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Video: Cale Sampson - Live at Occupy Toronto


Video: Cale Sampson - Live at Occupy Toronto

Courtesy Cale Sampson.

Here's a live performance video of a new song that I wrote called "Reach Up".
I had an amazing opportunity to perform it at "Occupy Toronto" this weekend.
 
The Occupy protests began as a grassroots movement in New York and have recently spread to over 1000 cities worldwide. This movement's purpose is to help raise awareness about the disastrous humanitarian & environmental effects of corporate greed, political corruption, extreme economic inequality, and the resulting need for social change on a global level.

Video: J Rawls Makes a Beat


Video: J Rawls Makes a Beat

Courtesy of Nature Sounds.

Hip-hop veteran producer J Rawls (who's produced for the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, Slum Village, Beastie Boys, El Da Sensei, J-Live, and his own group Lone Catalysts) gives a glimpse at his creative process in this clip. Watch as Rawls takes a sample, sets it to some drums, and comes up with a knocking instrumental. J Rawls' new album "The Hip-Hop Affect" is now in stores everywhere.

MP3: Madd Caesar - "Big or Small"


MP3: Madd Caesar - "Big or Small"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

"Big or small" is the first single off Madd Caesar's upcoming album "The Bar is Open".The high energy track features Solis Cin who's lyrics are carried by Madd Hatter's distinctive boom bap beat. Be on the lookout for the full album release on October 31st along with visuals for the single.

Stream / Download: http://maddcaesar.bandcamp.com/track/big-or-small-ft-solis-cin .

Video: Yo Gotti Presents Zed Zilla - "Da Grind"


Video: Yo Gotti Presents Zed Zilla - "Da Grind"

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

As the first official release on Yo Gotti's Cocaine Muzik Group imprint, Zed Zilla has prepared Rents Due for release on October 18, 2011 with undeniable energy!
 
Hosted by nationally renowned DJ Bigga Rankin, Rents Due features appearances from Yo Gotti, 2Chainz, Pleasure P and more!

Producers include Oddz N Endz (Lil Wayne, Baby, Juelz Santana, Yo Gotti), Montana Trax (8Ball & MJG), Memphis team Quantum Sounds and more!

Passalacqua To Perform At CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival


CMJPopular music and film fest, CMJ, will bring Passalacqua to New York City for the first time Friday October 21st at Fifth Estate (Brooklyn). Doors open at 8pm.

Passalacqua is a collaboration showcasing two up-and-coming hip-hop artists from Detroit (the place where we throw beer bottles at Odd Future). Mister and Blak Smith meld their unique styles, personal inspirations and perspectives atop samples of jazz, funk and Northern soul over tight, chopping beats. Gracefully compacted lyricism throughout, with refreshing dips into the dreamy grooves of trip-hop.  
 
Download Passalacqua's debut EP here ---> http://tomandbootsy.com
  
Look out for new music, Passalacqua 2: Zebehazy Summer coming right around the corner! Album Teaser click HERE 
 
More info about CMJ at http://cmj.com
Video: Spoken Thought - "The Formula"


Video: Spoken Thought - "The Formula"

Courtesy Matt B.

Following the success of Basic Vocab’s General Dynamic and A Better Way, multi-platinum producer, Tony Galvin (whose credits include songs by T.I., Dynas, Cee Lo, Young Jeezy, Nicki Minaj, Dead Prez, etc.), returns with the newest group on the AVX Music Group, called Spoken Thought. Hailing from Miami, FL, Spoken Thought consists of emcees Joe Turman and Real Cypha. Their debut single, “The Formula”, serves as the precursor to their upcoming album, And So It Begins, which will be released in the Winter of 2012.

Video: Yelawolf's Top 5 Influential Southern Artists


Video: Yelawolf's Top 5 Influential Southern Artists

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

Video: Torae - "For The Record (Video Trailer)"


Video: Torae - "For The Record (Video Trailer)"

Courtesy Matt B.

"I wanted to document all that went into making an album start to finish, releasing it & the daily grind of an independent artist. The cameras followed me around for the last 6 months during the creation of For The Record, we covered much more than just my life as a rapper, we covered my life. For The Record the album in stores 11.1.11 For The Record the docuseries coming soon!"

For The Record Trailer from Torae.

Video: Riff Raff SODMG - "Otis Freestyle"


Video: Riff Raff SODMG - "Otis Freestyle"

Courtesy of Ronald Vaughns.

@TalkBoyTV
@RiFFRAFF_SODMG

Audio: Maino - "That Could Be Us"


Audio: Maino - "That Could Be Us"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Maino - That Could Be Us by eOne Music


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