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@JenkyJenks & @DJShakim1 - For The People & Free Single DL (@KevinNottingham)

OUT NOW! Spectac & Shakim - For The People & Free Single DL

Courtesy Kevin Nottingham.

South Carolina bred Hip Hop lyricist Spectac returns after a long three year hiatus with For The People, an album of all new material produced by DJ Shakim.

Long-time Spectac fans can look forward to a more aggressive Spectac as he tackles recent issues surrounding politics, relationships, and other relevant subject matter. Production-wise, For The People is producer Shakim's first official effort... though it would be hard to tell as the veteran deejay has a keen ear for soulful samples and displays impeccable drum work.

In celebration of today's album release, we are giving fans a free download of the title track "For The People!", which is a much softer side of Spectac & Shakim than the album's first single "Moment of Truth".

The entire album is available now for download on iTunes, DJBooth and anywhere else digital music is sold. Physical CDs can be purchased at UGHH.

Video: Stalkz Featuring Jacob Rohde - Brave New World456

Video: Stalkz Featuring Jacob Rohde - Brave New World456

Courtesy Respect Music.

Stalkz is undoubtedly one of the Australia's most talented emerging young hip-hop artists. 2012 has seen him carve his way through the live circuits supporting International and interstate acts such as DJ Krush, Cut Chemist, Class A, GDP, Fort Kilsby, 2Dogs (Resin Dogs), DefWishCast and Kerser.

Now in 2013 Stalkz returns with his debut single “Brave New World” off the coming EP "We Never Left".

The single “Brave New World” captures in detail the many varying aspects of desperation and indulgence. It’s an honest and direct account leading you through the deep lows and great heights of extravagance, and it’s toll on the human condition. The song is set on the Gold Coast and its narrative is raw, gritty and most importantly, true. It deals with themes of culture, politics, addiction and truth in a uniquely poetic format.

It’s mellow instrumental was assembled by U.S super producer “Vherbal”, well known for his work with artists such as Vinnie Paz, Canibus, R.A Rugged Man & Sean Price. Singer/song writer “Jacob Rohde” adds his distinct vocals to the songs catchy hook, collectively creating an unforgettable piece of music.

As a part of the single release there is also a couple of remixes available to tend to the varying appetites of listeners, one of which is of the Jazzier Hip Hop vibe and has been produced by yet another very talented new addition to the Australian music scene "Zeed Mantis". Then we have a funk lounge mix, thrown down by the Respect Music Records resident funk outfit "Rubber Johnson" giving a whole new vibe to the track inclusive of Instrumental, No Rap and Acapella mixes for the DJ's that like to mash things up!

Lastly the single is accompanied by a powerful, dirty and thought provoking film clip, which takes the viewer on a journey from the vandalised streets of an abandoned neighbourhood to the affluent business precincts of the city. Reminding the viewer to look deeper than the surface, because often, looks can be deceiving.
@InspectahDeckWU @MCEsoteric @DJ_7L @BrickRecords96 f/ @GhostfaceKillah "Savagely Attack"

Czarface (Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric) f/ Ghostface Killah "Savagely Attack"

Courtesy Matt B.

With guest appearances from Ghostface, Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Roc Marciano, Vinnie Paz, Cappadonna & additional beats from DJ Premier & Oh No, you can expect nothing less then top notch production and rewind worthy lyricism from CZARFACE. "We are CZARFACE because they know our faces and they know us for being dope rhyme suppliers, like Tony Montana we are known for our balls and our word; lyrically we will conquer the world and everything in it” states Deck. Esoteric explains further, “CZARFACE is a vigilante, anti-hero character who serves as the face of the project, and his focus is on annihilating the media darlings that the mainstream caters to.”

Audio: Poltergeist - The Black Death (@exiquio1983)

Audio: Poltergeist - The Black Death

Courtesy AheadPR.

Poltergeist - The Black Death - 03/12/13 Hip hop is dead, right? Well, not any more: Tetracyts Productions hip hop recording artist Poltergeist's debut album, "The Black Death" won't let her stay that way. Dark melodies, haunting drums, thought stimulating lyircs... Poltergeist - The Black Death is the return of the living dead! On "The Black Death", Poltergeist brings us sounds that one could mistake for the late 80s to mid-late 90s hip hop of the golden era.

The erie overtones and sinister theme throughout the work quickly establish its originality which is supporter by deadly lyrics the likes of which few emcees are providing these days. Join Poltergeist on this adventure in music and thought! ---- Exiquio Cooper-Anderson Owner, Tetractys Productions LLC Santa Fe, NM

Skype: exiquio1983 Twitter: exiquio1983
@Wispers617 Takes 'Flight' With New Mixtape (@DiamondMedia360)

Boston's Wispers Takes 'Flight' With His New Mixtape

Courtesy DM360.

Got this mixtape titled Flight, that I'm pushing from Boston's Wispers. Dude can definitely spit - the project's 20 tracks deep, all mixed/blended by Big Steve Gee, and has some dope production, including J. Cardim whose featured on quite a few tracks.

The Rendezvous NYC Presents Napoleon Da Legend (@TeamNDL)

Video: The Rendezvous NYC Presents Napoleon Da Legend

Courtesy N.D.L.

Went to kick with the Rendezvous NYC team last week. Did an interview with C0nArtist and kicked a few bars on the fly... Was a good time. Check it out!

Video: LATE 'All Or Nothin' (@TrickstaUK) @officiallate @triplefearfilms @parkstreetpr

Video: LATE 'All Or Nothin'

Courtesy Park Street PR.

"All Or Nothin" is the third video from LATE's brand-new album Street Science. 'All or Nothin' is produced by Tricksta and the video features guest appearances from Tricksta and Jai Boo, filmed by Triple Fear Films.

Audio: Taj Mahal "Bad Bitches" (@PRDean)

Audio: Taj Mahal "Bad Bitches"

Courtesy PR Dean.

Taj Mahal "Bad Bitches"
Prod. By: Dynasy Beats

Video: Mushi - The Plan

Video: Mushi - The Plan

Video produced by S.O.A.P
Music by Mushi and Produced by ArrabMuzick

I want to thank everyone who's showing and keeping the love. Most of all I want to thank S.O.A.P for putting this video together.

Video: @CymarshallLaw - "Just to Get a Rep"

Video: Cymarshall Law - "Just to Get a Rep"

Courtesy Cy Law.


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