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Video: Sean Hines f/ Jyshoun - "Nancy Reagan"

Video: Sean Hines f/ Jyshoun - "Nancy Reagan"

Courtesy Major Music.

PR: Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg - Young, Wild & Free - 12/13

PR: Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg - Young, Wild & Free - Mac and Devin Go to High School - 12/13

Courtesy BF Blasts.

Doggystyle recording artist Snoop Dogg and Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa have teamed up to release the soundtrack to their upcoming film, “Mac and Devin Go To High School.” The collaborative album, which features the Bruno Mars-assisted first single, “Young, Wild & Free,” will be available everywhere on December 13th. The Smeezingtons-produced track serves as the first offering from the companion soundtrack to the film, which the two rappers are dubbing a “buddy film.” The video for “Young, Wild & Free” was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by the film’s director, Dylan Brown.

What’s more, the two rappers have announced an exclusive, 6-city tour, being dubbed “The High School Tour.”
Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg - Young, Wild & Free [Beyond The Video] - Mac and Devin Go to High School soundtrack. Available 12/13 .

MP3: Kasual - "Floyd Mayweather" #TheMoneyTeam

MP3: Kasual - "Floyd Mayweather" #TheMoneyTeam

Courtesy DM360.

After releasing a shlew of singles with DJ Khaled's We The Best Music Group, including the Rick Ross featured single "Sitting On Top Of The World", the L.I. native Kasual is back with a Floyd Mayweather tribute song, appropriately titled "Floyd Mayweather" (#TheMoneyTeam). Focused, cocky and sounding like money, this track celebrates everything Mayweather over Ballistik Beatz triumphant production.

DOWNLOAD: "Floyd Mayweather" (#TheMoneyTeam)

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New Audio: Joshua Gunn - "Golden Age"

New Audio: Joshua Gunn - "Golden Age"

Courtesy Matt B.

Executive VP of DuBose Music Group MC Lyte says “I'm in great anticipation for the world to hear Joshua Gunn. His lyrics cut through and are worthy of acknowledgment. I'm excited for him and his career"!

“Golden Age” is taken from the North Carolina representatives upcoming debut mix-tape Faithful Struggle which will be dropping in early 2012.

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Hip Hop Artist Sellassie Announces "Stop Hatin' in the Bay" Remix

Hip Hop Artist Sellassie Announces "Stop Hatin' in the Bay" Remix

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Sellassie announces the release of Stop Hatin' in the Bay Remix on January 1, 2012. You may ask yourself, what does Sellassie mean when he says "Stop Hatin' in the Bay." If you're a native to the San Francisco bay area, you've seen the posters. They are on thousands of poles in your neighborhood and on hundreds of liquor store and smoke shop windows across the Bay Area. Stop Hatin' in the Bay is Sellassie's plea to independent artists to support each other's music and movement, by first and foremost; LISTENING TO EACH OTHER. Stop Hatin' in the Bay is not just Sellassie's new single, it's a representation of who he is as an independent artist and entrepreneur, making marks in the bay area scene and nationally. It is a movement. Sellassie has built a name out of no name, a career from scratch as one of the most progressive and popular independent emcees in the Bay Area, while dealing with the same issues he describes in the song. As an innovator, Sellassie is the creator of the 2Racks Rap Contest and We All We Got Independent Concert Series. He has booked over 85 events with over 1,000 independent artists from across the country since mid-2009, creating opportunities as a young entrepreneur. At these shows, he's been exposed to upcoming, talented artists, some that can be easily be household names if the industry was more inviting and had the intentions of exposing new talent. Creating his own movement, Sellassie's trademark is to include not to exclude.

An aggressive and progressive lyricist, Sellassie's message in this song is positive and inspirational. It puts you in the shoes of the struggling independent artist trying to make it in today's unwelcoming and uninviting rap industry. Sellassie says, "I don't speculate on someone's music if I haven't listen to it, I think that's the fundamental problem with Hip Hop today. From mainstream to independent, somewhere along the line, we stopped listening to each other"

Initially released on the Sins of Your Forefathers Album, Stop Hatin' in the Bay remix offers a new sound to those familiar with Sellassie. The beat, produced by one of the West Coast's hottest music producers, Traxamillion is so unique, full of energy and sonically charged. Sellassie is defining as a voice of an independent artist, and as the underdog, consistently working to bridge gaps. Sellassie travels with his music and sees the same challenges across the country and plans to release additional remixes this fall for Stop Hatin' in LA and Stop Hatin' in the A (Atlanta).

Video: Bang You're Dead (Quickie Mart & Jes Hudak) - "Alive"

Video: Bang You're Dead (DJ Quickie Mart & Jes Hudak) - "Alive"

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

Quickie Mart & Jes Hudak are Bang, You're Dead. Performed live.
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Video: Naughty By Nature - "Munchies Du Jour"

Video: Naughty By Nature - "Munchies Du Jour"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

"A late night food hunt for Vinnie, Treach and Kay Gee after the show in Rennes, France."

New Music: Rob Rush - "I Can Dig It" MP3 Download

New Music: Rob Rush - "I Can Dig It" MP3 Download

Courtesy Routine Fly.

Here's a new jam from Rob Rush produced by Juicy The Emissary from Denton TX with cuts by DJ Abstrak.  

Earlier this year, Rob Rush & Luke Sick (Grand Invincible, Sacred Hoop, Gurp City) began a project unde the moniker of Rime Force Most Illin'.  They released their first song "On Dope" in March.

Juicy The Emissary has been creating new music with artists accross the country based on his instrumental project "The Beats You Never Had" and his on going web series "The Raps You Never Heard"

"I Can Dig It" is yet another in a long run of collaborations between the Rec-League team in San Francisco and the group of amazing musicians out in the Lone Star State.  Throw this on in the box and get your head boppin'.

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MP3: J-Swift f/ JC - "Lay You Down"

MP3: J-Swift f/ JC - "Lay You Down"

Courtesy AUDPR.

After radiating radio, clubs and the streets of the Sunshine State and all across the globe with his seething lead single “Heatin It Up,” Tampa, Fla. native J Swift turns up temperatures once again with the recent release of his much-anticipated new single “Lay You Down” ft. JC, produced by Lexi Banks.

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MP3: Ras Kass - "Holes In The Ozone"

MP3: Ras Kass - "Holes In The Ozone"

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

It’s getting harder and harder to ignore the effects of human carelessness on the world around us. Unwilling to sit back and watch as everything goes to sh*t, Ras Kass raises consciousness regarding the former issue while doing his part to combat the latter on single numero uno off his forthcoming full-length.

Making its world premiere as entry #17 in The DJBooth and Event Electronics’ 20/20 Music Series, this jam finds Doc Hollywood crafting a dreamy, retro-informed instrumental backdrop (complete with an eerily familiar sitar riff) as the Cali underground mainstay uses ecology as a springboard for some characteristically irreverent, allusive lyrical flames. Holes is just one of many quality cuts set for inclusion on Ras Kass’ FILA (F*ck It Loseit All) LP, which is set for a December release. Additionally, keep it locked for further world premieres throughout the remainder of November.

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