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@TheDoubleAB & @DubSonata - "Some Bullsh!t" f/ @SeanMandela

Video: Double A.B. & Dub Sonata - "Some Bullsh!t" f/ Sean Price & Scram Jones

Courtesy Audible Treats.

New York City rapper Double A.B. will release his new album, the collaborative effort with producer Dub Sonata, Media Shower. The album, being released via Man Bites Dog Records, is classic New York hip-hop – all deftly chopped samples, slick wordplay, and vivid storytelling – and includes features from the likes Roc Marciano, Evidence, Cannibal Ox, and Rhymefest. Also featured on the album are Sean Price and Scram Jones, both of whom show up on the latest single from Media Shower,"Some Bullsh!t."

@AlOneTheRemedy "Mixology" f/ Tash (Tha Alkaholiks) & DJ Spark

MP3: Al-One (Sandpeople) "Mixology" f/ Tash (Tha Alkaholiks) & DJ Spark

Courtesy Heaven Noise.

9/17 was Al-One’s birthday and to celebrate it he’s giving away a new single and having a sale on his bandcamp page.  “Mixology,” featuring Tash and DJ Spark, is an ode to drank off of Al-One’s recently released #WORK album.

Download: “Mixology” ft. Tash & DJ Spark (prod. Trox) .

The Alumni! @KwameDidIt @DaRealMonieLove @MrClassicFlavor @SpecialEd @DanaDaneMedia @TheAlumni1

Videos: The Alumni! Kwamé, Monie Love, Chubb Rock, Special Ed & Dana Dane

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Hip Hop legends Chubb Rock, Special Ed, Kwamé, Dana Dane and Monie Love have come together to form The Alumni. This collective has joined forces to educate, entertain and reinvigorate the Hip Hop culture and music lovers everywhere!

Now all this history doesn't mean life is organized, and being friends in Hip Hop doesn't always translate into getting along. The crew has been capturing moments from their initial get-together to preparing for shows this Fall, and aside from the smoothness of the music, life with The Alumni is usually just a hilarious hot mess!!

Check out the new vlogs below, introducing you to The Alumni movement like only they can!

About The Alumni:

Chubb Rock was discovered and produced by his first cousin ,DJ / Producer Howie Tee. He first appeared on the national scene with his 1988 self-titled debut Chubb Rock, followed by 1989's And the Winner Is... The latter produced the minor hit "Ya Bad Chubbs" which garnered air play on Yo! MTV Raps during that time.

His 1991 release The One reached #13 on Billboard's "Top Hip-Hop/R&B" chart for that year. Three singles from that release, "Treat'em Right", "Just The Two Of Us" and "The Chubbster", made it to #1 on Billboard's "Top Rap Single" chart list for the same year.

Chubb Rock was a member of the 1995 incarnation of the Crooklyn Dodgers, a rap act that also featured O.C. and Jeru The Damaja. Chubb has spent the last several years as radio personality for the top rated syndicated Classic Flavors show on WBLS. Rock also has an acting and voice-over career  that's in full effect.

Kwamè was just 16 when he released his debut album Kwamé the Boy Genius featuring A New Beginning in 1989, which was produced by him and executive produced by Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor. A New Beginning was his backing band, and Kwamé was one of the rare emcees at the time to use a live band. The album spawned the singles "The Man We All Know and Love" and "The Rhythm."

The accompanying music videos featured a polka-dot motif in the costumes and production design. This became Kwamé's trademark, and started a Hip Hop fashion trend as fans began wearing polka-dotted clothing.

In 1990, his second self-produced album A Day in the Life: A Pokadelick Adventure was released. It was a concept album about a day in the life of a high school student, and spawned the hit singles "Oneovdabigboiz" and "Ownlee Eue."

In 2002, Kwamé reemerged as a music producer nicknamed "K-1 Million." He worked for many artists such as LL Cool J, Mary J. Blige and Dru Hill. In 2004, he had a major success as the co-producer (with Eminem) of Lloyd Banks' smash hit song "On Fire". In 2005, he had even more success with Will Smith's "Switch".

Kwamé continues to work steadily as a music producer and has since returned to using his real name. To date, Kwamé has produced and contributed to records selling over 30 million copies.

Special Ed is best known for the songs "I Got It Made" and "I'm The Magnificent", produced by Hitman Howie Tee and released in 1988 on the Youngest in Charge album, recorded when Ed was 15-years-old. The album sold more than half a million copies. In 1990, he released his album Legal, the title a reference to his turning eighteen, with the singles "Come On Let's Move It and "The Mission".

He was later a member of Crooklyn Dodgers, an ad hoc group who came together to perform for the Spike Lee films Clockers and Crooklyn, and he performed "Crooklyn" with Shillz on the 2003 compilation album MuskaBeatz. Ed released a third solo album, Revelations, with the single "Neva Go Back" in 1995, with the track "Freaky Flow" receiving a remix by DJ Premier.

In 2004, Ed released the album Still Got It Made on his own label, SEMI.  Ed at present is building his SEMI records and OSSE (Old School Special Edition), a record label and promotions company respectively.

Dana Dane's career began as part of the Kangol Crew with fellow MC Slick Rick. Dana Dane's debut album, Dana Dane with Fame, peaked at #46 on the Billboard album chart, #2 on the Billboard R&B chart and was certified gold three months after its release. His biggest hit in the United States was "Cinderfella Dana Dane", which peaked at #11 on Billboardmagazine's R&B charts in 1987.

Dana is the first solo artist from Brooklyn to sell gold (over 500,000 units). Dana was also nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for best album of the year. Dana is a former on-air personality for SiriusXM satellite radio, and is also a published author. At present, Dana runs a multi-media production company developing Music, TV and Film content.

Monie Love, in the late 1980's, was signed to the London based record label-Chrysalis Records. She achieved chart success with hits: "Grandpa's Party", "Monie in the Middle" and "It's a Shame." Love quickly became a well­-respected figure in British Hip Hop, and made an impact with American Hip Hop audiences as a protégé of female American emcee Queen Latifah, as well as through her membership in the late 1980s/early 1990s Native Tongues.

Love was one of the first BritHop artists to be signed and distributed worldwide by a major record label. Signed to Warner Brothers for the US and Canada, Love achieved acceptance among her U.S. peers and received Grammy nominations for "Monie in the Middle" and "It's a Shame."

In the 90's, Monie took a break from the music scene to raise her growing family. These days, Monie can be loudly heard on Sirius XM with her "Ladies First Show". She is a budding author, and this fall she will be releasing a cookbook with her brother, Monie & Wills Foodie Fav's, and her memoire, No Love Lost.

Most recently, Monie Love formed The Ladies First Women's Empowerment organization. Currently, Monie travels, performs, hosts and DJ's and has a thriving voice-over career.

Video: Alabama Stand Up 2.0 Official DVD Trailer (@TekSupport)

Video: Alabama Stand Up 2.0 The Official DVD Trailer

Courtesy O'Third Ent.

#ALABAMASTANDUP  Alabama Stand Up 2.0 The Official DVD Trailer

Video: Sean Price - "I See" (@SeanMandela @MacMediaPromo)

Video: Sean Price - "I See"

Courtesy Matt B.

Sean Price 'Mic Tyson' album out October 30th on Duck Down Music.

Song produced by Quelle Chris
Video Directed by Rome York
Mic Tyson Artwork by Raphael Tanghal

Video: @TriggDaKidd 'Road to TriggaNometry 101' Vlog #1

Video: Trigg Da Kidd 'Road to TriggaNometry 101' Vlog #1

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Pontiac, Michigan rapper Trigg Da Kidd is SO ready for his new street album TriggaNometry 101 on September 25! In his latest vlog, Trigg takes us on a tour of the Take Over Music Group (TOMG) offices for an inside look to how their hard work is coming together!

Video: The Niceguys "Overtoast" Uncensored (@265Nice)

Video: The Niceguys "Overtoast" Uncensored

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

The Niceguys let it rip in their uncensored video for "Overtoast" from the James Kelley album! Check out the fresh cuts in this Danny Ocean-directed visual - from Yves' shimmering waves to pretty ladies in the smokey night air!

MP3: Mike Classic - "Stay Up" (@MIKE_CLASSIC)

MP3: Mike Classic - "Stay Up"

Courtesy SPLIF.

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Link: Trae Tha Truth Release Party (@TraeABN)

Link: Trae Tha Truth Release Party

Courtesy BF Blasts.

Watch as a start studded lineup of artists, actors, and comedians join 3 Little Digs in celebrating the release of Trae Tha Truth's "Blackprint" . Hosted by Mali Hunter, Groove Chambers, and Grand Hustle; guest of the night included T.I., Waka Flocka, Lloyd, Tony Rock, Lil Duval, DJ Scream, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, DJ Smallz, Sha Stimuli, Dorrough Music, Rolls Royce Rizzy and more.

T.I., Waka Flocka, Lloyd, Tony Rock, Lil Duval, DJ Scream, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and more at Trae Tha Truth Release Celebration from 3 Little Digs on Vimeo.

PR: O.C. x Sureshot Symphony Solution (@NatureSounds)

Press Release: O.C. x Sureshot Symphony Solution

Courtesy Nature Sounds.

Unveils new remix series, releases first remix "Time's Up" // Elegant Aggression in stores September 25

O.C. x Sureshot Time's Up (Remix) - .

With his debut album Elegant Aggression set to hit stores on September 25th, the latest edition to the Nature Sounds family is launching a new remix series.  On Elegant Remixes, Sureshot Symphony Solution will be giving classic tracks across all genres a funky, psychedelic makeover.  First up is O.C.'s classic "Time's Up," which gets laced with funky live drums and powerful horn stabs courtesy of Sureshot.  Elegant Aggression features vocals from Ohmega Watts, Coultrain, Myron & E, The Mighty Pope, and more.  Pre-order here: .

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