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PR: R.A. The Rugged Man On The Score TV

PR: R.A. The Rugged Man On The Score TV

Courtesy Nature Sounds.

Canadian TV network The Score recently invited underground rap legend R.A. The Rugged Man to their studios to discusses the state of the Rugged Man's favorite sport: boxing.  In the interview, R.A. touches on Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Mixed Martial Arts, Sugar Ray Leonard, the heavyweight division, rising star Andre Ward, K.O. artist Julian Jackson, and more. New album from R.A. coming soon.

Watch Here: http://video.thescore.com/watch/thescore-music-series-with-ra-the-rugged-man .

MP3: Young Gliss f/ Killer Mike - "No One Can Stop Us Now"

MP3: Young Gliss f/ Prodigy, Killer Mike - "No One Can Stop Us Now"

Courtesy Lo Keys.

Young Gliss Recruits Hip Hop Legends Prodigy and Killer Mike, Buzzing Upcomers Jon Connor and Lo Keys, and R&B Sensation Just Shawn For a Monster Collaborative Track Produced By Big Rooth Off The Glimmer EP.

Mixtape: Cris Cab - "Echo Boom"

Mixtape: Cris Cab - "Echo Boom"

Courtesy Cris Cab.

18 year old Cris Cab speaks to his generation with Echo Boom, the new mixtape containing 12 original songs. The highly anticipated project presented by Billionaire Boys Club, includes features and production by Pharrell, Wyclef, Melanie Fiona, 88-Keys, Supa Dups, and more.

Download Here

1. Echo Boom ft. Pharrell
2. Put In Work
3. Face to Face (Snippet)
4. Rihanna's Gun ft. Mavado and Wyclef
5. Turn You On ft. Melanie Fiona and Shaggy
6. Cross Your Fingers
7. Angels and Demons
8. What Can't We Do (Here We Go Again) ft. Daytona
9. Going Home ft. Marc Roberge of OAR
10. Gypsys On the Boulevard
11. One Thing
12. In My Dreams

MP3: Dollarmentary f/ Sticky Fingaz - "Higher, Louder"

MP3: Dollarmentary f/ Sticky Fingaz - "Higher, Louder"

Courtesy J Melo.

Dollarmentary keeps the streak of hot music going as he recruits Sticky Fingaz from Onyx and an instrumental from the legendary DJ Premier for a new track titled "Higher, Louder."

Artist: Dollarmentary
Featuring: Sticky Fingaz
Song: Higher, Louder
Producer: DJ Premier
Song Link: http://hulkshare.com/ax8ddrfmfnch .

MP3: Olivia & Fred the Godson - "Freshy"

MP3: Olivia & Fred the Godson - "Freshy"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

Olivia & Fred the Godson drop new street single off of upcoming "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" Mixtape droping soon.


De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 'We Made It' Video Skit

De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 'We Made It' Video Skit + 'First Serve' Album Cover

Courtesy Matt B.

First they brought you ‘The Goon Time Mixtape’ blasting from a late-night house party in a Parisian suburb.  Then we saw our heroes getting endless grief from Deen’s overbearing mother in the Mrs. Whitter skit.  That was all just a taste of things to come from De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 present ‘First Serve’; a dynamic hip-hop group, an album, a concept, the soundtrack to a movie that has yet to be made and a fable for our times.

‘First Serve’ is many things, but at its heart it is the story of two young boys from Queens, New York with big dreams and larger rhymes. Two friends, Deen Whitter (aka Plug 2 / Dave) and Jacob ‘Pop Life’ Barrow (aka Plug 1/ Pos), friends from seventh grade, are by their own admission, “different, but the differences seem to complement everything we do.” Their name ‘First Serve’ comes from their motto, “First come, First Serve, get what you deserve.”

After years of laying down demos and mixtapes on the hustle in the hip-hop game, we get the next instalment from their world in the form of the ‘We Made It’ skit. All the hard work has finally paid off – Jacob and Deen have hit the big time signing to Goon Time Records to become the next new thing to hit the airwaves.

Due to hit the streets worldwide on April 2nd, through Duck Down Music in North America & Pias in all other territories, the ‘First Serve’ album tells the story of two dreamers in a basement struggling to start their musical career, the battles they face, through to the point that they eventually release their debut single, ‘make it big’ and their hard work and persistence finally pays off. As we know that is rarely where the story ends and the story of ‘First Serve’ is no different. Taking place in an animated world that could have been imagined by Hawley Pratt on Magic Mushrooms, the high spirited and often hilarious journey is pure old school hip-hop; skits, disco, beats, funk, quips, burns and hustlin’ all included. Ain’t nothing gonna stop us now...
MP3/Video: Fly Moon Royalty - "Back To You" + "Piece of Me"

MP3/Video: Fly Moon Royalty - "Back To You" + "Piece of Me (Live)"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Fly Moon Royalty will release their new album, Fly Moon Royalty, a week from today, on February 6th via Sportn Life Records. Before the self-titled project hits shelves, the Seattle duo of singer AdraBoo and producer Action Jackson are excited to release one final single, "Back To You."

Download "Back To Love" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Fly_Moon_Royalty-Back_To_You.mp3 .

Fly Moon Royalty also recently took to the studio, performing a live version "Piece Of Me," a new song from the duo that will not be included on their self-titled album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGxnoDVxqQ .

Video: Ill Essense f/ Wes Fif - "I'm the Man"

Video: Ill Essense f/ Wes Fif - "I'm the Man"

Courtesy WordOfSouth.

Ill Essense whom is under Wes Fif’s Street Smart Music umbrella has released his second official music video, “I'm The Man.” The song features Wes Fif and will be featured on his new mixtape “Ill-uminati.” It will be due out very soon!

MP3: Double XL - "Cry"

MP3: Double XL - "Cry"

Courtesy RMG.

"Hood Platinum's own Double XL releases another track off of his Man On Fire mixtape. Cry, is a soulful masterpiece that talks about some of the everyday hardships that everybody goes through in life." - Revo

Hulkshare:  http://hulkshare.com/rsq4wzb7mjo0

Soundcloud:  http://soundcloud.com/revolution-media-group/double-xl-cry
YouTube:  http://youtu.be/XSp2Zv-KENo

MP3: Childish Gambino - "Heartbeat (DJ Geometrix Remix)"

MP3: Childish Gambino - "Heartbeat (DJ Geometrix Remix)"

Courtesy DJ Geometrix.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I love Heartbeat by Childish Gambino but it was just too mellow to play in the clubs. I put the midas touch on it and BOOM goes the DYNAMITE! All my DJ buddies, I hope you can add this to your playlists and rock this at your next club gig. Everyone else, let me know what you think and show me some love by posting it up on your blogs or sharing the links with your friends on your twitter or facebook. ENJOY!

SOUNDCLOUD: http://soundcloud.com/djgeometrix/sets/childish-gambino-heartbeat-dj
BANDCAMP: http://djgeometrix.bandcamp.com/album/childish-gambino-heartbeat-dj-geometrix-remix
DROPBOX: http://db.tt/5fdDiMX1

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