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Press Release: D.N.A. - "S.E.T.I."

From Derock:

Press Release: D.N.A. - "S.E.T.I."

"S.E.T.I." is the 2nd part of the DNA trilogy. It's raw rap music with witty lyrics, melodic flows over dark beats from the two emcees Drac and Antahlyzah (Inland Empire/CA). It's a web-only release. The production was handled by derock, scientifik, exxon, MOD & elevatedSoul. It's a web-only release. If you like it, pass the word and tell everybody about our project.

* http://thegodzfromouttaspace.bandcamp.com/album/s-e-t-i *

Mixtape: Hits - "Orphan Life" (@hits02119)

From Major Music:

Mixtape: Hits - "Orphan Life"

The Streets Of Boston are quite familiar with hip hop group, Rushya's young lyricist "Hits", especially after he dropped jaws and blew out speakers with his first street mixtape "The Assassination". Hits' delivery and innovating wordplay keeps you anticipating each and every verse.

* http://www.mediafire.com/?743y3p5w0oo6hpt *

Lyriciss "Get It & Go" RMX + DJ J-Scrilla "Capitol Punishment"

Lyriciss "Get It & Go" Remix + DJ J-Scrilla "Capitol Punishment Vol. 2: VMD Concert Series Edition

Courtesy Langston S.

This mixtape highlights the DMV area's premiere concert event for hip-hop in VIRGINIA. Each month we celebrate 5 area artists (Lyriciss, Boobe, Sean Born, Born Unique) and an out of towner (Illa Ghee) that have new projects out. This mixtape is the prelude to the VMD Concert at CLUB ONE in Alexandria, VA on May 21, 2012.

MIXTAPE: DJ J-Scrilla - Capitol Punishment Vol. 2 VMD Concert Series Edition: http://www.datpiff.com/J-SCRILLA-Capitol-Punishment-2-Vmd-Concert-Series-mixtape.351725.html .

Check out Lyriciss' "Get It & Go" remixed featured on the Capitol Punishment Vol. 2 mixtape
STREAM: Lyriciss - Get It & Go (Illastrate Remix): http://soundcloud.com/langston-sessoms/lyriciss-get-it-go-illastrate .

MP3: Christian Rich - "All You Need"

MP3: Christian Rich - "All You Need"

Courtesy M3W.

* http://www.mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/christianrich/blast-page.html *

New Audio: Big Shug "Still Here" & New Gang Starr Book

From Matt B:

New Audio: Big Shug "Still Here" & New Gang Starr Book

His name says it all; standing at well over six feet tall and with the intimidating muscular build of a linebacker, Big Shug's physical presence alone is enough to command attention. His voice, a hoarse rumble effective for delivering both fearsome threats or smooth crooning as his alter-ego Shugie Diamonds, is one of rap's most instantly recognizable. As both a solo artist and founding member of Gang Starr, his name has consistently shown up in album credits alongside hip-hop's elite for over 20 years.

But despite that, Shug has never courted the spotlight. As countless other rappers, and even Gang Starr themselves, fell by the wayside, he has persevered through fans' evolving tastes and a changing record industry by staying true to the ideals - integrity, respect for the streets and love of music - that have fueled his career. Nowhere is that more apparent than on I.M. 4-EVA.

Stitching together the various parts of his career into one, this album, true to its title, is a comprehensive look at who Big Shug is, where he came from and where he is going. With his bruising flow over classic DJ Premier produced cuts bringing back nostalgic 90s memories, he pays tribute to the fans who have stuck with him since the beginning. I.M. 4-Eva - Shug's fourth solo album and his first since 2008's Other Side of the Game - marks the next chapter in his ongoing maturation as an artist. The album reunites Shug with old friends like M.O.P., Fat Joe and Premier, while also connecting with a new generation of hip-hop fans via collaborations with Reks, Termanology, Singapore Kane and Slaine.

In addition to the 17 all new studio cuts Brick Records has presented a timeless package; a hard back, 36 page book chronicling The True History of Gang Starr as told by Big Shug, plus anecdotes from his 20+ year career, rare never before seen vintage photos and more. Through his words and his music, Big Shug truly shows here why he is 4-EVA.  Big Shug’s I.M. 4-Eva LP and The True History of Gang Starr will be released on 7-24-2012.

Download Link to Big Shug’s “Still Here” (produced by A Kid Called Quest): http://hu.lk/yvjet50hsn39 .

Video: @SmoothHaynesATM - "The Streets Is Ours"

Video: Smooth Haynes - "The Streets Is Ours"

ATM Family Presents Smooth Haynes: "The Streets is Ours"

Download Smooth Haynes Latest Mixtape: http://www.datpiff.com/Smooth-Haynes-Watch-Me-Get-Paid-mixtape.344056.html

Follow Smooth Haynes on twitter: @SmoothHaynesATM

Video: NOTE - "DSA/Unleashed"

Video: NOTE - "DSA/Unleashed"

Published on May 11, 2012 by NOTESLAY

Official double feature video for DSA/Unleashed. Directed by The Feel. Songs produced by Slim E. Neutron

MP3: The Writers Guild - "Armed" (prod. by Lifted)

From Mr. Miranda:

MP3: The Writers Guild - "Armed" (prod. by Lifted)

Arizona based spit collective The Writers Guild (Mr. Miranda, MC Pennywise, RoQy TyRaiD, Random, aka Mega Ran) is back, this time tapping the hottest producer in AZ, Kanye West's latest signee to G.O.O.D. Music, Lifted, who shows his versatility with a funky boom bap track with a vintage scratch hook, as the Guild sets it on wack MCs who dare step in their path, on "Armed," their new single.

Look for a Writers Guild EP later this year. http://writersguild.bandcamp.com/track/armed .

MP3: Quake Matthews f/Freeway & Termanology "Warrior" (Remix)

From Matt B:

MP3: Quake Matthews f/ Freeway & Termanology - "Warrior" (Remix)

Quake Matthews has returned to the scene with his sophomore release The Book Of Matthew. The track and accompanying music video mark the first solo effort for the Halifax hip-hop artist since 2010’s The Myth.     The Book Of Matthew is available for free download at quakematthews.com. The 11-track project features production from industry heavy-weights like J. Cardim (Lil Wayne, Joe Budden, Ludacris) and Tone Mason (Drake, Jay-Z) and guest appearances from Freeway, Termanology and Canadian R&B crooner JRDN. 

The 23-year old described the project “I feel I’ve really come into my own as an artist since The Myth was released. I named the album The Book Of Matthew because it’s a very reflective, personal record of my journey thus far in music. I want to give fans a taste of everything, not just the good times, but the highs the lows and all the moments that define who I am in between.”

Included is the MP3 for Quake Matthews “Warrior” (Remix) f/ Freeway & Termanology: http://hu.lk/cpuoy4uqd3r7.

Also included is the video for the original version of “Warrior” f/JRDN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaqkjAY7f5Y .

Tracklisting and credits for Quake Matthews “The Book Of Matthew” LP:

1.) Story Of The Underdog (produced by Sicksiah)
2.) The Book Of Matthew (produced by Scena)
3.) Best Of Me (produced by J. Cardim)
4.) Warrior f/ Freeway & Termanology (produced by Tone Mason)
5.) Set You Free (produced by Tone Mason)
6.) Back To The Song (produced by Scena)
7.) Can I Breathe (produced by 2oolman)
8.) Don't Mention It (produced by 2oolman)
9.) I Don't Need Chase (produced by J. Cardim)
10.) Time Of My Life f/ SonReal & Kayo (produced by MattyBoh)
11.) What I Want f/ Laura Roy (produced by Noxx)

Video: Copywrite f/ Illogic - "Sorrow"

From Matt B:

Video: Copywrite f/ Illogic - "Sorrow"

With God Save the King Copywrite delivers another brutally honest record that reaches for new creative heights with all of the crazy punch lines, deep metaphors, true wordsmithing and all of the technical razzle dazzle anyone could ever ask for. Included is a new video, “Sorrow”f/Illogic (produced by Stu Bangas) from Copy’s God Save The King LP.

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