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MP3: 4th Pyramid - "So Balboa" f/ Saukrates (prod. Rich Kidd)

MP3: 4th Pyramid - "So Balboa" f/ Saukrates (prod. Rich Kidd)

Courtesy Audible Treats.

On March 13th, 4th Pyramid will release his new album, The Pyramid Scheme. It's Pyramid's first album since he signed his Silk Ivory label to a joint deal with Lyrics To Go/Universal Music, and now, following the success of the video for debut single "Webslinger," the Toronto rapper/producer is excited to release the album's second single, "So Balboa."

For "So Balboa," Pyramid teamed up with two of Toronto's finest, bringing together a legend, in Saukrates, and fellow up-and-comer, in producer Rich Kidd, for a boisterous hometown anthem. Rich Kidd's beat, all bass and low-end thump, is the perfect fit for Pyramid's slick brag-raps, and chant-along hook. "We roll clouds over/ Whole town knows us," he raps on the chorus. "This shit here, is So Balboa."

For his part, Saukrates matches the tracks energy, delivering a powerful bridge and showing why he's widely regarded as one of the T. Dot's finest and most talented. "When we finished the song I kind of wanted a singing bridge to break up the verses," explains Pyramid, adding that working with Saukrates was a long-time goal. "Saukrates heard the record and jumped on it right away." The finished track serves not only as a new single, but for 4th Pyramid, it's also a statement song: "We're young kings taking over," he says. "Get ready"

Download "So Balboa" Ft. Saukrates here: .

DL: Nomah f/ Phil The Agony & Montage One - "Heatseekers"

DL: Nomah f/ Phil The Agony & Montage One - "Heatseekers"

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

Set for inclusion on La Cónexion Vol. 3, a project showcasing the hottest talents the U.S. and Spain have to offer, "Heatseekers" finds the Girona, Spain rapper Nomah coming together with Cali emcees Phil The Agony and Montage One for a bilingual free-for-all. La Conexion Vol. 3 is brought to you by Gold Chain Military DJs Ero (of Spain) and Yahtz (of Miami).

produced by Brainiac Beats a.k.a. El Cerebro

listen/download "Heat Seekers" at
stream/embed on Soundcloud
Nomah on Twitter | Phil The Agony on Twitter | Montage One on Twitter | Brainiac Beats on Twitter | DJ Ero on Twitter | DJ Yahtz on Twitter

Mixtape: Goin' Nottz - The Best Men

Mixtape: Goin' Nottz - The Best Men

Courtesy Melanie J Cornish.

There are those producers who demand attention, there are those whose discography boasts nothing but hits and then there are those who do all that while maintaining the true Hip-Hop vibe upon which they have nurtured their craft. Norfolk Beach native, Nottz, embodies all that plus more.

Eager to present to the masses both the countless tracks Nottz has been accountable for as well as to engage people with their cutting edge appreciation of music, the Best Men got to work in the studio. The outcome is GOIN' NOTTZ which will be available to the masses on Thursday February 23rd.

"Nottz is one of the most underrated producers in the game. In the last 15 years he produced almost every popular rap artist in the US and he's an important part of the Hip Hop culture. This mixtape is an homage to this great Producer.“ - DJ COSTA

"It is always interesting to work on projects with different kinds of people, especially with one of the caliber of Nottz. In this way you can get to know different music styles and also get to understand their music. This helps to overcome boundaries and explore new grounds.“ -

Track List
01 T.I. - Salute
02 Ghostface Killah – Be This Way
03 Asher Roth & Nottz – In My Mind
04 Kanye West – Barry Bonds
05 Lupe Fiasco - Failure
06 Scarface – Can’t Get Right
07 Pusha T – Alone In Vegas
08 Royce Da 5’9” - Politics
09 Cassidy – I Get My Paper
10 Rah Digga – Classic (Skit)
11 Nefew – The Fan
12 G-Unit - Footprints
13 J-Dilla - Diamonds
14 The Game – One Night
15 Snoop Dogg – Pimpin’ Ain’t EZ
16 Swizz Beatz – Big Munny
17 Little Brother – Life Of The Party
18 Dwele – I Wish
19 Asher Roth & Nottz – Comin’ And Goin’
20 Kardinal Offishall - Gas
21 Royce Da 5’9” – Count For Nothing
22 Busta Rhymes – Get Out!!


MP3: Ariano & Thoughtsarizen f/ Akrobatik - "Trippin'"

MP3: Ariano & Thoughtsarizen f/ Akrobatik - "Trippin'"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

Southern California emcee Thoughtsarizen teamed with Ariano to proudly unleash the Destructive Love EP for free— or donation—download, now available via   The duo, which will follow up with a sequel to the concept EP in the Spring, shot a video for the first track laid down, “This Ain’t Living,” which serves as the EP’s single and initial inspiration to record a joint release.

“Ariano brings the more human side of music to the forefront,” said Thoughtsarizen of the collaboration. “Listeners I hope take away a different viewpoint or a relatable tale and, of course, good music.”  Featured artists contributing to the EP include Rakaa from Dilated Peoples, Pacewon of The Outsidaz, Akrobatik and LDontheCut of Technicali sound.

"A lot of people giveaway free music because no one wants to buy it and they don't feel comfortable selling. You can tell that it’s a free record,” said Ariano. “With this record, you get artwork, video, presentation behind it. It’s cool that there's that focus, that the album is focused.”  A limited CD pressing is also available, which includes immediate digital download.

Stream / Download:  off the EP "Destructive Love."

MP3: Gensu Dean f/ Roc Marciano - "Yen"

MP3: Gensu Dean f/ Roc Marciano - "Yen"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

To celebrate the release of his debut album Lo-Fi Fingahz, Gensu Dean is giving away the second single.  Feel free to post or share.

Free Download: "Yen (featuring Roc Marciano)" .

PR: Timothy Rhyme a/k/a A.R.A.B. Update

PR: Timothy Rhyme a/k/a A.R.A.B. Update

Courtesy Arab @ First Dirt.

Fams and fans,  I know how much you love hearing from me, but due to my hectic schedule, I am sad to say that I wont be able to update you as often.  With school, planning this tour, working on the business and making music, I am losing the little bits of extra time I had for sharing my advancements with you.

To streamline my efforts I have created a new website that is easy to use and filled with current info.  In addition, I have added the new faces of First Dirt so you have a chance to check them out as well.  Please take a few seconds and check out the site and let me know what you think.

Thank you for your continued support.

Timothy Rhyme (aka A.R.A.B.)
Artist / Songwriter / Activist

MP3: Soulbrotha - "Stay Dreamin' (Stay Schemin' Freestyle)"

MP3: Soulbrotha - "Stay Dreamin' (Stay Schemin' Freestyle)"

Courtesy SBeezy.

Fresh off the heels of my recent release - the 4letterwrd EP (prod. by Aeon) comes another offering and this time its a (yes you guessed it yet another Stay Schemin') freestyle. However this time, I put forth a slightly different take to the much famed Rozay/Drake/Montana track. Take a listen!

Artist: SoulBrotha aka SB
Title: Stay Dreamin' (Stay Schemin' freestyle)
Producer: T-Minus
Album: N/A
Label: TheVine/Indie
Twitter: @soulb

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Video: Redz n Blackz & Bass - "Drama Bangs On"

Video: Redz n Blackz & Bass - "Drama Bangs On"

Courtesy Park Street PR.

Redz n Blackz, two MC's hailing from Ashford, Kent have steadily established themselves as the leading spitters in the South East, the two have recorded over two albums worth of tracks together and are now set to make a major impact on the UK scene. In an over populated field of MC's, the diverse styles of Redz and Black make them stand out from the crowd. The combination of the rapid-fire flow of Redz sits alongside Blackz slower harder hitting delivery to make a impressive tag team.

MP3: Big Heavy a/k/a Doughboy - "Get Up An Get It"

MP3: Big Heavy a/k/a Doughboy - "Get Up An Get It"

Courtesy M3W.

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Video: Marcus Manchild Names His Top 5 Southern Rappers

Video: Marcus Manchild Names His Top 5 Southern Rappers

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

"Marcus Manchild names off his favorite Southern rappers, gives a freestyle and insight into his upcoming projects."

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