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MP3: J. Monday - "A Change Gonna Come" (prod. by The AmazNs)

From J. Melo:

MP3: J. Monday - "A Change Gonna Come" (prod. by The AmazNs)

If you're tired of the same ol' cliche subject matter than J. Monday has the cure for your ills. The Capital Kid promises "A Change Gonna Come" on this leak off his upcoming mixtape The Prequel Redux. Produced by NYC production duo The AmazNs, the track features a mean sample from Sam Cooke's classic song.
Alternative link @ LimeLinx
MP3: Rihanna f/ Opium Black - "Only Girl in the World"

From Team Opium:

MP3: Rihanna f/ Opium Black - "Only Girl in the World"

The Remix Killer Opium Black presents his remix for Rihanna's upbeat standout off her new album LOUD.


Rihanna feat Opium Black - Only Girl In The World (RADIO) .

Also check out this other recent Opium Black remix.

Opium Black - Kush remix (Radio) .
Opium Black - Kush Remix (Dirty) .

Follow Opium Black on Twitter .
Check Out Opium Black on Youtube .

PR: Shunda K Introduces UK Rapper Tan on "My Light"

From Josh B. (Fanatic):

Shunda K Introduces UK Rapper Tan on "My Light"

New single culled from Yo! Majesty leader’s debut solo record is her most explosive single to date.


“My Light” (feat. Tan) is the latest single from Shunda K’s solo album debut, “The Most Wanted”


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Shunda K’s debut album The Most Wanted dropped this week with 20 tracks and a CD time constraint pushing 78 minutes of music recorded with producers and collaborators from all over the world.  One of these collaborators is female UK-based rapper, Tan.  The song is “My Light” - - and is Shunda K’s most explosive and wholly accessible mainstream single yet. The track is another patented power-positive cut with Tan singing in the addictive chorus, “Got to find my own light, searching for some action, it’s a natural attraction, they got me looking for mine, searching for mind, have you seen my light…”

Next up, Shunda K will debut her contribution to the ongoing “It Gets Better” Project ( started by famed syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage in the form of the video for The Most Wanted single “I’m Da Best” (feat. Shon B). Directed by Steven Andrew Garcia of The Masses ( who has recently shot clips for Mika Miko and Male Bonding among others, the clip is a controversial assault on Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church.  See stills from the set of the video at .

Shunda K’s debut solo album The Most Wanted arrives on the heels of two Shunda K mixtapes downloaded thousands of times each, US and Australian dates opening for electro superstar Peaches, a collab on the track and video for the Peaches song “Billionaire”, and the NME naming Shunda K to its “Cool List” and earmarking The Most Wanted’s first single “Here I Am To Save The World” as one of “10 Tracks You Need To Hear”. A two-week west coast tour with Oakland, California’s HOTTUB ( will be announced shortly.

Video: New Boyz f/ The Cataracs, Dev - "Backseat"

From Ayal (Warner Bros.):

Video: New Boyz f/ The Cataracs, Dev - "Backseat"

MP3: Mayday f/ Ace Hood - "Highs and Lows"

From Latchkey Press:

MP3: Mayday f/ Ace Hood - "Highs and Lows"

To Kick off 2011 - ¡MAYDAY! teams up with fellow South Florida MC & We The Best / Def Jam rep - Ace Hood - for a new joint - "Highs And Lows."
¡Hustle Hard!

Listen & DL


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MP3: Stylah - "Killa Team UK Remix"

From 730Promo:

MP3: Stylah - "Killa Team UK Remix"

Stylah, never one to go with the grain has opted for a UK regional lineup for the first official remix to his underground smash Killa.

"Everyone draws for their people or who's hot in London for most remixes, in the US remixes unite different markets and regions from across the whole of the States so that's what I wanted to do with this version - put together a real team UK with people repping from all over".

Featuring on the remix are some of the hottest talent from outside the capital including Malik (MD7) from Birmingham, R.I.O. from Manchester, Wariko from Notts, K.Ners from Bristol and Kof from Liverpool.

Download (clean)

Video: Living Proof f/ Abstract Rude - "Full Speed"

From Living Proof Music:

Video: Living Proof f/ Abstract Rude - "Full Speed"

MP3: I-20 - "Don't Blame Me" (prod. by DJ Pain)

From J. Melo:

MP3: I-20 - "Don't Blame Me" (prod. by DJ Pain)

I-20 returns with his weekly leak. This time around, DJ Pain provides the instrumental for a record titled "Don't Blame Me." I-20 is hard on his grind, with "The Gray Mixtape" hosted by DJ Bobby Black coming in February. Look out for new music videos coming soon.

"Don't Blame Me" (Prod. By: DJ Pain)
MP3: Lil' Scrappy - "Respect"

From DJ Smallz:

MP3: Lil' Scrappy - "Respect"





MP3: Donny Goines Pays Tribute to Disco D

From Melanie J Cornish:

MP3: Donny Goines Pays Tribute to Disco D

Project Title: Success Served Cold

Release Date: March 22nd

Original Artwork (Single) by: Patrick Fisher

Song Title: "The Loudest Silence" Prod. by Disco D Featuring Tess
Song Link:

Organzation: American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
Charity Link (Donations):

"Life's easy, Death is hard..."

Dealing with the lost of a loved one is a pain that's hard to describe. Even those who've felt it before may not fully understand how it affects them. David "Disco D" Shayman really made a profound impact on my life, even after his passing. His presence in this world was expressed in many different forms. He was a DJ, Producer, Son, Mentor, Businessman, Leader, Entrepreneur, Trendsetter and Pioneer but to me he simply was a great friend. Four years ago, he committed suicide and I have never fully recovered from this incident. Truthfully, I don't think I ever will.

Friendship is also a term that many may find difficult to articulate. True friends are very rare characters who appear ion the story of your life, and thankfully Disco D was written within a chapter of mines. I only knew him for a short period of time, but those moments were some of the most critical of my life thus far. His was the brightest fire, extinguished far before it's time but I refuse his life to be remembered as a mere ember. I wrote this song to help raise awareness for people like him. For the families and friends he left behind. For the lives that can be saved.

Often in death, we think about the "What if's". What if I had saw the signs? What if I had intervened? What if I heard the cries for help? It's questions like these plague and torment us but I've learned that you must be aware of these questions in life. So with that being said, I ask you to please help me continue and honor my friends legacy by helping to save the life of someone you know. Someone who may be a total stranger. Anyone who may suffer the same fate as David did. Please be aware.

If you would like to help support the cause of Suicide Prevention I have selected a charity to which you can donate called the "American Foundation of Suicide Prevention". I am in no way, shape or form affiliated with this organization and I won't receive a cent. I just believe that they understand this devastating problem which afflicts many people within our communities and are doing many things to help prevent these type of tragedies.


David "Disco D" Shayman. Until we meet again.

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