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Video: Duck Down 15 Year Anniversary Tour

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Video: Duck Down 15 Year Anniversary Tour

Duck Down 15 Year Anniversary Tour from Duck Down Records.

MP3: Wais P feat. Black Rob - "I'm a Hustler"

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MP3: Wais P feat. Black Rob - "I'm a Hustler"

Wais P (feat. Black Rob) - I'm A Hustler by Diamond Music Group

Wais P joins forces with former Bad Boy turned Duck Down Records recording artist Black Rob for "I'm A Hustler" produced by Team Demo (50 Cent, Wale).

"I'm A Hustler" | MediaFire:


MP3: Pete Rock + Neak = "Neak Rock"

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MP3: Pete Rock + Neak = "Neak Rock"

What up Fam. Hope all is well. Today I am proud to present to you the 1st single from "Neak Rock" (Neak+Pete Rock=Neak Rock) "What You Know About" featuring Mike Schpitz, Slot-A & Drunken Monkeee. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Mulatto Patriot.

"Neak Rock" Dropping 10.26.10 Presented by,
Prefix Magazine, Fake Shore Drive, Refinedhype & Ynotmydream.

A conceptual mixtape by Neak, spitting over all Pete Rock Production.
Features Include: Add-2, Ang-13, Mike Schpitz, Slot-A, DJ Goersch,
Drunken Monkeee, F.A.B.L.E., Sincerely Yours,  DJ Moppy, NidaNasheeda & Simeon Viltz (Primeridian) on trumpet. All recorded, mixed & mastered by Mulatto Patriot.

"Neak Rock" Chicago Listening Party Saturday 10.23.10
5-8pm @ Jugrnaut 427 South Dearborn St.

Follow Neak on Twitter: @neak_undefined

Much Love
MP3: Neak "What You Know About"
Featuring Mike Schpitz, Slot-A & Drunken Monkeee
Engineered by Mulatto Patriot (Please Post)
what you know about

Download - Neak "What you Know About" .
"Neak Rock" Chicago Listening Party
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Video: Slakah the Beatchild - "B-Boy Beef"

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Video: Slakah the Beatchild - "B-Boy Beef"

Video: Sands on Sports #57 Special Guest Jeru the Damaja

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Video: Sands on Sports #57 Special Guest Jeru the Damaja

Video: Trills - "The Caress"

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Trills - The Caress from the "Trills Presents: EARGASM" MIXTAPE

Audio: Cesar Moreno - "Shawty Got A Aaay"


Cesar Moreno is the complete Hip-Hop package. As an artist and a producer, the Newark, NJ native is finally starting to gain recognition as one of the next hot stars to come out of the Garden State. His diverse background and hunger to be the best are what separate him from other up and coming MC's and producers. Also bi-lingual Cesar isn't scared to show his Afro-Latino pride and rap in English and Spanish and has also collaborated with reggaeton artist to show his diversity as an MC. His new single "Shawty Got A Aaay" from the mixtape album "3rd World Hustle" will be available on iTunes this November. The album will have features from Armageddon of Terror Squad, Lady Luck, Panama Da Spanish Kid from the Hit HBO series "The Wire", International Reggaeton Superstar DJ Black and more. Be on the look out for Cesar Moreno, Hip Hop's next star from Jersey!





Black Rob Inks Deal With Duck Down Records


Black Rob is the newest affiliate of Duck Down Music. The former Bad Boy, Harlem rapper is poised to release his first studio album in over five years. This past May, Black Rob was released from prison after serving four years for failing to show up to a previous sentence hearing for a grand larceny charge. Over the past seven months Black Rob has returned to the studio where he's always felt most comfortable.

Black Rob explains the LP is a "testimony of what I stand for and how I feel. The people have been asking for true hip hop music, and that's what I'm giving them. I stayed away from features. I've been away for 4 joints, so I feel the people deserve to hear me. When I came home, I went right to work, and didn't have time to reach out to cats. On my next project you will get that. As for producers, I have some up-and-coming cats on there. I believe in giving cats a chance. As far as named producers you may hear a joint or two from Buckwild, Self Service, Bishop, Scram Jones and Pete Rock." 

On his decision to work with Duck Down Music, Black Rob reveals that he "always respected their movement and also been a fan of their music. If I'm going independent why not go with a team I respect, and they have always had a true family setting & environment."

During the course of his career, Black Rob has recorded several successful projects. In 2000, he released Life Story, which has sold over 1 million units & featured the well-known single, "WHOA!" Five years later, he returned with The Black Rob Report, which surpassed sales of 100,000 units. Again, five years later, Black Rob is readying a new album entitled Game Tested & Street Approved.

Fans in New York City will get to see Black Rob perform at the Duck Down VS Blacksmith CMJ Showcase on October 19th at Le Poisson Rouge located on 158 Bleeker St (between Thompson and Sullivan) at 10PM. 18+ event. Tickets are only $20. The first CMJ Badge holders to arrive will receive free access (limited-number).

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Audio: Sharpe Eye Witty - "No Place Like Home"

Sharpe Eye Witty

No Place Like Home

(Produced By The Man Called Sunday)

From The Forthcoming Album "No Place Like Home"

Armed with a metaphoric arsenal of melodic hollow points and soulful arrows, SHARPE EYE WITTY, Raleigh, North Carolina’s resident man on the street, brings his brand of “true realism” to the game with his latest offerings. In a current environment dominated by Southern influenced music, Witty has decided to go against the grain and delivers an honest, heartfelt, and intelligent collection of life’s joys and pain in verse. Sharpe's latest single "No Place Like Home" describes the struggles of life that the MC undergoes everyday.


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Video: Travis Barker & The Cool Kids - "Jump Down" [3D Version]

 Travis Barker Releases 3D Video of

"Jump Down" with The Cool Kids

"...Travis Barker explodes onto the solo scene with his new video for “Jump Down” featuring rap duo, The Cool Kids."
– Myspace Music

"Good looks all around."
– Fake Shore Drive

"Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids joined forces with top-notch drummer Travis Barker for his new project Give The Drummer Some and banged out a dope track called “Jump Down” which is a fresh combination of both of their sounds." 
– Blind I For the Kids

On the heel of rave reviews for this seemingly effortless cool track, "Jump Down", Travis Barker, along with The Cool Kids, bring you their equally breezy 3D video. The LA-set video features Travis pounding out beats on his drums while Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks (The Cool Kids) rap over them. Friends and family hang out with this team, impressing with tricks on their bikes, spraying graffiti, showing off rad cars. The feel is part skate film, part 90s west coast rap video, with the added twist of being in 3D.

Fans who downloaded the Mp3 of "Jump Down" off of and shared it, received a pair of 3D glasses to view the video. If you haven't received your glasses, you can still do so by purchasing any of the official "Jump Down" t-shirts over at

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