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MP3: MILITARY? - "Turned Out"


From BF Blasts:

MP3: MILITARY? - "Turned Out"

(Clean/Dirty/Instru/Acca) http://www.mediafire.com/?81au8zwzvrig37c .

MP3: Focus... "Music of the Misinterpreted"


From Ty Cannon:

MP3: Focus... "Music of the Misinterpreted"

* http://focus.bandcamp.com/ *

featuring, Phonte, Sha Stimuli, Rapper Big Pooh, Nottz, Raheem Davaughn, KIDA, Al Gator & More!

All Tracks Produced and Mixed by Focus...
for a.Fam Ent.

Video: Guerilla Union Paid Dues f/ Eternia


From Sav One:

Video: Guerilla Union Paid Dues f/ Eternia

WATCH what ETERNIA, BUN B, LIL B, 9th WONDER, KENDRICK LAMAR, FASHAWN & more had to say about the festival!

GUERILLA UNION PAID DUES INDEPENDENT HIP HOP FESTIVAL 2011 from Wonderbox Studios.

Video: Trinity (A.G., Sadat X, DJ Jab) - "20 In"


From Audible Treats:

Video: Trinity (A.G., Sadat X, DJ Jab) - "20 In"

Two decades and countless classic albums into their already legendary careers, A.G. of Diggin' In The Crates (D.I.T.C.), Sadat X of Brand Nubian, and DJ Jab, owner and founder of Fat Beats Records, continue to show and prove as the super group Trinity, and step it up again with their new single, "20 In," which celebrates the group's roots and turns the mirror on today's hollow hustlers by begging the simple question: "If you have nothing to say, why are you in the game?"

The "20 In" music video, directed by Young Studios, provides perfectly adequate visuals to accompany Trinity's true-school aesthetic; an antenna-sporting television, Adidas signature shell-toe sneakers draped over-top, is bustling static before the group's three members break through. Atop DJ Jab's thumping bass, boisterous brass, and well-placed organ wails, A.G. and Sadat X throw their weight around in brazen call-and-response verses that detail the intense amount of legwork that the trio has put in the game. "You make your name a brand, do you think you can?/ Build a legacy it better be your own hands," A.G. and Sadat take turns rapping. "What's your strategy can I see your playbook?/ It has to be more than MySpace and Facebook."

MP3: Pitbull - "Pause"

Video: Dolla Boy - "Cocaine Dealer"


From Rap Star Promo:

Video: Dolla Boy - "Cocaine Dealer"

Video: Future Speaks on Rico Wade & Rocko


From DJ Smallz:

Video: Future Speaks on Rico Wade & Rocko

Future talks about his hip hop past, from learning about production - song formats and melodies - through his cousin Rico Wade of the Dungeon Family, to signing to Rocko's A1 Recordings imprint after a friendly relationship of gambling and kicking it.

Future Speaks on Rico Wade & Rocko from DJ Smallz.

PR: Game to Premiere "Red Nation" Video Today!


From Greg Miller:

Game to Premiere "Red Nation" Video Today!

Los Angeles, CA - May 2011 - Grammy nominated Los Angeles rapper Game will premiere the music video for "Red Nation," the lead single off his highly anticipated R.E.D. Album on Thursday, May 12th. The music video will premiere online through music video website VEVO as well as Game's official website (www.comptongame.com) and twitter account (www.twitter.com/thegame). The "Red Nation" music video will be available online only as it was deemed too controversial and was banned by MTV and BET networks.  Game is confident that this will not stop fans from seeing the Parris directed music video.
 
"No love is lost for BET and MTV" states Game. "I know they have standards for all ages watching the networks. I didn't want to change the artistic integrity of the music video and with the amount of people watching videos online, I know that all my fans will still be able to find it."

"Red Nation's" behind the scenes footage will premiere on May 12th with content provider AOL.
 
Game will release the R.E.D. Album later this summer.

MP3: Rushya - "Pray For Tomorrow"


From Major Music:

MP3: Rushya - "Pray For Tomorrow"

Boston based group @Rushya617 is preparing to drop their latest mixtape "Rushin Enemy 2". Featuring group members Sean Hines, Wrath, Hit and Hasheesh, this mixtape is a tribute to classic 90's Hip-Hop by using production from some of the biggest acts of that era (Such as Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, Dr. Dre, Biggie, Gang Starr among many others.). The second leak from the mixtape is titled "Pray For Tomorrow" by Wrath and features Hit.

Download "Pray For Tomorrow" Here
Download "Pray For Tomorrow" Radio Edit Here

Tanya Morgan Newsletter x May 2011


From TanyaMorgan.net:

Tanya Morgan Newsletter x May 2011

Things look a little different over at tanyamorgan.net. We've relaunched the site and will be hosting new bells and whistles there every month.  Check it out to find out what Von and Don are dwelling on these days. You know, stuff like birthday cakes made out of their artwork, their love-hate relationship with music & more. Also available on the site is their online store which will feature NEW(!!!) Tanya Morgan product this month.
 
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DONWILL x "SHAKE IT EASY" Music Video
It seems like it was only last month that we brought you Donwill's music video for "Breathe" ft. Nicky Guiland of HEAVy.  On the heels of that, we have another video from Don Cusack In High Fidelity. In collaboration with 5846 Films, Donwill shot a video for "Shake It Easy" which you can check out here. A lot of us have been there before but don't feel too sorry for Don.  As the rest of the album explains, things end okay for he & Laura.
 
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VON PEA REVISITS GRAND VONYE WITH GRANDER VONYE
Sure, Von's record of Kanye flips from 2007 was amazing.  It was grand, even.  But ever the perfectionist, Von has revisited the project and released the new collection of songs as GRANDER VONYE.  As Von puts it, "I'd recorded the original Grand Vonye over a bunch of Kanye beats but then decided to do it with my own. I started on April 20th, 2007 around 7pm and finished on April 21st, 2007 around 7pm. I did this for fun back then and never released it because it was done so quick, but since it still sounds good to me here it is."  And there it is.  Another great one from Von Pea to add to the rotation.

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