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PR: Sham Pain Releases New Track "Money Too Long"

From Yo! PR:

European Rap Star Sham Pain Releases New Track "Money Too Long"

International Rap firestarter and currently based in Monaco, France, Sham Pain releases his new blazing single "Money Too Long", which is featured on the UK rap star's latest album "Recession Proof II (Cocked & Reloaded)".

Destined to leave his own imprint in the game, Sham Pain's versatility and dynamic Rap style is once again proven on "Money Too Long", which "shows off the flamboyant side of my personality and business acumen," as he explained.

"I always invested my money wisely and although the song is very swagged up there is a truth within the song that you should listen to," the UK rapper/songwriter added.

Sham Pain has a strong fanbase not only in the UK, but France, Germany, USA and his native country of Nigeria as well as this much talented artist is the embodiment of real Hip-Hop, who breathes and lives the urban culture in every way possible.

To learn more about Sham Pain, visit his official website at .

MP3: Sham Pain - Money Too Long (Clean) .

MP3: Sham Pain - Money Too Long (Dirty) .

ALBUM: Sham Pain - Recession Proof II .

Mixtape: Ill Essense - "Alien Pace"

From WordOfSouth:

Mixtape: Ill Essense - "Alien Pace"

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1. I'm The Man FT. Wes Fif (Produced By Top Notch Beats)
2. Groupie Shit
3. Gettin 2 It (Produced By M-80 Beats)
4. Hustle Hard Remix
5. Betta Den Me W/ Persyce
6. Get Off My Dick W/ Wes Fif and S.K.Y. (Produced By Lex Luger)
7. Ill E-Z (Produced By Trakk Sound Productions)
8. The Old Me (Produced by Doughboy Beatz)
9. Ass On The Floor Remix Ft. Monie
10. Fly Like A G6
11. Run It Freestyle
12. Ill Ess Freestyle
13. Start It Up Remix
14. Trap or Die (Produced By Young Shun)
15. That Means FT. 24K (Produced By Cammo)

Video: Yung Berg Talks About Beefs

Video: Yung Berg Talks About Beefs

PR: Cons "June Bug" Due Out June 6th

From Park Street PR:

Cons "June Bug" Due Out June 6th


01. Can't Get Away (Produced by M-Dot)
02. Wishes f/Jay Michaelz (Produced by S-Type)
03. Hush f/ Sir Smurf, Cobane, Shameless & TBear (Produced by Evil Ed)
04. I'm So 90's (Produced by S.Chu)
05. Pain & Misery (Produced by Shears)
06. Human Race (Produced by AH Fly)
07. Speak To (me/you) (Produced by AH Fly)
08. Family Aint Family (Produced by Apollo & cuts by Jabba Tha Kut)
09. Ready f/Seanie T & Grimlok (Produced by Apa-Tight)
10. V.I.P (Produced by S.Chu)
11. Clarity f/Spoonface (Produced by S.Chu)
12. Echoes f/Jay Pearce-Cunningham, Cobane & Michael Groce (Produced by Apollo)

Bonus Tracks
I'm So 90's Remixes(Produced by S.Chu)

Remix 1 feat. Kyza, Skillit & Shameless
Remix 2 feat. Tor Cesay, Tempa, Lady Leshurr & No Lay
Remix 3 feat. Malik, Tony D & TBear
Remix 4 feat. Remus, Cobane, Defcee & Seanie T
'June Bug' is the third solo LP from East London emcee/producer and one fourth of The Colony Cons... also known as Conspicuous. Cons has returned with a 12 track LP to follow up 2007's highly acclaimed "The Family Photo Album". This time opting to hand over all production credits to some UK heavyweight beatmakers such as AH fly, Apollo, Evil Ed, Apatight, S.Chu, M-Dot, Shears and S-Type, Cons has continued the soulful theme that has been the foundation of his previous work.

Cons has released 3 videos from the LP onto YouTube so far. "Human Race" is a narrative look into the characteristics that make us who we are produced by AH Fly (Universal Soldiers) and directed by Greg Wales. "Pain & Misery", a double time soulful introspective song that puts things into perspective produced by Shears and directed by Huw Caddy. Finally the banger that is "I'm So 90's", the flashback driven summer anthem that got exposure and support on BBC 1Xtra by DJ Semtex, Twin B and Charlie Sloth. This Hip-Hop anthem produced by S.Chu (Kano, Mitchell Bros, Shaun Escoffery) had a superb video directed by Nick Norton.

Also included on the CD as bonus tracks are the four different remix versions of 'I'm So 90's' featuring an immense line up of UK talent such as Kyza, Skillit, Shameless, Tor, Tempa, Lady Leshurr, No Lay, Malik, Tony D, TB, Remus, Cobane and Seanie T (videos also on YouTube).  The forthcoming video "Clarity" features the vocal talents of Spoonface best known for his 2000 number 1 hit with Black Legend entitled 'The Trouble With Me'. Other featured guests include award winning poet Michael Groce, fellow Colony Member Grimlok, Kissez, Mr Ego, Jay Michaelz and Jay Pearce Cunningham.

The sound of the summer begins with the opening track "Can't get away" and finishes with "Echoes". Honest lyricism, soulful beats and catchy hook let summer 2011 commence.

Human Race official video

Pain & Misery

I'm So 90's

MP3: Baby Jaymes - "Heart & Soul"

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Baby Jaymes - "Heart & Soul"

The Song:

Singer/songwriter Baby Jaymes has released his new single, "Heart & Soul" via Clear Label Records, but it is hard to classify exactly what kind of song it is. In fact, his part-soul, part-R&B, part-hip-hop, part-mystery sound has led him to create an entirely new genre for himself: Ghetto Retro. The Oakland-based musician boasts a similarly expansive resume; in addition to having R&B legend Raphael Saadiq and funk luminary George Clinton as mentors and co-collaborators, he has also had songs featured in major motion pictures, such as Malibu's Most Wanted, My Baby's Daddy, and Any Given Sunday. Sometimes referred to as "The Black Beck," in reference to the genre-pushing rocker, Baby Jaymes' critically-acclaimed first album, The Baby Jaymes Record, has confirmed his status as a musical chameleon, as well as an artist to watch for.

And now, Baby Jaymes' new single, "Heart & Soul," is a declaration of who he is and his musical intentions. He addresses how his sound is different because he's not in it for the hustle, singing "Why you always doing you, do what everybody do, if you're really trying to get it?/ instead of trying to dumb me down, doing what they're doing now, here's something you won't forget." The track incorporates the staples of what you'd imagine Ghetto Retro to be like: DJ Touré, of Hieroglyphics fame, adds scratches that roll along with the Motown-like beat, complete with trumpets and harmony vocals, and Baby Jaymes' smooth and passionate voice is reminiscent of throwback greats like Stevie Wonder while still sounding fresh and new. People will inevitably still try to categorize Baby Jaymes with "Heart & Soul," but in the end, he just wants you to stop and enjoy the music.

Stream "Heart & Soul" here: .

Download the instrumental for free here: .

MP3: Declaime f/ Ogechi Chieke - "Quartz"

From Shocksound G. Burke:

MP3: Declaime f/ Ogechi Chieke - "Quartz"

Declaime aka Dudley Perkins is back with the first single off of his soon to be released album/dvd "Self Study"...


(Produced By Georgia Anne Muldrow)

From his forthcoming album/dvd "SELF STUDY" (AVAILABLE JULY 19th 2011)



download now:

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Quartz (Main Mix)

coming soon:


Video: Johnny Spanish & T-Razor - "Roll Up"

From Chris at E1 Music:

Video: Johnny Spanish & T-Razor - "Roll Up"

MP3: Riff Raff McGriff - "Tell Em"

From Shocksound G. Burke:

MP3: Riff Raff McGriff - "Tell Em"

"Tell Em" is the first single off of Someothaship Connect recording artist Riff Raff McGriff's debut album "GRIN"...

"Tell Em"

From his forthcoming album "GRIN" (IN STORES THIS SPRING)


download now:

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Tell Em (Main Mix)

Tell Em (Radio Edit)

YouTube Video Link


MP3: Ace Reporter - "Lean Honey Lean (Swingset Committee Remix)"

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Ace Reporter - "Lean Honey Lean (Swingset Committee Remix)"

Brooklyn Artist Readies Second Live Show, Releases Dynamic Remix From New EP

The Song:

Ace Reporter is on assignment to play his music for the masses in 2011. His debut show at Cameo Gallery in February was a rousing success as Ace played songs from this threesixfive project and beyond to a packed room of lively fans. This Thursday, April 21st, Ace and his all-star band bring their live show city-side with a performance at The Delancey (168 Delancey St, New York). Tickets will be available at the door for $7 and fans are encouraged to get there early as Ace is scheduled to hit the stage at 9:15PM sharp.

Ace is also pleased to announce the release of a new single, "Lean Honey Lean (Swingset Committee remix)" from his recently released Arcadia EP. The remix finds nu-wavester's Swingset Committee injecting a kinetic strain of electro-energy into Ace's pulsating love song. A relative calm begins the remix, as a disarmingly ethereal incantation of the song's chorus floats above Swingset's hypotonic drums. The calm quickly gives way to an auditory assault of synthesizers and keyboards that fervently accompany Ace's ode to love eternal. "Oh I will follow you, Oh would you follow me?" asks Ace amidst an array of electronic eruptions – download the remix today and follow him into the eye of Swingset Committee's sonic storm.

Download the song here: .

Mega Ran: I'm Doing a Reality Show

Mega Ran: I'm Doing a Reality Show

This'll be a quick one... Well, I have some free time, so I'm gonna start shooting a reality show.... Should be fun. Check out the Life After Lesson Plans Trailer...Reality Show coming soon!

I'm sending from my phone so I can't hotlink it, but you folks can copy and paste, right? You're smart. Thanks! View and share! And if you have any suggestions on a good camera to buy or some great editing tips, let me know!


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