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Lil Boosie Found Not Guilty in Murder Trial



Rapper Lil Boosie has been found not guilty of murder, WAFB reports. Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, was cleared of charges of first-degree murder in the 2009 death of Terry Boyd after a jury deliberated over the case for nearly two hours.

The prosecution had argued that the killing was a murder-for-hire ordered by the rapper and executed by his henchman, 17-year-old Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding. Lil Boosie's defense countered that there was no evidence to suggest that the rapper had beef with Boyd and that detectives had trumped up the charges to benefit their police department.

Lil Boosie's trial concluded around 2:44 p.m. today after six days of testimony from 27 witnesses. Though the rapper is off the hook for this charge, he is currently serving an eight-year prison term on drug charges and is being held in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.


Cypress Hill and Rusko Confirm June 5th Release For Album

From Jay Dryburgh:

Cypress Hill and Rusko Confirm June 5th Release For Their Highly Anticipated Collaboration 'Cypress x Rusko'; Watch "Lez Go" ft. Travis Barker Now

Hip-hop legends Cypress Hill and Dubstep DJ/Producer Rusko have announced the release date for their highly anticipated collaborative effort Cypress x Rusko, to be released by V2 / Cooperative Music digitally June 5th and physically July 17th. Featuring the striking, signature sound of Cypress Hill alongside Rusko's unmistakable beats, the 5-track EP shows the full capabilities of two music pioneers combining forces to create yet another raw and unfiltered sound.  The video for "Lez Go" was released today via their "Tweet to Fill The Bong" contest in which Cypress Hill and Rusko let the fans dictate the release date by spreading the word on Twitter. "Lez Go" features performance footage from their 2012 SmokeOut performance, which included special guest Travis Barker on the drums.

MP3: Twista f/ Tia London - "Ain't Too Young Now"

MP3: Twista f/ Tia London - "Ain't Too Young Now" (prod. Traxster)

Courtesy M3W.

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Random a/k/a @MegaRan Updates From Cali

Random a/k/a Mega Ran Updates From Cali

What up everyone. I just had to email y'all and say THANK YOU SO MUCH for the kickstarter help! When the smoke cleared we reached an amazing $15,400!! Wow!

So the album is done, the video game and comic are being worked on, the music video treatments are underway, an I have you to thank!

Backers should be getting their early copies of Language Arts Vol 1 this week. The rest of you, be ready for May 22!

Get equipped by checking out this awesome new interview i did last night, with everything you'll need to know about LA, as well as my thoughts on the shocking death of MCA of the Beastie Boys.

California on my mind.

Right now I'm at a rest stop in Mexicali, CA,, on the way to a few appearances in the Golden state. If you're around:

Tonight 9:00 - performance @ The Airliner w/Elzhi.

Get tickets:



PR: Boston Emcee Dagha & Project Tree Announce Two-Song Single

From Jerry Graham:

PR: Boston Emcee Dagha & Project Tree Announce Two-Song Single

May 2012 (Boston, MA)-One of Beantown’s most consistent emcees, Dagha has announced the release of a two-song single with Project Tree on May 11th. Though they have performed together numerous times in the past few years, the two songs (Let It Go and Mama Africa) mark the first time the emcee and the live band have released material together. Composed of guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion and at times backing vocalists and acoustic instruments, Project Tree bring a roots reggae and R&B sensibility to Dagha’s conscious but fierce lyrics. The live pairing has performed alongside such notables as Insight, Moe Pope, Ayanna Pressley, Colonel McGovern, Lisa Bellow, Big Drift, Edan, Mr. Lif and Euloge of Benin.

The two songs will be part of the full-length album “Complex Simplicitree" that Dagha and Project Tree are preparing for a fall 2012 release. Known for his deep timbred voice and funky flow, Dagha’s vocals has graced tracks with the likes of his Boston brethren, Mr Lif, Insight, Al-J and EDO.G. Many fans know him for his classic appearance on long time comrade Edan’s “Beauty And The Beat” album (2005). Appearing on the track “Rock And Roll” Dagha also was featured heavily in Edan’s live show for several years after, constantly touring the world including the U.S., Europe and Japan.

A leading proponent of “grown man rap” Dagha bared his soul to classic sounding east coast boom bap on his last full-length album 2008’s The Divorce (Lewis Recordings). That album lyrically captured his tumultuous marriage and the dissolution of that union while not holding back on the real life decisions and mistakes he’s made. In 2010 Dagha also dropped an EP for Noise Is The Trigger, his project with New York beatmaker Psych Major which had appearances from Smoothe Da Hustler, Lil Dap and Al-J.

Backing up his lyrics, Dagha has been able to use his rhyme skills to empower urban youth becoming the Education Director for Boston of national non-profit organization, America Scores. In this position Dagha implements poetry and rhyme-writing curriculum to 10 Boston area public middle schools and trains instructors to fill this role at each school. Dagha and some of his students were featured on CNN as well as being recognized by President Obama for their achievements working with young people.

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MP3: Nefew, Shakes & Rapper Big Pooh - "Change the World"

From Melanie J Cornish:

MP3: Nefew, Shakes & Rapper Big Pooh - "Change the World"

From the impending project, lyrically crafted by Nefew and Shakes with production down to multi-platinum producer Nottz, CHANGE THE WORLD features the presence of Rapper Big Pooh.

Direct Link .

MP3: B.o.B & O.A.R. - "Champions"

MP3: B.o.B & O.A.R. - "Champions"

Courtesy M3W.

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MP3: DJ Soko - "Stand Up" (prod. Apollo Brown)

From Mello Music Group:

MP3: DJ Soko - "Stand Up" (prod. Apollo Brown)

DJ Soko and Apollo Brown, two thirds of acclaimed group The Left, command you to “Stand Up.” For this brazen order, Soko enlists Brown on the boards and the incomparable mic skills of Guilty Simpson and Hassaan Mackey.
The 4th installment in Mello Music Group’s monthly 7” series finds Apollo finessing a triumphant horn loop that would make Pete Rock proud, while Soko adds personality to the beat via a scratch chorus made up of declaratives from past classics by Pharoahe Monch and M.O.P.. Motor City rhyme animal Guilty Simpson stomps into the track, providing a sixteen bar reminder why he’s one of the fiercest on the mic today. Low Budget’s Hassaan Mackey takes the baton from Guilt, inviting you to take his lines “like a razor to the throat.” Two raw MC’s going for theirs over an equally unprocessed beat; there is little gloss present here, this is meat-and-potatoes rap for hungry heads.

Free Download:  DJ Soko "Stand Up" (produced by Apollo Brown) featuring Guilty Simpson & Hassaan Mackey .

MP3: Presice f/ Sufreshalot, Telli - "Get Ya Head Right (Remix)"

From Sariya Peters:

MP3: Presice f/ Sufreshalot, Telli - "Get Ya Head Right (Remix)"

Here's something NEW off Presice's "Sound Therapy" project which Drops this Monday!  Presice - Get Ya Head Right [REMIX] Feat. Retro Kid's own Surfreshalot, Telli of NinjaSonik and battle rap star Charlie Clips!

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MP3: NYCE - "24/7 Remix" @514mruptown

From Asher:

MP3: NYCE - "24/7 Remix"

I want to update ya on Montreal hip hop artist NYCE who has been keeping busy in studio and shows. He was just recently on the cover of Vandala Mag for April and toured across Canada with Freeway and opened for Raekwon (Wu Tang) back in March along with releasing his music video Fam HC.

Now he's letting let loose his next single, his third from his upcoming album "Certified" set to be released on Montreal label Hustle Cartel Ent.

Here's the link to the new single - 24/7 Remix - (please feel free to embed and share link)

and here's links to his past music videos and singles

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Twitter -!/514mruptown

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