January was a slow month for Hip-Hop releases in general but it will pick up again in February when this new Hip-Hop Wired feature "While You Were Sleeping" goes bi-weekly instead of just monthly. Over the past couple of weeks, six notable independent releases hit both digital music marketplaces and store shelves with little fanfare or promotion. That's where I come in, here's what you may have missed, while you were sleeping...
KON Sci (of MindsOne) And Beyond 1.22.2013 (SoulSpazm)
KON Sci of the highly regarded DMV area group MindsOne embarked on his own to a release And Beyond on indie juggernaut SoulSpazm Records. The self produced project is loaded to the gills with quality beats and rhymes so if you're looking for either you can procure yourself a copy from iTunes, Amazon or preview it and purchase it via Bandcamp.
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