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Video: @RealTitoLopez - "Jessica"


From CEP:

Video: Tito Lopez - "Jessica"

Music video for the single "Jessica" from the mixtape "The Hunger Game".

Download "The Hunger Game" Here:
http://www.datpiff.com/Tito-Lopez-The-Hunger-Game-mixtape.354955.html.

MP3: Centri x Blaq Poet - "That's Why I Rap Like This" (@Dub_MD)


From DubMD84:

MP3: Centri x Blaq Poet - "That's Why I Rap Like This"

"Repping where they're at, What they do, and Where they're from Centri, Supastar Straps and Blaq Poet craft a street banger in 'That's Why I Rap Like This.' produced by Nickel Plated. Regardless of where you rest the same rules apply: Stick to the street code,"Say Waddup" and "Keep it moving." Off that 'Rise Of a Veteran' mixtape and 'Headless Nobody' album.

* http://centri.bandcamp.com/track/thats-why-i-rap-like-this-feat-supastar-straps-and-blaq-poet *

MP3: @Esohel x Chandler London - "In Too Deep"


From PR4E:

MP3: Esohel x Chandler London - "In Too Deep"

Chicago's Northside emcee Esohel along with southside representative Chandler London recently linked up with producer Dynamics for the collaborative effort titled "In Too Deep". The song samples Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" serving to bridge the gap from both sides of the city and to get fans by until both of their upcoming projects drop in the months to come.

Song MP3 Link: http://www.box.com/s/e4fd28222b6fdddbf135 .
In Too Deep jpg 1: http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/UDotFam/InTooDeep.jpg .
In Too Deep jpg 2: http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/UDotFam/InTooDeep2.jpg .

Video: @Random757 Presents - @BeiMaejor


From RMG:

Video: Random Thoughts Presents - Bei Maejor

In Webisode 2 Of Random Thoughts, I Interview Jive / RCA Recording Artist: Bei Maejor. We Talked Right After His Set At Z104's Shaggfest 2012 In Virginia Beach, VA. Watch As Bei Maejor Talks About His New Single "Lights Down Low" ft. Waka Flocka Flame, The "Upscale" Sound, And Producing For Justin Bieber.

Video: Krazy Drayz (Das EFX) f/ Dres - Two TurnTables/Put Em Up


Video: Krazy Drayz (Das EFX) f/ Dres - Two TurnTables/Put Em Up

Off the SHOWTIME Album

James Ayala
Ducatti Nodge
Cyril Mahe Niroshima

Guerilla Tactics / F2BMG
BuckTown USA

MP3: T.I. - "Go Get It"


MP3: T.I. - "Go Get It"

Courtesy M3W.

* http://www.mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/tigogetit/blast-page.html *

The Hip-Hop Shop #179 - 28 Uninterrupted Minutes of Freshness




It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #179 is called 28 Uninterrupted Minutes of Freshness - no words from your host Steve 'Flash' Juon and no commercial breaks! That gives you ample opportunity to enjoy quality hip-hop from the likes of Senor Kaos, Quanstar, Parallel Thought and The Black Abstract. Please send your feedback to dj.flash@rapreviews.com or @RapReviews on this episode! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed and follow us on Twitter so you never miss a new episode.

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Tracks featured this week:

* Senor Kaos - Communism 2012
* GP x Clavius Crates x Professor Megablown - Bed Bath Salts & Beyond
* Quanstar - Kna Know
* billy wood - DMCA (Blockhead RMX)
* Parallel Thought - Right Now
* The Black Abstract - Get Out Da Way
* Marvelous Mag f/ Asia J & SmooVth - One Person at a Time
* yU - I Believe (Oddisee Remix)

MP3: @SenorKaos - "Communism 2012" (prod. Exit)


From Kaos Effect:

MP3: Senor Kaos - "Communism 2012" (prod. Exit)

I'm just returning from a trip to the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada just in time to share some new music before I release my latest project.

If you want to hear more about my trip, make sure you check out my Blog The Kaos Effect. Also be sure to download the Señor Kaos mobile app available now for all Blackberry and Android devices. Just search "Señor Kaos" in your marketplace. The app is available as a free download and will keep you informed on my moves while your on the go yourself.

"Communism 2012" is the second leak from my upcoming EP "Mama Said The Sun Rises In The Resurrection" Coming July 3rd, 2012.

* http://soundcloud.com/senorkaos/senor-kaos-communism-2012 *

@AdamsWorldBlog 6/25 - Ending The "Real Hip-Hop" Debate


Adam's World Weekly 6/25 - Ending The "Real Hip-Hop" Debate

Welcome to the new week everyone. It was blazing hot this past week in the tri-state area, but for as much as I dislike sweating like Patrick Ewing at the free throw line, the parade of sun dresses, skirts, tank tops, and short shorts always make up for it. Being that the a/c unit in my office is located right under my desk, I managed to get quite a bit of writing done. Leading things off this week is my look at the arguments over what's "real hip-hop" and where I think those arguments fall flat. Pop Shots is officially three years old, and I have a column celebrating that fact. The NYC Scene Report has news on a couple former Artists Of The Week, along with a few newcomers. I went down under for this week's RapReviews feature, which is an interview with Aussie hip-hop trio Hilltop Hoods. Finally, I also have a new podcast filled with an hour of great music, and a new Vid Pick from CT soul singer Omar Wilson.

If you dig any of these features please feel free to forward this email to a friend. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks, and enjoy!

Ending The "Real Hip-Hop" Debate Once & For All


The debate over whether or not many commercially successful hip-hop artists who crossover and see success in the pop world are “real hip-hop” has been one that’s gone on since Top 40 radio discovered kids of all races and backgrounds enjoy rap music. Most recently this debate was brought to the forefront again when Peter Rosenberg told Hot97’s Summer Jam crowd that he was about “that real hip-hop” and not Nicki Minaj.

Let me preface the rest of this blog post by saying I’m not writing an indictment of Rosenberg, who actually plays some great music, or Nicki, even though I’m not a fan of hers. This is about the “real hip-hop” argument that their incident brought up.


Read the full story at: AdamsWorldBlog.com

Pop Shots - Celebrating Three Years of Shots


Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is celebrating our third anniversary and we’re doing it the only way we know how - by mocking those that haven’t latest this long! Yes, in honor of three years of Pop Shots we’re puffing out our chests and taking a look at some truly memorable items from pop culture that we have now outlasted. Is it egotistical? Heck yes, but like Tony! Toni! Tone! once sang “it’s our anniversary.” Of course, it goes without saying, that since this is Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.

Read the full column at: AdamsWorldBlog.com

NYC Scene Report - Johnny Voltik, Nat Osborn, Deathrow Tull, & More

In this edition of the NYC scene report we have news on a musically daring project from Johnny Voltik, something that's sure to move you from The Nat Osborn Band, a brand new video from Deathrow Tull that features the monsters that you always thought were hiding under your bed, and a fiery demo from female rocker Carley Portera.

Read the full story at: 101Distribution.com

Hilltop Hoods - Australian For Dope Hip-Hop


Australia is well known for its gorgeous scenery, their national symbol of the kangaroo, and beer that comes in oversized cans. Something else they should be known for is their hip-hop scene, which has been steadily growing over the past twenty-plus years. Hilltop Hoods, which is the trio of MC Pressure, Suffa and DJ Debris (pictured L to R), have been a part of that growing scene since they formed as a group back in 1991 (at the time their DJ was DJ Next, but he left the group in the late 90s to pursue another career, and DJ Debris, who had been producing, became the group’s full time DJ). With the release of Drinking from the Sun they’re now seven albums deep, and they have three DVDs to go with those albums. It’s the kind of catalog most artists dream of having.

This week, I caught up with MC Pressure to find out more about the group, and the way in which they’re in a perfect position musically. MC Pressure also discussed the meaning of Drinking from the Sun, and talked about the grant Hilltop Hoods created to help aspiring hip-hop artists in Australia.

Read the full interview at: RapReviews.com


Vid Pick: Omar Wilson - Never Again


 
See the video at: AdamsWorldBlog.com

Fresh ABX Podcast - June '12

 


Do you have that 2:30 feeling? Well, hopefully it’s a 2:30AM feeling and you’re amped to keep the party going because that’s exactly what this edition of my ABX podcast is going to do. I guess, technically, if you were feeling sluggish it would be quite the effective pick me up, as well, so no matter how you’re feeling the PLAY button is the answer to your prayers. (I’m assuming you were praying for some great hip-hop. If you weren’t, what are you doing here?)

This month’s edition of The Adam B Experience features 14 songs, including a few ABX artist debuts, with everything adding up to nearly an hour of music. I’ve also thrown in some of my own personal brand of lunacy for good measure.

You can stream or download this show at RapReviews.com

Playlist

BS - Yoda Flame
Jesse Abraham w/ Emilio Rojas & TreZure Empire - Parallels
CookBook - Insomniac
Kalil Johnson - Atlas
Tony Cankles - Bangers On A Set List
Expertiz - At Last
Illus w/ Blueprint - Extraordinary
Vorheez - Agoraphobia
The Milky Way - Dubai
YC The Cynic - Rude Boy Jamaican
Jacky P - Lisa Bonet
Birdcall w/ Klokwize & Tedy - Bring It Right Back
The Other Guys - Drum For Me
Satnam - Stop Cryin’ Yo!


As always, thanks for reading and have a fantastic week.

- Adam B

Video: Vinnie Paz - "Cheesesteaks" (@Oxydz)


From Grim Reaperz:

Video: Vinnie Paz - "Cheesesteaks"

Produced by Psycho Les
Strings: Mireya Ramos
Cuts: DJ Eclipse
Mixed by Spent DNero at Goblin Music Studio

Video Credits:
Directed by Yan
Producers: New Pace Productions & Enemy Soil Films
Camera: Bill Connell, JC Costa, Mike McRath
Second Camera: Luke Rafferty
Editors: JC Costa & Yan
Colorist: Bill Connell


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