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Video: New Episode feat. @JeanGreasy on Identity Crisis

Video: New Episode feat. Jean Grae on Identity Crisis

Courtesy IDC.

"Identity crisis....always a good time" I Don't Camouflage is proud to exclusively feature the first female for this series, Jean Grae. Born to South African Jazz musicians Sathima Bea Benjamin and Abdullah Ibrahim, Jean Grae shares her child memories, her cultural influences from her family, race, hair, and her take on this generation. Make sure to find out why she had to cut her hair too!

DL: "They Told Me" From Winnipeg Hip-Hop Wonders @THELYTICS

DL: "They Told Me" From Winnipeg Hip-Hop Wonders THE LYTICS

Courtesy Musebox.

(Winnipeg, MB) After the incredible success of their debut album, Winnipeg Hip-Hop crew, The Lytics have announced their sophomore album They Told Me due for release on October 16, 2012. Proving harmonious maturity and evolving technical skills The Lytics have become somewhat of a musical chameleon and expanded their scope to include everything from funk-rock, to Afrobeat to ‘60s R&B all prevalent on They Told Me.  The Soul/Pop influenced debut single from the upcoming album, “Stay Calm” is now available for free download HERE.

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Video: @beingSPOT x Money Makin' Nique - "Look Back"

Video: SPOT x Money Makin' Nique - "Look Back" (prod. M16)

Courtesy SPOT.

SPOT releases the second video off his Gangsta Grillz Mixtape The Price Iz Right, titled "Look Back", featuring Money Makin' Nique. With both of their solo mixtapes buzzing in the street, SPOT and Nique trade their stories of relationship mishaps and the aftermath from scorning a woman. Directed by A Dreamer's Visual.

@CJMHipHop & @NemsFYL Present "Broke Safety"

Creative Juices & Nems Present "Broke Safety"

Courtesy CJM.

Nems presents “Broke Safety” the new super group of Coney Island natives: Nems, OTR, Manson, and Mr. Weirdo. This mixtape features 16 tracks from the group. This will be available for FREE Download as of August 7th, and all orders coming in through will receive a free physical copy.

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Classic Southern Sound | Parallel Thought x Gene The Southern Child

Classic Southern Sound | Parallel Thought x Gene The Southern Child FREE Album

Courtesy Adam C.

While most Southern rappers have traded in their soul for swag, Gene the Southern Child switches gears with the release of his free project A Ride with the Southern Child. This Florence, Alabama native follows in the footsteps of his hometown legend, W.C. Handy, the legendary father of Blues, and sticks to his roots. Having released several locally praised mixtapes, A Ride with the Southern Child marks Gene’s first entirely original work. Teaming up with Parallel Thought for production, whose own member Caness hails from the neighboring music town of Muscle Shoals a.k.a. "the hit recording capital of the world."

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@TrekLife Update: Trillionaire Social Club Aug 7th (+ Video)

Trek Life Update: Trillionaire Social Club Aug 7th (+ Video)

Courtesy Press Life.

Trillionaire Social Club is a place where new music takes center stage. Our wealth comes from the brave artists that push the boundaries of their chosen forms. The only membership requirement is an open mind, and the expectation that you will hear something new...Trillionaire Social Club happens every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at the Around the Corner Bar in West Covina.

@AudibleDoctor f/ Chaundon "Success (Part 1)" (@CivilProd_Rob)

Video: The Audible Doctor f/ Chaundon "Success (Part 1)"

Courtesy AD.

"The Audible Doctor brings you the first visuals off his upcoming "I Think That..." EP. The track is produced by Audible Doctor with cuts by DJ Brace and features Chaundon. The full "I Think That..." EP drops September 25th. The video is brought to you by Civil Productions, directed & shot by Rob Levy (@CivilProd_Rob), & is assistant directed by Joe Gherardi of Macro Films."

Video: Interview w/ @Jasiri_X & New Single "Warrior" (@WWorx)

Video: Exclusive Interview w/ Jasiri X & New Single "Warrior"

Courtesy Wandering Worx.

After his recent performance at the world famous Apollo Theater in New York,  Wandering Worx Music catches up with Pittsburgh rapper Jasiri X in Los Angeles where he discusses the roots of his music career, his rise as a conscious artist and why he continues to fuse his life in hip hop and politics.

Download Jasiri X new single "Warrior" featured on Grammy Award winning producer Chin Injeti's album "Peoples".  The album also features Jay Electronica, Talib Kweli and David Banner.

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@JBizness "Flight Plan" // Triple Pack of Instros!!!

J Bizness "Flight Plan" // Triple Pack of Instros!!!

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

Kicking off the Mello Music Group Instrumental Series is J Bizness with Flight Plan, a 24-track collection of instrumentals inspired by the miracle of flight.  To launch the coming of the new album J. Bizness is giving away a triple pack of instrumentals from the project.

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The accomplished Ontario, CA producer (LA's Red Bull Big Tune Champ) creates a relaxed feeling of ease with his production that is well contrasted by just the right measure of funk. “Landing Gear” has spacey synth patches and electro accents while “Turbulence” is darker and grittier, alluding to its namesake. The rising and falling synthesizer lines in “Nonstop” mirror the path of flight.
If you frequent the invasive TSA lines and iron birds, let Flight Plan serve as your soundtrack, or for the majority of us that only board planes once in a blue moon J. Bizness’ Flight Plan is the perfect smoker’s delight to soar to. The passion and precision evident throughout the project can inspire our own abstract daily travels, whether you leave the ground or not. Flight Plan takes off August 28th everywhere.

PR: Binky Mack Returns With Anticipated Solo Mixtape

Binky Mack, Of Allfrumtha I Fame, Returns With His Long Overdue, Highly Anticipated Solo Mix-tape, The Black Republican!

Courtesy Todd Davis.

As one-half of the Inglewood, California, based rap duo Allfrumtha I, Binky Mack, whose first appearance, alongside longtime partner-n-rhyme Squeak Ru, K-Dee and The Comrads, on wax came courtesy of the Westside Connection's '96 LP, Bow Down ["Hoo-Bangin' (WSCG Style)"], has been a musical force to be reckoned with for the past (nearly) sixteen long years.

After linking up with another "City of Champions" native emcee, Mack 10, the collective eventually would sign a promising recording contract with Mack's then fledgling boutique imprint, Hoo-Bangin' Records. Allfrumtha I's Priority distributed self-titled debut, which spawned a pair of hit singles; "Fill My Cup (To tha Rim)" and "County Jail," would finally be unveiled on April 21st 1998...However, as of late, rapper/producer Mack has been working more-so behind the scenes, crafting material for high profile television and others entertainment vehicles; Making The Band 4, Love & HipHop, Sleeper Cell, Law & Order, Harold & Kumar, as well as focusing on his varied real estate ventures.

The first order of brand new business at hand is Binky Mack's forthcoming solo mix-tape, the appropriately titled, The Black Republican. "As far as the name, I always listen to conservative radio. Disagreeing with some, but agreeing with some of it as well," Binky answers diplomatically, when asked as to what actually prompted him to title the project this. Elaboraing, he re-iterates, "I felt I was already rolling with the Democrats, so let me listen to the enemy...*He chuckles* But, Republicans make a lot of sense. One example, they believe in getting out there and making it happen, instead of depending on the government to do it for you. I'm rollin'. But, overall, I am independent. I think for myself -- God first."

On the overall creative direction he took on The Black Republican, Mack describes in great detail, "Well, the music is a few new pieces with some of the dope stuff I've had sitting around. I am still listening back and forth to see which songs will actually make it. Things are coming together well though. But, I am coming with 10 songs that I feel are bangin'. I want to get back to the Slick Rick days...Big Daddy Kane, Whodini. Where I put in all the work. I produced the whole thing, besides one that DonDoe did. But, there will be a few guest spot surprises (as well)." The Black Republican is a precursor of sorts to Binky Mack's upcoming, still untitled EP release, scheduled for release before year's end.

In other Allfrumtha I related news, also be on the look-out for more future projects from the group itself. "Yes, we got two projects coming. Maybe a(n) overseas tour. Working on all that right now," Binky projects. Continuing, he specifies, "But, we have like a greatest hits called Greatest Bangin' Hits coming real soon. Old stuff off of our CDs, plus two new songs. And, then a new CD!"

The Black Republican is slated to bow on Tuesday September 11th 2012 via Bink Bank Entertainment.

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