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MP3: Sean Paul f/ Pitbull - "She Doesn't Mind (Remix)"

MP3: Sean Paul f/ Pitbull - "She Doesn't Mind (Remix)"

Courtesy M3W.

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Video: MC Lars - "Mild Boy" (feat. Barack Obama)

Video: MC Lars - "Mild Boy" (feat. Barack Obama)

Courtesy MC Lars.

My new music video features both a cameo from Barack Obama and me trying to skate in shorts that are way too small for me. Click here to check out the hip-hop hijinx!

Free Download: Spitfire - "Spitfire EP" (prod. Towa)

Free Download: Spitfire - "Spitfire EP" (prod. Towa)

Courtesy Park Street PR.

Hailing from the South Coast Spitfire is a young up and coming MC who's been starting to make a name for himself in the UK scene with a the release of several free download tracks in quick succession over beats from producers from all around the world. Now, with the release of his eponymous debut extended play - also free download - he's ready to really start making his mark on UK hiphop. The Spitfire EP is a 5 track slice of real, raw lyricism combining witty quips with sharp metaphors over beats produced by Spitfire's musical partner in crime Towa, which recall classic hiphop vibes with smart modern twists.

Amongst the 5 hard hitting tracks on the EP is "Slow Dance With Satan" which was released to a good critical response earlier in 2012 and has been building a steady momentum ever since. The video for the track will drop soon along with a video for another banger on the EP, The Cavalry. Featuring Spitfire dropping countless flows over a sparse un-nerving beat it is not a tune to be missed. Look out for Spitfire's YouTube channel coming very soon!

Hit Spitfire's Bandcamp to download the EP (link at the bottom) and get excited for his debut album, due to be released mid to late 2012 with an array of features from both UK and international artists it will be a long player not to be missed. For now though, the Spitfire EP looks to make an impact on the UK and let people know that Spitfire is a young MC to keep a close eye on in 2012 and beyond.

Spitfire - Spitfire EP (Produced by Towa) Track-listing:

01 - Intro
02 - Slow Dance With Satan
03 - From Moscow
04 - The Cavalry
05 - Capsized
06 - Confessional

Download link: .

Video: Kasual x Araab Muzik - "Brilliant"

Video: Kasual x Araab Muzik - "Brilliant"

Courtesy DM360.

Long Island's Kasual serves up the latest visuals for the Araab Muzik produced "Brilliant".  Directed by Michael Chow, this video takes you on a cinematic journey through the ups and downs of Kasual's career; from label advances, touring with Rick Ross and living the rap life, to seeing it all vanish before his very eyes as he  wanders the streets of New York as a vagrant, haunted by reminders of his ill-fated success.

Video: Mokeout - "Fire Starter"

Video: Mokeout - "Fire Starter"

Courtesy PR Dean Multimedia.

Uploaded by livetracks22 on Feb 3, 2012. Overdose ( MokeOut & Live! ) promo vid 1 for album out spring 2012.

Roddy Rod Announces New Mash-Up Contest

Roddy Rod Announces New Mash-Up Contest

Courtesy Nature Sounds.

To celebrate the release of his new 2-CD album Oakwood Grain I & II, Maspyke and Low Budget producer Roddy Rod is launching a new mash-up contest, giving fans a chance to win a copy of the album plus a Nature Sounds DJ Prize Pack.  While rappers are usually targeted for contests, Roddy's inviting all the DJs for this one.

Grab 5 free Oakwood Grain beats at bandcamp, then mash them up with your favorite acapella vocal tracks.  Next, submit your mash-up to us via soundcloud, and Roddy will pick the winner based on creativity and originality.  We'll even be posting all the entries on our soundcloud page so everyone can check out the mash-ups, get inspired, and "favorite" the best ones.  Winner gets a copy of the album, two serato control records, two slipmats, and three Nature Sounds instrumentals albums on vinyl!  Entries are due by March 31st.

To enter, download the tracks at:

Oakwood Grain I & II features
39 thumping instrumentals, plus a few choice vocal guests (including Finale, Muhsinah, Bilal Salaam, Wayna, and more).  It hits stores everywhere on March 13th, 2012.  Order here:

MMG's Stalley - "Everything New" (prod. Chad Hugo)

MMG's Stalley - "Everything New" (prod. Chad Hugo)

Courtesy BF Blasts.

DJ's here is a brand new heat rock for you from MMG's own Stalley.  This joint is called "Everything New" and is produced by the one and only Chad Hugo from the legendary Neptunes.  We've given you the clean and dirty versions of the record so you can flood the streets and introduce it into your mixshows as well.  Let's get this record in motion.  Don't sleep on Stalley or the MMG team because there is a lot of heat coming from them.  Let's work!


MP3: John Paul - "Mutha-F***'n Right" (Biggie Sample)

MP3: John Paul - "Mutha-F***'n Right" (Biggie Sample)

Courtesy J Melo.

With the legendary Notorious B.I.G.'s 15th death anniversary this weekend, March 9th, South Florida Rap/Hip-Hop artist John Paul is paying homage with a Biggie sample on his new single titled "Mutha F***'N Right." The track features an energetic vibe and was produced by Chris McClain. .

New Audio: Jaecyn Bayne f/ Styles P & Kojoe - "Body Down"

New Audio: Jaecyn Bayne f/ Styles P & Kojoe - "Body Down"

Courtesy Matt B.

Signed to renowned Jazz label “Owl Studios”, Jaecyn Bayne’s debut LP, Audio Therapy, is slated for a 4-24-2012 release date and will feature guest appearances from Styles P, Fred the Godson, Canibus & Keith Murray alongside production from Streetrunner and Bronze Nazareth among others.

In addition, to the release of his debut LP, Bayne will also be releasing a free mixtape and Audio Therapy’s first video “Family Thang” which is expected to debut in March and he will be embarking on a US tour with the likes of Canibus, Planet Asia, & Rusty Redenbacher (ATFU).

The second leak from Jaecyn Bayne’s debut LP Audio Therapy can be heard here:

MP3 DL link to Jaecyn Bayne f/Styles P & Kojoe “Body Down”: .

Video: BBU f/ GLC - "The Hood"

Video: BBU f/ GLC - "The Hood"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

It's been just two short weeks since the release of bell hooks, the Mad Decent- and Mishka Records-presented mixtape from Chicago's BBU, and the accolades have been rolling in from SPIN, Pitchfork, and more. BBU recently performed to a packed house at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, and with a handful of new show dates forthcoming, the foursome of Epic, Illekt, Jasson Perez, and DJ Esquire are excited to release the tape's first official music video, for "The Hood" featuring GLC.

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