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MP3: Swizz Beatz f/ Alicia Keys - "It's You"


From M3W:

MP3: Swizz Beatz f/ Alicia Keys - "It's You"

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

Video: J Money - "Exclusive DJ Smallz Freestyle"


From DJ Smallz:

Video: J Money - "Exclusive DJ Smallz Freestyle"

J Money - Freestyle from DJ Smallz.

Video: Raekwon @ BB King 4-17-11


From CJM:

Video: Raekwon @ BB King 4-17-11

Download: TeV95 - "Crime Loops 2 (Beat Tape)"


From 95Labs:

Download: TeV95 - "Crime Loops 2 (Beat Tape)"

Crime Loops 2 is the sequel to the smash instrumental project by Brooklyn based producer TeV95.

Crime Loops 2 is a collage of beats, edits, and loops that exude a taste of urban culture with a hint of Brooklyn's art renaissance.

Influenced by everything from Roberta Flack to Ruby Andrews and more. Crime Loops 2 continues to explore many different methods of sampling and editing, from the classic to the obscure.

Many of today’s artistic masterpieces are nearly impossible to release for sale because of outdated intellectual property laws. It's arguable that some of today's most popular artists may find the need to break the law to create their art. Hence the name, Crime Loops.

FREE DOWNLOAD:
http://tev95.bandcamp.com/album/crime-loops-2

PR: FREE Project Blowed Posse Cut + LP Pre-Order


From Uncommon Records:

FREE Project Blowed Posse Cut + LP Pre-Order

On May 17th, Uncommon Records will release Acid Reign's full length release, Diversity.  Today we present an early leak called Creme de la Blowed for FREE.  The track features Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Nga Fish, Myka 9, Rifle Man and Olmeca along with the guys from Acid Reign, Gajah & BeOnd.  It's a legendary banger produced by OoloO the Wize aka Nathaniel Eras.  Need we say more?  Classic material brought to you by the minds at Uncommon.

While you're grabbing the track for free, pre-order the full album (Digital & CD Release) which also features a remix of Creme de la Blowed, Graves, Express, Re4M, another track with Myka 9, beats from EQ, Nasa and more!

MP3: Feez f/ Norry B - "Get It In The Club"


From BF Blasts:

MP3: Feez f/ Norry B - "Get It In The Club"

* http://hulkshare.com/ae7mkyejy063 *

Video: The Freeze Tag (C.W.L. & Bisco Smith) - "The Vision"


From Audible Treats:

Video: The Freeze Tag (Cassettes Won't Listen & Bisco Smith) - "The Vision"

With their new EP, Hamster Kid, released just last week, The Freeze Tag, the duo of Brooklyn rapper Bisco Smith and LA producer Cassettes Won't Listen, is excited to release a new visual chapter in what has become one of hip-hop's most unique storyboards. Created by Bishop 203 and directed by Mike Vidoli, the music video series details the trials and tribulations of the young antihero, Hamster Kid, as he overcomes doubt in his attempt to lead a passionate life, free of restriction and limitation.

The latest chapter of this saga, "The Vision," follows the characters escape from the underground corporate complex seen in "The Voices" and "The Hustle." Now on the outside, Hamster Kid begins to find solace and strength in the optimism of the big city. Shot in all black in white, the music video depicts citizens of the city in what serves as a motif for hope despite the obstacles people face everyday. As the Booklyn emcee, Bisco Smith, explains, "'The Vision' is about the idea of a new day, shining light on a brave new world, and feeling like that new day - that new world - is filled with limitless possibilities. What it brings is completely unknown; the future is uncertain, and this song fully embraces that."

Video: DJ Enzo f/ Oscar White, Dasly, Yazee - "ODK Jungle"


From DJ Enzo:

Video: DJ Enzo f/ Oscar White, Dasly, Yazee - "ODK Jungle"

MP3: Rapid Ric - "Actin' Bad" Feat. Lil' Keke & Slim Thug


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Rapid Ric - "Actin' Bad" Feat. Lil' Keke & Slim Thug

Latest Single Off Whut It Dew Reunites Two Of Houston's Finest

The Song:

Everything is bigger in Texas, as the saying goes, but Rapid Ric is here to make it badder, too, and he does just that with "Actin' Bad," the second single off his new album, Whut It Dew. He brought on two other Texans to toughen up the track: longtime friend Slim Thug, who Ric used to DJ for on tour, and Lil Keke, who was featured on "25 Lighters" by DJ DMD. "'Actin' Bad' samples '25 Lighters,' which is one of the most popular classic Texas rap songs ever," says Ric. "DJ DMD was a DJ from Port Arthur who put out self-produced compilations with many artists, much like what I'm doing with Whut It Dew, so it was it honor to have him say that he's familiar with the movement here."

Rapid Ric's production, chock full of organ, beating drums, and an ominously screwed hook, is perfect for Keke's and Thugga's southern drawls, as the two use the track as an opportunity to reunite a long-running collaborative history that includes their 2003 album together, The Big Unit. And, in addition to that, for Ric it's just a feel good song, made for top-notch car speakers. "It's a Sunday cruise song," he says, adding, "The low end is made for a Cadillac's trunk."

Download "Actin Bad" feat. Lil Keke and Slim Thug here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Rapid_Ric-Actin_Bad_Ft_Lil_Keke_Slim_Thug.mp3 .

MP3: Friday - "Bees Wax"


From BF Blasts:

MP3: Friday - "Bees Wax"

* http://www.mediafire.com/?rgxnfe4fq968a48 *


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