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MP3: Sonnymoon - "Yes" (Beyonce Cover)


MP3: Sonnymoon - "Yes" (Beyonce Cover)

Courtesy of Nora Ritchie.

Pitchfork: "Sonnymoon, a duo from Boston, have an intuitive knack for merging a strong melody with loose grooves and sleek textures." - Matthew Perpetua

Giantstep: "The futuristic electro-soul duo Sonnymoon have come out from the lab to sprinkle a little of their fairy dust on us."

The electronic 'cosmic soul' duo Sonnymoon, made up of Anna Wise on vocals and Dane Orr on production, present us today with a remix of Beyonce's "Yes" from 2003's Dangerously In Love . The song keeps intact the strong R&B melodies of the original, but adds in the coos of Anna's assertive, yet dreamy voice and the celestial frequencies of Dane's production.

(MP3 Download) Sonnymoon - "Yes" (Beyonce Cover): http://soundcloud.com/plugresearch-music/yes-sonnymoon-covering-beyonce .

A little over a year ago, Sonnymoon released a remix of Drake's "Houstatlantavegas." With no pr team or label, and without even their first public gig under their belt, the track quickly spread. In a matter of months, over 40k fans had listened to and shared the track giving Sonnymoon the beginnings of a completely organic fan base and putting their career into motion.

Sonnymoon then released their stellar free EP Golden Age of original music to high acclaim and were quickly thereafter signed to Plug Research. Plug Research, a staple in the evolving electronic scene in L.A., give artists full creative and artistic expression resulting in highly engaging and groundbreaking music. Previous releases on the label include Bilal's Airtight's Revenge, Quadron's self-titled debut, Flying Lotus' 1983 and Exile's Radio.

Best Of The Rest:
(MP3) Flying Lotus - "Zodiac Shift" (Sonnymoon Remix): http://soundcloud.com/plugresearch-music/zodiac-shift-sonnymoon-remix .
(MP3) Sonnymoon - Houstalantavegas (Drake Cover): http://www.mediafire.com/?7zoio7n4d4xyy7a .
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCUvgwIvbzk *
(EP) Sonnymoon - Golden Age: http://sonnymoon.bandcamp.com/ .

For more info: http://www.facebook.com/Sonnymoonmusic x http://twitter.com/sonnymoonmusic x http://www.plugresearch.com/ .

Video: Lil Chuckee f/ K-Major & More - "Twap Season"


Video: Lil Chuckee f/ K-Major & More - "Twap Season"

Courtesy of The Black Kennedys.

Free Music Friday: Ridin' Dirty on 8-5 Edition



Seriously, I feel like a dealer ridin' dirty on 85, with coke in the trunk and cops in the rear mirror. Because I'm giving away so many free music this week, I can swear that six of them are probably illegal! So before the R-I-Double A decides to raid in my momma's house and confiscate my laptop and hard drive, know that it's been nice knowing y'all on FMF! FMF to the DEATH (or at least until all of the artists decide to charge).

Chris Brown :: Boy in Detention




"Um, this ain't a RAP mixtape! This is Chris Brown, dude!" Um, if you listen you'll see that it IS a rap mixtape! Chris Brown decides to take a hand in rapping and he's doing it seriously, as evident by appearacnes and productions from Kevin McCall, 9th Wonder, Big K.R.I.T. and Shawty Mane. Yes, the Shawty Mane, who's also known as JUSTIN BIEBER! Yes, even the Bieb' raps and he go swag like Jack Swagger himself (Ugh, may "swag" R.I.P. soon).

Tracklisting:
1. First 48 [prod. Jukebox]
2. Crazy [prod. David Banner]
3. Freaky I'm Iz [f/ Kevin McCall]
4. Diesel & Swizz Beatz [prod. by Kevin McCall]
5. Body on Mine (f/ Se7en) [prod. by Infinity]
6. Spend It All (f/ Se7en and Kevin McCall) [prod. Info]
7. Private Dancer (f/ Se7en and Kevin McCall) [prod. Cornelio Austin]
8. 100 Bottles (f/ Se7en) [prod. DJ Chuckie]
9. Leave the Club (f/ Joelle James) [prod. by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League]
10. Real Hip Hop #4 (f/ Kevin MaCall) [prod. by 9th Wonder]
11. Your Body [prod. by Hudson Mohawke]
12. Ladies Love Me (f/ Justin Bieber a/k/a Shawty Mane) [prod. by David Banner]
13. Real Hip Hop #3 [prod. by 9th Wonder)
14. Real Hip Hop (f/ Kevin McCall) (prod. by 9th Wonder)
15. Snapbacks Back (f/ Tyga) [prod. by Mike Will]
16. The Best Yo [prod. by Beat Syndicate]
17. Marvin's Room (RMX) (f/ J Valentine, Dawn Richard, Se7en and Kevin McCall) [prod. by Ryan M. Tedder]
18. 100% (f/ Kevin McCall) [prod. by Kevin McCall]
19. Last [prod. by No I.D.]
20. Sweetheart [prod. by Kevin McCall]
21. Strip (f/ Kevin McCall) [prod. by Tha Bizness]
22. Yoko (f/ Berner)
23. Wiz Khalifa & Big K.R.I.T. [prod. by Big K.R.I.T.]

Link:
http://tinyurl.com/BrowninDetention
 

DJ Drama & Celeb Forever :: Lights (#LightsMixtape)




Celeb Forever is living like his name because it seems like he's been a celeb forever, indeed. Thanks to the appearance of Gucci Mane, Emilion Rojas, Rick Ross, and Curren$y, as well as a co-sign from DJ Drama, the spoltight's on Celeb and the lights aren't dimming anytime soon.

Tracklisting:
1. Intro (Drama Speaks)
2. Say the Right Things [prod. by Drum Squad]
3. Alive (f/ Curren$y)
4. Nicky Barnes (f/ Pill) [prod. by Lex Luger]
5. Timeless (f/ Rick Ross) [prod. by The Olympicks]
6. I Don't Believe You (f/ XV and Donnis)
7. Do You Mean It [prod. by Oddz N Endz]
8. Physical
9. Drama Speaks
10. H.B.S. (f/ Sean McGee)
11. K.O.D.
12. High Horse (f/ Gucci Mane) [prod. by Drum Squad]
13. Hip-Hop Heores (f/ Laws, Emilio Rojas, and Carti Yae)
14. Cook (f/ Styles P)
15. Bring It Home (f. Durand Bernarr)
16. Outro (Drama Speaks)
17. You Earned It


Game & DJ Skee :: Hoodmorning [No Typo]: Candy Coronas




Hoodmorning y'all! No typo, but Game is putting in CRAZI WERK! [sic] before his "R.E.D. Album" drops on August 27th (Hopefully the label won't push the album back though). Here's Candy Coronas for Friday night. And it's okay, you can drive after putting Game's Candy Coronas in your system. #Pause #NoHangover #Wolfpack #RandomKevinNashHashtag

Tracklisting:
1. Hoodmorning [prod. by Mars]
2. Drug Test (f/ Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg) [prod. by DJ Khalil]
3. Can You Believe It (f/ LIl Wayne and Birdman) [prod. by Lifted]
4. Mr. West/Money & Power [prod. by Che Vicious]
5. Monsters in My Head [prod. by Boi-1da]
6. Wow (f/ Gucci Mane) [prod. by Mars]
7. 25 to Life [prod. by Mars]
8. Out of Towner [prod. by Terrace Martin
9. Standin on a Corner (f/ B.o.B and Wiz Khalifa) [prod. by Gun Roulet]
10. Grave Yard (f/ Sam Cooke) [prod. by Mars and Point Guard]
11. The Town [prod. by Mars and Rance]
12. Uncle Otis [prod. by Mars & Point Guard]
13. Infrared [prod. by Cool & Dre]
14. Change Your Life (f/ BWS) [prod. by Mars]
15. Red (f/ Redman) [prod. by Cool & Dre]
16. I'm On [prod. by Mars]
17. Ace of Spades (f/ Jim Starr and Paypa) [prod. by Mars]
18. Fucked Up (f/ Menace) [prod. by Mars]
19. She Wanna Have My Baby (f/ Trey Songz)
20. Rough (f/ Yelawolf) [prod. by Jim Jonsin]


J. Cole :: Any Given Sunday #1




"Cole World" is dropping on September 27th! So until then, J. Cole will bless you all with gifts every Sunday until the album drops, starting with this freeP right here.

Tracklisting:
1. Like a Star
2. Knock on Wood
3. Pity
4. How High
5. Unabomber

Link:
http://www.dreamvillain.net/?p=142

Muhsinah :: Gone


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Giving y'all some soulful freeP, Muhsinah (pronounced Mu-see-na), who you may recognize from Common's "Change" and The Foreign Exchange's "Daykeeper," gives y'all "Gone" with six original tracks for y'all to ride to. So what it ain't hip-hop, but it's still good music (no Kanye-o). 

Tracklisting:
1. Down to 1
2. One
3. Stop & Go
4. Stop
5. Gone
6. Till I'm Gone



Rockie Fresh :: The Otherside: Redux




I missed the original version and I may give it to y'all next week if the link is available. But this remix tape is so fresh like his last name, I couldn't NOT share it with y'all.

Tracklisting:
1. A.C. Green
2. The Worth (f/ Mike Golden)
3. Sofa King Cole [Redux]
4. Living Remix (f/ Casey Veggies and Tayyib Ali)
5. So Gone Based Remix (f/ Lil B)
6. We Good
7. About It [prod. by Cardo]
8. Go Crazy [prod. by Sledgren & Cardo]
9. They Don't Understand Why Remix (f/ Tayyib Ali)
10. As Far As You Let Me
11. Too Far
12. June 13th [prod. by Mike Daley & The Gift]
13. What's The Hurry (Interlude)
14. What's The Hurry
15. Otherside (f/ Rich Hil)
16. Time
17. Living Super Remix (f/ Casey Veggies, Tayyib Ali, Naledge, & Phil Ade) [Bonus Track]
18. Otherside Redux Freestyle [prod. By Matt Max] [Bonus Track]
19. Duckin N Dodgin (f/ Casey Veggies & Prod By Uncle Dave) [Bonus Track]
20. A.C. Green Remix (f/ Vic Mensa) [Bonus Track]

Slaine & Statik Selektah :: State of Grace



What do you get when you combine La Coka Nostra/Special Teamz heavyweight Slaine with Showoff's Statik Selektah beats? REAL HIP-HOP! Point blank period and you'll definitely hear plenty of that here on "State of Grace."

Tracklisting:
1. State Of Grace (Intro)
2. Don’t Talk Greezy
3. Offensive Lines f. Action Bronson & Ill Bill
4. That’s How It Is f. Termanology & Tully Banta-Cain aka Novacaine
5. Trail of Blood (OG Beat Version)
6. Tonight f. Cyrus Deshield
7. Gotta Go f. Kali & D-Stroy)
8. American Way
9. Run It (From The Town OST)
10. Night After Night
11. Molly f. D-Stroy
12. Hold Up f. Reks
13. Concepts (Freestyle)
14. Shade 45 Freestyle f. Kali & D-Stroy
15. Mistaken Identity [Bonus Track]


That's it for the "Ridin' Dirty in 8-5 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: Sean Hines f/ Edo.G & Hit - "I Got to Have It 2011"


Video: Sean Hines f/ Edo.G & Hit - "I Got to Have It 2011"

Courtesy of Major Music.

Stealf Presents Mista Flix - Conceptualized Deceit


Stealf Presents Mista Flix - Conceptualized Deceit

Courtesy of Park Street PR.

"Mista Flix has dropped a debut release to be proud of and we're sure any discerning Hip-Hop fan will agree."
100 Per Cent UK www.100percentuk.com

"This exciting new artist spits intelligent bars with an on-point delivery which compliments Stealf's raw sounding Hip-Hop vibe. This deadly duo have gave up the goods here"
Da Real Biz www.darealbiz.com

"Mr Flix has a unique style, he works with words as any rapper should, but it's the way he does it. If you're a little dumb you won't get it, but if you're switched on then this emcee will enlighten you"
From The Gutta www.fromthagutta.com

Stealf Presents Mista Flix - Conceptualized Deceit (Defacto Entertainment)

01 - Dark Thoughts (Conceptualized Deceit)
02 - Don't Wake Me Feat. Loop Genius & Roskrypz
03 - Lyrical Symphony
04 - Regret Forever
05 - When You See Me Comin' Feat St Laz

All tracks produced by Stealf.

Download links:
www.megaupload.com/?d=7QO3F5JV
www.defactoentertainment.co.uk

Mr Flix is a South London based artist who grew up on Hip Hop from an early age. Whilst many around him worshipped the commercial scene, Flix stayed true to the foundations of real hip hop, drawing influence from the likes of Jedi Mind Tricks and Immortal Technique. Now he looks set to write his own chapter in the musical world, with insane flows and metaphors which would leave Mensa scratching their heads, he is about to arrive and stay for good. There is no doubting that Mr. Flix is all up in the mix!

Debuting on the scene with his Stealf produced EP "Conceptualized Deceit", it seems that Mr. Flix is already going from strength to strength. The EP features Loop Genius & Roskrypz, as well as New York rapper St Laz. Flix looks set to blow as he has a busy schedule planned for the rest of 2011, with further releases expected. With a number of established artists already said to be ready to collab with Mr Flix, it looks as though this is just the beginning for an artist who just simply wants to make authentic Hip Hop.

Connect with Mr. Flix
info@mrflix.co.uk
www.mrflix.co.uk
www.reverbnation.com/mistaflix
www.soundcloud.com/mista-flix
www.twitter.com/#!/mr_flix
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002382245244

Connect with Stealf
www.stealftheproducer.com  
www.defactoentertainment.co.uk
www.reverbnation.com/stealf
www.soundcloud.com/stealf
www.twitter.com/stealf
www.facebook.com/pages/Stealf-The-Producer/138192169527382

OHHLA.com Daily Dose of Rap Lyrics: August 5th, 2011


Apathy, Blacastan, Chuck D, Bootsy Collins, E-40, Goldie Loc, Hue Hefna, J. Cole, KRS-One, Lounge Lo, Snoop Dogg, Vinnie Paz, Young Jeezy and more available today on OHHLA!

http://www.ohhla.com/newlyrics.html#080511

Video: Famous Kid Brick Talks About His Grind


Video: Famous Kid Brick Talks About His Grind

Courtesy of DJ Smallz.

Hailing from St. Pete, FL - Famous Kid Brick, who currently has one of the biggest records in Florida with his hit "I'm On It" talks about his grind, shows off his new face piece, and previews his second single "Dumb Doe" acapella style!

Famous Kid Brick Talks About His Grind, Previews Second Single "Dumb Doe" from DJ Smallz.

Press Release: Gunplay and Triple C Steal UWF Title Belt


Press Release: Gunplay and Triple C Steal UWF Title Belt

Courtesy of Geter K and Urban Wrestling Federation.

URBAN WRESTLING FEDERATION REACHES AGREEMENT WITH MAYBACH
MUSIC GROUP’S ‘CAROL CITY CARTEL’
TO BE INVOLVED IN UPCOMING UWF PRODUCTIONS


Artists to Participate in the Programming and Promotion of the UWF, which is
Revolutionizing Sports Entertainment Through it’s Combination of
Urban Music & Professional Wrestling

NEW YORK – The Urban Wrestling Federation announced today that they
have reached agreement with the ‘Carol City Cartel,’ aka Triple C’s, who
record under the Maybach Music Group imprint, founded by best-selling
hip-hop artist and entrepreneur Rick Ross.

To further develop their exploding roster of talent, the UWF has turned to
artists coming from one of the most influential groups in urban music. The
Triple C’s (Gun Play, Torch, Young Breed) have been tapped to be utilized
in the programming, characterization, and promotion of future UWF
battles including the next arena filming, which will take place in Miami this Fall.

Additionally, plans are in the works for a UWF promotional mix tape to be
released in the near future; where artists from the Maybach Music Group’s
Carol City Cartel will make significant contributions. In addition to the
promotional mix tape, these tracks will be used for entrances during UWF
matches, pay-per-view presentations and other promotional events.

The Triple C’s of the Maybach Music group will be joining the list of artists
already involved with the UWF, including 40 Glocc, Melle Mel, Red Café,
Big Block, Uncle Murda, Brisco, Billy Blue, L.E.P. Bogus Boys and Cuban Link.
The UWF continues to be in negotiations with Maybach music for
involvement of additional artists with the UWF.

Last week, UWF Founder and CEO Steve Karel, aka ‘Steve The Hustler,’
was seen shooting footage of the Triple C’s in Miami’s South Beach, which
will be used for the next UWF broadcast event, as well as in a promo video

to be distributed via www.Urbanwrestlingfederation.com as well as other
online platforms later this month.

“We’re thrilled to have the Carol City Cartel artists, Gun Play, Torch and
Young Breed of the Maybach Music Group involved in the Urban
Wrestling Federation,” said UWF President Steve Karel. “As we continue to
grow the federation, more and more top-level talent are coming to the
table realizing that the ring is the newest place for artists to gain exposure
and prove that they’ve got what it takes to hold their own and prove
domination.”

URBAN WRESTLING FEDERATION
The Urban Wrestling Federation, which debuted earlier this summer with
“First Blood,” a dynamic and exhilarating performance that combined the
worlds of hip-hop music and professional wrestling was created by
television and live events veteran, Steve Karel. The inaugural battle was
filmed live at New York’s famed Hammerstein Ballroom on June 3rd, as
well as various other locations around the country, and was viewed by
thousands as part of 100+ showings on top pay-per-view platforms.

The UWF has raised the action bar of professional wrestling to a never
before seen level of entertainment. ‘First Blood,’ was shown on iN
DEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network and TVN Ent. Full schedules, additional
content, branded clothing and products can be seen at
www.UrbanWrestlingFederaton.com
Press Release: Scoog Breaks Loose with New EP


Press Release: Scoog Breaks Loose with New EP

Courtesy: ArtistPR.

HAYWARD, CA - 8/2011

James Gray, Jr., better known as Scoog, is a rapper and entrepreneur. He hails from New Orleans, LA. He grew up partly in what is known as the 7th ward and 9th ward parts of the city, Lacombe, Louisiana, and the popular New Orleans East. Scoog started rapping at the tender age of 12. He recorded his first original song at the age of 15.

Scoog attended Southern University in New Orleans but he was forced to transfer when Hurricane Katrina demolished New Orleans and other southern cities in 2005. He relocated to the Bay Area, where he continued his education and graduated from California State University, East Bay with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts. He also continued to draw attention with his unique southern flow. Scoog is also known for his drive, ambition, and persistence.

In 2008 Scoog founded the company Gray Line Entertainment. After working with several underground artists in New Orleans, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, Scoog has earned the respect as one of the most talented underground artist to emerge. With the release of his 2011 EP "S.C.O.O.G. Promotional CD", Scoog gained world wide notoriety by earning sales success through internet distribution outlets such as iTunes, Amazon.com, and other distribution outlets.

* http://www.scoogsworld.com *

MP3: K. Briscoe f/ Busta Rhymes - "Dishes"


MP3: K. Briscoe f/ Busta Rhymes - "Dishes"

From M3W.

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


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