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Audio: Memphis' Own June f/ Rockie Fresh - "We On" (@RapPublicist)


Audio: Memphis' Own June f/ Rockie Fresh - "We On"

Courtesy Nancy B.

Memphis MC, June, gets assistance from recent MMG signee Rockie Fresh on track four from his debut EVOL EP, which is available on iTunes now. June's full length project, produced by Teddy Walton, will be released later this month with features from Scolla, Aer, & Skewby.

@RATheRuggedMan @KingMagnetic Planning November-December Tour


R.A. the Rugged Man & King Magnetic Planning November-December Tour

Courtesy King Magnetic.

At 18, R.A. signed with Jive Records and then in the mid-1990s signed with Priority Records/EMI. His contract was later absorbed by Capitol Records but he began recording independently in the early 2000s. He has worked with MC's such as the Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, Sadat X, Akinyele, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kool G Rap, Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, Killah Priest, and producers Trackmasters, Erick Sermon, DJ Quik, Buckwild, Havoc, Alchemist, and Ayatollah. He was featured on all three of Rawkus’s Soundbombing albums, as well as the platinum-selling WWF Aggression album, performing the theme song for Chris Jericho. In Ego Trip Vol. 1, Issue 3, the Notorious B.I.G. was quoted as saying, "I thought I was the illest," when referring to R.A. He is closely associated to the Wu-tang clan and its various associates.

In 2004 he released the album Die, Rugged Man, Die on Brooklyn based label Nature Sounds. R.A. has cameos in several music videos including Havoc from Mobb Deep's I'm the Boss, Sadat X's Throw the Ball and Old Man featuring Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Masta Killa and Ol' Dirty Bastard in one of ODB's final video appearances.

The October 2006 issue of The Source featured R.A. The Rugged Man verse on Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story as its "Hip-Hop Quotable" of the month and HipHopDX named it as the "Verse of the Year" AllHipHop.com states that "This record will be remembered most for R.A.'s robotic flow recounting his own father's story of war while absolutely murdering the beat." Rolling Stone Magazine recently compared R.A.'s rap flow to that of a blue-eyed Biggie Smalls. When reviewing his song "On the Block", Vibe Magazine said, "I love this song. It give me goosebumps. It's very inventive."

R.A. is currently working on his second studio album called "Legends Never Die", with the lead single/video to be released in November 2012. Confirmed guest appearances include Brother Ali, Masta Ace, Tech N9ne, Talib Kweli, Hopsin, and Krizz Kaliko.

King Magnetic

Known from his Shadyville mixtapes, "EAG" series and affiliation with Jedi Mind Tricks/Army of the Pharaohs, Magnetic is promoting his third installment of "Everything's A Gamble" ft. Saigon, Sean Price, Cappadonna, Celph Titled, Ruste Juxx and more. He is currently readying his debut solo album for 2013. Teamed up with GQ and Grim Reaperz, he looks to release another project in 2013 titled "David & Goliath". Footage of D&G studio performance at HHOfficial in Los Angeles and show footage from Europe below.

Now booking Nov/Dec 2012 US dates. Contact magbookings@gmail.com for details and routing.
Video: Krazy Drayz & Fredro Starr - "Turn Da Heat Up" (@DJRondevu)


Video: Krazy Drayz & Fredro Starr - "Turn Da Heat Up"

Courtesy DJ Rondevu.

More new music from the upcoming solo album by Krazy Drayz of Das Efx. This one features Fredro Starr of Onyx. Produced by Ear to da Beat & Scratched by DJ Rondevu. Release date for Showtime will be announced shortly.

Video: @KelseysTweet "Out of Sight" f/ Chance the Rapper


Video: Kelsey "Out of Sight" f/ Chance the Rapper

Courtesy Nael @ Force One Seven.

Chicago native "Kelsey" (accepted to be on NBC's “The Voice”, made it to American Idol 2012 top 100) is breaking ground as a vocalist with a truly original sound that crosses genres and is creating a lot of buzz with plays and interviews on major radio stations including Kiss FM. Currently, Kelsey is working with production team Force One Seven/ Na'el Shehade (credits on Kanye's "Cruel Summer") on her new EP set to release November 14 called "A Delightful Sadness".

Mixtape: VISUAL - Hello Hip Hop


Mixtape: VISUAL - Hello Hip Hop

Courtesy VisualFam.

Classic production, comedic skits, conscious lyrics & a raw essence are the foundations that this mix tape was built on.

VISUAL has been releasing independent music since 2001, gaining international recognition, most recently touring the South of France and after a studio hiatus from 2010 to 2012; he reintroduces himself to the people with Hello Hip Hop. From the socially conscious Marvin Michael & Stevie, Chicago Daze and Karma to the laid back Nothing to it and God Given; to the comedic moments on tracks like Pimps Don’t Run & Swag, Hello Hip Hop gives the listener a diverse vibe. The mix tape is filled with intelligence, angst, confidence & humor and you will walk away feeling the passion, joy and pain in VISUAL’s music.

* http://www.audiomack.com/album/visual/hello-hip-hop *
MP3: @WhiteFolkz - Renee Zelwegger (@DrankAndDank)


MP3: Folkz - Renee Zelwegger

Courtesy Drank and Dank.

On this self produced ode to hedonism, Folkz details his day to day activities.

Video: Karen Civil Interview w/ @Trillogy_SMG


Video: Karen Civil Interview w/ Trillogy

Courtesy Starr Media.

A couple months back, Karen Civil visited the New Jersey based super group Trillogy at a studio in midtown NYC; as the group were recording new music. They sat down for an interview and discussed everything from their humble beginnings, the formation of the group, music placements, up and coming projects and to also let you into their world, that is Trillogy.

MP3: @RockMecca "Girls All Around" (@IStillLoveHER)


MP3: Rock Mecca "Girls All Around"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

"Girls All Around" is a track inspired by the classic dancehall sound which invaded New York City in the early to mid 90's. The rudeboy hook, as well as the title, fully explains what the song is about but it's still all Hip-Hop though, with a hard knocking beat and rhymes that make this one a late entry contender for a summer anthem. The track is already starting to ring off in the clubs and dancehalls and is anticipated to become a DJ and fan favorite.

* http://www.hulkshare.com/6l69b38lz94w *
Video - @SeriusJones Conquers Charlie Clips on SmackHD


Video - Serius Jones Conquers Charlie Clips on SmackHD

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Here is this crazy URL / SmackHD video from Jones' winning lyrical battle against Charlie Clips. The video has received nearly a quarter million views in less than two days, so find out what all the fuss is about if you haven't seen the action yet!

@RealSkiff - Van Wilder (Single From @Wyclef's New Artist)


Video: Skiff - Van Wilder (Single From Wyclef's New Artist)

Courtesy Amanda B.

Skiff is a young emcee from San Francisco, CA. After collaborating with Wyclef a few years ago, Clef took him on board as one of the first artists on his newly-launched All Handz On Deck record label. These days Skiff has been hard at work in the studio in New York City prepping new music for his debut release on the label, and "Van Wilder" serves as the first offering from what Skiff has been preparing.


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