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MP3: Konc-Turn'al f/ K-Young - "If U Wanna"

From J. Melo:

MP3: Konc-Turn'al f/ K-Young - "If U Wanna"

Knoc-Turn'Al hooks up with label mate and extremely talented singer/songwriter K-Young for the official radio single off Knoc's forthcoming "Knoc's Ville" album. The track is titled "If U Wanna" and is produced by Komplex. Three of Treacherous Records' most talented musicians deliver which is sure to not only be a radio smash, but the catchiest single of Knoc-TurnAl's illustrious career which has marked collaborations with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Timbaland and many more.

"If U Wanna" (feat. K-Young) (Prod. By Komplex)

Best Buy recently approached Treacherous Records/Hoopla Media Group and the three parties finalized a last minute deal to give Best Buy the first week exclusive on the release of "Knoc's Ville." Due to there newly found partnership, the album has been postponed from it's original January 11 release date to a date no later than March 2011.

MP3: Slaughterhouse f/ Dres - "Back on the Scene"

From Coalmine Records:

MP3: Slaughterhouse f/ Dres - "Back on the Scene" (prod. by M-Phazes)

Slaughterhouse's new single "Back On The Scene" featuring Dres (Black Sheep) dropped over the weekend.  The track is produced by the homey M-Phazes who's off to a great start in '11 with production credits for Slaughterhouse and Talib Kweli.  You can peep the track here.

Slaughterhouse, hip-hop's quadruple threat consisting of Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9", Crooked I & Joell Ortiz have returned with "Back On The Scene", the first single to their self titled EP which drops on Feb. 8th. The track is produced by none other than Australia's Aria Award winning producer M-Phazes (goooood gracious) and features a guest appearance from Dres (Black Sheep).


MP3: Santell f/ Jermaine Dupri - "Dance Floor"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Santell f/ Jermaine Dupri - "Dance Floor"

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MP3: Salemme f/ Verse Simmonds - "Meet Me Tonight"

From Major Music:

MP3: Salemme f/ Verse Simmonds - "Meet Me Tonight"

Up and coming Hip-Hop talent Salemme has decided to leak the first single off his album "Empire". Titled "Meet Me Tonight" and features Verse Simmonds of Interscope Records. Salemme will be shooting a video for the single in Febuary and is looking for models and extras.

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"Meet Me Tonight" can also be found on Verse Simmond's latest mixtape "V The Compliation Vol. 2" which was hosted b DJ Ill Will at .

Video: Be Revolutionary - Episode Two w/ Tazzy B

From Revolution Media Group:

Video: Be Revolutionary - Episode Two w/ Tazzy B

Video: Lil Trouble - "War"

From Yo! PR:

Video: Lil Trouble - "War"

MP3: Savant & Big Meridox - "The Beat & the Best"

From Savant:

MP3: Savant & Big Meridox - "The Beat & the Best"

The first #CrashCourse check point of 2011 makes a stop in Tucson, AZ as Savant links with one of the city's staples, Viet.Kong.General stalwart and renown microphone bully, Big Meridox. Directly inspired by Meridox's most recent release (the energetic and bone shattering, "If Not the Best, Then At Least a Beast"), the Jelo Jeleń laced jawn "The Beast & the Best" sees the two emcees provide audio illustration of album's title.

Song Title: The Beast & the Best (prod. by Jelo Jeleń)
-  1st verse: Big Meridox
-  2nd verse & Hook:  Savant

Video: 3rd Rail Jam w/ Raekwon - Venomous2000 & DJ Priority Open

From Johnny Nobody:

Video: 3rd Rail Jam w/ Raekwon - Venomous2000 & DJ Priority Open

MP3: Charlie Wilson & The Gap Band's Hip Hop Legacy

From Semp Rok:

MP3: Charlie Wilson & The Gap Band's Hip Hop Legacy Mixed by DJ Synapse

Copy: The influence of Uncle Charlie Wilson on r&b and hip-hop is extraordinary. From being the main force in the legendary Gap Band, who's classic songs "Yearnin For Your Love", "Outstanding" and "Dropped A Bomb On Me" have been sampled in countless hip-hop, r&b and pop songs, to being featured on many newer artist's current songs. Join DJ Synapse, who takes listeners through some of the greatest Charlie Wilson compisitions and Gap Band songs, and the songs that sampled them, as well as newer songs by Kanye West, T-Pain and Lil Kim that have featured the seminal r&b star.

Make sure to look out for Charlie's new album "Just Charlie" and the single "You Are" which is getting mega-airplay on urban radio.

Track Listing: Outstanding: Charlie Wilson & The Gap Band's Hip Hop Legacy: Mixed By DJ Synapse

1. Yearning For Your Love - Gap Band (Original)
2. Runnin' (Jay Dee Remix) - The Pharcyde (Samples "Yearnin' For Your Love")
3. Life's A Bitch - Nas (Samples "Yearnin' For Your Love")
4. The Joy FT. Pete Rock, Jay -Z - Kanye West
5. There Goes My Baby - Charlie Wilson
6. All Of The Lights - Kanye West (Feat. John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys, Fergie, KiD CuDi, Rihanna & Elton John)
7. Download (Remix) - Lil Kim Ft. T-Pain, Charlie Wilson, The-Dream & Soulja Boy
8. Computer Love Remix - Zapp Feat Shirley Murdock & Charlie Wilson
9. Boy You Knock Me Out - Tatyana Ali feat. Will Smith (Samples "Outstanding")
10. Happy - Ashanti (Samples "Outstanding")
11. Summer Bunnies  - R. Kelly (Samples "Outstanding")
12. Alright (Humps For Your Trunk Mix) - Kris Kross (Samples "Outstanding")
13. Da B Side - Da Brat Feat. Notorious BIG (Samples "Outstanding")
14. Every Little Thing I Do - Soul Four Real (Samples "Outstanding")
15. Outstanding - Gap Band
16. Blow Your Mind - Redman (Samples "Outstanding")
17. Snoop's Upside Ya Head - Snoop Dogg Ft. Charlie Wilson
18. Oops Upside Your Head - Gap Band
19. Mo Pussy - DJ Quick (Samples "Oops Upside Your Head")
20. Burn Rubber On Me - Gap Band
21. Humpin' - The Gap Band
22. Supa Sexy - Charlie Wilson Feat. T-Pain
23. You Dropped A Bomb On Me (Remix) - Gap Band
24. Fake Hair Wearing Bitch - 2 Live Crew/No Face (Samples "Oops Upside Your Head")

About DJ Synapse:

Synapse has been a fixture on the New York scene for over 10 years, and he's known as a "culture purveyor", as he schools his audiences on way more than just music. His connection to the founders of DJ culture is undeniable, becoming respected by the originators, and the new guard.

MP3: Black Bobby - "The Prince Akeem Theory"

From Black Bobby:

MP3: Black Bobby - "The Prince Akeem Theory"


I'm dropping this today for FREE as an A-Side/B-Side single with The Prince Akeem Theory on the A-Side and my 6'7' Flow on the B-Side.

The Prince Akeem Theory is dedicated to the memory of my good friend from Tufts- Naeem Webster.  He died in a terrible car crash on the way home, late, Thanksgiving Eve and his body was burned beyond recognition.  Naeem was a great dude.  He loved Hip-Hop.  He wanted me to get him the Rick Ross Diamond Supply hat from Foot Soldiers.  He was also a big Kanye fan.  I wrote this song with him in mind and I think he'd appreciate it a great deal.  So, the actual "Prince Akeem Theory" is something I came up with to describe my mission.  I left a successful career in politics in Boston to be here living Hip-Hop.  I literally had a moment (in NYC) where I felt like Prince Akeem throwing away his crown for love.  I think following your dreams is more important than a pay check.  But, my theory is that by chasing my dreams I will get what I ultimately really want.

The B-Side singe is my 6'7' Flow over the Bangladesh beat that Lil Wayne used for his single.  I know a gang of rappers are on this beat already but none of them are me.  I haven't heard anyone in Miami on it.  And, I crushed it.  I wanted to pair this single with the other to further illustrate that I'm an Indie rapper, not underground.  My music is a little of both mainstream and underground.  And, I plan to keep it that way.

I'm planning a big Hip-Hop show for April 3rd.  I don't have many details yet but I can tell you that we're basically trying to throw a show with live acts in one room and Dubstep DJs in the other room.  For me, this will be one of my last performances in Miami before I head to DC.  I'm doing some time there in the late Spring networking and setting up shows.  Then, this summer I'll be on a mini-tour.  I have show invites in DC, NYC, Chicago, Boston and NJ for the Atlantic City Film Festival.  I'm thinking about opening a Kickstarter account to raise money to fund the tour.

THANKS for all of your support.  Check out the tunes and let me know!


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