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Free Album: D.N.A. - The Evolution Of The Double Helix

From ISLH:

Free Album: D.N.A. - The Evolution Of The Double Helix

Drac & Antahlyzah form DNA..A Duo of Planetary Emcees Bearing Ancient Scrolls of Black Wisdom InterTwined with Lyrical Wizard.... presenting their first full-length album as a free download.

The Soulful underground producer’s out of Germany by the name of De Rock along with Bobby lo out of Southern California; have provided solid tracks that most fit the Double helix code and have combined with the Outta space Godz to wake up the sleep walkers. Antahlyzah feels that the humans are approaching a huge shift in Consciousness thus the title of the most recent album “The Evolution of the Double Helix”. Although they have a vast library of material spanning over a ten year period the most recent art will connect you with the previous and before you know it; you have found yourself on a deep epic journey with D.N.A as your Lyrical tour guides. So prepare for a mental overload, the Divine craft has landed!

Stream / Download the Album here: .

Feel free to spin this, blog, burn and play it.

About D.N.A.

D.N.A. (DA Godz from Outta Space) is a Hip hop group consisting of members Drac  (aka Da Lunar Tic) N Antalyst (aka Antahlyzah). This Super planetary duo takes Hip hop to new heights. It started back in high school during the lunch hour; Drac and Antahlyzah stared writing songs together and was  inspired by favorites like Brand Nubian, Eric B and Rakim, Tribe Called Quest, The Native Tongue Family, Poor Righteous Teachers, Public Enemy, Slum Village, Big Daddy Kane and MC Lyte. While in high school, they competed and won many hip-hop showcases. After school Drac N Antalyst went their separate ways and linked up years later and combined to form D.N.A. Both artists have their Unique styles which balance each other out. Drac, short for Dracula, Dubbed "The Fearless Leader", this Inland Empire Legend has a notorious reputation for free styling, non-stop, with a hand to hand combat style. Punch for punch, Verse for Verse, syllable by syllable he is known to bring it on the drop of the dime. Pure Spontaneity as if the door that keeps most human beings within boundaries of limitation from the field of energy does not exist for him lyrically. Antahlyzah aka The Truth Seekah represents Hip Hop Kulture in a Divine way few can; the way he forms his story’s makes it extremely difficult for any human to doubt his inhuman origins. Antalyst combines his metaphysical spirituality in order to maintain balance within the Duo of these two Planetary Emcees Bearing Ancient Scrolls of Wisdom Intertwined with Lyrical Wizardry. D.N.A challenges all to figure out their music, unlike most artists these two emcees have placed several codes within their flow. This is how they hope to inspire millions and break the spell that plagues our youth and the Kulture itself.

PR: Mega Ran Goes Disney/Tour Recap/Black Friday

From Random a/k/a Mega Ran:

Mega Ran Goes Disney/Tour Recap/Black Friday

What up everyone.. if you've tried to reach me in the last 2 weeks and I've been unresponsive, Its because we were out and about on the road. I'm happy to say that THE BITS AND RHYMES TOUR was a complete and overwhelming success, and I'm so thankful to be able to have helped bring that to you, and in addition, I'm just as glad to be home in time for Thanksgiving.

So before I head to the kitchen, I'm gonna give you guys some updates, as well as a whopping 50 percent savings on music! this is the time to give, so lets go!

1 - Tour Blogs!

tour vlog #2 (w/Brentalfloss) .

tour vlog #3 (w/Tanya Morgan) .

There will be a FULL, blown-out update by myself, coming soon.. I even got a tattoo. more on that later. But for now, here's a preview of that... Live from Cowboys Stadium


that's right folks, we know that during the holiday season, folks are in a crunch, so at this time, what i've done is got our distributors to cut the prices of EVERY Random CD and digital download by 50% just until Saturday at noon. Get your savings while you can!

Here's how to save:

order physical CDs from (sorry, no signed CDs) for 50% off!!
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Order from bandcamp using the code "blackfriday" (no quotes) and save 50%.
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crazy prices, son.

3- Mega Ran goes Disney?

well, maybe. Next month, Disney Japan is releasing a remix album and yours truly is on a song. get more info on that here: .

4- Misc: .

Check out this great new interview on

AZ area folks will get to catch the Mega Ran show live in Tempe with LD, Ariano, Mr. Miranda and Pennywise. Come on out!

MP3: Da Hero f/ Greedy - "Hood Rich"

From M3W:

MP3: Da Hero f/ Greedy - "Hood Rich"

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MP3: DJ Scene Remixes for Wiz Khalifa & More

From BF Blasts:

MP3: DJ Scene Remixes for Wiz Khalifa & More

Wiz Khalifa 'Black and Yellow' (Scene remix) .
The Time (Dirty Bit) (Scene Heaven On Earth edit) .
Move It 2 The Drum (Scene edit) .
new DJ Scene iPhone app w/ streaming podcast mixes at .

MP3: Johnny Polygon f/ Kid Cudi "Riot Song (Soundmen Remix)"

From Nora Ritchie:

MP3: Johnny Polygon f/ Kid Cudi "Riot Song (Soundmen Remix)"

Production duo The Soundmen, known for their work with Glasvegas, Ron Browz and Homeboy Sandman, are giving us more where that came from with their new remix of the "Riot Song" by Johnny Polygon ft. Kid Cudi.


Johnny Polygon's "Riot Song" has quite the history.

When "Riot Song" was originally released, the track was picked on as a song that deserves radio play. wrote, "Kid Cudi’s brand of stoner, alternative emo-hop has proven that it is also commercially viable, so it’d only make sense to hear the genre-bending sounds of fellow compatriot Johnny Polygon, who quietly dropped one of the more stellar (and free) releases this year."

For the song's video, the design company Graphic Foundation told the story of Johnny and his love interest entirely out of papercut figures and stop animation. The quirky video took 8 months to make and was truly a labor of love for Johnny and his creative team. It's currently getting rotation on MTV, VH1 and BET.

For the original remix of the track, Johnny was joined by America's favorite stoner Kid Cudi. The track is currently featured over at .

This new Soundmen remix that we are putting out today has a real laidback dance feel to it. If stoners were the dancing type, it would be to this song. (!)

Twista: 2 New Smashes f/ Raekwon, Waka Flocka Flame

From Future Star Music:

Twista: 2 New Smashes f/ Raekwon, Waka Flocka Flame

Twista feat. Waka Flocka - "Hands Up Lay Down" .

Twista feat. Raekwon - "The Heat" .

DJ's here is a Thanksgiving treat from the big homie Twista from his new album "The Perfect Storm" which is in stores nationwide right now!  These are two bangers featuring Waka Flocka & Raekwon.  I don't need to hype these up and sell you on them because you already know Twista has been one of the most consistent artists in the business and always delivers something special.  Keep supporting his new record company G.M.G Entertainment and lookout for his first artist B Hype.  Let's work!

Check out the music video for his first artist B Hype called "Fuck Em All."

Download: Trackstar the DJ - "PRESSURE"

From Trackstar:

Download: Trackstar the DJ - "PRESSURE"

Wanted to bring to your attention my newest mix, PRESSURE. It is focused around police brutality and the prison industrial complex, inspired partially by the Mehserle verdict & sentencing, the killing of Derrick Jones, and the ongoing Reggie Clemons case. Proceeds from sales of physical copies will go to the October 22 coalition.

A post, review, or tweet in support of this project would be much appreciated as always.


Download link:


TSS post:


MP3: Wrekonize f/ Akrobatik, Ras Kass - "Groundwork (Remix)"

From CrazyHood:

MP3: Wrekonize f/ Akrobatik, Ras Kass - "Groundwork (Remix)"

Listen and DL here: .

Original Version on The Wrekonize LP “A Soiree For Skeptics” at

Free Download: ScholarMan "S.T.K." w/ TrueBless & Kahli Abdu

From Soganic Music:

Free Download: ScholarMan "S.T.K." w/ TrueBless & Kahli Abdu


If you celebrate the holidays, enjoy your family and friends and have a great one. We appreciate you all.

In the midst of your activities, please take the time to get another taste of ScholarMan’s new album ExiSTANCE by downloading the latest banger “S.T.K.,” that features the lyrical talents of TrueBless and Kahli Abdu. Produced by ScholarMan.

Download link: .

ExiSTANCE drops January 2011.

Video: Flo Rida Celebrates His Birthday in Taiwan

From Chris at E1 Music:

Video: Flo Rida Celebrates His Birthday in Taiwan

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