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MP3: Olivia & Fred the Godson - "Freshy"


MP3: Olivia & Fred the Godson - "Freshy"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

Olivia & Fred the Godson drop new street single off of upcoming "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" Mixtape droping soon.

DOWNLOAD HERE

De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 'We Made It' Video Skit


De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 'We Made It' Video Skit + 'First Serve' Album Cover

Courtesy Matt B.

First they brought you ‘The Goon Time Mixtape’ blasting from a late-night house party in a Parisian suburb.  Then we saw our heroes getting endless grief from Deen’s overbearing mother in the Mrs. Whitter skit.  That was all just a taste of things to come from De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 present ‘First Serve’; a dynamic hip-hop group, an album, a concept, the soundtrack to a movie that has yet to be made and a fable for our times.

‘First Serve’ is many things, but at its heart it is the story of two young boys from Queens, New York with big dreams and larger rhymes. Two friends, Deen Whitter (aka Plug 2 / Dave) and Jacob ‘Pop Life’ Barrow (aka Plug 1/ Pos), friends from seventh grade, are by their own admission, “different, but the differences seem to complement everything we do.” Their name ‘First Serve’ comes from their motto, “First come, First Serve, get what you deserve.”

After years of laying down demos and mixtapes on the hustle in the hip-hop game, we get the next instalment from their world in the form of the ‘We Made It’ skit. All the hard work has finally paid off – Jacob and Deen have hit the big time signing to Goon Time Records to become the next new thing to hit the airwaves.

Due to hit the streets worldwide on April 2nd, through Duck Down Music in North America & Pias in all other territories, the ‘First Serve’ album tells the story of two dreamers in a basement struggling to start their musical career, the battles they face, through to the point that they eventually release their debut single, ‘make it big’ and their hard work and persistence finally pays off. As we know that is rarely where the story ends and the story of ‘First Serve’ is no different. Taking place in an animated world that could have been imagined by Hawley Pratt on Magic Mushrooms, the high spirited and often hilarious journey is pure old school hip-hop; skits, disco, beats, funk, quips, burns and hustlin’ all included. Ain’t nothing gonna stop us now...
MP3/Video: Fly Moon Royalty - "Back To You" + "Piece of Me"


MP3/Video: Fly Moon Royalty - "Back To You" + "Piece of Me (Live)"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Fly Moon Royalty will release their new album, Fly Moon Royalty, a week from today, on February 6th via Sportn Life Records. Before the self-titled project hits shelves, the Seattle duo of singer AdraBoo and producer Action Jackson are excited to release one final single, "Back To You."

Download "Back To Love" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Fly_Moon_Royalty-Back_To_You.mp3 .

Fly Moon Royalty also recently took to the studio, performing a live version "Piece Of Me," a new song from the duo that will not be included on their self-titled album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGxnoDVxqQ .

Video: Ill Essense f/ Wes Fif - "I'm the Man"


Video: Ill Essense f/ Wes Fif - "I'm the Man"

Courtesy WordOfSouth.

Ill Essense whom is under Wes Fif’s Street Smart Music umbrella has released his second official music video, “I'm The Man.” The song features Wes Fif and will be featured on his new mixtape “Ill-uminati.” It will be due out very soon!

MP3: Double XL - "Cry"


MP3: Double XL - "Cry"

Courtesy RMG.

"Hood Platinum's own Double XL releases another track off of his Man On Fire mixtape. Cry, is a soulful masterpiece that talks about some of the everyday hardships that everybody goes through in life." - Revo

Download:
Hulkshare:  http://hulkshare.com/rsq4wzb7mjo0

Stream:
Soundcloud:  http://soundcloud.com/revolution-media-group/double-xl-cry
YouTube:  http://youtu.be/XSp2Zv-KENo

MP3: Childish Gambino - "Heartbeat (DJ Geometrix Remix)"


MP3: Childish Gambino - "Heartbeat (DJ Geometrix Remix)"

Courtesy DJ Geometrix.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I love Heartbeat by Childish Gambino but it was just too mellow to play in the clubs. I put the midas touch on it and BOOM goes the DYNAMITE! All my DJ buddies, I hope you can add this to your playlists and rock this at your next club gig. Everyone else, let me know what you think and show me some love by posting it up on your blogs or sharing the links with your friends on your twitter or facebook. ENJOY!

SOUNDCLOUD: http://soundcloud.com/djgeometrix/sets/childish-gambino-heartbeat-dj
BANDCAMP: http://djgeometrix.bandcamp.com/album/childish-gambino-heartbeat-dj-geometrix-remix
DROPBOX: http://db.tt/5fdDiMX1

Mixtape: Sean Born - "909 Jack" w/ Peter Rosenberg


Mixtape: Sean Born - "909 Jack: BTS Pause Mix" w/ Peter Rosenberg

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

In true Low Budget fashion we take it back to dual tape decks. DJ Marshall Law and host Peter (PMD) Rosenberg get you familiar with Sean Born on this throwback featuring new, unreleased and random joints.  Sean Born is preparing for the release of his debut album "Behind The Scale" February 14th.

Free Download: Sean Born - 909 Jack: BTS Pause Mix
* http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/909-jack-bts-pause-mix *
 
Pre-Order the Album: Sean Born "Behind The Scale"
produced, mixed, and arranged by Kev Brown
* http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/behind-the-scale/id490914509 *
 
Tracklisting
1. PMD
2. Invisible Hate (The Dope Jam) -feat. And Prod. By Early Reed
3. Never too late- feat. Kenny Cold - Prod. By Kev Brown
4. From my Porch -Prod By Kev Brown
5. Ready Rock (I wanna rock freestyle) feat.  Kenny Cold
6. Isaac Jones Intro - Prod By Kev Brown
7. Rappin'- Kaimbr and Kev Brown feat Sean Born (The Alexander Green Project)
8. The Trenches - Hassaan Mackey feat Sean Born (from the Daily Bread Album produced by Apollo Brown )
9. Strawberry Diesel (Fuck Blunt Wraps) Prod. By Early Reed
10. This Home feat Kenny Cold, Kaimbr and 'Toine of DTMD - Prod. By Kaimbr
11. Codeine Dreams feat. Kaimbr and Kenny Cold- Prod. By Early Reed
12. Jim Kelly Feat. 'Toine of DTMD Prod. By Early Reed
13. Go Hard - Prod by Kev Brown
14. Bullshit feat Hassaan Mackey - Prod by Kev Brown
15. The Combination - Kaimbr and Kev Brown feat Low Budget- Prod By Kev Brown (The Alexander Green Project)
16. Solid- Kaimbr and Kev Brown feat Isaac Jones- Prod By Kev Brown (The Alexander Green Project)
17. Look- Isaac Jones - Prod. By Kev Brown
18. YellowCake - Feat. Early Reed and  Kenny Cold- Prod by Early Reed
19. Isaac Jones Outro- Prod. By Kev Brown

Random: Black Materia x Hero Muzik!


Random: Black Materia x Hero Muzik!

Courtesy Random a/k/a Mega Ran.

Good morning y'all. Told you I'd be back!

2 quick news bits:

BLACK MATERIA: The Remixes available now!!

Get that here:
http://megaranmusic.com/album/black-materia-the-remixes

Also: get HERO MUZIK: vol one:
http://neosonix.bandcamp.com/album/hero-muzik-vol-1

Let's get BOTH of these on the first page of Bandcamp all day! If they do, something cool will happen, trust :-)

Check out the limited 3CD packages with free keychains, as well as USBs. Also! New tour dates!! Check those out here:

http://www.megaran.com/shows

Tour posters and info coming later this week.

Tomorrow I'll be on Radio Supa discussing the album with Lost Perception, 7-9pm AZ time.

http://radiosupa.com

If I'm coming to your town, get tickets NOW!

Peace out fams! If you get soul calibur 5 PS3, I'll see you online!!

Ran

Video: Timothy Rhyme x Leksbeat - "Comes & Goes"


Video: Timothy Rhyme x Leksbeat - "Comes & Goes"

Courtesy Arab @ First Dirt.

Being an artist is rough.  Point blank.  There are so many things that the public don't and won't ever see.  I have tremendous amounts of respect for artists that stay driven and focused and can withstand the pressures that come along with being an entertainer.

I made this song to specifically address the issue of staying driven.  Opportunities come and go but what makes me want to keep pushing?  At the end of the day, I love what I do.  I truly love this.  The ups and the downs.  The ins and the outs.  The lessons learned and the journey I've gotten to experience is priceless.  This song can relate to anybody that simply loves what they do.  No matter what the world might say, you have to be true to yourself and keep your own happiness in the foreground.

The video link below gives a rare glimpse into the actual formation of songs that can touch people.  Being able to work with Leksbeat has been an honor and I hope we continue to make classic music together.  Feel free to leave me comments / feedback.

Timothy Rhyme x Leksbeat - "Comes & Goes" (Promo Video)

Bluff (Custom Made) Sentenced to 12 Months in Federal Prison


Bluff (Custom Made) Sentenced to 12 Months in Federal Prison

Courtesy Aaron U.

Los Angeles, CA emcee Bluff of Custom Made was sentenced to 12 months in Federal prison today stemming from his March 7th, 2011 indictment on wire fraud charges. Bluff has been on house arrest since the indictment last year. Bluff, born Briceson Loving, was originally indicted for 15 counts of wire fraud for scamming $1.5 million from various victims throughout the US. He was originally facing up to 20 years in prison.

Bluff was one of the original founders of LA based hip-hop group Custom Made (Bluff, Element and Scavie Scoobs) who released Sidewalk Mindtalk (2006) and Original Dynasty (2008) on Babygrande Records, Truth Be Told (2007) on Rawkus Records and most recently Hi-Def (2010) on Coalmine Records.  Custom Made Recordings will be releasing an EP from Bluff later this year and new music from the rest of the Custom Made camp.


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