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MP3: Ghostface + Masta Killa - "Metal Lungies (OG Version)"

From Nature Sounds:

MP3: Ghostface + Masta Killa - "Metal Lungies (OG Version)"

While recording his 2004 LP The Pretty Toney Album, Ghostface sent a track to his Wu-Tang brother Masta Killa, hoping for a guest verse.  Killa didn't get his verse in until it was too late, and Ghost ended up putting Styles P & Sheek Louch on the track, which came to be known as "Metal Lungies."  With the release of the Wu compilation Masta Killa Presents: The Next Chamber, the original "Metal Lungies" is revealed, giving fans a little glimspe into Wu history.


The Next Chamber is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and all other digital retailers.  iTunes buyers also get 5 exclusive videos with Wu-Tang concert footage, interviews, and more.

MP3: Ali Vegas - "Mean Muggin'"

From RBC Records:

MP3: Ali Vegas - "Mean Muggin'"

Ali Vegas
Mean Muggin'
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Ali Vegas
New Album Available November 30th

Free Album: Soul Khan's "Soul Like Khan" (Brown Bag AllStars)

From J57:

Free Album: Soul Khan's "Soul Like Khan" (Brown Bag AllStars)

We put 2 1/2 years of blood, sweat and tears into this album - mainly took that long because it was made between working on Brown Bag AllStars music, doing shows and preparing for battles.

Soul Khan "Soul Like Khan" [Album]

MP3: IMAKEMADBEATS "How Is Your Soul" f/ Butta Verses, Reverend TZ

From Audible Treats:

MP3: IMAKEMADBEATS - "How Is Your Soul" feat. Butta Verses & Reverend TZ

IMAKEMADBEATS Returns With New Track From Dual-EP, Preps Solo Debut

The Song:

Producer IMAKEMADBEATS is at it once again. On the new track, "How Is Your Soul," from the forthcoming dual-EP concept album Daylight/Nightlight, the beat-maker enlists rapper Butta Verses to lend his emcee-skills. The EP, which is the first music the producer has released since 2009's The Transcontinental, his collaborative project with Roc C, is in preparation for his self-titled debut on Doxside Music Group, set for release in early 2011. Though the nature of the collaborations may differ, still present is IMAKEMADBEATS' scientific approach to music, with every detail and nuance carefully thought out and in its rightful place.

Though the song features a relatively lighthearted cameo from TzariZM as "Reverend TZ," the subject matter is decidedly more introspective. "We wanted to just let them know how we felt about ourselves," IMAKEMADBEATS explains. Lines like "I'm gonna search for the truth 'till I find what I'm lookin' for / Everything I've found so far just make me look more," over an organ-heavy beat and the words of the aforementioned "Reverend," carry a message without preaching an agenda. "How Is Your Soul" is about asking questions and the result is a startlingly personal first look into IMAKEMADBEATS' newest project.

Listen to "How Is Your Soul" feat. Butta Verses & Reverend TZ here: .

Keep an eye out for the free Daylight/Nightlight split-EP, out soon, and IMAKEMADBEATS, out January 18th, 2011.

The Background:

IMAKEMADBEATS has built his reputation on an obsessive dedication to his craft and a mad scientist-like approach to tweaking samples, drums, and live instruments - proving himself to be both a rapper's producer and a producer's producer. Most people first became aware of IMAKEMADBEATS from his 2009 collaborative project The Transcontinental with Oxnard rhyme-slinger Roc C (a project that featured the likes of Oh No, Big Pooh, Rakaa Iriscience, and Chino XL), which subsequently led to the nationwide Smash Mouf Tour. In addition to the much-anticipated forthcoming Doxside Music Group self-titled debut, IMAKEMADBEATS is also unleashing his dual-EP concept album Daylight/Nightlight, featuring Butta Verses and MidaZ the Beast respectively. Also in the works are projects with Beretta 9 (Wu-Tang's Killarmy), his BlakOut album with MidaZ, an instrumental project, and more placements on projects by artists seeking the "IMAKEMADBEATS" treatment to their music.

Video: Rah Digga - The Mo'Nique Show Interview

From Audible Treats:

Video: Rah Digga - The Mo'Nique Show Interview


MP3: Dr. Dre f/ Akon, Snoop Dogg - "Kush"

From M3W:

MP3: Dr. Dre f/ Akon, Snoop Dogg - "Kush"

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MP3: Gees Extortion - "Bluffin (Freestyle)"

From Javier Sanabria:

MP3: Gees Extortion - "Bluffin (Freestyle)"

Brooklyn's newest up-and-coming rap sensation Gees Extortion lights up a booth with more energy than Con Edison. As he works on his debut LP, Underground King, Extortion decided to lace all Hip Hop heads with a sampling of his lyrical prowess over Araabmuzik's beat "Cuffin'" dubbed "Bluffin'."
Alternative link @ LimeLinx


PR: RADIx & PUZL Announce OVERTIME on 11/29

From ProTalent:

RADIx & PUZL Announce OVERTIME on 11/29

RADIx and PUZL Clothing combine for a new FREE RADIx release OVERTIME produced entirely by Boston Legend Insight - This is an updated version of GAMEDAY. This drops Monday November 29th. Please support this release. We will be leaking something this week. Above is the official artwork for the release. Please support by posting on your favorite social media sites.

Starting out as two randomly selected roommates, Quite Nyce and SEEK founded a rap duo, RADIx, beginning what is now a successful career. Since its inception, RADIx has released over 12 projects on its self-funded record label Abstrak Recordings, toured throughout Europe three times and toured the USA countless times. Quite Nyce and Seek officially formed RADIx in 2003 and have continued to support themselves independently in order to reach their fan base directly. They received critical acclaim with their debut album, The Staple (2006), which featured Mr.EON, Akrobatik, Insight, DJ JS-1, and Mista Sinista. RADIx has been featured on MTV2, URB Magazine, Performer Magazine, Elemental, and all major Massachusetts newspaper publications.

In 2008, singles from RADIx’s album debuted on Fox. RADIx is now set to gather even more success with its second studio album. The duo has enlisted one of the top producers in the game, Statik Selektah, to produce the entire album. The debut single from the new album, The Return, has already been featured on major hip-hop sites such as,, and Renewed motivation to get the type of acclaim they feel RADIx deserves has already launched Quite Nyce and Seek back into the spotlight.

In 2010, RADIx will cement itself as one of the best groups in the game. Quite Nyce and Seek both know that it will take hard work and dedication, but that is nothing new to a group that started in a small dorm room in 2003 and advanced to perform in front of hundreds of thousands of people.

THE RETURN AUDIO|Produced by Statik Selektah
WEIGHT OF THE WORLD AUDIO| Produced by Statik Selektah
TOO MUCH AUDIO|Produced by DJ DUKE of Assassin
Pack Fm featuring RADIx - COLD SEASON produced by Falside cuts by DJ Sprino

SAY YES MUSIC VIDEO|Produced by Statik Selektah
RADIx - TOO MUCH (Produced and directed by DJ DUKE) VIDEO
RADIx Destroy Crowd in France VIDEO
RADIx-KEEP ON VIDEO|Produced By Crown Credits w/ Vinny Paz
THE RETURN MUSIC VIDEO|Produced by Statik Selektah

Video: Dose, Yung LA, DJ Smallz at Obsessions in Atlanta

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Dose, Yung LA, DJ Smallz at Obsessions in Atlanta

Kottonmouth Kings Free Mixtape - Dirtball Rips the Hits Vol. 2

From Kerosene Media:

Kottonmouth Kings Free Mixtape - Dirtball Rips the Hits Vol. 2

Kottonmouth Kings has released the free mixtape, “The Dirtball Rips The Hits Vol. 2”, online at . Kottonmouth Kings are currently touring in support of their new album, “Long Live The Kings”, which debuted at #26 on the Billboard Top 200.
“After recording the first volume and hearing the great feedback we got on it, we decided to dive into another batch of Kottonmouth Classics! DJ Bobby B laced up another dope selection of tracks for me to bust verses on and ‘The Dirtball Rips The Hits Vol. 2’ was born,” commented the Dirtball. “It has been so much fun for me to rap on songs that mean so much to the fans, especially considering all the tracks are straight up bangers! Make sure to download this and spread it around!!  This is a heated mixtape from the KMK vaults, splashed with some Northwest rapping, so don't sleep on it!!
The Kottonmouth Kings are currently touring alongside Big B and Slaine on the Party Monsters Tour throughout November.
Nov 16 - Chico, CA  @ Senator Theater
Nov 17 - Portland, OR  @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 18 - Seattle, WA  @ The Showbox
Nov 19 - Spokane, WA  @ Knitting Factory Spokane
Nov 20 - Boise, ID  @ Knitting Factory Boise
Nov 21 - Missoula, MT  @ Wilma Theater
Nov 23 - Englewood, CO  @ Gothic Theatre
Nov 24 - Salt Lake City, UT  @ In The Venue
Nov 26 - Las Vegas, NV  @ House of Blues Las Vegas
Nov 27 - Reno, NV  @ Knitting Factory
Dec 09 - Bakersfield, CA  @ The Dome
Dec 10 - San Francisco, CA  @ Slims
Dec 11 - Modesto, CA  @ Fat Cat Music House & Lounge
Dec 16 - San Diego, CA  @ House of Blues San Diego
Dec 17 - Anaheim, CA  @ Grove of Anaheim
Dec 18 - Tempe, AZ  @ Marquee Theatre

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