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Video: Radioinactive f/ 2Mex, La Caution - "Mint Tea"

Video: Radioinactive f/ 2Mex, La Caution - "Mint Tea"

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

LA emcee Radioinactive was part of Log Cabin, the '90s crew that included a young Murs and Eligh. Rolling Stone and URB co-signed him soon after he rapped as a goat on "Farmer's Market Of The Beast" from producer Omid's 1998 compilation Beneath The Surface, also featuring Dilated Peoples and Freestyle Fellowship. He dropped the solo albums Pyramidi, Free Kamal and Soundtrack To A Book. He collaborated with his crew Shape Shifters on Shape Shifters Was Here, and Daedelus and Busdriver on The Weather. Now, fresh back from three months traveling the Sahara Desert with a band of Tuaregs, he dons one of Quincy Jones' old suits in the Tucker Capps-directed music video for "Mint Tea."

Free DL: Vic Freeze x Madd Caesar - "Oakland, Ohio"

Free DL: Vic Freeze x Madd Caesar - "Oakland, Ohio"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

8 airplane flights, countless hours, and several power naps later, "Oakland,Ohio" was born. Ohio native, Vic Freeze teams up with Northern California beat makers Madd Caesar to bring you a glimpse into their world.  The album features guest appearances from Paulie Rhyme, Solis Cin, Satellite High, Cyph4, Purple Team, and Rey Resurrecion.

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About Vic Freeze:

So how was Vic Freeze born? The beat machine had the same 4- bar loop playing in the small Ohio dorm room. The mic was hung down from the ceiling like a punching bag. For hours, he and his college roommate, Paul Richardson aka Paulie Rhyme, would work on their craft to hone the art of songwriting, rhyming and performing. As a result, after some dedication and hard work, Vic Freeze has shared the same stage with legends such as: Krs-One, Big Daddy Kane, Del, Wu-Tang, and Talib Kweli.From early on gaining respect on Cleveland mixtapes, performances at underground clubs, and local airplay, the sky is the limit for this genuine hip-hop artist. In late 2005, Vic put together a collection of material called Watch For Ice on The Bridge Vol.1. The unique but polished sound garnered knock and respect in the streets, selling copies out of his trunk. After touring with The Green Giants Tour in early 2008, Vic recorded the single "Now” featured on DJ Green Lantern's MySpace Invasion Mixtape series. His first national mixtape, it showed that not only hip hop heads but mainstream music appreciated his sincerity and feeling behind his songs. In 2010, after returning to the road on The Jose Mateo Tour with Paulie Rhyme and Rey Resurrecion, he is proving he is ready to turn the corner. In early 2011 he will release his first LP "The Reluctant Star" on Browntown Wreckords. Vic Freeze is a potent emcee with a fresh flow who brings the streets and the world together over rugged hip-hop tracks. A pure lyricist who emits positivity through trial and tribulation but touches everyone with honesty and his “live before you speak” attitude.

About Madd Caesar:

Madd Caesar is the collaborative effort of two producers: Madd Hatter and Nero Caesar.Madd Hatter is a hip hop producer and DJ based in Oakland CA while Nero Caesar is a hip hop producer and Emcee based in the Excelsior district of San Francisco. Their beats are the perfect example of modern hip hop that sees the future while preserving the spirit of the classics all real hip hop fans enjoy. Peep the style, get at your boys, the bar is open for business.

Video: Boog Brown - "Shine (Nick Tha 1Da Remix)"

Video: Boog Brown - "Shine (Nick Tha 1Da Remix)"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

Today, Boog Brown teams up director W. Feagins, Jr of High Impact Multimedia to create a straight forward visual representation for DMV producer Nick Tha 1Da's remix of Shine.   The song appears on Boog's Brown Study Remixes and will also appear on Nick Tha 1Da's upcoming album Give Tha Drumma None.  Boog's lyricism on Shine strikes a perfect balance between rugged and emotive with a stolid lyricism that bends her words into a concise rhyme pattern that nimbly graces Nick's soulful and driven remix.

MP3: Papoose - "Trayvon Martin Tribute" (prod. DJ Nu)

MP3: Papoose - "Trayvon Martin Tribute" (prod. DJ Nu)

Courtesy BF Blasts.



MP3: Kurtis Blow Jr. - "The Anthem"

MP3: Kurtis Blow Jr. - "The Anthem"

Courtesy Who Got Next.

Kurtis Blow Jr. (aka Kurtis Cloud) has been grinding, putting out album quality music that he feels his fans deserve over the past few years, and his hard work is finally paying off. He has a world wide tour locked in, reaching from Europe to Japan, dates on Bad Boy’s own Machine Gun Kelly’s “Hostile Takeover” tour with Tech N9ne, all which will assist him in reaching new crowds. To coincide with all his touring Kurtis plans to introduce to the world his first EP “Champagne Dreams & Purple Clouds”, an iconoclastic hip-hop project that was inspired by Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”, slated to drop mid first quarter.


Music: Animal Nation - The Basement Tapes Vol. 1

Music: Animal Nation - The Basement Tapes Vol. 1

Courtesy URBNET Records.

Points: URBNET presents Animal Nation's latest full length release entitled "The Basement Tapes Vol.1". The eight-track album takes old Animal Nation favourites that have slowly evolved throughout the years to adapt to their ever-changing live set, and has them recorded live on the floor of their basement level studio.

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File Under: Alternative/Hip-Hop

Some songs are live-set staples that get played at every show (The Fez, Wooden Rollercoaster), some are classics that never got the proper attention they deserved when released the first time around (The Corner of Broadway), and some are banjo driven re-interpretations of previous hits (Party Animals Reprise). Animal Nation - The Basement Tapes Vol. 1 is now available for digital download at URBNET and iTunes.

This Whistler, BC based Hip-Hop trio is currently on tour with dates as follows:

Mar 29: Penticton Voodoo's
Mar 30: Rossland The Flying Steamshovel
Mar 31: Nelson The Royal
Apr 04: Lethbridge The Slice
Apr 05: Calgary The Shamrock
Apr 06: Saskatoon Amigo's
Apr 07: Saskatoon Scratch Club
Apr 08: Banff The Rose & Crown
Apr 09: Golden Rockwater Bar & Grill
Apr 10: Invermere Bud's Bar & Lounge
Apr 12: Revelstoke Regent Inn
Apr 19: Whistler Doc Branigan's
Apr 21: Whistler Savage Beagle
Apr 21: Whistler Telus Ski and Snowboard Festival
Apr 27: Pemberton Pemberton Hotel

PR: Living Legend's Aesop's New Single "Believe It's True"

PR: Living Legend's Aesop's New Single "Believe It's True"

Courtesy Trevor Seamon.

Black Aesop. Yes, that's right. Not to be confused with Aesop Rock or Asap Rocky, Black Aesop of Living Legends is currently signed to 3sixty5 Records and in the studio making music. Based in the Fresno, CA Black Aesop started with the Legends since 92 but has remained in the background, playing second fiddle to Murs, The Grouch etc. "Believe its True" marks his triumphant return to the game. He will also be on PAID DUES 2012 with Living Legends.

"Believe It's True" produced by EAT machine, is the first single off Black Aesop's forthcoming Summer LP "The Black Aesop Project"

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To listen click HERE

Video: Sean Price - "Ruben Blades" @MysterdL

Video: Sean Price - "Ruben Blades"

Courtesy Matt B.

Sean Price is "rather unique / funky like I ain't take a bath in a week.”  A taste of what's in store from Sean Price's 'Mic Tyson' album out THIS year on Duck Down Music.  Produced by PF Cuttin | Video by Myster DL for ILL Mannered Films @MysterdL.

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MP3: Scheme x Oscar Castillo - "Shoebox Sessions 1"

MP3: Scheme x Oscar Castillo - "Shoebox Sessions 1"

Courtesy Scheme773.

What's good homie? Hope all is well brotha. I released the first session of this new series I am working on and wanted to see if you could please post it. Thanks for the support.

DOWNLOAD LINK: (Zip File with Song, Artwork and Lyrics)

MP3: Bob Sinclair f/ Pitbull & Fatman Scoop - "Rock the Boat"

MP3: Bob Sinclair f/ Pitbull & Fatman Scoop - "Rock the Boat"

Courtesy BF Blasts.



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