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Video: Statik Selektah f/ Sean Price, Termanology - "Population Control"


Video: Statik Selektah f/ Sean Price, Termanology - "Population Control"

Courtesy Matt B.

New music video for Statik Selektah's album title track "Population Control" featuring Sean Price & Termanology. Video was produced by Smokestack Recordings.

Video: Intricate Dialect - "Real MF" (prod. Eddie Logix)


Video: Intricate Dialect - "Real MF" (prod. Eddie Logix)

Courtesy Tenacity.

Intricate Dialect's passion for learning and understanding ancient Egypt has poured into his music with the album Kemet. Jazz samples, break beats, & electronic influence accompany Idski in travel through time via Hip Hop to one of history's most mysterious civilizations...and coming back to rap about it. "Kemet" is available for download on a pay what you want basis on his label's (Abolitionist Projects) official site.

Here is the album link: http://abolitionistprojects.bandcamp.com/album/kemet .

MP3: One Pham - "Adrenaline"


MP3: One Pham - "Adrenaline"

Courtesy Who Got Next.

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

Video: DJ Cosla & Tribeca - "The World's Best"


Video: DJ Cosla & Tribeca - "The World's Best"

Courtesy Chris Figueroa.

Here is a new video by a close friend and someone I have worked with over the past couple of years, New York emcee, Tribeca with his new video "The World's Best" directed by Todd Angkasuwan [Directed Videos for Evidence, Pharoahe Monch, Buckshot, Slaughterhouse + More...]

TRIBECA @tribecaworld / Produced by DJ COSLA @djcoslaofficial

Video: Y-Love f/ Andy Milonakis - "The Takeover" (prod. Diwon)


Video: Y-Love f/ Andy Milonakis - "The Takeover" (prod. Diwon)

Courtesy Shemspeed.

Here's "The Takeover" music video! The video features super star comedian/actor Andy Milonakis (MTV/Jimmy Kimmel), Y-Love, Tj Di Hitmaker, and Diwon. It's an up close and in your face video with editing that takes a spastic "DJ scratch and blend" style creating an ADHD reggae hip pop video destined to motivate the masses.

PR: Krayzie Bone "Under the Influence" In Stores 11/22


PR: Krayzie Bone "Under the Influence" In Stores 11/22

Courtesy RBC Records.

Long hailed by fans as the leader of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Krayzie Bone has scanned well over 1 Million units in his solo career (with the first 3 "Fixtape" Volumes scanning over 35K) and looks to continue his trend of success with Volume 4 of his Fixtape Series. With his laid-back flow, and rapid-fire delivery, Kray long ago cemented his place as one of hip hop's most talented lyricists. As the de facto figure head of Bone Thugs, Krayzie Bone is determined to give the fans what they want as his next solo project titled "Under The Influence" hits stores on November 22nd.
 
The Bone Thugs release titled "STRENGTH & LOYALTY", released in the spring of 2007 was the groups first major label album after an absence of nearly five years, thus catapulting them back into the limelight. Debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 and containing many star studded guest-appearances, the executive produced Swizz Beatz album sold over 500,000 copies, reclaiming their place amongst hip hops greats.
 
BTNH dropped their last album "UNI-5", on May 4th 2010 and was the first album in over a decade with all 5 original members. Sparks flew as Krayzie, Layzie, Flesh, Wish and Bizzy were reunited and unified for the Warner Bros album that landed at Number 3 on the Billboard Rap Chart and sold over 200,000 copies.
 
In 1993, before Hip Hop communities had been exposed to the unique, rousing sound that is Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Krayzie, Layzie and Wish were three visionaries trying to fulfill their lifelong dream to deliver that sound to the masses. With a bus ticket and that dream, the group boarded a Greyhound to Los Angeles, in hopes of securing a record deal on now deceased rap legend Easy E's Ruthless Records, eventually achieving monumental success; winning Grammys (including the Grammy Award winning "Tha Crossroads", one for Krayzie Bone in 2006 for "Ridin"), American Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards and selling 35 million albums worldwide, and haven't turned back since.
 
Explosive - http://hulkshare.com/ukfwkejxoz7d .

Video: Mayday Studio Sessions #1 w/ M1 (Dead Prez)


Video: Mayday Studio Sessions #1 w/ M1 (Dead Prez)

Courtesy Andrea @ Mayday.

In the first episode of the brand new ¡MAYDAY! "Studio Sessions" series, we take a  trip down to Miami Beat Wave studios for a session with the legendary M1 of Dead Prez. Catch a glimpse of the crew as they get to work on the track  "Internal Wars" as they prep for their Strange Music debut Take Me To Your Leader.

PR: 2Racks Rap Contest, Hosted by Sellassie


PR: 2Racks Rap Contest, Hosted by Sellassie

Courtesy Gina Gallo.

Presented by Inhouse Talent and hosted by Socio-political Rap Artist, Activist and Entrepreneur Sellassie, the 2Racks Rap Contest is creating a movement for upcoming and independent hip hop and packing clubs for new music and has announced West Coast Dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley and Honolulu, HI. 2Racks is a fast-paced, single-elimination rap competition where emcees perform original songs head to head in front of celebrity and industry professional judges, competing for a $2000 cash prize. Designed to expose interesting and determined fresh talent, cultivate relationships, and build community, 2Racks is the newest component from Inhouse Talent, creating a fun and unique environment to discover and support independent artists.

* http://www.tinyurl.com/2racksrap *

2Racks Rap Contest creator, co-producer and host Sellassie is an independent hip hop artist, entrepreneur and activist. With an acclaimed debut release, I'm Tryin' to Make a Livin' Not a Killin', and a new follow-up album, Sins of Your Forefathers, Sellassie is carving his niche and shining as a leading progressive voice and face of independent Hip Hop. Although inspired and motivated from reading hundreds of books, Sellassie is self-taught and came up on the streets. Sellassie's lyric is rooted in a deep comprehension of the world around him. He writes on domestic and world politics, international relations and community needs, corporate thuggery and the obstacles independent artists face. He has seen first hand the problems that his music addresses. He has seen black on black crime, homicide, the plight of drugs and money destroying his community, and witnessed the decay of Independent Hip Hop. In addition to the new record, Sellassie has built a revolutionary show series WE ALL WE GOT and 2Racks Rap Contest, is working with many social, political and youth based initiatives, and is a contributor to various special projects including the film, "It Doesn't Cost Nothin' to Dream."

2Racks Rap Contest is a series, with stops in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, San Francisco, Orlando, Seattle, Berkeley, Pasadena and Honolulu. With 2Racks and WE ALL WE GOT, the team has produced over 80 successful events in just over the last year in more than 15 markets. Our shows are independent artist created events for independent artists. With the pulse of the streets and the heart of the people, 2Racks Rap Contest is determined to pack clubs with new music and cultivate a thriving environment for emerging talent.

Shane Eli: New #FreeBeatFridays "Lord Help Us"


Shane Eli: New #FreeBeatFridays "Lord Help Us"

Courtesy (naturally) of Shane Eli.

L.A. producer/artist Shane Eli may be across the country in NYC for the CMJ Music Festival, but the city inspired some serious production for this week's #FreeBeatFridays. Today's selection finds Shane unleashing the soulful banger "Lord Help Us", a cut designed to spark some serious rhymes from serious emcees.

Rappers, producers, artists, lovers of dope beats, have at it.

Listen & Download: http://soundcloud.com/freebeatfridays/lord-help-us-freebeatfridays Embed: Lord Help Us (#FreeBeatFridays) by FreeBeatFridays

Keep it locked as Shane Eli continues his #FreeBeatFridays series. Trunk rattling bangers, baby making slow jams, experimental sampling, there's no telling what production the man will unleash next.

For previous #FreeBeatFriday entries, Click Here

For even more free beats, check out the instrumental version of Shane Eli's latest album: "Better Beats"

Video/MP3: Nick Nemesis - "Better Way" (prod. Chemist)


Video/MP3: Nick Nemesis - "Better Way" (prod. Chemist)

Courtesy Nick Nemesis.

* http://cdn.hotnewhiphop.com/download/song/527300 *

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