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MP3: Pennjamin Bannekar x Omen x Phil G - "Counterfeit"


From Maurice NW:

MP3: Pennjamin Bannekar x Omen x Phil G - "Counterfeit"

* http://limelinx.com/files/cb36ee5d59a65af8e95b5c27d473c6bb *

Free Music Friday: High Ate Us Edition


I appreciate folks looking out for FMF patiently and some of y'all worried if FMF would be gone and I'll say NEVER! FMF is back for the summer and we got some dope free music for y'all to jam to!

Bumpy Knuckles a/k/a Freddie Foxxx & DJ Chanin :: Leaks, Vol. 1

Bumpy Knux

To kick FMF this time is none other than Bumpy Knuckles, the O.G. of hardcore hip-hop. If you're not familiar with this man, I suggest you download this to get a glimpse of the realness he displays in his raps. If you are familiar with him, download away and bump in your headphones, cars, and motorcycles alike.

Tracklisting:
1. Standing on the Edge
2. That Gary Coleman
3. OG
4. That Real Rap Shit
5. Speakers in the Park
6. Keep On
7. Man Up
8. Doin My Gangta
9. Teknickle
10. TImeless
11. Viral
12. Change
13. Eyebleavenwhattado
14 History



CyHi Da Prince :: Royal Flush 2

CyHi Da Prince

G.O.O.D. Music certainly stays busy with album preparations from Pusha T, Big Sean, Kanye West (of course), and CyHi Da Prince. The latter released this mixtape to serve well towards the G.O.O.D. customers as he prepares his own debut. And judging by this mixtape, his debut isn't headed towards any slack. Check it out!

Tracklisting:
01. Spadez Interlude
02. When The Smoke Clears [Prod. By J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League]
03. Cold As Ice [Prod. By KB]
04. Bulletproof (Feat. Yelawolf) [Prod. By J Rob] 
05. Thousand Poundz (Feat. Pill & Pusha T) [Prod. By Paper Boy Fabe]  
06. Heartz Interlude 
07. New Girl (Feat. Trey Songz) [Prod. By Lil C] 
08. End Of The Night [Prod. By Shawty Redd]    
09. Right Side Of The Bed [Prod. By Soundtrack]    
10. Sunday Morning [Prod. By Beatfanatiks]    
11. Clubz Interlude
12. Dance [Prod. By J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League]    
13. Fightin' In The Club [Prod. By Big Fruit]    
14. Emotional (Feat. Tity Boi of Playaz Circle) [Prod. By Dj Spinz]    
15. Made Me Who I Am [Prod. By CKP]    
16.  Diamondz Interlude
17. Take You Back [Prod. By S1 of Strange Fruit Project]    
18. Woopty Doo (Feat. Big Sean) [Prod. By No ID & Kanye West]    
19. Beautiful Mind [Prod. By Aktual]
20. Stadium (Feat. B.o.B) [Prod. By Mel & Mus]



QuESt :: The Reason (The Defense Mechanism)

QuESt


This one is one of the sleepers of the year, because it's been released since January and I discovered it a week ago. It's a shame, too. Because QuESt brings out the TRUTH in this project and he really goes hard on it, yet folks still snore away. I'm putting this on the FMF to serve as a airhorn wake-up call to those who need some good music and this one is indeed.

Tacklisting:
01. NeoPopSicle Says This Became The Reason (Prod. (A.I.(ICE) & QuESt
02. In My Defense (Prod. Thelonious Martin)
03. Take Off (Prod. Mr.Familiar)
04. State Of Emergency (Prod. A.I.(ICE)
05. Today (Prod. A.I.(ICE)
06. NeoPopSicle Says I Remember (Interlude) (Prod. (A.I.(ICE) & QuESt
07. Do It All For You (Prod. A.I.(ICE)
08. If You Wanna (Prod. A.I.(ICE)
09. The Feel Right (Prod. A.I.(ICE)
10. Were Going Down (Prod. By Ace2euce)
11. Greatness (Interlude) (Prod. Stevo)
12. Ambitions In The Sky (Prod. A.I.(ICE)
13. In Due Time (Prod. Mr.Familiar)
14. Dream Of Dreams (Prod. A.I.(ICE)
15. Fear Not Failure (Prod. A.I.(ICE)
16. Happiness (How Did You Get To Me (Prod. Mr.Familiar)



Sha Stimuli :: The Break Up Part 2: The Proposal

Sha Stimuli

Speaking of sleepers, Sha Stimuli has been slept on so long, this mixtape might as well come with a free downloadable mattress. But don't front though, he isn't ignored because he's wack, it's just the twisted fate of irony that makes him ignored because he's far from it. Check this one out and I bet you'll become a fan of this Brooklyn emcee.

Tracklisting:
1. Alone (feat. LelaBizz) (prod. by Mannequin)
2. Help (How Can I?) (feat. N.I.K.) (prod. by Clams Casino)
3. So High (feat. Apryl Williams) (prod. by J. Cardim)
4. All About Us (feat. N.I.K.) (prod. by Nubbz)
5. Superstar (prod. by Radio Maschine)
6. Feel Good (feat. Nephu) (prod. by The Letter C Productions)
7. Look At Us (prod. by Charli Brown)
8. The Happening (prod. by Arseniz)
9. Hard (prod. by Louis Price)
10. No Clothes On (prod. by Black Metaphor)
11. DWI (prod. by Charli Brown)
12. How Does it Feel (Untitled) (feat. D'Angelo)
13. Forever (ft. N.I.K.) (prod. Dre Knight)
Bonus: Wake & Go



Skyzoo :: The Great Debater


Skyzoo

Oh snap, did I say Brooklyn? Brooklyn must be in the house today because another BK emcee is out on th eloose with free music. S-K-Y, Z-O-O brings us "The Great Debator" which is great with no debate. If you claim to be into hip-hop, then you definitely should add this to your free music collection. Shout out to Bill Cosby and Jello puddin' pops!

Tracklisting:
01. Complicated Rhythm [prod. Best Kept Secret]
02. Rap Like Me [prod. Eric G.]
03. Written in the Drums [prod. Swiff D.]
04. Designer Drugs [prod. 9th Wonder]
05. Parade Me [prod. Fatin]
06. We Here [prod. Best Kept Secret]
07. Atypical [prod. !llmind]
08. Expensive Habits (ft. Jesse Boykins III) [prod. 14KT]
09. Until It All Goes (ft. Manhattan) [prod. C-Sick]
10. Test Drive [prod. !llmind]
11. Inheritance [prod. E. Jones]
12. Get Him to the Greek [prod. 9th Wonder]
13. Could’ve Struck the Lotto
14. For the Awake (ft. King Mez) [prod. Oh No]
15. For the Sleepers [Reinterpreted by E. Jones]
16. The Definitive Prayer [prod. David Axelrod]


Link:
http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/skyzoo-great-debater/

That's it for the "High Ate Us 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....

Video: Aaron Evans f/ DJ Deprave - "Jazz Is Freedom"


From Aaron H:

Video: Aaron Evans f/ DJ Deprave - "Jazz Is Freedom"

MP3: Lil Wayne - "Anne (Stan Pt. 2)"


From M3W:

MP3: Lil Wayne - "Anne (Stan Pt. 2)"

* http://www.mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/lilwayneanne/blast-page.html *

MP3: Al-Nyce - "Alternate Reality"


From Who Got Next:

MP3: Al-Nyce - "Alternate Reality"

* http://www.wondertwinz.com/wtnz_wgn_AlNyce.htm *

The path to greatness is never an easy one. Maybe that's because in order to achieve greatness you must first overcome things which justify carrying the title. In a triumphant victory over adversity AL-NYCE has emerged as an undeniable talent who will lead the resurgence of New York rap and solidify his position as a great in the making.

AL's artistic lineage is intertwined with some of hip hop's elite. Born in King's County Hospital, the only boy with 5 female siblings, he is Brooklyn to the core. As a smart, inquisitive and mischievous child, his early character traits were a prelude to his wisecracking, sarcastic, dry wit he now displays in his rhyme style. Al's appreciation for music was nurtured by his father, who he used to battle with back and forth to see who had the most exclusive new rap joints in the stash. It was this early exposure that gave him an alternative focus to the streets he flirted with.

Then in late October of 2004, Al almost lost his life due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. Miraculously, he overcame his injuries, and his ensuing operation, in three weeks. Fresh out of surgery he remarked with his trademark sarcasm, "My head is killing me, if I didn't know better I would think I had 40 staples in my head"...... and he did. That is the measure of the man.

Now with confirmation that it's his destiny to be here and a cranial scar to prove it, AL-NYCE has triumphed over adversity with a masterful command of word play and lyrical cadence to prove once and for all........he is a future GREAT.

MP3: Ka$ual (feat. Jon Bellion) - "I Dont Take L's"


From Lucas @ Coalmine:

MP3: Ka$ual (feat. Jon Bellion) - "I Dont Take L's"

Ka$ual, who you may recall from his Cool and Dre produced single "Sittin' on Top of the World", featuring Khaled and bawse man Ricky Rozay is back with some heat and is taking any L's.  The L.I. based rapper is accompanied by Jon "Beautiful Mind" Bellion on both the hook and the boards…be a winner, download.

Download:
HulkShare: http://hulkshare.com/dft3lg68dgfi .
MediaFire: http://www.mediafire.com/?6lts0f71540c2f4 .
SoundCloud: http://tinyurl.com/6ctpcqg .

MP3: Kevin Pistol f/ Bun B, Young JR - "Show It On Ya Face"


From J Melo:

MP3: Kevin Pistol f/ Bun B, Young JR - "Show It On Ya Face"

Artist: Kevin Pistol
Featuring: Bun B & Young JR
Song: Show It On Ya' Face
Producer: Rockwilder
Album: I Thoughts
Label: Hustlin Flow Music Group
Song link: "Show It On Ya' Face" - http://hulkshare.com/1e1q5vrrarlv .

"I Thoughts" the album coming soon featuring cameos from Snoop Dogg, Bun B, E-40, Rockwilder & more.

Video: Sutter Kain - "Black Sundy" Promo Commercial


From DJ Bless:

Video: Sutter Kain - "Black Sundy" Promo Commercial

There are very few producers who can cross music genres and still produce “classics”. There are even fewer in the music industry who can say they have a cult following as large as Robert “Bless" Evans (AKA Sutter Kain). DJ Bless, the owner and founder of Never So Deep Records has cultivated a nich market with his GHETTO METAL sound that is recognised nationally and internationally with fans in countries as far away as Russia, Poland, Germany,Solvakia,Hungary, Belarus,China, Japan England and France to name a few. DJ Bless's label Never So Deep Records has become a dominate force in the Death Metal and Hardcore Hip Hop music industry. His sound has grown into iconic status. DJ Bless has carved out his own genre, GHETTO METAL.

Kreayshawn's Smash Single "Gucci Gucci" Now Available


From Audible Treats:

Kreayshawn's Smash Single "Gucci Gucci" Now Available

As "Gucci Gucci" Video Approaches Three Million Views, Single Hits Digital Retail

(Brooklyn, NY – June 14, 2011) With insatiable interest surrounding 21-year old rapper, videographer, and visual artist Kreayshawn, she, along with her new label home Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment, are excited to announce that "Gucci Gucci," Kreayshawn's new smash single, is now available digital retailers everywhere.

With newly mastered high quality mp3’s now available, fans no longer have to listen to fuzzy YouTube-ripped versions of the song. Kreayshawn is especially excited to have the newly mastered high quality version on deck. She says, ”I'm thinking about how up until now, everyone has had to watch the video on YouTube to hear the song or has had to rip the audio off YouTube. which sounds so different from the actual song.” She continues, "Now you can take the song everywhere you go and not be a basic bitch by having the bootsy ripped version! I can't wait till you guys are downloading my album, which is coming up next!"

Released in mid-May, Kreayshawn's video for "Gucci Gucci," directed by Joseph Zentil of Strange Customs, quickly took off, garnering over 200,000 views in 48 hours and 1 million views in a week. With the increasing support from significant mixshows across the country at mutli-format radio and from media outlets such as Billboard, MTV, High Times, Gawker, Dazed & Confused, and more, Kreayshawn signed a record deal with Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Her label is now formally releasing “Gucci Gucci,” complete with artwork that was designed under her artistic direction.

You can purchase Kreayshawn’s hit single, “Gucci Gucci” on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gucci-gucci-single/id442732741 .

Watch "Gucci Gucci" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WJFjXtHcy4 .

Video: Max Burgundy - "Life Ain't Funny"


From Xavier @ The Musebox:

Video: Max Burgundy - "Life Ain't Funny"

Life Ain't Funny by Max Burgundy [Official Music Video] from Oliver Irving.

New York, NY - Not since Grandmaster Flash's "The Message" has a music video so vividly captured the grog and grind of the real New York City. With his trusty boombox in hand, hip hop MC Max Burgundy busks through subways, maneuvers through dizzying crowds, and raps in the middle of zooming traffic. In "Life Ain't Funny", director Oliver Irving takes us on an adventure through the city and into the life of our homeless character Max. One scene shows Max on the "Henry Rivera" street in the Bronx which was named after his father who died saving someone's life. For those in the NYC area, be sure to check him out at Tammany Hall on June 29th.

Hailing from the streets of the Bronx and currently living in Brooklyn, Max Burgundy's sound is a fresh combination of city flair and articulate, songwriter artistry. His raw and colorful style, along with his ability to blend genres, has already earned Burgundy comparisons to successful hip hop peers including Polaris Music Prize nominee Shad and the legendary Del the Funky Homosapien.
 
As demonstrated on his debut EP Waiting, Burgundy's addictive beats are consistently and cleverly highlighted by bright lyrics, making his material a helix of sonic pleasure. On "Hey Love!" Burgundy manages to pack a steady rhythm, bright instrumental ornamentation, and a genuine story of obsession delivered by glowing vocals into a sultry four minutes.


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