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Big K.R.I.T. :: ReturnOf4Eva

Return Of 4 Eva

I'll let a 9th Wonder post that I found on Facebook describe this mixtape, because he described it the best: "If OutKast, Goodie Mob, Field Mob, Cool Breeze, Tela, Slimm Cutta Calhoun, Big Rub and Society of Soul had a child......his name would be BIG K.R.I.T." What else is there to say? Download away!


Camp Lo & Pete Rock :: 80 Blocks from Tiffany's Mixtape

Camp Lo. And Pete Rock. Doing a mixtape together. Forget the upcoming joint album that they're ALSO releasing, by the way. Just a Camp Lo and Pete Rock mixtape alone is enough to make me holla "OWWWW!!!!" a la Pete Rock. It's the Chocolate Boy Wonder with the Lo-wah, throwin' Luchini and sippin' ah-mah-red-duuuh! 


DJ Quik :: The Audio Biography of David

Are you new to the sounds of DJ Quik? Relax, don't worry. I won't harp on you or burst out in laughter (just yet), I'll just lead you to this link giving you just a peep on "The Audio Biography of David" which contains some of DJ Quik's best solo works. The three bonus track included in the end are from his upcomin album "The Book of David" to keep the already-Quik-fans something to check out, as well. But if you're not up to Quik already, your secret is safe with me. Just click the link and don't tell nobody else.


Mateo :: Love & Stadiums

Here's a soul mixtape to remind you why it's called Free Music Friday as opposed to Free Rap Music Fridays. But for all the hip-hop heads who got their Jansports in a bunch, this mxitape includes appearances from Ab Liva, Pusha T, Kardinal Offishall, amongst others. While one wouldn't get the link of love and stadiums, Mateo blends the two together well in this mixtape.


That's it for the "We Ain't Foolin' Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....

Video: Yonas Interview w/ Karmaloop TV

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Video: Yonas Interview w/ Karmaloop TV

RR Contributor Arrested On Possession Charges


Dear Reader, 

If you're wondering why you haven't seen too much of me lately here on RapReviews, there's a good reason for it. Simply put. I was wrongly accused of cocaine possession a few weeks back and it has taken a bit of a mental toll on me. Of course I plan to fight this as best as I can until my good name is cleared. Well, my name...I'm not sure as to how "good" it really is. For any of you who were concerned and wanted to reach out to me, I thank you for that support. It really means a lot to me and I'll use that as fuel to keep on pushing [no pun intended]. I managed to get a picture of the news clipping and they really tried to drag me through the mud...I guess that's the media for you though. 

Take care, 


Free Album: Cam Capone - "Controversy"

From J. Melo:

Free Album: Cam Capone - "Controversy"

West Coast rapper Cam Capone releases his new street album "Controversy" for free hosted by DJ Nik Bean. With all original production and guest appearances from G. Malone, Kokane, Knoc-turn'al, Sly Boogy and more, the project is loaded with west coast anthems. Track list below and cover art attached.

Download link.

1. Gang Raid News
2. DJ Nik Bean Intro
3. Watching Me (f. C-Doll)
4. G'd Up (f. Troublesome)
5. You Know Me (f. G. Malone & Out West)
6. All The Way To The Top (f. C-Doll)
7. Summertime Everyday (f. LaLa, Troublesome & Mr. Crazy)
8. Nasty (f. Troublesome)
9. Hustler Music (f. Troublesome & Bigg June Bugg)
10. Back It Up (f. Knoc-turn'al & Sly Boogy)
11. Next on the West
12. I'm a Hustler (f. Marlon)
13. Bartender (f. Out West)
14. Cruz' Wit' Me (f. Kokane)
15. IxE Bangin'
16. Getting It All (f. Stage & Marlon)
17. DJ Nik Bean Outro
PR: Shaft D.A. Releases "Rise, Puff, & Grind" Mixtape

From Boss Up Family:

PR: Shaft D.A. Releases "Rise, Puff, & Grind" Mixtape




     Coming from Brooklyn, New York, emerging Hip-Hop artist Shaft D.A has no other choice but to grind, hustle and go hard or go home. To prove that he is here to stay, Shaft D.A released his fifth and long awaited mixtape "Rise, Puff & Grind", hosted by DJ WhiteOwl and DJ Don P.

     "Rise, Puff & Grind" is 27-tracks deep and showcases the Brooklyn's Rappers hypnotizing, hard hitting Rap skills and top-notch lyricism .  Shaft also showcases his engineering and production skills as he recorded, mixed, engineered and even produced a couple tracks him self on his new mixtape from his own home studio in Brooklyn. The songs on "Rise, Puff & Grind" are inspired by real moments and experiences in the life of the Brooklyn rapper.

     Born of Haitian American parentage, SHAFT credits his musical career and his relentless hustle mentality to make it as a recording artist to his childhood years growing up in poverty and without a father figure. Growing up in Brooklyn and being the son of a Hustler naturally made SHAFT the independently entrepreneur minded emcee that he is today. When it comes to hustling and grindin’ it’s obvious that SHAFT got that from Brooklyn.
     It’s a fact that Shaft D.A is the hottest upcoming artist in HIP HOP, PERIOD!!! His intelligent rhymes mixed with animation and jaw dropping punchlines is sure to capture the world by storm. His ambitious mind set lead him to form his own label called BOSS UP RECORDS INC. Shaft D.A is the CEO of his own record company and leader of the new Hip Hop Generation.
1. Intro
2. Lethal Poison -  Feat. M.I.A (Prod. By Blackout)
3. Look At Me -  (Prod. By Chemical Beats)
4. Piff - Feat. Flert D Con
5. Why You Mad - (Prod. By Blackout)
6. Grind & Hustle
7. Getting Twisted - (Prod. By Sky Carter)
8. That’s Right -  (Prod. By Shaft D.A)
9. Nothing In The Hood
10. Damn Girl
11.The Block
12. Im Ill Freestyle
13. BMF Freestyle - Feat. Sha Doe
14. Pop Bottles - Feat. Mims (Prod. By Blackout)
15. Shorty Got A Body
16. Top Down
17. Im Sorry
18. Soon Come - Feat. Sha Doe
19. What, What  -Feat. Diva Jonez
20. Take It To The Top  - Feat. Ava Mae (Prod. By Blackout)
21. Make It Hot (Prod. By GQ Beats)
22. Diesel, Kush or Purple
23. Bring Back Your Love Feat. Deep (Prod. By DJ Ron G)
24. Its Over FreestyleBy
25. Obama for MommaBy
26. Forever Freestyle
27. Outro
All Songs Mixed By Shaft D.A

MP3: Blitz the Ambassador - "Dear Africa"

From Rachel D:

MP3: Blitz the Ambassador - "Dear Africa"

We're offering a free download today of his first single, Dear Africa, and invite you to post it to your sites and blogs...tweet it, Facebook it, help us get the word out!

Take me to my free Blitz download!

MP3: Mr. Miranda f/ Simone Hines - "Go James" (prod. Hexsagon)

From Mr. Miranda:

MP3: Mr. Miranda f/ Simone Hines - "Go James" (prod. Hexsagon)

Video: Supa Show - "Pressure"

From Amber - Urban Addiction PR:

Video: Supa Show - "Pressure"

Video: Warriors Weekly/Moe Green - "Lights, Camera, Action"

From Audible Treats:

Video: Warriors Weekly/Moe Green - "Lights, Camera, Action"

PR: Nefew to Join Euro Tour w/ Asher Roth & Nottz

From Melanie J. Cornish:

Nefew to Join European Tour w/ Asher Roth & Nottz

After two critically acclaimed mixtapes and countless mentions in the Hip-Hop media, Nefew are proud to announce that this Spring they will be embarking on a tour with Asher Roth and fellow collaborator Nottz throughout Europe.

Calling on Hip-Hop fans in France, Germany, Norway, England and their own native Switzerland, the timing of this tour just couldn't be better for the Hip-Hop double act who have never failed to impress with their prolific wordplay and intricate production on tracks.

"Going on tour with two of our favorite artists is a dream come true, and a great opportunity in today's stagnating music industry where in most of the cases artists have to rely on performing alone. As we’re a very live-oriented hip-hop duo I'm convinced that this tour will open up a lot more doors for us." - Polemikk

"Touring with Asher Roth and Nottz is definitely a privilege! We have been in the studio quite a while now that’s why I'm really excited to perform our new stuff and introduce our music to people that aren’t familiar with it yet." - PA Double





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