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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)


Cool Nutz :: The Cook-Up



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 :: XXX


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


Narez :: Successful Suicide



"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]


Trackademicks :: Fresh Coastin'



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


Wale :: The Eleven One Eleven Theory



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)


The Weeknd :: Thursday



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

Link:
http://the-weeknd.com/


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Video: Bas f/ Beyond Belief - "Legendary"


Video: Bas f/ Beyond Belief - "Legendary"

Courtesy of Make Noise/Beyond Belief.

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).

MP3: Shellshock f/ DJ SKNO - "All I Know"


MP3: Shellshock f/ DJ SKNO - "All I Know"

Courtesy of M3W.

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

Video: Angerville f/ Swann - "Fuck What You Heard"


Video: Angerville f/ Swann - "Fuck What You Heard" (prod. Anonymous Twist)

Courtesy of KOTD Angerville.

James Mark Presents 1st Annual Celebrity Hip Hop Golf Tournament


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 media@aeompr.com.

The charitable recipients of this year's event are Colors of Lupus Nevada www.colorsoflupusnevada.org and The American Autoimmune Related Disease Association www.aarda.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


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.

DOWNLOAD G. Smooth's "The Foundation" mixtape http://hdmixtapes.com/mixtape/g-smooth_the-foundation_1921 .

FOLLOW TWITTER: @MustBSmooth .

Fly Def Music Podcast: The Summer Soundtrack


Fly Def Music Podcast: The Summer Soundtrack

Courtesy of Fly Def Music.

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.

Download/Listen here: Fly Def Music Summer Soundtrack - http://flydefmusic.podomatic.com/entry/2011-08-14T05_12_05-07_00 .

Background music: "Spork" by Depakote

Tracklisting:

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" f/ KRS-One & Homeboy Sandman


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

The Song:

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.

Download "Love Love 2" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Kyle_Rapps-Love_Love_2_Ft_KRS-One_Homeboy_Sandman.mp3 .

Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Pete Rock on OHHLA.com: 8/19/2011


Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Pete Rock on OHHLA.com: 8/19/2011

We have new lyrics by A.G., The Almighty RSO, Buckwild, Celph Titled, The Coup, Diamond D, Drake, Grand Puba, Gunplay, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, O.C., Pete Rock, Red Cafe, Rick Ross, Ron Browz, Sadat X, Shawn Wigs, Smif-N-Wessun and more today on OHHLA.com!

http://www.ohhla.com/newlyrics.html#081911

PR: New York's Warren Wint Premiers "One Man's Trash"


New York's Warren Wint Premiers "One Man's Trash"

Courtesy of Yo! PR.

Up-N-Coming Emcee Warren Wint's Awaited Single Is Now Available On iTunes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Emerging and multi-talented Hip-Hop artist Warren Wint officially announces the release of his long awaited single "One Man’s Trash". The single was produced by DJ Shakim for Shafu Entertainment and is now available on iTunes.

Warren Wint is an aspiring and independent New York songwriter and emcee, compared to the likes of Chicago’s own Lupe Fiasco. Known in the greater NY area for his witty wordplay, lyrical dexterity and riveting street flair, Warren Wint is quickly making a name for himself in the world of Hip-Hop and his electrifying single, "One Man's Trash", proves just that.

"The concept for the song plays off the infamous saying 'One man's trash is another man's treasure' -- it has a double meaning," explained Warren, who lists 2Pac, Kanye West, and Jay-Z as his influences. "It’s about when a guy finds that special girl and he is open on her, but he doesn't know she is the neighbourhood jump-off, so he finds himself bragging about her only to get shot down by his counterpart on how naive he is to women and their ways."

The stellar production on "One Man's Trash" coupled with Warren's poignant cadence, delivery and flow results into a dynamic song that is sure to be a hit.

The up-n-coming emcee currently released his debut mixtape "W.I.N.T.: Written In Native Tongue" download www.mediafire.com/?z7gp6rod6ifil8o , which will be followed by his digital EP "Introducing Warren Wint".

Warren Wint is a true entertainer in every sense of the word, who has developed a solid fanbase in his hometown of New York. He is exploding on the underground Rap scene and is ready to start his journey to the top!

Download "Warren Wint – One Man's Trash" On iTunes Now http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-mans-trash-ep/id453212869 .


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