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Video: Muammar Gaddafi x Pitbull - "Zenga Zenga Song"

Video: Muammar Gaddafi x Pitbull - "Zenga Zenga Song"

Video: Cassidy Takes Shots & Lil Wayne, Young Money

From Future iMag:

Video: Cassidy Takes Shots & Lil Wayne, Young Money

MP3: 3 World Premiers From DTP, Grand Hustle, Desert Storm

From DJ Smallz:

MP3: 3 World Premiers From DTP, Grand Hustle, Desert Storm



    I-20 (DTP) - BOUT THE MONEY .



MP3: AC - "Charlie Sheen" (prod. Mike Cash)

From Vibe to This:

MP3: AC - "Charlie Sheen" (prod. Mike Cash)

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PR: Swazy Styles "Like This" Cracks 100K YouTube Views

From Yo! PR:

Swazy Styles "Like This" Cracks 100K YouTube Views

YOUTUBE: Swazy Styles - Like This
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Electro emcee Swazy Styles is excited that his blazing "Like This" music video cracked 100,000 YouTube views in only two weeks since its release, which marks another career highlight and milestone for the most-buzzed new artist from Miami.

Released via VIP Music, "Like This" is an electrifying smash hit for the clubs around the nation. With almost 1,700,000 Google search results, Swazy's "Like This" is setting the Internet on fire! Currently listed with 119,000 views (3/2/2011), the video is not going to stop exposing Swazy Styles' monster movement so watch out for new smash hits in the near future.

To watch more Swazy Styles videos, visit his official YouTube channel at .

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MP3: KIDA - "Charlie Sheen" (prod. Wyldfyer)

Kida - C.S.From Ty Cannon:

MP3: KIDA - "Charlie Sheen" (prod. Wyldfyer)

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Mixtape: !llmind x DubMD - "Blaps, Rhymes & Life Vol. 5"

From DubMD84:

Mixtape: !llmind x DubMD - "Blaps, Rhymes & Life Vol. 5"

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Fresh from releasing a trio of albums this year and last with his groups Fortilive & Smokey Robotic, along with the collaborative effort with Skyzoo, super producer !llmind and the UK's Dub MD return after a brief hiatus from the highly successful "Blaps, Rhymes & Life" series, with Volume 5 as they showcase !llmind's latest production with the usual blend of mainstream and upcoming artists.

This double disc volume features legends new and old with the likes of Masta Ace, Ed O.G., Redman, Skyzoo, Crooked I, Brother Ali and highlighting some new artists like Elion The Great, Rita J, I.F., Jesse Abraham and more. Stay tuned for updates/news on all things "Blaps" via .

Disc 1:
01.) Laws - Audio Savior
02.) Smokey Robotic - Voices In My Mind
03.) Emilio Rojas - Champion (feat. Voodoo & Laura Reed)
04.) Jared Evan - Falls Down Again
05.) The Problemaddicts - Dedication (feat. Masta Ace & Ed O.G.)
06.) Copywrite - Trooper (feat. Sean Price)
07.) Skyzoo, Torae & Curta!n$ - The Incredible
08.) Redman - Fly
09.) Naturel - Burgundy & Gold
10.) Fortilive - Shaka Back (feat. Tassho Pearce & Wun)
11.) Ican & Ab-Liva - Job Well Done
12.) Gliffics - Your Favorite Pharoahe (feat. Lenny Harold)
13.) Siege - Keep It Real
14.) Illest Rhyme Droppaz - True Colors (feat. Skyzoo)
15.) Cap D - King Of The Mountain (feat. Brother Ali)
16.) Big J - Crystal Meth
17.) Sun Zoo - Get Down
18.) Planet Asia, Thoth & Mistah Fab - Turn Heads

Disc 2:
01.) D-Black - Busy Makin Money
02.) MokeOut & Tone - Respect (feat. Crooked I & Mr. Met)
03.) Smokes - I Get High
04.) Elion The Great - Get It In
05.) I.F. - You're OK (feat. Skyzoo & D "SkyHigh" McClain)
06.) Rita J - Body Rock (feat. J.C. Brooks)
07.) Flipstarr - Don't Let The Sun Set
08.) MindsOne - Keep Building
09.) Hydroponikz - Ain't I
10.) Pat-Lee - So Good
11.) Head Stimulata - Move
12.) Ron Verbal - Nothing 2 Lose
13.) James Dean - Stick To My Guns
14.) Sonny Jim - The Purple Patch (Part 3)
15.) Jesse Abraham - Raucous Lawlessness
16.) Skyzoo - Speakers On Blast (Remix) (feat. Lloyd Banks & Maino)

MP3: Has-Lo - "Black Rose (GumShoe Remix)"

From Mello Music Group:

MP3: Has-Lo - "Black Rose (GumShoe Remix)"

Mello Music Group is preparing the release of Has-Lo's full length album "In Case I Don't Make It" dropping March 29th.  Upon first hearing Has-Lo, I was really impressed by his music, and hopefully you feel the same.
Today, check out Has-Lo's "Black Rose - GumShoe Remix."  The original version of "Black Rose" appeared on MMG's "Helpless Dreamer" and the remix is now provided by Culture I.  "Black Rose" is an exercise in storytelling, and is basically a Noir detective story on wax, thus the "GumShoe Remix."
Enjoy the free mp3 download for Has-Lo's "Black Rose - GumShoe Remix" and feel free to post and share.
Has-Lo "In Case I Don't Make It" Album In Stores March 29th via Mello Music Group!!
Has-Lo "Black Rose - GumShoe Remix" Download Link:

Video: Jon Hope - "Slow Motion"

From BF Blasts:

Video: Jon Hope - "Slow Motion"

PR: Fat Beats Announces Pop-Up Shop Saturday, March 5th

From Audible Treats:

PR: Fat Beats Announces Pop-Up Shop Saturday, March 5th

Fat Beats Re-Opens Doors At Brooklyn Warehouse To Launch Monthly Pop-Up Shop

(March 3, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) Fat Beats Records is excited to announce that they will be opening the doors of their Warehouse, located at 110 Bridge Street in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm this Saturday, March 5th for the first of what will be a monthly Pop-Up Shop record store and music celebration. Helping to celebrate the pop-up shop and in-store will be DJ Spinna, DJ Evil Dee, and Rich Medina, in addition to a number of surprise guests throughout the day. Recreated to capture the atmosphere of the original retail stores, the event will give hip-hop heads an opportunity to come together, celebrate, and support independent hip-hop once again.

This past September marked a somber moment for hip-hop fans worldwide, when Fat Beats Records closed the doors of its final two retail locations in New York and Los Angeles. Since opening in 1994, hip-hop fans have traveled from far and wide to visit the iconic Manhattan and Los Angeles stores, in addition to locations in Atlanta, Amsterdam, and Tokyo, all of which had been shuttered in recent years. At the time of the closing, DJ Premier, who helped celebrate the store's final send-off, said, "The closing of Fat Beats is just like one of my friends passing away. They promoted vinyl at its highest degree for the culture of good music and that makes it more difficult to say goodbye."

For Fat Beats Records found Joe Abajian aka DJ Jab the closing of the final two locations was a bittersweet moment. Sad to shut down the stores, in doing so Abajian knew it would allow Fat Beats to embark on new and exciting opportunities, including the Pop-Up Shop at the label and distribution company's Brooklyn Warehouse. "With Fat Beats Brooklyn," explains Abajian, "I wanted to give people the physical hip-hop experience that you got when visiting one of the Fat Beats stores."

For more information on Fat Beats Records and the pop-up shop: .

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