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MP3: Project Pat f/ 2 Chainz - "Money Mane"

From Future Star Music:

MP3: Project Pat f/ 2 Chainz - "Money Mane"







MP3: Astro Baker - "Space Suit"

From Digi Crates:

MP3: Astro Baker - "Space Suit"

UK soul, jazz, fusion, hip-hop producer "Astro Baker", delivers his debut release "Indigo Music". "Indigo Music" is a cool, mellow, jazzy masterpiece for fans of the warm sound. Astro Baker - Indigo Music | Now @ iTunes


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Mixtape: Murphy Lee - "Wine Weed & Women"

From Future Star Music:

Mixtape: Murphy Lee - "Wine Weed & Women"

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Here's the brand new project from Murphy Lee for you guys to enjoy. Everyone has been waiting on new Murphy Lee music so this is a must have to hear what the St. Lunatic has been up to.  The CD features the St. Lunatics, Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Flo Rida and more.  Websites are encouraged to post a download link for their readers.  DJ's download and enjoy.  We encourage heavy bootlegging of this project so spread it around your clubs, your highschools, your college, your Facebook, your Twitter or wherever you want.  Give out this free Murphy Lee project to everybody you know.  Let's work!

MP3: Has-Lo - "Forgotten Styles"

From Mello Music Group:

MP3: Has-Lo - "Forgotten Styles"

It's been just over a month since Has-Lo released his  debut album "In Case I Don't Make It".  The Philly MC/Producer has proven his ability to create an album that can be enjoyed from beginning to end, garnering support from critical tastemakers such as Chairman Mao at XXL, LA Weekly, eMusic, RCRDLBL, Okayplayer, Bloggerhouse, DJ Booth, Kevin Nottingham and many others.  Now Has-Lo is offering up the final single "Forgotten Styles" for listeners while he continues work on a couple of upcoming videos and an impressive remix vision of the album entitled "Conversation B."
On Forgotten Styles, Has-Lo vocally stomps out the beat and leaves a giant shoe print as the new face in rap music.  His verses are relaxed and crisp, floating quickly overtop the up-tempo beat (which was produced by Has-Lo himself).  A point often overlooked is Has-Lo's strength as a producer and his ability to create musical landscapes that fit his own particular vocal style and patterns.  "Forgotten Styles" showcases this point as the beat allows Has-Lo to flow effortlessly, dropping verbal gems while noting his production & proclaiming "I can pioneer your hit like I'm Rick Rubin, Has-Lo's on production."

Download & Listen to Has-Lo "Forgotten Styles" at .

Video: Nutso - "Check the Rhime"

From Ceeda Cuban:

Video: Nutso - "Check the Rhime"

Nutso-Check The Rhime Freestyle (@NutsoPPM) from Nutso.

Video: Scheme & DJ Scend - "Two Turntables and a Mic"

From Scheme 773:

Video: Scheme & DJ Scend - "Two Turntables and a Mic"

This is a straight to the point concept. Dope beats, a mic, and two turntables. Scheme and DJ Scend wanted to show respect to the great artists that have inspired them through out the years and wanted to bring to the forefront the DJ and the MC. They want to keep this series as raw and straight forward as possible. No gimmicks. Just rhymes and beats.

Expect the videos to drop, followed by the audio track and artwork the following week beginning May 3rd.

This will be going on for many many weeks to come. Presented by Molemen Records x SRNC x

Video: AKIR - "Focus Your Vlog"

From AKIR Music:

Video: AKIR - "Focus Your Vlog"

MP3: Ritz - "When the Sun Goes Down" f/ Starlito (prod. Coop)

From Chris at E1 Music:

MP3: Ritz - "When the Sun Goes Down" f/ Starlito (prod. Coop)

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MP3: Brown Bag AllStars "In His Shoes (DJ Brace Remix)"

From BBAS:

MP3: Brown Bag AllStars "In His Shoes (DJ Brace Remix)"

The Brown Bag AllStars' "Brown Bag Season Vol. 1" Double-CD project drops 5.17. The 2nd disc consists of all remixes by Juno Award Winning producer / Canadian DMC Champion, DJ Brace.

Last week we leaked the track “Crumbling Down” produced by Mr. Green, off the first disc of the project, this week we bring you a treat from disc 2...Enjoy!

Brown Bag AllStars "In His Shoes (DJ Brace Remix)" (Prod by & Cuts by DJ Brace)
Download "In His Shoes (DJ Brace Remix)" HERE

The Brown Bag AllStars' "Brown Bag Season Vol. 1" drops May 17th!

PR - Coalmine Records: The "Can You Dig It?" Contest

From Matt Diamond:

Coalmine Records: The "Can You Dig It?" Contest

Attention Producers...break out the MPCs!! Coalmine Records joins forces with the online pro audio giant to present you with the Can You Dig It? Remix Contest. In what Coalmine considers to be most dynamic remix contest to date, they have combined El Da Sensei's Global Takeover 2 (GT2) album campaign with the promotion of their five year anniversary compilation, Can You Dig It?. Producers are required to remix "Everyday In The Street" featuring Sean Price & Bekay off the GT2 LP, using "The Warriors Theme Song" as the sample. The winning producer will have their remix featured on El Da Sensei's forthcoming The Nu World Remix EP and will receive a generous prize package that will include gear and promotional goods, courtesy of Get started now by downloading the audio files and rules/itinerary document. If any producers experience any difficulty in downloading or unzipping the files, please send an email to coalminerecords [@] and they will attempt to resolve your issue. All remixes are due no later than Monday, May 16th.

DOWNLOAD (Remix Contest Assets):
Rules:Attention producers, please email all submissions to no later than Monday, May 16th. Only one submission per producer will be accepted. The files for the remix contest include an MP3 file of the original version of “Everyday In The Street” (featuring Sean Price & Bekay) & WAV files of the acapella, both with and without the scratch chorus, in addition to a separate file of just the scratch chorus, in the event that you would like to adjust the cuts without affecting the arrangement of the vocals.  All acapella files are zero pointed and should synchronize properly with any digital audio workstation. You will also find an MP3 file for the theme song to the movie , which will be the sample that will be required for you to flip for your remix submission.   You are entitled to use any part of the sample using your own creative autonomy, but it must be used as part of the musical composition and not limited to being used solely for an intro, outro or sound effect.  Music should be in an MP3 format and should default to any iTunes media player.  Everyday In The StreetThe Warriors” I Am (Joe Smith Remix).mp3include your email address in the comment field of the iTunes info panel.

If you are having any difficulties downloading the files, do not hesitate to contact where we will help resolve the issue.


1)    4.29.11 (Friday): Contest Begins - will premier the contest that will be marketed via Diamond Music Group throughout the internet to hip-hop related lifestyle webzines and blog sites.  The contest will also be reinforced through an in-house e-blast campaign and will be further promoted through both and Coalmine Records social networks (Twitter and Facebook).

2)    5.16.11 (Monday): Submission Due Date - Please email all submissions to coalminerecords [@] no later than Monday, May 16th. Please do not forget to include your email address in the comments field of the iTunes info panel upon submission.

3)    5.20.11 (Friday):  Winner Is Announced - The producer with the winning remix will be announced on both and web and blog sites as well as through their Facebook and Twitter accounts.  All participating contestants will also be notified of the winner via email. It will be required for the winning producer to provide the track session within 24 hours of the contest completion.  The files should be submitted as WAV files, compatible with any digital audio workstation.  The files should be uploaded to a file share server (SendSpace, MediaFire, MegaUpload, etc.) and emailed to:

4)    TBA: Release Date - The winning remix will be featured on the official release of The Nu World Remix EP.  The remix will also be campaigned through all major hip-hop related blogs and lifestyles in the weeks leading up to the official release.


 In addition to having the winning producer’s remix placed on the official release of The Nu World Remix EP, the winner will also receive a prize package that will include both gear and promotional goods, courtesy of

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