS016: Oreo Jones’s Betty is now available!

Rad Summer is extremely proud to release Betty, the debut LP from Oreo Jones, as a free download and purchasable digital deluxe edition and CD!

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