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Video: French Montana Clarifies Common/Drake Comments


Video: French Montana Clarifies Common/Drake Comments

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

"French Montana explains why hip hop needs beef, what advice he would give new artists and clears up the comments he made about Drake & Common on Angie Martinez's show."

Planet Asia Releases New Mixtape "The Arrival" With Doo Wop


Planet Asia Releases New Mixtape "The Arrival" With Doo Wop

Courtesy Matt B.

With the release date for his new album Black Belt Theatre rapidly approaching, West Coast hip hop luminary Planet Asia teams up with the legendary Doo Wop for a new mixtape, The Arrival, which serves as the official prelude to Planet Asia's long awaited solo project Black Belt Theatre; which will be released on 2/28/2012 courtesy of Wandering Worx/Daddy Real/GreenStreets.

DL link to Planet Asia & Doo Wop’s The Arrival Mixtape: http://wanderingworx.bandcamp.com/album/the-arrival-mixtape .

Planet Asia In Black Belt Theatre (Trailer #1): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ9JK2CRszg .

Video: Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun f/ Memphis Bleek


Video: Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun f/ Memphis Bleek - "Top of the World"

Courtesy Matt B.

Music from Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun's Monumental album out now. 

Directed by Donald Robinson Cole & Olise Forel for SMP & Moving Silence.

Audio: CALiPH f/ Ezra - "Know Your Roll" (prod. Rich Kidd)


Audio: CALiPH f/ Ezra - "Know Your Roll" (prod. Rich Kidd)

Courtesy Matt B.

Toronto up-and-comer CALiPH, released his debut LP, The Resignation, in January and since has received tremendous radio-play in the “Maple Leaf State” thanks to his versatility and the projects diversity, as CALiPH nimbly shows his range by melding old-school soul, smooth R&B and classic boom-bap rap into one cohesive project.

The Resignation features production from Rich Kidd (Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica, Fashawn, Colin Munroe, Chase N. Ca$he, Tona) and M-Phazes (Slaughterhouse, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Emilio Rojas, Sean Price, Royce 5’9, Elzhi, Redman, Amerie, Skyzoo).

The second leak from the project is “Know Your Roll” f/Ezra (produced by Rich Kidd) which you can find here: http://limelinx.com/files/0ecc955e6ab09f68d6e05561e9e78a68 .

Video: Live From Control Room #1 - Black Milk Tour


Video: Live From Control Room #1 - Black Milk Tour

Courtesy Quality Control.

Live from the Control Room is a Bay Area based hip hop production platform created by Quality Control Marketing and pro audio school SAE. The Live from the Control Room series includes a 16 producer beat battle, concert series, a string of music videos, and a professionally produced EP featuring the Bay Area’s top MC’s paired up with the hottest up and coming producers.

The first phase of the series was the “Live from the Control Room” Producer Battle and concert, which took place this past September. The battle was comprised of 16 up and coming producers from the Bay Area, with the judging panel comprised of four of the top MC’s – A-Plus (Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics), Lateef the Truthspeaker (Latyrx/Quannum), Moe Green (iM/Out Crowd), and DaVinci (SWTBRDS/Thorobred). The top 4 producers from the battle then were paired with the four MC’s to record and create an EP and video series. Stay tuned for brand new videos chronicling the recording of the official “Live from the Control Room” EP, filmed by the one and only Casual from Hieroglyphics and Roy Miles Jr.. Look out for the EP to be released early 2012, and the final video from the winning tandem of Lambo Gott Em and A-Plus.

Video: Tes Wesley - "Corner Store Loosies"


Video: Tes Wesley - "Corner Store Loosies"

Courtesy Langston S.

Tef Wesley
Corner Store Loosies
AVAILABLE ONLINE MARCH 14
Inner Loop Records

Watch now the music video for "Corner Store Loosies," the title track of Tef Wesley's upcoming project.  Tef Wesley's full project Corner Store Loosies will be available online March 14th.

Video: Charlie Murphy Says Kim K Wouldn't Have Divorced Ray J


Video: Charlie Murphy Says Kim K Wouldn't Have Divorced Ray J

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

The comedian weighs in on Kim Kardashian's 72 day marriage to Kris Humphries and praises Ray J's skills as a "pimp".

Masia One Releases Single "Alright Ok!" From Forthcoming LP


Masia One Releases Single "Alright Ok!" From Forthcoming LP Bootleg Culture

Courtesy Theresa M.

TORONTO – Masia One, one of Canada’s most recognizable musical talents is ready to introduce the world to her new sound, new look, and most importantly, new music from her upcoming LP Bootleg Culture (release date April, 2012).  Following up her critically acclaimed first single “Warriors Tongue” which was set in the Philippines, her second single “Alright Ok!” is dedicated to Jamaica, and begins with a dedication to “the beautiful people of Jamaica.  Put down the guns, pull up the light.”.

Produced by Grammy Award winner Che Vicious (Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent), Masia’s melodic vocals blend perfectly to Che’s smooth production and crispy drums.  The result is a record that is equal parts groove and style.  Having just leaked to radio, fans are eagerly anticipating the visuals to go along with what is sure to be on many “best of 2012 so far” lists.

Video: DJ Clark Kent Shares His Thoughts On Foamposites


Video: DJ Clark Kent Shares His Thoughts On Foamposites

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

"DJ Clark Kent gives his opinion on the Nike Foamposite and picks 5 sneakers he's looking forward to in 2012."

MP3: MUMBLS - "Spellbound"


MP3: MUMBLS - "Spellbound"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Berkeley, California, has been a breeding ground for some of the most original and polarizing hip-hop released in recent memory. Enter: MUMBLS. The 22-year old rapper is the protégé of Bay Area legend Andre Nickatina, and is the latest product to emerge from Berkeley, pulling from its rich cultural and musical diversity – not to mention the penchant of its citizens to engage in some good, old-fashioned, recreational drug use.

MUMBLS recently released the video for "Parachute," a song inspired by innovatively taking MDMA in paper towel capsules, and now he's releasing "Spellbound," the second single from his Hella Novellas mixtape dropping March 6th. "Spellbound" picks up where "Parachute" left off, full of bluntly worded brag-raps about MUMBLS' (oddly dark) partying prowess. You think you can party with MUMBLS; but really, you have no idea.

"Spellbound," produced by Logan Foreal, is built around a sparse drum track and faint, echoing, and occasionally distorted synth plucks, all of which MUMBLS uses to give a highly detailed run down on his penchant for illicit recreation. "It's really just an unapologetic brag rap about how hard I party," describes MUMBLS, "I'm letting everyone know that, try as they may, they'll never truly hang with me on any level."

Listen to "Spellbound" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/MUMBLS-Spellbound.mp3 .


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