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MP3: dRes - "Wild Produce"

MP3: dRes - "Wild Produce"

Courtesy Papa Smirf.

The Newark by way of Philly producer dRes shows and proves that his freshman effort has a seasoned sound with his debut release, Wild Produce. Conceived over a three year period, the self taught beat smith fuses worldly soundscapes over hard drums for a 16 track compilation which features several guest appearances from many of today’s burgeoning and established hip-hop artists. Featured on Wild Produce include Guilty Simpson, Homeboy Sandman, Tanya Morgan, Stalley, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Count Bass D, Wordsworth, L.E.G.A.C.Y., Truck North, Median, Declaime and others.

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MP3: Tuge - "The Auction"

MP3: Tuge - "The Auction"

Courtesy Zack @ DICE Music.

Fresh off of the release of The Scrimmage, TUGE has vowed to hit the net hard in 2012. Having already leaked two joints this year thus far, the NY spitter continues to feed his growing fan-base with this week's "The Auction." Felix Snow's instrumenal provides the perfect off-kilter bounce to suit TUGE's bouncy flow, witty wordplay and clever catch phrases on this departure from the duo's traditional sound. If you aren't a hustler, you might need some translation from your local supplier. Either way, embrace this Hustler's Anthem, and make sure your turn it up LOUD (no pun intended). A MUST HEAR RECORD!

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Video: Moe Green - "Glory" Ft. Netta Brielle

Video: Moe Green - "Glory" Ft. Netta Brielle

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Moe Green's Free Water EP, a seven-track collection of new songs and remixes, was released in late December of last year, and since, the up-and-comer has released a string of visuals from the project, including the latest, today, for "Glory." The song was produced by Fly Commons and features recent Atlantic Records signee Netta B, and offers an introspective look into Moe's efforts to break out of his day-to-day routine and strive for more.

MP3: Muny Mike f/ 6 Tre G - "Money Up"

MP3: Muny Mike f/ 6 Tre G - "Money Up"

Courtesy Rap Star Promo.


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MP3: Skillz - "With You"

MP3: Skillz - "With You"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.


PR: BBC's "The Strand" Recommends M.anifest

PR: BBC's "The Strand" Recommends M.anifest

Courtesy Booking @ Manifest MC.

"He's got just a magnificent aura, and people just want to be working with him all the time."
- Rita Ray (BBC)

Ghanaian rapper M.anifest was recently tipped by BBC’s arts program, The Strand, as one of four artists globally to watch out for in 2012.

Listen to the audio here:

In the segment, the BBC featured a snippet of M.anifest’s “suffer” (the M3nsa remix) with Strand host Lawrence Pollard delivering high praise of the song. In his words the song was: “Incredibly sunny and up. It’s got a wonderful open feel but he’s really sharp on his lyrics as well. They’re not dark but they're quite penetrating. You want to listen to him.”

M.anifest released his sophomore debut, “Immigrant Chronicles:Coming to America,” in September of last year – an album the Star Tribune listed in its top ten albums of 2011. He is poised to have a stellar year with plans for more touring and creative collaborations in and out of Africa. He is scheduled to be in South Africa next week. Connect with M.anifest on facebook and twitter to keep up with the travels and musical exploits of an emerging force in African music.

MP3/Video: Fly Moon Royalty - "Android Love" + "Higher"

MP3/Video: Fly Moon Royalty - "Android Love" + "Higher"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Early this year, Fly Moon Royalty released "Lemonade," the lead single from their new, self-titled album, which will be released on February 6th via Sportn Life Records. Now, the Seattle duo of singer AdraBoo and producer Action Jackson is excited to release "Android Love," the album's latest single.

Even though "Android Love" serves as the duo's second single, it was actually the first song AdraBoo and Action Jackson recorded together as Fly Moon Royalty. "It was the most exciting and visual piece to create," explains AdraBoo. "Action composed the beat before we began to collaborate, and once I heard it, I knew exactly what it was going to sound like."

"'Android Love'," explains Fly Moon Royalty, "is the combination of really great composition, amazing textures, and a bit of science fiction mixed with flirtation and desires." That science fiction and flirtation comes through in the song's storyline, as AdraBoo plays with colorful metaphors atop Action Jackson's synthy, futuristic production.

Download "Android Love" here: .

MP3: Will.I.Am ft. Mick Jagger & Wolfgang Gartner - "Go Home"

MP3: Will.I.Am ft. Mick Jagger & Wolfgang Gartner - "Go Home" (T.H.E. Pt.2)

Courtesy M3W.

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Lil Wayne Involved In Altercation With Dez Bryant


MIAMI -- Rapper Lil' Wayne was involved in an altercation with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant at a Miami nightclub that eventually led to the NFL star being detained by police, according to a report Wednesday from the Miami Herald.

The embattled Bryant's mentor, David Wells, confirmed Tuesday that Bryant was involved in a scuffle at LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach Sunday night.

On Wednesday it emerged that the scuffle had involved a famous rapper's entourage, WFAA-TV reported, before a Herald source said that rapper was Lil' Wayne.

The altercation reportedly started after Bryant was mocked for his subpar season and financial woes, but it was not specified who made the remarks.

Bryant had been trying to avoid the media spotlight since a report surfaced that he would be served with a lawsuit at the team hotel when the Cowboys were in the New York area to play the Giants on Jan. 1, FOX Sports Southwest reported.

The suit is being brought by Endurance Capital Fund, a New York-based finance company, which said Bryant owes more than $50,000 on an original $100,000 loan. The company said the debt was past due for more than a year and that Bryant had eluded process servers in Texas.

Earlier last season, Bryant settled two other lawsuits brought by jewelry makers. One of the lawsuits alleged Bryant owed $600,000 for jewels and sporting event tickets, the other claimed he owed $240,000 for jewelry.

Last March, Bryant was issued a criminal trespass warning and temporarily banned from an upscale Dallas mall. Bryant later apologized for directing profanity at an off-duty police officer who had asked the player and his companions to pull up their sagging pants.

MP3: Shane Dean f/ Trina - "Ice'd Out Jump Ropes"

MP3: Shane Dean f/ Trina - "Ice'd Out Jump Ropes"

Courtesy Future Star Music.





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