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MP3: J Star - "Changing What Is Cool"

MP3: J Star - "Changing What Is Cool"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

Prod. by - Epik Da Dawn.

Download Clean & Dirty

New Mixtape: "#FREE AGENT" Coming Soon!!
Twitter: @fyejstar

Video: Will Phonte Work with Drake in the Future?

Video: Will Phonte Work with Drake in the Future? - Phonte explains that wanting to work with Drake has nothing to do with the success he's earned. He simply feels that Drake is a "dope emcee."

Big Daddy Kane: "The Beastie Boys Were True to Themselves"

Big Daddy Kane: "The Beastie Boys Were True to Themselves" - Legendary rapper Big Daddy Kane speaks on the legacy of The Beastie Boys and the impact they had on music. He also explains why KRS One and Dougie Fresh are two of his favorite artists.

MP3: @therealdubbleoo - "Fresh Out The Wrap" Ft. Big K.R.I.T.

From Audible Treats:

MP3: DubbleOO - "Fresh Out The Wrap" Ft. Big K.R.I.T.

For years, the Pacific Northwest and Bay Area have been two of the most underappreciated, overlooked hotbeds for hip-hop talent. Proudly repping both, DubbleOO has built his career the old-fashioned way, in the footsteps of the region's pioneers – the independent hustle.

In the past few years, DubbleOO has released a small handful of projects – his debut album, Space Age Hood Slap, and a follow-up mixtape, Beast Mode, Vol. 1, among them – moving tens of thousands of units along the way, and forging relationships with the likes of E-40, Too $hort, The Jacka, Messy Marv, Mistah F.A.B., Cool Nutz, and more. Now, with the release of his latest effort, Beast Mode, Vol. 2, forthcoming, DubbleOO is excited to give fans recent single "Fresh Out The Wrap" featuring Big K.R.I.T.

"Working together with Big K.R.I.T. had a big impact on the direction of the song," explains DubbleOO. "Once we started working on the track together, the music began to fly." And while K.R.I.T. has become known getting deep on much of his music, for DubbleOO and he, this track was all about one thing – having a good time. "Have fun, party hard, stay in the newest clothes and cars," says DubbleOO, describing what inspired the track. "And, of course, recycle."

Download "Fresh Out The Wrap" here: http:/// .

MP3: Shifta f/ David Guetta - "Live It Up"

MP3: Shifta f/ David Guetta - "Live It Up"

Courtesy M3W.

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MP3: P.Watts f/ Rasheeda & Lola Monroe - "Later"

From Papa Smirf:

MP3: P.Watts f/ Rasheeda & Lola Monroe - "Later"


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MP3: @Teairra_Mari - "Lil Mama" From "Unfinished Business"

From Future Star:

MP3: Teairra Mari - "Lil Mama" From "Unfinished Business" Mixtape

DJ's this is the first single off of Teairra Mari's new mixtape "Unfinished Business" which is hosted by DJ Scream and drops on 7/4.  Check out BET this Wednesday as she also hosts 106 & Park.  Teairra Mari is now signed to super producer and songwriter Rico Love so you know there are plenty more hits to follow.  Stay up to date with everything Teairra Mari by following her on her official verified Twitter page @Teairra_Mari and follow @IamRicoLove as well.

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PR: @JesseAbraham & @PlanetPremRock - "Live at Southpaw"

From PremRock:

Jesse Abraham & PremRock - "Live at Southpaw" f/ Willie Green

I am proud to announce I have released a live album with Brooklyn MC Jesse Abraham and featuring Willie Green at DJ Booth today! Jesse Abraham & PremRock- Live at Southpaw featuring Willie Green.

The performance took place in August of 2011 at the legendary, and now closed BK venue Southpaw. A highly energetic and unique joint set has been captured and properly mastered by Alejandro "Sosa" Tello Jr.

12 tracks deep with all my tracks backed live by Willie Green I can assure there won't be too many releases as unique as this this one. And a special bonus is live video taken by Noisemaker Media and available for viewing here> Jesse Abraham & PremRock- Live at Southpaw Video.
Myself and Jesse would appreciate the link above used if you are considering posting to maintain a uniform quality of download, thank you.

I deeply appreciate the continued support and hope you enjoy this record!

Respectfully as always,

Video: TNGHT EP (Out 23/24 July on Warp x LuckyMe)

From Christine @ Warp:

Video: TNGHT EP (Out 23/24 July on Warp x LuckyMe)

TNGHT, the new project from artists and producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice, have unveiled a sampler mix featuring all tracks from their forthcoming EP, due out July 24 via Warp Records and LuckyMe Records.

PR: Marc Mac's Visioneers Album "Hipology" Is Coming Mid-June

From HV:

PR: Marc Mac's Visioneers Album "Hipology" Is Coming Mid-June

Since the late 80s Londoner Marc Mac has been converting audiences with his sophisticated take on urban soul. Even if the London Wonder's name does not ring any bells, his music probably will. A hybrid concoction of breakbeat, nu-jazz, neo soul, drum and bass, and Hip Hop, its a polished sound plugged directly into the emotional highway of 21st century city living. Working under a variety of guises, his prodigious output includes his work as one half of 4hero, Visioneers, Natures Plan and Nu Era. In the late 90‘s Marc signed to Gilles Peterson's Talking Loud Records with 4hero. 4hero went on to produce two classic albums with Talkin Loud icluding the award winning "Two Pages" & "Creating Patterns" they then set up their own label where the critically acclaimed "Play With The Changes" was released.  Somewhere in this timeline, between producing music for Jill Scott to Roy Ayers, Phonte to Terry Callier, Marc started another project called Visioneers releasing a set of limited 7" singles getting the attention from top eclectic DJ's including Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay. Visioneers was then picked up by BBE records who released the debut album "Dirty Old Hip Hop".

While recording this new Visioneers record, Mac began thinking how hip-hop had been a (sometimes invisible) guiding hand in his life. "The music, the fashion and culture. Although producing all kinds of music from jungle to jazz, hip-hop (or at least what is was) has always been a part of what I do in some strange and sometimes very subtle way." Documenting this influence on, his very own digital scrapbook (that has also spawned the record of the same title), it's easy to see the depth of Mac's appreciation of hip-hop. HIPOLOGY; the album includes hand picked guest John Robinson, Notes To Self, TRAC & Baron alongside some featured musicians Luke Parkhouse, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra & The Support Horns. The result is a real cool, funky eclectic mix of breaks, beats, soul/jazz and freaky squeaks a great follow up to the debut album.

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