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Uncommon Presents "Save the Horn" for East African Famine Relief

Uncommon Presents "Save the Horn" for East African Famine Relief

Courtesy Uncommon Records.

Uncommon Records humbly presents our 2nd "Pop Up Album", Save the Horn.  All proceeds from Save the Horn will be donated to Charity:Water which builds water wells in the 3rd world.  They are currently raising funds to finance a drilling rig that can dig multiple wells in the country of Ethiopia.  All of the dollars donated to Charity:Water are verified to be going toward specific wells via Google Maps and photos that are directly associated with the dollars.  Even their overhead comes through a separate income source.

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Save the Horn will only be available for one month (10/28-11/28), we will then donate all funds raised from the sale of the album and it will never be available again.  This creates a rare piece of music in the digital format.  The album contains 16 songs for only a $5 donation, although we would encourage you to donate more if you can.  Let's tell you about the album:

Save the Horn features music from Uncommon's roster like Acid Reign, Adam Warlock, Atari Blitzkrieg, Pruven, Short Fuze, Taiyamo Denku, Masai Bey, DCK VNNGT along with collaborations with fellow Progressive Hip-Hoppers like JunClassic, Billy Woods, Megabusive, Aeon Grey, Passive65ive, Carl Kavorkian, Zesto and more.  The list of producers banding together is also impressive including Nasa, Agartha Audio, IV the Polymath, Black Tokyo, Waatu, Bond and others.

The opportunity to present staunchly Progressive Hip-Hop like this in a joint effort to raise money for a worthy cause is an honor.  We were able to make a difference with Japan Earthquake Relief earlier this year with a similar project, now we need to send the same love to Africa.  Thanks to everyone that takes part, and enjoy the tunes!!!

We encourage you to spread the word about this special project via blog, airplay or social network. .

Video: MGK "Kellyvision 22" f/ 50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather

Video: MGK "Kellyvision 22" f/ 50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Video: Napoleon Da Legend - "The Elixir"

Video: Napoleon Da Legend - "The Elixir"

Courtesy NDL.

The Next installment from Crazy Al Cayne's Sugar Cayne Experiment Vol#1 featuring DMV area MC, Napoleon Da Legend.

Elixir: In this age of economic uncertainty, war, violence, greed, corruption, swag, big money rap, hoe rap, and general anxiety, Napoleon Da legend and Sugar Cayne concocted an Elixir to absorb in your system to help break up some of societies ailments.

Video: A.R.A.B. f/ TASK1Ne - "Ima Monster"

Video: A.R.A.B. f/ TASK1Ne - "Ima Monster"

Courtesy First Dirt.

First Dirt releases the official music video for "Ima Monster" featuring TASK1NE off of A.R.A.B.'s sophomore album The Trojan Horse.  Download "Ima Monster" and other songs from The Trojan Horse at

The idea of the video was developed towards a Halloween scary movie theme.  The scene consists of A.R.A.B. (Timothy Rhyme) preying on a young female victim (Marcia Anne Rosales) and seducing her into coming back to his house for a drink.  After spiking her drink, he drags her into the garage where he and TASK proceed to torture her.

Audio: Chance - "Vera Wang"

Audio: Chance - "Vera Wang"

Courtesy of Semp Rok.

Chance has now released the final version of his latest single "Vera Wang". For those scouring the internet, a previous version was released in the summer, not to be confused with this version of the track. It is the first official single off his upcoming album Made in Yonkers, distributed by Empire Distribution. Vinny Bucks joins Chance once again by producing a fly track that simply rides as Chance delivers his high-time lyrics.

Download Clean: Right Click HERE
Download Dirty: Right Click HERE
Stream/Download (All versions): Click HERE
BPMs: 65

Video: Sadistik & Kristoff Krane - "Higher Brain"

Video: Sadistik & Kristoff Krane - "Higher Brain"

From Sadistik.

I wanted to let all of you know the latest updates and announcements regardiing my music, because there has been a lot this past week. First of all, I just released the new music video for the song "Higher Brain" from my latest album "Prey for Paralysis" with Kristoff Krane (Completely produced with live instruments by Graham O'Brien). In addition to this debuting our latest project, this is also my directorial debut. I wrote, produced and directed this music video so I really hope you enjoy it.

Video: Sands on Sports #78 Featuring Rashaan Ahmad

Video: Sands on Sports #78 Featuring Rashaan Ahmad

From BUKA Entertainment.

The hip hop and sports talk show featuring J. Sands. This show will have in-depth sports analysis along with hot sports opinions from your favorite rap artists and more.

Video: Nina B f/ Skyzoo "Picture This" (Produced by 6th Sense)

Video: Nina B f/ Skyzoo "Picture This" (Produced by 6th Sense)

Courtesy Matt B.

Up-and-coming femcee Nina B has stepped into the Booth with her latest street album, The Bo$$tress 2 (B*tch I'm Back).

The sequel to her 2008 debut mixtape, the project features 14 original cuts from the Bronx-born, Brooklyn-raised spitter. Included on the project are reader-approved leaks "Picture This" and "Sky So Gray."

Joining Nina B. on the guest tip throughout Bo$$tress 2 are Skyzoo, Torae and CurT@!n$. Beats come courtesy of Nascent & QB, 6th Sense, Optiks and more!

Video: Smoker's Club Tour Invades Detroit City & Indiana KFC

Video: Smoker's Club Tour Invades Detroit City & Indiana KFC

Courtesy Nancy B.

This might be Marcus Manchild's first national tour but he is certainly not handling his business like a rookie. Peep the way he and the AMG boys made Detroit their own during that stop on the Smoker's Club Tour.

How does a van-full of high young men entertain themselves in between tour stops? Side tours. In this Cloverdale, IN KFC side tour Marcus and the AMG hype-men bum rush a couple's trailer park lunch date and get dap from what looks like a couple of old Amish ladies.

MP3: Rosalind f/ Maza of StartYourOwnRebellion "People Fall"

MP3: Rosalind f/ Maza of StartYourOwnRebellion "People Fall" prod. by SoundwaVVe

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Here is "People Fall", the new single from
singer/songwriter Rosalind
featuring Maza of StartYourOwnRebellion!

"People Fall" was produced by SoundwaVVe, and appears on Rosalind's new mixtape
CocoaButter N Vitamin E, Part 1!
Feel free to share this single, along with the full CocoaButter N Vitamin E, Part 1 download with your readers!

CLICK HERE to download "People Fall" via Hulkshare .

CLICK HERE to download CocoaButter N Vitamin E, Part 1 or get streaming player via Hulkshare .

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