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Stream The New oddCouple LP, ‘Liberation’

posted by Oscar November 10, 2016


oddCouple has delivered his new LP Liberation one day ahead of its scheduled release date. The project brings together 9 tracks with features from Mike Golden, Joey Purp, Kweku Collins, and GLC, joining previous releases off Liberation that included guest work from Mick Jenkins and WebsterX, as well as Jamila Woods.

Jack Red, Qari, Kweku Collins (3 times!!), Rich Jones, Siren, Kelechi, and Kipp Stone also contributed to the project released via Closed Sessions. Stream oddCouple’s debut LP below. Continue Reading

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Event: Mike Golden Live at Double Door on 8/26

posted by Alberto August 10, 2016

The homie Mike Golden announced a new headlining set yesterday that will take place at Double Door on August 26th. Golden is brining along Kelechi, Ric Wilson, oddCouple and the one and only Lit Ziplin. Tickets will available on Double Door’s website. Tickets are only $12 if purchased before day of. That’s a steal. Don’t tweak. 

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Video: Golden – “Mornin Momma”/”4 Year Interlude” Short Film

posted by Oscar September 3, 2015

Long time POD favorite Mike Golden, now going simply by Golden, has released a short film for his song “4 Year Interlude,” also including a bit of “Mornin’ Momma” at the beginning. The extended clip was directed by Elijah Alvarado and in it we see the first part compiling some footage of his time at SXSW and the show he performed at while down there (no coincidence, we were there too) that boasted a crowd featuring all members of the Social Experiment. The “4 Year Interlude” portion was a bit more somber, as we see Golden just drifting along in a shopping cart as he reminisces of a relationship now lost. Check out the video above.

Both “Mornin Momma” & “4 Year Interlude” are available now. Cop ’em at the links below:

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New Project: Odd Couple – ‘Chatterbox’

posted by Oscar June 30, 2015

Odd Couple - Chatterbox

Odd Couple lands back on our pages with his new project Chatterbox. The tape comes via Closed Sessions and it’s so damned stacked with features from POD regulars Michael Christmas, Saba, Taylor Bennett, Mike Golden, The O’My’s, and Alex Wiley. That’s just to name a few!

Don’t slack on this one, it’s hot. Hear Chatterbox below. Continue Reading

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Golden – “Workin’ On Myself”

posted by Oscar June 29, 2015


Golden continues to build on his hot streak and follows up releasing 4 Year Interlude” and an appearance on early contender for album of the year Surf with another offering of his own “Workin’ On Myself.” 

The latest song from Golden packs a lot of Soul with a lot of horns and some mighty emotive, bright vocals. A real highlight in this one is the dueling trumpet/guitar solos. Stream the new track below. Continue Reading

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Album Review: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – ‘Surf’

posted by Oscar May 31, 2015

Donnie Trumpet Surf

Let’s start off by putting this simply: Surf is a modern day musical masterpiece. Dopeness Factor: 5/5.

The buildup toward this project’s release was an exciting one and when it finally dropped, it was an experience all of its own. Surprise announcement; 16 masterfully crafted tracks, with no mentions of features in sight; and absolutely FREE on iTunes! A release like no other for the mega digital content store, and an opportunity to reach millions of people and have them finally learn of the awesomeness that Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment (consisting of Chance The Rapper, Peter Cottontale, Nate Fox, and Stix) are bringing to the music world. While us lifetime fans of his were well expecting something great from Nico and the boys, the result was something even better than we could have imagined. Continue Reading

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New Project: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – ‘Surf’

posted by Oscar May 28, 2015

Donnie Trumpet Surf

It’s finally here… The long wait for new project Surf, from Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment (the band which includes Chance The Rapper) is over with the official release just minutes ago. It’s the first free release ever on the digital music store.

Get it for FREE now on iTunes.

Hit the jump to see the track list and to stream Surf. Continue Reading

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Taste Of Chicago 2015 Headliners feat. Spoon, Weezer, Erykah Badu

posted by Oscar May 12, 2015

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This year’s Taste Of Chicago musical lineup has brought out the big guns with a collection of headliners worthy of competing with the culinary side of the fest. This year’s headliners, performing from Wednesday July 8 through Sunday, July 12, include Weezer, Spoon, and Erykah Badu. Also headlining are The Chieftans and Maze.

Hitting the Bud Lite stage at The Taste during this week are White Mystery and the homies Mike Golden & Friends. See that full lineup here.

Taste Of Chicago 2015 will include FREE main stage lawn seating, but tickets for pavilion seats will range from $15 to $50 when they go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. on the Taste Of Chicago website.

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12 Dopest Things We Saw at SXSW 2015

posted by Oscar March 26, 2015

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POD was back in Austin this past week once again covering the iconic festival SXSW and it’s pretty safe to say that we had the best one yet.

With having been down in ATX for pretty much the entire duration of the fest, we were able to take in shows in every possible extent in all sorts of venues. While many of these acts are bands and artists we’ve seen several times before back home like Chance The Rapper and Twin Peaks, we also took in shows from artists that we’ve only covered regarding studio releases, plus some surprises.

We also had our photographer Ruben Bustillo around and he captured some great shots of what went down in ATX like Snoop’s keynote as seen above; check those out after the list.

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Mike Golden & Friends featuring Vic Mensa & Donnie Trumpet – Hey Jane

posted by Alex January 1, 2014


Mike Golden & Friends release their latest single from their upcoming project, UTOPIA called, “Hey Jane”. The track is assisted by Vic Mensa and Donnie Trumpet. You can catch Mike Golden & Friends at The House of Blues on Friday, the 3rd.  Mike Golden and Friends never fails to put on hell of a show, so you’re going want to be there. Take a listen to the track after the jump. Continue Reading