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Hip-Hop Shop #99 - We Got 6 New Tracks & Not a Whack One

It's time for another dope edition of Hip-Hop Shop and if you havin' music problems I feel bad for you son but We Got 6 New Tracks & Not a Whack One on Episode #99 of the show. You can look forward to songs by Soul Khan, J. Cole f/ Drake and Focus among others this week! Send your feedback, podsafe (RIAA free) music, and advertising requests to Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check out the replay every Tuesday on!

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Tracks featured this week:

* Soul Khan f/ Sene - Shot Glass Magnified
* Devo Spice - Nuttin' But a Geek Thang
* J. Cole f/ Drake - In the Morning
* Dutch Defoe - Highs & Lows
* Masta Killa - Brain
* Focus f/ Chaundon, Donwill & Von Pea - Homage to Ali Shaheed

MP3: Ace Hood - "Hustle Hard"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Ace Hood - "Hustle Hard"


MP3: Bubba Sparxxx - "There I Go Again"

From Sean Rock:

MP3: Bubba Sparxxx - "There I Go Again"


MP3: Vic Freeze - "Far From Home"

From M3W:

MP3: Vic Freeze - "Far From Home"

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Video: The Planets - "Planet Roc"

From The Planets Hip Hop:

Video: The Planets - "Planet Roc"

MP3: Slim Thug "Beat It Up" feat. Dallas Blocker

From Chris at E1 Music:

MP3: Slim Thug "Beat It Up" feat. Dallas Blocker

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In Stores - 11.30

Video: Akon Talks About Stealing Cars & Being in Prison

From Zack Einhorn:

Video: Akon Talks About Stealing Cars & Being in Prison

Video: New Lloyd Banks YRB TV Interview

From Zack Einhorn:

Video: New Lloyd Banks YRB TV Interview

YRB TV: Lloyd Banks from YRB Magazine.

PR: Gyptian Wins Soul Train Award - Best Reggae Artist 2010

From VP Records:



(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK) -  VP Records recording artist Gyptian is honored with the 2010 Soul Train Award for 'Best Reggae Artist', picking up the iconic trophy following his featured performance during the show, held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, November 10. The Soul Train Awards was hosted by Oscar-nominated actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard and airs on both BET and Centric on Sunday, November 28 at 9pm EST.

The reggae category presentation followed Gyptian's performance that lit up the house with Jamaica flags on the big screens and green, yellow and black splashed across the stage, silhouetting backup dancers under the guidance of famed celeb choreographer Fatima Robinson. Gyptian first teased the crowd with his new single "Nah Let Go" before breaking into his smash breakout hit, "Hold You," much to the crowd's delight.

"I came all the way from the beautiful island of Jamaica to win this prestigious award," stated an elated Gyptian during his acceptance speech. "Thank you to BET, Centric and Soul Train for this tremendous recognition." Gyptian also thanked the entire VP Records team and all his fans worldwide for supporting him from day one.

Gyptian was also a featured speaker at a forum for The Grammy Foundation in collaboration with Centric prior to the show, along with comedian Chris Spencer and VP Records' Vice President/Marketing and Promotions Cristy Barber, where they addressed Atlanta-based students pursuing careers in the arts and entertainment. He later mingled with fellow entertainment personalities, including singers NeYo and Erykah Badu, actress and show host Taraji P. Henson, actor Lamman Rucker, BET's A. J. Calloway and even CNN's Wolf Blizter, just to name a few of the hundreds of celebs who turned out for the legendary musical event.

This is the second major award for Gyptian this year. He nabbed the 2010 MOBO Award for 'Best Reggae Artist' in October in Liverpool, England. Gyptian broke from his sold-out European tour to perform at the Soul Train Awards, and just finished opening for Mary J. Blige at the O2 Arena during her UK tour before flying to Atlanta.

Gyptian's album Hold You is now available in stores and online. Both singles, "Nah Let Go" and "Hold You" are also available on iTunes, and "Hold You" was released on iTunes UK just last week. The smash single has already sold nearly 300,000 digital units thus far.

MP3: Johnny Polygon Tracklist for Catch-Up Mixtape, New Leak

From Nora Ritchie:

MP3: Johnny Polygon Artwork & Tracklist for The Catch-Up Mixtape, New Leak

Catch-Up Release Party Announced in New York for Tomorrow @ Crash Mansion
Catch-Up Mixtape Out November 17th

In anticipation of the release of Orisue Presents: The Catch-Up Mixtape, which will be released over at this Wednesday November 17th at 12AM, Johnny is hitting you with a few goodies to hold you over including a new leak from the Catch-Up Mixtape, release party details and some visuals to feast your eyes on.

First up is the hilarious track "Man Without A Country" over the most "complicated beat ever" from The Catch-Up Mixtape. Johnny talks about his tribulations with gangster dudes and what they have underneath their FUBU hoodies, kicking it with lesbians, what a jumpoff is and why everyone is racist. This track was released when Johnny was 22 years old. Take a stroll down memory lane with Johnny.

Download "Man With A Country" here: .

Johnny's video for "Riot Song" is currently on MTV and VH1, his music has been featured on How To Make It In America and Grand Theft Auto and his video currently lives on Kid Cudi's homepage. XXL named his last project Rebel Without Applause, "one of the more stellar releases this year" and YRB named Johnny their "new hip-hop hero." He has also been featured on URB, Impose and TimeOutNY. Orisue Presents: The Catch-Up Mixtape is out November 17th and his upcoming EP Wolf In Cheap Clothing chock-full of new music from Johnny is out December 15th.


Orisue Presents: The Catch-Up Mixtape is released, unreleased and rare Johnny Polygon songs starting in chronological order. The tape starts at age 17 and continues for 10 years up to the present. It features music from Kid Cudi, Nas, Adele and more. It will be available on November 17th at .

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