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Audio: Frak f/ Terell Safadi - "Night Light" (@FrakVCO)

Audio: Frak f/ Terell Safadi - "Night Light"

Courtesy Frak.

Incredible production by SuperStarO and masterful engineering by the one and only SLY... Frak and Terell Safadi complement each other perfectly on this neo soul style track; bringing you diversity in sound and flow. Look out for the next releases coming soon!

Video: Shawn Archer - "You Kidding Me" (@IAmShawnArcher @QtheQuestion)

Video: Shawn Archer - "You Kidding Me"

Courtesy Q.

Shawn Archer drops the new visual "You Kidding Me" that features Petter Jones of SKE Records. The visual focuses on the smoking mirrors in the rap game and how things don't appear as they seem.

@AWKWORDrap Releases New Music to Celebrate Charity Album

AWKWORD Releases New Music to Celebrate Charity Album

Courtesy @AWKWORDrap.

RapReviews! just dropped the details on my 100% charity album World View out 2.2.14 on DJBooth - and I released new music to celebrate it...

WORLD VIEW, by AWKWORD: Available for 100% For-Charity Purchase this coming Groundhog Day, 2/2/14, via The DJ Booth! Scroll down for the OFFICIAL Tracklist and more info.

[Protest Music, for Stick-Up Kids]

World View is the First-Ever 100% For-Charity Global Hip Hop Project, sponsored by DJBooth.net and The Morgan Stanley Foundation. Featuring contributions from EVERY Continent and EIGHTEEN (18) Countries, showcasing our interconnectedness created through Hip Hop culture and rap music. ALL proceeds from World View are being donated to Guns 4 Cameras, a 501c3 nonprofit that goes beyond the gun exchange, working to eradicate street violence through the Hip Hop-inspired education and empowerment of the youth in our communities.

The street story that started it all…

Time to Complete Album: 5 years

Length of Album: 78 Minutes

Mixed by: Vinyl Digger (Switzerland)
Mastered by: John Sparkz [of Harry Fraud's Surf School]

Executive Produced by: AWKWORD, The White Shadow (Norway) & Trilian (Serbia)

Features include: Joell Ortiz, Sean Price, Chino XL, KRS-One, Slug (of Atmosphere), Jadakiss, The Kid Daytona, ILL BILL, REKS, Jasiri X, Jus Daze, Y-Love, Viro the Virus {RIP}, Vast Aire, Pace Won (of the Outsidaz), Sha Stimuli, Chaundon, C-Rayz Walz, Chief Kamachi, Shabaam Sahdeeq, SHI 360 [Israel], Poison Pen, Punchline, Rickie Jacobs, Josh Martinez, AWOL One, MarQ Spekt, SHIRT, Mista Lawnge (of Black Sheep), Beretta 9 (of Killarmy)

Producers include: Harry Fraud, Domingo, Numonics, Anno Domini [UK], ATG, Steel Tipped Dove, Fafu, The White Shadow [Norway], Dominant1 [Malawi], Alterbeats [France], Dismas [Romania], Trilian [Serbia]

Countries Featured:

01. Australia
02. Austria
03. Brazil
04. Canada
05. Czech Republic
06. Finland
07. France
08. Israel
09. Italy
10. Malawi
11. Malaysia
12. Moldova
13. Netherlands
14. Norway
15. Romania
16. Serbia
17. United Kingdom
18. United States

ALBUM DROPS FEBRUARY 2, 2014 (2.2.14) on DJbooth.net. Physical copies also available, via Amazon.com and Variation Music (Switzerland), with more stores to be added soon. FREE Bonus Disc (with approx. 25 more tracks) drops ONE MONTH AFTER World View.


01. “Gas Land (Frack Off)” ft. Chaundon [prod. by Numonics]
02. “Throw Away The Key” [prod. by L.Ment (Canada)]
03. “Bars & Hooks” ft. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare [prod. by Harry Fraud]
04. “Penny” [prod. by Dismas (Romania)]
05. “The People’s Champions” ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Punchline & Beretta 9 (of Killarmy) [prod. by Harry Fraud]
06. “Got Class?” [prod. by Fresh Nerd]
07. “Notorious” ft. Wordsmith, Jasiri X, Jus Daze & Capital X (Norway) [prod. by Amin PaYnE (Australia)]
08. “Doctor Doctor” ft. GuessWho? [prod. by MajoR R.E. (Malaysia)]
09. “Requiem” ft. SoulStice, Ess Vee & CuzOH! Black (add. vox by Jay Daniels [Australia] & Mark Deez) [prod. by ATG]
10. “Melting Pot (Made In America)” ft. Chaundon [prod. by Numonics]
11. “Rape” [prod. by Fafu]
12. “Rap Genius” ft. Chino XL & Perseverance [prod. by The White Shadow (Norway)]
13. “It’s Not Possible” [prod. by Recluse Crew (Finland)]
14. “#AaronSwartz” ft. L*A*W [prod. by Steel Tipped Dove]
15. “The World Is Yours” ft. Sha Stimuli & Viro the Virus [prod. by Dominant1 (Malawi)]
16. “Imperialism” ft. C-Rayz Walz & REKS [prod. by Jonny Lupo (Moldova)]
17. “Radio 2.0″ ft. KRS-One, Dug Infinite, Brimstone127 & Mista Lawnge (of Black Sheep) [prod. by Vice Souletric]
18. “Metal Music” ft. El Gant, ILL BILL, Tenacity & Blame One [prod. by Tranzformer]
19. “Go!” ft. Joell Ortiz, Slug (of Atmosphere) & Maya Azucena [prod. by Domingo]

AWKWORD World View logo

World View was initially inspired by producers worldwide who contacted AWKWORD via his myspace account more than five years ago, seeking acapellas from AWKWORD’s solo debut See The Light to create remixes. AWKWORD decided to hold a contest, with the best submissions being noted on AWKWORDrap.com and the best of the best being featured on World View or the World View free bonus disc. After sifting through more than 100 submissions, AWKWORD selected the following:

Amin PaYne [Australia]*
BrainDeaD & Esvee [Israel]*
Cletus [Italy]*
Dominant1 [Malawi]*
HimzMe-MezHim [Namibia]
joeblack [Brazil]*
Jonny Lupo [Moldova]*
Kathy Kurious [Taiwan]
Keko [Colombia]
MistaSweet [Netherlands]*
Nii [Ghana]
NMC [Croatia]
Rollincut [Austria]*
S.O.J.A. [US]
Saph [Malaysia]
The White Shadow [Norway]*

* = appearing on World View or World View free bonus disc

MORE Information on World View charity recipient Guns 4 Cameras HERE.

All proceeds from World View are being donated to Guns 4 Cameras (G4C) (a.k.a. Aim to Live), a 501c3-registered nonprofit that goes beyond the gun-exchange program, working to eradicate street violence through the Hip Hop-inspired education and empowerment of our at-risk youth.
Video: C BALLIN On His Start With @SnoopDogg

Video: C BALLIN On His Start With Snoop Dogg

http://channeldynamic.com - C Ballin talks getting an internship with Snoop Dogg. SUBSCRIBE NOW and visit our website for more interviews.

Audio: @E40 - "Bamboo"

Audio: E-40 - "Bamboo"

Buy The Block Brochure 4,5 & 6 On iTunes & Amazon Now!

Video: @MCEsoteric @Stu_Bangas "State of War" @CelphTitled

Video: Esoteric & Stu Bangas "State of War" f/ Celph Titled

M.B.D.R presents Esoteric & Stu Bangas new music "State of War" featuring Celph Titled from their newly released album "Machete Mode". The music video which was shot in a retro style arcade in NJ, which features games from the late 80s to mid 90s. The arcade is a resting place for these classic games and quarters easily found there way into the waiting machines.

Audio: @CasanovaKris @2Chainz - "Grinding" (@mzlimari2u)

Audio Casanova Kris f/ 2 Chainz - "Grinding"

Courtesy L.G.

Just one year later after his Federal arrest getting caught with millions of dollars worth of narcotics, Casanova Kris seen here in a video released soon after his story went public drops a new single featuring 2 Chainz titled “GRINDING”!

Video: Juicy J Gets Hot & Heavy on @E40 Set (@TheRealJuicyJ @mzlimari2u)

PR: Juicy J Gets Hot and Heavy on E-40 Set

Courtesy L.G.

-40 continues to climb the rap charts and drop visuals from his story telling “Block Brochure” Welcome to the Soil 4,5 & 6. The artist and Ambassador of the Bay Area selected one of the most well respected sets to shoot his 5th video from the unprecedented project at The Pink Motel. Joined this time by his trippy Memphis potna Juicy J and the Paranoid TY$, 40 puts together yet another episodic experience that E-40 tags a “Viznideo” all directed by Director Ben Griffen.

@YoGottiKOM Breaks Down His New Album "I Am" and Its Content

Video: Yo Gotti Breaks Down His New Album "I Am" and Its Content

http://www.vladtv.com - Memphis rapper Yo Gotti recently released his latest full-length album, I Am, last month. In a recent sit down session with Muve Music and Cricket Wireless, Gotti broke the album down. Gotti spoke about the album's title track, recording the track "I Know" with Atlanta emcee Rich Homie Quan, as well as some the albums content matter.

Audio: @MarcoPoloBeats @InvincibleDET "Drunken Sleuth"

Audio: Marco Polo f/ Invincible "Drunken Sleuth"

Courtesy Matt B.

Invincible: "Drunken Sleuth was written as a way to creatively call out the many forces conspiring to profit from land grabs, gentrification, displacement, voter disenfranchisement, and political corruption in Detroit. Each verse is loosely based on real stories that took place over the past five years in the city."

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