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MP3: Mobb Deep - "Love Y'all More"

From Mr. E:

MP3: Mobb Deep - "Love Y'all More"

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Mobb Deep, 40 Glocc and german DJ Mr. E are thrilled to announce the official mixtape “We Run This Vol. 6″, which will come to iTunes and Amazon March 2011. The official compilation will feature the best collaborations from the Hip Hop Legends Mobb Deep as well as 40 Glocc from the G-Unit camp.

“We Run This Vol. 6″ is 24-tracks deep and will also deliver new & exclusive music from the Queensbridge & Westcoast artists. Mixed by Mr. E of the RPS Fam, who adds his aggressive cuts, blendings and premium twist to the overall sound of “We Run This Vol. 6″.

Free Music Friday: The Insomniac Edition

It's 4 in the morning and I'm just sending the free music to all y'all! They're sent nonetheless!
Clear Soul Forces :: Departure EP

How y'all like the good ol' Detroit hip-hop? In fact, how many of y'all like good hip-hop in general? Well look no further as these four emcees/producers takes you to a departure away from the whackness to a destination of the raw dopeness that brings hip-hop to its essence. I suggest you hurry and take this flight 'fore the plane takes off.


Mac Miller :: Best Day Ever

It's the beeeeeest daaaaay evvvverrrrrr for Mr. Mac Miller. Why? Not sure. But it shows new music from the kid from the 'Burgh to hold y'all over until his debut comes out. Is it me or is folks from PA suddenly starts to become the hot state now?


Rapper Big Pooh :: Fat Boy Fresh, Vol. 1

Just in case folks asked where's Rapper Big Pooh been since the end of Little Brother, look no further. He's still the fat one that you listen to and he linked up with DJ Flash (not RR-related) and Statik Selektah to release this Vol. 1 edition of "Fat Boy Fresh." Be careful, your speakers might gain weight.


Rittz :: White Jesus

Straight off of Yelawolf's label Slumerica is Rittz a/k/a "White Jesus" due to his appearance of his long hair and long beard. If you ask me though, I'll say he looks more like Ronnie Van Zant Jr. Anyway, if you dig the futuristic music form the A-Town, take a listen to this. If you don't dig that style of music, take a listen to it anyway. You might end up blazing to the sounds of "White Jesus."


Wax :: Scrublife

A new signee to Def Jam, Baltimore emcee Wax got his music all planned out, to make music for the common folks who prefer to open a can of beer instead of poppin' champagne. The music of Wax is definitely related to everyday life, or the life of the scrubs who needs haircuts.


The Zoo Krew :: Modern Day Reality Muzik EP (Lownt Edition)

Coming out of Cincinnati, OH is The Zoo Krew, a rappin' duo who are aiming to make music that bumps in the trunk like UGK in their prime. This free-P even includes a Pimp C tribute to prove it. I'm not sure what the "Lownt Edition" represent for this EP, but you can definitely play this while your car is crawlin' low to the ground Big Moe style.


That's it for the "Insomniac Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at 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, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love.... R.I.P. Nate Dogg.

MP3: ML the Truth - "First Time"

From M3W:

MP3: ML the Truth - "First Time"

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MP3: Billy Blue - "Ball Fa Eva"

From Poe Boy Ryan:

MP3: Billy Blue - "Ball Fa Eva"

Here is Billy Blue's new single. Produced by the Runners. Called "Ball Fa Eva." We going in with this one. Link to song is below.
Video: Fdot1 - "So Grimey"

From Park Street PR:

Video: Fdot1 - "So Grimey"

Born in Barbados and raised in NY, Toronto, Manchester (UK) and Harare (Zimbabwe) Fdot1 (or Flo as he is known to most) brings a melting pot of international experiences to his music. Now based in London, Fdot1's style is influenced both musically and lyrically by his global upbringing. You will hear a mix of American, West Indian and UK accents in his flows and a fusion of Jamaican bashment, Bajan calypso and Zimbabwean rhumba on top of a foundation which is firmly rooted in Hip Hop. Fdot1's style is truly unique. Since returning to the UK Fdot1 has been the catalyst behind a number of the UK and Jamaica's most prominent artists. Fdot1 has produced tracks for Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica, Sizzla, Fredi Kruga, Asher D (So Solid), Malarchi, Giggs and produced over 40 tracks for Durrty Goodz.

Fdot1 now comes out of the studio and into the spotlight with the release of his EP "So Grimey". The EP features 4 tracks all of varying musical 'flavas', displaying his versatility as an rapper, lyricist, singer, songwriter and producer. "So Grimey" is Grime/UK Hip Hop, "Put it On Ya" a more soulful R&B feel, "Gal Ah Bawl" Bashment, and "Fyaah..!!!" is a throwback to the traditional boom bap days of Hip Hop. Fdot1 has appeared on Ras Kwame's 1Xtra show, winning his Home Grown talent competition and been a regular on DJ 279's Friday Night Flava on Choice FM. Fdot1 has performed with Ms Dynamite, Hip Hop icons De La Soul, Immortal Technique, Omarion, Lil Wayne and Malarchi. Fdot1 was previously known as Floriginul and you can find his first studio album "Part of Me" on iTunes. Fdot1's next studio album "Money MusicK", a fusion of Hip Hop, Grime, Bashment and soulful R&B, is out 4th May 2011.

"this album came about out of frustration with the current state of the industry. Being in the studio and being given so many demos that all sounded the same, no depth, whether it be a singer or a rapper, in my opinion, it was the same song just by a different person. The lyrical content either glorified violence, cash, cars and jewellery or sang about broken hearts like there is nothing else to talk about. I just stopped listening to music. Instead of complaining about it I decided to challenge myself creatively to show there are still artists out there who are creative and not just a machine marching to a major label's drum. Money MusicK is an album full of good music and good vibes proving that you can make money without selling your soul. Fdot1.

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PR: Coalmine Records Presents - "Can You Dig It?"

From Matt Diamond:

Coalmine Records Presents - "Can You Dig It?"

In celebration of Coalmine Records five year anniversary, the Brooklyn-based indie is pleased to present you with their latest offering, Can You Dig It?  This digital-only full length compilation contains 15 tracks of the label's singles catalog, which spans the greater half of the past decade.  Featured artists include El Da Sensei, Bekay, Brown Bag AllStars, Heltah Skeltah, Custom Made, Skyzoo, Big Noyd, Supernatural & more.

01.    Dutchmaster – “The Raw”  feat. Saigon, Inspectah Deck & Bekay (prod. by Street Orchestra)
02.    Supernatural – “Altitude” (prod. by Marco Polo)
03.    Big Noyd – “All Out” feat. Phil The Agony, Krondon & Mista Sinista (prod. by Shuko)
04.    CL Smooth – “Perfect Timing” feat. Skyzoo (prod. by M-Phazes)
05.   Armyfatique – “The Game Don’t Change” feat. Trife Da God (prod. by Armyfatique)
06.    BURNTmd – “Microphone Doctor” (prod. by Reef Ali)
07.    XL – “Violate” feat. Juganot & Dutchmaster (prod. by Shuko)
08.    Heltah Skeltah – “Midnight Madness” feat. DJ Revolution (prod. by Shuko)
09.    Skyzoo – “Strung Out” feat. Dutchmaster (Small Professor Remix)
10.    Bekay – “I Am” feat. DJ Revolution (prod. by The Alchemist)
11.    Brown Bag AllStars – “League of Intoxicated Gentlemen” (S.2 Remix)
12.    Cimer Amor – “Another Classic” feat. Burke, Torae, Side Effect & DJ Waxwork (prod. by Cimer Amor)
13.    El Da Sensei & The Returners - Knowledge Be The Key (feat. Rakaa Iriscience)
14.    Custom Made – “Watch That” feat Mac Lucci (prod. by THX)
15.    One Dae – “Play By Play” feat. Evidence & Dutchmaaster (prod. by JBL the Titan)

Video: Dorrough Music's Twitter Stories & More

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Dorrough Music's Twitter Stories & More

Dorrough Music's Twitter Stories: Kat Stacks DM & More from DJ Smallz.

MP3: Snoop Dogg - "Choose"

PR: Hustla Jones Premiers "So Fresh, So Fly" Single

From Yo! PR:

Hustla Jones Premiers "So Fresh, So Fly" Single

Hip-Hop newcomer Hustla Jones is excited to premier his single "So Fresh, So Fly" (feat. Trub Skeet) from his forthcoming debut album "Culminate", which is set to be released this summer via independent record label Godfather Records.

Born in San Diego, California, Hustla Jones was raised by a single parent. At an early age, he was in and out of trouble with numerous prison stints and was sent to Palm Beach for a new chance in life only to fall in love with the South and the nonstop hustle the Dirty South is known for.

After grinding in the underground circuit, Jones soaked up every classic music he could get his hands on to improve his mic skillz to an utmost professional level. When Jones started to release his in-high demand mixtapes, he quickly made a name for himself, getting established as an MC who puts all his deep thoughts and efforts into his music.

His debut album "Culminate" embodies all of the qualities a well-respected Hip-Hop LP should consist of. In a short recording career that spans a couple of years only, Hustla Jones already found the formula for success, bringing out critically-acclaimed and eagerly-awaited music.

The project's lead single "So Fresh, So Fly" is now available for download via iTunes and Amazon. His debut album "Culminate" will hit stores this summer.

ITUNES: Hustla Jones - So Fresh, So Fly .

To learn more about Hustla Jones, visit his official website .

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MP3/Download: Altered Ethics - "The Ugly Face" (EP)


MP3/Download: Altered Ethics - "The Ugly Face" (EP)

Our 1st project with DreamTek, "The Ugly Face" EP is presented by SRNC (( and was released this past Tuesday (3/15).  

The direct download link is below:

We ask that you check it out.

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