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MP3: Bubba Sparxxx - "Ridiculous"


From Who Got Next:

MP3: Bubba Sparxxx - "Ridiculous"

* http://tinyurl.com/BubbaSparxxxRidiculous *

Video: Dorrough Music f/ Ay Bay Bay - "She Hot"


From Chris at E1 Music:

Video: Dorrough Music f/ Ay Bay Bay - "She Hot"

Video: Beat Society at Tammany Hall NYC


From Audible Treats:

Video: Beat Society at Tammany Hall NYC

It's not always easy to sell out a show that involves a bunch of dudes playing some beats on a stage; but Beat Society isn't a collection of your everyday dudes, and they sure as hell don't make your everyday beats. Following a five-year hiatus, the heralded producer showcase, presented by Native Instruments and SoulSpazm Records, made its grand return back in February at Tammany Hall in NYC. The 400-person venue was packed from start to finish, but for those who couldn't make it, or haven't had an opportunity to see what the event is all about, Beat Society and SlopFunkDust are excited to share a new video highlighting the February event.

"Beat Society is kind of a unique event that started about 10 years ago," said !llMind, one of the select producers of Beat Society. "It's a live producer showcase with about four to six producers. The event is basically a way to show people what we do in a cool, fun, live setting." Along with Slop and !llMind, notable producers like DJ Revolution, Nottz, Buckwild, Don Cannon, and Khrysis played material for the masses, also sitting down to discuss beat making and what makes Beat Society special.

MP3: Tony Yayo f/ 50 Cent, Roscoe Dash - "Haters"


From Who Got Next:

MP3: Tony Yayo f/ 50 Cent, Roscoe Dash, Shawty Lo - "Haters"

* http://tinyurl.com/TonyYayoHaters *

MP3: Fabolous f/ Red Cafe - "Yall Don't Hear Me Tho"


From M3W:

MP3: Fabolous f/ Red Cafe - "Yall Don't Hear Me Tho"

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

Video: Cam'Ron & Vado - "Hey Muma"


From Chris at E1 Music:

Video: Cam'Ron & Vado - "Hey Muma"

Video: Ruinz Ason f/ Gramma - "Side View"


From Park Street PR:

Video: Ruinz Ason f/ Gramma - "Side View"

Video: Dorrough Changes His Name


From DJ Smallz:

Video: Dorrough Changes His Name

Dallas' most popular artist has changed his name and reverted to his original name "Dorrough Music". Dorrough Music speaks on the history of his name, why it changed from its original origin, and how to pronounce it correctly!

Dorrough Changes His Name from DJ Smallz.

PR: Get Soul Khan's New EP for Free


From Soul Khan:

PR: Get Soul Khan's New EP for Free

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, the new EP will be available for download on Thursday, April 28th. For only $4, you get 5 bangers featuring Akie Bermiss and Marv Won with production by the one & only DeeJay Element.

Want One For Free?

Read below to learn how you can get ACKNOWLEDGEMENT for free.  Just follow the steps below and you'll recieve the download code for a free digital copy of the EP.  Move fast, we're limiting this to the first 200 people!

  1. Buy any Soul Khan t-shirt from the online store or Facebook.
  2. Email your confirmation/receipt to soulkhanmusic@gmail.com.  We will email a download code to you.
  3. Goto http://soulkhan.bandcamp.com/yum and input your code (only valid one time for one person).
  4. Enjoy the EP and tell 2 of your friends!

New Soul Like Khan Video

Shot this little ditty a few weeks back, hope you like:

soul khan - soul like khan (official video)

Download: Self Scientific's "Trials of the Blackhearted"


From Greg Miller:

Download: Self Scientific's "Trials of the Blackhearted"

April 2011 - Hip-hop duo Self Scientific, made up of Grammy nominated producer DJ Khalil and rapper Chace Infinite, release their highly anticipated EP titled Trials of the Blackhearted for free on the internet today.  Self Scientific is one of the most critically acclaimed groups to emerge from Los Angeles in the 90's that earned respect from both gangsta rap and underground hip-hop fans alike.  The EP marks the group's first work together since 2005's Change as Khalil has been busy in the studio producing for today's chart-topping hip-hop acts including Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Jay Z, Drake, Game, Snoop Dogg, Nas and the Clipse.

Last week, Self Scientific leaked "War Stories" featuring Big K.R.I.T. and a music video for the thought provoking "Peaceful" featuring Krondon and Freddie Gibbs that gave viewers a taste of what to expect on the EP.  Trials of the Blackhearted also features collaborations with Game, Talib Kweli and Freddie Gibbs.

Self Scientific - Trials of the Blackhearted
* http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0NVTK2P5 *

"Peaceful" Music Video
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tquQ2Plrdk4 *

While DJ Khalil boasts an impressive roster of heavy hitters ranging from Jay-Z, to Pink to Drake, he is best known for his work on Eminem's critically acclaimed, Grammy award winning album Recovery, producing 4 tracks off the record. Khalil has recently been recording with Dr. Dre and had his hands on the lead single "Kush" off of Dr. Dre's highly anticipated final album Detox. In addition, Khalil is back in the studio with Eminem on Bad Meets Evil EP, with fellow Detroit and Slaughterhouse MC Royce the 5'9". Khalil is working with John Legend, Game and Nick Jonas on their upcoming projects.

MC Chase Infinite Speaks On Meaning Behind Trials Of The Blackhearted Album Title:

"In Ancient Kemet they believed the heart was the organ that controlled thought, logic and knowledge. The weighing of the heart, against a feather, was used to determine if people were righteous or wicked during their time on earth. If their heart was heavier than the feather, the Heart was devoured. With the world rapidly changing, and evolving beyond recognition, people are becoming even more desensitized to the conditions we exist in. The most heinous acts are applauded as "interesting" and "entertaining" while genuine acts of love, and justice are shunned. We can sensationalize but we are scared of true emotion, we have more information now than ever before but no one wants to read. The truth is scary, it is easier to escape through our favorite vice, than to deal with the harsh reality of the present. Our hearts are heavy, our hearts are dark, these are the Trials Of The Blackhearted."


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