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MP3: Kie Money f/ Curren$y - "Ain't No Blowin My High"


MP3: Kie Money f/ Curren$y - "Ain't No Blowin My High"

Courtesy Papa Smirf.

* http://www.mediafire.com/?y6r1l5wrp8uptyk *

MP3: Fokis f/ GrandMaster Caz - "Show Em How to MC"


MP3: Fokis f/ GrandMaster Caz - "Show Em How to MC"

Courtesy Who Got Next.

* http://tinyurl.com/RapReviews-ShowEmHowToEmcee *

Random: Purchase or Stream Mega Ran 10 Right Now!


Random: Purchase or Stream Mega Ran 10 Right Now!

Courtesy Random a/k/a Mega Ran.

Yo! I'm out in Philly getting ready for a show (Haverford College, Saturday at 9, if you're in the area), and realized that It's 10PM on the 10th, so even though I wanted to officially launch on 11.11.11, What better time to launch an album about Mega Man 10? 

release the (robo)- hounds!

DOWNLOAD AND STREAM HERE NOW! 

http://random.bandcamp.com/album/mega-ran-10

available many ways: 

  • digital *with bonus
  • CD *with CD-only bonus track
  • BLUE VINYL! *with vinyl only bonus track*

press release: 

Phoenix, AZ – After recently wrapping up a massive 44-city tour with mc chris and MC Lars,Hip Hop artist and educator Random returns to the past for a final time for another Mega Ran project, this one based on the new Capcom game Mega Man 10.

The album, Mega Ran 10, samples and interpolates tunes from the soundtrack of the top selling game and transforms them into all new Hip-Hop, rock and dance tunes. Ran is quick to point out that this is not a direct sequel to the previous titles.

“I planned on putting out a song every few months, and soon I had an album’s worth of material on my hands. I’ve been asked by fans to finish the album and release it, so finally, I agreed.”

After accomplishing the impossible with an official license and co-sign from Capcom USA, Random’s last few Mega Man based albums, “Mega Ran” (2007) and “Mega Ran 9” (2009) have landed Ran in major publications from Nintendo Power to Playstation: The Official Magazine.

The album will feature production from Random, Mustin, DN3, K-Murdock and newcomer Derrick Canton. Guest artists include Open Mike Eagle, Beefy, Phill Harmonix and more.

The sad news? This is Random’s final Mega Man tribute album. “It’s been a great run,” Ran says. “I’d never want to keep doing something to the point that it becomes expected of me. I’ll always love the Blue Bomber, and I think my catalog proves it.” He and executive producer K-Murdock will be taking their talents to the Land of the Rising Sun for a week of touring in Japan December 7 to 13. visit morebarktour.com for details.

Get the album NOW at megaranmusic.com through digital download, CD or limited edition “Blue Bomber” vinyl.

Peep video game blog Kotaku's latest blurb on the album: 

http://kotaku.com/5858172/mega-man--rap-music-were-made-for-each-other

I really want to know you guys thoughts, as this album took a lot of work, and revision, and retooling. Big Thanks to K-Murdock for mixing and mastering the project, our first joint venture together as RandomBeats Music/Neosonic Productions. So let me know what you think when you hear it! Thank you so much for all of your support. You are truly the greatest friends a teacher-turned rapper could ever have. Spread the word, and enjoy SKYRIM tomorrow, and play this at the same time, haha.

Much Love,

Random, aka Mega Ran

MP3: B-Hamp - "My List"


MP3: B-Hamp - "My List"

Courtesy M3W.

* http://www.mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/bhamplist/blast-page.html *

MP3: Lil Webbie f/ Bobby V, Lil Phat - "She Got It"


MP3: Lil Webbie f/ Bobby V, Lil Phat - "She Got It"

Courtesy Avalanche Sound.

New single from Trill Fam "Survival Of The Trillest" Mixtape.

SHE GOT IT - LIL Webbie FT. LIL PHAT & BOBBY V

Download link: http://t.co/GQ99HI7C .

MP3: Baby Jaymes - "Bump My Head"


MP3: Baby Jaymes - "Bump My Head"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

In anticipation of his forthcoming EP, Whatever Happened To Baby Jaymes, and following the release of his single "Heart & Soul," Oakland bred singer/songwriter Baby Jaymes is excited to release his latest single, "Bump My Head." On "Bump My Head," a combination of lush keys, pulsating horns, and a smooth bassline provide the perfect backdrop for Baby Jaymes to tell a tale of falling victim to the temptations of a pretty lady, all the while ignoring the warnings of friends.

As he continues to trail blaze his self-anointed genre of Ghetto Retro, Baby Jaymes is refusing to be put in a box, pushing the envelope and redefining what a modern day urban singer is 'supposed' to sound like. Refreshingly soulful, with "Bump My Head," Baby Jaymes gives an answer to those who wondered Whatever Happened To Baby Jaymes: he's doing just fine.

Baby Jaymes' new EP, Whatever Happened To Baby Jaymes, will be released November 15th.

Download "Bump My Head" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Baby_Jaymes-Bump_My_Head.mp3 .

MP3: Tony Yayo f/ French Montana - "Ballin"


MP3: Tony Yayo f/ French Montana - "Ballin"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

(Clean/Dirty/Instru) http://www.mediafire.com/?5p3095521gm5cv4 .

Beast of the Beats V: Madison (11/14) & Minneapolis (11/15)


Beast of the Beats V Winner / iStandard Producer Showcases in Madison, WI (11/14) & Minneapolis, MN (11/15)

Courtesy BF Blasts.

iStandard Midwest - Madison, WI 11/14 & Minneapolis 11/15
       
The Mekanics So "Beast of the Beats V" - presented by Monster Energy is officially in the history books. 40 Winners from the national iStandard Producer Showcase series returned to NYC for a weekend for the ages. Only one producer could come out victorious, so congratulations to Miami's @TeckTheMekanic & @RemedyMekanic aka #TheMekanics!
 
Make sure to congratulate them on Twitter, and artists/labels/etc get at them while you can, these guys are a true talent and will only get better, being they're only 17 and 18!
 
A full recap of the weekend's events including pictures, video, as well as the session with Yelawolf are coming soon, so be on the lookout!
 
As the "Road to Beast of the Beats VI" started in Philly last week, where the first 2 contestants, J Brown (@loveandhiphop) and iExclusive (@iExclusiveBeatz) were determined, iStandard continues its never-ending journey by taking trip up to Madison, WI on Novemtber 14th and Minneapolis, MN on November 15th!
 
Full event details for both events are below, including the judges, prize package, sponsors, club address, advance ticket sales, and more. Be sure to check out the Artist Showcase "Get Your Buzz Up" in Madison the night before (11/13), to warm it up real nice for the producers!
 
We have a few slots available, so submit now by selecting "Madison, WI or Minneapolis, MN" HERE. We still have 2011 showcases remaining in Los Angeles, San Francisco, NYC, and Miami, so get those tracks in before they fill up!
 
The Team @iStandard
Newer Founder Pic (Photo Courtesy of EYE.AM shooter photography)
* www.iStandardProducers.com *

MP3: Cee-Lo Green - "Anyway"


MP3: Cee-Lo Green - "Anyway"

Courtesy M3W.

* http://tinyurl.com/RapReviews-CeeLo-Anyway *

MP3: I-20 - "Blood & Tears" (prod. DJ Pain)


MP3: I-20 - "Blood & Tears" (prod. DJ Pain)

Courtesy J. Melo.

I-20 of Ludacris' DTP drops a new one titled "Blood & Tears" produced by DJ Pain. I-20 is currently working on his new mixtape, "Celebrity Rehab."

"Blood & Tears" is a personal tale between 20 and hip-hop. The one girl he'll keep fighting for...

Artist: I-20
Song: Blood and Tears
Producer: DJ Pain
Mixtape: Celebrity Rehab
Song Link: http://hulkshare.com/f3ev52w6gghe .


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