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Tuesday January 27, 2015
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MP3: Willow - "Whip My Hair"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Willow - "Whip My Hair"

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MP3: Boog Brown & Apollo Brown - "Friction"

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Boog Brown & Apollo Brown - "Friction"

Boog & Apollo Bring Along Friends For The Latest Single From Brown Study

The Song:

The second single from the Brown Study album, "Friction", is an unadulterated, rough, and hard-hitting track. Apollo Brown takes no prisoners on this "heat rock," as Boog Brown best illustrates it. "Friction" opens with intensity and aggressiveness that leads into a firestorm of lyrics from Boog Brown. With a no nonsense line of attack, Boog shows off why she is quickly establishing herself as a lyrical heavy weight and holds her own along side longtime friends and lyrical specialists Invincible and Miz Korona, showing off wit and dexterity with lyrics like, "The goddess is all this and then some/ Thumbin' my nose at hoes and all critics - you can all get it/ I'm authentic, arsenic wit a flow all liquid/ No argument/ Heavy weight lyrics like I move large shipments/ Bo-guard the diction/ Good God it's sickening." Like steel sharpening steel, the lyrical onslaught of Boog, Korona, and Invicible perfectly compliment Apollo's unrelenting samples and heavy drums. The message of "Friction"? Boog puts it best: "No message per-se, just enjoy the dopeness and the next time you say 'she's dope for a female' remember this joint."

Boog Brown and Apollo Brown’s album Brown Study will be available September 28th via Mello Music Group.

Download Boog Brown & Apollo Brown's "Friction" here: .

MP3: Nicki Minaj - "Right Through Me"

From M3W:

MP3: Nicki Minaj - "Right Through Me"

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MP3: Lord Finesse f/ O.C. & KRS-One - Brainstorm (Confidence Remix)

From Coalmine Records:

Lord Finesse feat. O.C. & KRS-One - Brainstorm (Confidence Remix)

Lord Finesse feat. O.C. & KRS-One - Brainstorm (Confidence Remix) by Diamond Music Group

Its been over 14 years since the Funky Man, Lord Finesse dropped his third album, The Awakening back in '96. The album boasts a shlew of guest features, including O.C. & KRS-One who both appear on one of the album's standout tracks, "Brainstorm". Confidence, the MA-based beat smith, puts an extremely dope twist to the original version, which serves as the first leak to his forthcoming mixtape ReCon, which drops next week! ReCon contains a collection of mid-90's underground classics that are all remixed by Confidence & mixed by Belgium's European DMC Champ, DJ Grazzhoppa.

"Brainstorm" (Confidence Remix) | MediaFire: .
"Brainstorm" (Confidence Remix) | Zshare: .

Skillz' New Mixtape "Infamous Quotes" Available September 28th

From Chris Herche:

Skillz + Jazzy Jeff + J.Period Present "Infamous Quotes"

September 28, 2010 :: Acclaimed lyricist and hip hop veteran Skillz joins forces with two of the world’s premiere DJs, Jazzy Jeff & J.Period, to present “Infamous Quotes” -- an exclusive new mixtape celebrating the release of Skillz’ upcoming album, The World Needs More Skillz (Oct 25). With an infamous history of ghostwriting credits for many of hip hop’s most famous MCs, lyrical legend Skillz is back to demonstrate the lost art of writing on the conceptual “Infamous Quotes.” With assistance from pop-culture icons like Will Ferrell, Katt Williams, Alan Iverson and Liam Neeson, and original production by Alchemist, Nottz, Jazzy Jeff & Don Cannon, "Infamous Quotes" provides the perfect forum for Skillz to illustrate what the world needs more of...

Mixtape Available September 28

Album The World Needs More Skillz Available October 25

PR: Brokencyde Release Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album

For Immediate Release:
Brokencyde Release Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album "Brokencyde - Will Never Die"
Albuquerque, NM crunkcore Brokencyde have released the cover art and track listing for their sophomore album, "Brokencyde - Will Never Die". The album is scheduled to land in stores on November 9th, 2010 through BreakSilence Recordings.
"With this whole album, we're putting our middle fingers in the air toward the entire industry," commented Mikl from Brokencyde. "The album artwork is pretty much self explanatory. We want to smash everything and anything that stands in the way of us making music. We want to show all our detractors that all the hate they spew only fuels our music and makes us that much stronger."
Brokencyde are scheduled to embark on a headlining US tour beginning in November, with tour dates and details being announced next week. The group is slated to film a video for their new single "Da House Party" later this week for release in late October.
The track listing for "Brokencyde - Will Never Die" is as follows:
1.  Epic Intro
2.  Dis Iz a Rager Dude
3.  Always Go Hard
4.  SHAKE!
5.  Whatcha Want
6.  T.M.H.T.S. Lesson 1 (skit)
7.  Teach Me How To Scream
8.  Money Hungry Hoe
9.  High Timez (feat. Daddy X of the Kottonmouth Kings)
10. Where we @? (skit)
11. Da House Party
12. My Gurl
13. Kama Sutra
14. Ugly Bitch with a Mustache (skit)
15. Goose Gogglez
16. U Ain't Crunk
17. Ride Slow
18. Sunshine
Audio: Luck-One - "More"

Luck-One's EP, True Theory Outtakes, will be available for free on October, 4th, 2010.

STREAM: Luck-One - "More"


PR: Hot Singles From Two Of Ohio's Most Wanted

From Block Starz Music:



..:: Call 911 Because Northeast Ohio Is On Fire! ::.. 

Download: Throwback ft. Wiz Khalifa - Was It
Download: Machine Gun Kelly - Alice In Wonderland

Block Starz Music LLC,, is promoting the blazing hot singles "Alice In Wonderland", by Cleveland affiliate Machine Gun Kelly, and "Was It", by Youngstown artist Throwback featuring new Atlantic Records signee Wiz Khalifa.

Machine Gun Kelly's rapid-fire single and video "Alice In Wonderland" comes from Block Starz Music's explosive "Midwest Block Starz" compilation. The song won "Best Video" at the 2010 Ohio Hip Hop Awards over the weekend (Sept. 17-19), while MGK took home the award for "Best Live Performer" for the second year in a row. For a full list of winners, visit

Throwback's blazing hot Johnny Juliano-produced "Was It", which is featured on the bestselling "East Coast Block Starz" compilation, is a breakout online hit for the former High Times magazine "Unsigned Artist of the Month". A snippet for the song was originally featured on Throwback's debut Block Starz mixtape, "What's High?", which is available for download at

Here's your chance to discover two of Ohio's Most Wanted independent Hip-Hop recording artists!

Machine Gun Kelly's "Alice In Wonderland" and Throwback's "Was It" featuring Wiz Khalifa are now available for download on Amazon and iTunes. Check out the award-winning music video for "Alice In Wonderland" at Block Starz Music's redesigned  website at

Block Starz Music LLC is a full service online music company founded in 2008 to scout, develop, and market new independent talent.

Block Starz Music LLC


2010 A3C Hip-Hop Festival x SMKA Discount Ticket Code

2010 A3C Hip-Hop Festival

Oct 7-9th @ The Masquerade Music Complex

The A3C Hip-Hop Festival, now in its 6th year, is one of the largest hip-hop festivals in the US.  200+ artists will be performing during the 2 days and 3 nights, from Oct 7-9th @ the Masquerade Music Complex in Atlanta, GA. 

There are dozens of showcases that take place throughout the festival, including: SMKA, Fadia Kader & The Smoking Section's Perfect Attendance, 2Dopeboyz, Okay Player, Kevin Nottingham, Quality Control's Bay Area Rap Teamup, Mello Music Group,, and many more. 

It is an ALL AGES event that includes 2 outdoor stages and 3 indoor stages.  In addition to music there are industry panels during the day, an iStandard beat battle, a B-Boy Battle, Needle to the Record, RedBull 45's and much more.  Lastly, the final day of the festival, Saturday-Oct 9th, will have music ALL DAY starting at 11am outdoors. 

For More Information Visit:

2010 Performers Include...

Erik Sermon w/ DJ Scratch,  Camp Lo,  Rhymefest,  Big Sean,  Killer Mike,  Pacific Division, Murs,  Aleon Craft,  Jean Grae,  Kidz in the Hall,  Rapper Big Pooh,  Donnis, Buckshot,  Mistah Fab,  Lyrics Born,  Evidence,  Artifacts,  MAYDAY,  Crooked I,  Nappy Roots,  Laws,  Mickey Factz,  Dom Kennedy,  Homeboy Sandman,  Diamond District,  CunninLynguists,  Tanya Morgan,  J-Live,  Mac Miller,  Phil Ade,  Hollyweerd,  4-Ize,  Emilio Rojas,  El Prez,  Killa Kyleon,  TiRon,  Sean Falyon,  Shawn Chrystopher,  and over 200+ MORE!

Full List of Performers (More TBA)

Ticket Discount

Mike Walbert, of SMKA, is the Artist Director for the 2010 A3C Hip-Hop Festival, and we would like to offer you a discounted 3-Day All-Access Pass...normally $33, for only $25.  There are a limited number of 3-Day passes available.

Note:  1-Day ticket at the gate = $20

A3C Discount Code = "smka"

>>> Buy Tickets HERE <<<

List of Showcases...(More TBA)


Music Production, Branding & Development

Video: Pace Won and Mr. Green - "Liquor and Drugs"

From Mr. Green:

Video: Pace Won and Mr. Green - "Liquor and Drugs"

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