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Special Episode to Feature Chicago Artists NO ID, Chief Keef, King L, Young Chop, Lil Reese, John Monopoly, Katie Got Bandz, Sasha Go Hard and more!
New York, NY – MTV2’s premiere destination for all things hip-hop, “Sucker Free” is taking viewers to the ground level of the emerging rap scene taking over America’s third largest city, Chicago, on Saturday, July 15 at 11am ET / 10am CT. During this episode, “Sucker Free” will offer the first look at new up-and-coming ‘Chi-town’  artists such as Chief Keef, No I.D.,  King L, Sasha Go Hard, John Monopoly, Lil Reese, Young Chop, Katie Got Bandz, and many more artists on the rise.

“Sucker Free” talks to these Chicago artists about the effect that the energy in Chicago has on their sound and hear their individual stories of trying to gain notoriety on a national stage.
Additionally, this Sunday’s edition of “Sucker Free” will feature four videos from the following artists: LEP Bogus Boys, Chella H. & Sasha Go Hard, GBE and Rockie Fresh along with the hottest hip hop and R&B videos of the week.

Head over to for an exclusive look at music magic in the making. “Sucker Free Coutdown” has teamed up with the Chicago based blog, Ruby Hornet to, give a behind-the-scenes look at the areas hottest rappers during their creative process. Each week Ruby Hornet’s Closed Session Series will take fans inside the studio to give a look at the creative process by the artist. The premiere episode features the Chicago group LEP Bogus Boys (available HERE).
Can’t get enough of “Sucker Free?”  Full episodes and more information will be available online at Join the movement by tweeting #suckerfreechicago.

MP3: Mic Handz (feat. Rockness Monstah) - "All I Know"

MP3: Mic Handz (feat. Rockness Monstah) - "All I Know"

Courtesy DM360.

Upcoming Flatbush, Brooklyn spitter Mic Handz joins forces with fellow Kings County veteran Rockness Monstah for the Alterbeats produced "All I Know." Fresh off the heels of releasing The French Revolution producer compilation, Alterbeats pulls fellow crew member DJ Modesty of The Real Hip Hop Show into the fold to lend his scratch talents for this transatlantic banger.

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Video: @MC_Lars - "Flow Like Poe" #LitHop

From Horris Records:

Video: MC Lars - "Flow Like Poe" #LitHop


On June 1st, Scholastic invited me to come perform at their annual Art and Writing Awards. Meryl Streep and I hosted the event.  I premiered this song and video with a live string section!

Video: @ZedZilla1 Gets Mobbed in Memphis

Video: Zed Zilla Gets Mobbed in Memphis

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Here is Part 2 of Zed Zilla's Road to Riches documentary, which finds the Memphis rapper getting mobbed by fans in his hometown! We also follow Zilla to NYC, where he meets up with various industry VIPs and has a run-in with Michael Jackson... wow! Zilla also finds out it's not always easy buying beer in the Big Apple...

B.o.B to Perform at MySpace Secret Show on July 22nd

B.o.B to Perform at MySpace Secret Show on July 22nd

Courtesy Greg Miller.

Myspace is happy to announce a FREE Secret Show starring GRAMMY-nominated artist and producer B.o.B. at Highline Ballroom in New York City on Sunday, July 22.  Free tickets will be given away at the Highline Ballroom during regular box office hours starting July 13 at 11AM on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The B.o.B show is one of Myspace's two free Secret Shows in July, brought to you by the makers of Trojan® Charged™ condoms.

For more information, visit .

Artist, singer-songwriter and record producer B.o.B. got his first taste of fame when he utilized Myspace to release mixtapes and a Top 5 Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Single "Haterz Everywhere." He became a household name when his debut album B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray entered the Billboard Top 200 at the #1 spot.  The album's first three singles ("Nothin' on You," "Airplanes," and "Magic") amazingly all reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 song chart.  The 2x platinum selling lead single "Nothin on You" featuring Bruno Mars hit #1 in multiple countries including the US and UK. B.o.B. trumped "Nuthin On You" sales success with the 4x platinum selling follow-up single "Airplanes" featuring Hayley Williams. The album and singles achieved 2011 Grammy nominations as well as nods from both the MTV and BET Awards.  The Atlanta bred B.o.B. followed up the massive success of his debut with his second album "Strange Clouds" which entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart at #5. The album's first single "Strange Clouds" featuring Lil Wayne struck Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has sold over 1.3 million digital copies worldwide.
Visit B.o.B Myspace for the very latest news items, tour dates and media: .

Event Details: 
Event Date        Sunday, 7/22
Doors Open      7:30PM
Concert             8:30-10:00PM 
Venue               Highline Ballroom - .
Address            431 West 16th Street New York, NY  10011 (212) 414-5994
Tickets available on first-come, first-served basis while supplies last during regular Highline Ballroom box office hours, starting July 13 at 11AM.

@PhilAde_RF Drops "Pop That" (Royal Fam Remix) feat. Dee Boy

From Langston S.

Phil Ade Drops "Pop That" (Royal Fam Remix) featuring Dee Boy

Phil Ade explains the title of his new project R.O.S.E: "With this project i want to give listeners an in-depth look at how some of the negative influences in society, mainly in media, has affected not just me, but my generation as a whole. Every person is a R.O.S.E. that realizes these evils and either responds positively or negatively, but in just about all cases a little bit of both."

MP3: Phil Ade - Pop That (Royal Fam Remix) featuring Dee Boy: .
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Video: @MaydayMusic f/ @Murs - "Hardcore Bitches"

From Mayday Online:

Video: Mayday f/ Murs - "Hardcore Bitches"

The ¡MAYDAY! boys & MURS decided to take a break and write a love song. No animals were hurt during the making of this video. NSFW

B-Boyz (Brand New & Kid Boombox) - "W.D.F.W.T." @TheStereoBoyz

From Wanja Lange:

Video: B-Boyz (Brand New & Kid Boombox) - "W.D.F.W.T."

Stereo Boyz presents B-Boyz aka Brand New & Kid Boombox, who are a part of the Stereo Boyz Crew. "This song is about being sick and tired of people making music with no substance, no emotion or feeling. This is the Stereo Boyz Crew way of having fun and at the same time calling people out. We love Hip Hop and are tired of artists claiming it but not doing Hip Hop. We dont fuck with that. "  The Stereo Boyz Crew feels that Hip Hop doesn't have to sound a certain way musically, for it to be considered real Hip Hop. They want to show that you can have hard hitting beats, you can make party music, as long as your lyrics are on point and you're doing something original, it's Hip Hop.

New Video: @Patience_Price - "Into Hell"

New Video: Patience Price - "Into Hell"

From BM and Old Scratch Records.

Audio: Ameer - "New Allah Flow" Freestyle (@25thhourman)

From 25th Hour:

Audio: Ameer - "New Allah Flow" Freestyle

Our brand-new body of work will be soon available  "AMEERica - True.Good.Beautiful" and at the mercy of the ears of the world. We had fun in the process of creating this project alongside with dealing with setbacks and everyday life issues which heavily influenced the sound. Ameer humbly let's you further into his life, loves and mishaps with that being said there is so much more life to live out God willing. Join us and engage in something that when you walk away you know you walked away with some food and dessert for the heart & soul. 

Listen & Download Link: .

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