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MP3: Quanstar f/ Akil the MC - "Heard it All Before"


From First Team Music:

MP3: Quanstar f/ Akil the MC - "Heard it All Before"

Here's a new song from Quanstar featuring Akil The MC of Jurassic 5. It's called "Heard It All Before" from his current album, The Underdog. 05 Heard It All Before feat Akil The MC.mp3.

Video: Lefty f/ DJ Icewater - "Kill the Messenger"


From Bash Bros.:

Video: Lefty f/ DJ Icewater - "Kill the Messenger"

PR: Senor Kaos Performing at A3C Festival


From The Kaos Effect:

Senor Kaos Performing at A3C Festival

There has been a LOT going on lately. For starters I had two records drop this past week. The first one was a joint I did with Brooklyn NY DJ/Producer, Dj Eleven (The Rub, BrooklynRadio.net). I've known Dj Eleven for about 5 years now. When we first met, he didn't know I was an emcee, and I had no idea he made beats. We would run into each other in different cities over the years, and became real cool peoples. Early this year we decided to cook up some music together. This is the first of a few records you will hear from me and Dj Eleven.
 
DOWNLOAD: Señor Kaos & Dj Eleven - Til You're Dead (Twice The Verses Mix)

Señor Kaos & Dj Eleven - Til You're Dead (Twice The Verses Mix)

Back in August I released a Digital Single via I-Tunes for 2 songs: "Bad Bad Man / Strange Day" via So Flo Ent.
 
Bad Bad Man featured ATL's own Ekundayo and Stat Quo and received a GREAT response. Shouts to all the Dj's, Blogs, and people that supported the record. I still say my "Bad Bad Man" Record is > Than a 5 Hour Energy Drink. So if you need that pick me up, just press play and BOOM!
 
Now it's time to hit you off with the B-Side "Strange Day."  On this record I tell a story of the inevitable hold ups in life, and some of the things that happen in one crazy day in the ATL.
 
DOWNLOAD: Señor Kaos - Strange Day (Produced By Sweatbox Productions)

Señor Kaos - Strange Day (Produced By Sweatbox Productions)
 
If you are in ATL next weekend Oct. 7th-9th
Señor Kaos will be performing for the 2010 A3C Hip Hop Festival.
 
I will be speaking on a panel Friday Oct 8th. The topic is Social Media & Networking. It starts at 4pm at the Masquerade (695 North Ave)

I will performing twice on Saturday Oct. 9th.
 
I will be at the High Water Music Showcase in the day time 5pm at the JakPrints Stage and will be performing again that same evening at 11pm at the Red Bull Stage.
 
There are over 250 artists performing over the course of 3 days. Everyone from Buckshot, Jean Grae, Rhymefest, Camp LO, Erick Sermon, J-Live will be in town to take part of the festivities. DON'T SLEEP!!! Get your tickets for A3C ASAP. Also to see the official roster of who's performing and when, check out the official A3C Website.

* http://www.a3cfestival.com/ *

Video: Moon Blazers - "Show Stopper!"


From Domination Recordings:

Video: Moon Blazers - "Show Stopper!"

MP3: Chris Young f/ Del the Funky Homosapien - "Stoned"


From Chris Young:

MP3: Chris Young f/ Del the Funky Homosapien - "Stoned"


CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD/LISTEN NOW:

http://chrisyoungtherapper.bandcamp.com/track/stoned-feat-del-the-funky-homosapien-2

Hollywood, CA — Lyrical dynamo Chris Young the Rapper releases his first single, “Stoned" via the world wide web. This comes 10 days before the release of his highly anticipated mixtape, The 1991 EP.

"The record is a ode to the golden era of hip hop. When beats had soul and the rhymes meant something," said Cisco Adler, who produced the set of songs and heads up Young's label Bananabeat Records.

“Stoned,” returns the listener to the glory days of hip hop. Del The Funky Homosapien, innovator and legend, is featured on the track in classic form. Del, who most recently worked with the likes of powerhouse producer Dan "the Automator" Nakamura and the alternative hip hop group, Gorillaz, served as a huge inspiration to Young for 1991.

“The song has horns that put you in the mode of classic 90’s breakbeats with lyrics from Del and I that are very colorful and visual,” Young said.

Following up the release of his successful, Valuepack Mixtape, 1991 cements Young as a powerful hip hop presence. In addition to Del the Funky Homosapien, Young has worked with heavyweights like Cobra Starship, Shwayze, and Tabi Bonney.

For more information on Chris Young the Rapper and to watch a commercial for 1991, visit http://chrisyoungtheartist.com/. To hear his mixtape, Value Pack, visit http://chrisyoungtherapper.bandcamp.com/album/value-pack. For information about Del The Funky Homosapien, check out http://www.delthefunkyhomosapien.com/.

L.I.F.E. Long - It's Bigger Than Stronghold


Sometimes I say an Artist Of The Week feature has been a long time comin, and when it comes to L.I.F.E. Long that phrase couldn’t be more fitting. I first met L.I.F.E. Long in the very early 2000’s through Dyalekt, who introduced us when we bumped into each other on the street. L.I.F.E. Long hit me with a copy of the 2000 Writers Guild EP, The Writers Guild! (which I still have, red paper insert and all) and I continued to follow his career, as well as the major moves his crew, Stronghold, were making in New York City’s underground hip-hop scene. We saw each other at shows every now and then and kept in touch.

Now a heck of a lot more is on L.I.F.E. Long’s plate, so we sat down to discuss the multitude of albums and collaborations that he’s been working on, his thoughts on the development of New York’s underground hip-hop scene, and why he thinks the L.I.F.E. Long of today would really get along with the L.I.F.E. Long of ten years ago.

Read the full interview at: http://adambernard.blogspot.com/2010/10/artist-of-week-life-long.html

Free Music Friday: 1st of the Month


Dub Kweli Mixtape



[Imagine Talib Kwlie music over dub. Famous masher/DJ Max Tannone does it for ya!]

Link:
http://www.dubkweli.com/


Moe Green :: Rocky Maivia: Non Title Match



[Straight from Vallejo is Moe Green and he's challenging all jabronis and roody poots to a challenge if you don't believe he goes hard. Check this out and you'll smell what the Green is cooking.]

Link:
http://moegreen.bandcamp.com/album/rocky-maivia-non-title-match


Naledge :: Naledge is TwentySomething



[Fans of Kidz of the Hall will appreciate this. In fact, fans of hip-hop will appreciate this.]

Link:
http://widget.uproxx.com/b/52/http://usershare.net/wye8vrfr8ewn

Ra the MC :: Heart of a Champion (Free Album)

Ra The MC - The Heart Of A Champion

Link:
http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/rathemc-heart-champion/

Skillz + Jazzy Jeff + J.Period :: Infamous Quotes



[Skillz, Jazzy Jeff, J.Period. PERIOD!]

Link:
http://www.jperiod.com/skillz/

That's it for the "1st of the Month Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....



Busy Signal - "My Way" Mixtape - by DJ Khaled & DJ Karim


From VP Records:

Busy Signal - "My Way" Mixtape - by DJ Khaled & DJ Karim

* http://tinyurl.com/BusySignalMyWay *

'ReCon' (Mixtape) - 90s Classics Remixed


From Coalmine Records:

'ReCon' (Mixtape) - 90s Classics Remixed

Upcoming beat-smith Confidence is pleased to present his debut mixtape, ReCon.  The MA-based beat-smith carefully resurrects 16 classic's from the mid-90s on this hour long mix, all without compromising the authenticity of what made these tracks so iconic.  For good measure, DJ Grazzhoppa, the 1991 European DMC champ, cuts & blends the tracks together, showcasing turntablism at its finest hour (celebrity DJs & Serato newbies need not apply).  ReCon features some of the 90s most time-honored cuts from O.C.'s "Time's Up", Black Moon's "How Many Emcees" & CNN's "T.O.N.Y", to some underground treasures circa the Stretch & Bobbito era, e.g. Big L's "American Dream" & Big Noyd's "Recognize & Realize".  The only thing ReCon is missing is a tape deck...don't sleep!

DOWNLOAD - ReCon (Mixtape):

 

Video: Baige O'Bannon - "2 Eazy"


From Zack Einhorn:

Video: Baige O'Bannon - "2 Eazy"


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