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Video: Ess Vee - "Just a Touch" (dir. DaBruthaz Productions)


Video: Ess Vee - "Just a Touch" (dir. DaBruthaz Productions)

Courtesy Shante Smith.

This song is featured on his latest project "The Veelude".

The Video was shot and edited by DaBruthaz productions.

MP3: Childish Gambino - "Bonfire"


MP3: Childish Gambino - "Bonfire"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

(Clean/Dirty/Aca/Instru) http://www.mediafire.com/?wr5qo6cxk6ka555 .

MP3: Juice McCain - "Get It How I Live"


MP3: Juice McCain - "Get It How I Live"

Courtesy The Evans Administration.

With the smash success of over 1.5 million combined downloads for "American Me" and American Me 2", Juice McCain has released his first single from his awaited mixtape "American Me 3" (AM3) titled "Get It How I Live".

AM3 will hit the streets on December 13, 2011 and will be DJ free.  AM3 features several of the hottest tracks Juice McCain has released to date including "Juiced Up" which is destined to be a hit.  Juice McCain brings the heat with production from Zone Beatz and features from several big named artists to his fans with AM3.

* http://limelinx.com/files/ed36822c5b87356cd169d3d9fe141c6f *

The Phoenix, AZ rapper is also busy preparing to be the opening act for The Game's "Red Album Tour" which will begin on October 20 in San Diego, CA and continue through 23 cities around the country from the west coast to the midwest.

Check the following Game tour dates:

10-20 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B
10-21 - Scottsdale, AZ - Venue of Scottsdale
10-22 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
10-23 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum
10-24 - Tuscon, AZ - Rialto Theatre
10-26 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
10-27 - San Francisco, CA - Regency
10-28 - Stateline, NV (Lake Tahoe) - Montbleu
10-29 - Idaho Falls, ID - The Peppertree
10-30 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
10-31 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
11-2 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
11-3 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
11-4 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
11-5 - Omaha, NE - Omaha Music Hall
11-6 - Minneapolis, MN - Epic
11-8 - Toledo, OH - Headliners
11-9 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
11-10 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's
11-11 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave
11-14 - Austin, TX - Emo's East
11-15 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
11-16 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
11-17 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues

MP3: Hollywood FLOSS - "Champion Sh!t" Ft. Naledge


MP3: Hollywood FLOSS - "Champion Sh!t" Ft. Naledge (of Kidz In The Hall)

Courtesy Audible Treats.

When we last left Hollywood FLOSS, he was dropping his street album, One Fan At A Time for free download. The album is a testament to FLOSS’ work ethic - "I will work hard to earn your attention, one fan at a time, no matter how long it takes." - he remarked upon the release of the project, and keeping with that mantra, FLOSS is releasing the latest single from One Fan At A Time, the triumphant anthem, "Champion SH!t."

"The inspiration for the song is beating the odds and overcoming any trials that might get in the way of your dreams," explains the Houston emcee. To keep the creation process organic, FLOSS chose a limited guest list to collaborate with on the album, and on this song he called on Naledge from the Chicago-based crew Kidz in the Hall to contribute a verse. "Naledge stepped in and took the song to the next level," says FLOSS. The beat came from T.I.M.E., also from Chicago. The resulting track is one that declares FLOSS' message loud and clear: “Go hard or Go home; play to a higher level."

Download "Champion Sh!t" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Hollywood_FLOSS-Champion_Shit_Ft_Naledge.mp3 .

J-Zone Speaks on How Rap Got Him Robbed for Fake Jewels


J-Zone Speaks on How Rap Got Him Robbed for Fake Jewels

Courtesy of Mr. Don't Holla, a/k/a $ir Charge, a/k/a Kenny Hoggin$.

Here's another excerpt from Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullsh*t, and a Celebration of Failure, my forthcoming collection of rants, memoirs, and think pieces. 

We all f*cked up as teenagers. Bad tattoos, piercings, Zima hangovers (don't be bourgeois and front like you didn't drink that 7UP-looking sh*t liquor), etc. I avoided the aforementioned pitfalls, but rap music drove my adolescent express train to debauchery. Getting beaten to a pulp by a 6'1" monster of a girl (a few times a week over the course of two years), jumped for a $14 faux gold chain, and a completely dysfunctional introduction to the ins and outs of sex all played a part in a good amount of embarrassment, school detention, and all out recklessness. I'm still f*cked up today, and it's all rap music's fault. Click the link below to read (and see my vicious hi-top fade haircut).


If you missed the first excerpt from my book (a dissertation on the "Gadget Ho"), click here. All of this incessant texting / "LOL" ing and emoticon-ing has sent pay phone pimpin the way of the pterodactyl and it makes me very upset. 

More memoirs, social commentary, and curmudgeonly rants from the book coming soon. Pre-orders for the book (on Amazon, Create Space, or directly from me with the limited cassette-only audiobook) will start up in about two weeks. 

J-Zone
Video: Ill Bill f/ UG - "We Not Playing" (prod. IDE)


Video: Ill Bill f/ UG - "We Not Playing" (prod. IDE)

Courtesy Creative Juices Music.

Free Music Friday: The Noitide Edition



RapReviews goes backwards De La Soul style, however like De La, we provide y'all with the music that goes forward, as well as taking it back! Check 'em all out!

Estelle x Don Cannon :: AOM: The Prequel



I bet you didn't know that British R&B singer started off as a rapper! ...Oh you did? Oh well, guess I had to catch up with y'all heads. Here's a new free mixtape from Estelle herself that contains the best of both worlds in R&B and hip-hop.

Tracklisting:
1. DJ Play The Beat f. Swizz Beatz
2. Break My Heart (Cannon Remix) f. Jadakiss & Busta Rhymes & Swizz Beatz
3. Cupid E-Mix
4. Remember Me
5. Something's Wrong
6. Revolution Skit
7. Revolution
8. Come Over
9. 1980
10. London Town
11. Circulate E-Mix
12. Break My Heart Pt. 2 E-Mix f. Swizz Beatz & Raekwon & Wretch



Kaze :: Jersey in the Rafters



Some of y'all may remember Kaze as one of the N.C. underground hip-hop pioneer and y'all may have wondered where he's been. Well, he's right here! This mixtape contains appearances by Edo G., O.C., Royce Da 5'9", Diamond D, as well as productions by !llmind, 9th Wonder, K. Slack, and more!

Tracklisting:
1. We Want It All [prod. K. Slack]
2. Dusk Til Dawn [prod. !llmind]
3. The Stereotype Remix [prod. Forty I]
4. 3 in the Chamber (ft. O.C., Torae & Kaze) [prod. Ayatollah]
5. Spirit of ‘94 [prod. 9th Wonder]
6. So Real (ft. Erv Ford & Wordsworth) [prod. Erv Ford]
7. Dynasty [prod. Analogic]
8. I Was Raised on It (The 80’s) [prod. Erv Ford]
9. Nobody Like Me (ft. Edo G & Diamond D) [prod. Buckwild]
10. Paperwork (ft. Royce Da 5’9”) [prod. Erv Ford]
11. On Smash [prod. Ski Beatz]
12. 50/50 [prod. 9th Wonder]
13. Soul Dojo [prod. 9th Wonder]
14. Should’ve Been Here [prod. 9th Wonder]
15. Move Over (ft. Nature) [prod. K. Hill]
16. That’s Gangsta (ft. Iceberg Shug & Jozeemo) [prod. Mr. Twip]
17. Stay a Customer [prod. KAZE]
18. Steelo (ft. & prod. Joe Scrilla)

Mac Miller :: I Love Life, Thank You



Mac Miller loves life and he thanks you. He shows his appreciate for all the support by releasing this mixtape, which serves as a prequel for his upcoming Blue Slide Park album.

1. I Love Life, Thank You (prod. Brandun Deshay)
2. People Under The Stairs
3. Willie Dynamite (prod. Big Jerm)
4. The Scoop On Heaven (prod. 9th Wonder)
5. Love Lost (prod. Black Diamond)
6. Pranks 4 Players (feat. Sir Michael Rocks) (prod. Cardo)
7. Cold Feet (prod. Clams Casino)
8. Family First (feat. Talib Kweli) (prod. Like)
9. The Miller Family Reunion (prod. Big Jerm)
10. Boom Bap Rap (feat. The Come Up) (prod. Mac Miller & Big Jerm)
11. Just A Kid (prod. E Dan)
12. All That (feat. Bun B) (prod. E Dan)
13. All This (prod. E Dan)


Andy Mineo :: Formerly Known



You're gonna notice that this is gospel rap, yet you also gonna notice that it's actually very dope! Mineo brings you the message by not preachin' to you, but teachin' to you and it's fully Word-approved.

Tracklisting:
1. Goodbye ft. Eshon Burgundy
2. Let There Be Light ft. Lecrae
3. Formerly Known ft. Co Campbell
4. Pick It Up ft. Beleaf of The Breax
5. Young ft. KB
6. Every Word ft. Co Campbell
7. Whats It All About
8. Hello World
9. Everyday Thing
10. Listen
11. Fools Gold ft. Sho Baraka & Swoope
12. Whatever Comes
13. Pressure ft. Co Campbell
14. Michael Jackson ft. Thisl, Rich Perez, R-Swift, & Bubba Watson


Machine Gun Kelly :: Rage Pack



Here's a new mixtape from a new Bad Boy signee! Machine Gun Kelly brings his rapid-fire flow in free music form to offer before offering a full-length album, which may be coming soon.

Tracklisting:
1. STFU
2. Wild Boy feat. Waka Flocka
3. Half Naked and Almost Famous
4. Chasing Pavements
5. The Pledge
6. Warning Shot feat. Livvi Franc
7. LTFU (One More Time)
8. The Morning After Voicemail
9. Welcome To The Rage feat. The Madden Brothers
10. Fantasy (DIGIRAATII) feat. Aaron Lafette
11. On Fire (Drug Dealer Girl Part II) Feat. Mike Posner
12. Thought I Was Gone
13. Hello

Tre Nyce (Swollen Members) :: Kings Crusade



The Swollen Members members have been busy this year! First Madchild and now Tre Nyce dropping solo mixtapes for their fans' pleasures. 13 tracks or original productions by Chef, Yung A, DJ Kemo, and J Nasty

Tracklisting:
1. Strong / Flashing
2. Famlife 100
3. Down To Earth
4. Loaded
5. Bad Man
6. What do you Believe In?
7. Throw the L Up / What You Want
8. Can't Judge Me
9. Find My Way
10. We Comin' Up
11. Be Nyce
12. Did You Ever Know?
13. Kings Crusade


That's it for the "Noitide Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com. 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 erik@rapreviews.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....


Video: D. Carter - "Sleeves"


Video: D. Carter - "Sleeves"

Courtesy of RMG.

Richmond, Virginia rapper D. Carter is preparing the release of his EP, Deja, so he teamed up with Revo Media decided to drop the video for the lead single, Sleeves.

PRESS RELEASE: On The Real with Moka Only & Chief Live


PRESS RELEASE: On The Real with Moka Only & Chief Live

Courtesy of The Doctor's Orders.

The Doctor's Orders present
ON THE REAL
With MOKA ONLY live

10pm-3am Friday 11th November 2011
& second Friday of Every Month

@ East Village, 89 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HX

* www.thedoctorsorders.com *

Tickets £5 in advance // Then £8 on the door.
* http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=474072 *

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Moka Only (Swollen Members)
& Chief performing live
Plus Residents
Spin Doctor
Mr Thing
Chris P Cuts
Bruce Wayne
& host MC Prankster
===================================================

Flyer Link: http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/6644/otrnov11flyer.jpg .
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London's monthly real Hip-Hop party is back!

For their second month in their new home in the booming basement of East Village, The Doctor's Orders are thrilled to welcome an underground Hip-Hop giant to On The Real.

As one of the founding members of chart topping Hip-Hop group Swollen Members Moka Only has a secure place in the hearts and minds of all true Hip-Hop fans. Having collaborated with a legendary producers including J-Dilla, MF Doom, & Oh No to name a few this Canadian native is sure to be blessing our fun loving crowd with a set of classic Hip-Hop including those of his new album 'Crickets' produced by Swiss producer Chief who mans the decks for his live show on the night.

As ever our special guests will be welcomed by the best line up of residents of any Hip-Hop club. Spin Doctor leads the charge as ever with his floor friendly selections of pretty much whatever he likes while your favourite DJs favourite DJ Mr Thing will be expertly cutting his way through a slew of bangers new and old as ever. Getting things warmed up to boiling point are Chris P Cuts & Bruce Wayne who defy their tender years with skills and eye for the dance-floor.

As ever is will be another road block so make sure you get involved early!

* www.thedoctorsorders.com *

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.


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