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MP3: MarkmyWords f/ Blame One, Chino XL - "Dying Breed"

From MarkmyWords:

MP3: MarkmyWords f/ Blame One, Chino XL - "Dying Breed"

I just released the lead off singles to my upcoming album Fall From Grace
coming soon from Disturbia Music Group. Please help support by spreading the
word in whatever direction you can. I hope you like what you hear!

Dying Breed ft Blame One & Chino XL produced by Sinuous

Wage War produced by Y-Test

Wage War Video

MP3: Lupe Fiasco - "The Show Goes On"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Lupe Fiasco - "The Show Goes On"

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MP3: Ralphy Boy - "King's Scribe"

From DubMD84:

MP3: Ralphy Boy - "King's Scribe"

As the pending December release of Ralphy Boy' upcoming mixtape "Hear Me, Feel Me" approaches, he's back with another exclusive freestyle from it, this time over the classic "Nas Is Like" track produced by the legendary DJ Premier, re-penning it "King's Scribe"...
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On "King's Scribe" he drops some gems in what he calls a letter from a leader to the people. He gives insight on the responsibilities of one who has been blessed with a gift. Stay tuned for updates on the new mixtape "Hear Me, Feel Me" out December 2010.

PR: CL Smooth - "The Emancipation of Corey Penn"

CL SmoothFrom Todd Davis:

CL Smooth - "The Emancipation of Corey Penn"

October 30th 2010


October 30th 2010 -- Nearly fours years removed from that of his super-solid, yet commercially overlooked debut solo outing, American Me, New Rochelle, New York's very own prodigal son, Corey "CL Smooth" Penn, returns with his highly anticipated sophomore follow-up, the aptly titled, The Emancipation of Corey Penn.

Fresh on the heels of his 2007 American Me companion piece, The Outsider, a collection of exclusive remixes, brand new tracks, as well as "live" recordings, the poetical half of the seminal "Money Earnin' Mount Vernon" rap duo, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, has been pouring his blood, sweat and tears into this upcoming second solo effort.

As a collective, Pete Rock & CL Smooth released three projects All Souled Out (EP) in '91, the critically acclaimed Mecca and the Soul Brother almost a year-to-the-day later, followed by their final group offering, The Main Ingredient, in November 1994.

With an extensive catalog chocked-full of some of Hip-Hop's most important, i.e. classic, records; "The Creator (Remix)," "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)," "Straighten It Out," "Lots of Lovin'," "One In a Million," "Take You There," "I Got A Love" and "Searching," Pete Rock & CL Smooth, both together and alone, have continually managed to blaze major trails every step of the way.

Earlier this month, a deluxe box set of Mecca and the Soul Brother was released, which contains a remastered CD, a disc of remix materials, instrumentals and acapellas, a poster, as well as a detail oriented collector's booklet.

The self-proclaimed "Caramel King" is in the midst of wrapping up work on his forthcoming magnum opus, The Emancipation of Corey Penn, and has also reunited, yet again, with Soul Brother #1, a.k.a. The Chocolate Boy Wonder, for a national tour performing a variety of select dates, with more to be announced shortly.

The Emancipation of Corey Penn
is due out late 4th Quarter/Early 2011 -- Stay tuned...

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PR: Coalmine x Flüd "Nu World" MC Contest

From Coalmine Records:

Coalmine x Flüd "Nu World" MC Contest

Coalmine Records & Flüd Watches are calling on MCs Far & Wide to enter the "Nu World" MC Contest.  Artists, please submit your best verse by Monday, November 8th for a chance to have your verse featured on the New World Remix EP.  Winner also receives a limited edition Coalmine x Flud watch.  Click on either of the links below to download the contest assets which include the main & instrumental version of the track as well the the contest rules & itinerary...good luck!!

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MP3: Cassidy feat. Junior Reid - "High Off Life"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Cassidy feat. Junior Reid - "High Off Life"

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Video: Soul Khan - "Fahrenheit"

From the Brown Bag AllStars:

Video: Soul Khan - "Fahrenheit"

Fahrenheit (Soul Khan) from Nicolas Heller.

MP3: Common f/ Lupe Fiasco - "We Can Do it Now"

From M3W:

MP3: Common f/ Lupe Fiasco - "We Can Do it Now"

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T.I. Ordered to Report to Federal Prison by November 1st

You do the crime, you do the time - or in this case you do the crime while you're on probation and you serve the time remaining on your sentence. Clifford Harris Jr., better known as T.I., has to report to a low-security federal prison in Forrest City, Arkansas on the orders of U.S. Marshal Beverly Harvard. This is all a result of T.I. being arrested on drug charges in Los Angeles on September 1st, even though the prosecutor there won't pursue the case now that he's going back to jail on the probation violation. Thanks to for this update.
PR: Greg Nice Releases Solo Album "The Popcycle"

From The Orchard:

Greg Nice Releases Solo Album "The Popcycle"

Greg Nice Releases Debut Solo LP The Popcycle

Bronx MC Greg Nice, most widely known for his work with late 80's/early 90's hip-hop duo Nice & Smooth, is back in action with the release of his solo debut, The Popcycle.  The new LP boasts an old school hip hop feel, while bringing to the table (or should we say, turntable?) a fresh, contemporary edge.  The Popcycle features appearances from Tony Yayo  (G-Unit), Flavor Flav (Public Enemy), production work from Aaron LaCrate (Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Lily Allen), Chew Fu (Rihanna)The Disco Fries (Flo Rida, Usher), DJ Serafin (Lil Jon) and DJ Mighty Mi (The High & Mighty, Cage).  The Popcycle is available now from One Haven Music/Industry Rule 4080.

Watch the video for “Motherfuck@”:

Stream Greg Nice’s “Put Your Drinks in the Air”:

BUY The Popcycle at Amazon

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