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Video: J Rawls f/ Casual - "Find a New"

From Intelligent Muzik:

Video: J Rawls f/ Casual - "Find a New"

Video: Diva Jonez f/ Sha Doe, Shaft D.A. - "Polo Anthem"

From Shaft D.A.:

Video: Diva Jonez f/ Sha Doe, Shaft D.A. - "Polo Anthem"

MP3: Tyler, the Creator - AmpLive X Jazz Mafia Remixes

From Nora Ritchie:

MP3: Tyler, the Creator - AmpLive X Jazz Mafia Remixes

Producer Amplive, best known as half of the hip-hop duo Zion-I teamed up with the Bay-area based Jazz Mafia collective to remix tracks from Tyler the Creator's Goblin.

The project, according to Pitchfork where it premiered yesterday, is a batch of "appropriately eerie remixes of "Yonkers", "Radicals", and "Goblin." The remixes feature an orchestral cinematic spin on the originals that highlights the sinister dynamism of Tyler, the Creator.

Amplive previously released the Rainydayz Remixes of Radiohead's In Rainbows without proper approval. After building an internet movement via YouTube, Stereogum and Pitchfork, a settlement was reached an Amplive was allowed to release the album for free.


For more info:

Mugen Swords x Jazz Meditation 3: The Final Installment

From Digi Crates:

Mugen Swords x Jazz Meditation 3: The Final Installment

Brooklyn, NYC producer, DJ Ezasscul, releases his series finale "Jazz Meditation 3 : The Final Installment", the follow up to his previous Japan release via Libyus Music.

*The exclusive Jazz Meditation 3 CD is now @ Shop Digi Crates

French producer Kyo Itachi, also releases the CD version of his RZA-like, Wu-Tang instrumental project "Mugen Swords".

*The exclusive Mugen Swords CD is Now available @ Shop Digi Crates


Cory Atkins
Digi Crates Records
MP3: Dorrough Music f/ 2Chainz, Yo Gotti - "Preach"

From Dove @ Tygereye:

MP3: Dorrough Music f/ 2Chainz, Yo Gotti - "Preach"

Dorrough Music "PREACH" ft. Yo Gotti & 2Chainz (a.k.a. Tity Boi from Playaz Circle)

Produced by Nitti

* http://www.sendspace.com/file/da235k *

Audio: Prince Aries Stops In At Soul Assassins Radio

From Audible Treats:

Audio: Prince Aries Stops In At Soul Assassins Radio

Prince Aries Takes A Pit-Stop While Tearing Up The Party Scene On His Clean Ass Whip Tour

Critical Praise for Prince Aries:

"San Francisco's very own Prince Aries has made one of the finest mixtapes of its type we've EVER heard. No BS." - Southern Hospitality

(June 22, 2011 – Brooklyn, NY) A third of the way through his Clean Ass Whip Tour, Prince Aries has spent the past couple of weeks DJ'ing parties all throughout the West Coast. With a string of successful shows in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Diego, the Hip-Hop Renaissance Man is now set to throw down in Portland and Seattle before returning to the Golden State for his final six shows. But before taking off to the Northwest, Prince Aries found time to stop in at DJ Muggs' Sirius XM show, Soul Assassins Radio, in LA where the two chop it up over the DJ's latest mixtape, Clean Ass Whip. "I was raised off this music when I moved to the Bay Area from New York" Prince Aries recalls, "The homies at SWTBRD, Al Jieh, wanted to put out a mixtape so the choice was kind of obvious. At first it was just going to be a regular mixtape but as I was going through the music I realized ‘This is all music you can ride to!'"

In addition to his latest mixtape, Prince Aries and DJ Muggs' go over what's really good with the hottest clubs and residencies in the Bay Area. And speaking of which after the show, while Aries was in LA, he wound up playing a set at one of the biggest parties in the city, Do Over, which frequently sees the biggest DJ names such as A-Trak, Jazzy Jeff, ?uestlove, Craze, and many others.

You can listen to the full episode of Soul Assassins Radio featuring the Prince Aries interview here: http://soundcloud.com/soul-assassins-radio/sa-radio-06-20-11-pt-1 .

Download Prince Aries' Clean Ass Whip mixtape for free here: http://www.swtbrds.com/princearies .

Alternative link (tracked version): http://www.sendspace.com/file/hto0zh .

Press Release: Ice Cube's Autographed Art at RareInk

From J. Melo:

Press Release: Ice Cube's Autographed Art at RareInk

Ice Cube has partnered up with RareInk to create an autographed art program for fans.

It's a limited edition artwork featuring Cube's signature albums and songs with proceeds benefiting the Minority AIDS Program. They're really cool pieces of art for sale!
Here are some cool videos to hype the project.

1. Ice Cube & RareInk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNyg5n5IBrg
2. "It Was A Good Day" Mural by Artist Mark Sgarbossa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AopuiQuZjtw
3. "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" Autographed Album Art: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGQY6FRIqLc
4. Portrait Of An O.G.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2fxR5z2NGs
5. Face The Music by Artist  Kerry Laster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGInOBT6zw
6. On The Mic by Artist Tes One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYf_Kh1dwAo
7. Ice Cube on Giving Back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3noxkxe2u8
8. "I Am The West": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT_68e2FKw8
Free Music Friday: Kiefer Sutherland Edition

Why "Kiefer Sutherland Edition?" 'Csause today is June 24... Get it? June 24? Anyway, on with the free music!
14KT :: 14KillaTape


Here's a beat tape from Michigan's own 14KT for y'all to freestyle over or just lay back and nod to. This project contains beats that he has done for the past three years, yet the beats are so fresh, you couldn't tell which beat was made when!

1. Adrenaline
2. You. Me.
3. The Sound of People Burning
4. Choir Robed Up
5. The Abominable Snowman
6. On Ya Mind
7. F What They Say
8. U Tryin to Catch the Beat (3d Chop Ish)
9. Best Bet
10. 3 Blind Mice
11. Likeudo
12. Room #1414
13. Never Ceases to Fail
14. Rockabye Baby

Bishop Lamont & Indef :: Team America Fuck Yeah: Special Forces

Bishop Lamont

Bishop Lamont's "Team America Fuck Yeah" was released back in 2009. But this one is a re-release that's untagged, so it's a DJ Skee-free edition. This one came just in time for July 4th too as "Team America" gives us reasons to be proud of true American hip-hop the way only Bishop Lamont can. Guest appearances includes Apathy, Affion Crockett, Elijah, the Late Nate Dogg, and more!

1. Team America PSA (feat. K. Henry)
2. Team America Fuck Yeah Anthem (prod. by Dready Beats)
3. The Sandler Files (feat. Godfather J) (Prod. by Loso the Heartthrob)
4. Niggas (prod. by Josef Leinberg)
5. I Think We Gonna Have Sex (prod. Willie B.)
6. Death Threat Interlude (feat. Tom Cruise)
7. Money on My Head (prod. Black Milk)
8. Landed in Afghanistan Interlude
9. I'm Faded (feat. Nate Dogg) (prod. by Warren G.)
10. I Like Bombs (feat. Dean) (prod. by Dready Beats)
11. Fuck North Korea (feat. Damizza) (prod. by Josef Leinberg)
12. The Biggest Boss (feat. DJ Rhettmatic) (prod. by Dready Beats)
13. B.O.B. (Barack Over Bad Guys) (feat. Affion Crockett and Willie B.) (prod. by Siege)
14. Game of Death (Korean Version) (feat. DJ Rhettmatic, Ryu, Apathy, K. Henry) (prod. Scoop Deville)
15. Kim Jung Il Interlude
16. Mission Failure (America Mourns) (feat. Elijah) (prod. by Siege)
17. The Big Payback (prod. by DJ Khalil)
18. Showdown at N.Y. Pinkberry (feat. Deen) (prod. by Scoop Deville & JRK)

Hassaan Mackey :: Soul For Sale

Hassaan Mackey

Mello Music Group keeps going with their free summer releases and this one is no slack, either. Hassaan Mackey's debut album "Soul for Sale" is temporarily for FREE! Due to the fact that he's getting ready for his joint album with Apollo Brown, which should drop this summer. So hurry up and download it before this "Soul" gets back on sale!


1. Soul For Sale
2. Wrong Side
3. Simone
4. War
5. Feel It
6. Grace
7. Zaki!
8. Boom
9. Stand Up feat. Emilio Rojas
10. Cuda Brown's Revenge

Jean Grae :: Cookies or Coma

Jean Grae

What else can I say about Jean Greasy that you don't already know about since you VISIT RapReviews? Download "Cookies or Comas" or Grae'll GIVE you a coma. This serves as a predecessor to her upcoming album "Cake or Death."

1. Casebasket
2. R.I.P. (Rocket In the Pocket) (feat. Styles P and Talib Kweli)
3. Imagine
4. I Rock On
5. Uh Oh (from Talib Kweli’s Gutter Rainbows)
6. Live Up (ft. Talib Kweli)
7. Assassins (from Pharoahe Monch’s W.A.R., feat. Royce Da 5’9”)
8. Jeannie Rules
9. Blame Game
10. Killing ‘Em (ft. Pharoahe Monch)
11. You Don’t Like It (ft. DJ Boogie Blind)

Phil The Thrill :: Distinguished Reject EP

Phil the Thrill

I stumbled across this one through my e-mail and I'm not mad at this one. Phill the Thrill gives you a mixtape that he feels you can blast for the whole summer. I say that you can blast it through any season regardless. He raps over beats provied by Big Sean and Coldplay, as well as original beats provided by his connects. Check it out!

1. Phil The Thrill Intro
2. SummerKID Freestyle
3. 90 ish
4. Shit You On
5. The Real
6. Just Runaway
7. High Off Life
8. Exhale

Rapsody :: Thank H.E.R. Now


If you've been visiting Free Music Friday, but don't know anything about Rapsody, then you're REALLY sleeping. Rapsody's "Thank H.E.R. Now" is her SECOND free album released this year, so you can't say she's been slacking in her schedule. Guest appearacnes includes Big K.R.I.T., Phonte, Raekwon, Marsha Ambrosious, and more. Wake up and +Thank H.E.R. Now+, you can thank me later for the wake-up call.  

1. Thank You Pioneers
2. Thank H.E.R. Now [prod. 9th Wonder]
3. Lemme Think [prod. 9th Wonder]
4. Black Girl Jedi (Mara Jade) (feat. Heather Victoria) [prod. 9th Wonder]
5. Top Five (ft. King Mez & Laws) [prod. 9th Wonder]
6. Sweetest Hangover [prod. E. Jones]
7. Out Tha Trunk [prod. Amp]
8. Lampin’ [prod. Eric G.]
9. One Time (feat. Tab-One, Charlie Smarts & Phonte) [prod. 9th Wonder]
10. Extra Extra (feat. Mac Miller & Halo) [prod. Khrysis]
11. Fly Girl Power! (feat. Estelle) [prod. 9th Wonder]
12. Blankin’ Out the Remix (feat. Jean Grae)  [prod. by Khrysis]
13. Sky Fallin’ (My Mind) [prod. 9th Wonder]
14. Love, Peace, & Soul (feat. Tyler Woods) [prod. Ka$h]
15. Baby Yeah! (feat. Marsha Ambrosius) [prod. 9th Wonder]
16. So Be It (feat. Big K.R.I.T.) [prod. 9th Wonder]
17. Black Diamonds (feat. Raekwon) [prod. 9th Wonder]
18. H.E.R. Throne [prod. Nottz]
19. Star Warz (feat. Murs & Sundown) [prod. Vitamin D]
20. The State of the Union [prod. Eric G.]

Tempa a/k/a Ms Tempz :: Barzology


Yes, I'm spoiling y'all. THREE dope FEMALE emcees who's names doesn't rhyme with mirage. It may not be a "Pink Friday," but it's a Friday for these three femcees to SHINE! Tempa is no new jack, though. She's regarded as one of the well-respected female emcee of the UK, in fact she was called "the number one UK female lyricist” recently by BBC 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth. Check this out and see if his statement is right (I'll say it is indeed!)

1. 40 Bars
2. Grimy Bars
3. Is It Really (Skit)
4. So Heavy
5. Beware
6. Joka (Skit)
7. Who's Got The Love
8. Home Town Glory
9. It's A Bashment Ting
10. Light At The End Of The Tunnel
11. Supa Sick

That's it for the "Kiefer Sutherland 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: Fonzworth Bentley on Powerful Relationships

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Fonzworth Bentley on Powerful Relationships

Whether its Diddy, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx or Cameron Diaz, Fonzworth Bentley knows the formula on how to build and maintain key relationships that have led to his current success in the music, movie, and television industries. In this clip, Fonzworth Bentley gives you some insight on how it works...

    Link: http://vimeo.com/25459411 .

Fonzworth Bentley Gives Tips on Maintaining Relationships with Powerful People from DJ Smallz.

MP3: DaVinci - "Pangea"

From Audible Treats:

MP3: DaVinci - "Pangea"

Final Loosie Single Released As DaVinci Wraps Up Forthcoming Feast Or Famine EP

The Song:

It's no secret; DaVinci is one of the most gifted young lyricists around, and with this latest track, "Pangea," the Fillmore District's prodigal son has voyaged into spaced-out Philly Sound territory, rhyming over a song, unaltered, by legendary keyboardist Dexter Wansel. The song serves as the final loosie before ramping up for the July release of his forthcoming EP, Feast Or Famine.

Straying far from a typical hip-hop production, DaVinci chose to use a completely unaltered version of Wansel’s famously ambient song "Rings of Saturn" because it helped him reach a higher level of creativity. "The soundscape took my ideas to a cool, laid-back place where I could explain how, through any obstacle, things will work in my favor," says DaVinci. Mirroring the untouched nature of Wansel’s song, the song’s title represents DaVinci’s current state in his career. "Pangea symbolizes something in it’s pure, original form, as well as creation and birth," he explains. "I dropped my debut album last year and I’m about to drop my EP, so this is all still a part of the creation of me as an artist." Despite the airy, psychedelic feel of the song, he still brings the fire lyrically, dropping lines like, "Listen, I never had a pot to piss in/ Not to mention a block that ain’t hot to pitch in."

Listen/download DaVinci’s "Pangea" here: http://soundcloud.com/swtbrds/davinci-pangea .

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