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Video: Rock Most f/ Jahah - "Pass Em By"

Video: Rock Most f/ Jahah - "Pass Em By"

Courtesy of ATLelevation.

"The Second Single from Rock Most's Album "Rise & Shine". Shot By B. Price for Late September Films."

MP3: Drake - "Hate Sleeping Alone"

MP3: Drake - "Hate Sleeping Alone"

Courtesy M3W.

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MP3: Fame Cohen f/ UltraMi - "Re-Apply"

MP3: Fame Cohen f/ UltraMi - "Re-Apply"

Courtesy DJ Addition.

"RE-APPLY" (Produced by label owner DJ Creativity) follows the smash debut success of "SNAP IT" by Fame Cohen who just finished off a exciting West Coast Radio Promo Tour for the Reggae Remix of "SNAP IT" (which features reggae sensation MIGHTY MYSTIC).

"RE-APPLY" follows the trend of songwriting by Fame Cohen, who always seems to bring a unique subject to the forefront.

"RE-APPLY" will have the girls dancing in the clubs, etc. and will also make them realize that there are many areas in life they often have to "RE-APPLY". The song features well known recording artist UltraMi , due to the success of her breakthrough collaboration with Dr. Dre and DJ Quik on the single "Put It On Me" from the "Training Day" soundtrack, UltraMi sparked national and worldwide attention. As the single "Put It On Me" made it's way into heavy rotation at all of the countries hottest radio stations. The collaboration of Fame Cohen and UltraMi on this record will combine the already well established radio & viral presence by both. Look for "RE-APPLY" to debut this weekend @ radio. Follow Fame Cohen on Twitter @FameCohen, and for up to the minute details and her latest vlogs,etc. UltraMi can be followed on Twitter @UltraMi


PR: J*DaVeY - New Designer Drug "Queen of Wonderland"

PR: J*DaVeY - New Designer Drug "Queen of Wonderland"

Courtesy Frederick A. McNeill II.

We'd like to officially present the first single from J*DaVeY's New Designer Drug 'Queen of Wonderland' Ft. Thundercat along with the albums official release date.

In exactly one week, the ILLAV8R collective will have the pleasure to present New Designer Drug + NDD: The Liner Notes (digital booklet) as J*DaVeY's best work to date.

download this image | download #NDD front cover | download #NDD gif file

Until release date, get familiar with NDD's key ingredient "Queen of Wonderland" Ft. Thundercat along with a few other visuals spread the word, #NDD is just days away...

J*DaVeY 'Queen of Wonderland' Feat. Thundercat

Click now on iTunes or Amazon :)

MP3: Scheme (SRNC/Molemen) - "One Helluva Night"

MP3: Scheme (SRNC/Molemen) - "One Helluva Night"

Courtesy Scheme773.

A new song we just dropped tonight from my upcoming "Life That I Chose" EP which drops Dec. 6th, 2011.

The song is called "One Helluva Night" and it is produced by Slot-A (he produced the entire EP).

BELOW are links to the song. 

We are pushing the Bandcamp link for the purchase, but also have FREE download links available for everyone. Thanks for the support.


MP3: Has-Lo - "Light Years (J-Zone Remix)"

MP3: Has-Lo - "Light Years (J-Zone Remix)"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

Has-Lo's new project Conversation B is officially in-stores everywhere today on CD, Limited Edition Magenta Vinyl, and Digitally. The new album is a complete re-envisioning of his March debut In Case I Don't Make It. To celebrate we're giving away a free download of Has-Lo Light Years (J-Zone Remix).

"Light Years" is J-Zone's vision of the track Kinetic Energy.   J-Zone (who just released his book "Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit, and a Celebration of Failure") stirs the music from a swirling mass of potential into kinetic blend of cries, screams, stomps, crashes, drums, and bass that Has-Lo bombs over like Hasan Izz-Al-Din.  Has proceeds to stroll through his worldview, spitting politics and social commentary in the vernacular of the gods.  The result is a track brimming with energy and sharp word play.

About The Album:
Has-Lo, the Philadelphia based emcee/producer who brought you the critically acclaimed album In Case I Don't Make It, is back! Conversation B is a complete re-envisioning of ICIDMI. Exile, J-Zone, Oddisee, Kev Brown, Eric Lau, Apollo Brown and more lend their extensive production powers to the project. It is eclectic, melodic, chaotic, bleak and brutal all at once. The journey of a man at the tipping point continues...

Audio: Free Download:
Has-Lo Light Years [J-Zone Remix] .

Video: HULKent - "Make That Money (Behind the Scenes)"

Video: HULKent - "Make That Money (Behind the Scenes)"

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

In this video, HULKent takes us behind-the-scenes with
Dorrough Music, Tum Tum, B-Hamp, Big Sid, Ashley Kimbrae, Official and Blak
at their recent photo shoot for "Make That Money".
The lively posse cut features the entire HULKent roster, and was produced by Michael "Mic 360" Brooks. Watch the BTS video below, and feel free to share with your readers along with the song!

Video: Nametag f/ Street Justice - "In the Paint"

Video: Nametag f/ Street Justice - "In the Paint"

Courtesy TheProgressTV.

Here's some performance footage of Michigan's own, Nametag performing his song "In The Paint" featuring Street Justice with a live band. The song, produced by Black Bethoven is featured on the re-release and revamped edition of Tag's debut LP, THE NAME IS TAG which has just been made available now. Check out the video after the jump. Shot/edited by Progress N Progress.

Video: Melo Kan f/ Jazzy - "Easy"

Video: Melo Kan f/ Jazzy - "Easy"

Courtesy Ariel Goode.

As a member of the "new west" hip hop scene, Melo captivates listeners with his eclectically hardcore, clever, and catchy lyrics.
Continuing with the success of his latest project "The Unkomfortable Silence" Compton, California's sophomore emcee has partnered  w/ Grammy award winning Production Company 1500 or Nothing to release a series of projects throughout 2012 that can only be described as the West Coast's next generation of hip hop.

Video: Mateo f/ Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz - "Say It's So"

Video: Mateo f/ Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz - "Say It's So"

"DOWNLOAD single HERE Mateo's first single "Say Its So", produced by Krucial with vocals from Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz."

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