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Video: Kidd Called Quest f/ The Teamsterz - "Heavy"


Video: Kidd Called Quest f/ The Teamsterz - "Heavy"

Courtesy Jason M.

Download: Mic Audio - "The X Filez EP" (prod. X the Detective)


Download: Mic Audio - "The X Filez EP" (prod. X the Detective)

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

Online Stream & Download: http://thestereoboyz.bandcamp.com/album/the-x-filez .

About the EP:

Stereo World presents a verbal comic series by two Detroit heroes named X the Detective and Mic Audio (of the Stereo Boyz). The X Filez is a 3 part series of 3 issues. Each track is a comic and is made to entertain both hip hop and comic book lovers.

* www.StereoBoyz.com *
* http://soundcloud.com/xdetective1 *

T.I. Back In Federal Custody


From Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Grammy-winning rapper T.I., who was freed after months in prison, was back in federal custody Thursday because of a flap over his use of a luxury bus to report to a halfway house, his lawyer said.

Steve Sadow told The Associated Press that the Federal Bureau of Prisons "has moved T.I. to a different facility" because of an issue involving the rapper's 375-mile trip Wednesday from the Arkansas lockup to Atlanta in a gleaming motor coach.

He did not elaborate on the exact nature of the problem federal authorities had, but said it was not drug-related. He said they are trying to resolve the problem.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, traveled with an entourage to check into the halfway house, stepping off the bus clad in a red and blue striped polo shirt and white sh[o]rts.

"There appears to be confusion surrounding the method of transportation," Sadow said.

Federal authorities had no further information late Thursday night where Harris was taken.

Traci Billingsley, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, told the AP that she couldn't comment on the rapper's status or his immediate whereabouts.

T.I. had initially served about seven months at the prison in 2009 after he was arrested for trying to buy unregistered guns and silencers from undercover federal agents. He was on probation after he was released and ordered not to commit another crime or to illegally possess any controlled substances.

He was arrested again in September 2010 in Los Angeles on drug charges after authorities said he was found with four ecstasy pills. He was sentenced in October to 11 months in prison for that violation, and had been set for release at the end of September but was let go early.

The prison agency's website said late Thursday night that Harris was "in transit" but didn't say where.

T.I. had left the Forrest City low-security prison and was driven in the bus with dark-colored windows, followed by four other cars.

"The storm is over & da sun back out. IT'S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!!" the rapper posted on Twitter shortly after his release. "Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!

"It appears a flock of cameras will follow T.I. regardless of where he goes next. VH1 said Wednesday that the network was filming T.I.'s journey home from jail and would debut the show in December. MTV aired a similar reality show on the rapper in 2009 called "T.I.'s Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go," which chronicled his attempts to help others avoid his mistakes.

T.I. has also finalized a book deal. A representative from HarperCollins told AP that T.I. has written a book called "Power & Beauty" that's set to be released in October.

The novel, which was co-written with David Ritz, is a fictional tale about two childhood friends torn apart by dangerous dealings on the streets of Atlanta.

Source: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PEOPLE_TI?

Video: Tragedy Khadafi "Ill-Luminous Flow Trailer"


Video: Tragedy Khadafi "Ill-Luminous Flow Trailer"

Courtesy of Matt B.

Fellow Juice Crew member and Hip-Hop icon, Tragedy Khadafi is set to release a new Street-LP, Thug Matrix 3, on September 20th, 2011.  Thug Matrix 3 features Killa Sha with production by: araabMUZIK, Shroom, Audible Doctor, Now & Laterz, and Ayatollah.

"Ill-Luminous Flow" is the first single (Produced By Now & Laterz) off Tragedy Khadafi's Thug Matrix 3.

Directed By Donald Robinson Cole & Olise Forel and Illustrations by Vaksart.

Video: Sean Hines f/ Hit 1 - "Next Level"


Video: Sean Hines f/ Hit 1 - "Next Level"

Courtesy Major Music.

Video: Neon Hitch Covers Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci"


Video: Neon Hitch Covers Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci"

Courtesy of Debbie @ Girlie Action.

Video: The Black Opera - "M.A.S.H."


Video: The Black Opera - "M.A.S.H."

Courtesy of Steph @ A-Side Worldwide.

MP3: Fly Moon Royalty f/ Spac3man - "Back to You (Butter Remix)"


MP3: Fly Moon Royalty f/ Spac3man - "Back to You (Butter Remix)"

Courtesy of Sportn' Life Records.

* http://flymoonroyalty.bandcamp.com/track/back-to-you-butter-remix *

MP3: DTMD feat. yU - "Keep On"


MP3: DTMD feat. yU - "Keep On"

Courtesy of Mello Music Group.

The News:

Mayland duo DTMD have a new single, "Keep On (feat. yU)", from their forthcoming September Mello Music Group debut album Makin' Dollas.
 
Lryical Spotlight:

I asked god what he want from me
Stepped out the mirror thought of what I really wanted to be
Thought it was clearer when this rap shit was fun to me
I mean its cool but nowadays
Its all about whatever pays comfortably
 
Who's DTMD?

Dunc on the beats and Toine on the mic, the moniker Dunc and Toine Makin' Dollas (DTMD) is a nod to the classic East Coast act EPMD, but the sound is DMV.  Dunc & Toine both have worked closely with standout producer/emcee Oddisee to polish their crafts at a very young age (yeah these guys are like 20 years old, but have the skills of some serious vets). You may recognize Dunc from his contribution to Diamond District's critically acclaimed album In The Ruff or Toine from his appearance on "Different Now" with Oddisee. Last week 2DopeBoyz featured DTMD in their (2)Dope to Sleep On series.  After putting out a stellar EP called The Basics, they signed to Mello Music Group and are releasing their debut album Makin' Dollas September 20th!
 
[Free Song] DTMD "Keep On (feat. yU)" http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/keep-on-feat-yu .

Video: Braille - "Feel It" (cuts DJ Revolution, prod. Evidence)


Video: Braille - "Feel It" (cuts DJ Revolution, prod. Evidence)

"Native Lungs dropped at retail on August 30th, but we've also made the record available as a free download. The download link can be found at www.NativeLungs.com. It's a Mediafire link with all 13 songs plus a digital booklet."


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