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MP3: Billy Drease Williams Raps Respect

From DTR45:

MP3: Billy Drease Williams Raps Respect

It’s Veterans Day and DTR45 wants to salute all the men and women who have tirelessly fought for and continue to serve this country.

Billy Drease Williams is showing his deference with the release of a new single. So Cold (Salute) is a different kind of hip-hop song. It shouldn’t be. It’s time the airwaves were filled with lyrics that reveal and resist what our brothers and sisters are being asked to do in our country’s name. Listen to it HERE.

Hear it in your mind and feel it in your soul.

We’ve been at war in Iraq and Afghanistan for nearly a decade now. The time to speak up and take action has come and gone, yet the need for activism and voice is still necessary given today's political climate. We have to think, listen, act and salute. Billy does this by threading his stirring sentiments through an equally stirring speech given by Mike Prysner of Iraq Veterans Against the War. The result is a unique song with a sound and message that resonates on many levels. For Billy, there are 365 Veterans Days a year. Today, take the time to hear why.

“Want a real life hero; take a look at the troops.” -BDW


PR: KRU Reports iTunes Supporting Murai

From KRU Records:

KRU Reports iTunes Supporting Murai

We wanted to let you all know the great news that iTunes now has Murai "Tozai" featured in the 'new albums' section of their store!!

Just go to the iTunes music store and then click on the 'electronic' genre from the scroll down menu, 'new albums' is the top section of the page.

For an independent record label from Philly with no major advertising budget, having the largest retail music outlet get behind our releases makes all the difference in the world! We have believed since day one that "Tozai" could have a major impact if enough people heard it and spread the word about it, and this is both confirmation of our initial belief as well as a large step towards that ultimate goal.

Murai "Tozai" features Reef the Lost Cauze, Scandal of 40th Dimension, Side Effect, and Jake Lefco, as well as a host of talented Philly musicians. This album also marks Karma Response Unit Records' first official release outside of the hip hop genre. "Tozai" is available thru the links below.

And in case you missed the Murai "Another Day (feat. Scandal of 40D & Side Effect)" music video;

MP3: THINK TANK - "Moon Man (Remix)"

From Samuel Donado:

MP3: THINK TANK - "Moon Man (Remix)"

Here's a new joint from THINK TANK (Llamabeats & Parable), it's a unique Hip-Hop remix of Feist's "My Moon My Man".  We're excited about this new song, which is off their Mashed Potatoes mixtape.
THINK TANK (Llamabeats & Parable) - Moon Man (remix/mash-up of Feist's My Moon My Man)

Their mixtape dropped last week, sponsored by DJBooth x Rogue Status x DTA x Public Wizard, Inc. 
Preview/DL Here-

Video: Swazy Styles - "Birthday Suit"

From Yo! PR:

Video: Swazy Styles - "Birthday Suit"

MP3: Laelo Hood - "Trust Nobody"

From DubMD84:

MP3: Laelo Hood - "Trust Nobody"

As Laelo Hood's "F*ck The World" campaign begins, this track serves as a pre-cursor to the main single from his forthcoming street LP, subtly entitled "F*ck The World" this leak features DMV rapper Muggsy Malone as the title says "Trust Nobody...!!
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"F*ck The World" is due for general release on January 1st 2011, and features collaborations with artists such as K-Beta, Claudette Monet, Akir, XO, Bear Witnez and a good few more. The D.C. lyricist is out to prove a point and show the world why he's ready to make his mark on the globe.

PR: Dezert Eez Releases "Ghettoboxx" 11/9/10

From Steven Whitaker:

Dezert Eez releases their new album Ghettoboxx Nov. 9, 2010!

The wait is finally over, the phenomenal group Dezert Eez is releasing their new album Ghettoboxx Nov. 9, 2010.  Featuring members of the multiplatinum group Wu-Tang, Ghostface, Method Man, Raekwon. Inspektah Deck, Wu affiliate, Killah Priest and Game, the album is well worth the wait!  The album is distributed through N-Cendiary/Universal and you can watch the exclusive video for the single "Ghetto Life" at
The name, Dezert Eez (Desert Eagle) is symbolic of a weapon created in Israel that was later brought to the states to be manufactured.  This is reminiscent of the history of the Original Man and Dezert Eez infuses this spirit and philosophy into all of their music.  They have been recording for months, perfecting their craft and channeling their raw, underground sound and now the result of all that handwork is an exceptional album.  Dezert Eez is an amazing rap trio heralding from the Midwest, they already have a huge buzz in the on line community.  The members of the group, O'nill (Jerron Mosley), 5-Star (Mike Williams) and Nivek (Kevin Williams) all met in college while attending WMU.  They formed Dezert Eez a few years ago to provide a fresh alternative to the commercialized, mainstream rap music.  When everyone is going right Dezert Eez picks up the mic and boldly steps to the left.  If you are ready for something new with a hint of classic hip hop Ghettoboxx is the album for you!
Following up their tour experience with a number of successful mix tapes the group continued to work on their debut album.  In the interim one member of the group, 5-Star teamed up with hip hop heavyweights C-Rayz Walz,  and Wu Tang affiliates Killah Priest and Bronze Nazareth to form a supergroup the Almighty and they released one critically acclaimed album Original Sin on Babygrande Records.  
After reflecting on all their individual and collective experiences and successes  Dezert Eez teamed up with N-cendiary Entertainment to release their commercial debut.  Unapologetic, raw, gritty, reality tinged lyrics that transport and elevate the listener to a new state of consciousness.  To get more info on Dezert Eez visit their official website .

MP3: Trinity - "Go On"

Video: Saigon - "Get Busy"

From Mitchell Dudley:

Video: Saigon - "Get Busy"

MP3: Obie Trice - "Anymore"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Obie Trice - "Anymore"

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MP3: CKG - "The City Is Mine"

From Mr. E's Podcast:

MP3: CKG - "The City Is Mine"

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