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Audio: "Money or Me" Matthew Schultz f/ @JimJonesCapo

Audio: "Money or Me" Matthew Schultz feat. Jim Jones

Courtesy M.S.

The wait is over for the highly anticipated hip hop single from Matthew Schultz & hip hop legend Jim Jones! This track is a unique blend of hip-hop and rock!

Audio: @Qualmes – Black Gringo (Ft. Freddie Gibbs)

Audio: Qualmes – Black Gringo (Ft. Freddie Gibbs)

Courtesy Qualmes.

Pasadena's own Qualmes drops off the next release in his "Direct Deposit" series featuring the one and only Freddie Gibbs. The production for the street banger titled "Black Gringo" comes courtesy Coopac. Don't sleep and check in soon for more new music!

Video: Jay Child "Free Ya Mind" @itsTOPE & Kimberly Monique

Video: Jay Child "Free Ya Mind" ft TOPE & Kimberly Monique

Courtesy TOPE.

TOPE (of TxE/LivingProof) hooks with Portland's Jay Child for the Cee Goods produced "Free Ya Mind" track, featuring Kimberly Monique, filmed and directed by V1 Creative, off of Jay's upcoming full length "Growing Pains."

@Drake Shows Love to @LuuBreeze for New Release "The Rewind"

Drake Shows Love to Toronto Native Luu Breeze for New Release "The Rewind"

Courtesy Breaking Ground.

Toronto, ON – Don’t miss this brand new video from 1st Party Music. Luu Breeze teams up with Burd & Keyz for a ‘tell-all’ record called “The Rewind” which touches on some of Luuie’s failed relationships and falling outs. The video was shot and directed by Big Chase and the song will appear on the City of Gold project, currently in the works.

Video: @DFocis f/ Ray Hilton - "There" (@IStillLoveHER)

Video: D.Focis f/ Ray Hilton - "There"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

"There" feat Ray Hilton is the latest single from Detroit artist/producer D.Focis (Bobby Creekwater, Nappy Roots, Kidz In the Hall). "There" serves as the follow up to two previous singles released this year thus far, "Dreamin…Still" and "Back" have both garnered over 200K views via YouTube.

@MadDukez on the Charts + The Gettin' Gatsby Tour (@DTR45)

Mad Dukez on the Charts + The Gettin' Gatsby Tour

Courtesy Tony @ DTR45.

International power-duo Mad Dukez and Fresh Kills know there is no rest for the wicked.

Having peaked at #2, the pair’s Open Affairs EP is still holding steady on radio playlists across the continent, including Earshot Charts in Canada. At the same time, "Bootleg Bartenders" -- the lead single off their debut album -- is just getting in gear, climbing quickly up RecordBreaker’s and Rapattacklives Charts. And all this DJ rotation comes just in time for Dukez and Kils to head back out on the road on the Gettin' Gatsby Tour. Dates on the tour can be found below, and the debut album, Gettin’ Gatsby is coming on 7/16, so pre-order it on CD or 12” vinyl today.

The Gettin' Gatsby Tour
w/ special guest The Extremities

6/20/2013 Erie, PA @ Transmissions
6/21/2013 Detroit, MI @ Mars Bar
6/22/2013 Pittsburgh, PA @ Ava Lounge
6/25/2013 Dayton, OH @ One Eyed Jacks
6/27/2013 St. Louis, MO @ TBA
6/28/2013 Rochester, NY @ Dubland Underground
6/29/2013 Cleveland, OH @ TBA
6/30/2013 Boston, MA @ The Wonderbar
7/2/2013 Burlington, VT @ TBA
7/3/2013 Portland, ME @ The Big Easy
7/5/2013 Halifax, NS @ The Pavillion
7/6/2013 Halifax, NS @ The Marquee
7/7/2013 Moncton, NB @ TBA
7/10/2013 Montreal, QC @ Quai Des Brumes
7/11/2013 Ottawa, ON @ Muggshots
7/12/2013 Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
7/13/2013 Toronto, ON @ TBA
Adam Bernard Experience #69 - The Imaginary Notion of Complete Realness

Adam: "Recorded on an especially hot and steamy day (weather-wise, not love life-wise), this edition of The Adam B Experience has a few tricks up its sleeve. Don't worry, you're still getting all the high quality underground hip-hop goodness you've come to expect from the show, but you're also getting a little something extra. There's at least one artist featured in this month's podcast that you wouldn't expect to hear on The Adam B Experience, and a full explanation as to why I decided to play his music. I also go off on a tangent about music and the borderline imaginary notion of complete realness. Check it out! Follow me on Twitter at @AdamsWorldBlog or hit me up with feedback at" The Adam B Experience is 100% PODSAFE and FREE so tell your friends to download ABX right here at!

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* Skiggy Rapz - Follow
* Rabbi Darkside - Animal Farm
* Likwuid - Circle of Life
* Riff Raff - I Can Tell Stories
* Rich Quick - Salt
* Duzzo Dave w/ Granata - Ice Phi$hing
* Tah Phrum Duh Bush - Semi-Reserved Closet Maniac
* Division X - Greatness
* VerseAll w/ Core Rhythm - Beautifully Connected

The Hip-Hop Shop #223 - A GOOD Vision of Love

It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #223 is entitled A GOOD Vision of Love. Loosely speaking there's a theme but generally speaking you'll just love music by Sir Michael Rocks, Binary Star, Dan Status and Gene Walter among others. Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on!

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Tracks featured this week:

* Sir Michael Rocks - Don't Forget
* Binary Star - Love Is Love
* Dan Status - Visions of Beauty
* Fokis f/ Asha, Maffew Ragazino - Girl
* Bone Crusher - Know That
* Gene Walter - GOOD Anthem
* Mazzi - Weight
* Substantial - Umoja (Instrumental)

Audio: Lefty's New Song Called "Katy Perry Song" @mlmkareem

Audio: Lefty's New Song Called "Katy Perry Song"

Courtesy K.W.

Many hip-hop artists claim titles like Entrepreneur, Hustler, or Go-Getter, but none exemplify this title better than Lefty. Born Kareem Williams in South Philadelphia, PA, Lefty, the son of The Late Doo Wop singer Charles Williams From "The Turbans", began his quest to hip-hop stardom in 1998, rapping his heart out on the set of Philly Most Wanted video shoot for legendary producer Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes, heavily influenced by 2Pac, E-40, Eightball and MJG and more, as part of a South Philly rap group named Plead Da Fifth, including Takedown Records star Daytona, among others.

Video: Akbar - "Good Food" (dir. FredOnes) @akbarthemc

Video: Akbar - "Good Food" (dir. FredOnes)

Courtesy AA.

We want to share with you Akbar's NEW Music Video 'Good Food' Directed by FredOnes. Enjoy!!

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