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Follow @CoalmineRecords To Win A Limited Edition @ClasicMaterial Tee

From Matt Diamond:

Follow @CoalmineRecords To Win A Limited Edition @ClasicMaterial Tee

In promotion of Coalmine Records five year anniversary, the Brooklyn-based indie joins forces with the burgeoning Classic Materials tee-shirt brand for the launch of a limited edition tee-shirt, just in time for the release of the label's full length anniversary compilation, Can You Dig It?, which drops next Tuesday (4/19).  Inspired by the 1979 cult action thriller The Warriors, this double label garment includes a download dropcard of the anniversary comp.  This digital-only release includes tracks from El Da Sensei, Bekay, Brown Bag AllStars, Heltah Skeltah, Custom Made, Skyzoo, Big Noyd, Supernatural, CL Smooth & more!  Follow @CoalmineRecords for a chance to win.  The winner will be picked at random and announced via twitter the evening of 4/19 -- good luck!!

MP3: Has-Lo - "Everything Is (Oddisee Remix)"

From Mello Music Group:

MP3: Has-Lo - "Everything Is (Oddisee Remix)"

One of the year's most artistic new projects has been the debut from Has-Lo "In Case I Don't Make It".  And one of Has' biggest champions has been Diamond District producer Oddisee who described the project as "a new and dark twist on what we all know and love."  Today, Oddisee & Has-Lo offer up a sparse remix of "Everything Is" that  captures the tracks unflinching look at the emptiness of aging, competition, and doubt.  Has-Lo's  paradoxically laconic lyrics breath effortlessly through the hi-hat driven central line of the song.  Meanwhile, intricately patterned drum sticks lay down the tempo, and spacey synths linger throughout the chorus.
When your money ain’t right it seems like everything’s wrong...‘cause everything is.
When your love ain’t life it feels like everything’s gone...
‘cause everything is.
And you search for it, and you hurt for it,
And you promise each other you’ll work on it,
And you might have to let it go free ‘cause it never was yours,  But that’s everything.

Today, listen to the free mp3 download of the song Everything Is (Oddisee Remix) then go pick up a copy of the album "In Case I Don't Make It". 

Enjoy the free download: feel free to post and share.
Free Download: Has-Lo "Everything Is (Oddisee Remix)"

MP3: Universol - "I Need You"

From Iconoclast Exclusive:

MP3: Universol - "I Need You"

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Universol is always aiming for new ways to supersede the norm or whatever everyone else is DOING! His mind is constantly focused on taking his music career to new levels and heights at all costs. Uni has been Reppin NJ HipHop for many years although new to most of you in the blogosphere realm of WWW, Universol is far from a rookie in this. Some would look at him as the new kid that been around, and now that he has decided to take a more hands on approach to his viral marketing moves I am certain you will get used to seeing and hearing from him.

We bring to you first a single from the “Wonder Boy” project which features all Hip Hop chops that are sample exclusively from the vast Stevie Wonder catalog. “I Need You” is a calling to Hiphop Culture letting her know that she is missed and we truly need her presence and insight in it’s purest form to further move on and continue her GREAT LEGACY.

twitter: @iamuniversol

Video: DJ Smallz Discusses Current State of Independent Music

From DJ Smallz:

Video: DJ Smallz Discusses Current State of Independent Music

Project Blowed's Acid Reign Drops FREE DL LP

From Uncommon Records:

Project Blowed's Acid Reign drops FREE DL LP

Uncommon Records Presents Tracks from the Abyss, Vol. 1 by Acid Reign. On May 17th, 2011, the Project Blowed vets, Acid Reign (Gajah & BeOnd) will make their Uncommon Records debut with the album Diversity. In advance of that, we present a Free DL, with Acid Reign digging through the archives to bring a ton of unreleased and hard to find material forward in order to give you an idea of what to expect with Diversity.

In case you didn't already know, Acid Reign has been putting out releases for years, including a 2006 album with Alpha Pup. They are also proud Project Blowed affiliates representing the Cali Underground to it's fullest.

Grab this album free today and come back and support Diversity in May. Diversity will feature Aceyalone, Abstract Rude and many others along with production from EQ, Nasa and more. The last track on this release, Babalu, will be the lead single for the album.


The Sun Never Sets featuring Acid Reign, Short Fuze & Nasa, Atari Blitzkrieg & more)


Coming Soon - Diversity by Acid Reign (May 17th), Dark Weapons (from Mars) by Adam Warlock, Technicolor Crime Scenes by Atari Blitzkrieg, Lots more.

Video/Audio Snippet: Critical - "Surgery" (prod. Buckwild)

From Creative Juices:

Video/Audio Snippet: Critical - "Surgery" (prod. Buckwild)

The first single off Criticals - Electrical Tape "Surgery" is now shipping from WWW.CREATIVEJUICESMUSIC.COM a week before its official release date. The single features the title track "Surgery" produced by Buckwild, as well as production from DJ Connect, and Frank Sasoon. This single features 8 tracks including "I Want it" ft. Little Vic, and Roc Marciano.

Video: Max B - "South Wave"

From Amalgam Digital:

Video: Max B - "South Wave"

Video: Lil B the Based God - "Charlie Sheen"

Video: Lil B the Based God - "Charlie Sheen"

PR: Flamboyant Ent. Remasters Big L - "The Danger Zone"

From RBC Records:

Flamboyant Ent. Remasters Big L - "The Danger Zone"

For over a decade, the only avenue that Big L fans had for listening to his rarities was through shoddy bootleg dubs - until now. Flamboyant Entertainment (in conjunction with The Estate of Lamont Coleman) has remastered some of Big L’s most famous freestyles along with rare & unreleased tracks. Featuring Gang Starr, Lord Finesse, D.I.T.C. and more, the end result is “The Danger Zone” - hitting stores on May 31st.
With his untimely death in 1999, Big L’s departure left a void in the hip hop scene that has never been filled. Known for his witty, literary, lyrical style and for being near, but never quite at, the center of commercial success, Big L appeared to be on the verge of a breakthrough in 1999. Mase and Cam'Ron, two of his partners in the early '90s group Children of the Corn, went on to MTV stardom, but Big L's 1995 Columbia debut, “Lifestylez Ov Da Poor &  Dangerous,” earned only limited critical attention.
At the time of his death, Big L's independently released single, "Ebonics," was receiving consistent airplay on the indie-centric radio mix shows hosted by WKCR's Bobbito Garcia and WNYU's DJ Eclipse. In July of 2000, his posthumous sophomore full length “The Big Picture” was released to critical raves and phenomenal sales, propelling the album into going gold.
With last year’s “Return of the Devil’s Son” which featured unreleased performances, the thirst for more Big L material has had a second awakening. With “The Danger Zone,” Flamboyant Entertainment is looking to give the die hards what they have been looking for after 10+ years, so fans can properly complete their Big L collection.
“The Danger Zone” brings the heat. Correctly.
Available May 31st on Flamboyant Entertainment/RBC Records
"What I'm About" Feat. Lord Finesse - .

Free Music Friday: Out to Tax Edition

The IRS is out to tax today, but don't worry we aren't. FMF stats free and TAX-free, as well.

9th Wonder + Phonte + Peter Rosenberg :: Noisemakers 4-11-11

9th Wonder + Phonte + Peter Rosenberg

Couple of days ago, 9th Wonder and Phonte reunited on stage for the first time in six years. For those who are like me who couldn't go to NYC to see the highly anticipated event, here's the audio recording of the event that's free for everyone to share.


The Kickdrums :: Coachella 2011 Mixtape

Kickdrums Coachella

Yes, it's Free Music Friday, so I decided to escape the usual rap music genre that I share with you with The Kickdrums, a rock band who's ironically respected by many hip-hop acts. Here's a live performance they've done at this year's Coachella for free!


P. Blackk :: Friday...A Prelude

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P. Blackk really takes it back ot the Friday move with this mixtape, in fact there are lot of beats that this Columbus emcee raps over that's throwback like a Jordan Bulls jersey. Check out this tune and hury up and download this before D-Bo comes and takes away your hard drive.


9th Wonder presents TP :: TP is My Hero
Here's another mixtape presented by 9th Wonder. His IAWW crew is really coming out HARD this year...


That's it for the "Out to Tax 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....

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