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"Each Step Becomes Elevated" f. Ras Kass, Evidence, Krondon, Rel!g!on

From Dunn Deal PR:

"Each Step Becomes Elevated" f. Ras Kass, Evidence, Krondon, Rel!g!on

download the album at
"Moors Code" (Soundcloud)
"Kill Ya Self" f. Ras Kass, Montage One, Killer Ben (Soundcloud)

Planet Asia on Twitter | TriState on | Wandering Worx on Facebook 

Wandering Worx Entertainment proudly presents Each Step Becomes Elevated, the new album from General Monks a.k.a. Planet Asia and TriState. Sponsored by Esbe Clothing, the album features Ras Kass, Montage One, Phil Da Agony, Krondon, Killer Ben, Killa Kali, Styliztik Jones and Rogue Venom as well as production from Evidence, Rel!g!on, Josh The Goon, Jansport J, Twizthebeatpro, Lee Bannon, DJ Woool and AsterixSince starting out as a fledgling MC in the early '90s, TriState has laid his signature vibrato over beats by DJ Khalil, Thayod Azur and Soul Nana. Asia has been nominated for a Grammy and won several awards since he started rapping in 1992. He has won The Source Magazine's Independent Album of the Year twice. Elevated is the newest release from Wandering Worx, the Canadian label responsible for recent releases from Moka Only and DaiN.

video: "Trouble" (produced by Josh The Goon)

MP3: The Freeze Tag - "The Voices (Turnbull Green Remix)"

From Audible Treats:

MP3: The Freeze Tag - "The Voices (Turnbull Green Remix)"

Following Packed Show At Rock Shop The Freeze Tag Release New Remix

The Song:

After playing to a packed house at Brooklyn's famed Rock Shop, The Freeze Tag set their eyes on the future, and on the road. The night was organized under the group's newly announced artist collective, Daylight Curfew, and saw performances by The Freeze Tag, Eka, Echoes Alike, Grimace, Cassettes Won't Listen, and Turnbull Green, the latter of whom also turns in the latest remix from The Freeze Tag's newly released Hamster Kid EP. Turnbull's remix is for "The Voices," the second song on the EP, and also the track that begins Hamster Kid's journey as he looks to break free from artistic restriction and his capture in an underground complex. While the original laid a bed of haunting instrumentation, courtesy of Cassettes Won't Listen, for Bisco Smith's weaving tale, Turnbull's remix turns things to the frenetic, with break-neck speed drums and joined by rapid percussion, all of which is balanced and contrasted by remix's understated instrumentation.

The Freeze Tag also recently landed a highly sought-after performance on the respected radio program WNYC's Soundcheck, syndicated nationally through NPR. The duo also has plans to perform this summer in Los Angeles, with a nationwide tour this fall. For all music and touring updates fans can check out

Download Turnbull Green's remix of The Freeze Tag's "The Voices" here: .

MP3: Lloyd f/ Trey Songz, Young Jeezy - "Be the One"

From M3W:

MP3: Lloyd f/ Trey Songz, Young Jeezy - "Be the One"

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Download: Astronote - "Weapon of the Future" (Complete Album)

From Stephanie @ A-Side Worldwide:

Download: Astronote - "Weapon of the Future" (Complete Album)

// DOWNLOAD // .

// About ASTRONOTE //

Hailing from Paris, France, producer Astronote is quickly becoming one of the most respected new producers in Hip-Hop. The newest member of the A-Side Worldwide roster, Astronote is easily one of the most well rounded producers we’ve come across, with the ability to turn out top notch Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul & Pop tracks with or without samples. Having already built a resume that includes working with notable artists such as Talib Kweli, Jamall Bufford (Buff1), Invincible, Donwill of Tanya Morgan, Joell Ortiz, Guilty Simpson and Mayer Hawthorne, Astronote is poised to take his own place in the game. - - .

Fear Factor Music Group Recap (Ace Hood, Fiend, Slick Pulla)

From DJ Smallz:

Fear Factor Music Group April/May Placements Recap (Ace Hood, Fiend, Slick Pulla)

    Below are three records that were placed in April/May from our producers signed to
    Fear Factor Music Group

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    Ace Hood enlists the help of his fellow Floridians, The Renegades, for a mean street cut with Maybach Music Group's Meek Mill. The two's chemistry are perfect.

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    Curren$y's New Orleans neighbor and Jets' signee, Fiend aka International Jones, provides the visual to his infectious cut "I Just Wanna Float" produced by Drum Gang, from "The Sweetest Hangover" project

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    CTE's Slick Pulla and Bille Slum don't gotta talk, all they gotta do is whip out on this street cut produced by Georgia's own Drum Gang.


Fear Factor Music Group is a collective movement of Trendsetters, Songwriters, Producers and Artists with a simple objective - building the stars of the future. By focusing on the production, development and marketing of brands, Fear Factor Music Group offers a variety of insightful and effective services - from consultation to digital marketing campaigns - all designed to provide clients with the best opportunities to take their brands to the next level.

Oddisee "Better Late" & "Indian Summer" (+ 2 Instrumentals)

From Mello Music Group:

Oddisee "Better Late" & "Indian Summer" (+ 2 New Bonus Instrumentals!)

Oddisee is now back in the studio, hard at work on his next project, while we, the  listeners, are just beginning to let play all the musical creations he last composed.  Today, Oddisee offers up two new exclusive instrumentals as companion pieces for his Odd Seasons album: Better Late & Indian Summer
Enjoy the bonus songs and feel free to post & share!
Oddisee "Better Late"
Oddisee "Indian Summer"
Video: Universol - "N.E.W.S. (Bang Bang)"

From Iconoclast Multimedia:

Video: Universol - "N.E.W.S. (Bang Bang)"

MP3: Yak Ballz - "Black Sunset"


MP3: Yak Ballz - "Black Sunset"

The 5th installment of Gas Galaxy entitled Black Sunset (Prod. by Chapter 7) for Free Download via

MP3: Jah Doctrine - "Talk Talk Talk"

From Ray R Ewing:

MP3: Jah Doctrine - "Talk Talk Talk"

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April First (A Reinterpretation of Selections from Gil Scott-Heron)

From Joe Left Hand:

Free Album: April First (A Reinterpretation of Selections from Gil Scott-Heron)

Description: Dion Brown - April First (A Reinterpretation of Selections from Gil Scott-Heron)

I decided to create a celebration of music on behalf of the late Great Gil Scott-Heron due to the fact that he was an inspiration of mine. I have always felt that his music was of a reflection of the times, both then & now. His music & poetry spoke with such conviction, that it couldn't be overlooked. Both expressions carried a very meaningful insight in the world that we live in. The music was inspired by whom he was as a person, an artist, and a mentor, & quite honestly another strong connection with this compilation is the fact that I, Dion Brown share the exact same birthday with the late Gil Scott Heron... hence the title, "April First." I hope you enjoy. ~D.Brown

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