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MP3: J. Monday - "I Got That Work"


From Javier Sanabria:

MP3: J. Monday - "I Got That Work"

The hustle never stops! Here's the second leak off J. Monday's upcoming mixtape The Prequel, which will be re-released at the top of 2011, entitled "I Got That Work."
 
Stream/Download: J. Monday "I Got That Work"
Alternative Link @ LimeLinx

 

PR: Etana Set to Release New Album & Digital EP


From VP Records:

Etana Set to Release New Album & Digital EP

November 23, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK)  - Reggae singer/songwriter sensation Etana returns with her highly anticipated sophomore album Free Expressions in February 2011 from VP Records. Before her new studio effort hits the shelves, VP Records is releasing a digital EP entitled Free, which features three of her current hits that are also included on the album. The digital EP drops on December 7, 2010, to satisfy fans during the wait for the full-length album.

Etana deems this second album Free Expressions because she adamantly refuses to be constrained by approach or lyrical content. "This album was produced a little differently from the first, most of the sessions were less planned so there is more of a free vibe," she reveals. "I just wanted to express myself freely, write just what I want without thinking too hard about what anyone's opinion would be - just doing music as I feel to do it."

Fans are so consistently enthralled by Etana's music that several tracks from Free Expressions have already topped the charts in Jamaica and reggae charts internationally, including "Free," "August Town" and "Mockingbird." The album's first official single "Free" was produced by Kemar "Flava" McGregor and offers a somber reflection of a prolonged period of struggle endured by the artist. Its second single "Heart Broken" is equally as heartfelt with London-based producers Curtis Lynch, Jr. and Gussie Clarke at the helm.

Etana's unabashed romanticism shines on the lovers' rock tunes "I Know You Love Me" and "Happy Heart," with both tracks produced by Flava. "Move On," also produced by Lynch, adapts a neo-soul reggae fusion that laments a break-up tale that embraces life's new possibilities, as does the upbeat reggae track "My Name Is," which was produced by Stephen Stanley. She also targets those erroneous character assessments and the cutthroat competitiveness that dwells throughout the music industry on the roots rocking "Mockingbird," produced by Flava, and the hip-hop tinged "Venting," produced by Lynch.

Etana highlights her soulful side on "I Got You," produced by Specialist and Alborosie, while "Day By Day," produced by Joel Chin, offers spiritual renewal. "People Talk," produced by Rohan Dwyer and Specialist, reflects her determination to succeed against all odds in the music business.

Free Expressions also furthers Etana's reputation as a skillful songwriter as she penned 12 of the album's 14 tracks. Her regal countenance, uncompromising messages of self-empowerment and the lyrical depth of her distinctive hit-filled catalogue offers a major challenge to the dominant perception of female artists' images and identities. With Free and Free Expressions, Etana offers revolutionary changes in popular Jamaican music, one captivating, genre-blurring song at a time.

FREE EXPRESSIONS (Album)

1.      Free
2.      Mocking Bird
3.      People Talk
4.      Heart Broken
5.      I Know You Love Me
6.      I Got You
7.      Happy Heart
8.      My Name Is
9.      Move On
10.    War
11.    Retribution
12.    August Town
13.    Venting
14.    Day By Day

FREE (Digital EP)

1.      Happy Heart
2.      Free
3.      Mocking Bird

For more information on Etana, her new album Free Expressions and digital EP Free, visit her artist profile at www.vprecords.com/etana .

2 Hungry Bros x Dub MD Presents..."Open Buffet!" (Mixtape)


From DubMD84:

2 Hungry Bros x Dub MD Presents..."Open Buffet!" (Mixtape)

FEAT. FRESH DAILY x HOMEBOY SANDMAN x SENOR KAOS x P.SO
"100% 2 HUNGRY BROS PRODUCTION // PRESENTED BY DUB MD"
 
o·pen: Affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed.
buf·fet: A table from which meals or refreshments are served.
 
Its been a long time coming, and the time has finally come for the AOK Collective's 2 Hungry Bros (Deep x Ben Boogz) to bring you this nutritious audible banquet that is the "Open Buffet!" just in time for Thanksgiving! Described by Deep (2HB) as "In your face and it won't make you feel envious about not having alot of money, pornstars for girlfriends, or Satanists as friends." as they connect with the UK's Dub MD to present this exclusive FREE mixtape, and declare the buffet officially open.
 
"Open Buffet!" features every member of the AOK Collective in Fresh Daily, 8thW1, Homeboy Sandman and P.SO. Aswell as showcasing the talents Señor Kaos, I Am Many, YC The Cynic, alongside female emcee Likwuid and vocalist Janelle Renee, over some of the hardest in your face beats the 2 Hungry Bros have released to date...GRUBS UP!!!
 
01.) The Download Song (feat. Señor Kaos)
02.) Kill To Kill (feat. I Am Many)
03.) Tithes At A Eulogy (feat. Likwuid)
04.) Good Question (feat. Señor Kaos)
05.) Mouthin' Off (feat. P.SO & Fresh Daily)
06.) Fall Forward (Remix) (feat. YC The Cynic, 8thW1 & P.SO)
07.) Don't Say (feat. Janelle Renee & Homeboy Sandman)
08.) Kick 'N' A Snare (feat. Señor Kaos)
09.) What You Know (feat. P.SO, Homeboy Sandman & Likwuid)
10.) Is It True (feat. Señor Kaos)
11.) I AM (feat. 8thW1)
12.) Rabbit Punch (Part 2) (feat. P.SO & Fresh Daily)
13.) Gimmie Mine (feat. I Am Many)
 
* http://www.mediafire.com/?g2ooe2ahzwb3wik *

PR: Hieroglyphics + GOLD COIN Capsule Collection


From Audible Treats:

Hieroglyphics + GOLD COIN Capsule Collection

The Limited Edition GOLDCOIN® & HIERO Collection Arrives With Tee-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hieroman Toy, More

The Collection:

Following the release of the Hieroman toy as a teaser for the full collaboration, GOLDCOIN® and Hieroglyphics, both Bay Area powerhouses in their own right, have now released the full capsule collection, and the outcome is a jointly branded micro-product line combining the styles and backgrounds of each company.

The capsule collection consists of many pieces covering quite a wide spectrum and includes tee-shirts, a sweatshirt, laser engraved woodallions, key chains, and, of course, the much sought after Hieroman vinyl toy. All eight pieces of the collection are now available on the GOLDCOIN® and Hiero online shops. But don't expect them to be around for long; the collection and all of its accompanying pieces are limited edition.

Fans can also be on the lookout for two full collections to be given away over the coming weeks, one on the Hieroglyphics Facebook fan page and another on the Audible Treats Facebook fan page.

The Collection Pieces include:
• Hieroman Vinyl Toy
• '3rd Eye Vision' T-Shirt in Black and White
• Hiero Woodallion Chain
• Hiero Ring Keychain
• 'The Legendary' Sweatshirt in White
• 'The Legendary" T-Shirt in White/Black and White/Gold

For more information on The Hieroglyphics x GOLD COIN collaboration, please visit: http://www.hieroglyphics.com and http://www.followthecoins.com .

About Hiero Imperium Records:

Founded in 1997 in Oakland, CA, Hiero Imperium Records is Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, and the Souls of Mischief, made up of A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai. Coming off waves of success from earlier releases like Souls' '93 Til Infinity, the Hiero crew had already established themselves as a name in mainstream and underground hip-hop, and soon released their first collective project Third Eye Vision. Since then the Hiero team has been thriving in the hip-hop world, releasing a number of projects within the label as well as branching out for collaborations with the likes of Jurassic 5, George Clinton, Dilated Peoples, Q-Tip, Xzibit and Gorillaz.

Video: Cali Swag District - "KickBack"


From Greg Miller:

Video: Cali Swag District - "KickBack"


Cali Swag District | Myspace Music Videos

MP3: Stik Figa & Oddisee - "From The Top" + Album Release


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Stik Figa & Oddisee - "From The Top" + Album Release

Mello Music Group Looks Toward 2011 With New Compilation Helpless Dreamer, Out Today

The Song:

As we near the end of 2010 most will be recounting the highs and lows of the past 12 months. Mello Music Group, however, is focused on what the New Year has in store, releasing a musical appetizer, the compilation album Helpless Dreamer, showcasing the label's supreme and far reaching talent, while giving a preview of offerings for 2011. Features from Diamond District, Kenn Starr, Roc Marciano, Fresh Daily, Invincible, Buff1, XO, Magestik Legend, Tranqill, Stik Figa, Toine, and Finale are included on the 13-track compilation album, with production from Oddisee, Apollo Brown, Has Lo, Black Milk, SlimKat 78, and Just Wright.

The first single to drop, "From The Top," sees Topeka, Kansas, native Stik Figa detail his hometown and state capital city, affectionately referred to in the song title as 'Top'. For Oddisee, who co-produced the track with Dunc from DTMD, working with Stik allowed him to continue his own efforts of geographic diversification while affording him the opportunity to work with an ultra-talented emcee. “In the tradition of Diamond District, Trek Life, and Tranqill, Stik Figa is the next project in my attempt to push regional Hip Hop," says the DC native. "‘From The Top’ really gives you a glimpse into a part of the country most of us are blind too. The song, itself, shows me Topeka, Kansas through the eyes of Stik Figa.”

The Mello Music Group compilation, Helpless Dreamer, is available now while Oddisee & Stik Figa's From The Top EP will be available November 30, 2010.

Listen to Stik Figa and Oddisee's "From The Top" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Stik_Figa-From_The_Top_Prod_Oddisee.mp3 .

Free Download: Billy Drease - "Lost in Space: Volume One"


From Tony at DTR45:

Free Download: Billy Drease - "Lost in Space: Volume One"

DTR45 presents Billy Drease Wiliams' "Lost In Space : Volume One", a collection of rare, unreleased and remixed tracks available today exclusively to subscribers on Billy's Bandcamp Page. Name your price or choose to pay nothing, but be sure to check out these rare gems.

* http://billydrease.bandcamp.com/album/lost-in-space-volume-one *

Billy Drease Williams' Good Morning Amy, featuring the single "Just Doin' It", is now available. Pick up the CD from Amazon or download the MP3s from iTunes today!

* http://www.goodmorningamy.com *
* http://www.billydrease.com *
* http://www.dtr45.com *

Video: Kafani f/ Aktual, Kali Kash - "Top Shelf"


From Ameer Music:

Video: Kafani f/ Aktual, Kali Kash - "Top Shelf"

PR: Bubba Sparxxx Releases New 3-Song EP Today


From Gio at E1 Music:

Bubba Sparxxx Releases New 3-Song EP Today

NEW MATERIAL FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM, MIRACLE ON GAMBLE ROAD, DUE OUT IN SPRING 2011

(New York, NY) -- Bubba Sparxxx has begun work on his long-awaited third studio album, Miracle On Gamble Road. The album will be released on New South Entertainment/Entertainment One Music in spring 2011. Bubba is treating fans to a new digital EP, available now on iTunes. The EP features 3 brand-new songs from Bubba’s forthcoming album. They are “Get Over Me,” “Georgia,” and “Do It Twice.” 

The EP can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/a173w9 .

Bubba says, “I've traveled the world doing shows and events and met so many fans, and I consider my fans to be some of the most loyal fans there are. I'm excited to give them this music and I think Bubba fans will enjoy and embrace the EP and later in '11, the album."

First bursting upon the scene in 2001 with his Gold certified album, Dark Days, Bright Nights (which yielded the monster hit “Ugly”), Sparxxx followed up with his genre-bending Deliverance; an album that took many fans by surprise and earned the rapper much critical acclaim for being well ahead of his time thanks to its ground-breaking production. Bubba’s last album The Charm (released in 2006) spawned the massive hit “Ms. New Booty” which became one of the biggest Ringtones of all time and hit well over 11,000 spins per week at radio.

Together, Sparxxx’ 3 albums have collectively sold over 1.3 million albums in the U.S. alone.

While you patiently wait for Bubba Sparxxx’s long awaited album to drop, follow him on twitter @BubbaKSparxxx.

For more information, go to:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bubba-Sparxxx/283873798905 or www.myspace.com/BubbaSparxxx .
 
About Entertainment One

Entertainment One (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.  The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

MP3: Kanye West & Jay-Z - "That's My Bitch" (prod. Q-Tip)


From Mic Fiend Promotions:

MP3: Kanye West & Jay-Z - "That's My Bitch" (prod. Q-Tip)

* http://soundcloud.com/shodharris/kanye-west-and-jay-z-thats-my-bitch-prod-by-q-tip *


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