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Video: @IAmMCJin @DawenMusic "Over the Edge" (@Rapzilla)

Video: MC Jin f/ Dawen - "Over the Edge"

Courtesy Chad @ Rapzilla.

"Over The Edge" is a song that comes from a place of personal experience that hopefully can resonate with listeners who may be dealing with the same issues when feeling overwhelmed by life's circumstances. MC Jin adds "a big part of my testimony is that through all the setbacks and discouraging turn of events that may have occurred in my life so far, there's always been someone in the form of an anchor to keep me from drifting into total despair. Be it through family or close friends, God has always shown His presence."

'King Kulture: Stop The Traffic' is a compilation album focused on aiding organizations fighting human trafficking in New York City. Pre-order on iTunes .
Video: @BishopNehru @AaronLaCrate "Appalled"

Video: Bishop Nehru f/ Aaron LaCrate - "Appalled"

Courtesy Ryan @ Biz 3.

Check out Bishop Nehru working on 3 plates of bacon in this video for "Appalled" feat. Aaron LaCrate.

Video for New Hip Hop Single "The Vapors" (@MoneyMarkDiggla)

Video for New Hip Hop Single "The Vapors"

Courtesy Music Industry Designs.

Money Mark Diggla, C.O Piscapo and Gold Ru$h have worked behind the scenes of Miami hip-hop and worldwide for several years, they enter the spotlight with this new collaboration.

For Immediate Release Miami has become a hotspot for hip-hop culture, birthing talents like Rick Ross, Trina, Luke, and Trick Daddy. The artists featured on Miami's latest independent project “The Vapors” has worked with them all, and many more. Money Mark Diggla, C.O Piscapo, and GoldRu$h have been behind the scenes of creating some of the best hits in hip-hop, and are among the best musical talent that Miami has to offer.

C.O & Money Mark, both former Slip-n-Slide artists, have taken on the reigns as writers, performers, and actors since departing from the Miami-based record label. Gold Ru$h, who has been putting his talents to some major hits over the past several years, makes a double appearance on the Vapors track, as an artist and producer. Each of them have worn various hats to lend their talents to some of the biggest names in entertainment.

The new single “Vapors” is a first of many being released independently by Marked Money Entertainment, Gold Ru$h & Piscapo Music. Each of the artists are preparing for their solo projects to be released soon, so stay tuned for more Miami Heat!!! “The Vapors” video is available for immediate viewing on Youtube.

About Money Mark Diggla:

Money Mark Diggla is best known for his verse on Trick Daddy's hit song/video “Take it to da house” - Like Whuuut” still echoes through his career by fans. For many years, Mark toured with his label mates Trina and Trick Daddy, co-writing and collaborating on tracks. But since departing from Slip-n-Slide, Money Mark Diggla has recording several albums, performed worldwide, and starred in his own movie – Bloodline. Other artist collaborations include Lil Wayne, Pitbull and Snoop Dog, just to name few. Find more info on .
Malik B (Roots) @RealGrandAgent & Carl Madison "They Taxin"

Malik B of The Roots, Grand Agent & Carl Madison "They Taxin"

Courtesy C.M.

Remember track 1 on Special Ed's debut album "Youngest In Charge?" It's the influence for a trio of rappers from Philadelphia that consists of Carl Madison, Grand Agent & Malik B (of Roots). They use the instrumental of Special Ed’s "Taxing" & spit rhymes about the economy in the U.S.

Press Release: @DecaMusic's New LP "The Ocean" (@BallinPR)

Press Release: Deca's New LP "The Ocean"

Courtesy Ballin PR.

Hailing from NYC—by way of Denver, Colorado—emcee and producer Deca is a refreshing voice on today’s musical landscape. Today, Deca is ready to test his mettle on a national stage with his fourth album, The Ocean, to be released September 24, 2013.

On his latest disc, Deca tackles some heavy subject matter. He plunges into the beautiful and terrifying aspects of life, human nature, and dreams, with a mixture of tongue-in-cheek wit and stoic conviction. On the track “Edenville,” a song of redemption, Deca charges the fall from grace is a psychological shift more than a physical one. The chorus speaks to a nostalgia for a paradise lost.

“The ocean is one of the most familiar symbols of the unconscious mind,” explains Deca of the albums title. But it’s for the listener to decipher the metaphors in his lyrics. The track “Breadcrumbs” is the first video release off the LP. In the video, Deca and his sidekick Tibo answer a distress call from a space station under siege by the forces of evil. After the duo save the space station, the video pan's out to deep space where two light beings are playing a game of cosmic chess, conveying the message that there are higher forces at work beyond the world that we know.

Threading the LP together are unscripted interludes which are taken from Deca’s own recorded interviews with friends, family, and people on the street about some of the most significant dreams they've had. "I would listen back to the dreams I recorded, and notice similarities in the themes, and also how conceptually, their dreams directly related to the songs I was writing", adds Deca.

Deca may be new to the national stage, but he’s been garnering accolades for a number of years. Born in Denver, Colorado, early on Deca was part of two collaborative projects, Elemental, a live band with four emcees, and Prana, a duo formed with fellow Elemental emcee Ichiban. While performing regularly with Prana he became part of the Hip Hop collective known as L.I.F.E. Crew, who were seminal in helping to shape the local scene throughout the 2000’s and were voted best hip-hop crew by the Denver Westword.

In 2003, Deca released his first solo effort, Top of the Line Bottom Feeder. The project was followed a few years later with The Hedonist, which documented Deca’s descent into substance abuse.

The excessive lifestyle outlined in The Hedonist led to a brief move to LA (and then to Queens, NY) where Deca began work on his first fully self-produced album titled The Veil, which not only was featured on URB, Kevin Knottingham, and DJ Booth, but was recognized as one of the best albums of 2011 by The Westword who said, “Propelled by some stellar production and Deca's wicked wordplay and compelling cadence — what he has to say is every bit as captivating as how he says it — The Veil was one of the most rewarding hip-hop listens of the year. Although the MC's travels have taken him to L.A. and NYC, he still has strong Denver ties.”
Backstage w/ @ShawtySlim Trailer f/ @BoBATL @WizKhalifa (@MissDimplez)

Backstage w/ Shawty Slim Trailer f/ B.o.B, Wiz Khalifa

Courtesy Miss Dimplez.

B.o.B.'s official tour DJ, Shawty Slim just came off of the 20-city Under The Influence Of Music Tour, which featured B.o.B, Wiz Khalifa, Trinidad Jame$ and more. While on the road, Shawty Slim took to his GoPro to record a series of behind-the-scenes treats designed to keep you on the edge of your seat. -- First episode drops, Tuesday August 20th.

Video: @ThisIsStacks "Stack$ On Deck" (Video Recap Of Miami Heat)

Video: Stack$ "Stack$ On Deck" (Video Recap Of Miami Heat Championship Season)

Courtesy Matt B.

Stack$ has music flowing thru his veins and his entire life has revolved around it as his Father managed Sly & The Family Stone & Peaches & Herb and he even co-produced Gladys Knight & The Pips smash hit “Midnight Train To Georgia.”

A Miami, FL resident, Stack$ cut his teeth in the industry at a very young age, as he ran with the Cash Money click writing and producing tracks for Lil Wayne and a host of other Cash money artists; which would eventually lead to writing and producing for artists such as Diddy, Game, Fat Joe & Twista (among many).

Video: @BlackDaveNYC - Black Bart Mixtape Trailer + "N.D.S."

Video: Black Dave - Black Bart Mixtape Trailer + "N.D.S."

Courtesy Matt B.

New York City Supreme skater-rapper Black Dave has just unveiled the promo trailer for his upcoming mixtape, appropriately titled Black Bart. While, the cover showcases Black Dave getting Bart "Simpsonfied" donning a classic Bernard King Knicks jersey, the video trailer showcases Black Bart in the physical form. The project is set to drop on 9-17-2013 with some guest appearances from Nick Catchdubs, Shy Beats, Bodega Bamz, Domo Genesis and Lee Bannon.

To commemorate the Black Bart promo trailer, listen to the bonus cut with Lee Bannon titled "N.D.S." below.

New FreEP from Siah "10:13" ("Revelation" f/ Canibus & "Shady" f/ Bizzy Bone Inc

New FreEP from Siah "10:13" ("Revelation" f/ Canibus & "Shady" f/ Bizzy Bone Inc

Courtesy Matt B.

Muncie, IN native Siah, also known as Siah Soze blesses the Hip-Hop community with the 2013 release of his FreEP “10:13”. The EP features eight tracks with 2 additional Bonus cuts and includes guest appearances from the likes of Bizzy Bone, Kurupt of The Dogg Pound, Canibus, Indy’s own M-Eighty, Nino Graye and fellow Kutthroat member Whitehead.

Siah’s history on the Indy music scene is very thorough in both the realms of on and off stage as Siah was a former member of both The Kutthroatz (2006) and the Iron Workers Guild (2008) better known as I.W.G. Siah also released his debut solo album “Organized Rhyme” hosted and produced by legendary beatmaker Domingo in 2009 to critical acclaim throughout Indiana and the USA. He has also shared stages throughout the Midwest with the likes of Black Sheep, Canibus, Digable Planets, Aesop Rock, Cappadonna, Glass City and more.

At press time Siah and a couple of the albums contributors had this to say on behalf of the artist and the “10:13” project:

“Siah is by far the deadliest emcee I’ve ever seen with both mic skills and cam skills. He could literally blow your mind in a cipher lyrically while filming your facial expressions. Definitely an unexpected explosion of illness!” –Cappadonna (Wu-Tang Clan)

“Siah is a member of that new wave of emcee who understands where the art is going and still has one foot rooted in the golden era and you can hear it in his delivery and his passion to embrace not only the mic but the culture as a whole.” –Canibus

“To me this project is my peace offering to Indy. To let the city where I come from (Muncie) know who I am, what I stand for and the work that I’ve been embracing on a larger scale in hopes of bringing the light back home and to all artists in Indy, the Midwest and worldwide.”

@Fredro_Starr X @AudibleDoctor "Made In The Streets Remix" (Prod. By Audible Doctor)

Fredro Starr X Audible Doctor "Made In The Streets Remix" (Prod. By Audible Doctor)

Courtesy The Doc.

What up! I wanted to send through the newest joint off my and Fredro Starr's upcoming collab project "Made In The Streets". The project WAS supposed to be an EP that dropped today, but we've decided to turn it into a full length album so we're pushing the project back till later this year. For now enjoy the new single "Made In The Streets Remix" and we'll keep you updated on the upcoming LP.

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