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EP: @Chippy_Nonstop - #MONEYDANCE101

From Audible Treats:

EP: Chippy Nonstop - #MONEYDANCE101

Chippy Nonstop is excited to release her new EP, #MONEYDANCE101. The five-track effort, which is co-produced by DJ Two Stacks and GRAVEGOODS, was premiered today by SPIN and is now available for download via Chippy Nonstop's Bandcamp page. The EP artwork is co-designed by Chippy Nonstop and @Cumdrizzle.

#MONEYDANCE101 came together following a recent show in Philadelphia, where Chippy performed as part of the weekly concert series Mad Decent Monday's. "I was with Two Stacks the day after the show and we decided to knock out a full EP," explains Chippy of the one-day process. "We linked up with the homie GRAVEGOODS and his other homie Stephan – we sat down, made beats, and wrote all the songs. It was so fun!"

Chippy is well known to be a satirical observer of pop culture, and, as such, the EP title was inspired by 11-year-old rapper, and recent WorldStarHipHop sensation, Lil' Mouse. "He has this song called 'Get Smoked' and he does 'the money dance' in one scene," says Chippy of the meme-friendly video clip. "It's the cutest shit I've ever seen, and I just so happened to be watching that video the whole week before we made the EP."

#MONEYDANCE101 is Chippy's first release since #GLOBALSKOOLOFTWERK, which was released in April and served as the Dubai-born, Bay Area-based rapper's official debut to the music world. Since then, she's collaborated with the likes of Kreayshawn and Major Lazer – Chippy will appear on upcoming albums from both artists – and #MONEYDANCE101 shows off a continued level of growth and diversity in Chippy's sound. "I listen to a lot of dance music," explains Chippy of her musical inspiration. "I want it to noticeable that I'm not a rapper; I want to create a different sound, and I want to open minds to a different sound."

The EP's musical diversity is evident on each of the project's five songs. "HOT GYAL," for example, a song that Chippy refers to as her favorite from the project, pulls its inspiration from Chippy's love of dancehall music. Elsewhere, "Bounce" finds Chippy laying a wildly infectious half-sung vocal atop Two Stack's washed out synths and frenetic percussion. "I like this tape a lot and I think it's some next level shit," says Chippy. "Plus there's a Trap Bollywood Metal song! How can you be mad?"

Look out for a feature on Chippy Nonstop in the next "Women in Music" themed issue of Flaunt Magazine.

Download #MONEYDANCE101 here: .

SPIN premiered the EP and more info can be found here: .

Rapsody f/ Raheem Devaughn & Ab-Soul - "NonFiction" prod. 9th Wonder

From Matt B:

Rapsody f/ Raheem Devaughn & Ab-Soul - "NonFiction" prod. 9th Wonder

Rapsody’s debut LP ‘The Idea Of Beautiful’ will be released on 8-28-2012 via Jamla Records.

Link to Rapsody f/ Raheem DeVaughn & Ab-Soul “NonFiction” (produced by 9th Wonder): .

Also, be sure to check out Life + Times interview with Rapsody: .

Video: @SLJONESY x @DJBurnOne - "Training Day"

From Audible Treats:

Video: SL Jones x DJ Burn One - "Training Day"

As praise and accolades continues to roll in for Paraphernalia, the latest tape from SL Jones & DJ Burn One, the Little Rock rapper and Atlanta producer are now excited to release the video for "Training Day," the latest visual from Paraphernalia.

"Training Day" is one of the darkest tracks on Paraphernalia, with Burn One's haunting keys and winding bassline setting the tone for SL, who uses his verses to unwind a nuanced one-on-one conversation between an OG gang member and new recruit. "The song is told from an OG's perspective, so I wanted to play off that and have the video be from the lil' homie's perspective," says SL. "Most people don't know that gang ties are often passed down from generation to generation; most people assume that it begins with violence, but a lot of times it begins with family."

The video, directed by Red Audio, plays out against the song's lyrics, as SL takes on the role of the OG, schooling his passenger seat rider on the ways of the world. But the song isn't one of glorification, and as such, the visual eschews over-the-top flash for a more subdued account. "We didn't want to do any over the top gangsta shit, because it wasn't necessary," says SL. "We just wanted to show you a day in the life of a kid growing up, dealing with the influences that come with gang affiliation."


@MikkeyHalsted - "W.M.F Weak MuthF%@kahs" (prod. @DonCannon)

From Papa Smirf:

Mikkey Halsted - "W.M.F Weak MuthF%@kahs" (prod. Don Cannon)

Here Is The First Leak Off Mikkey Halsted's Upcoming Project "Castro" Which Is Executive Produced By No I.D & Don Cannon. @MikkeyHalsted @DonCannon

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MP3: Yirim Seck - "Crescendo" (prod. Marcus D) (@yidseck)

From Greg @ Shocksound:

MP3: Yirim Seck - "Crescendo" (Produced By Marcus D)

Seattle MC Yirim Seck (Pronounced Yidim Seck) is taking his sound to the national scene with his first official single from his soon to be released Audio D'oeuvres EP.

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Yirim Seck is a wordsmith MC whose music both reflects the golden era of hip-hop and holds a roadmap to the future. Yirim is not only held firm by his roots -- bridging the illustrious musical legacy of Seattle's Central District and his family's rich Senegalese heritage -- but propels his insight and drive into a sound and a message all-too-relevant for today.

Known for his searing lyricism and impassioned performance, Yirim Seck has become one of Seattle's most well-respected and sought-after MCs. Building on his critically acclaimed debut HEAR ME OUT in 2009, Yirim has performed at venues as diverse as community festivals, upscale nightclubs, college campuses and company parties, connecting with audiences across borders and delivering global discourse through music.

His music critiques and calls out shots from the perspective of a dedicated father and community activist, and empowers listeners through his gift of storytelling and honest reflection. Yirim's journey as a musician was a true crossover.

At twelve years old, Yirim bore witness to Lauryn Hill destroying MC after MC in a cypher at Garfield High School in the Central District, and was inspired to surround himself with true-school hip-hop, from Guru to Ras Kass to Digable Planents to Scarface.

At fourteen, his mother, in a Fresh Prince-esque move, decided to get Yirim out of trouble in the neighborhood by sending him away. But instead of packing his bags and moving to Bel Aire, Yirim found himself in Dakar, Senegal, where he was immersed in his father's culture and musical expression.

Over two years, Yirim forged hip-hop with the sounds of Mbalax, itself a fusion of contemporary pop and traditional Senegalese dance music. Those formative years forever sculpted Yirim's artistic approach as a dynamic navigation of story across a soundscape spanning across continents and generations.

Yirim is now known and respected amongst Senegal's most recognized hip-hop artists including Daara J and DJ Kia Mbegue. Always growing as an artist, Yirim is working both on new musical endeavors and on a quest to take his talents back to West Africa, where his musical career began. It's only a matter of time before his voice is experienced on all stops in between.

Video: @Eyerone Performing EXTRAORDINORMALMOOD

Courtesy RMG:

Video: Eyerone Performing EXTRAORDINORMALMOOD

Eyerone performing “EXTRAORDINORMALMOOD” live at 45 Degrees for Last Tuesdays. You will be seeing more visuals from Eyerone within the upcoming months. Powered by Revo Media.

PR: @Number1Playaz Release New Single "Put Me In The Game"

From First Class Alliance:

PR: Number 1 Playaz Release New Single "Put Me In The Game"

The most known unknown hometown heroes Number 1 Playaz (Playo, O-Dogg and T-Turner) are back with a new release, “Put Me In The Game.” Having sold over 15,000 combined units independently out of the trunk of their cars over the last couple years there is no telling what this single will do.

Throughout the years, they have performed with Ying Yang Twins, Lil Scrappy, Soulja Boy, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka, Tity Boi (2 Chainz), Freddie Gibbs, Machine Gun Kelly, Royce Da 5’9”, Juvenile, Jody Breeze and Devin the Dude. T-Turner talks about this experience: “Performing with these artists was a blessing.”

“Put Me In The Game,” is off their upcoming mixtape, Put Us In the Game, to be released September 9-15 on Datpiff hosted by DJ Smallz a.k.a Mr. Southern Smoke (Big Boi of Outkast, UGK, Master P and Three 6 Mafia, Lil’ Jon, Ludacris, and T.I.) with a music video soon to follow. To be shot and directed by Antwan Smith best known for his work with Rick Ross, Trina, Flo-Rida, and Trey Songz. This is a single professing their desire to be in the Hip-Hop industry to prove they are number one.

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Video: The Black Assassins - "Dubs Up" (@ItsAssassinTime)

Video: The Black Assassins - "Dubs Up"

Courtesy Lunatic Management.

The Black Assassins are a group who are releasing a new mixtape titled "Mad Men" presented by the critically acclaimed producer DJ Pain 1. Here goes a new video titled "Dubs Up."

Free Album: @FenaxiZ - "Vintage" (@IStillLoveHER)

From Wanja Lange:

Free Album: FenaxiZ - "Vintage"

Toronto MC FenaxiZ debuts his first full-length album called "Vintage," a 15-track collection of original songs carefully crafted with an appreciation for mid-90s Hip-Hop. Songs like the nostalgic "Golden Age" or the introspective "Empty Bottle" best display the sincerity and profound lyricism FenaxiZ is known for while the smooth "Queen (feat. August Rigo)" and posse-cut "Go For Broke (feat. Alex Dimez & Wylie)" serve as prime examples of his throwback flow. Production is provided by AmiR, Anonymous Twist, Incise, Jobe Wan Kenobi, The Quarter Inch Kings, and royceBIRTH as they fuse soul, jazz, and funk samples with neck-breaking boom-bap drums.

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About FenaxiZ:

Equipped with an old school delivery and poetic insight, FenaxiZ commands the microphone with an honesty and bravado rarely seen. As a golden child of east Toronto, he became known for vividly depicting intricate inner-city life narratives through densely-layered multi-syllabic rhyme schemes on "The Audiobiography" EP (2004) and "The Strongest Link" mixtape (2006). In 2012, FenaxiZ returns with the "Vintage" album in which he effortlessly weaves through tracks with a mature outlook, sentimental reflection, Filipino militancy, and utmost reverence for the Hip-Hop culture that raised him.

Video: @Matty503 - "Look How Far"

From Matty:

Video: Matty - "Look How Far"

Matty is currently in the process of completeing the sequal to his best recieved work to date "Mr Nice Guy" which is titled "Mr. Nice Guy 2" (Cleaver huh). While you patiently wait on the release of that album, Matty decided to release some new visuals today. The song is called "Look How Far" and was heard on his album "That Moment" which was released in July of 2011. Produced by Goodwill who is based in Vancouver, "Look How Far" touches on the fact that sometimes you must look back and be proud of what you've accomplished regardless of how far you have to go. "Mr Nice Guy 2" should be out by September and is shaping up to be Matty's best work yet. With features from Dizz, Tope, Luck-One and much more, it is definately something to look forward to. Matty will be releasing additional visuals to coincide with the release. Enjoy these new visuals for now and stay tuned . . .

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