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Why "Red Friday"? Because I have plenty of free music to give this week, you'll think it's Black Friday already. Although it's not, I just picked a different color for this pre-occasion.

Cocaine 80s' (Common & No I.D.) :: Ghost Lady

Common and No I.D. Need I say anything else? I'm mad at myself for sleeping on this EP, but here it is in full detail before Common's "The Dreamer, The Believer"  comes out. Check it out!

1. Nameless
2. Summer Madness
3. To Tell You The Truth
4. Get You Some
5. Not No More
6. Nothing
7. Anywhere But Here

Lil B :: BasedGod Velli

BasedGod back! BasedGod back! That's all these BasedBelievers screamin' that BasedGod back! And he's apparently in the form of the late 2Pac, where he gives his own "BasedGod Velli," which fans could love or hate (as of this time, no comment has been made from the Shakur estate). This mixtape/album/whateveritiz includes his self-proclaimed classic single "I Got Aids," which actually does encourage STD testing. It may be the dopest song he ever wrote in '11. Holler if you hear him! BASED LIFE~!

1. BasedGod Velli
2. The Realist Ever
3. What You Think About It
4. I Got Aids
5. Thugs Jurnal
6. Ghetto Dreams
7. Never Came Out
8. Crabs N A Bucket
9. King Cotton
10. Cold Nights In Boston
11. Clouds
12. Up In Smoke
13. Let Shit Slide
14. Goodby BasedGod Velli

Ludacris :: 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time

Man, I've heard plenty about this Ludacris mixtape before I even downloaded it! I heard that there were tracks that allegedly dissed Big Sean, Drake, and even his own Field Mob crew. Word?! Well, whether it's true or not, Ludacris took his style back to 1999 - where he was hungry to be a huge star that he is now. Let's take it back into time!

1.Intro (Produced by Tone Mason)
2.Save It For Another Day (Produced by M 16)
3.Rich & Flexin' ft. Waka Flocka (Produced by FKi)
4.Muthafucka Can U Buy That (Produced by Drugs)
5.History Lesson (Interlude)
6.Bada Boom (Produced by Wonder)
7.Say It To My Face ft. Meek Mill (Produced by Juicy J)
8.I Aint The One ft. 2 Chainz (Produced by Fat Boi)
9.Shake and Fries ft. Gucci Mane (Produced by Fat Boi)
10.Do Sumthin Strange ft. Rick Ross (Produced by Drumma Boy)
11.I'm On Fire ft. Big K.R.I.T. (Produced by Mike Will)
12.What U Smoking On ft. Wiz Khalifa (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)

Me :: ThisIsMe

Producer E-Leven is from France and the rapper Continental T is from Houston, yet it's interesting that the both can connect to form a rap group simply known as ME. Discovered by platinum producer/singer Ryan Leslie, ME takes time to release this album-quality mixtape to make sure everyone discovers their sound as well. Check ME out!

1. Declaration
2. Wannabeez
3. Momentum
4. The Courage
5. SBS
6. The Fsaud (f/ Medi)
7. In the City of Angels
8. Mister T
9. My Life is a Friday
10. H.I.S
11. Subliminal
12. iPhone
13. D Day
14. Mr. Unlucky
15. Transition
16. The Journey

Mick Boogie :: My Adidas

So Mick Boogie got a mixtape sponsored by Adidas. What does he do with it? Gathers many producers and emcees to pay homage to Adidas-rockin' Run-D.M.C., one of the greatest rap groups in history, with tracks that are remakes of many of their greatest hits. Rapper Big Pooh, Bun B, Skillz, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Money Making Jam Boys, Kidz in the Hall, and more gives respect wehre it's due to the three kings from Queens. Forever salute to JMJ.

1. 6th Sense - Intro
2. Rapper Big Pooh & Skillz - Run's House [prod. by Mick Boogie & nVMe]
3. Interlude: Rapper Big Pooh
4. Tanya Morgan, 6th Sense & Nitty Scott, MC - Down With The King [prod. by 6th Sense]
5. DJ Jazzy Jeff f/ Señor Kaos - Peter Piper [prod. by DJ Jazzy Jeff]
6. Interlude: DJ Jazzy Jeff
7. Kidz In The Hall - Sucker MC's [prod. by Double 0]
8. GLC - Rock Box [prod. by Makeshift]
9. Interlude: GLC
10. Bun B, The Kid Daytona, & Chip Tha Ripper - It's Like That [prod. by Amtrac]
11. Money Making Jam Boys - Beats To The Rhyme [prod. by nVMe]
12. Interlude: Sugar Tongue Slim (MMJB)
13. Bonus Track: Travis Porter - My Adidas (produced by Greg Street and FKI)

BONUS: A Mick Boogie mixtape entitled "The Race," influenced by the new video game "Need for Speed: The Run."

Quan :: The Struggle

Many may recognize Quan from Nas's 2004 hit "Moment of Silence." Quan has been doing his thing since then, including this mixtape titled "The Struggle." This mixtape serves as an appetizer before his main course album, "Glorious Struggle," drops in 2012. Many emcees and producers guests on this mixtape such as Asher Roth, Jake One, and Nottz Raw.

1. Struggle (Intro)
2. There'z Been a Murder (Freestyle)
3. Gotta Let Me Go [prod. by C.O.D.]
4. Feel So Good [prod. by Jake One]
5. Won't Tell Dat (Freestyle)
6. I Do It [prod. by Nottz Raw]
7. Get Away [prod. by Nottz Raw]
8. Summertime (f/ Asher Roth)
9. Merry Go Round [prod. by C Duckettz]
10. Boyfriendz Room (Freestyle)
11. Struggle (Outro)

yU :: A Garbage Beat Tape

Yeah, this beat tape is garbage alright. Garbage meaning DOPE! If anyone's looking for dope instrumentals to rap over or just to sit back and mellow to, then this one is for you. You won't throw this away to your recycle bin, trust!

1. Interlude One (Intro)
2. Do You (I'm Gonna)
3. A Bend
4. Durt (Love is No Play Thing)
5. Interlude Two (Large 2 Car Garage)
6. iKnow Nothing
7. Seven and a Half
8. Where is God
9. The Ohm
10. Interlude Three (The OVER Explanation)
11. Still (Instro feat. King Tut on Flute)
12. El(o)hsee
13. Ahh (feat. King Tut on Sax)
14. A Box Beat
15. Interlude Three (The Strike of 1968)
16. The Pretender
17. Interlude Five (10x Outta 10)
18. Land of Hopes
19. Indi-er
20. MelloDeeze
21. Outro

That's it for the "Red Edition" of Free Music Friday. 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....

Video: DJ Premier's Favorite Production on an Album

Video: DJ Premier's Favorite Production on an Album

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

"What's your favorite DJ Premier production?"

MP3: Waxx - "It's On" (P's & B's New Single)

MP3: Waxx - "It's On" (P's & B's New Single)

Courtesy Chocolate City Live Media Group.



Audio: Shawn J of Field Mob Calls Ludacris a Bitch

Audio: Shawn J of Field Mob Calls Ludacris a Bitch

Courtesy HHA and Futuristic Blogger.

Former DTP member Shawn J of "Field Mob" Finally break his silence after hearing Ludacris diss record Yesterday "Say It to my Face" On The New Mixtape 1.21 giga watts "Luda Is Pu**y and I will say it to his face. I seen my ringtones on sale on BET and wanted to Know where my check at. ludacris is a Bitch, He's Pu**y and I'm Going in on him from here on out."

Download: yU - "A Garbage Beat Tape"

Download: yU - "A Garbage Beat Tape"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

yU, the DMV emcee and member of Diamond District and The 1978ers, is preparing for the release of his follow up to last years critically acclaimed Before Taxes. On December 13th, yU will release his sophomore album The EARN. To kick off his campaign yU has decided to show off of his skills as a producer by giving away a free 23 track instrumental project humorously titled "A Garbage Beat Tape."

yU's foray into production on A Garbage Beat Tape is nothing short of stellar. The wordsmith puts in work with ASR-XPro to produce a concept driven instrumental album on par with Prince Paul and Madlib productions. The project makes light of how seriously people can sometimes take things. "It's a thin line between quality and garbage. It's really up to each person to decide. One man's trash is another man's treasure," says yU. Refuse recycled into royalty.

Upcoming: The EARN:
After garnering success with Oddisee and Diamond District, then his solo debut Before Taxes, which was named to the Best of 2010 List by HipHopDX, Al Lindstrom,, Passion Weiss, and Above Ground Mag, yU sharpened his skills through performances on a European tour and appearances at CMJ, SXSW, A3C, and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Now, yU is back with his sophomore pro ject The Earn a progression that is as fluid, lyrical, and thought provoking as his critically acclaimed debut. His new album, The E arn, is a timely meditation on the struggle to advance, set afire by yU's potent wordplay. The EARN features production from Grammy Nominated Kokayi, Kev Brown, Charlie Ross, Slimkat78, Roddy Rod, 00Genesis, The Unknown, Usef Dinero, Cho ppy Chope, and yU himself. The new album also features vocals from Nicholas Ryan Gant, Duff, Imani Bilal, King Tut, Bilal Salaam, Danedra Rowell, and Diamond District. Save room on your Best of 2011list for The EARN!

Audio: Free Download: yU - A Garbage Beat Tape
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Audio/MP3: J. Keys - "Occupy Music"

Audio/MP3: J. Keys - "Occupy Music"

Courtesy Early Earl.

J. Keys goes in with lyrical precision reflecting on today's economy and social structure.  In the climate of global protest, Keys drops this potent homage to the Occupy Wall Street movement entitled Occupy Music.  The production is power by the sounds of 9th Wonder.



Video: Wendy Day On Being White & Female In The Music Industry

Video: Wendy Day On Being White & Female In The Music Industry

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

"Wendy Day gives some strong advice for women who wants to work in music."

MP3: Hood Samaritan (Kyle Rapps, Y-Love, Diwon) - "Paris"

MP3: Hood Samaritan (Kyle Rapps, Y-Love, Diwon) - "Paris"

Courtesy DM360.

Consisting of members Diwon, Y-Love and Kyle Rapps, the multi-cultural producer/emcee trifecta fuse their skills, inspiration and credentials for the creation of their forthcoming FreEP, Honey Dijon…stay tuned.

DOWNLOAD: Hood Samaritan - "Paris"

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Who Is Hood Samaritan?

Kyle Rapps: Princeton NJ native and former poetry slam champ Kyle Rapps is eager to show people the benefits of combining Hip-Hop with education, unifying strong concepts with socially-sharp raw hip-hop delivery.

Diwon: Diwon is a worldwide DJ, tastemaker, and CEO of Shemspeed Entertainment, one of the most innovative and versatile Producer/DJs performing and recording music today. Diwon's music is known for fusing elements of Diplo and Cheb i Sabbah.

Y-Love: "Y-Love keeps his songs ready for the mainstream while still pushing positive and constructive energy in his signature multi-lingual style — making hip-hop kosher” (XXL Magazine)

PR: Limited Edition Mobb Deep "Black Cocaine" Out Next Week

PR: Limited Edition Mobb Deep "Black Cocaine" Out Next Week

Courtesy Mitchell Dudley.


The EP will be released in 2 formats

5 song limited edition EP available everywhere on November 21

Deluxe 7 song limited edition EP available only at indie retailers November 25

New York, NY - Cult rap duo Mobb Deep has officially announced the first release on their newly formed Infamous Records imprint. The group has also revealed that the EP Black Cocaine will be a limited release. Black Cocaine will be available in two different packaging's, both of which will be released as a limited edition: a five song EP will be available at major retailers, as well as indie record stores on November 21; a seven song deluxe package will be available only at indie retailers as of November 25th (Black Friday.) Both editions will be a one time print run and will be available until the end of stocks at both major and indie retailers.

The EP is the first studio project by the duo since their last album and it's a prelude to Mobb Deep's official full length release that is expected in the first quarter of 2012. "We wanted to give something to the fans that have been waiting for new Mobb Deep music" says Prodigy. "This limited edition EP is a collectors' item for die hard Mobb Deep fans" adds Havoc.

The tracks "Street Lights", "Dead Man's Shoe" and "Conquer" have been featured on all prominent websites. A viral video for "Dead Man Shoe" will be available by release date while another video for "Conquer" is currently in pre-production.

As part of the upcoming release's promotion campaign, Mobb Deep will be making a few appearances, including an hour long live interview and performance on SiriusFM Shade 45 show "Sway In The Morning" with MTV's Sway Calloway on November 22 at 10:00 am; that same night, the group will perform at NY's BBKings. Mobb Deep will also join the judges' panel on BET's 106 & Park "Freestyle Friday" on November 18. will host a week long EP listening party starting on November 28.

Video: Hona Costello x Lyrik Luciano x Ramaj Eroc - "Shine"

Video: Hona Costello x Lyrik Luciano x Ramaj Eroc - "Shine"

Courtesy Jamar Core.

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