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KRU's Weekly Free Song - Right Back (Remix) by Side Effect

KRU's Weekly Free Song - Right Back (Remix) by Side Effect

This week's free song is "Right Back (remix)" by Side Effect, taken from our forthcoming new album "Karma Response Unit's B-Sides (2000-2010)". It will also appear as a CD-only bonus track on Side Effect's new album "Cabin Fever" coming very soon.

"Right Back (remix)" - Side Effect.
Lyrics by Side Effect. Produced by Happ G

Coming next week: Side Effect "Beards" & "Gone Like The 80s (ft. Jake Lefco)" double music video, Side Effect "Cabin Fever" pre-order sale from our online store, and Happ G "7 Touches" EP drops digitally on iTunes &

Video - Styles P "That Street Life" f/ Tyler Woods

From Koch/E1 Ent.

Video - Styles P "That Street Life" f/ Tyler Woods

Video: Skandal - "Terrorvision"

Skandal - Terrorvision
New Video from Skandal taken from his 'Hunger Pains' mixtape.

TerrorVision sees Skandal get political and tackle media hysteria! All in all straight Dopeness from the self styled 'One to Watch' 

Video: Dan-e-o - "Locked"

Check out the WORLD PREMIERE of Dan-e-o's latest music video from the
"Dilla Pickles" 2 in 1 album/mixtape: "Locked"!

"Dilla Pickles" - the official 2 in 1 album/mixtape in tribute to
legendary producer/rapper J Dilla - Dan-e-o's first-ever completely FREE
digital download project is out now!

The "Locked" and "Last Minute" mp3s are attached but you can download the
entire "Dilla Pickles" project FREE right HERE:

"Locked" is the third music video from Dan-e-o's "Dilla Pickles"
album/mixtape. The video serves as the behind the scenes footage from the
"Last Minute" short film, directed by Kev Major and edited by XCON of Late
Night Shooters.

Watch "Last Minute" - The Short Film HERE:

Late Night Shooters Website:
Dan-e-o Website:
Dan-e-o Online Store:
Dan-e-o Facebook:
Dan-e-o Twitter:
Dan-e-o MySpace:
Tha O Show:

Free EP: Citizen - "After The Fact"

The Understudies crew producer/mc & Study Music recording artist Citizen has released a new EP entitled "After The Fact"! It features material with guests like Manifest & Gee [from The Understudies], Guilty Simpson, Alexander Spit, Ro Knew & East Coast indie rockers The Smyrk. Production by Citizen, The Smyrk & Ro Knew. Best of all it's a FREE download! According to Citizen: "Something for folks to check out while I work on finishing the Quake City Jukebox album, among other projects..."
Citizen will be touring the west coast this summer.


1. After The Fact
2. And We're Off! (pr. & ft. Ro Knew)
3. Everyday
4. Citizen vs. The Smyrk (Pt. I)
5. Citizen vs The Smyrk (Pt. II)
6. Scenes (High Priestess Remix)
7. Step Back ft. Manifest
8. Goodbye, Hello ft. Gee
9. Before The Verdict (Citizen Remix) ft. Guilty Simpson
10. Beat For The Street (Citizen Remix) ft. Alexander Spit

DOWNLOAD EP HERE (Artwork Included):
Free Music Friday: Recession-Free Edition

The Apple Juice Kid :: Miles, Remixed

milesremixed.jpg picture by fuseboxradiousa

[The Apple Juice gives some of the funkiest and jazziest Miles Davis remix ever heard on wa- I mean, MP3.]


Dice Raw :: Dice, Dilla, Pregunta

[No, no preguntas. Weeks ago, FMF gave y'all the Roots remaking Dilla joints and it's appropriate that Dice jumped on it. D/l this wthn question.]


Tone Liv :: Path Train to Jersey


[For those who hunger for the rugged hip-hop Jersey hip-hop that hasn't been seen since Redman, Tone Liv invites you to a Path Train to Jersey. Wallets are not recommended.]


Trends :: There is No Future

There Is No Future Cover Art
[Trends has been the most consitent rapper on FMF by far. This dude sends albums to my inbox on what seems like every month or week and each of them are different. "There is no Future" is his latest as he continuess to introduce his style of electronic rap to the masses.]


That's it for the "Recession-Free Edition" of Free Music Friday. If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me 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, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
Queen YoNasDa Performs At The Gathering of Nations Powwow

From Queen YoNasDa


PR Log (Press Release)Apr 16, 2010 – Native-American and female hip-hop artist, Queen YoNasDa, will perform her single, “So Special” as well as a medley of songs from her new album, “God, Love & Music” at the Gathering of Nations Powwow on April 24, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of New Mexico Arena in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Queen YoNasDa is the daughter of Wauneta Lonewolf, motivational speaker and activist, who was full-blooded Ogalala Lakota. “I feel honored to represent both the hip-hop community and Native-Americans by blending both cultures in my music,” says Queen YoNasDa. “I want to make Native-American culture more mainstream through my music and community activism.”

“So Special” is an alluring new single that serves as encouragement for the hip-hop community. “So Special” featuring Nhytee was produced by No ID and is the latest single from Queen YoNasDa’s album, “God, Love & Music.” No ID has produced tracks for major artists like Common, Kayne West and Jay-Z.
Listen to “So Special” from Queen YoNasDa’s album, “God, Love & Music” on ...

About Queen YoNasDaPronounced (Yo-Naja-Ha)
“No Nation Can Rise Higher than its Woman,” is a saying that breathes truth.  Queen YoNasDa epitomizes this energy as a hip hop artist, curator, and activist. Without a doubt, there is an imbalance occurring in hip hop where female emcees have been silenced.   Her strong presence is bringing femcees with a message back to the forefront of music as the days of Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill with a modern twist.  Her musical style encompasses an eclectic mix of wisdom, grooves, catchy hooks, and is sure to reach the masses.    

About the Gathering of Nations Powwow
The Gathering of Nations is a Native American Indian 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1983 to promote Native American, American Indian (indigenous) culture & tradition, and dispel stereotypes created about Native American Indian and indigenous people.

For more information about Queen YoNasDa, visit her website at, become a Facebook fan at and follow her on Twitter at
Audible Treats Artists Perform For Record Store Day 2010

In an age dominated more and more by the digital music marketplace, record stores across the country are inviting all music lovers out to show their support for physical music retailers as part of Record Store Day. The event will take place nationwide, this Saturday, April 17. Participating establishments will be featuring live performances, and many will offer exclusive deals or discounts.

For this event, Fat Beats NY, will be reducing all of their prices by 10 percent for the entire day, and hosting an in-store hip-hip showcase, featuring Black Milk of Fat Beats Records, and Tanya Morgan emcee Von Pea of Interdependent Media. Along with the discount offered by Fat Beats, Interdependent Media will have free 45's available for fans during their artists' appearances.

Von Pea will be performing at 4:00 PM, and Black Milk will be following him up with a live band performance at 6:00 PM, featuring Daru and AB. These two will be sharing the stage with Deejay Element, Soul Kahn (The Brown Bag Allstars), 88-Keys (Decon), Marco Polo, Ruste Juxx, Torae, Skyzoo, and many others.

Also showing support for Record Store Day, Illyas of Tanya Morgan will be performing at Everybody's Records in his hometown of Cincinnati, OH. Illyas will be hitting the stage at 2:30 PM.

The Details:

Fat Beats NY - Featuring Von Pea of Tanya Morgan (4:00 PM) and Black Milk (6:00 PM)
406 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

Everybody's Music - Featuring Illyas of Tanya Morgan (2:30 PM)
6106 Montgomery Rd.
Pleasant Ridge, OH
Audio: D. Black - "The Hustle"

D.Black- The Hustle

D.Black at the Comet

Download D.Black- The Hustle on U Share

D.Black The Hustle is produced by Seattle based RC Tha Trackoholic

Critical Praise For D.Black

What will bring you back for more listens, though, will be the beats, which are worth drooling over. With blazing sonic backdrops from Jake One, Vitamin D, and D.Black himself, this multi-talented artist was certainly blessed by the hip-hop gods.

-Pop Matters

D. Black busts out of the gates on Ali'Yah like a man on a mission. Actually, that comparison is unnecessary; the Seattleite MC isn't like a man on a mission - he is a man on a mission. Ali'Yah is a major stride and statement for an artist who blends social consciousness with personal reflection.

-The Red Alert

Before a couple months ago I wasn't even sure if Seattle, Washington had a Hip Hop scene. D.Black, Seattle representative put that into focus for me with his latest album, Ali'Yah.

-The Ruby Hornet

Soulful, intelligent hip-hop from Seattle's D.Black, a protégé of Vitamin D, a quietly excellent contender for the year's best hip-hop release. This is sort of exactly what I wanted from Lupe Fiasco a few years ago, only to be slightly disappointed by Lupe pushing his "cool" further than his soul. D.Black doesn't do that -- there's no posturing, no grandstanding. Just rhyming, just love for the art; Every beat on the album is a winner, which is amazingly rare.

-Wack Beats


I Tunes Link-D.Black Ali'Yah album:


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Free Mixtape - Guru's "The Timebomb: Back To The Future"

From Yo! Promotions:



Legendary MC and GangStarr founder, Guru, presents his critically acclaimed Jazzmatazz project "The Timebomb: Back To The Future" to his worldwide fans for free download -- limited time only.

The "The Timebomb: Back To The Future" mixtape exemplifies Guru's ability to bring together Jazz legends such as Branford Marsalis, Donald Byrd, Ramsey Lewis, and Roy Ayers, with female vocalists like Dionne Farris, N'Dea Davenport, Carleen Anderson and Chaka Khan, to contribute outstanding work to his extraordinaire mash-up of Jazz and Hip-Hop. Producer Solar added his own twist to the unique sound and produced the entire project.

In the present world of Hip-Hop, new artists are flooding the airwaves pushing us further and further away from its creative origins but Guru makes sure that the initiators of this genre do not become a distant memory in order to keep real Hip-Hop alive.



1. Don Gurizzy 1:46
2. Knowledge ft. Lord Tariq 1:37
3. 7 Grand Y'all ft. Solar 2:31
4. For Ya Mind ft. Zion I 2:16
5. Peace ft. K-Born, Highpower & Solar 3:26
6. State Of Clarity ft. Common 1:52
7. Who Got It On Lock 2:04
8. B-Boy Kamikaze ft. Tony Touch 2:03
9. Too Slick ft. Yungun 2:07
10. So What It Do Now ft. Aceyalone 3:40
11. We Got That 2:41
12. Jazzy Wayz 3:00
13. Stand Up ft. Damien Marley 3:03
14. Hot Like That ft. Medinah 1:57
15. No Need For Stress ft. Mr. Lif 2:39
16. Back To The Future ft. Caron Wheeler & C. Knowledge 2:55
17. Assasino ft. Young Pablo 1:31
18. The Game Needs Me ft. Blue Scholars & Common Market 4:03
19. Feed The Hungry 1:19
20. Can't Stop Th Movement ft. Ms. Camille 2:31



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