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Free Music Friday: Throw Some D's Edition


Yep, this edition is titled "Throw Some D's" Edition because the majority of free mixtape/albums on here are from artists who start with the letter "D." I guess the "D" equals DOPE! But don't get the wrong idea, non-D mixtapes are equally dope as well. And they're free! Check 'em out!

Diamond District - Diamond Exchange Mixtape


[To quote Milk Dee, what more can I say about these cats, man? Them D.C. boys know how to create some tight and bangin' hip-hop music. No digging necessary because this mixtape is a diamond OUT of the rough, uncut and flawless.]

Tracklisting:

1. theyoungestkim and Oddisee - The Crazy Intro
2. Oddisee - What's Crazy
3. yU - MmHmm
4. X.O. - Time Out
5. Diamond District - Back to Basics
6. Oddisee - The Jungle Instrumental
7. Oddisee - Gully
8. X.O. I Do It for Ya'll
9. yU - FIne
10. Diamond District - Make it Clear
11. Diamond District - In the Ruff
12. Diamond District - Street Won't Let Me Chill

Link:
http://tinyurl.com/DiamondExchange 
 
Digable Planets :: Sounds from the 7th Dimension



[Props to Okayplayer for this one! I thought Digable Planets were dope since 1993. The tape includes exclusive rare remixes of classic Digable Planets material, and also includes new unreleased music from Butterfly and Doodlebug.]

Tracklisting:
1.Digable Planets-Rebirth of Slick (King Britt Rmx)
2.Digable Planets-Rebirth of Slick instr (DoodlebugftDOR Outtaspacefunkadelic acc)
3.Doodlebug feat D.O.R.-Outtaspacefunkadelic
4.King Britt-Instrumental #18
5. DJ Shadow Feat Blackilicious-Swan lake
6.Ghostface killa feat MF Doom-Angels
7.D.O.C.-Its Funky enough
8.Kai Chi-Got Green
9. DJ Alex J-tribal drums (Doodlebug vox)
10.Butterfly and Doodlebug-Fresh Out
11.J.Period and K’naan -Relationships Lay (Bob Dylan Tribute)
12.Butterfly (Shabazz Palaces)-Sparkles
13.MF Doom-Dead Bent
14.Digable Planets-Brooklyn Sky
15.Young Buck-Bang Bang instr
16.Cee knowledge feat CFO Allstars-These Eyes
17.Black Moon-Buck ‘em Down-Beatminerz instru
(Doodlebug feat D.O.R.-Back in da Daze Accap)
18. DJ Premier-Its All Real instru
19.Chali 2na Feat Talib Kweli-Lock shit down
20.Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth-T.R.O.Y.-They Reminisce Over You instr
21.Talib Kwela & Hi-Tek-Back Again
22.Buster Rhymes-Put ya hands where my eyes can see instr
23.Camp Lo Feat Butterfly-Swing
24.Butterfly (Shabazz Palaces)
25.Sonny Bonoho-Judge Brown
26.J Walk-Soul Vibration
27.Digable Planets-Where I’m From RMX
28. DJ Honda Feat De la Soul-Trouble in the water instru
29.Digable Planets-The May 4th Movement
30.9th wonder-Nightriders instru


Bonus track
31.Doodlebug Feat D.O.R. JBizness,The Tones-Sweet Music


Link:
http://tinyurl.com/7thDimension

DJ Paradime & L.E.G.A.C.Y. - Whut? Thee Mixtape (Re-Release)


[Here's an old-new mixtape for y'all. L.E.G.A.C.Y. and DJ Paradime did this joint back in 2005 and they recently decided to re-release it for free now. Thankfully, this joint never lost its flavor from four years ago, proving no matter how old good joints are, they still are good joints. It's time for some action, 'cause this one here will blow your mind.]

1. DJ Paradime Intro
2. The Product - Dox f/ The Embassy, Chaundon and L.E.G.A.C.Y. - Prod. by Dox
3. Dopeman - Prod. by Khrysis
4. L.E.G.A.C.Y./Chaundon - Free
5. Pairadice - Prod. by Khrysis
6. All Real - Prod. by Khrysis
7. No Apology - Prod. by Khrysis
8. Eyewitness - Prod. by Khrysis
9. Top Seeded - L.E.G.A.C.Y./Supastition/K. Hill - Prod. by DJ Forge
10. Acapella - Recorded Live 10/7/05 - The Cat's Cradle
11. Freestyle
12. Didn't Care - Prod. by DL
13. What I Love - L.E.G.A.C.Y./Chaundon/Sean Boog/ J.O. Scudda - Prod. by Khrysis
14. Remembers Letter to Panama - Prod. by Panama Gat
15. The Weirdo'z One - L.E.G.A.C.Y./Chaundon/Sean Boog/ J.O. Scudda - Prod. by Khrysis
16. Been Here for a While - F/ Yahzarah a/k/a Purple St. James - Prod. by Khrysis
17. Melting Pot - K. Slack f/ L.E.G.A.C.Y./Median - Prod. by K. Slack
18. The Last Clown - Prod. by Marshall Law
19. Nobody Like Me Remix - O.N.E. Jones f/ L.E.G.A.C.Y./Dutch Prod. by Dox
20. Verbatim - Prod. by 9th Wonder
21. Outro


Link:
http://tinyurl.com/WhutTheeMixtape1
  
Oddisee :: Odd Autumn EP



[Huh man! Oddisee brings it to all of the seasons. Props to the hip-hop version of Vivaldi!]

01 The Supplier f. Tranqill
02 Almost A Year Since
03 Everything Changed Nothing (Instr.)
04 Every Day People (Instr.)
05 Pulp Fiction
06 Saw Myself Today
07 The Second Date
08 Grey’s Anatomy
09 Tell The Truth (Instr.)
10 Theatre
11 Autumn Run
12 Tell The Truth f. Nikki Jean (Bonus)


Link:
http://tinyurl.com/OddAutumnEP


Stetsasonic :: The Original Hip Hop Band [Mixed by DJ ReMike]


[Much salute to DJ ReMike for giving homage to the first hip-hop band! The Roots are classic, but you can't forget the firsts who ever done it. And this NY group definitely paved the way for all in hip-hop. Yes, I said ALL! Go Stesta! Salute to my homie Kevin Nottingham!]

Tracklisting:
01. Hip Hop Band Intro
02. Showtime
03. Just Say Stet
04. So Let the Fun Begin
05. Gyrlz
06. Go Stetsa
07. Wordsmith - Interlude
08. Daddy-O - Brooklyn Bounce
09. Talkin All That Jazz
10. Speaking Of A Girl Named Suzy
11. Go Brooklyn 3
12. Hip Hop Band
13. Ghetto Is The World
14. DBC Let The Music Play
15. No BS Allowed
16. Stet Troop 88
17. Daddy-O - Flowin In File
18. Daddy-O - Nobody Moves, Nobody Gets Hurt
19. Bust That Groove
20. My Rhyme
21. A.F.R.I.C.A (Norman Cook Remix)/Outro
22. The Problemaddicts - What It Seems (Remix Produced By DJ ReMike)(Bonus Track)

Link:
http://tinyurl.com/OriginalHipHopBand

That's it for the "Shedding Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com. 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 erik@rapreviews.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....

Is Prince Markie Dee Going to Wrestle the Iron Sheik?


Iron SheikTruth may in fact be stranger than fiction. Our affiliate site AngryMarks.com has the story in their latest WWE news update HERE - it's the last item on the page.
Gift of Gab to Tour w/ Chali 2na, Mr. Lif & Lyrics Born


From Kimberly Trick:

GIFT OF GAB TO TOUR WITH CHALI 2NA, MR. LIF, AND LYRICS BORN

Releases New Track featuring Del the Funky Homosapien and Brother Ali

Gift of Gab – Escape 2 Mars – Cornerstone RAS

Release Date: 11/10/09


Blackalicious MC Gift of Gab is gearing up for his second solo release, Escape 2 Mars, by touring with some of his finest peers in indie hip hop. The Deadliest Catch Tour will find Gab hitting the road alongside Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na, as well as Mr. Lif and Lyrics Born. The tour kicks off on November 7th in the MC’s native Bay Area – just three days before Escape 2 Mars hits shelves via Cornerstone RAS.

LA residents were treated to an inside look at the album last night, when Gift of Gab opened for UK grime sensation The Streets in a sold out show. For those outside of the city of Angels, the inside scoop is this…

In typical Gab fashion, Escape 2 Mars features its fair share of Bay Area heavyweights, including producer DNAEBEATS and guest stars Hednodic (from Crown City Rockers and Gab’s indie supergroup, The Mighty Underdogs), Del the Funky Homosapien, and Quannum Collective members Lateef the Truth Speaker and Joyo Velarde, and Honeycut vocalist Bart Davenport as well as a guest appearance by Brother Ali.

Listen to “Dreamin” featuring Del and Brother Ali below.

Download and Share Gift of Gab – Dreamin’ Feat. Del the Funky Homosapien & Brother Ali at http://dailyrindblog.com/audio/GiftofGab_dreamin_feat_del_the_funky_homo.mp3 .

It all goes down in less than one month. See below for tour dates and get ready for Escape 2 Mars, out November 10th!

Gift of Gab Touring with Chali 2na, Mr. Lif, and Lyrics Born

11/07 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent 21+
11/08 - San Jose, CA - The Voodoo Lounge  21+
11/10 - Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie theater
11/11 - Boulder, CO -  Fox Theater  -All Ages
11/12 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Tavern- All Ages
11/13 - Park City, CO - Harry O's
11/14 - Bozeman, MT  - Gallatin County Fairgrounds  - All ages
11/15 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre
11/17 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
11/18 - Bellingham, WA - The Nightlight
11/19 - Seattle, WA  - Neumos
11/20 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
11/21 - Portland, OR  - Roseland Theater
11/23 - Sacramento, CA  - Harlow’s

Clipse to Perform for MySpace Music's "RELEASE" Series 10/20


From Tito Belis:

CLIPSE TO PERFORM FOR MYSPACE MUSIC'S "RELEASE" CONCERT SERIES IN NEW YORK CITY
ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20


MySpace Music makes its way back to New York City to host a special performance by Clipse on Tuesday, October 20 at The Hiro Ballroom as part of "THE RELEASE," MySpace Music's urban music concert series. This installment of "THE RELEASE" will be a special pre-release show for the new Clipse album titled "Till The Casket Drops" (December 2009, Columbia Records) and will be held during a week where thousands of music enthusiasts visit New York City. Special musical guests will include Donnis, Jasmine Solano, Adam Tensta and DJ dB. Tickets and entry for the 21+ event can be obtained by sending an RSVP to hiphoptix@myspacemusic.com and on a first-come, first-served basis at the Hiro Ballroom. Doors for the show will open at 9 p.m. and dress code will be strictly enforced.

One of the year's most hotly-anticipated hip-hop music releases, "Till The Casket Drops" is the upcoming third label release for Clipse and their first with Columbia Records. The duo debuted with 2002's "Lord Willin'," which reached #1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart and #4 on the Billboard Top 200. "Lord Willin'" spawned the hit singles, "Grindin'" and "When Was The Last Time," which peaked at #34 and #19 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their critically acclaimed sophomore effort, "Hell Hath No Fury," was 2006's Top 10 album in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, SPIN Magazine & The New York Times. The duo's high-profile collaborations included Birdman's "What Happened to that Boy" and Justin Timberlake's chart topper "Like I Love You" in 2002. "Till The Casket Drops" re-unites Clipse with The Neptunes, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo who signed the duo in early 2001 and produced several tracks on the upcoming release. Pharrell is also featured on the official first single from the album titled "I'm Good." "Kinda Like A Big Deal," the scorching buzz record featuring Kanye West, was produced by DJ Khalil.

For more information, tour updates and news, please visit Clipse's official MySpace Music profile: http://www.myspace.com/clipse. For additional info on MySpace Music's "THE RELEASE," please visit: http://www.myspace.com/hiphop .

NY Event: Cormega Album Release Party at SOB's on October 29th


From Jackie O:

*** MEDIA ALERT  ***

CORMEGA CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW ALBUM,
BORN AND RAISED, WITH PERFORMANCE IN NEW YORK AT S.O.B. ON OCTOBER 29TH.

WHO:    CORMEGA

WHAT: CELEBRATES RELEASE OF NEW SOLO ALBUM, BORN AND RAISED

WHEN:  OCTOBER 29, 2009, Thursday.  Doors open 8pm, Showtime 9pm.

WHERE:  S.O.B., 204 Varick Street @ West Houston, New York NY

General Admission Ticket Price: $12 adv/$15 at door

On Thursday, October 29, 2009 at S.O.B.'s in New York, Cormega will celebrate the release of his third solo release album, Born And Raised, to be released October 20th on his Legal Hustle Record label. The album features production from DJ Premier, Large Professor, Easy Mo Bee, Havoc, Buckwild, DR Period, LES, Nottz, Fuzzy Womack, Ayatollah, Khrysis and appearances by Big Daddy Kane, Parish Smith, Grand Puba, KRS-One, Tragedy, Havoc, Lil Fame, Marley Marl, and Red Alert.

MTV Finally Makes it Official - We're Not Music Television


#mtvisDEADToday's announcement just confirms what anybody who has watched MTV in the last 5+ years already knew - they're not Music Television any more. Sify News reports that as of this Saturday, MTV will be dropping their iconic MTV logo and replacing with a new (and as yet undisclosed) avatar that will no longer mention "Music" or "Television." A spokesman for the network claims in the article that MTV is "inspired by" music but not "limited by" music and this is part of their rebranding to reach a broader audience. Funny how the broader their reach has gotten, the less interesting they have become. Et tu SyFy? Get a good look at that logo - it's the last you'll be seeing it. #mtvisDEAD
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Live Streaming Press Conference on 10/21


Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Uni5: The World’s Enemy
 
BONE THUGS-n-harmony REUNITE WITH ALL FIVE ORIGINAL MEMBERS FOR NEW ALBUM


live STREAMING press conference to be held
October 21, 2009 in Los Angeles, 4pm PST (7pm EST)
 
WHO:                        Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Bizzy, Krayzie, Wish, Layzie and Flesh Bone)

WHAT:                         Will be holding a press conference with a live, digital stream to discuss their
highly-anticipated reunion album, Uni5: The World’s Enemy, in stores December 22, 2009.  Local media are invited to attend the in-person Q&A session, while all non-local media can view the press conference through www.Ustream.tv. Fans are encouraged to solicit their questions and comments by logging into Facebook, downloading Ustream’s free Facebook application, and tuning-in.
 
PLEASE NOTE: For those in attendance, the group will be playing their new album Uni5: The World’s Enemy in its entirety after the press conference.
 
WHEN:              THURSDAY, October 21st @ 4pm PST
 
WHERE:             Los Angeles, CA
                        (Location will be disclosed upon confirmation of your RSVP
 
WHY:            Selling nearly 30 million albums worldwide, Cleveland, Ohio natives Bone Thugs-N-Harmony pioneered an innovative sound in hip-hop marked by a fast-paced, aggressive rapping style juxtaposed with harmonizing vocals. Since their inception, the group has activated a cult-like following of diverse fans across the globe while collecting numerous awards and accolades.  In 1997, the group was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance with their song "Tha Crossroads" from their E. 1999 Eternal album.  Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have had the privilege of being the only artists who have worked with hip-hop legends Eazy-E, 2Pac, Big Pun, and The Notorious B.I.G. while they were still alive.
 
Bone Thugs N Harmony
Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/bonethugsnharmony .
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony .
Neosonic Productions - K-Murdock's Newest Vlog


From K-Murdock:

Peace,

I wanted to welcome you to my NEW mailing list which will serve as
my conduit to connect to the fans with updates on Panacea as well as
my own solo projects! Below is the latest video blog for Panacea and i
also attached a link to download a new song from our forthcoming "12
Step Program" album as a way of saying thanx for supporting us!

       Enjoy...

       K-Murdock [1]

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9o6CRzVLq0

       *BONUS DOWNLOAD:

       Texas Jigsaw Massacre.mp3 [2]

       http://fburls.com/3-avMtgOtx

       http://fburls.com/65-X5d6ZF9F



Links:
------
[1] http://www.neosonix.blogspot.com
[2] http://fburls.com/68-18w79Wtv

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Neosonic Productions
The Superfriends Variety Show Discusses Their Hip-Hop Top 100


On tonight's musicalicious edition of the Superfriends Variety Show, Big D has compiled the infamous 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs Ever, a feat rarely touched upon by most human beings. Is it the definitive list though? He'll be joined by the returning Headcase as well as Dayo "The Warlord" Akinwande, music journalist from the Examiner and the Washington Post. Enjoy The Superfriends Variety Show from your friends at The AngryMarks Podcast Network at the link below.

http://www.angrymarks.com/index.php?ArticleID=8481

 

Peanut Butter Wolf - 45Live Collector's Tin


IN STORES 12/1/09
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
"45 LIVE"
LIMITED COLLECTOR'S ED. TIN!

 
After catching wreck on dozens of 45-only (aka donuts) Hip-Hop sets worldwide, Peanut Butter Wolf has gotten together with the good folks at Five Day Weekend to put together this insane collection of 10 Rap 45’s packaged in a beautiful heavy-weight collector’s tin. The 20 classic Hip Hop cuts, personally hand picked by PBW and taken from such iconic labels as Enjoy, Sleeping Bag, Fresh, Cold Chillin’, Strong City and many more are guaranteed to not only put a smile on the face of any avid Old School Hip Hop fan, but also provide a great introduction to the golden era for any Rap fans of the new millennium.
 
“This project is such a great honor for me to be involved with.This is one of the crowning moments of my music career, seriously. As a kid growing up in San Jose , CA when all this stuff was coming out, I was hooked and half a lifetime later I still am. I can only imagine what these songs sound like to a teenager today hearing them for the first time, just as they probably wonder what it was like for someone like me to have heard them for the first time back when it was all happening. I've also always wondered what it was like to grow up in one of the five boroughs in Hip Hop's infancy in the 80s. These songs were the closest I got to knowing.”
 
— Peanut Butter Wolf

If you blog about this item..
Post on Facebook..
Post On Twitter..
Or Share ANYWHERE online..
 
you could win your own copy (LIST PRICE: $49.97)
 
Please just send a link with your blog post to Trees (at) Trafficent.com.
 
PLEASE SHARE ON YOUR BLOGS / EMAIL LISTS / FACEBOOKS / TWITTER & WITH FRIENDS WHO LIKE GOOD HIP HOP MUSIC !

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