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Video: @Pacewon & Mr. Green f/ Snoop Dogg - "Lock Me Up"

Video: Pacewon & Mr. Green f/ Snoop Dogg - "Lock Me Up"

Courtesy Mr. Green.

Official video for Pacewon and Mr. Green's single "Lock Me Up" from their new album "The Only Number That Matters is Won" AVAILABLE NOW on Raw Poetix.  The song features BURNTmd and the legendary Snoop Dogg... Animation by Eric Hans King

@Esohel - Silence Is Golden feat. Add-2 (prod. Ricky Dubs)

MP3: Esohel - Silence Is Golden featuring Add-2 (produced by Ricky Dubs)

Courtesy Esohel.

Esohel links up with Chicago's very own Add-2 on Silence Is Golden which is produced by Ricky Dubs. Silence Is Golden is the 2nd offering from Esohel & Ricky Dubs forthcoming LP which is titled "On Purpose With A Purpose" with a release date of October 9th 2012. The 1st single was Paid Dues which featured Brooklyn's own Nitty Scott MC and is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more.

Esohel - Silence Is Gold featuring Add-2 : .

@MayhemofEMS & Jerz f/ M-Dot, Chaundon & B.A.M. - City High Rises

MP3: Mayhem & Jerz ft. M-Dot, Chaundon & B.A.M. - "City High Rises"

Courtesy Chris Figueroa.

Mayhem & Jerz bring you their latest single "City High Rises" ft. fellow EMS cohort M-Dot, Chaundon (HOJ) & B.A.M. Off their recently released collab CD "MayJerzachusetts Island" (dropped 8/31/12). Enjoy!

Mayhem & Jerz ft. M-Dot, Chaundon & B.A.M. - City High Rises (prod. by Jerz) Cuts by DJ LP2 .

Also (for anyone who missed the link on 8/31) download the "MayJerzachusetts Island" album here - .

Audio: @Moka_Only - "Airport 6"

Audio: Moka Only - "Airport 6"

Courtesy URBNET.

Album features "Plug 2" from De La Soul on track "Mr. Megahustle"
Released by: URBNET
Release date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Track Listing:

01. Sleeping Dogs
02. Ain't Broken
03. Back Back
04. The Tighten Up
05. Resistance
06. I'm In Space
07. Mr. Megahustle (Featuring Plug 2)
08. Still Gotcha
09. So Phenomenal
10. Like That
11. Goin' Down
12. To Keep Us Rollin'


With a catalogue that is unmatched by many, Moka Only is often considered to be a pioneer and driving force behind Canadian West Coast hip hop, as well as an important component in popularizing the art of freestyling in Victoria and Vancouver. In the 13+ years since his debut, Moka Only has released more than 50 albums, both solo and collaborative. He records under a variety of aliases, with the most popular being Ron Contour, Flow Torch and The Durable Mammal. He has been a contributing member of numerous groups and collectives, including Perfect Strangers, Code Name: Scorpion, Cryptic Souls Crew, The Dominant Mammals, City Planners, Nowfolk and Swollen Members, along with many others. Amongst all of that, Moka has worked with underground hip hop heroes like J Dilla, Aceyalone, OH NO, MF Doom, Buck 65, K-Os, Sixtoo and more.

But it all began rather humbly in his hometown of Victoria, BC, where Moka Only discovered hip hop culture at an early age, starting out as a graffiti artist before switching to rhyming at house parties and freestyling anywhere and everywhere alongside partner K-Prevail (recording together as Splitsphere). In 1994, Moka made the move to San Diego in order to further his rap career, creating a number of connections that he would later use to his advantage. Upon moving back to Canada in 1995 and taking up residence in Vancouver, Moka met Mad Child, and along with K-Prevail, now just Prevail, the three emcees founded Swollen Members one night at a Denny's, with Moka coining their multiple meaning name. However, a group dynamic was not for Moka and he soon moved on to a solo career.

In 1995, Moka Only started flooding the local scene with a myriad of music, quickly earning himself the nickname of "The Most Prolific" by self-releasing cassettes on an almost seasonal basis, which led to a few vinyl releases and finally album deals with a variety of labels. All the while, Moka was building a name for himself as a strong and skillful emcee with down-to-earth subject matter ranging from hip hop to fashion, from food to travel, and from love to sex. Although best known for his rapping, Moka was also building his resume as a a quirky producer with a knack for mixing live and sampled instruments. While the majority of Moka's musical output has been self-produced, his beats are also sought after by a wide range of underground artists.

With his solo career as both rapper and producer on the rise, Moka Only participated in a few collaborations with Swollen Members resulting in Moka rejoining the group for Monsters in the Closet, their 2002 collection of b-sides and rarities featuring three new songs. He remained on board for Heavy in 2003 but left again prior to the recording of Black Magic. Once again Moka had found himself confined as part of a group.

His time with Swollen Members, which also saw him signed to the Battle Axe label, resulted in three consecutive Junos, but it also meant a decrease in the amount of solo music from Moka. "The Most Prolific" returned in 2005 beginning with the release of The Desired Effect, his Nettwerk debut that realized a much greater pop potential for Moka. Unhappy with the label interference, Moka released a Japan-only alternate version under the title Dirty Jazz that was more to his liking, marking Moka's return to releasing the nearly seasonal albums of gritty, underground jams he has always been known for through labels like Camobear, Legendary Entertainment and Urbnet, as well as an occasional one-off project for various other indie labels.

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The Adam Bernard Experience #62 - Freshness a Week Early!!

Adam: "I know what you're thinking - isn't this podcast a week early? To that I say 'You're really freakin observant and pay far more attention to my podcast's schedule than I ever expected anyone to. Thanks!' Yes, this month's podcast is coming to you a week early, and it's mostly because I'm really excited to have some new songs from artists I've been playing since The Adam B Experience was on the FM dial in CT. Rugged N Raw, Hired Gun, Big Stat, and Insanate of The Other Guys were all guests on my show back in the day, and I'm extremely proud to be able to present their latest to you, along with a bunch of other really great songs. So kick back and enjoy! Follow me on Twitter at @AdamsWorldBlog or hit me up with feedback at" The Adam B Experience is 100% PODSAFE and FREE so tell your friends to download ABX right here at!

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* Rugged N Raw - Jelly Fish
* F. Stokes & Dirty Disco Kidz - Hang On Remix
* Hired Gun - Ghost of Ocean Avenue
* Hopie Spitshard - Heartbeats
* Jesse Abraham - I Ain't Shit, I'm The Shit
* Collin E, Big Stat, & Tahmell - Handz On The Wheel
* Toussaint Morrison - Get Popular
* The Gecko Brothas - Hands High (Keep Running)
* Jonny October - Opera
* The Other Guys w/ Childish Gambino - Most Wanted
* Notar - Crown
* Mad Dukez - Buy Run Green

Download: Kool Keith feat. U-God - "Heavy Champagne"

Download: Kool Keith feat. U-God - "Heavy Champagne"

Courtesy Junkadelic Music.

Kool Keith performing live: September 14th (Vancouver, Canada) , September 15th (Nelson, BC), October 7th (Cambridge, MA).

FREE DOWNLOAD: Kool Keith Feat U-God "Heavy Champagne" ( Produced by Kool Keith) .

Audio: @TrelMack - "Inspired By Greatness Intro"

Audio: Trel Mack - "Inspired By Greatness Intro"

Courtesy Q the Question.

With the new EP "Inspired By Greatness" to drop September 4th from Philadelphia artist Trel Mack here is the Inspired By Greatness Intro ft. Q The Question.  The track is produced by Flawless Tracks (Wale,etc).

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PR: Phoenix Da Icefire - Quantum Leap Album

PR: Phoenix Da Icefire - Quantum Leap Album

Courtesy Tom @ NoCurePR.

South East London rapper Phoenix has dropped a superb mix tape with Baptism Under Fire. This is a CD you’ll either want to chill out to or be compelled to play to everyone you know in order to get them into it too.

It’s a lengthy (but never dull) twenty two track 78 minute excursion into top quality UK Hip-Hop. Phoenix’s highly lyrical and fluid rhyming is complimented by the small selection of guests who join him, these include J Da Exodus, Masikah and AKS.

It is a mixtape, but what is a mixtape these days anyway, just a set of tunes a bit too rough for an album release? If this is the case, you might wish to prepare yourself to be blown away when Phoenix drops his album proper.

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Video: @TheStereoBoyz - "RayBanz"

Video: Stereo Boyz - "RayBanz"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

It has been 2 weeks since the official release of "RayBanz" and the Stereo Boyz couldn't be happier with the results. 15.000 views on YouTube, blog posts all over the Net and most importantly, positive feedback from fans, DJ's and Radio.

Video: @Wyclef Announces His First Book (@MDotOnTop)

Video: Wyclef Announces His First Book

Courtesy Dax TV.

 "One on One with Mdot"

Friday August 24th 2012 @ Daddy's House Studios in NYC...

New Book "Purpose" coming out September 18th 2012
in this interview Clef also talks about his new label "All Handz On Deck",
his definition of Justice, The Drake Phenomenon and more... 

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