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Year End 2014

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists on 2014

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1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2014? (In order 1-5)

  1. Domingo - Same Game, New Rules
  2. Lord Finesse - The SP1200 Project: A Re-Awakening
  3. Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog EP
  4. Pete Flux & Parental - Traveling Thought
  5. Cormega - Mega Philosophy

2. What band did you discover in 2014 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?

Manteca: a jazz group from Perth, Australia...just proud that such quality music is being made in my home city. Being a producer that samples, it is great to see bands such as Manteca continue to make good music in it's own right, that can also be recycled into rap music.

3. How will you remember 2014? (In terms of music)

A struggle, it is getting increasingly difficult for independent artists to make a living.

4. What can we look forward to from you in 2015?

A full length LP with Bronx MC, Wildelux; an Australian release with Perth MC, A. Saxon; and a continuation of quality rap music as opportunities present themselves.

5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2015?

Anything from Your Old Droog.

6. What trend will you forever associate with 2014 in music?

To go against the trend and continue to make and look for good music with a positive message and feel.

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Words by the SPB team on Dec. 14, 2014, 3:29 p.m.

Major props to all the bands, and also to Nicole Kibert for her ever-awesome photograph at the top of the feature. Thanks!

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