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PR: Former Geto Boy Big Mike Returns With New Solo LP


PR: Former Geto Boy Big Mike Returns With New Solo LP

Courtesy Todd Davis.

November 28th 2011 -- After a nearly three year long musical hiatus, veteran New Orleans, Louisiana, rap titan, Michael "Big Mike" Barnett, returns to the spotlight with his brand new, highly anticipated solo opus, Bayou Classic: Love.Faith.Honor.Loyalty.

On the superior 12 track collection, the former Geto Boys' alum continues to exercise his tried and true lyrical prowess, over trunk-rattling, feel good down south instrumentals. Future classics include; the hard hitting "Bayou Classic," "That Come Back" is a slickly layered head-nodder, there's, of course, the block anthem "Certified," "Hands on Airythang," the set's lead-off single, is a notable party starter, "Rocket," a ultra-smooth ride along an ebbing bass-line, whilst "2 Die" is a thought provoking radio ready inevitable hit, to name some.

About Big Mike: As an original member of the short-lived rap duo, Convicts, Mike later was recruited by Mr. James Prince himself to replace the Geto Boys' Willie D following his sudden departure. The end result was their heralded 1993 fifth album, Till Death Do Us Part. When Willie eventually returned to the group shortly thereafter, Big Mike opted to instead go solo, unleashing his critically acclaimed premiere outing, Somethin' Serious, in June '94. He has since gone on to drop an additional five reputable LP's.

Bayou Classic: Love.Faith.Honor.Loyalty will be released on iTunes and other major digital outlets, as well as at select retail locations, on Tuesday December 13th 2011.

For all things BIG MIKE, please visit: www.iambigmike.com .

Video: Raxstar & RKZ - "Asians In Luton"


Video: Raxstar & RKZ - "Asians In Luton"

Courtesy Khalid Khan.

Links:
* http://twitter.com/Raxstar *
* http://www.facebook.com/RaxstarUK *

FORCE = MASS x XLR8TION-Mygrane McNastee


FORCE = MASS x XLR8TION-Mygrane McNastee

Join MyGrane McNastee for another Supa Spic Adventure through the 3rd dimension, while he drops Massive Force upon planet Earth. Astounding content, creative concepts and astonishing rhyme skills would sum up this project of ultimate equation. Some known production by 9th wonder, Metal Fingers, Amy Winehouse and more. Original production by AmIam, DarkHorse, E-Cleaze, Hip Hop Hendrix, Tone Blare, and Soy Sauce. Artists joining the project include Vets of Kin, Adam Illustrate, Kap Kallous & DJ Dolo. In conclusion, this risky venture emphasizes the endless saga of the Rhymaholic himself, MyGrane McNastee...

STREAM AND DOWNLOAD HERE
 
http://mygranemcnastee.bandcamp.com

www.mygranehiphop.com
www.twitter.com/mygrane101
www.twitter.com/civilmics
www.ozone50.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/McNastee101

MP3: Smoke DZA f/ K Young, Lore'l - "I Made You" (prod. Omen)


MP3: Smoke DZA f/ K Young, Lore'l - "I Made You" (prod. Omen)

Courtesy Big Dev.

GRAMMY-WINNING PRODUCER, OMEN, RELEASES THIRD SINGLE OFF HIS MIXTAPE, BLACK HERO THEME MUSIK

NEW YORK, NY - Black Hero Theme Musik is a collective, collaborative project from Grammy-winning producer Omen that pays homage to the Soul Sound of the '70s with hard drums and current flows. The first single, “Negro Spiritual,” was released March 1st followed by the release of The second single “Get Back,” May 4th which was performed by Diggy Simmons, Ashton Travis, and Mike Jaggerr.

* http://www.mediafire.com/?aur3pfmxmqgpogx *
* backup http://hulkshare.com/39d2ocuquilv *

Black Star Friday (New Music From Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey)


Black Star Friday (New Music From Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey)

Courtesy Matt B.

In the spirit of the Holidays, Black Star is treating fans to new music on what they're coining #blackstarfriday.

Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey have their latest single, "Fix Up," available for purchase at iTunes: http://bit.ly/t6Bjet

The track is produced by Madlib. 

Black Star is also working on a mix cd tribute to Aretha Franklin, entitled 'Black Star Aretha.' Fans can visit http://www.blackstarhub.com to download a free MP3 of the group's first song off the mix cd, "You Already Knew," produced by Oh No. 

"You Already Knew" Audio Link: 
MP3: Riz f/ Prodigy (Mobb Deep) - "Never Scared"


MP3: Riz f/ Prodigy (Mobb Deep) - "Never Scared"

Courtesy J. Melo.

Riz drops a new track featuring the legendary Prodigy of Mobb Deep titled "Never Scared" off his upcoming "Kiss the Ring" mixtape which drops December 6th. The mixtape also features Fabolous and French Montana among others.

Song Link:
New Music: Marcel P. Black "Black Soul" (FreEP)


New Music: Marcel P. Black "Black Soul" (FreEP)

Courtesy Bryan Williams.

So once again, I am back to present to you may latest labor of love, "Black Soul"... "Black Soul" is a project that manifested after researching different forms of Black Liberation Theology, and the history of Black American music as a form of rebellion. I personally feel that it is my best work to date, as I worked extremely hard on stepping up my craft in terms of lyricism, depth, and delivery. The production is the most "traditional" sounding beats... When I say traditional, I mean "eastcoast/boombap/sample" esque production, the type of Hip-Hop a child of the early 80's would be raised on. This project is for the people in general, and the "heads" specifically.

This project is available for FREE DOWLOAD on my marcelpblack.bandcamp.com page, as well as http://www.mediafire.com/?o438jn1ilbi9u3z.

MP3: Monstaville Leak - Playa Rae "She Keeps Callin'"


MP3: Monstaville Leak - Playa Rae "She Keeps Callin'"

Courtesy Monstaville Music.

ope you're having a great Holiday everyone. We decided to leak an un-released track from Playa Rae titled "She Keeps Callin'" produced by Nickel N' Dime Productions. Hope you enjoy, and feel free to burn it and or pass the link around. Happy Holidays!

Download Link: http://hu.lk/5ezr8jdstis2

playa rae | she keeps callin' | un-released music

Don't forget you can follow Playa Rae on twitter: @playaraedaboss and Monstaville as well @monstaville

Video: Mr. Green Live From the Streeets #6: Shanghai, China


Video: Mr. Green Live From the Streeets #6: Shanghai, China

"For this episode we wanted to do something completely different so I used a bunch of footage that I shot using two cheap handheld cameras while i was in Shanghai earlier this year. First, I chopped up the sounds I got from a construction site near Taikang Lu . Next, I added some audio I recorded of the Chinese army marching by on Huaihai Lu. After that I put in the sound of a little bird chirping. Then, I put in a short clip of some music I got off of a karaoke bicycle (which is something you can find very often in Shanghai).  Next, since it wouldn't be a Mr. Green beat without some hard hitting drums and a baseline, I threw those in there. Finally, I recorded the sound of a pirate who was encouraging me to chug my beer in front of the Shelter (which is probably the dopest venue I've ever performed at) and scratched him into the beat."

Video: Mighty High Coup - "Boom Rap"


Video: Mighty High Coup - "Boom Rap"

Courtesy Mighty High Coup.

new music video by Mighty High Coup
"BOOM RAP"
produced by Ricky Raw
directed by Scott Freeze
edited by Zone3


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