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@illmindPRODUCER 'Blap Kit Vol. 2' (150+ New Drum Sounds)

!llmind || 'Blap Kit Vol. 2' (150+ New Drum Sounds)

Courtesy DubMD84.

Illmind is back at it again! This month he's releasing the follow up to his Blap Kit Vol. 1 drum Kit. Straight out of Illmind's personal drum library, the Blap Kit Vol. 2 features 100 new raw & gritty drum sounds exclusively available from .

Drum Kit Specs:

    Over 150+ NEW drum sounds (kicks, snares, hi-hats, claps) in WAV format.
    All drum sounds were sampled into an Ensoniq ASR-10 AND Akai S-20 at 33khz/12-bit for maximum warmth + punch! NOreverb or delays added make layering easy and more flexible.
    * NO compression or saturation/flat “pancake” sounds.
    All drum sounds were hand-picked, created, and stripped by !llmind himself from his personal drum stash.
    Includes drum kits used on 50 Cent/!llmind produced songs such as “All His Love”, “When I Pop The Trunk”, “Stop Cryin’”, “Queens”, “Make A Movie” for the ultimate STREET CRUNCH!

@TrueSunAli The Candidate: Business & Politricks - Free DL!

T.S.A. The Candidate: Business & Politricks - Free Download! Hosted by DJ Kidd

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

T.S.A. brought in a variety of talent for features on this project, including Dimez The BX Bully, Dv Alias Kryst, Da Entaraj, Monsta Man Rock and Shakeema Nix.  Original production on The Candidate includes beats from D-Block's Vinny Idol, Lord Digga, 5th Seal, GS Arcade, Rugged 1 and more!

o add to the excitement of The Candidate release, T.S.A. is nominated for the "Essence of Hip Hop Award" at the 2012 Underground Music Awards. The award ceremony will take place August 19 at BB Kings in New York. Fans can vote for T.S.A. in the category via the UMA official site or directly at the YoRaps hosted poll here: .

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Press Release: @Brinson_OMG "No Other Heroes" Tour

Press Release: Brinson "No Other Heroes" Tour

Courtesy GodChaserz Ent.

Make sure you catch Brinson on the "No Other Heroes" tour in a city near you!

August 3rd - Boston, MA / Dominion Christian Church @7pm

August 4th - Providence, RI / The Underground 101 @7pm

August 5th - Boston, MA / Holy Tabernacle Church @10am

August 9th - Williamport, Pa / Antioch Baptist Church

August 16th - Jacksonville, FL / First Korean Church @7pm

August 17th - Jacksonville, FL / North Jax Baptist "Pre-Release Party" @7pm

August 18th - Tampa, FL / CrossOver Community Church Outreach

August 19th - Tampa, FL / CrossOver Community Church @10am, 11:30am, & 7pm ( Sunday Night Vibe)

August 24th - Atlanta, GA / CityTakers @7pm

August 25th - Rome, GA / Impact Church 7pm

Video: New Episode feat. @JeanGreasy on Identity Crisis

Video: New Episode feat. Jean Grae on Identity Crisis

Courtesy IDC.

"Identity crisis....always a good time" I Don't Camouflage is proud to exclusively feature the first female for this series, Jean Grae. Born to South African Jazz musicians Sathima Bea Benjamin and Abdullah Ibrahim, Jean Grae shares her child memories, her cultural influences from her family, race, hair, and her take on this generation. Make sure to find out why she had to cut her hair too!

DL: "They Told Me" From Winnipeg Hip-Hop Wonders @THELYTICS

DL: "They Told Me" From Winnipeg Hip-Hop Wonders THE LYTICS

Courtesy Musebox.

(Winnipeg, MB) After the incredible success of their debut album, Winnipeg Hip-Hop crew, The Lytics have announced their sophomore album They Told Me due for release on October 16, 2012. Proving harmonious maturity and evolving technical skills The Lytics have become somewhat of a musical chameleon and expanded their scope to include everything from funk-rock, to Afrobeat to ‘60s R&B all prevalent on They Told Me.  The Soul/Pop influenced debut single from the upcoming album, “Stay Calm” is now available for free download HERE.

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Video: @beingSPOT x Money Makin' Nique - "Look Back"

Video: SPOT x Money Makin' Nique - "Look Back" (prod. M16)

Courtesy SPOT.

SPOT releases the second video off his Gangsta Grillz Mixtape The Price Iz Right, titled "Look Back", featuring Money Makin' Nique. With both of their solo mixtapes buzzing in the street, SPOT and Nique trade their stories of relationship mishaps and the aftermath from scorning a woman. Directed by A Dreamer's Visual.

@CJMHipHop & @NemsFYL Present "Broke Safety"

Creative Juices & Nems Present "Broke Safety"

Courtesy CJM.

Nems presents “Broke Safety” the new super group of Coney Island natives: Nems, OTR, Manson, and Mr. Weirdo. This mixtape features 16 tracks from the group. This will be available for FREE Download as of August 7th, and all orders coming in through will receive a free physical copy.

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Classic Southern Sound | Parallel Thought x Gene The Southern Child

Classic Southern Sound | Parallel Thought x Gene The Southern Child FREE Album

Courtesy Adam C.

While most Southern rappers have traded in their soul for swag, Gene the Southern Child switches gears with the release of his free project A Ride with the Southern Child. This Florence, Alabama native follows in the footsteps of his hometown legend, W.C. Handy, the legendary father of Blues, and sticks to his roots. Having released several locally praised mixtapes, A Ride with the Southern Child marks Gene’s first entirely original work. Teaming up with Parallel Thought for production, whose own member Caness hails from the neighboring music town of Muscle Shoals a.k.a. "the hit recording capital of the world."

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@TrekLife Update: Trillionaire Social Club Aug 7th (+ Video)

Trek Life Update: Trillionaire Social Club Aug 7th (+ Video)

Courtesy Press Life.

Trillionaire Social Club is a place where new music takes center stage. Our wealth comes from the brave artists that push the boundaries of their chosen forms. The only membership requirement is an open mind, and the expectation that you will hear something new...Trillionaire Social Club happens every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at the Around the Corner Bar in West Covina.

@AudibleDoctor f/ Chaundon "Success (Part 1)" (@CivilProd_Rob)

Video: The Audible Doctor f/ Chaundon "Success (Part 1)"

Courtesy AD.

"The Audible Doctor brings you the first visuals off his upcoming "I Think That..." EP. The track is produced by Audible Doctor with cuts by DJ Brace and features Chaundon. The full "I Think That..." EP drops September 25th. The video is brought to you by Civil Productions, directed & shot by Rob Levy (@CivilProd_Rob), & is assistant directed by Joe Gherardi of Macro Films."

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