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"Dilla Pickles" - the official 2 in 1 album/mixtape in tribute to
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All J Dilla beats! All Dan-e-o rhymes! Co-starring the cream of the crop
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The (W)rap Up - Week of October 27, 2009

The Regiment :: A New Beginning
Long Range Distribution

Author: Steve 'Flash' Juon

Click here to find out more!"The Regiment first caught our attention in 2007 when Jesal Padania took the time to review their debut album "The Come Up." Jay Soul was impressed by the musical and lyrical direction of kids barely out of their teens who made up the group including O.S.I. on rhymes and The Arch-E-Tect on the wheels of steel. By turns Mr. Padania compared them to both the late great J Dilla and perennial RapReviews favorites Little Brother. That's high praise indeed given they were fresh to the scene, but his evaluation of their talents only got higher as the review got longer."

various artists :: Dat's Gospel Mixx 2 :: Godchaserz Entertainment
as reviewed by Patrick Taylor 

"In case you couldn't tell from the title of this compilation or the name of the label it's on, "Dat's Gospel Mixx 2" is Christian rap. Christ is front and center on all of the songs on the album. For the believers out there, that's all you need to know, and you can pick this up and bang it 'til your heart's content. For the non-believers out there, like your faithful reviewer, "Dat's Gospel Mixx 2" is a trickier prospect. Unfortunately, Christian rap often means Christian first and rap second, which can make for pretty mediocre music for anyone not in the mood for a Sunday school lecture. There's nothing worse than a bad rapper, especially when he's telling you how you should be living."

Aesop Rock :: Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives EP :: Defnitive Jux Records
** RapReviews "Back to the Lab" series **
as reviewed by Eric Sirota 

"All types of rap, from the fringiest backpack rap to the catchiest club bangers, are filled with shout-outs to the past, declarations of geographic loyalty, and loop-recycling. Consequently, MCs and producers make constant overt efforts to pay homage to past greats, build a sound with those around them, and borrow already successful concepts. These tendencies result in hip-hop's rich history and sense of identity but also in rappers, too often, finding virtue in sounding like someone else, and, well, that pisses me off. Which is why I like Aesop Rock so much. This Big Apple native, Def Jux poster boy (now living in San Fran) is certainly a far from perfect MC. His breath control, while usually gifted, can be hit-or-miss, his verbiage obfuscating, and his tone oppressive. Still, from his surrealist rap-poetry, to his atypical flow, to his enchantingly ominous production, usually via Blockhead, he lives and dies by his originality, and that ethos alone commands my respect."

AZ :: Legendary :: Real Talk Ent.
as reviewed by Thomas Leo 

"Since landing on the scene with Nas on "Life's a Bitch" in '94, Brooklyn born AZ has consistently put out albums that make these fans proud. In fact, he has basically stuck with the same formula: combining slick wordplay, an amazing flow, and utilizing beats that embody the essence of the New York hip hop scene. Although his career might not have played out as he envisioned, it is an accomplishment in itself to last in the industry this long. What's more, he has always stayed true to himself and his roots, never relying on gimmicks to get his point across. His music gives off the impression that he doesn't care if he sells one or one million records as long as he makes real hip hop."

Betrayl :: The Life N Death of My Hood :: Long Range Distribution
as reviewed by Steve 'Flash' Juon 

"Hailing from New Bedford, Massachusetts may make it slightly odd for Betrayl to describe his sound as "Queensbridge influenced," but that's exactly what his bio would have us believe. He's certainly trying to live up to that in the guest list for "The Life N Death of My Hood" though - B's got Tragedy Khadafi for "On the Streets" and Big Noyd on "No Love," and it's possible some of his other frequently appearing comrades like Dezrt, Booda and Q may be too. Finding information on them is an exhausting chore though, as is finding out much of anything about Betrayl other than what's already mentioned - he hails from New Bedford and loves QB. Whether he's talking about his Massachusetts hood or his adopted QB hood, he's talking about "The Life N Death of My Hood," your hood and every hood where criminology rules and the only school is the education of the street life. And speaking of "Criminology," Raekwon the Chef drops in for "Untouchables.""

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony :: E. 1999 Eternal :: Ruthless Records
** RapReviews "Back to the Lab" series **
as reviewed by Emanuel Wallace 

"I wonder what Rev. Calvin Butts is doing now. I doubt he ever dreamed that his castigating words against gangsta rap would become one of the most famous song introductions in rap history. "Thuggish Ruggish Bone" helped to thrust the Cleveland natives into the national spotlight, and eventually their debut EP, "Creepin On Ah Come Up" hit multi-platinum status. Bone remained a fixture through the second half of 1994. However, in March of 1995, disaster would strike as their mentor, Eazy-E would die as a result of complications from AIDS. His death left many wondering about the future of the group, but just a short four months later, BTNH would release what many (including this reviewer) consider to be their magnum opus, "E. 1999 Eternal"."

Lost Boyz :: Legal Drug Money :: Universal Records
** RapReviews "Back to the Lab" series **
as reviewed by Matt Jost 

""Legal Drug Money" has an undeniable place in 1990s East Coast hip-hop history. It doesn't deny its hustling roots, but it doesn't glorify the hustle. Rather it points out the hardships, both for real hustlers and for these self-described "Legal Drug thugs" trying to make it in the recording industry. There's a refreshing regular appeal to the Lost Boyz, who deliver an album ordinary people can relate to while still representing for their core constituency. Cheeks specifically can be considered a trendsetter with his melodic flow, foreshadowing a time when rappers would break into the mainstream with their sing-song style (Nelly or even fellow Jamaica, Queens native 50 Cent). Neither to be neglected are the hooks, which he delivers in a very memorable manner."

Rita J. :: Artist Workshop :: All Natural, Inc.
as reviewed by Patrick Taylor 

""Artist Workshop" is the debut album by Rita J., who hails from Atlanta by way of Chicago, but through New Orleans, and various points in between. She's not only a rapper: she is also an actor, dancer, and producer. Opening track "Introduction" makes it obvious that her music isn't restricted to hip hop. Kenny Keys provides a jazzy beat, and guest Dylan Jones provides a guitar solo to set the mellow, upbeat mood of the album. The album features production by Black Spade, Kenny Keys, Yuani, Rashide Haadee, Willowtreez, Forekast, and K. Kruz. The jumping-off point for all the beats is hip hop, but the producers explore jazz, house, and soul. The name of the game is smooth, and while the beats may not be rugged and raw, they always sound good."

Savant of RAREBREED :: The Delayed Entry EP :: {self-released}
as reviewed by Jesal 'Jay Soul' Padania 

"One of the most important platitudes you will ever hear is something along the lines of a journey lasting a thousand miles really only actually starting with a single step. Yet, nowadays, it can also start with a single click (of the mouse) or stroke (of the pen). Being a rapper involves a series of mental hurdles that, quite frankly, only the delusional will attempt to jump over. You WILL - without doubt - be absolutely shit when you start rapping for the very first time, whether you are eight or eighty. It isn't like running, where you might have an instantaneous natural knack for it. Sure, every drunken tosser on a Saturday night starts trying to rap, then says that it must be well easy if they can do it. But to actually be a GOOD rapper takes time, passion, dedication… and whoever it is - Nas, Canibus or Savant of RAREBREED - they will almost certainly remain a work in progress for many a year to come."

Subnoize Souljaz :: Blast From Tha Past :: Suburban Noize Records
as reviewed by Justin 'Tha Shiznute' Chandler 

"This review is going to be short and sweet. There isn't really a whole lot to say. I can describe the album "Blast from the Past" with great accuracy using this simple phrase: Less talented emcees karaoking hip-hop classics. Personally, I don't see the point of rappers paying tribute by way of doing uninspired covers. The music is undoubtedly top-notch material, yet it's more difficult to stray from the original than a rock track – a lot of people think it's cool to do a stripped down interpretation of a rock song that has surprisingly engaging lyrics. The Subnoize Soujaz, who consist of Suburban Noize Records' mainstay of emcees, do very little to alter the source material."

Wax Tailor :: In the Mood for Life :: Le Plan Music
as reviewed by Patrick Taylor

""In the Mood for Life" is the third album by French producer Wax Tailor, following his 2005 debut, "Tales of the Forgotten Melodies," and 2007's "Hope & Sorrow." I got my introduction to Wax Tailor when I saw him live a few weeks ago. He looked like a French Moby, hiding behind his decks and laptop, and was accompanied by not only rapper Mattic and singer Charlotte Savary, but by a cellist and flautist as well. It was the perfect compliment to his cinematic sound, and a clear indication that he's not your typical hip hop producer. On record, as on stage, Tailor comes across as a mix between DJ Shadow and Portishead. His music contains the brooding elements of trip hop, and Savary's beautiful voice is a nice substitution for Portishead's Beth Gibbons. This is paired with the hard-hitting beats of sampled hip hop." 

Free Music Friday: Halloween '09 Edition

This year Halloween falls on a weekend...and oddly so does FMF. Apoligies to those who were expecting an FMF last night and I'm here to let you know I got all the free music right here for you. And hopefully to make up for it, I happen to have one of the hottest mixtape from a soon-to-be-jailbird-for-a-year. Check 'em all

DJ DN³: This Is Chess…Not Checkers Vol. 1

[Let's start of with the mixtape by DJ DN³, whose album title is a quote from the movie Training Day. DN³ proves that one must think fast before they move with this mixtape right here. With appearances by some of the illest underground rappers some never heard, DJ DN³ ain't dealing with no pawns here.]

1. DJ Hero (f/ Dual Core, Random and Jermicide) (Scratches by DJ Les, DJ 755, and DJ C64)
2. The Future (f/ Random) (prob. Rei$go)
3. Windows of Bass (f/ Rockie Tyrade
4. Jumpin
5. We in Here (f/ Frank-n-Dank)
6. Fightin in the Streets (f/ Random)
7. Soulchild (f/ Musiq Soulchild) (co-prod. Dane "Da Blackasian" King)
8. PPA
9. I Miss the 80s' (f/ J Sayin', Beefy, Random and Natural)
10. Effortless (f/ Donwill of Tanya Morgan, Jon Bap, and Random)
11. Then We Rage (f/ Elucid)
12. Care Less (f/ Rockie Tyrade)
13. Woodah!?!? (f/ Random)

DJ Jazzy Jeff :: He’s The King, I’m The DJ


[The cover says it all. Jazzy Jeff cuts some of the greatest MJ cuts we've heard or probably never heard. Jazzy Jeff really dug into the crates for some of these MJ cuts as he mixes others with some of the classic rap jams you heard back in the day. Jeff's tribute to MJ will certainly not be the last. R.I.P. MJ.]

1. Lady in my Life
2. Ain't No Sunshine
3. Break of Dawn
4. Never Can Say Goodbye
5. Never Can Say Goodbye FFEJ Remix
6. Got to Be There
7. Rockin' Robin
8. Maybe Tomorrow
9. We've Got a Good Thign Going
10. Butterflies
11. 2468 MJ/Pete Rock Mix
12. ABC Mix
13. Human Nature
14. Human Nature/Right Here Mix
15. They Don't Care About Us
16. You Rock My World
17. I'll Be THere FFEJ Remix
18. Darling Dear
19. Heartbreak Hotel
20. I Want You Back/Jump Mix
21. It's Great to Be Here
22. I Wanna Be Where You Are
23. Man in the Mirror Mix
24. I Can't Help It/Breakadawn Mix
25. Quincy Speaks/Liberian Girl Mix
26. Another Part of Me
27. Can't Let Her Get Away
28. Remember the Time
29. Blood on the Dance Floor
30. She Drives Me Wild
31. Keep It in the Closet
32. Why You Wanna Trip on Me
33. Dangerous
34. Blame It on the Boogie
35. The Love You Save
36. Rock With You Mix
37. Billie Jean
38. Bad
39. Black or White
40. Thriller
41. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
42. Off the Wall
43. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
44. Wanna Be Startin Something
45. Somebody's Watching Me
46. Can You Feel It?
47. PYT (Pretty Young Thin)
48. Going Back to Indiana
49. Ben

K. Sparks :: Super Senior

[K. Sparks has earned a lot of co-sign of this mixtape from many hip-hop websites, such as Kevin Nottingham and 2 Dope Boyz. However, K. Sparks' mixtape, particularly the title, comes with a message. A "Super Senior" is someone who repeats a certain process in life without evolving, such as a super senior who stays in school for years without graduating. If that ain't deep, then I don't know what is...]

1.  Introduction [prod. by King Flow]
2.  In The Building (f. Julius Francis) [prod. by Claps]
3.  Super Senior [prod. by Kurser]
4.  Sunshine (f. Julius Francis) [prod. by Pajozo]
5.  Spoken Word (Interlude) [prod. by Jae Monee]
6.  I Know [prod. by Kurser]
7.  Callin Me (Interlude)
8.  Callin Me (f. Tina Quallo) [prod. by Kurser]
9.  Todd From The Label (Interlude)
10.  Temperature (f. Julius Francis) [prod. by T Mos]
11.  Mind Drift [prod. by Thelonious Martin]
12.  Slum Dog Millions (f. Julius Francis & Dave Barz) [prod. by Kurser]
13.  Blind Man [prod. by Kurser]
14.  1800 Beloved (Interlude) [prod. by DJ King Flow]
15.  1800 Beloved [prod. by Kevin Fountain]
16.  On n On (f. Pugs Atomz & Tina Quallo) [prod. by Pajozo]
17.  Campus News Set Back Bill (Interlude)
18.  Microphone Fiend (f. Jeff Chery) [prod. by Kurser]
19.  Horns (f. Tina Quallo) [prod. by Haze]
20.  Girlfriend (f. Julius Francis) [prod. by Kurser]
21.  Campus News Neighborhood Swap (Interlude)
22.  Ewww! [prod. by Haze]
23.  School Cypher (f. JD of Duality, D. Julien, Jeff Cherry, ThreatZ, and Lee Kid) [prod. by T Mos]
24.  Overtime [prod. by Hannibal King]
25.  Outro

Lil Wayne :: No Ceiling

[Aight, y'all may have heard that Lil Wayne will do a T.I. (pause...) and go to jail for a year. But before he go, he wants to send out this free mixtape for y'all to keep the fans satisfied before he goes to the big house. But I have a feeling that once Weezy is out of jail, he'll get back on top again and this tape just proves it. The two links below are just in case one of the links is broken.]

01 Swag Surfin’
02 Ice Cream Paint Job
03 D.O.A.
04 Interlude
05 Wasted
06 Watch My Shoes
07 Break Up f. Gudda Gudda & Short Dawg
08 Banned From TV
09 Throw It In The Bag (rmx)
10 I Think I Love Her f. Tyga & Shanell
11 Interlude 2
12 Wetter
13 I’m Good f. T-Streets
14 Make Her Say f. Jae Millz
15 Run This Town
16 I Gotta Feeling
17 Outro

Sean Price :: Kimbo Price (A Prelude to Mic Tyson)

[Y'all already know that Price is one of the realest MCs'/lyricists out there. To get heads ready for his upcoming "Mic Tyson" release, we give you "Kimbo Price," a mixtape full of the best Price B-sides and appearances of this year. It never lacks the vitamins and minerals and it's with no preservatives, just 100%.]

01. Intro 00:36
02. Ruckdown 02:15
03. Godfather Part P 01:54
04. Goodnite!!! (Feat. Petro & Royce Da 5'9) 02:55
05. Abortion (Feat. Flood Diesel) 02:21
06. TKO (Feat. L.E.G.A.C.Y) 02:41
07. Car Thiefs 01:38
08. Megasean 01:25
09. Boost (Feat. PF Cuttin) 01:30
10. Bars Of Death (Feat. Poison Pen & Swave Sevah) 03:25
11. Pork Chops & Apple Sauce 01:16
12. Get Ya Sket Mic 02:02
13. Bueno Times (Feat. Ruste Juxx) 02:17
14. Hot (Feat. Law & Rock) 04:43
15. Street sh*t 01:36
16. This Is Us (Feat. Illanoyz & Agallah) 04:51
17. Weed & Hoes (Feat. St Maffew) 02:43
18. Slum Shady Skit 00:44
19. Mamma I Want To Sing (Feat. Buckshot) 03:00
20. Bullsh*t (Radient Jewls Remix) 01:54
21. P's Up 02:07
22. Suicide Doors (Feat. Neil Rames) 02:04
23. Duckdown (Feat. Skyzoo & Torae) 02:54

That's it for the "Halloween 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....


DJ Shadow/DJ Hero Bundle Offer, Remix Project

The highly anticipated video game from Activision, DJ Hero, is finally available.  The game features DJ Shadow as a playable character, and contains 4 mixes by him, as well as various original Shadow tracks.

So far the reviews on the game have been great from gamers all over the world. Not only is this a fun video game, but the soundtrack is simply unmatched in the gaming world.

We here at have put together an amazing offer that you do not want to miss: the DJ Hero/DJ Shadow Bundle, with a DJ Hero turntable deck signed by Shadow, an exclusive Shadow character avatar tee shirt, an exclusive piece of vinyl, and stickers. The bundle, and the game by itself is now available for order at  This is the only place to get this highly collectible DJ Hero/DJ Shadow package.

Go Here To Buy Now


Also, the DJ Shadow Remix Project has been going very well, as we continue to receive great Shadow remixes from DJ's and producers from all over the world on a daily basis.  It is very interesting to hear the many twists and turns different types of remixers have been putting on some of Shadow's tracks. 

We recently selected the 2nd official remix as a part of the project.  Shadow calls it, "a clever dubstep reworking of 'Mongrel Meets His Maker.'"  So you may want to check this one out: Go Here.

About The Project

The DJ Shadow Remix Project is your chance to share your Shadow remixes with the world.  If we think your submitted remix is good enough, we'll post it in the news section at  Once enough submissions are in, we'll select a few to be made officially available as downloads.  You'll have a worldwide audience in no time.

To add extra incentive to dust off your Shadow remix skills, we'll pick one lucky winner to receive a gift certificate to the store for $250.00. The project is ongoing, and we'll accept submissions as long as people feel inclined to share their work. Although this is not a competition, the "winner" will be chosen before the end of the year.  Start sending...Now

Neosonic Productions - Remembering "JMJ" (R.I.P.)


From K-Murdock:

Neosonic Productions - Remembering "JMJ" (R.I.P.)

On this day, 7 years ago, hip-hop lost one of its pioneers and beyond music, the world lost someone who i would come to find out later, was one of the coolest cats to walk the earth!  Jam Master Jay died on October 30th, 2002 and i will never 4get that event as i spent all my time that day creating nostalgic vignettes of Jay's life using his music and numerous clips of fellow legends like Afika Bambaataa, Marley Marl & KRS-One (to name a few), speaking on what JMJ meant to hip-hop and them personally.  Time flies, but the memories of JMJ live on, and i want to share with you all a piece of one that was shared to me via Gang Starr back when i had the chance to interview them in 2003.  R.I.P. JMJ...




Audible Treats CMJ Wrap-Up + Links

Audible Treats has shown us much love over the last year on Hip-Hop Shop so we're showing it back by posting their CMJ wrap-up!

Audible Treats CMJ Wrap-Up + Links      10.30.2009
Photos And Videos Document Last Week's Showcase

The entire crew of Audible Treats wants to thank everyone who came up to be part of their inaugural CMJ showcase last week. Over the course of five hours, hosts Wyatt Cenac from The Daily Show and rapper Che Grand and house DJ Keelay helped facilitate a total of eight performing acts who performed hits and debuted new material to a packed house of over 400 fans. In all sense of the word, the showcase was considered a success. Says Audible Treats President, Michelle McDevitt, "Thanks to the effort of my amazing team and the help of everyone involved from the artists to the great staff at Southpaw, we produced one of the most memorable CMJ showcases of this year. I couldn't have asked for a better crowd; all the artists commented on how hype the fans were."

Adds performer Finale, "That showcase was like an ol' rapper family reunion; it was good to be able to see everyone in one place. Throughout the night, we were keeping tabs on each other's performances. Other rappers kept coming backstage to report on what they were able to eavesdrop from the crowd. After my set, they reported the crowd saying, "Yo, Finale killed it!" and after Oddisee performed, they'd report that they crowd said, "Oddisee was amazing!" Everyone was keeping tally backstage on some friendly shit."

Next up: the Audible Treats SXSW 2010 showcase coming this March.

Links to media coverage:

• Gorgeous photo set from BrooklynVegan: .

• Show review from Time Out New York's Music Editor, Steve Smith: .

• Series of YouTube videos of some performances: .

• Kam Moye interview from IgnantTwitted: .

• photos: .

• PoHolesInMyBlog photos: .

• 2DopeBoyz video: .

About Audible Treats: Audible Treats is a Brooklyn-based entertainment marketing and publicity firm specializing in print and online media coverage. Working closely with the best record labels and lifestyle companies since 2004, Audible Treats creates customized, effective marketing and publicity campaigns for countless clients, ranging the spectrum from Grammy-winners to self-funded artists including T-Pain, Too $hort, K'Jon, Anthony Hamilton, Black Milk, The Pharcyde, and many more. By combining out-of-the-box creative strategies with industry know-how, Audible Treats plays a vital role in assisting clients to meet their goals.

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Dan-e-o's "Dilla Pickles" Drops Tomorrow!

Just a little reminder from our good friend Dan-e-o that his Dilla Pickles album officially drops tomorrow!


"Dilla Pickles" - The official 2 in 1 album/mixtape in tribute to
legendary producer/rapper J Dilla drops tomorrow!

Be sure to get at ANY of the following links to download it for FREE!

Check out its first video, "Break It Down":

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Senor Kaos, Homeboy Sandman & Von Pea - 20 Years High & Rising

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Shyne Reportedly Back In Belize

Jamal Shyne Barrow was deported to Belize today – ending two decades of residence in the United States and close to 9 years of imprisonment for felony assault charges in New York.

Now, deportees coming home never make the news and, usually, the return of deportees is reason for lamentation...but not today, for his very prominent family and this very famous ex-convict, it was cause for celebration. And perhaps rightly so, because at 30 years old Shyne Barrow is no regular deportee; he was a major recording artist at the time of his imprisonment and successfully released a recording while in prison. He is still considered a very bankable artist and more than that, his father is the prime minister. Sounds like a perfect recipe for a media feeding frenzy and 7News was at the airport. Here’s the play by play.

Jules Vasquez Reporting,
The scene at the airport was mostly unremarkable - no great flurry of fans - just a few curious onlookers and a few handfuls of well wishers. But there was a buzz of activity, a convoy of SUVs, Shyne’s entourage in position, the Prime Minister’s vehicle shuttling about.

The only other remarkable thing was the scrum of media pressed up against the chain link fence adjoining the VIP room where Shyne would be processed. That was the only access the media could get because airport security closed the waving gallery – which offers the best vantage point for viewing persons who arrive was closed. So the media battled with the chain link fence to see the most famous deportee ever Jamal Shyne Barrow now known as Moses Michael Levy. The only camera inside was NICH, shooting for a documentary being made by the film commissioner, Nigel Miguel.

The flight from Houston landed at 2:32 and everyone got what they were waiting for when a frail and ragged looking Shyne emerged escorted by the Commissioner of Police. We are told the first person he asked for was his mother. And Imion Myvett was waiting nearby and took him into the VIP room where his family was waiting.

He was in there with them for about half an hour and while the media waited for a press briefing, his uncle Michael Finnegan told us it wouldn’t happen.

Hon. Michael Finnegan, Uncle of Shyne
“He want to say how happy he is to be home and to be a free man. He would love to have a conversation with the media but because he was legally advised by Profesor Ogletree, he must not speak to the media because he don’t want to prejudice his situation any at all with the US government or Belize government. So he asked me to ask you that he don’t want to disrespect you the media but please understand what is going on. He is leaving from here, I believe he probably left already, or he will be going to the Princess Royal Youth Hostel at mile 21 on the Western Highway at this moment where he will talk to the residents at that institution.”

Jules Vasquez,
“What is his disposition right now and how is his greeting with the family?”

Hon. Michael Finnegan,
“Well you could see the tears and the hugs and the romantic situation in there, especially with his grandmother and with his father, with his young brother Anwar, they hugged and never wanted to let go one another.”

Jose Sanchez, News 5
“Will there be a family dinner tonight, everybody, father included and uncle?”

Hon. Michael Finnegan,
“No there will be no, we are not a formal kind of people so we will play it by ear. His residence at my place is two weeks away from completion so he has rented a complete floor at Radisson Fort George Hotel. So every room on a floor was taken by him, whether he will use it or nuh use it. But he said that after going through the eight and a half years he has gone through, he needs some privacy, he needs not be around nobody, he needs just to sit and contemplate his whole life and I think that we need to respect that. If you notice he has lost a extreme amount of weight.”

Jose Sanchez,
“As his uncle what were your first words to him?”

Hon. Michael Finnegan,
“Come yah old bwoy. That’s all I said to him because when he was small and ih raise up with me I used to call him old fart; so come yah old fart, come yah old bwoy and that is how we greet one another when we talk on the phone.”

With that Shyne left the VIP lounge gave the cameras a wave his mother Imian Myvett and his mother Esme Diaz a kiss, and his brother Anwar a few words and left in a convoy of SUVs. Well wishers were happy to see him.

Berne, Performer
“I feel good for him that he’s back in Belize. Now he has freedom, being locked up in detention facilities is not no fund. Shyne is far from a punk and he can definitely hold his own but you know what, there is nothing like freedom and in Belize we have a lot of freedom that a lot of us take for granted.”

Read: 7 News (Belize)

Free Get Busy Committee Download

For Immediate Release:


 Former major-label rappers self-release using Topspin, INgrooves, and independent promotion

 Half Get Busy Committee's new album Uzi Does It made available for free to anyone who shares with friends, album sold as an inexpensive digital download, CD, or Uzi-shaped 2GB USB flash memory drive on October 27th, available at iTunes, Amazon, etc on November 10th.

Los Angeles, CA (October 27th, 2009) - Hip hop group Get Busy Committee have released "the hip hop album of the year", Uzi Does It, in an innovative way, giving away half the record for free to anyone who shares the record on their blog, MySpace, Twitter, or Facebook, and are selling the album in a variety of innovative formats, starting with a 2GB flash memory drive in the shape of an Uzi submachine gun (gun will be introductory-priced at $20).  Starting on November 10th, the album will be aggressively priced less than $6 at digital retailers worldwide including iTunes and Amazon.

Get Busy Committee features Ryu (Styles of Beyond, Demigodz) and Apathy (Demigodz, Army of the Pharaohs).  Tracks are produced by Apathy as well as rapper and super-producer Scoop Deville, known for his work recently with Snoop Dogg, The Game, Clipse, and many others.  Scoop, who is the son of rapper Kid Frost, also lends verses to half the songs on the album.

Download the album and get the flash drive from, an innovative Web site which features not only direct sales but also tight integrations with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube, encouraging fans to share their thoughts, photos, and videos regarding Get Busy Committee.  The Web site also contains a special section for DJs to download acapellas versions of the singles for remixing as well as clean versions of the songs for college radio DJs.

"Remember the first time you heard the first Guns n Roses record?  That's what this is like." - Apathy

"Uzi Does It is the hip hop album of the year, it's no wonder GBC is making so much noise without the help of a major label." - Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park

"For real this album is so good." - Rob Dyrdek

"Get Busy Committee is a great example of how a band can creatively use the power of the MySpace platform to market their music and lifestyle, engaging a savvy music audience." - Courtney Holt, President, MySpace Music

"INgrooves is proud to be working with Get Busy Committee's fantastic new release that is sure to connect with legions of passionate music fans.  I am certain our various retail and promotional partners around the world will be eager to share it with their customers." - Robb McDaniels, President and CEO, INgrooves

"We're making sure we connect with anyone interested in Get Busy Committee, giving them incentive and simple ways to share with others, and allowing them to buy the music in unique, collectible, valuable formats which flow from the creativity of the artists." - Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin

"Selling records is just like selling houses.  Or at least I hope it is." - Dutch Markgraf, Manager, Get Busy Committee

Get Busy Committee Biography, Photos, Links:

For more information or a review copy of the album, contact:

Greg Miller
Big Hassle Media
Phone: 310.428.2064
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