This song in particular is very dear to me because of where I'm from and what my people in that part of the world are currently going through. There's been a lot of uproar and attention to environmental disasters arising from the Gulf Oil Spill that came about this summer and towards the latter part of the year but what has gone unspoken is disasters of this ilk that occur on a more frequent basis in parts of the world particularly Africa that don't even register a blip on the radar.
The good folks at DJBooth.net have featured the song in its own column and have left room for your listening pleasure, comments, thoughts and reviews.
As I woke up on my drool-filled laptop, I realized, "OH snap~! I forgot to send in the FMF on the second F! But don't fret, instead of letting these free music go to waste, I'll give it to y'all today to bump for your weekend. One love to all the FMF readers, your listening is indeed appreciated.
B.o.B ;: No Genre
[As we all know, B.o.B proved himself as the hottest newcomer in rap this year, although it was a very long time coming. To show that he isn't just lazy in celebrating his newfound success, "No Genre" shows B.o.B as a cat who stays on his hustle. "No Genre" features appearances from CyHi Da Prince, Young Dro, Bun B, and T.I.]
[Yeah, this is a mixtape I criminally slept on. "Sit Down, Man" was released for a while, yet folks are still introduced to the styles of Das Racist to a great approval. They already earned a spot on Rolling Stones' Single of the Year and while Das Racist is one of the funniest rap group names I heard in a while, yet they're not joking. Just joking, they are joking. Just joking, they're not joking. Hahahaha jk?]
[Evidence and the Beatles. What do they have in common? While you think of any comparision, check out this new freEP from Evidence as he mashes his rhymes together with Beatles joints. This also happens to be released on the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' break-up. Wow, 40 years already, huh? R.I.P. John Lennon and George Harrison.]
[You might remember that I put this up on FMF last year. However, this one is the second edition where there are additional vocal tracks sprinkled in for your holiday jingle. If you haven't heard it yet, then don't be a Scrooge and d/l it for your holiday cheer.]
[Don't you ever say female rappers are dead, unless their name is Nicki Minaj. Rapsody is determined to show that females can rock as hard as men, or even better, in this new Star wars-influcenced "Return of the B-Girl" mixtape. With 9th serving as the Obi-Wan, Rapsody takes you to the galaxy far, far away with her ridiculous rhymes on display.]
That's it for the "Shuddup, It's Saturday, Fool!" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
The Artifacts were a thing of the past — a part of underground hip-hop history. Known for their two albums, 1994’s Between a Rock and a Hard Place and 1997’s That’s Them (and their biggest hit, “Wrong Side of Da Tracks”), the Newark-based duo split up in 1998. El Da Sensei and Tame One (the latter pictured above) continued their careers as solo artists.
The breakup wasn’t bitter; they just decided to record separately. A little over two years ago, however, at the Rock Steady Crew’s 31st anniversary party, they found themselves together on stage again, and they really liked it.
First single ofF DJ EFN'S "DIGGIN IN THE TAPES" COMPILATION ALBUM CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF MIXTAPES FEATURES INCLUDE KANYE WEST, BUN B, PITBULL, RICK ROSS, KARDINAL OFFISHAL, JOE BUDDEN, WYCLEF, CAPONE-N-NOREAGA, REDMAN & MORE..
MP3: IMAKEMADBEATS - "Flyers" Feat. MidaZ The Beast
Latest Single From IMAKEMADBEATS Delves Into The Darker Side Of His Pre-Album Dual-EP
In the latest single to come from IMAKEMADBEATS' innovative dual-EP Daylight/Nightlight, IMMB enlists the lyrical styling of MidaZ The Beast to form the duo Blakout and take us into Nightlight. A stark contrast in both name and style to the Daylight side of the EP, "Flyers," the first single from Nightlight, is chock full of angry rhymes over a "venomous soundscape," as IMAKEMADBEATS calls it.
Taking aim at the darker side of life MidaZ spits about a lack of respect from promoters and all hip-hop heads in general, delivering his rant with palpable emotion, with the song's title and repeating chorus serving as the main focal point for the emcee. "I’ll never forget Method Man’s 'Torture,' says IMAKEMADBEATS, speaking on the inspiration for the song's subject matter. "In it, he said, 'Say what you like, just spell my name right.' This song is dedicated to people who don’t respect you enough to spell your name right."
Nightlight, in its edited form, will be available for free download next week. Daylight/Nightlight will be available in its full, unedited form for sale as a physical release in the near future.
Keep an eye out for the free Nightlight EP, out soon, and IMAKEMADBEATS, out January 18th, 2011.
IMAKEMADBEATS has built his reputation on an obsessive dedication to his craft and a mad scientist-like approach to tweaking samples, drums, and live instruments - proving himself to be both a rapper's producer and a producer's producer. Most people first became aware of IMAKEMADBEATS from his 2009 collaborative project The Transcontinental with Oxnard rhyme-slinger Roc C (a project that featured the likes of Oh No, Big Pooh, Rakaa Iriscience, and Chino XL), which subsequently led to the nationwide Smash Mouf Tour. In addition to the much-anticipated forthcoming Doxside Music Group self-titled debut, IMAKEMADBEATS is also unleashing his dual-EP concept album Daylight/Nightlight, featuring Butta Verses and MidaZ the Beast respectively. Also in the works are projects with Beretta 9 (Wu-Tang's Killarmy), his BlakOut album with MidaZ, an instrumental project, and more placements on projects by artists seeking the "IMAKEMADBEATS" treatment to their music.
MySpace Presents Soulja Boy in Concert on December 11th
CONCERT TO AIR ON MYSPACE ON DECEMBER 21, 2010
PERFORMANCE BEING SPONSORED BY DANCE CENTRAL, XBOX KINECT, MTV GAMES AND HARMONIX
SOULJA BOY'S NEW ALBUM, THE DEANDRE WAY, IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW
"Myspace Music Presents" is a new concert series that launches with a special performance by Soulja Boy on Saturday, December 11 following the World of Dance Tour at the Pipeline Cafe in Honolulu, HI. As an event being sponsored by Dance Central, Xbox Kinect, MTV Games and Harmonix, the performance for the "Myspace Music Presents" concert series will feature Soulja Boy performing tracks off his recently released third album titled The DeAndre Way along with an assemblage of his previous, notable singles. Myspace Music will stream the all-ages show on the Myspace homepage (http://www.myspace.com and will be rebroadcasted on the http://www.myspace.com/presents music community) on December 21 for fans who were unable to experience the show in person. Free tickets for the event are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Pipeline Cafe, and entry will begin at 10:30 p.m. with doors closing at capacity. Special guests include DJs Jimmy Taco, Rick Rock, Justyle, J-Magic, Myron Marten and celebrities from the America's Best Dance Crew and So You Think You Can Dance series.
Soulja Boy is the youngest entertainer (at age 16) to write, rap and produce a song that held the Number One position on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and is one of the most successful artists of the Internet Age. Soulja Boy has sold over 12 million ring tones and over 10 million digital singles. His first album, Souljaboytellem.com, debuted #1 on the country's Rap Album chart and was certified platinum. It had the Grammy-nominated "Crank That" that was #1 in the country for an astonishing seven weeks. His second album, iSouljaboytellem, also debuted at #1 on the Rap Album chart and spawned another #1 radio hit with "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" and club anthem "Turn My Swag On."
Soulja has over 2.5 million Twitter followers, over 20 Web sites, and recently launched the 'SouljaWorld' application for smart phones. He is also one of the most subscribed and highest-viewed musician channels on YouTube.
Soulja Boy recently released his third album, The DeAndre Way, on November 30. The album's street single and club staple, "Pretty Boy Swag," peaked at #34 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and #5 on the Rap Song chart. Soulja followed up the street single with the pop radio-ready, Bei Maejor-produced "Blowing Me Kisses" and the Boi 1da-produced truck-rattler "Speakers Going Hammer," which he premiered the music video to last week. For more information, news and tour updates, visit Soulja Boy's official Myspace Music profile: http://www.myspace.com/souljaboytellem .
Show Details: Location: Pipeline Cafe 805 Pohukaina Street Honolulu, HI 96813-5329 (808) 589-1999
Doors: 10:30 p.m. Free Entry/All Ages Welcome 17 and under must be accompanied by at least one parent per group.