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Mixtape: Infinite Marvelous - "High Society" (@Infmarvelous)

Mixtape: Infinite Marvelous - "High Society"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

"Picking up from my last mixtape tape the "Spotted Horse", hosted by Thomas Handsome where i gave the people that real grimy street flow. I wanted to switch it up a little bit on this High Society vibe. Me and my dude Jey Lugo of Multitracks productions cooked this up over a few of his beats and other industry beats.

Audio: @VerbalKent (of Ugly Heroes) "Raponomics" (@MelloMusicGroup)

Audio: Verbal Kent (of Ugly Heroes) "Raponomics"

Courtesy MMG.

The lead single, Raponomics, is a nasty Khrysis produced joint that gets your head nodding while Verbal Kent stays landing heavyweight lines.

Press Release: @Pitbull Kicks Off 2014 w/ "Timber" Going #1

Press Release: Pitbull Kicks Off 2014 w/ "Timber" Going #1

Courtesy Noodles.




(New York - January 8, 2014) International music sensation Pitbull charges out of the gate this year on top, scoring the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with "Timber" featuring Ke$ha. "Timber" is also holds the #1 chart position in 7 countries internationally including the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Austria, and is Top 10 in 15 countries worldwide. "Timber" also has peaked at #1 on the iTunes charts in over 66 countries.

"Timber" is also the #1 most streamed track on Spotify globally this week, and has been Top 10 for 6 weeks straight. The video for "Timber" has enjoyed over 55 million views on VEVO since release late November and was the #1 played video on MTV. At radio, "Timber" boasts over 100 million in audience, is the #4 most played song in the country, and is closing in on #1 at Top 40 radio format. In addition, "Timber" has been in the Top 10 on the Billboard Digital Songs Chart for 9 weeks, including 4 weeks holding the #1 spot, and has sold nearly 2 million tracks.

GLOBAL WARMING: MELTDOWN is spotlighted by "Timber" featuring Ke$ha along with 4 other brand new collaborations with Kelly Rowland, Mayer Hawthorne, Mohombi and Inna, in addition to the original Global Warming album released on Mr. 305/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. The 5 brand new tracks are also available on a companion EP simply titled MELTDOWN for the fan who already owns Global Warming.

Miami-native Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull also known as Mr. Worldwide and Mr. 305 is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales exceed 5 million albums and 40 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has #1 hits in more than 15 countries, he gets close to 1 billion impressions per month on social media and his videos have been viewed more than 3 billion times; the music video for the single "Give Me Everything" has alone received over 300 million views on YouTube and Pitbull's first #1 radio hit. His world tour sold out concerts in United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, China and Japan. Pitbull's latest album release Global Warming features massive hit singles "Feel This Moment" featuring Christina Aguilera, "Don't Stop The Party" which followed his 2 million plus selling single "Back In Time." On November 25, 2013, Pitbull released a deluxe edition titled Global Warming: Meltdown which includes hit single "Timber" featuring Ke$ha along with 4 other brand new collaborations with Kelly Rowland, Mayer Hawthorne, Mohombi and Inna. Global Warming is the highly anticipated follow-up to Planet Pit, which earned critical acclaim and enjoyed massive commercial success with sales of more than 1.7 million albums and 19 million singles.

Rediculus - Memories Over Music Vol 1: Rediculusly Faded #Album @Rediculus @KGB_Productions @ParkStreetPR

Rediculus - Memories Over Music Vol 1: Rediculusly Faded

Courtesy Park Street PR.

Rediculus is starting out 2014 full steam ahead with the release of his new instrumental series Memories Over Music. First up, Rediculusly Faded is a scorcher of an album with 13 instrumental tracks and one song - Something to Say feat. KGB staple Rich Malone, alongside first time collaborators Dox Boogie and Thom Seever. In memory of his mother who was a teacher, Rediculus is donating 50% of the proceeds from the entire Memories Over Music series to help fund ElevArte.

@MidaZ The BEAST - It's Going Down (feat. J-Biz & Shinobi Stalin) @HiPNOTT

MidaZ The BEAST - It's Going Down (feat. J-Biz & Shinobi Stalin)

Courtesy HiPNOTT.


@MelloMusicGroup: @VerbalKent & Khrysis - "Sound Of The Weapon" Press Release

Mello Music Group: Verbal Kent & Khrysis - "Sound Of The Weapon" Press Release

Courtesy Matt B.

Hard beats & hard rhymes; both have been core staples of Hip-hop since the culture’s inception. And while artists of today often circumvent this with gimmicks, an LP that combines the two cannot be denied. It's a simple formula that is and will always be effective.

Chicago's Verbal Kent brings this formula to the masses on his upcoming LP, Sound Of The Weapon, produced entirely by North Carolina's Khrysis. The two have an established track record for bringing fans heat. Verbal Kent is a member of Ugly Heroes, a group with Detroit's Red Pill and Apollo Brown. Together, the three released there self-titled debut LP, Ugly Heroes, in 2013 to critical acclaim. Meanwhile, Khrysis hails from the 9th Wonder-helmed Soul Council, and has produced for Little Brother, Cormega, Torae, Jean Grae, Tanya Morgan, Evidence, Slum Village, Rapsody, Talib Kweli, Elzhi, Masta Ace, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price and Mac Miller, among others.

Sound Of The Weapon is a 13-track LP packed with raw rhymes and crisp, soulful production. Verbal Kent is not one to hide behind, or need a bunch of featured artists either; and to prove it--there are none on the LP. Instead, he punches his weight throughout the new LP taking on Chicago violence, lesser emcees, and even revealing his own story through the three part track “Now Or Never”. Khrysis keeps the production crisp, with a variety of sounds to keep heads nodding. As an added bonus, the Verbal enlists the aid of 9th Wonder for a bonus track remix of the LP’s title track.

Tracklisting and Credits for Verbal Kent’s Sound Of The Weapon:

1.) “Truth”
2.) “Body The Beat” f/ DJ Eclipse
3.) “Hunched Over Chessboards” f/ DJ Eclipse
4.) “Now Or Never” (Pt. 1)
5.) “Underrated?”
6.) “Raponomics”
7.) “Sound Of The Weapon”
8.) “No Excuse”
9.) “Now Or Never” (Pt. 2)
10.) “Sammy Sosa”
11.) “Slap The Shit Out Of You”
12.) “Joe Shmoses”
13.) “Now Or Never” (Pt. 3)
14.) “Sound Of The Weapon” (9th Wonder Remix) #Bonus Track

***All Tracks Produced By Khrysis

*Bonus Remix by 9th Wonder
Smoov-E's Horror Themed Rap Album "Jessica Gets Jealous" (@smoovbasket)

Smoov-E's Horror Themed Rap Album "Jessica Gets Jealous"

Courtesy Eli.

Smoov E is a carefree bachelor about town with a spun out libido and a tongue of gold. His sexual thrill seeking ways have finally led him into the clutches of the wrong mistress, and soon she reaps revenge upon all the new women he scores. If she can't have him, no one can!

Video: @SwiftKirabo - "Heart of A SOULja" (@ParkStreetPR)

Video: Swift Kirabo - "Heart of A SOULja"

Courtesy Park Street PR.

Swift Kirabo' is a Rap artist from the city of Manchester he's been doing music seriously for 3 years and dabbles in any genre he feels like, but mainly works with Hip Hop/Grime. From early Swift gravitated towards music because hes always had the feeling that its what he should be doing in life, music is something he's truly passionate about and wants to improve on daily.

Audio: @Eskeerdo f/ Miike Snow - "Devils Work" (@DiamondMedia360)

Audio: Eskeerdo f/ Miike Snow - "Devils Work"

Courtesy DM360.

So It seems like Ye's "Clique" made the rounds again yesterday after Hov brought out a 12 year old fan to rap his verse. Today, I'd like to introduce the song's co-writer Eskeerdo, who in 2014 is going to be making the shift from ghostwriter to artist/performer. To set things off, the Miami based talent is pleased to unveil "Devils Work" which is a flip of the Ruben Haze remix of the Miike Snow's original rendition.

CEO Turned Rapper @Anyextee Channels His Amalgam Digital Experiences Into Debut Album "Executive Decisions"

CEO Turned Rapper Anyextee Channels His Amalgam Digital Experiences Into Debut Album "Executive Decisions"

Courtesy Amalgam Digital.

Everybody has a story to tell...

Nobody has experienced the world of music the way Anyextee (pronounced "Next") has. He began as a DJ, and eventually turned his ear for what sounds good into a successful independent record label, Amalgam Digital. As CEO of the company, he was responsible for discovering acts such as Max B and reviving the careers of artists such as Joe Budden and Curren$y. But of course, with success comes adversity, and adversity has come in many forms. He has seen artists turn their back on contractual obligations, most notably Lil B The Based God, and has dealt with public disputes with artists such as Budden. He has also been there for the entirety of Max B's murder trial.

Through all the pitfalls and obstacles on his path, the music has been a source of stability for Anyextee. And over time, it has gone beyond the emotional connection we all have experienced from songs that we learn to cherish. Joining forces with platinum recording engineer Joe "The Frequency Monster" Warlick, he spent time doing extensive research on the field of Cymatics, which uses specific sound frequencies and tones to heal the body of illness and stimulate spiritual awareness.

Using Cymatics, his vast political knowledge, and his unique story of preserversance through the music industry, Anyextee has put together an album entitled “Executive Decisions”. Recorded at Island Sound Studios in Honolulu, Hawaii (where Kanye West famously recorded My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy), the album centers around the concept of an angry record executive on a quest for inner peace.

The production is predominantly helmed by !llmind, with additional contributions coming from MoSS, Lak Davinci, Premise, D1, Ron Alpha, RT Beats, Good Will, TGP Productions, and VividEnd. This is a very personal story, that includes a song which describes in gut wrenching detail the final day of Max B's trial. However, in Anyextee's narrative is a message that is universal: that in a tumultuous society, mental calm can be achieved.

Executive Decisions is slated to be released February 25, 2014, on Amalgam Digital.


01. The Purpose & Power of This Poems Patterns
02. Power Point Presentation
03. Lord Is My Shepard
04. Cease & Desist
05. Living The Transfiguration
06. Get Higher
07. Annunaki
08. Illumi-Not-Eye
09. SpinCycle
10. Anthems For The Proletariat
11. Woke Up In Vegas
12. Misfits
13. Mid Life Crisis
14. Details (Free MAX B)
15. Kymatica & Kava
16. The Light

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