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Audio: IAME (Sandpeople/Oldominion) f/ Smoke M2D6 - "Yeah Huh"


Audio: IAME (Sandpeople/Oldominion) f/ Smoke M2D6 - "Yeah Huh"

Courtesy Heaven Noise Recordings.

"Yeah Huh" is a preview from IAME's upcoming album, Lame$tream, which will be available on April 3rd courtesy of Heaven Noise Recordings.  "Yeah Huh" is produced by and features Smoke M2D6 of Oldominion.  IAME and Smoke team up to share their feelings on the #rapgame and some of its more obnoxious participants.

IAME - Yeah Huh ft. Smoke M2D6
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql86VfEsUNg .
Soundcloud: http://snd.sc/GzmVX1 .

Video: "SXSW: The Road To Austin With Chuuwee"


Video: "SXSW: The Road To Austin With Chuuwee"

Courtesy Matt B.

Chuuwee chops it up with Forbes.com at SXSW, drops a freestyle and discusses what makes him stand out, his new deal with Amalgam Digital and more. Chuuwee’s “Crown Me King” Mixtape Drops on 4-24-2012 and his debut LP “Wild Style” Will Be Released On 5-29-2012.

Video: ScHoolboy Q Live at SXSW


Video: ScHoolboy Q Live at SXSW

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Pitchfork Weekly heads down to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest, where Schoolboy Q tears up our Interactive party.

Release: "The (R)evolution Of Immortal Technique" Spring 2012


Release: "The (R)evolution Of Immortal Technique" Documentary Out Spring 2012

Courtesy Samuel D.

Cary Stuart and Quarter Water Productions capture a first-handed look at Immortal Technique’s childhood and adolescence, his emergence into the Hip-Hop scene, and his empowering music and philanthropic works that have made him a revolutionary icon. The double-DVD documentary features in-depth conversations with major figures such as Chuck D., Dr. Cornel West, Ice T, and Woody Harrelson, along with personal commentary from close music friends AKIR, DJ Green Lantern, ILL BILL, Diabolic, and many others. Immortal Technique has spent recent years touring relentlessly, performing across the United States and overseas in Colombia, Sweden, Amsterdam, and more. The film culminates with his expedition in Afghanistan for the launching of the Amin Institue, an orphange, school, and medical facility established by Immortal Technique and Omeid International.

“[Immortal Technique] symbolize[s] the voice of truth all around the world in the name of rap music and Hip Hop.” – Chuck D

The Amin Institute was financed independently of corporate funding, with over 60K raised from Immortal Technique concert and album sales. Immortal Technique and partner Omeid International opened the Amin Institute doors in March 2009, enrolling its first class of to 10 orphaned boys. As a testament to his involvement and commitment to the cause, Immortal Technique spent two weeks in Kabul where he assisted with the final construction, hiring of staff, and procurement of supplies, as well as being part of the opening ceremony. He also traveled to nearby regions of Kabul to raise awareness and gain insight toward the people of Afghanistan.

“The Amin Institute will be giving [children] a place to live and a chance to learn and rebuild their own nation.” – Immortal Technique

To create the documentary, Cary Stuart personally captured seven years worth of filming combined with rare, archived footage from Immortal Technique’s early adolescence and pre-career rap battle days. The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique contains a second-disc with extended performances clips, interviews, and other extras and will be released in Spring 2012, followed by the highly anticipated release of his 5th album, The Middle Passage.

The (R)evolution Of Immortal Technique [Official Trailer]

Video/MP3: Waz Most - "Black Girl"


Video/MP3: Waz Most - "Black Girl"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

“Black Girl” is Waz Most first single from his debut album Reflections of Life. This track features Waz Most as a relaxed kat trying to rap about his ideal type of women. It’s a classic throw back of a love joint with real ideals and consciousness within the lyrics. This couldn’t have come at a better time in the industry when some of the focus has been about exploiting black women. Waz Most took a different approach and has unleashed a joint that shows respect to our women as those who are truly “swimming in polluted waters but strong enough to raise our sons and daughters”.

Stream/Download: http://workhorseenterprize.bandcamp.com/ .

MP3: Snoop Dogg - "Rollin' In My Malibu"


MP3: Snoop Dogg - "Rollin' In My Malibu"

Courtesy M3W.

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

MP3: Centri f/ Skyzoo - "Rhymeglue"


MP3: Centri f/ Skyzoo - "Rhymeglue"

Courtesy DubMD84.

DUB MD PROMOTIONS PRESENTS...
CENTRI ft SKYZOO
'RHYMEGLUE'
NEW SINGLE (DOWNLOAD) // PRODUCED BY DYNAMICS PLUS
TAKEN FROM THE FORTHCOMING MIXTAPE 'RISE OF A VETERAN'

After the military Centri built up a name for himself in underground hip hop circles joining the abstract crew, 'The Lenzmen' and debuting on 'The Persecution of Hip Hop' compilation album back in 1998 along side Cannibal Ox, Slug, etc. He recently dropped a military inspired album titled 'Article 15: The Rebel Knowledge Story' on 11.11.11. Vetarans Day in preparation for his next project'Headless Nobody' which features Akir, Blaq Poet, Sha Stimuli, Planet Asia, Skyzoo + more.
 
Peep this brand new track 'RhymeGlue' featuring Skyzoo off his 'Rise of a Veteran' mix CD which is the prequel to the 'Headless Nobody' and will be dropping on the internet in the next few weeks.
 
* http://centri.bandcamp.com/track/rhymeglue-feat-skyzoo *
 
'Rise Of A Veteran' the mixtape, mixed/cuts by DJ Jedi, and prequel to the 'Headless Nobody' album will be available soon. This veteran of the military and veteran MC is returning to the war with mic in hand and fighting to be ranked as a top lyricist in the game. This mix CD will feature Planet Asia, Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, Blaq Poet, Lenzmen, Akir and others.

Video: Primetime Radio Interview w/ Double XL


Video: Primetime Radio Interview w/ Double XL

Courtesy RMG.

J-Rod of Primetime Radio talks with Virginia's own Double XL about his latest single, Troy Polamalu, giving back to the community, income taxes, and midgets in the NBA. This is definitely a must see interview that everyone should check out.

Free Download: Gee Dubs - "AM Shift"


Free Download: Gee Dubs - "AM Shift"

Courtesy Gifted Hoods.

NYC Hip Hop artist Gee Dubs and producer Mike Cali have combined to form the "AM Shift", and along with production from frequent collaborator Mike Chops bring you an LP of the same name. Gee's raw wittiness present on last years "Preface To Disaster" LP is back and accompanied by the funky and aggressive production of Mike Cali, creating a sound true to Hip Hop musics roots. A free digital download will be available by clicking the link below and hard copies are soon to surface!

Full LP Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?iuvr5nk7l4g4kkl .
Datpiff.com (Stream & DL): http://www.datpiff.com/Gee-Dubs-Am-Shift-mixtape.327272.html .

Free Download: Bwan - "Living Room" LP (Beatrock Music)


Free Download: Bwan - "Living Room" LP (Beatrock Music)

Beatrock Music is proud to present Bwan's “Living Room” LP. The full length album is now available online for free digital download.   The album carries within it a tone of street-hop under the scope of social consciousness. Bwan describes his project by stating “‘Living Room’ is a reference to home, a place where you can be comfortable, safe and free to be yourself. But the title is a double entendre, also serving as an idiom for having ‘room to live’ from the daily struggles and oppression we as young people of color experience in America.”

Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?39i3tssh9sbpjcd .
Bandcamp: http://beatrockmusic.bandcamp.com/album/living-room .


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