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Cornerstone Mixtape #203 – Vice “GENREBNDR”

Hello world, and welcome back to another month of the mixes from top DJs. The sounds of this fresh year have been nothing short of great, and with the weather beginning to turn the bouncing feet are sure to be making their way outside. Here in the 1200squad offices, we’re in full go mode with SXSW just around the corner. No other music festival brings every genre together the way that SXSW does. And with that spirit in mind, it only made sense to bring the mix to a DJ who blends genres like no other DJ in the game. The one and only Vice. This is Cornerstone Mixtape 203 GENREBNDR. Read more…


Cornerstone Mixtape #202 – DJ Alizay “LAX to DCA”

Welcome back world to another month of great music served up by the best DJs from all over the country. With a season of being thankful upon us, no better way to celebrate the season than with some hot tunes. All over the country people are preparing to make their trek to be with loved ones, enjoy some good football, and of course delicious food. Here in the 1200squad offices, we’re preparing for strong finish to the year, but before we take a seat at the table we’re proud to push out the latest edition of the Cornerstone Mixtape. With it being edition #202, it made sense to take the mix to The Nation’s Capital and put it in the hands of one of the city’s most influential DJs. This is DJ Alizay’s Cornerstone Mixtape #202 – LAX to DCA. Read more…


Audio: DJ Run P ‘We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service’: The Samples

After securing the number 1 spot after a 20 year hiatus, we the people are still not getting enough of ‘We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service.’ The messaging, the vibe, and feels have been what we need right now. Taking things to the next level is friend of the program Run P, with a collection of the samples on Tribe’s latest project. Tell a friend to tell a friend.



Audio: Nacho Picasso ‘AntiHero Vol. 1’

Nacho Picasso shares his latest project AntiHero for fans. The Emerald city native delivers 9 tracks with Harry Fraud advising as an executive producer.



#7Reasons You Need To Know: The Black Opera

By Suzanne Biello

The Black Opera is Rap’s first Performing Arts group.

The group is made up of well known artists who have chosen to hide their identities for the sake of making the following statement: Art is all that matters. The Black Opera’s creative collective has origin from Nigeria, Uganda, Madagascar, France and the United States. Advancing on ambiguity for their selfless cause, they lose themselves in a different character’s costume per song during their live performances. They are a hard act to follow. Yes, they really alter their look for every song they play. This magical production and visual cleverness has attracted the eyes of everybody from the spiritual scientist Deepak Chopra to one of Hip-Hop’s favorite crews the Hieroglyphics, to Snoop Dogg who selected their video “Villains” as #1 on his video countdown show “Underground Heat”.  Here are 7 reasons you need to know the lack Opera. Read more…

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