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The Hip-Hop Shop #132 - Thrown Together While Writing Reviews

It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #132 is called Thrown Together While Writing Reviews - because quite frankly is is. I'm just too overwhelmed to think of a good theme this week, but that doesn't get in the way of good music from Audible Doctor, Trek Life, Skillz and more! For compliments or feedback hit me on Twitter @angrymarks. Artists please send your podsafe music and advertising requests to Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed so you never miss a new episode!

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Tracks featured this week:

* Audible Doctor - Stayin' Busy (Remix)
* Sweatshop Union - John Lennon
* SKAM2? - Tall Midget
* Trek Life - Wouldn't Change Nothing
* Magnificent Ruffians - Emerald City
* Macsen Apollo - Like This
* Skillz x Nickelus F x Bravo - Reservoir Dogs

Video: E.A.R.T.H. - "Fresh N' Ah"

From It's Mr. No:

Video: E.A.R.T.H. - "Fresh N' Ah"

Video: GLC & Freddie Gibbs - "Heads of the Heads"

From Clayton @ Biz3:

Video: Closed Sessions x GLC & Freddie Gibbs - "Heads of the Heads"

Closed Sessions: "Heads of The Heads" Feat. GLC & Freddie Gibbs from Ruby Hornet.

Video: Adam Tensta f/ Billy Kraven - "Scared of the Dark"

From BF Blasts:

Video: Adam Tensta f/ Billy Kraven - "Scared of the Dark"

Video: Thurz - "Molotov Cocktail" Off "L.A. Riot"

From Helio PR:

Video: Thurz - "Molotov Cocktail" Off "L.A. Riot"

“I riot for brighter days not knowing what tomorrow brings; They wanna kill a king; like Martin Luther, and do me like Rodney; walking cripple, gawky, batons in the air with a kick and a snobby; look like they wanna kill a N#%*$ for a hobby; bring out the fire squad, N#%*$ wanna blind me; bullets flying right beside me, bullets is criticisms; kevlar the whole army; I hope you riot for the truth...'cause I riot for you”

"Molotov Cocktail" will appear on Thurz’s upcoming solo album L.A. Riot inspired by Rodney King, the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and recent North Africa Uprisings.

Video: Lil Chuckee (Young Money) Talks Permit & Cars

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Lil Chuckee (Young Money) Talks Permit & Cars

Lil Chuckee (Young Money) Talks Permit & Cars from DJ Smallz.

Lil Chuckee, a 15 year old MC signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money imprint, talks about his driving permit and obtaining his latest prized possession to his vehicle collections, his new red and black Dodge Challenger.

PR: Meet Rapper J.R. Bricks at the "Waffle House"

From Yo! PR:

Meet Rapper J.R. Bricks at the "Waffle House"

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Block Starz Music,, recording artist J.R. Bricks will release his debut single, "Waffle House", on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital music retailers on July 20.

In a short time, J.R. Bricks has become one of Atlanta's "Most Wanted" emcees. Equipped with sharp lyrics, versatility and a dynamic stage presence, A&R reps are describing him as Hip-Hop's artist to watch.

Born Earl Harrison, Jr. in Havana, Florida., J.R. Bricks is the son of military parents and lived the quintessential life of an army brat experiencing cultures around the globe at a young age.

"When I was 10 years old, I moved to Wiesbaden, Germany," says Bricks, who is also nominated for "Best Southern Rapper” and the "Buzz Factor" awards at the prestigious 2011 Underground Music Awards taking place on August 21st at the world famous B.B. Kings in NYC. "I’ve been to France, England, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Korea, and the Philippines all before I was 17."

J.R. Bricks musical journey began while in middle school in Germany, where he met future "Waffle House" producer Arturo Turner aka King Turo. "We spent a lot of time making music in computer class," says Bricks, who is part of the League of Champions movement along with King Turo and fellow newcomer, artist/producer M-Print. "[Turo] would beat on the table and I would freestyle to it."

As he grew up in Germany from elementary to high school, J.R. Bricks, who was originally profiled in's prestigious "Next 2 Blow" column and has been featured at, XXL, and The Source magazines respectively, was exposed to various types of music like Techno, Alternative, and Pop, which the rapper believes gives him an edge over the competition.

"My style and appeal is universal," says the ultra-ambitious twentysomething-year-old, who is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. "That is what separates me from these other Hip Hop artists."

J.R. Bricks will be shooting the official music video for "Waffle House" this August 27th on location in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out the preview of "Waffle House" and "More Than A Conquerer" by J.R. Bricks now.

To vote J.R. Bricks for "Best Southern Rapper” and the "Buzz Factor" honors at the 2011 Underground Music Awards, please visit or his website at


Audio: Shyvonne, "Damn!" (Quickie Mart Dubstep Remix)

From Dunn Deal PR:

audio: Shyvonne, "Damn!" (official Quickie Mart dubstep remix)

on Soundcloud: Quickie Mart on Twitter | Quickie Mart on Facebook

New Orleanian producer/deejay Quickie Mart is fast getting famous for his furious dubstep remixes as much as his three mixtapes' worth of production for NYC rapper Gotham Green (see the Haze Diaries trilogy featuring Freddie Gibbs, Planet Asia and more). On the heels of his popular Gibbs-approved dubstep remix of "National Anthem", Quickie presents his remix of "Damn", the latest from NYC songstress Shyvonne, a former Estelle backup singer now stepping out on her own. "Damn" started out as just a word Shyvonne accidentally uttered during a recording session. Popular Fools Gold Records deejay/producer Kingdom then made that word into the infectious beat that gave birth to "Damn!" Shyvonne and Quickie linked up at this year's SXSW festival in Austin, TX and the "Damn" remix is the face-melting result.

Video: Tone Live - "Muscle Heads" (from Manekineko Pro)

From DJ Black Panther:

Video: Tone Live - "Muscle Heads" (from Manekineko Pro)

Video: Money J Talks About How He Signed w/ Akon

Video: Money J Talks About How He Signed w/ Akon

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