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Audio: & Britney Spears (DJ Kazzanova & Fatman Scoop)

Audio: & Britney Spears (DJ Kazzanova & Fatman Scoop)

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Audio: @RawFacts - "Gladiator"

Audio: Raw Facts - "Gladiator"

Courtesy RFM.

Raw Facts returns with his newest release entitled "Gladiator". Looking back at his "Fact or Fiction" mixtape, he realized that there was more that needed to be said to his fans. With that in mind, Facts is back in the studio and delivering more new music. While addressing many issues, internal thoughts and concerns on this record, Facts shows his strength as a "Gladiator".

Video: @Quanstar - "Yo Soy La Mierda"

Video: Quanstar - "Yo Soy La Mierda"

Courtesy First Team.

We just posted Quanstar's new music video "Yo Soy La Mierda" from his new album of the same name of First Team Music. The video was filmed by Quanstar and East Oakland indie hip hop icon DLabrie on A Sony Glalaxy 2 phone.

Audio: @JusDaze f/ Chris Rivers (Baby Pun) - Ignorant Sh!t

Audio: Jus Daze f/ Chris Rivers (Baby Pun) - Ignorant Sh!t

Courtesy JD.

As we get closer to the official release date for Jus Daze'sophomore album, "Walk Twice As Hard", he keeps us eagerly waiting in anticipation, dropping more new music! His latest, Ignorant Sh!t, is a collaboration with Chris Rivers (formerly known as Baby Pun). The two team up to deliver a rapid, fiery display of lyricism and punchlines over a hard-hitting East Coast boom bap beat produced by Nemisis.

Audio: @GoldiniBagwell of Sandpeople - "Chemtreals"

Audio: Goldini Bagwell of Sandpeople - "Chemtreals"

Courtesy Heaven Noise.

February 2013 - Portland, OR: Goldini Bagwell released this one-off single to keep things moving as he puts the finishing touches on his upcoming SecondHand Smoke album. "Chemtreals" finds the Sandpeople MC musing over his favorite remedies for life's ills atop a cloudy instrumental produced by Chase Moore and Hippie Sabotage.

PR: J Dilla "The Diary" Planned for Release on PayJay (@TrevorSeamon)

PR: J Dilla "The Diary" Planned for Release on PayJay

Courtesy Trevor @ The Score.

PayJay Productions, Inc. was the company James Dewitt “J Dilla” Yancey founded in 2001 to house his production company and his publishing company. But it was also a symbolic move: PayJay was a sign that the maverick producer then known as Jay Dee would see his individual goals in music industry realized, and he would get paid in the process.

The Estate of James Yancey has revived PayJay as a functioning imprint, and is announcing its release of J Dilla's long lost vocal album, The Diary. The first single "Anthem" b/w “Trucks” is now available as a pre-sale at and will be released on vinyl early this spring. Both “Anthem” and “Trucks” were produced, and feature complete vocal performances, by Dilla. The tracks come straight from multi-track masters found on 2” tape shortly after Dilla’s passing in 2006. These songs have been mixed by engineer Dave Cooley, who worked extensively with Dilla during his years in Los Angeles. Using Dilla’s original demo mixes as his guide, Cooley attempted to finalize Dilla’s vision for these tracks, while keeping all of the elements that Dilla had in place in his original demos present.

The Estate of James Yancey is administered by attorney Alex Borden and overseen by the Probate Court of the State of California on behalf of Yancey’s four heirs – his mother, Maureen “Madukes” Yancey, his brother John “Illa J” Yancey and his two daughters, Ja’Mya Yancey and Ty-monae Whitlow.

The Diary is an album of vocal performances recorded between in the early 2000s over production by the likes of Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins and others. PayJay recently issued the “J Dilla World Tour” tee shirt in conjunction with clothing brand Stussy; a collaborative figure is set to be released in 2013.
New EP: @TheRoyceCastro - Xperience: Gil Cobain Hendrix

New EP: Royce Castro - Xperience: Gil Cobain Hendrix

Courtesy Doc Holliday.

Lawnside, NJ: After almost 2 years in the works finally comes the debut project from the talented Lawnside, NJ native, Royce Castro, Xperience: Gil Cobain Hendrix EP. Tracklisting and link below along with a couple of older videos from, Royce, and his recent When 16 Ain't Enought Freestyle.

Video: @SadatX @PharoaheMonch @PhilG119 - This Is Our Thing (@CoalMineMusic)

Video: Sadat X ft Pharoahe Monch & Phil G - This Is Our Thing

Courtesy @CoalMineMusic.

Produced by: Grant Parks
Directed by: Danny Joe Sorge
Artwork by: Elroy Klee

Audio: Zavey - Wine & Dine f. Le$ (@ImZavey @settle4LES @TheProDeuser)

Audio: Zavey - Wine & Dine f. Le$

Courtesy McLov.

Two of Houston's most promising emcees join forces on "Wine & Dine" to showcase their skills on the mic as they speak to the ladies over a very soulful beat from TheProDeuser. Stay tuned for more music from Zavey coming soon!

Audio: Armagideon - "Who's Gid Money???" (@gideon029)

Audio: Armagideon - "Who's Gid Money???"

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Submitting a hot new song "Who's Gid Money?" by Armagideon. "Who's Gid Money?" is Blazing the midwest streets!! This song is quickly picking up a buzz and DJ's are feeling the music and lyrics. Armagideon has opend for Common, Erykah Badu, Dead Prez, NERD, young Bloodz, Black Eye Pease and more. If you haven't already supported, please accept this song/video submission for features, radio play, interviews, blogs, websites, reviews and more. Please help us break this record.

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