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Video: Soul Khan - "Speeding Bullets" Live at Arlenes Grocery


Video: Soul Khan - "Speeding Bullets" Live at Arlenes Grocery

Courtesy of Soul Khan Biz.

Soul Khan performs "Speeding Bullets" LIVE at Arlenes Grocery, NYC from BarrelhouseBKLYN.

Video: Lyrikill - "Yes Inf**kindeed"


Video: Lyrikill - "Yes Inf**kindeed"

Courtesy of Elevated Minds.

MP3: Bwan - "Grindstone" (prod. Fatgums)


MP3: Bwan - "Grindstone" (prod. Fatgums)

Courtesy of Beatrock Music.

* http://www.mediafire.com/?f1h50gg3z9k2g7s *

Video: Quanstar - "Step Up Your Game"


Video: Quanstar - "Step Up Your Game"

Courtesy of First Team.

MP3: DJ Scream f/ 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane & More - "Shinin'"


MP3: DJ Scream f/ 2 Chainz, Future, Gucci Mane, Stuey Rock, Yo Gotti - "Shinin'"

Courtesy of BF Blasts.

CLEAN http://www.sendspace.com/file/tf9b8c .
DIRTY http://www.sendspace.com/file/qcya73o .
4 BAR INTRO CLEAN http://www.sendspace.com/file/mog2xh .

Free EP: DaVinci - Feast Or Famine EP


Free EP: DaVinci - Feast Or Famine EP

Courtesy of Audible Treats.

Second Offering From DaVinci Shows Growth, Evolution In Sound

Selected as a member of 106 KMEL's (the biggest Bay Area hip-hop station) Freshmen Class of 2010.

The EP:

DaVinci is excited to release his new EP, Feast Or Famine. Starting today, the eight-track EP is being offered for free download via DaVinci's hometown label, SWTBRDS.

The Day The Turf Stood Still, DaVinci's debut LP released last year, offered listeners a look into the often-conflicted ponderings of a young black man as he watches his neighborhood turned upside down due to gentrification and urban renewal. And with Feast Or Famine, DaVinci once again puts focus on the realities that surround his day-to-day. "I grew up in the heart of San Francisco," remarks the Fillmore District native. "It's eat or starve; it's really an urban jungle. You never know what's around that next corner or behind those bushes."

But Feast Or Famine isn't just TDTTSS 2.0, quite the contrary. The EP is DaVinci showing off a level of diversity that was too often overlooked on his previous work. "The Day The Turf Stood Still was dark, it was me feeling like the last of the Mohicans," explains DaVinci. "With this one, it's hella layers – varied tempos, a more diverse range of topics."

Also setting the EP apart from TDTTSS is the range of artists featured. "I don't really reach out to too many people," notes DaVinci, adding that he prefers to work "only with people that I know and that I feel will add to the project." But while collaboration may not be the norm for DaVinci, Feast Or Famine shows a keen ear for choosing complimentary talent, as he calls on the likes of Roach Gigz, Nio Tha Gift, Young Gully, C-Plus, Rae Rosero, and rising Oakland rapper Ginger, with each bringing something unique to the project.

The EP isn't all features, though, and the EP's two solo tracks, lead single "D.R.E.A.M." and album closer "Nothing Like Home," also serve as two of the EP's strongest – and two of DaVinci's favorites. "With 'Nothing Like Home,' anyone who's really from San Francisco will love that one," says DaVinci. "I'm talking about real San Francisco moments; neighborhoods and projects in the city that ain't even standing no more."

Download the Feast Or Famine EP here: http://www.swtbrds.com/davinci or http://swtbrds.bandcamp.com/album/feast-or-famine .

Audio: Koyce D - "Work it Out"


Audio: Koyce D - "Work it Out"

Courtesy of AheadPR.

Growing up in urban Toronto to a single mother, Koyce D Caesar listened to a number of musical styles, including pop, reggae, hip-hop, techno and alternative. He started rapping at the age of 15, harvesting his talents and taking time to find his voice so he could not only rap, but make thematic music to match his skill for performing. Now Koyce has become exceptional at both crafts, infusing the different musical influences from his childhood into a style and sound unique to himself. To be a fan of Koyce D means more than just listening to his music; it means immersing yourself in the sounds and aura he creates with both his music and his live shows.

Koyce D has performed at many of Toronto's prime venues, including Nathan Phillips Square, Dundas Square during Caribana weekend, which is the biggest festival of the summer; he also performed at the classic Harlem's Underground, and was the headline artist in the first all hip hop show at Loki Lounge.

Free Download: maticulous - "Mello Instros"


Free Download: maticulous - "Mello Instros"

Courtesy of Audible Doctor @ Brown Bag AllStars.

“Check out this free download of maticulous' instrumental project - a collection of chill beats to vibe out to.

Produced and arranged by maticulous, cuts by DJ Brace, and mixed by The Audible Doctor.”

http://maticulo.us/rpe4s9

Enjoy!!

MP3: Angerville f/ Bishop - "Highway of Life"


MP3: Angerville f/ Bishop - "Highway of Life"

Courtesy of Angerville.

DJ Pack (mp3): http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7S8DVHNH .

DJ Pack (wav): http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F00O2E41 .

Audio Stream: http://handsolorecords.bandcamp.com/track/highway-of-life-ft-bishop-brigante .

From the new album Warfare available for $8.99 on Amazon.com.

Also catch Angerville and Bishop on tour this August / September with Onyx and Slaughterhouse:

Onyx Tour feat. Bishop Brigante & Angerville

August 26th - Oshawa - "The Green Bottle"
August 27th - Ottawa - "Ritual"
August 28th - Toronto - "Annex Wreck Room"

Slaughterhouse Tour feat. Bishop Brigante & Angerville

September 20th - Ottawa - "Ritual"
September 21st - Montreal - "Telus Theatre"
September 22nd - Toronto - "The Guvernment"
September 23rd - Oshawa - "Status"
September 24th - Barrie - To Be Announced
September 26th - Winnipeg - "Garrick Theatre"
September 28th - Edmonton - "Union Hall"
September 29th - Calgary - "The Whiskey"
September 30th - Vancouver - "Rickshaw Theatre"

Check out http://www.facebook.com/angervillespage for the latest updates.

MP3: Wordsmith - "Rhymesayer Revival" (prod. Strada)


MP3: Wordsmith - "Rhymesayer Revival" (prod. Strada, cuts DJ Ykcor)

Courtesy of Wordsmith Music.

* http://www.box.net/shared/xbnre6gnam5l6fds6dmj *

"Rhymesayer Revival"
 (Produced by Strada - Cutz by DJ Ykcor)

B-Side Single from the upcoming "King Noah Mixtape."

* http://twitter.com/#!/wordsmithmusic *


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