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MP3: DJ Unk - "Goin In"

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MP3: DJ Unk - "Goin In"


MP3: Wiz Khalifa f/ Juicy J, T-Pain - "Black & Yellow (G-Mix)"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Wiz Khalifa f/ Juicy J, T-Pain - "Black & Yellow (G-Mix)"

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MP3: Diego Cash f/ Rick Ross - "The Shore Club"

From DJ Smallz:

MP3: Diego Cash f/ Rick Ross - "The Shore Club"





MP3: SL Jones - "Hit a Lick"

From J. Melo:

MP3: SL Jones - "Hit a Lick"

Here is a new joint by Killer Mike protege SL Jones who is signed to Mike's Grind Time Rap Gang.

SL Jones was recently heard on "Trapped Out", the lead single by Atlanta guru DJ Holiday. The record also featured Pill, Yo Gotti & Waka Flocka Flame. Today, we debut a new SL Jones solo joint titled "Hit A Lick." No word what project this is off so just enjoy it for now and know that SL Jones is hard at work on a new project.

"Hit A Lick"


MP3: Free Download of Master Cleanse EP

From Stampede Fireflies:

MP3: Free Download of Master Cleanse EP

THE "MASTER CLEANSE [EP]" has now been made available for FREE DOWNLOAD  at WWW.MASTERCLEANSE.BANDCAMP.COM!!!  11 Mastered Tracks featuring Rebel Diaz, Navegante, Explosión Suprema, El Tipo Este (de Obsesión), Kalae All Day, and more!

"Charlie and I decided to make the project available for free because the issues addressed in our songs are pressing and need to be heard. Master Cleanse has to do with the idea of cleansing ourselves from our masters or oppressors. We do not believe money should stand in the way of that. Thank you to those of you who did purchase the EP and supported online. We are currently working with an array of other dope artists to complete the second half of Master Cleanse. Keep your third eyes open!" -INTIKANA

Navegante and Intikana have teamed up to release a powerful song entitled "Arizona" (also on the Master Cleanse EP) addressing the SB 1070 Law and immigration. The music video was filmed on the rooftop of RDAC BX with Dasic Fernandez's 70 by 12 Foot "No Human Being Is Illegal" Mural as the back drop. Video scheduled to release soon.

Video: Rah Digga, Sam Scarfo, Lady Luck & More

From Dove:

Video: Rah Digga, Sam Scarfo, Lady Luck & More

Here is the "New Jersey Elite Cypher" from Arsonal, featuring Sam Scarfo, Serius Jones, Rah Digga, Lady Luck, Arsonal, O-Solo and Avalanche in "The Art of the Battle"
Sam Scarfo is gearing up a new street album, due out in 2011 (details coming soon!) - for more information go to, and follow him on Twitter

Video: Saigon on Jay-Z, Entourage and More

From Mitchell Dudley:

Video: Saigon on Jay-Z, Entourage and More

PR: Potluck Ask Fans to Title New Studio Album

From Chris at E1 Music:

Potluck Ask Fans to Title New Studio Album

Humboldt County hip-hop royalty, Potluck are currently locked down in the studio recording the follow-up to their critically acclaimed "Pipe Dreams" record. Potluck are currently seeking fan submissions in a contest to title the group's new studio album online at

The winner, as chosen by Potluck, will be credited in the liner notes of the album and receive a prize pack of materials directly from the group.

"Potluck's music is more than just 1 Ton and Underrated; it's a movement.  We make music about everyday life and the way we see it.  When we go on tour, we get off stage, go to the bar, and party just like everyone else, "commented 1 Ton.  "When we talk to our fans on tour they are always giving suggestions for songs we should make or ideas they have. Now that we're almost done recording our new album we decided to let the fans title our new CD by posting their suggestions on our Facebook.  This is your chance to be a part of Potluck history and be credited in the CD, so make sure your suggestion is creative and represents everything that Potluck is about. Good luck!"

Potluck recently released their video for the track "Vapors" online at The track appears on the group's "Greatest Hits With My Buds" album, which also features guest appearances by Tech N9ne, D12, E-40, Chali 2na, and The Luniz.


MP3: Snoop Dogg - "Sweat"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Snoop Dogg - "Sweat"


MP3: Kenn Starr & Finale - "Home Comes First" (Apollo Brown)

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Kenn Starr & Finale - "Home Comes First" (prod. Apollo Brown)

Fourth Single From MMG Compilation Goes Back To Emcees' Roots

The Song:

The fourth single off the recently released Mello Music Group compilation album, Helpless Dreamer, is all about recognizing where you come from. "Home Comes First" combines the talents of emcees Kenn Starr and Finale on the mic and Apollo Brown on production. With Starr and Finale both dropping albums on Mello Music Group in 2011, titled Square One and Odds & Ends respectively, and Apollo still hot off the success of his collaborations with The Left and Boog Brown, these three seem to have no trouble staying busy.

Apollo's crackling, chopped-up horn instrumental provides a subtle enough beat for the two rappers to spit more introspective and serious rhymes. Starr's lyrics focus on his native state of Virginia and current hometown of southern Maryland, and when he raps "I continue to carry the torch for the ones that I know are depending on me to see their dreams come," it's clear to see how much it means to him. Finale laments that "home is home / it's the only thing I tend to think about if I'm gone" in reference to Detroit, and while he and his collaborator may hail from a different part of the country, it's clear that the sentiments they share could not be more similar. "Home... comes first," the hook repeats - something that we can all relate to.

The Mello Music Group compilation, Helpless Dreamer, is available now.

Download "Home Comes First" here: .

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