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MP3: Daily Bread - "Night Time"


MP3: Daily Bread - "Night Time"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

Night Time starts with an Apollo Brown styled bluesy, soul sample before kicking into a straight forward, solid drum knock backed by strings  - you know, the way we like our Apollo beats.  The gravel voiced Hassaan Mackey seems to stroll into the beat so even toned you know he's about to get raw with the story.  "Another case of that Saturday Night Fever / Color me a dreamer / Cause I be watching  hustlers in their Benzes and their beemers / Cuttin in the city streets or riding round with heaters / cause they don't plan on N***as in the fam trying to defeat em / blowin out freedom".  From there the story just gets grittier.  Apollo offers a nice sample based hook to compliment the narrative "always watching my back / after dark is when the drama start".

[Free Download] Daily Bread (Apollo Brown & Hassaan Mackey) "Night Time"
* http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/night-time-bonus-track *

Video: Yuri Lane - "Beatbox Harmonica On Mars"


Video: Yuri Lane - "Beatbox Harmonica On Mars"

Courtesy of Yuri Lane.

Video: French Montana & DJ Suss-One Talk Mayweather/Ortiz


Video: French Montana & DJ Suss-One Talk Mayweather/Ortiz

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

MP3: Big Lou - "My Time"


MP3: Big Lou - "My Time"

Courtesy PR Dean Multimedia.

BIG LOU- MY TIME http://hulkshare.com/mj7mjx1rctrf .
PRODUCED BY: NEMISIS
(Off the "Pray 4 Me" Mixtape Album Hosted By: DJ J-Ronin)

Video: Fame Rilla - "Make It Bang"


Video: Fame Rilla - "Make It Bang"

Courtesy Maurice @ Tredmarks.

A new single from my artist Fame Rilla called "Make It Bang". We're out of the NW (Fresh Coast), but I sure you never heard a track like this come from the Seattle area!

Video: J. Sands - "Jobs"


Video: J. Sands - "Jobs"

Courtesy BUKA Entertainment.

Rediculus Releases "Masters of Conversation: Punchlines and Parables"


Rediculus Releases "Masters of Conversation: Punchlines and Parables"

Courtesy Park Street PR.

Rediculus has released the next edition of his Masters of Conversation production series titled Punchlines and Parables, quickly following up his critically acclaimed Walking Down Broken Paths instrumental album and marking the 4th edition of the production series.  Rediculus, who resides in Chicago, Illinois, just put the final touches on the last mixes literally a few weeks ago and is now preparing to delight his fans with his latest studio album which he hopes will expand his fan base and get his music heard by more people around the globe.

The first single, "Halo (Pain is Love)" which was released last month to rave reviews, features a hard blaring horn sample with a neck snapping snare to drive the track and longtime collaborator and fellow Chicagoan Prome on the microphone dropping lyrical napalm on the track.

The new single "Picture Perfect" has a soulful backdrop and smooth knocking drums and features verses from vocal giants Sha Stimuli, Sadat X of Brand Nubian fame and Emilio Rojas spitting nothing short of classic verses.

The album, "Masters of Conversation: Punchlines and Parables", is 17 tracks all produced by Rediculus and features some of hip hop's hottest MC's such as Ruste Juxx, Craig G, Sha Stimuli, Emilio Rojas, Chubb Rock, Koncept and The Audible Doctor from Brown bag All Stars, Big Dutty Deeze, Chaundon, Notoriety, Stumik Icewater, Sadat X, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Red Eye, Pair-a-Dyce, Nine and many more.

The album itself is both a return to the "Golden Era" and a glimpse into the future of hip hop.  Soulful samples scream and wail throughout the project, backed by growling bass lines and driving drum tracks with custom kicks and snares that showcase the wide variety of influences in Rediculus's life and music.

Rediculus is quoted as describing the project with the following statement; "This album is going to really make people think about what they listen to and show people that you can reach consumers without watering down our culture.  We have a host of people in the culture who are over 30 and want music that they can relate too, something with more substance that addresses the issues in their lives.  The current trend of making songs about negative images backed by empty music is coming to an end and this project should definitely help drive the nails into that coffin.  People want something smarter and I'm here to give it to them"

The album is digitally distributed globally by Island/Def Jam and will include several limited edition runs of physical copies, with a UK exclusive edition containing a few remixes Rediculus did for Big Dutty Deeze and American exclusive artwork for his US edition. People are encouraged to follow Rediculus on Twitter, keep in touch with him on Facebook, check out his Bandcamp page and visit his website for more information and to keep up on the latest news with Rediculus and all of Knowledge Giving Birth Productions.

Connect with Rediculus
* http://twitter.com/#!/Rediculus *
* http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=579346392 *
* http://rediculus.bandcamp.com/ *

Video: Childish Gambino - "Freaks and Geeks"


Video: Childish Gambino - "Freaks and Geeks"

Courtesy Kelly K.

Mixtape: D-Win - "Winning On Em"


Mixtape: D-Win - "Winning On Em"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR STREAM THIS MIXTAPE!
    * http://tinyurl.com/RapReviews-WinningOnEm *

TRACK LIST:
 
1. intro john flow
2. Did it on em flow
3. Who Got It? ft. Dorrough
4. Around the Rose'
5. Hustle Hard flow
6. Racks on Racks flow
7. Look At Me Now flow
8. Stolo
9. Movin
10. 6 foot flow
11. Let It Go
12. My Last flow
13. Right Thur flow
14. Roll Up flow
15. Moment 4 Life flow
16. Go Ham flow
17. Came In
18. 24-7/Hood Near U
19. Ex Girl
20. So Hood
 
* http://www.facebook.com/pages/D-Win/156703807727160?sk=wall *
* http://twiiter.com/dwin314 *

Video: $15K Necklace Made for LeBron James


Video: $15K Necklace Made for LeBron James

Courtesy DJ Vlad.


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