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Video: DaVinci - "A Fillmore Story"


Video: DaVinci - "A Fillmore Story"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

DaVinci: A Fillmore Story from WEREHAUS.

In March 2010, DaVinci released The Day The Turf Stood Still, a truly striking debut album, and one that allowed listeners to share DaVinci's gaze as he watched his neighborhood, the historic Fillmore District in San Francisco, experience an overhaul due to impacts of gentrification and urban renewal. DaVinci's new EP, Feast Or Famine , released for free download late last month through his label, SWTBRDS, largely follows in those footsteps, while taking a broader look at the ills that affect – both good and bad – inner city communities across America."

Central to both projects is DaVinci's quest to find a voice that not only represents his own views, but also the struggle, pain, and celebration of those around him. And, inspired by the young rapper's work, Brian Chu and Austin Chu, collectively Werehaus.tv, set out to capture just that with their mini-documentary, "DaVinci: A Fillmore Story."

"Working on this project with SWTBRDS and DaVinci has been more than we could have asked for," explain Brian and Austin, noting that the project was their attempt to create, "an honest piece about the struggle to find oneself, and develop a voice that represents where one's from." Opening with an acapella take on a verse from previous single "D.R.E.A.M.," the mini-documentary chronicles DaVinci traveling throughout the city – home, the studio – as he speaks on how growing up in The Fillmore impacts his outlook on life, the struggle and care for others that permeates his music, and much more.

MP3: Fat Pimp f/ Big K.R.I.T. - "Got It Going On"


MP3: Fat Pimp f/ Big K.R.I.T. - "Got It Going On"

Courtesy DJ Smallz.

OFF "SOUTHERN SMOKE RADIO VOL 6

COMING OCTOBER!

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://www.sendspace.com/file/egpv36 .

Video: Bi-Polar Bear - "F#$k Her"


Video: Bi-Polar Bear - "F#$k Her"

Courtesy Setting World Records.

MP3: Khingz - "Monster's Lib" (prod. Rel!g!on)


MP3: Khingz - "Monster's Lib" (prod. Rel!g!on)

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

listen/download/embed at http://wanderingworx.bandcamp.com/track/monsters-lib .

MC KHINGZ reps Seattle's southside to the fullest and unleashes his demons on the REL!G!ON-produced "Monster's Lib", the first single from the former gangster turned poet's new album Liberation Of The Monster.  Feeling boxed in by labels and expectations of fans and friends who tried to subtly direct him to a more spoken word bohemian feel, KHINGZ reacts with this visceral and at times painful album; a declaration that he will not be boxed in or defined by anything but his own actions or anyone but his own heart. Listen, digest and free your inner beast.

MP3: Nas - "Your Mouth Got You In It"


MP3: Nas - "Your Mouth Got You In It"

Courtesy M3W.

* http://tinyurl.com/RapReviews-Nas-YourMouth *

Video: Skipp Whitman - "Famous"


Video: Skipp Whitman - "Famous"

Courtesy Skipp W.

Free Music Friday: The Digital Diggers Edition


This week is dedicated to all of those internet diggers out there who want to get as much dope free music as possible. Well, here it is! And one of the free projects are released under a VERY LIMITED time, so I suggest you cop soon!

Dam Funk :: InnaFocusedDaze

Dam Funk

Funk isn't dead, y'all. It just smells funky and Dam Funk is the funk musical witness to that. Here's a free-P of his songs released with four songs for everybody to jam to. Check this one out and have a clothespin ready for your nose fpr the funk that you're about to download.

Tracklisting:
1. Forever
2. Don’t U Know (That This Funk Iz Real)?
3. Inside Of U
4. InnaFocusedDaze


Link:
http://tinyurl.com/DamScionFunk

Domo Genesis :: Under The Influence

Domo Genesis

For those who's been itching to check out Odd Future members not named Tyler, Hodgy, and Frank Ocean, here's a free project from OFWGKTA's own Domo Genesis. OF fans show crazy love to the project, so you already know that they're under the Wolf Gang influence. Check it out for yourself!

Tracklisting:
1.Mission Statement
2.Boss' Life
3.Guess Who's Back
4.L-Boy Interlude
5.More Clouds Feat. Remy Banks
6.Whole City Behind Us Feat. Ace
7.Respect
8.Lets Smoke
9.Glory
10.We Major
11.Shine
12.Mind Games (Snippet)
13.Benediction
14.Smokemon


Link:
http://tinyurl.com/DGUIOFWGKTA

Ess Vee :: The Veelude

Ess Vee

Ess Vee aims to give Joe Buddens a run for his money as the most hustlin'est hustler comin' straight out Jersey! You hear me, my brother! Ess Vee come from a long way, yet he's just gettin' started and "The Veelude" shows as a prelude for what's next to come from Ess Vee. Guest appearacnes include Mike Jaggerr and QuESt.

Tracklisting:
1. We Are Young (Intro)
2. Backyard Sippin'
3. Cadillac in Effect (f/ Mike Jaggerr)
4. Just a Touch
5. Leave Me (f/ D/A)
6. Feel Music (f/ ESSO)
7. 5 in the AM
8. The Edge
9. Miss Ya Love (f/ Imagine)
10. Live (f/ QuESt)
11. I Go Thru It


Hollywood FLOSS : One Fan at a Time

Hollywood FLOSS

His name says Hollywood, but he reps Houston. Here's an up-and-coming emcee who's been featured in countless blogs, yet making his FMF debut with this free project here. He reps for his fans before he ends up blowing up and earn more fans who are just fans because he blew up. Guest appearacnes include Jackie Chain, Brian Angel of Day 26, Laws, Naledge of Kidz in the Hall, and more.


1. Dear Fans
2. Line 'Em Up (f/ YP)
3. Lights Out
4. Exhale (f/ Brian Angel of Day 26)
5. Contact High (f/ Jackie Chain)
6. H-Town Chicks (f/ Solution)
7. Home
8. Dream Killer 2.0 (f/ Laws)
9. Stalker
10. Champion Sh(t (f/ Naledge)
11. Fan Mail
12. So Much to Say (f/ Brian Angel)

Link:
http://tinyurl.com/1FanAtaTime

In Case of Emergency :: We Are I.C.E.

We are I.C.E. Cover Art

Here's a new hip-hop band that brings you all to mind of Stetsasonic and the Roots. Hip-hop with lyrics and real-live instruments, what can go wrong with that? Check this one out!


1. Hip Hop Taking Over the World
2. DJ Lobotomy Interlude Pt. 1 (Making of "Play My Demo")
3. Let's Go KRAZAY (A Dedicat
4. Type of Woman
5. DJ Lobotomy Interlude Pt. 2  (Making of "Play My Demo")
6. Feeling Good...
7. I'll Take Her
8. DJ Lobotomy Interlude Pt. 3 (Making of "Play My Demo")
9. Play My Demo



Johnny Spanish & T-Razor :: 2 The Top

Johnny Spanish

Here's one of those free mixtapes that might as well be an album. F'real, Johnny Spanish & T-Razor makes it thier mission to make this not your average mixtape and they accomplished it well. Spanish and Razor keeps on rising "2 the Top!"

Tracklisting:
1. Mixtape Shit
2. 2 The Top
3. Roll Up
4. On It
5. Back My Way (f/ Cam Dollaz)
6. I Know
7. Got' Damn Shame
8. Make It Take It (f/ Jackie Chain)
9. Day in the Life (f/ BST Gang)


Link:
http://tinyurl.com/2theTop

Thurz :: L.A. Riot [LIMITED FREE RELEASE]

Thurz

This album will be free for a limited time, so I suggest you download this one A.S.A.P. If you've been sleeping on this former U-N-I rapper, then I suggest you download this A.S.A.P. also. With features from Black Thought, Strong Arm Steady, and others (as well as production from DJ Khalil and Ro. Blvd.), this debut is a must-download. And if you want to show support, you can also buy it on the same site.

Tracklisting:
1. Molotov Cocktail
2. Rodney King
3. Fuck The Police
4. Colors (f/ Strong Arm Steady)
5. Hell’s Angel (f/ BJ The Chicago Kid)
6. Two Clips (f/ Kobe)
7. Riot (f/ Black Thought)
8. The Killers (f/ Jazzy)
9. Niggas
10. Big Ball
11. Prayer (f/ Cheryl Johnson)
12. Manifest Outro
13. Los Angeles
14. Dope

Link:
http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/thurz-la-riot/

That's it for the "Digital Diggers Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love...

MP3: Daily Bread - "Night Time"


MP3: Daily Bread - "Night Time"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

Night Time starts with an Apollo Brown styled bluesy, soul sample before kicking into a straight forward, solid drum knock backed by strings  - you know, the way we like our Apollo beats.  The gravel voiced Hassaan Mackey seems to stroll into the beat so even toned you know he's about to get raw with the story.  "Another case of that Saturday Night Fever / Color me a dreamer / Cause I be watching  hustlers in their Benzes and their beemers / Cuttin in the city streets or riding round with heaters / cause they don't plan on N***as in the fam trying to defeat em / blowin out freedom".  From there the story just gets grittier.  Apollo offers a nice sample based hook to compliment the narrative "always watching my back / after dark is when the drama start".

[Free Download] Daily Bread (Apollo Brown & Hassaan Mackey) "Night Time"
* http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/night-time-bonus-track *

Video: Yuri Lane - "Beatbox Harmonica On Mars"


Video: Yuri Lane - "Beatbox Harmonica On Mars"

Courtesy of Yuri Lane.

Video: French Montana & DJ Suss-One Talk Mayweather/Ortiz


Video: French Montana & DJ Suss-One Talk Mayweather/Ortiz

Courtesy DJ Vlad.


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