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Video: Sean Hines f/ Jyshoun - "Rep You"


Video: Sean Hines f/ Jyshoun - "Rep You"

Courtesy Major Music.

@SeanHines02119 released "Rep You" several months ago and it has proven to be a fan favorite from his sophomore album "The Theory". "Rep You" now has an official music video directed by Dre Films.

New Audio: OBX & DJ TechNeek "Better Run" (prod. !llmind)


New Audio: OBX & DJ TechNeek "Better Run" (prod. !llmind)

Courtesy Matt B.

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from the San Antonio emcee OBX, his last release, Rage, featured Emilio Rojas, Skyzoo, Nickelus F, Reks & production from !llmind. Now, OBX is back with his first single from his latest offering titled "Better Run" produced once again by !llmind off his new EP Middle Class Dreams/Blue Collar Schemes which will be released on 4-9-2012.

DL Link to OBX & DJ TechNeek “Better Run” (produced by !llmind): http://www.sharebeast.com/o723qqznefl1 .

PR: Native Sun - "Indigeneous Soundwaves"


PR: Native Sun - "Indigeneous Soundwaves"

Courtesy Kensaye R.

Native Sun is a London based duo consisting of bilingual rapper Mohammed Yahya, born in Mozambique , South East Africa and singer-song writer Sarina Leah born in London with Caribbean roots.  Joining forces in 2010 Native Sun was born fusing Hip Hop and African rhythms with the aim of promoting a positive message of Universal Peace, Equality, Social Justice and Environmental Change.

Both artists over the years have received a great deal of publicity through collaborations on a variety of compilation CDs, Albums, International Tours across Europe, Africa and U.S, features of on a wide range of publications as well as TV appearances from UK based TV Channels such as BBC and ITV to Channels across Europe.

Now together, Native Sun's sweet melodies fuse addictive head bouncing Hip Hop undertones, conscious bilingual lyrics and catchy hooks perfect for a climate in need of an uplifting message.

* http://nativesunofficial.bandcamp.com/album/indigenous-soundwaves *

Video: Joell Ortiz Behind the Scenes of "Whip It Up"


Video: Joell Ortiz Behind the Scenes of "Whip It Up"

Courtesy Matt B.

Joell Ortiz came out to support the video shoot of his good friend Livin Proof for his upcoming single "Whip It Up." The video was shot in Brooklyn at at Up2Par Clothing. For those unfamiliar, Livin Proof is an artist from New York who appeared on Memphis Bleek's "534" album and has done countless Roc-a-Fella tours, including "The Blueprint 3" tour. Proof's new mixtape "I Am Livin Proof" drops for free on April 17th.

Journalist MrMecc Offers Up The #JBF Kit- Part 2, House Party


Journalist MrMecc Offers Up The #JBF Kit- Part 2, House Party

Courtesy Matt B.

Here is part two of a three part series of new comedy skits from Journalist and artist MrMecc, who many of you know from his pen game, his work with JumpOffTV and his the “Shit Rappers Say” comedy sketch which featured Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Killer Mike and Kim Osorio.

Mixtape: Andre Nickatina - Where's My Money?


Mixtape: Andre Nickatina - Where's My Money?

Courtesy Audible Treats.

To celebrate his birthday, Andre Nickatina is excited to release his latest mixtape, Where's My Money? The 18-track project shares its name with Andre's forthcoming nationwide tour, which kicks off in April and includes openers Fashawn and MUMBLS. The tape can be downloaded for free through Nickatina's website, where fans can also receive a free physical copy by purchasing a t-shirt from Nickatina's online store.

Just a few short weeks ago, when Nickatina announced the mixtape, he released two new songs, the Zapp & Roger-sampling "Tell Me She's A Hoe" and the "Rack City"-flipping "Bounce (Rack City)." The rest of the tape follows this format, a mix of original songs and unofficial freestyles featuring Nickatina's patented brand of brashness over a collection of boundary pushing production, handled mostly by Static Jon and Nima Fadavi. As for the message behind the music, it's really quite simple, according to Nickatina. "This is for the people, that know they owe people," he quips. "Where's my money?"

Before Andre heads out on tour, he'll be hitting Austin, Texas, this week for SXSW, and fans will have the opportunity to catch Andre performing tracks from the new mixtape, along with a collection of his classics this Thursday, March 15th, at Audible Treats' Third Annual Official SXSW Hip-Hop Showcase.

Download Where's My Money? and keep up with all of Nickatina's forthcoming tour dates: http://www.andrenickatina.com/ .

Video: Malice Breaks Down His Top 5 Lyricists of All Time


Video: Malice Breaks Down His Top 5 Lyricists of All Time

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

"The Clipse rapper gives his thoughts on the current state of hip-hop along with his run down of the top 5 lyricists of all time."

Free Download: Soul Khan - "Wellstone EP"


Free Download: Soul Khan - "Wellstone EP"

Courtesy Brown Bag AllStars.

Wellstone EP

Tracklisting:

* Elementro
* Khangregation
* American Made ft. Sene
* Not Like That ft. Akie Bermiss
* About Something
* Wellstone ft. Akie Bermiss

Please share it with one of your friends!

Copywrite - "The K.I.N.G." (Another "Lord Knows" Freestyle)


MP3: Copywrite - "The K.I.N.G." (Another "Lord Knows" Freestyle)

Courtesy Matt B.

With “God Save the King” Copywrite delivers another brutally honest record that reaches for new creative heights with all of the crazy punch lines, deep metaphors, true wordsmithing and all of the technical razzle dazzle anyone could ever ask for. To thank his fans for helping “God Save The King” crack Billboard’s “Top 100” chart, Copy lets loose this new freestyle over Just Blaze’s triumphant instrumental “Lord Knows” found on Drake’s “Take Care.”

DL link to Copywrite’s “The K.I.N.G.”: http://www.sharebeast.com/z3hdwvvy1573 .

Video: Maino Explains His Temper & Previous Incidents


Video: Maino Explains His Temper & Previous Incidents

Courtesy Papa Smirf.

"The Hand of God" : Maino along with Mouse and Hustle Hard members reflect on and discuss different incidents involving the sometimes negative stigma around the brand.


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