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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 *

MP3: Sean Hines f/ Hit - "Next Level"


MP3: Sean Hines f/ Hit - "Next Level"

Courtesy of Major Music.

@SeanHines02119 has released a leak off of his second L.P. "The Sean Hines Theory" for the past 4 weeks and today is no different. He joins fellow Rushin Embassy artist Hit on a track called "Next Level".

* http://www66.zippyshare.com/v/58600307/file.html *

For the past year, Boston emcee @SeanHines02119 has risen in the ranks as one New England's most promising Hip-Hop stars. After releasing his debut album The Sean Hines Story", he is preparing the release of his second L.P. "The Sean Hines Theory". Already building a buzz through the leaks of "Nancy Reagan" and "I Got To Have It 2011", and "Up Top Boys", Sean Hines is releasing another track, this time by the name of "It Feels Good".

MP3: Stimulus & Chris Dave - "Bad Habitz"


MP3: Stimulus & Chris Dave - "Bad Habitz"

Courtesy Nora Ritchie.

Chris 'Daddy' Dave, who is known as the Mos Def and Robert Glasper drummer with the Tony Allen meets J Dilla sound, as well as the backing drummer for countless other names including Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Sa Ra, and the producer behind tracks for Maxwell, has teamed up with emcee and DJ Stimulus to put out a collaborative mix-tape 3rd 1st Impression. The mix-tape is produced entirely by Chris Dave and features Stimulus on the mic and special guests Bilal, Renee Neufville, Stokley (of Mint Condition), Casey Benjamin and Screechy Dan. 3rd 1st Impression will be out as a free download on September 12th.

To tease you a bit more, Stimulus and Chris Dave are releasing the 2nd single "Bad Habitz" from 3rd 1st Impression today. The track is a woozy house groove with R&B undertones and a repeating coo of "I can't control the feeling."

(MP3) Stimulus & Chris Dave - "Bad Habitz": http://soundcloud.com/stimulus/bad_habitz .

Yesterday, HypeTrak premiered "Bad Habitz." You can check out their post here: http://hypetrak.com/2011/08/hypetrak-premiere-stimulus-chris-dave-bad-habitz/ .

Best Of The Rest:
3rd 1st Impression Press Release: http://mim.io/b9b061?fe=1&pact=4767407551 .
(MP3) Stimulus & Chris Dave ft. Bilal and Renee Neufville - "Full Grown": http://soundcloud.com/noraritchie/08-full-grown .

For more info:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/therealstimulus .
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StimulusNYC .
Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrisdaddydave .
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialchrisdaddydave .

PR: Styles P Becomes "Master of Ceremonies" on October 4th


PR: Styles P Becomes "Master of Ceremonies" on October 4th

Courtesy of Geo @ E1.

Styles P -- MC, songwriter, CEO and author -- is set to release his long-awaited fourth studio album, "Master of Ceremonies," on eOne Music on October 4, 2011. The album features fellow D-Block members Sheek Louch and Jadakiss, as well as hip hop heavyweights Lloyd Banks, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Pharrell, Pharoahe Monch, Aja, Rell and Avery Storm. Additionally, Pete Rock, Black Saun, Statik Selekta, Warren G, AraabMuzic, J. Music House, Phonix, Reef and others handle production. Styles'new single, "Harsh" features Rick Ross and Busta Rhymes is a classic Styles street anthem, and is at urban radio now.

Styles says, "'Master of Ceremonies' is a body of work that follows the finest lyrically tuned MCs. Point blank, period. It was made with respect of the craft."

The prolific rapper first came onto the scene as a member of the Lox (with Sheek Louch and Jadakiss), and the group released three successful albums and penned numerous hits for the Bad Boy label. Quickly earning the reputation as one of hip hop's most respected lyricists, Styles since then has continued to work with Sheek and Jada as a third of D-Block, and has released 14 mixtapes, as well as 3 solo albums.

Last year, Styles also released his first novel Invincible (One World/Random House) to much acclaim. He also co-owns Juices For Life, a juice bar in the Bronx, which can also be seen in the video for "It's OK."

To listen to "Harsh," click here: http://soundcloud.com/eone-music/styles-p-harsh-feat-busta-1 .

To watch the video for the track "It's OK" feat. Jadakiss click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0HLooOOVg8 .

For more information on eOne Music please visit http://www.eonemusic.com or follow @E1Music.


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