Today's random edition title serves as the tribute to NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt who passed away exactly ten years ago now. I also just so happened to be listening to Mos Def's "Speed Law" when he rapped the line, "Driving on tracks like Dale Earnhardt," so I thought, why not? On to the free music!
Focus... :: The Avant Garde Project Special Edition
[Last year, Focus... released this brilliant album of the producer takin advantage of mixing genres in a musical blender to spectacular results. The problem, however, was that folks slept on it like it's a Simmons Memoryfoam mattress. So Focus... decided to release this for FREE! And trust that if you haven't listen to it already, do so now and you won't regret it. Phonte, Jay Sol, and Marsha Ambrosious are some of the album's co-signers as they appear on the album also. Check it out!]
[Here's the latest offering from 9th Wonder's Jamla crew. Halo gives you this mixtape cover which pays homage to Street Fighter II and all of its Nintendo nostalgic glory. Guest appearances includes Thee Tom Hardy, Rapsody, Big Remo, amongst others. The productions are done by 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Ka$h, Amp, amongst others. Here's a mixtape that you won't have to insert coins to play.]
J.Period, John Legend & The Roots :: Wake Up! Radio
[Fresh out of winning (not one, not two, but) three Grammys', John Legend & The Roots links up with legendary mixtape DJ J.Period to release "Wake Up! Radio." Just in case you thought The Roots will suddenly change after winning the awards, this mixtape will prove you dead wrong. No matter how much props they receive in the hip-hop world, as well as the mainstream, you can count on The Roots to bring real music. Guest appearances ranges from Q-Tip, Rakim, Nneka, Isaac Hayes, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, and more. Wake up if you're still sleeping!]
[Coming outta Motown/Detroit, The Regiment's mission statement is to take hip-hop back to the time where the lyrics are just as important as the beats. How do I know? The title says so. This mixtape features The Regiment spitting raw lyrics over classic hip-hop beats, unlike rapping over hot-for-a-minute beats that'll be stale by the time the mixtape gets released. Check it out!]
That's it for the "Intimidator Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
1. Intro - Thank You For Being a Friend 2. Up Up & Away 3. Hey 4. Never Leave You Alone 5. Haterz Ft. T-Pain 6. WinsDay 7. SuperStar 8. Amazing 9. Skit - WTF 10. Tonight Ft. Tha Dizm Boyz 11. Swagger Up Ft. Joey Galaxy 12. I'm Off 13. Smoke Ft. T-Pain 14. Skit - The Party 15. Me & You Ft. Sophia Fresh 16. TYFBAF - Thank You's 17. The Best (Go Hard) 18. Dro Ft. Picalo and One Chance (Dirty)
Ace to Unveil Live Show, Releases Single From threesixfive Project EPs
Ace Reporter dedicated himself to making music in 2010, immersing himself in the monumental threesixfive project. In 2011 he is bringing the music from the bedroom to stages of the city, starting February 17th with his first live show at Cameo Gallery.
In addition to hitting the stage, Ace Reporter is happy to be hitting speakers with the release of a new single from his Lean Honey Lean EP. The electro-laced single, “Pepsicosign,” combines a haze of dirty synths with an infectious, hard hitting backline. Set against the backdrop of Long Island City’s famed Pepsi-Cola sign, the heartfelt narrative finds Ace imagining leaving the city in search of a better life in which he’s a “luckier man” working in a “buttercup bank,” only to realize that he already has everything he’ll ever need: his friends and loved ones. “I tell you softly to believe” sings Ace, “in people, language, and in me.” Believe in Ace Reporter and download ‘Pepsicosign” today.
In 1986 a young Ace Reporter (also born as Chris Snyder) saw Itzhak Perlman playing violin on Sesame Street and became enamored with the world of classical music. A few years later, Ace landed his first gig as a singer as the boy soprano on the soundtrack for The Crow. His voice appeared in dozens of movies, TV shows and commercials throughout the course of the next several years. An electric guitar and a creative spark led Ace from recording tracks in his garage to forming The States in 2002, a band he spent 7 years with, releasing 3 albums and playing over 300 shows. With The States on permanent hiatus, the threesixfive project was born in Brooklyn in 2010 and can be found in its entirety here: http://myacereporter.com/ .