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Video: Duck Down vs. Blacksmith 2011 CMJ Showcase Recap


Video: Duck Down vs. Blacksmith 2011 CMJ Showcase Recap

Courtesy Matt B.

Recap video from the sold out CMJ showcase at the Music Hall of Williamsburg featuring performances from Skyzoo & Statik Selektah, Kidz In The Hall, Smif N Wessun, Jean Grae, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli & Buckshot with the live band.

Directed and Filmed by Brian Petchers - @brianpetch
Filmed by Will Sanderson - @will_sanderson
Filmed by Johnny Ferri

Mixtape: Skanks the Rap Martyr - "Rest in Peace to the Beats"


Mixtape: Skanks the Rap Martyr - "Rest in Peace to the Beats"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

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TRACK LIST:

    INTRO
    I GOT IT
    BEANTEAM ANTHEM (ON ONE)
    AFTER HOURS
    BOSS OF ALL BOSSES
    IT'S YOUR WORLD FT. GRIMEY PROD. BY DUDDAMAN
    THE MARTYR'S ROOM
    OTIS FREESTYLE FT. INTERNATIONAL BLIZZ
    SHOW YOU HOW
    TROUBLE ON MY MIND
    NIGGAZ IS WACK
    GO, GO, GADGET FLOW FT. CASH BILZ
    LABOR DAY
    GHETTO SUPERSTARS FT. INTERNATIONAL BLIZZ
    BONKERS ON YONKERS FT. CASH BILZ & ILL PHIL
    Y'ALL DON'T REALLY FT. P. GENERAL
    ENEMY OR FRIEND
    REALLY THO FT. GRIMEY
    MYXER.COM RINGTONE COMMERCIAL
    BONUS TRACK

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* http://youtube.com/skanksvideos *

MP3: Lloyd Banks - "Shock the World"


MP3: Lloyd Banks - "Shock the World"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

(Clean) http://www.mediafire.com/?bfmdf13d92w6rt0 .

Video: Lagato Shine - "Lagato Montana"


Video: Lagato Shine - "Lagato Montana"

Courtesy (natch) of Lagato Shine.

"Official new freestyle from Lagato Shine!"

Press Release: Childish Gambino Premieres "Bonfire" Video


Press Release: Childish Gambino Premieres "Bonfire" Video

Courtesy 'Stache Media.

Childish Gambino, the moniker for actor Donald Glover, has emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in music. With a unique blend of hip-hop with multiple genres, combined with lyrical genius, Childish Gambino has gone from a viral cult following to a mega sensation. Spin Magazine praises, "...[his EP's] all have showcased Glover's fiercely clever, plugged-nose flow, which recalls both Lil Wayne's verbal skywriting and Kanye West's vulnerable-braggart defensiveness."

Please feel free to stream and repost here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/childish-gambino/706255/bonfire.jhtml#id=1518071 .

Debut album, CAMP, is due out November 15th, 2011 on Glassnote Records.

Childish Gambino has released two mixtapes," I Am Just A Rapper" and "I Am Just A Rapper 2" and in March 2011, Childish Gambino released an untitled EP that featured the hit "Freaks and Geeks". Most recently, Childish Gambino wrapped the sold out I AM DONALD TOUR, played to over 10,000 people at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and is continuing to wow crowds at the travelling Rock The Bells Festival through October. Following his sold-out IAMDONALD Tour and dates on the travelling hip-hop festival Rock The Bells, Childish Gambino will hit 11 cities along the East Coast for the Sign Up Tour. The Sign Up Tour kicked off in Memphis, TN on October 5th and wraps on November 12th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA as he prepares for the release of his debut album CAMP, due out November 15th, 2011.
 
For all Sign Up Tour dates and more information on Childish Gambino and Glassnote Records please visit www.glassnotemusic.com and www.iamdonald.com .

MP3: Doc Frank - "Everyday" (Clean/Dirty)


MP3: Doc Frank - "Everyday" (Clean/Dirty)

Courtesy BF Blasts.

(Clean/Dirty) http://www.mediafire.com/?j5diszj9yf183sg .
Twitter @Docfrank
* www.whoisdocfrank.info *

Video: League510 - "S.O.S."


Video: League510 - "S.O.S."

Courtesy Audible Treats.

League510 are back again, and with their new video, "S.O.S.," the usually fun-loving and party-ready group has decided to take their music to a more serious place, one that focuses on the harsh realities of day-to-day life in Oakland. "The main inspiration for this song was the senseless violence that happens in our city, Oakland, CA," remarks TK, who spits one of the songs two verses, with fellow League member Mr. Knowitall holding down the other.

PR: Rapper/Producer Kwame Releasing Series of Free Mixtapes


PR: Rapper/Producer Kwame Releasing Series of Free Mixtapes

Courtesy Greg Pastore.

Rapper/Producer Kwame releases the first offering in a series of mixtapes which will wrap up the year.  "SCIENTIST OF SOUND: VOL 1", is a special blend of some of the records that Kwame has been blessed enough to produce over the past few years.

"I couldn't fit them all on one CD but this should be a good 'Kwame, the producer, starter pack', and I hope you guys enjoy what I have been working so hard on for years. I try my best to be a well-rounded producer and musician but still remember where I originate from... HIP HOP! The reason I call this "Scientist of Sound” is because every track I make, I try to take it further.  I experiment, hoping for the best outcome."

A free download of the mixtape can be found here: http://hulkshare.com/k8nuudlqbk4h .

Tracklist:
 
01.   JoJo – Breezy
02.   Tweet & Missy Elliot – Turn The Lights Off
03.   Method Man – Fall Out
04.   Keri Hilson – Wait (Previously Unreleased)
05.   Pussy Cat Dolls – Bite Tha Dust
06.   Mary J. Blige – L.O.V.E.
07.   Talib Kweli – Listen
08.   Fantasia – Not The Way That I Do
09.   LL Cool J – 10 Million Stars
10.   Osolo – Monster
11.   Maaad Moiselle – Interlude
12.   Keyshia Cole – No Other
13.   Jawan Harris – Keisha
14.   Algebra – Run & Hide
15.   Christina Aguilera – Understand
16.   Laurianna Mae – Suicide Bomb
17.   Will Smith – Switch
18.   Nola Darling – S.T.F.U. – Start the Riot
19.   Skillz – Regular Guy
20.   Beyond Belief ft. Red Café – Bigger Checks
21.   Lloyd Banks – On Fire

Keep up with Kwame:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/kwamedidit .
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KWAMETHEBOYGENIUS .

Video: Awon & Kameleon Beats - "Concentration Gradient"


Video: Awon & Kameleon Beats - "Concentration Gradient"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

Having worked on the album for some time now the duo feel they have constructed a project that will hit a nerve with its listeners. Tracks like "Had Enough" and "They Coming" focus on the pressures and hardships of modern society while songs like "Heaven" take a more positive and forward-thinking stance. The vintage hip hop sound is still the underlying force behind their music but this project is much more aggressive musically and lyrically. Awon's delivery is firmer and Kameleon ventures into newer territory sample-wise. The result is an album hip hop heads young and old can feel.

Video: Thirstin Howl III f/ Unique London - "Natural Born Skiller"


Video: Thirstin Howl III f/ Unique London - "Natural Born Skiller"

Courtesy Semp Rok.

"It's the title track off Thirstin's new album, Natural Born Skiller that is out today on iTunes. It is directed by Skillusions Films and edited by Box Lo. Also shot all in Miami."


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