MP3: Cee One - "Rose Colored Glasses" (prod. The Olympicks)
Courtesy of Diamond Music Group.
The Queens-born, Long Island raised emcee Cee One, is back with the second leak off his forthcoming mixtape Thoughts Become Things. This time around, Cee delivers some introspective verses over first rate production supplied by The Olympicks (Big Sean, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy) on "Rose Colored Glasses". "...I see you thinkin' that life is a peach, but we stretched out, life is a reach"...download. DOWNLOAD:
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu
Such would be the quote that has guided Cee One thus far and has been working quite well. The setting, Queens, NY, 1984. Cee One was born from Haitian immigrant parents who utilized opportunities they've seized to help raise Cee to understand this saying better than they would ever imagine. In 1989, they would move to Long Island with hopes of more opportunity than the inner city would offer.
With the rise of socially conscious artists, many from Long Island, this would create a great influence on Cee's first taste of Hip Hop music. As he soaked in pieces of many of his influences, Cee has become a child of Hip Hop culture. By chance, Cee was enabled the opportunity to record songs and perform in 2000. As many of his peers were joining local gangs, Cee found himself in creating music. Surrounded by the pressures that young black men are often taken down by, he used his environment as a motivation to speak on the things he's seen. Crime and poverty went hand in hand in many areas of Long Island, a place where if you've never been, you would think was one of the most peaceful places to live in the country.
His summer 2010 release, "A Beautiful Mind" is receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The mixtape included the hit single, "What's The Word" which was a feature song used by The Core DJs to advertise their Bi-Annual Retreat. The mixtape also generated another hit, "Tear The City Down" which was heating up in southeast clubs, on national radio, and was also featured on Jay Leno's Late Show during late 2010. His sound is guided by musical influences such as Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and Twista, citing longevity as his mission. He plans to release his new street album, "The Duality Complex" 3rd quarter 2011. Performing nationwide, Cee One has performed various songs at venues througout the US. His live show is powerful, engaging, and energetic, his recordings are classic, and even the harshest of critics agree we have yet to see his best. As opportunities present themselves, Cee One will only continue to grow as an artist and entrepreneur.
DJ Breakem Off x DJ Wally Sparks Presents: Big K.R.I.T. :: Last King 2: God's Machine (Mixtape)
Here's a brand new mixtape from Tenn's own Big K.R.I.T. If you like the good ol' Southern contry rap tunes and you never heard of K.R.I.T., then you should wake up to check this one out!
Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. The Big Payback [prod. by Big K.R.I.T.] 3. Yoko (Remix) (f/ Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, and Berner) [prod. by Big K.R.I.T.] 4. 2 MPH (f/ Dom Kennedy) 5. Cruise Control (f/ Mike Jaggerr) 6. Pimps (Remix) (f/ 2 Chainz f/k/a Tity Boi and Bun B) 7. Hometeam (f/ CyHi Da Prynce and Wes Fif) 8. Fulla Shit (f/ Yelawolf and RITTZ) 9. Grippin' On The Wood (f/ Pimp C and Bun B) 10. 4eva And A Day [Prod. By Big K.R.I.T.] 11. Where It's At (f/ Cory Mo) 12. Comin' From (f/ Slim Thug and J-Dawg) 13. On The Corner (f/ Smoke DZA and Bun B) [prod. By Big K.R.I.T.] 14. 4 Tha 1's (f/ Bobby Creekwater) [prod. By Big K.R.I.T.] 15. Home Again (f/. Tha Joker) [prod. By Big Fruit] 16. Ova Da Sky (f/ Big Sant) [prod. By Big K.R.I.T.] 17. Happy Birthday Hip Hop (f/ Yelawolf) [prod. By Big K.R.I.T.] 18. War Stories (Feat. Self Scientific) 19. Hold You Down (Remix) (f/ Laws & Emilio Rojas) 20. Born On The Block (f/ Killer Mike & Big Sid) 21. So Be It (f/ Rapsody) 22. Rotating Valets (DJ Breakem Off Mix) (f/ Wiz Khalifa and Bun B)
If you're not familar with the Oregon hip-hop scene, allow me to introduce you to the Bun B of Portland. Cool Nutz has been around since the Beatnuts and he's still making tunes for all to hear nationwide! Check it out if you smell what the Nutz is cooking (Pause!). Appearances include Potluck, DJ Quik, Mikey Vegaz, amongst others.
Tracklisting: 1. Intro (f/ Todd G) 2. The Cook Up [prod. by HI-Q] 3. Gas Team (f/ Bosko and Pricy) [prod. by Tope] 4. Kangol [prod. by Terminill] 5. Family Bond [prod. by HI-Q] 6. The Good Life (f/ Potluck) [prod. by DJ Quik] 7. Ain't A Game (f/ Maniac Lok and DJ Fatboy) [prod. by Trox] 8. Tax Brackets [prod. by Lawz Spoken] 9. Take Home Money (f/ Fli Boi Moe and Kenny Mack) [prod. by Nonstop] 10. A Love feat. TxE [prod. by G Force] 11. Superman (f/ Mikey Vegaz) [prod. by Lawz Spoken] 12. Black Music [prod. by Tope] 13. Never Met [prod. by HI-Q] 14. Hamptons [prod. by HI-Q] 15. Killin (f/ Illamaculate and Only One) [prod. by Trox] 16. The Town (f/ Dubble OO, Mikey Vegaz, and Kenny Mack) [prod. by Deezo] 17. All On Me [prod. by UnderRated] 18. The Greatest [prod. by Tope]
Danny Brown, who turned thirty this year, gives us the "XXX" which is beyond the regular "30" title for his mixtape. Brown gives his life style through his music that's so unique that 50 Cent, who almost signed Brown to a deal with G-Unit, feels Brown is too out of the world for the deal. It's his lost though. Check out the XXX that doesn't need a paper bag for you to open.
Tracklisting: 1. XXX 2. Die Like a Rockstar 3. Pac Blood 4. Radio Song 5. Lie4 6. I Will 7. Bruiser Brigade (f/ Dopehead) 8. Detroit 187 (f/ Chip$) 9. Monopoly 10. Blunt After Blunt 11. Outer Space 12. Adderall Admiral 13. DNA 14. Nosebleeds15. Party All the Time 16. EWNESW 17. Fields 18. Scrap or Die 19. 30
"Successful Suicide" serves as a mixtape to the upcoming retail street album with the same title that's coming soon. Beats are produced by Omen (Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Redman, etc.), as this mixtape features appearacnes from Joe Budden, Laws, Nature, Emilio Rojas, etc.
Tracklisting: 1. Filled wit Sin [prod. by Omen] 2. Cruise Control (f/ Nature) [prod. by Omen] 3. Cut 'em Off [prod. by Omen 4. On the Rise (f/ Joe Budden & Swazy Baby) [prod. by Jaywan] 5. Much More (f/ Nature and Laws) [prod. by Omen] 6. Life Charger (f/ Jinx) [prod. by Jaywan] 7. Never left (f/ Mason Caine) [prod. by Jaywan] 8. Assembly Line [prod. by Omen] 9. My Reality (f/ Jinx) [prod. by Jaywan] 10. Can't Lose Hope (f/ Emilio Rojas and Laws) [prod. by Omen] 11. Gotta Get 'em Back [prod. by Omen] 12. Here Now (f/ Jinx) [prod. by Jaywan] 13. Guide You Home (f/ Mason Caine) [prod. by Jaywan]
Here's some funky fresh music from the Left Coast. California's Trackademicks gives you his land in audio form that's as beautiful as the Cali landscape. Appearances includes Freddie Gibbs, Phonte, Whiz, etc.
Tracklisting: 1. Fresh Coast (f/ Polysester the Saint) 2. California Lifestyle 3. Chill (f/ Freddie Gibbs, Phonte, and 1-O.A.K.) 4. The Dream (f/ Whiz) 5. Low-Tech Life (f/ MoxMore) 6. RADical (Real Amazing Days in Cali) (f/ 1-O.A.K.) 7. You Can Catch Me Right Here (f/ The HNRL) 8. Big Butts, Bikini Bottoms, and Blue Blockers
11/1/11 will be the release date of Wale's second album and MMG debut "Ambition" (that is if the label doesn't change the date, this is. *knocks on wood*) So this mixtape will hold fans over until the release! And if you use the link below, you'll get to ask Wale a question (ANY question) after you click your d/l link.
Tracklisting: 1. "Theory” 11.1.11 2. Fuck You 3. Drums N Shit [prod. by Deputy] 4. Chain Music 5. Lacefrontin 6. Mother Nature (Slow Jammin) [prod. by BuBu] 7. Barry Sanders [prod. by DJ Toomp] 8. Bait 9. Passive Aggres-Her [prod. by Sonny Digital] 10. Fairy Tales (f/ Lil Duval) [produced by Lil C] 11. Ocean Drive (f/ Black Cobain, Magazeen, and Tre) 12. Samples N Shit 13. Ambitious Girl, Pt. 2 (f/ J. Holiday) 14. Let's Chill (f/ Lloyd) 15. Pick.. Six 16. Varsity Blues 17. Underdog [prod. by Hit-Boy] 18. The Podium (f/ Black Cobain and Tre & Tone P) 19. Globetrotters (Hidden Track)
I admit that I've been sleeping on The Weeknd on the weekends and weekdays, alike. It's time I finally wake up and wake you guys up, also! This cats brings a new fresh approach in R&B and the only hip-hop appearance on this tape is on the appearance of Drake on this new tape. But it's still dope nonetheless!
Tracklisting: 1. Loney Star 2. Life of the Party 3. Thursday 4. The Zone (f/ Drake) 5. The Birds Part One 6. The Birds Part Two 7. Gone 8. Rolling Stone 9. Heaven or Las Vegas
That's it for the "#HashtagsNotOnTwitterArePointless Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at email@example.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
New to the music scene, DreamVille artist, Bas, is set to announce his entrance with a visual for "Legendary (featuring Beyond Belief)" off his debut project "Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. I". Filmed in New York City, the "Legendary" video takes viewers on a journey from Queens to Manhattan while providing some insight into the meaning of 'Quarter Water Raised Me'.
Beyond Belief not only lends a featured verse on "Legendary" , but is also credited with filming and co-directing the video for the track, along with Patrick Delisser of Deli Fresh Films. The creative direction of the video was provided by Skyline Society.
"The most important aspect of everything we do is authenticity. The bars that Bas and Beyond Belief spit are organic, and we wanted the video to capture their real life, day-to-day activities. We didn't want a boisterous exaggeration of 'swag'. -- My favorite aspect of this video is that it was shot by Pat and Beyond Belief who have known Bas for over 10 years. The ideation process was cohesive and steered clear of the cliche staged 'Hip-Hop' scenes." Clayton Taibi (Brand Architect - Skyline Society).
James Mark Presents 1st Annual Celebrity Hip Hop Golf Tournament!
Courtesy of Urban Network Digital.
James Mark Presents: “The 1st Annual James Mark Hip Hop Golf Classic” Benefiting Lupus and other Autoimmune Diseases, December 4th and 5th, 2011 in Luxurious Lake Las Vegas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAS VEGAS, NV --- August 2011 --- In late July of 2011, it was announced that James Mark, Founder/CEO of James Mark Entertainment and JM Magazine would present The 1st Annual James Mark Hip Hop Golf Classic, the first of its kind in Las Vegas.
James Mark has raised the bar of elegance as the Golf Classic and festivities will now take place in luxurious Lake Las Vegas. Hip Hop Elite, actors, actresses, musical artists and sports figures will tee off on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at the very exclusive and private Jack Nicklaus signature Golf Club at SouthShore to raise funds and awareness to health conditions that affect some of the entertainment industries' hottest celebrities.
Highlights of the 1st Annual James Mark Golf Classic will include a Red Carpet Celebrity Pairing Party, Sunday, December 4th, 2011 at Loews Las Vegas Resort's Baraka Ballroom where guests will enjoy a delicious seated meal, silent auction, team pairing and celebrity gifting suite. Additional events include an Awards Ceremony Luncheon immediately following the Golf Classic as well as an ultra-exclusive Wrap Up Party to be held at a secret location. This event will definitely be unforgettable. For information regarding sponsorship opportunities, charitable donations and media/press credentials for the 1st Annual James Mark Hip Hop Golf Classic, please log on to www.hiphopgolfclassic.com or you may contact AEOM PR at (702) 582-5870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The 1st Annual James Mark Hip Hop Golf Classic
James Mark's mission is to show the world the positive side of Hip Hop through philanthropic efforts.
By presenting the Golf Classic he is providing an opportunity for Hip Hop Artist, Celebrities and Sports Figures to retreat in Lake Las Vegas and enjoy a weekend of golf and special events while making a difference in the lives of those suffering from autoimmune conditions such as Lupus, Diabetes and Graves' Disease to name a few. For additional information, contact the 1st Annual James Mark Hip Hop Golf Classic hotline at (702) 983-0165 or visit us online at www.hiphopgolfclassic.com . About James Mark
James Mark is a Las Vegas based publisher, music producer, philosopher and entrepreneur who holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and a Master's Degree in Philosophy. He is the Founder/CEO of James Mark Entertainment and JM Magazine. James Mark's publication JM Magazine is distributed both Nationally and Internationally throughout 13 countries. For additional information regarding James Mark, log on to www.jamesmarkent.com .
Alabama on the RISE: G. Smooth - The Foundation Mixtape
Courtesy of SB Marketing.
Rodrequiz Goldsmith of Haynesville, Alabama, a rapper... no! More of an artist or an author. Delivering messages throughout every track that he touches and putting his all into every bar he produces. With only 9 months on the Hip-Hop scene, the southern lyricist feels that with his talent, dedication and eagerness to learn, he will one day have his name at the peak of Billboard charts. Always humble, always respectful, he takes pride in being such a stand up guy. The Foundation, his first mixtape was released August 15th, hosted by DJ Smoke of the Coast 2 Coast DJ Coalition. It's definitely going to open the eyes of many of his newly founded listeners. The movement has begun and the invitation is now extended to you to be apart of it.
Discover Fly Definition Music's universe with a selection of tracks taken from album released in the past months or about to be released. The Summer Soundtrack will help you enjoy what's left of the summer or make you dream of it in case you didn't really get a taste in your country. Hosted by Carminelitta.
1. Ugly Tony feat. Tame One "Ah-Some" - "At Nightfall" 2. Count Bass D & DJ Pocket "Together" - "In the Loop 2". 3. Elusive feat. Shinobi Stalin "Don't You" - Instrumental taken from "Beat Placement" 4. Depakote "Patty Duke" - "Suicide Watch" 5. L.I.F.E. Long & Big Ape feat. Prince Po and U.G. "Samurai Code of Honor" RMX - "Crossing The Globe" 6. Eddie Meeks "Cappuccino's Theme" prod. by Jimmy Ledrac - "Cappuccino's Unauthorized Recordings" 7. AMiAM feat. MyGrane McNastee, Sha Stimuli, V-Stylez, JBiz & Grand Daddy I.U.) "We Got That" prod by JuniAli & cuts by DJ YNOT 8. Moon Blazers "So Slow (The Night)" prod by Katrah-Quey - "Candid". 9. Elusive + ST/MiC feat. Moka Only "Some Other" 10. Rise & Bankrupt Europeans - "Quieeeeet"
MP3: Kyle Rapps - "Love Love 2" Ft. KRS-One & Homeboy Sandman (Air Redux)
Courtesy of Audible Treats.
Latest Single From On Air Revisits Previous Fan Favorite
It's pretty safe to say that there are thousands of songs that exist out there about love. And with each new one made, it becomes increasingly difficult for the next to stand out. For Kyle Rapps, currently prepping the release of his Air-sampling new mixtape, On Air, it's become pretty clear no such problems exist. The third single from the mixtape, "Love Love 2" follows in the footsteps of previous fan favorite "Love Love" and re-enlists the efforts of KRS-One and Homeboy Sandman for a track features each of the three emcees giving their own unique takes on love, all atop Nate G.'s triumphant synth chops and "love" vocal samples.
"KRS-One's verse talks about the love he gives to hip-hop culture," Kyle explains. "Then Homeboy Sandman speaks about the love that is found in the ghetto that the media doesn't ever really reflect." For Kyle's own verse, the Harlem-based emcee takes the opportunity to show love to those who may not even love themselves. "I speak to the crackhead, and tell him he a man too," raps Kyle, "Struggling, hustling. Muscling, striving, must win."
Kyle Rapp's On Air mixtape will be released for free download on August 29th. A week later, on September 6th, Kyle is inviting all New York-based fans out to celebrate with him at Southpaw in Brooklyn. The show, kicking off at 8pm, will be hosted by Homeboy Sandman, while DJ DP One will be spinning classic and contemporary hip-hop, funk, and soul throughout the evening. In addition to Kyle's headlining set, the show will feature performances from Y-Love & Diwon, Rasheed Chappell, Silent Knight, and Aaron Cohen, along with live burlesque performances by Calamity Chang. Kyle will also be using the occasion to premier the video for "Universe Traveler," On-Air's Talib Kweli-featuring lead single. Tickets for the show are $10.
On September 3rd, Kyle will be performing at this years New York leg of Rock The Bells, performing on the Grind Time Stage. Fans should continue to check KyleRapps.com, where additional details on Kyle's Rock The Bells performance will be announced going forward.