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Video: M-Dot f/ Mayhem - "Taggant" (@RevOfEMS)

From Chris Figueroa:

Video: M-Dot f/ Mayhem - "Taggant"

Here's "Taggant" the 2nd leak off M-Dot's newest offering "Layer Cake" (Drops May 29th). The intensely rapid video brings M-Dot's EMS teammate Mayhem along for the ride as they trade bars seamlessly back & forth at an accelerated pace. Heavily respected beat-smith Confidence (Rashad & Confidence) on the boards. Look out for appearances by a few AOTP members.

Audio: D Strong & @Wildelux - "LayLow" f/ Chinch 33

From Iconoclast:

Audio: D Strong & Wildelux - "LayLow" f/ Chinch 33

West Coast Underground Vet D Strong & BX to LA Vet Emcee Wildelux team up for this new Joint "Lay Low" off the upcoming Compilation Mixtape: C.A.S.H. Certified Assassins of Hardcore! These two Emcees have a long history of working together as a group many years ago. Good to hear them still linking up and putting in WORK! Press PLAY and turn this one up real LOUD...

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Video: Ace Jones - "One More Time"

From Ace Jones:

Video: Ace Jones - "One More Time"

Thanks for the support on the Farewell video!!

Here's my latest one.

Ace Jones - One More Time (Official Video)

Video: @KBJonesmusic f/ Jenna Hanlon - "Star Tonight"

From Duffman:

Video: KB Jones f/ Jenna Hanlon - "Star Tonight"

KB Jones' second single off the debut album- "Finer Things" Available for digital download everywhere. This video is an assortment of clips that KB Jones and The KontraBand took while on tour in Spring 2012. Video credit to: Billy Conahan, James Moncino, Tom Sharkey, Julie Ltaif, Jason Lengfellner, Johana Presti, and KB Jones himself!

Kottonmouth Kings' The Dirtball Releases New Video

From Kerosene Media:

Kottonmouth Kings' The Dirtball Releases New Video From Desert Eagle EP Online

he king of rapid fire rhyme, The Dirtball has released a video clip for the title track from his new digital EP "Desert Eagle" online.The video shows the creative process behind the cover art for the album. The Dirtball's “Desert Eagle” EP was released through all digital retailers and is available online. The Dirtball is currently working on his new studio album, "Firestrike", for release later this year. Desert Eagle on Amazon for $5.94!

@Oddisee: The People's Verdict + The Gold Is Mine

Oddisee: The People's Verdict + The Gold Is Mine

A couple of weeks ago some friends of mine decided to test my forthcoming album People Hear What They See on some random people on the streets of DC & London as an experiment... without telling me.

I was fascinated by the responses given in this video. I'm used to reading reviews of my album by journalists & to be honest... whether they're good or bad, I rarely agree with them. There was something so refreshing about my work being critiqued by total strangers. People with no agenda, just hearing music from an unknown artist & giving their honest opinion. In today's world, that's a rare thing.
I really enjoyed what the older gentlemen had to say about my album. There were a few points I felt I over produced a bit. Loved what they guy in the shades on the bench said too. All of it really! What I liked most was the fact that people who had never heard of me, surprisingly enjoyed my work. Almost as if, they were surprised they could like something they didn't know of. What does that say about how music is pushed today? If I was seen in videos, plastered on walls, on television... Would they have been less surprised in their appreciation of my work? (whispers the title of his album)

Background Track: Oddisee ft. Olivier Daysoul "Let It Go, Instrumental' (from People Hear What They See)

and here's another video to check out as well... .

Director G.M. for Ce Con De Chat took the inititive of creating a video for my track The Gold Is Mine for my Odd Renditions EP. Be sure to watch.

MP3: Lagato Shine f/ Mistah F.A.B. - "Martin & Gina"

MP3: Lagato Shine f/ Mistah F.A.B. - "Martin & Gina"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

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New Audio: Rilgood f/ Maffew Ragazino "Who Should I Be?"

From Matt B:

New Audio: Rilgood f/ Maffew Ragazino "Who Should I Be?"

It's a "Brooklyn thing" today as two of arguably the best spitters coming out of Brooklyn join up for this story track entitled "Who Should I Be." Rilgood made a strong imprint onto the game earlier this year with his JFK Mixtape that hit the blogosphere by storm and was spotlighted by some major media outlets such Hypebeast and Prefix Mag. Produced by Woodro Skillson, his compadre Maffew Ragazino provided an impressive assist on the record with fearless wordplay as well and will be featured on Rilgood's upcoming Great Expectations mixtape due out in July.

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Audio: Devin the Dude - "420 Highway" (@therealdevin420)

Audio: Devin the Dude - "420 Highway"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Off the new Seriously Trippin' EP

New EP From Marcel P. Black "The 1rst Born"

New EP From Marcel P. Black "The 1rst Born"

As promised, I'm back to drop off my latest (really oldest) work, "The 1rst Born EP". This project is a collection of songs written when I was 22-24 years old, originally planned to be my first ever project, that ultimately got scrapped. One day while looking thru my music folder, I found both the beats and rhymes, and saw how they both very personal and personable, showcasing what I was going thru at the time. This project is a departure from my usual "conscious/revolutionary" themed music, but still very honest and real. Let this serve as the "prequel" to my first ever solo project released in 2008, "The Only Child". This also serves as the first music project of this summers "Black Experience" campaign...

You can stream/download the EP for free @ or I truly appreciate the support.

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