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DON’T SLEEP: Shafiq Husayn “PRE-ALIGNMENT VOL. 1: BEATSTRUMENTALS & DIALOG (A Prelude to the L∞P)” [BEAT TAPE]

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FRSH SLCTS teamed with Shafiq Husayn for this 26 minute beat tape/mix titled “PRE-ALIGNMENT VOL. 1: BEATSTRUMENTALS & DIALOG (A Prelude to the L∞P)”. Sleep on this at your own risk/peril…

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DON’T SLEEP: Calvin Valentine “Play Those Games” (prod. by Calvin Valentine AKA G_Force) [VIDEO]

Here’s the last video from the Calvin Valentine’s “Red Eye Flights” album. “Play Those Games”. Don’t sleep. Perfect Cuffing Season music…

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DON’T SLEEP: FRSH SLCTS x TOPE “WKND BEATS #10: NEWKICKS” [BEAT TAPE]

I’ve been gone so damb long that FRSH SLCTS and TOPE dropped the new WKND BEATS edition “NEWKICKS”. I’ve definitely been gone too long but I back now. Don’t sleep! THE HIATUS IS OVER!

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DON’T SLEEP: FRSH SLCTS x Contact Lens “2 Many Fences” [BEAT TAPE]

FRSH SLCTS assembled a beat tape culled together from SoundCloud beats from a producer/beatmaker named Contact Lens and named it “2 Many Fences”. Don’t sleep on it. THE HIATUS IS OVER!

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DON’T SLEEP: FRSH SLCTS x Black Spade x Knxwledge x Fresh Daily x MoRuf “Strawberry” (prod. by Knxwledge) [SINGLE]

Here’s a new single from Knxwledge & Black Spade via FRSH SLCTS featuring Fresh Daily and MoRuf. The song is called “Strawberry” and it’s on the track “Kafe” from “SKR∆WBERRiES” (the same jawn Blu used for “4u” on  “j e s u s”). Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: FRSH SLCTS x Knxwledge “klosetoyew[TOUR.MIXX]” [MIX]

As the homie Knx prepares to leave on his first tour of Oceania (Australia & New Zealand) he dropped this illiotic mix over @ FRSH SLCTS first. Now just go there to get the tour itinerary as well as the tracklist to this insanity. Don’t sleep you slut monkeys!

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DON’T SLEEP: TxE “Get It Back” (prod. by Calvin Valentine AKA G_Force) [VIDEO]

TxE (Tope, Epp & G_Force) are back with the latest video from their LP “We Get It In True” called “Get It Back”. Don’t sleep on Portland…

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DON’T SLEEP: FRSH SLCTS x Cassow “Future Classic” [NEW PROJECT]

FRSH SLCTS has done it again. The latest project from FRSH SLCTS is the new LP from PRTLND emcee Cassow called “Future Classic”. This 17 track opus features production from PIK regulars Jake One, DaveNotti, TROX, Trumaine, Trifeckta, Hippie Sabotage and Stewart Villain. It also features guest appearances from Freeway, Epp & Smooth. If you can find a way to sleep on this then chances are you ain’t about shit. Ricky’s mama was right about you, ol’ Doughboy asses. Just joking folks. NAH. Not really…

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DON’T SLEEP: FRSH SLCTS x Othello x 14KT “Bang!” (prod. by 14KT) [SINGLE]

FRSH SLCTS dropped the first in a series of singles from the upcoming Othello x 14KT LP “Taking L’s”, “Bang!”/”Top Spillin’”. This jawn is called “Bang!” and you shouldn’t sleep on it…

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DON’T SLEEP: TOPE “SINCE THE LAST TIME WE SPOKE” [NEW PROJECT]

New TOPE! Here’s the second part to “Until The Next Time We Speak” the follow up project “Since The Last Time We Spoke”. Don’t sleep on this jawn. Look forward to seeing the videos on PIK in the near future…

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DON’T SLEEP: TOPE “Celebration” (prod. by Devonwho) [VIDEO]

The next video from TOPE’s “Until The Next Time We Meet” is for the Devonwho produced jawn “Celebration”. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Calvin Valentine (AKA G_Force) f/TOPE “Boat Shoes” (prod. by Calvin Valentine AKA G_Force) [VIDEO]

If you are still unfamiliar with Portland’s Calvin Valentine AKA G_Force & TOPE after their numerous releases via FRSH SLCTS & Potholes In My Blog then you should really go rectify that situation. Here’s the latest video from Calvin Valentine’s self produced solo LP “Red Eye Flights” for the TOPE guested “Boat Shoes”. This is dope. Drop down and get your Google on. Stop sleeping…

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DON’T SLEEP: TxE (Tope, Epp & G_Force) “The First One” (prod. by G_Force AKA Calvin Valentine) [VIDEO]

You’ve no doubt seen me post about TxE before on PIK. I’m sure you downloaded their new album “We Get It In True” from FRSH SLCTS. Maybe you’ve even downloaded G_Force’s debut album as Calvin Valentine called “Red Eye Flights” from Potholes In My Blog or even directly from his Bandcamp. You then need to see TxE’s new video for “The First One”. They get it in, true? Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Calvin Valentine “On My Way” (prod. by Calvin Valentine AKA G_Force) [VIDEO]

You might have heard the homie Calvin Valentine’s work with Planet Asia on “Camouflage Jackets” or his work with his group TxE on their new album “We Get It In True”. Here’s another video from his upcoming solo album called “Red Eye Flights”. Don’t sleep on it. What up, PRTLND?

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DON’T SLEEP: FRSH SLCTS x TxE “We Get It In True” [NEW PROJECT]

Over @ FRSH SLCTS they’ve hipped me/us to the best & brightest producers and emcees in the Portland area. Among these PRTLND area luminaries are TxE (Tope, Epp & G_Force AKA Calvin Valentine). Here is their long awaited LP “We Get It In True”. Don’t sleep on it and if you want more background or insight on it’s release then visit FRSH SLCTS first…

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DON’T SLEEP: FRSH SLCTS x Black Spade x Knxwledge “Spand” (prod. by Knxwledge) [SINGLE]

Black Spade (“To Serve With Love”, “Build & Destroy” & “The Sweetest Revenge”) of Hawthorne Headhunters just did a track using a popular Knxwledge beat amongst beatheads called “Spand”. To hear/download it and read the full story of it’s creation get your ass over to Fresh Selects right now. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Planet Asia x G_Force “Cruise Control” (prod. by G_Force) [VIDEO]

G_Force AKA Calvin Valentine made an LP with Planet Asia years ago that recently was released via FRSH SLCTS. Here’s the official video for “Cruise Control” off the G_Force x Planet Asia “Camouflage Jackets” project. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: TOPE x Kelli Schaefer “Home Remix” (prod. by TOPE) [VIDEO]

These are the visuals for TOPE’s remix for Portland vocalist Kelli Schaefer‘s song “Home” which will also appear on his upcoming 2012 album “Until The Next Time We Meet” which will drop soon on FRSH SLCTS. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP [FLASHBACK]: FRSH SLCTS x Exile “In Love” Live @ Someday Lounge, Portland, OR (6.16.10) [BEAT VIDEO]

This is footage from part of Exile’s live performance @ Neck Brace III two summers ago. It was sponsored by VTech & FRSH SLCTS and hosted by the homie DaveNotti in Portland, OR. Don’t sleep!

VTech, FRSH SLCTS & DaveNotti present EXILE “In Love” live @ The Neck Brace III – Portland, OR from Fresh Selects on Vimeo.

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DON’T SLEEP [FLASHBACK]: FRSH SLCTS x Dibia$e “Skullcrack/Knee Deep” Live @ The Fix in Portland, OR (10.23.10) [BEAT VIDEO]

Just after Dibia$e dropped his Alpha Pup release “Machines Hate Me” last year he performed in Portland, OR and this is part of his set. It was captured by the squad over @ FRSH SLCTS so props to them. Don’t sleep!

VTech & Fresh Selects present DIBIASE “Skullcrack / Knee Deep” live @ The Fix – Portland, OR from Fresh Selects on Vimeo.

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DON’T SLEEP: FRSH SLCTS x Dibia$e “Comfort Zone EP” [BEAT TAPE]

FRSH SLCTS just released the next installment of their WKND BEATS series which makes it WKND BEATS #9. Dibia$e (of 10 Thirty Records & Green Llama Music) dropped his “Comfort Zone” EP which is dedicated to the memory of drummer/beatmaker/producer J-1 AKA The Deer of Master Blazter. You can download it directly from FRSH SLCTS by going HERE. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Time Wharp “GRN EP” [BEAT TAPE]

Time Wharp reps Boston by way of Atlanta and you can check out this 4 slap montrosity called the “GRN EP” right here or you can check it out for free @ FRSH SLCTS. Either way, don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: FRSH SLCTS x HALFMANHALF x G_Force f/Tope & Michele Wylen “Satellites” (prod. by G_Force) [VIDEO]

Earlier this year, HALFMANHALF x G_Force released the ridiculous project “GLOW”. Here’s the video for the Tope & Michele Wylen guested track “Satellites” from said album which premiered on FRSH SLCTS. Download the album, bookmark FRSH SLCTS and don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: FRSH SLCTS x Planet Asia x G_Force “Camouflage Jackets” [FREE ALBUM]

FRSH SLCTS’ Planet Asia x G_Force project that consists of a previously unreleased collaborative album called “Camouflage Jackets” just dropped today. Stop sleeping and take thine selves over to FRSH SLCTS directly to download it then listen to it. DON’T SLEEP!

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