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Video: @Chippy_Nonstop - "Kicked Out Da Club"


From Audible Treats:

Video: Chippy Nonstop - "Kicked Out Da Club"

Chippy Nonstop, the undisputed queen of twerking, is unleashing her new video for the single"Kicked Out Da Club." The second visual from her mixtape, #GlobalSkoolOfTwerk, which was released in April, premiered on Complex last Friday.  With her own Twitter proclaiming her club mantra "VIP and STILL kicked out," Chippy embraces her reputation for going H.A.M. in the club, as well as the inevitable repercussions of doing so. "I mostly only get kicked out when my favorite DJs are playing and I do something stupid, like climb on a huge stage during Major Lazer and run away from security," says Chippy. "I realized I can't control myself when a song I love comes on." I think we've all been there, done that.

Alterbeats (@ChiefKamachi, @Kromeatose & @BlockMcCloud) - "TV Screen"


From DM360:

Alterbeats (feat. Chief Kamachi, Kromeatose & Block McCloud) - "TV Screen"

The French-based collective of producers, graphic designers and videographers, better known as ALTERPROD/ALTERBEATS unveil the debut single "TV Screen" off their debut LP, The French Revolution. Featuring guest appearances from Chief Kamachi, Kromeatose & Block McCloud, "TV Screen" makes a strong statement about modern society while emphasizing themes central to the album, such as oppression and the unheard, with lines like, “Yes, we do exist, but they don't believe till we on the TV screen."

* http://soundcloud.com/diamondmedia360/tv-screen-feat-block-mccloud *

Video: @IAmLivinProof - "Never Gonna Quit"


From J Melo:

Video: Livin Proof - "Never Gonna Quit"

Livin Proof releases a new video for "Never Gonna Quit", a track off his "I Am Livin' Proof" Mixtape hosted by DJ Dow Jones.

Illmaculate - "How You Do That" f/ Inspectah Deck & OnlyOne


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Illmaculate - "How You Do That" f/ Inspectah Deck & OnlyOne

Illmaculate, with his Sandpeople crew, just wrapped a month-long European tour, performing across the continent and sharing stages with the likes of M.O.P. and Slaughterhouse. Now back in the US, and prepping for a forthcoming official album release party in Portland, Illmaculate is excited to release the latest single from his recent Skrill Talk album, "How You Do That," featuring Wu-Tang Clan rapper Inspectah Deck and OnlyOne.

Lyricism has long been Illmaculate's forte, and while he continues to shine throughout Skrill Talk, this latest single, "How You Do That," is most notable, aside from the guest 16 courtesy of Inspectah Deck, for the track's beat. That beat comes courtesy of producer Sapient, who is part of Illmaculate's Sandpeople crew, and the instrumental, with its blaring horns and synths, is nothing short of anthemic. "The beat inspired this song," says Illmaculate. "It's one of my favorites on the album."

Download "How You Do That" Ft. Inspectah Deck & OnlyOne here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Illmaculate-How_You_Do_That_Ft_Inspectah_Deck_OnlyOne.mp3 .

Free EP: Nico The Beast - "True to Form"


From DubMD84:

Free EP: Nico The Beast - "True to Form"

For Philadelphia MC, Nico the Beast, life definitely happened. On the heels of the summer 2010’s 'The Beast Within' (which earned him aBest Male Artist nomination from the Underground Hip Hop Awards), Nico planned on moving from the influence of personal tragedies in his music. However, as 2011 dealt the untimely, nearly consecutive losses of his mother and younger brother, he found his artistic direction juxtaposed with life events yet again. Unwilling to compromise the vision of his upcoming releases, he chose to create when the time was right instead of rushing any projects.

01.) Déjà Vu
02.) Hard Knuckle Rap (feat. Outerspace)
03.) Stay On My Own
04.) Beast Banter
05.) My Sh*t (Cuts By DJ Madhandz)
06.) Crystal Ball (feat. Reef The Lost Cauze & Rec Raw)
07.) Tripped Out (feat. Toke Jones)

* http://nicothebeast.bandcamp.com/album/true-to-form *

NEW MUSIC: "Clutch Pop" - Big Kish feat. Sadat X (@daneo10)


From Dan-e-o:

NEW MUSIC: "Clutch Pop" - Big Kish feat. Sadat X

"Who still makes money on mics?"

BIG KISH - that's who! You've been hearing him in nearly every video game
worth playing for years! "Check iMDb for the realest cat I know, I'mma
boast 'til I'm ghost 'bout Andrew Kishino!"
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1873559/

"The veteran don't get bitter, he gets better!"

But now, the MC legend is back! With his first new single in nearly two
decades, Big Kish returns with the banger, "Clutch Pop" featuring Sadat X!
Hear it here:
http://soundcloud.com/big-kish/clutch-pop

For more on Big Kish:
WEBSITE: http://andrewkishino.com/
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/big_kish

Keep listening...
VAPORS 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7gnm5wOJLA
HOODAFUKAYOO?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTawLyvu974

Video: D Strong and Mac - "No Compromise" (@iconoclastmm)


From John Robinson:

Video: D Strong and Mac - "No Compromise"

New Video from West Coast Emcee D Strong & Mac "No Compromise" off the D Strong & Mac "The Burden" album. Check out D Strong as he hits the gym to prepare for an upcoming BATTLE against the Hip Hop Music Industry, Wack Emcees and all other social ILLS that Plague the world.

NEW MUSIC: Scheme & Astonish - Born In The Trap


From Scheme773:

NEW MUSIC: Scheme & Astonish - Born In The Trap

Scheme, Astonish and DJ Scend will be performing on June 1st at Bronx, NY. In honor of the trip, they released a new song over some DJ Premier. Be sure to check out the joint, share it with your friends, and come out to the show on June 1st if you are in NY.

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/schememusic773/scheme-astonish-born-in-the .

Album Stream: @Oddisee - 'People Hear What They See'


From Nora Ritchie:

Album Stream: Oddisee - 'People Hear What They See'

Yesterday, SPIN premiered producer/rapper Oddisee's debut full-length album People Hear What They See. You can stream the album in its entirety now. People Hear What They See will be released on June 12th via Mello Music Group. The album will be available digitally via an iTunes pre-release on June 5th.

Stream Oddisee - People Hear What They See in its entirety here: http://www.spin.com/blogs/first-spin-hear-oddisees-people-hear-what-they-see .

(ITunes Pre-Order Buy Link) Oddisee - People Hear What They See: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/people-hear-what-they-see/id516334681 .

The Best Of The Rest:
(EP) Oddisee - Odd Renditions: http://oddisee.bandcamp.com/album/odd-renditions .
(Video) Oddisee - "Ain't That Peculiar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcz--kNhW44 .

For more info:
* http://www.mellomusicgroup.com/ *
* http://twitter.com/#!/ODDISEE *
* http://www.oddiseemusic.com/ *

Video: DJ J-Ronin f/ Lil' Fame of M.O.P. - "Misery"


From J-Ronin:

Video: DJ J-Ronin f/ Lil' Fame of M.O.P. - "Misery"

DJ J-Ronin ft. Lil Fame of M.O.P. - Misery. The 1st video promoting DJ J-Ronin and DJ Snips - All Elements vol.12 hosted by M.O.P. Out no. To Purchase copies of the mixtape go to http://allelements.ning.com/ . Misery Video - Directed by Jon John TV -  Edited by Born King.


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