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New Audio: @RealWem f/ Neako "Always Put In Work"

New Audio: Wem f/ Neako "Always Put In Work"

Courtesy Matt B.

Following up his 2011 debut mixtape, The Unexpected, New Jersey product Wem return’s with his sophomore mixtape Intellectual Arrogance, which features guests and production from Maybach Music Group artist Rockie Fresh, Neako, Nickelus F, Cardo and more.

Video: @SnowThaProduct "F#ck Your Phone" Lyric Vid

Video: Snow Tha Product "F#ck Your Phone" Lyric Vid

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Whether you're at a crazy party or on a hot date, you can almost guarantee that people are spending more time Tweeting and Instagramming than talking with each other... so Snow Tha Product is giving it to you straight with "F#ck Your Phone"!!

The Countdown Begins on December 26th on @CentricTV

The Countdown Begins on December 26th on Centric TV

Courtesy Terrace W.

Before saying "Bye Baby" to 2012, Centric is giving viewers a "Refill" of some of the hottest R&B and Hip-Hop music of 2012 as the network announced today, The Hot 50. The four-part, year-end special features artists such as, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Usher and Miguel and will kick off on Wednesday, December 26th at 8:00AM ET.

The Hot 50 will be hosted by Centric's entertainment correspondent, Jasmine Sanders. Teamed up with Jasmine will be a few of entertainments leading media experts - Cori Murphy, Entertainment Director, Essence Magazine; Nicole Spence, Celebrity Editor, Global Grind; Ed Love, TV Personality, Comedian and Radio Personality, SiriusXM's Backspin; Sean Lynch, Assistant Editor, The Source and Jermaine Hall, Editor-in-Chief, Vibe - who will appear throughout the countdown special adding their commentary.

Mark your calendar - below is the complete schedule of The Hot 50:

December 26th 8:00AM ET Top 50 - 41
December 27th 8:00AM ET Top 40 - 31
December 28th 8:00AM ET Top 30 - 21
December 29th 8:00-10:00AM ET Top 20 - 1

Paxton Baker is General Manger & EVP for Centric. Depelsha Mcgruder is SVP of Business Operations for Centric. Produced by Rod McDonald. Nicole Johnson is Talent Booker and Music Producer.


Centric is a 24-hour music and entertainment channel that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today's African-American and multicultural adult viewer. With a finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat, its compelling music content fuses Soul, R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, Jazz, Old School, New School and everything in between with today's hottest artists. It is a unique of mix of music, culture and lifestyle programming that embodies the lives, tastes and aspirations of the CENTRIC viewer: All you. All day. All night.

Follow us on Twitter @CentricTV
Eve... "She Bad Bad" Video Teaser (@TheRealEVE)

Eve... "She Bad Bad" Video Teaser

Courtesy 'Stache Media.




"A Different Kind of Christmas" Mixtape - Nappy Roots & More

"A Different Kind of Christmas" Mixtape - Nappy Roots & More

Courtesy JM.

With the Holidays upon us, this mixtape is quite appropriate!

Mixtape Download Link - .

"A Different Kind Of Christmas Mixtape" | Tracklisting

01 The Intro (Seven Days To Jerusalem) by Audio Stepchild, Grandmaster Roc Raida
02 It Seems Like We Forgot by Da Product, J Bill$
03 Some Kentucky Bourbon On Christmas Eve by Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots, 1st Blood
04 Nappy Holidays by Nappy Roots
05 The Grinch Theme by 1st Blood, Ty Healy, Renzo Charlez
06 I’m Coming Home To You by Sabrina, Smoove Gotti, Trakksounds
07 Holiday Wavy by Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots, Renzo Charlez and Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey of Parliament Funkadelic
08 Little Drummer Boy by Tanay Jackson (Michael Jackson's Niece)
09 One Winter Day by Echo, Lea Marie
10 Hey Santa Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots, Junior Jackson, Major Payne
11 Even Santa Thinks I’m Cold by Stilmatic, Kevin "Dj Dev" Grisham
12 All I Want by Jordan Kelly, Audio Stepchild
13 Snow Bunny by Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots and Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey of Parliament Funkadelic
14 Christmas Time Again by Freshwadda Brooks
15 I’m Leaving You After Christmas by Staxx N Waxx, Michael Barber
16 Flossin Jolly by Big A LTA
17 Christmas in Carrington by 1st Blood, Ty Healy, Grandmaster Roc Raida
18 Hey Dad by Doc J, S.Hinds Jr
19 The Outro (Oh Holy Night In LA) by Pam Behan, Bondz of Bigfoot & Bondz

Executive Produced By: Hoopla Worldwide
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Press Release: @Quanstar - "Guilty Intentions" (@LexZyne)

Press Release: Quanstar - "Guilty Intentions"

Courtesy LexZyne Prod.

After taking the year off, Quanstar comes back with a vengeance with Yo Soy La Mierda: La Subida de un Hombre Negro on January 15th, 2013. Enlisting the assistance of longtime collaborators, LexZyne Productions, Quanstar takes listeners through an eclectic journey into his ego utilizing creative metaphors and allegory to braggadociously support the album’s title.

Stand out songs on Yo Soy La Mierda include:

“Kna Know” - A lyrical exercise over a bass-heavy, boom-bap sample ladened song that let’s listener’s know that no matter who they are...”they can’t be f!@#king with Quan”. The song is matched with an animation video directed and produced by Quanstar. .

“Standing Ovation” - Is a laid back, jazzy track that mood is matched by Quanstar with near perfection. This song is also paired with an animation video done by Quanstar. .

“Guilty Intentions” - An off kilter bounce like song inspired by the events that led to the tanking of the economy from the point of view of the average American living through the hardship. .

Released on First Team Music and distributed through Halogen Records/InGrooves, Yo Soy La Mierda will be available for digital download on over 300 online retailers worldwide, including Itunes, Emusic, and Napster on January 15, 2013.

For an interview with Quanstar, a press copy of Yo Soy La Mierda: La Subida de un Hombre Negro, or information on First Team Music please contact us or go to or .
@JoeBudden on the Combat Jack Show (@EntOneGroup)

Joe Budden on the Combat Jack Show

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Listen to the new episode of The Combat Jack Show featuring an interview with Joe Budden Here.

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@InspectahDeckWU @MCEsoteric @Bladerunner7L @BrickRecords96 'Czarface' In-Studio Footage

Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric 'Czarface' In-Studio Footage

Courtesy Brick Records.

Guests include: Ghostface Killah, DJ Premier, Cappadonna, Roc Marciano, Vinnie Paz, Action Bronson, Oh No & Mr. MFN Esquire.

As Deck states, summing it all up: “When you see our face, you see the face of hip-hop, you see the face of music in this form. People do what they do—there's techno rap and all kinds of rap out there. But this is that speaking-real-words rap. Go ahead and dissect everything we're saying, you’ll get plenty out of it.”

Video: @RahimSamad - "Nothing To Gain" (@DunnDealPR)

Video: Rahim Samad - "Nothing To Gain"

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

Bronx-bred, Tampa-based emcee Rahim Samad presents the Jeff Osborne-directed music video for "Nothing To Gain", his new self-produced single from Justice/Reformation, his forthcoming album dropping February 2013. Raised down the block from Sedgwick Avenue, where Kool Herc started hip-hop years ago, Rahim released his first album Freedom/Resurrection in 2004, which Creative Loafing said made hip-hop "sound fresh all over again."

Audio: Deliciouss T - "Top Billin TSoCold Remix"

Audio: Deliciouss T - "Top Billin TSoCold Remix"

Courtesy Tom S.

Audio Two's "Top Billin" is beyond classic. Even if you think you don't know it, the shit will sound familiar to anyone who's heard of rap music. My favorite thing about this song is that the lyrics are borderline awful at times; to wit, no one actually goes to jail for emcee assault (word to Pac and Biggie). But, none of that matters, due to the overall flavor. Purists might hate on this shit, saying I fucked with something that shouldn't be fucked with. Fuck 'em. Only the RZA can tell me what to do. This is an iconic song laced with 80s-era samples to get motherfuckers razin' the roof.

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