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Neosonic Productions - Black Friday Sales


From K-Murdock:

Amidst all the shopping madness going on at malls and across the internet today, I figure I'd attempt to "cash-in" (pun intended), and let you all know about some music I'm selling over on my bandcamp site.  First off, is last year's Panacea album, "A Mind on Ship through Time", which includes BOTH the vocal & instrumental versions for $9.99...


Next, is an album full of my pre-Panacea productions- "Memories of M.A.W.S.L.O.T.", which contains 14 tracks of songs recorded between 2001 - 2004 for only $4.99...


Lastly, i have posted up my forthcoming album, "Breaks, Rhythms & Loops" in its entirety for preview purposes.  It will be available for download exclusively through Bandcamp beginning December 1st, and there is also a link up to buy 1 of the limited copies of the CD version too...


Oh yeah, for those who haven't signed up to my mailing list, you may want to as there is a coupon code i'm giving out that will get u a nice discount on a cd or piece of vinyl at the official Neosonic Merch Store.  Please forgive me if this comes off as shameless soliciting, I'm just trying to push some good music you all's way!

Thanx,
K

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Free Music Friday: Black Friday Edition


Hurry up and grab ya mouse, 'cause we're having a limited edition "Black Friday" sale, where our prices ranges from $0 to $0. Oh yeah, FMF brings out FREE music anyway. So this is no exception, all of them are DOPE though!

4-Ize :: Illuminated Animals

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[Straight from Chi-Town is this emcee name 4-Ize! Many heads probably recognize him from Ludacris' first two albums and wondered where he been. Well, he never left as this free mixtape serves as the proof. CHeck it out!]

Tracklisting:
1. Classic Example Freestyle (feat. Senor Kaos and Punchlyne)
2. Rollin Like a Gee (feat. Scar)
3. Hard to Quit the Rhyme (feat. Senor Kaos and Anthony David)
4. Listen Carfully (Skit #1)
5. UltraBeast (feat. Punchlyne and Number 2)
6. Would You Do It (Interlude)
7. Foods, Fruits, and Animals (feat. Punchlyne and Senor Kaos)
8. When Keepin it Real Goes Wrong
9. Dat Aint Gon Ride (feat. Senor Kaos and Punchlyne)
10. Wrong Kid Died (feat. Number 2)
11. Nobody (feat. Senor Kaos)
12. Badger Milk (Skit #2)
13. Viba Awards
14. Caterpillars (feat. Anthony David)
15. Don't Nobody Care (ft. Yitayah)
16. Can't Stop Thinkin Bout You (feat. Anthony David)
17. Outro



DJ Whoo Kid + Snoop Dogg :: I Wanna Rock Mixtape

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[Y'all already know the deal! "Malice in Wonderland" is coming in stores soon, so you know S-N-Double O-P had to give his fans something to hold until it drops. WEST WEST Y'ALL!]


Tracklistng:
1. DJ Skee Intro
2. The Cure
3. I Wanna Rock
4. Upside Down (feat. Nipsey Hu$$le)
5. Shootumup
6. Ancient Chinese Secret
7. Blasten!! (feat. Ice Cube)
8. Protocall
9. Gangsta's Life (feat. Nipsey Hu$$le)
10. Ridaman
11. Gangsta Luv (feat. The-Dream)
12. Dick N Gum (feat. 9 Inch Dyx)
13. Section 8
14. Fuck Yeaaah
15. Fresh Like Me
16. World of a Gangsta (feat. Harvey Keitel)



Juicy J & Project Pat :: Cut Throat (Hosted by DJ Kay Slay & DJ Smallz)‏



[For those of y'all who want the good ol' Southern Memphis fried music, here's a new mixtape from Juicy J & Project Pat-uh! This'll keep y'all Hypnotized before the new Three 6 album drops.]


Tracklisting:
1. DJ KAY SLAY & DJ SMALLZ - INTRO
2. JUICY J & RENO - MOBBIN
3. JUICY J & PROJECT PAT - TAKE WHATS COMIN WIT IT [PRODUCED BY DRUMMA BOY]
4. PROJECT PAT & V SLASH - BOUT MY MONEY
5. JUICY J & PROJECT PAT - CALI HIGH
6. JUICY J & PROJECT PAT - I PLAY DOPE BOY
7. JUICY J, PROJECT PAT, BRISCO - CUT THROAT
8. JUICY J - TALK SHIT
9. JUICY J, V SLASH, LIL RENO, KID KASH - ROBBERS KILLAS AND THIEVES
10. JUICY J & PROJECT PAT - BRAGGIN
11. JUICY J, PROJECT PAT, SLIM THUG, NEW GENESIS - IKE TURNER PIMPIN
12. JUICY J, PROJECT PAT, WEBBIE - LIL FREAK (UGH UGH UGH)
13. JUICY J & PROJECT PAT - BREAK IT DOWN
14. JUICY J, PROJECT PAT, DORROUGH - TWERK
15. JUICY J & LIL WYTE - STUPID HIGH
16. JUICY J, PROJECT PAT, STANG MANG - WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT
17. DJ KAY SLAY & DJ SMALLZ - OUTRO



Mick Boogie X Terry Urban X Lemar and Dauley :: Le Da Soul: 20 Years of De La Soul




[This mixtape is pure GENIUS~! Why? Because these groups of DJs' decided to celebrate the 20th Year Anniversary of the legendary hip-hop group De La Soul by creating "Le Da Soul." What is "Le Da Soul"? Basically, new group of emcees and producers take their time to REMAKE some of the classic joints the Plugs provided us with over the years. It's definitely worth checking out! SALUTE!]


Tracklisting:
1. Senor Kaos, Von Pea, and Homeboy Sandman - Intro
2. Kardinal Offishall - Me, Myself, I
3. Phife Dawg - Peace Porridge
4. Tanya Morgan - Breakadawn
5. Fly Union - Oooh
6. Skillz & Colin Monroe - Baby Phat
7. U-N-I - Stakes is High Part 1
8. Chaundon, Esso + The Kickdrums - Say No Go
9. Shawn Christopher & Pheo - Rock Co.Kane Flow
10. Asheru-- Ego Trippin
11. Camp Lo - Ooodles of O's
12. Christian Rich + Curtains - Sunshine
13. Tabi Bonney + Stalley - Plug Tunin
14. Chip Tha Ripper - Hey Love
15. Rapper Big Pooh, Butta Verses, and 6th Sense - The Bizness
16. 6th Sense - I Am, I Be
17. Daytona & Mike Maven - Eye Know
18. Niko Villamor, Brittany Street, and Kidd Neer - Saturdays
19. Lone Catalysts - Watch Out
20. Talib Kweli - Stakes is High Part 2



Lupe Fiasco :: Enemy of the State (A Love Story)


[It's no secret that Lupe Fiasco isn't a fan of giving away his music for free, but this time he made a lenient exeception. Hurry up and download 'fore he changes his mind though! This mixtape is full of dope rhymes I personally would pay for, Lupe killed this one!]

Tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. The National Anthem
3. All the Way Turnt Up
4. Fireman
5. LASERS Manifesto
6. Angels Remix
7. So Ghetto
8. Say Something
9. Thank You
10. The One
11. Popular Demand



That's it for the "Black Friday Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." Check these out and let ya man know if they was fyah! If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com. 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 erik@rapreviews.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....

Duck Down Inks Direct Deal with iTunes


duck down/itunesIn a continued effort to craft the ideal independent record model , Duck Down Music has inked a direct deal with iTunes for Digital Distribution of its complete catalog of music.

Duck Down now has the ability to easily control and manage its content through the iTunes Producer software, as well as receive up-to-the-day statistics on how content is performing.

The first two albums under the direct deal were the recent titles from KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT (Survival Skills) and Skyzoo (The Salvation). Recently Duck Down re-uploaded back catalog from artists on the roster, including Sean Price, Smif N Wessun, 9th Wonder & Buckshot, Boot Camp Clik, Black Moon and more, so these artist's older releases are being handled direct from Duck Down to iTunes without the use of an aggregator.

Drew (Dru Ha) Friedman had this to say about the deal, "We view our direct deal with iTunes as a true achievement.  While many Indies may have secured direct deals in the past, with the abundance of music on iTunes it has become increasingly difficult to be accepted as a direct partner.  As with our physical product, where Duck Down manufactures and markets, and which is solely distributed by E1, going direct to iTunes privileges Duck Down to retain a greater percentage of sales and will immediately impact our Artists who will benefit by avoiding paying additional aggregator fees.  It also offers us the ability to explore Digital Distribution Deals for Artists who are in need of posting their music on iTunes for sale."
Juvenile Speaks About New Album & In-Store CD Signing


From Chris at Koch Records:

Juvenile talking about his new album “Cocky & Confident” includes why he wrote it, everything being right about the timing, album title and more…

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3PC0M3LWUA *



Cocky & Confident
In Stores
December 1st, 2009

In Store CD Signing in New Orleans on Tuesday December 1st

Odyssey Records 4 to 6PM
1012 Canal Street
New Orleans LA 70112-2506
504 523-3506

Audible Treats - A Day in the Life of Jern Eye


From Audible Treats:

A Day In The Life Of One Of Oakland's Finest, Jern Eye      11.25.2009
Follow Jern From The Studio To The Stage In New Video


The Video:

With Jern Eye continually hustling to keep his buzz growing and promoting his new album, Vision, the Oakland emcee has decided to start a new series of videos in which fans get to see a day in the life of Jern and how he gets down. The first video starts off with Jern working hard in the studio, spitting a new verse over a Keelay & Zaire produced track. The video then picks up outside a radio station in downtown Oakland where Jern delivers some exclusive treats to DJ's Plantum and Ambush, including a never before heard remix of "Get Down" featuring perennial West Coast group The Pharcyde. The radio interview ends with Jern Eye speaking on his upcoming performance that same night at Paradise Lounge in San Francisco. The tour moves on to Jern's performance but not without a spot of bother, as we witness a mix-up with the SFPD outside the venue. Not even San Francsico's finest can stop Jern though, as he graces the stage at Paradise Lounge and delivers a highly energetic set with fans rocking along with the Oakland emcee line for line. Don't forget to pick up your copy of Jern Eye's sophomore album, Vision, available nowvia MYX Music Label.

Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTFgsk8EAEM .



The Background:

Los Angeles native Jern Eye began crafting his skills early on at freestyle battles in famous L.A. clubs. Jern formed the staple west coast group, Lunar Heights, with friend and fellow emcee Spear Of The Nation shortly after high school, and the group eventually migrated north to Oakland to join the Bay Area's flourishing independent hip-hop scene. Once in the Bay, the group was joined by Khai Sharrieff as they began making a name for themselves opening for a number of well known groups, including Crown City Rockers, The Pharcyde, The Procussions, and more. The group subsequently released their solo effort, Crescent Moon, to high acclaim. Jern followed three years later with his solo debut, Authentic Vintage, in 2006, and toured with Hieroglyphics and Living Legends as a result of the album's success. Jern Eye's sophomore album, Vision, features production from !llmind, Jake One, Keelay & Zaire, DJ Vinroc, Def Supreme, Phil Jahns, and Artek, and collaborations with artists Cali Agents, Mistah F.A.B., Zion I, Guilty Simpson, Nightclubber Lang, and more looks to make the case for Jern's upward movement as a legitimate hip-hop talent on a national level. Vision is available now via MYX Music Label.

Royce Da 5'9" Drops Free iTunes Single of the Week


From Tonia Samman:

Royce Da 5’9” Drops Free iTunes Single of the Week

Fresh off his latest release Street Hop, Detroit MC Royce Da 5’9” continues to garner attention.  His new single, “Something 2 Ride 2,” is the “Single of the Week” on iTunes starting today, so you can grab it for free all week right here.

Featuring collaborations with such legends as DJ Premier, Bun B, and Busta Rhymes, Street Hop is arguably Royce’s best project to date.

Download and share Royce Da 5’9”’s “Something 2 Ride 2” from Street Hop [MIC Records/One Records]:

* http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/something-2-ride-2-single-week/id341185733 *

Download and share Royce Da 5’9”’s “New Money” from Street Hop [MIC Records/One Records]:

* http://dailyrindblog.com/audio/royceda59_newmoney.mp3 *

About Royce Da 5’9”

Royce, a legend in his own right, began his career by battling his way through the Detroit underground scene, hitting open mics at Maurice Malone’s renowned Hip Hop Shop and the C-Note Lounge. This would all lead to him meeting a then up-and-coming fellow Detroit rapper, Eminem. The two began recording together, and one of their collaborations, the track “Bad Meets Evil,” made its way onto Eminem’s eponymous debut, The Slim Shady LP.

Now, not only is Royce a famed solo artist himself, but one-fourth of the hip-hop supergroup, Slaughterhouse, which also includes, Joe Budden, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz.  Stay tuned as Royce and his counterparts look to bring back the essence of the MC – a unique and rare combination of lyrical skill, musical prowess, artistic integrity, vocal control and a mastered flow.

Tracklist:
01 Gun Harmonizing (featuring Crooked I)
02 Count For Nothing
03 Soldier (featuring Kid Vishis)
04 Something 2 Ride 2 (featuring Phonte)
05 Dinner Time (featuring Busta Rhymes)
06 Far Away
07 The Warriors (featuring Slaughterhouse)
08 …A Brief Intermission (Skit)
09 New Money
10 Shake This
11 Gangsta (featuring Trick Trick)
12 Mine In Thiz (featuring Mr. Porter)
13 Street Hop 2010
14 Thing For Your Girlfriend (featuring Kay Young)
15 On The Run
16 Murder
17 Bad Boy (featuring Jungle Rock Jr.)
18 Part Of Me
19 Hood Love (featuring Bun B & Joell Ortiz)

For More Information:

* http://www.myspace.com/roycefivenine *
* http://twitter.com/roycedafive9 *

Video: KRS-ONE & Buckshot - "Survival Skills"


WORLD PREMIERE: KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT'S "SURVIVAL SKILLS" MUSIC VIDEO:
From Their Collaborative Album SURVIVAL SKILLS In Stores Now

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KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT debut the video for their title track, "SURVIVAL SKILLS," directed by Todd Angkasuwan. Follow the two legends through a maze of obstacles as they show what it takes to sustain longevity.

Click Here To Purchase Survival Skills

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Homeboy Sandman - Angels With Dirty Faces


From J57:

Got a new joint here that's getting spins on Hot97 and on the big shows on Sirius/XM!! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Homeboy Sandman "Angels With Dirty Faces"
produced by J57


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50 Cent's MySpace Music Concert to Stream Tonight


From Tito Belis:

50 CENT'S MYSPACE MUSIC CONCERT TO STREAM TONIGHT, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Be sure to check out the the performance from last night's MySpace Music "THE RELEASE" show featuring 50 Cent via his official MySpace profile tonight at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST. The event was held last night at New York City's Highline Ballroom and was a celebration for MySpace Music's 50th installment of "THE RELEASE" as well as the release of 50 Cent's new album titled "Before I Self Destruct."

Stream 50 Cent's MySpace Music "THE RELEASE" show tonight (11/24) at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST:  http://www.myspace.com/50 .

Photos from the event: http://tinyurl.com/yg3ph7n .

"THE RELEASE" is a live concert event where MySpace users are provided a chance to see the biggest urban music artists for free simply by responding to a series of blogs and bulletins posted from the program's official profile at http://www.myspace.com/hiphop. Past events have included record release performances by Jay-Z, Eminem, Nas, Ice  Cube, T.I. (with Kanye West & Rihanna), Ghostface Killah, David Banner, The-Dream, T-Pain, Raphael Saadiq and 40 other top-tier artists. For additional info on MySpace Music's "THE RELEASE," please visit: http://www.myspace.com/hiphop .

Trae Tha Truth Tackles Hunger 4 Thanksgiving


From Nancy B:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOUSTON TEXANS DEFENSIVE TACKLE AMOBI OKOYE IS JOINED BY COUNCILMEMBER PETER BROWN AND RAPPER TRAE THA TRUTH TO BRING HOPE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON


Houston……on Wednesday, November 25th, The Youngest Player to be drafted into the NFL will show just how big his heart is as he is joined by, City of Houston Council Member Peter Brown and Rapper, Trae Tha Truth to provide Holiday meals and turkeys to children of poverty.

Councilmember Peter Brown will lead a volunteer team on an area-wide distribution of holiday turkeys and meats beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Sam’s Club (Kirby Drive at Reliant Stadium) location.

Additionally at 2:30 p.m., a group of underprivileged children enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving feast at the Springhill Suites (Reliant Park) during the 3rd Annual Tackle Hunger Feast & Fun event.   Not only will the children and families enjoy a scrumptious meal, sponsored by WalMart/Sams Club Corporation, but they will also have the opportunity to play board games and hear encouraging words from Amobi, Trae, and Council Member Brown.

For more information, call Amobi Okoye Foundation Offices at 281-398-4203.

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The mission of the Amobi Okoye Foundation is to Provide Hope to Kids & Communities by fostering programs and services that encourage achievement, promote community stability, and help kids and young adults reach their full potential. For more foundation information, contact Executive Director: Susan Johnson, (281) 398-4203.

Wed., November 25th        Turkey Holiday Meat Give-away

11 a.m.                                     Sam’s Club (Kirby Drive at Reliant Stadium location) Parking Lot

Wed., November 25th                  Tackle Hunger Pre-Thanksgiving Feast & Fun (Invitation Only)

2:30 p.m.                        Springhill Suites – Reliant Stadium


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