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Video: @PhillyFreezer Premiers New Just Blaze-Produced Song


Video: Freeway Premiers New Just Blaze-Produced Song

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Freeway took a recent visit to SHADE45's Sway In The Morning, and this latest video captures him debuting the Just Blaze cut, "Early" while also doing live in-studio performances of "What We Do" and the recently released second single from Diamond In The Ruff, "Numbers" which features fellow Philly native and State Property rapper Neef Buck.

Video: @WaxFase - "Bail Money" Ft. Killah L & Ice Meez


Video: A-Wax - "Bail Money" Ft. Killah L & Ice Meez

Courtesy Audible Treats.

A-Wax takes the track's second verse, his relaxed flow and slick rhyme patterns falling seamlessly into the beat, as he raps, "I got dough again; paper long/ Never think, just pay the bond...Needing this is what made it right/ Liking this – what made it wrong." The video, directed by Sigmond IV Multimedia, brings the track to life, following a day-in-the-life of Killah L (who raps the song's first verse) as he deals with the headache of his legal situation, lawyer and all.

New Devin The Dude + Slim Thug + Cory Mo (@NatureSounds)


New Track: Devin The Dude + Slim Thug + Cory Mo

Courtesy Nature Sounds.

Houston's finest is in the house on the latest track off the Highway soundtrack. On "Wut The Fuk", Devin The Dude recruits UGK affiliate Cory Mo and Houston legend Slim Thug for a certified H-Town classic. The new film Highway stars Devin and Lil Duval, and is now available digitally. The Highway soundtrack is also available, and features classic and previously unreleased material from Devin and friends, including apperances from the likes of 2 Chainz, UGK, David Banner, Curren$y, Smoke DZA, Asher Roth, Coughee Brothaz, Schoolboy Q, and many more.

Video: @djIronLyon f/ Iskwé - "Summer In The City"


Video: Iron Lyon f/ Iskwé - "Summer In The City"

Courtesy DM360.

Although we're just over a month away from winter solstice, there's no harm in revisiting the joys of summer as the seasoned emcee/deejay Iron Lyon unveils the visuals for "Summer In The City." Taken from his sophomore LP, From The Ground Up, the soulful production of Chad Dubz combines effortlessly with the visual direction of A Cut & Dry Production for the artist's follow-up video to one of the more slept on albums of the year. Sit back, relax and have a look.. summer's always around the corner. From The Ground Up includes features from Sean Price, Edo G and Slim Kid Tre (of The Pharcyde) among others, and is now available on iTunes.

Video: @JBizness f/ @TheBlackOpera - "Giraffes"


Video: J. Bizness f/ The Black Opera - "Giraffes"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

Combining talents, two of MMG’s finest come together to make material to stand the test of time. Both J. Bizness’ Flight Plan and The Black Opera’s Libretto: of King Legend are available now.

@DevoSpice Update - November 2012


Devo Spice Update - November 2012

Courtesy DS.

Now that I’m a “full-time musician” I figure I’d better act like one and start putting out more music. To that end, I have released THREE, count ‘em, THREE new songs since we last spoke. All are in my Ridiculous Raps series, a project I started last February and then promptly got side-tracked from. Well, I’m doing it again, so here we go:

Ridiculous Raps 2: CUPCAKES! (suggested by Carrie Dahlby) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NDJftTHPDo .

Ridiculous Raps 3: Tough Guy (suggested by Kim Crist) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6cIXeoG5Jo .

Ridiculous Raps 4: Force of Nature (Suggested by Mike Beucler) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kCqkAMTTP4 .

All of these songs are available for download from my website http://www.devospice.com or from my Bandcamp page http://devospice.bandcamp.com/ . Once I get enough of them I’ll release a digital EP of them or something like that.

Please help me spread the word on these songs. Share the links on Facebook, post them on Twitter, or God help you if you still use MySpace go ahead and post it there. I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt.

->Later.....Spice
Video: JP Beats f/ Agallah & Pex "Spoil The Scene" (Paper Chasin')


Video: JP Beats f/ Agallah & Pex "Spoil The Scene" (Paper Chasin')

Courtesy Matt B.

JP Beats debut LP, “The Warning,” is in stores now (11-6-2012) and it features 16-tracks and all brand new collaborations from the likes of Busta Rhymes, T.I., Young Buck, George Clinton, Royce the 5’9”, Kurupt, Sean Price, Boots Riley (The Coup), Canibus, Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi, Cappadonna, and many more. “The Warning” is available on both physical and digital formats via D.R.E / Holy Toledo Productions.

Video - Slim the Mobster: "50 Cent Is a Rat"


Video - Slim the Mobster: "50 Cent Is a Rat"

Slim the Mobster reveals where his beef with 50 Cent started, claiming that 50 left him hanging in a lurch when he needed help after getting in trouble. Slim then says that Fif turned around and released a song that Slim allegedly created and even jacked some of his lyrics. Slim also reveals that he told 50 Cent to his face that he was "full of sh*t" while in the studio with Dr. Dre.

New Video: @BlackDaveNYC "On Da Map" (@MacMediaPromo)


New Video: Black Dave "On Da Map"

Courtesy Matt B.

A special delivery from Black Dave, who unveils his latest visual effort for “On Da Map.” The clip showcases the young rapper on a mission throughout New York with a mysterious package. What’s inside of the box isn’t exactly what you would expect, but you’ll have to see the video through until the end to find out. You can also grab the coinciding audio here which will also be featured on his upcoming mixtape.

Audio: Bobby @VACapri "Lindsay Lohan" @MacMediaPromo


New Audio: Bobby Capri "Lindsay Lohan"

Courtesy Matt B.

Bobby Capri grew up as part of a nomadic family, relocating from rural Oregon to Alabama’s capital city of Montgomery. “We used to be the poor family. In Montgomery, everybody was poor,” he admits today. Living in the lower class and living in the south, Bobby Capri watched the No Limit Records tanks on his television and enlisted himself to express himself by writing rhymes.

In the years that followed, Bobby Capri channeled his energies into music and no matter the challenging circumstances he was facing at home, he injected humor and humility into his Everyman themes, accented with skillful wordplay. “I pulled from childhood. My stories are real, and its little observations, but I try to put humor on it. I’m not as super deep as a Macklemore or a Kendrick [Lamar], but it’s just slick-ass lines.” Easy to relate to, Bobby Capri built an audience slowly, and he never shied away from an opportunity to perform.

Having spent his recent years in Virginia, the studio stalwart cliqued with a number of producers in the area and began producing content at a staggering rate. Capri’s catalog highlights include The Blur 1 & 2, Ray Bans & Cardigans, The 27 Club and the forthcoming Instant Gratification. The 27 Club won many new fans for Bobby, as the 27-track CD was inspired by the litany of celebrity deaths that happen at 27. Fleshed-out concepts like this prove that Bobby researches his witticisms and lyrics. “Before I lay my vocals, my lines are fact-checked and Googled” he notes.

With the recent viral success of “Rent’s Due” (now nearing seven-figures on YouTube) Bobby admits that his philosophy is to give music to the fans in order too build a long-term relationship. “I love givin’ it away. The music speaks for itself, as people respect talent. How many times will somebody at a gas station try to sell you a CD for $5. If they can’t sell it, you never hear it, and what good does that do?”

Instant Gratification continues Bobby Capri’s focus on theme. “I’m big on enjoying every moment you get. The future is imaginary; tomorrow doesn’t exist. The whole concept is to do what makes you happy, every day life provides enough obstacles for us and sometimes we just want to zone out like Lindsay Lohan.”

DL Link to Bobby Capri’s “Lindsay Lohan”: http://soundcloud.com/macmediapromo/bobby-capri-lindsay-lohan .


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