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Random: 5000 Likes, 5000 Thanks, and 50% Off

From Mega Ran:

Random: 5000 Likes, 5000 Thanks, and 50% Off

As a way of saying thanks for the overwhelming support you guys have shown Black Materia, We'd like to offer you a secret 50% off code on digital downloads and hard copies of the album!

1) go here: - Random and Lost Perception present Black Materia: Final Fantasy VII.

2) click on purchase of either the $7 digital download or the $9.77 hard copy...

3) then enter the code 5000likes when you get asked for a code

4) save money and get great music! can't beat that deal. Thanks again.

already got it? well tell a friend to STOP SLEEPIN'!

Also, San Fran peeps, make sure to catch Ran at GDC (Game Developer's Conference) this weekend, and performing at a JUST ADDED EXCLUSIVE party this Saturday! Ran's first Bay Area performance! and it'll be with DJ DN3 and A_Rival... epic times in store.

Be there. .

Saturday 3/5/11, 6-8PM
@ Kino's Bar and Penthouse Lounge

1351 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
$5, or $1 with a GDC badge

but for now... level up fam....

click and save $$$ with the code '5000likes.'

who knows, maybe you can get us back onto the front page.

Thanks in advance for your support.


MP3: Shawn Chrystopher f/ Noreaga - "What You Talkin Bout"

From Future Star Music:

MP3: Shawn Chrystopher f/ Noreaga - "What You Talkin Bout"

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DJ's here is a brand new exclusive from Shawn Chrystopher featuring the big homie Noreaga.  This joint is called "What You Talkin Bout" and it's definitely a real hot record.  You know we always give you those exclusives first so we had to hit you all with this one.  Media we appreciate you posting up the song on all the websites.  DJ's we thank you for listening to the music we send you guys and supporting what you beleive in.  Let's continue to make history this year!

Video: WC f/ Ice Cube, Maylay - "You Know Me" (Full Video)

From Chris at E1 Music:

Video: WC f/ Ice Cube, Maylay - "You Know Me" (Full Video)

Free Mixtape: J-Rawls - "#OhioTakeOver: The Mixtape"

From Iconoclast Exclusive:



We’re On Top (#OhioTakeOver) featuring 25 emcee’s from Ohio

Emcees listed in order of appearance

Featuring:  Count Bass D (Canton), Trav Dave (Columbus), Rashad (Columbus), Co-City (Columbus), J Osceola (Columbus), Lefortheuncool (Columbus), Stalley (Massilon), Tage (MHz, Columbus), Copywrite (MHz, Columbus), Donwill (Tanya Morgan, Cincinnati), 6S (Akron), Donte (Mood, Cincinnati), Piakhan (Cincinnati), Ilyas (Tanya Morgan, Cincinnati), Main Flo (Mood, Cincinnati), Dominique Larue (Columbus), Hood Apostle (Columbus), ILL Poetic (Dayton), ILLOGIC (Columbus), Iyeball (Fly.Union, Columbus), JaySwifa (Fly.Union, Columbus), Jerreau (Fly.Union, Columbus), P Blackk (Columbus) & J Rawls

Title: #OhioTakeOver the Mixtape
By: J Rawls
1. J Rawls Intro
2. Slapp – Stalley f. Rashad
3. Good to Go – Fly Union
4. Aint I – Dominique LaRue
5. What’s My Name – Illogic
6. J Rawls – I’m Me Intro
7. Trav Dave – I’m Me
8. 6S – Have you Ever
9. Hood Apostle – Grooveback
10. Speak Williams – The City
11. J Rawls – The City Outro
12. J Rawls – Capricorn Intro
13. Shoddy T – Capricorn
14. J Rawls – Ol’ School OHIO intro
15. Camu Tao – Hold the Floor
16. Spitball – Ya Times Up f. Copywrite
17. Neccassary (of SPIRIT) – I Swear
18. Basic Element – C’mon
19. The 3rd – Brazil
20. P. Blackk – Concorde Rollin’
21. P. Blackk – Izuaintorizuwitit
22. J Rawls & LE – Send Me (Special Bonus Song)
23. Copywrite – Mega Mega f. Camu Tao, Tage, Jakki and RJD2
24. Ilyas – I-EL Live from OHIO
25. J. Osceola – You Can’t Stop Me
26. Ill Poetic – Gone
27. J. Rawls – OhioTakeOver Outro
28. J Rawls – We’re On Top (#OhioTakeOver)

Follow @J_Rawls on twitter!

Video: Unit 2 - "Alcohol Poisoning Remix" (BTS)

From 730Promo:

Video: Unit 2 - "Alcohol Poisoning Remix" (BTS)

MP3: Drank - "Shakin That Ass"

From M3W:

MP3: Drank - "Shakin That Ass"

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Kottonmouth Kings' Dirtball Streams "Nervous System" CD Online

From Kerosene Media:

Kottonmouth Kings' Dirtball Streams Entire "Nervous System" Album Online

The king of rapid fire rhyme, Dirtball is currently streaming his entire new solo album “Nervous System” online . Dirtball’s “Nervous System” will hit stores on March 1st, 2011 through Suburban Noize Records and will feature guest appearances by Psychopathic Records’ Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Big B, and Kottonmouth Kings’ alumni Johnny Richter and Daddy X.

“My new album, ‘Nervous System’, is my own chronic record. A diverse assault of volatile and infectious tracks, compiled to stand the test of time and skill,” commented Dirtball. “This is a record that lyrically, takes you on a journey through the life and times of the party. You can rock this sifted-down set of bangers anytime, anyplace....crank it!”

The Kottonmouth Kings’ own Dirtball is asking fans to join him on a journey through the complex, twisted psyche of his mind on his new solo album “Nervous System”. The album plays out like a twisted audio sequel to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", as Dirtball uses his machinegun delivery to attack a collection of banging West Coast beats with monstrous results. Dirtball is joined on the album by Psychopathic Records’ Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Big B, and Kottonmouth Kings’ alumni Johnny Richter and Daddy X. “Nervous System” is currently available for pre-order online at


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MP3: Mental Elastic Dynasty - "Where Did the Night Go"

From Who Got Next:

MP3: Mental Elastic Dynasty - "Where Did the Night Go"

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HipHop derives its very essence from expression. For the last thirty years, there have been attempts to curtail that vital element of the culture, from early radio neglect to government bans in the 90's to protests and sanctions on individual artists in the modern era. Today, though, hip-hop has prevailed and finds a home on Top 40 Radio with relative ease, but the new dialog is whether hip-hop music now overshadows hip-hop culture, with the messages in the music becoming more representative of the culture than the people actually consuming the music. Lines have been drawn, but regardless of position, expression remains at the center of the argument. And straddling that very line in the heartland of America, Kalamazoo, Michigan Mental Elastic Dynasty are waiting for their turn to explain why they fit into the conversation.

Mental Elastic Dynasty is poised to make 2010 a breakout year. Having recently inked a deal with heavy-hitters Mobb North Records in Detroit and signing on to a management deal with well-respected Focal Point Media, the group are ready to bring their brand of music to the world. Inspired by diverse artists like Outkast and E-40, pop mainstays like Kanye West and Eminem and wordsmiths like Lupe Fiasco and Kool G Rap, Mental Elastic Dynasty members L-C.I.D., Anagram and The Mic Smith (formerly Philosophy) know its an uphill battle. But armed with local support in Kalamazoo, a bubbling presence in Detroit, and love from press outlets like, OnSmash, HoodHype and much of the Michigan local press, Mental Elastic Dynasty's humor, insight and perspective has them primed to bring a new element to a changing hip-hop culture.

MP3: Cashmere - "Blue N Orange" (NY Knicks Anthem)

From Yo! PR:

MP3: Cashmere - "Blue N Orange" (NY Knicks Anthem)

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New York rapper Cashmere puts on for his city with his blazing NY Knicks anthem "Blue N Orange". The song is a blockbuster remix of Atlantic Records recording artist Wiz Khalifa's Pittsburgh Steelers homage "Black & Yellow", which is the lead single from his anticipated debut album.

"I've been a Knicks fan since I was 5 or 6 years old! I had to do this not only for the Knicks but also for the city of New York as a whole. This team is a huge part of NY and when they win, we all win!" says Cashmere.

The legendary Knicks most recently signed Carmelo Anthony to its already outstanding roster. The All-Star's Broadway debut on February 24 was a smash hit, as the superstar forward recorded a monster double-double with 27 points and 10 boards.

Now, listen to Cashmere's NY Knicks anthem, paying homage to the greats such as Patrick Ewing, Allen Houston, Mark Jackson, Willis Reed, and the teams' current stars Amar'e Stoudemire, Chauncey Billups and newly signed Carmelo Anthony.

It's time for the championship ring to go back to New York!

Video: DaVinci - "Blame Game" (prod. by Al Jieh)

From Audible Treats:

Video: DaVinci - "Blame Game" (prod. by Al Jieh)

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