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MP3: Focus & RP f/ King Sun - "Pass Dat"

From Matt B:

MP3: Focus & RP f/ King Sun - "Pass Dat"

“Pass Dat” featuring King Sun is the second official single off of Fokis’ upcoming "Vintage Album", Produced by HipHipHeredia (Fokis' Older Brother).  King Sun was one of the first and most successful Afrocentric hip-hop artists in the early 90's, he was a force on and off the mic.  His Gold Selling album Righteous But Ruthless featured the smash single "Be Black" which solidified his place in Hip-Hop history.

The Vintage album is scheduled for release this summer and features Hip-Hop legends Kurtis Blow, DMC, Grandmaster Caz, Brand Nubian, Kool G. Rap, Spoonie Gee, King T, MC Eiht, Mic Geronimo, N.O.R.E. and more. Created with two purposes in mind, “The Vintage Album” was intended not only to salute Hip-Hop’s pioneers but also to re-create the sound and feel of the early 80’s through the mid 90’s.

The song has been made available as a pay what you want download via Bandcamp.  Pay nothing or pay something, the choice is yours. .

Mixtape: Murda Mook - "Street Smart" (@murdamookez)

Mixtape: Murda Mook - "Street Smart" (@murdamookez)

Courtesy Papa Smirf.


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MP3: Rick Ross f/ Laudie - "Mickey D's"

MP3: Rick Ross f/ Laudie - "Mickey D's"

Courtesy M3W.

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MP3: @DSisive - "Adam (MCA Tribute 1964-2012)"

From URBNET & D-Sisive:

MP3: D-Sisive - "Adam (MCA Tribute 1964-2012)"

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The Beastie Boys were my Beatles. My father would preach the gospel of the Fab 5 while me, too young to give a shit, wanted to wear baggy clothing and be MCA. You'd think I wanted to be Mike D due to the '4th letter in the alphabet' connection, but nope. Yauch was cooler to me.

MCA was no bullshit. The only one of the three that I would be afraid of. Yauch was my Lennon. Leave the bubblegum to McCartney. Here's the real shit.

"I can blow you away or you could ride with me." -MCA, Paul Revere

My world stopped when a friend of mine sent me a text, telling me MCA passed away. I've lost people. It's always a different reaction based on the closeness of the relationship. I've never met Adam Yauch, but it felt like I lost a family member. We never shook hands, or greeted each other, but I've spent hundreds of hours, over the course of 20 plus years, with him and the Beastie Boys in my headphones.

No offense to, but I wasn't one of those tweeting how they were going to spend their entire weekend listening to the Beastie Boys, in memory of MCA. I've been listening to them consistently since the late eighties. Not a week goes by that I don't have one craving to listen to a Beastie Boys song.

I knew I had to create something for him. I didn't want to record the typical tribute song. MCA wasn't typical and deserves better. I wanted to take it back to my childhood. The childhood they had impacted so heavily. I wanted to take it back to me, rapping Pass The Mic in a comb in front of a mirror in my bedroom, hat backwards, in my father's work jacket. These were the moments that drove me to become an artist. And MCA helped me steer.

Thank you, Adam.


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Video: X-Excutions & X-Men Continue to Roc for Raida

From Erik Abel:

Video: X-Excutions & X-Men Continue to Roc for Raida

Members of the X-Men and X-Ecutioners recently reunited to celebrate the life of Roc Raida at the "Roc for Raida" Listening Party at Scratch DJ Academy in New York City.  DJs Sean C, DJ Diamond (Diamond Jay), Mista Sinista, DJ Precision, Rob Swift, and Boogie Blind gathered to reminisce about Roc Raida and showcase routines for an intimate crowd. 

MP3: @BalenciagaBanks - "I'm On It" + "Power Trip" Audio

MP3: Balenciaga Banks - "I'm On It" + "Power Trip" Audio

Courtesy M3W and YouTube.

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Video: Prano f/ Salemme - "Coolest in the World" (@PranoBBM)

From Major Music:

Video: Prano f/ Salemme - "Coolest in the World"

@PranoBBM is making a lot of noise with the impending release of his DJ Drama hosted mixtape,"PranoBama". The Boston native recently connected with Gil Videos in South Beach for the video for his track "Coolest In The World". The track features @YoungSalemme and is produced by Jahlil Beats". "Pranonama" is set to be released next month.

The Hip-Hop Shop #173 - "Make It or Break It" Part 3!

It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #173 is "Make It or Break It" Part 3! If you like the songs in this week's episode (from the likes of Lyrikill, Nerd Ferguson, Mega Ran and Homeboy Sandman) do nothing! We'll leave them in rotation. If you don't like a song, send your feedback to or @RapReviews and we'll take it and break it! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed and follow us on Twitter so you never miss a new episode.

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Tracks featured this week:

* Lyrikill - Allen Iverson
* Nerd Ferguson - Doing Lines With Oprah
* Fluent f/ Kaze, Median - Wild and Free
* RoQ'y TyRaiD f/ Chaundon - Bye Felicia
* Mega Ran f/ MC Frontalot - Wake Up
* Marcel P Black f/ Lyriqs Da Lyriciss - Sun Down
* Gensu Dean f/ 7evenThirty, Homeboy Sandman - Ramesses

The Adam B Experience #58 - A Wild Show w/ 14 New Songs!

Adam: "I have a wild show for you this month with 14 new songs, including four artists that are new to The Adam B Experience. I also go off on a few really random tangents, including telling you about a very embarrassing moment I recently had at a local restaurant. No, no one mistook me for an unfortunate looking celebrity, this was a moment of my own doing. Check out the show to find out what happened, and to hear a full hour of great underground hip-hop. Follow me on Twitter at @AdamsWorldBlog or hit me up with feedback at" The Adam B Experience is 100% PODSAFE and TOTALLY FREE so tell your friends to download ABX right here at!

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* Jesse Abraham - Back Off
* Illus w/ J-Live - Magical
* Sketch Tha Cataclysm - Place To Be
* P.SO - Moontones (Soulmade Beats Remix)
* Vinnie Scullo - The Shoes
* Jose Nova - IDGAF
* Jonny October - Whiskey Waltz
* The Other Guys - Fearless
* Satnam - Change Your Mind
* Otis Clapp - Pick Ya Pants Up
* Creature - Do it to Yaself
* MetaMusick - Word On The Street
* 5:AM - Blackout
* Mic Ripz - F List Celebrity

Free Album: Dan Status - "Original Technology"

From Wanja Lange:

Free Album: Dan Status - "Original Technology"

Dan Status is a hip hop producer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His vision for the next elevation of hip hip is.. Return back to basics. Let's us rediscover lyrics, storytelling, song concepts and of course beats. It is time in music today, to create the classics for tomorrow. Welcome to all and enjoy...

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