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Scheme & DJ Scend - Two Turntables and a Mic : NO I.D. Series

From Scheme 773:

Scheme & DJ Scend - Two Turntables and a Mic : NO I.D. Series

Here is the 2nd installment of Scheme and DJ Scend's "Two Turntables and a Mic : Series"

This time around they go in over some NO I.D. production. They are switching it up with this series and dropping the audio first, but expect the video to drop next week on my Scheme's YouTube Channel.

For now check out the audio of the new series below - Presented by Molemen Records x SRNC x Ruby Hornet

Scheme & DJ Scend - Two Turntables and a Mic : NO I.D. Series ( - .

Scheme & DJ Scend - Two Turntables and a Mic : NO I.D. Series (Soundcloud) - .

Audio: Oddisee - "I'm From PG"

From Mello Music Group:

Audio: Oddisee - "I'm From PG"

Oddisee has a busy and fruitful year ahead of him.  "Odd Seasons" which is out today via Mello Music Group, is just the beginning of a string of releases coming out in 2011 that will surely satisfy die hard fans and newcomers alike.
"Odd Seasons" is the the culmination of four separate seasonal EPs created over the course of a year and for the first time, all four seasons have been mixed, mastered, refined and polished.
Today, enjoy one of the album's standout tracks entitled "I'm From PG," an ode to his hometown, declaring "I'm From PG, I rep DMV!"  Jeff Weiss for LA Times commented on the song "For those new to Oddisee, it's a worthy introduction: sinuous soul music firmly rooted in a sense of self and place."
Enjoy and feel free to post and share.
Oddisee "Odd Seasons" In Stores Now!!!
Oddisee "I'm From PG" (Free Download): .

MP3: Ugly Tony f/ Termanology - "Use Your Mind"

From Fly Def Music:

MP3: Ugly Tony f/ Termanology - "Use Your Mind"

Now available for free download is Ugly Tony's 2nd single "Use Your Mind" featuring Termanology x Don K.Sen x IDE. "Use Your Mind" is taken from Ugly Tony's debut album "At Nightfall" that is now available via Fly Definition Music.

Ugly Tony "Use Your Mind" (Free MP3 | Fly Definition Music)

Video: Amante Da Prez - "Million MCs"

From Journees Music Enterprises:

Video: Amante Da Prez - "Million MCs"

MP3: Joe Budden - "Implodes" (prod. J. Cardim)

From Zack Einhorn:

MP3: Joe Budden - "Implodes" (prod. J. Cardim)

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Video: Lyrics Born - "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" Behind the Scenes

From Trevor/Biz3:

Video: Lyrics Born - "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" Behind the Scenes

Mixtape: Wais P the Pimp - "It's In the Game"

From Matt Diamond:

Mixtape: Wais P the Pimp - "It's In the Game"

For those eagerly awaiting the release of Wais P‘s mixtape, your prayers have been answered.  After a strong promotional campaign, which included the release of the video for the DJ Premier produced "You See It", we are pleased to present you with his latest offering, It’s In The Game.  The mixtape features all new material, boasting production by Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, DJ Premier, Statik Selektah, Sebb, Frequency, Shuko, The Engineerz and more. Featured artists include Termanology, Maffew Ragazino, Ras Kass and Tone P.  From top to bottom this mixtape plays more like an album and is an incredible effort from Wais P, but don’t take our word for it... It's In The Game!*

DOWNLOAD | It's In The Game: .

Video | "You See It" (prod. by DJ Premier): .

MP3/Video: Dinner At The Thompson's - "Running"

From Audible Treats:

MP3/Video: Dinner At The Thompson's - "Running"

The Song:

Dinner At The Thompson's is excited to celebrate the release of their new album, Off The Grid, and in doing so are giving fans a special treat with a brand new song, "Running," which also serves as the latest single from the album. With "Running," sultry singer Lucille Tee and innovative producer/multi-instrumentalist Fablive crafted a song that strays in sound from all their previous singles, instead utilizing a frenetic, string- and horn-driven track that, as the song title implies races along. Lucille's lyrics, in turn, spin a fitting tale centered around the never-ending search for fulfillment.

And the suspenseful song inspired an equally suspenseful video, overseen again by Parisian director Guillaume Cosson. Immediately after waking, the duo are shown frantically running around town, on a never-ending bustle, while the live-action footage is embellished with unique animation, also seen in their previous video for "It All Began," a sly trick that helps to create cohesion between the group's visuals. Wielding his super-powered Akai MPC, Fablive turns thugs into mini robots, street graffiti into a get-away car, and a dead-end alleyway into a doorway, while Lucille hits the high notes throughout the entire high-octane song.

Download Dinner At The Thompson's "Running" here: .

Watch the video for "Running" here: .

MP3: Gutta - "Tommy Boy"

From J-Ronin:

MP3: Gutta - "Tommy Boy"






Gutta is a hardcore Hip-Hop artist and super lyricist from Phoenix, Terrazona. Gutta got his start and break with the Society of Invisbles in 05 after they were signed to indie label Baby Grande in NY. He then began his solo career linking up with DJ J-Ronin of All Elements to release his solo mixtape debut Heads Will Roll. After hearing the mixtape Baby Grande resigned Gutta as a solo artist and released Heads Will Roll the Blue Sky Black Death version worldwide. Gutta has toured and worked with several major artists such as Jedi Mind Tricks, Wu-tang, Non Phixion, R.A. The Rugged Man, KRS-One, Necro, Mr HYde Chino XL, Sav Killz, Illa Ghee, Verse, Sick Jacken, Block Mccloud, Army of the the Pharoahs, Planet Asia and many more

Gutta was quiet in the hip-hop scene due to a stint in prison. However upon being released Gutta and others started a crew called VietKong and put out a mixtape hosted by DJ J-Ronin entitled Animal Planet. Despite the good reviews, personal differences within the crew lead to the crews breakup.

Gutta is now fully focused on his solo career and his new movement Block Settaz. He is also member of the All Elements crew and a member of the underground hardcore group Damage INC ( w/ Necro, Chino XL and Mr Hyde) slated for release in early 2012 on Psychological Records.

The next solo project is entitled The American Werewolf in London hosted by DJ J-Ronin and DJ Shortee Blitz ( Kiss FM London) soon to be followed by the Solo debut album Pain.

MP3: Socalled - "Sleepover" (Klezmer Rap)

From The Musebox:

MP3: Socalled - "Sleepover" (Klezmer Rap)

Just passing through to let you know about Montreal’s super producer and Jewish world music mashup wizard Socalled. Somewhere between folktronica, electro-funk, neo-soul, and hip hop, exists SoCalled and his Klezmer sampled beats.

[MP3] Socalled - "Sleepover" .

[VIDEO] Socalled - “Sleepover” video .

His new album Sleepover will be released May 17th in the U.S. via MB3 Records (Royskopp, The Zoobombs) with a physical to come later this summer.

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