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Video: @SmokeDZA - "New Jack" (prod. Harry Fraud)

From Nature Sounds:

Video: Smoke DZA - "New Jack" (prod. Harry Fraud)

Recently, Harlem emcee DZA announced that he was joining forces with High Times Records and Cinematic Music Group for Rugby Thompson, a new album produced entirely by rising hitmaker Harry Fraud. Now he's unveiling "New Jack," the first video from the project.  Rugby Thompson features appearances from Action Bronson, Curren$y, Sean Price, Domo Genesis, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Twelvyy, and more, and hits stores everywhere on June 19th, 2012.

Audio: Wordsmith f/ EliM - "Never Be the Same" (@wordsmithmusic)

From Wordsmith:

Audio: Wordsmith f/ EliM - "Never Be the Same"

"Never Be the Same" is the lead single from Wordsmith's upcoming "King Noah" Album set to hit stores and online retailers June 19th, 2012. Artwork by CuzOH! Black

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MP3: Cam'Ron f/ T.I. - "In the Jungle"

MP3: Cam'Ron f/ T.I. - "In the Jungle"

Courtesy M3W.

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Video: @HarnSOLO - "Say Bruh" (prod. Pro Prospek)

From Dunn Deal PR:

Video: Harn SOLO - "Say Bruh" (prod. Pro Prospek)

New Orleans-based emcee Harn SOLO presents the Mally X-directed music video for "Say Bruh", the first single from his new album Shooting Star, produced entirely by NOLA HipHop Award-winning producer Pro Prospek. Moving from Los Angeles to New Orleans a few years ago, SOLO has since performed alongside Wu-Tang Clan, Rebirth Brass Band, Mickey Factz and more. SOLO has seven albums under his belt including The Awakening, SOLO 3.0, Reaching Higher and The Grind, and his recent full-length with fellow Nola emcee Lyriqs da Lyraciss.

Video: Crosby - "Xtra Large" f/ DJ Dyllemma (@BlingCrosby)

From Timeless Machine:

Video: Crosby - "Xtra Large" f/ DJ Dyllemma

I decided to make a video for the song Xtra Large becuase I wanted to capture a piece of my history from an important point in my life. I wanted to offer people a glimpse into my real life story, growing up in the Lower East Side, the same place the Beastie Boys had come to pave the way for respectable white rappers like myself. First off, I want people to know that I made this music video before MCA passed away. The entire look and feel for Downtown 85 has centered around references made about the Lower East Side throughout Hip-Hop's history. When I first recorded Xtra Large, I sampled Basquiat talking about life as an artist and inserted it directly into the song. I've also referenced the Beastie Boys, due to their profound influence in my life. When I created artwork for the song, I took the Beastie Boys cover art for Paul's Boutique and added the Xtra Large logo. The cover to Paul's Boutique had been taken on Ludlow & Rivington, which is yet another reason I decided to shoot most of the video on the same corner - just blocks away from ABC No Rio, where I have made my silk screens for years. I wanted the video to capture something very special to me so I could share it with Hip-Hop and prolong the world I love from fading away.

Press Release: Aarophat Returns w/ "Invictus" on May 22nd

From Aaro:

Press Release: Aarophat Returns w/ "Invictus" on May 22nd

After releasing two collaborative projects as one-third of the Hip-Hop collective Third Rail alongside fellow artists D Strong and Wildelux and as a member of the Midwest Hip-Hop duo Black Noise with producer Illastrate, the Youngstown, Ohio MC has returned with his new solo LP, Invictus. The album title inspired by the William Ernest Henley poem was chosen to represent the "unconquerable" mentality put forth to create his 17-track opus. Invictus features production from C-Dubb, Illmind, Mok Vurban, Lex Boogie, NvMe Productions, Tone Beatz, Mac and The Audiologists, all contributing to a warm and grimy soundscape. Guest appearances by Dynas, Methuzulah, Wildelux, D Strong, Karniege, Majadi Baruti and soul singer Kendra Ross breathe both ebb and flow into the effort as Aarophat delivers what many are considering to be his finest work to date. The lead single, "PANIC!" is already spreading vibrations of triumph on mix shows worldwide and the anticipation for the long-awaited LP is rapidly rising. 

Stream or Download the "PANIC!" Digital Maxi-Single here: .

Video: Kia Shine - "Momma" @therealkiashine

From BF Blasts:

Video: Kia Shine - "Momma"

Kia Shine speaks on losing mom to cancer 2/10/12/ Behind the scenes on his #mothersday release of new video.and single celebrating the life of his mother.

Video: Method Man & @BigStat - 2 AM Marriott Cypher

Video: Method Man & BigStat - 2 AM Marriott Cypher

@bigstat #follow me on twitter

Video: Odd Future #OFWGKTA Tour of San Francisco

Video: Odd Future #OFWGKTA Tour of San Francisco

Odd Future North America Spring Tour 2012.
San Francisco / April 9th.

OF Tape Vol 2 Out Now

MP3: Shifta f/ Lil Wayne - "Hungover"

MP3: Shifta f/ Lil Wayne - "Hungover"

Courtesy M3W.

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