MP3: Lil B f/ Jean Grae & Phonte - "Base For Your Face"
This is a very weird collab along the lines of Gucci Mane and Talib Kweli. But definitely check it out to see if 9th Wonder can get #Based. Also this is first track with Phonte and 9th since they got back together.
It's the third of the 'leviiiiiiiiiin. Alright, that Bone Thugs rendition of the FMF title doesn't work, but the free music does!
Childish Gambino :: EP
This has gotten to be the simplest cover I have ever seen, let alone the simplest EP title known as simply "EP." Going with that bold move, I took an even bolder move of downloading this EP by Childish Gambino...and I like what I heard! This EP shows me why FMF continues to exist, nothing but dope free music in an era of folks throwing out scraps for folks who expect a full-course meal. Childish Gambino will give you plenty to feed here. Don't take my word for it, download this leafy mixtape for yourself.
Here's a latest EP from New Jersey's own The ILLZ. The mixtape istself is ill, no doubt. The music they put on this mixtape really matches the coldness of the winter, in my opinion. But you could play this EP in any weather, reagrdless. Get stuck on the realness with the ILLZ!
Anyone who's into collecting mixtapes probably knows by now that Lil B's place on FMF was overdue, consdiering the fact that he released numerious of mixtapes long before and it took me to this one to catch on. But it's here for you nonetheless. This one includes the much-talked-about "Base for Your Face," which is produced by 9th wonder and features Jean Grae and Phonte. There's no telling where Lil' B will go next. With or without a full album to give, the fans'll still follow him with any music B decides to drop as they holla, "Thank you, Based God!"
Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All :: The Odd Future Tape
[OFWGKTA. Heard that acronym yet? If you have, click this tape. If you haven't, click this tape. This is the very first mixtape of Odd Future just in case you would like to know how the future began. This group may be the biggest of this year, so this tape'll introuduce you to their style properly before the OFWGKTABANDWAGON becomes full. They're the ones to look out for nonetheless as Steve Rifkind is currently on th ehunt to get these guys signed post haste!]
As (ahem) classy as this cover is, I'll much rather see this gal ripping off her Mania shirt than Hulk Hogan himself anyday. As much impact Pac Div made during the late 2000s', the Div has been quieter than a mouse lately. But quiet they are no more, as Pac Div gives you a mixtape to blast to the maximum and it's just in time for the upcoming WrestleMania 27! So whatcha gonna do when Pac Div runs wild on you, BROTHER!
I admit that I slept on this new Wiz Khalifa mixtape a month from now. But ti's here for y'all to play freely nonetheless. Here's a mixtape from the Wiz that serves as a preview for his major label debut, "Rolling Papers." Shout out to TheSmokingSection.com for the link, as the site's name is rather fitting.
That's it for the "3rd of the 11th Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
Prayers and condolences goes out to those affected by the devastating earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan. Our hearts go out to you all.
Check out the link below to view MTV's latest Rapfix with Sway and Yelawolf featuring Soganic's own ScholarMan. Sway and Yelawolf took the time to play a clip of and comment on ScholarMan's single "Lyrical Baptism" from his latest project ExiStance.
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dälek the group and the deadverse massive are worldwide: Releasing four acclaimed LPs (on Mike Patton's Ipecac Recordings), sharing stages across the globe with Raekwon, Flying Lotus, De La Soul, KRS-One, RJD2 and countless others, collaborating with krautrock pioneers Faust…you know, no big deal.
dälek the man, aka MC and producer Will Brooks, and the deadverse massive album TakeOver, on the other hand, are 100% East Coast. Oddateee, D.L.E.MM.A., Gym Brown, Dev-One, MoRikan, and Skalla converged on deadverse studios from Brooklyn and north Jersey. “Bringing all these personaes together to spit could have easily been a nightmare. Instead, it was awe-inspiring the way styles just meshed,” Brooks says.
Young Dro & Killer Mike Announce "Grind N' Hustle" Tour w/ Dee-1, Pac Div
KICKING OFF APRIL 1, 2011
Atlanta, GA ~ Atlanta natives and Grand Hustle artists Young Dro and Killer Mike kick off their "Grind N' Hustle" tour April 1st with openers Pac Div and Dee-1, presented by Lessons Learned. The tour begins in Vancouver, Canada on April 1st with current routing taking them through Corvallis, OR, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, Albuquerque, NM, Cleveland, OH, Boston, MA and Carrborro, NC - more dates are being added daily.
Young Dro, who recently released his "The Equestrian" mixtape, is gearing up for a June release of his album, "P.O.L.O. (Players Only Live Once)." He is also set to drop a mixtape entitled "DJ Dro featuring Young Dro ~ I Co-Sign Myself" on March 17th via Livemixtapes.com. The set will have the benefit of a string of recently-shot videos pushing awareness, including "Polo Down" and "Cool."
Killer Mike's magnum opus, "PL3DGE", set to drop April 19th (Grind Time Official/Grand Hustle/Tree Leaf/SMC Recordings), assisted by his "Ready, Set, Go ft. T.I." single, a recent episode of MTV's "Made" and several showcases at this year's SXSW, including The Fader Fort and headlining AllHipHop.com's "Breeding Ground" event.
Pac Div are pushing their recent Don Cannon-hosted mixtape, "Mania", which has enjoyed almost 11,000 streams since it's March 7th debut on DatPiff.com. The Southern Cali natives are looking forward to spending the next few months on the road touring, leading up to the release of their album, "Grown Kidz Syndrome." Videos from this effort should start popping up as early as next week.
Dee-1's "I Hope They Hear Me: Vol. 2", mixtape debuted on DJBooth.net on March 1st, with support from two videos on MTV2/MTV Jams. His first, "Jay, 50 & Weezy" also made it onto the Sucker Free Countdown, going as high as #16. The all-original, 18 song street album features cameos with Murs, Mickey Factz and N.O. legends Mac and Mannie Fresh. Dee-1 will take a brief break from the tour to perform on Murs' Paid Dues Festival, April 2nd in San Bernadino, CA.
Keep up with the artists on Twitter via @DroPolo @Mike_Bigga @ItsPacDiv & @Dee1music.
For updated tour information visit www.NUEAgency.com or follow them on Twitter via @NUEAgency.
Los Angeles, CA (March 2011) One of the Southern Cali’s most buzz-worthy MCs, Amad Jamal, along with Urban Umpires Unlimited, is proud to announce that Barely Hangin’ On: The Chronicles of a Brotha Like Rodney King is featured as one of Itunes "top hot new releases." Amad Jamal's debut solo LP is the brand of cultivated, artistic, and poetic wordplay that reminds real music connoisseurs just why we all have fallen in love with hip hop.
The controversial album title, which pays homage to the now 20 year old unjustified beating of L.A. native Rodney King, is an intentional call of awareness to a situation that persists in much of the USA and in fact perhaps the world - for certain groups of people. “I chose the title because 20 years later we have not fully learned from the mistakes of the past, not just me but black males in general are often viewed like Rodney King in the eyes of the law. Any of us could work downtown, be wearing a suit and tie, turn the wrong corner in our 540 BMW, and be pulled over for ‘driving while black’. We might not always get tazed or beaten but the underlying motives are the same.” – the Rodney King Syndrome.
Barely Hangin’ On: The Chronicles of a Brotha Like Rodney King is 13 tracks of poetry put to music, with thoughts and messages that are stated eloquently and based in truths we all can relate to – but may not have the courage to face. "Hardcore Beautiful" pays homage to the lives and places many live where what seems overtly rugged is really something spectacular and lovely when you step back to view it on a deep level.
"Boy Meets Girl" uses a theme we all have experienced (lost love) to wrap in the more important message that pain is about progress and that all experiences - good and bad - open your mind to new truths.
"Stop Fuckin’ Around" is an ode to Amad’s mother, where he uses her often-futile warnings to him against tagging buses and cruising the Crenshaw strip to relay the message that we often have to open our ears to open our minds – but you have to be ready listen.
“Going Postal” pretty much sums up the feelings of the working class worldwide – nuff said ☺ and the aptly titled “Rodney King” takes a view of L.A. from the perspective of the Amad’s alter ego Tom Bradley, mayor of L.A.; it is light and fun but with a real underlying message that real change is far from here.
Overall the LP is a tantalizing mix of jazz infused beats with live instrumentation and boasts a line-up of long respected talents and lesser known artists – including (on vocals) Dilated Peoples, Defari, Gotham Green, and the angelic soulful voice of Maaya Ota aka Lady Dragon; production is shared by Bahamadia Protégé and Urban Umpire Brisk One and the ever talented DJ Dahi, while the album art is a collaboration between the ideas of Amad Jamal and gifted hands of French artist Ben Gaisne.
Amad Jamal has been deeply entrenched in the Los Angeles music scene since the late 90s. Born and raised in LA, he was named by his mother after the famous Jazz legend, and had a pretty typical L.A. upbringing, listening to N.W.A records and free styling at The Good Life Café as a teen. He attended John Burrows Jr. High with Rakaa Iriscience where they were both immersed in the graffiti scene. Upon entering college he found himself surrounded by artists who in the future would become his industry peers. “There must have been something in the water at my college,” quips Amad-Jamal who attended Clark Atlanta University with the likes of Lil John, Arrested Development’s Speech, and Saul Williams.
In 1999 he formed with the group The Solution with Salt Lake City producer Brisk One, Colonious Funk (base), Kurt Fagan (drums), DJ Kai Wing, Nongenetic (MC) and vocals by Maaya Ota aka Lady Dragon. In 2000 alongside Rakaa, Evidence, and Defari he released the maxi-single The Renaissance. Later he released LA City with Evidence and Amad was featured on the Always Bigger & Better Volume 1 where he recorded "What I Need" with DJ Khalil (of Self Scientific). In 2003, Amad-Jamal was the only West Coast artist booked for the Rock Steady Tour and has performed live and toured with industry greats including the Beat Junkies, RZA, Talib Kweli, Cali Agents, Prince Po, KRS-ONE, Myka 9, Dilated Peoples, Defari, Freestyle Fellowship, Mr. Fab, Zion I, Prince Paul, Saul Williams, Mos Def, Wu-Tang Clan, Eminem, Q-Tip, Little Brother, and Bahamadia.
Amad eventually met Just Jay, the founder of Urban Umpires, and joined the ranks of the exclusive artist coalition by unanimous vote. Upon his entry Just Jay reportedly said “Amad Jamal’s a super star!”
Some people just are… One listen of Barely Hangin’ On: The Chronicles of a Brotha Like Rodney King and you will be saying it too.