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Smoke DZA "Rolling Stoned" In Stores August 30th


Smoke DZA "Rolling Stoned" In Stores August 30th

Courtesy of iHHD.

Smoke DZA "Rolling Stoned" Available on CD & Digital Aug 30th

Smoke DZA kicks it into overdrive and proves once again that he can't be grounded with the release of his forthcoming album, "Rolling Stoned." Since the success of 2010's awe-inspiring mixtape, "George Kush Da Button: The Deluxe Edition," Smoke has moved his brand across the country, rolling through city-after-city and joint-after-joint. In between tours with Wiz Khalifa and performances with J. Cole, DZA made his presence felt in 37 cities on the Smoker's Club Tour alongside Curren$y, Nipsey Hussle, Dom Kennedy and Mac Miller, in addition to the nationwide Return Of 4Eva tour with Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs. Smoke continued to spark the interest of listeners on collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Freddie Gibbs, Devin The Dude, Big K.R.I.T., Kidz In The Hall, Domo Genesis (Odd Future) and many more.

For his latest offering, "Rolling Stoned," Smoke DZA returns with a potent dose of tracks sure to leave listeners feeling as uplifted as his own state of mind. "Rolling Stoned" finds Smoke at his most elevated as he promises to deliver a plethora of buzzworthy collaborations. "I'm excited to work with Smoke on this project" says A&R Ruddy Rock. "I've known him for years and watched him and his team continuously grind to make him the artist he is today."

The album features guest appearances by Bun B, Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, Trademark Da Skydiver, ScHoolboy Q, ASAP Rocky, Den10 & Big Sant.

The first single from "Rolling Stoned" is the viral-sensation, "On The Corner" featuring Bun B and Big K.R.I.T.  Over a smooth instrumental produced by Big K.R.I.T., DZA trades verses with Bun B as they tell a tale of life on the street.  The track is tied together perfectly by K.R.I.T.'s unmistakable southern drawl on the hook.

"Rolling Stoned" hits stores everywhere August 30th via iHipHop Distribution.

"Rolling Stoned" Track List:

1. Wonderful World Of Kushedgod
2. He Has Risen
3. Loudest Batch ft. Den10
4. On The Corner ft. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T.
5. Ball Game ft Kendrick Lamar
6. We Out
7. 4 Loko ft ASAP Rocky
8. Notorious ft Fiend & Big Sant
9. Pow Wow ft Dom Kennedy
10. Quiet
11. Overhigh ft Trademark Da Skdiver & ScHoolboy Q
12. Personal Party ft Curren$y
13. Live Life ft Marz Lovejoy (iTunes Bonus)

Listen to the album's first single. "On The Corner" featuring Bun B & Big K.R.I.T. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3YnvRKGP_k .

MP3: Random (Mega Ran) f/ Adam Warrock - "Pump it Up"


MP3: Random (Mega Ran) f/ Adam Warrock - "Pump it Up"

Courtesy of Random.

This is "Pump it Up," sampling Pump Man's theme and featuring guest vocals by Adam Warrock. Enjoy and please share!

We were just chosen to join mc chris on his Fall tour and are hoping to raise some funds to offset tour costs :)

a tweet or blog mention would do WONDERS! thank you!

Random aka Mega Ran - "Pump it Up" feat. Adam Warrock (produced by Frelance)

http://random.bandcamp.com/track/pump-it-up-feat-adam-warrock

Random's "Mega Ran 10" album will release on 11/1/11.

Tour Dates: (if we're in your town, holler and we'll put you on the guest list)

Dates:
Tue Sept 06, 2011 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale PA
Wed Sept 07, 2011 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH
Thu Sept 08, 2011 The Intersection (Front Room) Grand Rapids MI
Fri Sept 09, 2011 The Vernon Club Louisville KY
Sat Sept 10, 2011 The Middlewest Fest – the Egyptian Dekalb IL
Sun Sept 11, 2011 Blind Pig Ann Arbor MI
Mon Sept 12, 2011 The Cactus Club Milwaukee WI
Tue Sept 13, 2011 The Street Entry Minneapolis MN
Thu Sept 15, 2011 Subterranean Chicago IL
Fri Sept 16, 2011 Inferno Nightclub Madison WI
Sat Sept 17, 2011 Blue Moose Tap House Iowa City IA
Sun Sept 18, 2011 The Waiting Room Omaha NE
Tue Sept 20, 2011 Marquis Theatre Denver CO
Wed Sept 21, 2011 Kilby Court Salt Lake City UT
Thu Sept 22, 2011 Neurolux Boise ID
Fri Sept 23, 2011 El Corazon Seattle WA
Sat Sept 24, 2011 Hawthorne Theater Portland OR
Sun Sept 25, 2011 Slim’s San Francisco CA
Mon Sept 26, 2011 The Catalyst Atrium Santa Cruz CA
Tue Sept 27, 2011 The Troubadour West Hollywood CA
Wed Sept 28, 2011 SLO Brewing Company San Luis Obispo CA
Thu Sept 29, 2011 The Ruby Room San Diego CA
Fri Sept 30, 2011 Martini Ranch Scottsdale AZ
Sun Oct 02, 2011 The Convervatory Oklahoma City OK
Mon Oct 03, 2011 Fitzgerald’s Houston TX
Tue Oct 04, 2011 Emo’s Alternative Lodging (Indoor) Austin TX
Thu Oct 06, 2011 Granada Lawrence KS
Fri Oct 07, 2011 Mojo’s Columbia MO
Sat Oct 08, 2011 Juanita’s Little Rock AR
Sun Oct 09, 2011 BottleTree Birmingham AL
Mon Oct 10, 2011 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge LA
Wed Oct 12, 2011 The Social Orlando FL
Thu Oct 13, 2011 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville FL
Fri Oct 14, 2011 New Brookland Tavern West Columbia SC
Sat Oct 15, 2011 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta GA
Sun Oct 16, 2011 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro NC
Mon Oct 17, 2011 The Ottobar Baltimore MD
Wed Oct 19, 2011 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia PA
Fri Oct 21, 2011 The Asylum Portland ME
Sat Oct 22, 2011 Higher Ground South Burlington VT
Mon Oct 24, 2011 Wescott Theater Syracuse NY
Wed Oct 26, 2011 Mohawk Place Buffalo NY
Thu Oct 27, 2011 Pearl Street Northampton MA
Sat Oct 29, 2011 The Knitting Factory Brooklyn NY

-Random, aka Mega Ran

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Video: Compton's Buck f/ Young Skeet - "Bout to Set it Off"


Video: Compton's Buck f/ Young Skeet - "Bout to Set it Off"

Courtesy of Hustle 101.

Mixtape: Nick Javas - "Devour the Mixtape"


Mixtape: Nick Javas - "Devour the Mixtape"

Courtesy of Park Street PR.

It's not everyday you come across raw talent, but here is an artist that really does have that original unique vibe that all of our favourite Hip-Hop stars have become famous for. Nick Javas is that man, he is that artist, that man who can put Hip-Hop back in check. In an era of blinged-out diluted gangsta rap, Nick Javas really is a breath of fresh air. Something authentic but not dated, something exciting but not dictated by swagger, this is real music with substance and integrity.

Nick Javas came to the attention of DJ Premier a couple of year's back who immediately signed him to his label before taking Nick Javas on his European tour. Nick Javas shared the stage with Premo & Royce da 5'9 at Fabric in London as well as featuring on BBC Radio with TimWestwood and featuring on Kiss FM DJ Shortee Blitz's mixtape "The Standard: Volume 2", as well as rocking a capacity crowd in Paris alongside Premo, Just Blaze & Alchemist. As well as being a great songwriter and recording artist, Nick Javas is also an exceptionally great performer. This really is raw talent in every shape and form!  

You maybe remember the superb 'Material Girls' music video that was unleashed a couple of weeks back, well here is the full length debut mixtape. Featuring some brilliant production from the likes of 5th Seal, Versatile, J. Brown, M-Phazes and Josh Gotoy, this mixtape also includes some great freestyles. This official mixtape is something to keep us going until the album 'Destination Unknown' drops and what a treat it is too with guest features by Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg and the legendary DJ Premier, as well as Gist the Essence, Tony Brocc, Nicci Silva and Nikki Graffiti. This is a mixtape you need to download right now!!!

Nick Javas - Detour The Mixtape

01 - Detour Intro Feat. Peter Rosenberg
02 - To The Top (Freestyle)
03 - Hands To The Heavens
04 - Nothin'
05 - Speakers Pop
06 - Material Girls Feat. Nicci Silva
07 - One Of Them Days (Album teaser)
08 - Baldin'
09 - Sorry
10 - Summer Classic Feat. Tony Brocc & Gist the Essence
11 - Do Me Feat. Gist the Essence
12 - Better For You Feat. Nikki Graffiti
13 - Summer Rain
14 - Stay Close (Ava's Song)
15 - Destination Unknown: Album Sampler (Hosted by DJ Premier)

Download link: www.nickjavas.com .

PR: The Jake f/ Mag - "The Get Away"


PR: The Jake f/ Mag - "The Get Away"

Courtesy of Jacob H.

Just wanted to hit you with the first single off The Accomplices EP, The Get Away ft. MaG.  The Accomplices are a production duo of The Jake & BroadnMarket. 

Here's some promo visual's for the EP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CoYbPnDCqI
                              

                                 http://www.vimeo.com/27850398

New tunes and the cover art next week! Any questions or need to contact The Accomplices, hit us on email: Jacob.Hirata@gmail.com or BroadnMarket@gmail.com

Peace Peace!
The Jake (1/2 of The Accomplices)

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The Jake
Website: www.thejakemusic.com
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/TheJake
Bandcamp: thejake.bandcamp.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheJakeMusic
Video: Mr. Green's "Classics Beats Volume 3" Sampler


Video: Mr. Green's "Classics Beats Volume 3" Sampler

Courtesy of Green Hip Hop.

MP3: Cee One - "Rose Colored Glasses" (prod. The Olympicks)


MP3: Cee One - "Rose Colored Glasses" (prod. The Olympicks)

Courtesy of Diamond Music Group.

The Queens-born, Long Island raised emcee Cee One, is back with the second leak off his forthcoming mixtape Thoughts Become Things. This time around, Cee delivers some introspective verses over first rate production supplied by The Olympicks (Big Sean, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy) on "Rose Colored Glasses". "...I see you thinkin' that life is a peach, but we stretched out, life is a reach"...download.
DOWNLOAD:

"Rose Colored Glasses" (prod. by The Olympicks)
HulkShare: www.HulkShare.com/xrigmm53741r .
MediaFire: www.MediaFire.com/?xy6rud5z68eu6tc .
SoundCloud: www.TinyURL.com/4263wth .

ABOUT Cee One:

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu

Such would be the quote that has guided Cee One thus far and has been working quite well. The setting, Queens, NY, 1984. Cee One was born from Haitian immigrant parents who utilized opportunities they've seized to help raise Cee to understand this saying better than they would ever imagine. In 1989, they would move to Long Island with hopes of more opportunity than the inner city would offer.

With the rise of socially conscious artists, many from Long Island, this would create a great influence on Cee's first taste of Hip Hop music. As he soaked in pieces of many of his influences, Cee has become a child of Hip Hop culture. By chance, Cee was enabled the opportunity to record songs and perform in 2000. As many of his peers were joining local gangs, Cee found himself in creating music. Surrounded by the pressures that young black men are often taken down by, he used his environment as a motivation to speak on the things he's seen. Crime and poverty went hand in hand in many areas of Long Island, a place where if you've never been, you would think was one of the most peaceful places to live in the country.

His summer 2010 release, "A Beautiful Mind" is receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The mixtape included the hit single, "What's The Word" which was a feature song used by The Core DJs to advertise their Bi-Annual Retreat. The mixtape also generated another hit, "Tear The City Down" which was heating up in southeast clubs, on national radio, and was also featured on Jay Leno's Late Show during late 2010. His sound is guided by musical influences such as Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and Twista, citing longevity as his mission. He plans to release his new street album, "The Duality Complex" 3rd quarter 2011. Performing nationwide, Cee One has performed various songs at venues througout the US. His live show is powerful, engaging, and energetic, his recordings are classic, and even the harshest of critics agree we have yet to see his best. As opportunities present themselves, Cee One will only continue to grow as an artist and entrepreneur.

Free Music Friday: #HashtagsNotOnTwitterArePointless Edition


#JusSayin. Anyway, on with the free-ness!!!!!

DJ Breakem Off x DJ Wally Sparks Presents:
Big K.R.I.T. :: Last King 2: God's Machine (Mixtape)



Here's a brand new mixtape from Tenn's own Big K.R.I.T. If you like the good ol' Southern contry rap tunes and you never heard of K.R.I.T., then you should wake up to check this one out!

Tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. The Big Payback [prod. by Big K.R.I.T.]
3. Yoko (Remix) (f/ Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, and Berner) [prod. by Big K.R.I.T.]
4. 2 MPH (f/ Dom Kennedy)    
5. Cruise Control (f/ Mike Jaggerr)   
6. Pimps (Remix) (f/ 2 Chainz f/k/a Tity Boi and Bun B)   
7. Hometeam (f/ CyHi Da Prynce and Wes Fif)   
8. Fulla Shit (f/ Yelawolf and RITTZ)    
9. Grippin' On The Wood (f/ Pimp C and Bun B)   
10. 4eva And A Day [Prod. By Big K.R.I.T.]    
11. Where It's At (f/ Cory Mo)    
12. Comin' From (f/ Slim Thug and J-Dawg)    
13. On The Corner (f/ Smoke DZA and Bun B) [prod. By Big K.R.I.T.]    
14. 4 Tha 1's (f/ Bobby Creekwater) [prod. By Big K.R.I.T.]    
15. Home Again (f/. Tha Joker) [prod. By Big Fruit]    
16. Ova Da Sky (f/  Big Sant) [prod. By Big K.R.I.T.]
17. Happy Birthday Hip Hop (f/ Yelawolf) [prod. By Big K.R.I.T.]    
18. War Stories (Feat. Self Scientific)    
19. Hold You Down (Remix) (f/ Laws & Emilio Rojas)    
20. Born On The Block (f/ Killer Mike & Big Sid)    
21. So Be It (f/ Rapsody)    
22. Rotating Valets (DJ Breakem Off Mix) (f/ Wiz Khalifa and Bun B)


Cool Nutz :: The Cook-Up



If you're not familar with the Oregon hip-hop scene, allow me to introduce you to the Bun B of Portland. Cool Nutz has been around since the Beatnuts and he's still making tunes for all to hear nationwide! Check it out if you smell what the Nutz is cooking (Pause!). Appearances include Potluck, DJ Quik, Mikey Vegaz, amongst others.

Tracklisting:
1. Intro (f/ Todd G)
2. The Cook Up [prod. by HI-Q]
3. Gas Team (f/ Bosko and Pricy) [prod. by Tope]
4. Kangol [prod. by Terminill]
5. Family Bond [prod. by HI-Q]
6. The Good Life (f/ Potluck) [prod. by DJ Quik]
7. Ain't A Game (f/ Maniac Lok and DJ Fatboy) [prod. by Trox]
8. Tax Brackets [prod. by Lawz Spoken]
9. Take Home Money (f/ Fli Boi Moe and Kenny Mack) [prod. by Nonstop]
10. A Love feat. TxE [prod. by G Force]
11. Superman (f/ Mikey Vegaz) [prod. by Lawz Spoken]
12. Black Music [prod. by Tope]
13. Never Met [prod. by HI-Q]
14. Hamptons [prod. by HI-Q]
15. Killin (f/ Illamaculate and Only One) [prod. by Trox]
16. The Town (f/ Dubble OO, Mikey Vegaz, and Kenny Mack) [prod. by Deezo]
17. All On Me [prod. by UnderRated]
18. The Greatest [prod. by Tope]



Danny Brown :: XXX


Danny Brown, who turned thirty this year, gives us the "XXX" which is beyond the regular "30" title for his mixtape. Brown gives his life style through his music that's so unique that 50 Cent, who almost signed Brown to a deal with G-Unit, feels Brown is too out of the world for the deal. It's his lost though. Check out the XXX that doesn't need a paper bag for you to open.

Tracklisting:
1. XXX
2. Die Like a Rockstar
3. Pac Blood
4. Radio Song
5. Lie4
6. I Will
7. Bruiser Brigade (f/ Dopehead)
8. Detroit 187 (f/ Chip$)
9. Monopoly
10. Blunt After Blunt
11. Outer Space
12. Adderall Admiral
13. DNA
14. Nosebleeds15. Party All the Time
16. EWNESW
17. Fields
18. Scrap or Die
19. 30


Narez :: Successful Suicide



"Successful Suicide" serves as a mixtape to the upcoming retail street album with the same title that's coming soon. Beats are produced by Omen (Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Redman, etc.), as this mixtape features appearacnes from Joe Budden, Laws, Nature, Emilio Rojas, etc.

Tracklisting:
1. Filled wit Sin [prod. by Omen]
2. Cruise Control (f/ Nature) [prod. by Omen]
3. Cut 'em Off [prod. by Omen
4. On the Rise (f/ Joe Budden & Swazy Baby) [prod. by Jaywan]
5. Much More (f/ Nature and Laws) [prod. by Omen]
6. Life Charger (f/ Jinx) [prod. by Jaywan]
7. Never left (f/ Mason Caine) [prod. by Jaywan]
8. Assembly Line [prod. by Omen]
9. My Reality (f/ Jinx) [prod. by Jaywan]
10. Can't Lose Hope (f/ Emilio Rojas and Laws) [prod. by Omen]
11. Gotta Get 'em Back [prod. by Omen]
12. Here Now (f/ Jinx) [prod. by Jaywan]
13. Guide You Home (f/ Mason Caine) [prod. by Jaywan]


Trackademicks :: Fresh Coastin'



Here's some funky fresh music from the Left Coast. California's Trackademicks gives you his land in audio form that's as beautiful as the Cali landscape. Appearances includes Freddie Gibbs, Phonte, Whiz, etc.

Tracklisting:
1. Fresh Coast (f/ Polysester the Saint)
2. California Lifestyle
3. Chill (f/ Freddie Gibbs, Phonte, and 1-O.A.K.)
4. The Dream (f/ Whiz)
5. Low-Tech Life (f/ MoxMore)
6. RADical (Real Amazing Days in Cali) (f/ 1-O.A.K.)
7. You Can Catch Me Right Here (f/ The HNRL)
8. Big Butts, Bikini Bottoms, and Blue Blockers


Wale :: The Eleven One Eleven Theory



11/1/11 will be the release date of Wale's second album and MMG debut "Ambition" (that is if the label doesn't change the date, this is. *knocks on wood*) So this mixtape will hold fans over until the release! And if you use the link below, you'll get to ask Wale a question (ANY question) after you click your d/l link.

Tracklisting:
1. "Theory” 11.1.11
2. Fuck You
3. Drums N Shit [prod. by Deputy]
4. Chain Music
5. Lacefrontin
6. Mother Nature (Slow Jammin) [prod. by BuBu]
7. Barry Sanders [prod. by DJ Toomp]
8. Bait
9. Passive Aggres-Her [prod. by Sonny Digital]
10. Fairy Tales (f/ Lil Duval) [produced by Lil C]
11. Ocean Drive (f/ Black Cobain, Magazeen, and Tre)
12. Samples N Shit
13. Ambitious Girl, Pt. 2 (f/ J. Holiday)
14. Let's Chill (f/ Lloyd)
15. Pick.. Six
16. Varsity Blues
17. Underdog [prod. by Hit-Boy]
18. The Podium (f/ Black Cobain and Tre & Tone P)
19. Globetrotters (Hidden Track)


The Weeknd :: Thursday



I admit that I've been sleeping on The Weeknd on the weekends and weekdays, alike. It's time I finally wake up and wake you guys up, also! This cats brings a new fresh approach in R&B and the only hip-hop appearance on this tape is on the appearance of Drake on this new tape. But it's still dope nonetheless!

Tracklisting:
1. Loney Star
2. Life of the Party
3. Thursday
4. The Zone (f/ Drake)
5. The Birds Part One
6. The Birds Part Two
7. Gone
8. Rolling Stone
9. Heaven or Las Vegas

Link:
http://the-weeknd.com/


That's it for the "#HashtagsNotOnTwitterArePointless 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: Bas f/ Beyond Belief - "Legendary"


Video: Bas f/ Beyond Belief - "Legendary"

Courtesy of Make Noise/Beyond Belief.

New to the music scene, DreamVille artist, Bas, is set to announce his entrance with a visual for "Legendary (featuring Beyond Belief)" off his debut project "Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. I". Filmed in New York City, the "Legendary" video takes viewers on a journey from Queens to Manhattan while providing some insight into the meaning of 'Quarter Water Raised Me'.

Beyond Belief not only lends a featured verse on "Legendary" , but is also credited with filming and co-directing the video for the track, along with Patrick Delisser of Deli Fresh Films.  The creative direction of the video was provided by Skyline Society.

"The most important aspect of everything we do is authenticity. The bars that Bas and Beyond Belief spit are organic, and we wanted the video to capture their real life, day-to-day activities. We didn't want a boisterous exaggeration of 'swag'. -- My favorite aspect of this video is that it was shot by Pat and Beyond Belief who have known Bas for over 10 years. The ideation process was cohesive and steered clear of the cliche staged 'Hip-Hop' scenes." Clayton Taibi (Brand Architect - Skyline Society).

MP3: Shellshock f/ DJ SKNO - "All I Know"


MP3: Shellshock f/ DJ SKNO - "All I Know"

Courtesy of M3W.

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