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Album: Chalie Boy - Versatyle Child 3 Hosted By DJ Rapid Ric


From Audible Treats:

Album: Chalie Boy - Versatyle Child 3 Hosted By DJ Rapid Ric

Rapid Ric Hosts Third Installment In Mixtape Series

The Album:

The three-year wait is over now that Texas-natives Rapid Ric and Chalie Boy are back with the third installment in their Versatyle Child mixtape series, courtesy of Dirty 3rd Records. Known for touring the world with Slim Thug and Chamillionaire, and now with his own record label, Dew Music Group, it’s easy to forget that mixtapes are Ric’s specialty. Here he stays true to his roots and resumes his comfortable role as host once again out to live up to his moniker, “The Mixtape Mechanic” by continuously showing he is still a force to be reckoned with in the mixtape game.

After the positive feedback and buzz they received with the first two installments, it seemed only natural for Ric and Chalie to get back in the studio together to try to duplicate some of the creativity that has made them successful in the past. Featuring an impressive cast that includes Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Mac Miller, and scores of original beats from Beat King, J Starz, and more, Versatyle Child 3 is set to be a strong follow-up to parts one and two. Ric and Chalie have been spending a lot of time together in the studio, so keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for more, possibly bigger projects in the future.

Free download of Versatyle Child 3: http://www.mediafire.com/?d1kfvo901wzqnv3 .

The Background:

A DJ at the age of 15, Rapid Ric moved to Austin Texas from a small boarder town where he soon coined "the mix tape mechanic" and has been DJing ever since. In the area he became the go-to guy if you wanted to get your stuff heard in the hood, as well as internationally. He formed partnerships with artists from across the state – most notably with Chamillionaire (Ric is his official DJ), Z-Ro, Trae tha Truth, Killa Kyleon, Bun B, Chalie Boy, Paul Wall and more – and released mixtapes with each and every one of them that not only showcased the growing berth of Texas music, but also his strong DJ skills. Rapid Ric's persistence quickly got him noticed, and then he did what many Texas acts don't, he hit the road. Rapid Ric traveled the world with Chamillionaire's tour, had a stint as Slim Thug's tour DJ, and performed on MTV's TRL. Now in 2011 Rapid Ric is taking it above ground with his official debut full-length release – Whut It Dew.

Video: Crooked I - "Million Dollar Story"


From Nancy B:

Video: Crooked I - "Million Dollar Story"

Crooked I "Million Dollar Story" from Treacherous Records.

Los Angeles, CA - Once again tapping John Columbo to helm, West Coast Slaughterhouse member, Crooked I, debuted the visuals to the title track of his upcoming solo album, "Million Dollar Story", last night; the follow-up to the movie-quality video debut, "Everyday" - http://vimeo.com/24832727 . A release date for the album itself is still pending.

Next up for Crook is a week in Detroit with the rest of Slaughterhouse to put in some more work on the group's album. He will also be relaunching his site with a full store soon where fans can buy from his COB Clothing line.

Follow us on Twitter via @TheRealCrookedI and @RapPublicist

Video: Pete Rock on the Art of Sampling


Video: Pete Rock on the Art of Sampling

Video: Fred the Godson f/ Styles P - "Move a Little Different"


Video: Fred the Godson f/ Styles P - "Move a Little Different"

MP3: I-20 - "The Life" (prod. by DJ Pain)


From J Melo:

MP3: I-20 - "The Life" (prod. by DJ Pain)

Here goes another new leak from I-20 of Ludacris' DTP titled "The Life" produced by DJ Pain. Hope you've been enjoying all of the new I-20 music over the last several months! Much more to come.

"The Life" (Prod. by DJ Pain) http://hulkshare.com/5we2i3weda6e .

MP3: Lloyd - "Never Window Shoppin"


From M3W:

MP3: Lloyd - "Never Window Shoppin"

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

PR: "DMC: Walk This Way" - TV Documentary on DMC on July 10th


From Ballin' PR:

"DMC: Walk This Way" - TV Documentary on DMC on July 10th

July 2011, (Los Angeles, CA) World renown artist and author Justin BUA is proud to announce his directorial debut of "Walk this Way," the untold story of one of music's greatest legends Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels. As one of three founding members of the iconic group--RUN DMC--DMC brought rap to the mainstream of American culture, only to be left behind as hip-hop exploded and became one of the most significant cultural movements of our generation. Featuring Ice-T, Eminem, MC Lyte, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Mix Master Mike, Z-Trip and many more, BUA paints a picture and chronicles DMC’s battle--and ultimate triumph--over his addiction to alcohol, the loss of his voice, and ultimately, the reclaiming of his life.
 
"DMC: Walk this Way" premieres Sunday July 10, 10 pm PT/ET on Ovation TV. To find Ovation in your area, go to www.ovationtv.com. For more information on "Walk this Way": http://www.justinbua.com/ .

MP3: Hawthorne Headhunters - "If You Were My Baby"


From Nora Ritchie:

MP3: Hawthorne Headhunters - "If You Were My Baby"

Black Spade and Coultrain have joined forced to become the official torch-bearers of Hawthorne Headhunters. The duo went in the studio last summer and Myriad of Now, the group's full-length debut was born, a 14-track collection of funk, electro and R&B that speaks on spirituality, sexuality and everything in between. Carrying on the lineage of Black music dating back to the blues and the inception of jazz, Hawthorne Headhunters melt influences together to break new ground. Myriad of Now will be released via the LA-based label Plug Research (Bilal, Quadron, Exile).

Explaining the meaning behind the album title, the group says, "it's many directions of this now. All we have is this right now, so you can go in many directions with this record, that's why we have so many different genres. It all depends on who you are."

Coultrain explains the significance behind the single's A-side "If You Were My Baby (Reprise)": "The subject matter touches on the chase of, surrender to, and polarization of love. Our message is that true love can be found through searching within, hence lines like ‘the people who can't make love make money.'" Still, even when describing their own sound, ‘Train never allows for the kind of perspective that allows Hawthorne Headhunters to marry so many styles and topics so effortlessly, "these descriptions are only a small portion of what this is about. The song's importance and our feelings towards them evolve as we do. The listener decides what the song is about, what it means. It is up to their own interpretation, our story is only one perspective of an infinite amount."

Download (MP3) Hawthorne Headhunters - "If You Were My Baby": http://soundcloud.com/plugresearch-music/sets/hawthorne-headhunters-if-you/ .

Free Music Friday: Seven Ate Eleven Edition


This edition is the answer to the riddle, "Why was the number 12 scared of number 7?" ...Yeah, I know. I won't quit my day job providing free music for y'all and here they ARE!

Cory Gunz :: Son of a Gun

Cory Gunz

If you don't know by now, Cory Gunz is the son of Peter Gunz, well-known for his 1998 classic hit "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" with his partner-in-rhyme Lord Tariq. And if you don't know by now, Cory Gunz is one of the latests to be signed to Young Money Entertainment (as evidenced in Gunz' appearance in Lil Wayne's hit single "6 Foot 7 Foot"). And if ou don't know by now, here's a free mixtape from Cory Gunz that should hold all of his fans over until his debut album is completed.

Tracklisting:
1. One Of A Kind (Mob With My Mob) (Prod by Dot N Pro)
2. Young Mula (Prod by Dot N Pro)
3. Outta My Mind (Prod by Dot N Pro)
4. Speed (Prod by Dot N Pro)
5. Gunz Pop (f/ Pop Dolla$, Hash) (Prod by Nottz)
6. YMA (f/ Gudda Gudda)
7. Short Dawg & Mack Maine (Prod by Dot N Pro)
8. Sexy feat Sequence (Prod by Sequence)
9. YMCMB MMG (f/ Meek Mill) (Prod by Dot N Pro)
10. Bitch I'm A Rock N Rolla (Prod by 21)
11. House Party (Prod by Dot N Pro)
12. East 2 Da Westside (f/ Schoolboy Q) (Prod by Dot N Pro)
13. Ya'll Ain't Got Nothin On Me (f/ 2 Chainz) (Prod by Dot N Pro)
14. Shit Ain't A Game feat Pop Dolla$ (Prod by Cardiak & Chinky P)
15. Family Like A Business (Prod by Dot N Pro)
16. We Gon Delete Em (f/ Juicy J) (Prod by UrBoyBlack)
17. Hardbody (Prod by Dot N Pro)
18. Bedtime (Prod by Cardiak)
19. Paper Chaser (f/ Uncle Murda) (Prod by Soul Diggaz)
20. Ghost Town (Prod by Dot N Pro)
21. I'm Fuckin Wit It (f/ Hash) (Prod by Jahlil Beats)
22. Drink (Prod by Dot N Pro)
23. Sick Em (f/ Kid Ink, Gudda Gudda) (Prod by Cardiak)
24. Know My Name (Prod by Dot N Pro)
25. Dope Game (Prod by Dot N Pro)
26. R U Listenin (Prod by SoFly)



Gucci Mane & DJ Holiday :: Writing on the Wall 2

Gucci Mane


GUCCI MANE IS FINALLY FREE...AGAIN! For those who have been waiting on new music from Mr. Ice Cream (Face) Man, here it is raw and uncut - like the bricks he be selling - BURR!!

Tracklisting:
1. WOTW 2 (Intro)
2. Tragedy (Prod. By Lex Luger)
3. Hard On A Bitch (f/ Chill Will) (Prod. By Fat Boy)
4. Lil Friends (Prod. By Lex Luger)
5. Camera Ready (Prod. By Fat Boy)
6. Psycho (f/ YC, YG Hootie) (Prod. By Southside)
7. Brrrr (Supa Cold) (Prod. By Fat Boy)
8. Gucci Talk
9. Translation (f/ Cartel, Yo Gotti) (Prod. By Drumma Boy)
10. Tax Free (Prod. By Drumma Boy)
11. Scotty (Prod. By Knucklehead)
12. Play Your Cards (f/ YC) (Prod. By Shawty Redd)
13. Guilty (f/ Young Buck) (Prod. By Drumma Boy)
14. Two Dope Boys (f/ Chill Will) (Prod. By Zaytoven)
15. Too Turnt Up (f/ Yelawolf) (Prod. By Drumma Boy)
16. MVP (f/ Jagged Edge) (Prod. By Drumma Boy)
17. Major (f/ Wooh Da Kid) (Prod. By Southside)
18. Recently (f/ 50 Cent) (Prod. By Drumma Boy)
19. Yesterday (Bonus) (Prod. By Drumma Boy)



Lil' O :: Grind Hard, Pray Harder

Lil' O

Who said Texas rap is dead? Texas rap a/k/a Country Rap Tunes ain't going nowhere! And this S.U.C. representative Lil' O proves that statement true with his long-awaited mixtape "Grind Hard, Pray Harder." Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze is still on his cheddar hunt as he includes many of his Texas brethren in this mixtape (including Chamillionaire, Big K.R.I.T., DJ Michael "5000" Watts, Devin Tha Dude, amongst others). Download away!


Tracklisting:
1. U Like It, I Luv It
2. I'm What Dat Iz
3. Baulin In Da City (f/ Big T)
4. In Da Wind (f/ Chamillionaire, Killa Kyleon)
5. None Of Ya Bizzness!! (f/ Slim Thug, Wonderus)
6. What Iz Ya Talkin Bout (f/ Devin Tha Dude, Big K.R.I.T., Jack Freeman)
7. Fresh Up Out Tha Cleaners (f/ DJ Michael "5000" Watts)
8. It's Whateva (f/ Wonderus)
9. Don't Stop (f/ Chalie Boy)
10. Alright (f/ J-Dawg, Big Marcus)
11. It Iz What It Iz
12. Betcha Can't Do It
13. Ready 4 Whateva (f/ Wonderus)
14. Change



MC Logic and BrothaSoul :: Merlot Music

MC Logic


The Merlot wine is often seen as an appropriate beverage for the relaxing and chilling vibes that moments provide. NC's MC Logic and VA's producer BrothaSoul makes Merlot Music that's undoubtedly smooth and pure like the drink itself. Remember to be responsible and never drink and download, you might crash on the internet highways. 


Tracklisting:
1. Intro Merlot
2. 1st Day of Summer
3. When I Say I Love You
4. Hollywood Ruby
5. Dissertation #21 (La Vérité)
6. The Moonlighter
7. Lady La La (feat. Brenda Campbell)
8. Tonight Live



Pistol McFly :: Bong Rips & B.A.R.S.


Pistol McFly

Recently, a gentlemen was nice enough to e-mail me a wake-up message to this Cali rapper name Pistol McFly. Looking at the cover, I honestly didn't know what to expect and one listen to "Bone Rips & B.A.R.S." - and I like what I'm hearing! I guess he was right when he said "Never judge a book by its cover, they're fairy tales!" It brings you the real Cali hip-hop like his peers ranging from Pharcyde to Murs. 

Tracklisting:
 1. Intro
2. Stoner
3. New School
4. We Got Y'all (f/ Chip GnarLy)
5. M.A.R.S All Day
6. Cheatin' With Jane (f/ Jay Diction)
7. Grow On Trees
8. Thinkin' it Over/Flight School
9. Last Night
10. Out of Sight
11. Tick Tock
12. Mind Clear (f/ IQ)
13. Coin Tossin' (f/ Vito & Jay Diction)
14. Round n Round (f/ Lai Dub)
15. Live Enough (f/ Jay Diction)
16. Garbage
17. Toast
18. Great


Seven Day :: Concepts


Oh snap! Here's ANOTHER Cali joint for y'all to ride to. West Coast hip-hop ain't dead, they're just broadening its horizions and "Concepts" proves that statement indeed. Consisting of emcee Jay Diction and producer/emcee Listed, Seven Day brings you music that can last for your OWN seven days per week grindin'. They are here to show you that they understamd, you are appreciated.

Tracklisting:
1. Concepts (Introlude)
2. Understand It (f/ Hilsyde)
3. Wakin' Up
4. 2Fast
5. Bounce (f/ Versis)
6. Players(f/ Eva)
7. I Am
8. Oh Yeah


Link:
http://www.mediafire.com/?gm3jtyjrdiy

That's it for the "Seven Ate Eleven 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....
MP3: Tyrese f/ R. Kelly, Tyga - "Gotta Chick That Loves Me"


From M3W:

MP3: Tyrese f/ R. Kelly, Tyga - "Gotta Chick That Loves Me"

* http://www.mediafire.com/?eazjid360bdm2hb *


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