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MP3: Virtuoso f/ Del, Vast Aire - "Bay of Pigs"


From Big Bang Records:

MP3: Virtuoso f/ Del, Vast Aire - "Bay of Pigs"

    The hot new single from Virtuoso off of his soon to be released full length album “The Final Conflict” (Available 11/26/10 on Big Bang Records) links Virtuoso with long time collaborator and lyrical legend Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Def Jux phenom Vast Aire, and Pidi T for “The Bay of Pigs” . Produced by Blue Sky Black Death, “The Bay of Pigs” is sure to introduce every real hip-hop head to the fierce lyricism that has become Virtuoso’s trademark.

    Downloads:

    Dirty Version:
    Main: http://www.mediafire.com/?o97xr77g7u37bgd .
    Alternate: http://hulkshare.com/d50enyvokgxk .

    Full Single (Clean, Dirty, Instrumental, and Acapella):
    Main: http://www.mediafire.com/?iipref7tsh0xrzy .
    Alternate: http://hulkshare.com/80bgoizi86f4 .

MP3: Rihanna ft. Eminem - "Love the Way You Lie Pt. 2"


From M3W:

MP3: Rihanna ft. Eminem - "Love the Way You Lie Pt. 2"

* http://tinyurl.com/EminemRihanna2 *

MP3: M.I.G. feat. Red Cafe - "I Got It"


From BF Blasts:

MP3: M.I.G. feat. Red Cafe - "I Got It"

* http://www.mediafire.com/?enjtw7k9krwey9s *

MP3: Jah Cure f/ Mavado, Rick Ross - "Like I See It"


From M3W:

MP3: Jah Cure f/ Mavado, Rick Ross - "Like I See It"

* http://tinyurl.com/2w9ucbl *

MP3: KRS-One - "The Cypher"


From Who Got Next:

MP3: KRS-One - "The Cypher"

* http://tinyurl.com/KRSOneCypher *

Video: Trademark Discusses Super Villain Issue 3


From iHHD:

Video: Trademark Discusses Super Villain Issue 3

MP3: Scheme f/ Kamilah Sumner, YP - "Just Maybe"


From Scheme:

MP3: Scheme f/ Kamilah Sumner, YP - "Just Maybe"

DJ RTC (RubyHornet) - "I'm trying to write my own future, literally."

Here is something new from my forthcoming mixtape, On Deck.  It is one of my favorite tracks on the project, and was given to me by Scheme.  The song is also on the Scheme's Same Rebel, New Cause Deluxe Edition, which will be available November 9th.  "Just Maybe" features YP, and when teamed with Scheme, they represent two of the best emcees in Chicago's underground.  I enjoy working with Scheme and YP, because their work ethic and follow through rank amongst the best in the Windy City.  Kamilah Sumner vocally shines on the chorus, demonstrating the reason she is also building a buzz.

The song focuses on the musical aspirations of all involved, with Scheme and YP both detailing their sacrifices to meet their goals.  The overall hope is that they avoid a Van Gogh like fate, and live to reach their musical success.

Scheme's Deluxe Edition of Same Rebel, New Cause drops 9th.  He will be celebrating the release on November 17th at The Darkroom (Chicago) with performances by Scheme, Mic Terror, Add-2, YP and others. 
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Scheme - Just Maybe feat. YP & Kamilah Sumner : http://www.box.net/shared/alpan4xf59 .

MP3: Spice 1 f/ Roscoe, Yukmouth - "Bloody Murda"


From M3W:

MP3: Spice 1 f/ Roscoe, Yukmouth - "Bloody Murda"

* http://tinyurl.com/Spice1BloodyMurda *

Video: Roach Gigz - "Can I Rap"


From Audible Treats:

Video: Roach Gigz - "Can I Rap"

MP3: The Left - "Frozen" Feat. Kool G Rap


From Audible Treats:

MP3: The Left - "Frozen" Feat. Kool G Rap

Queens Legend Kool G Rap Teams Up With Detroit Up-and-comers, The Left

The Song:

"Frozen," featuring Kool G Rap, is the latest song off of Gas Mask, the debut album from Detroit hip-hop trio The Left, comprised of producer Apollo Brown, rapper Journalist103, and DJ Soko. An ominous introduction of horns and a chanting vocal sample setup the hard-hitting lyrics of "Frozen." Ironically eloquent, the first verse of the track is a metaphor comparing the addictive nature of dope to The Left's music: "From the time you stick the disc in/ It's the same feeling that a heroin addict gets when he sticks the syringe in/ I put you in a deep nod, back and forth constant/ Once I get in your system there's no way you can stop it... I make you spend that last for that work in that plastic." It's evident that throughout the song, The Left and Kool G Rap, together, possess a certain maturity that enables them to transform something raw and gritty into a relatable and accessible piece of music. According to DJ Soko, the main inspiration for "Frozen" derives from the "drive and hunger for dope music, and the lengths that people will go to get their hands on the newest, best music."

For Apollo Brown, it was his own quests for the best music that brought him to wanting to work with Kool G Rap on the album. "I've always wanted to do a joint with Kool G. Rap," says the rising producer. "He's without a doubt one of my favorite emcees of all time. He and Journalist just fit the beat, and meshed on the song as a whole. Journalist came in the studio to cut the song and I surprised him with the vocals from Kool G. Rap and we just went from there."

The Left's Gas Mask, featuring appearances from Guilty Simpson, Kool G Rap, Finale, Invincible, Marv Won, and more is available now via Mello Music Group.

Download The Left's "Frozen" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/The_Left-Frozen_Ft_Kool_G_Rap.mp3 .

The Background:

The Left began as a simple phone conversation between two artists displaying mutual respect for each other's craft. Detroit staples Apollo Brown (Producer) and Journalist 103 (Emcee) turned the prospect of a couple random songs into an album considered by many tastemakers to be the best underground hip hop LP of 2010. Shortly after starting the album in early 2009, the duo brought in DJ Soko to provide cuts for the album and act as the official DJ for The Left's live performances. Gas Mask is indeed The Left's debut album, but the rookie producer Apollo Brown has certainly been accumulating accolades as of late. In 2008 he won the producer showcase at Scribble Jam. Then, in 2009, Apollo won the Detroit Red Bull Big Tune Championships and went on to the Atlanta Finals. In 2010 he signed with Mello Music Group and made waves with his scorching debut album, The Reset. Meanwhile, The Left's mic master, Journalist 103, is just as seasoned. Despite this being his first wide public display, he worked with the legendary Detroit emcee Proof of D12 before his passing.


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