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MP3: Project Pat f/ Tatala Licious - "Use Yo Head"


From Future Star Music:

MP3: Project Pat f/ Tatala Licious - "Use Yo Head"

PRODUCED BY LEX LUGER

CLEAN VERSION http://files.me.com/trakz/jdnvka.mp3 .

DIRTY VERSION http://www.zshare.net/audio/85182223b4197f9f/ .

Free Music Friday: FMF 2 Times Edition



Actual Proof :: The Talented Tenth



[Here's some hip-hop music from the duo who's been putting it down for years, yet they're only beginning. Actual Proof's "Talented Tenth," which the title is based on a W.E.B. DuBois essay, brings back the A-B sides for the heads, one named after MLK Jr. and the other Malcolm X. If you need actual proof that you should check out Actual Proof, this is it.]

Link:
http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/actual-proof-the-talented-tenth/

Game :: Purp and Patron




[Game believes that he owes us for the wait of his upcoming R.E.D. Album. So he decides to drop this Purp and Patron mixtape which is over "two disc" long, which influences this FMF title. Check out Game's mixtape so you can see what he's been up to and he hasn't lost a step in his rap at all.]

Link:
http://www.purpandpatron.com/


J.Y. :: The Slave Shift: Walking Down



[Not sure what J.V. stands for, but "Slave Shift" gives me enough nods for me to post here. This cat's already paid dues as he grinds in the slave shift and he has many producers and rappers, including Nipsey Hu$$le and Cory Gunz, co-signing his grind.]

Link:
http://www.whoisjy.com/


That's it for the "FMF 2 Times 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....

Video: Redman - "Rockin' Wit Da Best"


The latest video from Redman's "Reggie" album.


Mixtape: Mick Boogie x Chris Jones - "Creative Control"


From J. Melo:

Mixtape: Mick Boogie x Chris Jones - "Creative Control"

Mick Boogie burst onto the scene in 1996 and quickly became one of the most recognizable mixtape composers and radio DJ's in hip-hop. Having worked with Eminem, Jay-Z, Mobb Deep and more, his most storied accomplishment came in 2006 when his "The Pre-Up" mixtape was hosted by Eminem & DJ Alchemist. The world famous Rolling Stone Magazine cited the tape as one of the top five mix CD's of the year.

Known for his eye for talent, it's rare that Mick Boogie puts his brand behind a new artist. However that day has come, as he hosts the debut mixtape by an artist way of Queensbridge, New York. Chris Jones is a versatile emcee and that is evident all throughout his Mick Boogie hosted mixtape, "Creative Control" which we've made available for download below to post on your respected website or blog.

"Creative Control" Mixtape (Hosted by Mick Boogie) http://www.sendspace.com/file/kygjrt .

MP3: Blaackbottom f/ Mac Bre-Z - "For Life"


From J. Melo:

MP3: Blaackbottom f/ Mac Bre-Z - "For Life"

Blaackbottom stormed onto the scene a few weeks ago with help of Lil Wayne and Jody Breeze. With his first two singles featuring such world renowned artists, Blaackbottom quickly made his way to thousands of hip-hop websites and blogs, making him one of the most recognized new artists in the game. This week, he returns with a third leak off his "Blaack History" album dropping this March as he hooks up with Mac Bre-Z for "For Life."

"For Life" (f. Mac Bre-Z)
Blaackbottom is currently available for all press inquiries. His story is quite an interesting one, including his upbringing and why he spells his name with two "A's", military background which saw him stationed in Afghanistan during the war and his "Blaack History" album being released independently with major features and producers.
MP3: Erk Tha Jerk - "Hands Up" feat. Netta Brielle


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Erk Tha Jerk - "Hands Up" feat. Netta Brielle

Erk Celebrates Clear Channel New! Artist To Watch Honor With Latest Single From Nerd's Eye View

Critical Praise For Erk Tha Jerk:

"Nerd’s Eye View will likely be remembered as one of the definitive Bay Area albums of the post-Hyphy era... Not only is it the best debut album since Mistah F.A.B.’s Son of a Pimp, but it might just change perceptions of Bay Area rappers: namely, that they can’t make hit songs." – Oakland Local.

"On Nerd's Eye View, Erk just talks about what he knows, and in this case, it largely centers around his uncertainty over what the future holds. Erk has a gravelly voice and bouncy flow... and it's hard not to love the ravey synths, big hooks, and confessionals." - SF Weekly.

"Erk Tha Jerk is a West Coast Kid Cudi without the liquid cocaine problem." - East Bay Express.

The Song:

In a few short months since its release, Erk Tha Jerk's debut album Nerd's Eye View has earned the certified Hood Nerd radio spins and acclaim from critics. Now the Bay Area emcee is proud to release the latest track from the album "Hands Up," recently chosen to be the centerpiece of Clear Channel's "New! Artist To Watch" promotional campaign. As a result of his new title, his profile has been posted on the websites of 50 radio stations across the country, such as KISS, Power 105 and more, including regular supporter and Bay Area powerhouse 106 KMEL.

Calling out all the single ladies, Erk shows off his slick talking ability "Let me get behind that, girl do it again rewind that /I can be a drum to your high hat /Dope boy fresh, like I'm bringing '89 back," while Netta B provides the sensual background vocals. The mix of bluesy guitar chords, soulful horns and drums set the smooth mood of the track.

Download Erk Tha Jerk's "Hands Up" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Erk_Tha_Jerk-Hands_Up_Ft_Netta_B.mp3 .

MP3: The Game f/ Rick Ross - "Ashes to Ashes"


From M3W:

MP3: The Game f/ Rick Ross - "Ashes to Ashes"

* http://mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/gamerickrossashes/blast-page.html *

PR: Cali Swag District Joins Blizzard Tour w/ Nelly


From Greg Miller:

Cali Swag District Joins Blizzard Tour w/ Nelly

Los Angeles, CA - January 27, 2011 - Platinum selling Los Angeles recording group Cali Swag District (Smoove, Yung, JayAre and M-Bone) will be joining Nelly on the Blizzard Music tour which kicks off March 1st.  The 'Teach Me How To Dougie' rappers were added as special guests to the 10 tour dates below and will be performing hits from their forthcoming debut album "The KickBack" due in stores this February.

"We're honored to share the stage with a reputable artist like Nelly," says Yung. "We have an amazing show prepared and will show people that we have so much more incredible music beyond the Dougie."

Cali Swag District's debut single "Teach Me How To Dougie" turned a dance originally created by legendary rapper Doug E. Fresh into a pop culture phenomenon that had everyone including Ellen DeGeneres, Barbara Walters, CNN 'Situation Room' host Wolf Blitzer, Wendy Williams, the cast of Glee, Oliver Stone, Mo'Nique, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and Kim Kardashian celebrating and doing their own translation of the Dougie. 

While 2010 was the 'year of the Dougie' as reported by Wall Street Journal, 2011 is proving to be very fruitful for the Inglewood natives. Yung, Smoove, JayAre and M-Bone have recently released their new single "KickBack" which has been shooting up the urban airplay chart.  And the accompanying music video for 'KickBack' has already been added to MTV Jams and Fuse rotation and will premiere as the 'New Joint' on BET's 106 and Park.

In addition, the group has confirmed a half-time performance of 'Teach Me How To Dougie' at this year's ESPN's Celebrity Game during NBA All Star Weekend.

The Blizzard Music Tour commences on March 1, 2011 in South Dakota, and wraps March 13, 2011 in Wyoming.  Get your Dougie on at one of the tour dates listed below:

March 1          Brooking, SD              Swiftel Centre
March 3          South Fargo, ND        Scheels Arena
March 4          Waterloo, IA                McElroy Auditorium
March 5          Lincoln, NE                 Pershing Auditorium
March 6          Sioux City, IA              Tyson Events Centre
March 7          Rapid City, IA              Rushmore Plaza Fine Arts Theatre
March 8          Helena, MT                 Lewis & Clark Country Fairgrounds
March 10        Spokane, WA              Spokane Arena
March 11        Kennewick, WA           Toyota Centre
March 13        Casper, WY                 Casper Events Centre

Download: V!rtu & Example - "It Rains Hip-Hop"


It Rains Hip-HopFrom V!rtu:

Download: V!rtu & Example - "It Rains Hip-Hop"

15 more tracks of quality hip-hop

http://www.divshare.com/download/13887259-3b4

Respect!

PR: Yak Ballz - Gas Galaxy (Phase 1)


From Yak Ballz:

PR: Yak Ballz - Gas Galaxy (Phase 1)

The time is finally here and the plan is underway. For a while now I have been talking about the progress of the Gas Galaxy album; writing/producing for what seems like an eternity with my partner Chapter 7. Well, we are in the final stages of it’s completion.  HOWEVER, as the times change every day as we know it, so does everything from marketing a project to the way music is released.

So with a great deal of thought and deliberation, we (Chapter 7, Oliver Cartwright, and myself) have decided to bring you the Gas Galaxy LP over the span of this entire year.  We will be doing an online only release via yakballz.net of one new song per month from Gas Galaxy for the  for the rest of 2011 starting now in January.

yes ONE SONG PER MONTH FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR! It will not only allow us to focus and put our energy into each song every month as they individually deserve it, but to give YOU something to put in rotation on your monthly playlists with video’s and other cool additions surrounding the music to look out for all year long.  By the end of the year you will have the first phase of the album in it’s entirety.  Ultimately we will release it officially for purchase in the second phase with swagged out remixes and even more new songs.

Each song release will be accompanied by new and exclusive artwork by Oliver Cartwright; the man responsible for the art behind our latest leak, Machine, as well as original art for The Compass and the creator behind the innovative music video for it. Think of it as a visual for every track that will stand on it’s own and will also connect as part of the big picture to tell a story as it progresses with the music to the end.

To kick things off proper, tomorrow January 27th, we will be releasing the first song of many from the album.  The song is titled DSMU and will be available for free download here at yakballz.net!

We have created this mailing list to notify you of events, updates on the song-releases, and when they are made available for download.  Spread the word, share the music, and be a part of it as this thing would not be possible without you and your help.  

This is a very exciting time for me to be able to release these songs the way I want to with such talented people in my corner. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported the music throughout and this project in advance. If you are a label rep, have a serious business inquiry, or publishing company interested in officially releasing or licensing music from this project please inquire within at contact@yakballz.net.


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