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Video: Boobe & Raheem DeVaughn - "My Way"

From Yo! PR:

Video: Boobe & Raheem DeVaughn - "My Way"

There's only one way for rapper Boobe and that's all the way to the top of the Hip-Hop charts and the music game.

Boobe, who's real name is Roger Vincent, is a Washington DC native aka "The District" where he was born and raised. This is where he hit the ground running and earning his degree in the school of hard knocks. Boobe is well on his way to become a well known force in the Rap game as an artist and entrepreneur ready to make the whole world go nuts with his new single "My Way" featuring R&B crooner and multi-platinum recording artist Raheem DeVaughn and produced by hitmakers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Young Jeezy).

"My single 'My Way' simply means to find your own way to achieve your goals! You don’t have to follow what others have done before. You can create your own lane and see what works best for you," explains Boobe.

The official music video, directed by Chris "Broadway" Romero, is an extraordinaire piece of work for the hit single "My Way", an instant anthem for the DMV movement.

"It was great working with Raheem as he is always ready when it comes to make good music. He just gets in the booth and let the track take over…no writing on paper, it always comes out right. I know Raheem for a long time now and we come from the same streets and the same struggles so it was a blessing working together," Boobe added.

In "The District", Boobe has set his sights on giving DC its own identity as a key player in creating the sound that distinguishes the South from the North. In the late 90's, Boobe discovered rapping as a mere hobby, in retrospect he didn't realize how far it would take him, but he never looked back on his pursuit to success. To escape the street life, several years later, Boobe pursued his vision to start his own label; One Way Records where he presently acts as the label's CEO and an artist in his own right. Ironically, the name of the label was tagged as a reminder of the one way street he lived on.

Boobe won over a sizable following in the DC area after releasing "One Way Up" in September 2003; an album declared an instant, certified classic with street credibility and fans galore. His debut album featured 17 songs, eight of which remained in regular rotation on XM Satellite Radio. "One Way Up" reached the Billboard charts three times and #2 in the country on XM Satellite Radio's 66 Raw channel. Following several successful underground mixtapes and independent releases, the young go-getter was grinding as part of the DC-based label he founded; now known as Oy Boyz Records. After other members came on board, they collectively decided to change the name of the label to Oy Boyz Records (formerly One Way Records).

Being focused, driven and motivated are the key ingredients to the future success of Oy Boyz Records. Selling well over 10,000 LP's independently, reaching the Billboard charts, performing in shows with major artists like Juvenile, Slim Thug, The Neptunes, Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Pastor Troy, DJ Cannon and the Geto Boys just to name a few, having been featured in respected publications, has been the journey so far for a star in the making in less than 2 years.

With his crank beats and a hardcore sound, Boobe's motto is to stay focussed with his sites on the future; his new single "My Way" featuring Grammy nominated singer Raheem DeVaughn is a masterpiece of work, which proves to be a commercial hit on radio and in the clubs.

MP3: Paper feat. OJ Da Juiceman - "Heavy"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Paper feat. OJ Da Juiceman - "Heavy"

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Video: Nefew - "One Verse Part III"

From Melanie J Cornish:

Video: Nefew - "One Verse Part III"

Nefew - One Verse Part III from Melanie Cornish.

MP3: Joell Ortiz - "Sing Like Bilal"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Joell Ortiz - "Sing Like Bilal"


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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"

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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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