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MP3: Nas - "Your Mouth Got You In It"

MP3: Nas - "Your Mouth Got You In It"

Courtesy M3W.

* http://tinyurl.com/RapReviews-Nas-YourMouth *

Video: Skipp Whitman - "Famous"

Video: Skipp Whitman - "Famous"

Courtesy Skipp W.

Free Music Friday: The Digital Diggers Edition

This week is dedicated to all of those internet diggers out there who want to get as much dope free music as possible. Well, here it is! And one of the free projects are released under a VERY LIMITED time, so I suggest you cop soon!

Dam Funk :: InnaFocusedDaze

Dam Funk

Funk isn't dead, y'all. It just smells funky and Dam Funk is the funk musical witness to that. Here's a free-P of his songs released with four songs for everybody to jam to. Check this one out and have a clothespin ready for your nose fpr the funk that you're about to download.

1. Forever
2. Don’t U Know (That This Funk Iz Real)?
3. Inside Of U
4. InnaFocusedDaze


Domo Genesis :: Under The Influence

Domo Genesis

For those who's been itching to check out Odd Future members not named Tyler, Hodgy, and Frank Ocean, here's a free project from OFWGKTA's own Domo Genesis. OF fans show crazy love to the project, so you already know that they're under the Wolf Gang influence. Check it out for yourself!

1.Mission Statement
2.Boss' Life
3.Guess Who's Back
4.L-Boy Interlude
5.More Clouds Feat. Remy Banks
6.Whole City Behind Us Feat. Ace
8.Lets Smoke
10.We Major
12.Mind Games (Snippet)


Ess Vee :: The Veelude

Ess Vee

Ess Vee aims to give Joe Buddens a run for his money as the most hustlin'est hustler comin' straight out Jersey! You hear me, my brother! Ess Vee come from a long way, yet he's just gettin' started and "The Veelude" shows as a prelude for what's next to come from Ess Vee. Guest appearacnes include Mike Jaggerr and QuESt.

1. We Are Young (Intro)
2. Backyard Sippin'
3. Cadillac in Effect (f/ Mike Jaggerr)
4. Just a Touch
5. Leave Me (f/ D/A)
6. Feel Music (f/ ESSO)
7. 5 in the AM
8. The Edge
9. Miss Ya Love (f/ Imagine)
10. Live (f/ QuESt)
11. I Go Thru It

Hollywood FLOSS : One Fan at a Time

Hollywood FLOSS

His name says Hollywood, but he reps Houston. Here's an up-and-coming emcee who's been featured in countless blogs, yet making his FMF debut with this free project here. He reps for his fans before he ends up blowing up and earn more fans who are just fans because he blew up. Guest appearacnes include Jackie Chain, Brian Angel of Day 26, Laws, Naledge of Kidz in the Hall, and more.

1. Dear Fans
2. Line 'Em Up (f/ YP)
3. Lights Out
4. Exhale (f/ Brian Angel of Day 26)
5. Contact High (f/ Jackie Chain)
6. H-Town Chicks (f/ Solution)
7. Home
8. Dream Killer 2.0 (f/ Laws)
9. Stalker
10. Champion Sh(t (f/ Naledge)
11. Fan Mail
12. So Much to Say (f/ Brian Angel)


In Case of Emergency :: We Are I.C.E.

We are I.C.E. Cover Art

Here's a new hip-hop band that brings you all to mind of Stetsasonic and the Roots. Hip-hop with lyrics and real-live instruments, what can go wrong with that? Check this one out!

1. Hip Hop Taking Over the World
2. DJ Lobotomy Interlude Pt. 1 (Making of "Play My Demo")
3. Let's Go KRAZAY (A Dedicat
4. Type of Woman
5. DJ Lobotomy Interlude Pt. 2  (Making of "Play My Demo")
6. Feeling Good...
7. I'll Take Her
8. DJ Lobotomy Interlude Pt. 3 (Making of "Play My Demo")
9. Play My Demo

Johnny Spanish & T-Razor :: 2 The Top

Johnny Spanish

Here's one of those free mixtapes that might as well be an album. F'real, Johnny Spanish & T-Razor makes it thier mission to make this not your average mixtape and they accomplished it well. Spanish and Razor keeps on rising "2 the Top!"

1. Mixtape Shit
2. 2 The Top
3. Roll Up
4. On It
5. Back My Way (f/ Cam Dollaz)
6. I Know
7. Got' Damn Shame
8. Make It Take It (f/ Jackie Chain)
9. Day in the Life (f/ BST Gang)




This album will be free for a limited time, so I suggest you download this one A.S.A.P. If you've been sleeping on this former U-N-I rapper, then I suggest you download this A.S.A.P. also. With features from Black Thought, Strong Arm Steady, and others (as well as production from DJ Khalil and Ro. Blvd.), this debut is a must-download. And if you want to show support, you can also buy it on the same site.

1. Molotov Cocktail
2. Rodney King
3. Fuck The Police
4. Colors (f/ Strong Arm Steady)
5. Hell’s Angel (f/ BJ The Chicago Kid)
6. Two Clips (f/ Kobe)
7. Riot (f/ Black Thought)
8. The Killers (f/ Jazzy)
9. Niggas
10. Big Ball
11. Prayer (f/ Cheryl Johnson)
12. Manifest Outro
13. Los Angeles
14. Dope


That's it for the "Digital Diggers Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love...

MP3: Daily Bread - "Night Time"

MP3: Daily Bread - "Night Time"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

Night Time starts with an Apollo Brown styled bluesy, soul sample before kicking into a straight forward, solid drum knock backed by strings  - you know, the way we like our Apollo beats.  The gravel voiced Hassaan Mackey seems to stroll into the beat so even toned you know he's about to get raw with the story.  "Another case of that Saturday Night Fever / Color me a dreamer / Cause I be watching  hustlers in their Benzes and their beemers / Cuttin in the city streets or riding round with heaters / cause they don't plan on N***as in the fam trying to defeat em / blowin out freedom".  From there the story just gets grittier.  Apollo offers a nice sample based hook to compliment the narrative "always watching my back / after dark is when the drama start".

[Free Download] Daily Bread (Apollo Brown & Hassaan Mackey) "Night Time"
* http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/night-time-bonus-track *

Video: Yuri Lane - "Beatbox Harmonica On Mars"

Video: Yuri Lane - "Beatbox Harmonica On Mars"

Courtesy of Yuri Lane.

Video: French Montana & DJ Suss-One Talk Mayweather/Ortiz

Video: French Montana & DJ Suss-One Talk Mayweather/Ortiz

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

MP3: Big Lou - "My Time"

MP3: Big Lou - "My Time"

Courtesy PR Dean Multimedia.

BIG LOU- MY TIME http://hulkshare.com/mj7mjx1rctrf .
(Off the "Pray 4 Me" Mixtape Album Hosted By: DJ J-Ronin)

Video: Fame Rilla - "Make It Bang"

Video: Fame Rilla - "Make It Bang"

Courtesy Maurice @ Tredmarks.

A new single from my artist Fame Rilla called "Make It Bang". We're out of the NW (Fresh Coast), but I sure you never heard a track like this come from the Seattle area!

Video: J. Sands - "Jobs"

Video: J. Sands - "Jobs"

Courtesy BUKA Entertainment.

Rediculus Releases "Masters of Conversation: Punchlines and Parables"

Rediculus Releases "Masters of Conversation: Punchlines and Parables"

Courtesy Park Street PR.

Rediculus has released the next edition of his Masters of Conversation production series titled Punchlines and Parables, quickly following up his critically acclaimed Walking Down Broken Paths instrumental album and marking the 4th edition of the production series.  Rediculus, who resides in Chicago, Illinois, just put the final touches on the last mixes literally a few weeks ago and is now preparing to delight his fans with his latest studio album which he hopes will expand his fan base and get his music heard by more people around the globe.

The first single, "Halo (Pain is Love)" which was released last month to rave reviews, features a hard blaring horn sample with a neck snapping snare to drive the track and longtime collaborator and fellow Chicagoan Prome on the microphone dropping lyrical napalm on the track.

The new single "Picture Perfect" has a soulful backdrop and smooth knocking drums and features verses from vocal giants Sha Stimuli, Sadat X of Brand Nubian fame and Emilio Rojas spitting nothing short of classic verses.

The album, "Masters of Conversation: Punchlines and Parables", is 17 tracks all produced by Rediculus and features some of hip hop's hottest MC's such as Ruste Juxx, Craig G, Sha Stimuli, Emilio Rojas, Chubb Rock, Koncept and The Audible Doctor from Brown bag All Stars, Big Dutty Deeze, Chaundon, Notoriety, Stumik Icewater, Sadat X, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Red Eye, Pair-a-Dyce, Nine and many more.

The album itself is both a return to the "Golden Era" and a glimpse into the future of hip hop.  Soulful samples scream and wail throughout the project, backed by growling bass lines and driving drum tracks with custom kicks and snares that showcase the wide variety of influences in Rediculus's life and music.

Rediculus is quoted as describing the project with the following statement; "This album is going to really make people think about what they listen to and show people that you can reach consumers without watering down our culture.  We have a host of people in the culture who are over 30 and want music that they can relate too, something with more substance that addresses the issues in their lives.  The current trend of making songs about negative images backed by empty music is coming to an end and this project should definitely help drive the nails into that coffin.  People want something smarter and I'm here to give it to them"

The album is digitally distributed globally by Island/Def Jam and will include several limited edition runs of physical copies, with a UK exclusive edition containing a few remixes Rediculus did for Big Dutty Deeze and American exclusive artwork for his US edition. People are encouraged to follow Rediculus on Twitter, keep in touch with him on Facebook, check out his Bandcamp page and visit his website for more information and to keep up on the latest news with Rediculus and all of Knowledge Giving Birth Productions.

Connect with Rediculus
* http://twitter.com/#!/Rediculus *
* http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=579346392 *
* http://rediculus.bandcamp.com/ *

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