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Video: ScholarMan - "Hopes & Dreams"

From Soganic Music:


Check out the new ScholarMan video for "Hopes & Dreams," a track from his 2010 album Free Spirit of a Troubled Soul b/w "So Origi-NOW," a new track produced by Lagbara that will be on a new ScholarMan mixtape coming this Spring. This video features the lovely Karmia Berry and North Carolina producer Lagbara. It is directed by Marques Green of Que Films.

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For those new to ScholarMan, he is a Maryland based hip-hop artist and producer known for socially conscious and soulful music. For more information about ScholarMan or to contact us please visit or

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Audio: Trek Manifest & J. Osceola - "Church!"

From Marshay "BeShayBE" Wilson:

I just wanted to make sure I let you guys hear one of the latest songs from two very talented artists from Columbus, Oh. This track is called "Church!"by Trek Manifest feat J Osceola, produced by Rare Komm Beats, and it's definitely worth the listen. Hit us back on the Team Osceola twitter page @TeamOsceola and let us know what you think!

Trek and J Osceola are both on twitter @TrekManifest and @JOsceola , you can hit them up with any feedback...

You can also hear more J Osceola music on while is under construction... Thank you for your time and *Peace*

Church! Trek Manifest ft J Osceola.mp3

The track is featured on  and also available for download via ZShare

Devo Spice Update - 4/3/2010

Devo Spice Update - 4/3/2010

Hey everybody!

In keeping with my "less is more often" theory for these updates I have two quick announcements to make...

Yesterday I posted a new song called Disclaimer to The FuMP.  This song is my submission to the 2010 This Week In Science fund raiser CD.  If you're not a TWIS listener you may not fully appreciate it, but hopefully you'll enjoy it regardless.

You can listen and download it for free at

Yes!  For the third year in a row I will be jaunting down to Orlando Florida to perform at the biggest gathering of nerds that I know of.  Nerdapalooza is taking place June 26th and 27th.  It's basically a two day party with nerdy music throughout.

Also performing are The Great Luke Ski, Worm Quartet, MC Frontalot, Schaffer The Darklord, MegaRan, Krondor Krew, Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew, and many, many more yet to be announced.

For up to date Nerdapalooza information check out


Free Music Friday: April Shower Edition

Consequence :: Movies on Demand

consequence-movies-on-demand-cover-.jpg picture by fuseboxradiousa

[G.O.O.D. Music Alumni Consequence, who's also known as the unofficial member of A Tribe Called Quest, is on his cable vibe right now. It's due to his new free mixtape "Movies on Demand," which co-stars Asher Roth, Common, Rick Ross, Pharoahe Monch, Styles P, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, and more. It's defintely worth a download and a listen with a bag of popcorn in hand.]


JD Era :: TH1RT3EN


[Either I've been sleeping or this is the debut mixtape of T-Dot emcee JD Era. Falling straight from the same Maple Leaf that's been repped by Drake and Kardinal Offishall, this Candadian is looking forward to making it big in the hip-hop world. And I predict it may be so with this bangin' mixtape right here. Check it out!]


Mick Boogie :: The Changemakers

[So famed mixtape DJ Mick Boogie is having a tour in Asia, so he decide to create this mixtape full of selections of his past works to introduce to worldwide audiences. Numerous of Boogie's mixtape, such as De La Soul mixtape tribute "Le Da Soul" and Peter Bjorn and John remix mixtape "Re: Living Things," appears on "The Changemakers." The numbers of dope hip-hop artists and producers are too many for me to list in this bracket alone. Just check it out!] 


The Roots :: Dilla Joints

[The Roots keeps the legacy of the late James Yancey alive by covering Dilla joints. Basically, if you know hip-hop, you don't even have to read this sentence and the cover itself should convince you to download. THis one is for Dilla.]


That's it for the "April Showers Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
Audio: Trina - "My Bitches"

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Audio: DaVinci - "Gettin' Money In My Sleep"

From Michelle at Audible Treats:

The Song:

Filmore District's emcee on-the-rise DaVinci drops a brand new exclusive non-album track, titled "Gettin' Money In My Sleep", produced by Big D of D'Naje Entertainment. Included on a brand new compilation project, the track is an embodiment of DaVinci's methods and message - powerful lyrics flow smoothly over the refined yet raw production, while the emcee rhymes about the importance of working hard, earning respect and, ultimately, making money. As the emcee continues to make waves in the hip-hop world, it's clear DaVinci isn't slowing down anytime soon.

Watch The D2S/Top Billin' Video of DaVinci's "Ben" Here: />
"Gettin' Money In My Sleep":

To Download DaVinci's The Day The Turf Stood Still, please visit:
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The Background:

The Fillmore District has bred more rappers per capita than any other district in San Francisco, and although the older generations recall its rich musical history rooted in Jazz, the Fillmore today is rife with drugs, turf wars, and mass gentrification. DaVinci, a young MC raised in the Fillmore, is a prime example of the duality of this area, who at the age of 13 was homeless, hungry, and hopeful for a way out. Explains DaVinci, "My music has everything to do with my environment: from robbing, killing, pimpin' to selling and abusing drugs," he explains about his heavy content. "It's a direct reflection of what my friends and family have been through and are still going through." While his story is similar to many other young rappers’ upbringings, DaVinci was surrounded by an incredible pool of Fillmore talent and by studying with the greats, he was able to sharpen his skills and aim higher than most, cultivating his story-telling abilities beyond mere drug-and-gun-talk. Growing up in the same 10-block radius as Bay Area rap legends San Quinn and JT the Bigga Figga, DaVinci was content in merely watching the next generation follow in their footsteps, until he received overwhelming praise from his peers from a mixtape appearance, which then prompted him to pursue rap professionally. In 2006, San Quinn welcomed him onto the "Pressure Makes Diamonds Tour" with rap veterans Xzibit and Tech N9ne. Since the tour, DaVinci has kept busy appearing on numerous mixtapes and compilations, as well as preparing his official debut album, The Day The Turf Stood Still. The Day The Turf Stood Still is availbale now via SWTBRDS Creative Collective.

D2S/Top Billin' "Ben" Video:

"Gettin' Money In My Sleep":

Igantwitted Interview:

Thizzler On The Roof Interview:

"Idle Mind" (Studio Footage Video):

"Hustler's Theme" (Prod. By Blunt):

24KMilkCrate.Com TV: DaVinci Interview Pt. 1:

24KMilkCrate.Com TV: DaVinci Interview Pt. 2:

"Real N*ggaz Remix" Feat. Kaz Kyzah and ROD:

Video montage:

"Trickle Down" Prod. By Blunt:

"It's On Me" Prod. By Blunt:

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Video: Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze - "Outside In"

Wordsmith's "Vintage Experience" Now Available on iTunes & Amazon

Wordsmith - Vintage Experience on

Wordsmith - Vintage Experience on iTunes

It is officially March 30th and the curtains for Wordsmith's "Vintage Experience" album have officially been lifted for the feature presentation. Broken up into 4 chapters with unique movie scores; the album plays out like a Movie on Wax. Featuring the singles "Hook-up Hotline," "Tour Guide to New Bride" and "As the Art Fades Away," the material in general, ranges from songs Wordsmith wrote/recorded from 2006 to 2009.
Most of the production came from his in-house producers Strada, Professa, Capish, Street Level with outside help from Rednaz Beats. The features were kept to a minimum with only Chubb Rock, Camp-Lo, Grand Daddy I.U., Soulstice, Junclassic,Kontact & Black Knight and local DMV stars Kimia Collins and Whitefolkz lending verses on the album.
01.) The Invisible Art (Interlude) (Act 1) (Produced By Professa)
02.) As The Art Fades Away (Produced By Strada)
03.) The Next Level Experience (Produced By Street Level)
04.) Hip Hop 2.0 (Produced By Rednaz Beatz)
05.) Hip Hop & Beyond (Produced By Strada)
06.) System Crashing (Interlude) (Act 2) (Produced By Professa)
07.) Genre Box (Produced By Strada)
08.) Hook-Up Hotline (Produced By Strada)
09.) Tour Guide To New Bride (Produced By Capish)
10.) Ridin’ Low (feat. Kontact & Black Knight) (Produced By Strada)
11.) Call Of The Legion (Interlude) (Act 3) (Produced By Professa)
12.) Block Banger (Produced By Capish)
13.) Rock The Crowd (Produced By Strada)
14.) Slanguistics (feat. Kontact, Black Knight & Soulstice) (Produced By Strada)
15.) Wordz for Weaponz (Produced By Street Level)
16.) A Seasonal Change (Interlude) (Act 4) (Produced By Professa)
17.) Leap Of Faith (Remix) (Produced By J. Stillton)
18.) A Touch Of Serenity (feat. Kimia Collins) (Produced By Strada)
19.) An Ode To My Sons (feat. Kimia Collins) (Produced By Strada)
20.) Gods Morning (Produced By Professa)
21.) Bridging The Gap (Remix) (feat. Chubb Rock, Geechi Suede (Camp Lo), Grand Daddy IU, Kontact, Black Knight, Junclassic & Whitefolkz) (Produced By Strada)
Its finally here! The debut album from the one with the classic flow, Wordsmith. The movie on wax is now available online at amazon and itunes, click the banners...

If your still not convinced that this album is worth your hard earned pennies, take a few minutes to watch 4-Sight Pictures exclusive part 4 "Vintage Experience" interview series, click the link below:
...and as a little added bonus, heres the official bonus track from the new album entitled "Bridging The Gap" a remix produced by Nu Revolution producer Strada, which features Chubb Rock, Geechi Suede, Grand Daddy IU, Kontact, Black Knight, Junclassic and Whitefolkz.

NU Revolution Entertainment LLC. 2010

Wordsmith-"Vintage Experience" Album Online March 30th, 2010!!

Refined Hype x DJ Booth x Coast 2 Coast x Frostwire Presents Wordsmith "The Vintage Vault" Mixtape Online Feb. 23rd, 2010!!

HipHopdx x 2 Dope Boyz x Coast 2 Coast x Frostwire Presents Wordsmith "Overdue & Underrated" Mixtape OUT NOW!

Chubb Rock & Wordsmith-"Bridging the Gap" Album Online (Itunes)
Itunes Link: Presents Wordsmith Feat. Chubb Rock & The NU Revolution Camp "A Crack in the Bridge" Mixtape OUT NOW!
Link: Presents Wordsmith "The 2008 Resolution & Recap" Mixtape OUT NOW!
Link: Presents Wordsmith "The Revolution Begins with a Takeover" Vol. 2 Mixtape OUT NOW!
Link: Presents Wordsmith "The Mid-Year Review" Mixtape OUT NOW!







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Video: Synopse feat. X:144 - "More Fiya"

From Domination Recordings:

New video from Doxsides own Synopse feauring X:144 titled "More Fiya".

About Synopse: It wasn't long before he realized rhymes without a beat were missing a needed element, and thus Synopse the producer was born. The passing years would see both skills honed and ready to be delivered to the masses. Although he can spit, he is quick to make known he is "not an Emcee".

"Emcees live and breathe to spit rhymes, that's not the situation with me. I just love making music, and it just so happens I use rhyme form to accomplish the task."
However, producing is another case. He states, "making beats is like breathing to me." Relocating to Orlando, Florida would only give birth to something bigger, the forming of the Paradox Unit.

Paradox is a cooperative of Emcees, DJ's and producers whose sole purpose is to move the crowd. Group members include, TzariZM, Nemo aka IMAKEMADBEATS, J Freedome, Midaz The Beast, Rugged, Relz One, Intelx, Ponce, Phantom Shino, and Vis Major. The P-Dox Unit took the local Orlando hip-hop scene by storm, bringing raw and gritty, yet unique, sounds to the south. Songs such as ,"Spirit," produced by Synopse, dominated underground radio, solidifying his production stripes. Now poised to make a formal attack on the industry, Synopse brings varied elements to the table to be consumed.

The single "More Fiya" is soon to be released digitally in April on Doxside Music / Domination Recordings!

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Money First Releases Promotional Single, "Lamborghini Lifestyle"

From Matt Nachem at
Jersey rap act teams with Lil' Wayne's Young Money producer on aspirational track. 

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 2 (MUSIC NEWSWIRE) -- Underground Music Award winning indie band MONEY FIRST ( announces the release of "Lamborghini Lifestyle" as an online promotional single this weekend to encourage tri-state hip-hop fans and families feeling the current economic pinch. 

"One of my goals in life is to own my own personal custom made Lamborghini, but when you come from where we come from, it's something people grow up thinking they'll never have," says Trenton, New Jersey native and MONEY FIRST group leader Ronald "Boom" Blakely of the song's title. "Not only do people think they won't own one, but many believe they'll never even see one, especially with the economy down."

According to a report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 224,220 jobs were eliminated in the New York City-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area in January 2010. Meanwhile, according to police department data, New York City's homicide rate rose more than 20 percent from the same period last year with the first 11 weeks of 2010 seeing 103 murders in the city, compared to 86 in 2009. 

"When you lose the belief that you can do something great, it's easy to get involved in negative activities," says Boom. "The goal of this song is to get young people to set lofty goals and devote their time to achieving what they want in life. We encourage our young fans to believe in themselves."

"Lamborghini Lifestyle," which will be available for free download at the band's Web site and indie music promoter Block Starz Music ( on Good Friday, was crafted by J. Glaze of Manhattan-based T-Rex Productions, who most recently co-produced "Roger That" from the top ten We Are Young Money album featuring rap star Lil' Wayne's Young Money Entertainment roster.

"Most people think of a Lamborghini as an expensive sports car. I think of it as a mark of success," says Boom, who's pursuing a degree in Business Administration. "Who doesn't want to be successful? I know I do."

Formed by high school friends Boom Blake, iLL Kayn, Tranzatick, and JP in Trenton, New Jersey, MONEY FIRST won "Best Rap Group" at the 2009 Underground Music Awards held at world famous BB Kings Concert Hall in Times Square and has appeared on the Rutgers Radio show MNMixture (88.7 FM) and Next UP Radio (91.9 FM). The group released its debut mixtape, Blog Goon, in January and also appears on the album East Coast Block Starz, currently available at all major online retailers.

*(From left: JP, iLL Kayn, Tranzatick, and Boom Blake.)  


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