[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.]
[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.]
[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.]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.