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MP3: Rah Digga - "You Got It (Remix)" Feat. Torae & Styles P


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Rah Digga - "You Got It (Remix)" Feat. Torae And Styles P. (Prod. By Nottz)

This past September Rah Digga made her triumphant return, dropping her long-awaited sophomore album, Classic, to rave reviews. The album was produced entirely by Nottz, and while she didn't feature any guests on the album, she's been busy releasing a host of remixes since, including this latest for "You Got It." While Nottz is still on the beat, offering subtle change-ups to his original drum and guitar-chop driven beat to keep things fresh, Digga laces the track with a brand new verse ("Don't ask me about rap bitches, 'cause I ain't one to gossip"), while enlisting two of New York City's finest, Torae and Styles P., to join her on the song.

Rah Digga's Classic is out now and fans can look forward to new music from Digga in the coming months.

Download the "You Got It (Remix)" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Rah_Digga-You_Got_It_RMX_Ft_Torae_Styles_P.mp3 .

Amazon.com: Classic for only $8.99 (+ bonus track).

MP3: Boo Rossini - "Da Storm"


From Team Bigga Rankin:

MP3: Boo Rossini - "Da Storm"

* http://hulkshare.com/l8ldkm1zqw9e *

Mixtape/Video: Kokayi - 8-BIT Ubermentals & BTB Interview


From Audible Treats:

Mixtape/Video: Kokayi - 8-BIT Ubermentals And Behind The Beats Interview

Just two and a half weeks ago, he was there for fans with the new single "Feeling Summery" and to announce the remix EP for his highly acclaimed album, Robots & Dinosaurs. Now, Kokayi is showing more love for his faithful fans, releasing a free instrumental album duly titled 8-Bit Ubermentals. In the spirit of spring cleaning, Kokayi recently racked his hard drive, hand selecting and bundling up 17 instrumental tracks for the release. "I've had tracks sitting for some time that I never let see the light of day," explains Kokayi, "and in celebration of progression I went through about 500 tracks and picked out those that meant the most to me. If I can give back to those that have given me support via my Ustream, buying my records or just offering a word of encouragement, then I will. So it's the big giveback. A thanks from me to my supporters."

In addition to this free instrumental album, Kokayi is also, fittingly, giving fans a deeper look into his production techniques with his very own Behind The Beats interview, presented by Digital Hustle Films. This comprehensive interview covers topics ranging from how he got his start in the music industry to his Grammy nomination, and everything in-between, including his favorite producers, emcee's, and some of his production theory. And best yet, in the video you can hear some unreleased production work from Kokayi's personal beat lab.

Download Kokayi's free instrumental album 8-Bit Ubermentals here: http://kokayi.bandcamp.com/album/8bit-ubermentals .

Watch Behind The Beats with Kokayi here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl3aSVisqqM .

Video: Dolla Boy (Playaz Circle) - "Whip Game Crazy"


From Rap Star Promo:

Video: Dolla Boy (Playaz Circle) - "Whip Game Crazy"

MP3: JNatural f/ Abstract Rude, Aceyalone - "Keys to the City"


From Ballin' PR:

MP3: JNatural f/ Abstract Rude, Aceyalone - "Keys to the City"

* http://www.sendspace.com/file/zas1v0 *

The lack of female presence in hip-hop today is nothing less than astonishing. Enter emcee and vocalist Janelle Corpuz aka JNatural. Executively produced by southland icon Aceyalone, her debut LP Love Is On Hiatus is a rousing, jazzed inflected album. Following in the tradition of uncompromising and strong emcees like Jean Grae and Medusa, Love Is On Hiatus features Aceyalone and Abstract Rude. Production is by San Diego beat maker Jeff Wonder.

Love Is On Hiatus contains universal themes of love, desire, and heartbreak. The track “I Am Where the Music Is” is a celebration of true love and the work any good relationship takes. JNatural who founded her own LA based design consulting firm, Halseyan International LLC explains, “I used to work a 9-5 and then grind till the wee hours of the morning to complete my music projects or do gigs. All the money I made from my job goes right back into my musical projects.”

On “Limber Slinky” JNat employs a sultry inflective hook alongside sharp choppy verses to releases her emotional wounds at a past love. It took time for me to understand what it really meant to love yourself and know that I was worth more than that.”

Raised in Los Angeles, JNatural’s immigrant parents were strict but also so busy with careers in the medical field that they left her in the care of her grandmother and aunt. “They were very musical and wonderful story tellers,” JNatural recalls. Negating the cliché that all-girls Catholic high schools are breeding grounds for wild girls, JNat says that there were major benefits to not having boys around to distract her, not the least of which was that she learned to speak her mind.

It was around high school when JNat tried her hand at turntables and discovered SLAM poetry. By college, JNatural and her friends were staying up late night dissecting the lyrics of Freestyle Fellowship, Living Legends and Hiero and scratching out rhymes of her own.

Eventually she formed an eight piece hip-hop band called Sonic Tongue. After years of shows in San Diego and opening up for people like Brother Ali, Jeru the Damaja, Elroneous, CMA and Slug, she moved back to LA and ventured out on her own. In 2002 she released her first solo EP For Clarity, and in 2004, continuing to find her own voice, JNat wrote and produced a 5 track acoustic guitar EP called LA Virgen.

In 2005 during a chance meeting with one of her icons Aceyalone at a Medusa show, she slipped him her latest CD. “He called the next day and asked me to come in to the studio to record and be part of the (SIS)tem, an all female group he was putting together.”

In 2006, JNatural teamed up with producer/photographer Jeff Wonder to produce her first globally distributed project Escape From Babylon. In 2008 she released Sex Lies and Sextape mixtape, mixed by DJ Ray Ray Raw and featuring The A-Team (Aceyalone & Abstract Rude.)

All the while, JNat continues to develop her career in fashion. She was designer for Roxy/Quiksilver and the Director of Design for Fox Womens. She recently founded her own design consulting firm called. Currently, she is VP of Design and US Sales for U&K Fashion Ltd, a china-based fashion group.

Love Is On Hiatus drops June 28, 2011 on Project Blowed.

Video: The Primeridian - "Drop the Needle"


From Dunn Deal PR:

Video: The Primeridian - "Drop the Needle"

MP3: Armageddon - "Sending My Love"


From Semp Rok:

MP3: Armageddon - "Sending My Love"

Armageddon returns with another heart felt rhyme dedicated to his Uncle and fans who have been supporting him throughout these years. Its been a long road since the Terror Squad days and true battle to garner his own spotlight in this industry. The music video for this song, "Sending My Love," will be released next week as anticipation builds for his Deluxe Edition version of The Journal Vol. 1: Rebirth; a physical copy version of the digital FreEp release earlier this year. Expect a few bonus cuts on this version as well while Fat Beats, SoFlo Entertainment and Geddy Music get busy for this summer.

Image Link: http://bit.ly/jZbfP2 .
Download Link: http://hulkshare.com/g5a2ncd03e58 .

Video: Young RJ f/ Vice Verse - "Cold War"


From Chris at E1 Music:

Video: Young RJ f/ Vice Verse - "Cold War"

MP3: Timbaland f/ Sincere - "90"


From M3W:

MP3: Timbaland f/ Sincere - "90"

* http://mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/timbaland90/blast-page.html *

MP3: Moe Green - "Extra Extra"


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Moe Green - "Extra Extra"

Latest Single Precedes Free Release Of Lionheart EP Next Month

Critical Praise for Moe Green:

"With a prize like Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match under his belt, be prepared to see Green go the distance." - PopMatters.com

Selected as a member of 106 KMEL's (the biggest Bay Area hip-hop station) Freshmen Class of 2010.

The Song:

"I heard a lot of ya'll talkin' bout it but I dont see you when im walkin' bout it" So Moe Green raps on the chorus of his latest single, "Extra Extra," and if anyone is a testament to his word, it's the fast rising Vallejo, California spitter. In just under a year, Moe released the highly lauded Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match, along with a succession of new tracks and videos, as he continued to put the finishing touches on his new EP, Lionheart, being presented by OnSMASH and BEARWITNESS.

Despite the tone set by producer Ca$h Martin's muted horns and melancholy keys, "Extra Extra" is Moe at his most outspoken. "Everybody's talking and not walking," says Moe about the song's message. "Everybody says, 'I'mma do this,' or 'I'mma do that,' but I've seen where we are trying to go – what everybody dreams about – and now I'm working on getting there." And Moe's rhymes reflect that attitude to the tee, as he raps about the internal conflict and struggle he faces as he strives to reach his goals. "On the walk for greatness/ Keep a good pace, and they all relating," raps Moe, as he pushes asides gimmicks with, "None of that hoopla/ My team plus God be the reason I'll make it."

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


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