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MP3: DJ Concept f/ Chaundon, Joe Scudda - "Remain Seated"


From Diamond Music Group:

MP3: DJ Concept f/ Chaundon, Joe Scudda - "Remain Seated"

DJ Concept is pleased to present the second leak, "Remain Seated" off his green-themed producer compilation Heavy Smoke, which is now available for stream courtesy of the good people over at DJBooth.net. This pass around, The Bash Brother and former host of The Mix Chronicles (Sirius/Hip-Hop Nation) links with Chaundon & Joe Scudda of the Justus League as the duo shares with you a ballad of their love affair with Mary Jane.

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MP3: Drums & Ammo - "Addicted" ft. Rae Rosero, DaVinci


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Drums & Ammo - "Addicted" ft. Rae Rosero, DaVinci

DJ/Producer Collective Dishes Out New EP With Vocals

The Songs:

Drums & Ammo have assembled some of the best MCs and singers in the game and put together a new EP, Vol. 1: Extra Clips. The formula is simple: immaculate instrumentals plus incredible vocals/verses equals quality hip-hop, so REL, Al Jieh, Ammbush, and 6Fingers took their debut instrumental album, Vol. 1, and put the formula to work. D&A have already released some of the singles and videos from the EP, including 6Fingers' "U Funnystyle" featuring Bambu, and, most recently, Al Jieh's "Round Me" featuring DaVinci, and the rest of the songs will also have accompanying videos to add to the album's video series. The full EP will be released Thursday, July 23rd via SWTBRDS.

Although the two newest singles from Extra Clips come from likeminded producers Al Jieh and Ammbush, they could not sound more different. For one, Ammbush does double duty on his single, "Keep It Lit," both producing the quirky and methodical beat and being the only one of the group to rap on his own production. "The best part about making this song was the fact that I rapped on it," says Ammbush, who sampled his friend "rubbing his rough-ass hands together" for the beat. "I had the track for a minute, but never pitched it to anyone, I didn't feel like anyone would feel where I was coming from. I knew I wanted to hear some comedic visual lyrics, so when I knocked it out I felt joy." Then there's Al Jieh's airy R&B track "Addicted," which features milky falsettos from Rae Rosero and surprisingly romantic lyrics from DaVinci. "The song is a really dope metaphor for love and relationships, comparing that desire you have for your girl to a junkie's addiction," says Al Jieh. "The song itself has an obvious message, but I think it's a good example of how you can do a straightforward R&B/hip-hop song yet still make it very creative."

Download Al Jieh's "Addicted" here: http://soundcloud.com/swtbrds/05-rae-rosero-ft-davinci .

Download Ammbush's "Keep It Lit" here: http://soundcloud.com/swtbrds/01-ammbush-keep-it-lit .

In case you missed it, download Drums & Ammo's album, Vol.1, for free here: http://www.swtbrds.com/drumsnammo and http://soundcloud.com/swtbrds/sets/drums-ammo-vol-1 .

MP3: SKAM2? - "Pennie$"


From Semp Rok:

MP3: SKAM2? - "Pennie$"

"Pennie$" is the latest track from SKAM2?'s upcoming mixtape THE SKRONIK: How To Boil Vomit. Matari composes the setting with a drunken sample as SKAM2? delivers a smooth cadence riddled with undertones of hostility.  Check out more tracks off the mixtape on his official Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/k8rcfx

Cover Image: http://bit.ly/mRGedq
Audio Download/Stream file: http://bit.ly/kbEZMy

KRS-One, Talib Kweli, and K'NAAN - Beat The World Soundtrack


From Christina Duren:

KRS-One, Talib Kweli, and K'NAAN - Beat The World Soundtrack

You Got Served: Beat The World Original Soundtrack - releasing June 14th
View full bio, download hi-res images, and mp3s - http://cyberpr.biz/clients/2963
http://www.beattheworldsoundtrack.com/

More than just another film soundtrack, Beat the World is the coming together of some of the world’s most prominent conscious Hip Hop artists as part of a vision to build new social paradigms through music and film.

When Somalian born new-school rapper and World Cup ambassador K’NAAN joined forces with one of Hip Hop’s most respected founding fathers, KRS-One, to record the film’s title track “Hip Hop Nation”, they were on a mission: to represent the positive voice and power of the world’s largest music-based cultural movement – Hip Hop.  In addition to creating an original voice for Beat the World, they created an anthem for the evolution of the global Hip Hop movement.

Soundtrack Sampler - http://soundcloud.com/hiphopconnect/sets/beat-the-world-soundtrack-1

“Hip Hop Nation” both drives the action of the film and emphasizes a shared underlying theme: we are all equal and united under one global movement, using music, dance and creativity to breakdown borders and stereotypes that may otherwise divide us.

Hip Hop Nation – KRS-One feat. K’NAAN and Lina - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9uC86xoKLkI

Other notable collaborations on the soundtrack include the heroic “Infinite Love,” featuring top British rapper Sway together with the renowned lyrical wordsmith Talib Kweli, and the multi-lingual world-beat dance track “Must Be the Music” performed by Les Nubians (France), Lina (US) and MV Bill (Brazil).

You Got Served: Beat The World Trailer (Available on DVD) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKmQwdSfUWA&feature=player_embedded

MP3: New Music From Gutta and Nems


From J-Ronin:

MP3: New Music From Gutta and Nems

GUTTA AND NEMS -  WAR FT. BLOCK MCCLOUD AND FRESH JONES PROD. BY JOSH THE GOON DOWNLOAD HERE >>>>>>>>> - http://hulkshare.com/yo8h6ye6n65n

FOLLOW GUTTA ON TWITTER -  http://twitter.com/therealBigGutta

ADD GUTTA ON FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/BigGutta


THROWBACK - GUTTA - HEADS WILL ROLL MIXTAPE (1ST SOLO PROJECT FROM 07) HOSTED BY J-RONIN -  http://hulkshare.com/ay1f289ni7gp

BIO
Gutta is a hardcore Hip-Hop artist and super lyricist from Phoenix, Terrazona. Gutta got his start and break with the Society of Invisbles in 05 after they were signed to indie label Baby Grande in NY. He then began his solo career linking up with DJ J-Ronin of All Elements to release his solo mixtape debut Heads Will Roll. After hearing the mixtape Baby Grande resigned Gutta as a solo artist and released Heads Will Roll the Blue Sky Black Death version worldwide. Gutta has toured and worked with several major artists such as Jedi Mind Tricks, Wu-tang, Non Phixion, R.A. The Rugged Man, KRS-One, Necro, Mr HYde Chino XL, Sav Killz, Illa Ghee, Verse, Sick Jacken, Block Mccloud, Army of the the Pharoahs, Planet Asia and many more

Gutta was quiet in the hip-hop scene due to a stint in prison. However upon being released Gutta and others started a crew called VietKong and put out a mixtape hosted by DJ J-Ronin entitled Animal Planet. Despite the good reviews, personal differences within the crew lead to the crews breakup. 

Gutta is now fully focused on his solo career and his new movement Block Settaz. He is also member of the All Elements crew and a member of the underground hardcore group Damage INC ( w/ Necro, Chino XL and Mr Hyde) slated for release in early 2012 on Psychological Records.

The next solo project is entitled The American Werewolf in London hosted by DJ J-Ronin and DJ Shortee Blitz ( Kiss FM London) soon to be followed by the Solo debut album Pain.
Video: J The S - "Call U Snitch"


From Same Plate Management:

Video: J The S - "Call U Snitch"

J The S and Restless Films have teamed up for a one of a kind EP, "The Sky Is Falling.' Politically charged, the project is being released all through the video format to give the listener not only the story through words, but also the visuals to match.

You can grab the project in it's entirety at jthes.bandcamp.com with production from J. Cardim, Keelay, Blaze P, Nelly Protoolz and more, featuring Jon Hope, Franco Anthony, Millyz and others.

MP3: BrownBag AllStars - "Get Ready (DJ Brace Remix)"


From BBAS:

MP3: BrownBag AllStars - "Get Ready (DJ Brace Remix)"

The Brown Bag AllStars just leaked a new track off of Disc 2 of the "Brown Bag Season Vol. 1" release...Check it out below!

Brown Bag AllStars "Get Ready (DJ Brace Remix)"
Download "Get Ready (DJ Brace Remix)" HERE

The Brown Bag AllStars' "Brown Bag Season Vol. 1" is out now! "Brown Bag Season Vol. 1" is a double disc project featuring rare & unreleased material from the Brown Bag AllStars on the first disc, and remixes by Juno Award Winning producer / Canadian DMC Champion, DJ Brace on the second disc (with instrumentals). The double CD is available now worldwide!

Free Remix EP: Kokayi - R3TS&DNSR5 RE1MAG1NED


From Audible Treats:

Free Remix EP: Kokayi - R3TS&DNSR5 RE1MAG1NED

Robots & Dinosaurs Gets A Facelift For Kokayi's First Remix EP

The EP:

Since Kokayi is like a five-year-old who can't sit still when it comes to his music, it's not a surprise that he is releasing R3TS&DNSR5 RE1MAG1NED, a remix EP based on his critically acclaimed album, Robots & Dinosaurs. The Washington D.C.-based artist has already dropped two of the remixes as singles, the "Chanticleer (Moombahton Remix)" by CamJus and "RoxTar Remix (ft. Substantial)" by DJ Roddy Rod, but was motivated to put out an entire remix EP by his branding team at The General Store Inc. "The two remixes from CamJus and DJ Roddy Rod acted as a catalyst," says Kokayi. "It was suggested that I get some club DJs and dope producers to remix the entire record. So, I reached out to my friends and asked them to contribute. They all agreed, I loved that idea, and so we ran with it."

The contributing producers and DJs not only got to rework Kokayi's inherently catchy tunes, but they also got to choose which songs they wanted to toy with. "I actually didn't decide who remixed each song, I just sent a link to the dropbox that had the acapellas in them and said pick whatever you want," says Kokayi. "As each song got snatched up, I'd send an update. Each person that I contacted was someone I respect and is very dope with their craft." Only two of the remixers were new acquaintances for Kokayi: Billy The Gent, who was recommended to him by his friend Tittsworth, and Man Mantis, who Kokayi contacted after hearing his Sea Ambulances EP. Although R3TS&DNSR5 RE1MAG1NED is a free EP that includes a generous ten tracks, there are some remixes that didn't make the cut. "I wanted remixes for every song on R&D, but there are folks that didn't make it due to scheduling," says Kokayi. "There's a dope Arsonal remix of "Drive" that is bananas, but it was in too late. So, that's more incentive to get the rest ready for another release...who knows."

R3TS&DNSR5 RE1MAG1NED is available for free download via Kokayi's Bandcamp here: http://kokayi.bandcamp.com/album/r3ts-dnsr5-re1mag1ned .

Video: Go Gettas - "Nobody Else"


From RBC Records:

Video: Go Gettas - "Nobody Else"

MP3: Moe Green - "707"


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Moe Green - "707"

New Non-EP Track Flips Recent Track From The Weeknd

The Song:

Moe Green's latest single is not off his forthcoming Lionheart EP, which will be released on June 25th and is being presented by OnSMASH and BRWTNSS, but instead, in a similar vein to his recent Frank Ocean-flipping "Great Swim," takes on another buzzing R&B group. For this song titled, "707," producer iD utilizes a loose track that flips The Weeknd's "Glass Table Girls" song and pulls the lyrics "Bring the 707 out" looping them over the beat, a move that's especially fitting for Moe Green, being that 707 also serves as the area code of his hometown Vallejo, CA. The lyrics, "Never hard to be dope, but great is where achievement is/ They recognize I'm unrecognizable to the weaker shit," showcases Moe's motto. "It ain't that hard to be dope," he explains, "The inspiration was just to show that my slept on city goes hard."

Download Moe Green's "707" for free here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Moe_Green-707.mp3 .

The Background:

The rap game is overflowing with aspiring new MCs, all crammed into a single ring fighting for that lone heavyweight title. One particular competitor who has fully dedicated himself to the good fight is 22-year old Moe Green from Vallejo, California. His forthcoming debut album, Rocky Maivia: Non Title Match, is titled after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's first professional ring name and perfectly embodies Moe place in today's hip-hop circuit - the newcomer who is one day going to hold the championship belt. Like any fighter, years of training, dedication, and discipline are required to claim the top spot. Moe has been training for this his entire life. Having competed in speech and poetry meets growing up, Moe found himself genuinely attracted to the creative freedom music imparts early in his life, even writing rhymes in kindergarten with his childhood best friend and E-40's son, Droop-E. Listeners of Rocky Maiva can expect to hear tales from a young man from a hard hit city trying to find his way in the world the best he can. On growing from Rocky Maivia to one day standing amongst the greats, Moe says, "I need to win a couple belts first. I have to prove that I have the skill to do that and this album is like my wrestling debut." And so, the journey begins.

About Interdependent Media:

Founded in 2006 in the Bay Area by Evan Phillips, Interdependent Media has built unique strengths in the development, production, and marketing of recorded music via new methods of marketing and promotion. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and emerging methods of marketing, iM has successfully created multi-faceted methods of raising awareness and interest in their projects. Industry veterans Ian "ID" Davis and Dominic Del Bene head operations at iM and are credited with discovering and/or developing artists such as 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Tanya Morgan, Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, the Hieroglyphics and more. In 2010, iM will be releasing multi-media projects from artists Donwill, TRUTHLiVE, Canibus, Von Pea, Moe Green, A-Plus, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.imculture.com .


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