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MP3: Don Streat x Kool G Rap - "Vietnam Kidz"

From DubMD84:

MP3: Don Streat x Kool G Rap - "Vietnam Kidz"

Don Streat is back with a brand new single 'Vietnam Kidz' in conjunction with WeGoinIn Records and this time with a true Hip-Hop Legend! The legendary Kool G Rap of the world famous Juice Crew. It also features DJ Grazzhoppa in his big band, DJ Iron and Jabbathakut! With hard hitting production from Germanys own and Don's in-house producer Dichter2productions.
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The B-Side single 'Devils Workshop' which features Dirt Platoon takes listeners through the streets of Baltimore giving listeners a journey through the alleys, back blocks, and jail cells vicariously through the music. It is a audio pictorial of life in the inner city.
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Audio: @TheRealReks f/ Termanology - "Ignorance Is Bliss"

From Matt B:

Audio: Reks f/ Termanology - "Ignorance Is Bliss"

Latest leak from REKS f/ Termanology, “Ignorance Is Bliss,” taken from his upcoming Rebelutionary LP which will be released on 7-24-2012 by Gracie Productions!

Link to REKS f/ Termanology “Ignorance Is Bliss” (produced by Numonics): .

Pre-order your copy of Rebelutionary at .


Link to REKS “Unlearn” video: .

REKS f/ Jon Connor & Venessa Renee “Shotgun” Link: .

Buy “Shotgun” on iTunes here: .

“REBELutionary” (Intro) Video Link: .

Tracklisting and credits for REKS Rebelutionary LP:

1.) “Intro”
2.) “Unlearn”
3.) “Hallelujah”
4.) “Bang Bang” f/ J NiCS
5.) “Shotgun” f/ Jon Connor & Venessa Renee
6.) “War Is A Racket” (Smedley Butler interlude)
7.) “Rebelutionary”
8.) “Ignorance is Bliss” f/ Termanology
9.) “Passports”
10.) “Avarice” (Interlude)
11.) “Avarice” f/ Knowledge Medina
12.) “The Jones'” f/ Krondon
13.) “The Edge” f/ Lucky Dice & Chi Knox
14.) “La Luna” f/ Sene & Koncept
15.) “Gepeto”
16.) “Obedient Workers”
17.) “Outro”
18.) “Shotgun” (Remix) f/ Ea$y Money & Boycott Blues

(****All tracks produced by Numonics)


Video: @MuzicClass f/ Pate - "Hamburgers" Behind the Scenes

From Semp Rok:

Video: Muzic Class f/ Pate - "Hamburgers" Behind the Scenes

Muzic Class (@MuzicClass) took some time during the shooting of their upcoming music video for Hamburger ft. Space High Pate (@Spacehighpate), to give us a peak behind the scenes and explain their insight for the video. Take a close look at Stark Vader, Gibbs, Marv Mack, Heated and Pate as the work their skill in front of and behind the camera.

RIP Ms. Melodie


Ms. Melodie, ex-wife of KRS-ONE and a prominent member of the Boogie Down Productions crew, passed away today according to numerous news sources.

Ms. Melodie, born Ramona Parker, was a member of the influential Boogie Down Productions crew and released her first album, Diva, in 1989 on Jive Records.

She is best known for her hit video, “Live On Stage” and her hit single “Hype According to Ms. Melodie.”

Her most memorable performance was on the 1989 single “Self Destruction” and she also has a cameo in Queen Latifah’s video “Ladies First.”

Ms. Melodie was a native of Brooklyn, NY and is survived by two sons. At this time, her cause of death is unknown.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Madball's Freddy Cricien Names His Top 5 NYHC Albums

From Jerry Graham:

Madball's Freddy Cricien Names His Top 5 NYHC Albums

Madball frontman Freddy Cricien recently shared his top five favorite New York Hardcore albums for In this exclusive count-down, Cricien not only lists his five favorite records and tracks (including releases from Sick Of It All, Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front and others), but also recalls each album’s significance to the legendary NYHC scene. Find out which NYHC albums made Freddy’s list via the link below:

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If anyone can evoke the spirit of NYHC, it would be Freddy Cricien. By the time he turned 7 years old, Freddy was already performing onstage with his brother Roger Miret (vocalist for Agnostic Front) in front of a packed, sweaty crowd of tatted L.E.S. punks. At the age of 12, Cricien was fronting his own group Madball and had recorded his debut album “Ball Of Destruction” with legendary producer Don Fury, which dropped in 1989.

Freddy has continued to hold the spirit he held when first forming Madball with their new EP “Rebellion,” which in addition to including four new songs also features re-recorded versions of two tracks from Ball Of Destruction “Get Out” and “It’s My Life.” Speaking on the re-recorded songs, Cricien says “We re-did those two tracks because out of the old batch, we've been playing those two the longest. They are part of our set till this day. I think our fans really identify with those.”

Rebellion was released digitally last month via Freddy’s own The Black N Blue Label, with a vinyl pressing due out shortly. Madball will be performing numerous European festivals this Summer, with more dates to come. Meanwhile, Freddy (under his emcee alias Freddy Madball) recently teamed up with DJ Stress to release a new hip hop mixtape titled “The Black n Blueprint.” Free download link below.

Purchase Rebellion via the following links: .

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Download Freddy’s The Black n Blueprint, hosted by DJ Stress: .

More info: .

DL: Parallel Thought f/ Breeze Brewin - "Ice Cold"

From Adam C:

DL: Parallel Thought f/ Breeze Brewin - "Ice Cold"

Its not very often you get to hear new music from the criminally slept on Breeze Brewin of the Juggaknots.  Please enjoy "Ice Cold" the first solo song from Breeze Brewin in years and the second single from Parallel Thought's "Art Of Sound."

DOWNLOAD : Parallel Thought feat. Breeze Brewin "Ice Cold"
Album: @iconoclastmm @streezee - "UNFOLD" #BOOMBAP #HIPHOP

From John R:

Album: D Strong & Dave Sparkz - "UNFOLD" #BOOMBAP #HIPHOP

Unfold is a Combo of Gritty story telling, spiritual enlightment, aggressive emceeing, and nostalgic hip hop music. Los Angeles Emcee D Strong considers this some of his best work to date and after the first listen you might also agree.

Dave Sparkz is a young producer from Switzerland whose production style lends big drums and a variety of ILL sounds that are seamlessly put together and show and prove quality. D Strong says of the producer: "He is my favorite producer right now out of anyone...Sparkz has a huge collection of beats." Dave Sparkz also released an instrumental lp on Digi Crates Records entitled "Ivory Lounge".


"D Strong & Dave Sparkz" this is definitely a combo you want to be checking for especially if you are looking for some Top Quality BOOM Bap! Keep a close watch for these two both together and separate.

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Video: @NativeSunMuzik - "Gallery of Dreams"

From M Yahya:

Video: Native Sun - "Gallery of Dreams"

Recently my group Native Sun released our latest Music Video “Gallery Of Dreams” which was filmed in Belgium by Globalfaction. The song was Produced by Thief & Steele and is the second single released from our New album "Indigenous Soundwaves" now available on iTunes and all good digital stores.

Video: @KeroOne - "Shortcuts" (#BanksyInspired)

From K1:

Video: Kero One - "Shortcuts" (#BanksyInspired)

Just a few days after the release of his highly anticipated 4th album, Color Theory, Kero One drops the MV for Shortcuts, a self-produced single featuring Maryland native, Sam Ock.

Directed by Ross Ching, the video tells the story of 2 people (Ock and Yuri Tag, of Kaba Modern) whose lives are changed as an antagonist, played by Kero One, eventually uses his street art in a very mysterious way.

As an ex- graffiti artist, it seems fitting that Kero One would pay homage to his early street art days with throw back references from the 80's hiphop classic Beatstreet as well as legendary NY street artist Keith Haring. Watch to see how Kero One ultimately has a change of heart and alters the lives of Sam and Yuri.

Video: Audimatic - "Hoarse" (@AudibleDoctor)

From AD:

Video: Audimatic - "Hoarse"

"Audimatic, (the group composed of The Audible Doctor & maticulous), bring you the first video in a two part series for their single "Hoarse" (which is available on iTunes now). "Hoarse (Part 2)" is coming soon! If you haven't yet make sure you cop the single on iTunes: Audible Doctor on the raps, maticulous on the beats. "

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