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MP3: Nappy Roots - "Reality Check" (prod. Drum Gang)

From DJ Smallz:

MP3: Nappy Roots - "Reality Check" (prod. Drum Gang)




Video: Trademark & Ski Beatz Discuss Super Villain Issue 3

From iHHD:

Video: Trademark & Ski Beatz Discuss Super Villain Issue 3

Reggae: Dennis Brown Featured in the New York Times

From VP Records:

Dennis Brown Featured in the New York Times

(The New York Times, November 16, 2010) - Dennis Brown (1957-1999) was one of the greatest singers of the last half-century, his voice improvisationally resourceful, graceful, resonant, optimistic: maybe Jamaica's Sam Cooke. His reggae records - made with the best Jamaican producers and rhythm sections, full of Rasta rhetoric while covering the American soul and pop he had his ear to - maintained a high level through the '70s and '80s. There's already a collection out there with a very similar title released by Trojan, in which you'll find many of his more famous tracks. This one goes deeper into his catalog, with songs produced by Phil Pratt, Joe Gibbs and Niney the Observer, among others; they include "What About the Half"; "So Long Rastafari Calling"; a cover of "Black Magic Woman"; and the super-lovely "Rocking Time." A companion DVD contains a charismatic show from the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1979, on which Brown beams through some of the hits not included elsewhere in the set, like "Wolves and Leopards" and "Money in My Pocket." (17 North Parade/VP, two CDs, 1 DVD, $25.98) - BEN RATLIFF

Video: CRB Radio (Scheme, DJ Scend, Astonish, & More)

From Scheme:

Video: CRB Radio (Scheme, DJ Scend, Astonish, & More)

Free Music Friday: The Black Friday II Edition

D.N.A. (Drac n Antalyst) :: The Evolution of the Double Helix
The Evolution of the double Helix Cover Art
[Here's a mixtape bubbling from the underground to the outer space (as they call themselves Da Godz from Outer Space). D.N.A. brings out their intellectual flows, as well as their hard-hitting beats.]


theFEW :: FEWnification

The Few

[LA's Kida, New York's Focus..., and Atlanta's Al Gator come together to bring hip-hop in a combination of the three coasts! aFam brings dope music like no other and it's amazed that it's still for FREE! Guest appearances include Marsha Ambrosius, Chino XL, and many others. You even have a choice to get the dirty or clean version of the album, so what's to lose? D/l!]


Rain :: The Magic Hour

[Shout out to for the link! This North Carolina rapper really brings it in. It's obvious that Rain aims to go for the number one spot, but he got the flow that never compromises his position in hip-hop. Check it out and see if you can stand the Rain.]


Sene & J57 :: eye don't dream...but i do.

[Salute to the Brown Bag Allstars for this record here. Sene and J57 have a collabo-album on the way, until then you can blast this around before they drop it. Any hip-hop head will know what time it is, 'cause eye know i love this better than most  so-called retailed albums.]


Young Chris :: The Reintroduction

[It seems that even though the Roc doesn't shine as much as it used to, you can't stop, won't stop this Young Gun name Young Chris. If you allow this Philly native to reintroduce himself, you'll know him as the cat who's beyond a dude who used to run with Jay. You'll know Young Chris as a man who's making his fire on his own.]


That's it for the "Black Friday II Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at 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, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
Video: Keyshia Dior (XXL) Gives Modeling Advice

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Keyshia Dior (XXL) Gives Modeling Advice

Keyshia Dior, XXL Eye Candy Of The Year, Gives Modeling Advice from DJ Smallz.

PR: KRU Turkey Week "Tozai" Sale Ends Tonight

From Karma Response Unit Records:

KRU Turkey Week "Tozai" Sale Ends Tonight

Murai "Tozai" has been a featured album on iTunes 'electronic' section for the last 3 weeks. We have never released a project that has received so much immediate and direct support from iTunes, and we are so very thankful for that! iTunes link:

"Tozai" is selling extremely well on iTunes and has been building a strong word of mouth buzz as a result, but if you're old school like me and still want to get your hands on a physical copy of the music be sure to act today to be a part of our amazing Turkey Week Murai "Tozai" sale, which ends tonight at 11:59 pm EST.

Order one "Tozai" CD from the Karma Response Unit Records online store here;

......... and receive your choice of one of the following albums for FREE;

- Side Effect "Cabin Fever" CD
- Jake Lefco "Missing Trooth" CD
- 40th Dimension "The Crop Report" CD
- Jake Lefco "And You Are?" CD

You can also request to get a 2nd copy of Tozai as your free album, just specify which free album you'd like in the 'add comments about your order' section along with the promo code "TURKEYKRU".

Please note if you order multiple copies of the "Tozai" CD you can receive an equal amount of copies of free albums, just be sure to specify your choices.

Video - BE REVOLUTIONARY: Part One with Intalek

From Mic Fiend Promotions:

Video - BE REVOLUTIONARY: Part One with Intalek

Video: PLA & Esohel - "Settin Off Car Alarms"

From U Dot Fam:

Video: PLA & Esohel - "Settin Off Car Alarms"

Video: Kasha - "The Realism (Can I Rock!)"

From Viper Promo:

Video: Kasha - "The Realism (Can I Rock!)"

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