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Video: DJ Smallz Discusses Current State of Independent Music

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Video: DJ Smallz Discusses Current State of Independent Music

Project Blowed's Acid Reign Drops FREE DL LP

From Uncommon Records:

Project Blowed's Acid Reign drops FREE DL LP

Uncommon Records Presents Tracks from the Abyss, Vol. 1 by Acid Reign. On May 17th, 2011, the Project Blowed vets, Acid Reign (Gajah & BeOnd) will make their Uncommon Records debut with the album Diversity. In advance of that, we present a Free DL, with Acid Reign digging through the archives to bring a ton of unreleased and hard to find material forward in order to give you an idea of what to expect with Diversity.

In case you didn't already know, Acid Reign has been putting out releases for years, including a 2006 album with Alpha Pup. They are also proud Project Blowed affiliates representing the Cali Underground to it's fullest.

Grab this album free today and come back and support Diversity in May. Diversity will feature Aceyalone, Abstract Rude and many others along with production from EQ, Nasa and more. The last track on this release, Babalu, will be the lead single for the album.


The Sun Never Sets featuring Acid Reign, Short Fuze & Nasa, Atari Blitzkrieg & more)


Coming Soon - Diversity by Acid Reign (May 17th), Dark Weapons (from Mars) by Adam Warlock, Technicolor Crime Scenes by Atari Blitzkrieg, Lots more.

Video/Audio Snippet: Critical - "Surgery" (prod. Buckwild)

From Creative Juices:

Video/Audio Snippet: Critical - "Surgery" (prod. Buckwild)

The first single off Criticals - Electrical Tape "Surgery" is now shipping from WWW.CREATIVEJUICESMUSIC.COM a week before its official release date. The single features the title track "Surgery" produced by Buckwild, as well as production from DJ Connect, and Frank Sasoon. This single features 8 tracks including "I Want it" ft. Little Vic, and Roc Marciano.

Video: Max B - "South Wave"

From Amalgam Digital:

Video: Max B - "South Wave"

Video: Lil B the Based God - "Charlie Sheen"

Video: Lil B the Based God - "Charlie Sheen"

PR: Flamboyant Ent. Remasters Big L - "The Danger Zone"

From RBC Records:

Flamboyant Ent. Remasters Big L - "The Danger Zone"

For over a decade, the only avenue that Big L fans had for listening to his rarities was through shoddy bootleg dubs - until now. Flamboyant Entertainment (in conjunction with The Estate of Lamont Coleman) has remastered some of Big L’s most famous freestyles along with rare & unreleased tracks. Featuring Gang Starr, Lord Finesse, D.I.T.C. and more, the end result is “The Danger Zone” - hitting stores on May 31st.
With his untimely death in 1999, Big L’s departure left a void in the hip hop scene that has never been filled. Known for his witty, literary, lyrical style and for being near, but never quite at, the center of commercial success, Big L appeared to be on the verge of a breakthrough in 1999. Mase and Cam'Ron, two of his partners in the early '90s group Children of the Corn, went on to MTV stardom, but Big L's 1995 Columbia debut, “Lifestylez Ov Da Poor &  Dangerous,” earned only limited critical attention.
At the time of his death, Big L's independently released single, "Ebonics," was receiving consistent airplay on the indie-centric radio mix shows hosted by WKCR's Bobbito Garcia and WNYU's DJ Eclipse. In July of 2000, his posthumous sophomore full length “The Big Picture” was released to critical raves and phenomenal sales, propelling the album into going gold.
With last year’s “Return of the Devil’s Son” which featured unreleased performances, the thirst for more Big L material has had a second awakening. With “The Danger Zone,” Flamboyant Entertainment is looking to give the die hards what they have been looking for after 10+ years, so fans can properly complete their Big L collection.
“The Danger Zone” brings the heat. Correctly.
Available May 31st on Flamboyant Entertainment/RBC Records
"What I'm About" Feat. Lord Finesse - .

Free Music Friday: Out to Tax Edition

The IRS is out to tax today, but don't worry we aren't. FMF stats free and TAX-free, as well.

9th Wonder + Phonte + Peter Rosenberg :: Noisemakers 4-11-11

9th Wonder + Phonte + Peter Rosenberg

Couple of days ago, 9th Wonder and Phonte reunited on stage for the first time in six years. For those who are like me who couldn't go to NYC to see the highly anticipated event, here's the audio recording of the event that's free for everyone to share.


The Kickdrums :: Coachella 2011 Mixtape

Kickdrums Coachella

Yes, it's Free Music Friday, so I decided to escape the usual rap music genre that I share with you with The Kickdrums, a rock band who's ironically respected by many hip-hop acts. Here's a live performance they've done at this year's Coachella for free!


P. Blackk :: Friday...A Prelude

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P. Blackk really takes it back ot the Friday move with this mixtape, in fact there are lot of beats that this Columbus emcee raps over that's throwback like a Jordan Bulls jersey. Check out this tune and hury up and download this before D-Bo comes and takes away your hard drive.


9th Wonder presents TP :: TP is My Hero
Here's another mixtape presented by 9th Wonder. His IAWW crew is really coming out HARD this year...


That's it for the "Out to Tax 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: Zion I & The Grouch - Healing The Nation Tour (Behind The Scenes)

From Audible Treats:

Video: Zion I & The Grouch - Healing The Nation Tour (Behind The Scenes)

Zion I & The Grouch Heroes in the Healing of the Nation Tour 2011 behind the scenes from michael sato.

Zion I & The Grouch are still riding high on the success of their new album, Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation. The album dropped in late March, and since release the Bay Area trio have been hitting the road, making stops across the country as part of their "Heal The Nation Tour," which just wrapped a string of sold-out shows throughout the West. This Friday, April 15th the second leg of tour kicks off, running through the Midwest and along the East Coast, and to celebrate the second leg and give fans a chance to get a behind the scenes glimpse into a day in the life of Zion I & The Grouch on tour, the group teamed up with and, filming their recent show at The Tropicana in Sacramento, California.

In other Z&G news, the trio are excited to announce the launch of their “Drop It On The 1” Dance Contest, giving fans and dance enthusiasts the chance to submit a video of themselves breaking to Z&G's new single for a chance to win two tickets to any upcoming Zion I & The Grouch show as well as the opportunity to perform on stage with the group. For more information, including rules and submission requirements,please visit: .

PR: Big Hutch to Release Album "Only God Can Judge Me"

From Mi2N PR:

Big Hutch to Release Album "Only God Can Judge Me"

Download Big Hutch "Lord Have Mercy" (MP3)

20 years after releasing his debut Platinum selling album with group Above The Law entitled 'Livin' Like Hustlers,' the 'Dr. Dre understudy' and G-Funk originator Big Hutch a.k.a. Cold 187um sets out to retain his Platinum status with his highly anticipated album release entitled 'Only God Can Judge Me' releasing on April 26, 2011 through Big Hutch's own West World Records label and distributed by Big Shot Music Group/Empire Distribution.

Big Hutch made history working alongside the late Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, NWA, D.O.C., J.J. Fad and is known for discovering rap lyricist Crooked I and the group 213, which members were made up of Snoop Dogg, Warren G, and the late Nate Dogg. Also, for about two years, Big Hutch was made V.P. of the infamous Death Row Records by then music mogul Suge Knight, replacing label mate Daz Dilligner, and was the music supervisor for the late 2 Pac's 'Till The End of Time' album and the Outlaws's E.D.I. Hutch produced, remixed, mixed and appeared on the double-disc set, which has sold more than 1.6 million copies, according to SoundScan, all the while still pushing his group Above The Law that consisted of childhood friends KMG and DJ K-Oss from Pomona California.

After serving time in prison for drug related offenses in 2004, Big Hutch released yet another solo album entitled 'Fresh Out The Pen' once again staying true and tending to his long time fans. Now, with a new outlook on the music business of today and concentrating solely on West World Records, Big Hutch has teamed up with music marketing strategist Michael 'Big Shot' Oronde Wright, whom also is the C.E.O. of the Big Shot Music Group record label, and with both labels working in conjunction, with the history of the one and the music marketing expertise of the other, makes for the ultimate machine to continue the legacy of Eazy-E's Ruthless Records and generate the success in the manner of the original Death Row Records. The 'Only God Can Judge Me' album is just the album to do such a thing.

The album features upcoming West World Records artists as well as newly reformed group and label mate LeVert 2 on the titled track 'Let's Get Neked' featuring original LeVert legend Marc Gordon and LeVert 2 newcomer Blaq Rose. Big Hutch will be leading the album off with his hit single entitled 'Lord Have Mercy' along with a video that was direct by Big Hutch himself. For a snippet preview of the album, log onto Album releases April 26, 2011 and will be distributed by Empire Distribution. For more information, log onto

MP3: Riz - "Can't Stop Me"

From J. Melo:

MP3: Riz - "Can't Stop Me"

Riz is an emcee from Harlem who represents real hip-hop in it's finest art form. His latest video "War Call" was featured on and more. The video was produced by the legendary Mr. Boomtown and directed by McKinley Presents (Scarface, Slim Thug, Gucci Mane, etc). Riz has worked with DJ Drama, DJ Whoo Kid, Sha Money XL, Lloyd Banks, Trey Songz and more.

Here goes Riz' new song leak, "Can't Stop Me."

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