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MP3: Knoc-turn'al f/ Jayo Felony, Yukmouth - "Sorry I Left You Remix"

From J Melo:

MP3: Knoc-turn'al f/ Jayo Felony, Yukmouth - "Sorry I Left You Remix"

Knoc-turn'al rolls out a west coast red carpet and invites fellow veteran emcees Jayo Felony, Yukmouth & Sly Boogy to join him on "Sorry I Left You Remix" produced by Treacherous Records in house producer Komplex. A concept record regarding his absence, Knoc officially returns to hip-hop May 10th with the release of his digital-only album, "Knoc's Ville." Additional collaborators include Crooked I, Blaqthoven, One-2 and more.

Download Link: .

Tracklist for Knoc's Ville:

1. Knoc's Ville (f. One-2) (prod. J-Beam)
2. Where Have You Been (prod. MG)
3. Amen (prod. 51-50)
4. Mind Yourself (prod. Komplex)
5. Half Way Loved You (f. Knawledg) (prod. Deztined)
6. Theme Music (prod. Blaqthoven)
7. Gangsta Lean (prod. DJ AK)
8. Sorry I Left You (Prod. Komplex)
9. Drop That Lame (f. Jaguar) (Prod. Komplex)
10. I've Been Here for Years (f Crooked I & James Elizabeth) (prod. Big Hollis)
11. OOOOO-WEEEE (prod. Komplex)
12. Can We Do Our Thing (Prod. Komplex)
13. Let Go (prod. MG)
14. Sorry I Left You Remix (f. Jayo Felony, Yukmouth & Sly Boogy) (prod. Komplex)
15. I'm Back (f. One-2) (prod. J-Beam)

MP3: Jiscause - "You'll Learn"

From Who Got Next:

MP3: Jiscause - "You'll Learn"

Its time to introduce you to JAKAL JISCAUSE! A true artist in its rawest form. JISCAUSE delivers a style of lyrics that can never be duplicated. JISCAUSE hosts an endless playlist of Audio Masterpieces that will take your ears and your mind on a Journey of Truth and Enlightenment!!

CAUSE began his Musical Path in Huntington Station, Long Island, NY. He has developed his own individual style educating the masses with L.I.F.E. Lessons and never forgetting where he originated! JAKAL JISCAUSE leads the pack in street Music on Long Island... Nothing Immature... .giving you only the highest quality of underground Grind. Attributes include on stage performances and Four current CDs in the streets, Writing his own lyrics, as well as creating his own beats for those that need that real music in their L.I.F.E.! ... JISCAUSE!

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Download: Big Hud w/ DJ Smallz - "The Benchmark"

From Big Hud:

Download: Big Hud w/ DJ Smallz - "The Benchmark"

This project features artists such as Yelawolf, Currensy, Cyhi Da Prynce, Rittz and more.

Feel free to post this new release on your  respected blog. All support is glady appreciated.
Description: "The Benchmark" Big Hud w/ Dj Smallz "Master Copy"
You can use the following link to retrieve your file: .

One Love

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Free Download: TonyAs - "Introducing TonyAs - The Mini EP"

Artist: TonyAs
Title: 'Introducing TonyAs - The Mini EP'


01 - Back Into My Groove
02 - Lovin It
03 - Real Money (Radio Version)

Download Link:


TonyAs describes himself as an artist that has evolved over time, inspired by many and has now ultimately come into his own. The art started as a musician- Rapper turned Singer but TonyAs has also embraced his other passion- writing (as a song writing and feature writer). Formerly known as theSaint- TonyAs has taken it one step further opting to strip it bare, go back to basics, whereas theSaint was a straight talking hiphop artist, TonyAs the musician has embraced other influences and as well as rapping- also sings, adding another dimension to his works.

As a musician the style is charismatic, easy listening emotional type music, in his own words 'he wants people listening to be able to feel what he's saying- to empathise, whether having experienced it or witnessed the content of his verses'. Sound wise it's fundamentally hiphop- though his evolution as an artist has lead to incorporations of Reggae, Soul, Funk and other such genres. Lyrics are still his forte if you like, and he prides himself on being a vivid and lyricist.

2011 promises to be an interesting year, the SexDrugsPoetry brand grows from strength to strength, there's the music, the 'Y Is It' articles and videos that TonyAs himself produces. 2011 will see the release of his 'Introducing TonyAs' project. Singles to look out for 'Back into my groove', 'Real money' and 'Loving it'.

For more information/contact/updates

Video: Rahsaan - "In the Morning" (dir. Darryl Omar)

From Semp Rok:

Video: Rahsaan - "In the Morning" (dir. Darryl Omar)

In The Morning Remix from Darryl Omar.

Rahsaan teams up with video director Darryl Omar for this remix to J.Cole's "In The Morning."

PR: Rival Schools Gets Remixed by Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock

From Kabeer at Girlie Action:

Rival Schools Gets Remixed by Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock

Band Confirmed to Play Lollapalooza, Will Kick Off West Coast Tour in May
Click HERE to Stream Ad-Rock's Remix (feel free to post and share).
“[Rival Schools] have the power to move, inspire, and heal” -Revolver
“Pedals reveals a group of reenergized vets” -SPIN
Over a decade since the release of their beloved debut album, Rival Schools have finally delivered their follow-up, Pedals (Photo Finish/Atlantic Records), much to the delight of their fans.  In between playing sold out shows, including recent European dates with Trail of Dead, the band released videos for the anthemic one-two punch of “Wring It Out” and “Shot After Shot.”  They also enlisted Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys to do a remix of the song “69 Guns.”  Producer Blockhead (Aesop Rock, MURS) and Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw/Head Automatica) have done remixes for Rival Schools as well, which will be available May 3rd.
Click HERE to stream Ad-Rock’s take on “69 Guns,” which premiered at yesterday.  He replaces the original’s jagged guitar riffs with spaced-out production and a driving bassline.  Only frontman Walter Schreifels’ sweeping vocals are kept, with the remix essentially deconstructing Rival Schools’ track and creating an entirely new song.  According to drummer Sam Siegler was exactly what the group wanted.  The guys have also been confirmed to play Lollapalooza this year and will be kicking off a west coast tour in late May.

Rival Schools Tour Dates:
05/20:  Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
05/21:  Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
05/23:  San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club
05/24:  San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
05/26:  Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
05/27:  George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
08/05 – 08/07:  Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

MP3: Brown Bag AllStars - "Crumbling Down" (prod. Mr. Green)

From BBAS:

MP3: Brown Bag AllStars - "Crumbling Down" (prod. Mr. Green)

The Brown Bag AllStars are hard at work in the studio wrapping up their debut album (due out next year), so in the meantime they’ve decided to drop a double-disc project of rare & unreleased material to hold the fans over. Brown Bag Season Vol. 1 drops on May 17. Enjoy the first leak off the project, “Crumbling Down” produced by Mr. Green.

Download "Crumbling Down" (Prod. By Mr. Green) HERE

The Brown Bag AllStars' "Brown Bag Season Vol. 1" drops May 17th!

Video: Big Scoob f/ Krizz Kaliko - "All I Kno Is Hood"

From RBC Records:

Video: Big Scoob f/ Krizz Kaliko - "All I Kno Is Hood"

Random: New Episode - "Feed the Community"

From Random a/k/a Mega Ran:

Random: New Episode - "Feed the Community"

What up....

since I've been out of work, productivity is at a +15 right now... been jogging, went to the eye doctor, got some music done, and even started closing up some projects that I've been working on for a long time.

One project that I hadn't updated in a while was the podcast.

I'm happy to say that the Mega Ran and Miss Monica show is BACK! 

make sure you subscribe via iTunes on the link on the page! 

Speaking of Subscribe..

I need you all to subscribe to my YouTube Channel, like asap! 

I have over 3000 on this list, and we're not quite at 1,000 YouTube subscriptions. lets get that going.

Also make sure you've shared "Life After Lesson Plans" with someone special! 


Get Active!

You're not a FAN, you're not just on a LISTSERVE. You're a member of a COMMUNITY. Communities are active, they're helpful, and when done right, they're fun...


1- start a new post on the board.
2- respond to someone's post, offer some words of encouragement.
3- Share! What's new in your life? Need anything? we can help. Get back over here and help cultivate our community. 

We're trying to make history here. don't jump on the train late.. you wanna be able to say you were down ever since :)

Video: Virtuoso & Snowgoons - "Statue"

From Major Music:

Video: Virtuoso & Snowgoons - "Statue"

Big Bang Records presents the long awaited video for the fan favorite track "Statue" off of Snowgoons latest album Kraftwerk (Goon MuSick). "Statue" is a monstrous collaboration that links musical mastermind Sicknature from Denmark and Boston lyrical legend Virtuoso. Virtuoso tears this track into tiny pieces with his trademark verbal acrobatics over a rock solid boom-bap backdrop. This track is one of the best selling songs in Snowgoons and Virtuoso's respective careers and has been setting fire to speakers across the globe. The video was directed and edited by Marsay Seymour (20/20 Vizin) and Virtuoso himself. This is just a taste of the fire to come as Big Virt and Snowgoons are in the process of making an entire album together to be released in early 2012.

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