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Video: Heavy Grindaz - "BAM"


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Video: Heavy Grindaz - "BAM"

MP3: Nicki Minaj f/ Lil Wayne + Exclusive Interview


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MP3: Nicki Minaj f/ Lil Wayne + Exclusive Interview

Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Wayne

"Roman's Revenge"

* http://limelinx.com/files/e65fc28bb65734099b8fe4dc616245db *

RAPSTARPROMO EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW W/ NICKI MINAJ

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns286ZHu03s *

Video: Damani - "On Vacation From Vacation" Album Trailer


From J. Melo:

Video: Damani - "On Vacation From Vacation" Album Trailer

Snoop Dogg protege Damani will finally be releasing his "On Vacation From Vacation" album for free download on February 23rd. After having the lead single and video "Here Comes Damani" featuring Snoop Dogg world premiere on 106 & Park, the time has come to deliver the actual album, which will feature guest appearances from Snoop Dogg of course, Crooked I and more.


Here is the official album trailer. Watch on as Damani sets out to conquer the world, from Inglewood, California to rocking crowds in France alongside Snoop Dogg, studio sessions with DJ Quik, China, private jets, yachts and more. Damani is truly on vacation from vacation.

"On Vacation From Vacation" Trailer:

On Vacation from Vacation (Trailer) from DAMANI.

MP3: Fella - "Country Money"


From DJ Smallz:

MP3: Fella - "Country Money"

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"Country Money is THAT new anthem for the south for 2011!"
DJ Smallz (Southern Smoke / Fear Factor Music Group)

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Free LP: Acafool - "Better Late Than Never"


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Free LP: Acafool - "Better Late Than Never"

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MP3 + Mixtape: IMAKEMADBEATS - "What's It Gonna Be"


From Audible Treats:

MP3 + Mixtape: IMAKEMADBEATS – "What's It Gonna Be" Feat. Hezekiah, Keziah, And Thomas Clay     02.02.2011

IMAKEMADBEATS And DJ Traumatix Drop Mixtape To Accompany Latest Single


The Song:

"And I'm losing my mind / And I'm below the poverty line... I'm gonna win, though." That's how Philadelphia rapper Hezekiah kicks things off on "What's It Gonna Be," the latest single from producer IMAKEMADBEATS' self-titled debut, available now via Doxside Music Group. An album that ranges from introspective to boisterous, heavy to hazy, all while displaying IMMB's soulful touch throughout, this latest single is instantly inspiring, complete with roaring organs, distorted bass, keys, hand claps, and more.

"I wanted to make music that could change someone's life, even if it's just for a day," says IMAKEMADBEATS, discussing what inspired the track and ending with, "To inspire, to do better, to reach farther." Joining Hezekiah on the track is his sister Keziah, as well as crooner Thomas Clay, who holds down chorus duties. An anthem of defiance and perseverance, with "What's It Gonna Be" IMAKEMADBEATS continues to prove he's one of the top rising producers around.

Download "What's It Gonna Be" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/IMAKEMADBEATS-Whats_It_Gonna_Be_Ft_Hezekiah_Keziah_Thomas_Clay.mp3 .

Also, download DJ Traumatix's IMAKEMADMIXTAPES, a compilation of IMAKEMADBEATS tracks from throughout the producer's career: http://www.hitekfx.com/mixtapes/Traumatix/21immb.mp3 .

Track Listing:
1. No Where to Go Intro - IMAKEMADBEATS
2. St Idez - Blakout
3. Hustle 101 - Roc C ft. Fredro Starr
4. Return To The Summit - MidaZ pr by Optiks
5. Whisper Music - IMAKEMADBEATS & Roc C
6. Word of Mouth - IMAKEMADBEATS & MidaZ
7. Won't Fall - The Transcontinental ft. Rakaa Iriscience & Prince Poe
8. Caught Up - MidaZ pr by TzariZM
9. How Is Your Soul - IMAKEMADBEATS & Butta Verses
10. Flyers - Blakout
11. Freestylin' - MidaZ
12. Subliminal Instrumental - IMAKEMADBEATS
13. Hit the Floor - The Transcontinental ft. WildChild and Poke
14. Return With A Mask On - IMAKEMADBEATS ft. J Freedome & MidaZ

The Background:

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.

MP3: Trey Songz f/ Rico Love - "Its Gone Be On"

MP3: Snoop Dogg - "Raised in the Hood"


From M3W:

MP3: Snoop Dogg - "Raised in the Hood"

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

Free EP: Ace Reporter - "Sleepyhead"


From Audible Treats:

Free EP: Ace Reporter - "Sleepyhead"

Brooklyn Artist Releases Acoustic EP Culled From Song-a-Day Project

The Music:

“In 2010, I wrote 365 songs. In 2011, I will play them for you.”

So says Brooklyn’s Ace Reporter, who recently completed the herculean task he set out for himself in 2010 – writing and recording an original song every day of the year. Whereas most people may complain about the routine of their daily lives, Ace took the rigorous routine of the threesixfive project in stride. “It was something I poured myself into,” says Ace. “It became a journal of my physical and mental state. I wrote songs in odd places. I wrote songs when I was tired, buzzed, and caffeinated. Some I wrote with a clear idea of what I wanted, others with no premeditation at all.”

With the threesixfive project now complete, Ace is now releasing a series of free EP’s that feature various handpicked tracks from his sonic repository. Guitar-based rock set the tone for December’s Untouched and Arrived EP, while January saw the release of the electro-laced Lean Honey Lean EP. Today Ace is excited to present the Sleepyhead EP, an introspective collection of stripped down acoustic songs. "My Little Love" holds the honor of being the first ever song recorded for the threesixfive project. Its delicate guitar strums dance over Ace’s layered vocal harmonies and declarations of long-distance devotion. Violins weave through the plaintive "If I See You Again" and the hungover "Into Chicago", whereas "No Planes" finds playful chimes juxtaposed with Ace’s frustration at being stranded at home by an unrelenting winter storm. Title track "Sleepyhead" is a love song whose tender lyrics float above the whispers of Ace’s guitar. Says Ace, “My girlfriend and I had a late night out. The next morning, I sat down to write "Sleepyhead" while she was still asleep, so the performance is really delicate because I was trying hard not to wake her. That quiet vibe really worked well.” Join Ace Reporter on his auditory journey and download the Sleepyhead EP for free today.

Download the Sleepyhead EP: http://acereporter.bandcamp.com/album/sleepyhead-ep .

MP3: Erk Tha Jerk f/ Jay Ant - "Jump Out The Window"


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Erk Tha Jerk f/ Jay Ant - "Jump Out The Window"

Erk Releases New Non-Album Track In-Between New Singles And Videos 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 November, Erk Tha Jerk released his debut album Nerd's Eye View as part of a joint venture between SMC Recordings and his own Red Planet Music Group. Receiving acclaim from critics and love from radio, singles from the album found their way onto KISS, Power 105, KMEL 106, and more as Erk was officially named a Clear Channel "New! Artist To Watch" – all shortly after receiving a coveted Show & Prove feature in XXL Magazine. While Erk puts the finishing touches on the video for previously released single "Reach The Top" – the multi-talent directs his own videos in addition to producing many of the tracks from Nerd's Eye View – Erk has teamed up with fellow California native Jay Ant to bring fans a brand new non-album track, "Jump Out The Window." The pairing is another success for Erk as the moody bass, rolling drums, and combination of ambient and plucked synths provide the perfect backdrop for his gritty vocals, as he raps, "Who is there to compare to me, I am out of here/ Out that jungle; lions, tigers, we got a lot of bears... You can only imagine how it's got to feel/ Out that New Edition, minus the Johnny Gill."

Download "Jump Out The Window" for free here: http://erkthajerk.bandcamp.com/track/jump-out-the-window .


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