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Video: KRS-One - "Just Like That" (dir. Mad Lion)

Video: KRS-One - "Just Like That" (dir. Mad Lion)

Courtesy Who Got Next.

"KRS-One's First Official Single Release, JUST LIKE THAT Directed By MAD LION off of KRS-Ones 20th Studio Album Entitled JUST LIKE THAT Produced By MAD LION Dropping 1st Quarter 2012 on Killahpride Records."

MP3: Childish Gambino - "Heartbeat"

MP3: Childish Gambino - "Heartbeat"

Courtesy of BF Blasts.

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Doodlebug of Digable Planets @ Zuccotti Park - Occupy Wall Street

Doodlebug of Digable Planets @ Zuccotti Park - Occupy Wall Street

Courtesy of xingnfox.

Coming Soon....the new single "Fight For Ya Right" produced by Xing n Fox productions featuring Cee Know the Doodlebug of the Digable Planets will be available on iTunes in 2 weeks. 99% of the profits from the single will be donated to the OCCUPY movement that has risen to prominence in the last couple of months. This movement despite the various factions within it is based on the economic inequality in the United no matter what issue is closest to your heart we all can agree that it is a positive thing to see our fellow Americans stand up for the rights that our forefathers fought and died for.

Video: Zero Star - "Gmail"

Zero Star is back with the first single from his latest LP "Maybe I'm Joking, Maybe I'm Not" set to be released on December 5th via

Video - Cold Men Young - "Time Bomb"

From Microphone Phelps:

Every once in a while it happens.

The perfect storm of political climate and creativity, a clash of frustration and resilience to widespread apathy, a melding of art and the desire to make change in a city/state/country that has been promised so much and delivered so little. You know the feeling. The helplessness at the gas pump. The desperation at a job fair. The gnawing ache in your head every time another bill shows up or collector calls trying to squeeze blood from a stone. You know what it’s like to tip-toe around complete and utter psychological detonation. We’ve all been there, and we are increasingly fed up. We want to change our surroundings but it takes all we have to simply not explode.

tick tick tick…
You’re a daisy chain. A landmine. An IED.
You’re a mother. A father. A student. A human just trying to make it from one day to the next.
You’re a Time Bomb.
And you are not alone.
“Literally I’m livid with how limited my living is.”
Once again the Detroit based hip hop group ColdMenYoung has put together a track that speaks for all of us who know “grinding” isn’t as simple as the radio makes it sound. “Time Bomb” doesn’t prattle on about moving “weight” or driving expensive cars, instead it directs its focus to the struggle of daily living in a city that has seen better days and has little to offer the average inhabitant. This quartet knows all about that, each of the four members leading average lives while brandishing above average verbal talent. Following the success of their debut project, “Champagne Nights/Red Stripe Budget”, ColdMenYoung is poised to make even larger waves with the soon to be released followup, “YSBAF”. They have continuously demonstrated a dedication to viscerally depicting real life in a real way, a mission overlooked in an all too consumerist society.
Stay up to date with their music at, and download past projects at
Get inspired. Let your fuse burn a little more slowly. Harness that energy, and take ColdMenYoung along for the ride.


Audio: T-Pain f/ Lil Wayne - "Bang Bang Pow Pow"

Audio: T-Pain f/ Lil Wayne - "Bang Bang Pow Pow"

Courtesy Dan Roof.

WORLD PREMIERE! Perfeck Strangers "Ghetto" Music Video

WORLD PREMIERE! Perfeck Strangers "Ghetto" Music Video

Introducing Perfeck Strangers!

Directed by Andre Rehal, the "Ghetto" music video captures Dan-e-o and
Promise as a musical tag-team for the first time!

Veteran Toronto emcees Dan-e-o and Promise are now tackling the world of
music as a tandem. It's easy to say that Perfeck Strangers are an unlikely
pair, but when listening to their music you would think they have been
rhyming together for years.

Both accomplished rappers in their own rights, their union presents a
"perfeck" melding of talent in the vein of Hip Hop's most heralded duos,
such as Black Star, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and Little Brother.

Dan-e-o and Promise have even been compared to legendary tag-teams like
EPMD and Das EFX for the way they effortlessly flip lines back and forth
with each other.

In 2012, their debut album, "Series Premiere" will air worldwide, with
distribution via URBNET Records.

"Ghetto" is also available on URBNET's "Underground Hip-Hop Volume 07" compilation.

Video: Rapper Jean Grae Must Be Stopped

Video: Rapper Jean Grae Must Be Stopped

Judging by the number of dislikes this video garnered, it's fairly obvious most people didn't get the joke. If you're among that group, skip ahead to the last 15 seconds. Don't forget to check out some of our many Jean Grae reviews as well.

Jean Grae: This Week
Jean Grae: The Orchestral Files
Jean Grae: Jeanius

MP3: I-20 f/ Fat Ray - "Catch a Body"

MP3: I-20 f/ Fat Ray - "Catch a Body"

Courtesy J Melo.

I-20 keeps the ball rolling with a new leak off his "Celebrity Rehab" mixtape. This track is titled "Catch a Body" and features Fat Ray while DJ Pain 1 handles the production once again.

Artist: I-20
Song: Catch a Body
Featuring: Fat Ray
Producer: DJ Pain 1
Mixtape: Celebrity Rehab
Song Link: .

Video: Tyrese Talks About Hustling & Being Inspired

Video: Tyrese Talks About Hustling & Being Inspired

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

Words of wisdom from Tyrese and he also talks about his book "How to get out your own way."

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